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Teen gets 80 years for murder
Maxwell Hunt Winkler - a Fishers teen accused in the Nov. 1, 2014, killing of Henry Kim, 73, Fishers - was sentenced today to 80 years in prison.

Hamilton Superior Court No. 3 Judge William J. Hughes accepted the plea agreement in the case of State of Indiana v. Maxwell Hunt Winkler during the sentencing.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Teen gets 80 years for murder
Maxwell Hunt Winkler - a Fishers teen accused in the Nov. 1, 2014, killing of Henry Kim, 73, Fishers - was sentenced today to 80 years in prison.

Hamilton Superior Court No. 3 Judge William J. Hughes accepted the plea agreement in the case of State of Indiana v. Maxwell Hunt Winkler during the sentencing.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Teen gets 80 years for murder
Maxwell Hunt Winkler - a Fishers teen accused in the Nov. 1, 2014, killing of Henry Kim, 73, Fishers - was sentenced today to 80 years in prison.

Hamilton Superior Court No. 3 Judge William J. Hughes accepted the plea agreement in the case of State of Indiana v. Maxwell Hunt Winkler during the sentencing.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Teen gets 80 years for murder
Maxwell Hunt Winkler - a Fishers teen accused in the Nov. 1, 2014, killing of Henry Kim, 73, Fishers - was sentenced today to 80 years in prison.

Hamilton Superior Court No. 3 Judge William J. Hughes accepted the plea agreement in the case of State of Indiana v. Maxwell Hunt Winkler during the sentencing.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Teen gets 80 years for murder
Maxwell Hunt Winkler - a Fishers teen accused in the Nov. 1, 2014, killing of Henry Kim, 73, Fishers - was sentenced today to 80 years in prison.

Hamilton Superior Court No. 3 Judge William J. Hughes accepted the plea agreement in the case of State of Indiana v. Maxwell Hunt Winkler during the sentencing.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Westfield unveils new map for Grand Park
WESTFIELD - Grand Park has a newly created illustrated map of the 400-acre sports campus that is intended to serve as a more accurate visual representation of the park's amenities.
Friday, February 5, 2016
A tribute to Dad
A covered wooden swing along the Monon Trail in Westfield gives trail users a place to sit and rest.

For Westfield Eagle Scout Andrew Bredensteiner, the swing is much more.

It's a place to reflect on his life. And to remember his dad.

Andrew Bredensteiner, who built the swing as his Eagle Scout project in 2015 had planned to construct the swing with his father, Jeff Bredensteiner.

Friday, February 5, 2016
ART good as GOLD
Twenty Westfield High School students have earned national recognition for their artistic achievements.

Students were awarded for their paintings and photographs in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's largest and most prestigious recognition program in the visual and literary arts.

This year, students in Central and Southern Indiana submitted more than 2,500 works of art.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Kids Helping Kids annual garage sale set at Forest Park
Hey kids! Wanna sell or trade your toys, books or bicycles?

The annual Kids Helping Kids Indoor Garage Sale coordinated by the Noblesville Parks Department will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Forest Park Inn, 701 Cicero Road, Noblesville.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bicycles, accessories galore at Saturday CIBA swap meet
To support safe group cycling in Central Indiana, Central Indiana Biking Association will put on its annual cycling swap meet on Saturday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.

The swap meet is open noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

There will be 22,000 square feet of swap meet bikes, accessories, clothing and more. Visitors will find closeout merchandise from local bicycle stores, as well as gently used merchandise from fellow riders. In 2015, the swap meet had more than 120 tables and more than 100 bicycles for sale.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Learn about grain-bin safety, urban wildlife
There is something for everyone at the 2016 Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District annual meeting and winter workshop.

The public is invited to the half-day program, which is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Hamilton County 4-H Exhibition Center, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville.

Participants can meet with exhibitors between educational sessions and partake in a meal and learn about grain-bin entrapment and rescue, self-propelled sprayers, urban wildlife, and cover crops for gardens, said Mark McCauley, the district's resource conservationist.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Because true love deserves reward
Want to celebrate Valentine's Day in style? Of course! Who doesn't?

So hurry up and read this and then dust off the old photo albums and find a picture of the two of you from back in the day. Also, grab a current photo. Then send both photos to The Times.

The Times will conduct a random drawing to determine the lucky winners, who will receive a prize package valued at $250 or more from The Times and participating merchants.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
House supports State Rep. Cook's proposed 'workplace' Spanish bill
The House of Representatives voted 95-1 in support of State Rep. Tony Cook's (R-Cicero) bill to provide high school students classes in newly created workplace functional Spanish, emphasizing common Spanish vocabulary and acceptable grammar usage. Upon successful completion of the classes, students would qualify for credit and special language notations on their transcripts.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Share thoughts on community at Senator's town hall meeting
State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) will play host to his annual Statehouse town hall meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Senate Chamber of the Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
OLG celebrating Catholic Schools Week
This week, Catholic schools all over the nation are celebrating their faith.

National Catholic Schools Week celebrates the Catholic faith, education, and a way to bring new families into the Catholic schools.

In Noblesville, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School has come up with an additional message: the importance of unity between the parish and school.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Playing for the Gold
Two Noblesville East Middle School students qualified for state solo competition over the weekend at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Solo and Ensemble contest.

Marimba player Sophia Kussow and trombonist Grace Wiles earned Gold ratings, qualifying them for state solo competition. This is an honor, because students often don't qualify for this rating until in high school. Last school year was the first time a middle school band student from Noblesville qualified for state.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Shankland leaves City for greener calling
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) has hired Amy Shankland to fill the newly formed position of office coordinator.

Shankland of Noblesville will provide support to department personnel, prepare and maintain records, direct the marketing programs and assist the public. She will also serve as secretary for the Soil and Water Conservation District Board and will perform duties assigned by the treasurer.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Fishers Police seizes huge load of marijuana
The driver of a semi-truck and tractor-trailer was arrested on charges of intent to deliver marijuana early this morning after Fishers Police Department discovered a large amount of marijuana packaged in a semi-trailer parked on a parking lot in the 8300 block of East 96th Street.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Groundhog Day activities today at Cool Creek Park
Forget the almanac. Call up the groundhog.

Discover the real secrets that allow the groundhog to forecast spring's arrival today during a special program at 3:30 p.m. at Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E. 151st St.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Ricker Oil chairman to visit Sheridan Rotary Club Tuesday
Convenience store owner Jay Ricker, chairman of Ricker Oil, will the special guest on Tuesday at Sheridan Rotary Club.

Ricker Oil operates more than 50 mid-Indiana gasoline convenience stores, including a recently opened store in Sheridan at the intersection of Ind. 38 and 47.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Options offers School Choice
Teachers and students from Options Charter School in Noblesville were among hundreds of supporters rallying at the Statehouse during National School Choice Week in Indiana.

"We feel that it's an important event to attend as well as give students the opportunity to experience the legislative side of a movement of which they themselves are a part," said Michelle Walden, director of the school, which also has a second campus in Carmel.

Monday, February 1, 2016
NHS names honor roll for first semester
Congratulations to Noblesville High School students who made the honor roll.

Here is a list of honor-roll recipients for the 2015-16 Semester 1.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Auditions set for Symphonic Choir
Auditions for the 79th season of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir are set for Feb. 20, with singers required to schedule their auditions by Feb. 10.

This year's season includes a return to New York City's Carnegie Hall in October 2016, for the first time since 1978.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Heights Middle School announces honor roll
Congratulations to Hamilton Heights Middle School students who made the honor roll. Here is a list of honor roll recipients...
Monday, February 1, 2016
84 new high-wage jobs coming to Hamilton County
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Inc., an independent regional electric transmission organization, announced plans today to expand its headquarters to Carmel, creating up to 84 new high-wage jobs by 2020.

The company will invest $30 million in its Carmel campus, with the investment including costs for construction, new technology and leasing to reconfigure its 133,409-square-foot facility at 720 City Center Drive in Carmel to increase the efficiency of its operations.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
OLG pancake breakfast Sunday to kick off Catholic Schools Week
On Sunday, Our Lady of Grace School and The Knights of Columbus will be partnering up for a pancake breakfast at Our Lady of Grace parish following the 9 a.m. Mass to kick off this year's Catholic Schools Week, which runs Jan. 31-Feb.6..
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Vying for Supreme
It's not Steve Nation's first rodeo.

And with any luck, third time is charm.

Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steve Nation is among 30 candidates to apply for an upcoming Indiana Supreme Court vacancy of Justice Brent E. Dickson, who retires on April 29.

Nation said he's "extremely honored" to even be considered for the position.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
State Sen. Luke Kenley recognized for civility
State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) has been presented with a Civility in Government Award by the Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly.

Kenley is one of the first five honorees to receive this award.

"It is an honor to be recognized in this way by former members of the General Assembly," Kenley said in a prepared media statement this week. "This is a special group for whom I have great respect. I believe conducting yourself with civility is essential to effective lawmaking and consensus building, and I am grateful to the Association for this recognition as I strive toward that end."

Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Times visits Noble Crossing fourth-graders
The Times editor Betsy Reason (sitting left) visited the fourth-grade class of Gina Mertens (standing back left) at Noble Crossing Elementary School on Friday.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
'The Legend of Sally B' opens tonight at Westfield Playhouse
Main Street Production's new show, "The Legend of Sally B" by Marsha Grant opens tonight and continues weekends through Feb. 14 at Westfield Playhouse, 1836 W. Ind. 32, Westfield.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Riverview Health to offer hand, arm pain seminar
Riverview Health will present a hand an arm pain seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 10.

Dr. Christy Kellams, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, will present different treatment options for common hand and arm problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel, repetitive use and other conditions.

The pain seminar will take place at Riverview Health in the Krieg DeVault Conference Room, located in the lower level of the Women's Pavilion, 395 Westfield Road, Noblesville.

Friday, January 29, 2016
New experience in the treetops
What child doesn't love a treehouse? Being outdoors? And making his or her own discoveries?

A four-story treehouse that is under construction at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers has been unveiled as the newest outdoor experience to open in 2016 for families of all ages.

The 10,000-square-foot treehouse, standing 40-feet tall, that would be every child's dream, will open July 1, museum officials announced Wednesday at Conner Prairie's annual meeting.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
County lookin' good
What's coming in 2016? Strawtown Koteewi Aerial Park with rope and zip-line courses. Road improvement projects. And a Hamilton County Jail expansion.

These were topics of interest on Wednesday when Hamilton County Commissioner Steve Dillinger presented his annual State of the County address during the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Congratulations Kathy Richardson on 40 years of service
State Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville), who is also the Hamilton County Election administrator, is celebrating 40 years today working for the County.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Pancake breakfast to benefit Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club, in partnership with the Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis Club, will serve up its annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 6 at the Community Center, 150 N. 17th Street.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
It's Girl Scout cookie time
It's time to stock up on the milk as truckloads of Girl Scout Cookies are rolling into central Indiana today.

Nearly 2 million packages will be delivered today through Feb. 3.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Hamilton County to join juvenile justice initiative
Hamilton County is among 13 counties to join Indiana's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) this year.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
NHS choirs ready for contest
They can dance, they can jive, and from the sounds of it, they're having the time of their lives. However, they aren't the Dancing Queens, nor Abba.

They are members of Noblesville High School's show choirs, preparing for competition season, which opens this Saturday.

NHS's Singers, New Dimension, and Sensation will be competing all day at the Silver Spotlight Invitational at Fishers High School. Sensation choir will start the day with a show at 7:35 a.m., with New Dimension performing at 10:30 a.m. and Singers performing at 2 p.m. A free NHS Show Choirs Parent Preview is at 7 p.m. today at Noblesville High School.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
City approves first trash fee
Editor's note: This is an extended version of The Times' story on trash fees published in today's print edition of The Times.

Noblesville soon will no longer be the only city in Hamilton County that picks up trash at no extra cost for residents.

Tuesday night, Noblesville Common Council voted to approve the city's first trash fee ordinance with a vote of 6-3.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Times employees honored with Cornerstone awards
Five employees of The Times were recently honored with internal awards by parent company, Sagamore News Media.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Jon Brown to run for Hamilton Superior Court 2 Judge seat
Jon Brown of Noblesville has filed his Declaration for candidacy for the Republican nomination for Judge of Hamilton County Superior Court 2.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Noblesville approves its first trash fee
Noblesville soon will no longer be the only city in Hamilton County that picks up trash at no extra cost for residents.

Tonight, Noblesville Common Council voted to approve the city's first trash fee ordinance with a vote of 6-3.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Vision for innovation
Noblesville Schools and the City of Noblesville this morning unveiled a vision for a student-led Noblesville Innovation Center that would serve as a hub for entrepreneurial activity, business problem solving, and next-level skills development.

The announcement was made as part of an Innovation Summit this morning organized by the City and the school district, highlighting the cutting-edge education model practiced in Noblesville High School's Innovations class.

Area business and community leaders, as well as national innovation thought-leaders, attended the summit to discuss the transformation of the educational experience, and how an Innovation Center will benefit economic development and learning in Noblesville.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Community meeting tonight for West Park master plan
Interested in helping guide the future development of West Park in Carmel?

Then join in from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today for a community meeting at The Meeting House, 3rd Floor, 2000 N. New Market St., Carmel. The Meeting House is located within the Village of West Clay community.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Bowling a new sport at Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville was selected as the recipient of the International Bowling Campus Youth Development Bowler's Ed grant program for 2016.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Noblesville residents asked to report problem potholes to Street Department
Noblesville Street Department is asking for the public's help in reporting potholes. Residents who see large potholes are encouraged to report them so that the holes can be repaired as soon as possible.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Steve Nation vying for Supreme Court seat
Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steve Nation is among 30 candidates to apply for an upcoming Indiana Supreme Court vacancy of Justice Brent E. Dickson, who retires on April 29.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Library partners with Hoopla Digital
Hamilton North Public Library today announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital (hoopladigital.com).
Monday, January 25, 2016
Lakeview CVS robbed today
Noblesville Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at 5:02 p.m. today at the CVS Pharmacy, 111 Lakeview Drive, Noblesville.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Public hearing to be Tuesday for proposed residents' trash fees
Noblesville Common Council at its regular Tuesday night meeting will discuss imposing a fee to pay the cost of trash collection and recycling for residential customers in the City of Noblesville. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Noblesville City Hall.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Pharmakon moving operation to Noblesville
The relocation of Pharmakon Long Term Care Co.'s entire operation to Noblesville is finally coming to fruition.

The move this month, announced today, would bring the Pharmakon Family of Cos., now based in Carmel, onto one campus to better support multiple growth initiatives.

The company since 2013 has been working with the City of Noblesville to make the move.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Habitat uses NHS students' designs
Richard Skaggs is going to be make a difference in a Hamilton County family's life.

The 2015 Noblesville High School graduate designed a floor plan that has been added to Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County's portfolio of house plans.

Jason Haney, Habitat's new executive director, said Skaggs' floor plan is available to any families beginning in 2016.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Meeting notes
Here are this week's meetings.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Big family, big Habitat dream comes true
A five-year dream became a reality for the Roehrich family on Friday when Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County handed them the keys to their dream home.

Michael and Michelle Roehrich and their five children wanted a Habitat home for five years, a dream older than two of their five children. They applied each year, and there was always something that kept the family from being chosen.

Monday, January 25, 2016
NPD investigating robbery at downtown Huntington ATM
Noblesville Police Department is investigating a robbery near the ATM at Huntington Bank in downtown Noblesville.

NPD were dispatched at 1:17 p.m. today to the property of the Huntington Bank, 949 Conner St.

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Westfield among safest cities
A Consumer Affairs report has named Westfield as one of the Top 10 safest cities in Indiana.

The report, which uses data from the Census Bureau and FBI crime statistics, ranks Westfield at No. 7 in the state.

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Fire causes $200K in damage to Noblesville home
No one was injured during a fire this morning that cause about $200,000 in damage to a Noblesville home.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Crash results in fatality early this morning in Hamilton County
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early this morning.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Chinese educators visit NHS
Noblesville High School on Thursday opened its doors to more than 20 principals and administrators from Hangzhou, ZheJiang, China.

NHS student government members led a tour through the maze of hallways to show the educators the Project Lead the Way (hands-on Science Technology Engineering and Math education) programs, dual credit classes, and the fine arts departments, none of which are offered in schools in China.

"Our goal is to not only show these principals how schools in America work but the culture that exists here.

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Postal Service request: Please clear snow and ice from pathways
Old Man Winter is here and he's bringing snow, ice and slippery roads to every home and business. This is the time of year when U.S. Postal Service employees and citizens in communities throughout the Greater Indiana District experience an increase in accidents related to winter weather conditions.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Carmel man found guilty on 66 counts
Jaimie C. Lopez, 41, Carmel, today was found guilty of 66 counts of wire fraud, securities fraud and money laundering after a four-day jury trial before U. S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Trash fee topic of Saturday Council retreat, Tuesday public hearing
Noblesville Common Council will discuss a proposed trash fee ordinance for residents at the Council's Retreat, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Noblesville City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public but no comments or questions from the public are permitted at this retreat.

Friday, January 22, 2016
14 shows announced for Klipsch Country Megaticket
Live Nation today announced the 2016 Jiffy Lube County Megaticket for Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville.
Friday, January 22, 2016
94th annual Indianapolis Home Show opens today
The Indianapolis Home Show - the nation's oldest and the Midwest's largest home-focused extravaganza with more than 900 exhibit spaces - opens today, with Hero Day, and continues a total 10 days at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Bernie Sanders supporters gathering Saturday at library
Bernie Sanders supporters will gather at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton East Public Library, One Library Plaza, Noblesville.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Library board to meet Thursday night
The Hamilton North Public Library Board will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday at Cicero Branch Library, 209 W. Brinton St., Cicero.

Visit www.hnpl.lib.in.us


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Learn more about Girls Scouts at Carmel Lions event
Girls in grades K to 12 are invited to learn more about Girl Scouts from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Carmel Lions Club, 141 E. Main St., Carmel.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Town of Cicero hires community development specialist
The Town of Cicero has hired Shae Kmicikewycz to fill the newly formed position of Community Development Specialist for the Town. The position was created to assist the Cicero/Jackson Township Plan Commission in the development and implementation of projects to strengthen economic development opportunities and increase the overall quality of life for the Town of Cicero.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Vectren offers tips for safe snow, ice removal
Vectren Energy Delivery wants to remind customers to proceed with caution when removing snow and ice around natural gas meters at their homes or businesses this winter.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Kindergarten registration open in Carmel
Carmel Clay Schools' kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year is now available.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Westfield detective earns top honors.
Westfield Police Department's Detective Greg Marlow was honored Tuesday as the 2015 Hamilton County Investigator of the Year.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
New software will make it easier to sign up for parks events
The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department will be switching to a new recreation software to provide residents an easier method to register for classes, facilities, camps and other department offerings. The software, ACTIVE Net, will go live at 8 a.m. on Feb. 1, the City of Noblesville announced today.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
3rd annual 'Vagina Monologues' will benefit Prevail
Prevail announces its third community production of "The Vagina Monologues," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-13 at Logan Street Sanctuary, 1274 Logan St., Noblesville.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Schools on 2-hour delay
Noblesville Schools will be on a two-hour delay today.

All Hamilton County public schools, including Options Charter Schools in Noblesville, will be on a two-hour delay.

In addition, these private schools will be on a two-hour delay...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Noblesville attorney considers run for U.S. Senate
Noblesville attorney Mark Hurt is traveling around the state, all 92 counties, to meet leaders and share his vision.

Hurt, 53, a Republican, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly.

On a recent morning, Hurt met with Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear at City Hall, one of the many stops in the next four months of Hurt's meetings with dignitaries.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Elected officials take 'Suits and Sneakers' Challenge at Statehouse
State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero), State Rep. Jerry Torr and State Rep. Donna Schaibley (both R-Carmel) paired their sneakers with their suits on Tuesday at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

Cook said, "This Suits and Sneakers Challenge is a great opportunity for lawmakers to join the fight against this awful disease, which is taking so many lives," said Cook.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Winter storm warning for parts of Indiana
The National Weather Service has declared a Winter Storm Warning for five southwest Indiana counties and a Winter Weather Advisory for an additional 29 southern Indiana counties.

Two to 4 inches of accumulating snow is forecast for southern Indiana through this morning with 1 to 2 inches predicted for central Indiana. Northern Indiana may see a dusting to 1 inch of snow.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Council approves Topgolf giant proposal
Fishers will be the first Indiana location for the global golf entertainment leader Topgolf International.

Topgolf's plans were announced on Monday, and Fishers City Council unanimously approved the proposal at its regular meeting tonight.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
2 Noblesville teachers awarded $12K Lilly grants
Two teachers at Noblesville Schools - Joe Akers and Emily Crapnell - are winners of a 2016 Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship, the district announced today.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Public workshop set for Cicero Revitalization Plan
The public is welcome and invited to attend a public workshop to identify and discuss priorities for the Cicero Downtown Revitalization Plan.

The workshop will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Red Bridge Park Community Building, 697 W. Jackson St., Cicero.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Does wind chill affect your car or house?
Wind does not actually change the air temperature but it does have an effect on how fast warm surfaces like skin will drop in temperature.

Cicero's Mike Berry, a weather observer who operates Morse Lake Weather website, offers these cold-weather facts and tips for the frigid weather...

Monday, January 18, 2016
NHS senior hits half-court shot, wins TV
Noblesville High School senior Michael Carmosino isn't on the NHS Millers' basketball team.

But maybe he should be.

The crowd roared as Carmosino, 18, Noblesville, sank a half-court shot after the third quarter of the Millers' boys varsity basketball game on Saturday night to win a 55-inch TV from Aaron's in Noblesville.
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Monday, January 18, 2016
Topgolf announces intent to build in Fishers
Global golf entertainment leader Topgolf International today announced Fishers as its first location planned in Indiana.

Pending approval from the Fishers City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Topgolf would begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot venue later this year with an expected opening of spring 2017.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Free admission on MLK Day
Looking for ways to spend Martin Lutheran King Day Jr. Day on Monday?

Here are seven free ways to spend the day.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Purdue Extension has new Community Wellness Coordinator
Gloria DelGreco is the new Community Wellness Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program, serving Hamilton, Hancock, and Marion Counties.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Travel advisory in Hamilton County
A yellow level Travel Advisory has been issued for unincorporated roads in Hamilton County, effective this morning until further notice, due to falling temperatures freezing the recent rains.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
NHS grad launches school in Ghana
Pete Freeman is a 2014 Noblesville High School graduate who was awarded the Lilly Scholarship for co-founding the nonprofit Sparrow, a mentorship program in all seven Noblesville elementary schools.

He currently attends the University of Notre Dame on this full-ride scholarship. For the past six months, he's been preparing to launch a new project called Ambition School, Ghana's first External Learning Space (ELS).

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings, celebrations, more
Martin Lutheran King Jr. Day is Monday. The Times will not be published.

The U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of the Civil Rights Movement champion. All post offices in Indiana will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery or retail service.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
State Rep. Tony Cook announces candidacy
Incumbent District 32 State Rep. Tony Cook has officially declared his candidacy for election in 2016.

Cook's district comprises portions of Grant, Delaware, Howard, Madison, and Hamilton counties and all of Tipton County.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Brad Beaver to run for re-election on County Council
Brad Beaver will seek re-election to the Hamilton County Council, At-Large, seat, he announced on Thursday.
Friday, January 15, 2016
David Najjar announces candidacy for Hamilton Superior Court 2 Judge
Hamilton County Magistrate David Najjar has filed his Declaration for Candidacy for the Republican nomination for Judge of Hamilton Superior Court 2 in advance of the May 3, 2016, primary election.
Friday, January 15, 2016
4-H'ers help celebrate 70 years of service
Paul Woodward, 90, Noblesville,celebrated 70 years of participation in 4-H last Sunday with a surprise party and open house at the 4-H Fairgrounds
Friday, January 15, 2016
$15K raised for Noblesville school children
Tri Kappa of Noblesville would like to say "thank you" to the citizens of Noblesville for your generous donations to the 2015 Red Stocking Fund.

You helped us surpass our goal of $10,000. In fact, as a community, we raised more than $15,000 for the second year in a row.

This money supports the annual Tri Kappa Red Stocking Fund.

One-hundred percent of the money donated will be distributed to the school children of Noblesville through the Red Stocking Fund account via the Noblesville Township Trustee's Office.

Friday, January 15, 2016
GriefShare 13-week seminar offered at Noblesville UMC
Have you lost a loved one or know someone that will find it difficult to face each day?

Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument St., Noblesville announces the beginning of its next GriefShare sessions.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Lucky 13 earn Eagle Scout rank
In Boy Scouts, the highest rank that can be achieved is the rank of Eagle Scout. Earning Eagle Scout is a difficult task. Of the millions of youth that have been Boy Scouts, only 2 percent have reached this esteemed rank.

In Boy Scouts, a Troop is a unit of Scouts and adult leaders chartered to an organization. That Troop is divided into smaller groups of same- age boys know as patrols.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Sheridan library announces 2016 board
The Sheridan Public Library announces members and officers of the Library Board for 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Semi collides with overpass in Carmel
CARMEL - A semi-tractor/trailer collided Wednesday morning with the 106th Street overpass on Keystone Avenue in Carmel.

Carmel Police responded at 11:38 a.m. and found three vehicles involved in the crash.

Based on preliminary information, it appears that a 2002 Kenworth (T-2000) semi-tractor pulling a flatbed trailer (operated by Austin D. Wills, 46, Mounds, Okla.) was traveling northbound Keystone Parkway at 106th Street. The trailer was loaded with two large steel pipes weighing approximately 16,000 pounds. The steel pipes collided with the cement structure of the 106th Street overpass. The collision caused significant damage to the overpass.

Friday, January 15, 2016
CICOA seeks nominations for Caregiver of the Year
Hoosiers provide more than 877 million hours of caregiving each year. To recognize the courage, sacrifice, strength and creativity needed to overcome the sometimes overwhelming stresses and obstacles associated with providing care to a loved one, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Caregiver of the Year award.
Friday, January 15, 2016
E & B Paving employee earns Safe Worker Award
Mark Stephens, an employee of E & B Paving in Noblesville, is a 2015 recipient of the Safe Worker Award presented by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) at its Dec. 10 Annual Awards luncheon at the Marriott East in Indianapolis.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Senator Delph's straight-ticket voting bill to be heard today
State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) has authored Senate Bill 391 concerning straight-ticket voting. The bill will be heard in the Senate Committee on Elections today in Room 431 of the Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, upon adjournment of the Senate.
Thursday, January 14, 2016



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