Category: Cover Stories

Bethany Robinson directs one of her three jazz bands in Noblesville High School’s new performing arts classrooms. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 1

A sweet note

Noblesville High School teacher Bethany Robinson named Indiana Jazz Educator of the Year As a sixth grader, Drew Ahlbrand began his musical career in Bethany Robinson’s concert band. Now, the Noblesville High School sophomore...

Ovarian cancer survivor Maggie Owens, 31, plays with her “miracle” children, Wyatt, 3, and Caroline, 1. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Miracle mom

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 19, Noblesville’s Maggie Owens shares her story At age 19, Maggie (Kleinhenn) Owens was faced with her own mortality. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years after graduating from...

Noblesville resident Rollin Cutter holds a basketball signed by his teammates on the 1954 Milan Indians state championship team, which was the inspiration for “Hoosiers.” (Photo by Mark Ambrogi) 0

Giving back

Former Milan player Cutter repays good fortune By Mark Ambrogi When Rollin Cutter told his father he wanted to go for basketball, his dad said it was fine as long as he found his...

Mayor John Ditslear looks over plans for Cabela’s, which will be built in 2015 adjacent to Hamilton Town Center. 0

Looking ahead

Noblesville in 2015: A year preview “I think the city is doing well. We’ve accomplished what we want to accomplish in 2014,” Mayor John Ditslear said. “We’re prepared to continue to do a great...

Nancy Lutz and her late husband, Dave, first visited 3100 Westfield Rd. in August 1983. The Lutz’s then purchased the restaurant and have been running it ever since. (Photo by Mark Robinson) 0

End of an era

Lutz’s Steak House to close New Year’s Eve after 31 years of business By Mark Robinson Days may be numbered for Lutz’s Steak House, but the fond memories will live on forever for the...

The ordinance on the books allows downtown parking for two hours free each day, not two hours each spot. New technology will enforce that ordinance more effectively. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 1

Spotting trouble

Noblesville police to use new technology to handle downtown parking situation Downtown Noblesville offers free parking on the weekend, but from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday it is just two hours...

Deputy Mayor Mike Hendricks, left, and Noblesville Parks Dept. Director Brandon Bennett use blueprints to identify where Federal Hill amenities will be built. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Planning a park

City ends Federal Hill debate, planning moves forward The long debate for funding Federal Hill – and the correct title for the project – is over as officials begin the next phase for Noblesville’s...

Noblesville High School started the 1:1 initiative last school year. It’s success has expanded the technology program to middle school with pilots in elementary classrooms. (Submitted photo) 0

#MillerShift

Noblesville Schools expands 1:1 technology initiative to younger grades By Mark Ambrogi Noblesville Schools has been a trendsetter in the 1:1 initiative for computing. During the 2013-14 school year, all Noblesville High School students...

Longtime Noblesville business owner Jim Wafford will serve as the Christmas Parade grand marshal on Nov. 30. The parade begins at 2 p.m.. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Christmas kickoff

Parade grand marshal Jim Wafford and week of festivities to start holiday season in Noblesville It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the City of Noblesville, Noblesville Main Street, the Noblesville Chamber...

Robert Livingston (Doug Lintner), Benja- min Franklin (Duane Leatherman) and Roger Sherman (Marc Walter) sing “But, Mr. Adams” during the Nov. 12 rehearsal of “1776” at Ivy Tech’s Noblesville campus. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 1

Making history

Belfry Theatre moves to Ivy Tech for ‘1776 The Musical’ production American history comes to life in the witty and compelling Broadway musical “1776,” presented by the Belfry Theatre Nov. 21 through 30. It’s...