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New plan proposed for northern tracks
The Hamilton County Convention and Visitor Bureau will be supporting a bid by a local non-profit to be the new operator of the Nickel Plate railroad. If chosen, a new plan to redo the northern portion of the railway will take effect.

If the new bid is accepted, it will have no effect on the Noblesville's and Fishers' plans to create the Nickel Plate trail, a proposed 9.2 mile walking/biking trail. The themed trains would run on the northern 8.5 miles of tracks.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Saddle up for new adventure
For Noblesville horseman John Stewart, partnering to provide trail-riding experience for folks visiting Hamilton County Parks' new equestrian center is more of a mission than a business venture.

Koteewi Stable & Trails opens to the public at 10 a.m. today at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville.

The facility not only offers visitors a chance to ride a horse but also to learn about horses.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Director laughing out loud
During rehearsals of The Belfry Theatre's comedy, "The Foreigner," play director Dana Lesh admitted that she often became a distraction.

That's because she was laughing aloud while the actors were trying to rehearse their lines.

"It's a testament to how well this play was written by the late, great Larry Shue," said Lesh, who is directing her first full show at The Belfry. "The Foreigner" opens tonight at the Noblesville theater and continues weekends through April 9. Tickets are still available.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Director laughing out loud
During rehearsals of The Belfry Theatre's comedy, "The Foreigner," play director Dana Lesh admitted that she often became a distraction.

That's because she was laughing aloud while the actors were trying to rehearse their lines.

"It's a testament to how well this play was written by the late, great Larry Shue," said Lesh, who is directing her first full show at The Belfry. "The Foreigner" opens tonight at the Noblesville theater and continues weekends through April 9. Tickets are still available.

Friday, March 24, 2017
WFD uses latest life-saving skills to train paramedics
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Fire Department trained on-staff paramedics on the latest concepts of emergency medicine, during a two-day course focused on advanced capnography and EKG interpretation.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
FAA to probe incident at Indy Exec
Initial reports of a plane crash at Indianapolis Executive Airport, turned out false, but there was an incident Tuesday involving a passenger plane.

At 7:42 p.m., Tuesday, the Boone County Communications Center received a 911 call of a possible plane crash at the airport, 11329 E. Ind. 32, Zionsville.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Noblesville native selected for Orr Fellowship
INDIANAPOLIS - Noblesville native Jacob Davis has been selected for membership to the prestigious Orr Fellowship. The two-year program seeks to develop Indiana's next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Railroad could run for less
CICERO - The Nickel Plate Railroad could potentially be up and running again for just $55,000.

Glen Schwartz, member of the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority, announced on Tuesday that the railroad does not need as much work as recent reports have said.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Miller Shift In educational approach
Noblesville Schools are working to better "develop the whole student." The local education system is focusing on the Miller Shift.

The Miller Shift is an idea that in order to foster successful individuals, there needs to be a deeper focus on the whole self.

"When you think about all the needs students have today, not only are we trying to create well balanced students who are successful, we're trying to help them be healthy physically, socially, and mentally," said Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, superintendent.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
HCSD seeking 13 walkaways
Hamilton County Corrections serves around 120 people per day in their work release, or residential, program.

There are currently 13 active warrants for individuals who have not returned to the work release program.

"These are individuals, who for whatever reason, after being assigned to our program, did not remain in our program," said Ralph Watson, the Executive Director of Hamilton County Community Corrections.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Noblesville Schools Names 2017 Innovative Teachers of the Year
Noblesville Schools has named four educators as 2017 Innovative Teachers of the Year. The winners are:

• Kelly Badget, kindergarten at Hazel Dell Elementary

• Tricia Schreck, 5th grade at Stony Creek Elementary

• Derek Ruble, 8th grade social studies at Noblesville East Middle School

• Allison Larty, Spanish at Noblesville High School

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
GSN resource fair set for Friday
More than 100 booths will be present representing numerous food, clothing, baby pantry and social service agencies as well as local businesses at the Good Samaritan Network's (GSN) 8th Annual Hamilton County Resource Fair, an event free to the public.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Westfield schools 'Designing Our Future' meetings set
WESTFIELD - The architects with the initial designs for the possible expansion of Westfield Washington Schools will be available to the public in April.

The corporation has scheduled two "Designing Our Future" meetings 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 24 and 27. The April 24 meeting is scheduled for Maple Glen Elementary School, 17171 Ditch Road, and the April 27 meeting is slated for Carey Ridge Elementary School, 16231 Carey Road.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kenley, Richardson honor Noblesville Cultural Arts District
STATEHOUSE - State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) and State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) honored the Noblesville Cultural Arts District with Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 on the floor of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Local graduates from training institute
Chris Hughes of Noblesville recently graduated from its Patient Transport program of Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI), a program of The Arc of Indiana Foundation.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Morales named club Youth of the Year
Olivia Morales, a Noblesville High School junior, is the Boy & Girls Club of Noblesville's Youth of the Year.

She will compete in the statewide Youth of the Year competition, Thursday and Friday in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Local students initiated into honor society
FINDLAY, Ohio - Damon Bodenhorn and Taylor Seyfried, both of Noblesville, were recently initiated into the University of Findlay honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Westfield spring cleaning reminders
WESTFIELD - Spring is officially here and the city is reminding residents of a few ways to help out with this year's spring cleaning.

"One of the compliments I get from both residents and visitors is how clean the Westfield community is," Mayor Andy Cook said. "The city administration doesn't achieve this alone. We are always proud of the way our residents chip in and help make our roads, sidewalks and parks as presentable as possible."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Fishers celebrates 15 years of summer concerts
FISHERS - The City of Fishers is celebrating its 15th year of summer concerts in the Nickel Plate District with the City's most ambitious lineup to date.

Last year, approximately 135,000 people enjoyed the popular weekly concerts in the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, which are free and open to the public. Just announced today, the 2017 summer concert lineup features both local and major national recording artists.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Hamilton Heights Middle School honor rolls
ARCADIA - Hamilton Heights Middle School has released its third quarter Distinguished and A/B Honor rolls.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
HCAA awards three scholarships
The Hamilton County Artists' Association awarded three Fine Arts Scholarships to three young artists planning to pursue careers in the arts.

Nicole Weldy from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, IN was awarded the HCAA 2017 Jim Sparks Memorial Scholarship. She received $700.

Monday, March 20, 2017
City announces events for Federal Hill Commons' first year
Events have already been scheduled for Federal Hill Commons inaugural year.

The grand opening is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 29. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, the Rugged Brothers Band from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and headliner the Wright Brothers from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Monday, March 20, 2017
HNPL welcomes author
ATLANTA - Published author, ghostwriter, and blogger Susan Sparks presents Prepare, Polish, & Publish 5 p.m. March 29 at 5 p.m., at the Atlanta branch of Hamilton North Public Library, 100 South Walnut St., Atlanta.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sheridan Rotarians hear about post-stroke speech therapy
SHERIDAN - Do you know what APHASIA is? It is the loss or impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words. It is quite common among stroke victims and can also occur with other types of brain traumas. This devastating condition is the 3rd largest cause of death among the elderly and each year nearly 800,000 people in this country suffer a stroke.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Passport to HI-Tech today at Conner Prairie
FISHERS - More than 1,500 girls ages 7-12 are expected at the fourth annual Passport to Hi-Tech at Conner Prairie today.

Girls can interact one-on-one with females who work in STEM-related industries to learn more about their education, background and experiences.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tradition comes down
Steve Craig of Noblesville watches and takes photos as his 43-year-old FFA agriculture project, the big Christmas tree on the Courthouse Square, gets cut down on Friday morning.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
NPD Makes appointment, promotes officers
The Noblesville Police Department promote four officers recently.

Chief Kevin Jowitt appointed Lt. Shannon Trump to the rank of Captain. Sergeants Robert Busalacchi and Jason Thompson were promoted to the rank of lieutenant and Patrolman Dennis Coffey was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Foreigner to open at The Belfry
The Belfry Theatre in Noblesville opens the fourth show of the 2016-2017 season on March 24 with the comedy The Foreigner by Larry Shue.

The story revolves around Charlie Baker - a painfully shy Englishman who is brought to a lakeside retreat in rural Georgia by his friend for some relaxation.

Friday, March 17, 2017
NPD swears in new officers
The Noblesville Police Department officially swore in four new police officers Monday.

The ceremony took place in the council chambers located at City Hall. In attendance for the event were families, friends, members of the community, government officials and officers of the police department. Chief Kevin Jowitt officiated the ceremony.

Friday, March 17, 2017
BrewBQ scheduled for Federal Hill Commons
The Noblesville Rotary Club announces the return of their annual "BrewBQ" taking place this year Aug. 19 at the new Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville.

The BrewBQ benefits local students who attend Noblesville's Ivy Tech campus. The event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 9p.m.

Friday, March 17, 2017
IDHS to provide all-hazard radios to Hoosiers
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is partnering with all 92 counties in the state to distribute more than 2,200 all-hazard (weather) radios to Hoosiers. The radios will be distributed on the local level by each county's emergency management agency.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Senior center schedules open house
The Senior Center of Hamilton County will play host to an Open House 9 a.m. to noon March 25.

Guests can meet new members and view them in the activities offered.

The address is 18336 Cumberland Road in Noblesville.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Noblesville firefighter receives award
Noblesville firefighter/paramedic Tony Murray as the 2017 recipient of the St. Vincent Hospital "Angel Medic" Award.

Each year, St. Vincent Health awards "Angel Medic" to an EMT or Paramedic from each department in Hamilton County.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Indiana American Water to repair broken water valve tonight
While relocating water lines in advance of the Noblesville Utilities' Long Term Control Plan Phase 4 project, Indiana American Water (IAW) discovered a broken water valve in downtown Noblesville. IAW will conduct repair work at the intersection of Ninth and Logan streets this evening. Work will begin after 10 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Museum on Main Street
SHERIDAN - Did you know Sheridan has a museum on Main Street? It is not real big and it is not manned by highly paid professionals, but it competently tells the story of who we are and where we came from here in Sheridan.

The Executive Director of the museum is Sheridan's own Jim Pickett. He is skillfully assisted in his work by all the members of the Sheridan Historical Society, but most especially by Stuart Neal and his sister Mary, and Winona Moss.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Special Olympics bowl-a-thon Saturday
The Special Olympics of Hamilton County Bowl-A-Thon is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at Woodland Bowl, 3421 E. 96th St., Indianapolis. There are a few lanes available.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Spots Available for French Lick Bus Trip
The Noblesville Parks Department has spots available for its first bus trip of 2017, but time is running out to register for the southern Indiana excursion. On Friday, March 31, the parks department will travel to the French Lick Winery & Casino.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
FFD offering free medical info kit
FISHERS - Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services is offering Fishers residents a free and easy to use medical information form that can be kept on their refrigerator called the "File of Life."
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Westfield chamber Slates Business After Hours
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Business After Hours event 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wolfies Grill, 137 W. Main St., Westfield.

The event is free for chamber members, and $10 for non-members.

Registrations may be made at http://www.westfield-chamber.org/events/

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Carmel provides app for road projects
CARMEL - The City of Carmel has a very aggressive construction schedule for 2017 and it will be important for drivers to plan ahead to make sure their regular routes are available and if not, you determine the best detour.

To help commuters stay connected, the city offers the CarmelLink app, providing access to the latest road construction updates.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
City not on board with Nickel Plate compromise
The Indiana Transportation Museum's plan to save the Nickel Plate Railway is far from becoming reality.

"Any work on the railroad tracks would have to be approved by the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority, which currently does not have a train operator since the Indiana Transportation Museum was relieved of that duty in 2016," said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
'Art at the Mill' opens new season
"Art at the Mill" opens a new season of exhibits at historic Bear's Mill's Clark Gallery, March 31.

Featured artists for this initial show are Noblesville plein-air painter Beth Forst, and husband and wife duo Jerry and Jenni Davis, who create unique porcelain pieces.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ditslear to Serve as Eagle Board Reviewer
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear will serve as a reviewer for the Del-Mi District Eagle Scout Board.

Local Boy Scouts who have met all requirements to be considered for the rank of Eagle Scout go through a final board of review each month in the Del-Mi District, which is comprised of 27 Boy Scout Troops in Hamilton and Tipton Counties.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Westfield picks developer for project
WESTFIELD - EdgeRock Development LLC will begin work on the Grand

Millennium Project in the coming weeks, following unanimous approval by the Westfield City Council Monday night.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Ribbon cut on bank opening
Community First Bank of Indiana cut the ribbon on its grand opening last week. Attending the ceremony were (from left) Chris Jenson, Craig Huffman, Robb Blume, Casey Arnold, Cindy Burris, Denise Abshire, Noblesville Mayor John Distlear, Kim Sanders, Jannelle Bunnell, Vance Hodges, Gregg Goff and Bob Hickman.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nickel Plate wants to share the trail
The Indiana Transportation Museum has brought in a developer and is proposing a way to keep the local Nickel Plate railway intact.

The railway was shut down last year due to safety violations that would cost $ 5 million to fix.

The new idea is to add tracks from the Indiana State Fairgrounds all the way up to 10th street in Noblesville. There would be weekend trains running year-round, giving visitors the opportunity to take trips into Indianapolis day or night.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
WGU Indiana presents City of Westfield scholarship
WESTFIELD - WGU Indiana presented Westfield resident Karen George with a $2,000 scholarship Monday, during the Westfield City Council meeting.

WGU Indiana and the City of Westfield launched a corporate partnership just one year ago expanding access to higher education for Westfield residents and employees of the City.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Sobriety checkpoints going up Friday
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on the night of Friday, and the early morning hours of Saturday.

The Hamilton County Traffic Safety Partnership will be setting up sobriety checkpoints around Hamilton County to aggressively deter, detect, and arrest those drivers who make the decision to drive impaired.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Local grad serves as Statehouse intern
STATEHOUSE - A local graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session.

Colin Mulvany, a resident of Noblesville, is the son of Craig and Kelly Mulvany. He is a senior at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis where he is earning a bachelor's degree in public safety management.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
County youth to 'Kick Butts'
Westfield Middle School students in grades 7 and 8 will "Mark the Halls" to support tobacco prevention and to celebrate National Kick Butts Day, today.

Students will be writing anti-smoking slogan signs and taking a tobacco-free pledge.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Ivy Tech Hamilton County sets enrollment event
Ivy Tech Community College Hamilton County has scheduled an Express Enrollment event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 for those interested in taking classes this year.

Registration for summer and fall classes at the College opens March 20.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Sharp Business donates office printer to BGCN
Sharp Business Systems recently provided the the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville with a newer, more efficient model of a multifunctional office printer to upgrade an aging machine.

"At Sharp Business Systems, our culture and guiding principles are a way of life.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Brush Pickup to begin today
Brush pickup in Noblesville will begin today, and the free service will continue through Oct. 13.

Pick up is made on the street side only with no alley collections. All brush must be placed as close to the curb as possible without going in to the street.

Residents are asked to stack brush in small piles that are no more than four feet in length and 18 inches in diameter.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Spaces still available for Noblesville parks' spring break day camps
Parents still have time to sign up their children in kindergarten through sixth grade for week-long staycations.

The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department is offering full-day, week-long camps in conjunction with Noblesville Schools' Spring Break from March 27 through April 7.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Water main relocation to cause temporary lane restrictions
Indiana American Water is relocating water lines in advance of the Noblesville Utilities' Long Term Control Plan Phase 4 project. In order for the city to install new storm sewers, water and gas mains need to be relocated.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Winter Weather Advisory issued for Hamilton County
The National Weather Service has updated the forecast and included Hamilton County in a Winter Weather Advisory, effective 8 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Spring ahead
Daylight-saving time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, and Hamilton County's fire departments encourage residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Cutting the ribbon at Jack's
The ribbon was recently cut on a Jack's Donuts, 17432 Carey Road, Westfield. Officially opening the shop are Nick Verhoff (left), Cindy Spolgeric, Eric, Nickole, Evan and Anniston, Patton, Lee Marcum, Terri Flood and Rob Garrett. The shop is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Legislators focusing on Pre-K
More than half of Indiana's $15.8 billion general spending budget goes to fund the state's K-12 education programs. However, this year local legislators are turning the focus toward younger children.

A portion of the education budget this year will go towards expanding the Pre-K pilot program. The pilot program was launched in 2014 and is designed to help underprivileged kids avoid falling behind academically before they enter elementary school.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Heights schedules kindergarten registration
ARCADIA - Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year at Hamilton Heights schools is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 16.

Preschool Registration will also be taking place at this time.

Parents are asked to bring their child for screening activities.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Company offers new way to sell a home's contents
It happens every day in our part of Indiana. Someone dies or moves into an assisted-living facility, leaving behind a home filled with a lifetime's worth of furniture and other possessions. A child or other relative suddenly has to do something with all those objects, and has no idea of how to begin.
Friday, March 10, 2017
League of Women Voters schedules meeting
FISHERS - The League of Women Voters of Hamilton County has scheduled a business meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 16, at the Hamilton East Public Library, 5 Municipal Drive, Fishers.
Friday, March 10, 2017
State of Public Safety subject of luncheon
WESTFIELD - The State of Public Safety in Hamilton County will be the subject of the Westfield Chamber of Commerce's March Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 16, at the Palomino Ballroom, 481 S. Co. Rd. 1200 E. Zionsville.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Chicken Noodle Dinner set at Arcadia Brethren
ARCADIA -- The community is invited to the 17th Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Arcadia Brethren Church, 8989 E. 266th St., Arcadia.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Gallery Walk in Carmel Saturday
CARMEL - Wine and dine at one of the District restaurants, browse the new and exciting exhibits at 10 District galleries and explore all the unique things the District has to offer during the IU Health North Hospital Second Saturday Gallery Walk on 5 p.m. to 09 p.m. Saturday.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Spring means kids sales
It's just two days until Daylight Saving Time begins, and 10 days until Spring is officially here.

To many, that means spring cleaning, decluttering and clearing out the old to bring in the new.

For a lot of moms, that also means selling clothes that your kids have outgrown and getting rid of their toys and stuff they don't play with anymore. And for those frugal moms, it also means consigning their items and shopping for deals at the local biannual kids' consignment sales.

Friday, March 10, 2017
FAFSA State Aid deadline today
INDIANAPOLIS - The state aid deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is today.

Students who wish to qualify for state aid to help pay for higher education should file before the today deadline to qualify for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Save The Date For mayor's charity jubilee
Mark your calendar now for Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear's annual Charity Jubilee, July 14.

This year's event is scheduled for Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville. The focus of the evening will be the local charities which will benefit from the event profits.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Church auction to raise funds for steeple
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 444 S. Harbour Drive, is gearing up for its annual auction to raise money for a steeple.

Renovations to the church began last May, and the congregation hopes to raise funds for a steeple through the auction.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hamilton Heights FFA competes at District V Leadership Contest
ARCADIA - Fifteen students from the Hamilton Heights FFA Chapter brought home hardware from the District V Leadership Contests March 3.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens in Noblesville
Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced that a new location in Noblesville, near Hamilton Town Center, will open March 21.

Well known for fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, salads and live, local music, Potbelly has earned a national reputation as the best place for lunch.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
The SOHC bowl-a-thon March 18
The Special Olympics of Hamilton County Bowl-A-Thon is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 18, at Woodland Bowl, 3421 E. 96th St., Indianapolis. There are a few lanes available.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
DeFoe, Osborne welcome child
Tristyn DeFoe and Tyler Osborne, Westfield, announce the birth of Easton Cole Osborne.

Easton was born March 2, at Riverview Health, weighing 7 pounds, and was 20.5 inches long.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Sharp Business donates office printer to BGCN
Sharp Business Systems recently provided the the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville with a newer, more efficient model of a multifunctional office printer to upgrade an aging machine.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
SWCD schedules well water workshop
With March 5 - 11 designated as Groundwater Awareness Week, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) has scheduled a well water workshop 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 22, in the Annex Building at the County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Westfield plans meeting on Ind. 32
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Local lawmakers wear sneakers to support cancer awareness
INDIANAPOLIS - Area legislators laced up their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

State Reps. Todd Huston (R-Fishers), Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Tony Cook (R-Cicero) participated in the annual event. The Suits and Sneakers challenge is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to help raise cancer awareness and support and those affected by the disease.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Canaday shares stories and patriotic gift slated for WWII Museum
CICERO - Fishers resident, Brig. Gen. Don Canaday (ret.), Past President of Kiwanis International, was the guest speaker at last week's Cicero Kiwanis meeting. The U.S. Army veteran brought with him stories along with a special flag and the history behind it.

Canaday explained the flag was hand crafted in Bastone, Belgium by a woman who had lived in occupied Belgium for four years during WWII. She wanted to honor the U.S. soldiers when they arrived and made it in secret.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Sheridan's opens 'Little Free Library'
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Main Street Committee, in cooperation with the Noblesville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), has located and opened a "Little Free Library" on Main Street in uptown Sheridan. The library is located in the pocket park at the front of the JBS United Feeds parking lot just on the north edge of their office building. Sheridan Main Street is responsible, of course, for several pocket parks on Main Street but this location seemed to be just perfect for a project like this.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Welch wins Sheridan Rotary Speech Contest
SHERIDAN - Brittany Welch, a Sheridan High School senior, won the Sheridan Rotary Club Speech Contest, taking home a $100 prize and qualifying for the Rotary District 6550 contest. Each year Rotary clubs across the world sponsor speech contests for local students.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
FAFSA State Aid Deadline is Friday
INDIANAPOLIS - The state aid deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is Friday.

Students who wish to qualify for state aid to help pay for higher education should file before the Friday deadline to qualify for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Juvenile offenders moved to updated jail quarters
More and more inmates are being housed at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office complex on Cumberland Road and as part of a long term plan to address the situation, juvenile offenders in secure detention have been relocated to a different area of the property.

The rehabilitation of the former Juvenile Detention Center is complete and juveniles held in secure detention were transferred to the building over the weekend. Juveniles housed in Shelter Care remain in the current facility.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
'Five Points' roundabout work begins with utility relocation
Duke Energy will begin utility relocation on the east side of the Greenfield Avenue, Christian Street and 10th Street intersection on Friday, weather permitting. The work should cause minimal impact to the intersection, but flaggers will be onsite when necessary to assist with traffic. The work is anticipated to take one week.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Area students named to dean's list at Olivet
BOURBONNAIS, Illnois - Olivet Nazarene University congratulates all students named to the dean's list during the fall 2016 semester.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Senior Center sets open house
The Senior Center of Hamilton County has scheduled an open house, 9 a.m. to noon March 25.

Guests can see activites offered by the Senior Center located, 18336 Cumberland Road, Noblesville.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Church to play host to smorgasboard
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan First Christian Church has scheduled its Annual Spring Smorgasbord, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 18, at the church, 107 West Third St.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wellbrooke plays host to 'Think and Drink' Trivia Night
WESTFIELD - Wellbrooke of Westfield, a Trilogy senior living community, invites community members to its Think and Drink Pub Trivia Night 6 p.m. March 23at 6:00 p.m. at the facility, 937 E 186th St., Westfield.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Riverview Health to host sinus and allergy seminar
Riverview Health will host a sinus and allergy seminar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 22.

Learn more about sinus and allergy issues and treatment options with Dr. Michael Agostino, a board-certified ear, nose and throat specialist.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
NHCCCC plans March luncheon
CICERO - The Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its March luncheon for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23, at Sheridan High School Media Center
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
WIN sponsoring organization event
Melinda Miller of Miller Organized will share ideas about organizing both personal and professional life at an event 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, at the Courtyard By Marriott, 17863 Foundation Drive, Noblesville.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Church dinner to benefit community
Refuge Christian Church has scheduled its annual chicken or beef noodle dinner, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 17, at the church 11772 196th St.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Legislators to talk business at breakfast
Members of Hamilton County's legislative delegation will be on hand to discuss the 2017 session and issues important to the business community at a breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
NHS present The Miracle Worker
Noblesville High School's spring play will be The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who unlocked Keller's dark world.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Bridge work scheduled
Bridges in Noblesville and Carmel are scheduled to undergo minor repairs and maintenance on or before March 20.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Seminary will stay a park
Seminary Park in downtown Noblesville will remain a public park.

Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear on Tuesday confirmed that the City would not pursue selling the park property to a developer who had expressed interest in building a single neighborhood of 12 homes there.

"Obviously, that's not going to happen because that (project) did not fly, and I'm kind of glad," Ditslear said. "I like Seminary Park."

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Special Olympics continues to grow
Special Olympics of Hamilton County currently has over 500 active athletes. The organization is continuing to grow, and relies on the support and sponsorship of the local communities to be able to continue offering year round sports for athletes.

"There's not going to be a day when the athletes wake up and there's not opportunities for them," said County Coordinator Missee Foster.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Noblesville firefighter retires after 36 years
Lt. John Melson of the Noblesville Fire Department stepped off the truck for the final time On March 2, after 36 years of service.

"To all that wear the badge, I wish you a safe career. I am honored to have been one of you," Melson said in a farewell statement.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Honored for service
Members of the Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis' recently presented a Community Service Award to Bob Anderson. Making the presentation were Greg Ayres (from left), Ted Mahnensmith, Anderson, Renee Cox, and Jim Grabowski. Anderson was honored for years of service with the Kiwanis, including helping found the Sunrisers Club.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
City responds to Seminary Park issue
The City of Noblesville responded to a recent story in The Times regarding the possible sale of a portion of Seminary Park for use as housing.

The city released the following statement:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
New homes could replace park
The City of Noblesville plans to sell Seminary Park to a developer who would build homes there.

The 34-year-old city-owned park is at 200 S. 10th St., bounded by 10th, 11th, Division and Hannibal streets, and is less than a five-minute walk southeast of the Courthouse Square.

The Times has just learned of the City's plan that would sell .88 acres of the park's 1.3 acres to a developer, who would build a single neighborhood with 12 homes called Seminary Square.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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