For the 12th consecutive year, members of the public joined county and city employees and officials on the southwest corner of the Boone County Courthouse lawn to remember the victims of September 11th. Speakers included Boone County Commissioner Jeff Wolfe, Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell, Lebanon Police Dept. Chief Sam Myers, Lebanon Deputy Fire Chief Mike Baird and Boone County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Mike Nielsen. “We must never forget,” Campbell said. “We, as Americans, must push on through whatever political, economic or military issues confront us.” Baird asked how many recognized the name of Christine Lee Hanson. “She was the youngest victim,” Baird said. The 2-year-old and her parents were aboard Flight 175, en route to a vacation in California. It was her first plane ride, Baird said, and she was excited to visit Disneyland and see Mickey Mouse. The Hansons died when Flight 175 crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center, Baird said; they were among the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the attacks. “Our hearts have been knit together” by the experience, Nielsen said in his concluding prayer. “May we always remember,” he said. “We pray for the strength to rise again.”
- Lebanon celebrates holidays with new downtown lights Forty-one new holiday light displays are brightening the courthouse square after local merchants and organizations came together to quickly raise the money for the new LED displays.
- County delays on fuel contract Given a one-day-only price for gasoline and diesel fuel supplies next year, the Boone County Commissioners Monday chose to stall.
- Sheriff opposes roundabout at 32 and 421 Plans by the Indiana Department of Transportation to build a roundabout at U.S. 421 and Indiana 32 have angered Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell.
- Cost not only challenge facing county home Money is not the only factor in Boone County officials’ decision to close Maple View Rest Home, 1925 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon, where 12 people now live in what had for years been called the county home.
Food pantry coalition forms in county
Area churches and organizations that offer food assistance are being asked to join a food pantry coalition to help alleviate hunger in Boone County. More than 6,000 Boone County residents are considered "food insecure," meaning they wake each morning
- Commissioners interview 3 for veteran's service post Three candidates for Boone County’s Veterans Service Officer position made presentations to the Boone County Commissioners Monday. Don Campbell, the current VSO, is retiring at the end of the year.
- GNC gets tax abatement, and lecture Saying he was “really disappointed” by proposed salaries to be paid its workers, Boone County Commissioner Marc Applegate Monday, Nov. 18, “reluctantly” moved to approve tax deferral for a General Nutrition Center distribution center in Allpoints at Anson.
- Initial tornado damage estimate is $20 million A tornado estimated to have winds up to 135 mph that mauled Lebanon Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, caused an estimated $20 million in property damage.
- Lebanon approves funds for new wave pool The new pool project currently being constructed in Lebanon Memorial Park will be expanding after the Lebanon City Council approved a resolution Tuesday, Nov. 12, to issue bonds not to exceed $2 million for park improvements, including a new wave pool.
- Lebanon survives EF-2 tornado LEBANON — Homeowners, volunteers, utility linemen and street department crews spent Monday, Nov. 18, cleaning up after an EF-2 tornado blasted through the Lebanon Business Park and skimmed just above a southside neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, collapsing roofs, shredding trees and mangling homes.
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