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  • Culvert repair causes temporary lane closure of Little Chicago Road
    2/23/2018 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 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/.
  • 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.
  • 2/22/2018 Fifty-one Hamilton County students in grades 4, 5 and 6 are preparing for the 22nd Math Academic Teams for Hoosiers competition, Feb. 22, at 55 sites across the state.
    Approximately 8,700 students, 575 teams of up to 20 students each will compete.
    Teams from Noblesville, Westfield, Sheridan, Carmel and Fishers are participating.
    The M.A.T.H. competition is a team event with no individual winners. Each of the four rounds consists of three team members working cooperatively to answer eight problems while competing against team members from other schools.
    Each contest question is graded immediately and an individual scoring chart maintains a running team score as the evening progresses. While students are waiting to compete, they sit in a block to enthusiastically cheer for their teammates.
    The teams with highest scores in each of the five enrollment classifications at each site will be recognized with awards after the competition.
  • Candidate claims sign ordinance hampers chances
    2/22/2018 Hamilton County Commissioners have hamstringed a county council candidate by prohibiting political signs to be placed on road and street right of ways.
    Rick Sharp, Carmel, a candidate for Hamilton County Council District 4, makes the claim in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court.
    Sharp maintains an ordinance prohibiting signs in right of ways, adopted Feb. 12, was passed to benefit candidates, who have greater name recognition and are favored by the county commissioners.
    “I believe it was done in an attempt to hold down lesser financed candidates in favor of other candidates who are better financed, and favored by the commissioners,” Sharp said.
    The rule attaches a $500 fine for placing signs along county road right of ways. It is not limited to political signs.
    “For him to claim that is laughable,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt. “This was a public safety issue because signs have become a distraction for drivers.”
  • Sen. Buck welcomes local students to Statehouse
    2/21/2018 STATEHOUSE – State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) welcomed the following students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January, Alyssa Irwin and Amanda Irwin, both of Hamilton Heights High School, Arcadia, and Katherine Parsley, of Sheridan High School. Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the historic building, observing debates from the Senate floor and interacting with their state senators. Students in grades six through 12 participate in the page program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session. Groups serve on Wednesdays. To learn more about the Senate’s page program, visit www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/page-program.
  • Noblesville companies named best places to work
    2/21/2018 INDIANAPOLIS — BlueSky Technology Partners and IDSolutions, both Noblesville companies, have been named among the 2018 Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
    BlueSky an e-commerce and digital marking consulting company, was named in the Small Companies category, those with 15 to 74 employees, and IDSolutions, a global video integration company providing custom solutions for video conferencing, media management, streaming video and digital signage, was named in the Medium Companies category, those with 75 to 249 employees.
    A record number of Hoosier companies – 125 in total – have been named to the 2018 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. More than 50 of them are first-time honorees or returning after at least a year’s absence, says the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
    Nearly half of the honorees are from the small employer group, with all categories seeing an increase. More than 200 companies applied to the program.
  • 2/21/2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University have partnered to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to Marian prior to completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.
    “Ivy Tech is proud of this new partnership with Marian University to help Indianapolis students earn their associate degree,” said Russ Baker, vice president for Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech. “This will provide them the opportunity to have a credential while advancing their undergraduate degree.”
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