LSC board names 3 possible candidates to fill vacancy
Plus, more … including a note about that Candidate Q&A Season ‘spam’ in your inbox yesterday.
Thanks today for sponsorship help from Lafayette Master Chorale, which joins Purdue University Choir for “Considering Matthew Shepard” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in West Lafayette. The three-part oratorio honors the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student beaten and killed in a 1998 murder deemed a hate crime. For tickets, click the image below or go to: lafayettemasterchorale.org. Ahead of the concert, join a panel discussion: ”Hate Crimes: 25 Years After Matthew Shepard’s Death, What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, First United Methodist Church, 1700 Mitch Daniels Blvd., West Lafayette. The panel will include: The Rev. Duane Carlisle, First United Methodist Church; the Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke, Chapel of the Good Shepherd/Lafayette Master Chorale; Beth McCuskey, Purdue vice provost for Student Life; Christopher Munt, senior director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Purdue; James Shelton, Purdue University Choir; Dennis Shepard, father of Matthew Shepard; and moderator Jeff Smith of WLFI-TV 18.
(NOT) COMING SOON TO WEST LAFAYETTE: Here’s where I was Wednesday night, which turned out to be a long, rough one for the Airbnb investors in West Lafayette. Look for a more complete story in Friday’s edition, as residents fended off not one, not two, but three short-term rental proposals on the West Side.
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT THAT ‘SPAM’ YESTERDAY: I had several readers warn me about a load of spam barraging inboxes in the name of Based in Lafayette around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. I apologize for so much, so fast. But that was all legit, here in Candidate Q&A Season. (Substack is great, but the newsletter format doesn’t always make it easy at times like these.) Wednesday’s haul included Q&As with West Lafayette City Council candidates – whether opposed or unopposed – along with the maps and tools to figure out which of those candidates will be on your ballot. Look for a similar offloading of Q&As for the Lafayette side in the coming days. Same goes with extended, one-on-one interviews with candidates for mayor in Lafayette and West Lafayette ahead of the Nov. 7 municipal elections.
Those Q&As and other election interviews/previews/assorted content will be available for free, regardless of your subscription status. Go to: basedinlafayette.com.
LSC BOARD SELECTS THREE FINALISTS FOR OPENING: The Lafayette School Corp. board used a closed-door executive session Monday night to narrow the field of nominations to replace Brian Wagner, who stepped down from the school board Oct. 4 because he was moving from the district. Wagner’s four-year term runs through 2024.
Three candidates – including a former school board member – are listed for interviews by the board during a special meeting starting at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Hiatt Administration Center, 2300 Cason St., according to an agenda posted Wednesday.