Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

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Citizens Academy to include self-defense

The Evansville Police Department is adding an evening of defensive tactics to the 10-week spring session of its Citizens Academy scheduled for March 18 to May 20.

Evansville Police Sgt. Loren Martin, director of the department's police academy, will give a presentation about the academy. That session will be held in the academy, which is located in the C. K. Newsome Community Center. Martin, who is a certified defensive tactics instructor, will also demonstrate some hands-on self-defense moves.

The spring Citizens Academy will also retain a roundtable discussion on graduation night with County Prosecutor Nick Hermann and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

The Citizens Academy, which is offered free, has been developed to give members of the community an inside look at the various units of the police department and to create a better understanding and communication between citizens and police.

The academy will meet 6-9 p.m. on 10 successive Tuesday nights. Most sessions will meet at the police department at the Civic Center in Downtown Evansville. Those attending will see a K-9 demonstration and learn about the department's hostage negotiations and SWAT teams and its sex crimes, domestic violence, narcotics and criminal investigation units. An optional ride-along with a patrol officer will also be offered.

To register, contact Debbie Baird at the police department, 15 N. W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 812-436-4948 or


Trails Coalition adds 7 to board of directors

The Evansville-area Trails Coalition has expanded its board of directors with seven new members. They are: Patty Balbach of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center; A. C. Braun of Skanska, Inc.; Barb Dykstra of the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana; Dan

Engelbrecht of Hafer Associates; Don Jones of the University of Evansville; Anne Statham of the University of Southern Indiana; and Matt Wagner of Matt Wagner Design.

The nonprofit Evansville-area Trails Coalition is a catalyst for active transportation and recreation, working for a walkable, bikable community.


Archie & Clyde's to serve up donation to Castle fund

Archie & Clyde's restaurant, 8309 Bell Oaks Drive, will donate a portion of all food and soft drink sales on Tuesday, to the Castle High School Senior Scholarship Fund (formerly Dollars for Scholars). …

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