Week in Review
We are officially in spooky month, so get ready to pull your skeletons out of their closets and let the bats out of your belfries as we crawl creepily closer to Halloween. Here’s a recap of some of the most memorable stories of the last week here in our beautiful Montgomery County!
LILLY ENDOWMENT INC. has awarded an $8.5 million grant to Wabash College to support programming for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion (Wabash Center) through 2025.
Established in 1996, the Wabash Center is committed to enhancing teaching in theology and religion in North American theological schools, colleges, and universities. Through workshops in Crawfordsville, webinars and other online seminars, resource creation and curation, and a re-granting program, the Wabash Center offers faculty in higher education a space for conversation about critically reflective and socially responsive teaching in the fields of theology and religion.
NEWLY RELEASED RESULTS for the 2020 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) shows Franciscan ACO (Accountable Care Organization) setting the pace for success among its local competitors. In 2020, Franciscan ACO achieved a quality score of 100% and saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services $26.6 million dollars, earning Franciscan ACO $13.3 million in shared savings.
As a participant in the MSSP, Franciscan ACO is responsible for the total cost and quality of care for over 51,000 patients. Franciscan partners with physician groups, hospitals, and other advance practice providers to provide highly coordinated, quality care to patients.
MORE THAN 1,600 COATS, donated by The Salvation Army of Central Indiana Territory, arrived today at Camp Atterbury as part of the major statewide effort to provide warm clothing and other essentials to Afghan evacuees.
Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard collected and delivered the donation of coats from the Kessler-Moore Readiness Center, one of nine National Guard armories designated as collection sites for donations to Operation Allies Welcome. Several thousand evacuees remain housed temporarily at Camp Atterbury in Johnson County. Nearly 48 percent of the evacuees are children under age 14.
LEBANON FIRE DEPARTMENT was dispatched to 1902 Indianapolis Ave. in Lebanon on report of a commercial building fire. Lebanon Fire crews arrived on scene at 2:01 a.m. with an ambulance from Boone County EMS. The ambulance crew was directed by law enforcement to a patient identified as an employee of the fuel station, suffering from burns. The patient was immediately treated and transported emergent to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital for treatment. Lebanon Fire crews reported fire on the exterior of the main structure with propane tanks burning in the parking lot upon their arrival. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire and it was marked under control by command at 2:10 a.m. Overhaul efforts were performed by Lebanon and Whitestown Fire crews to ensure the fire was out.
The Lebanon Fire and Police Departments have concluded their investigation into the cause of the early morning fire at 1902 Indianapolis Ave (BP Fuel Station). The investigation determined that the fire was intentionally set by Karmbir Singh, an employee of the BP Fuel Station. After viewing video evidence, investigators were clearly able to observe Mr. Singh soaking several items in gasoline, and those items were later discovered to have been used to start the fire. Mr. Singh was the only individual present at the time of the fire. Investigators were unable to interview Mr. Singh immediately following the incident due to the severity of his injuries. Mr. Singh succumbed to his injuries that next Sunday morning.