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Meet the author of “Impish: the Christmas Elf”

Meet the author of “Impish: the Christmas Elf”

Meet the author of “Impish: the Christmas Elf”

It all started with her passion for the Christmas season, and now Author Amanda Hauser is introducing us to her creation and decade-long relationship with, “Impish: The Christmas Elf.”

About the creation of “Impish: The Christmas Elf.”

Impish: The Christmas Elf is the newest children’s book to hit shelves that tells a story of a gift-wrapping elf who develops a ploy to make Christmas gift giving even more fun for good boys and girls.

The Christmas tale encompasses a whimsical story and engaging, easily replicated holiday tradition.

This Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Amanda is celebrating the launch of her book with a holiday-themed book launch at Grand Park Events Center.

Central Indiana Families can enjoy complimentary cookies, cocoa, a visit from Santa and readings from the author every half hour.

In partnership with the Westfield Youth Assistance Program, Impish will be collecting new board games at the door to support underprivileged youth at Christmas time.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.