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home : news : local news May 26, 2017 


Ward elected district president
Hamilton County Surveyor Kenton C. Ward was recently elected to serve as the President of the Association of Indiana Counties East Central District.

The elections were held at the District's annual meeting in Shelbyville.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry funded in part by NRA grant
The NRA Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry's "Meat" the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,000.00. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their "Meat" the Need program.
Friday, May 26, 2017
'Perfect Wedding' coming to Belfry
The Belfry Theatre in Noblesville presents the comedy, "Perfect Wedding," opening June 2 and continuing weekends through June 18.

Noblesville's Elaine Wagner directs the comedy in two acts by Robin Hawdon.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Memorial weekend ceremonies abound
In Hamilton County, an array of Memorial Day ceremonies is planned, beginning today.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Memorial Day doesn't mean closed stores anymore
Even with banks, city and federal government buildings, and some smaller businesses closing this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day, Hamilton County will not have any shortage of things to do this weekend.

More and more local businesses are taking advantage of Memorial Day opportunities by staying open during the holiday weekend, some even extending hours on Monday.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Legacy Fund Grants $124,500 to Hamilton County Organizations
CARMEL - Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County and a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, granted $124,500 to 16 not-for-profit organizations this month.

Among the full list of grant recipients are three, totaling $15,000, recommended by LINK Advisory Council (LINK), a Legacy Fund community initiative for youth.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Crash victim dies
CARMEL - An Indianapolis woman has died, apparently from injuries sustained in a head-on traffic collision May 21.

Andrea R. Stewart, 49, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital, where she had been airlifted following the accident.


Friday, May 26, 2017
Purgatory unveils sculpture
Friday, May 26, 2017
Purgatory unveils sculpture
Purgatory Golf Club kicked off its spring golf season Wednesday with a celebration of its 11-foot metal icon statue.

The icon statue is located at the first tee of the Noblesville course and is made of rust-resistant aluminum and metal. The piece features a trident, golf ball, and halo.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Purgatory unveils sculpture
Purgatory Golf Club kicked off its spring golf season Wednesday with a celebration of its 11-foot metal icon statue.

The icon statue is located at the first tee of the Noblesville course and is made of rust-resistant aluminum and metal. The piece features a trident, golf ball, and halo.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Riverview Health Foundation raises funds for healthcare services
Riverview Health Foundation and Smith's Jewelers hosted a Freida Rothman Jewelry trunk show at The Bridgewater Club. With more than 60 women in attendance, nearly $2,000, which was a portion of total sales, went to the Women of Vision Giving Club.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Symphony on The Prairie tickets are on sale now
FISHERS - Symphony on the Prairie tickets are now available at 21 Kroger stores in central Indiana, including eight stores in Hamilton County.

Kroger is the new title sponsor of the Symphony on the Prairie summer concert series at Conner Prairie.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Westfield employees raise more than $11k for Relay For Life
WESTFIELD - Employees at the city of Westfield met their goal and raised $11,248 to go toward the American Cancer Society.

"Every year our employees show their true hearts as they dedicate themselves to raising thousands of dollars for our Relay for Life team," says Mayor Andy Cook.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
A week of fun awaits at Noblesville Parks' Noble Kids Camp
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation staff is looking to build on the success of Noble Kids Camp during its second year of offering all-day summer camps. The traditional half-day camp option is still available, but with extended full-day, week-long camps the parks offers an alternative for Noblesville parents and children.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Noblesville Parks offering teen mentorship program during summer
Noblesville Parks and Recreation has created a new teen mentorship program this summer for ages 13-16 to learn and lead children at Noble Kids Camp, the full-day, week-long summer camp.

In addition to providing a place to grow friendship amongst other teens looking to become leaders, the mentorship program will have a unique adventure opportunity every other week, as well as, engage the participants in a weekly service project.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
ISP joins enforcement campaign
The Indiana State Police is participating in the national and statewide 2017 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization through June 4.

Officers will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, and thousands more across the country, to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Waterpark in Carmel Will Open Memorial Day Weekend
CARMEL - The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center in Carmel will open for the season 11 a.m. Saturday.

Located in Central Park, The Waterpark offers several amenities including two Adventure Slides, FlowRider®, AquaClimb® Wall, Plunge Slide, Lazy River, Kiddie Pool and an Activity Pool.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
HCSD urges all to follow fireworks law
This weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer and along with that comes an increase in the use of fireworks. Area residents are reminded that Indiana has several laws governing fireworks and many town and cities have additional ordinances that citizens must follow.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Kroger now Title Sponsor of Symphony on the Prairie
FISHERS - The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Kroger are beginning of a new partnership which ensures the continuation of a long-standing Hoosier tradition,

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie.

As the outdoor concert series continues into its 36th year, visitors to Conner Prairie will enjoy the familiar sights and sounds of the ISO with the support of Kroger thanks toa four-year sponsorship commitment.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Honoring retirees
Westfield Washington Schools recently had a dinner for retiring staff members (from left) Pam Knight, Maple Glen/Oak Trace, 22 years, Beth Siminski, Maple Glen Art Teacher, 21 years, Jack Hart, Transportation, 17 years, Pam Millikan, Transportation, 23 years (on almost the same daily route!), and Beth Purcell, Westfield Middle School, 18 years.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry funded in part by NRA grant
The NRA Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry's "Meat" the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,000.00. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their "Meat" the Need program.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Three hurt in multi-vehicle crash
Three motorists were injured in a crash involving four vehicles on 146th Street at Hazel Dell Road Tuesday.

Deputies were dispatched on a report of a crash with serious injury at 7:23 p.m. Initial callers reported an unconscious male and a motorcyclist pinned between two vehicles on 146th Street.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hamilton County girl earns Girl Scout Gold Award
INDIANAPOLIS - Laura Vaughan has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. Vaughan will receive her award during Girl Scouts of Central Indiana's Girls of Distinction ceremony on Saturday, June 17 at the Marriott in Indianapolis.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Boys & Girls Club to sponsor Kiddie Run
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville invites the public to attend the fourth annual Noblesville Mini Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kiddie Race this Saturday.

This scenic event offers runners and walkers a tour of beautiful Noblesville, and showcases the area's most beloved attractions such as the Courthouse Square, Forest Park, Morse Beach, and Potter's Bridge.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
HAND welcomes new board members, officers
Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc. (HAND) has added four members to its board of directors, which also has a new slate of officers leading the organization into its 15th year.

Sara B. Hill, vice president and regional manager for Lake City Bank, will serve as president through May 2018.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Quaker Park celebration Friday
WESTFIELD - Westfield will conduct a grand re-opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the recently redesigned playground at Quaker Park 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

"Westfield's parks and trails are consistently listed as reasons why people from all over the country are moving to our community," Mayor Andy Cook said. "I hope the whole community can make it to the celebration this Friday."

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Popular summer reading program returns to library
From June 1 through July 31, the popular Summer Reading Program will return to the Hamilton East Public Library.

Each year, thousands of readers - infants, youth, teens and adults - participate in the program. Prizes are awarded to participants who complete the requirements for their specific age category and may include goodie bags, mugs, gift cards, books and more.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
2017 Music and All That Jazz lineup set
Music And All That Jazz will return to the courthouse square for seven shows starting Thursday, and continuing through Sept. 1. The events are put on by Noblesville Main Street.

Noblesville High School Assistant Band Director Bethany Robinson returns to secure talent and serve as the onsite host during each of the concerts.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Fifth graders learn about career options
Fifth graders from Hazel Dell, Noble Crossing, and North Elementary schools gathered for a career fair at Hazel Dell Monday.

Students from all three schools took turns visiting stations set up by 13 organizations from around the state.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Hamilton addicted
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has recently signed three bills into law to fight the opiate epidemic. One of those laws limits the amount of opioids that can be prescribed to a first time patient.

The second of the three allows local governments to establish needle exchange programs, a topic that has been debated throughout the state.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Hamilton addicted
Hamilton County accounted for 447 inmates convicted of drug charges in the Indiana prison system in 2015. That was the fourth highest among the state's 92 counties, according to the Indiana Department of Corrections annual report.

"The heroin problem is a real problem, and it's real here in Hamilton County," said Lee Buckingham, Hamilton County prosecutor.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Riverview Health plans women's health, wellness event
Riverview Health has scheduled a family-friendly women's health and wellness event on 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17.

The event will be held at Riverview Health Rehab & Fitness in Noblesville at 601 Westfield Road, Noblesville.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Crosswalks to receive an artistic facelift this weekend
Nickel Plate Arts invites you to participate in a community art project today and Sunday.

The arts organization will be adding artistic embellishments to the crosswalks at 9th and Maple streets in Noblesville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Carmel student volunteers time to help seniors with technology
CARMEL - Using a computer or even playing a game on your cell phone may seem easy to some people, but for seniors that's not always the case.

Enter 18-year-old Eric Postel, a senior at Carmel High School. He's been volunteering at The Barrington of Carmel, an SQLC senior living community, for about five months. On a Sunday afternoon for about two hours every month, he helps the residents set up their printers, laptops, iPads and cell phones.

Friday, May 19, 2017
Plan to end epidemic calls for multi-faceted approach
Gov. Eric Holcomb's strategy for ending Indiana's drug epidemic is a multi-faceted approach focused on supporting and improving prevention, treatment, enforcement, and community aid.

Indiana's Commission to Combat Drug Abuse had a meeting detailing Holcomb's plan to deal with Indiana's opiate crisis Thursday.

Friday, May 19, 2017
Hamilton addicted
Hamilton County has been called a prime market for heroin dealers.

The affluent lifestyles, the low crime rate, the ability for higher status drug dealers to go unnoticed-all reasons why distributors for the Mexican drug cartels love places like Hamilton County Indiana, said Fairbanks Chief Clinical Officer Robin Parsons.
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Friday, May 19, 2017
A week of fun awaits at Noblesville Parks' Noble Kids Camp
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation staff is looking to build on the success of Noble Kids Camp during its second year of offering all-day summer camps. The traditional half-day camp option is still available, but with extended full-day, week-long camps the parks offers an alternative for Noblesville parents and children.
Friday, May 19, 2017
'Subscription' calls not from Times
It was reported to The Times that some people have received phone calls with the caller saying that "your local paper is about to expire." These are NOT from The Times. During most summer months, we do not use telemarketers. However, when we do, our people are instructed to identify themselves and our company very clearly.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Carmel students plant trees for residents of the Plaza at the Barrington
CARMEL - Two seniors from Carmel High School are making a difference in their community.

Jake Hughes and Michael MacNulty were assigned a "Do Something Project" in their AP environmental science class, and decided they wanted to do something for memory support residents to enjoy at The Plaza at The Barrington of Carmel, the senior living community's health care neighborhood.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Hamilton addicted
A's daughter E started using heroin as a teenager. She struggled for more than a year before admitting she had a problem to her family.

"We were watching TV, and our daughter walked in and said, 'I have something to talk to you about.' She started crying and said, 'I've been using heroin for a year and I can't stop,'" A said.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Mundy named Noblesville associate superintendent
Noblesville Schools announced today that Dr. David Mundy, superintendent of Sheridan Community Schools, has been appointed associate superintendent of Noblesville Schools. The associate superintendent position will have responsibility for both human resources and operations across the district.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Linville's celebrate 60 Years
Don and Wanda Linville of Noblesville are celebrating their 60th anniversary on June 14, 2017. They were married in 1957 at Assembly of God Church in Indianapolis by the Rev. T.L. Vibbert. Their attendants were Elzie Weimer and Darlene Johnson.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Riverview Health Foundation raises funds for healthcare services
Riverview Health Foundation and Smith's Jewelers hosted a Freida Rothman Jewelry trunk show at The Bridgewater Club. With more than 60 women in attendance, nearly $2,000, which was a portion of total sales, went to the Women of Vision Giving Club.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Developmental preschool & childcare opens Noblesville program
ABC's & 123's Learning Centers, an Indiana preschool and childcare center, is opening its newest facility in Noblesville.

The program offers advanced safety technology and procedures, highly educated teachers, and developmental curriculum for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Westfield chamber looking for businesses
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Chamber of Commerce is looking for businesses to participate in its Career Exploration Internship program.

Here is some information about the internship program:

Career Exploration Internship is a course that allows students to work in a public or private sector workplace learning about a possible career interest.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Three community-improvement projects win seed funding from HAND
HAND Inc. has selected three community-improvement projects in Hamilton County to receive $500 in seed funding as part of our Neighborhoods NOW initiative.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Hamilton Addicted
The summer of 2012 was a hot one, and B's car didn't have air conditioning. He was sitting in the driver seat with his friend J to his right.

"We were shooting up by Castleton Mall. We were conversing, and I never got a response," he said.

B smacked J's chest, curious at the lack of response.

"I looked over and he was like dead."
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Noblesville announces 2017 Teachers of the Year
Noblesville Schools has named four educators as 2017 Teachers of the Year. The teachers were nominated by their principals and were then selected for the honor by a committee of administrators.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
News Briefs
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Conner Prairie rep selected for residency
FISHERS - A Conner Prairie senior leadership team member is one of 62 museum leaders selected for residency this summer in an international executive education program for museum leaders.

Indianapolis resident Brian Mancuso joined Conner Prairie as director of exhibits in 2012.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Cabela's to celebrate Memorial Day with Hometown Heroes event
Cabela's will celebrate Memorial Day, and honor those who serve our nation and community, with an in-store Hometown Heroes event May 20 and May 21. All active military and veterans, law-enforcement, firefighters and emergency services personnel will be offered increased discounts on in-store purchases during the event.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ivy Tech enrolling now for June and August classes
Ivy Tech Community College Hamilton County is hosting an Express Enrollment event May 23 to enroll students for summer and fall classes.

There is still time to register for summer classes, which begin the week of June 5. Many online options are available.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Heights resource officer nominated for award
ARCADIA - Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy Jon Tindal has been nominated for the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Regional Exceptional Service Award.

Tindal, who has served as School Resource Officer (SRO) at Hamilton Heights Middle School since 2014, has made a positive and far-reaching impact on the students and faculty of the school, according to those in contact with him on a daily basis.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Federal Hill packed on opening day
Federal Hill Commons, Noblesville's newest park, was packed Saturday night as the new community area celebrated its grand opening.

The 6.5 acre space was filled with spectators as the Rugged Brothers Band welcomed people in. Activities included live music, a playground, bounce houses, and promotional booths for the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department and Riverview Health.

Monday, May 15, 2017
Riverview Health launches an online patient portal
Riverview Health has launched MyChart, an online portal that gives patients, along with physicians and clinical staff, enhanced access to medical records and a better way to manage care.

"In healthcare, communication is so important to providing an excellent experience," said Seth Warren, Riverview Health president and CEO.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Noblesville grad gets national ag scholarship
Kyle Schmidt, a 2014 Noblesville High School graduate received a $1,500 scholarship from the America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program.

"I am honored to represent my farm family heritage, my school, and Hamilton County in growing the future of agriculture," Schmidt said. "From my first year of 4-H showing swine, sheep, and goats to interning at a farmstead artisan goat cheese dairy and creamery, I am passionate about science and the veterinarian's role in animal health and welfare."

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Moms of maternity unit
As Mother's Day rolls around, The Times took a look at how the women of the Riverview Health Maternity unit like to spend the special day. When they aren't working on helping women bring new life into the world and make the transition into motherhood, this is how they celebrate.

Alexis Warriner has worked in maternity for 2 years. "I enjoy being surrounded by strong and empowering women as they bring new life into the world," she said. She and her 11 month old daughter Clara aim to spend their first Mother's Day together at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Orange Park ready for unveiling
Orange Park in Atlanta will have its official grand opening Saturday. The fields, previously owned by the city of Atlanta have been acquired by Orange Youth Baseball and will host its first tournament this weekend.

"We were going into our fifth season and we've never had a place to call home," said Steve Burzynski, founder of OYB. "These fields had sat unused for six years.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Conner Prairie given national award
Conner Prairie is one of five recipients of the Excellence in Exhibition award in the country. The history park, Indiana's first Smithsonian affiliated museum, was given the honor by the American Alliance of Museums for the William Conner House exhibit on Monday.

"This exhibit is the staple of Conner Prairie," said Duane Brodt, director of public relations for the museum. "The story we've been trying to tell is how William Conner shaped this state and the area around it."

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Big challenge from Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is in the middle of its 100 Men in 50 Days campaign.

The organization specializes in fostering one-on-one mentoring relationships between children in Hamilton, Marion and Madison counties with adults in the area.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Common council will vote on sewer tax hike
The Noblesville Common Council will vote on a 3.5 percent increase on sewer taxes at its next meeting.

The proposed increase comes as a result of two mandatory federal projects. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are requiring the city to take on two projects, both to start within the year, and both with no federal funding.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Hamilton County Leadership Academy accepting applications
The Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) announced they are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class. The ten-month program will begin in August 2017 and run through June, 2018. Applications are due June 30, 2017. The application may be found online at www.HCLA.net.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Survivors prepare for annual Relay For Life
Christy Linn is an avid gardener, a bee keeper, a registered nurse in the Riverview Health maternity unit, a mother of two daughters and a 17 year breast cancer survivor.

One daughter was a freshman in college while the other was in 8th grade when Linn was told she had breast cancer at the age of 44.

It was May of 1999.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Club unveils Sheehan namesake
The new Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville will be named The Sheehan Family Club.

The name was unveiled Tuesday morning during an official ground-breaking ceremony for the new $6.7-million 33,900-square-foot club, which is being constructed next to the Club's current Community Center at 150 N. 17th St., Noblesville.

The Sheehan family - Tom and Soni Sheehan - donated $2 million to the Club's capital campaign.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Breaking new ground
Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected as the first African-American bishop in Indiana and spent Sunday at Noblesville's St. Michael Episcopal Church.

The church, located in South Harbor in Noblesville hosted the bishop for their groundbreaking service Sunday.

They plan to add to their current building a new worship space with a new alter. Baskerville-Burrows led the congregation in a prayer dedication before the church's normal service.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
More rain possible this weekend
Saturday, May 6, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Sandbags available to Hamilton County residents
Hamilton County Emergency Management is again offering sandbags to assist Hamilton County residents prepare for potential flooding. Sandbags are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Filled sandbags are available for self-service loading, transportation, and disposal at 1717 Pleasant St., Noblesville.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Flooding expected
The city of Noblesville is expecting to see flooding along SR 19 and Allisonville road this weekend, and a Yellow Level Travel Advisory has been issued for roads in unincorporated areas of the county.

Hamilton County has received more than 2 inches of rainfall the last two weekends.

Friday, May 5, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Emergency Management offers self-serve sandbags
To assist Hamilton County residents prepare for potential flooding, Hamilton County Emergency Management has sandbags available 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Filled sandbags are available for self-service loading at 1717 Pleasant St., Noblesville.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Yellow Level Travel Advisory issued
A yellow level Travel Advisory has been issued for unincorporated roads in Hamilton County, effective today until further notice. This is the lowest level of local travel advisory and means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. Individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Seats available for Noblesville Parks Shipshewana bus trip May 23
Don't miss out on a day of fun in northern Indiana's famous Amish country during the Noblesville Parks Department's annual spring bus trip to Shipshewana on Tuesday, May 23. Bring your walking shoes and prepare to enjoy all of the bargains that the area has to offer.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Irving Heath memorial rescheduled for May 20
A memorial service, originally scheduled for Saturday, for the late Irving Maxwell Heath, has been postponed until May 20.

The former longtime Noblesville resident, who moved here in 1946, was a founder of the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, Cancer Services of Hamilton County, and a Sagamore of the Wabash recipient. He was 98.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Noblesville chosen as site of new BorgWarner Technical Center
The City of Noblesville has been selected by BorgWarner as the site of a new technical center focused on propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The facility will be built at the southeast corner of 141st Street and Olio Road along the I-69 corridor pending the approval of a development agreement that will come before the Noblesville Common Council on Tuesday, May 9.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Heights educators to celebrate life of Ryan White
ARCADIA - Former Hamilton Heights' student Ryan White left a legacy not only on the local school district but on the country as well. Hamilton Heights Middle School 7th and 8th grade teachers are honoring that legacy by co-teaching a week-long unit that takes students on the journey through White's life using newspaper articles, videos, and culminating with a presentation by Rep. Tony Cook's a 9 a.m. on Friday, May 5.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
First Friday's kick off with upstairs downtown tour
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 12



Upstairs Downtown, a self-guided walking tour of select properties around the historic courthouse square, will kick off the First Friday series for Noblesville Main Street on 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Several downtown Noblesville properties will be available to tour as part of this annual event.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Law enforcement memorial service today
CARMEL - The 36th Annual Hamilton County Law Enforcement Memorial Service honoring fallen police officers is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Carmel Fire Department Headquarters, 2 Civic Square.

The Hamilton County Police Memorial Service will honor all of the fallen heroes of law enforcement.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Noblesville Named Tree City USA
The City of Noblesville was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 27th consecutive year Noblesville has earned this national distinction.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hamilton County commuters invited to learn about vanpools
Hamilton County residents who work in downtown Indianapolis are invited to a lunch-and-learn session about vanpooling noon May 12 at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, 201 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Registration for Junior Law Enforcement Academy Open
Registration for the 2017 Hamilton County Junior Law Enforcement Academy is now open. The one-day camp on Friday, June 16 from 8:00AM to 5:30PM is available at no cost for Hamilton County children who attended preschool through senior in high school during the 2016/2017 school year.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
New hotel open in Westfield
WESTFIELD - Hilton's Hampton by Hilton brand, announced the opening of its newest property in Westfield.

"At Hampton Inn Westfield guests will have everything they need to ensure a happy and memorable stay," said Genevieve Pickle, general manager. "We strive to offer consistent and quality accommodations with value-added amenities including the signature We Love Having You Here ® Guest Welcome."

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Organizations partner for 7th annual Darlington Bed Race
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, Noblesville Parks Department and Noblesville Main Street are partnering to present the 2017 Darlington Bed Race through the downtown square beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2.

"It is family-friendly fun for a good cause," said Abigail Rinehart, bed race organizer and unit director at the Noblesville Boys & Girls Club.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
School referendums pass
All three Hamilton School referendums were passed in the special election Tuesday. Sheridan, Westfield, and Carmel all had referendums at stake.

Sheridan's referendum passed with 73 percent of the total 726 voters saying yes.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Cicero police looking for missing man
CICERO - Hamilton County Sheriff deputies are assisting Cicero Police in attempting to locate a missing adult from the Cicero area.

John Alden was last seen at approximately 2:30 p.m. April 30.

Monday, May 1, 2017
Early special election voting numbers low
There will be a Special Election for voters in the Carmel Clay, Westfield Washington, and Sheridan Community school districts Tuesday. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must provide valid identification before casting their ballot.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Heart of the matter
Bryan Clauson's mother Diana hugs Dan Alexander, the recipient of her son Bryan's heart donation. The two met for the first time Easter weekend. "I got to hear Bryan's heart beat one more time," said Diana. Alexander shared his story before the start of the event.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Anderson family donates $50,600 to Noblesville Parks Foundation
The Noblesville Parks Foundation recently received a generous donation of $50,600 from Bob and Maureen Anderson of Noblesville.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Breaking News: Flood Warning Effective Until 8:45PM Sunday: Flash Flood Watch Until Monday
A Flood Warning is in effect for Hamilton County until 8:45 p.m. today, and a Flash Flood Watch continues until Monday. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Heavy rainfall of two to five inches has already fallen and more is expected. The primary concern of flooding will be in low lying areas, agricultural fields, and near streams.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Reader's Choice winners coming soon
Did you vote? Did you vote often?

The Times 2017 Reader's Choice Awards are coming soon. Next week in fact.

We had our best turnout EVER! With more than 300,000 votes cast.

Thanks to all who voted, and congratulations to all the winners, runners-up and favorites.

The best part for us was taking the certificates to our winners and seeing their excitement.

This is the ninth year for our Reader's Choice Awards.


Saturday, April 29, 2017
Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market opens at Federal Hill Commons May 6
The annual Noblesville Farmers Market, organized by Noblesville Main Street, opens 8 a.m. to noon May 6, for the first of 24 consecutive weeks ending on Oct. 14. The 2017 market will take place at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St.

"The opening of the Farmers Market in our new home, Federal Hill Commons, is an exciting time," said Chris Owens, CEO of Noblesville Main Street.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Arts, culture topic of Mayor's Lunch
Noblesville was recently recognized as one of seven cultural art districts in Indiana. The city of Noblesville along with the Noblesville department of parks and recreation are working towards developing park experiences that highlight local culture.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
HCLA: 'Just the facts' of Nickel Plate
ARCADIA - The Hamilton County Leadership Academy presented the pros and cons of converting the Nickel Plate railway to a trail Thursday night.

The group held a panel discussion of community members at Hamilton Heights High School.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Breaking News: Flash Flood Watch Issued
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Hamilton County along with most of central Indiana until Sunday morning. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, usually when the ground is already saturated and more rains may cause flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Resident should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should a Flash Flood Warning be issued. Remember, never enter a flooded or water covered area as just inches of moving water can sweep a person or vehicle away.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Auditions set for 25th Shakespeare in the Park
Open auditions for William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at Logan Street Sanctuary,1274 Logan St., Noblesville.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Student pages join Rep. Richardson at the Statehouse
STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse.

As a House page, these participants toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Richardson on the House floor during the legislative session:

Friday, April 28, 2017
Six recognized as Academic All-Stars
INDIANAPOLIS - Six Hamilton County students have been recognized for their academic achievements by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
Friday, April 28, 2017
What's cool about Federal Hill?
What are the coolest amenities of the new Federal Hill Commons park?

Maybe it's the new amphitheater that will offer free concerts. Or the playground where parents can easily keep track of their kiddos. Or the beautiful greenspace that extends our Downtown.
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Special election to decide school funding
Sheridan, Westfield and Carmel have special elections scheduled for Tuesday, involving their respective school corporations.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must provide valid identification before casting their ballot.

Voters can find a list of polling sites at http://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/219/Elections-Office.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Tomorrow's leaders
Youth in Government Day is a program the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville facilitates. Club members were "elected" by their peers to the city and county offices. Youth in Government Day gives members the opportunity to get an inside look into local government, and allows Club youth to see that they can do anything they put their hearts and minds to.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Future leader
Youth in Government Day is a program the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville facilitates. Club members were "elected" by their peers to the city and county offices. Youth in Government Day gives members the opportunity to get an inside look into local government, and allows Club youth to see that they can do anything they put their hearts and minds to.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Federal Hill Grand Opening postponed
The weekend weather forecast and concern for the public's well-being has caused city officials to postpone the grand opening of Federal Hill Commons to Saturday, May 13.

"With the threat of thunderstorms and the overall amount of rain expected, we made the decision to postpone our opening event," Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said about moving the event from its April 29th date.

Thursday, April 27, 2017



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