The Story of Mr. Lacy’s Building

I’d been thinking of writing a column about Noblesville’s A. H. Lacy building (the former home of Kirk’s hardware and current home of the Linden Tree) for a long time, so when the opportunity recently arose for me to be part of a small, informal tour of the building, I jumped at the chance. Led…

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New Tennis Coach Inspired by New Courts, Aha Moments

Noblesville High School’s new head boy’s tennis coach said the $3.9 million tennis facility that was dedicated two-and-one-half weeks ago is a dream come true. Chris Pyle, who was hired over the summer and who is also assistant girls tennis coach for NHS, said, “I got hired way after the project was under way, and…

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Roberts Asks: Antibiotics Are Good – Right?

There is no doubt that antibiotics have saved millions of lives. But, is it all good news? I suspect you have been noting the increasing number of news stories related to problems with overprescribing antibiotics that can result in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, warned of this inevitability in his Nobel Prize speech…

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Bad-News Expert

It’s not always easy living with me. But my husband, Peter, has to. I know it is not easy, because I live with myself every day, and I feel the bits of anxiety and nervousness and occasional emotional overload escape out of me and flood the house that Peter has to live in. Sometimes, I…

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Mark Souder’s Conservative Legacy

I ran into Mark Souder at the Fort Wayne City-County Building just days before the 1994 Republican 4th CD primary. I didn’t know him very well. I asked him about his prospects. What followed was about a seven-minute instant analysis, going down to a granular, precinct level. On Election Night, he won a crowded primary,…

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John Comes Up With ‘Clutch’ Performance

We watched with great anticipation as the giant tanker truck maneuvered through the concrete service lot. The clumsy behemoth gracefully positioned itself directly above the fuel storage tanks, hesitating there for a moment above the open intake ports, like mother Blue Jay hovering above the gaping mouths of her hungry chicks. The four of us…

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Potter’s Bridge Fest, Comedy, Murder-Mystery, Alley Play, FeedingTeam Musical Fest

The drama, “Our Town,” will be played out in the South Alley and Seminary Park in downtown Noblesville over the next few days, The Belfry Theatre’s “Rehearsal for Murder” play continues through Sunday, and Basile Westfield Playhouse’s comedy, “The Curious Savage,” opens this weekend and continues through Oct. 9. Plus, the Potter’s Bridge Festival and…

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The Sage of Being Wolfsie’s Phone

Hi! This is Dick Wolfsie’s newest cell phone. The old phone talked to you many years ago, but since I have taken over the job, I wanted to update everyone on how things are going. Now that Dick is retired, I figured things would be easy compared to previous years when he was running around…

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