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  • Fallen officer’s funeral procession to impact traffic
    3/8/2018 CARMEL – Carmel motorists are advised that the funeral procession for Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett will impact traffic on Michigan Road from 116th Street to 96th Street from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.
    The procession will come out of Zionsville and turn south on Michigan Road on its way to Crown Hill Cemetery. During the procession, southbound traffic will be stopped north of 116th Street, but northbound and cross-traffic will also be impacted.
    Northbound traffic will not be able to turn left to the west during the procession. Officers will have intersections blocked. 
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  • Popular sidewalk sculpture to be removed for new paint job
    3/7/2018 CARMEL – One of Carmel’s most popular sidewalk sculptures will disappear for a much-needed “brush up” by the Carmel Street Department.
    The “Unconditional Surrender” sculpture, often referred to as the “Kissing Sailor” statue, will be removed and taken to the Street Department to remove all the old paint layers – then be repainted and placed back in position by the end of March.
    Typically, each statue in the Arts & Design District and City Center is repainted every year. But when too many layers are applied, the Street Department strips the old paint away and gives it a fresh paint job, thanks to an employee who has an art degree.
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  • 3/5/2018 CARMEL – Matt Milam (Republican) has announced his candidacy for the 2018 Hamilton County Commissioner election.
    Milam has been a Republican Precinct Committeeman for 10 years, organizing and coordinating party candidates and elections as well as occupying a seat on the Carmel-Clay Fire Board as Secretary. 
    Additionally, Milam served as the president of a local district anti-forced annexation grass roots organization responsible for deflecting the City of Carmel’s annexation efforts for 15 years. In these roles, he provided oversight and governance of political processes serving his community, often representing his constituents in civil hearings, legal proceedings, and other governmental forums.
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  • 3/3/2018 PLAINFIED – SHAMROCKBOTICS, Westfield High School’s robotics team, is scheduled to compete in the annual FIRST Robotics competition March 24-25 at Plainfield High School.
    The SHAMROCKBOTICS team will be joined by TechHOUNDS, from Carmel High School, and TigerDynasty, from Fishers.
    FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, aims to achieve a cultural change by inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders. March 24-25, thousands of students, parents, teachers and industry professionals will convene at Plainfield High School for the Toyota-sponsored competition. More than 3,600 high school teams worldwide will participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition this year.
    Teams will use alliances of three robots work to outscore their opponents by placing 13-inch cubes on two- and six-foot-tall scales; they get points for the amount of time they own the scales. Each match is 150 seconds long.
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  • 3/2/2018 CARMEL – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation encourages the community to join it during Disability Awareness Month in March to celebrate the inclusion of individuals of all ages, levels and abilities.]
    The celebration allows the department to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities.
    “We are proud to promote inclusion for all individuals year-round, and Disability Awareness Month gives us the opportunity to raise awareness for this important cause,” said Michelle Yadon, Inclusion Program supervisor.
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  • 2/28/2018 INDIANAPOLIS - Sweaty palms and racing hearts will engulf 190 high school students participating in the state finals for the Indiana High School Mock Trial program, March 3 - 4, 2018, in Indianapolis.
    Teams from Carmel, Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern high schools will participate.
    Students will litigate a fictitious criminal case involving the use of social media to incite criminal activity. Each of the teams will alternate as the plaintiff and defense through four rounds of trials in the competition. Each trial lasts a maximum of three hours. The top-two teams will make their case in the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom in the final trial with Supreme Court Justice Steven David presiding. 
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  • 2/28/2018 MARTINSVILLE – The Link Observatory Space Science Institute will present a LinkLive presentation called “The Next Steps in Human Space Exploration” 7 p.m. March 8, in the Carmel Clay Public Library. The Institute will talk about the unique challenges of space exploration, something no activity on Earth can match.
    “2018 is the beginning of a new era in space exploration. NASA and commercial space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin have plans to send humans into space,” said Greg McCauley, the Institute’s executive director. “This will fundamentally transform our world and pave the way for human expansion into the solar system.”
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  • 2/26/2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Westfield Washington Schools and Carmel Clay Schools are recipients of the 2018 Digital Learning Grants, presented by the Indiana Department of Education.
    This year’s grants offer up to $75,000 in support for districts developing a new focus for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) instruction, or computer science, within their existing digital learning environment.
    “Maintaining a focus on STEM activities in today’s educational environment is vital to preparing students for their future success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 
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  • 2/20/2018 CARMEL — Police in Carmel have arrested two juveniles in connection with social media threats made against Carmel High School.
    The juveniles, identified as Carmel High School students, were arrested for felony intimidation and taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.
    The Times’ newsgathering partner WTHR reports the threats surfaced last week after 17 people were shot and killed at a high school in Florida. Police and school administrators reassured students and their parents that they had investigated the threats.
    Security plans will remain in place at Carmel High School on Tuesday with increased police protocol, though police say evidence shows the social media threats allegedly made by the students "were fabricated by both juveniles and they had no means to carry out the threats."
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  • Fishers youth named state’s top volunteer
    2/15/2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Vani Sharma, 11, of Fishers has been named one of Indiana's top youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
    As a State Honoree, Vani will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in late April to Washington, D.C., where she will join the top honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named America’s top youth volunteers of 2018.
    Vani was nominated by Sand Creek Intermediate School in Fishers.
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