Category: Cover Stories

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Unbalanced budget

Noblesville’s 2014 budget calls for $588k in deficit spending Even with a general fund of $37.16 million, Noblesville will have to dip into its cash reserves as the proposed 2015 budget falls $588,204 in...

As an archer, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Director Al Patterson said he is excited about the opportunities avail- able at Strawtown Koteewi Park and especially the newly opened Koteewi Range. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Taking aim

Strawtown Koteewi Park sets sights on becoming county’s newest destination, starting with archery ranges Described as the “best-kept secret in Hamilton County,” Hamilton County Parks Director Al Patterson is eager to let the cat...

More than 250 shows have been per- formed at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., including “Titanic: The Musical” in February 2012. (File photo) 0

The gold standard

The Belfry Theatre celebrates 50 years of entertainment Elaine Wagner was teaching part-time at Conner and Forest Hill elementary schools in the early ’70s when she first became involved with the Belfry Theatre. “I...

Hazel Dell, Hinkle Creek and North el- ementary schools recently unveiled new Project Fit America outdoor equipment to students. Abby Pittman uses the pull-up bar. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Healthier Hoosiers

Noblesville Schools is the only district in state with Project Fit America equipment Elementary students always look forward to time on the playground and because of a community effort the options to increase their...

Noblesville Parks Director Brandon Bennett takes his approach shot over the sand bunker as assistant parks director Mike Hoffmeister stands at the hole with the flag. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Get your kicks

Noblesville Parks Dept. to debut FootGolf at Fox Prairie As the department works on two new parks, Noblesville Parks Director Brandon Bennett said an addition at the 36-hole Fox Prairie Golf Course provides residents...

Hamilton County Auditor Dawn Coverdale, left, works with Sadie Eldridge on an issue in the real property department. Coverdale said the auditor’s office has five departments scattered on two floors in the historic courthouse. If built, Coverdale said all of her staff would be in one office in the Judicial Center expansion. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Prioritizing projects

Noblesville center of Hamilton County officials’ future plan As Hamilton County officials work on the 2015 budget, commissioners and county council members met to discuss capital spending priorities and requests. At the top of...

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H2Oh what fun

Day full of activities highlight inaugural White River Celebration From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 the area in and around White River and Logan Street Bridge will be bustling with activity. The...

Professor Michael Anderson goes over his syllabus inside a computer lab during the first meeting of his English composition class at Ivy Tech Hamilton County Campus. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Starting school

Ivy Tech-Hamilton County opens Noblesville campus 300 N. 17th St. has been welcoming students back to school for decades but Aug. 25 was the first time high school graduates entered its doors looking to...

Noblesville High School graduates Alaina Shonkwiler and her professional partner, Rob Jenkins, rehearse their lindy hop swing routine for the Meals on Wheels’ “Dancing with Our Stars” contest. (Photo by Robert Herrington) 0

Will dance for food

Noblesville’s Alaina Shonkwiler and Todd Thurston compete in Meals on Wheels’ inaugural competitive fundraiser Under a disco ball and on an open dance floor, eight local residents will do their best to keep up...