Fire Officials Warn Residents Of Bogus Solicitation Calls

Fire Department

Martinsville firefighters not seeking donations for coloring books Martinsville Fire Department officials want residents who may receive calls asking for money to know firefighters are not seeking donations for fire prevention coloring books. According to Deputy Fire Chief Charlie Fraker, Fire Department personnel have not been and are not currently soliciting funds. “All of our fire prevention materials are purchased …

Residents Encouraged To Apply For Martinsville’S First Citizens Police Academy

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Inaugural class limited to 12 As a part of their ongoing effort to strengthen the partnership between community members and the police force, Martinsville Police invite interested residents to apply for the Department’s first Citizens Police Academy, set to begin October 19. The application can be found at: http://www.mediafire.com/do…/4461i2di6r1ilol/application.pdf The submission deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7 in …

Fire Equipment On Display, Giveaways During Customer Appreciation Night October 6

Fire Department

Martinsville firefighters will have fire trucks on display, demonstrate fire drills in their fire safety house and give away popcorn and toy helmets during Thursday’s Customer Appreciation Night at the old firehouse at 59 South Jefferson Street. According to Fire Chief Terry Anderson, the Fire Department’s activities in the 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. event are being moved from fire headquarters …

Mayor’S Meet And Greet Set For October 9

Mayor's Office

Mayor Shannon Kohl will host a Mayor’s Meet and Greet event for the community on Sunday, October 9 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Martinsville High School cafeteria. “After the Fall Foliage parade I’m looking forward to hosting this first meet and greet of my administration and hope everyone will join us for apple cider, cookies and conversation this …

Operation Sheepdog, Saturated Patrols Net 15 Arrests

Police Department

Thanks to Martinsville Police Department’s Operation Sheepdog drug sting combined with saturated weekend patrols, 15 drug, alcohol and warrant-related arrests have been made this week. According to Police Chief Matt Long, this number of arrests takes a significant number of criminals off of Martinsville’s streets. “Through the hard work of those involved in our Operation Sheepdog sting and the dedicated …

Bulk Trash Collection This Week

Public Works Department

Regular trash collection on Columbus Day holiday This week is Bulk Trash Week when Street Department crews collect bulk trash items on residents’ regular trash collection day. For those who have not taken advantage of this free service, items such as furniture, box springs and mattresses can be placed curbside for collection. No electronics, appliances or building material will be …

Murphy Receives Prestigious Dare Mentor Award

Police Department

Veteran police officer certified in DARE K-7 program Participating in a DARE certification program in Jefferson City, Missouri this month, Police Sergeant Ken Murphy was awarded the DARE Mentor Award, an honor voted on by mentors who taught the course. Murphy, who graduated from the class September 23, having worked 14-16 hours a day six days a week for two …

Next Martinsville Beautification Week September 26 – 30

Mayor's Office

Martinsville, Ind. – September 23, 2016 – With the goal of sprucing up the route for the upcoming Fall Foliage Festival parade Sunday, October 9, the next Martinsville Beautification Week is September 26 – 30 with clean up of Washington, Main and Columbus Streets planned. Volunteers are asked to meet at City Hall at 59 South Jefferson Street on as …

Water Utility Flushing Fire Hydrants Beginning This Week

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Beginning today, Monday, September 19, Water Utility staff will flush fire hydrants and continue doing so through Monday October 10, with flushing from 7:00 a .m. – 3:30 p.m. on the dates listed below. WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 – 23 Monday, September 19 1500 Blue Bluff Road to 59 East Blaine Street; entire area of Main Street; East Poston Road; …

Martinsville Tornado Siren Testing Wednesday

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Martinsville tornado sirens will be tested on Wednesday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. as long as there is no threatening weather that morning. Should there be threatening weather conditions, the test will be done on Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. Residents are reminded the tornado siren system is intended to alert people who are outside about severe/threatening weather. Martinsville …