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home : news : local news November 19, 2017 

Sugar Creek Township native's account of war featured in book
SHERIDAN - The war against Japan, as an air force officer from the Hills Community in Sugar Creek Township saw it - in an unauthorized wartime diary - will be featured at the upcoming Holiday Author Fair held by the Indiana Historical Society.

In Rocky Boyer's War, his son Allen Boyer offers a wry, keen-eyed, disgruntled history of the air war in the Pacific - drawing on Rocky's unauthorized diary.

Roscoe "Rocky" Boyer was born in March 1919, in Sugar Creek Township, north of Pickard. In high school, he played basketball, raised show calves, and picked prize corn ears for seed-company contests.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
2017 holiday events to begin next week in downtown Noblesville
The City of Noblesville, Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Noblesville Main Street, Nickel Plate Arts and Hamilton County, are finalizing plans for the upcoming holiday activities - with several new twists - and would like to invite the public to attend.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
3 grand celebrations, 1 big day
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Murder for hire defendant sentenced in federal court
INDIANAPOLIS - A California woman has been sentenced to 27 years in prison in a murder-for-hire plot involving a Noblesville resident.

Renee S. Perillo, 54, Glendale, Calif., was sentenced in U.S. District Court today.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Hoosiers encouraged to be alert when cooking this holiday season
Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, and many home fires and related injuries are caused by unattended cooking. During the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the State Fire Marshal are reminding citizens to remain attentive in the kitchen.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Carmel arts grants to benefit local arts organizations
Carmel - The City of Carmel is seeking applications for the special Support For The Arts grants from the City's budget.

The application window is and organizations have until Dec. 1 to apply.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Harvest food bank, Meijer teaming up
The Empty Plate represents the 28,150 individuals in Hamilton County who struggle with food insecurity. This is 1 in 10 Hamilton County residents.

Food insecurity means you are faced with these tough questions, "Do I purchase food today for my family or do I pay the rent?" When children are hungry, they cannot focus and do well in school.

Friday, November 17, 2017
BGCN to support local food banks through 'Stuff Da Bus'
Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville's Club Kids are on a mission to support community food pantries this holiday season by "Stuffing Da Bus" with needed goods.

Members of BGCN's Torch and Keystone Clubs are asking businesses and organizations for their support to help out the Noblesville Township Trustees Office and Angels Attic in Arcadia during their busiest seasons. Club members want to make the process as easy as possible so options are available.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Refuge Christian Church slates Chili Supper
Refuge Christian Church Christian Womens Circle will be having their annual Chili Supper 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at the church 11772 196th St., Noblesville.

Menu Chili, Corn Bread, Hot Dogs. Veggies, Dessert and Drinks. Carry out available.

Donations will be accepted.

Proceeds will help 7 local elementary schools at Christmas. Phone 317 773 3475

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hamilton East Public Library challenges readers to try digital
Hamilton East Public Library is on a mission: Get more people to try digital reading.

While it has offered eBooks and digital audiobooks to the community through its partnership with OverDrive for 9 years, it knows many people are still surprised to learn their library card gives them access to more than 14,000 free digital titles.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Stay Home for HAND raises almost $10K
Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc.'s inaugural Stay Home for HAND fundraiser has generated nearly $10,000 in donations to support the Noblesville-based nonprofit's work.

HAND took an unusual approach to the traditional charity fundraiser: Instead of asking donors to attend an upscale event in a rented venue, the organization invited the community to stay home on the evening of Nov. 11 - enjoying the kind of warmth and comfort that HAND provides.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Free Thanksgiving dinner offered at Sheridan
SHERIDAN - For 5 years now several organizations in the Sheridan community have come together to work with the God Samaritan Network of Hamilton County to provide community members with a FREE Thanksgiving Day meal. The meal is being served at the Community Center and serving time is 11 am to 2 pm.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Local veterans honored by Kiwanis Club of Cicero
CICERO - The Kiwanis Club of Cicero honored local veterans with a special breakfast and program last Saturday at the United Family Wesleyan Church in Cicero.

Members of the Cicero Kiwanis in cooperation with students involved in Hamilton Heights Key, Builders and K-Kids Clubs along with their sponsors also helped throughout the breakfast.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Noblesville Main Street announces annual fund
In a dedicated shift by its officers and Board of Directors, Noblesville Main Street is transitioning from a membership-based model to a business model designed to empower the greater community to help fund the 60-plus events provided by the organization on a yearly basis.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Nickel Plate information sessions to address eminent domain
A St. Louis-based law firm is sending representatives to Hamilton County for a series of meetings on the Nickel Plate Railroad, and the possible eminent domain of land owners' property.

The law firm of Arent Fox LLP is sending an attorney to Hamilton County Monday and Tuesday to discuss compensation for property expected to be taken to convert part of the Nickel Plate Railroad to a walking/biking trail.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hamilton County Parks fined
The U.S. Department of the Interior reduced a fine, owed by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, for non-compliance with reporting procedures, in relation to archaeological activities at Strawtown Kotweeki Park, between 2001 and 2011.

The parks department will pay $6,533 for violations of the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Crowdfunding campaign started for the Cicero launch
CICERO - Residents and visitors in Cicero will soon be able to enjoy the Morse Reservoir in a new way, thanks to acrowdfunding campaign for an accessible canoe and kayak launch.

The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity, is managed by the Town of Cicero.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Cicero police probe CVS robbery
CICERO - Cicero police are investigation a robbery at the CVS Pharmacy, around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.

CPD responded to a call from the drug store, but learned the suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall white make, 25 and 30 years old, s approximately 200 lbs, wearing black pants, a black hooded jacket and a gold ball cap with an eagle on the front. The suspect also had a light beard.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Hamilton County communications at 317-773-1282.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Pathways to HS graduation may change
Some Hamilton County school superintendents are not pleased with proposed new graduation pathways, headed to the Indiana State Department of Education.

Beginning in 2023, students hoping to graduate high school in Indiana may have to satisfy three requirements, including the ability to demonstrate employable skills.

A state panel recently passed the recommendations for the Indiana State Department of Education.

"The need for sweeping requirements for all students is not convincing, proposed options are questionable or objectionable, implementation will be a nightmare, and real concerns about student needs will be overshadowed by a demanding, unfocused system," said Annetta Petty, Noblesville Schools director of learning.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
HHHS Key Club celebrates decade of service
ARCADIA - Members of the Hamilton Heights High School's Key Club celebrated community service with members from across the nation during Key Club Week, held every first full week in November.

This year also marks the 10th year that the Heights' Key Club has been making a difference in the community.

The Heights club was formed in 2007 and has 95 members.

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that offers its members opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. It is the largest high school service organization in the world with hundreds of chapters in 38 countries.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Project delivers gifts worldwide
Hamilton County families can make an impact in the lives of children in need, by donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world -many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Honoring our Veterans
(Top) Stanley Robinson, 96, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, listens to the Veterans Day ceremony Saturday at the Hamilton County War Memorial on the Courthouse Square. He served 1941-45 on the U.S.S. Moffett destroyer. (Bottom) James Martin (left) of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6246 salutes Charles Layton, who was a prisoner of war in Korea, as Layton receives a plaque and is honored for his service at the Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday at the Hamilton County War Memorial on the Courthouse Square. Three other veterans were honored for their service, Howard Kenley Jr., who had distinguished service during World War II and whose plaque was accepted by son Luke Kenley; the late Michael Randall, a soldier who was killed in Vietnam and whose sister, Phoebe Lipps, accepted the award; and Joe Robbins, who had distinguished service during the Vietnam War and was not in attendance.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Nickel Plate Express excursions welcome community input
ARCADIA - Board members of Nickel Plate Express and parent company Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad Inc. will welcome community input on Monday.

Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad Inc. will have an open house from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, at the Arcadia Heritage Depot. Arcadia Heritage Depot, 107 W. South St., Arcadia.

Monday, November 13, 2017
Westfield to transform sewage lagoon into wildlife habitat
WESTFIELD - The city of Westfield is taking the necessary steps to clean-up the sewage lagoon site located directly behind the Westfield City Services campus along the Midland Trail.

"Once it was determined the lagoon would be taken out of service, the city started to plan how to safely remove the sludge and remediate the lagoons," said Jeremy Lollar, Public Works director.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Janus will receive matching funds on Giving Tuesday.
An anonymous donor has come forward offering to match any donations made to Janus Developmental Services, up to $12,500 during the Nov. 28 Giving Tuesday campaign.

Giving Tuesday happens annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in ways that can impact the charities and causes that make a difference.

Friday, November 10, 2017
Heights play asks 'whodunit'
ARCADIA - Members of the Hamilton Heights High School Drama Department cordially invite the community to attend its live production of Ax of Murder from playwright Pat Cook.

The lead roles are played by seniors Madelyn Merrell and Leigh Anne Reuter, and the stage manager is senior Amelia Ringer.

Friday, November 10, 2017
100+ Women Who Care Hamilton County wants to grow
100+ Women Who Care in Hamilton County will present a $3,100 check to Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, during its meeting Wednesday.

HAND was the selected charity at the first meeting held in August earlier this year. Voting for a new organization within Hamilton County to receive funds will also take place.

Friday, November 10, 2017
Three nonprofits receive $5,000 at Legacy Fund event
CARMEL - Three Hamilton County not-for-profits each received a surprise $5,000 grant at tonight's Celebration of Philanthropy, which was hosted by Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County and a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Kiwanis Noon Club acknowledges Veteran's Day
As with 11 holidays this past year, the Noon Kiwanis Club has put up flags around the downtown square and associated streets. Today's flags are in remembrance of Veteran's Day Saturday. The Noon Kiwanis Club does this project yearly and asks local merchants for a donation to support the club's local kids' causes.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Healthy Indiana Plan info sessions set for county sites
Hamilton County residents who have health coverage through Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) have the opportunity to change their health plan through Dec. 15. MDwise is hosting a series of Health Benefits Connection events.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Noblesville Common Council approves Millers Walk development
The Noblesville Common Council unanimously approved a new residential subdivision, to be built by Beazer Homes of Indiana, during its meeting on Tuesday night.

Millers Walk will consist of 166 two-family dwellings known as "Villas" on 83 lots. Millers Walk is a 59.5-acre site is located south of Pleasant Street, north of Town and Country Boulevard and east of Stony Creek Marketplace.

Friday, November 10, 2017
Vietnam vet honored with diploma
Vietnam veteran James Arney was honored with the presentation of his Noblesville High School diploma, during a Veteran's Day program at NHS Thurday.

Arney left NHS in 1974 prior to graduating to serve in Vietnam. Under Indiana code, an honorably discharged veteran who leaves school prior to graduation for military service may apply for this special accommodation.

Friday, November 10, 2017
Kenley honored with National Public Policy Award
INDIANAPOLIS - Recently retired Indiana State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville), and Indiana State Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and were honored with The Arc of the United States 2017 Public Policy Victory of the Year Award at their annual Catalyst Awards program on November 3, 2017.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Heights teachers vote to ratify two-year contact
ARCADIA - The Board of School Trustees of the Hamilton Heights School Corporation and the Hamilton Heights Classroom Teachers Association ratified the 2017-2019 teacher's contract and it was approved unanimously by the Board of School Trustees.

Changes to the payroll occurred on Oct. 27 with retro pay back to the beginning of the school year or July 1 for those year-round employees.

Friday, November 10, 2017
Kiwanis Noon Club acknowledges Veteran's Day
As with 11 holidays this past year, the Noon Kiwanis Club has put up flags around the downtown square and associated streets. Today's flags are in remembrance of Veteran's Day Saturday. The Noon Kiwanis Club does this project yearly and asks local merchants for a donation to support the club's local kids' causes.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Noblesville West's McGavic named Indiana World Languages Teacher of the Year
Noblesville West Middle School Spanish teacher Lori McGavic has been named the 2017 Indiana Languages Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Network on Early Language Learning.

Award recipients are selected based on a demonstrated enthusiasm for their content, a student-centered approach to learning, and a dedication to students and the teaching profession.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Are you prepared for winter?
With cold weather just around the corner, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging all Hoosiers to become more equipped during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Nov. 12-18.

Here are several tips to be actively involved in Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Tinsel & Tails celebrates Pet Adoption Stories of the Year, acquisition of land for new facility
Tinsel & Tails Holiday Petacular, the Humane Society for Hamilton County's annual charity gala, always features the year's most remarkable pet adoption and survivor stories, but this year they have even more to celebrate.

The Humane Society purchased land in Fishers at 106th & Hague Road that will be the future site of the shelter.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Traffic enforcement to increase through Thanksgiving
The Hamilton County Traffic Safety Partnership is joining more than 230 local law-enforcement agencies across the state to spot violations to Indiana's seat belt and impaired driving laws.

Through the weekend after Thanksgiving, expect to see an increase in random patrols, saturation patrols and checkpoints. This overtime enforcement is supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

Thursday, November 9, 2017
WPD to play host to Coffee with a Cop
WESTFIELD - Westfield residents will have an opportunity to meet with WPD officers one-on-one in a casual setting at Coffee with a Cop, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 29, at Lincoln Square Pancake House, 3186 E. Ind. 32.

Citizens are encouraged to discuss community issues and build relationships with the city's police officers.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
City, county offices closed Friday
Non-essential Noblesville City offices will be closed Friday, in observance of Veteran's Day.

Only public safety offices - police and fire - will be open.

Hamilton County offices also will be close, but property owners are reminded property taxes are due at the Hamilton County Treasurer's Office Monday.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Money behind Fishers Freedom Festival cancellation
FISHERS - Money is behind the reason future Fishers Freedom Festivals have been cancelled.

In a statement released Wednesday, the festival board of directors said Fishers' decision to reallocate grant funds to 13 non-profit organizations forced the move.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Florida-based debt collector targeting Indiana consumers
Phony debt collectors can be threatening and persistent. Unfortunately many people are intimidated by these e-mails and phone calls into paying debts they never incurred. A Better Business Bureau "F" rated Florida based company, ACS Inc., has been contacting consumers in Central Indiana demanding payment of phony debts.

BBBs across the country and in Central Indiana have received reports from consumers regarding debt collectors representing ACS.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Avenue Q
Noblesville High School senior Jon Osgood performs as Avenue Q's Princeton, during rehearsals for the fall musical. Noblesville High School will present its fall musical, Avenue Q, in the NHS auditorium Nov. 16-18.The Nov. 16 show will begin at 7 p.m., and shows on Nov. 17 and 18 will begin at 7:30 p.m. Avenue Q is an adult version of Sesame Street, detailing the struggles and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. It features over 50 students and 15 puppets in the cast, ensemble, band and crew. The show is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the NHS main office for $10. All seating is reserved. If tickets are still available, they may also be purchased at the door.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Noblesville's Ice Plaza to open Nov. 24
The City of Noblesville will open a temporary ice rink at Federal Hill Commons, 11 a.m. Nov. 24.

The ice rink will be open daily until Jan. 8, 2018, except on Christmas Day.

"Federal Hill Commons was designed to be a year-round park so we want to offer a winter activity in our public space for people to enjoy this great downtown asset," said Mayor John Ditslear. "The idea of ice skating came from public feedback from when we were designing the park."

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Noblesville Main Street selects fresh venue, fun new format to celebrate 2017
As the holiday season nears, Noblesville Main Street prepares for its annual gathering to toast its more than 60 community events. NMS is extending an invitation for all to join for the fun.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, NMS will play host to CELEBRATE MAIN STREET at the Mustard Seed Gardens, 77 Metsker Lane, Noblesville. This newly formatted event will feature cocktail and food stations, live dueling pianos, and festive fanfare.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
4-H Junior Leader ready for poinsettia sale
The holiday season is almost here, and Nov. 20, is the last day to order your poinsettias from the Hamilton County 4-H Junior Leader.

Plants are only $7 each, and are available in red, white, and marble.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Autumn Art Fair at Garfield Park
Come have fun at the 9th Annual Autumn Art Fair at the Garfield Park Arts Center in Indy 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov 20.

The fair focuses on hand-created, family-friendly, affordable items (50¢ -$500) from about 45 Hoosier artists. Free entry! Free parking! Door Prizes! Music! Dancing!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Council prohibits motorized vehicles on Noblesville trails, sidewalks
The Noblesville Common Council has limited the use of city trails and sidewalks to pedestrians, bicyclists and recreational users.

At its meeting Tuesday the council approved an ordinance which prohibits motorized vehicles from using trails and sidewalks.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Male income in county $24,314 more than female income in 2016
NEW YORK - Recent data shows that the male median income in Hamilton County was $24,314 more than the female median income.

In 2016, women in Hamilton County earned $32,953 while men earned $57,267. This leads to a difference in pay where females earned 53 percent of male's yearly earnings in the county.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Hamilton County youth worker among finalists award
INDIANAPOLIS - A Hamilton County youth worker was named a finalist for the 2017 D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year Award from the Indiana Youth Institute.

Brittany Winebar serves as a youth advocacy supervisor for Prevail, Inc. in Noblesville. Prevail, Inc. educates and works with the community to prevent crime and abuse, while supporting victims as they rebuild their lives.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Honor Flight
Noblesville's Vince Brenner (above), a decorated veteran of World War II, recently participated in an Honor Flight thanks to his family caregiver. Brenner got the chance to fly to Washington DC on an Honor Flight to recognize his time in the Marine Corps. The month of November is National Family Caregivers Month. A decorated veteran at age 86, Brenner was able to make the trip with the help of his fulltime caregiver and daughter in law Laurie Wells. Wells is able to care for Brenner through the help of Caregiver Homes of Indiana. Caregiver Homes is an intensive in-home care model provided by its parent company Seniorlink. Since 2013, Caregiver Homes of Indiana has worked closely with family caregivers to provide them with support and financial assistance so their loved one can remain at home and within the community as long as possible.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Sports Clips to 'Help A Hero'
Since 2007, Sport Clips locations across the country have worked to support U.S. service members and veterans through "Help A Hero."

• To date, Sport Clips and VFW have awarded more than 800 VFW-administered scholarships, totaling more than $3 million.

• This year's goal is to again raise $1 Million, which will afford scholarships of up to $5,000 for service members and veterans who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Bradford named vice president at Conner Prairie
FISHERS - The board of directors of nationally acclaimed Conner Prairie, one of the nation's top outdoor history museums, has named Carmel, Ind., resident Andrew Bradford vice president-chief development officer.

In his role, Bradford will serve as the museum's chief fundraising strategist, responsible for managing daily operations of the development efforts to secure funding through individual, corporate, government and foundation sources, among others.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Ivy Tech sets spring enrollment event
Ivy Tech Community College has scheduled an Express Enrollment event Nov. 14, at its Noblesville campus, for those interested in taking classes in spring 2018. Spring semester starts Jan. 16.

The Express Enrollment Event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov.14 at Ivy Tech Hamilton County, located at 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville.

Monday, November 6, 2017
Jury duty Scam active in county
A scam involving the threat of arrest for missing jury duty is hitting central Indiana, including Hamilton County.

The caller may be using names of courthouse employees and Sheriff's Office deputies to lend credence to the calls.

The Sheriff's Office is aware of two incidents over the weekend when a caller identified himself as "Sgt. Farley" or "Capt. Stanaford" from the Hamilton County Sheriff's office and instructed individuals to pay a fine for missed jury duty.

Monday, November 6, 2017
Ward placed in leadership roles
Hamilton County Surveyor Kenton C. Ward was recently appointed Chair and Vice Chair to two separate committees for the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Ward was appointed to serve as Chair of the Water Quality Sub-Committee and Vice Chair of the GIS Sub-Committee.

Monday, November 6, 2017
USPS changes holiday schedule
A change in the United States Postal Service's holiday schedule will affect The Times' subscribers.

Veterans Day is Saturday. When a holiday falls on the weekend, it is observed by the federal government on either Friday or Monday. The USPS schedule originally reflected that and indicated there would be no mail service on Friday in observance of Veterans Day.

Monday, November 6, 2017
Brooks, caucus meets with Afghanistan's First Lady
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues joined the First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani; Former First Lady Laura Bush; U.S. Afghan Council members and House Foreign Affairs Committee members for an off the record discussion surrounding the challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan's women and girls.
Monday, November 6, 2017
NFD seeks donations for annual Christmas Food & Toy Drive
The Noblesville Fire Department is seeking assistance from the community to ensure local families have a joyous holiday season. The fire department is currently accepting donations for its annual food and toy drive to benefit 110 less-fortunate families in Noblesville.

2017 marks the 40th anniversary since the program started. The fire department has partnered with Kroger for food needs and Meijer for toys.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time to fall back
Daylight-saving time ends 2 a.m. Sunday. Hamilton County fire departments encourage residents to change the batteries in their own smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, test the alarms and remind friends, family, neighbors and fellow community members to do the same.

With the peak time for home fire fatalities occurring between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most families are sleeping, this simple step can help save their lives and the lives of those around them. A working smoke detector is your first line of defense in a fire.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Christmas Shop in Chicago with Noblesville bus trip
Make a day-trip getaway and explore shops and holiday lights in Chicago as the Noblesville Parks Department is offering its annual "Chicago Christmas Shopping" bus trip Dec. 2.

The bus will leave Noblesville City Hall, 16 South 10th Street, at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 11 p.m.

Friday, November 3, 2017
NPD joins 'No Shave November' drive
You may seem some changes in how officers look in the next month. The Noblesville Police Department will be putting down the razors and will be taking part in "No Shave November" through Dec. 3.

Officers participating will be donating money to the Noblesville FOP's "Shop with a Cop" program that will take place later in the year.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Supply drive set for Westfield Youth Assistance program
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Youth Assistance Program has scheduled a supply drive 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bridgewater Club parking lot, 3535 E. 161st St., Carmel.
Friday, November 3, 2017
Kenley honored
Former State Sen. Luke Kenley occasionally took jobs he didn't necessarily want, because someone was able to convince him it was in everyone's best interest.

At first it was Noblesville City Judge, later the Indiana Senate.

But through both careers, he was able to affect the lives of countless city, county and state residents.

Kenley, who retired from the Senate in September, was honored at a reception Thursday at the Ivy Tech Noblesville campus, including having the campus atrium named "Kenley Commons."

Friday, November 3, 2017
Health care tech firm adding high-wage jobs at Hamilton County HQ
CARMEL - Clinical Architecture, a software development company focusing on health care terminology management solutions, announced today that it is expanding its headquarters in Carmel, with plans to create 40 new, high-wage jobs by 2021.

"Indiana's economic momentum continues to push forward as businesses like Clinical Architecture look to Hoosiers to support their growth," said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Our state's business-friendly environment and skilled workforce have created a winning solution for Clinical Architecture, and we are thrilled to be a partner as this homegrown-Hoosier company builds its future in Indiana."

Thursday, November 2, 2017
November First Friday features live mannequins
Friday, Noblesville Main Street will help merchants around the square start the holiday shopping season with the November First Friday featuring live mannequins at select merchants, promoting open houses at other retailers in downtown Noblesville and partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville to help promote their Farewell Tour.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Bazaar, soup supper set at Arcadia Brethren
ARCADIA - The community is invited to attend the Arcadia Brethren Church's Holiday Bazaar & Soup Supper.

This year's Holiday Bazaar is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, at the church, 8989 E. 266th St., Arcadia. The bazaar will feature handcrafted gifts, holiday items and a bake sale.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
'63 NHS grad to be inducted into Indiana Veterans Hall of Fame
U.S. Air Force Retired Col. George Caldwell Ferkes, a 1963 graduate of Noblesville High School, will be among two Hamilton County veterans and among 16 Indiana veterans to be inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov 3.

Col. Ferkes spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, 21 of those years in Special Operations serving in a variety of Air Force and joint command, staff and operational positions.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Noblesville officials open Little Chicago Road Trail
Noblesville officials opened the recently constructed Little Chicago Road Trail with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday.

Little Chicago Road Trail is an 8-foot-wide multi-use trail that runs from Ind. 38 to the South Harbour Elderberry Entrance.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Open Lens Photography Exhibit, Competition reception set
The Hamilton County Artists' Association has scheduled an opening reception for its Open Lens Photography Exhibit and Competition for 6 p.m. Friday.

The public is invited to view works submitted by participating photographers.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Give thanks for good health by donating blood this holiday season
The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.

In Noblesville, donations will be accepted 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 21, at Christ Lutheran Church, 10055 East 186th St.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Fire razes Fishers home
FISHERS - Fishers firefighters battled a house fire that started around 3 a.m. today.

Three occupants of the home made it out of the house without injury but the residence is a near total loss.

Firefighters battled the blaze for about 45 minutes alternating with an aggressive interior attack to a defensive attack when part of the roof became unstable.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Riverview Health designated as an accredited chest pain center
Riverview Health announces it is once again designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center.

"This achievement is a reflection of our dedication to the people we serve and the high standards we have in place when it comes to treating patients with heart attack symptoms, said Angie Bolinger, director of Cardiovascular, Infusion and Outpatient Clinical Services at Riverview Health. "The quicker a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient."

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Remembering Don Jellison
Don O. Jellison Jr., an iconic figure in Noblesvlle, Hamilton County, and Indiana sports writing and reporting, died Sunday after battling pneumonia and other health issues. He was 80.

Jellison, began his newspaper career as a member of the Mill Stream staff at Noblesville High School. While a sophomore, junior and senior at NHS, he served as sports editor of the Noblesville Times, at that time a small weekly newspaper.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Hamilton Heights Middle School releases first quarter honor rolls
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Westfield Police participate in No-Shave November
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Police Department continues their support of raising cancer awareness by participating in the national campaign No-Shave November.

For the month of November, Westfield police officers who want to participate, contribute $30 to either grown a beard or wear a pin or ribbon to show their support in raising funds and awareness for cancer research. The participating officers also set a goal of raising an additional $70 in donations with an overall goal of raising $2500.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Legacy Fund to play host to 9th annual Celebration of Philanthropy
CARMEL - On Nov. 9, Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County, will play host to its 9th annual Celebration of Philanthropy dinner, which honors philanthropy, showcases 48 local not-for-profits and recognizes winners of the first-ever Legacy Fund Community Pillar Awards.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Best Buddies hayride
Noblesville East and West middle schools' Best Buddies club members and their families take a hayride on Saturday at Russell Farms in Noblesville. The Best Buddies clubs are among the largest student organizations at the schools. Best Buddies is a student-run friendship club that creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities. The nearly 30-year-old international nonprofit organization's volunteers create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Noblesville High School to Host Veteran's Event
Noblesville High School will play host to a Veteran's Day event 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9, in the high school auditorium.

Local veterans are invited to attend and should plan to arrive at 1 p.m.

Mayor John Ditslear, Representative Kathy Richardson and Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer are expected to be in attendance.

Monday, October 30, 2017
Concert to celebrate Black American Gospel
First Presbyterian Church Noblesville presents its third Christ in the Arts concert of 2017 Nov. 5, called "Celebrating Black American Gospel."

Performers include national recording artist, producer and media personality June Rochelle along with Dr. Leonard S. Scott, founder and CEO of the nation's oldest black-owned and operated gospel recording company, Tylcot Music and Entertainment.

Monday, October 30, 2017
Fishers man killed, child injured in accident
NASHVILLE - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash that killed a Fisher's man and sent a child to the hospital.

According to The Times newsgathering partner WTHR, a news release from DNR states Joseph Fenton, 38, was driving a 2015 Yamaha Grizzly eastbound in the 3000 block of Marlett Road in Nashville when he veered off the gravel road and flipped over.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Holcomb appoints Najjar to bench
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Eric J. Holcomb appointed David K. Najjar to the Hamilton County Superior Court No. 5, Friday.

Najjar succeeds Judge Wayne A. Sturtevant, who retired in August 2017.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Noblesville seeking skating rink monitors for Federal Hill Commons' Ice Plaza
Looking for a seasonal winter break job? The City of Noblesville is seeking interested applicants for temporary employment in the parks department as skating rink monitors at Federal Hill Commons' Ice Plaza.

Employees will be scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week at the ice rink between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily with the exception of holidays.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Brooks attends opioid crisis declaration
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN 05) attending President Donald Trump's announcement, declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency.

"The White House reports that 175 people die of a drug overdose every day. We must remember these statistics represent human lives that are cut short because of addiction," Brooks said.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Headless Horseman cancelled
FISHERS - Due to the threat of inclement weather in central Indiana this afternoon and tonight, the Headless Horseman fall festival at Conner Prairie tonight has been canceled. Two more nights remain for the festival pending good weekend weather; the event resumes at 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for tonight's event will be honored at Saturday's event.

Questions, call Guest Services at (317) 776-6000.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Cicero Kiwanis to honor local veterans with breakfast
CICERO - The Kiwanis Club of Cicero will honor local veterans with a special breakfast and program on 8:30 a.m., Nov. 11, at the United Family Wesleyan Church, 210 Washington Ave.

The breakfast will be followed by a special program featuring Ret. Brig. Gen. Don Canaday, a WWII veteran and past president of Kiwanis International.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Westfield fire, police keeping trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Fire Department and the Westfield Police Department are gearing up for Halloween, and keeping the city's little ghouls and goblins safe in the process.

Westfield Fire will again be doing its popular Reverse Trick or Treat event this year, as they travel through neighborhoods throughout the community handing out goodies thanks to a partnership with Kroger.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Hamilton County police agencies awarded funds for body armor
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded four Hamilton County police agencies more than $20,000 for the purchase of ballistic or stab-resistant body armor.

"According to the National Institute of Justice, ballistic body armor has saved more than 3,000 police officers' lives during the past three decades," said Dave Murtaugh, executive director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Friday, October 27, 2017
LEPC wins 5 awards
The Hamilton County Local Emergency Planning Committee won five awards from the Emergency Management Alliance of Indiana/Indiana Emergency Response Commission, during a recent meeting.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Judge Nation honored
Hamilton County Judge Steven R. Nation was awarded the 2017 Jimmie Thacker, Jr. Person of the Year award by the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention (IATDP) at their 107th International Conference held in Indianapolis this past weekend.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Spartz: White House visit to streamline communications
The Trump Administration is looking to streamline communications with state and local elected officials, and a delegation from Indiana, including State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville), heard its ideas Wednesday.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Volunteers announce collection sites for global Christmas Project
This month, several locations in the multi-county Indianapolis area team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child - joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Brooks questions officials on opioid crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing on federal efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

"The primary purpose of this hearing is to hear from the federal agencies charged with implementing the provisions of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act," said Chairman Walden during his opening remarks. "But it also allows this committee to have an important conversation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)."

Thursday, October 26, 2017
TCC to donate care packages to veterans nationwide
CARMEL - Friday is the deadline for nominating a veteran to receive a care package from Round Room LLC, the nation's largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer.

Through tomorrow, local residents are invited to visit select TCC locations to nominate veterans to receive care packages - valued at $40 each - filled with books, puzzles, hygiene items and more. Veterans who are chosen will be notified by Nov. 3, and can pick up their care packages between Nov. 6-10.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Noblesville scholar semifinalists
Six Noblesville High School students have been selected as semifinalists, and 13 as commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program. Semifinalists will have the opportunity to continue to compete for a National Merit Scholarship, with selection in spring 2018. Students were recognized at Tuesday's school board meeting. Those named as semifinalists are, David Clark, Sophia Keller, Alexea Fleming, John Krefta, Jakob Janson and Joseph Streeter. Commended students are Alec Anderson, Zachary Comer, Salil Gupta, Benjamin Nelson-Mercer, Curtis Taylor, Sophia Carmosino, Cameron Crosby, Cameron Hudspeth, Emily Spencer, Bryce Colon, Andrew Friesen, Madison McReynolds and Michael Storey.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Halloween weekend of spooky fun at Noblesville Parks
From Batman to Queen Elsa, Minecraft to the walking dead, the City of Noblesville is calling for costumed kids and adults to take part in free Halloween activities this weekend at its parks. Both events are rain or shine and guests are encouraged to come dressed for the weather.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Spartz visits White House
WASHINGTON, D.C. - State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville), is among a delegation of state officials visiting the White House today, as part of Trump Adminstration's effort to develop and promote relationships with state and local leaders.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Noblesville Council approves 2018 Civil City Budget
The Noblesville Common Council adopted the 2018 Civil City budget, totaling more than $65.1 million, Tuesday.

The budget includes a general fund budget of almost $40.1 million.

In 2018, public safety accounts for 65 percent of the general fund budget and 45 percent of the overall Civil City budget.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hoosier Astronaut Wolf joins Link Observatory
MARTINSVILLE - Indiana native David Wolf - electrical engineer, medical doctor, and astronaut - will join Link Observatory Space Science Institute as Chief Science Officer effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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