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Little Haunt at Cool Creek Park
CARMEL - Little Haunt on the Prairie at Ghoul Creek Park is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 26.

Child-appropriate Halloween activities will be offered for children ranging from preschool to school-age and their families.

Monday, October 23, 2017
Conner Prairie grounds close Oct. 29
FISHERS - The outdoor grounds of Conner Prairie will close for the 2017 season Oct. 29. After that the Apple Store will remain open until 5 p.m. Oct. 31.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Barktoberfest to benefit HSHC
WESTFIELD - Join the Humane Society for Hamilton County and the City of Westfield for Barktoberfet, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Asa Bales Park.

The fall festival features vendors at the Mutt Mart, activities for humans and dogs at the Canine Cabana, canine courses in the Agility Arena, live music from local bands, and a raffle.

Monday, October 23, 2017
Ivy Tech, Kaplan partner on degree program
INDIANAPOLIS - Ivy Tech Community College and Kaplan University have partnered to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to Kaplan University prior to completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.
Monday, October 23, 2017
GriefShare 'Surviving the Holidays' seminar on Nov. 16
When you're grieving the death of a family member or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions and obligations leave you anxious and overwhelmed.

Have you lost a loved one or know someone that will find it difficult to face the coming holidays? The GriefShare "Surviving the Holidays" seminar, is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. held Nov. 16, 2017, at Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument St., Noblesville, (Enter Door #7).

Monday, October 23, 2017
Final phase of sewer plan under way
Noblesville is entering the fourth and final stage in a 15-year Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan to improve the efficiency of the Sewer Works wastewater treatment process. The plan began in 2004 and was meant to remove unwanted storm water from the sanitary sewer system, which added unnecessary steps in the treatment process.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Wayne-Fall Lions set ham, bean dinner
he community is invited to Wayne-Fall Lions Club's free-will donation ham-and-bean dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wayne-Fall Lions Clubhouse, 11940 E. 191st St., Noblesville.

Money from the dinner will help the club finance its "CHRISTmas for the less fortunate" project in this area.

Friday, October 20, 2017
NFPA offers Halloween fire safety tips
Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes. Fortunately, fire risks can be avoided by following the National Fire Protection Association's Halloween safety precautions.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Cicero Fall Festival set for Oct. 28
CICERO - A pair of parades, vendor booths, food and treats are on tap Oct. 28, at third annual Cicero Fall Festival.

The event is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. at Cicero Community Park.

Those attending may visit vendor booths where local businesses will have games and activities for kids, and hand out prizes and candy.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Assisted living community achieves deficiency-free survey
WESTFIELD - Sanders Glen Assisted Living in Westfield, has achieved a deficiency-free annual survey for September, as administered by the Indiana State Department of Health.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Heights open house to show off improvements
ARCADIA - The greater Northern Hamilton County community is invited to attend a special Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony 5 p.m. Oct. at Hamilton Heights High School.

Construction projects transformed the business, agricultural, engineering, band and choir areas into 21st Century learning environments.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Boys & Girls Club plans Farewell Tour at 1448 Conner St.
Alumni and Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville are invited to 1448 Conner St., 6 p.m. Nov. 3 for its Farewell Tour as the club says thank you one last time to the building the Club has called home for many years.

Thanks to the Build & Grow Capital Campaign, the Club will be moving two blocks east this winter to the new 34,000 square foot Tom & Soni Sheehan Boys & Girls Club.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Leaf pickup under way In Noblesville
The Noblesville Street Department is in the process of their annual leaf pickup program which will continue weekly until Dec. 15.

There are two methods that residents may use to dispose of leaves, placing leaves in free, biodegradable bags; and Raking loose leaves to the grass area next to the curb.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

In Hamilton County, donations may be made 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, at Emmunuel United Methodist Church, 16000 Cumblerland Road, Noblesville, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1, at The Promise Church, 12648 E. 116th St., Fishers, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, at Fall Creek Elementary School, 12131 Olio Road, Fishers.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Lawrence reserve officer arrested
A Lawrence Police Department reserve officer was arrested, by a Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated Thursday morning.

Diane Katherine Morris-Mack, 44, Fishers, was found by apparently asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle, with her seatbelt on, in the area of Cumberland Road and 96th Street, in Southern Hamilton County.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
300 pumpkins given away at festival
CICERO - On Oct. 13 Penwell Insurance and Team Galt of Remax had its 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival. This year's event was at Red Bridge Park in Cicero as it has been for the previous 10 events. As always, this event was a completely free, family event aimed at giving back to the communities which have given so much to us as businesses.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Brooks goes one-on-one
ARCADIA - Alex Leer, Arcadia, came to Town Hall to discuss his second amendment rights with Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Wednesday, and find out Brooks' position on the SHARE Act which would expand hunting opportunities on federal lands.

"I saw she wasn't a co-sponsor of and so that's something I wanted to see if she would support," he said. "It sounds like maybe she will but she's not willing to co-sponsor on it. Maybe when it comes time to vote maybe she'll vote yes, but at least isn't bold enough to put her name on it right now."

Brooks was in Arcadia for one-on-one meetings with constituents.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Westfield council OKs updated traffic ordinance
WESTFIELD - The Westfield City Council has approved new speed limits per a traffic study

The updated signs have been installed and are currently being enforced by the Westfield Police Department.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Nickel Plate Arts celebrates Day of the Dead
Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville continues the costume fun even after Halloween with its Day of the Dead event 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov.

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017
House internship applications due Oct. 31
STATEHOUSE - Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Hamilton County home prices highest
INDIANAPOLIS - Hamilton County ranked highest, in a 15-county Central Indiana survey, in average home prices for September.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 16, 2017
County budget tops $159M
The Hamilton County Council approved a $159 million budget for 2018 including a $91.5 million general fund total during Monday's County Council meeting.

This year's budget tops the $159 million due to pay increases and increased expenditures.

The County was able to save $16.5 million from last year's General Fund budget, which has carried over to this fiscal year, giving the county some added financial flexibility.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 13, 2017
Cicero receives $403K grant for revitalization efforts
CICERO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Cicero a $403,000 Community Development Block Grant for local projects, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
Friday, October 13, 2017
Spartz Sworn in as State Senator for District 20
STATEHOUSE - Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) took the oath of office today, becoming the state senator representing District 20. She was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

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

Friday, October 13, 2017
Noblesville Main Street seeks sponsors for ice sculptures
In what has become another holiday tradition for downtown Noblesville, it's time to plan the annual Ice Festival hosted by Noblesville Main Street.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A change of month.

A change of address!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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