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home : news : local news April 26, 2017 


Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday
Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs as well as the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

As residents are spring cleaning, this provides an opportunity to properly dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Noblesville Lions Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary May 6, with a dinner at the Harbour Trees Country Club. The featured speaker will be

Lions Clubs International's Past International President, Wayne Madden.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Updates from commissioners, council at legislative breakfast
The Hamilton County Business Issues Committee and the four Hamilton County chambers of commerce welcome members of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and Hamilton County Council to its May 12 Legislative Breakfast at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
'Don't Rain on My Parade'
The public is invited to join the Hamilton County Extension Homemakers at its membership event on 7 p.m. May 3 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibition Center, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Camp Invention coming to Guerin
Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program for children in grades kindergarten through sixth, is coming to Guerin Catholic High School June 26-30.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Third annual Parks & The Arts Mayor's Luncheon Friday
For the past three years, Noblesville has combined two fantastic pieces of its lively culture - the parks system and the arts - to highlight the work being done in our community. The 2017 Noblesville Parks Foundation's Parks & The Arts Mayor's Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, at Harbour Trees Golf and Beach Club in Noblesville
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Barrington of Carmel recognizes resident during National Volunteer Month
CARMEL - Forrest Hurst, better known as Woody, is a resident at The Barrington of Carmel, an SQLC retirement community, and has a passion for volunteering. You'll find Hurst at the Ronald McDonald House every Tuesday. He dons his blue "funky fixers" vest and makes the 13-mile trek from The Barrington of Carmel to downtown Indianapolis.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Westfield Students ready to compete in Lego Challenge
WESTFIELD - More than 30 Westfield Washington School District elementary students are expected to compete in this week's Lego Challenge, sponsored by the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Heights BPA Chapter earn awards
ARCADIA - The Hamilton Heights High School Chapter of the Business Professionals of America enjoyed another successful State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis with nearly 35 qualifying for competition at the National Conference in Orlando, Florida in May 10-14.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Repaving of sheriff's office parking lot, driveway begins
Area residents with business at the Sheriff's Office and those visiting inmates at the Hamilton County Jail or Juvenile Services Building will encounter construction as the parking lots and driveways around the Sheriff's Office complex are redone. Grinding and repaving of asphalt areas will begin as early as today, depending on weather.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Taking over government
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.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Noblesville resident on top Model UN team
FRANKLIN - Alaina May, daughter of Mr. Thomas and the Rev. Rebecca May of Noblesville, was one of eight members of the Franklin College Model United Nations Team, awarded international honors for its representation of North Korea at this year's National Model United Nations Conference from March 19 to March 23 in New York City.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Roundabout construction set to start Monday
The 5 points roundabout at Greenfield Avenue, 10th Street and Christian Avenue will begin construction on Monday, April 24 - weather permitting. Currently, the intersection has a traffic signal that must cycle through three roads. The roundabout design provides a safe, effective intersection without a stoplight and creates a new southern gateway into the City of Noblesville.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Free resources offered to Hamilton County gardeners
Thinking of starting a new garden? Do you have concerns each summer with your existing garden?

The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District can help with these and other issues.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Inaugural Salsa for Salsa event at Federal Hill Commons
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the inaugural Salsa for Salsa event at Federal Hill Commons.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 5, the free event offers fun, entertainment and the chance to find your new favorite salsa in Noblesville.

Friday, April 21, 2017
University junior qualifies for Intel International Science Fair
University High School junior Jay Maturi will be one of just 13 Indiana high school students to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 14-19, 2017 in Los Angeles.
Friday, April 21, 2017
New Pedego Electric Bikes store takes the 'car' out of Carmel
CARMEL - Pedego Carmel's Grand Opening Celebration on April 29 will feature VIPs, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments and plenty of fun. The public is invited to attend. It is the 94th Pedego store worldwide.

"My first experience with a Pedego was pure joy," said Josh Freedman, store co-owner. "I didn't know how comfortable riding a bike could be. I was all smiles!"

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Woman-owned interior design firm expanding HQ, adding jobs in Carmel
CARMEL - Mitsch Design, a commercial interior architectural design firm, announced plans to expand its headquarters in Hamilton County, nearly tripling its office space and creating up to 43 new jobs by 2021.

"As Mitsch Design has been busy creating spaces for its clients across the country, here in Indiana, we've designed a top-ranked business climate poised for growth," said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hospital to sponsor of Conner Prairie events
FISHERS - One of the nation's top hospitals for pediatric care has chosen to support Conner Prairie in 2017, backing museum initiatives to promote healthy living for youth and their families by getting out and being active in nature.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Gas line rupture part of Safety Day demo
Noblesville was the site of the final of seven Indiana mock gas line ruptures on Wednesday. The mock explosion was part of a Safety Day presentation held at the county fairgrounds.

Operators, excavators and locators from around the state gathered to hear a presentation on the Indiana dig law and ways to ensure safe digging.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
News Briefs
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Barlow named new Carmel Police Chief
CARMEL - Mayor Jim Brainard has appointed Jim Barlow as the new Carmel Police Chief. He will replace the retiring Chief Tim Green.

In addition, the Mayor has appointed two new Assistant Chiefs - Aaron Dietz is to oversee Operations and Jeff Horner will oversee Administration. These changes will become effective June 1.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Academy plans community conversation on Nickel Plate
The Hamilton County Leadership Academy has scheduled a community discussion on the Nickel Plate Railroad, for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 27, at Hamilton Heights High School, 25802 Ind. 19, Arcadia.

A team of students enrolled in the Hamilton County Leadership Academy began studying the Nickel Plate Rail corridor in fall 2016 to evaluate the ideal use of this corridor for all of Hamilton County - rail or trail.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Canines, Felines & Wine to benefit HSFHC
CARMEL - Spend an evening sampling a variety of delicious wines and hors d'oeuvres while participating in a silent auction, listening to live music and visiting with some of the Humane Society for Hamilton County's VIP shelter animals.

Canines, Felines, & Wine, a fundraiser for the Humane Society, is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Renaissance in Carmel, 11925 N. Meridian St.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Anderson man killed in accident
A 26-year-old Anderson man was killed when he apparently crashed his motorcycle on Strawtown Avenue, near Cyntheanne Road, approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office was notified of a motorcycle crash with serious injury on Strawtown Avenue near Cyntheanne Road in the far eastern portion of Hamilton County.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
WESTFIELD - An Indianapolis man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting last week in Westfield.

Adrian Roy Rockett Jr., 29, is in custody, charged with eight felonies connected to an attempted robbery and shooting that left a Westfield woman's car in a retention pond.

Monday, April 17, 2017
Ribbons cut
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear was busy cutting ribbons Saturday. He "officially" open the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, and Tom Wood Volkswagon. (Top) Bob Ferguson, Ronald Stach, Mayor Ditslear, and John Wood cut the ribbon on the auto facility, 14701 Tom Wood Way. (Bottom) Mayor Ditslear talks with Jan Sprague, of Sprague Co. before cutting the ribbon on the Holiday Inn.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Facade grant program available
The Noblesville Preservation Alliance is offering its Facade Grants program again this year.

Since 2011, NPA has awarded 29 grants worth $23,000 to local homeowners to help offset the costs of fixing up the exteriors of their homes.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Parks partner with NHS for Mayor's luncheon
The 2017 Noblesville Parks Foundation's Parks & The Arts Mayor's Luncheon will from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, at Harbour Trees Golf and Beach Club in Noblesville.

The Foundation is again partnering with the Noblesville Schools Art Department to make art, not only for this third annual event, but to ensure local high school art students get real life experience throughout the process.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
News Briefs
HH Building

Commission

set to meet

ARCADIA - The Board of Directors of the Hamilton Heights Building Corporation is scheduled to meet 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Administration Building, 410 W. Main St., Arcadia, to consider the proposed form of Lease Agreement to be entered into between the Building Corporation and Hamilton Heights School Corporation and other businesses.


Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tech Firm Investing in Data Center & Adding Jobs in Central Indiana
CARMEL - The Brookfield Group, a full-service technology company, announced plans today to expand its operations in central Indiana, investing in its Carmel headquarters and downtown Indianapolis data center. As part of its growth, the company plans to create up to 31 new high-wage jobs by 2021.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Lights. Action. Recline
The Regal Noblesville Stadium 10 is replacing all of the existing theatre seats with new recliners including footrests.

During construction, Regal's King-Size Recliners are on display in the lobby where guests can experience the added room and comfort that's coming soon.

Friday, April 14, 2017
Shooting forces car into pond
WESTFIELD - An attempted robbery and a shooting led to a crash into a retention pond in Westfield Wednesday.

The driver of the crashed vehicle, and a child, escaped the vehicle before it submerged in a retention pond at Sanibel Road and Captiva Way, just after 8 p.m.

Friday, April 14, 2017
HTC invites local artists, vendors to participate in annual chalk art festival
Hamilton Town Center's Chalk Art Festival is back by popular demand, and the shopping center invites artists and vendors from around Indiana to join in the fun. The deadline for artists to register is May 27.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Noblesville seeking temporary workers
The City of Noblesville is seeking interested applicants for temporary employment in the city's parks, street and wastewater utility departments. The positions are available immediately and the hourly pay ranges from $8.50 to $13.55 depending on the position. Incumbents will be scheduled to work 30 to 40 hours per week for a duration of approximately five to six months
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Ind. 38 paving project planned to begin in May
E & B Paving plans to begin work in May on a $1.6 million project to repair and resurface more than nine miles of pavement on Ind. 38 between Ind. 32 in Noblesville and I-69 in Pendleton.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Council approves economic revitalization areas
The Noblesville Common Council approved the preliminary resolution designating economic revitalization areas for two Noblesville business projects in the city Tuesday evening.

"Noblesville Assisted Living Group LLC will bring new and significant assisted living square footage with attractive amenities to Noblesville," said Judi Johnson, Noblesville economic development director. "Universal Blower Pac Inc., a long time existing Noblesville business, is experiencing fast paced growth and the immediate need to expand. We want them to stay and grow in Noblesville."

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Port Authority refutes ITM claims
The Hoosier Heritage Port Authority refuted claims made by the Indiana Transportation Museum that the authority is the reason ITM has not been able to operate the Nickel Plate railway, at the Hamilton County Commissioner's meeting Monday.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Jail announces new programs for inmates
As part of the continuing effort to reduce recidivism rates among the Hamilton County Jail's inmate population, Sheriff Mark Bowen and Jail Commander Jason Sloderbeck announced Monday the start of a new program aimed at assisting inmates with finding employment after incarceration.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Noblesville Safety Day features mock gas line rupture
A staged pipeline rupture - billed as "as close to the real thing as possible - will be the featured event at Noblesville Safety Day, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 19.

The event, sponsored by Enertech, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Vectren, is scheduled for the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tom Kilian, Jr., named Legacy Fund President
CARMEL - Legacy Fund, the Hamilton County community foundation and a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, has selected Tom Kilian, Jr., as its next president.

Kilian will lead efforts to encourage major gifts and contributions for Hamilton County and spearhead the foundation's community leadership.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Westfield recognized as Tree City for 10th year
WESTFIELD - The city of Westfield has been named a Tree City for the 10th year by the Arbor Day Foundation.

"It's very exciting for us to reach this milestone," Parks Director Melody Jones said. "Westfield's commitment to our urban forest helps make our community greener and healthier, and enhances the quality of life for our residents."

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
HTC invites local artists, vendors to participate in annual chalk art festival
Hamilton Town Center's Chalk Art Festival is back by popular demand, and the shopping center invites artists and vendors from around Indiana to join in the fun. The deadline for artists to register is May 27.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
$1.4M project at I-465 and Michigan Road set to begin
INDIANAPOLIS - Milestone Contractors plans to begin work on or after April 17 on a $1.4 million project to add turn lanes at the Interstate 465 and U.S. 421/Michigan Road interchange on the north side of Indianapolis.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Construction may cause delays on Carmel streets
CARMEL - Motorists should always pay close attention to traffic control, orange barrels, special signage and detour routes posted on roads and streets in Carmel.

On or after April 24, work begins on a new roundabout at City Center Drive and Range Line Road. Phase I calls for lane restrictions only, no road closure.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Missouri-based tech company continues growth in Hamilton County
CARMEL - GadellNet Consulting Services, a provider of information technology services and solutions for small businesses, plans to expand its operations in Hamilton County, creating up to 30 new, high-wage jobs by 2022.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Fairyville returns to Noblesville
Community creativity will again be on display at the annual Welcome to Fairyville event. Nickel Plate Arts is calling on individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create fairy houses to display on its Fairy Trail in downtown Noblesville in April.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Family rescued from water after canoe capsized
Two people were pulled from the White River, and two others were able to self-rescue, after their canoe overturned Sunday.

None of the victims were identified.

Noblesville police responded to a report of an overturned canoe at about 5:20 p.m, just north of the Field Drive Bridge.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Clauson honored with marker
The legacy Bryan Clauson left behind will forever be felt throughout the racing community and well beyond. To honor his memory, the City of Noblesville and the Indiana Racing Memorial Association teamed with the Clauson family to erect a historical marker honoring the racer.
Monday, April 10, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Water rescue on White River
Emergency crews rescued four people when their boat capsized on the White River in Noblesville around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to Todd Estes on the Noblesville Fire Department, two of the four people were out of the water when the first crews arrived.

Emergency responders were able to pull the other two to safety, according to The Times' news gathering partner WTHR.

All four were checked by medics at the scene and released.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Road resurfacing projects to begin next week
Starting next week and running through the rest of April, the City of Noblesville will begin street resurfacing of four areas within the city. The order, which is subject to change and weather dependent, includes the Pine Knoll subdivision, Logan and Nixon streets near Federal Hill Commons, Fairfield Farms subdivision and Mercantile Boulevard.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Groundbreaking scheduled
A rendering of the proposed new building for the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville. BGCN has scheduled a formal groundbreaking for its new facility, 150 N. 17th St., for 10 a.m. May 9. Community and government leaders will be present for this ceremony.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
College financial aid deadline next week
More than $300 million in state financial aid for college is available this year for Indiana students who qualify for need- and performance-based scholarships. To receive financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15.

Indiana extended the FAFSA deadline in response to issues with the federal data retrieval tool that complicated the process for families attempting to submit the FAFSA.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
New company schedules four events at Grand Park
WESTFIELD - A 17-year veteran in the production of large-scale consumer shows has announced the launch of her own company along with dates and location for her first four shows.

Suburban Indy Shows (SIS) is the creation of Donell Heberer Walton, former executive director of HSI Shows Inc, which produced the Indiana Flower & Patio Show and Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, among others, for many years.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Construction to close, alter Carmel streets
CARMEL - New construction projects, road closures and traffic restrictions are on tap within the next week as the City of Carmel continues to invest in its infrastructure. Motorists should pay close attention to the orange barrels, special signage and detour routes posted for these projects.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Local student wins Altruism award
INDIANAPOLIS - Madison Sauerteig, a Butler University junior from Arcadia, who has done extensive volunteer work with Riley Hospital for Children, is the recipient of the 2017 John Weidner Endowed Scholarship for Altruism.
Friday, April 7, 2017
INDOT, ISP want drivers to slow down
Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed April 3-7 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. The week marks the ceremonial start to the highway construction season and intends to draw awareness to both motorist and worker safety in work zones.

Not all "work zones" on the road involve construction, but all workers on the road deserve attentive and cautious drivers -- especially in emergency situations.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Easter Bunny to visit Sheridan Library
SHERIDAN - With the generous help of the Friends of the Library and several volunteer community members, the Easter Bunny is again coming to the Sheridan Public Library to visit community boys and girls, and children of all ages on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Growing Interest in backyard flocks prompts event at Tractor Supply
NOBLESVILLE - The birds are back in town! That's right; the Tractor Supply Co. store in Noblesville will play host to a backyard poultry event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8.

During the event, customers will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities all centered around learning how to care for and manage an at-home flock.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Easter Eggs ready to be hunted
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department and Hare Chevrolet will host the annual free Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Road.

Children are invited to come and enjoy lots of fun activities beginning at 10 a.m. at Shelter 5, including a bounce house and DJ.

Friday, April 7, 2017
The results are in
CARMEL, IN - April 5, was National Caramel Day, and Werther's Original asked caramel lovers nationwide how they pronounce their favorite treat: ker-uh-muhl or kar-muhl.

The national survey results are in and ker-uh-muhl takes the honors with 57 percent of Americans using the three-syllable pronunciation.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Special election dates set
Sheridan, Westfield and Carmel have special elections scheduled for May 2, involving their respective school corporations.

The Hamilton County Elections Office has established a schedule for the election, including April 10 as the first day for absentee voting.

The questions before voters involve raising funds for the three school corporations.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Return of the Mac announces Noblesville date
Chef's Night Off and MOKB Presents have announced that Return of The Mac, a food fest dedicated to mac n' cheese, will make its final Indiana stop of 2017 in Noblesville.

After sell-out crowds and local success in Bloomington and Indianapolis, organizers will play host to the cheesy fest 5 p.m. June, at the newly-built Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Lions Club serving up pancake breakfast
Wayne-Fall Lions Club is serving up its annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast this Sunday.

The club will serve from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the club, 11940 E. 191st St., Noblesville.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Statehouse updates set for legislative breakfast
Statehouse updates set for legislative breakfast

The Times

FISHERS - The Hamilton County Business Issues Committee and the four Hamilton County chambers of commerce welcome local legislators to their April 14 Legislative Breakfast at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Canines, Felines & Wine to benefit HSFHC
CARMEL - Spend an evening sampling a variety of delicious wines and hors d'oeuvres while participating in a silent auction, listening to live music and visiting with some of the Humane Society for Hamilton County's VIP shelter animals.

Canines, Felines, & Wine, a fundraiser for the Humane Society, is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 21 at Renaissance in Carmel, 11925 N. Meridian St.

You must be 21 years old for admission.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
BGCN receives grant
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville recently received a $10,000 grant from the City of Noblesville Fund and Legacy Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate.

The grant is intended for to support the Club's academic success programs in 2017 and 2018.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
HAND schedules training series
HAND Inc. is hosting a series of training sessions this year to build capacity among community volunteers in Hamilton County. The first session, Board Basics, is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 1605 E 106th St.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Community First Bank of Indiana announces promotions
Kokomo - Robb Blume, President of Community First Bank of Indiana, is pleased to announce the promotions of Tracy Brown and Kim Sanders.

Tracy Brown has been promoted from Assistant Vice President to Vice President. She has been employed with Community First Bank for 9 years and is currently the Branch Manager at the Main Branch location in Downtown Kokomo.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Whale of a Sale moving to Grand Park
WESTFIELD - The spring Whale of a Sale children's consignment event will take place May 11-13 in Westfield's indoor, 370,000 square-foot Grand Park Events Center, the centerpiece of the amazing Grand Park Sports Complex.

The popular event, which is Indiana's largest children's consignment event, features more than 42,000 square feet of clothing from baby to teen sizes, toys, furniture and more at a fraction of the retail cost. Participants can earn money as a consignor or find great deals as a shopper.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Parks celebrate 50 years of achievements
CARMEL - The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department has had many substantial achievements in the last 50 years that deserve a celebration: Potter's Bridge, Morse Beach Park, White River Campground, Cool Creek Nature Center, White River Greenway Trail, Nature Center Greenhouse, Strawtown Koteewi Park, Coxhall Gardens and Conservatory, and dozens of individual park developments.

The park's annual fundraising gala, hosted by Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. May 5, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Reservations being accepted for prayer breakfast
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear is inviting the public to attend the 13th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7 a.m. May 4 at White River Christian Church, 1685 N. 10th St., Noblesville.

Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. All proceeds will be donated to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Chaplaincy Program.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Noblesville begins street sweeping throughout city
The Noblesville Street Department began street sweeping of the entire city today. Using two sweepers, the street department will start in Old Town before moving away from the downtown area into the subdivisions.

The entire process can take two months to reach every street and neighborhood. Street Commissioner Patty Johnson said the spring sweep will take place in April and May and another sweep will occur in July and August.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Parks partner with NHS for Mayor's luncheon
The 2017 Noblesville Parks Foundation's Parks & The Arts Mayor's Luncheon will from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Harbour Trees Golf and Beach Club in Noblesville.

The Foundation is again partnering with the Noblesville Schools Art Department to make art, not only for this third annual event, but to ensure local high school art students get real life experience throughout the process.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Sustainable growth for backyard chicken flocks
Backyard chickens can be a great source of eggs and fun for your family or an opportunity for some extra income. Join the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Purdue Extension Hamilton County on Saturday, April 29th to learn about Sustainable Growth for Backyard Chicken Flocks.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Sheridan Rotarians do community service
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Rotarians were busy this past week. Some were taking care of important club business in the monthly club board meeting while the some were busy installing some shelving units in the Sheridan Public Library.

Rotarians throughout the world work with their local communities to accomplish a variety of tasks and projects to improve the quality of life.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Local resident publishes book to aid Humane Society
Noblesville resident Sharon McMahon has published a book and will donate the royalties to the Humane Society of Hamilton County to assist senior dogs and cats which may need additional medical assistance to make them more adoptable. The book, "Sweetie's Scars: A Journey of Hurt, Hope, and Healing" is available on Amazon.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Ivy Tech Hamilton County hosting enrollment event
Ivy Tech Community College Hamilton County is hosting an Express Enrollment event Monday for those interested in taking classes this summer or fall semester. Those who attend can get help filing their FAFSA by the extended state deadline of April 15.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Cities break ground On Midland Trace
Noblesville officials broke ground today on its first phase of the Midland Trace Trail, a 12-foot-wide multi-use path that will connect Westfield's portion of the trail at Gray Road east to Hazel Dell Road. The project increases Noblesville's trail availability and connectivity and accomplishes a goal of making the city more walkable.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Easter Egg Hunts
Annual Easter Egg Hunt

scheduled for April 8

The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department and Hare Chevrolet will host their annual free Easter Egg Hunt April 8 at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Road.

Children are invited to come and enjoy lots of fun activities beginning at 10 a.m. at Shelter 5, including a bounce house and DJ.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
New traffic program could cost you $95
City and county officials announced today that they have contracted with Safer Traffic, Inc. out of Indianapolis to install mini cameras on stoplights and stop signs throughout Noblesville and Hamilton County. According to officials, these cameras will record license plate numbers of any vehicles that do not come to complete stops before entering the intersection.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
ITM to submit bid to operate Nickel Plate
The Indiana Transportation Museum will submit a bid to once again be the operator of the Nickel Plate rail line.

"We will absolutely put forward a proposal which will most likely be the original agreement we wanted the Port Authority to sign 11 years ago," said ITM spokesman John McNichols.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
DAR Good Citizen of the Year
Sami Fassnacht of Westfield (center) is the Horseshoe Prairie Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution 2017 Good Citizen of the Year.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
'From tree to treasure'
Jack and Curt Epp are a wood-working, father-son duo taking wood "from tree to treasure."

The pair have taken their love of wood working and turned it into a local, family-owned business in Noblesville.

"We are a father son duo. We've been working together all of our lives basically. He helps me and I help him," said Curt, the eldest of Jack's three children.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Theater to offer midnight movies
The Hamilton Town Center Goodrich 16 IMAX will host the Midnight Movie series.

The monthly midnight showings are sponsored by the Scarlet Lane Brewery in McCordsville and Horrorhound, an Indianapolis horror film convention.

Friday, March 31, 2017
Discounted rain barrels available
The Noblesville Clean Storm Water Program has teamed up with the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District to provide Noblesville residents and business owners substantially discounted rain barrels while supplies last.

Residents may pre-order rain barrels for $30 beginning Monday, at the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District office, 1717 Pleasant St., Suite 100, Noblesville.

Friday, March 31, 2017
'Runner Stumbles' at Playhouse
WESTFIELD - Dick Van Dyke, Ray Bolger and Beau Bridges were among the famous actors who starred in "The Runner Stumbles," a 1979 movie that Cheryl Fesmire saw when it first came out. She remembers the film well.

"I enjoyed the movie, and it really made me want to direct it," said the 67-year-old, who gets her wish as the play opens on Today and continues three weekends at Westfield Playhouse.

Friday, March 31, 2017
Noblesville Fire Department Receives Generous Donation
The Noblesville Fire Department was recently able to purchase pet rescue masks, following a generous donation made by the family of lifelong Noblesville resident, L. Genieve (Jenny) Noble, who passed away Nov. 15, 2015.

"She was a pet lover and an advocate," said the family of Ms. Noble.

Friday, March 31, 2017
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
April marks a special time of the year to raise awareness of a disease that affects thousands of Hoosiers, and hundreds of new Hoosiers each year. April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month and the Indiana Parkinson Foundation (IPF) is taking this time to acknowledge Hoosiers living with Parkinson's and thanking their caregivers and supports, while urging the community to move toward a cure.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Committee passes Cook bill
STATEHOUSE -The Senate Committee on Civil Law today passed State Rep. Tony Cook's (R-Cicero) bill that would provide protections to individuals who rescue animals left unattended in hot cars.

Cook said under his proposal, people who rescue an animal from a hot vehicle would be provided immunity from civil liability for property damage resulting from their forcible entry. The person would be required to first notify law enforcement and could only use a reasonable amount of force to remove the animal.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Westfield council approves funding for façade improvement program
WESTFIELD - The Westfield City Council approved additional funding for the community's façade improvement program at Monday's council meeting.

"We've seen a lot of success with our local business community through this program," Council President Jim Ake said. "Providing this additional available funding will allow us to continue to assist businesses that want to invest in Westfield."

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Noblesville 'Riley Kid' featured in campaign
INDIANAPOLIS - Seven-year-old Kilyn Dripps of Noblesville is one of four Riley Hospital for Children patients featured on billboards across Indianapolis from now until June 25, 2017. The billboards are to encourage Indiana motorists to put the Riley red wagon on their wheels.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Rare calf born at Conner Prairie
FISHERS - An embryo transfer English Longhorn calf was born at Conner Prairie Wednesday - the first birth of its kind in decades.

The calf is now one of 11 English Longhorns at Conner Prairie, which has the second-largest herd of the breed in the U.S. There are only about 40 English Longhorns in the country.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Cicero Kiwanis Recipient of Outstanding Community Support Award
CICERO - The Cicero Chapter of the Kiwanis International received the Outstanding Community Support Award by the Indiana District of Kiwanis. The award was presented by Indiana District Governor Dr. David Dixon, Ball State University, at the District's annual mid-year conference in Carmel, IN earlier this month. Martyn Furnish, Cicero Kiwanis Club president, accepted the award on behalf of the local club.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
HSFHC partners with Indy 11
The Humane Society For Hamilton County has partnered with the Indy 11 soccer team as a part of the team's Community Giveback Program.

As a part of the program, the Humane Society will get pregame and halftime recognition at the Indy 11 May 20 match against Miami FC, along with other benefits.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Legacy Fund awards $117,000
INDIANAPOLIS - Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) affiliate serving Hamilton County, announced $117,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 not-for-profits in the county. Legacy Fund's board of directors voted to approve this first round of competitive grants on March 22.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Scarlet Lane Brewing & Horrorhound announce movie series
Scarlet Lane Brewing Company of McCordsville and Horrorhound have teamed with the Hamilton Town Center Goodrich 16 IMAX theater to launch the monthly Midnight Movies series of screenings.

The screenings will take place on select weekends with the first showing kicking off 11:55 p.m. April 7 for the screening of The Void.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Splat!
A first grader at Hazel Dell Elementary spends his Friday afternoon before spring break throwing pies at Adam Seyfried, a third grade teacher. Seyfried, along with Jason Moon, Art, Abigail Williams, 4th grade, and Doug Atkinson, P.E., volunteered to get messy for the school's Jump Rope for Heart celebration. The students raised $19,500 for the American Heart Association.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Recreation annex gymnasium closed during spring break to refinish floors
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation will have the gym floors refinished in the Community Gym at the Recreation Annex in Ivy Tech Community College. To have the floors refinished, the community gym will be closed Monday, March 27 through Sunday, April 9. Pickleball will begin again from 9 a.m. to noon April 10.
Monday, March 27, 2017
NPA offering spring break art adventure
Young artists will have the chance to show off their creativity again this year during the Nickel Plate Arts "Adventures in Art" Spring Break drop-in camp. The open studio-style camp will allow kids of all ages to experiment with 2-D and 3-D projects in a variety of art mediums with help from staff and volunteers.
Monday, March 27, 2017



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