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The Wabash River runs between Lafayette and West Lafayette. BY JOHN TERHUNE/JOURNAL & COURIER

to Greater Lafayette and the Journal & Courier’s Community Connections


his guide provides a wealth of information about community agencies, government servies, arts and entertainment, shopping and outdoor recreation to help you learn more about Greater Lafayette and the services our area offers. Find an online version of the guide and nonprofit community group listings at

ABOUT COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS This book is published annually by the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Ind., a Gannett Co. newspaper. Copyright 2012 Federated Publications.

INSIDE Lafayette by the Numbers … 4 About Greater Lafayette … 5-19 City, County and State Services … 20-28 Arts and Entertainment … 29-32 Social and Health Services … 33-41 Photo pages … 42-43 Pets … 46 Education … 47-51 Sports and Fitness … 52-55 Media … 57





The Tippecanoe County Courthouse can be see in this aerial shot of Lafayette and West Lafayette. For more shots of Greater Lafayette from readers, turn to Page 42. Photo by John Terhune/Journal & Courier

Community Connections is printed on newsprint and may be recycled through local municipal recycling programs. For information on recycling, see Pages 9 and 10.

Editor: Emily Carroll Design and Graphics: Design Studio Louisville, Thomas Maxfield Staff writers: Tim Brouk, Taya Flores, Kimberly Noblin, MaryJane Slaby, Mikel Livingston, Ron Wilkins, Max Showalter, Hayleigh Colombo, Megan Banta, Sophia Voravong, Eric Weddle, William Murrell, Justin Mack, Jim Stafford Still can’t find it? For more information, contact Connections editor Emily Carroll at 765-420-5236 or at

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Greater Lafayette... by the numbers Enjoying fairly stable economies, Lafayette and West Lafayette are growing communities that have recorded steady increases in population over the past several years. Part of the growth is due to annexation of surrounding land, while certain areas within the city limits of both communities also have been locations for a housing construction boom. Some surrounding communities also have recently experienced an increase in population, while other towns have seen some of their residents move away. The area’s total population is estimated at more than 156,500 people.

Location: Indiana 25 and Indiana 39, Carroll County Population: 2,893


Population: 29,596 Elevation: 617 feet Land area: 7.625 square miles Area code: (765) Average monthly temperature (Fahrenheit): Jan.


Location: Indiana 43 and Indiana 18, White County Population: 1,554

25, May 62.5, Aug. 73.5, Nov. 42.5 Median residential age: 22 years

Median household income: $24,869



Benton County Population: 1,262

Median House value: $170,603 Unemployment rate: 4.2% (April


Location: Indiana 225, Tippecanoe County Population: 1,334

Location: U.S. 52,

Largest employers: Purdue University, State Farm Insurance Co. Year founded: 1845


Area code: (765) Average monthly temperature (Fahrenheit): Feb. 27.5,

Location: Indiana 26 and U.S. 421, Clinton County Population: 1,653 Location: Indiana 25, Tippecanoe County Population: 1,610

Location: Indiana 28 and U.S. 41, Fountain County Population: 3,245

Population: 67,140 Elevation: 567 Land area: 27.74 square






Location: Indiana 38, Tippecanoe County Population: 1,420


Location: Off U.S. 52,

Median household income: $35,859 Median House value: $97,600

Tippecanoe County

Population: 545

Unemployment rate:


Largest employers:

and Indiana 28, Tippecanoe County Population: 724

7.3% (April 2012)

Wabash National Corp., Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., CaterpilJune 70, Sept. 65, Dec. 28.5 lar Large Engine Center, FairďŹ eld Manufacturing Median residential Co. age: 32 years Year founded: 1825




Location: U.S. 231 2 Miles

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Agriculture groups help Greater Lafayette grow The Lafayette area has a rich agricultural history, featuring lots of corn, soybeans and livestock. Tippecanoe County also produces sweet corn, tomatoes and grapes. Those seeking help from professionals in the Tippecanoe County Extension office, from Master Gardeners or who want to involve their school-age children in 4-H have easy access in Lafayette, West Lafayette and the surrounding area. EXTENSION OFFICE

With approximately 220,800 acres of tillable land in Tippecanoe County, the Tippecanoe Extension Office is eager to help farmers. Those seeking help may visit the office at 3150 Sagamore Parkway South in Lafayette, call 765- 4740793, or visit www. tippecanoe. The office is on U.S. 52, just past the Tippecanoe Mall on the west side of the road. MASTER GARDENERS

This Tippecanoe Countybased organization has more than 210 members. Each has completed the Master Gardener training class and passed the association’s test. The 16-week course usually begins in September at a cost of $100 with a comprehensive manual centered on horticulture. Membership dues are $20 a year. Meetings are monthly at the Tippecanoe County Extension office, 3150 Sagamore Parkway South, with a gardening-related speaker. Members are involved in a “Help Others Grow” program, volunteering throughout Tippecanoe County. The

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organization sponsors a Garden Expo each spring at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. They also stage public education workshops. Find out more at www.tippecanoemaster or call 765474-0793. 4-H

4-H is the largest youthserving organization in the nation. It is a volunteer-led organization that reaches youth through a variety of programs in rural and urban settings. 4-H provides fun, educational opportunities at the local, state, national and international levels, centering on hands-on, age-appropriate and university-based programs. Any youth in grades 3-12 is eligible to join. A member may be involved for a maximum of 10 years, or through

Jim Mallioux grows dahlias. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

the completion of 12th grade. Enrollment deadline is Feb. 1. A participant must re-enroll each year. An annual highlight is the 4-H Fair at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. For more information, call Tippecanoe Extension Office at 765-474-0793 or visit www.extension. and click on the link for 4-H Youth Development.




What we make in Greater Lafayette Major employers in Greater Lafayette produce everything from pharmaceuticals to truck-trailers, automobiles to airplane parts, huge generators and nanotechnology devices. Employment numbers listed for some companies don’t reflect recent layoffs and job eliminations. PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Where: West Lafayette Arrived in West Lafayette: 1874 Number of employees: 15,562 What it produces: Purdue’s programs of research, scholarship and creative endeavor expand the realm of knowledge across a wide range of academic disciplines. Interesting fact: Purdue has approximately 410,000 living alumni. WABASH NATIONAL CORP.

Where: 1000 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: 1985 Number of employees: 3,500 What it produces: Trucktrailers that are purchased by many of the nation’s leading large, medium and small trucking firms. Interesting fact: Former Purdue president Martin Jischke is a member of the company’s board of directors. PURDUE RESEARCH PARK

Where: 3000 Kent Ave., West Lafayette Arrived in West Lafayette: 1961 Number of employees: Approximately 3,800 at more than 160 businesses, of which nearly 100 are technology-related and approxi-


mately 40 are incubator businesses What it produces: Technology-related firms in the research park are involved in work that covers a variety of products and services, primarily in the fields of life sciences, information technology and advanced manufacturing. Interesting fact: The research park is owned and operated by the Purdue Research Foundation, which was created in 1930 through financial donations by businessmen David Ross and J.K. Lilly. SUBARU OF INDIANA AUTOMOTIVE INC.

Where: 5500 Indiana 38 East, Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: 1987, began producing vehicles in 1989 Number of employees: 3,550 What it produces: Legacy, Outback and Tribeca vehicles for Subaru and the Camry model for Toyota. Interesting fact: Through its reuse and recycling programs, SIA has been able to achieve zero landfill status for the plant. ST. ELIZABETH REGIONAL HEALTH

Where: 1701 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: St. Elizabeth Regional Health got its start in 1897 as the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. Number of employees: 2,400 What it produces: Provides health care through the operation of St. Elizabeth East and St. Elizabeth Central, both in Lafayette. Interesting fact: St. Elizabeth East, a 150-bed, $196 million hospital, opened in


A trailer that can haul extremely heavy cargo was introduced by Wabash National Corp. in Lafayette. PHOTO PROVIDED


Where: 3701 Indiana 26 East, Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: 1982 Number of employees: 1,700 What it produces: Engines that satisfy a diversity of the world’s power needs, including ships, boats and earth-moving machines for petroleum and other products. Interesting fact: When Caterpillar bought its 400acre site in Lafayette, it also planned to put a turbine factory on the property. But those plans were scrapped two years later when the company bought a turbine factory. FAIRFIELD MANUFACTURING CO.

Where: 2308 Concord Road, Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: 1919 Number of employees: 1,200 What it produces: Gear and drive solutions for mobile and industrial machinery.

Lane, Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: 1922 Number of employees: 1,943 What it produces: Provides health care through the operation of medical clinics throughout Greater Lafayette. Interesting fact: In a joint venture with Clarian Health Partners, Arnett opened a 150-bed, $238 million hospital in 2008. ALCOA LAFAYETTE OPERATIONS

Where: 3131 Main St., Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: 1938 Number of employees: 800 What it produces: Aluminum extrusions that are used in the structures of wings and bodies of airplanes, and automotive and commercial products including ball bats and bicycle frames. Interesting fact: Production of lacrosse sticks are expected to replace dwindling orders for ball bats, which can be made less expensively in China.


Where: 5165 McCarty

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Need a lift? Here’s how to get around town Getting around in Greater Lafayette and to locations around the region is generally by car, train, taxi or bus. Limo services to the Indianapolis and Chicago airports are available with a variety of pickup locations around Lafayette and West Lafayette. Here are the transportation options currently available. PURDUE UNIVERSITY AIRPORT

Current services: The airport is used by private aircraft and for Purdue aircraft. It serves as headquarters for limo services to Indianapolis and Chicago airports and car rental services. Contact: 1501 Aviation Drive, West Lafayette, 765743-3442, airport LIMO SERVICE TO AIRPORTS

Lafayette Limo Transports passengers between Lafayette and West Lafayette to Indianapolis International Airport. Shuttles leave from the company office, University Inn, Follett’s Purdue West, the Purdue Memorial Union and Best Western Lafayette. Contact: 765-497-3828, 2525 Klondike Road, West Lafayette, www.lafayette

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Where: 1650 Lilly Road, Lafayette Arrived in Lafayette: 1954 Number of employees: 780 What it produces: Tippecanoe Labs produces the


Cost: $25 one-way and $50 round trip Express Air Coach Transports passengers between West Lafayette and Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance, and shuttles leave from the Purdue Airport, Purdue West across from McCutcheon Hall and Ford Dining Hall. Contact: 765-743-3120, Cost: $69 one-way to O’Hare and $59 one-way to Midway CITYBUS

CityBus is the main bus line through Lafayette, West Lafayette and Purdue University. Wait at any designated bus stop. Contact: www.gocity, 765-742-RIDE (7433) Cost: $1 per trip, free for Purdue and Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff. Free to youth ages 7 to 12 with an annual student pass, 50 cents for elderly and disabled or Medicare patients

The Lafayette Limo shuttle bus pulls away from the Union Club with passengers after making its 10:55 a.m. stop in West Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

or Cost: Varies by destination AMTRAK

Amtrak serves hundreds of locations across the country. Its station is located in Lafayette. Contact: 200 N. Second St., Lafayette, 800-872-7245,


Four Star Taxi A local cab service that does door-to-door service 24 hours a day. Contact: 765-742-8400 or 765-448-6150 City Cab A local cab service that does door-to-door service 24 hours per day Contact: 765-477-1234


Greyhound is located in Lafayette and has hundreds of destinations across the country. Contact: 200 N. Second St., Lafayette, 800-231-2222 active pharmaceutical ingredients for Lilly products including Gemzar, Alimta and Cialis. Interesting fact: Eli Lilly and Co. decided to build Tippecanoe Labs to help the company fulfill an expected increase in the demand for penicillin, brought on by the Korean War. But the war ended in 1953, one year before the plant opened.


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All about Lafayette WHERE IS CITY HALL?

20 N. Sixth St. at the corner of Sixth and South streets. MAYOR’S OFFICE

The Mayor’s Office is on the second floor at the south end of City Hall. The mayor’s phone number is 765-807-1002. HOW TO RECYCLE

Sanitation workers will pick up metal cans, glass jars, plastic numbers 1 through 7, Styrofoam, newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, scrap metal and small bundles of brush. Corrugated cardboard should be flattened and tied in bundles. Scrap metal should be set out separately. Recyclables are collected weekly on the same day as trash pickup. The city has blue recycling bins available for city residents at no cost. For information about recycling, call 765-807-1410.

officers are on duty Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are subject to emergency call-out at all other times. They handle barking dogs, stray or unrestrained dogs or cats, trapped dogs or cats, dog bites, abused or neglected animals, and deceased animals in the road. They are dispatched through the Lafayette Police Department. For more information, call 765-807-1200. Lafayette residents are required to license their dogs and cats annually. License tags can be purchased at the Lafayette City Clerk’s office on the second floor of City Hall. Applications also are available on the city’s website, FIRE AND POLICE PROTECTION

Place trash out in cityissued toters at your property line by 6 a.m. the day of collection. All toter lids should be placed tightly to avoid attracting animals and insects. For information about trash schedules, toters, or any other trash issues, call 765-807-1410.

The Lafayette Police Department is located within City Hall. For more information, call 765-807-1200. The Lafayette Fire Department is headquartered at 443 N. Fourth St. It operates eight stations throughout the city. For more information, call 765-807-1600. Richard Doyle is the chief of the Lafayette Fire Department. Anyone with a police or fire emergency should dial 911.




Yard waste is collected weekly on the same day as trash pickups. All leaves, grass and garden plants should be placed in paper biodegradable yard bags available at most lawn and garden stores. Sticks, limbs and brush should be cut into lengths no longer than 4 feet, bundled together and piled at the curb. Yard waste left unbagged at the curb will not be picked up. For information about yard waste, call 765-807-1410. PET CONTROL

Lafayette Animal Control

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski is sworn into office at City Hall in Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

sion within 90 days of the discriminatory act. Complaint forms can be acquired at 515 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Complaint forms are available at the city’s website, For more information on the complaint process, contact Aimee Jacobsen with the Lafayette Community Devel-

opment Department at 765807-1090. GET QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The Lafayette Clerk’s Office can answer numerous city questions. It can be reached at 765-807-1021. Information about numerous city services also is available at

Lafayette City Council usually meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Council Chamber on the first floor of City Hall. The Lafayette Board of Works usually meets at 9 a.m. every Tuesday in the Council Chamber in City Hall. HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

Lafayette has a nine-member Human Relations Commission, with members appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council. Residents can file a complaint with the Lafayette Human Relations Commis-

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609 W. Navajo St., west of Navajo’s intersection with Salisbury Street. MAYOR’S OFFICE

The Mayor’s Office is on the first floor at the south end of City Hall. The mayor’s phone number is 765775-5100. HOW TO RECYCLE

Sanitation workers will pick up metal cans, bottles, newspaper, mixed paper, plastic numbered 1 through 7. Cardboard must be flattened. Recyclable items no longer need to be sorted. All items should be at the curb or in the alley by 7 a.m. on pickup day. Recyclables are collected every week on the same day as trash pickup. For a schedule, go to The city sells two different types of toters for recycling and garbage disposal: 48 gallon and 96 gallon. The 48-gallon toters cost $59.33 and the 96-gallon toters are $69.55. Yellow lids means recycling and black lids are for garbage. For more information, call 765-7755242.

All items should be at the curb or in the alley by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. For more information, call 765-775-5242. YARD WASTE PICKUPS

Leaves and grass clippings must be placed in rigid containers. Piles of brush may be placed at the curb. Brush can be no longer than 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter. Place them all in one direction in an easy-to-handle pile. For more information, call 765-775-5242. PET CONTROL

West Lafayette Animal Control handles barking dogs, stray or unrestrained dogs or cats, trapped dogs or cats, aggressive animals,

nuisance animals, abused or neglected animals, and deceased animals in the road. Call 765-775-5200. West Lafayette residents are required to license their dogs annually. Tags may be purchased at the West Lafayette Clerk-Treasurer’s office on the first floor of City Hall.


The West Lafayette Police Department is at 711 Navajo St., next to City Hall. Call 765-775-5200. The West Lafayette Fire Department has three stations. Station No. 1 is at 300 North St. Station No. 2 is at 531 Navajo St. Station No. 3 is temporarily at 501 W. Kalberer Road. Call 765-

775-5175. Anyone with a police or fire emergency should dial 911. IMPORTANT MEETINGS

West Lafayette City Council usually meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Council Chamber on the first floor of City Hall. The West Lafayette Board of Works usually meets at 8:30 a.m. every Monday in the Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. GET QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The West Lafayette Clerk-Treasurer’s Office can answer numerous city questions. It can be reached at 765-775-5150 or visit


Residents must place their garbage in covered, 30-gallon trash containers. Any larger containers must be approved for use on the city’s equipment. They must have the tipping bar across the front of the can that fits the tipping attachment on a rear-loading garbage truck. The city offers 96-gallon toters for the cost of $69.55.

Firefighters Keith Burton (left) and Drew Fellure chat near a fire truck at the West Lafayette Fire Station No. 3 garage. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER


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Get shopping in Greater Lafayette Here is a list of the major shopping areas in Greater Lafayette: TIPPECANOE MALL

Location: 2415 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette Phone: 765-448-6177 Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Number of stores: Approximately 120, including retail shops and eateries Store sampling: Anchor stores Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Sears, HH Gregg and Dick’s Sporting Goods Extra: The mall is open to walkers at 8 a.m. On the Web: MARKET SQUARE

Location: 2200 Elmwood Ave. Number of businesses: About 25 Store sampling: Fifth Season, Raven’s Roost, Cattails to Roses by Eve and Interior Objects DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE

Location: Bounded roughly by the Wabash River, 11th and Main streets, Alabama Street and Brown Street Number of businesses: About 50 Store sampling: Artists’ Own, Lafayette Brewing Company, Kathy’s Homemade Kandies, DT Kirby’s, Something Blue Bakery UNIVERSITY SQUARE

Location: 500 block of Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette Number of businesses: About 20 Store sampling: Chico’s, The Sunspot Natural Market, and Talbots LAFAYETTE PAVILIONS

Location: Southwest corner of Creasy Lane and Indiana 26 East in Lafayette Number of businesses: About 30 Store sampling: Dress Barn, Gordmans department store, Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx INTERNATIONAL SQUARE

Location: Near the southeast corner of Creasy Lane and Indiana 26 East Number of businesses: About 30 Store sampling: Game X Change, Marsh Supermarket, Sam’s Club, SAS Shoes WEST LAFAYETTE LEVEE

(Wabash Landing and Levee Plaza) Location: Along the Wabash River, northeast of State Street and River Road Number of businesses: About 40 Store sampling: Panera, Moe’s Southwestern Grill, Juniper and Starbucks in Wabash Landing

Patrons place their orders May 11, 2012, at J.L. Hufford Coffee & Tea Co. in the Tippecanoe Mall. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Number of businesses: About 40 Store sampling: Collette clothing boutique, Von’s, Amused Clothing and University Book Store 24-HOUR RETAILERS

Wal-Mart: 4205 Commerce Drive, Lafayette; 2347 Veterans Memorial Parkway South, Lafayette;

2801 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette Meijer: 4901 Indiana 26 East, Lafayette Pay Less Super Market: 2200 Greenbush St., Lafayette; 2513 Maple Point Drive, Lafayette; 65 Beck Lane, Lafayette; 1032 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette


Location: 3500 block of Indiana 38 East, Lafayette Number of businesses: About 30 Store sampling: Kmart, Michael’s, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports LAFAYETTE STATION PLAZA

Location: Northeast corner of Teal Road and 22nd Street Number of businesses: About 30 Store sampling: Big Lots, Marsh Supermarkets, Rural King, Sherwin-Williams CHAUNCEY VILLAGE AND CHAUNCEY HILL MALL

Location: Roughly along the hill at West State Street and Chauncey Ave.

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Police departments serve, protect communities Several area police agencies serve Greater Lafayette, including separate units for Tippecanoe County and Purdue University. LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Location: 20 N. Sixth St. in City Hall Phone: 765-807-1200 (non-emergency and animal control), 911 (emergency) In charge: Chief James “Don” Roush, Deputy Chief David Payne Number of officers: About 130 Service area: The Wabash River on the west to roughly Interstate 65 on the east; U.S. 52 to the north to roughly County Road 439 South to the south. Special units: Four K-9 units — Officer Ryan French and Jarca; Officer Ron Dombkowski and Tommy; AJ Demello and Tico; Lonnie Wilson and Jorie. The department also has a SWAT team, Street Crimes Unit and Volunteers in Police Services program. DARE program: Officer Barry Richard is the department’s Drug Awareness Resistance Education officer. Website: www.lafayette WEST LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT


Location: 711 W. Navajo

Phone: 765-775-5200 (non-emergency), 911 (emergency) In charge: Chief Jason Dombkowski Number of officers: About 48 Service area: County Road 500 North to the north, near McCormick

Road to the west, Soldiers Home Road to the east and near the West Lafayette Street Department to the south Special units: Two K-9 units, Officer Jeff Dunscomb and Kay and Officer Adam Ferguson and Rico, and a Special Response Team. West Lafayette also operates its own animal control. DARE program: Officer Janet Shepherd offers the program to the city’s fifthand seventh-grade students. Website: www.west TIPPECANOE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Location: 2640 Duncan Road Phone: 765-423-9388 (business number), 765-4239321 (non-emergency dispatch), 911 (emergency) In charge: Sheriff Tracy Brown Number of officers: About 47 Service area: Tippecanoe County Courthouse, Tippecanoe County Office Building, rest of Tippecanoe County outside Lafayette and West Lafayette city limits Special units: Five K-9 units, Deputy Rob Hainje and Dag; Deputy Jon Lendermon and Marco; Deputy Shane Howard and Iron; Deputy Andrew Heath and Joni; and Deputy Donald Miller and Arco. Special Response Team (made up of county and Purdue University officers), Bomb Squad, Water Rescue and Recovery unit. The sheriff department handles animal control calls outside Lafayette and West


Officer Amanda Williamson of Lafayette Police Department helps Sophie Chang, 10, with her safety equipment on the final day of West Lafayette Police Department's RADKids Safety Camp Aug. 12, 2011, at WLPD. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Lafayette city limits. Website: www.tippeca INDIANA STATE POLICE, LAFAYETTE DISTRICT

Location: 5921 Indiana 43 North Phone: 765-567-2125 (non-emergency), 800-3827537, 911 (emergency) In charge: Lt. Jay Janke Number of officers: About 45 Service area: Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Warren and White counties Special units: Meth Suppression officer, Trooper Jerry Holeman. One K-9 officer, Trooper Jon Eads and Nico. Website: PURDUE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Location: 205 S. Intramural Drive Phone: 765-494-8221 (non-emergency), 911 (emergency) In charge: Chief John

Cox Number of officers: About 42 Service area: Campus area, including residence halls and Greek houses near campus Special units: One K-9 unit, Officer Andy Standifer and Nicky. Some officers are part of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team. Website: www.purdue. edu/police INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, DISTRICT 3

Location: 30 Professional Court, Suite 1 Phone: 765-447-9582 In charge: Lt. Dan Dulin Number of officers: About 12 Service area: Tippecanoe, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Warren and White counties Website: dnr

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Local BMV branches provide licenses, other services

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has about 140 license branches throughout the state. You can renew a standard vehicle registration, along with many other transactions, at any license branch in Indiana, regardless of your county of residence. Some transactions also can be completed online at where detailed information about BMV topics can be found.

Branches Tippecanoe and all surrounding counties have at least one full-service license branch, generally located in each county seat. Tippecanoe County has a branch in Lafayette and in West Lafayette. LAFAYETTE BMV

2200 Elmwood Ave. 765-448-3738


720 West Navajo St. 765-464-1525 The hours for each location are the same: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Branches are closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Lafayette branch also has a 24-hour self-service terminal.

Available services At each branch, customers can obtain or renew plates for all vehicles including watercraft, obtain vehicle titles, obtain or renew operator’s licenses or identification cards or register to vote.

Driver’s licenses To obtain a driver’s license in Indiana, you must be 16 years and 180 days old

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Lisa Wyant, a customer services representative, helps Natalie Gilbert at the BMV in Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

if the applicant has successfully completed a BMVapproved driver education course. Applicants must be 16 years and 270 days old if the applicant has not successfully completed a BMV-approved driver education course. All new young drivers must complete at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice with a licensed instructor or with a valid licensed driver who is at

least 25 years old, or a spouse who is at least 21 years old. At least 10 hours of supervised driving practice must be nighttime driving. New residents: An applicant for a new Indiana operator’s license who holds a valid photo license issued by another state, the District of Columbia or U.S. Territory must present the out-ofstate license or a copy of an official driving record to a license branch along with documents proving the applicant’s name, date of birth, Social Security number, lawful status in the United States and Indiana residency. The applicant must also successfully pass a written and vision test. If the out-of-state license is expired more than three years, in addition to the applicant successfully passing a written and vision test, a driving test will be required.


Sending a letter or package? Here’s where to do it in Greater Lafayette With 15 post offices within 11 miles of downtown Lafayette, it shouldn’t be too difficult finding a place to mail a letter or package. New to the area and wondering if mail is delivered to your door or mailbox? Find your nearest post office below, call the postmaster and ask about delivery options for your business or residence. Some areas won’t offer delivery to your house, but you may use a post office box free of charge at the nearest post office, subject to proximity to the post office, according to

WEST LAFAYETTE (47906, 47907, 47996)


Address: 610 W. Navajo

Telephone: 765-448-9288 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Post office boxes: Yes Address: 2520 N. Salisbury St., Suite A Telephone: 765-463-0232 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Post office boxes: No

LAFAYETTE (47901, 47902, 47903, 47904, 47905, 47909)

Address: 360 W. State St. Telephone: 765-743-9618 Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. when Purdue is in session, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during summer months. Post office boxes: No




Address: 230 N. Fourth

Telephone: 765-448-9247 Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Post office boxes: Yes Address: 3450 Indiana 26 East Telephone: 765-448-9200 Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Post office boxes: Yes Address: 3857 Indiana 26 East, Suite 4 Telephone: 765-447-5302 Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Post office boxes: No Address: 1803 Veterans Memorial Parkway South, Suite B Telephone: 765-471-2615 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Post office boxes: No

Address: 107 North St. Telephone: 765-567-2639 Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. Post office boxes: Yes DAYTON (47941)

Address: 726 Walnut St. Telephone: 765-296-2131 Hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Post office boxes: Yes MONTMORENCI (47962)

Address: 6401 Hoover Road Telephone: 765-583-2715 Hours: Monday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to noon Post office boxes: Yes

BUCK CREEK (47924)


Address: 7424 Railroad Telephone: 765-589-8343 Hours: Monday through


Jacque Obert, right, watches as he daughter Emma, 5, reaches on tip toes to feed Christmas cards into the letters collection box Dec. 12, 2011, at the U.S. Post Office on Indiana 26 East in Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Friday 7:45 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 to 11 a.m. Post office boxes: Yes WEST POINT (47992)

Address: 4920 Washington St. Telephone: 765-572-2434 Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.; Saturday 8 to 10 a.m. Post office boxes: Yes STOCKWELL (47983)

Address: 9000 Commercial St. Telephone: 765-523-2007 Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Post office boxes: Yes ROMNEY (47981)

Address: 11440 U.S. 231 South Telephone: 765-538-2860 Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Saturday 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Post office boxes: Yes OTTERBEIN (47970)

Address: 105 S. Main St.

Telephone: 765-583-2220 Hours: Monday through Friday 9:15 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Post office boxes: Yes

POST OFFICE BOXES Fees vary by location and by the size of the box. An application form is available at that must be filled out and submitted to the post office for approval. Post office box sizes range from 3 inches by 5.5 inches to 22.5 inches by 12 inches.

MAIL FEES One stamp: 45 cents Postcard stamp: 32 cents Book of stamps: $9 Roll of 100: $45 Express Mail: starts at $12.95 (overnight) Priority Mail: $5.20 (two to three days) Certified: $2.95 Note: Customers can also buy forever stamps that cost 45 cents each and may be used any time. They will be accepted even if the rates increase later.

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Check out resources at area libraries

A group of kids play games inside the downtown youth room at the Tippecanoe County Public Library. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Greater Lafayette has several libraries to choose from when researching or looking for the latest bestseller. and click on “Campus Library”


Address: 3062 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette Telephone: 765-463-5893 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. On the Web: and click on “Klondike Branch”

Address: 627 South St., Lafayette Telephone: 765-429-0100 Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday On the Web: TIPPECANOE COUNTY/ IVY TECH LIBRARY

Address: On the campus of Ivy Tech Community College, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette Telephone: 765-269-5380 Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday On the Web: www.tcpl.



Route: Multiple stops throughout the county Telephone: 765-429-0169 Schedule: Print and online schedules include information about current stops, Library Link Homebound Services and monthly nursing home deliveries. On the Web: and click on “Mobile Library”

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Access e-books, audiobooks and a variety of valuable electronic sources of information from home. On the Web: www.tcpl. and click on “Online Resources” WEST LAFAYETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Address: 208 W. Columbia St. Telephone: 765-743-2261 Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month noon to 8 p.m. On the Web: www. PURDUE LIBRARIES

Indiana residents may receive a library card and use Purdue University libraries at no charge. Borrowing privileges are available to Purdue alumni, visiting scholars, and

conference and continuing education attendees. To receive a card, complete a form and present appropriate identification (usually an Indiana driver’s license) at the Circulation Services Office in Hicks Repository (Room G849), in Hicks Undergraduate Library. Cards are valid for one year and may be renewed. Academic year hours vary among Purdue’s libraries. The Humanities, Social Science and Education Library, which contains a large interdisciplinary collection, is open from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday. Hours vary on holidays and during the summer. For more information, call 765-494-2831 or visit


Park it here: Many places to leave your car Anyone looking for parking in Lafayette, West Lafayette or at Purdue has a number of options, with the majority of parking in the area on streets.

West Lafayette West Lafayette is mostly street parking or parking lots, with parking garages at Wabash Landing and at the library. The library garage is free to patrons or anyone after library hours. Parking in West Lafayette is enforced by the police department, and fines are $35 for overtime parking; $40 for parking at a yellow curb, motorcycle only parking, no parking on school days areas, or parking more than 12 inches from the curb, blocking a drive or sidewalk, and having an expired plate; $25 for parking on private property; $50 for parking in a tow-away zone or loading zone; and

$100 for parking in the travel portion of a road. Fines not paid in 14 days double. They should be paid at the clerk-treasurer’s office.

Lafayette The majority of parking in Lafayette is street parking, though the city and county have two garages. Fines in downtown Lafayette are issued through a private contractor, while others outside downtown are issued through the police. The fines are $10 for overtime parking, parking on private property, stopping or parking in a tow-away zone or loading zone, parking in a travel portion of the road, or unauthorized parking in a handicapped space; and $25 for parking in a fire lane or within 15 feet of a hydrant. Tickets downtown should be paid by check or money order with the envelope provided with the ticket. If


the ticket is not paid, it becomes $50 after 30 days and $75 after 60 days. A ticket issued by police can be paid at the city clerk’s office. Those tickets do not increase if not paid on time.

Purdue University At Purdue University, there is metered and street parking, but much of the parking is done in various garages. They are Grant Street Garage, Grant and Wood streets Garage, Marsteller Street Garage, McCutcheon Drive Garage, Northwestern Avenue Garage and the University Street Garage. The Grant Street Garage is for visitors. It costs $1 for the first 30 minutes, $3 for the first hour and $1 for every hour after that for a maximum charge of $10. There is no fee for anyone parking between 5 p.m. and

The Wabash Landing Parking Garage in West Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

7 a.m. All other garages require permits. They can be obtained at the University Parking office, which is where fines are to be paid. Violations at Purdue are $35 for parking in violation of postings or regulations, failure to display a valid permit or expired meter; $50 for a moving violation or overtime in a loading zone; $100 for illegal use of a handicapped space; $150 for other permit violations, such as display of lost, stolen, altered, invalid or counterfeit permits; $25 for failure to pay a fine; and $50 for an expired permit.

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Many ways to get ready for Election Day How, where we vote

Crews from DukeEnergy put up new light poles along State Street in West Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Let there be light — and water, and phone service

Here are the utilities that serve Lafayette, West Lafayette and some surrounding rural areas:

Website: www.


Vectren Delivery: Call 800-227-1376 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Website: www.vectren .com


City Hall, 20 N. Sixth St.; make drive-through payments on west side of building, enter from Columbia St. Call 765-807-1100. Calls accepted starting at 7:30 a.m. Visit the office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New customers will pay a $20 deposit for service to a rental house and $35 for a business. All customers pay a $12 application fee. Customers can expect their water to be turned on the same day if they pay the deposit by 3 p.m. Website: www. WEST LAFAYETTE

Water service provided by Indiana American Water Co., a privately owned company. New applications should call 888-237-1333. A deposit may be required. Service should begin the next day.


Electric Duke Energy To get hooked up, call 800-521-2232 Other numbers are 800-343-3525 for power outages and repairs and 800-382-5544 for underground cable location. Website: Tipmont REMC To get hooked up, call 800-726-3953. Website: www.tipmont .org

Telephone Frontier: For support, call 800-921-8101. Frontier Communications Corp. purchased nearly 5 million land phone lines in Indiana and 13 others state from Verizon in June 2010. Website: www.fron

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Voter registration applications are available from a variety of locations. Applications are due 29 days before a primary or general election. Mail-in forms are available from the Tippecanoe County and West Lafayette public libraries; Lafayette, West Lafayette and Tippecanoe School Corp. offices; Purdue University (Schleman Hall); Ivy Tech Community College (Admissions Office); the county Extension office and township trustee offices. Forms may be completed at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Lafayette and West Lafayette city clerk’s offices and the Voter Registration Office in the Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., in downtown Lafayette. Mail-in forms for Battle Ground, Clarks Hill, Dayton, Otterbein and Shadeland are available at each town hall. The form is available at load.aspx?id=9341. After completing the printed online form, mail it to Tippecanoe County Board of Election & Registration, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901. To register to vote, you must: » be a citizen of the United States; » be at least 18 years old on or before the general election date; » live in your precinct for at least 30 days prior to the next election; and » not be incarcerated as a result of a criminal conviction. Voter applications require a voter’s name, residence and mailing address, date of birth, previous registration and signature. One of the following pieces of information also is required — an Indiana driver’s license number or

the last four digits of a Social Security number. For information, call 765423-9303 or visit www.tippe

Identification required State law requires Indiana residents to present photo identification before casting a ballot. Exemptions do exist for the indigent, those with a religious objection to being photographed, and those living in state-licensed facilities that serve as their precinct’s polling place. A photo ID must: » display the voter’s photo; » display the voter’s name, and the name must conform with the voter registration record; » display an expiration date and either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last general election; and » be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government. In most cases, an Indiana driver’s license, Indiana photo ID card, U.S. passport, or military ID is sufficient. A student ID from an Indiana state school may only be used if it meets all of the four criteria above, although some special arrangements are being made to allow Purdue student IDs to be used as long as the voter is a current student. A student ID from a private institution may not be used. Those who are unwilling or unable to present identification that meets the above requirements are able to cast a provisional ballot, which is valid until 12 p.m. 10 days after the election as long as the necessary documentation is presented or you affirm you are exempt during this time.




Township trustees’ duties include managing volunteer fire departments, providing charity to the poor and maintaining cemeteries. FAIRFIELD TRUSTEE

Julie Collins-Roush Address: 718 Wabash Ave., Lafayette Call: 765-742-7476 JACKSON TRUSTEE

Sharon Lee Corwin Address: 8200 W. County Road 1050 South, West Point Call: 765-538-2168


William Easterbrook Address: 9024 Yorktown St., Stockwell Call: 765-523-2515 PERRY TRUSTEE

Phyllis McKinley Address: 3420 N. County Road 750 East, Lafayette

Call: 765-589-3792


Address: 11319 U.S. 231 South, Romney Call: 765-538-2812


Pamela Crum Address: P.O. Box 151, Dayton Call: 765-296-8064


Address: 4124 W. 660 South, Lafayette Call: 765-474-0727 WABASH TRUSTEE

Julie Byers Address: 1323 N. 350 West, West Lafayette Call: 765-743-9452


Kelly McKinley Address: P.O. Box 156, Buck Creek

Call: 765-589-8715


Norman Hayman Address: P.O. Box 40, West Point Call: 765-572-2835


Matthew F. Koehler Address: 2004 Wea School Road, Lafayette Call: 765-474-0198

Jerry L. Rooze Address: 8028 U.S. 52 West, West Lafayette Call: 765-583-4351 TIPPECANOE TRUSTEE

Mark Nesbitt Address: P.O. Box 259, Battle Ground Call: 765-463-7684 UNION TRUSTEE

Bob McKee

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION The main objectives of Human Relations Commissions are to end prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination; to encourage respect and understanding of all individuals and groups; and to investigate complaints of discrimination. Lafayette residents may file a complaint with the Lafayette Human Relations Commission within 90 days of a discriminatory act. Complaint forms are available at

ment/board.php?fDD=2-24. West Lafayette’s Human Relations Commission meets quarterly. For more information, call 765-775-5100 or visit department/board.php?fDD =12-19. Tippecanoe County has an eight-member commission that meets quarterly in the County Office Building, 20 N. Third St. in Lafayette. For more information, visit docs/11109853824.htm.


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Tippecanoe County offers variety of services Tippecanoe County government provides more services than people may realize. County government pays for expenses in many of the offices needed to collect property taxes, including the assessor’s, auditor’s and treasurer’s offices.

Board of Commissioners Commissioners: John Knochel, District 1; David Byers, District 2; and Tom Murtaugh, District 3 Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9215; email commiss What the office does: The commissioners serve in the dual role of the county’s executives and lawmakers. They approve road work, contracts, claims from employees, rezonings of land and in general perform the executive function in county government and approve county ordinances.

County Council Council members: Dave Williams, 1st District; Roland Winger, 2nd District; Jeff Kemper, 3rd District; Andrew Gutwein, 4th District; John Basham, At-Large; Kevin Underwood, At-Large;

Kathy Vernon, At-Large Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: email countycouncil@tippecanoe. What the office does: The council appropriates the money that then may be spent by different county departments. It also plays a large role in setting the county’s annual budget.

County Assessor Assessor: Linda Phillips Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9255; email What the office does: Ensures that the assessed values assigned to properties are fair and accurate.

County Auditor Auditor: Jennifer Weston Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9207; email jweston@ What the office does: Audits the expenditures of the county, applies tax deductions and credits to the assessed values of county properties and takes the minutes at many county meetings.


County Clerk

911 telephone system.

Clerk: Christa Coffey Address: Tippecanoe County Courthouse, 301 Main St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9326; email ccoffey@ What the office does: Maintains court records and deals with traffic tickets and payments of child support, as well as performs other functions.

County Surveyor

County Recorder

County Treasurer

Recorder: Oneta Tolle Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9352, email otolle@ What the office does: Records and maintains more than 130 types of documents, including those used to decide upon the legal basis of property ownership.

Treasurer: Bob Plantenga Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St. How to contact: Call 765-423-9273, email bplant What the department does: The treasurer is the custodian of the county’s money and collects property taxes.

County Sheriff Sheriff: Tracy Brown Address: Tippecanoe County Jail, 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9388, email tabrown What the department does: Polices rural areas of Tippecanoe County, runs the county jail and runs the local

Surveyor: Zach Beasley Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9228, email zbeasley What the department does: Supervises construction and maintenance in the county.

County Coroner Coroner: Dr. David Avolt Address: 629 N. Sixth St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-420-7607, email davolt@ What the office does: Investigates deaths that occurred under suspect or unusual circumstances. See COUNTY, Page 23

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County Prosecutor Prosecutor: Pat Harrington Address: Tippecanoe County Courthouse, 301 Main St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9305, email pharr What the office does: Prosecutes crimes brought before a county judge.

Area Plan Commission Executive Director: Sallie Fahey Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9242, email apc@ What the office does: Makes recommendations on when land should be rezoned.


Lafayette How to contact: 765-4744616, email rhumphrey@ What the office does: Cary Home for Children houses children who have gotten into trouble with the law and offers programs meant to induce them to behave.

Attorney: David Luhman Address: 200 Ferry St., Suite C, Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-5404 What the office does: Advises the county on legal matters.

Building Commission Commissioner: Ken Brown Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9225, email kbrown@ What the office does: The building commission issues building permits for new construction and inspects structures to make sure they are safe.

Cary Home for Children Director: Rebecca Humphrey Address: 1530 S. 18th St.,

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Board of Health Administrator: Ron Cripe Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9221, email rcripe@ What the office does: The health department performs a variety of tasks related to public health.

Community Corrections Director: Dave Heath Address: 2800 N. Ninth St., Lafayette How to contact: Call

765-742-1279, email tccc@ What the office does: Community Corrections gives criminals a chance to spend time outside of prison working at a job.

County Board of Election and Registration Democratic co-director: Amy Wenrick Republican co-director: Jared Bond Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9303, email election What the office does: The board of election and registration runs local elections.

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Director: Roberta Crabtree Address: 3150 Sagamore Parkway S., Lafayette How to contact: (756) 474-0793, email tippe What the office does: The extension office advises the public on matters related to agriculture, natural resources, families, consumers and leadership. It also is involved in Indiana 4-H, a program for young people.

County Highway Department Executive director: Opal Kuhl Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9210, email okuhl@ What the office does: The county highway department maintains county roads and bridges.

County Maintenance Department Director: Mike Haan Address: 629 N. Sixth St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9341 What the department does: The maintenance department maintains the county’s property.

Management Information Technology Services Department Director: Dave Sturgeon Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9357, email What the department does: The management information technology services department oversees

all county computer systems.

Conservation District

County Park Board

Office administrator: Chris Remley Address: 1812 Troxel Drive, Suite C3, Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-474-9992 ext. 3, chris. What the office does: Works with land owners to encourage them to conserve soil and water.

Superintendent: Allen Nail Address: 4449 Indiana 43 North, West Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-463-2306, email tcparks@ What the department does: The parks department maintains and operates county parks and places of recreation.

County Fairgrounds Caretaker: Jeff Johnson Address: 1401 Teal Road, Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-474-5906 What the department does: The fairgrounds are the site for the Tippecanoe County Fair and other community events.

Human Resources Department Coordinator: Shirley Mennen Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9376, email smennen What the office does: The human resources department keeps employee records, administrates employee benefits and recruits and refers applicants to the county’s hiring department.

Public Defender’s Office

Tippecanoe Emergency Management Agency Director: William “Smokey” Anderson Address: 629 N. Sixth St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-742-1334, email ww What the office does: The Tippecanoe County Emergency Management Agency tries to protect people and property from the harm of emergencies by providing a variety of services and equipment.

Tippecanoe Villa Director: DeAnna Sieber Address: 5307 N. County Road 50 West How to contact: Call 765-463-3662, email villa director@county.tippecanoe. What the office does: The Tippecanoe Villa is a retirement home.

Veteran Services Office Officer: Randy Fairchild Address: 629 N. Sixth St.,

Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-742-1796, email What the office does: The Veteran Services Office helps veterans obtain federal and state benefits from the veterans administration.

Youth Services Director Director: Rebecca Humphrey Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-586-0491, rhumphrey@ What the office does: The youth services director oversees all county programs that deal with abused and neglected children and juvenile delinquents.

Zoning Enforcement Officer Officer: Ken Brown Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9225, email kbrown@ What the office does: The office investigates complaints on possible violations of zoning ordinances.

Human Relations Commission Commission president: Mike Piggott Contact: Call 765-4239215,

Public defender: Amy Hutchison Address: Tippecanoe County Courthouse, 301 Main St., Lafayette How to contact: Call 765-423-9214, email public defenderstaff@tippecanoe. What the office does: The public defender’s office is appointed by the courts to represent indigent clients.

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Get to know your local, national officials

Rep. Sheila Klinker speaks Jan. 14, 2012, at the Morton Community Center in West Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

In Tippecanoe County, contact the Democratic headquarters at 765-429-5136 or the Republican headquarters at 765-742-2910.

United States President Barack Obama (D) Address: White House Office, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20500. Phone: 202-456-1414. Email: president@white

State of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) Address: Room 206, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Phone 317-232-4567. Email: Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman (R) Address: Room 333, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Phone: 317-2324545. Email:

U.S. Senate Sen. Dan Coats (R) Address: District office: 11035 Broadway, Suite A, Crown Point, IN 46307. Phone: 219-663-2595; Indianapolis office: 1650 Market Tower, 10 W. Market St., Indi-

anapolis, IN 46204. Phone: 317-554-0750; Washington office: 493 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510. Phone: 202-2245623. Web Form: Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R) Address: District office: Mark Hayes, director, 175 W. Lincolnway, Suite G-1, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Phone: 219-548-8035. Email: mark_; Indianapolis office: 1180 Market Tower, 10 W. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Phone: 317-226-5555; Washington office: 306 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-1401. Phone: 202224-4814. Email available at contact/contactform.cfm

U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Dan Burton (R-5th District) Address: Indianapolis office: 8900 Keystone at the Crossing, Suite 1050, Indianapolis, IN 46240-7646. Phone: 317-848-0201 or 800-382-6020; Washington office: 2308 Rayburn House Office Building, See OFFICIALS, Page 26

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Washington, DC 20515-0001. Phone: 202-225-2276. Email available at http://burton. Represents Clinton County until January 2013. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-4th District) Address: Lafayette office: 337 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone 765-838-3930; District office: 355 S. Washington St., Danville, IN 46122. Phone 317-718-0404; Washington office: 236 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515. Phone: 202-2255037. Email available at contact-me/email-me Represents Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Clinton, Boone and parts of Fountain and White counties. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-2nd District) Address: Washington office: 1530 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515. Phone: 202-2253915; South Bend office: 207 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46601. Phone: 574-2882780. Logansport office: 300 E. Broadway, Suite 102, Logansport, IN 46947. Email available at gov/contact/contact-usform.shtml Represents Carroll and part of White County until January 2013 Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-8th District) Address: Washington office: 1123 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515. Phone: 202-2254636. Terre Haute office: 901 Wabash Ave., Suite 140, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Phone: 812232-0523. Email available at contact-me/email-me Represents Warren, Vermillion and Montgomery counties and parts of Fountain County. Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-1st District) Address: Merrillville of-

fice: 7895 Broadway, Suite A, Suite 9, Merrillville, IN 46410. Phone: 219-795-1844 or 888423-7383. Washington office: 2256 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515. Phone: 202-225-2461. Email available at http:// email-me.shtml Represents Benton, Newton and Jasper counties.

Indiana Senate Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400. Address: Indiana State Senate, Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) 22nd District. Address: 3600 Cedar Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905. Phone: 765-4495865. Email available at senate_republicans/5315.htm Represents all but northeast Tippecanoe County. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) 23rd District. Email available at legislative/senate_repub licans/5315.htm Represents part of Warren, Clinton, Boone and Carroll counties, all of Fountain and Montgomery counties. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) 7th District. Address: P.O. Box 189, Monticello, IN 47906. Email available at http://www. republicans/5315.htm Represents part of Tippecanoe, Clinton, Carroll and Howard counties, all of White and Jasper counties. Sue Landske (R-Cedar Lake) 6th District. Email available at legislative/senate_repub licans/5315.htm Represents Benton and Newton counties and part of Lake and Porter counties.

Indiana House of Representatives Phone: 800-382-9842 or 317-232-9600. Address: Indiana House of Representatives, Statehouse, 200 W.


Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) 38th District. Address: 1112 Green Aces Drive, Kokomo, IN 46901. Phone: 765-8831420. Email: Represents Clinton County and parts of Boone, Hamilton and Howard counties. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) 28th District. Address: 6001 N. Indiana 39, Lizton, IN 46149. Phone: 317-994-6239. Statehouse phone: 317-2329790. Email: Represents parts of Hendricks, Boone and Montgomery counties. Dale Grubb (D-Covington) 42nd District. Address: P.O. Box 9, Covington, IN 47932. Phone: 765-793-3648. Email: Represents parts of Vigo, Parke and Warren counties and all of Vermillion and Fountain counties. He is retiring in January 2013. Sheila Klinker (D-Lafayette) 27th District. Address: 633 Kossuth St., Lafayette, IN 47905. Phone: 765-742-1692. Email: Represents most of the city of Lafayette and part of Wabash Township. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) 15th District. Address: 10644 S. 100 East, Brookston, IN 47923. Phone: 765-5633620. Email: Represents all of Benton and parts of Newton, White and Lake counties. Dr. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) 41st District. Address: P.O. Box 861, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Email: Represents parts of Tippecanoe, Montgomery and Parke counties. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) 16th District. Address: 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Phone: 800-3829841. Email: Represents part of Jasper, White, Cass, Fulton and Miami counties. Richard McClain (R-Logansport) 24th District. Address:

2135 Ridgeview Way, Logansport, IN 46947. Phone: 574652-2895. Email: Represents part of White, Carroll, Cass and Miami counties. Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) 26th District. Address: 515 Hillcrest Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Email: Represents part of Warren County and parts of Fairfield, Wea, Union, Wabash and Shelby townships in Tippecanoe County.

Tippecanoe County County offices are either in the Courthouse or the Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-4239215. Web: www.county.tippecanoe TIPPECANOE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

John Knochel, 765-4239215, jknochel@tippecanoe. David Byers, 765-423-9215, Tom Murtaugh, 765-4239215, tmurtaugh@tippecanoe. TIPPECANOE COUNTY COUNCIL

1st District: Dave Williams, 765-742-8263, dwilliams@ 2nd District: Roland Winger, 765-538-2157, roland.winger@ 3rd District: Jeffrey A. Kemper, 765-471-2372, jeffrey_ 4th District: Andrew Gutwein (office), 765-742-9066, At large: John Basham, 765538-2403, At large: Kevin Underwood, 765-463-4743, kevunder@ At large: Kathy Vernon, 765-471-1225, ASSESSOR

Linda Phillips Address: County Office See OFFICIALS, Page 27

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Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-423-9255. AUDITOR

Jennifer Weston Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-423-9207. CLERK

9750 Magistrate: Sean Persin, 765-423-9190 Juvenile Magistrate: Faith Graham, 765-423-9295 PROSECUTOR

Pat Harrington, Courthouse, 765-423-9305


Hoffman, Luhman & Mason, P.C., 765-423-5404


Jeff Johnson, caretaker, 765-474-5906

Christa Coffey Address: County Office Building, 301 Main St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-423-9326.



County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Sallie Fahey, executive director, 765-423-9242

Oneta Tolle Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-423-9352. SHERIFF

Tracy Brown Address: 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, IN 47904. Phone: 765-423-9388. SURVEYOR

Zach Beasley Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-423-9228. TREASURER

Bob Plantenga Address: County Office Building, 20 N. Third St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-423-9273. CORONER

David Avolt Address: 629 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, IN 47901. Phone: 765-420-7607. JUDGES

Circuit — Don Daniel, 765-423-9343 Superior Court 1 — Randy Williams, 765-423-9217 Superior Court 2 — Thomas Busch, 765-423-9293 Superior Court 3 — Loretta H. Rush, 765-423-9295 Superior Court 4 — Gregory Donat, 765-423-9266 Superior Court 5 — Lesley A. Meade, 765-423-9280 Superior Court 6 — Michael Morrissey, 765-423-

1530 S. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 765-474-4616



County Office Building, 765-423-9242 BOARD OF HEALTH

County Office Building, 765-423-9221 Ron Cripe, county health officer COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

2800 N. Ninth St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Dave Heath, director, 765-742-1279


629 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, IN 47901 William “Smokey” Anderson, director, 765-742-1334


3150 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette, IN 47909 Bryan Metzger, director, 765-474-0793 HUMAN RESOURCES

County Office Building Shirley Mennen, 765-4239376 HIGHWAY

County Office Building Opal Kuhl, executive director, 765-423-9210 Ed Ward, highway supervisor, 765-474-7079 See OFFICIALS, Page 28

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1812 Troxel Drive, Lafayette, IN 47909 Chris Remley, office administrator, 765-474-9992

765-418-7907, pbrown@ District 4: Lauren Ahlersmeyer, 765-474-5061, LAhlers District 5: Melissa WeastWilliamson, 765-448-1785, mwilliamson@lafayette. District 6: Bob Downing, 765-447-6059, bdowning@ At large: Lon Heide, 765474-1776, lheide@lafayette. At large: Kevin Klinker, 765-449-1408, kklinker@ At large: Steve Meyer, 765-474-6114, smeyer@



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4449 Indiana 43 North, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Allen Nail, superintendent, 765-463-2306 PUBLIC DEFENDER

Courthouse Amy Hutchison, 765-4239214 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

5307 N. County Road 50 West, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Deanna Sieber, director, 765-463-3662 VETERANS SERVICES

629 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Randy Fairchild, director, 765-742-1796 COUNTY ELECTION BOARD

County Office Building Directors Jared Bond and Amy Wenrick, 765-423-9303 and 765-423-9316


Jos Holman, director Downtown address: 627 South St., 765-429-0100; Campus branch: 3101 S. Creasy Lane, 765-269-5380; Klondike branch, 3062 Lindberg Road, 765-463-5893.

City of Lafayette 20 N. Sixth St., Lafayette Mayor: Tony Roswarski, 765-807-1002; Hot line: 765807-1004 Clerk: Cindy Murray, 765-807-1021 CITY COUNCIL

District 1: Jerry Reynolds, 765-474-4366, District 2: Ronald Campbell, 765-474-1862, rcampbell District 3: Perry Brown,

Attorney: Edward Chosnek, 765-742-9081 Board of Works 765-807-1022 Gary Henriott, President Cindy Murray Norm Childress Ron Shriner Tilara McDonald-Treece Controller: Mike Jones, city hall, 765-807-1010 Engineer: Jennifer Miller, city hall, 765-807-1050 Fire chief: Richard Doyle, 443 N. Fourth St., Lafayette, 765-807-1600 Police chief: Don Roush, city hall, 765-807-1200 Street commissioner: Dan Crowell, 260 S. Third St., Lafayette, 765-807-1410 Human resources: Kim Meyer, city hall, 765-807-1060 Parks and recreation: Superintendent Ted Bumbleburg, Columbian Park, 765807-1500 Water/Wastewater billing: wastewater director, Brad Talley, 765-807-1800; water works director, Kerry Smith, 765-807-1700 Community and redevelopment: Aimee Jacobsen, director, city hall, 765-8071090 Human Relations Commission: 765-807-1002 Housing Authority: Albert L. Davis, executive director, 100 Executive Drive, Suite J, Lafayette, 765-7711300 Historic Preservation Commission: 765-807-1090


Economic Development Commission: 765-807-1090 Redevelopment Commission: 765-807-1090 Parking Commission: 765-807-1090 Urban Enterprise Association: Dennis Carson, director, 765-807-1090

Town of Battle Ground 100 College St., Battle Ground, IN 47920, 765-5672603 Clerk-treasurer: Phyllis Hall, 765-567-2603 Town council Brian Brewer, 765-5676217 Steve Egly, 765-567-2056 Rebecca Holladay, 765567-2543 David Sturgeon, 765-2371373 Karen Pearson, 765-5673093

Town of Clarks Hill P.O. Box 146, Clarks Hill, IN 47930 Clerk-treasurer: Deborah Sutton, 765-523-2211 Town marshal: Dan Roudebush, 765-523-2217 Town council John Barton III, 765-5232211 Clark Whitley, 765-5232211 Eric Burge, 765-523-2211

Town of Dayton P.O. Box 557, Dayton, IN 47941 Clerk-treasurer: Ron Koehler, 765-296-2533 Town council: Dave Leinger 765-296-2533 Mike Harris, 765-447-6527 John Swick, 765-447-6028 Ron Merkel, 765-296-9494 Tammi Nice 765-296-2533

Town of Shadeland 3125 S. Town Road 175 West, Shadeland, IN 47909 Phone: 765-477-0116 Clerk-treasurer: Peggy VanSchepen, 765-474-3705 Town council Jeff Findlay, 765-474-8193 Mike Kuipers, 765-4746549 Dave Vanderkleed, 765-

572-2897 Brent Gamble, 765-5382885 Dave Whitehead, 765-4749429 Don Ehrie, 765-471-8712

City of West Lafayette 609 W. Navajo St., West Lafayette, IN 47906 765-775-5100, Mayor: John Dennis, 765775-5100 Clerk-treasurer: Judy Rhodes, 765-775-5150 Judge: Lori Stein Sabol, 765-775-5155 CITY COUNCIL

District 1: Eddie VanBogaert, 217- 415-7287 District 2: Peter Bunder, 765-743-3373 District 3: Ann Hunt, 765463-5839 District 4: Vicki Burch, 765-463-7456 District 5: Gerry Keen, 765-497-0560 At large: Gerald Thomas, 765-743-1610 At large: Steven Dietrich, 765-463-4793 Attorney: Eric H. Burns, 8 N. Third St., WL, 765-742-1988 Board of Public Works: city hall, 765-775-5100 Development: city hall, 765-775-5160 Engineer: David Buck, city hall, 765-775-5130 Fire chief: Timothy Heath, 300 North St., WL, 765-7755177 Police chief: Jason Dombkowski, 711 W. Navajo St., WL, 765-775-5228 Street, sanitation and recycling: David Downey, 705 S. River Road, WL, 765-7755242 Wastewater treatment plant: Billing, 765-775-5140; Superintendent Dave Henderson, 500 S. River Road, WL, 765-775-5145 Parks and recreation: Joe Payne, superintendent, city hall, 765-775-5110 Economic Development Commission: city hall, 765775-5160 Redevelopment Commission: city hall, 765-775-5160 Human Relations Commission: 765-775-5100

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Greater Lafayette arts community thriving Visual and performing arts, culture and history weave many textures into Greater Lafayette’s life. They include: for more information. Locations of the concerts can be found on the website. FEAST OF THE HUNTERS’ MOON


A community classical chorus that focuses mostly on music by classical composers but also performs a variety, from folk music to Broadway songs. The group presents six or seven concerts a year. The chorale also sponsors a youth chorus open by audition to young people with musical experience, ages 11 to 18, with unchanged voices. A children’s choir is available for kids age 8 to 11 and is not auditioned. For more information, call 765-4295151 or visit ww.bach CIVIC THEATRE OF GREATER LAFAYETTE

Part of the cultural scene for more than 80 years, the Civic Theatre has called the historic Monon Depot Theatre home for 30 years. Located at the corner of Fifth and North streets, the Civic offers a five-play season from September through May with a mix of comedy, drama, classics and musicals. Civic also offers children’s theater, staged readings, holiday shows and extensive theater education opportunities. Call the Civic office at 765-423-7529 for more information or go to LAFAYETTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The symphony makes its home in the 1,200-seat Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St. With conductor Nicholas Palmer at the podium, the orchestra has an eight-concert season at the Long Center

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette featured an exhibit of works by Sister Rufinia and her many students. Rufinia was a local nun and one of the most prolific art teachers and artists in Lafayette in the first half of the 20th century. This painting is believed to be of Taos, N.M. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

as well as one concert at the Rohrman Center for the Performing Arts at Jefferson High School. The 2012-13 season includes three pops concerts and the annual Lollipop family concert and features guest soloists. The season runs from September through May. Some season highlights include “Time for Three” (Sept. 8), “LSO Out on the Town” (Sept. 29), “Galactic Journey” (Oct. 20) and “The Lights of Broadway” (May 18, 2013). The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra provides outreach programs including “Strings Attached” and the “Cushion Concerts” for elementary, middle school and high school students. See www.lafayettesymph or call 765-742-6463 for more information.

local and regional musicians in six Sunday classical music concerts a year from September to June, at 3 p.m. Established in 1997, the organization also sends musical ensembles called “Concert to Go!” into local elementary schools hoping to nurture an interest in and a love for playing music with others. Call 765409-3516, email info@tippe, or visit www.tippecanoecham

Planned for Sept. 22 and 23, 2012, the re-creation of an 18th-century trading post is a major regional event conducted at Fort Ouiatenon Park in the fall. All participants are authentically costumed as Native Americans, French/British soldiers and settlers. The event focuses on food, entertainment and crafts from the period. It is coordinated by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. Call 765-476-8411 or visit www.tippecanoe for more information. FORT OUIATENON PARK

The site of the 18th century settlement on the Wabash River is a park on South River Road in West Lafayette. It has picnic and recreation areas administered by the Tippecanoe County Parks Department. The county historical association plans outdoor programming there each summer and maintains a small museum and gift shop in a reconstructed blockhouse See ARTS, Page 30


The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents

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The nonprofit choir encourages participation by all area flutists in regular rehearsals. The group presents several public concerts each year. Call 765464-2949 for information.

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on the site. Shelter reservations can be made through the parks department at 765-463-2306. Call 765-4768411 for more information regarding programs.



Founded in 1909, the museum focuses on American art and an emphasis on Indiana artists for both its exhibitions and its permanent collection of more than 900 works of art. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Art Museum is the home of ArtSmart: Indiana, an interactive Web-based program used by fourthgrade teachers to teach Indiana history through the art of important Indiana artists. The museum, at 102 S. 10th St., also has a gift shop featuring work by more than 55 regional artists. It conducts art classes for children and adults as well as ongoing guilds with long-term involvement. The Art League is an associated organization that provides lectures and raises funds in support of the museum. Call 765-742-1128 for more information or visit www. Gallery and shop hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except for major holidays and when new exhibits are being prepared. Volunteer opportunities are available. LAFAYETTE CITIZENS BAND

The Lafayette Citizens Band is a community concert band of area musicians that each summer presents free outdoor concerts at Riehle Plaza. Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day performances also are scheduled. For information, contact the LCB office at 765-423BAND (2263) or visit www.lafayettecitizens

Tim Devery, left, as Tartuffe, and Rachel Thibault as Elmire were featured in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette’s production of “Tartuffe” during the 2011-12 season. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER


The Vintage Brass is a smaller band that offers affordable entertainment in full costume with both music and dress emphasizing the period from 1840 to 1900. It is available for concerts, civic functions, weddings, churches and other celebrations. Contact the Lafayette Citizens Band Office at 765-423-2263 or go to www.lafayettecitizens for contact information. INDIANA FIDDLERS’ GATHERING

The gathering is a regional festival attracting traditional, folk, Celtic, swing and other acoustic artists from across the United States. It’s usually held in the last full weekend in June at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park. Call 765742-1419 for more information.


This live music co-op is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers that organizes concerts by national and international musicians. Rock, folk, world, roots and other music forms are often represented. Check out or call 765-5672478 for more information.


This organization promotes opera through outreach programs to area schools and collaborates with partner music organizations to produce highquality opera presentations. Call 765-743-8087 for information.


A community chorus offers barbershop singing opportunities for men. The group provides music instruction, if needed, for new members. For information on the Tippecanotes, call Lonnie LaBaw at 765-589-3628 or Denny Fisher at 765-449-1602. LAFAYETTE BALLET COMPANY

The company offers performance opportunities for advanced students, and the affiliated school offers all levels of study in dance for men and women. The Lafayette Ballet Company produces two full-length ballets, including a traditional performance of “The Nutcracker” in early January and a spring repertory performance of original contemporary or challenging classical excerpts. For more information, contact director Sandra Peticolas at 765-423-1633 or log on to TIPPECANOE ARTS FEDERATION

The regional arts council for north-central Indiana has information on artsrelated groups, community events, grants for the arts, and arts programs including After School Arts Programs, the Mural Art Initiative and Artists in Residence. Located in the Wells Building, 638 North St., it also houses three art galler-

ies. Call 765-423-2787 or go to for more information. LONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

This historic, city-owned venue at 111 N. Sixth St. has something for everyone: comedians, concerts of all kinds from the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, fife and drum corps, musical and children’s theater, and more. Contact manager Doug Kern at 765-742-5664, ext. 102; fax at 765-7421724; email at dougkern57@ or go to www. for more information. LAFAYETTE CHAMBER SINGERS

Beginning its 41st season in the fall, the Lafayette Chamber Singers perform music for chamber choir from the ninth to 21st centuries. They offer annual holiday, Valentine’s Day and spring concerts and have given many regional premieres of works by contemporary composers. For information on auditions and concerts, call 765-497-7811.


Purdue University Galleries provide visual art exhibitions, special events and educational resources to stimulate an understanding and appreciation of art and to serve as a cultural resource for the region. For information, visit www. or call 765-494-3061. PURDUE CONVOCATIONS

Purdue Convocations will present 21 shows during the next year, ranging from “Rock of Ages” to “Jack Hanna” to the “Joffrey Ballet. Productions are presented on the Purdue campus, in Elliott Hall of Music or Loeb Playhouse. For more information, visit convocations/ or call 765494-9712 or the box office at 765-494-3933.

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Ancient history and modern art — find both at museums FORT OUIATENON

This historic site of an 18th-century trading post between French military and Native Americans is open 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, from May to August. Located at 3129 S. River Road, admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 765-476-8411 or go to www.tippecanoehisto for more information. HISTORIC PROPHETSTOWN

A 250-acre agri-tourism site at 3549 Prophetstown Trail, inside Prophetstown State Park that’s dedicated to showing, sharing and teaching about agriculture and horse-powered farming. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 11. Call 765567-4700 or visit www. for more information. ADAMS MILL

A historic grain mill with original machinery located on 75 East in Cutler in Carroll County. Open for tours from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October, group tours by appointment during the week. Cabin rental and tent camping available. Admission is $5 for adults and kids are free. See or call 765-268-2530 for more information. WABASH & ERIE CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

The Canal Interpretive Center in Canal Park and Delphi Historic Trails feature both indoor and outdoor interactive 1850s exhibits. It’s on Washington Street in Delphi, less than a mile north of the Carroll County Courthouse. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit www.

The entrance to Prophetstown State Park in Battle Ground welcomes visitors. FILE PHOTO/J&C or call 765-564-6572 for more information.

accepted. Call 765-742-1128 or visit www.artlafayette. org for more information.



Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Art Museum’s four galleries have changing exhibits throughout the year. The Weil Gallery exhibits feature works from the permanent collection of more than 900 objects. The East and McDonald galleries host exhibitions of regional importance, and the exhibitions in the Shook Gallery highlight the works of local artists and Art Museum students. Studio arts classes are offered for all ages. The gift shop offers the works of more than 55 local artists. Gallery and gift shop hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except for major holidays and when new exhibits are being prepared. Admission is free, but donations are

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The Historic Fowler House, a gothic revival home built in Lafayette by Moses Fowler in 1851-1852, is one of the finest examples of gothic revival architecture remaining in Indiana. At 909 South St., it’s available to rent for weddings, receptions and meetings. Call 765-476-8411 for more information. GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER

This facility is the county’s genealogy and historical research center and archive. At 1001 South St., it’s open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month. Call 765-476-8411, ext. 205 for more information.


This Battle Ground museum’s exhibits interpret the early territory history, the Battle of Tippecanoe and Native American culture. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but closed Wednesdays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, $2 for children ages 4 to 12. Call 765-567-2147 or go to for more information.


A collection of artifacts and memorabilia from railroads’ bygone era. The Whistle Stop Restaurant, which is adjacent to the museum, offers a full-service menu. Located about a mile and a half north of Monon at 10012 N. U.S. 421. Call 219-253-4101 or visit for more information.



The musical “American Idiot” is coming to Purdue University as part of the 2012-13 Convocations season. PHOTO PROVIDED

Green Day’s “American Idiot”: 8 p.m. Sept. 1 and 3 p.m. Sept. 2, Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: general public $22-$52; students, $22-$39 Cantus: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, St. Thomas Aquinas, Tickets: general public, $20; students, $15 Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio: 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Tickets: general public, $26; students, $19 “Rock of Ages”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: general public, $22-52; students, $22-39 Buddy Guy, “An Evening with a Living Legend of Blues”: 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $45-$65; students, $35-$65 Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild Live”: 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Loeb Playhouse, general public, $25; students, $15 “A Prairie Home Com-

panion with Garrison Keillor”: Presented by Purdue Convocations and WBAA AM; FM, 5:45 p.m. Oct. 27, Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: general public, $25-$100; students, $25-$100 Naomi O’Connell, MezzSoprano: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $14 “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart”: National Theatre of Scotland, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6-8, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Duncan Hall, Tickets: general public, $30; students, $22 “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”: Dallas Children’s Theater, 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $15; students, $10 Anderson and Roe, Piano Duo: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $14 Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Creole Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Long Cen-


ter for the Performing Arts, Tickets: general public, $28; students, $20 “Shrek the Musical”: 7 p.m. Jan. 11, 2013, Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: general public, $22-$52; students, $22-$39 Delfeayo Marsalis Octet, “Sweet Thunder”: 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 2013, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $30; students, $22 “How I Became a Pirate”: Omaha Theater Company, 3 p.m. Jan. 27, 2013, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $15; students, $10 The Knights with Wu Man: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2013, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $26; students, $19 “Click, Clack, Moo”: Theatreworks USA, 3 p.m. Feb. 24, 2013, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $15; students, $10

Joffrey Ballet, “The Rite of Spring” — 100th Anniversary: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2013, Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: general public, $20-$45; students, $20-$32 Circus Oz, “From the Ground Up”: 4 p.m. March 3, 2013, Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: general public, $22-52; students, $22-39 Vijay Iyer Trio: 8 p.m. April 5, 2013, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $26; students, $19 Brentano String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. April 11, 2013, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: general public, $26; students, $19 Visit to view the video for 2012-2013 season performances in greater detail. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling 765494-3933.

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Health needs served at local medical institutions Here are the major medical institutions in the area:

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.



» 1501 Hartford St., Lafayette. Phone: 765-423-6011 or 800-371-6011. Website: Although locally known as St. Elizabeth Central, the hospital’s name officially changed to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health — Lafayette Central in January 2011. The hospital, which is located near downtown Lafayette, has been in operation since 1875. Services offered: Emergency services, inpatient oncology, sleep disorder center, home health care, hospice, imaging services, outpatient physical/occupational and speech therapy, spiritual care, intensive care unit, wound care, cardiac/ pulmonary rehab, audiology and certain outpatient services. The St. Elizabeth School of Nursing — the only hospital-based nursing school in the state — is located on the St. Elizabeth Central campus.


» 1701 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette. Phone: 765-5024000 or 800-654-9410. Website: Although locally known as St. Elizabeth East, the hospital’s name officially changed in January 2011. The hospital opened in February 2010, replacing Home Hospital in Lafayette. The $195.8-million hospital is owned by Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, a division of Franciscan Alliance. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, which owns and

» Various locations throughout Lafayette and West Lafayette. Phone: 765775-2828. Website: www. A multispecialty physician group, in operation since 2004. Sigma Medical Group employs more than 30 physicians and three nurse practitioners. Specialties: Cardiovascular disease, dermatology, family medicine, geriatric medicine, hospitalists, internal medicine, nephrology/ hypertension, pediatrics/ adolescent medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatric services (hospital inpatient only), pulmonary/critical care, sleep disorders, sports medicine and urgent care. UNITY HEALTHCARE

Rodney Bray rest after Dr. Michael Hogan performed a transradial catherizations procedure on him May 29, 2012, at Indiana University Health Arnett in Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

operates St. Elizabeth East and St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette, was formerly known as St. Elizabeth Regional Health. The organization also changed its name in January 2011. The hospital has 150 private patient rooms with room-service dining and wireless Internet access. It also features single-room maternity suites where the patient may labor, deliver and recover in the same room. The hospital also features the latest technology and convenient patient entrances and parking. The St. Elizabeth East hospital campus includes the St. Elizabeth Heart Center, emergency services, chapel, Out-

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patient Center (lab, radiology, GI and therapy services), intensive care unit, surgery, da Vinci Surgery suite, a pediatrics center, as well as a Woman’s Center and a

» 1345 Unity Place, Lafayette. Phone: 765-4478133. Website: www.unity In operation since the early 1990s, Unity Healthcare has more than 80 physicians and about 620 employees. Services include: Allergy and asthma, anesthesiology, See MEDICAL, Page 35


SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES LEND HAND TO THOSE IN NEED Potter Scott Frankenberger uses newsprint to wrap a purchase by a customer during the Summer Potters Market & Sale Aug. 20, 2011, at the YWCA, 605 N. Sixth St. As a thank you to the potters who donated thousands of handmade clay bowls for the annual YWCA Clay Bowl Project, which raises money to the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services, the YWCA opens its door to more than a dozen Tippecanoe County potters to sells bowls and other functional clay, stoneware, porcelain and earthenware pieces. FILE PHOTO/J&C

Agencies across the Greater Lafayette area offer assistance to families, seniors and children. Here is a sampling of what is available: ABILITIES SERVICES INC.

Abilities Services Inc. provides and advocates for services that identify, maintain or strengthen the skills of people with disabilities, or similar disadvantages. The agency also offers personal and companion care for seniors. Address: 2301 Concord Road, Lafayette, IN 47909 Phone: 765-446-9201 or 800-362-4021 (toll-free) Website: www.asipages. com AREA IV AGENCY ON AGING

Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs is a nonprofit organization committed to providing a better quality of life for older adults, disabled and

disadvantaged citizens in Tippecanoe and seven surrounding counties. Area IV also offers Link-Age, its information and referral department, which provides information regarding age or disability-related services. Address: 660 N. 36th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 Phone: 765-447-7683, 800-382-7556 (toll-free) Website: www.areaiv BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette promotes the healthy development of at-risk youth in Tippecanoe County through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. Address: 3805 Fortune Drive, Suite 2, Lafayette, IN 47905 Phone: 765-446-2227 Website: www.bbbslaf. org



Caregiver Companion is an organization whose volunteers help families who are caring for individuals with disabilities. Families in need of services are referred to Caregiver Companion by social agencies, home health organizations, hospital discharge planners and churches. Volunteers come from service organizations, churches, Purdue University and from the community. The basic goal is to relieve pressure from the caregiver within the community through a volunteer network. Services include companionship, respite care, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, simple repairs, transportation and laundry. Address: 612 Wabash Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905 Phone: 765-423-1879, fax: 765-742-2994

Email: caregiver95@ Website: www.caregiver FAMILY HEALTH CLINICS

Family Health Clinics are nursing centers that provide primary care services for the economically disadvantaged and socially diverse community. These are in the area: » Family Health Clinic of Carroll County, 901 Prince William Road, Suite A, Delphi, IN 46923, 765-564-3016 or 800-321-5043 (toll-free) Website: www.nursing. clinics/fhccc/ » Family Health Clinic of Monon, 420 N. Market St., Monon, IN 47959, 219-2532404 Website: www.nursing. clinics/fhcm/ See SOCIAL, Page 35

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esthetics, ENT, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, immediate care, internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, neurology, occupational medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, orthopaedic spinal surgery, outpatient physical and occupational therapy, outpatient surgical center, pain management, pediatrics, phlebology, plastic surgery, podiatry, psychology, radiology, radiation oncology and urology. RIGGS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

» 1716 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN 47904. Phone: 765-742-1567. Website: In operation since 1988, the center has 20 providers. Services offered include nutrition counseling, prena-

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Lafayette Housing Authority provides subsidized rental assistance in privately owned rental housing for qualified households. Address: 100 Executive Drive, Suite J, Lafayette, IN 47905 Phone: 765-771-1300 Website: LIFECARE SERVICES

LifeCare Services offers free pregnancy tests, peer counseling and support to women and families with unplanned pregnancies; prenatal classes, parenting group for mothers and fathers, sexual integrity classes, post abortion peer counseling and a 24-hour Help

tal, smoking cessation program, adult clinic, pediatric clinic, women’s health clinic, homeless outreach, dental clinic, triage, medication assistance, health referral service, and school-based healthcare. Riggs offers services on a sliding scale fee for the uninsured and underinsured. INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH ARNETT

» P.O. Box 5545, Lafayette. The hospital organization, which has been in operation since 1922, changed its name from Clarian Arnett Health in January 2011. It employs more than 160 medical providers including physicians and advanced practitioners. Facilities include IU Health Arnett Hospital, in addition to multiple clinic sites in Tippecanoe, Benton, White, Carroll and Clinton counties. INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH ARNETT HOSPITAL

» 5165 McCarty Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905. Phone:

Line. Address: 233 Harrison St., West Lafayette, IN 47906 Phone: 765-743-4488 Website: www.lifecare MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels provides volunteers who deliver to the home one or two nutritious meals each day, Monday through Friday, to seniors or those who are disabled and unable to prepare food. Address: 22 N. 2nd St., suite C, Lafayette, IN 47901 Phone: 765-429-6325 Website: www.mealson


Pride Lafayette is a nonprofit organization that promotes education and awareness of diversity, health, culture and acceptance of individuals based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Address: 640 Main St., Lafayette, IN 47901

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765-448-8000 or toll free at 800-899-8448. Website: Clarian Arnett Hospital changed its name to IU Health Arnett Hospital in January 2011. The $245 million hospital has 426,000 square feet plus an additional 40,000 square feet in the outpatient surgery center. The hospital, which opened in October 2008, also features private patient rooms, a restaurant and 191 inpatient beds with expansion capabilities. The hospital opened 32 additional beds on its sixth floor in April 2012. The other seven beds on the sixth floor will be in use by August 2012. Services include: Allergy and asthma, anesthesiology, audiology, cancer, cardiovascular, surgery, cardiology, clinical research, dermatology, ear, nose and throat, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology/hepatology, general surgery, hospice, hospitalist, infectious diseases, internal

medicine, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, occupational health, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and sports medicine, pain medicine, pediatrics, pulmonary diseases, radiology, rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, rheumatology, sleep medicine, urgent care, urology, neonatology and plastic surgery.

Phone: 765-423-7579 Website: www.pride

Address: P.O. Box 59, Battle Ground, IN 47920 Phone: 765-567-2478 and 765-491-6357


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG Lafayette/ Tippecanoe County) promotes the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families through support, education and advocacy. Address: P.O. Box 59, Battle Ground, IN 47920 Phone: 765-567-2478 and 765-491-6357 Website: www.PFLAG. org PRYSM

Positive Reflections of Young Sexual Minorities (PRYSM) is a youth group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning middle and high school-age teens, friends and supporters that meets the first Fridays of each month.


» 629 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Phone: 765-4239222. Website: www. Offers immunizations, free for uninsured children or children who have Medicaid and available to adults for a fee and tuberculosis testing for $15. FIND A DOCTOR

IU Health Arnett Patient Referral & Advocacy Nurses 866-377-MyMD (6963) toll free or 765-474-MyMD (6963); email patrefnurses


Project Rachel is a confidential helpline for anyone who is struggling after abortion. Call 877-522-3300 toll free. Address: 318 N. Ninth St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Phone: 765-477-7706 Website: www.hopeafter


YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program provides shelter for domestic violence victims and their children and a crisis hot line, 765-423-1118 or 888-345-1118 (toll-free). Address: 604 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Phone: 765-423-1118 (hot line), 765-423-4486 (office) Website: lafayette


Curious George, one of the most popular characters for children’s book, pays a visit to Lindsay Goodwin's pre-K class Nov. 23, 2011, at Tippecanoe Child Care, 218 N. Ferry St. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

In Tippecanoe County, there are dozens of licensed child care facilities, including home providers, ministries and day care facilities. Picking the right one is possible, but it requires time, patience and research. Groups such as The Child Care Resource Network also can go a long way in helping find the best match for your child and your needs. The network is a community-based service aimed at connecting families with quality child care and training providers. They keep a list of licensed providers and work with families to find the most appropriate one. The service is free and extends to 12 Indiana counties. They are Benton,

Find right place to care for your children locally Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren and White. The program is based at the former Washington School, 1100 Elizabeth St., Suite 1. To contact them, call 765-742-7105, or outside Tippecanoe County, 800-9323302. For more help or infor-

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mation: » The Child Care Resource Network, www. thechildcareresource » Tippecanoe County Child Care, www.tcchild » CareFinder Indiana, » Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and

Referral, Centers run by Tippecanoe County Child Care Inc.: TIPPECANOE CHILD CARE EAST

1840 S. 18th St. Lafayette, IN 47905 765-477-2010


218 N. Ferry St. Lafayette, IN 47901 765-429-6798


1200 N. 19th St. Lafayette, IN 47904 765-423-4906


385 Brown St. West Lafayette, IN 47906 765-746-2432


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GREATER LAFAYETTE Journal & Courier readers submit photos for the Communities page throughout the year. Here are some highlights from the past year. See more photos at

View of Wabash River and downtown Lafayette past Riverside Skating Center in February 2012. PROVIDED PHOTO/DAVID SCHMIDT

The Tippecanoe County Courthouse steps in March. PROVIDED

Early morning on Main Street in December 2011. PROVIDED




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A tree turns nearly the shade of red painted on a building on the north side of Lafayette. PROVIDED PHOTO/DAVID SCHMIDT An American Painted Lady butterfly visits the blackberry patch at the edge of the yard of Journal & Courier reader Larry Miller of rural Tippecanoe County to feed on nectar. PROVIDED PHOTO/LARRY MILLER

Sunset on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette. PROVIDED PHOTO/DAVID SCHMIDT

Trees begin to change to autumn colors beyond the fields off North Ninth Street. PROVIDED PHOTO/DAVID SCHMIDT

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Find great pets at shelters, make a great home for them Whether you’re looking for a new pet or looking to find a lost pet, Greater Lafayette has many resources.

Cost: Usually $125 Note: Adoption costs for the above shelters usually include spay or neutering and some vaccinations.




Address: 1705 S. Second St. (behind The Bluffs apartments), Lafayette Phone: 765-474-5222 Online: www.almost Licensed to house strays found within Lafayette/ West Lafayette city limits. About adoption: Application required. Types of animals: Cats, dogs and occasionally rabbits and small animals such as hamsters and gerbils Adoption fees: $75-$90 for cats; $75-$120 for dogs NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA SPAY AND NEUTER AT CRYSTAL CREEK KENNEL

Address: 7109 Goldsberry Road, Battle Ground Phone: 765-497-3141 Online: www.please Types of animals: Cats and dogs Cost: $15-$50 for cats; $25-$100 for dogs NATALIE’S SECOND CHANCE NO KILL DOG SHELTER

Address: 10 S. 16th St., Lafayette Phone: 765-742-2200 Online: www.natalies About adoption: Application required. You also may foster a dog for a week. Types of animals: Dogs


State law regarding leashes: Dogs not on their owner’s property must be kept under reasonable control unless engaged in lawful hunting. Tippecanoe County law: Dogs that are kept outdoors for more than a couple of hours are required to have water and shelter.


Animal control phone number: 765-807-1200 Pet licensing: Required yearly for cats and dogs. Registration forms can be picked up in the city clerk’s office at Lafayette City Hall, 20 N. Sixth St. For more information, visit or call 765-807-1021. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Pets must be registered every year in January, not 12 months after they were previously registered. 2012 rates: Licenses cost $5 for altered dogs and cats 5 months or older and $40 for non-altered dogs or cats. Replacement tags are $5. Number of pets: Maximum allowed is any combination of six dogs and cats beyond weaning age. Other laws: Pets cannot

Cats at Almost Home Humane Society. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

be tied up outside between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Fines can be assessed for loud barking, destruction of property or other pet disturbances. WEST LAFAYETTE

Animal control phone number: 765-775-5200. Pet licensing: Required yearly for dogs. Registration forms can be picked up in the West Lafayette clerk’s office, 609 W. Navajo St., WL. For more information, visit www.west or call 765775-5150. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Pets must be registered every year in January, not 12 months after they were previously registered. 2012 rates: Licenses cost $2 for altered dogs and $3 for non-altered dogs. Replacement tags are 50

cents. Number of pets: No set rule. Other laws: All dogs must be on a leash in public parks. Fines can be assessed for pets that are a nuisance. TIPPECANOE COUNTY

Animal control phone number: 765-423-9321, ext. 579 Pet licensing: No licensing rules, but proof of current rabies vaccinations is required. Number of pets: Maximum number of dogs allowed is three, no limit on cats. Other laws: Fines can be assessed for excessive pet noise that lasts 10 to 15 minutes continuously or is an ongoing issue.

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Fifth-grade student Justin Asbill reads the book “Heat” on a Nook Color in Gina Boyd’s classroom Feb. 13, 2012, at Mayflower Mill Elementary School. Boyd used a grant from the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County to purchase 16 Nook Color, a color version of the Nook e-reader, for her students. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Reading, writing, arithmetic and more at area schools Most of the students in Tippecanoe County are enrolled in one of these school systems:

Lafayette School Corp. 2300 Cason St. 765-771-6000 Amelia Earhart Elementary School (K-4) 3280 S. Ninth St. 765-772-4740 Edgelea Elementary School (K-4)

2910 S. 18th St. 765-772-4780 Glen Acres Elementary School (K-4) 3767 Kimberly Drive 765-771-6150 Miami Elementary School (K-4) 2401 Beck Lane 765-772-4800 Murdock Elementary School (K-4) 2100 Cason St. 765-771-6120 Thomas Miller Elementary School (K-4) 700 S. Fourth St.

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765-476-2930 Vinton Elementary School (K-4) 3101 Elmwood Ave. 765-771-6140 Sunnyside Middle School (5-6) 530 N. 26th St. 765-771-6100 Tecumseh Junior High School (7-8) 2101 S. 18th St. 765-772-4750 Jefferson High School (9-12) 1801 S. 18th St. 765-772-4700

Oakland High School (9-12) 611 S. 21st St. 765-771-6130

Tippecanoe School Corp. 21 Elston Road 765-474-2481 Battle Ground Elementary School (K-5) 303 Main St., Battle Ground See SCHOOLS, Page 48




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765-567-2200 Burnett Creek Elementary School (K-5) 5700 N. 50 West 765-463-2237 Dayton Elementary School (K-5) 320 College St., Dayton 765-447-5004 Hershey Elementary School (K-5) 7521 E. 300 North 765-589-3907 James Cole Elementary School (K-5) 6418 E. 900 South 765-523-2141 Klondike Elementary School (K-5) 3311 Klondike Road 765-463-5505 Mayflower Mill Elementary School (K-5) 200 E. 500 South 765-538-3875 Mintonye Elementary School (K-5) 2000 W. 800 South 765-538-2780 Wea Ridge Elementary School (K-5) 1333 E. 430 South 765-471-9321 Woodland Elementary School (K-5) 3200 E. 450 South 765-269-8220 Wyandotte Elementary School (K-5) 5865 E. 50 South 765-772-7000 Battle Ground Middle School (6-8) 6100 N. 50 West 765-269-8140 East Tipp Middle School (6-8) 7501 E. 300 North 765-589-3566 Klondike Middle School (6-8) 3307 Klondike Road 765-463-2544 Southwestern Middle School (6-8) 2100 W. 800 South 765-538-3025 Wainwright Middle School (6-8) 7501 E. 700 South 765-523-2151 Wea Ridge Middle


Members of Joe Ruhl's class sing “Happy Birthday” to him before class Feb. 10, 2012, at Jefferson High School in Lafayette. Ruhl was named the top science educator in the country by the National Science Teaching Association. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

School (6-8) 4410 S. 150 East 765-471-2164 Harrison High School (9-12) 5701 N. 50 West 765-463-3511 McCutcheon High School (9-12) 4951 Old U.S. 231 South 765-474-1488

St. Lawrence School (Pre-K-6) 1902 Meharry St. 765-742-4450 Central Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School (7-12) 2410 S. Ninth St. 765-474-2496

West Lafayette Community School Corp.

New Community School (K-8) 710 North St. 765-420-9617 Beacon Academy (7-12) 620 Cumberland Ave. 765-838-2045 1130 N. Salisbury St. 765-746-1641 Cumberland Elementary School (K-3) 600 Cumberland Ave. 765-464-3212 Happy Hollow Elementary (4-6) 1200 N. Salisbury St. 765-746-0500 West Lafayette Jr.-Sr. High School (7-12) 1105 N. Grant St. 765-746-0400

Lafayette Catholic School System 765-474-7500 St. Mary’s Cathedral School (Pre-K-3) 1200 South St. 765-742-6302 St. Boniface School (4-6) 813 North St. 765-742-7913

Public charter schools

Private schools Faith Christian School (Pre-K-12) 5526 Indiana 26 East 765-447-2727 Tippecanoe Christian School (Pre-K-9) 108 Beck Lane 765-807-7114 Lafayette Christian School (Pre-K-8) www.lafayettechristian .org 525 N. 26th St. 765-447-3052 Montessori School of Greater Lafayette (Pre-K-3) 2552 Soldiers Home Road

All children in Indiana are required to be immunized against diptheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, rubella, poliomyelitis and mumps. Children entering kindergarten or first grade also must be immunized against Hepatitis B and chicken pox. Students entering ninth through 12th grade must be immunized against Hepatitis B, chicken pox and Meningococcal. Children who have not received the appropriate vaccinations may not be permitted to attend school beyond the first day of school.

SCHOOL DAYS Schools are required to have 180 student instruction days each school year between July 1 and June 30. Most school calendars run from mid- to late-August through May or early June. For elementary school students in grades one through six, the minimum length of day is five hours. For secondary students in grades seven through 12, the minimum length of day is six hours. There is no minimum time requirement for kindergarten students. Days canceled for snow or inclement weather are not counted and must be made up. Two-hour delays, however, do not count against the 180-day requirement. Source: Indiana Department of Education

765-464-1133 Pleasantview Christian School (Pre-K-6) 3509 Soldiers Home Road 765-497-7978 Saint James Lutheran School (Pre-K-8) 615 N. Eighth St. 765-742-6464

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Purdue University candidates for degrees walk past the Engineering Fountain on their way to the Elliott Hall of Music for commencement exercises May 13, 2012, in West Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Purdue a center for academics, athletics, arts Purdue University is the focal point for many activities in Greater Lafayette. Location: The campus occupies a large part of southwest West Lafayette. It contains 381 buildings, which stand on 18.955 acres, including farmland. It is worth more than $4.1 billion. Enrollment: In the 2011-12 academic year, 30,776 undergraduate, 7,937 graduate and 924 professional students were enrolled. The total enrollment is 39,637. When it was founded: In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which gave public lands to any state that agreed to establish

and maintain a college on those lands. Taking advantage of the offer, the Indiana General Assembly founded Purdue University in 1869 using a $150,000 gift from John Purdue, a Lafayette businessman. Number of employees: Purdue employs 15,376 people, which includes faculty members, staff members and graduate students. Most known for: Purdue is known for being the “cradle of astronauts” because 21 alumni have traveled in space, among them Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The university also is renowned for its engineer-

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PHONE NUMBERS Directory assistance: 765-4944600 Alumni Association: 765-4945179 Athletic ticket office: 765-4943194 Bursar’s office: 765-494-7570 Dean of Students: 765-4941747 Registrar’s Office: 765-494-8581 Residence Halls: 765-494-1000 Cooperatives: 765-494-1231 Fraternities, IFC office: 765494-2717 Graduate Housing: 765-4947187 Married student and Purdue Village: 765-494-2090

ing, agriculture, pharmacy and management schools.

Moniker and mascots: Since the 1890s, the name “Boilermakers” has been associated with Purdue, eventually being applied to sports teams, students and alumni. The university’s official mascot is the Boilermaker Special, which looks like a train. “Purdue Pete,” who carries a hammer, was first used in advertisements for the University Bookstore in the 1940s and appeared as a sports mascot in 1956. In 1997, the university introduced “Rowdy,” an inflatable mascot. He is meant to look like a boy who aspires to become a Boilermaker. See PURDUE, Page 50




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The Visitor Information Center, 504 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. During the academic year, it is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays but is closed on Saturdays in the summer. For more information, call 765-4944636 or visit www. Parking Drivers are required to have a permit to park in most parking areas on campus. Failing to display a valid permit or parking in violation of parking rules carries a fine of $35. Visitors pay to park in the Grant Street Garage.

Aug. 20: Fall semester classes begin Sept. 3: Labor Day holiday Oct. 8-9: October break Nov. 21-24: Thanksgiving holiday Dec. 8: Fall semester classes end Dec. 10-15: Final exams Dec. 15: Fall semester ends Dec. 16: Commencement

Coach Doug Schreiber, center, and the Purdue University baseball team celebrate their Big Ten championship win May 12, 2012, at Lambert Field in West Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

The hourly fees charged there are displayed in the entrance. For more information, call 765-4949494 or visit www. Visitors can park in these areas, unless otherwise posted:

» Metered areas » Any parking garage by buying a one-day permit for $5 » Most locations on campus after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise posted.


Jan. 7: Spring semester classes begin Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday March 11-16: Spring break April 27: Spring semester classes end April 29-May 4: Final exams May 4: Spring semester ends May 10-12: Commencement (may be changed)

Todd Jensen writes notes in his journal May 2, 2012, while enjoying the warm sunshine and occasional mist sitting next to the Class of 1939 Water Sculpture on the campus of Purdue University. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER


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Ivy Tech offers variety of degree programs

Ivy Tech Community College’s Lafayette campus offers more than 65 programs and concentrations. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

Ivy Tech Community College’s Lafayette campus has about 9,000 students. The state’s most affordable college, Ivy Tech offers options and choices to complete an education or transfer to a four-year college. There are more than 65 programs and concentrations offered in the Lafayette region that result in a degree or certificate. Students can take advantage of the cost savings at Ivy Tech and transfer degrees and/or credits to other colleges and universities around the state to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Ivy Tech Community College offers degree programs in applied science and engineering technology, business, health sciences, public and social services, education, technology and liberal arts. Students may earn an associate of arts, associate of science or associate of applied science degree.

Certificates also are available for students who want to learn specific skills, specialize within an area of study or prepare for workforce certifications. The college also offers customized training services for business and industry that can be delivered at the workplace. Many Ivy Tech courses can be transferred as credits to four-year universities, such as Purdue University. A downtown Lafayette branch opened at the Renaissance Place, located along Third and Main streets. Ivy Tech also offers classes at Instructional Centers in Crawfordsville and Monticello and many distance education courses. Ivy Tech’s College for Working Adults is designed for busy people with busy schedules who want to complete an associate’s degree quickly and on a convenient, predictable schedule. Tours of the campuses are

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available. During a visit, an adviser can answer questions about college and help you set educational goals. To arrange a visit, or to receive an information packet, call 888-IVY-LINE. More information is available at Ivy Tech Community College is a public, open access, equal-employment opportunity college. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. BY THE NUMBERS

Enrollment: 8,510 (Spring 2012) Employees: More than 500 full and part-time faculty and staff Average class size: 22 In-state tuition: Around $3,355 per year for a fulltime student CALENDAR — FALL 2012

Aug. 20: Fall semester begins

Sept. 3: Labor Day; college closed Nov. 20-25: Fall Break; college closed Nov. 22-25 Dec. 15: Fall semester ends SPRING 2013

Jan. 14: Spring semester begins Jan. 21: MLK Day; college closed March 4-11: Spring Break May 11: Spring semester ends Note: Dates are subject to change; dates for online courses may differ.


Main: 765-269-5000 or 800-669-4882 Admissions/Financial Aid: 765-269-5200 Alumni Affairs: 765-2695241 Bookstore: 765-269-5613 Career Services: 765-2695612 Human Resources: 765269-5650 Workforce & Economic Development: 765-269-5870



Get outside and visit area’s many parks Tippecanoe County parks


Location: East of Interstate 65 on Eisenhower Road, Lafayette Acreage: 53 What is offered: Canoe access to Wildcat Creek. A picnic shelter may be reserved. Phone number: 765-5672707 parks/ DAVIS FERRY PARK

Location: North Ninth Street Road at Wabash River, Lafayette Acreage:13 What is offered: Boat launch, picnic area, access to Wabash Heritage Trail Phone number: 765-4632306 FAIRFIELD LAKES

Location: County roads 200 South and 750 East, near Dayton Acreage: 99.4 What is offered: Four lakes that were created from gravel mining. The lakes are stocked by the DNR with bass, crappie and bluegill. Restroom available. Canoe access to Wildcat Creek. Handicap access fountain and restroom. Handicap fishing pads. Phone number: 765-5672707 FORT OUIATENON

Location: South River Road, West Lafayette Acreage: 89.93 What is offered: Concrete boat ramp, picnic shelters. Phone number: 765-4632306 MAR LEN PARK

Location: South of Wea Ridge Elementary School on County Road150 East Acreage: 29.36 What is offered: Softball field, picnic shelter, restrooms. ROSS CAMP

Location: Eleven miles out South River Road, from the intersection of Indiana 26 and U.S. 231, West Lafayette Acreage: 219.58 What is offered: A-frame lodge that can be used for

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Youngsters play on a swing (background) next to a row of hollyhocks in Centennial Park. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

meetings, receptions or overnight retreats; dining hall with a commercial kitchen; a chapel for weddings; two summer-use barrack-style dorms; and two classroom buildings. Phone number: 765-4632306 ROSS HILLS PARK

Location: Ten miles out South River Road, from the intersection of Indiana 26 and U.S. 231, West Lafayette Acreage:169.21 What is offered: The restored David Ross House, two picnic shelters with adjoining sand volleyball courts, a19hole disc golf course, softball backstop and hiking trails. Phone number: 765-4632306


Location: East side of Indiana 43, across from Veterans’ Home. Acreage:18 What is offered: Open space. Phone number: 765-4632306


Location: Battle Ground Acreage:104 What is offered: An 85foot marble obelisk monu-


ment to the Battle of Tippecanoe. Other amenities include a picnic shelter with electricity, the Wah-ba-shik-a Nature Center that is open10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from mid-April through early November, picnic areas, hiking trails, Burnett’s Creek, a historic chapel (capacity 80). Contact the park department office at 765-463-2306 for information. Phone number: 765-5676218 TIPPECANOE COUNTY AMPHITHEATER PARK

Location: 4449 Indiana 43 North, West Lafayette Acreage:166 What is offered: The dominant feature is the1,511-seat Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, but the open grass areas surrounding the theater can be used for picnics or outings. Phone number: 765-4632211or 765-463-2306 WABASH HERITAGE TRAIL

Location: Battlefield Park, Battle Ground Acreage: 211.7 What is offered: The13mile trail offers opportunities for bird watching and wildlife observation. CELERY BOG NATURE AREA

Location:1620 Lindberg Road Acres:195 What is offered: Contains more than four miles of trails through woods and along a marsh. Also included is the Lilly Nature Center. Phone number: 765-4977158 CUMBERLAND PARK

Location: Salisbury Street and Kalberer Road Acres: 62 What is offered: Contains the16-acre Michaud-Sinninger Woods Nature Preserve (with a .4-mile hiking trail), two lighted softball fields,14 acres of open turf/ soccer area, two lighted basketball courts, Pony League baseball field, restrooms, two picnic shelters that may be reserved. Phone number: 765-7755110 HAPPY HOLLOW PARK

Location:1301Happy Hollow Road Acres: 81 What is offered: The park offers more than two miles of hiking trails, two playground areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12, facilities for cookouts, softball fields and volleyball courts. See PARKS, Page 53

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Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk. Phone number: 765-7755110 or 765-775-5120 (for reservations). GEORGE E. LOMMEL PARK

Location: Between Wilshire and Essex streets Acres: 5 What is offered: Playground, softball/soccer area, as well as picnic tables and shelters for larger group activities. Phone number: 765-7755110 MASCOUTEN PARK

Location: Along edge of Wabash River on North River Road and Happy Hollow Road Acres:15 What is offered: Picnic facilities in addition to fishing and boat ramp access to the Wabash River. Phone number: 765-7755110


Location: Corner of Lawn and Vine streets Acres: .5 What is offered: Picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground. Phone: 765-775-5110 PECK-TRACHTMAN PARK

Location: Dubois Street Acres: 2-acre park What is offered: Playground for children ages 2 to 5 and 5 to12, includes a climbing boulder and picnic shelter. Phone number: 765-7755110 TAPAWINGO PARK

Location: Tapawingo Drive and Brown Street Acres: 20 What is offered: Alighted volleyball court and picnic facilities and playground equipment for ages 2-12. A .5-mile hiking/biking section of the Wabash Heritage Trail is located in the park. Riverside Skating Center opens Nov. 26 for ice skating. There is a $4 charge to ice skate. Phone number: 765-7755110


Location: Wood and Chauncey streets Acres: .5 What is offered: Contains a picnic shelter, two basketball courts, exercise area and swing set. Phone number: 765-7755110 UNIVERSITY FARM PARK

Location: LaGrange and Hamilton streets Acres: 6 What is offered: Two playground areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 and a picnic shelter. Phone number: 765-7755110

Lafayette Parks and Recreation facilities parks/ ARLINGTON PARK

Location:1700 Arlington Road Acres:1 What is offered: A basic multi-age playground, picnic shelters, resurfaced basketball and tennis courts. ARMSTRONG PARK

Location: Ninth Street and Beck Lane Acres: 26 What is offered: Multi-age playground, three baseball fields, lighted basketball courts, fishing, open green space, five lighted tennis courts, 0.67-mile paved trail system, restroom, picnic area. CAT PARK AND SOCCER FIELDS

Location: McCarty Lane, west of Creasy Lane Acres: 32 What is offered: Includes eight soccer fields, basketball courts, playground, walking trail, picnic shelters, restroom and concession stand.

south of Indiana 26 Acres: 40 What is offered: Features Tropicanoe Cove water park, Loeb Stadium, Indiana’s oldest zoo, several playgrounds, picnic shelters, green space, meeting halls, public restrooms. During the summer, the park has several amusement rides that operate from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Phone number: 765-8071500. HANNA PARK

Location:18th and Hanna streets Acres: 2.2 What is offered: Two playgrounds for ages 2-5 and 5-12, musical chimes, basketball court, grills, picnic shelter.


Location: Hedgewood Drive and Beverly Lane Acres:1 What is offered: Playground and open green space. KENNEDY PARK

Location: Beck Lane and Sequoya Drive Acres: 7 What is offered: Multi-age playground, soccer field and open green space.


Location:15th and Greenbush streets Acres: .5 What is offered: Multi-age playground, basketball court and picnic shelter.


Location:1300 Canal Road Acres: 52 What is offered: Three lighted softball fields, basketball courts, horseshoe complex, sand volleyball court, picnic area, restrooms. MCALLISTER PARK

Location: Sixth and Brown streets Acres: .5 What is offered: Includes a multi-age playground, basketball court, shelters.

Location: North Ninth Street Acres: 350 What is offered: Home to the Lafayette Golf Course, the park also features soccer fields, a model airplane strip, fishing, open green space and portions of the Wabash Heritage Trail.




Location: Main Street just

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Location: Union Street and

Creasy Lane Acres: 26 What is offered: Toddler and multi-age playgrounds, three baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, open green space, picnic area, shelters, grills. MUNGER PARK

Location: Between Greenbush and Union streets Acres: 27 What is offered: Toddler and multi-age playgrounds, fishing pond, open green space,1-mile paved trail, picnic area,100-seat shelter (rental), grills. MURDOCK PARK

Location:18th and Ferry streets Acres: 39 What is offered: A multiage playground, softball field, basketball court, 9-hole disc golf course, 0.9-mile interpretive trail, open green space, sledding hill (winter months), picnic area, shelters (two rentals), grills. NORTH DARBY PARK

Location: Darby Lane Acres: .8 What is offered: Multi-age playground, basketball court and open green space.


Location: Wabash Avenue Acres:11 What is offered: Toddler and multi-age playgrounds, horseshoes, ballfield, basketball court, fishing, open green space, outdoor roller hockey rink, picnic area, shelter (rental), grills and dog park.


Location:115 Sanford St. Acres: 2.44 acres What is offered: A fencedin, off-leash area for wellbehaved dogs and their owners. Benches, picnic table and dog waste cans. Membership required. Contact: 765-225-8388 or SOUTH TIPP PARK

Location: Third and Fountain streets Acres: .8 What is offered: Multi-age playground, basketball court and picnic shelter.


The Elks Golf Course in West Lafayette is one of many public and private courses throughout Greater Lafayette. FILE PHOTO/J&C


1300 Cherry Lane West Lafayette 765-494-3139 or 494-3216 Ackerman Hills Course Men’s par: 71, yards: 5,918 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,325

Kampen Course Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,874 Women’s par: 72, yards: 6,067 2. COYOTE CROSSING

5801 Augusta Blvd. West Lafayette 765-497-1061 www.coyotecrossinggolf .com Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,839 Women’s par: 72, yards:


4,881 3. EDWOOD GLEN

1601 E. 600 North West Lafayette 765-463-1100 Men’s par: 70, yards: 6,135 Women’s par: 75, yards: 5,642 4. LAFAYETTE COUNTRY CLUB (PRIVATE)

1500 S. Ninth St.

Lafayette 765-474-3461 www.lafayettecountry Men’s par: 36, yards: 2,992 Women’s par: 37, yards: 2,774 5. BATTLE GROUND GOLF CLUB

5505 Pretty Prairie Road Battle Ground See GOLF, Page 55

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Women’s par: 73, yards: 5,170

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765-567-2178 www.golfbattleground. com Course closed to public on Thursdays Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,494 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,245

11. Bachelor Runn Golf Club 625 N. Indiana 75 Flora 574-967-3987 Par: 36, yards: 3,300


3224 U.S. 52 West West Lafayette 463-2332 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,256 Women’s par: 73, yards: 5,219 7. LAFAYETTE MUNICIPAL

800 Golfview Road Lafayette 765-807-1130 golf/ Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,355 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,190


8525 Division Road West Lafayette 765-497-7888 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,899 Women’s par: 72, yards: 4,947


402 W. Fourth St. Fowler 765-884-1864 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,461 Women’s par: 74, yards: 5,594 10. OAK GROVE COUNTRY CLUB

609 S. Crown St., Indiana 55 South Oxford 765-385-2713 Men’s par: 71, yards: 6,028


411 E. Howard St. Delphi 765-564-2155 Par: 36, yards: 3,067


8291 Indiana 421 Yeoman 574-965-2182 Par: 27, yards: 1,300


351 N. Plank St. Rossville 765-379-3533 www.angelhillgolfcourse. com Men’s par: 71, yards: 6,138 Women’s par: 71, yards: 4,885


775 N. 700 West Frankfort 765-296-2595 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,394 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,229


100 Country Club Drive Frankfort 765-659-1324 Men’s par: 71, yards: 6,100 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,088


413 E. New St. Attica 765-762-1135

Journal & Courier / Community Connections 2012 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,398 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,223 18. RIVERCREST

14 Clubhouse Drive Covington 765-793-7888 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,346 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,415


5385 S. 1080 West Rensselaer 219-866-7729 www.curtiscreekcountry Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,526 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,040


3272 W. Country Club Road Crawfordsville 765-362-2353 Men’s par: 70, yards: 6,188 Women’s par: 70, yards: 5,056


1000 E. South Blvd. Crawfordsville 765-364-5171 Men’s par: 71, yards: 6,610 Women’s par: 71, yards: 5,192


3965 N. 625 East Crawfordsville 765-794-4444 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,410 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,113


7951 E. Indiana 47

Waveland 765-435-2048 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,650 Women’s par: 72, yards: 4,970


3705 E. Indiana 16 Brook 219- 275-7771 www.hazeldencountry Men’s par: 70, yards: 5,935 Women’s par: 70, yards: 4,845


1969 Northwest Shafer Drive Monticello 574-583-7733 Par: 27, yards: 1,121


5310 Norway Road Monticello 574-583-3339 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,625 Women’s par: 72, yards: 5,503


North Shafer Drive Monticello 574-583-9977 Men’s par: 72, yards: 6,728 Women’s par: 73, yards: 5,621


20 Cedar Island Drive Logansport 574-722-1110 Men’s par: 71, yards: 6,048 Women’s par: 72, yards: 4,831


Dive in at region’s pools TROPICANOE COVE

Address: Columbian Park, at Main and Scott streets, Lafayette Features: A leisure pool, an interactive water playground, a wet and dry sand playground, the Banana Peel tube slide, sand volleyball and an inner tube ride Hours and admission: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8 p.m. on Wednesdays). Open Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Admission: shorter than 48 inches, $4.50 weekdays and $6 weekends/holidays; taller than 48 inches, $5.50 weekdays and $7 weekends/holidays. Children 2 and younger admitted free. Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. is Family Night, and admission is $2 shorter than 48 inches and $3 taller than 48 inches. Admission can be paid with credit cards. Contact: For more information, call 765-807-1531 (in-season) or 765-807-1500 (off-season). Or visit division.php?fDD=28121. CASTAWAY BAY

Address: Armstrong Park, 601 Beck Lane, Lafayette Features: Beach-like entry, water basketball and volleyball and a bubble bench Hours and admission: Open daily between Jun. 3 and Aug. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. (8 p.m. on Tuesdays). Admission is $3.50 for ages 3-17 and $4 for ages 18 and older. There is $1 off all admissions after 4 p.m. Children 2 and younger are admitted free, and admission on Family Nights (Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m.) is $2. Contact: For more information, call 765-807-1500. Or visit

Cole Jenkins goes down a water slide at Tropicanoe Cove, in Lafayette, on July 31, 2011. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER

division.php?fDD=28-92. VINTON POOL

Address: 3111 Prairie Lane, Lafayette Features: A beach-like entrance, double water slide and playful water geysers Hours and admission: Open daily from noon to 6 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Admission is $3 for youths and adults, and children age 2 and younger are free. Admission is $1.50 every day after 4 p.m. for adults and youths, except on Family Nights, which are Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m, when admission is $1.25. Contact: For more information, call 765-807-0035 (in-season) or 765-807-1500 (off-season). Or visit YMCA POOL

Address: 1950 S. 18th St., Lafayette Hours and admission: The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Saturday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. However, classes are scheduled during some of those times; call for a schedule of events. Day passes available to nonmembers. Contact: For more information, call 765-474-3448, email or visit programs/ default.aspx?programId=1 WEST LAFAYETTE POOL

Address: At Salisbury and Kingston Drive, behind Happy Hollow Elementary School, West Lafayette Hours and admission: noon to 12:50 p.m., adult lap swim; 1 to 4:50 p.m., public swim; 5 to 5:50 p.m., adult lap swim; 6 to 7:50 p.m., public swim. Admission: 16 and older, $3.50; ages 5 to 15, $3; free for 4 and younger; adult lap swim is $3. When the pool is open, an OPEN flag will fly near the tennis courts. Hours are subject to change due to weather and low attendance.

Contact: For more information, call 765-775-5129 or visit division.php?fDD=8-139 FAITH COMMUNITY

Address: 5572 Mercy Way, Lafayette Hours and admission: Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed on Sundays. Membership rates available, day pass rates are $5 for adults, $3 for children 17 and younger. Free family swim nights Friday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Children younger than 14 are not allowed in the pool area without an accompanying parent or supervising adult present. Children (regardless of age) are not allowed in the opposite sex locker room, but a family changing facility is available on request. Contact: Call 765-4494600 or visit about_the_center/indoor_pool/.

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WSHP 95.7 FM (THE ROCKET) DJ Kyle Spencer, left, signals Walter Jones to start the newscast at WJEF-FM at Jefferson High School. FILE PHOTO/JOURNAL & COURIER JUST KIDDING

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WIBC 93.1 FM, 1070 AM

» Lafayette » classic rock »

WMRS 107.7 FM

» Monticello » Adult contemporary »

WSHW 99.7 FM (SHINE 99)

» Frankfort » Light rock »

WTGO 97.7 FM

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WWCC 97.3

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WIBN 98.1 FM

WXXB 102.9 FM

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The Community Connections print edition has been revamped to make it more useful to newcomers in our community. Nonprofit organizations will now be listed at, the most comprehensive database of these organizations available anywhere. To be included in the online database, which is offered at no cost to you or your organization, follow the directions below. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Please type or print neatly. 2. Submit only one form for each organization. Talk to your colleagues to avoid sending duplicate forms. Listings are provided to nonprofit entities, social and hobby clubs, churches and professional/career organizations. 3. Please limit the organization description to 30 words or fewer. Those above the word limit may be edited to conform to space limitations. 4. Deadline is July 1, 2013.

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