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  • NHS principal stepping down June 30
    6/20/2019 Noblesville High School principal Jeff Bryant will step down as Noblesville High School principal, effective June 30.
    According to Marnie Cooke, Noblesville Schools’ director of marketing and communications, Bryant did not give a specific reason for his departure.
    He became the NHS principal in August, 2011
    Cook said the district shared the announcement in an email with NHS staff and students Friday.
    Bryant served as NHS principal for eight years. NHS achieved great success throughout his service, including receiving 4-star school ratings, an “A” grade on both state and federal requirements, and the creation of the largest internship program in Indiana. He previously served as an assistant principal and English teacher.
    His statement included the following:
  • Young campers learn about 4-H
    6/20/2019 Driving by the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds at noon on Wednesday, I quickly realized it was already time for the annual summer Mini 4-H Day Camp.
    Dozens of kids were outside on the grounds and 100 youth, most of whom are in our county’s Mini 4-H program, were enjoying the second of a two-day fun-filled educational camp.
    For $25 per child, 100 youth in kindergarten through Grade 2 learned about different topics all related to 4-H and went home with a Mini 4-H Camp T-shirt.
    This year’s theme was “Welcome to the Jungle.”
    “We had a very animal-themed camp,” said Kathleen Bohde, 4-H Youth Development
    Extension Educator for Hamilton County. “Our older 4-H’ers have brought in some of their own pocket pets, horses, pigmy goats and chickens.” Mini 4-H campers not only learned about dogs, pocket pets, pygmy goats, horses and poultry, the kids got to be up close and see the animals, which were brought in to the llama barn for this Mini Ag-Day portion of the camp.
  • 6/19/2019 The city is actively preparing for a spectacular 2019 Noblesville Fireworks Festival and has announced details to the expanded, free events taking place on July 4.
    The festivities kick off with the annual Fourth of July Parade presented by Gaylor Electric Inc. at 2:30 p.m. The parade is starting earlier this year, but its route will remain the same through downtown – 16th Street to Logan Street; Logan to Ninth Street; Ninth to Monument Street; and Monument to 16th Street. Deadline to register for the parade is Friday, June 28. Registration is $20 (nonprofits are not charged) and forms are available at www.NoblesvilleFireworksFestival.com. Luke and Sally Kenley will be leading this year’s parade as grand marshals.
    The free Fireworks Festival, presented by IDI Composites International, will take place at Forest Park from 4 to 10 p.m. The location move was caused by road construction around the high school this summer. The event will include traditional festival items including a food court, the U.S. Army (with a swearing in ceremony at 8 p.m.), Kids Zone and fireworks show at 10 p.m.
  • Fly-in features historical planes, acrobats
    6/19/2019 Looking for something to do Saturday? Well, a trip west on State Road 32 to the Indianapolis Executive Airport will bring you to the 13th annual Open House and Fly-In. 
    There will be a wide variety of activities and displays, including the opportunity to take to the sky in real historical planes, including some that were known for combat. Well known stunt pilot and aerobat Billy Werth will also be putting on a show to thrill spectators.
    “We look forward to hosting this event every year, it’s important for our team to give back and make a positive impact on a great organization like DSI,” Indy Exec Airport General Manager Sean White said. “We also enjoy sharing the excitement of aviation with the community. By opening our doors, we help our neighbors learn more about the airport and how it is a significant asset right in their backyard.”
    The event kicks off with a $5 pancake breakfast at 7:30 am. This will be followed by open activities and interactive demonstrations and flights from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At noon, Werth will begin his aerobatic performance. The children’s area and other activities conclude around 3 p.m., with the Hops & Props Veteran dinner beginning at 5:30 and going until 8 p.m.
  • 6/19/2019 Hamilton County has been the centerpiece of growth and vitality in Indiana for decades. So it’s no surprise that a survey from ChamberofCommerce.org listed Carmel, Fishers and Westfield three of the top four cities in which to live in the state . . . with Noblesville close behind in eighth.
    Hamilton County is well documented as either the top or one of the fastest growing counties in the state, as well as typically among the nation. Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville also represent three of the 20 largest cities in the state.
    In 2016, Hamilton County was named by Forbes.com as America’s best place to raise a family.
    Carmel has been lauded as the premiere city in Indiana for years, with CNN Money (now CNN Business) naming it the best place to live in America. In 2017, CNN Money granted Fisher’s this same honor.
  • 6/19/2019 Noblesville’s growth doesn’t appearing to be stopping anytime soon.
    A new analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that Noblesville, among other Hamilton County cities, remains among the fastest growing communities in the state in terms of population.
    Matthew Kinghorn, senior demographer at the Indiana Business Research Center, studied the Census data pertaining to population estimates between 2010 and 2018.
    "We try to do a little bit of analysis. Paint a picture of what's happening here in Indiana," Kinghorn said.
    The data shows the communities that are growing or declining, with data measuring the number of residents over the last decade, Kinghorn explained. He said significant growth is limited. 
    "We're seeing most of the population growth in the handful of metropolitan areas," Kinghorn said.
    According to the Census data, Whitestown is the fastest growing community in terms of population percentage growth, from 3,132 in 2010 to 8,627 in 2018. This is a 175.4 percent growth.
  • Hamilton County Tobacco Free Alliance has grant renewed
    6/19/2019 Hamilton County’s two-year grant from Indiana State Health Department, Tobacco, Prevention and Cessation Commission (TPC) has been renewed for another two years (2019-2021), providing $400,000 to help the efforts by Breathe Easy Hamilton County and its Alliance to reduce the abuse of tobacco.
    Breathe Easy Hamilton County was formed to help county residents, health care providers, businesses and other organizations become more aware of the health effects of continued tobacco use. It not only effects those who use tobacco, but also those that are exposed to the secondhand smoke and the impact it has on the local economy because of the rising health care costs.
    Nancy Chance, executive director of the Good Samaritan Network and the lead agency for Breathe Easy Hamilton County, expressed gratitude for the support that comes from the city and county leaders, local agencies, business owners and the community members.
  • Noblesville Lions Award Scholarships
    6/18/2019 Recently, the Noblesville Lions awarded two scholarships to local students. One of the winners is pictured here. Lion Gary Hipes is awarding a check for $1,000 to Sydney Cash for the Irving M. Heath Scholarship. Sydney graduated from Noblesville High School and was past President of the Lions Leo Club at the high school. She will be attending Indiana University.
  • Boys &
Girls Club a
happening place
over the summer
    6/18/2019 Summer is a happening time for the
    Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville.
    “We have two main programs,” Becky
    Terry, executive director of the Noblesville
    Boys & Girls Club, said. She said one is
    “the Club Daybreak program, for children
    ages 5 to 18, which has weekly field trips
  • 6/18/2019 Strawberry wine is once again available! This is one of the most anticipated days at Blackhawk Winery! People love our strawberry wine and it sells out quickly. It’s become a festival just because it’s finally released! On top of that we will have all kinds of strawberry treats, drawings, and the winemaker himself, John Miller, will be on hand throughout the day to talk about what makes our strawberry wine so popular and so unique! Join us any time from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. to taste this year’s wine and purchase a bottle (or 12) for yourself. Throughout the day, we will have music with Erica & Mike from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and then Branded Bluegrass will be on stage from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
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