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House internship applications due Oct. 31
STATEHOUSE - Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

The House Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring-semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Ivy Tech, Kaplan partner on degree program
INDIANAPOLIS - Ivy Tech Community College and Kaplan University have partnered to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to Kaplan University prior to completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Hamilton County home prices highest
INDIANAPOLIS - Hamilton County ranked highest, in a 15-county Central Indiana survey, in average home prices for September.

Monthly real estate stats from F.C. Tucker Company indicated that the housing market is still not slowing down. September 2017 pended sales climbed 5.6 percent compared to September 2016. Similarly, the average year-to-date home price for the 15-county Central Indiana region rose 5.9 percent to $199,240.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Sandhill Crane motor coach tour Nov. 18
CARMEL - Nature enthusiasts are invited to join Indiana Audubon Society for a special motor coach tour to view the mass migration of sandhill cranes 1 p.m. Nov. 18, leaving from the Cool Creek Nature Center in Carmel.

The tour will take participants to the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, where upwards of 20,000 sandhill cranes converge each fall. After sunset, the tour will return to Cool Creek around 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
City must build Phosphorous removal plant
Noblesville will soon begin construction on a $9 million Phosphorus removal plant to reduce pollution in the White River.

The project comes after the Environmental Protection Agency lowered the permitted Phosphorus levels allowed in public waterworks, leaving cities across the U.S. to pick up the tab for all improvements and repairs.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Noblesville Parks announces Pickleball open gym hours
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department has announced Pickleball open gym hours for fall and winter.

As Pickleball continues to grow in popularity, open gym hours offer a fun, competitive way for the community to play the sport. All skill levels are encouraged to participate in open gym hours to learn more about Pickleball.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tip-A-Cop fundraisers to benefit Special Olympics Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants will go blue this weekend as officers and staff from law enforcement agencies around the state volunteer their time to raise money for Special Olympics Indiana by collecting special tips during the 12th annual Tip-A-Cop® event.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Iconic thinkers inspire Kiddie Academy students
FISHERS - Thomas Alva Edison is just one of a group of ingenious and innovative thinkers inspiring students at Kiddie Academy of Fishers this fall.

As part of its ongoing "Amazing Starts Here" creative campaign, the local early education child care provider continues to introduce young children to iconic role models known for their strong character and pioneering legacies.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Spartz named to four Senate committees
STATEHOUSE - State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) has been appointed to four committees for the 2018 legislative session.

Spartz will be a member of the Senate Committees on Education and Career Development, Environmental Affairs, Insurance and Financial Institutions, and Pensions and Labor.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Indiana students to get free FAFSA filing help at College Goal Sunday
INDIANAPOLIS - Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 39 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. (local time), November 5, 2017.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Free fun this Halloween season in Noblesville
Fall is officially here, and the City of Noblesville is pleased to announce its upcoming free Halloween activities later this month:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
One Day-Sheridan-No Hunger
SHERIDAN - On Saturday the Sheridan Rotary Club, in cooperation with multiple other community agencies and churches, is coordinating a free meal to members of the Sheridan community

The meal will be served at the Shelter House in Community Park from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone in the Sheridan community is invited to enjoy roast pork loin, baked potato, green beans, roll with butter and a dessert. Drinks will be provided, too.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Longtime Conner Prairie interpreter honored
FISHERS - For more than three decades, Eddie Grogan has served as one of the most knowledgeable and personable interpreters of Indiana's history.

For this reason, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) proudly names Grogan a recipient of the 2017 Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award. The award recognizes historians who have made distinguished contributions to the field of historical scholarship, including presentation and preservation, or the affairs and activities of IHS.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sheridan sponsoring sign contest
SHERIDAN - Sheridan would like to add welcome signs to the entry ways of town, and is sponsoring a contest to find a design.

The welcome sign design will become the property of the Town of Sheridan. The sign will inform and celebrate the Town of Sheridan by being decorative, informative and provide a visual identity for the town.

Monday, October 16, 2017
Toyota-owned company plans to build in Westfield
WESTFIELD - Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics-owned consulting company, will build a new facility in Westfield, expected to create up to 87 new, high-wage jobs by 2020.

The company will invest $8 million in the project, and build the new 90,000 square-foot facility in Westfield's Aurora development park, one of the few Westfield locations with industrial zoning near 196th street and Ind. 31.

Monday, October 16, 2017
Ghost story has chilling background
When I set out to write The Ghost of Cheeney Creek, a young adult mystery/adventure novel set in Fishers, Indiana, during the summer of 1967, I knew I needed a good backstory for the ghost who'd be the centerpiece of the story. Until I'd found my ghost, I couldn't begin writing. Little did I realize my ghost---the real ghost of Cheeney Creek---would find me!

Monday, October 16, 2017
Human trafficking subject of library program
CICERO - The Friends of the Hamilton North Library played host to a program on human trafficking, featuring Indianapolis Star Opinion Editor Tim Swarens.

His program, "Human Trafficking in Hamilton County - What Everyone Should Know," was based on his year-long investigation of child sex trafficking in the United States and around the world. His work has taken him to eight countries on five continents since October 2016 to better understand why an estimated 1.2 million children a year fall victim to sex trafficking.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Rivalry renewed
CARMEL - The City of Carmel has been named the No. 1 City in America to live in, about a month after Fishers was named No. 1.

According to a new survey by 24/7 Wall Street, a content provider for USA Today, Carmel ranked highest in an index of more than three dozen socioeconomic measures used to compare the cities.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
2018 Noblesville city budget tops $65 million
The Noblesville 2018 Civil City budget is more than $65 million, with more than $40 million set aside in the general fund.

The budget was introduced to the Common Council at its Oct. 10 meeting. The budget will be eligible for adoption at the next council meeting Oct. 24.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Noblesville Police Department needs votes in K-9 grant contest
The Noblesville Police Department has been nominated for the Aftermath K-9 Grant. The five departments across the country with the most votes will be awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The voting period is open now and runs through Nov. 7.

Individuals may vote once per day. Votes will be tallied after Nov. 7 and the winning law enforcement agencies will be announced on Nov. 10.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Foundation helps fund new MRI machine
Riverview Health has acquired a new MRI machine, Toshiba Titan 1.5, with the help of Riverview Health Foundation fundraising efforts.

"With the support of our generous donors, Riverview Health Foundation was able to raise more than $700,000 for the new MRI machine," said Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation. "We're grateful for their partnership in ensuring our community has access to high-quality healthcare and advanced technologies close to home."

Friday, October 13, 2017
Jail TOWER graduates Participate in job fair
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office's Transitioning Opportunities for Work, Education, and Reality (TOWER) program at the adult jail had its first Job Fair Oct. 10.

As part of the continuing effort to reduce recidivism rates among the Hamilton County Jail's inmate population, TOWER is aimed at assisting inmates with finding employment after incarceration.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Cicero receives $403K grant for revitalization efforts
CICERO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Cicero a $403,000 Community Development Block Grant for local projects, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
Friday, October 13, 2017
Noblesville Main Street seeks sponsors for ice sculptures
In what has become another holiday tradition for downtown Noblesville, it's time to plan the annual Ice Festival hosted by Noblesville Main Street.

Started in 2013, this annual festival features more than 20 beautifully carved ice sculptures around the courthouse lawn. The event also helps Noblesville Main Street fund the more than 60 events provided to our local community annually.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Spartz Sworn in as State Senator for District 20
STATEHOUSE - Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) took the oath of office today, becoming the state senator representing District 20. She was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

Spartz fills the Senate seat previously held by State Sen. Luke Kenley, who retired last month. She will finish the remainder of his term, serving portions of Hamilton County.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Westfield, Fishers named Green Communities of the Year
WESTFIELD - Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) named Westfield and Fishers Green Community of the Year. The cities received their awards during the Aim Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Umbaugh, Oct. 11, during the 2017 Aim Ideas Summit in Evansville.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Annual Ryan White Aids Walk raises more than $2,200
ARCADIA - This year's Ryan White Aids Walk at Hamilton Heights High School raised more than $2,200 for the Ryan White Scholarship Fund.

Students and staff pay $1 to walk around the high school track during one class period in White's honor.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Nickel Plate Arts celebrates Day of the Dead
Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville continues the costume fun even after Halloween with its Day of the Dead event 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov.

This festive Mexican holiday with ancient roots honors and celebrates the memory of friends and family members who have passed away.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Finally! IKEA opens in Fishers
FISHERS - IKEA, the iconic Swedish furniture store, opened its doors in Fishers Wednesday, with a live band, giveaways, local and state public officials and the traditional 'Sawing of the Log' ribbon cutting.

And while Wednesday was the official grand opening, the store, people began camping out - with the company's encouragement - as early as Sunday.

IKEA's Fishers store is the 45th in the United States, and first in Indiana.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Westfield council approves 2018 budget
WESTFIELD - 61 percent of Westfield's 2017 budget will go towards public safety spending, including the hiring of two new police officers.

The Westfield City Council adopted the operating budget a meeting Monday.

The budget total is more than $36.2 million. The adopted tax levy is more than $20.3 million, and the tax rate was approved at 0.9836.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tech firm growing in Hamilton County
CARMEL - CleanSlate Technology Group, a cloud consulting and software asset management company, announced its plans to expand its operations in Hamilton County, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2020.

"Innovation is alive and well in Indiana. Today, the Hoosier state is home to countless technology success stories like CleanSlate that are helping the state garner national recognition as a leader in innovation," said Jim Schellinger, Indiana secretary of commerce.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tickets on sale now for Miller-Palooza
Tickets are on sale now for Miller-Palooza, the premier fundraising event of the year in support of Noblesville Schools

The annual occasion is sponsored by the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation (NSEF) and will is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 2017, at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Kenley to be honored
Ivy Tech Community College, the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber's legacy partner First Merchants Bank are playing host to an event to honor Sen. Luke Kenley, who retired Sept. 30.

The event is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov.r 2 at Ivy Tech Hamilton County, located at 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Street Department: time to move basketball goals
As leaves begin to turn and fall from trees, the Noblesville Street Department wants to remind residents that mobile basketball goals are not permitted on sidewalks, driveway approaches, greenspace or the street at this time.

Large street department vehicles have issues navigating around these structures and contact with them (i.e. a net hitting the antenna or side-view mirror) can cause damage to the vehicles and recreational equipment.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Fire Prevention Week
Noblesville Fire Department EMT Joe VanHoogstraat watches as Alex DeGuire, 5, Noblesville, sprays water from out the fireman's water hose, while friend, Ashton Lainhart, Noblesville, 5, and sister, Sophia DeGuire, 9, wait their turn, during Saturday's NFD open house and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Fire Station in downtown Noblesville. The annual breakfast, promoting fire prevention and safety awareness, offered an array of hands-on activities and demonstrations, including about the importance of having working smoke detectors. The breakfast kicks off National Fire Prevention Week, which runs through this Saturday.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
HHMS science teacher shaves head to raise funds for life-saving childhood cancer research
ARCADIA - Kim Martin, a Cicero resident and science teacher at Hamilton Heights Middle School, and other staff and students, are braving a complete shave of their heads for the Hamilton Heights Middle School St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser for childhood cancer research.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Heights to dedicate renovated classrooms
ARCADIA - Hamilton Heights School Corp., has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony, marking completion of construction projects and enhancements in the Engineering, Agriculture, Business, Band and Choir classrooms, as well as auditorium lighting upgrades at Hamilton Heights High School.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Anticipated opening is tomorrow
A tent city sprung up Monday at the new IKEA in Fishers. People were allowed to line up at 9 a.m. Monday, two days before the official opening of the store, 11400 IKEA Way, the first in Indiana. The store officially opens at 9 a.m. today, though 9 p.m. The restaurant opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 8:30 p.m. The store is offering free entertainment, balloon art and face painting all week. Also, between today and Saturday, visitors may enter for a chance to win one of 20 $250 IKEA gift cards through the IKEA FAMILY Loyalty program. In addition the story is offering free furniture giveaways, and he first 2,500 visitors will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a "Buy One, Get One Free" cinnamon bun, hotdog or soft-serve frozen yogurt voucher.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chaucie's Place fundraiser scheduled for Thursday
CARMEL - Chaucie's Place has scheduled its 17th Annual Treasure Our Children Gala 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel.

The evening will feature a plated dinner as well as live and silent auctions, and wine pull with many wines retailing at $100 and up.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Center announces new board members
CARMEL - Six local business and community leaders have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Center for the Performing Arts.

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the Center's services and resources, representing the interests of the public and acting as stewards of funds raised to achieve organizational goals.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Heights community blood drive collects 57 units for IBC
ARCADIA - Hamilton Heights High School community blood drive on Thursday resulted in 57 pints of blood registered by some 64 students, faculty, staff and members of the community who stopped in to give of themselves for a worthwhile cause. Each donation will result in multiple usable components for people in Indiana and beyond.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Clancy's 'Topper' returning to downtown
Clancy's Inc. announced Friday it will open Grindstone Public House in downtown Noblesville in the spring of 2018.

The restaurant, operated by Noblesville's Fogelsong family, will be located at 101 N. 10th St., in the former location of The Ville and before that, the space was Eddie's Corner Cafe.

Grindstone Public House will be an American-themed restaurant and bar.

Sunday, October 8, 2017
HH grad counseling students in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS - Wendy Duran, a Hamilton Heights High School graduate, is suicide prevention counselor in Las Vegas.

After Sunday's shooting, she revealed to The Times newsgathering partner WTHR she's really had to lean on her Midwestern values to get her through a very tough week.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Human trafficking happens here too
CICERO - Human trafficking isn't an across-the-ocean problem, or limited to places like New York or California. Human trafficking happens here - as in Hamilton County here.

Human trafficking occurs around the globe, with an estimated 1.2 million children falling victim to sex trafficking each year.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Noblesville Parks to offer two weeks of Fall Break day camp
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department is offering week-long camps in conjunction with Noblesville Schools' Fall Break from Oct. 9-20. Camp is available for ages 6 to 11.

The recreation staff will provide two weeks of games, crafts, nature, laughter and friendship. Campers should pack their lunch, two snacks and wear gym shoes. Campers will have a science project, arts and crafts, and will stay active each day of camp.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Fishers sets Trick or Treat hours
FISHERS - Fishers Police Chief Mitch Thompson has announced Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween. Trick-or-Treat hours will be 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Friday, October 6, 2017
'End of Watch' for Fishers officer
FISHERS - The Fishers Police Department, the City of Fishers and the law enforcement community mourn the loss of Officer Ron Shepard. Officer Shepard passed away Oct. 4, 2017. He was surrounded by his family and friends.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Astronaut to speak at Quilt Show
WESTFIELD - NASA Astronaut, and Hoosier native Dr. David Wolf will share his experiences in space at the Indianapolis Quilt Guild's Biennial Quilt Show.

The show, Oct. 20-21, is scheduled to take place in Westfield Middle School, 45 W Hoover St.

This year's expanded show will exhibit more than 350 member quilts and all 179 quilts in the "Fly Me To The Moon" exhibit, commemorating the moon landing and all Apollo missions.

Friday, October 6, 2017
Schools grades improve
Noblesville is pleased, Westfield will appeal.

The Indiana Department of Education released grades for each school in the state, and many Hamilton County schools got better grades than last year.

Noblesville, for example, saw seven of its schools receive A grades, up from four in 2015-2016.

Friday, October 6, 2017
Duke offers recommendations to city officials
Noblesville is one of four communities in the Duke Energy Indiana service territory selected for the 2017 Site Readiness Program, which is a key component of the company's economic development model. It identifies, evaluates and improves sites for potential industrial development.

Indiana communities are always looking for a competitive edge to lure large business and industry to their areas, creating more jobs and economic development activity. For Noblesville, that edge may well come from Duke Energy's Site Readiness Program.

Friday, October 6, 2017
Noblesville Noon Kiwanis Elects New Officers
Noblesville Noon Kiwanis elected new officers for the coming year at a recentl meeting. Elected officers are left to right, TJ Houghtalen, President; Roy Herrmann, VP; Darla Godby, Trea; and Becky Terry, Secy.

The Noon Kiwanis Club does multiple projects during the year in support of Noblesville area kids and also Riley Hospital for Children.

Theresa Caldwell, was given a plaque by TJ Houghtalen for her service last year as President.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
First Friday offers something for everyone
Noblesville Main Street's October First Friday event is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and includes many fun, family-friendly activities, such as the fifth annual CanStruction event, the annual Soup Cook-Off competition and Fall Festival for children of all ages including trick or treating with area merchants.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Trick-or-Treat hours set
The Noblesville Police Department would like to remind residents the official designated hours for Trick-or-Treat this year in the City of Noblesville will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

Officers from the Noblesville Police Department will be paying particular attention to motorists who are not obeying traffic laws in and around residential areas where children will be expected to be walking.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Cicero names new police chief
CICERO - Maj. Jim Hunter will be named Cicero Police Chief upon the planned retirement of Chief Dave Hildebrand in April 2018.

Hunter has been with the department since 1988 and has been Assistant Chief since 2008.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
City violated Open Door Law
The City of Noblesville violated the state's Open Door Law in February when it conducted an executive session to discuss the Nickel Plate Trail.

Indiana's Public Access Counselor, acting on a complaint filed by Michael Saner, an individual associated with Save the Nickel Plate, issued an opinion Oct. 2. In it, the counselor found the city's reason for conducting the executive session did not meet the requirements set out by Indiana Law, and the city did not provide adequate notification the meeting was to take place.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
One killed in accident
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

Bethany G. Moore, 23, Lebanon, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Headless Horseman rides again at Conner Prairie
FISHERS - The Headless Horseman rides again at Conner Prairie for 11 straight nights in October.

Sponsored by Reynolds Farm Equipment, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent and Kroger, Headless Horseman runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Local Girl Scout selected as national delegate
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Arcadia Brethren to pray for people of Las Vegas
ARCADIA -- The Arcadia Brethren Church invites the community on Thursday to attend a Prayer Vigil for our Nation and the People of Las Vegas.

The 30-minute vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 8989 E. 266th St., Arcadia. The public is invited.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Red Gold Crushes Hunger in Central Indiana
ELWOOD - The annual Red Gold Crush Hunger Saturday is scheduled for Oct. 14, in downtown Elwood.\

The three-part event includes the 6th Annual Run to Crush Hunger, 32nd Annual Red Gold Chili Cook-Off and Colts Blue Saturday.

For the sixth year in a row, the Run to Crush Hunger unites local communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles, while fighting hunger in Central Indiana by giving back to local area food banks.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Friendly competition fuels food drive
FISHERS - Hamilton Southeastern students, business partners and HSE School representatives convened at the 96th Street Meijer to celebrate the local tradition known as PastaBowl. The annual collection generated 13,880 lbs. of pasta for more than 46 local food banks and food service organizations.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Heights sponsoring community blood drive for Las Vegas shooting victims
ARCADIA - Hamilton Heights High School is sponsoring a community blood drive 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, at school auditorium, 25802 Ind. 19.

"This blood drive is extremely important because some of the blood and plasma will be shipped to Las Vegas to help some of the recent mass shooting victims in need," said Dep. Brad Osswald, Hamilton Heights School resource officer. "There are over 500 victims injured and in desperate need of blood. Please consider donating on Thursday."

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Human trafficking subject of library program
CICERO - The Friends of the Library invites the public to attend a program "Human Trafficking in Hamilton County - What Everyone Should Know," 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Hamilton North Public Library, 209 W. Britton Street, Cicero.
Monday, October 2, 2017
One killed in car-motorcycle accident
A 64-year-old Indianapolis man was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle after colliding with another vehicle. The accident occurred just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies report the accident happened on Ind. 38 at Moontown Road.

Monday, October 2, 2017
Cicero dedicates Pier
CICERO - The Town of Cicero held a dedication ceremony for the recently completed Pier at Red Bridge Park on Saturday.

Cicero was awarded a $50,000 Place Based Investment Fund grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in August 2016, for the project.

Monday, October 2, 2017
ITM to pull off 'Great Train Robbery'
It's 1930 and G-Man Eliot Ness's two faithful, undercover FBI agents Franks and Spatz are the heels of two bank robbers on the lam from the hoosegow.

Expecting the jailbirds - Hoptoad Guiseppe and Big Bugs - to jump a train for a quick getaway, Franks and Spatz start riding local trains in order to capture the pair and return them to the Big House.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
4th annual Festival of Trees set
FISHERS - The fourth annual Hamilton County Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Network, has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 18, at the Bridgewater Club, Carmel.

The return of this holiday tradition, since 2014, marks a significant impact for Hamilton County residents.

The evening includes a dinner, a keynote speaker, and an auction of exquisitely custom designed themed Christmas trees, wreaths and table centerpieces - hand decorated by local designers specifically as fundraising pieces.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
The Times is moving ... Again
A change of seasons.

A change of month.

A change of address!

The Times is completing this season of change by moving to Hipstoric Downtown Noblesville, on the historic Square.

After more than a year, secluded in the alley behind Key Bank, The Times is relocating to 54 N. 9th St., near Matteo's, Kiln Creations, Rosie's Place, Smith's Jewelers, and Noble Coffee & Tea Co.

We hope the move makes it more convenient for our customers to find us for their advertising, subscription and news needs.

Our hours of operation will remain the same. The new office will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Teens held in Fishers shooting
FISHERS - Fishers Police have made arrests in the shooting investigation that began on Sept. 21.

Three Indianapolis teenagers have been charged with the shooting of 18-year-old Jose Gomez, Fishers.

Alan Mendez, 17, Ivan Jeronimo, 18, and Alexander Lopez, 16, were all charged.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Purdue Extension presents annual Sewing/Quilting Seminar
The Purdue Extension Service of Hamilton County will offer their annual sewing/quilting seminar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville.

A $17 registration fee includes a day of presentations and demonstrations on useful tools, sewing and quilting techniques, yarns, and creative ideas; lunch; vendor displays; and more.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Head to Potter's Bridge festival on Saturday
The 18th annual Potter's Bridge Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Potter's Bridge Park, 19401 N. Allisonville Road, Noblesville.

The free family-friendly festival attracts an estimated 2,500 Hamilton County residents each year, according to Don Nicholls, the county's resource development specialist.

Friday, September 29, 2017
SOHC to put on Athlete Dance-A-Thon
Special Olympics of Hamilton County has scheduled an Athlete Dance-A-Thon, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 27, at the O.V. Winks Building at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.
Friday, September 29, 2017
NFD offering pancake breakfast to kick off Fire Prevention Week
The Noblesville Fire Department kicks off Fire Prevention Week with an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7.

The event is held at the downtown Noblesville Fire Department, 135 S. 9th Street.

Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017.

Friday, September 29, 2017
141st closure Monday
141st Street between Olio Road and Prairie Baptist Road will be closed on or after Monday, weather permitting, for four weeks.

The closure is required to reconstruct and widen 141st Street from Olio Road to approximately 1/4 mile east of Olio Road.

Advance notice signs have been posted. Access will be maintained to all homes and businesses throughout the closure.

Addresses east of 14002 East Olio Road will have access from the east.

Further questions or concerns may be directed to Jim Hellmann in the Engineering Department at (317) 776-6330.

Friday, September 29, 2017
NPA raises $8,222 and awards arts luminaries during celebration
The numbers are in and winners have been feted.

During a fifth anniversary fundraising celebration Sept. 16, Nickel Plate Arts presented its second annual Nickel Plate Arts Awards to six people who exemplify local leadership in the arts. Artists, art, live music and live theater presented the backdrop for the evening.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Two county schools national Blue Ribbon Schools
College Wood Elementary School, Carmel Clay Schools, and James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School, Hamilton Southeastern Schools, are winners of U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools Award.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Kiwanis raise $3,200 for Riley
CICERO - The Kiwanis Club of Cicero conducted it Roadblock for Riley Hospital, Sept. 23.

Members volunteered to man several intersections to collect money for Riley Hospital for Children.

The club raised more than $3,200. All money collected is donated to support the efforts of the hospital.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
OneZone accepting nominations for awards
FISHERS - OneZone will honor outstanding local businesses and individuals at its third annual Business Excellence Awards Luncheon on Dec. 13 at Ritz Charles.

Applications for all awards are available online at www.onezonecommerce.com and must be submitted by the Oct. 16 deadline.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Furnish named Lt. Governor of Sycamore Division of Kiwanis
CICERO - Martyn Furnish, Immediate Past President of the Cicero Kiwanis Club, has been named as Lt. Governor of the Sycamore South Division of Kiwanis International.

The role gives Furnish the opportunity to kick up his game for this worthwhile organization, more than century strong.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Sheriffs raffle truck to raise funds for youth ranch
Indiana sheriffs' offices are raffling a RAM 1500 pickup truck to raise funds for their new Youth Ranch, where they will mentor future law enforcement officers and bond with at-risk kids.

The $45,000 2016 truck is sponsored in part by John Jones Auto Group of Corydon, Greensburg, Salem and Scottsburg.

Raffle tickets are just $2, three for $5, seven for $10, 15 for $20, 38 for $50 and 80 tickets for $100.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Westfield woman wins Torchbearer Award
INDIANAPOLIS -Lisa Wilken, Westfield, is one of eight Torchbearer Award winners for 2017.

The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) honored recipients of the 2017 Torchbearer Awards at its annual event at the Indiana Historical Society.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
'Noblesville Idols' will be crowned Saturday
This Saturday, a new "Idol" will be crowned. "Noblesville Idol" and "Noblesville Junior Idol" singing competitions are taking the stage on Saturday at Noblesville High School.

The competition is open to the public with "Noblesville Junior Idol" at 2 p.m., for contestants in eighth grade or younger, with prizes of $75 for first place, $50 for first runner-up and $25 for second runner-up. Entry fee is $10.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Harvest Haul 5K Oct. 21 at Forest Park
Who is Flat Canley? You might have seen him out and about in Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Sheridan, all over Hamilton County. You can follow him on Twitter at #flatcanley.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Westfield Fall Festival Saturday
WESTFIELD - The annual Westfield Fall Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Asa Bales Park.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Sheriff's department mourns death of retired K9 deputy Waldo
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department K9 Waldo died Tuesday.

Waldo joined the Sheriff's Department in 2009, and served the residents of Hamilton County until his retirement earlier this year.

Along with his partner Deputy Nate Biddle, Waldo handled many calls for service and was responsible for numerous finds around the area.

In recent weeks, Waldo's health declined and he died this Tuesday. Memorial plans are pending at this time.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Infrastructure front and center at state of the city
Infrastructure projects highlighted Mayor Ditslear's 'State of the City' address, Wednesday.

Speaking to the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and other public officials and business leaders, Ditslear outline several on-going, and upcoming infrastructure projects on the city's agenda.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Woofstock Pet and Music Festival Oct. 7
FISHERS - The Humane Society for Hamilton County will play host to the 2017 Woofstock Pet and Music Festival from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 7, at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.

Woofstock is Indiana's largest pet and music festival that features dozens of merchandise, service, and food vendors - including fashionable finds, puppy pedicures, activities for kids and pups, K9 cop and agility demos, and more.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Cicero man killed in crash
ARCADIA - A 55-year-old Cicero man was killed in an accident Wednesday.

Boyd K. Morris, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by medical personnel.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies were called to Ind. 19 and 266th Street, Arcadia, just before 11:30 a.m. on a report of a personal injury accident. It was reported a victim was trapped in the vehicle and not responding.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ruoff Home Mortgage signs amphitheater naming rights
Ruoff Home Mortgage is the new, exclusive title sponsor of the Noblesville venue formerly known as Klipsch Music Center, signing a multi-year agreement with Live Nation.

The historic 24,000-seat amphitheater will now be known exclusively as Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ivy Tech, Helmer Scientific announce partnership
Ivy Tech Community College and Helmer Scientific announced a new partnership to benefit employees in degree and certificate completion.

Through its Achieve Your Degree program, Ivy Tech will provide guidance and financial assistance to any Helmer Scientific employee interested in earning a degree or certificate from the Community College.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sample the Square: One night five stops
Join the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce at Noblesville Main Street for Sample the Square.

The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Matteos, then visit other establishments around the square.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tractor Supply, 4-H partner for Fall Paper Clover campaign
Tractor Supply will play host to its semi-annual Paper Clover fundraiser for Hamilton County 4-H students. The in-store donation event is scheduled for Oct. 4-15.

Tractor Supply customers can participate in the fall 2017 Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clover emblems during checkout. Donations, which begin at $1 and have no cap, fund scholarships that send in-state 4-H youth to 4-H camps, conferences and development programs where they learn everything from animal care to civic leadership.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Community Halloween party planned
Come in costume and enjoy games, treats, hayrides and more at the annual Community Halloween Party 6 p.m. Oct. 10.

The Halloween party is scheduled for the Exhibition Center at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Hamilton Heights Homecoming set for Friday
ARCADIA - Hamilton Heights High School Homecoming is scheduled for Friday.

The days leading up to Homecoming will be filled with a variety of fun and spirit-filled activities to rally the Dawgs prior to the big game at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 29 on the Husky Field against the Twin Lakes Indians.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Noblesville author publishes children's book
"A Dog Named Bird," a children's book written by Annie Streit, Noblesville, is the story of a Golden Retriever named Bird and her journey finding her forever home.

It is the second book of a series of rhyming picture books.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Sheriff's Office investigating criminal mischief at county park
CARMEL - Hamilton County Sheriff's Office investigators have presented the results of an investigation to the Prosecutor's Office on three (3) juveniles in connection with a criminal mischief case at a county park.

In a single incident last month, thousands of dollars of damage was done to public property inside Coxhall Gardens, 11677 Towne Rd, Carmel.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
IU Health, Hamilton County Parks join to create special play area
CARMEL - As part of the annual IU Health Day of Service initiative, more than 170 volunteers from IU Health North, Saxony, Tipton and several other IU Health Hospital facilities, joined with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation staff to transform an underutilized parcel of land in Cool Creek Park, 2000 E. 151st St., Carmel, into an innovative new park feature.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Ecker named president of Kiwanis Club of Cicero
CICERO - The members of the Kiwanis Club of Cicero have elected officers for the 2017-18 year. Keith Ecker will serve as President, Martyn Furnish, Immediate Past President, Robin Mills, President Elect, Alford Wilson, Treasurer and Dottie Carlson as Secretary. Directors at Large include Dick Blose, John Kidwell, Mitch Russell and Steve Piegza.

Ecker, who wanted to get more involved in the community, credits former colleague, Bob Gordon, former principal of Hamilton Heights Elementary School and former Kiwanian, as a huge influence in his decision to join the local Kiwanis club.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Noblesville Brewfest & Wine Garden today
The Noblesville Brewfest & Wine Garden is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Road, Noblesville.

Presented by Friends of Central Pool, tickets for the event are $50 and available at https://noblesvillebrewfest.ticketleap.com/2017/

All event proceeds benefit the Forest Park Aquatic Center.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
HHMS Named Gold-Star School
ARCADIA - Hamilton Heights Middle School has been named a 2017 Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award recipient by The Indiana Department of Education.

The Gold Star designation signifies the school counselor-led steering team has met specific criteria identified for the development of a comprehensive school counseling model.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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