Life of Important Early Southwestern Indiana Resident is Subject of Talk Sponsored by Evansville Museum & Vanderburgh County Historical Society
On the evening of Thursday, November 13, historian William E. Bartelt will present the lecture Joseph Lane: Vanderburgh County’s Forgotten Hero. In his late teenage years, Joseph Lane—the first governor of Oregon Territory, one of the first two U. S. Senators from the State of Oregon, and a candidate for the vice presidency of the United States—was instrumental in the creation of Vanderburgh County. His efforts helped establish a path that led to the successful development of Evansville. Bartelt’s lecture will recall his fascinating and eventful life.
THIS CLOSURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10.
Weinbach Avenue will close at Division Street on or after Monday, Nov. 3, for installation of a storm sewer. The detour for through traffic follows Franklin Street, Boeke Road and Walnut Street.
Local traffic will have access up to the storm sewer work, where all lanes will be closed and no through traffic will be allowed. Division Street west of Weinbach Avenue will remain open for local traffic only.
Existing Lloyd Expressway entrance and exit ramps at Weinbach Avenue will remain open, but traffic will be limited on where they can turn:
On October 30, 2014 at approximately 7 p.m. Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputies Sgt. Bryan Ellis and Sgt. Bruce Vanoven investigated a tip that two wanted individuals were at a Princeton Area Production Center.
Upon Arriving Sgt. Vanoven took 24 year old Jesse Tabu into custody on an outstanding Failure to appear charge out of Vanderburgh County. Sgt. Bryan Ellis arrested 27 year old Samson Elbon of Evansville for an outstanding warrant for Operator Never Licensed with a Prior Conviction. Mr. Tabu was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he had a $250 bond. Mr. Elbon remains in the Gibson County Jail on a $650 bond.
Tonight, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will be closely monitoring the residential areas of Vanderburgh County outside of the Evansville City limits. Sheriff’s deputies will be watching for unsafe, mischievous and suspicious activity.
Sheriff Dave Wedding stated, “The weather forecast for tonight looks reasonably favorable for trick-or-treating. Our office is anticipating a large number of trick-or-treaters in our many neighborhoods and subdivisions.”
Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to visit the homes of people they know well and stay within their neighborhood. If trick-or-treaters are going to be meeting with friends to trick-or-treat in other areas, parents are strongly encouraged to check the sex offender website for potential sex offenders in those neighborhoods. The sex offender web site for Vanderburgh County and every county in Indiana may be found on our web site at www.vanderburghsheriff.com.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force conducted a Sex and Violent Offender Verification detail today.
The purpose of the detail was to do a surprise check on the validity of reported addresses and other information provided by individuals currently registered with the Vanderburgh County’s Sex and Violent Offender Registry. The verification sweep was conducted in addition to regular checks that are conducted throughout the year.
After 33 years of dedicated service to the Indiana State Police and to the citizens of Indiana, Sergeant Bob Taylor is announcing his retirement.
Taylor is a native of Elkhart, IN, and a 1975 graduate of Elkhart Memorial High School. He later attended college at University of Evansville where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Taylor joined the Indiana State Police and successfully completed the academy in 1979. He was assigned to the Evansville District where he primarily patrolled Vanderburgh County. Between 1981 and 1989, anytime Former Governor Robert Orr traveled to the Evansville area he would specifically ask for Taylor to be on his protective team. In 1984, Taylor received the “Sagamore of Wabash” award from the governor for his dedicated service while serving on the protective team.
USI’s Norwegian Foot March attracts nearly 700 participants nationwide
Nearly 700 cadets and soldiers representing 29 states and the District of Columbia will travel to the University of Southern Indiana on Saturday, November 1 to participate in the 13th Annual Norwegian Foot March. With a start and end point at USI, the 18.6-mile course will require individuals to march on a trail that covers a variety of terrain while dressed in military attire and carrying a 25-pound rucksack and frame. Participation in this year’s event surpasses last year’s by 25 percent, making this the largest Norwegian Foot March since the events inception.
Sponsored by Dr. Nils Johansen, retired Norwegian Artillery Reserve Officer and USI University Division advisor, the Norwegian Foot March is a boot camp tradition for Norwegian soldiers.
On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1513 hours the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Rodenberg Avenue and N. Elm Avenue in reference to an Evansville Vanderburgh County School Corporation school bus having been vandalized.
The bus driver reported that he was on his normal route traveling east onto Rodenberg Avenue when a student passenger advised him one of the bus windows had been shattered. The driver stopped the bus to investigate and observed that one of the windows on the side of the bus appeared to have been shattered by a “BB” pellet. One of the passengers reported that his arm had been grazed by the projectile, but was not visibly injured.