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Daily Almanac: Feb. 2, 2023

Sunrise/Sunset: RISE: 7:51 a.m.SET: 6:04 p.m. High/Low Temperatures: HIGH: 42 °FLOW: 21 °F Today is…: • Candlemas• Groundhog Day• Tater Tot Day What Happened On This Day: • 1709 Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring Daniel Defoe’s adventure book Robinson Crusoe• 1887 In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day…

Former Gov. Daniels Opts Out of Senate Run

By Whitney Downard After much speculation, former Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday he will not run for a soon-to-be-open seat in Congress after sitting U.S. Sen. Mike Braun launched his own 2024 bid for governor. “With full credit and respect for the institution and those serving in it, I conclude that it’s just not the…

Rep. Jeter’s bill Increasing Nonprofit Oversight Passes State House, Moves to Senate

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted in support of State Rep. Chris Jeter’s (R-Fishers) bill to hold irresponsible nonprofits accountable and better protect Hoosiers. “Several recent high-profile cases have highlighted the gaps in the oversight of nonprofits in our state,” Jeter said. “The goal of this legislation is to make sure Hoosiers have a…

Nickel Plate Arts to Feature Artist Jerry Mannell in February

Nickel Plate Arts will be featuring Jerry Mannell’s exhibit, “Transtangentialism” during the month of February. Mannell’s art is open to interpretation by the viewer—and that’s just the way he likes it. In Mannell’s work, the composition, color and line are often tangential to each other. They relate, but not in a direct way; the overall…

NFD Responds to Fire at White River Elementary

This past Tuesday, the Noblesville Fire Department responded to an after-school emergency call around 3:30 p.m. The first units on the scene were met with light smoke. quickly locating the source in one of the classrooms. The sprinkler system activated, stopping the fire from spreading and limiting damage to the room. The small fire, contained…

Meeting Notice: Noblesville Common Council 02/06/2023

The Noblesville Common Council will meet in special session on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 at 6 p.m. in room A214 at City Hall, 16 South 10th St.

Letter to the Editor: Carmel Councilman Urges Legislature to Pump Brakes

Dear Editor, I’m writing today to urge the Indiana State Legislature to pump the brakes on Senate Bill 134 and House Bill 1121. Both pieces of legislation — written by out-of-state business interests focused on profits over the wellbeing of living creatures — would undermine local ordinances regarding the responsible breeding of cats and dogs…

Fishers’ Disability Awareness Month Celebration Set to Make Return in March

The annual celebration of National Disability Awareness Month in Fishers returns in March to bring awareness of what life is like for those with physical and intellectual disabilities. The month-long celebration, hosted by the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability and presented by Old National Bank, will feature a series of special events and initiatives throughout…

Longest-Serving Noblesville Council Member Retires

Noblesville Common Council Brian Ayer has decided not to run for another term on the Noblesville City Council after 20 years of service to the citizens of Noblesville. “I am proud of the progress our City has made since I began serving on council in 2003,” Brian Ayer said. “We have worked together as a…

Hamilton County Commercial Courts Make Court More Business Friendly

If you ask Hamilton County Superior Court 2 Judge Jon Brown about the benefits of commercial court, you’ll get an earful. As a former bankruptcy/commercial litigation attorney, Judge Brown understands how drawn-out and cumbersome complex litigation can be. “Commercial courts help improve court efficiency and allow business and commercial disputes to be resolved quicker with…