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Westfield schools launching app
WESTFIELD - Westfield Washington Schools is launching a new website and for the first time - a district app.

Going live July 5, the new website, www.wws.k12.in.us, is easier to navigate and offers information about the district and each of its nine schools.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Conner Prairie July 4 Events
Thursday, June 22, 2017
BorgWarner will break ground Friday
BorgWarner will break ground for a new facility in Noblesville, 10 a.m. Friday, consolidating its existing technical centers in Anderson and Pendleton into one central location.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Family keeps dream alive
Thanks to the late Bobby Mills, about 1,300 boys and girls, ages 3-12, annually play baseball on turf fields with scoreboards, lights, bleachers and dugouts. There are two towers, a concession stand, pavilion, restrooms, pitching practice area, batting cages and portable pitching mounds.

The Field of Dreams, a baseball complex of eight fully equipped diamonds, opened in 1999 next to Hazel Dell Elementary on school property on Indiana 32 in Noblesville.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
26th Annual Noblesville Street Dance set for July 8
One of Noblesville's favorite summer events will be here soon.

Noblesville Main Street has scheduled the 26th annual Noblesville Street Dance on the historic courthouse square 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 8. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Riverview Health and the City of Noblesville will serve as the title sponsors of this year's event.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Noblesville hires education foundation executive director
Noblesville Schools and the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation have appointed Adriann Young as executive director for the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, replacing Sharon Trisler who retired earlier this year.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Public input session set for the Cicero studies
CICERO - The Town of Cicero has scheduled a public input session to identify and discuss priorities for the Jackson and Main streets intersection and Trail Feasibility studies.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Survey work to begin On Pleasant Street corridor
USI Consultants, Inc. will begin its topographic survey, utility location coordination and geotechnical investigation along the Pleasant Street corridor from Ind. 37 to Ind. 32 and Hague Road this week.

As part of the work, citizens should expect to see utility location marks and flags which are required to locate and record the location of infrastructure for the survey so it can be located on maps and plans.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Embassy Suites booking events for 2018
Embassy Suites Noblesville, 13700 Conference Center Drive, is now booking events for 2018.

The hotel features seven Floors with 198 suites, including I02 King Suites, 96 Double Queen Suites, and nine Accessible Suites.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Ten Sheridan High School Seniors Receive Scholarships
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund recently awarded 10 Sheridan High School seniors scholarships totaling $28,000 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Just two years prior, the committee researched ways to ensure the scholarship fund would continue its original mission for generations to come - to provide scholarships to graduates from Sheridan High Schoo

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
29th annual Fishers Freedom Festival this weekend
FISHERS - An activity area, featuring a NASCAR simulator, laser tag, a climbing wall, blow up corn maze, and giant games, is new to this year's Fishers Freedom Festival.

The festival, Saturday and Sunday, also features a new parade route.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
SWCD and the Farmers Bank announce new summer produce donation program
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and The Farmers Bank have partnered to launch a new program that encourages the public to donate fresh produce for county food pantries.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Riverview Health Earns 2017 PRC Five-Star Excellence Awards
Noblesville - Riverview Health was recently chosen as a 2017 Five-Star Excellence Award winner by Professional Research Consultants (PRC), Inc., a healthcare market research company.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Study: Noblesville ranked #1 most affordable city to buy a car in Indiana
San Francisco - The automotive buyer intelligence firm Autolist.com today released its Indiana Affordability Rankings study and ranked Noblesville the #1 most affordable place to buy a vehicle in Indiana.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Richardson Named Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal
Mayor John Ditslear has announced that Noblesville resident and longtime State Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson will serve as the grand marshal for the 2017 Noblesville Fourth of July Parade.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Education Briefs
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
News Briefs
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Workshop to offer advice on working with LGBTQ+ youth
CARMEL - A survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers. With the ever-evolving landscape surrounding sexual- and gender-minority youth, the adults who work with these young people need to understand the challenges they face.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Church opening in Westfield
WESTFIELD - After 50 years in Carmel, Indiana, the members of Thrive Christian Church, formerly Central Christian Church, are scheduled to open a new church building in Westfield.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Westfield Washington Schools Announce Administrative Changes
WESTFIELD - Westfield Washington Schools has announced a series of administrative changes designed to enhance curriculum and instruction and provide additional efficiencies in district operations.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
2017 HCMGA names Barney Hobbs Scholarship recipients
The Hamilton County Master Gardener Association, sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, has announced winners of the annual Barney Hobbs Scholarship awards for 2016. The recipients will be honored at the annual Master Gardener awards dinner on June 20, 2017.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
It's all about the strawberries
St. Michael's Episcopal Church hosted its 40th annual strawberry festival in downtown Noblesville on Friday and Saturday. The event, complete with strawberry shortcakes, a face painting station, arts and crafts booths and a variety of vendors, raised proceeds for the Church as well as their many outreach programs: Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, Dayspring Center and Interfaith Hospitality Network, among others.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Braveheart Foundation awards grant to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
INDIANAPOLIS - The Brave Heart Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry's "Meat" the Need program a grant in the amount of $5,000.00.

These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Mobile science lab program makes stop at Hamilton East Public Library
FISHERS - The Duke Energy Foundation and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' Center for Earth and Environmental Science have paired up to put science education on wheels.

A $400,000 Duke Energy Foundation grant is funding a mobile science lab and a program that will travel the state, engaging elementary school students in hands-on

lessons on topics such as such as the energy of storms and renewable power sources.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Barrington of Carmel invites the public to Alzheimer's event
CARMEL - The Barrington of Carmel, an SQLC senior living community, is teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association and inviting the public to participate in its Longest Day fundraiser event on Wednesday, to raise money and awareness. The fundraiser is held annually on the summer solstice because the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
A plethora of food choices at market
Saturday was the first time I'd visited the Noblesville Farmers Market this season.

It wasn't that I haven't wanted to go. We've been busy.

This past Saturday, I decided it was time to go to the market. We left early enough to find a parking space in the park's Green Room lot at the former bank, which still conveniently has a automated teller machine.

Monday, June 19, 2017
News Briefs
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Sheridan Summerfest Saturday
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Summerfest, sponsored by Sheridan Main Street, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, downtown Sheridan.

Featured this year is a Kid Zone located in the parking lot at 5th and Main streets, including, a bounce house, face painting, and carnival games.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Federal Hill Commons parking issues addressed
The City of Noblesville and Noblesville Main Street are asking patrons to be mindful of where they park when attending events at Federal Hill Commons.

Since the park's grand opening on May 13, officials have noticed that nearby private parking lots are being used instead of larger public lots.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
ITM suit claims civil rights violated
INDIANAPOLIS - The Hoosier Heritage Port Authority violated the Indiana Transportation Museum's civil rights when it ordered the organization to cease operation of the Polar Bear Express and the Indiana State Fair Train in 2016.

The claim is made in a federal lawsuit, filed Friday, by ITM, alleging its Fifth and 14th Constitutional Amendment rights were breached.

Friday, June 16, 2017
County has first West Nile Virus case
Hamilton County has reported one of the first human cases of West Nile virus in 2017.

Lake County also has a reported case, the Indiana State Department of Health said in a press release Friday.

Also, mosquitoes in Morgan and Tippecanoe counties have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) expects to continue to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state as the mosquito season progresses.

Friday, June 16, 2017
Annual Yellow Tie Ball raises funds for WYAP
WESTFIELD - Mayor Andy Cook will host the Westfield Mayor's Yellow Tie Ball Saturday in Westfield. The annual event began 10 years ago, and has served as a fundraising opportunity for the Westfield Youth Assistance Program (WYAP) for the last eight years.
Friday, June 16, 2017
It was a 'Perfect Wedding' proposal
When Noblesville's Zach Buzan was trying to figure out the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend, Katie Gipson, the pieces slowly started falling into place.

What if Zach were cast as the bridegroom in The Belfry's "Perfect Wedding" comedy?

How perfect would that be?

What if he would propose to Katie right after the bows on opening night of the play?

How perfect would that be?

Friday, June 16, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: ITM to announce federal lawsuit
The Indiana Transportation Museum plans to announce a federal lawsuit against "government entities and authorities" for what it calls a biased request for proposal process.

An announcement of the lawsuit is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United State Courthouse, Indianapolis.

Friday, June 16, 2017
HTC hires new director
Hamilton Town Center, a Simon mall, has hired MacKenzie Harris as the shopping center's new director of marketing and business development.

Harris began her career working at Simon in June 2016 in the company's marketing department for The Town Center at Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Fla., after gaining experience from StrataBlue, Brooksource and Beyond Payroll. Harris holds a degree in marketing and finance from Butler University.

Friday, June 16, 2017
Noblesville High School Top 10 Percent
Thursday, June 15, 2017
County schools receive AP awards
INDIANAPOLIS - Six Hamilton County high schools have won Advanced Placement Awards from the Indiana Department of Education.

To be selected, schools must have at least 25 percent of their 2016 graduating class receiving a 3, 4, or 4 on an AP exam.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
OneZone Awards $2,000 Scholarship to Local Student
FISHERS - Academics. Student government. Scholar. Baseball. Put them all together and you've got one very busy high school student named Ryan Woock, who was awarded OneZone's Nancy Blondin Scholarship at the chamber's luncheon at 502 East Event Centre in Carmel on June 14.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Free plane rides for kids Saturday
Kids can enjoy free 20-minute airplane rides from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday during a Young Eagles Rally at Noblesville Airport, 14782 Promise Road, Noblesville.

The Noblesville Chapter No. 67 of Experimental Aircraft Association will offer the free 20-minute rides for kids, ages 8 to 17. Parents or guardians must accompany.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
St. Michael's Strawberry Festival on Courthouse Square
If strawberry shortcake sounds scrumptious, then make plans to visit St. Michael's 40th annual Strawberry Festival, today and Saturday on the Courthouse Square.

It's 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday under a tent on Square.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Music and All That Jazz featuring Sarah Scharbrough
Sarah Scharbrough returns to the square Friday for the second Music and All That Jazz Show of 2017.

Scharhrough's classical, jazz, gospel, country and pop background combine to make up her soulful and eclectic sound.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Bryan Clauson legacy will be honored today
Noblesville racecar driver Bryan Clauson would have turned 28 years old today.

But he tragically lost his life on Aug. 7, 2016, following a dirt-track racing accident in Belleville, Kan.

While the day is an emotional one for his family, fiancée and friends, his birthday will be celebrated in a big way both far and near.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Westfield launches new hospitality and events website
WESTFIELD - The city of Westfield has launched a re-vamped version of its hospitality and events website, www.westfieldwelcome.com.

The site redesign features community events, dining and retail options, an e-newsletter sign-up and blog.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
New Briefs
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Ivy Tech Hamilton County enrolling now
Ivy Tech Community College Hamilton County has scheduled an Express Enrollment event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to enroll students for fall classes. Fall semester starts Aug. 21.

The Express Enrollment Event will take place at Ivy Tech Hamilton County campus, 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Noblesville Main Street receives accreditation
Noblesville Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Two submit plans to run railroad
The Hoosier Heritage Railroad interest group, and the Indiana Transportation Museum have submitted proposals to operate the Nickel Plate Railroad to the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority.

Both call for expanded service and new programs for the railroad.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Violation letter likely for ITM
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is likely to issue a Violation Letter to the Indiana Transportation Museum, requesting the organization conduct a waste determinations on its materials.

The letter is informal, and part of a graduated process.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
MedScript open house set
MedScript a compounding pharmacy specializing in both sterile and non-sterile prescription-based compounding has scheduled an open house 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its facility, 14460 Getz Road, Noblesville.

Mayor John Ditslear will be on hand for a ribbon cutting, at 5 p.m. There is scheduled to be outdoor entertainment, raffle prizes, and facility tours, The grand prize is a flat screen TV.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Westfield named a 2017 top workplace for third consecutive year
WESTFIELD - Westfield has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the Indianapolis Star. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, and connection, to name just a few.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
New Pedal Perks program offers discounts for cyclists
Riders can travel to local attractions in Hamilton County and receive discounts

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A new countywide initiative offers discounts to residents and visitors who bike the trails and downtowns of Hamilton County. Pedal Perks, which recently kicked off and runs through October, encourages riders to explore the area, experience a new adventure and save money.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
New Pedal Perks program offers discounts for cyclists
A new countywide initiative offers discounts to residents and visitors who bike the trails and downtowns of Hamilton County. Pedal Perks, which recently kicked off and runs through October, encourages riders to explore the area, experience a new adventure and save money.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
SERVE Noblesville prepares to gets hands dirty
For the fifth year, SERVE Noblesville is announcing expanded plans to help guide volunteers on more than 50 local projects during its June 28 to July 1 outreach effort.

This year, it's estimated those projects will engage more than 800 people making a direct impact in Noblesville.

"We are thrilled with the response and support in direction of SERVE this year," said Patrick Propst,

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Suicide prevention training available
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has scheduled a training course for 9 a.m. to noon Friday, at the Cambria Hotel, 13500 Tegler Drive.

The safeTALK program provides training on identifying people who may have thoughts of suicide, asking them directly about the possibility of suicide, then connect them to live-saving resources.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Group to announce Nickel Plate Railroad proposal
FISHERS - The Hoosier Heritage Railroad interest group will publicly announce its proposal to operate expanded train service on the historic Nickel Plate railroad corridor. The announcement will be made during a press conference to begin at 1 p.m. today at the Fishers Train Depot, 11601 Municipal Drive.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day
INDIANAPOLIS - Hamilton County is among the Central Indiana counties under an Air Quality Action Day, issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

IDEM is forecasting high ozone levels for today.

Monday, June 12, 2017
Westfield student wins STEM Award
WESTFIELD - Samantha Fassnacht, a senior at Westfield High School, is one of four winners of the 2017 Governor's STEM Team awards.

Fassnacht was named the Technology category winner.

The awards highlight Indiana's elite high school students for their work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Monday, June 12, 2017
Amateur Radio 'Field Day' June 24-25
CARMEL - Members of the Central Indiana Amateur Radio Association and the Hamilton County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, 2 p.m. June 24 to 2 p.m. June 25 in the north parking lot of Indiana University North Hospital, 11700 N. Meridian St., Carmel.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Range Line Road to close Monday
CARMEL - Range Line Road at City Center Drive will be closed beginning 6 a.m. Monday for completion of the roundabout at this intersection. This closure is expected to last 14 days to complete the interior portion of the roundabout.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
IDEM inspects ITM
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management conducted an inspection of the Indiana Transportation Museum grounds Friday, gathering information for a report on conditions at the site.

IDEM only gathered information Friday, no information on findings was available.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Piattoni appraises treasures at Barrington
CARMEL - Professional appraiser Gary Piattoni recently spent the day at The Barrington of Carmel, an SQLC senior living community, inspecting treasures belonging to residents and invited guests.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Duke to help prepare city site for development
PLAINFIELD - Duke Energy has selected a 54-acre site in Noblesville in Hamilton County for the utility's 2017 Site Readiness Program. The property is located at 14469 Olio Road, near Exit 210 off of Interstate 69.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Survey seeks county residents' opinions on transit
INDIANAPOLIS - Indy Connect's new online survey asks Hamilton County residents their opinions about transit for their county. The input will guide community conversations this fall.
Friday, June 9, 2017
'Don't Hug Me, We're Married' on stage at Westfield
WESTFIELD -- Wouldn't life be more entertaining if every time you had something to say, you could just grab a microphone and sing it in a karaoke song.

That's what happens in The Bunyan, a little bar in the small northern Minnesota town called Bunyon Bay.

Gunner and Clara, who own the bar, have a good marriage. He's "a loving husband who always does the right thing."

Well, at least he thinks so.

Friday, June 9, 2017
Sanders Glen Assisted Living earns national quality award
WESTFIELD - Sanders Glen Assisted Living has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
NHS Alumni, DQ team up to raise money for scholarships
Looking for a cool treat, and a way to help out a good cause? Well then set aside some time between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on June 29.

The Noblesville High School Alumni Association will be at the Dairy Queen to raise money to help with scholarships.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
New music program Joins Noblesville Parks' free concerts series
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department kicked off its summer of free music this past week with the start of its Summer Concert and Tribute Series.

On Friday, it will begin another free music venture with its Lunch and Listen Series.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Graduation Day
Rows of future high school graduates line the floor of the Indiana Farmer's Coliseum Tuesday, as Noblesville High School celebrated its 142nd graduation at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Yilin Dwyer was the valedictorian, finishing with a GPA of 4.735, and Aleina Markham was the salutatorian with a GPA of 4.646. There were 621 seniors honored at the ceremony. The Class of 2017 received more than $8.3 million in scholarships from local, college and university programs.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
NMS announces community campaign
Noblesville Main Street has kicked off its 2017 Community Cares Campaign and it will run through the end of August. This major fundraising effort will help support programming of events throughout the remainder of the year and into 2018.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
City-specific phone number available for Republic Services
In order to streamline any potential concerns, Republic Services has created a specific phone number to only assist City of Noblesville residents, beginning Thursday, June 8. Republic Services, which provides residential garbage pickup and recycling to Noblesville residents, recently created a new call center which supports multiple states.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Ballerinas dance 'Snow White'
White River Ballet Co. in Noblesville will present the ballet, "Snow White," at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Noblesville High School, 18111 Cumberland Road. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. The ballet features the students of Diana Ephlin, who owns The Dancin' Place, home of the White River Ballet Co., a nonprofit. Students include: Lois Wielinski (back, from left), Samantha Figg, Sidney Figg,Grace Lienemann, Emma Wisman, Kasey Landis, Leigha Crowe, Melina Bartzis, Kennedy Shoemaker; Delaney Shoemaker (front, from left), Brynn Roudebush, Allison Smith, Abby Wyant, Anna Pearson, Blake Kimmel and Lauren Yancey. For more information, call (317) 773-2105. Visit www.thedancinplace.com/
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Looking back at 2007 NHS grads
To those more than 600 Noblesville High School graduates in the Class of 2017, I congratulate you on your accomplishment.

This year's class is the third in Noblesville Schools' history to not walk across a stage and receive a diploma at Noblesville High School. Since the 2015 class, NHS seniors graduate on stage at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
SWCD, Farmers Bank announce produce program
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and The Farmers Bank have partnered to launch a new program that encourages the public to donate fresh produce for county food pantries.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Hamilton County girls earn Girl Scout Gold Awards
Three Hamilton County girls, Haeli Juthani, Julia Miller and Caroline Temple, have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

They will be presented with this prestigious award during Girl Scouts of Central Indiana's Girls of Distinction ceremony, June 17 at the Marriott in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
SWCD, Farmers Bank announce produce program
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and The Farmers Bank have partnered to launch a new program that encourages the public to donate fresh produce for county food pantries.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
News Briefs
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Andersons celebrate 65th anniversary
Robert (Bob) and Maurine Anderson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 7.

They were married in Lafayette, where they met at a church youth group.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
'Pomp and Circumstance'
Hamilton Heights and Sheridan high schools conducted their graduation ceremonies Saturday. (Above) A shower of confetti rains down as the Hamilton Heights Class of 2017 completes its graduation ceremony. 2017 marked Heights' 52nd graduation ceremony. Out of the 154 graduates, 64 were awarded academic honors diplomas. Lydia Landwehr was the class valedictorian, and Austin Sauerteig the salutatorian.

Sheridan Senior class president Emma Feeney addresses her 66 classmates during Sheridan High School's 129th graduation celebration. Rachel Kubina was the class salutatorian and Victoria Zetterberg was the valedictorian.

Monday, June 5, 2017
Locals vie for Miss Indiana title
ZIONSVILLE - Three Hamilton County residents will compete for the Miss Indiana title, and two will vie for Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen, Sunday, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.
Monday, June 5, 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.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Aspire closing Havestland Farm
Aspire Indiana is closing Havestland Farm.

In an announcement released Tuesday, Aspire said the move is being made to "change its social enterprises programming to align with its new vision for employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment."

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Annual Curiosity Fair returns to Conner Prairie
FISHERS - The fifth annual Curiosity Fair is June 10-11 at Conner Prairie and will feature hands-on activities, interactive presentations and demonstrations that encourage people to explore interests, ask questions and discover more about the world around them.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
SWCD receives grant from Legacy Fund
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a $15,000 grant from Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County and an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. This grant will support the District's Urban Agriculture program.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Purdue Master Gardener Program seeking new volunteers
Beginning Aug. 14 the Purdue Master Gardener Program intern training will be offered for residents of Hamilton County and surrounding areas.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Meals from the Market Ticket Sales Announced
As an initiative by Noblesville Main Street, Meals from the Market debuted in 2016 with four sell-out dates of a unique farm-to-table meal featuring local music, art and cuisine. As the name suggests, the shop local theme will be ever-present as this event highlights produce, meat and goods from the Saturday Farmers Market vendors.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
BrewBQ announces beer, hard soda vendors and Father's Day ticket deal
The Noblesville Rotary Club announced that The Bier Brewery, Big Lug Canteen and Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda will be on tap at the second annual Noblesville "BrewBQ," scheduled for Aug. 19, Federal Hill Commons.

In addition, there will be a $5 off ticket promotion in celebration of Father's Day.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Special Olympics torch tours county
Law enforcement officers from eight Hamilton County departments made their way from Federal Hill Commons to the Noblesville judicial center at the end of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Friday.

The event, which raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics in Hamilton County and statewide,

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Businesses, clubs invited to 'Adopt a Food Pantry'
In an effort to help lessen local food insecurity, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) invites all businesses and service clubs in Hamilton County to participate in the new "Adopt a Food Pantry" program this summer.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day for county
INDIANAPOLIS - Hamilton County is among the Central Indiana counties included in an Air Quality Action Day, Saturday, issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
Friday, June 2, 2017
'Don't Hug Me, We're Married' opens tonight
WESTFIELD - Main Street Productions in Westfield presents, "Don't Hug Me, We're Married" - a romantic comedy with great original music - opening tonight at Westfield Playhouse, 1836 Ind. 32, Westfield.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Groups partner for business summit
Wednesday morning, Noble Coffee and Tea transformed into the host site for the first Downtown Business Summit accommodating more than sixty guests and providing a venue for an exchange of information.

The summit was presented in partnership between the Economic Development team from the City of Noblesville, the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Committee from Noblesville Main Street.

Friday, June 2, 2017
A 'Perfect Wedding?'
A man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding day to find an extremely attractive girl in his room. Sounds like the beginning of a good joke. But in actuality, it's a hilarious stage production.

A wedding day goes disastrously wrong, causing chaos to all concerned in "Perfect Wedding," an outrageously funny comedy that's rated PG-13 and comes to The Belfry Theatre for the first time.

Friday, June 2, 2017
ITM: City investigation 'trumped up'
The city of Noblesville's investigation into improperly handled hazardous materials at the Indiana Transportation Museum is another "trumped up charge" designed to reduce the significant outcry against efforts to convert a portion of the Nickel Plate railroad into a walking/biking trail.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Cops carry torch for Special Olympics
Officers from local law enforcement agencies within Hamilton County will take part in a countywide Torch Run Friday, to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Indiana.

Special Olympics athletes from Hamilton County and around the state will be participating in this year's Special Olympics Summer Games June 9-11 in Terre Haute.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
County awards youth servants
Hailee Danks has always had a passion in her heart to help people with disabilities.

In elementary school, she would keep company with students in wheelchairs during recess.

In high school, she is a cadet teacher for special education, grades K-4, and is working as an in-home caregiver.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
City, IDEM probe ITM
The Indiana Transportation Museum is currently under investigation for unlawful handling of hazardous chemicals.

The city of Noblesville and the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Board recently had an inspection done at the museum, located in Forest Park at Park Drive and Forest Lane, after receiving information ITM could be storing hazardous chemicals improperly.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
First Presbyterian Church to start Summer Lunch Program
First Presbyterian Church, 1207 Conner Street, under the leadership of Youth Director Anita Snyder and in partnership with the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank is embarking on a new summer lunch program to help serve the needs of hungry children in Noblesville this summer.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Riverview Health names new VP
Nikki Swiney has been appointed as the new vice president of Riverview Health Physicians.

In her new position, Swiney is responsible for the daily operations, strategic management and process improvement for all Riverview Health Physicians practices, wellness services, the sports/fitness program, long-term care and laboratory.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Chalk masterpieces will soon line the streets of Hamilton Town Center
Hamilton Town Center's Chalk Art Festival is back by popular demand, and the shopping center invites families and art lovers from around Indiana to join in the fun.

June 10 local artists will begin to line the shopping center's streets with chalk art masterpieces and compete for prizes in both amateur and professional categories.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Hamilton County girls earn Girl Scout Gold Awards
INDIANAPOLIS - Katelynn Buchan, Grace Hamilton, Kyra Schultz, Jamie Goetz, Mackenzie Gonzalez and Erin McDonnell, have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. They will receive this prestigious award during Girl Scouts of Central Indiana's Girls of Distinction ceremony scheduled for June 17 at the Marriott in Indianapolis.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017



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