AU grads return to work on campus
ANDERSON — Three Anderson University alumni — Jacob Banwart, Michelle Leak and Katie Peters — returned to campus this year as counselors in the admissions office.
“The opportunity to work with admissions at AU — the place that gave me so much as a student — mixed with the opportunity to work with the same age range of students made my decision a no-brainer,” said Banwart, a 2012 graduate.
Leak, who graduated in 2012 with a degree in social work, had continued ties to Anderson after graduation. “I initially took a social work job in Anderson, but then accepted the admissions position,” she said.
Peters found her love for youth after graduating in 2009. With a degree in English, Peters had envisioned herself in a freelance or technical editing career but was open to alternative careers.
Sparks and staff to attend sales rally
ANDERSON — Jada Sparks, a real estate professional for Carpenter Realtors, and her staff will attend a sales rally and awards program on Jan. 30 in Indianapolis.
Sparks, an award-winning agent who has been in real estate since 2000, views the rally as an opportunity to motivate herself and her staff.
Whitinger & Co. hires accountants
MUNCIE — Whitinger & Co. has expanded its professional staff with the hiring of Elizabeth Driscoll, CPA, as tax senior and Jodi Bronson as staff accountant with the firm.
Driscoll and Bronson will work primarily in the firm’s tax division, where they will work for both businesses and individuals.
Driscoll, a native of Muncie, earned a BS in accounting, with a minor in mathematical sciences, from Ball State University and earned her CPA designation in 2010. She previously worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte Tax in Indianapolis and most recently as a senior accountant for a local firm.
Bronson, originally from Muncie, received her bachelor of business administration degree with a concentration in accounting from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was an intern with Whitinger & Company in 2010. She then went on to begin her career in accounting at Crowe Horwath in Indianapolis.
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Study reflects local hospital costs on par
It’s hard to say what’s worse — being hospitalized, or the bill that follows.
But in some places, that bill might be a bigger hit than others: Say, Monterey Park, Calif., for example, where an inpatient being treated for heart failure could expect to pay about twice the average between Madison County’s Community Hospital Anderson and St. Vincent Anderson Regional.
News of Record: Divorce and bankruptcy filings
Divorce filings and bankruptcy filings recently for Madison County, as published Sunday in The Herald Bulletin:
Yard sale season means big business
Yard sale season is upon us, again.
In Ginnie Clevenger’s Pendleton neighborhood, it’s been a Pendle Hill homeowners’ association tradition since 1977, marked every year with a big banner and balloons tied to mailboxes. Saturday, between 15 and 20 homeowners had signed up to price-sticker their old clothes, video tapes, whats-a-whose-its and thing-a-ma-bobs, and spread them across their front lawns.
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Big Joe Clark column: Competing with tax policy difficult in a changing world
Years ago, I received valuable insight into the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.
A client was being audited, and I saw the writing on the wall of the financial impact if the fines were truly assessed.
Anytime Fitness pumps up with remodel
Anytime Fitness, the Anderson gym in Applewood Centre, is being reinvented.
In less than a week, a massive overhaul has added more high-tech fitness gear, a new color scheme and 1,000 square feet of floor space.
“Paddle protest” travels White River
A rainy morning did not keep about 50 environmentalists from kayaking and canoeing Saturday in protest of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir.
Willowcrest Park ‘first of its kind’
A vision Rob Loose conceived 11 years ago became reality Friday.
Loose, the president of Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, christened The Gardens at Willowcrest Park, the state’s first stand-alone cremation garden. Loose and his wife Jane hosted the opening ceremony behind the funeral home and next to the new garden.
Love note: Nothing to hate about truck stop
A detailed presentation by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores executives about the company’s truck stop plans at Interstate 69 and Indiana 13 Thursday night seemed to calm some — but not all — of the concerns Summerlake residents have about the project.
Love’s truck stop to be subject of public meeting tonight in Summerlake
Representatives from Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores are scheduled to meet with Summerlake residents tonight to hear their concerns about the proposed truck stop at Interstate 69 and Indiana 13.
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