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Friday, May 25, 2018 10:48 AM
Noblesville senior Harry Buttar was in his entrepreneurship class Friday morning when the high school went into a code yellow, a situation in which students need to stay in their rooms with their teachers.

Five minutes later, a code orange — a high risk of threat — was declared due to a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, located at 19900 Hague Road, where one teacher and one student were both hurt and taken to the hospital. 

“We were worried about the kids, praying for them,” said Buttar. “We were all on our phones trying to figure out what was going on.” 

Shortly after the code orange was announced at the high school, a code red went into effect. “When they said, “code red,” we freaked out,” Buttar said. 

Buttar’s teacher, Dan Nicholson, leapt into action, barricading the classroom’s door with desks and chairs. Students, Buttar said, grabbed textbooks and iPads to use as makeshift protection. 

They waited. 
  • Student, teacher wounded in Noblesville school shooting recovering
    5/26/2018 Police say the Noblesville West Middle School student wounded in a Friday morning shooting at school is in critical condition.

    Family and friends have been wishing 13-year-old Ella Whistler well on social media, saying she underwent surgery Friday at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children, The Times news gathering partner WHTH reports. 

    Her family released a statement about the shooting Friday night:

    "Our daughter, Ella Whistler, was involved in a horrific shooting today at her school. We will spend the next days and weeks processing what happened and why. But first, we wanted to say she is doing well at Riley Hospital for Children. Her status is critical, yet we are pleased to report she is stable. We’d like to thank everyone across the country who prayed for our family today. We’ve felt those prayers and appreciate each of them. We’d also like to thank the first responders, Noblesville police, Indiana State Police and the medical staff and surgeons at Riley."
  • Noblesville mayor releases statement following shooting
    5/26/2018 Editor's note: Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear issued the following statement about Friday’s school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School:

    “Words are hard to express about the event that occurred this morning at Noblesville West Middle School. School shootings are a tragedy regardless of the location, but having one unfold in your community is heartbreaking and shocking.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the two victims – a middle school student and a male teacher. I know we all send them our love and well wishes. We also keep the countless others who have been forever changed by this senseless act of violence close in our hearts.

    Today was a harsh reminder that no matter how hard we try to keep our children safe, we must prepare for the worst conditions. The policies and procedures put in place by our public safety agencies and Noblesville Schools were proven to have worked. Lives were saved by the courageous actions of our first responders and NWMS staff. Their training minimized the destruction and violence that could have occurred – and I could not have been prouder of their bravery.

    Far too often, the importance of our first responders’ lives and profession does not receive the proper gratitude it deserves. Today showcased the true bravery and vigilance they provide our city. 
  • Police say shooter asked to leave class, returned with 2 handguns
    5/25/2018 Police confirmed a male student was detained after a shooting Friday morning at Noblesville West Middle School. 

    The student, who has not been identified, asked to go to the bathroom during class. The student left and returned with two handguns, according to police. 

    Noblesville Police said the situation was resolved quickly, and the suspected shooter was detained either inside the classroom on nearby.

    Friday afternoon, The Times’ news gathering partner WTHR’s Eyewitness News confirmed that FBI and ATF were investigating at a home where the suspected shooter lives.

    Further details will be withheld until the investigation is complete, which could take several days, said Noblesville Police Department’s Public Information Officer Bruce Barnes. 

    “We need to get it right,” Barnes said at an afternoon news conference outside of the middle school. “We need to make sure we take care of the people who need to be taken care of first, and that’s the victims in this case. We’ve got a lot of work to do.” 
  • Teacher, former football player hailed as hero of Noblesville shooting, thanks students
    5/26/2018 A science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School is being called a hero after reportedly tackling the shooter inside of a classroom.

    The male suspect asked to be excused from class around 9 a.m. Friday, according to police, and then returned with two handguns. That's when teacher Jason Seaman reportedly tackled him.

    Seaman was shot three times in the process and had to be taken to the hospital. The 29-year-old was operated on but has since gotten out of surgery and, according to police, was listed in "good" condition as of 8 p.m. Sources say he could be released as early as Saturday.

    Abbie Tank, who says Seaman was her teacher in seventh grade, tweeted Friday afternoon the teacher "always told us he would take a bullet for anyone of his students."
  • Huskies can’t muster enough offense in season-ending loss
    5/26/2018 Hamilton Heights dropped its sectional semi-final round matchup to host-school Yorktown Friday night 3-1. 

    Yorktown scored three runs in the third, and the Huskies just couldn’t get the hits when they needed them. 

    “The killer for us tonight came down to about two or three plays,” said Hamilton Heights head coach J.R. Moffatt. “They got a clutch hit or two at the right time and we didn’t. We had multiple chances throughout the game and their pitchers made pitches that got them out of some big holes. Yorktown is a really good.” 

    Moffatt praised his starting pitcher, Ike Peterson, who kept the Huskies within striking distance. 
  • Millers rally past Greyhounds for sectional title
    5/25/2018 

    The box score shows Carmel scored two runs on four hits against Noblesville in the Class 4A Sectional 8 softball championship at Westfield on Thursday. Don’t let the numbers fool you – Millers’ pitcher Madison Taylor was dominant in a 4-2 victory that sent Noblesville on to the regional championship game next Tuesday.

    Taylor, a freshman, retired the first eight batters she faced and then overcame a tough stretch in the third inning that gave Carmel a 2-0 lead. Taylor ended the game retiring the last 13 Greyhounds she faced.

    “(Madison) is a great kid who had incredible location tonight,” Noblesville coach Deke Bullard said. “We believe she was right around 65-percent first pitch strikes, and when you do that against good teams, it makes it hard for them to get in a rhythm. She had great command, and her teammates were great behind her tonight also.”

  • Patrice D. Vincent
    5/24/2018 Patrice D. Vincent, 66, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on March 23, 2018. 

    Born on June 4, 1951, in Noblesville to Donald and Lola (Cline) Newby, Mrs. Vincent will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed her time with her family. 
  • Joan Cline Holdeman
    5/24/2018 Joan Cline Holdeman passed away Feb. 9, 2018, at the age of 94. 

    She was born Aug. 12, 1923, to Everett Stroud and Freeda Randall. 
  • Barbara Lee (Cline) Marcotte
    5/23/2018 

    Barbara Lee (Cline) Marcotte, 69, of Noblesville, passed away May 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving husband and daughters.

    She was born July 3, 1948 in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Percy “Buck” Cline and Norma Cline.

  • 5/18/2018 Dear Editor, 

    In the early 2000s, leaders in state government determined that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management should team with businesses to help protect valuable resources. A partnership – instead of strictly a punitive approach – has been successful.

    That is a lesson still being learned in Washington. Although regulatory efforts under the current administration are taking a more thoughtful tactic, one Indiana company is suffering from the actions of the prior regime at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

    Navient, which services 12 million student loan customers, is based in Fishers with additional operations in Muncie. The company was sued by CFPB two days before President Obama left office. Richard Cordray had spent four years investigating Navient, citing it for “systematically and illegally failing borrowers.”

    No evidence to substantiate the claims exists. The company produced 450,000 pages of documents, hundreds of hours of phone recording and more than 30 written reports before charges were filed. 
  • 5/15/2018 Dear Editor, 

    For 15 years, I have been asking for the cooperation of our Noblesville City government to help alleviate the problem of speeding traffic on Hannibal Street between 10th and 19th streets. I have spoken to the city council, two police chiefs, two mayors, the captain of the patrol division and anyone who would listen. So far nobody has listened. I have received nothing but lip service from those we have entrusted with keeping our families and community safe. 

    I have spoken with almost all of my neighbors in the second ward area and many agree that this is a real problem. By the time drivers travel from 10th to 11th streets they are often exceeding the posted speed limit. When they come from the east, they will often be traveling 10 to 15 mph more than the posted 25 mph speed limit. 

    This is a residential neighborhood with many young children in the area. 

    The worst part is drivers are often traveling 35 or even 40 mph past the playground at Seminary Park and the mail trucks are consistently the worst offenders.
  • 5/6/2018 Dear Editor, 

    As we embark on the last week of this election, we wanted to share some things about our dad, Mitch Russell, with all of you. Our dad is hands down the best dad and Pappy anyone could ask for. 

    Our whole lives our parents have always been there for us no matter what the situation. They have loved us unconditionally, kept us on the right path and they inspire us to just be good people. As much as our dad has done for us, he has never been just our dad. He has always been the community’s dad. 

    Our parents took in anyone that needed a place to call home, even if it was just a few hours, and loved them just as they loved us. Our parents cooked them meals, coached them, gave them life advice and more importantly just let them know they were loved and what kind of person they could become.
  • This day is a marker, move forward with prayer and action
    5/26/2018 My phone rang at 9:25 this morning, it was my son Clay calling from Tennessee. 

    “Mom did you hear about the shooting at West?’ 

    No, no, no, no not here! But then again why not here? We are just as vulnerable as any other school. I e-mailed right away, to The Times’ office, and said that there would be, “no Joy today, I’m headed to the school.” 

    After spending the last six hours inside Noblesville High School, some of the time with students, some of the time with parents, one thing is for sure; we must do better. Praying with our hearts and voices is just not enough. We must start praying with our feet. A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about the two feet of justice; one charity and the other action toward the solving of the need for charity. So here we are. We must do something. Praying only gets us so far.
  • Feeling thankful after shooting
    5/26/2018 My cell phone rang at 9:21 a.m. Friday, with the caller telling me that a large number of police vehicles were spotted driving into Noblesville West Middle School. More first responders than he’d ever seen in one place. So it had to be something big.

    Plus, massive numbers of students were walking out the doors of the school and lining up outside.

    I immediately telephoned Noblesville Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch number to find out why police were at West Middle School. 

    The reply on the other end of the phone: “There’s been a shooting.”

    My heart sank.

    While we’ve been hearing about more school shootings all around the nation, we thought it could never happen in Noblesville.
  • 5/24/2018 Having spent my entire life in the Indianapolis area, I was aware race car driver Wilbur Shaw was a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1937, ’39 and ’40, to be specific). 

    I didn’t realize until recently, however, that he’d been a Hamilton County resident. Nor had I fully appreciated just how important he was to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Without Shaw, there might never have been another Indianapolis 500 after World War II.

    During the war, the race was suspended and the track abandoned.

    Shaw was hired by Firestone then to help develop a new synthetic rubber tire. When he came to Indianapolis in late 1944 to test the tire, he was appalled to discover the track had become a weed-choked jungle.
  • Contact information for The Times' Public Notice staff

    The Times is Hamilton County's only legally recognized daily newspaper. As such, public notice advertising is accepted and our legals clerk can be reached either via e-mail or by telephone.

    The e-mail address is: legals@thetimes24-7.com.
    The telephone number is: (765) 361-0100, ext. 12.

    Thank you for using The Times, Hamilton County's oldest and only daily newspaper!


     


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Warner Sallman is an American born artist who was born in the late 19th century. He devoted much of his life to creating religious images that focused on Jesus Christ. Each of Sallman’s pieces is meant to provide a depth of religious value and bring a sense hope and comfort to the viewer. His most famous work is “The Head of Christ”, which he completed in 1941. The timing of this piece could not have been better as the world was in the early stages of World War II, and the U.S. would soon be entering the fight. This work would be printed in pocket size photos and handed out to the soldiers being shipped off to war to provide comfort and inspiration to many. There is a good chance that you have seen this picture as it has been printed hundreds of millions of times. If you would like to see “The Head of Christ” and many more of Warner Sallman's original works then you can visit us at the Scheierman Gallery, located on Anderson University’s campus in Anderson, Indiana. We are open Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. or you can make an appointment to visit. We are closed during university breaks, which can be found on the Anderson University Academic Calendar, with exception to summer break when you can visit by appointment only. We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
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5/25/2018
Warner Sallman is an American born artist who was born in the late 19th century. He devoted much of his life to creating religious images that focused on Jesus Christ. Each of Sallman’s pieces is meant to provide a depth of religious value and bring a sense hope and comfort to the viewer. His most famous work is “The Head of Christ”, which he completed in 1941. The timing of this piece could not have been better as the world was in the early stages of World War II, and the U.S. would soon be entering the fight. This work would be printed in pocket size photos and handed out to the soldiers being shipped off to war to provide comfort and inspiration to many. There is a good chance that you have seen this picture as it has been printed hundreds of millions of times. If you would like to see “The Head of Christ” and many more of Warner Sallman's original works then you can visit us at the Scheierman Gallery, located on Anderson University’s campus in Anderson, Indiana. We are open Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. or you can make an appointment to visit. We are closed during university breaks, which can be found on the Anderson University Academic Calendar, with exception to summer break when you can visit by appointment only. We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
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