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Meredith Hackler

Meredith Hackler is the 5 and 6 P.M. anchor at WLFI.

Title: Anchor and Reporter

Meredith Hackler is the 5 and 6 P.M. anchor at WLFI. She joined the team in August of 2019. Before taking on the role of evening anchor here in Lafayette, Meredith worked in Minneapolis at a cable station as a Multimedia Journalist and reporter. Before that, Meredith was an anchor reporter in central Illinois at WAND, where she was born and raised.

Meredith is very passionate about journalism. She is honored to have the opportunity to tell stories that impact the community. She loves having the privilege of being a voice for the voiceless and sharing stories that help create change. Some of Meredith’s most memorable reports include a two-part special on charter schools and a long-form piece on ADA developments in Minnesota.

Meredith is extremely outgoing and loves meeting new people. When Meredith isn’t working she enjoys hitting the gym and going on long walks with her yellow Labrador Daphne. Meredith and Daphne also spend a lot of time at the Shamrock Dog Park. If you see Meredith in public don’t be shy! If you have a story idea for Meredith send it her way.

Recent Posts by Meredith Hackler

Local Representative Targeting misuse of pesticides advances

State Representative Don Lehe's bill would increase the fines paid by people who misuse pesticides. Indiana's fines are much lower then surrounding state. Experts say the increase in fines is much needed.

Warren County School District Looking to Build New Elementary School in Pine Village

The Metropolitan School District of Warren County is in the early planning stages of building a new elementary school in Pine Village. If the new school is built, it's likely the gym would be replaced with a newer facility.

Local Teachers React to State of the State Address

Governor Eric Holcomb announced in his State of the State Address that he won't be taking immediate action in addressing teacher pay. Teachers say they appreciate the governor's recommendation, but they are looking for solutions, not suggestions.

Flu related deaths higher this year than last in Indiana

There have been 22 flu-related deaths in Indiana so far this year, last year during this time there were only four. Health experts believe the increased number of deaths has to do with the type of Influenza that is circulating.

A Denomination Divided, The United Methodist Church Could Seperate

The denomination is divided over whether to strengthen a ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy members. One local Methodist pastor said this potential split has been a long time coming.

Benton County is now one step closer to having broadband internet

Benton County will be the beneficiary of a three million dollars grant that was awarded to Mainstream Fiber Networks. The money will be used to add around 120 miles of fiber networks that will expand broadband in the rural area.

Brethren’s Home Property Being Demolished in Flora

The town received a grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs that allows them to tear down blighted properties. The Brethren’s Home used to be a nursing home but has been vacant since the early 2000s.

MCL will close at the end of January and be replaced by a new restaurant

The Development Director of West Lafayette couldn't give specifics about what restaurant will be taking MCL's place, he did say it's something the community is familiar with.

Brook McCain is Delphi's new police chief

McCain has been with the Delphi Police Department since 1990. He took over as police chief on Wednesday. Former Delphi Police Chief Steve Mullin resigned for a different position.

The town of Flora has created a new way for locals to recycle

People in Flora will now be able to drop their recycling off at recycling bins located at the town utility shop.

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