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Westfield man indicted for receipt of child pornography
HAMMOND - A Westfield man has been charged, in a federal indictment, of receiving child pornography.

A federal grand jury, sitting in Hammond, returned the indictment against William Moit, 70, who was formerly a resident of Rensselaer, but now resides in Westfield.

Moit was convicted in Jasper County, in 2000 for possessing child pornography and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Trip around the world at BBQ
Visitors to the Hamilton County 4-H fair might find themselves a bit lost if they wandered over to the Chicken Barbeque taking place on the Northeast Lawn of the Exhibition Center. Spectators were transported all over the world by the eclectic flavors and smells thought up by innovative 4-Hers in the barbeque competition.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Morris seeks senate seat
Noblesville resident and business professional, Joe Morris, has announced his intention to run in the Republican caucus to replace the retiring Sen. Luke Kenley in State Senate District 20.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Beaver announces candidacy for Senate District 20
Brad Beaver, who is currently serving on the Hamilton County Council, has announced that he will run for the Senate seat replacing the retiring Luke Kenley.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Cicero American Legion and VFW to dedicate Veterans' Memorial Wall
CICERO - The American Legion, Department of Indiana James Evans Post 341 in Cicero, has scheduled a ribbon-cutting, dedication ceremony 11 a.m. Saturday for its newly constructed Veterans Memorial Wall at the entrance of Red Bridge Park in Cicero.
Friday, July 21, 2017
AT&T awards $5,000 to HSHC for Survivor Program
AT&T Indiana has awarded $5,000 to the Humane Society for Hamilton County for its Survivor Program, which funds life-saving medical treatment or emergency care to animals in need.

Through the Survivor Program, the Humane Society is able to treat animals who require special medical or surgical care to survive.

Friday, July 21, 2017
Tower of London tops at fair
One of London, England's most iconic landmarks, the 1894 Tower Bridge, has made its way to Noblesville in the form of a Lego replica presented at this year's Hamilton County 4-H fair by 14-year-old Keaton Landon.

Landon, of the 4-H group the Sheridan Ag, won Grand Champion for his creation in the intermediate construction sets, a subcategory in crafts, marking his first win in six years of 4-H.

Friday, July 21, 2017
Llamas maneuver obstacle course
Timmy the llama is entering his third year as competitive show llama in the Hamilton County 4-H fair. This year he is paired with Brooke Miller, 10, Bailey Freese, 13, and Maggie Hooper, 15, who have been training him vigorously all year to achieve the razor-sharp precision needed to best the llama competition.
Friday, July 21, 2017
'Anne of Green Gables' stars local youth
WESTFIELD -- When "Anne of Green Gables" was announced as a youth production at Westfield Playhouse, the fame of the story itself attracted many new actors to audition.

Maybe that's due to the popularity of the new Netflix series, "Anne with an E."

But listen up. Play director Veronique Duprey says the Playhouse's adaptation by Michelle R. Davis stays much closer to the original novel than Netflix's series.

Friday, July 21, 2017
'Bye, Bye Birdie'
Zoe McHenry, Bryce Kline, and Blakely Zebrauskas will portray the MacAfee Family in Stone Soup Children's Theatre production of "Bye, Bye Birdie" this weekend at Noblesville High School. Show times are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Noblesville High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door. For information, visit http://thedancinplace.net/Stone-Soup


Friday, July 21, 2017
WWS Names CFO and Principal for Maple Glen
WESTFIELD - Brian Tomamichel has been named Chief Financial Officer for Westfield Washington Schools, and Mary Beth Riley has been named Principal of Maple Glen Elementary School.

Westfield Washington Schools, one of Indiana's fastest growing school districts, has announced two additions to its team.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Great American Songbook Foundation named GRAMMY Museum® Cultural Affiliate
CARMEL - Joining an elite group of institutions worldwide, the Great American Songbook Foundation at the Center for the Performing Arts has been named a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum®.

As a Cultural Affiliate, the Songbook Foundation will have access to GRAMMY Museum exhibitions, educational initiatives, research programs, internship opportunities, technical support, collaborative promotion and more.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Random Act of Flowers
Random Acts of Flowers and Carmel-based Determine Incorporated teamed up to put a smile on the faces of assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing residents by bringing them free flowers. Residents of The Plaza at The Barrington of Carmel, the senior living community's health care neighborhood, were the recipients of this thoughtful treat.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Westfield Middle School caught up in ISTEP mistake
WESTFIELD - Thirty-four Westfield Middle School students have had their ISTEP + math scores invalidated because of a mistake caused by the test administrator.

The school's appeals were denied by the Indiana Department of Education. IDE order the school to score the tests "undetermined."

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Ruff Ride to benefit HSHC
Get your motors running to support the Humane Society for Hamilton County. Join the Ruff Ride for fun, food, drinks, and camaraderie, with a special concert by the Turnipseeds.

The ride is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 29, at Harley Davidson of Indianapolis, 4146 E. 96th St.

Harley Davidson of Indianapolis

Thursday, July 20, 2017
NPD swears in four new officers
The Noblesville Police Department swore in four new officers Tuesday.

The newly sworn officers are Stephen Forner, Matthew Lohrey, Brent Cunningham and Eric Ditzler. Chief Kevin Jowitt officiated the ceremony.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
AT&T awards $5,000 to HSHC for Survivor Program
AT&T Indiana has awarded $5,000 to the Humane Society for Hamilton County for its Survivor Program, which funds life-saving medical treatment or emergency care to animals in need.

Through the Survivor Program, the Humane Society is able to treat animals who require special medical or surgical care to survive.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
BGCN schedules second annual Cornhole Tournament
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville will play host to its second annual Cornhole Tournament, Aug. 11.

Check-in will begin at noon with the first round of play starting at 1 p.m. at Forest Park located at Ind. 19 and Forest Park Drive.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Bon voyage, Clemence Lekouma!
SHERIDAN - When you were 15 years old, would your parents have let you move to France for a year to live with a bunch of strangers and go to school there? If you are like most of us, probably not. But the reverse is what happened to us here in Sheridan this past year.

Let me fill you in on the details.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
NHS adds Workforce Development Coordinator
Noblesville Schools announces Noblesville's former Assistant Director of Economic Development Alaina Shonkwiler will be joining Noblesville High School as a workforce development coordinator.

The new role will enhance NHS's workforce development efforts, including its internship program.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sheriff's Office annual Fallen Officer Blood Drive Aug. 2
The annual Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Fallen Officer Blood Drive is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2, at the Sheriff's Office, 18100 Cumberland Rd, Noblesville.

The community is invited to honor fallen officers by giving blood at memorial blood drives throughout the summer months across the state of Indiana during the 11th annual Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Back to School BASH returns
Noblesville Schools and Noblesville Main Street will play host to a free community Back to School BASH to include athletics, art, music, community and school organizations, dunk tank, games, food and more.

The BASH is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 28, on the Courthouse Square, downtown Noblesville.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Iowa Pacific has high score among railroad proposals
The Hoosier Heritage Port Authority announced the Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC as its highest scored candidate in its RFP on control of the Nickle Plate Railroad.

The HHPA will now send its scoring recommendations to the owners of the railroad: Hamilton County and the towns of Noblesville and Fishers, who will have the final say in which, if any, group will operate the Nickel Plate in the future.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Culvert repair causes temporary closure of Boden Road
The City of Noblesville has temporarily closed Boden Road between 166th Street and Castle Pine Drive in the Blue Ridge Creek subdivision to make an emergency repair to a portion of the roadway.

A pothole was reported at the site and upon further inspection from the Noblesville Street Department, the issue was determined to be more severe than originally anticipated.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Head-on crash sends two to hospital
Two people were hospitalized as a result of injuries suffered in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Ind. 32 at Oakmont Drive.

Noblesville Police report an unidentified driver, and Wendy Brewer, 43, Noblesville, were both hospitalized at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, in critical condition.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
DivorceCare meeting times announced
"DivorceCare" is a helpful and encouraging 13-week seminar for people experiencing a separation or divorce. The sessions are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument Street, Noblesville, door 1. Participants may join anytime during our programs.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Temporary closure along 156th Street through tomorrow
There is a temporary road closure of 156th Street between Follow Drive and Runaway Lane due to damage from excessive water seeping into the road.

The Noblesville Street Department is in the process of repairing the issue and anticipate opening it back up by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Denied
A temporary restraining order, sought by the Indiana Transportation Museum against the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority, has been denied.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana turned away the request Thursday, saying ITM "has not made an adequate showing under applicable law that a temporary restraining order is warranted."

Monday, July 17, 2017
Fishers teen seriously injured on Geist Reservoir
An 18-year-old Fishers man was seriously injured in a tubing accident on Geist Reservoir Friday.

Alec Harris suffered deep lacerations, broken bones and torn tendons and ligaments to both feet. He was transported to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, for treatment.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Logansport mayor endorses ITM expansion, or move
LOGNASPORT - Logansport's mayor has agreed to support the relocation of the Indiana Transportation Museum and its assets to Cass County.

Mayor Dave Kitchell and ITM Board Chairman John McNichols signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday, in which Kitchell agrees to work with the museum board to find short-term placement for railroad assets before the end of 2017.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
4-H Fair slated for July 20-24
A myriad of 4-H contests, special events, and public activities - not to mention animals, displays and food are available for families to enjoy during the 4-H Fair's five-day run, July 20-24, at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Chloe Mills crowned 4-H Fair Queen
Chloe Mills, 18, of Arcadia, was announced the Queen of the Hamilton County 4-H Fair. Mills is a member of the Harey Hoppers, and recently graduated from Hamilton Heights.

This is the second year she has participated in the 4-H Queen Pageant, and in her 10 years in 4-H she has completed 37 projects.

For Mills 4-H was an opportunity to step out of her comfort zone and meet new people.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Teresa Marie Baker
Teresa Marie Baker, 55, of Fishers, passed away the early morning of Friday, July 14, 2017, at Riverview Health

She was born on April 17, 1962 to Charles and Mary Ann (Romano) O'Connor in New York, N.Y.

Friday, July 14, 2017
'Color Me Green' Fun Run set
Hamilton County residents can join the Hamilton County 4-H Program in its third annual one mile "Color Me Green" Fun Run in conjunction with the Hamilton County 4-H Fair July 20-24.

The public is encouraged to participate in the run 11 a.m. July 24, at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Extension Homemakers sponsor open food, craft show
The Hamilton County Extension Homemakers are sponsoring an open Food & Craft Show during the

2017 Hamilton County 4-H Fair at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street,

Noblesville.

Friday, July 14, 2017
County youth to showcase talent
Hamilton County youth can showcase their talent by signing up to participate in the Hamilton

County Talent Contest July 24, during the Hamilton County 4-H Fair.

The contest will be in the Exhibition Center Hall A at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville.

Friday, July 14, 2017
4-H fair to feature homemade ice cream contest
Bring the family recipe and join the fun at the Homemade Ice Cream Contest at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair, July 22.

The contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the east side of the Show Arena at the Hamilton

County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Pets on parade at 4-H Fair
Youth and their pets can explore their creativity by dressing in costumes to participate in the

Hamilton County 4-H Pet Parade 6 p.m. July 23, during the Hamilton County 4-H Fair.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Donate blood at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair
Fairgoers can give blood during their visit to the Hamilton County 4-H Fair 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. July

20-21.

The Indiana Blood Center's Mobile Unit will be located north of the Swine Barn, on the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville

Friday, July 14, 2017
Spartz vying for seat vacated by Luke Kenley
Victoria Spartz, 38 of Noblesville, has thrown her hat into the ring to replace State Sen. Luke Kenley, in District 20.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Storm troubles
Heavy rain Thursday caused more difficulties for Hamilton County. There is a lane closure for traffic wanting to go westbound through the intersection of 96th Street and College Drive until Hamilton County crews can repair a large sink hole there, which was caused by a county storm water pipe rupture.
Friday, July 14, 2017
State to spend $25.7 million on county roads and bridges
Indiana will spend more than $25 million in the next five years improving Hamilton County's roads and bridges.

The funds, earmarked from the state's "Next Level Roads" initiative, will resurface 33 miles of roads, and rehabilitate or replace 20 bridges.

Friday, July 14, 2017
ITM plans new location in Logansport
LOGANSPORT - The Mayor of Logansport and the Noblesville-based Indiana Transportation Museum will announce a memorandum of understanding to establish a northern-Indiana location for the Museum's trains, rolling stock and excursions, today.

The move would be an expansion of ITM, headquartered at Forest Park, not a relocation.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Westfield shuttle service begins this week
WESTFIELD - Downtown Westfield will be easier to get around beginning this week, when the Downtown Westfield Association launches its new shuttle service.

The shuttle service is a partnership between DWA, the city of Westfield and Moyer Fine Jewelers.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Library basement floods
Anyone who has ever had a house or basement flood will recognize the sour smell of wet carpet and standing water that has permeated the Noblesville public library.

The library's basement, housing the children's and teen's sections, flooded with the heavy rains Tuesday, and will be closed until the damages can be assessed by an insurance company and repair service.

No books or educational materials were damaged in the flood, though the extent of the physical damage to the property is still unknown.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Fishers encourages next-generation entrepreneurs with Biz Kids Day
FISHERS - The Fishers Farmers' Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings in Fishers' Nickel Plate District and tomorrow there are even more reasons to arrive early.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Sheridan Rotary installs new President
Out-going 2016-2017 Sheridan Rotary Club President Steve Martin hands the gavel off to in-coming 2017-2018 President Scott McCullough. Sheridan Rotary meets 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sheridan Public Library. For further information about the club and its programs, please call (317-758-5201) or visit Martin at the library.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Chaucie's Place appoints Nellie Moshier Volunteer and Event Coordinator
CARMEL - Nellie Moshier has been named Volunteer and Event Coordinator for Chaucie's Place.

Moshier holds a bachelor's degree Public Relations with a minor in Spanish from Purdue University.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation offers adventure fitness programming
CARMEL - Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) is offering several new fitness programs this summer. These programs are designed to give participants unique outlets to achieve their fitness goals.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Oelschlager Named Heights' Teacher of the Year
ARCADIA - Julie Oelschlager has been selected as its 2017 Teacher of the Year for the Hamilton Heights School Corporation.

Oelschlager will represent Hamilton Heights at the state Teacher of the Year competition in Indianapolis this fall.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
All county roads open
The Hamilton County Highway Department is reporting all county roads are open.

Several Hamilton County roads were closed, and others had high water standing, following several inches of rain drenched the area Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Scott named President and CEO of Aspire
Barbara Scott has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Aspire Indiana.

Scott assumed responsibilities on July 1, 2017 and succeeds Rich DeHaven, who has retired.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Paws for a Cause 5K run to benefit HSFHC
The Humane Society for Hamilton County and Tito's Handmade Vodka have partnered together to sponsor the Indiana inaugural Paws for a Cause 5K Run 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society for Hamilton County and its no-kill mission. Tito's Vodka is including a special bonus by generously matching proceeds raised up to $2,500.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Roadway Travel Advisory
Due to heavy rain, the Hamilton County Highway Department is urging all drivers to use extreme caution on all roadways.

County roadways are experiencing high water in several areas. Highway crews will be out placing "High Water" signs and barricades in areas where there are hazards.

As a reminder, motorists should never drive into flood water. Turn around and go another way if high water areas are encountered.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Noblesville teacher named national finalist
Noblesville High School math teacher David Ferris has been named a 2016-17 Indiana state finalist for the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Ferris is one of only four math teachers in the state selected for the honor.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Westfield recognized as one of Indiana's safest cities
WESTFIELD - Westfield has been recognized as one of Indiana's safest cities by SafeWise for the third year in a row.

"Westfield's public safety officials are some of the most dedicated people I have the honor of working alongside," Mayor Andy Cook said.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
NHS earns 2017 Conexus Indiana Hire Tech Legacy Award
Conexus Indiana, the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) initiative, has recognized Noblesville High School with the 2017 Conexus Indiana Hire Tech Legacy Award for its successful growth strategy for the innovative Hire Tech high school curriculum.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
GriefShare seminar set for August
GriefShare, a 14-week seminar focusing on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one, is scheduled to begin Aug. 10, at Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument St. The sessions open to the community.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Carmel proposes $76 million in new projects
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
HHPA decision causes confusion
The Hoosier Heritage Port Authority passed a motion to accept a fifth submission for operating rights of the Nickel Plate Railroad at a meeting Tuesday.

The newest submission from Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC, a Chicago-based railway company, was received late due to alleged clerical errors at the courthouse.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
ITM files for restraining order against HHPA
The Indiana Transporation Museum has filed for a temporary restraining order, enjoining the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority from announcing its decision on an operator for the Nickel Plate Railroad.

In a press release issued Monday, ITM said it took the action to "prevent the Authority from committing several acts that could irreparably damage the Museum, the Nickel Plate tracks and the Museum's historical assets and artifacts."
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Wiles announces candidacy for Indiana Senate District 20
Noblesville Common Council President Megan G. Wiles announced her intention to run in the Republican caucus to replace Senator Luke Kenley in State Senate District 20.

"Hamilton County has been very fortunate to have Sen. Kenley's leadership at the Statehouse for many years," Wiles said. "After careful consideration and discussions with my family and several community leaders, I have decided to run for the Indiana District 20 Senate seat."

Monday, July 10, 2017
Alliance supports preserving rail
The Noblesville Preservation Alliance is throwing its support behind maintaining the Nickel Plate Railroad, ahead of a meeting of the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority, at which proposals to operate the railroad may be considered.
Monday, July 10, 2017
'Dancin' in the street'
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear (second from left) dances on stage with Bryan Bishop (left) and the The Bishops band during the Noblesville Street Dance on Saturday, sponsored by Noblesville Main Street, on the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville. More than 10,000 people annually attend the dance, which features kids games, live music, local food, beer garden, and movie at dusk.


Monday, July 10, 2017
Nickel Plate proposals on HHPA agenda
The Hoosier Heritage Port Authority may discuss four proposals to operate the Nickel Plate Railroad during a meeting 7 p.m. Monday.

The board's agenda lists "RFP for Operator" under old business. Rhonda Klopfenstein, executive director, said the proposals have been scored, but doesn't know what action might be taken at the meeting.

According to the Request for Proposal document, a review and scoring of the proposals was scheduled to be completed by July 1.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Carrigan Road closed
Due to weather related damages Carrigan Road, between Schulley Road and Little Chicago, will be closed.

Please seek alternate routes and avoid this area.

Friday, July 7, 2017
Officials react to Kenley's retirement
Hamilton County leaders and government officials are reacting to Indiana State Sen. Luke Kenley's retirement. He announced Wednesday that he will be retiring from State Senate after 25 years of serving Indiana residents.

Since 1992, Kenley has represented District 20, currently housed in Hamilton County. During his tenure, he has represented citizens of Grant, Howard, Madison and Tipton counties. Before becoming a State Senator, Kenley served as a Noblesville city court judge for 15 years.

Friday, July 7, 2017
County cops riding to honor fallen
Hamilton County is represented again in this year's Cops Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride around Indiana, beginning Monday.

Eleven riders from Hamilton County are joining the event.

Friday, July 7, 2017
All-County Leadership Luncheon features national speaker
FISHERS - Want to change the world? Start with your cities

The sixth annual All-County Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by the four chambers of commerce in Hamilton County, will explore how cities and regions are the change makers who are making progress happen. The event will be held at FORUM Conference Center in Fishers Wednesday.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Jazz on the Courthouse lawn returns Friday
The Noblesville Main Street Music and All That Jazz series returns to the courthouse lawn Friday featuring the Mudsock Jazz Combo.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Phi Kappa Sigma relocates headquarters to Carmel
CARMEL - Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity has announced it will relocate its national headquarters from Chester Springs, Pa. to Carmel, effective in August.

The Phi Kappa Sigma Board of Directors selected Carmel after a comprehensive two-year review of multiple markets nationwide - including Richmond, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville and Dallas.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Arts Crawl returns to Fishers' Nickel Plate District
FISHERS - Art, culture and entertainment will collide in the Nickel Plate District July 14th with the return of the Arts Crawl.

Sponsored in partnership with the Fishers Arts Council and Nickel Plate District Business Council, the event offers a self-guided tour throughout the Nickel Plate District.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Kenley to retire from Indiana Senate
Saying its been coming for sometime, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) announced that he will retire from the Indiana Senate on Sept. 30 after serving Senate District 20 since 1992.

"When I ran in the spring primary in 2016, I ran telling people I was running for the last time," Kenley said.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Connecting with our neighbors
Judy Poe from Old Town Noblesville wished a Happy 4th to her neighbors. Old Town resident Corinne Piazza invited neighbors to partake in hot dogs, popcorn and water while watching the Fourth of July parade from her house on Wayne Street.

Old Town resident Sara Althouse promoted her family-owned pop-up neighborhood fireworks store inside Carolyn's Consignments, and Laura Taylor asked neighbors how they recommend celebrating her daughter's 27th birthday on Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Carmel intersection to close
Today construction is scheduled to begin on a new roundabout at Carmel Drive and Guilford Road. This will be a full closure of the intersection for about 45 days, weather and utility delays permitting. Detour routes will be marked as Pennsylvania and Range Line Road for north- and south-bound traffic and Main Street and 116th Street for east- and west-bound traffic.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Photography tips subject of library meeting
CICERO - On July 11, local photographer Sally Wolf shares tips and tricks of the trade at the next Friends of the Library's Tuesdays with Friends event.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Hamilton North Public Library in Cicero. Photography enthusiasts, newbies and even the digitally challenged are invited to learn more about taking better photographs.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Traffic switch at Greenfield Avenue roundabout construction starts Thursday
The roundabout construction at Five Points intersection is scheduled for a traffic switch on or after Thursday.

At that time, southbound 10th Street traffic will begin traveling on the west side of the roundabout circle. During this short next phase, the center portion of the roundabout and 10th Street splitter islands will be constructed.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Historic artifact found at roundabout site
CARMEL - A historic artifact, likely dating back to Native American settlements in Hamilton County, has been found at the site of a Carmel roundabout project.

A City employee found the object - identified as a banner stone - June 29, near the project site at 136th Street and Gray Road.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Fishers man killed in shooting
FISHERS - A Fishers man was killed during a confrontation with police Sunday.

John Donadio, age and address unknown, was killed after pointing a handgun at two Fishers officers, who responded to a welfare check call in the 12000 block of Colbarn Drive.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Noblesville Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks Festival Tuesday
The Noblesville Fourth of July Planning Committee has been working hard for several months to coordinate another fun and patriotic July 4th parade and fireworks festival.

This year's celebration will take place on Tuesday, and includes a mix of traditional activities with new experiences.

Monday, July 3, 2017
Weeks of work step off Tuesday
This year marks the 20th annual Fourth of July parade and Festival in downtown Noblesville. Most folks are familiar with the small-town tradition and look forward to the floats, candy, and festivities of the parade. Though far fewer can say they are familiar with the weeks and weeks of work that go into putting on such an event.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Some businesses will be open July 4
With the Holiday weekend well on its way, many businesses have already packed up shop and are preparing to enjoy the festivities. Most banks, small businesses, government and city offices and schools will be closed tomorrow.

But for those who need to pick up some last-minute party supplies or make a quick grocery run before the big event, here are some local businesses that will be open this Independence Day.

Monday, July 3, 2017
Charges filed in Westfield Road Rage incident
WESTFIELD - Charges have been filed against Steven Boller after Westfield police identified him as the suspect in a road rage incident involving a bicycle in late May of this year. Two misdemeanor counts of battery resulting in bodily injury and disorderly conduct have been filed against him.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Accident results in man's death
SHERIDAN - A two-vehicle crash late Saturday night near the Town of Sheridan resulted in the death of a Hamilton County man.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 24500 block of Jerkwater Road shortly after 10 p.m., on the report of a car and motorcycle involved in a crash.

Sunday, July 2, 2017
NPD officer honored
Noblesville Police officer Matt Johnston has been named the 2017 Indiana School Resource Officer of the Year award by the Indiana School Resource Officers Association.

The INSROA presents the award each year in order to recognize a SRO who has gone above and beyond the normal duties of a SRO to enhance their school and community through the SRO philosophy of counselor, teacher and law enforcement officer.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sheridan ups parade security
SHERIDAN - It's fourth of July weekend again, which means parties, fireworks, festivals and for the town of Sheridan, a chance to rebound from an entry in last year's parade that drew scorn from all corners.

Sheridan's 2016 Fourth of July parade, the Merchants Parade, was tainted by scandal after Don Christy, 74, brought nationwide ridicule to the town and state after entering the parade, unauthorized, in a vehicle depicting then-President Barack Obama in a toilet with a sign reading "Lying African."

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sounds of America performed Sunday
The White River Wind Symphony presents 2nd annual Sounds of America, 4 p.m. Sunday, at Legacy Bible Church, 2140 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Health screenings available
FISHERS - Residents living in and around the Fishers, Indiana can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Conner Prairie July 4 Events:
Friday, June 30, 2017
Fishers' Blast on the Bridge scheduled for July 4
FISHERS - The City of Fishers, in partnership with the Geist Lake Coalition, will continue its annual Independence Day celebration with Blast on the Bridge on Tuesday, on the Fall Creek Road Bridge. The bridge closes to traffic at 3:30 p.m. and opens to the public for the event at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Legacy Fund to honor 'Community Pillars'
CARMEL - Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate serving Hamilton County, announced the debut of the Legacy Fund Community Pillar Awards aimed to honor individuals or corporations doing visionary work to solve pressing challenges, build opportunity and equity, and create a brighter future for Hamilton County residents in three leadership areas-College Readiness and Success, Family Success and Inspiring Places.
Friday, June 30, 2017
MAMA's Cupboard Project Completed
SHERIDAN - Last fall the Sheridan Rotary Club partnered up with the Carmel Rotary Club to obtain a matching Rotary District 6560 grant to put a new roof on the MAMA's Cupboard Food Pantry facility in uptown Sheridan.

The clubs are proud to announce that the project is complete and MAMA's Cupboard has a brand new roof.

Friday, June 30, 2017
Westfield's Yellow Tie Ball raises $43K for youth assistance
WESTFIELD - In its tenth year, the Westfield Yellow Tie Ball raised $43,500 for Westfield's Youth Assistance Program.

"This year's Mayor's Yellow Tie Ball had a special meaning as it marked the tenth year," explains Mayor Andy Cook. "It is, without question, the most important project that this city is doing because it deals with our most important asset: our youth."

Friday, June 30, 2017
MWA lake clean up set
CICERO - Morse Waterways Association's annual Morse Lake clean-up is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 15. This year marks the 13th year the group has organized and led this project.

MWA is seeking volunteers to assist with the clean up along the waterfront, in the water at the shoreline, on boats to gather the debris and bring it to Red Bridge Park for removal and one as a photographer to document the effort.

Friday, June 30, 2017
Westfield Rocks The 4th returning to Grand Park
WESTFIELD - Westfield's largest event, Westfield Rocks the 4th, is returning to Grand Park for the second year.

"As our annual July 4th event gets bigger and bigger every year, Grand Park provides a great venue for more and more people to come out and enjoy the festivities," said Melody Jones, Parks director.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Founder of DECA Financial Service in Fishers sentenced in fraud case
INDIANAPOLIS - Todd J. Wolfe, 54, was sentenced to 51 months (over four years) imprisonment after pleading guilty to wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud charges.

Since 2009, Wolfe operated DECA Financial Services in Fishers, Indiana. DECA was a full service credit collections company which at one time employed nearly 75 individuals and whose principal activity was to collect delinquent loans for health care, student loans and financial services.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
NHS speech students place in national competition
Jack Vastag and Abigail VanMeter each placed in the top five in their respective competitions as the National Speech Finals, June 18-23, at Birmingham, Ala.

Vastag finished second in Extemporaneous Commentary, and VanMeter finished fifth in Informative Speaking.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Lantern Award nominations open
WESTFIELD - Nominations for the 2017 Lantern Awards are being accepted by the Westfield Chamber of Commerce.

This year's awards ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, at the Palomino Ballroom, 481 S. C.R. 1200 E.

The Lantern Awards, presented annually, honor individuals and businesses serving Westfield "with diligence and integrity while exhibiting to the highest degree the values of each organization they represent, and ultimately, the community."

Thursday, June 29, 2017
HCSD urges all to follow fireworks law
Hamilton County residents are reminded that Indiana has several laws governing fireworks and many town and cities have additional ordinances that citizens must follow.

In addition to laws, common courtesy when lighting fireworks goes a long way in avoiding neighborhood conflicts.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Inaugural Hamilton County Bluegrass Festival July 7-8
The inaugural Hamilton County Bluegrass Festival has been scheduled for July 7-8, at Bishop's Park, Arcadia.

Formerly Sheridan Bluegrass Fever, the event this year is sponsored by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation. The new location is more centrally located, and just minutes from its original site.

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