Lt. Boyer (left) works with his clerk, PFC Spragg, in the communications section tent at Nadzab, New Guinea. In the spring of 1944, Nadzab boasted of being the largest air base in the world.
SHERIDAN - The war against Japan, as an air force officer from the Hills Community in Sugar Creek Township saw it - in an unauthorized wartime diary - will be featured at the upcoming Holiday Author Fair held by the Indiana Historical Society.
In Rocky Boyer's War, his son Allen Boyer offers a wry, keen-eyed, disgruntled history of the air war in the Pacific - drawing on Rocky's unauthorized diary.
Roscoe "Rocky" Boyer was born in March 1919, in Sugar Creek Township, north of Pickard. In high school, he played basketball, raised show calves, and picked prize corn ears for seed-company contests.
The City of Noblesville, Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Noblesville Main Street, Nickel Plate Arts and Hamilton County, are finalizing plans for the upcoming holiday activities - with several new twists - and would like to invite the public to attend.
Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville's Club Kids are on a mission to support community food pantries this holiday season by "Stuffing Da Bus" with needed goods.
Members of BGCN's Torch and Keystone Clubs are asking businesses and organizations for their support to help out the Noblesville Township Trustees Office and Angels Attic in Arcadia during their busiest seasons. Club members want to make the process as easy as possible so options are available.
My eighty-four-year old mom moved from her home into assisted living. We needed help with the expenses involved in her daily care. Since my father served in the Army for many decades, we investigated Aid and Assistance benefits. Over and over, we had to supply various pieces of paperwork that we had already sent. Our records were misplaced within the Veteran Assistance systems. Paperwork bounced back and forth between several cities, and finally we turned to Senator Todd Young's office for hope.
As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am deeply concerned that my hard-earned benefits will be cut to offset proposed tax policy changes. I ask my representative and senators to oppose such cuts to the federal community.
I believe the second amendment needs to be evaluated not replaced. At the time the second amendment was authored our country was 90 percent wilderness, the most sophisticated weapon was a single shot muzzleloader. This was a smooth-barreled weapon, no rifling, that you could not hit anything with at a distance of 20 yards. We also thought the British might return.
I guess as a voter and taxpayer I should not be surprised by this proposed fairy tale called a 2018 budget as was introduced recently on 1st reading to the city council.
Am I the only concerned taxpayer who has many questions regarding the "Shell" game being offered as a budget for Noblesville in 2018? The discussion in the October 13th Reporter presented by the hired Controller Spalding / city employee and mayor designate was not acceptable.
The Westfield Lady Rocks basketball team continued its winning streak on Saturday morning with a 70-38 win over Kokomo at home. The home team outscored its opponent 17-11 in the first quarter to take a lead it would never relent.
"Poverty is not an accident." This tweet from @Pontifex, Pope Francis, jolted me to my core when I read it a day or so ago. So, if it is not an accident, what is it? The gist of his meaning is that poverty is not something that happens by coincidence. He continues in his thought, "It has causes that must be recognized and removed for the good of so many brothers and sisters."
Saturday, November 18, 2017
November 16, 2017 10:03
I have something new to be thankful for this Thanksgiving - well, technically I have two new someBODIES to be thankful for.
Last month, I visited a friend I hadn't seen in several years who just happens to volunteer at an animal shelter.
I was still mourning my cat, Chloe, and had absolutely NO intention of adopting anybody yet, but my friend wanted me to see her shelter's new building and I agreed, thinking it might be a way of starting - just starting, mind you - to get myself psyched to go looking for a new furry companion.