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  • Three Noblesville schools named 4 Star
    2/24/2018 Three Noblesville Schools, Hinkle Creek Elementary School, Noblesville West Middle School and Stony Creek Elementary School, have been named Four Star Schools by the Indiana Department of Education.
    The Four Star Schools designation is designed by the department to recognize great schools in Indiana.
    “Receiving designation as a Four Star School signifies a pursuit of academic excellence among students, educators, and the administration,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana superintendent of public instruction. “I am honored to recognize these Four Star Schools for their hard work and dedication in preparing their students for a bright and prosperous future.”
  • Noblesville Schools Meal Pack Program launches this weekend
    2/24/2018 The first of many weekend meals will be sent home to approximately 200 Noblesville children in need this weekend.
    Kristina Trusty, Hinkle Creek kindergarten teacher, started the Noblesville Schools Meal Pack Program to will provide meals to children every weekend of every month. These meals will have a variety of items that will be consistent and child friendly.
    Trusty heard of other meal pack programs in the area and realized Noblesville could benefit from a similar program. The Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank has been mentoring and providing advice to Trusty throughout the process.
    “When it was brought to my attention that surrounding areas were putting meal programs in place for children with food insecurities at home,” Trusty said. “I knew that this was something that Noblesville children would benefit from.”
    According to the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, 12.3 percent of households were food insecure in 2016.
    Elementary students were recently sent home with a letter asking their parents to respond if they would like their children to be included in this free of charge program.
  • Noblesville Schools dedicates new transportation center
    2/24/2018 Noblesville Schools officially cut the ribbon today on their newly-constructed transportation center at a public dedication event. The new center is located at 19790 Hague Road adjacent to West Middle School and replaces the previous location on Field Drive near Noblesville High School.
    “Our former transportation center was built in 1978 when Noblesville Schools served approximately 4,000 students and couldn’t provide the space we need today to serve over 10,000 students,” said Beth Niedermeyer, superintendent of Noblesville Schools. “Our new facility significantly increases capacity, providing room we need for our bus fleet, maintenance bays, office management, meeting space, driver parking and storage.”
    Transportation staff relocated to the new Hague Road location in January and bus routes have been running from there since school resumed following winter break.
  • Bunny Hop Express boarding in March
    2/24/2018 Ride the Bunny Hop Express.
    Hop on the BHX and ride to Walton's Volunteer Fire Department, where kids can exit the train for approximately 70 mins with their loved ones and enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny Hop Sack Race and Tug-O-War games. Each participating child will receive an Easter Egg Tote, seven Eggs and a cuddly bunny to take home.
    The BHX is scheduled to depart from 2165 Stoney Pike, Logansport, March 17, and from Allied Tube & Conduit, 101 E. Broadway St., Kokomo, March 18, 24, 25 and 31.
  • 2/24/2018 Spring is coming!
    Plan ahead for your landscape needs by ordering your native plants and rain barrels from the soil and water conservation district. The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District has all you need to conserve water and support pollinators like bees and butterflies with beautiful native plants.
    Native plant kits allow you to take the guesswork out of plant selection by providing a set of plants that will be perfect for your yard.
    Each native plant kit contains 50 native plant plugs for $120. There is a kit for any area of your landscape including pollinator garden, rain garden (for wetter areas), and shade garden. Each kit contains 10 different perennial species of native plants and can fill a space 50 to 150 square feet.
    Rain barrels are also available for pre-order for $75.
  • Little Chicago Road repairs complete

    UPDATE: Work has finished on the culvert repair by the Noblesville Street Department. Little Chicago Road reopened to normal traffic flow at 5 p.m.

    The City of Noblesville has temporarily closed a portion of the southbound lane of Little Chicago Road between Ind. 38 and Buttonwood Drive to make an emergency repair to the roadway.
    An inspection from the Noblesville Street and Engineering departments determined that the culvert under the southbound lane was washed out due to recent rainy weather.
    Noblesville Street Department crews are currently onsite to fix the portion of the road. A temporary patch will be constructed now and will be replaced permanently once asphalt plants are back in service in April/May.
    The northbound lane through that portion of Little Chicago Road has signalers directing motorists. The work is expected to be completed today and the city hopes to have the road reopened as soon as possible.

  • 2/23/2018 The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group recently named Hamilton County Tourism as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. 
    The statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Indiana, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. 
    Brenda Myers, president and CEO of Hamilton County Tourism, said the work culture is one of service to community but also service to fellow employees.
  • 2/23/2018 Local students named to Anderson Dean’s List
    ANDERSON – Anderson University has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.  
    Local students named to the dean’s list include:
    Ashley Cleverly, Allison Edge, Brooke Franz, Jacob Jordan, Samantha Kagey, Erin Murphy, Natalie Watson, Addie Gray, Jordan Yaney, Jonathan Yaney, Laura Schweikert and Kristin Crawford, all of Noblesville.
  • 2/23/2018 The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce's February luncheon will act as a candidates’ forum for those seeking the District 29 State Representative seat.
    Kathy Kreag Richardson, the D29 incumbent, is not seeking re-election to the House.
    The luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Purgatory Golf Club, 12160 E. 216th St., Noblesville, is open the public.
    The chamber will feature the candidates with a contested May primary in a panel discussion. All certified candidates, both Democrat and Republicans, will be available at their respective information tables beginning at 11 a.m.
    Expected to attend are candidates Tracy M. Roberts, Democrat, and Republicans Brad Beaver, Garen T. Bragg, Chuck Goodrich and Gregory P. O’Connor.
    Advanced registration is available at www.noblesvillechamber.com. Cost is $20 for chamber members, $26 for guests. Table sponsorships are $200 for a table of 8 for chamber members, and $257 for guests.
  • 2/23/2018 Mo’s Irish Pub, located in Hamilton Town Center, invites guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a two-day festival March 16-17.
    From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 16, guests can start St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and food. Then, on March 17 the celebration will begin with “kegs and eggs” at 8 a.m. Live music will keep the party going throughout both days. Other entertainment will include Irish dancers, bagpipes and more in the festival area between Tocanos Brazilian Grill and Mo’s Irish Pub.
    “Hamilton Town Center is excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our guests at Mo’s Irish Pub,” said MacKenzie Harris, director of marketing and business development at Hamilton Town Center. “It’s a great event that everyone looks forward to year after year.”
    Admission will include a one-day pass for $15 or a two-day pass for $20. For more information or the full list of performances, please visit www.mosirishpub.com/indy/.
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