January 6th 2022

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Volume 141, Number 1

History Harvest

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library staff member Jeannine Spurgin alongside items from the PGTPL historical collection.

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library host the first-ever History Harvest event where community members are invited to drop by the library January 21-23 to share historical items pertaining to Plainfield’s past. The idea for the event began when library Indiana Room staff member Jeannine Spurgin came across the concept being utilized by the History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “It struck me that we have not done any soliciting of historical items from the community…ever?” said Spurgin. “Then it struck me that people probably don’t know, firstly, about the library’s archives’ existence at all, and secondly, that they can contribute to the historical record with their own artifacts.” The Indiana Room is home to a 1,656 sq. ft climate-controlled archive with over 20,000 historical documents, maps, photographs, books, and artifacts. Recording and preserving history is one of the Indiana Room’s main objectives. The public is welcome to stop by the Indiana Room at the library January 21 - 23 anytime during library hours to share their historical items. The items will be photocopied, photographed, or scanned into the library’s database and added to the digital collection along with the story and any other information behind the item. Participants are welcome to bring a flash drive if they would also like to have a digital copy of their historical item. The library will save digitally and return the physical item(s) to the patron. The History Harvest will take place January 21-23 in the Indiana Room at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library located at 1120 Stafford Road, Plainfield, IN 46168. For more information please contact 317-8396602 or email askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net. ______________________________________________

Gleaners at Fairgrounds

Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main, Danville, for a drive-thru distribution on Friday, January 7, 1-3 p.m. _____________________________________________

Look Who’s Back in Town

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Graduation Rates Released

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the 2021 state graduation rates, with data showing all six Hendricks County corporations having graduation rates above the state average. Statistics show 86.69% of students in the Class of 2021 receiving diplomas, an decrease from the previous year with 87.69% graduating in 2020. Five of the six school local corporations saw lower graduation rates this year, with the exception of Mill Creek Schools, which showed an increase in percentage of graduates. Graduation rates for the individual school corporations (2020 / 2021) are: Mill Creek 94.17% / 99.11% Brownsburg 98.78% / 97.91% Avon 97.84% / 97.32% Plainfield 93.66% / 93.38%   North West Hendricks 97.10% / 90.34% Danville 93.15% / 90.00% _________

New Family 4-H Orientation

First and second year 4-H families are invited to a New Family Orientation on Thursday, January 27, at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Mini 4-H is at 6 p.m. Regular 4-H is at 7 p.m. You can egister for this program at http://bit. ly/2022NewFamily. For more information about this event, contact hendres@purdue.edu. __________

Learn About Medicare Plans

If you currently have a Medicare Advantage Plan and would like to switch to another Advantage Plan you can still change your coverage. This can be done during the Medicare Advantage Plan Enrollment Period January 1st- March 31st of each year. SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) has trained, qualified, and unbiased counselors available to help at no cost to you. These counselors can assist in comparing Advantage Plans to find the one you think best fits your needs. Also during this enrollment period, you can switch from your present Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare. Keep in mind, if you go back to Original Medicare now, you may not be eligible to buy a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance policy. To make an appointment with a SHIP counselor, please call Hendricks County Senior Services at 317-745-4303. ___________

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The #4 is familiar to Danville High School sports fans. Its wearer is in the big league now and will be showing of his skills on Saturday, January 8, at Bosstick Gym, 49 N. Wayne St. Danville. See page A-10 for more info.


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2021 Review

Are we there yet? A year and 10 months after the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in Hendricks County, there is still no agreement on what the “new normal” will be. A new varient of the virus continues to affect all aspects of our lives. What remains certain that the people of Hendricks County are adapting , now, and as they have done in the past, find ways not only to adapt, but to change and find ways to keep the sense of community that has always been with us.

Our Future Looks at Her Future

A resident with a real stake in the future attended one of the workshops on the new Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Danville. Like other towns, the county seat is looking at growth, infrastructure, and quality of life as growth continues to increase. ______________________________________________

Candidates, File Your Declarations!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 is the first day a declaration of candidacy for major political party primary nomination (or election as a Democratic Party precinct committeeman, or state convention delegate of either major party at the primary) may be filed. Friday, February 4, 2022, by noon, is the deadline to file. ____________ Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

Emergency Planning

The Hendricks County Local Emergency Planning Committee was established to cooridinate emergency response plans and hazardous materials emergency response plans. Meetings will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 20, March 17, July 21, September 15, and October 20, 2022. The meetings will be held at the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 S. Washington Street, Danville, Indiana, in Room 2. Please call (317) 745-9436 to confirm the meeting time and location. __________

Legislative Breakfasts Hendricks County legislators have been invited to paricipate in the 2022 Legislative Breakfasts: (Left to right) Sen. Mike Young; Sen. John Crane; Rep. Greg Steuerwald; Rep. Jeff Thompson; Rep. Bob Behning.

Hendricks Power Cooperative, Hendricks County Farm Bureau, and North Salem State Bank have announced that they will host the 2022 Legislative Breakfast series during the months of January, February, and March. Events will be held on Monday, January 31st, February 28th, and March 28th at the North South Hall, located within the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville. Elected officials Sen. John Crane, Sen. Mike Young, Rep. Greg Steuerwald, Rep. Jeff Thompson, and Rep. Bob Behning have been invited to speak on issues related to the current legislative session. The event is open to the public, with questions from the audience being addressed as time allows. Breakfast will begin promptly at 7 a.m., continental style. Please respond with your reservations to janna. bolen@infarmbureau.com on the Thursday prior to the event. ______________________________________________

In March, “Brighter Together” marked the anniversary of the national emergency with speeches and a solemn display honoring nearly 350 residents lost to the virus. The Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership offered R.I.S.E. Loans to support small businesses with innovative ideas to adapt to the changing economy. The Republican ran a series of articles on agencies offering help with addiction and mental health problems. MADE@Plainfield opened, offering post secondary education and career counseling. W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park offered a new resource for recreation and enjoying nature. The 180 Alliance received a grant for regional economic acceleration in Hendricks and nearby counties. Despite the continuing pandemic, the County experienced another year of strong growth in both population and businesses. Housing developments at Brownsburg and Danville drew controversy. Town halls and school board meetings witnessed record attendance that has brought about different kinds of growing pains. More people are getting involved with what’s going on in their communities. Our local sports teams have had fans back in the stands again and the arts have seen a reopening of performances this year. In another section, there is a week-by-week review of 2021, a feature that has been part of The Republican since 1897. ___________

Senior Center Lunch Program

The Hendricks County Senior Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville, provides a wide variety of recreational, wellness, social and educational activities. Lunch is served Monday-Friday, at noon. Donations are accepted. The Center partners with Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) to provide the meals. CICOA’s paperwork must be completed upon your first visit. The lunch is prepared by Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. To make a lunch reservation, please call by 11 a.m. the day before at 317-910-5356. Please call as soon as possible if you have to cancel lunch reservations. ___________


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The Republican

Delving Into Yester~Year

Local historian and writer Paul Miner takes items from

The Republican’s Yester-Year column to develop an interesting, informative and often humorous article.

To the Editor: The lowly wheelbarrow’s cultural relevance has not been recognized. Two just-married Central Normal students were loaded into a wheelbarrow in April 1921 by fellow scholars and “promenaded” around the town square to the public’s amusement. One September 1922 evening, “with the accompaniment of a tin pan orchestra,” newlyweds Thorne Randolph and Irene Arnold were thrown a charivari with a wheelbarrow ride several laps around the square. Thorne then bought everyone refreshments at the East Side restaurant. I happened across a reference that a French bride of noble birth was carted to her wedding in a wheelbarrow in 1446, “as anciently used to be done.” Christmas Day 1873, roughly two dozen Cartersburg men celebrated by “rolling at a mark.” Blindfolded, each tested their skill at pushing a wheelbarrow at a peg. “It is a fine sport, and the fellow who misses the peg the farthest treats the crowd, in this case to candy.” I gather the treat at a different time might be something stronger. Danville’s 1887 Fourth of July party naturally included wheelbarrow racing, sack races and a baby show. To draw in traffic all gravel toll roads were free that day from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Beyond an Industrial Parade, the town organized a Grand Pageant of “Horribles” where costumed (comical or grotesque) participants put on a show. Surely, today’s Danville has enough horrible people for another pageant. Danville hosted “Great Gala Days,” across three days in September 1912 with an Industrial Parade, horse show, band concerts, chicken judging, town and county school kids’ parade, a wheelbarrow race, and human wheelbarrow race for boys under 15. Is there a sanctioning body for these races? Girls under 15 had an egg race. The occasion included a hill climbing contest in two horsepower classes. Danville needs another wheelbarrow race/parade. Competition need not be limited to best time. Consider best paint job, accessories, custom design/conversion, number of wheels, wheelbarrow age, worst condition, most odiferous or creative load, and human wheelbarrow. I’d enter if Hackleman’s painted my wheelbarrow. Full disclosure: slight bodywork may be in order. Imagine what I could do with a freshly painted wheelbarrow. I’ve schlepped a battered one-wheeler brimming with wet concrete many yards across a new floor, and admonished not to spill it. I’ve lumbered dirt, rock, bricks, firewood, mulch, manure and dead animals, and I believe two-wheelers are cheating, especially if they’re motorized. Three- and four-wheelers are intriguing, however. Collapsibles are risky. Wheelbarrows as lawn decorations are just wrong. I’ve seen wheelbarrows so frail and shallow that two five-gallon buckets would be preferable. Iron-wheeled contraptions are dinosaurs, although flat tires are burdensome. Wheelbarrow prices declined over a 10-year period from 1880-1890, dropping from $2.25 to $1.65. A slop pail plunged from a dollar to 65 cents. A keg of iron nails went ffrom $6 to $2.25. A tin cup was halved, from a dime to a nickel. Men who won political wagers enjoyed wheelbarrow laps. Clayton’s George Farquar was wheelbarrowed around town at William Kivett’s expense after the election in November 1896. James Farquar wheeled Sanford Hamblen around “with a crowd of Republicans following in single file.” It’s said that work gangs used wheelbarrows to build the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad (Vandalia) grade in the early 1850s. Best wheelbarrow at the 1873 county fair claimed a $1 prize. Same amount for best fruit ladder and best beehive. An 1853 variety’s wheel was directly under the center of the bed. The Advertiser injudiciously scoffed, “everyone knows that the more weight there is on the wheel, the more difficult it is to push or pull over an impediment.” The valid counter-argument is a center wheel allows for hauling far more weight. One night early in September 1903, John “Sailor Jean” Krohn passed through Danville pushing the “Sphinx,” a homemade wheelbarrow with a bicycle wheel, on his way to “tramping to the capitals of the various states.” If he made his goal of every capital within 42 months, someone supposedly would pay him $5,000. As “Colonial Jack,” he walked the 9,000-mile perimeter of the U.S. in 1908-1909, but for only $1,000. Both trips, he peddled trinkets and tales. Debunkable lore has it that Leonardo da Vinci invented the wheelbarrow, but evidence points to 1,300 years earlier. Paul Miner Lizton ______________________________________________________________________

Publisher’s Point of View Here’s to 2022, A Year to Remember

Happy New Year everybody: 2022 promises to be a year to remember. The elections are sure to cause anxiety, Lord knows where the economy is going, and the Supreme Court decisions will enflame half the population. And don’t forget Covid, it will linger underneath it all as an accelerant fueling every injustice. But, The Republican newspaper is prepared for a great year. There will be new features along with complete coverage of the local elections and those running for office. There is a project in the works that we are calling East meets West (or New Winchester meets New Delhi) that we hope to bring you this Spring. The Start Talking series with Phil Gulley and David Winters continues with some great topics for them to share their perspectives on this year. Having said all of that, it is time for us to raise our prices on both the subscription rates and single-issue price. We hope you feel that our work with the expanded coverage and the stories we bring you are worth at least one dollar a week. Beginning February 3, subscriptions will be $50 a year (less than $1 a week) and our single issue price will be $1.00. If you are a current subscriber and you love our newspaper but the increase in price will cause a hardship, give us a call. We will work something out. Have a great year. ______________________________________________________________________

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The Republican has published local news weekly since 1847. We offer this column as a look back at events from our archives and to help connect today’s readers to the people and events in our past. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Issue of Jan 7, 1897 A number of boys were called to Plainfield last week to settle with the ‘squire for laughing too loudly at the Christmas entertainment given at the Number ten school house in Guilford township. E.F. Englken, proprietor of the local cigar factory, reports that in the year 1896 his factory made 121,350 cigars. The North Salem Herald has been revived. John B. Patorm, former of the Watseka, Ill., News has the paper now and last week issued his first number which he designates as Vol VI No. 1. The M.C.B. (Men Can’t Belong) club gave a most enjoyable feast at the hospitable home of Mrs. Elizabeth Hadley on South Washington. The club was organized for the sole purpose of having a good time and as soon as a girl grows to take herself a husband, she becomes ineligible to membership. E.M. Wilhite and Otto Spencer have formed a partnership to engage in the bicycle trade and bicycle repairing the coming season. The Hinshaw case was argued Wednesday before the Supreme Court. C.W. Smith appeared for the defendant and Attorney General Ketcham and C.C. Hadley for the state. A decision is expected within the month. Edgar Newman is working in the interests of the American Telephone company which proposes to establish a county service with a city service for Danville. The rate in Danville for residence services is seventy-five cents per month and for business houses and offices, two dollars. Luther Job, of Middle township, has recently trapped two gray eagles each of which measures five feet from tip to tip.

during the second semester. The Kirk Brothers garage on North Tennessee was gutted by fire yesterday afternoon. The hot lunch program for the Center township schools will start Tuesday. Food will be prepared to feed approximately 250 students daily. _____

FIFTY YEARS AGO Issue of January 6, 1972 Many “new” buildings were under construction in 1971: Danville Community High School; horse barn at the 4-H Fairgrounds; First National Bank on East Main; Northview Christian Church; Medical Arts Pharmacy, south of the hospital; laundromat on S. Jefferson; Danville Chrysler Plymouth showroom, east edge of town; addition areas at the hospital. Federal Judge S. Hugh Dillon wants to bus 167 Negro students from Marion County Schools to Brownsburg schools, according to the interpretation of Brownsburg School attorney Wayne Stalcup. Monday, the Board of Hendricks County Commissioners passed an ordinance to create a Department of Engineering and hired a highway engineer at an estimated salary of $12,000 per year. Offices will be in the County Surveyor’s offices. Lee T. Comer has been elected president of the Abstract & Title Guarantee Co., Inc., Danville. He fills the vacancy created by the death of his father, Norman Comer. The marriage of Miss Jeanne Ellen Gill and Larry Shackleford during the holidays is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gill, Danville. Two Hendricks County young men are among a group of 97 who will enroll in the 1972 Indiana State Police recruit training academy at Bloomington: Thomas J. Pearcy of Brownsburg and Richard L. Lewis II _____ of Plainfield. Four students from Hendricks County ONE HUNDRED are among members of the Indiana UniverYEARS AGO sity Student Foundation at Bloomington: Issue of January 5, 1922 Anna C. Lampa and Steve Pock of Dan Vic Aldridge, pitching for the Los Ange- ville and Deborah Runa and Raymond L. les champions of the Pacific Coast League, Vieth of Plainfield. led the heavers of the organization in the ______ matter of effectiveness in the season of 1921. He was in thirty-three games and TWENTY-FIVE pitched a total of 283 innings. YEARS AGO To Mr. and Mrs. James P. Christie has Issue of January 2, 1997 come the honor of walking life’s pathway Total construction value of over $22 together for fifty years and on Monday, million was OK’d during 1996 for the new Dec. 16, their golden wedding was cel- town of Avon, according to Robert Jarzen, ebrated, the children and grandchildren planning director. coming home. The anniversary was cel- Lois Murphy, Avon Clerk-Treasurebrated in the same house in which they er, says preliminary census figures show were married and where they have resided 4,007 residents and 1,426 households or a for over thirty years. fivefold increase since 1990. Before incor Members of the Department Club que- poration, the same area had 837 people. ried the town board to know if a tree com- Hendricks County Senior Services will missioner could not be appointed to super- continue a membership program for its recintend the trimming of shade trees so as to reational opportunities in 1997. The annusecure uniformity and curb the “tree butch- al membership fee will remain $12. er.” 15th Anniversary of The Republican: Friday evening, the Clayton high school The Advertiser began to promote political greeted some of their old-time basketball views of the Whig party, with about 400 favorites on the local floor by defeating subscribers. them by a score of 39 to 17. The Anxiety Support Group meets the W.J. Thompson attended the bakers’ first and third Monday of each month from convention in session in Indianapolis. 7 to 8 p.m., at the Brownsburg Public Li Hear Columbia record No. 3498, “Ken- brary. tucky Home,” coupled with “It’s You,” by Santa Claus was present at the HazelBratcher DeMarcus in Happy Six Orches- wood Volunteer Fire department’s dinner tra. Brill & Roberts. on December 15. The Brownsburg poultry show is on this Indiana House Republican Leader Paul week and the Hazelwood show will follow S. Mannweiler has tapped freshman legisthe last half of next week. Danville fanci- lator Matt Whetstone (R-Brownsburg) to ers will be represented at each show. serve on three House committees dealing Merritt A. Gregory assumed the duties with elections, public policy, and labor of county commissioner and William concerns. H. Walls became treasurer, Monday. The Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home, formal initiation was Tuesday, when both Danville/Clayton, is a recipient of the Exgentlemen kept open house and receive cellence Award for their participation in many callers and jointly treated to apples, the Memory Tree program. candy, and cigars. _____ Based on the figures of 1921, if married in Hendricks county, your chances are TEN YEARS AGO about one to eight of landing in divorce Issue of January 5, 2012 court. In other words, divorce suits are Avon’s Marching Black & Gold about 12 per cent of licenses granted. marched into the new year as participants _____ in the 123rd annual Tournament of Roses Parade at Pasadena, Calif. SEVENTY-FIVE Stilesville’ new Dollar General store, YEARS AGO opened last month, was victim of a robbery Issue of January 2, 1947 on December 27. Dr. Ernest Price has been appointed As of January 1st, E-books will be availCounty Health Officer, to complete the un- able to the Danville Public Library patrons. expired term of the late Dr. W.T. Lawson. Students in the Danville Community Elmer Wills sold the Standard Super High School Drama Department will a Service Station at the corner of West Main special performance of the play, “Voices in and Cross streets, to William Paddack. Conflict,” on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 At a recent meeting of county officials, p.m. in the DCHS auditorium. it was decided to close offices in the Hen- The Lizton Café is coming soon at the dricks County court house Saturday after- former location of Chris’ Market. noons during 1947. Due to the addition of new precincts and A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. the adjusting of others, many voters will Axe, of near Coatesville, at Methodist hos- have a newly assigned voting location for pital, on New Year’s Day. 2012. Canterbury College registrar, Mrs. Lou- There were six fatal traffic accidents in zetta Jollief, stated that approximately 340 Hendricks County during 2011, the lowest students are expected to be in attendance number since 1995.


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Court News

Hendricks County Marriage Licenses Issued Dec. 27 - 30, 2021 John Crum, 46, and Vicki Lynn Danis, 39. Nicholas Cochran, 33, and Courtney Cmehil, 25. Halimat Abolanle Ipesa-Balogun, 28, and Yusuf Adewale Onayemi, 33. Kimberley Marie Jackson, 35, and Alessio Galeni, 32. Richard Allen Broome, 57, and Nicole Derbigny, 47. Amelia Anne Lilliann McKenney-Banks, 26, and Tyler James Milliner, 27. Parabhjot Singh, 30, and Rupinder Kaur, 35. Michael Anthony Roszkowski, 45, and Eric Renee Grider, 33. Adetunji Adebusuyi, 36, and Priscilla Amofa, 31. Alexis N. Walker, 20, and Tyler L. Simmons. Kelbie Rashelle Titus, 28, and Ray Montana Lesko, 27. Victoria Marie Hargis, 27 and Jacob Gabriel Martinez, 28. Daniel Austin Harlan, 31, and Isabella Vincent, 20. Nicole Marie Kendall, 39, and Andrew Scott Patton, 42. Jennifer Sheets, 45, and Benjamin Murphy, 44. Scott Andrew Nemeth, 54, and Ruby Naron Sopke, 38. Aaron Scott Lacy, 46, and Chuck Kempis Poleno, 25. Gail Dunford, 48, Kevin Reaves, 46. Amanda Marie Holmes Wherity, 45, and David Anderson, 41. _____ Cases Filed in Hendricks County Courts Dec. 27 - 30, 2021 CIRCUIT COURT Judge Daniel F. Zielinski Criminal Cases Tucker Richard Cravens, Possession of Marijuana; Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Aaron Maurice Austin, Failure to Return to Lawful Detention. Civil Cases Mariner Finance LLC v. the following: Adam Thompson; Brandon Miller. Eagle Finance Co. v. Vanessa Jones. Franciscan Health Indianapolis v. Jessica Goodwin. Credit Acceptance Corp. v. the following: Daniel Galloway; Edith Chavez; David Fitzgerald; Jessica Sallee. LVNV Funding LLC v. the following: Brian Jaynes; Anthony Raney; Bernita Sizemore; William Orr; Lisa Bowles; Richard Lowe; Jackie Holowka; Carsten Stunz; Cody Brown; John Cagle; Wendy Brummett; Maurice Lacy; Kristin Ward. Midland Credit Management v. Stephanie Sherman. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Jorge Salmeron and Kimberly Salmeron. In Re: The Marriage of Laudy F. Cadet and Keysha Fanord. _____ SUPERIOR COURT I Judge Robert W. Freese Civil Cases Andrea Allen, J.A., a minor b/n/fs Andrea Allen and Justin Allen v. Danielle Bowen, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. Indiana Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T Indiana v. Hittle Landscaping, Inc. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Kelli Ann Hale and Kevin Wesley Hale.

In Re: The Marriage of Gemma Laminger and Raymond Laminger. In Re: The Marriage of Terra Parr and Gill Christopher. In Re: The Marriage of Taylor Paige Bilbrey and Christopher Smith Taylor. In Re: The Marriage of Danica Ramirez and Jesus B. Morales, Jr. In Re: The Marriage of Bradley S. Klemmensen and Ashton E. Gruhlke. Danielle Reann Bradley v. Anna Thomas, Protection Order. Probate or Mental Health Cases In Re: The Estate of Edward L. Fletcher. In Re: The Estate of Faye L. Gilly. In Re: The Estate of Dennis Alan Scamihorn. In Re: The Estate of Michael Eugene Ashlock. _____ SUPERIOR COURT II Judge Rhett M. Stuard Criminal Cases Joel Andrew Kimmell, Criminal Mischief. Trawaun Sherman Litzlbauer, Auto Theft; Resisting Law Enforcement. China Lynn Trotter, Identity Deception; Resisting Law Enforcement. Summer Dawn Dotts, Theft. Jeremy Michael Darringer, Possession of a Narcotic Drug. Civil Cases Midfirst Bank v. Unknown Heirs at Law, Unknown Occupants, Sugar Bush Co-owners Association, et al., Mortgage Foreclosure. CU Members Mortgage, a Division of Colonial Savings, F.A. v. Terra J. Parr, Nathan S. Ingram, Mortgage Foreclosure. Donegal Mutual Insurance Co. ast Sharp Valley Concrete LLC v. Paul Watson. Mark Foltz v. Bryan Dirk Anderson. Kenny Elmore v. Walter Hart. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Frederick A. Leaf and Teresa C. Leaf. In Re: The Marriage of Michael Williams and Andrea Williams. In Re: The Marriage of Robyn R. Johnson-Smith and Michael A. Smith. In Re: The Marriage of Candice M. Schurtter and Scott R. Schurtter. Samantha Lottman v. Roland Rhye Lottman, Protection Order. _____ SUPERIOR COURT III Judge Karen M. Love Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Danielle Day and Justin Day. _____ SUPERIOR COURT IV Judge Mark A. Smith Criminal Cases Jayden Victor Sanchez, Possession of a Controlled Substance. Jaron Darcell Lipscomb, Criminal Trespass. Hayley Ann Williams, Driving While Intoxicated. Timothy Paul Jones, Public Intoxication. Jeffrey Lee Parrott II, Driving While Intoxicated. Timothy Paul Jones, Driving While Intoxicated. Richard Dwayne Gee, Criminal Trespass. Fatoumata Binta Bah, Driving While Intoxicated. Andrew Joseph Rodriguez, Driving While Intoxicated. David Michael Gaskin, Driving After Forfeiture of License for Life; Possession of Controlled Substance. Kayleigh Ann Litton, Possession of Narcotic Drug. Abiyel Gebregziabher Tsegai, Theft. Jacob Dylan Wrightsman, Residential Break and Enter; Criminal Mischief. Kyle Kean Godbold, Possession of Methamphetamine; Pointing a Firearm at Another.

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Kayleigh Ann Litton, Failure to Return to Lawful Detention. Stephen D. McDonald, Jr., Driving While Intoxicated. Aimee L. Shirley, Theft; Fraud. Demetrius Isiah Hales, Driving While Intoxicated. Shailesh Ranchhod Patel, Driving While Intoxicated. Kahdem Rashade Person, Possession of Cocaine. Elizabeth Lynn Feuquay, Possession of Methamphetamine. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Ashley Romero and Cody Romero. In Re: The Marriage of Stefanie Tintera and Max Tintera. In Re: The Marriage of David Beck and Cathy Beck. In Re: The Marriage of Yadira Minor and Oscar Ramiez. Raigan Isabelle Quartler v. Heather Renee Livinstone, Protection Order. _____ SUPERIOR COURT V Judge Stephenie LeMay-Luken Criminal Cases Aaron Michael Fisher, Violates Protective Order. Lennon Jesse Bailey, Possession of Marijuana; Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Brandon Nycholase Rendbaugh, Domestic Battery in the presence of a child. Efren Martin Ramirez, Strangulation; Domestic Battery. Kevin Mitchell Bippus, Theft; Driving While Suspended. Billy Harrison Brown, Confinement; Domestic Battery. Civil Cases LVNV Funding LLC v. Michael Alex. Citibank, N.A. v. Mari Hutchens. Forum Credit Union v. Beth Anne Pickens, Elwin Pickens. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3 v. Nicholas Winchek. Capital One Bank (USA) v. the following: Timothy Sims; Stephanie Johnson. Crown Asset Management v. Andrea Dougherty. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust v. Tiffany Bowens. Bank of America N.A., v. Patrisha Martin. Absolute Resolutions Investments, LLC v. Kristie McCoy. Reliable Auto Finance v. Markitta Jackson. Family Cases Eric Wilson v. Robert Lee Wilson, Protection Order. ___________

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Community Marketplace

Clayton Police Department

will be accepting applications for the position of Deputy Marshal, from January 1, 2022, through January 15, 2022. This is a paid part-time position with a 32 hour per month requirement. The hourly requirement must be completed during the hours of 6am to 6pm Monday through Friday. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Clayton Town Marshal Matthew Oliphant at moliphant@clayton-police.org. The Clayton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Christmas Tree Recycling

Natural, undecorated Christmas Trees will be accepted for recycling at the following locations. No trees with tinsel or artificial snow will be accepted. Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center - 90 Mardale Drive; available 24 hours, Dec. 22 - Jan. 18. Plainfield Yard Waste Center - 7020 S CR 875 E; available 24 hours, Dec. 22 - Jan. 18. GreenCycle - 494 S CR 200 E, Danville (317-7452000), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F. Avon Town Hall Park (Avon residents only) 6570 US Hwy 36, beginning Dec. 26. __________

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SWCD Board Meeting Notice

Beginning January 2022 all Hendrick County SWCD Board Meetings, scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m., will be held at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center in Classroom B & C. Please call Teri Lents at the SWCD office 317-7452555 if you have any questions. ___________

Applications for 2022 Arts Gala The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library is now accepting applications to participate in the Arts Gala fundraiser, scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2022. Artists and artisans are invited to submit work to be considered for 2022 Arts Gala. Exhibit fees are $75 for 3D exhibit booth space, $50 for exhibit wall space, or $100 for both. Artists must be present to conduct sales throughout the weekend. Simply visit www.plainfieldlibrary.net/ artsgala and fill out the application form by Friday, January 21, 2022. All artists will be notified as to their status in early March 2022. For questions please contact artsgala@plainfieldllibrary. net. Over the past several years, the Arts Gala fundraiser has sold over $100,000 in local artwork, raised over $30,000 for library projects and initiatives, partnered with over 50 community partners and sponsors, worked with over 150 local artists, and drawn over 5,000 attendees. This year’s Arts Gala will go towards raising money to help fund a Library community outreach vehicle to bring library services out to the community. __________

2022 Plainfield Book Sale Dates

The Friends of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library have announced their 2022 book sale dates: February 23-27 May 11-15 July 27-31 October 5-9 December 7-11 Be sure to mark your calendars so you won’t miss theise wonderful opportunities to get lots of books and support the library! The book sales will be at the Plainfield Public Library, 1120 Stafford Rd., Plainfield. Visit www. plainfieldlibrary.net for more information. __________

Got News?

If you have a local news item to contribute to The Republican, you can call 317-745-2777, send it by e-mail to therepublican@ sbcglobal.net or drop by the office at 6 East Main in Danville. Deadline for submitting news items is noon on Monday. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Homemakers Go From Christmas To Giving Again Hendricks County Extension Homemakers spent one morning this past week taking down the 12-foot tree displayed in the Conference Center at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds. This tree held over 1,000 (yes, thousand!) pieces of winter hats, scarves, socks, gloves, headbands, and mittens. These items were given by Extension Homemakers and the public for distribution to those in need. The next morning, boxes and bags of these warm winter items were taken to Bartlett Chapel in Avon; to Danville United Methodist (Shared Blessings Food Pantry); to Family Promise and to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, both in Plainfield. Warm smiles and open arms were most welcome to receive them. All donations were shared with Hendricks County residents who need a helping hand this winter. For more information on how you can work with Extension Homemakers call the Extension Office at 317-745-9260. Sewing and pie baking are not required to join or volunteer with the Homemakers – a smile works well!

Nature Center Winter Hours

The McCloud Nature Center has switched to winter hours. The Nature Center is typically open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon-1 pm for lunch). Heated restrooms are open from dawn to dusk, as well as the trails at McCloud Nature Park. ___________

Graduates From Cumberlands

Sravan Kumar Goli, of Brownsburg, recently graduated from the Univeristy of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. He received a Master of Science in Information Technology. ______________________

Meeting Notice

Beginning January 2022 all Hendrick County SWCD Board Meetings, scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m., will be held at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center in Classroom B & C. Please call Teri Lents at the SWCD office 317-7452555 if you have any questions. ___________

Conversations About Coffee At McCloud

Hendricks Senior Services Loans Medical Equipment Hendricks County Senior Services maintains a limited supply of medical equipment available for loan for residents of Hendricks County as part of the Danville Rotary Club Foundations, Inc’s Durable Medical Equipment Loan program. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for borrowing the equipment. Donations are graciously accepted to help offset the cost of maintaining the equipment. We offer walkers, wheelchairs, rollators, and canes. Call the Senior Center for more information at 317-745-4303.

On DePauw Dean’s List

DePauw University Fall 2021 Dean’s List recipients Named. The Dean’s List recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Macie Barker of Danville William Berens of Brownsburg Autum Cavender of Jamestown Rachel Conyer of Jamestown Jalen Cox of Brownsburg Madeleine Dawson of Brownsburg Caitlyn DuMontelle of Danville Annika Garwood of Avon Tyler Hartman of Danville Brock Kinnamon of Plainfield Madison Lockridge of Avon Rebecca Parsons of Clayton Jessica Purtee of Avon Nathan Schoenfeld of Brownsburg Levi Stewart of Plainfield __________

Listen to HSO Online

The Hendricks Symphony Orchestra is offering new and encore performance on their website, www.HendricksSymphony. org. Click on “Media” then on “Recordings.” New listening options will be added from time to time, so check back often! Donations toward thes HSO’s 2020-2021 season may be made by visiting the “Donate” page on the website. __________

Join Amos Butler Audubon Society Education Chair and Indy Parks Naturalist, Jessica Helmbold, on a discovery of the history of coffee on Saturday, January 15, 2-4 p.m., at McCloud Nature Park. As you gain a greater appreciation for one of your favorite beverages, you should also think about how our consumption of this magical brew effects the environment. One of the biggest threats to the environment, and more specifically to rainforests, is the clearing of land for the production of staple crops like bananas, pineapples, and coffee! Coffee is unique in that it can grow in harmony with the rainforest. But only if you demand it! You can vote with your dollars to support rainforest conservation through the kind of coffee you buy. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample different varieties of Rainforest Alliance/bird-friendly coffees (while supplies last). This program ecommended for adults. FREE to attend, no advance registration needed. COVID precautions: This is an inside presentation, with an outside portion. The doors will be propped open for better ventilation, and the group size may be limited. Masks are currently not required. Check back for updates. For directions or more information, call the McCloud Nature Center at 765-676-5437. ___________

Coloring Club at GOTS

Gallery on the Square, 51 S. Washington St, Danville, hosts Coloring Club the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. - noon. All supplies are included, only $5. Relax, listen to music, enjoy conversation. COVID-19 safety rules are followed. Proceeds benefit the Gallery. __________


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Do You Remember When...

This is the building that was the former school bus building. It was then redeveloped and made into the well known Community Building. Thanks to the former Eel River Township Trustee, Phyllis Kidd, and her advisory board, Joyce Greene, Sonnie Johnston, and Peg Williams. Thanks, ladies, we all enjoy our Community Building. ______________________________________________

North Salem

Local & Social Among my many Holiday visitors have been: Roy and Katie Riggs, Becky Graham and her granddaughter, Kiley, Krisann Kisner, Gene McCullough, Robb Daffenbaugh, Doris Stewart, Phyllis Pearcy, Alta Trump, Mark Basham, Kevin Basham, Delores Shelton, Riley and Linda Chaney, and yes, Karen and Rick Hardman. _____ I see on the news where Biden is going to see about lowering meat prices! Gosh, do you think he will also lower our gas prices, housing, other food prices and more and more? I am thankful to be at home in North Salem, Indiana, not California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Washington D.C. or elsewhere. Be thankful for what we have nd what we don’t have! ______ Have had some weather. Guess they will have to slide around later this week. Remember when we used to always have lots of snow at County Tourney. Didn’t keep us home - just had to leave work early to get to college gym - Fun! _____ Talk to Missy Raymond about every day. She now lives in Georgia and misses all other North Salem friends very much and to tell them she loves them all. Says she is doing OK. _____ Know many people already have their Christmas decorations down in their homes. Yes, I know I should, but I always left them up until the kids returned to school. Well, I don’t have kids in school, but the tree and all the lights and decorations makes you feel better, so mine are still up and on - maybe by the end of the week! Enjoy them while you can. Not much news. Everyone staying in as much as possible, and then the weather not the best, but much better than other parts of the country. We are truly blessed and thankful for our weather. Alta Trump, Danville, hosted her family for their Christmas Get-together. _____ Get will wishes to so many - and thinking of Mary Lou Morris, Rita Marie Lieske, Barbara Porter,

Marcia Sowders, Linda Keeney, Jim Oliver’s sister Vivian, Mary Martin, BillMundy, Mary Ann Fleece, dan Brown, Dianne Neff, Phyllis Booker, Steve and Carolyn Clark, Kenny and Joyce Greene, Lanny Campbell, Nonie Delp, Sarah Frazier’s parents, Delores Shelton, Betty Hopkins, Steve and Neena Hubbard, Karen Herman, Nancy Hume, the Sammy Himsel family, Barbara and Jim Oliver, Sonnie Johnston, Larry Lynch, Amy Metzger, Anne McIntyre, Jane Buckingham, Phyllis Pearcy’s daughter Beth, Woody and Alice Pritchett, Lowell Pruitt, Ashley Raymond, Missy Raymond, Sue Smith, Nora Small, Billy and Elaine Trump, Carolyn Vittetow, Steve Young, and many others - if I left you out, I didn’t mean do. God’s blessings to all. _____ Sympathy to all of the family of Sammy Himsel on his passing. Calling and service were Wednesday, Jan. 5. Survivors include his

sons, Cory (Barbara) Himsel, Clint (Nadean) Himsel, all of Danville, daughter, Katy Himsel of Avon, grandchildren, Kade, Klaire, Bristol, and Deacon. He is also survived by his brothers, David (Treva) Himsel, and Stephen Himsel, all of Danville. Sam was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Reynolds.


Starting the New Year right with Gene McCullough and Robb Daffenbaugh bringing two containers of chili, Sunday. Guess you know what you’re having for supper, Betty! It was real good. Andy Oliver and his grandson, Xavier of Indianapolis visited Jim and Barbara Oliver, Saturday. They also visited Russell and Mary Oliver in the afternoon. Was happy they called me to come over to see them. The boys were young when they moved here and we had lots of good times together and Tina, their sister. We shared many breakfasts together before I went to work and the kids were off to school. Another different animal in the neighborhood. Do you think it would be a young bald eagle? Need to get me a book on species of birds. Real interesting. Still have a couple of squirrels coming out to eat. ______ Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy 2022. You’ve all made the paper - Happy New Year!

The Republican

Tri-West High School to Offer AP Capstone Program

Tri-West High School has been approved to offer The AP Capstone program starting in the fall of 2022. AP Capstone™ is a diploma program based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. In AP Seminar, typically taken in 10th or 11th grade, students choose real-world topics and evaluate them from multiple perspectives. Students identify credibility and bias in sources and develop arguments in support of a recommendation. In the subsequent AP Research course, students design and execute a college-level research project on a topic of personal interest. Students receive firsthand experience in writing a research question, executing an appropriate method, analyzing data, presenting their results, and defending their findings. Both AP Capstone™ courses are project based, and students are required to deliver written arguments, collaborate in teams, and deliver professional multimedia presentations as part of their AP Exams. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. According to Superintendent, Dr. Syverson, “The Capstone courses will give students flexibility to explore the complex topics affecting their lives, and we are excited to see their research.” ______________________________________________

Medicare Assistance

If you will be turning 65 soon and need help understanding information about Medicare benefits and options, volunteer counselors are available to assist you. SHIP (State Health Insurance Plan) has trained, qualified, and unbiased counselors available at no cost to you. They can answer your questions, help you understand the choices you have, and explain enrollment period deadlines. They can also assist with other Medicare issues such as financial aid, transitioning from Social Security Disability or HIP to Medicare, and comparing plans during Fall Open Enrollment October 15- December 7 each year. To make an appointment with a SHIP counselor anytime during the year, please call Hendricks County Senior Services at 317-7454303. __________

Dementia Friends

Are you caring for a loved one who has dementia? Do you know of family or friends who have dementia? How do you tell the difference between general aging and signs of dementia? How can you better assist both the person with dementia and their caregivers? These and other topics are presented during the 90-minute Dementia Friends Workshops. Encourage friends and family to join you in attending one of these informative workshops and gain valuable insight in providing care and support to our dementia friends. For more information, contact Helee at 317-7454303. ___________ When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell

Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers a nutritious, hot meal to homebound residents of Hendricks County. Meals are delivered by a team of more than 120 volunteers. In addition to providing nutritious meals the organization provides a wellness check, complimentary pet food and social connection. If you are interested in volunteering you can visit their website, HCMealsonWheels.org, the site lists all volunteer needs and will give you the steps to get started. For as little as two hours a month Meals on Wheels volunteers can make a huge difference. If you would like more information about becoming a client or volunteer, you can visit their website or call Renee Harlor at 317745-3469.

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Master Gardener Classes Starting January 24

The Pollinator Garden is only one of the demonstration garndes set up on the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds for the public to visit. There’s also some examples of raised beds and a rain garden to help help disperse rainwater and prevent soil loss using native plants..

The Hendricks County Extension Office will be offering the next Hendricks County Master Gardener Classes in a face-to-face format starting January 24, 2022. The programs will be held every Monday from January 24 to May 2, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex. This year, participants can choose from two classes times. One class will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and the other will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of the course is $175 per person. If you reside in the same household and materials are shared, a discount can be applied. The Purdue Master Gardener program provides the latest information about gardening and home horticulture available to individuals with a deep interest in gardening. Purdue Master Gardener Volunteers help others grow by sharing what they learn and by leading educational gardening activities in their communities. Class topics to be covered during the course: Soils and Plant Nutrition, Plant Disease and Diagnosis, Woody Ornamentals, Pollinators and Pollinator Protection, Fruit Gardening, Plant Science, Lawn Care, Weed Identification and Control, Animal Pests and Invasive Species, and Vegetable Gardening. Each of these topics will be covered in a 3-hour program each week until May 2. For further information and how to register for this class, please contact the Purdue Extension Hendricks County Office at 317-745-9260 or email Jeff Pell at jpell@ purdue.edu. If accommodations are needed to participate in the program, please let us know prior to the program. The registration deadline is January 14, 2022. ______________________________________________


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The Republican


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Your Mental Health

Exploring Hendricks County

By Chase Cotton, Community Director, The Willow Center 317-852-3690

By Jackie Horn

Realistic Hope for 2022

Small 2 ft x 2 ft. “barn quilt” quilt block on house on Main Street in Plainfield. ____________________________________________________ Wayne and Karen Smith’s barn quilt on pole barn belonging to the Smiths west of Cartersburg. The panel was a gift from her children. ____________________________________________________

Bits and Pieces One of John’s and my favorite activities is cruising. Just about every Sunday afternoon, we grab a Coke, hop in the car, and drive. We have no destination in mind. The journey is the adventure. Another of my favorite activities is quilting. I love choosing patterns and colors that compliment each other. There’s a thrill when I see small individual pieces coming together to form the finished design. It’s extremely satisfying to make something practical like a blanket that’s also a work of art. Knowing all that, you can imagine how excited I get about barn quilts! Barn quilts aren’t quilts featuring a barn motif but rather a quilt pattern decorating a building. A form of American folk art, barn quilt roots can be ed to immigrants from central Europe, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands settling in Pennsylvania. As the pioneers spread into New England and the mid-west, so did barn quilts. It took a lot of paint to coat an entire barn and paint was expensive. Only a small amount of paint was required to create a design on the building’s siding. Families had their own unique pattern and the barn’s “quilt” motif served as direction for guiding travelers. “Oh, the Horns! Go north a bit and their place has the log cabin on the barn.” Paint became cheaper and by the early 1900s, ornamenting outbuildings with a single design gave way to advertisements covering the entire side of a building. Who hasn’t seen an ad for Mail Pouch or Rock City on the side of an old barn? Barn quilts made a resurgence in the early 2000s. Credit is given to Donna Sue Groves of Adams County, Ohio who painted an Ohio Star quilt pattern on their family’s barn to honor her mother. The idea caught on and soon rural communities were establishing Barn Quilt Trails to encourage tourism. (Hey, why not? Look how many people crowd into Parke County every year to look at covered bridges.) Visitor and tourism bureaus print guides with maps, directions, and descriptions of the quilt patterns. Tourists drive the trail, admire the artwork, and spend their money at local businesses along the way. I wondered if there was a quilt trail near us. Google came up with ten counties in Indiana with mapped barn quilt trails. Unfortunately, Hendricks isn’t one of them. Next, I went to the oracle of all knowledge, Facebook, asking for information about barn quilts in our area. Christi Swanson of Swanson Wood Shop was one of those answering my query. A Hendricks County native who now makes her home between Roachdale and Bainbridge, Swanson started painting barn quilts for friends about

two years ago during the pandemic. She took a few to the Covered Bridge Festival, sold out, and received orders for more! She’s doing quite well and advertises only by word of mouth and her Facebook page. The quilt design is painted on plywood then mounted on the outbuilding. Sizes range from 2’x2’ to embellish a front porch to 8’x8’ for a barn. Christi gave me a few addresses to check out in Hendricks County where panels (not her creations) are installed. A few other people answered my request for locations of barn quilts in our area too. Using the information, I’ve developed my own Barn Quilt Trail with a few places to drive by if you find yourself with some free time on a Sunday afternoon. 1) Starting in Plainfield at 419 East Main Street is a lovely example of a small quilt design on a porch. It’s the one that got me thinking about barn quilts. 2) Continuing on US 40 west of Plainfield, turn on to Cartersburg Road. I don’t have the exact address, but in the middle of Cartersburg is a house with a gray shed complete with a barn quilt. It’s difficult to see as it’s in the backyard but it’s there. 3) Outside of Cartersburg at 1777 East CR 400 South, Clayton is a beautiful design on a pole barn. Drive by in the summer and you’ll be treated with the homeowners amazing gardens too. 4) Northwest of Danville at 5010 W CR 100 North. This is one of Christi’s creations. 5) 2709 N CR 525 West, North Salem has a barn quilt that’s been up since 2011. This location is a twofer. At the crossroad on 200 is another barn with a quilt that’s visible from 525 West. 6) Continue north to 4114 N CR 400 West, Danville (or North Salem, Google maps says Danville until it plots it on a map, then it says North Salem. Go figure.) 7) Turn around and head back toward McCloud Nature Park on Hughes Road, North Salem. The property adjacent to the park has a quilt on their outbuilding. 8) McCloud Nature Park was my last stop because if I’m this close, I’m going for a walk! Obviously, this isn’t the most detailed or professional route map. I put it together for fun and to share with others who are interested. Who knows, bit by bit, piece by piece, with a some time and enough interest, it could all come together to form a beautiful patchwork... barn quilt trail. [Editor’s note: If you have information/photos of other barn quilts in Hendricks County, please contact betty@ TheRepublicanNewspaper.com.

Just An Observation By Janet Beam

Too Late!

Why do we always either want something or want to know something when it is too late? Anyone who knew the past of my family is now gone. My mother passed away in 2020 at the ripe old age of 100. My dad and all my aunts and uncles and grandparents are long gone also. So now, of course, I want to know all this stuff and there is no one to ask. I adored my grandmother, but do you think I ever took the time to ask about how she grew up, what her dreams were, what she looked forward to as a child? Oh no; I was too busy with other things. The same with my dad. He never volunteered information on his younger years; if I wanted to know something I needed to drag it out of him. But, of course, I was too busy to do that either. And here I had my mom with me for over 70 years (counting from the time I could actually think and talk), but I never had the time to have a meaningful conversation about her past either. Now I want to know. If you are fortunate enough to still have your parents and/or grandparents, please don’t waste this time with them. Talk to them; I mean really talk to them. Ask questions. You will never be sorry you did. I want to tell my grandkids about growing up; after all, I wasn’t always old. But just like me, they don’t have time to listen. Some day it will be too late for them also. Just an observation. ______________________________________________ SHOP LOCAL ● BUY LOCAL ● READ LOCAL

A Note From Bee Everywhere you look you see help wanted signs. My father had been chief chemical engineer with the Barbasol company for 20 years. In the 50’s Barbasol was sold. My father was 50 years old. This was a time if you were 50 or older it was hard to get a job. The only job he could find was as a chemistry teacher paying $85 a week. That was not nearly enough for a man with two teenage daughters, a wife who didn’t work, and house payments. My father had always been handy at fixing things around the house. My grandfather had died a couple of years before. His plumbing shop with all the tools had sat for about two years. My father decided to buy the shop from my grandmother. He hired a man (Davy) who had worked for my grandfather. He told Davy he wanted to go out with him on jobs to see how good a worker he was. In actuality he was learning from Davy. My father had to take a test to become a licensed plumber. The first time he took the test he flunked it. A man came up to him and said for $300 he could get him the card needed for a licensed plumber. My father in no uncertain words said, “ You sill s... I’ll pass the test the next time.” Sure enough the next time he got the highest grade in the class. ______________________________________________

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. — Christopher Morley

I’ve been accused a time or two of being unrealistically optimistic. My accusers may be right! However, my optimism comes not from a place of vanity or blissful ignorance, but rather from a deeper place of believing even despite the worst circumstances that hope is a realistic and worthy choice. To put it succinctly, I have great hope for you and I in the coming year, and I believe this hope is justified! Acknowledging the hardships we have faced is not a step to skip – it’s actually the starting place. Some of us have lost loved ones recently. Some of us have battled addictions or bouts of mental illness. Some of us have joltingly transitioned our careers. Some of us have gone into debt just to pay the regular bills. All of us have adjusted to daily pandemic precautions. It’s been a tough couple years! Pain and hardship begs to be acknowledged, lest we risk missing the point of our choosing hope altogether. Once the pain is acknowledged, we have a choice to make. Vietnamese Buddhist philosopher and leader Thich Nhat Hahn wrote, “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” I couldn’t agree more. Can you imagine facing the past two years without having any hope for improvement? Hope is what draws us through to the sunrise, just when we think the dark night may last forever. But, is hope realistic? Of course it is! For most of us, things have indeed gotten at least a little bit better, right? We’ve had the chance to process our grief with our loved ones. We’ve stayed sober one more day, or found a new strategy to cope with our stress or depression through therapy. We’ve finished the onboarding process at our new jobs and are starting to get the hang of it. We’ve made some meaningful progress on our debts and bills. We have vaccines now that are literally saving lives. Today is so much better than yesterday! American inspirational author Orison Swett Marden wrote, “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” I love thinking of hope like an incentive. The feeling of hope deep within us is itself a gift to be experienced today before tomorrow has even arrived. To be clear, hope is not the same thing as certainty. There are many uncertainties in our day and age. At the very least, hope is a foundational optimistic lens through which we can approach our uncertainties. As 2022 settles in, I hope for peace of mind. I hope for collective growth and for positive change. I hope for better health and for better choices. I hope for laughter and for friendship. I hope for connection over division. I hope for love over hate. I hope for many more better tomorrows. What do you hope for? ______________________________________________

A Squirrel About Town By Archy “I see some of your people have solved the winter doldrums dilemma,” Archy said. “How so?” I replied. It seemed like a compliment of sorts, so I was wary of what would come next. “Why, the latest form of human entertainment,” the squirrel replied. “Conspiracy theories! I must say, your kind can be quite resourceful when it comes to forming delusions. The range of imagination is surprising.” I tried to sidestep by commenting on influence of the Internet and social media, but the squirrel was ready for that ploy. “Nonsense,” he said. “The cave men used to gather around the fire and come up with explanations for things they couldn’t understand. Even as civilization advanced, the wild guess was still part of the fabric. The Greeks dreamed up Helios driving a horse-drawn chariot across the sky with the sun as his passenger. Positively uber, as Oscar would say.” Archy paused and shook his head. “It’s a shame today’s myth merchants can’t find a more positive way to make use of their imaginations. Find a more affirming subject to dwell on. But I suppose the point of making up conspriacies is to make one feel important that others would bothered enough to plot against them.” “When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it, when you know you will find the good—you will get that,” I quoted the heroine of Eleanor Porter’s novel. Archy looked up. “Pollyanna did get a bad rap, didn’t she?” he said. “Maybe we should bring back the glad game - have people find something to be glad about in every situation. I’ll go first - I’m glad I’m not a human.” The squirrel seemed to brighten up and as he bounded away, I swear I heard him whistling a happy tune. _____________________________________________ We offer Voices as a place to share a story, a memory, an idea, a comment, a criticism, or a solution. Contributors must include name, address & phone number. Names may be withheld upon request. Submissions are included at the editor’s option.


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Weekly Recipes

The Republican

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From Hendricks County Extension Homemakers Clubs

In 2022 The Republican is introducing a new feature: weekly recipes from members of Hendricks County Extension Homemakers Clubs. Each month members of one of the clubs will submit a favorite recipe for our readers to try. For January, the Modern Homemakers Club will share some of their family favorites. This club meets on third Thursday of each month at Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church, 4396 E. Main St., Avon. For more information abou this club, contact Ellen Looney at 317-797-8368 or email ellen_looney@yahoo.com GLAZED HAM BALLS (Gluten-free) Submitted by Kathy Hitchcock 1 lb. ground ham 1 lb. ground pork 2 eggs 1 cup gluten-free oats 1 cup milk Mix together and form into balls using an ice cream dipper. Bake in a shallow pan for one hour at 300°. Drain off drippings, cover with the following syrup and bake another 15 minutes 2 t. sugar 2/3 c. brown sugar 1 t. dry mustard 1 T. gluten-free flour 2 T. vinegar 1 cup pineapple Juice (I use crushed and add the pineapple also.) 1/3 cup light karo syrup Mix these ingredients and cook until slightly thickened before pouring over the ham balls. This was my Mother’s go-to on Easter and Christmas. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Start New Year on Right Foot with Right Food By Colletta Kosiba Hendricks County Master Gardener

In New Year Did you start the New Year off on the right foot? All these different cultures have ideas of what you must do for luck in the new year…but I could not find that they must be done on New Nears day. I think you have plenty of time to try all of these before February! According to some, eating these foods is supposed to bring you good luck Grapes: In Spain when the clock strikes midnight, people try to eat twelve grapes as quickly as possible luck for the twelve months ahead. Pomegranate: In Greece, the whole fruit is thrown across the floor releasing a sea of seeds that symbolize fertility, life, and abundance. Fish: in Asian cultures, people feast on whole fishes; in Europe, people eat carp, herring, and cod. Herring, pickled or fresh, is considered considered good luck in Germany and Sweden.

Noodles: Longevity - super long noodles are thought to bring long life, especially if you can eat them without breaking them in half. Rice: Wealth & Fertility - WHO doesn’t want more wealth (and perhaps fertility) Round Cake (like bundt cakes): Circular sweets signify the circle of life to the lucky eaters Oranges and Honey: Asian cultures believe eating oranges and honey will bring good fortune, wealth, and money. Lentils: Round like a coin, lentils represent good luck. Cabbage: Greens of any sort represent wealth and money. Passed down from a lineage of Southern grandmothers, it wasn’t a proper New Year’s Day without a pot of blackeyed peas on the table with a dime inside. The dime would bring luck and prosperity to the family in the coming year, and whoever found the dime on their plate would get an extra boost of good luck. Now for things you can do for good luck Keep Some Extra Cash in Your Wallet - you enter a year full of financial prosperity? Do not start the new year with bare cupboards (signaling poverty and hardship Making loud noise at midnight - would scare evil spirits and omens away? Save your tears for another day, because crying on New Year’s Day could set a year of sadness in motion. In Scotland, the first person in your home has to bring you a gift! In Columbia, walk around your house with suitcase (it can be empty) for a few minutes- will bring you adventure in new year. You do not want to “sweep” or “wash” away any luck coming your way so don’t do any cleaning-including dishes and laundry! I really get behind this superstition. Wish you all a very safe and health 2022. May all your flowers be lovely and veggies yummy.

STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: AMERICAN AUTHORS ACROSS 1. Cause for a duel 5. Nelson Mandela’s org. 8. “____ in the shade” 12. Andean people’s chew 13. “White Wedding” singer 14. Like a haunted mansion 15. South American tuber, pl. 16. Type of cotton fiber 17. Desired forecast? 18. *”The Underground Railroad” author 20. Like West Wing office 21. Not silently 22. “When We Were Kings” subject 23. Hand over (2 words) 26. Barbecued 30. The Jackson 5 1970 hit 31. Repressed 34. “Alice Doesn’t ____ Here Anymore” 35. State of dishonor 37. Three, to Caesar 38. Brightest star in Cygnus 39. Performer’s time to shine 40. “No.1 Ladies Detective ____” book series 42. African migrator 43. *”The Night Watchman” author 45. *”Little Women” author 47. Poor man’s caviar 48. Analyze 50. Canter or gallop 52. *”A Farewell to Arms” author 56. Latin dance 57. Club on the links 58. Kind or courteous 59. Los ____, CA 60. Round feed storage 61. Not odd 62. Colonial times laborer 63. Band performance

64. Theodores, to friends DOWN 1. Flat-bottomed boat 2. Scottish lake 3. Antioxidants-rich berry 4. Popular primo dish in Italian restaurant, pl. 5. Bye, to Edith Piaf 6. Wanderer 7. Garbed 8. *”Moby Dick” author 9. Length times width 10. Call someone, in the olden days 11. Poetic “ever” 13. Apple invention 14. Food contaminant 19. Run off to wed 22. Jean of Dadaism 23. Out of style 24. Find repugnant 25. Burn with coffee, e.g. 26. *Ursula K. Le ____ 27. Jargon 28. It happens at a certain time and place 29. First novel, e.g. 32. Near in space or time 33. Not a win nor a loss 36. *”Song of Solomon” author 38. *”Chronicles” author and songwriter 40. *NY Times bestselling author Atkins or playing card 41. Gambling venue 44. Smidgins 46. Young swan 48. Eagle’s nest 49. Young salmon 50. *”Miss Lulu Bett” author 51. Highest adult male singing voice 52. Snake’s warning 53. Take as a wife 54. Got A+ 55. Desires or cravings 56. Sticky substance


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Christmas Is Over

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things — not merely industrious, but to love industry — not merely learned, but to love knowledge — not merely pure, but to love purity — not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice. John Ruskin


Many people are talking about the relief they are feeling: no more gift shopping, full days baking, holiday parties to attend. The time has come to take down the tree. I used to dread removing the ornaments and storing them away. Each year I would find reasons to keep the tree up for a few more days. The past few years I have found myself smiling as I pack away all of these ornaments, many of which are 50 years old or more. Among them there is hand made ornament from by grandfather, a silly looking reindeer made of clothespins. An elderly friend gave us a glass ornament shortly after we were married. There are crocheted angles and snowflakes, starched to hold their shapes, felt cardinals made by our oldest when she was a Brownie, framed picture ornaments of grandchildren or with our family picture, ceramic bells made by an aunt, and assorted hand made ornaments from friends and family. On Friday after Thanksgiving each year, I remove all the ornaments carefully from a box. As my hands touch each ornament, I remember friends and family who were part of our lives in a different time. I am remindful of that time in our lives when our four children were still at home. Today, as I’m dismantling the artificial tree, I no longer feel sad about taking down the tree. As I handle each ornament, I am reminded of former residents, friends who have since moved, and many loved ones, now gone, who have been an important part of lives. I treasure each ornament more than any expensive store bought ornament that I could buy, for each one represents someone who has been a part of my life. Each person contributed something good to my life. I have found that, in the gratefulness, I am able to willingly put them away, hoping that eleven months, I will have the opportunity to see it all again. Karen McCord Mendenhall.

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Brie & Bartlett Creates Food Art for Those Special Get-Togethers

Charcuterie boards can be beautiful artwork using food. ____________________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson Presley Pullan has always had a love for art, creativity and food. She enjoys painting, drawing and decorating and it’s plain to see how Pullan’s charcuterie is another form of artwork. Last Valentines Day, she was starting a small rescue with the dog grooming company she worked for Presley Pullan is the owner of and made charcuterie and grazing boxes as a fund- Brie & Bartlett. raiser. “In 20 minutes, we probably sold 50 boxes and I realized there was a definite need there,” Pullan said. “The charcuterie boards surfaced on Pinterest in the last two years or so, but not a lot of people are actually capitalizing on it.” She began searching for a space to lease and found one in Brownsburg, next door to Best Friends Coffee and Bagels. Within two weeks, she had moved and officially opened on Nov. 1, 2021. Within a day or two, she was completely booked for Thanksgiving and business has been steady ever since. If you’re not familiar with charcuterie, the word is actually French for cured meat. The board or grazing boxes are full of fresh and savory food combinations including meats, cheeses, fruits and desserts.

Pullan creates individual boxes or cups according to the event.

Though Pullan hasn’t had specific training in charcuterie, her long history of creative artistry and the practice she gained from creating them for friends and family, set the business owner on the right path. “I made a massive grazing table for my family in England last year. I love food and just DIY everything. This is just so much fun,” Pullan said. “It’s affordable, it’s pretty and many people are obsessed with aesthetics. It’s a fun way to eat together without having to slave over the stove all day.” She’s also provided individual grazing boxes for county chambers, weddings and bridal showers. One wedding client requested 135 individual charcuterie cups. Appetizer portions are available as well as meal portions and all boxes come with desserts, including macaroons, wafers, madeleines and more. She also offers mocktails and is working on receiving her liquor license. Pullan enjoys the flexibility of changing foods and combinations on a whim. “The good thing about it is, I can do whatever I’m in the mood for. No one wants to make the same thing every single week and no wants to eat the same thing every single week,” Pullan said. “This is lavish and luxurious and still accessible. I love to work with fruits, to be artistic with the brie… there are so many different ways you can cut cheese. It’s really more of an art than food, honestly.” The food artist outgrew her workspace so quickly, she’s already expanded into a double unit in the same building and plans to open a small eatery by Valentines Day of 2022. “I want to offer a charcuterie centered meal with homemade soups and sandwiches as well. We’ll have a tearoom with lots of gourmet teas. The goal is to create a space where people want to be. I’m imagining a lounge with comfortable couches, cozy, warm and inviting,” Pullan said. “I’m an avid book lover, so there will be a little retail aspect there as well. We’re going to pack a lot of punch into a 250 square foot space.” She and her husband moved to Brownsburg just one month before the pandemic hit, adding to Pullan’s excitement to socialize and meet people in the community. They also plan to offer the space for small gatherings, meetings and other events. Last month, Pullan taught a charcuterie class and plans to continue those classes in the future. “Anybody can do it,” she said. “There’s a huge market for it. It doesn’t require a degree and it’s a really accessible career path. There’s enough room for us all and you’ll find that each one of us have our own style. I’d love to see more people take these classes and take the jump.” Stay tuned for more events and specialty services. Pullman plans to offer an outdoor picnic set up at her shop this spring, including seating, candles, flowers and a delicious charcuterie platter for people to enjoy each other’s company. For more information, visit https://www.brieandbartlett.com. Brie and Bartlett is located at 1060 E. Main Street, Brownsburg.

Senior Services Is Looking For Safely Dispose of Unwanted or SHIP Volunteers Medicines at 6 Locations A rewarding volunteer program at Hendricks County Senior Services is looking for volunteers for SHIP, the State Health Insurance Program. This program is a free health insurance counseling service for people with Medicare, provided by the Indiana Sate Department of Insurance and funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “Our SHIP counselors provide free impartial information to assist consumers in making decisions regarding their Medicare choices and questions” states Deanne Sanders-Below, coordinator of In-Home Services at Hendricks County Senior Services. “Ship is not affiliated with any insurance company or agency and does not sell insurance. SHIP is driven by volunteers who are committed to helping people with Medicare determine the best healthcare choices for their individual situations and to be good consumers of Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Part D Drug Coverage, Long Term Care Financing and Low-Income Assistance Programs. To become a SHIP counselor, you must complete a 30hour training, either virtually or in-person; complete volunteer shadowing, additional training in the spring and fall and have a desire to help Medicare Beneficiaries in your community. If you are interested in an important and rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact Deanne Sanders-Below at 317-910-5367 or the State’s SHIP office at 1-800-4524800. You can also visit www.medicare.in.gov and click the “Become a SHIP Volunteer” link for more information. ______________________________________________

Extension Homemakers Offer Grants for Teachers

The Hendricks County Homemakers are aware that many times teachers must sacrifice and use their own resources and funds to supplement their classrooms. They have decided to help by offering a $100 grant to qualified applicants in Hendricks County. All applicants must be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be awarded at the discretion of the grant committee. Forms may be downloaded at: https://extension.purdue. edu/news/county/hendricks/2021/HHS/Hendricks-County-Homemakers.html?image. Applications can be mailed to: HCEH Grant Committee, PO Box 7, Danville, IN 46122 Applications can also be submitted electronically to pitts15@purdue.edu. For more information, call the Extension Office at 317745-9260.

There are six locations in Hendricks County where you can safely dispose of prescription or non-prescription drugs that are outdated or unwanted. Avon Police Station: 6550 East US Hwy 36; Hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F; 317-272-4485. Brownsburg Police Station: 31 North Green Street; Open 24 Hours; 317-852-1109. Danville Police Station: 49 North Wayne Street; 8 a.m. - noon & 1 - 4 p.m., M-F; 317-745-4180. Hendricks Co. Sheriff’s Office: 925 East Main Street, Danville; 24 Hours; 317-745-6269. IU Health West Hospital: 1111 Ronald Regan Pkwy, Brownsburg; 24 Hours; 317-217-3000. Plainfield Police Station: 1075 West Main Street; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F; 317-838-3565 No illicit drugs or medical sharps accepted. Medicines should be kept in their original packaging. Personal information may be removed or blacked out. This program is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Hendricks County Recycling District and Covanta’s Prescription for Safety Program (RX4Safety). ______________________________________________

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show Returns to Danville

Vendors love to show guests their new products and creative ideas. ____________________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson In her early 30’s Michelle Lindeman began experiencing stamping and the crafting industry. She and her husband Steve started looking into vendor shows and opportunities and found a career full of creativity and fun. The Ft. Wayne couple purchased the Michigan-based Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps company and began traveling to New York, Tennessee, Indiana and other crafting shows to help others learn how to stamp. “We’ve probably got 1,600 different stamp designs now,” Steve said. “Michelle comes out with new stamps every year. You can make all kinds of greeting cards and they’re functional. They can be displayed, be made for gift cards and can be sent anytime throughout the year.” One thing led to another and now the couple are not only vendors at the shows, but promoters as well. “The annual event in Danville is a great paper crafting show with make-and-take opportunities, classes and lots of tools for stampers and scrapbookers,” Steve said. “We have vendors come in from all over the country and have a big make-and-take party from 6-8 p.m. Friday night. Attendees get to make each of these projects, rotate to a different table and a different project and then take all of those project’s home with them.”

Make-and-Take parties allow for beginners and experts to learn something new. ____________________________________________________

Steve said scrapbookers, or ‘croppers’ as they are called in the industry, are able to rent a table for the entire weekend. They arrive with large cases, set up their supplies and for the next several days creating different projects. “We have room for at least 50 croppers to reserve a table. It’s like spending all day long with different friends from around the country and then you can stop into the show, pick up a few things and go back to the table to keep crafting,” Steve said. For those that aren’t die-hard crafting fanatics, there’s still a lot to learn. “A lot of novices out there enjoy the make-and-take projects because you don’t have to be an expert. It’s fun and creative and many leave interested in this new hobby,” Steve said. It’s also a great place to try something new without spending a ton of money. Instructors at the make-and-take party provide all supplies and there are even crafting clubs and events throughout the year in which friends join together to share supplies and learn from each other. Each year, attendees enjoy a themed weekend event. This year, it’s all Christmas, all weekend. Vendors and guests are welcome to attend in their ugly Christmas sweaters and there will be Christmas items and crafts available. This year, the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook show will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds. Advanced tickets are $6 and $8 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. Visit https://toomuchfunpromotions.com for more information or to purchase online tickets. ______________________________________________


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Improve Your Mood Support Group

Improve Your Mood Support Group meetings every Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hendricks County Senior Center. Members have been gathering to learn about mindfulness and other coping techniques for symptoms of depression and anxiety. The Improve Your Mood Support Group is offered at no cost to anyone 25 years of age or older wishing to participate. No reservations are required to attend. The group is facilitated by Sharon Dora Samsell, Coordinator of Bereavement and Community Support Groups for Hendricks Regional Health. “The group focuses on sharing situations and processing emotions, then devoting time to a specific mood enhancement activity or skill that they can put into practice when away from their group” states Sharon. Transportation is available through Senior Services at 317-718-4474. If you would like to join us for lunch before the meeting, please call the Senior Center at least 24 hours in advance. Suggested donation is $3 for seniors 60 years old or older and their spouses. Hendricks County Senior Services is funded in part by United Way of Central Indiana, CICOA Aging and In-Home Services and the generous donations of individuals, businesses and community organizations. Service is provided without regard to sex, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin. ___________

Senior Center Food Pantry

Hendricks County Senior Services offers a food pantry for Hendricks County seniors, including perishable, nonperishable, and hygiene products. The food pantry is open by appointment. Please call 317-745-4303 to make an appointment to come to the food pantry. Hendricks County Senior Services reserves the right to limit the number of visits. Individuals must be 60 years old or older and a resident of Hendricks County, to use the food pantry. Donations are always needed, accepted and appreciated. ___________ We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha

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Care to Change Opens Two Additional Offices

Prior to Care to Change opening in January of 2016, members of the community wrote scripture on the interior walls, prayed over the building and supported the counseling center. ____________________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson In January of 2016, Care to Change opened in Avon, giving the community a new resource for quality counseling services but they’re not stopping there. In 2022, two additional offices, one in Brownsburg and the other in Prestwick will open to further assist the community. The plan to open a counseling center stems from hands-on experience and a love for those in need of support during tough times.

April Bordeau is the Director of Care to Change.

“At the time I was the director at Sheltering Wings and we were always looking for services for the women and children. I knew there was a need there and one of the founders of Sheltering Wings and I started talking about how to meet that need. We started planning, doing research and looking for a location because we really wanted to provide quality services,” Director April Bordeau said.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Natural, undecorated Christmas Trees will be accepted for recycling at the following locations. No trees with tinsel or artificial snow will be accepted. Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center - 90 Mardale Drive; available 24 hours, Dec. 22 - Jan. 18. Plainfield Yard Waste Center - 7020 S CR 875 E; available 24 hours, Dec. 22 - Jan. 18. GreenCycle - 494 S CR 200 E, Danville (317-7452000), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F. Avon Town Hall Park (Avon residents only) 6570 US Hwy 36, beginning Dec. 26. __________

Upon first opening, Bordeau and a couple of parttime therapists began taking clients and since then, grew to a staff of nearly 20, serving 3,000 families in the past five years. “I’m glad people are reaching out to get help that’s available,” Bordeau said. “When I have the help I need, my family is stronger and when my family is stronger, my community is stronger. It’s exciting when you think of the ripple effect. We know we’ve served 3,000 families but we don’t know how many others have benefited from that ripple effect, it’s a lot bigger number than 3,000.” The Avon office had already experienced growth and began to outgrow its space, prompting Bordeau to look at expansion – then COVID hit the community and things changed dramatically. “I think COVID brought out a need that was already there. If you’re dealing with anxiety or depression or any number of things and maybe you found a rhythm that worked for you, it wasn’t there anymore. For many people, there’s an impending doom, fear or threat to ourselves or those we love and you can’t live in a state of ‘what if’ for

very long until your mental health is affected,” Bordeau said. In fact, the licensed clinical social worker believes COVID helped level the playing field, when it comes to mental health awareness and acceptance because 100 percent of individuals have been impacted by the threat of the pandemic. “All of the sudden, mental health is this hot topic. We used to suffer behind closed doors but now, it’s okay because everyone has experienced stress during COVID. Our office has seen a huge increase and more people are tuning into their mental health needs. It’s just as important as our physical needs and now we’re normalizing it. It’s just part of life,” Bordeau said. Coincidentally, one portion of Care to Change’s strategic plan was to implement telehealth services in the future and with the onset of the pandemic, Bordeau and others were able to see its success in a quicker fashion than anticipated. “We knew we wanted to research and develop a telehealth program, but in the end, we didn’t have to market it. This is the wave of the future and we want to make it easy for people to receive help,” Bordeau said. “We were skeptical in the beginning and were curious if telehealth was just as effective as in-person but we realized we can do this and it is successful and a great option for many people.” For the past year, Care to Change has been operating out of office space in Brownsburg’s Elevate business center. Though the Elevate office was always temporary, having additional space has been helpful. Today, they are in the midst of preparing to open two new Care to Change locations.

Each room at Care to Change is private and equipped with comfortable seating and special areas for children. ____________________________________________________

The Brownsburg office is located at 9292 N. Meridian Street and the Prestwick office is located inside Journey Church at 5250 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon. Today, they are in the midst of preparing to open two new locations. The Brownsburg office is located at 9292 N. Meridian Street and the Prestwick office is located inside Journey Church at 5250 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon. As a faith-based organization, Care to Change is founded on biblical principals but serve all people of all different faiths. “This is something we’ve had discussion about from the beginning,” Bordeau said. “We have great partnerships with churches and schools in the community and we love that

Journey Church has opened themselves up to many community organizations, including sports groups and Girl Scouts. They’ve made themselves really community based and we can say we are a community organization that provides research-based services.” “It seems to me that we’re all looking for hope,” Bordeau added. “We all need encouragement and we all need to be reminded that we have a purpose. We just want to be a light in our community.” Clients can now schedule appointments at the two new facilities with official plans to open by mid-February. Call 317-790-9396 to make an appointment or visit https://www.caretochange.org for more information.

When You Tried Counseling and it Didn’t Help

Bordeau said even though the research and methods are the same, no two therapists are the same. Personalities mesh or clash but each therapist wants to give you the help you need and deserve. “When it comes to mental health, people have options. The kind of therapist I might want to see may be different than who you want to see, so it’s important to find one that works for you,” Bordeau said. A good therapist should be willing to refer you to another in their practice and even someone outside of the specific practice you’re visiting. Bordeau said to think about other service providers: personal trainers, physicians, caterers and more. We gravitate toward the people that meet our needs and it’s no different when it comes to finding a therapist. If you’ve tried and it didn’t work – try again. On the Care to Change website, click on ‘Our Team’. To the left of the list of counselors available, is a list of subjects you may be seeking help for, such as addiction, anxiety, depression, financial planning and more. Click on the specific need and the team photos will filter to reveal which therapists specialize in those areas, helping you to better select someone that fits your needs. Visit https://www.caretochange.org for more information.


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Capturing Spirit & Art on the Court

Indiana Lyons Return to Home Court The Indiana Lyons return to their den at Bosstick Gym in Danville on Saturday, January 8, at 5 p.m. to play against the Viper Pros from Lake County, Illinois. So far this season, the Lyons are undefeated on the home court. The same can’t be said for their away games. They scored their first losses of the season agaisnt the River City Gamblers (124-126), the Missouri Capitals (107109) and the Ohio Bruins (104-127). Leading the Lyons in total points is Danville’s Dillon Ware (right) with an average of 30.5 points per game. The Lyons will play the following home games in January: Sat. Jan. 15, 5 p.m. Chi-Town Rebels. Sun. Jan. 16, 4 p.m. - St. Louis Spirits Sunday Jan 23, 4 p.m. Burning River Buckets. For updates, follow the Indiana Lyons on Facebook.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Title this one, “Anticipation.”

Capturing the beauty of a fast moving game like basketball is not easy, but Cheryl Cochran Photography manages to find the moments that capture the art of the sport. We appreciate Cheryl sharing her camera magic with these photos from the recent game between Tri-West and Danville at Monrovia with The Republican.

Above: Wearing #4, Dillon Ware is in his second season with the Lyons. He leads the team in blocked shots, free throws made, and rebounds. Below: The Lyons are hoping to have another victory dance when the return to their home Court.

Sports action captured in an aerial ballet. ______________________________________________________________________

Rivals perform a pas de deux on the hardwood. ______________________________________________________________________

Presents Hendricks County’s own Indiana Lyons

January 8th WYRZ will be broadcasting the Indiana Lyons LIVE at 5pm as they take on the Vipers in ABA Basketball on 98.9FM and streaming WYRZ.org!

Drama in the battle for the ball. ______________________________________________________________________


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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Danville Girls Champions in Holiday Tournament By David Winters The Danville Girls basketball program rode their sixgame winning streak into the Triton Central Holiday Tournament. They took on the Elkhart Lions in the first game that nearly put an early end to the Warrior drive through the tournament. Danville could never muster more than nine points in a quarter but did enough in the first and second quarters to withstand a relative offensive flurry by the Lions, who won the second half 23-17, and held on for a 35-31 victory. Game two against the Heritage Christian Eagles appeared to be an easier task as they pulled away and in the end were too much for the Eagles, topping them by a final score of 56-39. The championship game would be the highlight of the week and they faced the host school, Triton Central Tigers. The game for the Warriors did not start out very promising. They struggled offensively in the first half and mustered only 16 points and trailed at the half, 28-16. However, the Danville offense would catch fire in the third quarter and continue the great play into the fourth. They outscored Triton Central 33-21 in the second half erasing the 12-point halftime deficit and sent the contest to overtime. Neither team wanted to the night to end and to ensure that, scored only six points apiece in the first overtime. Danville eventually turned the offensive engine back on and outscored the Tigers 12-4 in the second overtime to win by a score of 67-59. Haley Ancelet had a nice tournament, leading in scoring in game two and three with 16 and 20 points, respectively. The Warriors have now won 9 straight games and will carry that streak into the Hendricks County Tournament when they face the Avon Orioles on January 5. Congratulations Lady Warriors on bringing home the championship trophy! ______________________________________________

Danville Varsity Boys Fall Short in Holiday Classic

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FOL Book Bundle Sale Helps Programming at DPL

Stop by the Danville Public Library program room after the New Year to browse tables of fiction, non-fiction, audio-books, DVD’s, children’s books and more, all available for a freewill donation! Did you know that the Friends of the Danville Public Library fund all the programs at the library? While Hendricks County’s COVID status may have canceled the FOL’s regular sales, your participation with a free will donation in this book bundle sale can help fund the 2022 program plans. Adding books to your shelves at home and the FOL will add money in the bank for a stellar summer reading program! Spread the word to preschools, homeschool groups, daycares and churches too! The current plan is to run the Book Bundles until January 31st. After 5 p.m., you will need to ask a staff member for access to the bundles. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 317-7452604. More information can be found at https://dplindiana.org/youthservicesbookbundle/. ______________________________________________

State Highway Puts Phi Delt Hill Out of the Sign Business

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Lunch at the Legion Post

American Legion Post 118, 856 S. SR 39, Danville, offers a daily lunch menu, open to the public. Monday - Italian Beef sandwich w/fries. Tuesday - Chicken Parmesan on spaghetti w/garlic bread. Wednesday - Breaded or grilled tenderloin w/fries. Thursday - Beef or Turkey Manhattan w/mashed potatoes & gravy and corn. Friday - Ham & beans and corn bread. __________

DAC Days Are Coming

The Danville Athletic Club (DAC) has a special offer to help you get in and stay in shape in 2022. January 10-16 and February 7-13, initiation fee is $5/person. Memberships start at $15/month. Free T-shirts for current and new members! For more information, visit danvilleindiana.org/ parks. __________

Crime Tip Line

The Danville Metropolitan Police Dept. offers a 100% anonymous Crime Tip Line, available 24-7 at 317-745-3001. All tips will remain anonymous. This line shouldl not be used if you need immediate assistance - for emergencies, dail 911. __________

Be Well Crisis Hotline The year 2004 saw a good crop of campaign signs sprouting on the hill.

“Please be advised that the Town of Danville will no longer be issuing permits for banners on “Phi Delta Kappa Hill.” The State of Indiana has opted to no longer allow banners to be placed in their right-of-­way. Town staff is working on finding an alternative location for signs and banners. We will post on social media once we find a solution. Mark R. Morgan Town Manager”

Cheryl Cochran Photography Sophomore Evan Lawrence (#50) at the tip-off.

By David Winters The Danville Boys Basketball program travelled 14 miles south to the Monrovia Holiday Classic, riding a sixgame winning streak. The Warriors won their first two games of the tournament and faced their State Road 39 nemesis, the Tri-West Bruins in the championship game. This was an early test to see how these two teams might fare against each other as they battle for the Sagamore Conference title later in the season. The Bruins got the best of Coach Barber and his squad on this night and they left the Monrovia Holiday Classic victorious by a final score of 58-45. Leading the Bruins was Senior Alex Covey who scored 17 points and hauled in 7 rebounds. Danville is now 8-2 and will enter this weeks Hendricks County Tournament with a first-round bye. They will face the winner of the Avon vs. Cascade game and play on Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at Plainfield High School. ______________________________________________

Some prime real estate in Danville just went off the market. The Indiana Department of Transportation has declared campaign signs, event signs, and all other signage displays persona non grata in the State Highway right-ofway. Last year, the banners strung across US 36 at the Town Hall were also banned, due to safety reasons. We checked and found no ordinances or restrictions on newspaper advertising. ______________________________________________

2022 Genealogy Nuts Meetings The Genealogy Nuts will meet monthly during 2022, at the Danville Public Library, 101 S. Indians St. Updates will be made by social media and email if any programs need to be changed or canceled. Please reach out to indianaroom@dplindiana.org or give us a call at 317-745-2604 if you have any questions. January Meeting: Canceled February Meeting: Monday, February 14, at 1 p.m. “Timelines Can Focus Your Research” presented by Rose Ann Sigborn. March: Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. - “Countdown to 1950 Federal Population Census” presented by Cindy Rutledge. April Meeting: Monday, April 11 - “America’s First Immigration Center: What Did They Do Before Ellis Island?” presented by Carolyn Niemantsverdriet. May Meeting: Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. June Meeting: Monday, June 13, at 1 p.m. July: Monday, July 11, at 1 p.m. August: Monday, August 8, at 1 p.m. September Meeting: Monday, September 12, at 1 p.m. October: Monday, October 10, at 1 p.m. November Meeting: Monday, November 14, at 1 p.m. December Genealogy Nuts Meeting: Monday, December, at noon: Genealogy Nuts Luncheon & Heirloom Show & Tell. Be sure to bring an appetite and a side dish or dessert. The library will provide meat and drinks. After the lunch, share an heirloom or a research triumph. We are able to have a limited amount of people in person in the program room. You will need to register on the events calendar located here if you would like to attend in person. Those wishing to attend via Zoom, please visit the DPL events calendar and click on Genealogy Nuts – Zoom. ______________________________________________

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration offers the Be Well Crisis Helpline, a confidential resource available through Indiana 211 that will allow Hoosiers to call and speak with a trained counselor 24/7. The free Be Well Crisis Helpline was established direct response to the elevated levels of stress and anxiety Hoosiers are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Be Well Crisis Helpline is funded by a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Indiana the program becomes part of the state’s new Be Well Indiana initiative. Additional information about the mental health resources available to Hoosiers is available at BeWellIndiana.org. __________

Danville Merchant Chatter Forget-Me-Nots Happy New Year! We’ve been busy cleaning up after Christmas. Check out our markdowns. We are back to our regular hours Tues - Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-3. We also set appointments for our custom work consultations. _____ Gallery On The Square Did you know that we have everything from handcrafted baby quilts to oil paintings? Come in and check out the treasures. Tues - Fri 10-4 and Sat 10-2 _____ Radiant Skin Did you received a giftcard, skincare product, or just want to start your skin resolution this year? If so, contact us at 317-563-3055 or stop in at 68 S Jefferson St, Danville. _____ Hendricks County Historical Museum Check out the Hendricks County Historical Museum’s Facebook page and Instagram. We post a lot of interesting information, like our recent post about Danville native and Baseball Hall of Fame member Sam Thompson. __________

Curbside Service at DPL

Danville-Center Township Public Library does offer Curbside Services! All patrons that wish to utilize Curbside Services can go online to your Evergreen account, place your hold and you will be notified via: phone, text or email when your hold is ready for pickup. Once you arrive at the library simply give us a call at 317-745-2604 and we will bring your items outside to you!! We can bring them to your car or simply place your items on the outside bench. The library also offers fax, printing and copies for Curbside Service for those that wish to remain outside the building. For printing services please take advantage of our wireless printing; Princh. For more information on Princh please visit dplindiana.org. If you have any questions or concerns please call 317-7452604 or send us an email at askdpl@dplindiana.org __________

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Humane Society Services

Hendricks Humane helps pet owners with pet food, unexpected pet medical expenses, dog or cat spay/neuter surgery expense and provides other pet resources. These and other programs are described below. Limiting staff to one part-time person, we are open by appointment only. This allows us to spend more on our programs and be more flexible to those needing services. Contact us via e-mail info@hendrickshumane.org or call 317-745-3338 to leave a message. PET FOOD PANTRY - Hendricks County residents needing pet food should call the Humane Society (317745-3338) to leave a message clearly stating their name, phone #, type and number of pets and any special needs. Requests for pet food called in by Monday are filled on Wednesday for porch pick up between 1pm-6 pm. Exceptions can be made as well as deliveries in specific cases. We want to be sure pets have food. PET OWNER ASSISTANCE – Assistance is available for residents in need of financial help when medical expenses or other care needs that may arise for their pets. ADOPTIONS – Adoptable cats and kittens can be viewed on the website and adoption applications can be completed on the website. Only pre-approved adopters may schedule a meet & greet with one of our kittens or cats. All kittens and adult cats are in foster care only. Foster care benefits the health and well-being of the felines. We do not have dogs available for adoption and encourage those looking to adopt a dog to visit Facebook pages of Creekside Animal Rescue, Hendricks County Animal Shelter, and other Rescues for dogs needing homes. HUMANE EDUCATION - Free programs are available for groups from pre-school through adult about humane care of animals. SPAY/NEUTER - Financial assistance is available to Hendricks County residents whose pets need to be spayed or neutered. Periodically we offer discount vouchers, visit the website. We pay 100% for Pet Food Pantry participants to have their pets spayed or neutered. We pay 100% for all community (owned) cats to be spayed or neutered. COMMUNITY CATS - TNR (Trap, Neuter/Spay, Return) of community (free roaming) cats is the humane way to end the cycle of unwanted, at-risk litters. Help requests can be submitted on the website to ask for assistance with trapping, to borrow humane traps, or for rescuing kittens. Since this program began in 2017, over 1,000 cats have been trapped, neutered, returned. And safe, loving homes have been found for over 450 kittens rescued from a difficult life. CHIP & CLIP CLINIC (nail trims and microchip implant) – Generally held the second Sunday of the month is by appointment only. Please call 317-745-3338 well in advance to schedule an appointment for nail trims, nail caps for cats, microchips or if you have questions. Visit the website www.hendrickshumane.org or contact us via email (info@hendrickshumane.org) or phone (317-745-3338). Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. As a reminder, the Humane Society does not operate the Hendricks County Animal Shelter and Animal Control located at 250 E. Campus Blvd, Danville. Reports of suspected animal abuse or endangerment should always be directed to Hendricks County Animal Shelter & Control 317-745-9250. Emergency animal surrender needs should be directed to Hendricks County Animal Shelter & Control. ______________________________________________

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

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MARTHA “MARTI” KIVETT was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother during her incredible 87 years of life. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her daughter’s home on December 31, 2021. Marti was born in Indianapolis on February 22, 1934, to Rolan and Ruth Hiles. She married John Kivett on November 3, 1956, settling in Plainfield where they raised their two children. Marti was employed by Plainfield Schools for 26 years, starting as the secretary of Brentwood Elementary School for 19 years (19711990) and then transitioning to the Kindergarten Center, where she remained until her retirement in 1997. Marti was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Plainfield, where she sang in the choir and served in Women’s Ministries for almost 30 years. Marti’s hobbies included sewing, crafting, cooking and finding treasures at local garage sales. Her greatest joy came in loving and serving her family, including her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who affectionally called her “Nana.” Marti was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, John Kivett; sisters Roberta Hiles and Betty Oliphant and brother Roland Hiles. She is survived by her two children: John Kivett, Jr. and his wife Patti, of Plainfield; Jane Greer and her husband, Mike, of Carmel. She leaves behind her grandchildren: Laura (and husband, Scott) Andrews, Brian Greer, John Kivett, III, Elizabeth (and husband, Josh) Simpson, Lindsay (and husband, Keegan) Sussman, and David Greer; and six great-grandchildren: Parker, Coen and Jackson Andrews, Aedda and Dwaine Simpson, and Theo Sussman. Also surviving are many other family members and dear friends to cherish her memory. Funeral services will be Saturday January 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield with Mike Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Funeral services will be live streamed on the Hall-Baker Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to one’s favorite charity in Marti’s memory. Please visit www.bakerfuneralservice.com to leave the family a condolence. ___________________________________________________ ELOISE LARENE (Rhodes) VALLINET, 98, passed away at The Gathering Together in Plainfield on December 29, 2021. Eloise was born in French Lick, Ind. on August 22,1923, the second of three children born to Farwell and Larene (Davies) Rhodes. She attended Franklin College and enjoyed a long career as a sought-after executive secretary. She married Stanley Valinet and had a son, Greg, as well as a stepson, Steve (Charlene) and a stepdaughter, Pam. In 2018, Eloise came to be the only permanent resident of The Gathering Together, a home for the dying that she helped establish in 2001 and served as the first Board President of the fledgling ministry. Nobody came to The Gathering Together without a hug and a visit with Eloise. She is already sorely missed. Eloise had three great passions: Bridge, cats, and the Word of God. An exceptional Bridge enthusiast, she played until her memory suffered. Her kittens - all kittens - delighted her and she monitored visits from neighborhood kitty hoodlums as she reigned from her chair overlooking the garden. Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Rhys Rhodes and Farwell Rhodes, Jr., and Stanley Valinet. She is survived by her son, Greg A. Valinet; stepchildren, Steve and Pam; nieces and nephews, Martha Rhodes, Charles “Rocky” Rhodes, Leslie Rowland and Matthew Rhodes; as well as many other beloved extended family and friends. Calling will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Flanner Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Conner Suite), 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, where funeral services will immediately follow beginning at 1p.m. Burial will follow services at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A Celebration of Eloise’s Life will be held at a later date. Please check The Gathering Together website at www.TheGatheringTogether.org for further details once they become available. Donations in her honor may be made to The Gathering Together, 147 N Center Street, Plainfield, IN 46168. ___________________________________________________ DARLA V. BUCHANAN, of Avon, passed away on December 23, 2021. Darla was born on July 5, 1953 in Indianapolis. Darla was a long-time employee of M.J. Schuetz, Gilliatte General Contractors and Securitas where she met many friends along the way. Darla enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, reading, and watching and discussing the Colts and Chiefs. She was also a huge animal lover; if there was a stray cat, she was feeding it. Darla is survived by her ex-husband and friend, Michael Buchanan; daughter, Megan Hendrickson; son-inlaw, James Hendrickson; son, Zachary Buchanan; daughter-in-law, Callie Buchanan; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Liam, Logan, Ronan, Kenzie & Lyons; sister, Winona Wagner; and brothers, Jerry and Jimmy Richardson. Friends and family will gather on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home in Pittsboro, Indiana from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. to pay their respects and celebrate Darla’s life. Arrangements are entrusted to Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All are encouraged to share thoughts, prayers, and memories with Darla’s family on her memorial page found on the funeral home’s website, www.ericmdbellfuneralhome. com ________________________

GENEVIEVE “JENNY” PENDERGRAST JOHNSON died peacefully January 2, 2022, with her daughter Diane J. Killingback, of Brownsburg, at her side. Besides her daughter, Jenny is survived by grandchildren Kristopher Killingback (BethAnn) of Denver, Colorado, great-grandson Cruz Killingback and Kolbi Killingback Winter (Josh), Nashville, Tennessee. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Carl Johnson, her parents and brother Gene. Jenny was born in Indianapolis on May 4, 1933, and attended Ben Davis High School. She lived in Brownsburg and for many years worked at Brownsburg School Corporation in food and custodial services. Upon retirement, she became a Walmart greeter where she loved spending her days chatting with customers, old and new! Jenny loved working, joking around with friends and a good game of Bingo at Wellbrooke Assisted Living. She was most proud of her daughter, grandchildren and greatgrandson. A funeral service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg. ________________________

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WENDY DYAN WILLIAMS, 51, Brownsburg, passed away on December 28, 2021. She was a member of Connection Pointe Christian Church. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Indianapolis and her Master’s degree from Ball State University. She was a devoted mother and wife, loving sister and aunt, caring daughter, loyal friend, and dedicated hospice care RN. She spent the majority of her career with Heartland Hospice and was a Senior Executive for the organization. She is survived by her husband, William Leffew; daughter, Zoe Leffew; father, Joe (Drena) Williams; mother, Shari (James) Ford; brother, Bobby Williams; sister, Suzette Bartylla; nephews, Vincent Craft, Quintin Bartylla; niece Makayla Bartylla and great-niece, Ivy Jane Craft. Funeral services took place at Connection Pointe Christian Church, Brownsburg, on January 5. Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 931 E. 86th St. #208, Indianapolis, IN 46240. ________________________ LARRY DEAN STOKES, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 29, 2021. Larry was born in Indianapolis, on July 30, 1953 to Billy G. Stokes Sr. and Lula C. (Minton) Stokes. Larry was a 1972 graduate of Avon High School. He was the owner and operator of Larry Stokes Plumbing which was founded in 1999. He was a member of the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC). Larry enjoyed playing guitar and the banjo. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving and devoted wife of 21 years, Glenda E. Stokes; and son Larry Stokes Jr. Larry is survived by his grandsons Trent Stokes and Hunter Stokes; sister Karen (Bill) Sommers; brothers Bill (Patty) Stokes and Ron (Shannyn) Stokes; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Stevens Mortuary, Indianapolis. ________________________ BETTY J. ROBERTS, 96, of Plainfield, passed away on December 25, 2021. Betty was born in 1925 to Madge and Louis Lynch in Brazil, Ind., where she lived until she graduated high school. She went on to study and graduate with a degree in teaching from Purdue University in 1947. While there, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and was active in the theater. In 1950, she married Frank Roberts and had two sons, Randall and Jeffrey Roberts. After college, Betty, aka “Fireball” to her students, taught high school English in Mooresville until her retirement. Betty and her family spent a lot of time house boating on the Ohio River and she later fell in love with traveling the world and going on cruises. She loved to dance and was known for her spunk and her energy. You could always count on seeing her at her walks at the REC Center in town. Betty was preceded in death by her parents Madge and Louis Lynch, and her husband Frank Roberts. She is survived by her sons, Randall (Deborah) Roberts, Jeffrey (Lynn) Roberts, her grandchildren, Doug (Becky) Roberts, Lisa (Jason) Cheney, Kristin (Ryan) Scott, and Kyle (Morgyn) Roberts, and her 8 great grandchildren. Memorial services were Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Inurnment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. ________________________

JOHN ROBERT MORRISON, 75, of Plainfield, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022. He was born on Tuesday, July 30, 1946 to Ray and Juanita (Winsted) Morrison in Plainfield. He grew up in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School. After high school he worked at Allison Transmission for a short time before being drafted into the United States Navy. He served two tours in Vietnam before being honorably discharged in November of 1968. After his time in the Navy, he returned home and to his job. He worked some in the plant but for a majority of his 54 years there he was a truck driver, locally going from plant to plant. John was a member of The Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana, Belleville Lodge No. 85 since 1982, The Murat Shriners International, and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America since 1983. One of his most loved hobbies was to work on and rebuild classic cars, and he was really good at it. He had many over the years including his 65 Chevy Malibu SS and rebuilding his Dodge Ram truck. John is survived by his daughter, Melissa J. Laue; grandchildren, Travis Bishop, Emily Bishop; and brother, Steve Morrison and his wife Sue. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Juanita Morrison, and sister, Delores Grimes. Graveside service took place Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Arrangements: Indiana Funeral Care. ________________________ TERRY D. RUNYON, 54, Plainfield, passed away on December 26, 2021 following a brief illness. Terry is survived by his wife, Mindi Runyon, also of Plainfield; children, Haley Runyon of Bristol, Tenn., Dylan Runyon of Dandridge, Tenn., and Grace Burgess of Bloomington, Ind.; parents, Richard and Judy Runyon of Brownsburg; brothers, Tim (Allison) Runyon of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Tracy (Kim) Runyon of Brownsburg; plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Tom Runyon. Following years in the banking industry with National City Bank, First National Bank and Trust and Star Financial Bank, he was the Service Manager for D&A Automotive for the past five years. But Terry’s passion was first to his family and to youth sports programs in Wayne Township. He spent many years leading and coaching in the PTO Basketball program at Robey Elementary. He also coached youth baseball for Lady Mac and AAU basketball teams. In his spare time, Terry also enjoyed college sports, golf, car shows and US Nationals every Labor Day weekend. Memorial visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, January 21, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Malachy Church in Brownsburg on Saturday, January 22 at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Terry’s name to the Wayne Township Education Foundation to support youth sports programs in the M.S.D. of Wayne Township. Donate online at: https://tinyurl.com/ WTEFterryrunyon or make checks payable to Wayne Township Education Foundation, 1155 S. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46241, or make a donation to a youth athletic program in your community. _______________________


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(M o r e O b i t u a r i e s LAINEY LOU REINHARD, precious baby girl of Elizabeth and Gage Reinhard, was born into the arms of angels on December 16, 2021 at 11:17 a.m., at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Patricia Lou “Pati” Jackson. In addition to her parents, Lainey is survived by maternal grandparents, Bruce and Leslie Jackson of Syracuse, Ind. and paternal grandparents, Shawn and Marci Reinhard of Milford, Ind.; uncles, Ben and Luke Jackson of Syracuse, Ind., Cole (Crystal) Reinhard, Syracuse, Ind. and Grahm and Carr Reinhard of Milford, Ind.; maternal greatgreat grandfather, Byron Hunter, Warsaw, Ind., maternal great-grandparents, Janine Hunter, Warsaw, Ind., Dail and Jan Barber, North Manchester, Ind., and Tom and Marilyn Jackson, Marlette, Mich.; paternal great-grandparents, Dave and Marcene Gilliam, Karen Reinhard, and Clem and Joni Reinhard, all of Bluffton, Ind. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at at Connection Pointe Christian Church, Brownsburg. A burial ceremony will be held in Syracuse, Ind. at a later date. Gage and Elizabeth would like to thank their community, family, friends, and co-workers for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers. They would also like to express their deepest gratitude to their care team at Riley Children’s Hospital and request that gifts in Lainey’s memory be directed to any one of the following: White Lick Elementary School, 1400 South Odell St. Brownsburg, IN 46112; Brownsburg High School Football, 1000 South Odell St. Brownsburg, IN 46112; Maternity Tower at Riley Children’s Hospital, 702 Barn Hill Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202. Arrangements made by Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Milford, Ind. Condolences may be made to the family at www.mishlerfhcc.com ________________________ JOYCE L. LEAPLEY, age 90, of Plainfield, passed away December 29, 2021. She was born in Indianapolis, on February 6, 1931 to the late Vestal and Lilly Phillips. Joyce was a homemaker and a very talented seamstress creating beautiful sets of curtains. She is survived by her loving son, Phillip (Viki) Leapley, her granddaughter, Jennifer (Ben) Sprout, great granddaughter, Olivia Sprout and her brother, Jesse (Shirley) Phillips. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Leapley and her daughter, Linda Meadows. The funeral service for Joyce will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Flanner Buchanan Floral Park. She will be laid to rest at Floral Park Cemetery. The family request any memorial contributions be made to the donor’s favorite charity in Joyce’s memory. To sign her online guest registry and share your story with her family you are invited to go to www.flannerbuchanan.com ________________________ MATTHEW DOUGLAS HOOPER, 28, Brownsburg, passed away January 2, 2022. He was a member of Connection Pointe Christian Church, he loved to snowboard, skateboard and enjoyed listening to music, dancing and making people laugh. He was preceded in death by his half-brother Robert Rudicle. He is survived by his mother, Lisa Hooper; father, Bob Rudicle; fiancé ,Tori Marando; half-brother, Evan Rudicle. Memorial visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, at Connection Pointe Christian Church, Brownsburg, with a memorial service there at 4 p.m.


HERSCHEL J. VERMILLION, 77, of Plainfield, passed away at home with his wife Betty and friend Keisha Cooper by his side. He was born January 3, 1944 to the late Oliver and Vera (Campbell) Vermillion in Greencastle, Ind.. He was a US Army veteran and served in Germany and Korea. He retired from Lovdell Emery, Arvin Metor and Hostess Bakery. After retirement, he worked for Casino Party Planners. Most of all, Herschel enjoyed helping his neighbors. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Sears; a step-daughter, Lynn Ann Rudy of Avon; three brothers, David (Sherry) Vermillion of Oklahoma City, Okla., Floyd B. Vermillion of Lawton, Okla., and Lloyd C. (Gail) Vermillion of Fontanet, Ind.; and a sister, Linda Kay (Stan) Evan of Cadiz, Ky. A Memorial Service took place Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in the Plainfield Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Plainfield Christian Church. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. ________________________

STEPHEN O. McCORMACK, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away December 25, 2021. He was born August 6, 1948 to Gerald and Doris (Woods) McCormack in Holyoke, Mass. He graduated from Edison High School in 1966. He then enlisted into the Marine Corps and served three years specializing in radio and electronics while based in Korea. He received his associates degree in technology from Vincennes University. He worked for General Motors for 32 years as an electrician retiring in 2012. Stephen married Sandra Shields on May 30, 1984; she survives. He is also survived by sons, Owen R. (Shauna) McCormack and Ron (Melinda) Walker Jr.; daughters, Tracey M. (Ricky) Kappell and Melissa (Chris) Garrett; one brother and two sisters; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Andrew S. McCormack. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. ________________________

MICHAEL LYNN PARKS, of Brownsburg, passed away on December 24, 2021. Born on November 9, 1961 in Albany, Ga., he graduated from Carmel High School in 1980 and from Indiana University Bloomington in 1984. Michael worked at UPS for over 32 years. He was a generous, dedicated and loyal son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. But most importantly, he was a faithful Brother in Christ. He enjoyed history, politics, and non-fiction reading. He was dominant in trivia and was the usually nightly winner of Jeopardy. He is preceded in death by his mother, Theresa (Manning) Parks and his older brother, James Brian Parks. He leaves behind his father, James H. Parks, sister, Suzanne (Patrick) Andres, brothers Alan (Beverly) Parks and Terry (Cindy) Parks, Sister-In-Law Janice (James Brian) Parks, three nephews, four nieces, two great nephews, and a great niece. A funeral mass was celebrated on Monday January 3, 2022 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel, Ind. Memorial contributions can be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Augustine Home, 2345 West 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260-1905. ________________________

DARRYL J. KAYTAR, 66, Pittsboro, passed away on December 28, 2021. He owned and operated the Best Supply Company for 19 years, retiring in 2019. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 331. He was preceded in death by his wife. Susan Kaytar; parents, Joseph and Doreen Kaytar. Survivors include his son Aaron (Kayla) Kaytar; daughter Jennifer Kaytar; sister Pamela (Thomas) Ripple; brother Dennis Kaytar; grandchildren Emma Meyer, Kalleigh Kaytar, and Asher Kaytar. Services were Tuesday, January 4, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. Burial was in Brownsburg Cemetery. ________________________

LARRY DEAN ALKIRE, age 81, Clayton, passed away Friday morning, December 31, 2021, at his residence. He was born on September 15, 1940 in a house right in front of his current home, the son of Benson L. Alkire and Mary G. Buis Alkire. Larry had farmed for a living and had also worked for Jim Vaughn Auction and Stanley Implements. He was a member of Cherry Grove Church. He is survived by his wife, Dwayna Wills Alkire; children, Robert (Mary Beth Brinnegar) Alkire, Stilesville, Cheryl (Bart) Nott, Gosport, and Deana (Bob) Chandler, Clayton; grandchildren, Mindy (Michael) Fontaine, Plainfield, Monica (Seth) Ballinger, Greencastle, Robin (Matt) Phelps, Clayton, Hannah Chandler, Clayton, Erikah Chandler, Clayton, and Lyllah Chandler, Clayton; great-grandchildren, Tristan Ballinger, Mikey Fontaine, Elijah Bollinger, Madison Fontaine, Matthew Fontaine, Lydia Phelps, and Meredith Fontaine. He was preceded by his parents, grandson, Philip Alkire, brother, Shirley D’Wayne Alkire, and a siste, Marlene Buis. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Bousley Funeral Home, Coatesville. Burial will follow in the Stilesville Cemetery. The family has requested that contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association. ________________________

DELORES A. GRIMES, 89, of Plainfield, passed away December 23, 2021. She was born July 10, 1932 to the late Ray and Juanita (Winsted) Morrison in Plainfield. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1951. She worked as a secretary for Central Elementary School in Plainfield retiring in 1986. Delores is survived by her son, Ed L. Grimes and companion Julie O’Connor; two brothers, Steve (Sue) and Bob Morrison; five grandchildren, Calvin (Bre) Grimes, Zach Grimes, Jeramiah Grimes, Noah (Mackenzie) Grimes and Joe Grimes; and two great grandchildren, Tucker and Annabel Grimes. There will be no calling or services. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. ________________________ KENNETH A. MARSH, 75, of Clayton, passed away December 27, 2021. He was born October 9, 1946 to the late Wyman L. and Doris (Barton) Marsh in Indianapolis. He served in the US Navy as a Corpsman Medic on the USS Sanctuary Hospital Ship in Vietnam 1965-1967, then in the Navy Reserves. He married Beate G. (Ruth) Marsh on December 21, 1968, who survives. He worked at General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1998. Ken is also survived by a son, Jason M. (Diann) Marsh; daughter, Michelle L. (David) Biagioni; brother, Wyman (Patricia) Marsh; brother in law, Chris Ruth; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Marsh and a sister-in-law, Donna Marsh. Ken enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. A private Celebration of Life, with military honors, will be held for family and friends on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 2-5 p.m. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield.

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JANET C. AYERS, 73, Brownsburg, passed away December 31, 2021. Janet was born August 2, 1948 to Lois and Jay Williams at Witham Hospital. She was with her husband Jim for 45 years before he passed away in 2013. Janet and Jim lived a variety of places including Amarillo, Texas until they returned to their hometown of Brownsburg to raise Emily and Andrew. She was a graduate of Brownsburg High School and had a degree in natural resources from Ball State University. Janet worked at Butler University, a place she cherished, for over 25 years, most recently in the College of Education. She was a 4-H club leader for 20 years and member of St. Malachy Parish. Janet loved touring beautiful gardens, reading, and discussing the latest book with her book club. She will be remembered by her friends for her style, friendship, and grace as a hostess whether at her annual hotdog bonfire or a meal at her elegantly set table. She was forever an optimist who was strong willed and independent up until the very end. Unfortunately she had a recurrence of breast cancer that she fought valiantly for five years. She passed peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Ayers and daughter Emily Ayers. She is survived by her son Andrew Ayers (wife Kathryn), granddaughter Alice Ayers; brothers Roger Williams, Bill Williams, Jim (Jenny) Williams; sister Kay Williams. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2022 at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 8 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Malachy Cemetery. __________________________________________________ ROGER DALE MUSSER, 64, passed away Monday night, December 27, 2021, at IU Health Hospital in Avon, following complications of COVID-19. He was born September 16, 1957, in Bath, New York, a son of late Helen Alameda (Wood) and Charles Arthur Musser, Sr. Roger was a 1975 graduate of Lebanon High School and attended Indiana State University. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Roger was a devoted father and grandfather. When his children were younger, he served as a cub master and soccer coach. He loved being a grandfather and great grandfather. He had a passion for cooking. Survivors include his five children, Duane Musser of Westfield, Eleisia “Lisa” Musser of Westfield, Nathan Musser of Brownsburg, Zachary Musser of San Diego, Jacob Musser of Pittsboro; six grandchildren, Malissa Musser, Sadie Musser, Tyler Musser, Abigail “Reed” Musser, Mason Musser, Nathan Musser, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Molly Musser and Penny Burnett; siblings, Charles A. “Butch” Musser, Jr. of Lebanon, Debra D. (Marvin) Reed of Lebanon, Michael Ray (Tammy) Musser of Lebanon, Catherine Diane “Cathy” Musser of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews and good friends. In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Ann Musser; and two brothers, William Andrew Musser and Richard “Ricky” Musser. Services were Monday, January 3, 2022, at Myers Mortuary in Lebanon. Boone County Crematory has been entrusted with his cremation arrangements following visitation. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences: www.myersmortuary.com ___________________________________________________ MICHAEL C. HENDERSON, a devoted husband, father to three daughters, and grandfather of three, a successful high school and college coach who started Marian University’s softball program, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2022, at the age of 84. He was born at home on Saturday, November 20, 1937. In those days home births were recorded on the following Monday, making his “official” birthday November 22. The only child of Clyde and Theresa Henderson, Mike grew up on the west side of Indianapolis and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1955. A two-sport standout athlete, Mike attended Ball State University where he earned a degree in education while playing baseball and basketball for the Cardinals from 1956-60. He earned all-conference honors in both sports and was selected to Who’s Who Among Small College Basketball. Mike began his teaching and coaching career in Fulton, Indiana, guiding the Falcons’ baseball, basketball, and track teams. Mike was the first Athletic Director along with the baseball and basketball coach when Cardinal Ritter High School opened its doors in 1964, remaining at the school as a teacher and coach through 1972. He continued his teaching and coaching career at Decatur Central High School and The Latin School of Indianapolis, a preparatory school for high school boys interested in the priesthood. Mike moved to Marian University in 1980 as the Intramural Director and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach before retiring in 1999. In 1989, Mike started the women’s softball program, which is nationally recognized after winning numerous conference championships and advancing to the NAIA National Championship. He continued to coach the program after retirement. To recognize his contributions to the university and its athletic programs, he was inducted into the M-Club Wall of Fame in 2007. In addition to his passion for athletics and student athletes, he enjoyed spending time outdoors. Many friends and family members have happy memories of time with Mike fishing in the lake at his home or spending time in the woods at the family’s property. Mike is survived by Ann, his wife of 60 years; his daughters, Kay Neidlinger (Gregg) of Carmel, Karen Henderson of Lafayette, and Kathy Carmin (Mike) of Lafayette; grandchildren, Jeffrey Neidlinger (Chloe) of Noblesville, Adam Neidlinger (Carly) of San Antonio, Texas, and Mallory Neidlinger of Fishers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cardinal Ritter High School Athletic Department or the Marian University Softball Program in Coach Mike Henderson’s name. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with funeral mass at noon at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Malachy Cemetery West, Pittsboro. Family respectfully request guests wear masks while attending visitation and services. ___________________________________________________

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CONSTANCE E. SERVIS, 79, of Avon, passed away December 30, 2021. She was born May 20, 1942 to the late Frederick and Josephine (Vogel) Siegert in Annapolis, Md. She was a Girl Scout leader, softball coach, and attended every band competition. She was an exceptional bowler, was feared on the golf course, and on the softball field! Her grandkids and now great grandchildren were her world, and she was the best Nana a kid could want! Constance is survived by her husband, Alfred E. Servis; three daughters, Suzan Wix, Carol (Chris) Thompson, and Sandra (Michael) Martin; two brothers, Peter (Mary) Siegert and Michael (Betty) Siegert; a sister, Katherine Tucker; five grandchildren, Samantha Armentrout, Michelle Pope, Bradly Wix, Sarah Rogers, and Nicole Thompson; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield, where friends may call on Friday from 2 p.m. until service time at 4 p.m. ________________________ DEBRA J. LAWSON, 54, passed away on December 24, 2021. She was born December 28, 1966 in Beech Grove, Ind. She was a parking supervisor at Indianapolis International Airport for 15 years retiring in 2012. Debbie loved her daughters and grandsons very much. She was so funny and enjoyed making others happy. She loved playing bingo every Tuesday, it was always the highlight of the week. Debra is survived by two daughters, Samantha Lawson and Kimberly A. Lawson; her father, George Wilde; a brother, Timothy C. (Jackie) Wilde; two sisters, Jennifer L. Wilde and Lori D. (Daniel) Tatman; and four grandchildren, Noah Lawson, Jayce Smith, Tristan Lawson and Damon Lutzke. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda (Schaub) Wilde. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield, where friends may call on Saturday from 10:30 a.m .until service time at noon. ________________________ DONALD JAMES HUFFORD, age 81, of Pittsboro, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2021, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Brownsburg, and was a graduate of Brownsburg High School, class of 1959. In 1963, he graduated from Indiana University with a BS in radio and television. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He worked as a salesman for multiple national and local companies before starting his own business, Indy Visibles, which specialized in printing of all kinds on all media. He had many interests, including singing, playing multiple musical instruments, writing, IU basketball, military history, action movies, jokes/puns, the Bible and, most of all, sharing his love of God. He was a longtime member of Cornerstone Christian Church where he taught Sunday school and volunteered in the food pantry. He also served on the board of the Indiana School for the Deaf. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Margaret Schenck Hufford; brothers Jack Schenck and William Hufford; and sister Marilyn Hufford. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marguerite (Marty) Dine Hufford; sons Bradley James Hufford and Derek James Hufford; grandson Cole Alexander Hufford; brother Thomas Hufford; 8 nephews; 3 nieces and many cousins. A private family service will be conducted at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg, Indiana. Interment will be at Sparks Cemetery, Pittsboro. Memorial donations in Don’s name may be made to Life’s Journey Hospice House, 10241 E CR 500 N, Indianapolis, IN 46254.


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2022 HENDRICKS COUNTY RECYCLING DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SCHEDULED MEETINGS All meetings listed will be held at the Hendricks County Government Center, Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 355 South Washington Street, Danville, Indiana at 7:00 AM. Please call 317-858-6070 for questions. January 25, 2022 April 26, 2022 July 26, 2022 October 25, 2022 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT ESTATE DOCKET: 32D01-2112-EU-000324 IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ESTATE OF JOYCE A. BEWLEY, DECEASED. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice is hereby given that BETH WILSON and or RUSSELL BEWLEY were on December 27, 2021, appointed as Personal Representatives of the Estate of JOYCE A. BEWLEY, deceased, who died on NOVEMBER 23, 2021. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. DATED at , Indiana, this December 28th, 2021. Marjorie Pike HENDRICKS County Superior Court By: Sherry A. Stinson Attorney for personal representative: Doris Brauman Moore Brauman Moore Law Offices 128 East Main Street Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Telephone: 317-858-5000 Fax: 317-858-5009 Attorney Number: 21958-32 01-06-22-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT ESTATE DOCKET: 32D01-2112-EU-000325 IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ESTATE OF GARLAND J. KIRCHER, DECEASED. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice is hereby given that JULIA A. MAGEE and 0r JOHN MAGEE were on December 27, 2021, appointed as Personal Representatives of the Estate of GARLAND J. KIRCHER, deceased, who died on NOVEMBER 13, 2021. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. DATED at , Indiana, this 28th of December, 2021. Marjorie Pike HENDRICKS County Superior Court By: Sherry A. Stinson Attorney for personal representative: Doris Brauman Moore Brauman Moore Law Offices 128 East Main Street Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Telephone: 317-858-5000 Fax: 317-858-5009 Attorney Number: 21958-32 01-06-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 32C01-2111-CC-001517 ANDY MOHR FORD, INC. ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) CALEB BURNS, ) Defendant. ) SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF SUIT Notice is hereby given that Plaintiff, Andy Mohr Ford, Inc, has filed a suit to collect a outstanding balance according to a Contract in Hendricks Superior Court, against Defendant Caleb Burns., whose whereabouts are unknown. Said case is pending under cause number 32C012111-CC-001517. The Court is located at 1 Courthouse Sq # 106, Danville, IN 46122. Plaintiff is represented by Dennis F. McCrosson, THRASHER BUSCHMANN & VOELKEL, P.C., 151 N. Delaware St., Ste. 1900, Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317686-4773. Said claim arises from unpaid fees associated with a purchase agreement when Defendant bought a motor vehicle with the VIN # 5NPDH4AE7CH126696. Caleb Burns must respond within thirty (30) days after the last notice of the action is published. If Caleb Burns. fails to do so, judgment by default may be entered against him for the relief demanded in the Plaintiff’s complaint. Respectfully submitted, THRASHER BUSCHMANN & VOELKEL, P.C. ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF By: Dennis F. McCrosson, Attorney No. 10240-49 Filed: 12/22/2021 3:20 PM Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County, Indiana THRASHER BUSCHMANN & VOELKEL, P.C. 1900 Market Square Center 151 North Delaware Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 317/ 686-4773 317/ 686-4777 (facsimile) mccrosson@indiana-attorneys.com Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C. is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 01-06-22-3T hspaxlp __________________________________

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Public Notices


The Hendricks County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was established under the authority of Public Law 99-499, The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARS) Title III, The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986. The purpose of the Hendricks County LEPC is to: 1) Coordinate emergency response plans, 2) Prepare a comprehensive county hazardous materials emergency response plan, 3) Accept the facility emergency notifications, 4) Establish a local emergency coordinator, and 5) Receive and process requests from the public for SARS Title III information received by the LEPC. Meetings will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 20, March 17, July 21, September 15, and October 20, 2022. Meetings will be held at the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 S. Washington Street, Danville, Indiana, in Room 2. Please call (317) 745-9436 to confirm the meeting time and location. All Hendricks County LEPC files are located at the Hendricks County LEPC office. Correspondence and requests for information should be addressed to Alan Pike, LEPC Chair or Chastity Preston, LEPC Secretary, 355 S. Washington Street, G-60, Danville, IN 46122. 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Administrative Cause Number 21-055C Public Hearing Notice A Petition for the Establishment of the James Phillips Conservancy District (Hendricks Circuit Court, Cause No. 32C012110-MI-000300) was referred to the Indiana Natural Resources Commission. The Hendricks Circuit Court has ordered the Commission to hold a hearing, make a determination and file a report in accordance with IC 14-33-2. Notice is provided that a public hearing has been set for February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET, at the Hendricks County Government Center, Rooms 4 & 5, 355 S. Washington Street, Danville, Indiana. Persons in attendance may offer input regarding the establishment of the district either orally or in writing. Written statements may also be mailed to the Natural Resources Commission, Division of Hearings, Attn: Billie Franklin, Indiana Government Center North, 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N103, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or emailed to bifranklin@nrc.in.gov, prior to the public hearing. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations for participation in this event should contact the Commission at: Indiana Government Center North, 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N103, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2273, Attn: ADA Compliance, or call (317) 232-4699. Speech and hearing impaired callers may contact the Commission via the Indiana Relay Service (711) or (800) 743-3333. Please provide a minimum of 72 hours notification. 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Avon Board of Zoning Appeals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Avon Board of Zoning Appeals

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM at 6570 E. U.S. Hwy 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 and with a Live Broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application of SE 2106 Elite Car Wash for one (1) Special Exception to allow for a ‘Car Wash’ use within an I-2 District and within Tier 2 of the US HWY 36 Overlay District. The property is approximately 2.08-acres in the Town of Avon, Section 12, Township 15N, Range 1E, Parcel Number 32-10-12-126002.000-031. The property is located at 8403 E. Highway 36, Unit C. The zoning is I-2 and the site is also located in Tier 2 of the US Highway 36 Overlay Zoning District.

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM at 6570 E. U.S. Hwy 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 and with a Live Broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application of SE 21-05 Orange Leaf, Avon - Drive Thru for one (1) Special Exception to allow for a drive-thru use within Tier 1 of the US HWY 36 Overlay Zoning District. The drive-thru is proposed to be located on the west side of the building. The property is approximately 0.97-acres in the Town of Avon, Section 11, Township 15N, Range 1E, Parcel Number 32-10-11-231-003.000-031. The property is located at 7565 E. US Highway 36. The zoning is C-2 and the site is also located within Tier 1 of the US Highway 36 Overlay Zoning District.

A copy of this application, legal description, and any plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Special Exception application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals at the above address and all comments will be considered by the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals. AVON BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Avon, Indiana 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Avon Board of Zoning Appeals Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM at 6570 E. U.S. Hwy 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 and with a Live Broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application of SE 2104 Our Father’s House for one (1) Special Exception requesting to allow for a place of worship in an I-2 zoning district. The property is approximately 2.51-acres in the Town of Avon, Section 12, Township 15N, Range 1E, Parcel Number 32-10-12-114-005.000031. The property is located at 8109 Kingston Street and is zoned I-2. A copy of this application, legal description, and any plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Special Exception application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals at the above address and all comments will be considered by the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals. AVON BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Avon, Indiana 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AVON PLAN COMMISSION MEETING

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Avon Town Hall located 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN with a Live broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application PUD 21-03: EASTON GREY PUD, for approval of a planned unit development containing residential housing options and pedestrian mixed-use town center with interconnected commercial, residential civic uses and network of both active and passive amenities. The property is 487acre parcel in the Town of Avon, Section 4, Township 15, Range 1E, Parcel Number(s) 32-10-04-100-030.000-022, 32-10-04-100-029.000-022, 32-10-04-200020.000-022, 32-10-04-400-008.000-022, 32-10-04-400-002.000-022, 32-10-04-400007.000-022, 32-10-04-400-003.000-022. The property is located north of side of US 36 and south side of County Road 100 North, and east of Co. Rd. 500 E. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing.

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Avon Town Hall located 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN with a Live broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application PUD(F) 21-04: BROOKSTONE PUD, secondary review of a planned unit development containing a unique residential community of 152 single family lots. Includes (8) waivers for the following (1) Appendix A - Maximum curb corner radius, (2) Appendix A - Minimum tangent between curves or traffic calming device, (3) Appendix A – Minimum tangent at intersections, (4) Appendix A - Maximum distance between intersections, (5) Zoning Ordinance 25-7: Signature Streets: Access Management (entrance location), (6) Town Construction Details: Public Road Entrance detail deviations, (7) Appendix A – maximum tangent between curves shall be 500 feet, (8) Appendix A – Maximum tangent at intersections shall be 500 feet. The property is 81.046-acre parcel in the Town of Avon, Section 6, Township 15N, Range 2E, Parcel Number(s) 32-09-06-200-001.000-022 and 32-09-06-200-007.000-022. The property is located south of E County Road 100 N and east of County Road 900 E and is zoned PUD. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing.

A copy of this application, legal description, and all plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Planned Unit Development application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by the Avon Plan Commission.

A copy of this application, legal description, and all plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Planned Unit Development application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by the Avon Plan Commission.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AVON PLAN COMMISSION MEETING Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the Avon Town Hall located 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN with a Live broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application ZA 21-07: UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, for a favorable recommendation for the repeal and replacement of the current zoning ordinance and subdivision control ordinance and the replacement with the Unified Development Ordinance. A copy of this application, legal description, and all plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Planned Unit Development application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by the Avon Plan Commission. AVON PLAN COMMISSION Avon, Indiana 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

STATE OF INDIANA HENDRICKS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1 CASE NO.: 32D01-2112-EU-000320 IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF BRETT G. TRAMMELL, DECEASED NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE is hereby given that on December 17, 2021, Betsie McAfee was appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Brett G. Trammell, who died on March 9, 2021. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana, this December 21, 2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks Superior Court I Prepared By: E.J. Last, Attorney at Law PO Box 1242 Brownsburg, IN, 46112 (317) 858-1118 12-30-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

A copy of this application, legal description, and any plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Special Exception application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals at the above address and all comments will be considered by the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals. AVON BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Avon, Indiana 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HENDRICKS COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South Washington Street Danville, Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5; to consider the application of VAR 03-22: W. Joseph Leonard Variance from development standards to be exempt from providing a continuous public sidewalk along the property’s road frontage on S SR 75 on a 3.05-acre NB-zoned parcel in Marion Township: Section 08, Township 15, Range 2W; Key No. 092-08-52W 200-007; located apprx. ¼ mile south of intersection at US Hwy 36 and S SR 75; Parcel #32-12-08200-007.000-017, Danville, IN 46122. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A copy of this application, legal description and all plans pertaining thereto are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department in the Government Center, 355 South Washington Street Danville, Indiana 46122, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comment to a proposal may be files with the Secretary of the Board of Zoning Appeals within ten (10) days after this publication at the above address and such comments will be considered. For special accommodations needed by handicapped individuals planning to attend, please call the Secretary of the Hendricks County Board of Zoning Appeals at (317)745-9243.


Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South, Washington Street Danville, Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5; to consider the application of VAR 02-22: W. Joseph Leonard Variance from development standards to allow for more than the maximum 50% of required parking spaces to be located between the front façade and the primary street on a 3.05-acre NBzoned parcel in Marion Township: Section 08, Township 15, Range 2W; Key No. 09-2-08-52W 200007; located apprx. ¼ mile south of intersection at US Hwy 36 and S SR 75; Parcel #32-12-08-200-007.000-017, Danville, IN 46122. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A copy of this application, legal description and all plans pertaining thereto are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department in the Government Center, 355 South Washington Street Danville, Indiana 46122, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comment to a proposal may be files with the Secretary of the Board of Zoning Appeals within ten (10) days after this publication at the above address and such comments will be considered. For special accommodations needed by handicapped individuals planning to attend, please call the Secretary of the Hendricks County Board of Zoning Appeals at (317)745-9243.

HENDRICKS COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Tim Dombrosky, Secretary 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp _______________________________ NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

Dale E. Kruse, whose address is 5735 Station Hill Drive, Avon, Indiana 46123 has filed in the Hendricks Superior Court 5 a petition for change of name from Dale Eugene Kruse to Dale Titus Kruse. A hearing will be held on the February 1, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Eric M. Oliver #27613-32 OLIVER & CLINE LLP 7 N. Washington St., Ste. 101 PO Box 223 Danville, IN 46122 317-563-7400 eric@oliverandcline.com

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF O.H. E.H. MINORS NOTICE TO UNNAMED FATHER The unnamed putative father of the child born to Danielle Handlon on the 26th day of November, 2015; or the person who claims to be the father of the child born to Danielle Handlon on said date, is notified that a petition for adoption of the child was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Marion County, Indiana, 200 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. If the unnamed putative father seeks to contest the adoption, the unnamed putative father must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with I.C. 31-19-10-1 in the above named court within thirty (30) days after the service of this notice. This notice must be served by publication. If the unnamed father does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice, the above named court shall hear and determine the Petition for Adoption. The unnamed putative father’s consent shall be irrevocably implied and the unnamed putative father loses the right to contest the adoption or the validity of the unnamed putative father’s implied consent to the adoption. The unnamed putative father loses the right to establish paternity of the child by affidavit or otherwise, in Indiana or any other jurisdiction. Nothing that Danielle Handlon or anyone else says to the unnamed putative father relieves the unnamed putative father of his obligations under this notice. Under Indiana law, A putative father is a person who is named or claims that he may be a father of a child born out of wedlock but who has not been legally proved to be the father. This notice complies with I.C. 31-19-4-4 but does not exhaustively set forth the unnamed putative father’s legal obligation under the Indiana adoption statue. A person being served with this notice should consult with the Indiana adoption statute. MICHAEL BULLINGTON Attorney at Law 6904 U.S. Highway 31 South, Suite B Indianapolis, Indiana 46227 Phone: (317) 788-4000 Indiana Supreme Court Number 2984-49 Counsel for the Petitioner

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Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South Washington Street Danville, Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5; to consider the application of VAR 01-22: W. Joseph Leonard Variance from development standards to be exempt from providing type 3 buffer yard along north property line on a 3.05-acre NBzoned parcel in Marion Township: Section 08, Township 15, Range 2W; Key No. 09-2-08-52W 200-007; located apprx. ¼ mile south of intersection at US Hwy 36 and S SR 75; Parcel #3212-08-200-007.000-017, Danville, IN 46122. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A copy of this application, legal description and all plans pertaining thereto are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department in the Government Center, 355 South Washington Street Danville, Indiana 46122, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comment to a proposal may be files with the Secretary of the Board of Zoning Appeals within ten (10) days after this publication at the above address and such comments will be considered. For special accommodations needed by handicapped individuals planning to attend, please call the Secretary of the Hendricks County Board of Zoning Appeals at (317)745-9243. HENDRICKS COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Tim Dombrosky, Secretary 01-06-22-1T hspaxlp _______________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS COUNTY COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2112-MI-000374 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: Jack Began Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Jack Bogan, whose mailing address is 6670 Woodridge Drive, Avon, IN 46123 in Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Jack Bogan has filed a petition in the Hendricks Superior Court V requesting that his name be changed to Jack Tweak Bogan. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on March 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Jack Bogan Petitioner December 30, 2021 Marjorie Pike Hendricks County Clerk 01-06-22-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2113-MI-378 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: Valerie E. Winings Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Valerie E. Winings, whose mailing address is 126 Greenacre Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112, in Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Valerie Winings has filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court requesting that her name be changed to Valerie VonBurg. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on March 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Valerie Winings Petitioner Date: January 3, 2022 Marjorie Pike Hendricks County Clerk 01-06-22-3T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE OF ADOPTION STATE OF INDIANA COUNT OF HEINDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 1 CAUSE NO.: 32D01-2112-AD-000059 32D01-2112-AD-000060 IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF MADALYNN DANIELLE PRESLEY JEFFERY PAUL PRESLEY MINORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Adoption of children named Madalynn Danielle Presley and Jeffery Paul Presley was filed in the office of the Hendricks County Clerk. A final hearing in the adoption matters is scheduled for the 3rd day of February, 2022, at 8:30 o’clock am. The Petition for Adoption alleges the consent to the adoption of the natural mother is on file with the court, and natural father is deceased. If you are an interested person and with to object to or consent to the adoption, then said objection or consent should be filed fourteen (14) days prior to the above-referenced hearing date. No oral statement made to any person relieves that person from the obligation under this Notice. Marjorie Pike Hendricks County Clerk Sherr’ee D. Mullins Mullins Law, LLC 1903 Crown Plaza Blvd. Plainfield, IN 46168 317-839-9400 01-06-22-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2112-MI-372 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: VIJAYATA CHAUHAN CHANDER Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME VIJAYATA CHAUHAN CHANDER, whose mailing address is: 1426 BANK PLACE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46231, in Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that VIJAYATA CHAUHAN CHANDER had filed a petition in the Hendricks Superior Court requesting that his name be changed to VIJAYATA KATOCH. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on March 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Vijayata Chauhan Chander Petitioner Date: 12-27-2021 Stephanie LeMay-Luken Judicial Officer December 28, 2021 Marjorie Pike Clerk December 29, 2021 01-06-22-3T hspaxlp ________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2112-MI-371 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: PRASHANT CHANDER Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME PRASHANT CHANDER, whose mailing address is: 1426 BANK PLACE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46231, in Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that PRASHANT CHANDER had filed a petition in the Hendricks Superior Court requesting that his name be changed to PRASHANT KATOCH. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on March 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Prashant Chander Petitioner Date: 12-21-2021 Marjorie Pike Clerk December 29, 2021 01-06-22-3T hspaxlp __________________________________


Thursday, January 6, 2022 STATE OF INDIANA ) ) SS: COUNTY OF HENDRICKS )


IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP: KP - DOB 9/15/2017 AND JEREMY MARTIN (ALLEGED FATHER) AND ANY UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHERS SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING TO: Any Unknown Alleged Father Whereabouts unknown NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to Any Unknown Alleged Fathers, whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Hendricks Superior Court 3, One Courthouse Square, Danville, IN 46122 - 317-745-9393 for a(n) Fact Finding Hearing on 1/12/2022 at 2:00 PM and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights of said child. You are further notified that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said child; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said child. You are entitled to representation by an attorney, provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship. YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you, in your absence, without further notice. /s/Marjorie Pike Hendricks County Clerk Kyleigh Beeker, 35827-64 Attorney, Indi ana Department of Child Services

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STATE OF INDIANA ) COUNTY OF HENDRICKS ) SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT #1 32D01-2111-EU-000297 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD G. WILSON, JR., DECEASED. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION In the Superior Court of Hendricks County, Indiana. Notice is hereby given that that Helen L. Wheeler and Mark T. Wheeler were, on the 1st day of December, 2021, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the estate of Donald G. Wilson, Jr., deceased, who died on the 23rd day of September, 2021. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the clerk of this court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana on this 20th day of December, 2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Superior Court I Amy C. Elliott - #17910-32 Comer Law Office, LLC 71 W. Marion St. PO Box 207 Danville, IN 46122 317-745-4300 aelliott@comerlaw.com 12-30-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CASE NO. 32D05-2112-MI-000365 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF MINOR: Jamison Matthew Foley Name of Minor Shawna Lynn Felty Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Notice is hereby given that Petitioner, Shawna Lynn Felty, as a self-represented litigant, filed a Verified Petition for Change of Name to change the name of Jamison Matthew Foley to Jamison Matthew Felty. The Petition is scheduled for hearing in the Hendricks Superior Court 5 Court on March 8, 2022 at 11:00 am, which is more than thirty (30) days after the third notice of publication. Any person has the right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections on or before the hearing date. December 15, 2021 Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Courts 12-23-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ TYSON LAW FIRM P.C. Counsel for Petitioner 107 North State Road 135 Suite 206 Greenwood, Indiana 46142 IN THE HENDRICKS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 5, INDIANA DOCKET NO: 32D05-2112-MI-000359 IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF CHARISE CA-TRONDRA MCCALEP, ADULT FEMALE The Petitioner, Charise Ca-Trondra McCalep, has filed a petition in Hendricks County Superior Court 5 on the 7th day of December, 2021 to change her name from “Charise Ca-Trondra McCalep” to “Katrondra Charise Bell-McCalep.” This action is pending in the Hendricks Superior Court 5, 1 Courthouse Square, Danville, Indiana 46122. Any person who has an objection to the Petitioner’s request for a change of her name has the right to file an objection with the Court or to appear to the Petitioner’s hearing scheduled for March 8, 2022 at 11:00 am. Marjorie Pike Date: December 21, 2021 CLERK, HENDRICKS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 5 Danville, Indiana 12-30-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION CAUSE NO.: 32D01-2112-EU-000315 In the Hendricks Superior Court I Hendricks County, Indiana NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN than GEORGE K. FULTS was, on December 17, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of RONALD L. FULTS, Deceased, who died on the 21st day of October, 2021. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication or this notice, or within nine (9) months after the Decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana, on December 20, 2021. Marjorie Pike CLERK, HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT I For Hendricks County, Indiana Daniel A. Crowder, Attorney 1055 Patrick Place Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Telephone 317/852-9900 Attorney Number 4358-32 12-30-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________. 32D01-2112-EU-000318 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT #1 PROBATE DIVISION — 2021 TERM CAUSE NO. 32D01-2112-EU-000318 IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD E. BRAGG (Deceased) NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION In the Superior Court #1 of Hendricks County, Indiana. Notice is hereby given that Charles E. Hostetter was, on December 22, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Donald E. Bragg, deceased, who died on December 3, 2021. Said personal representative was authorized to administer said estate without Court supervision. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the clerk of this court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana this December 22, 2021 Marjorie Pike CLERK, Hendrick Superior Court 1 Probate Division Attorney for the Estate: Charles E. Hostetter HOSTETTER & ASSOCIATES 515 North Green Street, Suite 200 Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 317.852.2422 12-30-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ 32D01-2112-EU-000313 STATE OF INDIANA ) COUNTY OF HENDRICKS ) SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT ESTATE DOCKET: 32D01-2112-EU-313

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REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICTIONS TOWN OF COATESVILLE, INDIANA To assure compliance with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and related requirements regarding competitive negotiation of planning services, the Town of Coatesville is seeking Statements of Qualifications for the provision of planning technical assistance relating to a water, wastewater, and stormwater master utility study. A preliminary scope of services is as follows: The plan must include or address all the following items and relevant content: Required Items: • Cover Page • Table of Contents • Executive Summary (2-4 pages) • High-quality, colored, and captioned maps, photographs, and/or drawings that illustrate the critical elements of the plan • Concise narratives with minimal use of professional jargon • Citation of all sources used in both the footnote and the reference page • Plans must be in color, have page numbers, and be free from unusual formatting. Required Contents (Plan must be organized in this order and with these headings) A. Executive Summary 1. Purpose of the plan 2. Scope of the plan 3. Plan summary in 2-4 pages 4. Outline of key goals, strategies and desired outcomes NOTE: Include page references B. General Background Provide a brief overview of the demographic, economic and educational profile of the target area (city/town, county, or region), including but not limited to: 1. Economic base (major employers, main industrial activity, etc.) 2. Key anchor institutions in the community/county (such as public library, hospitals/ clinics, community centers, museums, public schools, higher education institutions, etc.) C. Water Infrastructure Planning Committee (WIPC) Provide a summary of the WIPC. This should include: 1. List of the members of the committee and the entity they represent a. This committee should be diverse in terms of representation (such as local government, economic development organizations, business/industry, education, health, nonprofit, faith-based, as well as other appropriate organizations/agencies and demographic groups) 2. Outline of the committee’s work in developing the plan including a listing of meetings, summaries of public hearing, and a discussion of how consensus was reached for the plan 3. Describe role of the WIPC which includes, but is not limited to: a. Serving as liaison between the area, OCRA, partners, funders b. Engaging in studying key data indicators related to water infrastructure c. Actively involved in developing, with active public input, the Water Infrastructure Plan for the targeted area D. Existing Facilities 1. Project Planning Area (Item 1 from RUS Bulletin 1780-2) a. Location (maps, photographs, sketches) b. Environmental resources present c. Growth areas and population trends (such as age structure, population change, educational attainment, etc.) d. Community Engagement (public input via hearings, surveys, etc.) 2. Existing Facilities/Conditions (Item 2 from RUS Bulletin 1780-2) a. Location map b. History c. Condition of facilities i. Collection/Treatment/Storage/Disposal d. Financial status of existing facilities i. Current rate schedules, O&M, capital improvements, debt reserve 3. Vision of the future state and use of the facility. The vision must: a. Be future focused (5 to 10 years) and take into consideration foreseeable needs of the community b. Address any service gaps and needs 4. Key goals, along with measurable strategies linked to each goal, that will help sustain the infrastructure and expand access/outreach of the infrastructure E. Need for Project (Item 3 from RUS Bulletin 1780-2) 1. Health, sanitation, security 2. Aging infrastructure 3. System operations/maintenance 4. Reasonable growth F. Alternatives Considered (Minimum of three (3) alternatives, a “No Action” alternative can be one (1) of the three (3)) (Item 4 from RUS Bulletin 1780-2) 1. Description/Design Criteria 2. Maps 3. Environmental Impacts 4. Land requirements 5. Construction considerations 6. General cost estimates (construction, non-construction, O&M) 7. Advantages/disadvantages of each alternative 8. Sustainability considerations (as applicable) a. Water and energy efficiency b. Green infrastructure c. Other G. Selection of an Alternative (Item 5 from RUS Bulletin 1780-2) 1. Present worth (life cycle) cost analysis 2. Matrix rating system 3. Prioritization schedule of alternatives 4. Non-monetary factors should be considered if present worth values are small H. Recommended Alternative 1. Project Design a. Drinking Water I. Water Supply II. Treatment III. Storage IV. Pumping Stations V. Distribution Layout b. Wastewater/Reuse i. Collection system/Reclaimed water system layout ii. Pumping stations iii. Treatment iv. Storage c. Stormwater i. Collection system layout ii. Pumping stations



DONALD KENT GRAY and JANET L. GRAY, DVM MS, Plaintiffs, vs. BLAKE SAUER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Indiana to the Defendant BLAKE SAUER, you are hereby notified that you have been sued in the Court above named. The nature of the suit against you is: FRAUD, BREACH OF CONTRACT, TRESPASS, DECLARATORY JUDGMENT, INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, AND DAMAGES. This Summons by Publication is specifically directed to the following named defendant whose last known address was: Blake Sauer, 1541 Starcross Lane Apt #105, Indianapolis, IN 46280.


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice is hereby given that SUSAN HINE was on 2021, appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of WILLIAM TRUMP, deceased, who died on the DECEMBER 12, 2021. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. DATED at Danville, Indiana, this December 21, 2021 Marjorie Pike HENDRICKS County Superior Court

If you have a claim for relief against the Plaintiffs arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer. You must answer the Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney. On or before the 18th day of February, 2022, (the same being within thirty (30) days after the Third Notice of Suit) and if you fail to do so a Judgment will be entered against you for what the Plaintiffs have demanded.

Attorney for personal representative: Doris Brauman Moore Brauman Moore Law Offices 128 East Main Street Brownsburg, Indiana 461 12 Telephone: 317-858-5000 Fax: 317-858-5009 Attorney Number: 21958-32 12-30-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

And to the Defendant whose whereabouts are unknown: BLAKE SAUER

In addition to the above-named Defendant being served this summons, there may be other Defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit.

Respectfully, Amy L. Cueller (#15052-49) STRIEBECK LAW P.C. 8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1300 Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 (317) 362-0191 P. / (832) 404-6118 F. acueller@striebecklaw.com cstriebeck@striebecklaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs Attest: Clerk of the Hendricks Superior Court

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Page 15 iii. Treatment iv. Storage v. Disposal vi. Green infrastructure 2. Total Project Cost Estimate 3. Annual Operating Budget a. Income b. O&M c. Debt repayments d. Reserves 4. Detailed timetable for implementation 5. Legal tools (ordinance, enforcement policies) 6. Workforce (groups and organizations that can help with implementation) 7. Permit requirements 8. Sustainability considerations (as applicable) 9. Key goals, along with measurable strategies linked to each goal, that will help sustain the infrastructure and expand access/outreach of the infrastructure I. Action Items The purpose of this section is to immediately begin to take action as dictated in the plan. The plan should therefore conclude with a summary of action items that will be taken upon OCRA approval of the plan. The following are recommended action items for this type of plan: 1. Operationalizes the recommended alternative 2. Obtain and earmark funding for the project via appropriation, additional grant application submissions, debt financing, etc. 3. Conclusion/Recommendations J. Appendices 1. Survey information 2. Specifications on materials or products 3. Details of any elements of the plan The planning study must comply with: United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Utilities Service Bulletin 1780-2. Type of Contract The Town of Coatesville will execute a cost reimbursement type of contract for these services that is contingent on the final commitment of planning grant funding. All services will be stated on the cost reimbursement basis (hourly rate and maximum hours fixed). The awarded contract will have a not to exceed clause that will limit the total allowable fees charged in connection with these services through close out. Federal Requirements Prospective offerors should note the successful proposer must meet the following terms and conditions: 1. 24 CFR Part 85 .36 2. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 3. Conflict of Interest (24 CFR Part 570). 4. Access to records. 5. Executive Order 11246 – Equal employment Opportunity 6. Executive Order 12138 – Women Business Enterprise Policy. 7. Architectural Barrier Act of 1968. 8. Age Discrimination Act of 1975. 9. Section 3 clause – Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. 10. Section 504-Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 11. Retention and Custodial Requirements (24 CFR Part 85.42). 12. Executive Order 11063 13. Affirmative Action Program / Plan. 14. Davis Bacon and Related Acts. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has a 10% MBE/WBE goal for all projects funded with Community Development Block Grant Funds. Rate of Proposals/Qualifications The proposal must include sufficient information regarding qualifications and determine that the engineer is qualified and experienced in water utility projects. Do not include a proposed fee with the proposal, as this is a qualification-based selection process. The proposal should include the following: 1. A description of expertise, experience, and resources directly relevant and available for the proposed project. 2. A list of similar projects previously completed. 3. A list of references. 4. Resumes of professional staff members that will work on this project. 5. Name of person to be in charge of project. 6. Description of scope of services as per Description of Services Needed 7. A project timeline. The proposal shall also provide the following information: name, title, address, and telephone number of individuals with authority to negotiate and bind the proposer contractually, and who may be contracted during the period of proposal evaluation. Award of Contract Proposal Evaluation criteria shall include: 1. Specialized experience or technical expertise of the organization and its personnel in connection with the scope of services to be provided and complexity of the project. (10 points ) 2. Past record of performance on contracts, including quality of work, timelines, and cost control. (10 points) 3. Capacity of the organization to perform the work within time limitations, taking into consideration the current planned workload of the firm. (10 points) 4. Familiarity of the organization with this type of project or problems applicable to the project. (10 points) 5. Reference checks (10 points) * For a total of 250 points possible. If you are interested in providing the required services, four (4) copies of your Statement of Qualifications should be forwarded to the following address to be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on February 7, 2022. Town of Coatesville 4994 Milton Coatesville, IN 46121 Envelopes should be clearly marked “Statement of Qualifications – Master Utility Study” Each statement of Qualification/Proposal will be reviewed for completeness and clarity according to the above criteria. Interviews are expected to be held the week of February 14, 2022. The Town may or may not negotiate the fee schedule with one or more offers. The Town reserves the right to reject any and / or all proposals. The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The contract is tentatively scheduled to be awarded by the Town the week of February 21, 2022. Offerors may desire additional information, a site visit or clarification regarding the Statement of Qualification. If so, please contact Ron Slover, Clerk Treasurer at 765-386-7205 or Amy Miller, Grant Administrator at 317-384-1748. 01-06-22-1T hspsxlp



BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR MORTGAGE ASSETS MANAGEMENT SERIES I TRUST PLAINTIFF vs JAMES V. GILBERT, SR. A/K/A JAMES V. GILBERT, DECEASED; JAMES V. GILBERT, SR., TRUSTEE, THE JAMES V. GILBERT, SR. REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED THE 29 DAY OF JULY, 2004; SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE(S) OF THE JAMES V. GILBERT, SR. REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED THE 29 DAY OF JULY, 2004 DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SUIT To the defendants above named, and any other person who may be concerned. You are notified that you have been sued in the Court above named. The nature of the suit against you is the foreclosure of a mortgage upon the property legally described as follows: A part of the East half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 15 North of Range 1 East, Hendricks County, Indiana, bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point which is North 86 1/2 degrees East 185 feet from the southeast corner of Lot 12 in Block 21 in Carter’s Addition to the Town of Plainfield, Indiana; thence North 86 1/2 degrees East 60 feet; thence North 3 1/2 degrees west, parallel with the East line of Depot Street 136 feet; thence South 86 1/2 degrees West 60 feet; thence South 3 1/2 degrees East 136 feet to the place of beginning. Commonly known as: 100 East Lincoln Street Plainfield, IN 46168-2504 This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following defendant(s) whose whereabouts are unknown. Successor Trustee(s) of The James V. Gilbert, Sr. Revocable Living Trust, Dated the 29 day of July, 2004 In addition to the above-named defendants being served by this summons, there may be other defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit. An answer or other appropriate response in writing to the Complaint must be filed either by you or your attorney with the Clerk of the Court for Hendricks County at: Clerk of Hendricks County 51 West Main Street, Suite 104 Danville, IN 46122 on or before the 4th day of February, 2022, (the same being thirty (30) days after the Third Notice of Suit), and if you fail to do so a judgment may be entered against you for what the plaintiff has demanded. Codilis Law, LLC Electronically Signed by: Brian Berger 19753-45 ATTEST: Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks Superior Court Attorney for Plaintiff Codilis Law, LLC 8050 Cleveland Place . Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 736-5579 15-21-01355 NOTE: This law firm is a debt collector.

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SAMUEL T. “SAM” HIMSEL, 68, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Hendricks Regional Health. A celebration of his life service took place Wednesday, January 5, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairground Power Exposition Hall. A procession followed the service by way of the Himsel Farm. At Sam’s request, a cremation then followed. Sam was born in Indianapolis to the late Lee Martin and Doris M. (Traylor) Himsel. He graduated from Danville Community High School with the class of 1971. Sam later received a degree in Agriculture from Purdue University in 1975. After graduation, Sam has been an active partner in the Himsel Farms Grain and Livestock operation. He is a member of Northview Christian Church, the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, the Hendricks County Pork Producers, and the Hendricks County Board of Zoning Appeals. Survivors include his sons, Cory (Barbara) Himsel, Clint (Nadean) Himsel, all of Danville, daughter, Katy Himsel of Avon, grandchildren, Kade, Klaire, Bristol, and Deacon. He is also survived by his brothers, David (Treva) Himsel, and Stephen Himsel, all of Danville. Sam was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Reynolds. The family has asked that contributions be given to the Friends of the Danville FFA, 4055 N SR 39, Danville, IN 46122. Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home Danville entrusted with the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.weaverandrandolphfuneralhomes.com. ___________________________________________________ WILLIAM ALLEN MAXWELL, 97, of Plainfield, passed away December 29, 2021. He was born May 3, 1924 to the late Albert and Elva (Hodgin) Maxwell in Hendricks County. He was a lifelong Hendricks County Farmer. He was a member of the Plainfield Friends Meeting. William deeply loved his wife Lois of 73 years, who preceded him in death, and all the children they had together. They had eight children, ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He loved to gather with the family. He enjoyed the food and reminiscing about old times. He had a great love for the outdoors. This led him to being a farmer his entire life. He was a lover of all things John Deere. He lived on a schedule every day where he got up at the same time and went to bed at the same time. He was not much of a sports fan, but he liked to watch baseball and the Olympics. William was preceded in death by his parents (Albert and Elva), brother (Wilson), sister (Lucille) and two sons Hugh and Mark. Bill is survived by two sons, Howard (Patty) and Randy Maxwell; four daughters, Carolyn Moore, Jeanette (Charlie) Moore, Mary (Byron) Jones and Amy Carpenter; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Grace Fellowship Church (6121 E. County Road 100 S Avon) where friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at noon. Inurnment will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Plainfield. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. ________________________

LUAUNA FAYE SHAFFER, 70, Pittsboro, passed away December 29, 2021. A lifelong resident of Pittsboro, she had been a receptionist for American Health Network, Brownsburg, for 15 years. Her parents, Luther and Mary Ann Johnson, brother, David Johnson, sister-in-law, Vickie Johnson, and niece, Adrianne Biorkman preceded her in death. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, she is survived by her husband, Marlon Shaffer; children, Allen (Abby Anders) and Anna Kimmel (Donnie); brother, Terry Johnson; grandchildren, Jolene Faye Kimmel and Waylon Ray Kimmel; nephews Matthew Johnson, Paul Adam Shaffer (Emily) and Douglas Ruble (Jodi); nieces, Missie Johnson and Leah McMahon. Services were Wednesday, January 5, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. Burial followed at Lizton K of P Cemetery. ________________________ DOROTHY L. BLAIR, 78, Danville, passed away December 31, 2021. A life-long homemaker, she had worked at RCA, the Brownsburg Guide and was a school bus aid for Brownsburg Schools. Her husband, George O. Blair Jr., parents, Washington and Mary Whitham, and a brother, Larry Whitham preceded her in death. Survivors include children Robert D. Blair, Steven W. Blair (wife Nancy) and Anita L. Cooper (husband Jim); brothers James Whitham and Doc Whitham; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 6, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 7 at the mortuary. Entombment will follow in Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown. ________________________

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Obituaries KERRY J. MONAHAN, 68, of Danville, passed away at his home, Sunday afternoon, January 2, 2022, with his family by his side. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Clayton Christian Church, located at 5110 S. State Road 39, Clayton, Indiana. There will be no visitation prior to the service. The wearing of masks is recommended, but optional. Kerry was born in Hazel Green, Wisconsin to the late Ronald and Mary L. (Splinter) Monahan. He graduated from Cuba City High School, Wisconsin, with the class of 1971. Kerry married Sharon Beers on June 26, 1976, in Dubuque, Iowa. He had been employed at the John Deere Tractor Works in Dubuque, Iowa for 10 years prior to entering the U.S. Postal Service. Kerry retired in 2013 from the Speedway Post Office after 28 years of service. Kerry was a member of the Clayton Christian Church, which he served faithfully. Survivors include his loving wife, Sharon; children, Kevin (Alicia) Monahan of Whitestown, Indiana, Molly (John) Floyd of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Maggie (Jared) Wade of Plainfield, and Sarah Culver of Wausau, Wisconsin; five grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Monahan of Cuba City, Wisconsin; and sisters, Judy Brimeyer of Cuba City, Wisconsin, Diane Moliter of Madison, Wisconsin, and Debbie Jerry of Cuba City, Wisconsin. Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home Danville entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online guestbook at www. weaverandrandolphfuneralhomes.com. ________________________ GUNARS “GUNNER” AIVARS FREIMANIS, of New Winchester, passed away on November 26, 2021. Gunars was born on July 24, 1952, in Indianapolis, and graduated from Danville Community High School in 1970. Gunars enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam conflict as a heavy vehicle operator. After an honorable discharge from the Army, Gunars worked for Duke Energy/PSI Energy in Plainfield Indiana, and Keebler before retirement. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dzintra Sheets (nee Skujins), and father, Arvids Freimanis. Gunars is survived by his wife Chris Freimanis (nee Horstmann), sons Jason, Tyler, and Anthony, his daughters Andrea Fields (nee Freimanis) and Samantha, 10 grandchildren (Kobe, Kaleb, Jadyn, Kiley, Tyler, Kelsey, Lilly, Aija, Mila, and Nash), and two daughters in law, Rachel Ham, Erika Freimanis and Kaitlynn Freimanis. The family hosted a celebration of life on January 2, 2022, at the American Legion Brownsburg - Lincoln Post. The family requests you make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice, and make sure that you toast Gunner in his memory often. Indiana Memorial is honored to be serving the Freimanis family.

J. RICHARD “DICK” HALFAKER, 98, of Plainfield, passed away on January 01, 2022 at Avon Healthcare. He was born on August 08, 1923, in North Salem, to the late James V. and Katie Ellen (Risk) Halfaker. Richard was an U. S. Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. He married Carla Owens on May 31, 1953. Richard was a group life insurance underwriter for American United Life for many years, retiring in 1988. A member of the Plainfield Christian Church where faith was a foundation to how he lived. Richard enjoyed the outdoors and could be found attending to his yard, home, and his picture-perfect garden. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Carla Halfaker of Plainfield; sons, Bryan (wife, Janice), Steven (wife, Lynn); grandchildren, Erin Halfaker, Bethany Mucho, Scott Halfaker, Ellen Halfaker; one great grandchild and one on the way. Services were Wednesday, January 05, 2022 at the Plainfield Christian Church with burial following in Spring Hill Cemetery, Cartersburg. Contributions may be made to the Plainfield Christian Church. Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www. bakerfuneralservice.com ________________________ GABRIELE PECKAT, 70, Brownsburg, passed away December 30, 2021. Gabriele had a love of the ocean and animals. A loving mother and grandmother, she had a very special love for her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Peckat. Survivors include sons Thomas “Tom” Johnston (wife Kim) and Bill Johnston (wife Michelle); stepchildren Donald Peckat II (wife Christina), Gale Peckat and Nikki Kinder; brother Wolfgang Sommer; eight grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Arrangments: Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. ________________________ TIMOTHY RAY HALL, 51, of Danville, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Cremation Society of Indiana, 4115 Shelby Street, Indianapolis. ________________________

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ALBERT E. POYNTER, 89, of Danville, passed away at his home in the early hours of Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Services were Friday, December 31 at Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home, Danville. Burial followed in Stilesville Cementery, where he was laid to rest next to his first wife, Barbara Robinson. Al was born in Coatesville to the late Archie F. and Dora Alice (Perry) Poynter. He was a graduate of Darlington, Ind. High School. Al married Barbara Robinson December 1, 1952; she preceded him in death February 15, 1994. He later marreid Edna (Larison) Leonard on February 24, 1995. Although Al had been a licensed insurance agent with Poynter Insurance Agency of Danville for 33 years, his heart was that of being a farmer, which he enjoyed all his life. Al was a member of Connectionn Pointe Church in Brownsburg, as well as serving his country in the United States Army National Guard during and after the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Edna; children, Kathie Caton of Danville, Linda (Jason) McCarty of Jamestown, Pamela (Kevin) Lone of Greencastle, Vicki Roseboom of Westfield, Brenda (Rick) Wagers of Franklin, Tenn.; 16 grandchildrend, 28 great-grandchildren; son-inlaw, Jay Sharp of Indianapolis; and a brother, Leon (Marilyn) Poynter of Indianapolis. Al was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Sharp, one grandchild, and six brothers and sisters. ________________________ KEITH L. PLOUGHE, 91, Pittsboro, passed away December 29, 2021. He was a US Army veteran. An auto mechanic, he operated Ploughe’s Garage for 30 years, during which time he maintained and drove Brownsburg School Buses. He enjoyed racing stock cars on Friday nights at IRP and won many awards and races as an ARCA driver, racing with many well-known drivers. Keith was preceded in death by brothers Phil Ploughe and Gene Ploughe and son-inlaw Carl Thompson. He is survived by daughters Judy Thompson and Charmaine (Doug) Miller and their mother Julia Ploughe; sister Bonnie Cooksey; grandchildren Chad (Danielle) Thompson, Ernie (Misti) Thompson, Deana Cummings, Sherri (Aaron) Mayne and Jamie Miller; 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, January 6, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with funeral service there at 1 p.m.. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. ________________________ DAVID LEE RUSSELL, age 69, of Coatsville, passed away on December 24, 2021. The Cremation Society of Indiana, 4115 S. Shelby Street, Indianapolis, has been entrusted with the arrangements. ________________________

VICKIE JEANNE GRIFFITH, 67, of Danville, passed away Sunday evening, January 2, 2022, in Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2022 in Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home Danville, with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in Danville South Cemetery. The wearing of masks is recommended, but optional. Vickie was born in Indianapolis to the late James and Dorothy (Spencer) Eaton. She graduated from Danville Community High School with the class of 1972. Vickie married Jerry A. Griffith June 10, 1972. She had been a planning manager for retirement services at One America Life Insurance in Indianapolis for 20 years, retiring in 2018. Survivors include her loving husband of almost 50 years, Jerry; daughter, Suzanne Griffith of Coatesville; a grandmother, Elizabeth Johns of Greencastle; a brother, James Scott Eaton of Greencastle; and a sister, Sheila Wolfe of Indianapolis. Vickie was also preceded in death by a sister, Ramona Wurster. Online guestbook at www. weaverandrandolphfuneralhomes.com. ________________________ CHERYL L. MARTIN, 64, of Danville, passed away December 26, 2021. She was born December 4, 1957 in Paris, Ill. She was a portfolio manager for Merchants Bank of Indiana in Carmel for 19 years retiring in 2018. Cheryl was, and still is, a powerful example of “selfless-ness.” She loved spending time with her family so Thanksgiving and Christmas were her favorite holidays. At the age of 40, Cheryl was saved and became a loyal Christian follower of Jesus. Cheryl is survived by her husband, Sabin S. Martin; three daughters, Briana M. (Joshua) Lirot, Heather M. (Chris) Hamm, and Kelly Buck; her father, Bill Tresner; a brother, Kenneth Tresner; 5 grandchildren, Kobe Jenkins, Katie Smith, Jarrett Smith, Dakota Lirot and Mason Lirot; and 2 great grandchildren, Audrey and Cooper Fletcher. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen (Byrd) Tresner and a brother, Darrell Tresner. Services were Monday, January 3, in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Burial followed in Clayton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple System Atrophy Coalition (MSA) online at www. multiplesysteratrophy.org/ msa-memorial-donations or at the funeral home. ________________________


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JAN 7: Review of 2020. Plans for Plainfield Performing & Fine Arts Center. Cox’s Plant Farm history. Santa visits Amo on fire truck. Brianna Bishop, Avon, begins Indiana State Police assignment. Elshadai Abbera’s opinion of Christmas commercialization. Proposed Clermont Village geared toward Muslim families. Kirsten Simon joins The Republican in ad sales. Goodwill store coming to Danville. Deaths: M. Jean Hawkins, 85, Camby; Jerry Lee Pullen, 79, Clayton; Linda L. (Brooker) Games, 78, Plainfield; David Mack Wilson, 80, Avon; Maxine Johnson, 92; Eunice Dallas “Bobbie” Jones , 83, Plainfield; Yona M. Souders, 82, Plainfield; Andy W. Curs, 54, Brownsburg; Christopher E. Hamm, 49, Danville; Robert Gregory Speth, 72, Plainfield; Janette Cox, Avon; Virginia L. Vaughn Martin, 92, Plainfield; Thomas Allen Miles, 69, Danville; Judy A. Owen, 83, Brownsburg; James Franklin Toney, 26, Brownsburg; James L. Parks, 75, Danville; Kenneth Wayne Gross, 70, formerly of Avon; Tony Michael Fisher, 77, Brownsburg; Fred Emil and Margo May Luka, Stilesville; Cristi Ann (Remster) Lewis, 50, Clayton; Jacqueline Lorraine Zeimmer, 72, Danville; Elizabeth Bolyard, 83, Plainfield; Christie D. Fletcher, 49; Ned Howard Wright, 80, Plainfield. JAN 14: HCEDP offers R.I.S.E. loans to businesses. Hendrick Co. & Drug Epidemic Pt 1 of 3; Emily Hansea designs winning logo for Invasive Management group. Dogtona postponed due to pandemic. “Little Plumber” ads were fad in 1920’s. Phyllis Booker marks 90th birthday. Hendricks Co. Garden Club hosts virtual event. Sheltering Wings marks 19th anniversary. Pittsboro’s Art Noble was actor and founder of LPA. Indiana Lyons win first game of new season. Danville Council makes appointments. DCSC honors outgoing board members. Deaths: Betty R. Johnson, 92, formerly of Danville; Phyllis Ann Storm, 90; Richard Kettle, 68; Rosemary (Crews) Irlan, 95; Richard L. Long, 73, Pittsboro; Suzanne Matkins, 73; Dr. Lester E. Tweedle, Brownsburg; Larry Lee Ferrell; Barbara J. Gregory, 84, Avon; Edward L. Park, 62, Plainfield; Donald E. McGillem; Beverly Price 86; Doris Ann McCormick, 93, Plainfield; Richard Garner Buchanan, 76, Brownsburg; Thomas Edwin “Ed” Breeden, 88. JAN 21: Next step for Clermont PUD. Drug Epidemic Pt. 2: Help with additions. Advanced Master Naturalist Colletta Kosiba recognized for 10 years volunteer service. Mill Creek East students prepare “Blessings Bags” for senior citizens. Clermont Village PUD gets favorable vote from Plan Commission. Ruff Lyfe Doggy Day Care opens in Danville. Danville school board welcomes new members. Danville football team recognizes Phi Delts for playoff dinners. Danville Senior Maddie Patterson passed 1,000 career points in basketball. Deaths: Mable Underwood Winkler, 83, Danville; Lois Marie Webb, 88, Danville; Ruth Joanne Clark, 92, Plainfield; Alice M. Bryant, 87, Brownsburg; Marheta “Rita” Welliver, 60, Brownsburg; Mary Elizabeth Smith, 81, Plainfield; Lillian R. Litton, 100; Martha “Marty” Jane Mullen Howe, 81, Avon; Louise H. Fitz, 93, Brownsburg; Merrill “Sam” Warren Sims; Sharon Wade Wilson, 74, Avon; Larry Lee Campbell, 79, Brownsburg; Joseph P. Loney, 92, Plainfield; Mildred C. Gill, 79; Darrell Richard Clearwater, 97, Plainfield; John W. Lewis, 88, Plainfield; David R. Jones, 82. JAN 28: Way Maker Recovery Home opens. 2021 Tox-Away Days announced. Co-Alliance merges with Harvest Land Co-Op. North West Hendricks Schools gear up for 2021. Former North Salem Coach Rick Schaekel shares basketball memories in new book. Dick Lambert turns 90. Deaths: Evan Duane Kessler; “Cowboy” Jerry Wayne Phillips, 80, Clayton; Christine Marie (Whit) Ludwick, 68, Brownsburg; Jo Anne McKamey Arnett, 85, Plainfield; Judith Ann Glaze, Avon; John W. Lewis, 88, Plainfield; James E. Greeson, 86; Sharon M. Cooper, 76; Joseph Howard Abercrombie, 60; Jo Emma Cornelius, 63, Plainfield; William Dale Pool, Jr., 69, Danville; Goldie Marie Riley Jones, 93; Emily Catherine Bruner, 35; Tim Alan “Curly” Boyd, 71, Plainfield; Breanna Lynn Wilson, 72; Jack Wayne Lee, 73, Brownsburg. FEB 4: Hendricks Co. Parks & Recreation complete draft of Master Plan. Commissioners vote to continue Clermont Village proposal. HCAD hosts virtual discussion of Black history. Krishna Lathish - “Hinduism.” Deaths: Keith L. Brandenburg, 74, Plainfield; Linda Sue Easton, 71, Avon; Christine J. Knight, 94, Brownsburg; Clifford D. Frost, Jr., 94, Plainfield; Raymond D. Arnold, 96, Stilesville; Patricia J. Casey, 71, Brownsburg; Sara F. Chenault, 101, Avon; Catherine “Kay” Ann O’Guin, 84, Plainfield; Deloris M. Tost, 97,

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It’s surprising how a little bit (or a lot) of paint can change your mood. Julie Vornholt used her talents to lift spirits in a big way, with a floral mural on the porch at Homegrown Salon, 52 N. Indiana in Danville. The project was the first in the Creative Community Pathways program of the Downtown Danville Partnership and an example in the growing interest in the arts in Hendricks County.

Artists Capture Danville Scenery During “Artists Paint the Town”

Armed iwth easels and palattes, artist invaded the County Seat in September to capture the scenery of Danville. The finished paintings were displayed at the 4-H Fairgrounds, where prizes were awarded. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Étude in Bee Art at Brownsburg

A Bounty of Art at Bread Basket

Artist Mary McCartney painted a mural on an outside wall at the Bread Basket Café in Danville ____________________________________________________

A Taste of Art Al Fresco The Brownsburg community was introduced to the newest “resident” of Williams Park at the unveiling of the first public art sculpture on park grounds on Saturday, April 10. ____________________________________________________

Arts Center Coming to Plainfield

Architect’s vision of the proposed Plainfield Town Hall and Performing & Fine Arts Center, at the northeast corner of Center and Main streets.

The new mural by Katie Pourcho on West Marion made a perfect backdrop for dining.during Danville’s Fair on the Square

Plainfield; Norman S. Long, 96; Marlene Louise Lewis, 84, Plainfield; Paula Jean Chandler, 58, Plainfield; Clyde Donald Counts, 79, Plainfield; Jason Christopher O’Brien; James Clay Wehrman, 85; Aron D. Bright, 50, Coatesville; Paula K. Walton, 71; Linda M. English, 75, Clayton; Marian F. Van Wechel, 73, Brownsburg. FEB 11: County libraries assist with COVID-19 vaccine scheduling. Clermont Village PUD denied by County Commissioners. Plainfield librarian’s house has family history. HCCF awards $40,000 in COVID-19 Response Grants. Plainfield librarian’s house has family ties. BHS Band Director Christ Kaflik honored by Yamaha. Andrew Pitcher is new DPW Supt. Anne Johannson is new DDP Executive Director. “Wrap Our Town in Love” banners return to Danville. County schools compete in swim sectional. Deaths: James V. “Jamie” Gilbert, 95, Plainfield; Paul David Lindley, 88, Danville; Barbara L. Ellis, Coatesville; Rodney W. Sieck, 95, Avon; Dorothy Jean Heald, 88, Danville; Catherine G. Mason, 90, Plainfield; Jame Phillip Cavett, Plainfield; Marcia Leitzman, 83, Belleville; Melissa Ann Fulbright, 52, Brownsburg; Margaret Hay, 94, Plainfield; Charles Frederick Greenwell, 51, Danville; Fred Curtis, 69, Coatesville; Francel Irene Strain, 68; Richard L. Newkirk, 85, Pittsboro; Catherine Ann Bloom, 75, Brownsburg; Marian Frances Van Wechel, 73, Brownsburg; Mary M. Hessler, 78, Stilesville; Sandra Buchanan, 76, Brownsburg; Steven D. Myers, 77, Danville; Gertrude Sinclair, 103, Pittsboro; Steven Joseph Galovic, 78, Brownsburg; Craig A. Monnett, 69, Coatesville; Chester L. Dillon, 79; Donald Edward Poindexter, 81, Avon; Winona Rose Kieffer Katra, 88, Plainfield; Laura May Schindler, 77, Brownsburg; Betty L. Hilton, 85, Coatesville. FEB 18: Connie Lawson ends 32-years of public service, steps down as Indiana Secretary of State. Senior Center still provides in-home care. Colton White joins Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. Plainfield Lions deliver Valentines to seniors. Gypsy’s Den offers vintage, hand-crafted shopping at Clayton. Controversy of Clermont PUD continues. Peggy & Jim Wilson have special love story. Ripple Mobile Arts brings pottery lessons to you. DCHS grad Dillon Ware joins Indiana Lyons. Deaths: Donald W. Ditmer, 68, Clayton; Donnie Jay Powell, 63; Marcia L. Leitzman, 83, Belleville; Calvin Mark Lowman, 72; Surinder Singh, 64; Lawrence O. Fisher, 67, Brownsburg; James Taylor, 81; Jack David “Doc” Rather, 71, Plainfield; Beulah Gambold, 90, Coatesville; Beverly Sue King, 74, Avon; Kimberly Copeland, 60, Clayton; George “Bud” Lander, Jr., 88, Avon; Betty A. Johnson, 87, Coatesville; Raymond L. Wenzel, 71, Brownsburg; Donald Edward Poindexter, 81, Avon; Shelly Diane Price, 34, Coatesville; Joyce Eileen (Quade) Alling, 91; Chester L. Dillon, 79; Hannah Mae King, 24; Jearld Oscar Ward, 80, Avon; Tamara Jean (King) Richardson; Terrel B. Wilson, 72, Pittsboro; Albert Spears, 80, Avon; Cathleen Anne Mattozzi, 61, Avon; Terri Ellen (Pope) Sellers, 71, Avon; Nicholas Wayne Edwards, 41; Leroy c. George, 92, Brownsburg. FEB 25: Hendricks County Parks & Recreation seek input on comprehensive plan. HRH’s 20,000th recipient gets COVID-19 vaccine. Tinie Kisner turns 91. Farmer’s donation helps grow scholarships for TWHS. The Hearth is now Independence Village of Avon. Washington Twp Parks to host biathlon. Elshadai Abbera on Black History Month. BHS Athletes sign letters of interest. Hendricks Behavioral Health to open at Plainfield. HCCF awards COVID-19 Response Grants. Danville Tri Kappa delivers Valentines to Cypress Manor. DPL expands recycling program. Danville sets school records at IHSAA Swim Sectionals. Deaths: Michael W. King, 70, formerly of Danville; Harry E. Duty II, 78; Terri Ellen (Pope) Sellers, 71, Avon; Arianne A. Hansen, 24, Clayton; Linda Lou Mantooth Lee, formerly of North Salem; Bernard Nixon, 63, Brownsburg; Jeffrey Michael Klas,49, Plainfield; Ronald M. Fedoryk, 84; Morgan Brent Mayes, 35, Danville; William C. Lawson, 73, Brownsburg; Beulah Gambold, 90, Coatesville; John L. Comford, 90, Brownsburg; Doris May (Howard) McCormick, 82, Plainfield; Marven James Woodard, 90; Berthella Coons, 82, Brownsburg; Susan Elizabeth Moore, 88, Pittsboro William E. Zollars, 89; Thomas Jerry Hayes, 80; Helen Louise Herring, 90, Pittsboro; Carole Francis Campbell, 85; Sandra L. Wheeler, 84, Brownsburg; Sandra K. Shaw, 64, Avon.  MAR 4: McCloud host Maple Syrup Days. Ceremony planned on 1 year anniversary of COVID-19 in Hendricks County. Miranda Bieghler and Clair Rightley are 500 Festival Prin-

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Grim Anniversary Honored Lives Lost

Thursday, January 6, 2022

HCCF Celebrates 25 Years of Giving Back

In honor of Hendricks County Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Family Promise in Plainfield received $1,500 from the foundation. _______________________________________________________________________________

Over 300 luminarias were placed in front of Avon Town Hall Park as Hendricks County honored those lives lost to COVID-19 since March 2020. ______________________________________________________________________ cesses. Dazilee Albrechtsen is US Air Force Recruit. New vision planned for Plainfield’s Prewitt Theater. James Timothy Rayl born at IU West. TWHS raises record pledges in Phone-aThon. County employees honored for years of service. Level Two co-working space at Plainfield. Dillon Ware is Lyons player of the week. Krishna Lathish describes Hendricks County’s Hindu Temple. Deaths: Darlene Ann (McIntyre) Wertz, 88, Plainfield; Linda K. Kerr, 74, Plainfield; Benjamin Wyatt Pearman, 20, Lizton; Ronald Hart, Sr., 82; Dale Addean Bowles, 72; Mary A. Turner, 63, Avon; Robert “Cory” Winters, 50, Brownsburg; John George Sipe, 76,Brownsburg; Mary Ellen McKinney, 79; Dottie Kathryn Brown, 86, Brownsburg; Kevin L. Ponto, 64, Plainfield; Madalene Price, Lizton; Marcia “Marty” Phyllis Moyer, 80, Avon; John Michael Soreng, 14; Raymond L. Wentzel, 71,Brownsburg; Dale A. Smith III, 21, Avon. MAR 11: The role of Public Notices. Two trails to receive Next Level Trail Grants. Highway Dept. receives Safety Grant. Avon welcomes businesses. Judy Pingle - Tourney time at Danville. Women in Hendricks Co History. NicView systems connects babies and parents at HRH Special Care Nursery. Work on MQP Education Center continues. Rev. John Marshall is new senior pastor at First Baptist of Plainfield. Deaths: Madalene Price, 82, Lizton; Janice Kay Hood, 71, Plainfield; Robert “Levi” Watkins, formerly of North Salem; George Lea Smith; 80, Plainfield; Joan M. O’Connor, 62, Brownsburg; Thelma B. Stephenson, 104, Danville; Michael Selch, 79; Martha Eileen Williamson, 97, Brownsburg; John David Lilley, 66, formerly of Danville; David Michael Overman, 33; Kathy Louise Winchester, 54, Plainfield; Cheri Monroe, Brownsburg; Earl Ralph Lee Hunt, Jr., 80, Coatesville; Robert A. Fulbright, 78, Brownsburg; Valda Kehr, 92, Plainfield; Sue Obenchain, 87, Danville; Laura Sheldon, 93, Brownsburg; James Wesley Campbell, 76; Arthur Lester Curtis,

87, Clayton; Cordia Revenna Sue Richardson, Clayton; Phillip A. Replogle, 73, Pittsboro; Kyler James Christopher Sanders, 11 mo., Plainfield; Jayleigh Rae Gillum, infant; Linda J. Dillon-Bragg, 73, Danville. MAR 18: Indiana Lyons ready for ABA playoffs. Pittsboro Alumni cancel reunion. Kevin and Amy Covey celebrate 25th anniversary. Ora Adams made Hendricks County history as CNC president. Middle School Swim Teams make waves. Danville Plan Commission approves Horton project on Miles Farm. Lyons and fans enjoy last regular season game. Plainfield’s Vandalia Trail to expand. Lives lost to COVID honored in candlelight ceremony at Avon Town Hall Park. Deaths, Harold R. Moore, 93, Danville; Mary Ann (Pecar) Apple, 63, Danville; Brenda K. Baumgardner, 59, Plainfield; Shawndiya C. Price, 44, Plainfield; Michael Horner Bohan, Sr.; Paul Myers, 80, Lizton; Judy Kay (Brown) Sheilds, 78, Brownsburg; Carmine Robert Humphries Sr., Coatesville; Donalda J. “Donna” Thibo, 89, Plainfield; Kenneth E. Cook, 51, Brownsburg; W. Fred Akins, 82, Brownsburg; Frances L. (Thomas) Craig, 90, Avon; Lisa Mathis, 50, Danville; Mary E. Morris, 81, Danville; Theresa Ann Harris, 86; Sharon M. (Moore) Cassity, 83, Danville; Carolyn Hendricks, 84; Irvn Maymon, Pittsboro Martha J. Pirtle, 69, Avon; George T. Wehrle, 87, Brownsburg; MAR 25: Annual School Performance Reports published. Indiana Lyons win Regional title. Avon Alumni cancel banquet. Mayberry Man movie to premier at Danville in the fall. NWH Schools breaks ground for $40 million project. Avon HS Orchestra wins Heart of the Arts award. Rusted Silo restaurant weathers theft, fire, pandemic. DAR hears about Oasis Diner. Rock Steady Boxing raises awareness of Parkinson’s. Dance Gala at Avon HS. Mill Creek West students plan “Beautify Amo Day.” Elshadai Aberra - High School Newspapers change with time. HCCF announces Lilly Scholars. DAR hears history of Plainfield Oasis Diner. Danville Council Meeting hears

from Horton project remonstrators. DHS football team honored by Town Council. Meg Kirg and Dorothy Pettet of DCHS named NBA Rising All-Stars. Old ad shows Danville Fire Dept. technology in 1956. Deaths: Carolyn Sue Cave Wamsley, 57, Danville; Max Dean Blackmore, 84, Coatesville; Matthew Ross Wamsley, 34, Danville; Jackie L. Rooze, 84, Danville; Ronald Walter Skortz, 73, Avon; John H. Anderson, 70; James Dwain Goldman, 86, Danville; Carlotte M. Caraboa, 88, Plainfield; Thomas Jacob “TJ” Mattingly, infant, Plainfield; Rex Alan Turley, 70, Brownsburg; Sharon Jo Hamblen Osborn, 77, Avon; Donald Wayne Mace, 90, Avon; Norman R. Mundy, 87, Plainfield; James Alan Rice, 54, formerly of Brownsburg; Richard Wayne Smith, 78, Danville; Sue Coffey, 86; Frank C. Velikan, 84, Brownsburg; Scott Allen Vaughn, 66; Glen Patrick Cissell, 62, Pittsboro; William J. Roach, 84, Brownsburg; Irvin Louis Maymon, Pittsboro. APR. 1: Prescribed burn at McCloud Park prairie. Jennifer Backus, Bainbridge, killed in 3-vehicle crash at US 36 and SR 75. Danville native Robert D. Thomas III manages heritage desk project for US Navy. Future of historic Thomas Little house near Plainfield. Special April Fool’s Day page. Why and how High Bridge got its name. SurClean opens laser technology business in Brownsburg. Rock Steady Boxing supports fight against Parkinson’s disease. Indiana Lyons prepare to battle for ABA title. Deaths: Dr. Ruth Huffman Hine; Olga “Kay” Nardi; James L. Burnett, 67, Plainfield; Richard R. McCloy, 59, Plainfield; Glen “Patrick” Cissell, 62, Pittsboro; Janice K. Hardwick, 81, Danville; Janice P. Fisher, 77, Plainfield; Eileen Catherine Meunier Besso, Brownsburg; Bob Richardson, Brownsburg; Frank James Kerr, 72, Plainfield; Wade Leinart, 66, Clayton; Rebecca Jo Jones, 73, Lizton; Nina Jean (Boone) Johnson, Clayton. APR. 8: Tox-Away Days start Apr. 17. FEMA issues preliminary Flood Rate Map. Master Gardeners host

Growing? Check. Growing Pains? Check Again.

Gardening for All Ages. The Republican installs first of several newspaper boxes. Reba Hadley celebrates 103rd birthday at Plainfield. Bella the Golden Retriever celebrates her birthday at Forget-Me-Nots in Danville. Lawson & Co. host historic firearms auction. Deaths: Pamela A. Watson, 74m Danville; Catherine Ellen (VanArsdale) Robinson, 69; Robert S. Gentry 78, Plainfield; Hansford “Duckie” Wolfe, 84, Avon; Richard Wayne Smith, 78, Danville; Marie Henry, 81, Avon; Doris Darlene Gath, 90, Plainfield; Dan Nelson Garriott, 61, Plainfield; James B. Spears, 66; Danny Joe Brinker, 67; Barbara Jean Glaze, 90, Plainfield; Christopher E. “Moose” Loudermilk, 52, Plainfield; Marion “Truman” Lollar; Sharon Ann Hartman, 78, Plainfield; Mark Allen Ledbetter, 56, Plainfield; Glenn Tresner, 83, Plainfield; Madonna R. Brock, 102, Brownsburg; Sally Lou Kappler Doub, North Salem; Marvin L. Gist, 79, Camby; William P. Comer, 74; Dorothy Ella Leta Meyer, 97, Plainfield; Michael Lindsay Jenkins, 64, Plainfield. APR. 15: INDOT enters agreement with Town of Plainfield for turning over part of SR 267 (Quaker Blvd.) Park art unveiled at Brownsburg’s Williams Park. Chase Lynch killed in ORV accident. HC Health Dept. hosts mass vaccination clinic. Plans for Brownsburg sports complex halted. Oinking Acres pot-bellied pig rescue at Brownsburg. Misty Eyes Animal Rescue hosts fundraiser. Danville Council approves annexation of Miles Farm project; postpones rezoning. Deaths: Harold “Joe” Trent, Danville; Marvin L. Gist, 79, Camby; Damon J. Martin, 19; Lloyd L. McDaniel, 97, Plainfield; Lucille Crane, 78, Plainfield; Robert Graper, 89; Calvin E. Carpenter, 71; Rickie E. Wallace, 73; Larry Leon Pierson, 75, Clayton; David W. Hayden, Sr., 67, Brownsburg; William Bennett Darnell, 71, Clayton; Kenneth Edward Steele, 85, Brownsburg; Karen K. (Lawalin) Riley Jugg, 78, Avon; Fay Jordan, 100, Danville; Chase Andrew Lynch, 20, Danville; Vickie Sue (Polson) Plew; Sylvia Sams Gray, 73, Amo. APR 22: Avon resident among victims of mass shooting at Indianapolis. First IN2WORK class completes course at Hendricks County Jail. Plainfield joins Main Street program. Plainfield’s Little house in danger of demolition. New jail and Sheriff’s Office under construction. Brownsburg Hayloft store offers farm-to-table products. Pittsboro Christian Church dedicates new organ to Elizabeth Dillon. Avon students reflect on observing Ramadan. Indiana Lyon Jermain Harris retires. Eugene and Catherine Trapp celebrate 70th anniversary. Deaths: Tracy B. Smith, 47, Dan-

ville; Kimberly J. Harvey, 51; William Richard Fields, 76, Plainfield; Ronald J. Helm, 65, Avon; Herbert Schortemeyer, 96; Willis G. Parker, 84, Clayton; Henry Ferdinand Volk, 83; Richard Michael Leisure, 49; Larry Leon Pierson, 75, Clayton; Darin Lee Ping, 55, Plainfield; Richard “Dale” Fitzwater, 64; David J. Graham, 51; Angelique L. McCleary, 42, Danville; Carolyn “Connie” Neff, 79; David N. Case, 34; Albert Cummins Gentry II, 58, Brownsburg; Matthew Ross Alexander, 32, Avon; Robert A. Kelly, 96, Danville; Wanda Jean Gordon, 99, Brownsburg; H. Joseph Vaughn, 86; Tracy Earl Lewis, 81; Kaden William Lewis, 17, Plainfield; Kristy Lynn Sparks, 42; Betty Jean Brown, 75; Anne Wynelle Billings, 80, Avon; Martha Eleanor Wills, Danville; Diane Marie Burr, 65, Plainfield; Aubrey Billy Graham, 81, Pittsboro. APR. 29: Mental Health community responds to mass shooting in Indianapolis. Apple distribution center planned at Clayton. Extension Homemakers award two scholarships. The Biz Academy to produce “Oliver.” Sycamore Services employee Sara Cooper receives Red Cross Lifesaving Award. DAR names essay contest winners, Good Citizen Award. Rachel Higbee of Brownsburg designs custom clay earrings. Hendricks Power’s Operation Round-Up supports local fire and rescue efforts. Avon Fire Dept. offers safety education for senior citizens. Brownsburg honors town employees of the year. Concerts with a Cause supports non-profits. Danville had two airports in the 1940’s. Summer Houser celebrates her adoption day. Deaths: Brenda Phelps; Mary Lou Hughes, 91, Avon; Juanita Phelps, 96; Patricia L. Pryor, 86, Plainfield; Dr. Willis G. Parker, Clayton; Charles W. Brown, 86, Brownsburg; Jack D. Martin; Charles E. Hoover, Jr., 61, Plainfield; Gary D. George, 84, Brownsburg; Carolyn Klein, 88, Avon; Harry L. Dellinger, 95, Avon; Donald Reese Babb, 72; Richard Wayne Sessions, 50; Charles W. Stinnett, 87, Plainfield; Susan Riggs, 74, Brownsburg. MAY 6: Hendricks County has 22 listings on National Register of Historic Places. Willow Center treats substance abuse. Mill Creek East Elementary students have garden project. Gain Music Academy supports classical musicians. Brownsburg Park hosts mental health series. Clayton classmates gather at former Bell-Inn. Ghost highways in the county. HRH Behavioral Hospital to open at Plainfield. Danville girls win county softball tourney. Julie Vornholt works on mural for new hair salon. Joan Kisner creates “Circus Comes to Town” paintings. Letters express concern

about proposed housing development west of Danville. Deaths: Alexander Justin Larr, 33; Charlotte A. Linville-Loftis, 77; Roberta A. Scott, 78, Plainfield; George C. Sherry, 86; Richard Lee Runnells, Coatesville; Mark John Kimbro, 82, Avon; Wilma Sue Pugh, 76; Martha Ann Gooldy; Anna Michelle Harris, 17, Plainfield; Jonathan T. Maynard-Herbert, Avon; Steve “The Bopper” Stapp, 80, Brownsburg; Sharon Lee Nay, 69, Brownsburg; Violet R. Roe, 89; Mary Ellen Blue, 80, of Pittsboro; Myra Ford Dohmeyer; Reba Maxine Hadley Moley; Connie Joe Garland, 57, Brownsburg; Jame D.Mahan, 80,Coatesville; Lonnie O. Thompson, 87, Brownsburg; Melissa “Lisa” K. Beninger, 63, Pittsboro. MAY 13: Levi Riggs Band to have first performance in new Ellis Park Amphitheater. The late Gordon Graham of Danville among 2021 inductees in Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame. Two teens arrested in murder of Avon man in Brownsburg shopping center. Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars hosts kick-off. Hendricks Power announces scholarship winners. Indiana Main Street organizations working in Hendricks county. Local farmers markets opening. Sandy Disnmore and Ruth Snider honored on retirement from DUMC preschool. Julie Vornholt completes mural at Homegrown Salon, turns talents to decorating The Republican’s newspaper box. History of Royal Theater at Danville. Deaths: Ray Russell Ridenour, 98, Brownsburg; Mary Ann Abbott; Carole B. Dickerson Wells, Danville; Frank Joseph Skala, Jr. 80, Coatesville; Katie J. Bush, 76; William James Pinegar, Jr. 48, Avon; Beulah Marie Corbin, 80; Nancy C. Anderson; Elda Mae Walton, Brownsburg; Chad William Thompson, 40, Pittsboro; Carolyn S. Williams; Alida Victoria Salimeno, 72, Brownsburg; James Richard Peva, 92, Plainfield; Jeremy Stephen Albright, 46; Vincent Allen Kiger, 80, Danville; Gary Allen Bates, 83, Coatesville; Mary Jane Wagner, 85, Brownsburg; Joseph A. Stephens, 82, Danville; Marilyn Sue Smith, 77, Pittsboro; Patrick Budyn, 76, Avon; Dallas “Butch” Trump, 80; Thelma Kay Hunter, Coatesville; Linda Kay Szewc, 77, Brownsburg. MAY 20: Plainfield Friends Church and Plainfield Chamber of Commerce offer Community Forum series. Hendricks Humane’s Dogtona returns. Former Danville Fire Chief Mark Morgan receives his “retirement ax” after 35 years of service. Guilford Township donates to Plainfield Police and fire. Wendy Natalie is new principal of Pittsboro Elementary. Retired Teachers learn about US War Dogs

Tri-West Bruins Athletic Field Gets Makeover

Plans for Clermont Village (at right), a community with amenities for residents of the Muslim faith, drew remonstrators to Hendricks County Plan Commission meetings. Although it received a favorable recommendation from the Plan Commission, the project was eventualy was turned down by County Commissioners.

Above: The Danville Plan Commission had to move to the Bosstick Gym for hearings on the annexation and rezoning of the 390-acre former Miles farm at the west edge of the town. The project was eventually approved by the Town Council, with some revisions by the developer, At right: The plans for the development of the former Miles farm were projected on a screen.

Members of North West Hendricks Schools administration and Tecton representatives hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the $40 million renovation of the Tri-West athletic field in March. The new state-of-the-art facility was dedicated in August.


Thursday, January 6, 2022 Association. Care to Change offers mental health services. Brownsburg Fire Terry unveils Safe Haven Baby Box. Leadership Hendricks County honors 2021 Leaders. Danville citizens get a look at new Comprehensive Plan. New style traffic signals at Danville. DDP volunteers bedeck Danville with flowers. Jerry Crisp retires from Danville Wastewater Dept Deaths: Donna Eileene Beaver, 58, Plainfield; Sandra L. Fries, 70; Alyssa Danielle Couch, 27, Coatesville; James “Ed” Bradley,59; Alberta Broyles, 90, Pittsboro; Nellie J. Goldsby, 87, Plainfield; Raylee Marie See, 62, Clayton; Katie J. Bush, 76; Mary Ann Abbott; Geoffrey D. Klinger, 54; Steven E. Johnson, 79; Charles E. Bowling, 90, Brownsburg. MAY 27: Town of Pittsboro honors the late Linda Ash with ribbon-cutting on Ash Avenue. The Children’s Ballet to perform at new Ellis Park Amphitheater. Holly, the Rovering Reporter, visits Dogtona. Tomb of Unknown Soldier Replica draws crowd at Fairgrounds. County Parks offers Summer Fun Run series. Hamilton Center offers behavioral health services. Plainfield Police offer “Ride to School” certificates. Senior Services celebrates Older American Month. 2021 Military Banner program pays tribute to veterans. Holly, the Rovering Reporter visits Dogtona. Danville Council approves controversial DR Horton delvelopment project. New amphitheater dedicated at Ellis Park. Summer intern Cooper Lee contributes to The Republican. Northview Christian Church breaks ground for new community center. Deaths: Donna Sue Darlage, 76, Brownsburg; John J. Jaco, 84, Brownsburg; Ralph Leon Halton, 83,Avon; Danny Ray Groover, 63, Avon; Vera Madge Jarrett, 86, Avon; Delilah Shortz, infant; Willajean Hicks, 89; Bonnie Robinson, North Salem; Dorothy “Hadley”, 94; Marsha A. Wright, 74; Arvilla M. Thompson, 83, Plainfield; John David Currier, Sr., 81, Plainfield; James William Ervin, 92, North Salem; Arthur L. Scott, 87; Jeffry W. Miller, 52, Brownsburg. JUN 3: 22 BHS Seniors sign athletic letters of intent. Bob Palma of Brownsburg featured on Hoosier History Live broadcast about classic cars. Hendricks County Community Foundation marks 25 years. Sam & Dee’s Diner serves Belleville community and more. Infant who died in 1949 gets marker at Maple Hill Cemetery. AHS junior and contributor to The Republican Krishna Lathish received honors for a column in her school paper. Red Curb Theater reopens. Danville Rotary Corps serves the community. Danville Council creates two allocation funds for economic development. Deaths: Judith A. Rettig, 83, Brownsburg; Harold Allen Small, 84; Geraldine “Jerry” Christine Goss, 92; Jonathan Daniel Shrout,32, Avon; Charlotte Barnett; Diane Woolley Edwards, 72, Plainfield; Flora Thelma Chreech Christensen, 88; Jimmie Lee Carlton, 69, Pittsboro; Tom Kirby, 65; Janelle Griffin Palmer; Margaret Louise Walsh, 66, Avon; Donald G. Scott, 83, Brownsburg; Betty J. Parsons, 78, Danville; Robert C. Vereen, 96, Avon; Pauline Ruth Woest, 92, Avon; Rosalind Sakalares, 90, Brownsburg. JUN 10: Summers Sounds returns to Danville for 14th year. Canned food donations earn tickets to county fair. BHS graduate Brianna Howard receives full scholarship to Manchester U. Everything’s Coming Up Rosie Dinner and Awards fundraiser planned. Mill Creek West pushes renewable energy. TWHS Dollars for Scholars fundraiser sets new record. Allyson Avery returns with summer sidewalk chalk art in front of The Republican. Deka Lash hosts grand opening at Plainfield. Drive-in movies make comeback. Airdome was forerunner of outdoor theaters. The Fudge Kettle at Avon follows family tradition. Deaths: Kenneth Parson, 80; Robert L. Lollar, 94, Plainfield; Daniel L. Adams, 72, Brownsburg; Lawrence E. “Skip” Thompson, 79; Barbara Ann Adams, 85, Plainfield; Barbara K. Comer, 87, Brownsburg; Debra Lewis, 65, Brownsburg; John Paul Blanton, 79, Plainfield; Carol A. Rice Walter, 73, Danville; Brenda McKinney, Lizton; Michael Reider, 79, Brownsburg; Heather Jo Wenzel, 45, Plainfield; Beverly Ridenour, Pittsboro; Patricia A. Crouse, 77, Coatesville; Brian Joseph Fox, 35; Diane “Dee” Woolsey Edwards, 72, Plainfield. JUN 17: Hendricks County Rib Fest moves to Fairgrounds. Extension Homemakers mark 107 years of education. Mikah Stewart is Air Force recriter at Avon. Plainfield Clothing Closet expands at new location. Murals welcome visitors to Brownsburg and Plainfield. Danville Town Manager gets “Home Grown” haircut. Mary Ellen Trent celebrates 95th birthday. Bruce Buchanan writes of connection with his family’s funeral home business and The Republican. Home Grown Salon opens at Danville. Amo Parade returns. HRH Honors Comeback Athletes. Warm temperatures don’t deter Amo Parade. Plainfield Lions award scholarship. Destination Danville has successful second year. Deaths: Sylinda Kay Rissot, 80, Plainfield;d Mary Louisa Smith, 92, Plainfield; Ronald L. Williams, 70; Charles “Charlie” Jones; Roy Robert Hayes, Avon; Beverly Ann Ridenour, 76, Pittsboro; Virginia A. Roller, 94, Danville; Morris Leroy Kern, 81, Brownsburg; Kathryn Sue (Lynch) Turner, 75. JUN 24: July 4 celebrations planned. Ham radio operators have field day at fairgrounds. Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers. Twins Caleb & Kaden Ratliff get Make-A-Wish from Plainfield Police Dept. Brownsburg Fire Territory welcomes new recruits. Appian Tours say tourism is making a comeback. Lori Keeton of Brownsburg hold world record for

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Indiana Lyons Bring ABA North Central Trophy Home to Danville

The ABA Indiana Lyons brought the North Central Regional Championship Trophy back to Danville, and went on to the final game of the national championship before their winning streak ended. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Plans Halted for Proposed Brownsburg Sports Complex

Canine Reporter Finds Fan

Phase One of the proposed Brownsburg Youth Sports Complex project includee six baseball diamonds and six softball diamonds. The project was approved by the Brownsburg Town Council in December 2020, then halted in April 2021.


Twins Get Wish Granted

Holly, The Republican’s Rovering Reporter found a fan at Hendricks Humane’s Spring Break at Dogtona. ______________________________________________

Inmates Get Second Change with IN2WORK Classes

Photo: Town of Plainfield

Caleb and Kaden Ratliff, 10-year old twins with cystic fibrosis, has a wish granted by the Plainfield Police Department when they spent a day as honorary officers. ______________________________________________

HRH Behavioral Hospital Opens at Plainfield

Staff joined the first Aramark IN2WORK® graduates during ceremonies at the Hendricks County Jail on April 15. Seated, left to right: Nathaniel Staufer, Travis Baringer, Coty Tiller; standing: Jail Commander Megen Morgan, Aramark Instructor David Neeley and Sheriff Brett Clark.


Fire-starters Check Flames

Top photo: The groundbreaking ceremony for Hendricks Behavioral Hospital at Plainfield brought out many community leaders, HRH administration and US HealthVest administration. The impatient facility offers 112 beds for all ages and all abilities to pay. Outpatient services are also available. _____________________________________________

County’s First Recovery Home

Way Maker, Hendricks County’s first recovery home, has an interior meant to welcome residents and create a safe space for growth and education of those affected by addictions.

Workers for Turner Forestry check their work at McCloud Nature Park. The controlled fire in April cleared dried prairie grasses and encouraged new growth. _____________________________________________

Special Articles in April 1st Issue

Tongue-in-check articles were featured in our April 1st issue, like Coop de Ville, Danville’s first poultry-friendly community.

wakeboarding. Visit Hendricks County video wins award. Vintage type wall moved to The Republican’s office. Starbucks opens in Danville. Deaths: Charles Ronald Ferguson; Joshua Thomas Mitchell,31; Ida Louse Grider Patterson, 92; Russell “Joe” Lockwood, 83; Michael A. Lett, 70, Brownsburg; Janet R. Sturm, 78, North Salem; Violet Cox, 94, Brownsburg; Aristeo Juan Garza, 56, Avon; Ed Shelton and Brian Shelton, North Salem; Dorothy Ann Hadley; Kenneth L. Davidson, 53, Coatesville; John Ashton Davies; Elma (Worrell) Pickel, 95, Avon; Joan M. Harpool, 85, Plainfield; Morris L. Kern, Brownsburg; James R. Lahiff, 80, Brownsburg; Brian H. Dugger, 55, Plainfield. Dr. Thomas Lee Gross, 66; Willard Allen Lydick, 94. JUL 1: HCCF offers Unity Grant program. Candidates for 4-H Fair Queen. Little Free Library donated to W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park. 4-H Queen Contest has 22 contestants. Angel Martinez of Avon serving aboard USS California. “A Kid Again” offers adventures for children with disabling diseases. Brownsburg Police & Fire host safety camp. DAR Chapter learns about Andersonville prison. New Christmas tree planted on Court House yard. Deaths: Barbara Ann Watkins 80; Sandra Kaye Nelson, 73, Hazelwood; Dr. Robert Tipton, Avon; Herbert Quandt, 90; Regina Weber Scott, 75; Shirley Ann Adams, 88, Avon; Pauline E. Cook, 80, Brownsburg; Gerald “Wayne” Peters, 72, Clayton; Patricia Grace Propes, 75, Coatesville; Keith Komaniecki, 58, Brownsburg; Sharon L. Shaner, 85, Danville; Rev. Daniel S. Cramer, 66; Robert Terry, 73, Plainfield; Brandon Lee Turpin, 35, Plainfield; William Woodrow Barton; Betty Jean Jaynes, 94, Brownsburg. JUL 8: Sheltering Wings hosts Christmas in July fundraiser. 4-H Showcase will be scaled-down version of County Fair. Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Jones named Indiana School Resource Officer of the Year. New Plainfield Education building to open July 29. Brownsburg native Brandon Kissel serves aboard submarine. Isabel Gosnell of Brownsburg in Sound of Music cast at Beef and Boards. Simply Slabs creates unique furniture. Davisson family has reunion at Danville. Deaths: Charles G. Morelock, 92, Danville; Donna Louise Miller Woody, 88, Plainfield; Shelby Lynn Clark, infant; James Edward McNeely, 79, Avon; Sharon Wilson, 74, Avon; Lawrence E. Bollman, 85, Avon; Jon R. Reeves, 84, Plainfield; Frankie Lee Henderson, 74, Coatesville; Darrell E. Fleming, 63; Matthew Crawley, 41; John Richard Wilson, 78, Avon; Thomas O’Brien, 85, Avon; William J. Rapp, 82, Plainfield; Shirley Ann Adams, 88, Avon. JUL 15: Becca VanSlyke selected 2021 Hendricks County 4-H Fair Queen. North Salem Firefighter/EMT Debbie Berry honored for 38 years of service. Gibbs Park prepares to open. Coatesville Car Show part of revitalization effort. Ryan Grundman receives Master Gardeners scholarship. HRH and Brownsburg Fire Territory partner for better healthcare. Brownsburg appoints co-interim Town Managers. PopAKernal Popcorn starts serving Hendricks County during COVID epidemic. Danville K-9 Zeke retired. Danville Council honors GCHS Girls Softball team. Danville Rotary hosts awards dinner. Vacant apartment house destroyed by fire in Danville. Kobe Ward to play at IU East. CIK9 works to bring K-9 training facility to county. Deaths: Thomas Frank Harris II, 75, Plainfield; Otis L. Hayden, 80; John Scott, 91, Brownsburg; Paul Virlin Toler, 91, Avon; Frankie Lee Henderson 74, Coatesville; Cora Lee A. Rosemary, 105, Plainfield; Marcia G. McCarter, 78; Carolyn Sue Spencer, 85, Brownsburg; Bruce Rosemeyer, 90. JUL 22: 2021 4-H Livestock Auction to feature “Buyer’s Bonanza” fundraiser. Suspects arrested in drive-by shooting at Brownsburg. Senior Services reopens and welcomes new members. Sparks Memorial Scholarships awarded at Tr-West. Fleece Performance Engineering benefits from Hendricks Power’s new construction program. Theresa Brandon of Plainfield on board of National Service Animals Monument. Drew Schauss is new basketball coach at Avon High School. Avon Police to host National Night Out. Danville Dips celebrates Ice Cream Month. Hendricks Civic Theater prepares to reopen. Northview Christian Church’s Clothes Closet has fashion show of donations. Deaths: Mary Anne Roseman, 85; Virginia Jones Levitt, 88; Abou Mazdai, M.D.; Paul Allen Crews, 93; Charlene B. Allen, Plainfield; Timothy R. Lathan, 66, Plainfield; Bessie Marie Coleman Yerich, 93, Brownsburg; Timothy R. Lathan, 66, Plainfield; Daniel Boyd Weaks, 67, Avon; Carl J. Martin, 89; Ray P. Robertson, 77, Coatesville; John T. Layton, 51, Brownsburg; Richard Leon Clark, 76, Plainfield; Rhetta J. Blackstone, 80, Coatesville; Dolores Ann Malicoat, 81, Coatesville; Diana L. Laybold; Amos Greeson, 82. JUL 29: Elly Roessler wins 4-H Supreme Showman contest. 4-H Sale raises $179,618. 4-H Fair’s Ag Experience features display of FFA jackets. Ed Kottkamp inducted into Hendricks County Beef Cattle Association’s Hall of Fame. Brownsburg Fire Territory to move one station and build new one. W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park hosts grand opening and dedication. Isaiah 117 House to serve Hendricks County foster children. Duke Energy donates storm radios to Emergency Management Agency. Plainfield Police host CommUNITY meetings with citizens. Lexi Riggles is intern with Downtown


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Danville Partnership. Danville’s Drew Bradley signs with Franklin College. Little Free Library on the square furnished by Abstract & Title. Extension Homemakers sponsor “CAN Do” contest. Deaths: James “Mike” Pearman, North Salem; James Dewayne Braner, 83, Lizton; Rick A. Green, Sr., Brownsburg; Jacob Tyler Delp; Philippe Kuhr, 70; Max Arthur Cooper, 56, Danville; Douglas Lawrence, Plainfield; Steven Richard Pointer, 51; Norma Jean Porter, 94, Plainfield; Anthony Roberts, 70, Lizton; Jack C. Mayhugh, 89; David Lewis Haller, 76, Stilesville; Allen Craig Hill, 78; Pamela S. Abbott, 77, Clayton; Ronald K. Martin, 85, Avon. John T. Layton, 51, Brownsburg. AUG 5: Artists Pain the Town returning to Danville. Sheriffs’ Association members visit new Hendricks County Jail under construction. Brownsburg Little League heads to regionals. New owner for Gilley’s Antique Mall in Plainfield. Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Smith named Plainfield Optimists’ Officer of the Year. Bainbridge alumni host 106th banquet. DDP introduces Creative Community Pathways program. Hendricks County Alliance for diversity spreads awareness. Alumni attend Bainbridge reunion. Nehemiah Ranch hosts events. Deaths: Thomas G. Sauer,76, Plainfield; Morris Eugene McClure, M.D.; Anthony Covey, 78; Robert Earl Lynn, 73, Plainfield; Nancy L. Duncan, 78, Plainfield; Virginia Edwards, 100; Hertis A. Hansell, 91; Dorisan Irene Tindal, 90, Danville; Elizabeth E. Burkeen, 80, Clayton; Steven Billington, North Salem; Rick A. Harvey, 57, Clayton; Dianne P. Clark, 61,Brownsburg; Howard Glenn Martin, 86, Brownsburg; Harriette E. Ward, 94, Clayton; William W. Carter, Jr., 88, Brownsburg; Jay K. Harbison, 75, Plainfield; Pamela S. Abbott, 77, Clayton; Gary K. Watson, Jr., 50; Gregory Jay Walker, 63, Plainfield; Lisa Dawn Fite, 57; Catherine E. Rayball, 58, Avon. AUG 12: Blacksheep RC Modelers to host airshow. Ambachew Nigatu of Plainfield drowns at Monroe Lake. Plans made for 1st annual Recovery Awareness Music & Arts Festival. Indiana Secretary of State Sullivan visits The Republican on Listening Tour. Pittsboro Boy Scouts provide accessible gardening at Ben Hur Health & Rehabilitation. Made@ Plainfield post-secondary education facility celebrates opening. Avon Administrators participate in “Hot Ones” game. Pecar Park offers unique experience. New Hendricks County Jail taking shape. Danville Tri Kappa Betas celebrate 50 years. John and Tinie Bailey celebrate 67fh anniversary. New Speakeasy Bookstore has literary twist. Deaths: William A. VanNice; Doris Erna Hechinger, 81; Howard Glenn Martin, 86, Brownsburg; Paul Kenneth Buck, 76; Ola M. Green, 89, Plainfield; Hertis A. Hansell, 91; Matthew Patric Beeson, 43, Pittsboro; Paul M. Corder, 74; Luana Carolyn Senter, 92; Rosella Marie Rodgers, 82, Danville; Angela Ross-Lippard, 49; Lloyd Everett Hopkins; Wayne Ferguson, 95, Plainfield; Marjorie A. Douglas Cripe, 89, Brownsburg; Dianne P. Clark, 61, Brownsburg. AUG 19: New law authored by Representative Greg Steuerwald enhances police training. Golf Cart Parade in Danville benefits suicide awareness. The Biz to present Newsies. IU Health Wests opens final patient care are in expansion plan. Sheriff’s Dept. embraces drone technology. Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter earns NSDAR honors. Coffee for Champions benefits Special Olympics. Deaths: Chad Davis,48; Pat Schrader, 92; Deborah M. Jones, 69; Marilyn Medora Brown, Avon; Michael Kidwell, Danville; Stefanie Lin Boger, 47; Pat Schrader, 92, Danville; Glenda Freeman; Steven D. Smith, 62, Clayton; Elijah W. Whitaker, infant; Evelyn L. Johnson, 90, Brownsburg; Mark A. Hardwick, 65, Plainfield; James L. Lund, 92, Plainfield; Arlene Williams, 84; Dale E. Murphy, 71, Plainfield; Benjamin Melvin, 43; Harold Jackson, 79; Robert Tyler Miles, 33; Denise Arlene Brooking Crane, 68, Plainfield; Eva K. Buis, 80; Frances I. Goodman.

The Republican

Thursday, January 6, 2022

2021 4-H Fair Queen Becca VanSlyke and Court Rule at 4-H Fair

2021 4-H Fair Queen and her Court, left to right: Elly Roessler, Queen’s Court; Emma Gregory, Queen’s Court; Amanda Fulcher, Queen’s Court; Queen Becca VanSlyke; Runner Up, Lilly Kuhlmeyer; Miss Congeniality, Karmin Franklin. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Queen’s Court Member Captures Supreme Showman Title

Elly Roessler was congratulated by her fellow Queen’s Court members after earning the title of 2021 Supreme Showman of the 4-H Fair.

Kids Show Off Pets At Annual Farm Bureau Pet Parade

You don’t have to be a 4-H Club member to participate in this special Fair tradition. All children can be part of the annual Pet Parade at the 4-H Fair. Every child receives a ribbon and one dollar for entering. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

AUG 26: Meals on Wheels has served clients since 1973. Brownsburg councilman Jeff Gracey resigns. Plainfield Swim Club grows in numbers and success. Danville golf cart parade raises awareness of suicide prevention. Deaths: Judith Dianne Collins, 81; Ruth Ann (Long) Conger, 89, Plainfield; Betty Jane Volpp; James Robert Warren, 74, Brownsburg;Lilliann Pritchette, 87; George Allen Klein, 84, Pittsboro; William L. Wornhoff, 79; Robert J. Hanna, 89; Beverly J. Branstetter, 87, Clayton; Jeffrey Kenneth McDonald; Chelsea Leigh Murray, 29, Clayton; Clyde Craghead, 87, Plainfield; Ethelene Luelle Hill, 82, Brownsburg; Russell Dean Kirkham, 71, Clayton; Martha J. Servies, 92, Plainfield; Jeffrey Carl Macri, 62, Clayton; Jeanne Ellen Gill Shackelford; Denise Arlene Brooking Crane, 68, Plainfield; Paul “Eddie” Mackey, 75, Danville; Rae Ann Summer, 41; Karisa J. Brown, 27, Plainfield; Daniel J. Grubbs, 63, Brownsburg. SEP 2: Mayberry Man movie to premier at Royal Theater. Danville Boy Scouts to host 63rd Ham Stand. Hearings on proposed new elementary school at Brownsburg. Hendricks County Jail’s IN2WORK program has 2nd graduating class. NWH School Corp. dedicates renovated athletic field. The Dancer’s Place reopens in new location at Avon. Senior Services programs support residents dealing with dementia. 4th Annual “Artists Paint the Town” event gives different views of Danville. Renovated Royal Theater reopens. Deaths: Dorothy “Dottie” Basham, 92, North Salem; Patricia Mildred Wynne, 84, Brownsburg; Keith Komaniecki, 58, Brownsburg; Clara E. Pickett, 84, Brownsburg; Brenda Sue Thompson, Coatesville; Jeffrey M. Hershberger, 54, Avon; Catherine Hazelett, 77, Danville; Ron L. Hutcheson, 83, Plainfield; Danie J. Grubbs, 63, Brownsburg; Brent A. Dayharsh, 56, Coatesville; Ted E. Andrews, 67, Avon; Betty L. Barlow Yates, 91; Pearl E. Martin Hickey, 100. SEP 9: Danville Tri Kappa’s Fair on the Square to return. Hendricks County Museum has “mini” version in Little Free Library. Sun comes out for Old Fashion Days Bed Race. New surge in COVID cases in county. Koorsen Fire & Security donates to CIK9. Mary McCartney creates art around the court house square. Fans line up to see Mayberry Man movie. Helping the homeless in Hendricks County. Carol A. Litton, 69, Avon; H.F. “Frank” French, 68, Clayton; William Lee Maddus; Glen C. Beck, 89, Plainfield; James A. Muston, 53, Brownsburg; Walter Webster Dininger, 94; Larry G. Gregory, 87, Avon; Pearl E. Martin Hickey, 100; James Neville Boone, Plainfield; Loretta Jean Daugherty, Clayton. SEP 16: McCloud Nature Park Prairie Maze honors the cicada. Retired Teachers welcome new members. Hendricks County Boutique Crawl returns for 6th year. HSO features music of Bach. Sights N Sounds promotes live music. Fair on the Square brings fun and shopping to Court House square. Northview Christian Church pays tribute to military personnel killed in Afghanistan evacuation with empty chairs at monthly luncheon. Deaths: Marilyn F. Hill, 92; Mary Marie Counter, 94, Plainfield; Olusegun Odedina, 41, Plainfield; Beulah Brock, 89; Owen Paul Record, infant; Gloria Crystal Mayo, 90, Plainfield; Jacob Warren Carter, 30, Avon; Michael Raymond Siegel, 39; Robert Allen Powell, Sr., 86; JoAnn Catherine Tri; Lora R. Shockley-Hayward, 53, Lizton; Brian Pettit, 56; Stephen Terry Billington, North Salem; Jesse Matthew Vega, 18, Avon; Fred William “Neal” Jones, 80; Orchid Wesley, 91, Brownsburg; John Norris, 71, Avon; Gertrude L. Gruca, 96, Plainfield; Joyce Bennett, 85, Plainfield; James G. Percival, 64, Brownsburg; Linda L. Plunkett, 73, Danville; Debra A. Craig, 69; Barbara J. West, 88, Plainfield; Charles W. “Wes” Morelock, 60, Danville; Walter B. Duncan; Christine E. Knopp, 101, Avon; Claire L. Birkla, 67; Julie Ann Jeffers, 64, Plainfield; Seth

During the Beef Show at the 4-H Fair, Ed Kottkamp was honored with membership int he Associations Hall of Fame. Ed had been a former Fair Board Member and a founding member of the Cattlemen’s Association. His family joined him and his wife, Marcia, in the areana to accept the award.


Thursday, January 6, 2022

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W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park Opens, Brings New Recreational Space to County Residents

Located in the southwest corner of Washington Township, W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park is a legacy left to the people of Hendricks County by the Gibbs family, who settled in the area in the 1830’s. The property remained in the Gibbs family for nearly 90 years, until John “Chub” and Lydia Gibbs sold 140 acres of to the Hendricks County Park Board in 2009. The land was to be developed into a park to memorial John’s great-grandfather, W.S. Gibbs. In 2013, a master plan was developed in 2013. When the Department took full ownership of the land in 2019, the plans turned to action. Ground was broken in July 2020, with members of the Gibbs family and county officials present. Phase I of the development of the park was put into action on 68 acres. The park was dedicated on July 21, 2021. Bernard Lewis, 80, Danville; Nova Lee Gist, infant; Tyler C. Hagan, Plainfield; Jamie L. Wilcox, 59. SEP 23: Extension Homemakers to mark Achievement Day. Hendricks County Museum plans 7th Road Rally. Blessings Box for food donations at Fairgrounds. Jerry Decker of Coatesville receives Golden Hoosier Award. Historic Walking Tour at Plainfield. Plainfield launches Youth Assistance Program. Level Two hosts summit for entrepreneurs. Pet Wants delivers pet food and supplies to your door. Addy Stevens is tops at golf. Town of Avon launches NOVA awards. Treblemakers win parade prize at Plainfield Quaker Days. Levi Riggs rounds out 2021 Summer Sounds series. Topping ceremony marks construction phase of new jail. Fast Track Physical Therapy building begins construction on Court House square. Morons defeat Geezers at Twin Bridges golf course. Danville HS Homecoming candidates named. Deaths: Doris Mae Privett Korb; Tyler C. Hagan, Plainfield; Anna Rita Springer, 86, Plainfield. Paul George Leondis, DVM, 93, Danville; Paula Sue Hensel, 72, Pittsboro; David Lee Lore, 58; Donna Jo Chinn, 54; James R. Vivace, 56, Danville; Velma J. Bolton, 83, Danville; Earl J. Carter, 53; Patrick c. Sanders, 21, Plainfield; Connie Ann Spannuth, 78, Avon; Jamie L. Wilcox, 59; Steven Wayne Steinway, 65, Danville; Anthony Root, 57; Caroline Roberta Scott, 74; Claude M. Thompson, 86. SEP 30: Indiana Lyons gear up for 4th season. Master Gardeners to host Adventures in Gardening. HCT to present “I Hate Hamlet.” International Festival at Plainfield. Road rage incident leaves one injured at SR 39 and I-70. Teacher Brandon Doub’s students collect candy at Homecoming parade. Hendricks County’s Curt Higinbotham receives 2021 Outstanding Highway Supt. award. J.B. and Melissa Edmondson’s Farmers Grow America donation goes to Mill Creek Christian Support Center. International Festival returns for 2nd year. State Farm agent Doug Catt helps promote Fire Prevention campaign. Sally Sutter teaches art of ceramics. DAR Chapter welcomes new members. Senior Services educates seniors about fraud. Danville Chamber of Commerce hosts outdoor Community Awards. DCHS hosts 2021 Homecoming parade. Deaths: Michael Lee Baringer, 75; Ernst “Chip” Otto Martens Jr., 63, Brownsburg; Lisa Dawn Fite, 57; Sandra Kay Burnett, 70, Plainfield; Paul D. Lester Jr., 64, Danville; Eleanor “Kay” Greeson; Ernie Lee Johnson, 34, Stilesville; Tali Ray Bell, infant; Betty Jane Volpp; Gerald Ray Stephens, 72, Danville; Donald G. Wilson, Jr., 59, Plainfield; Zachary Allen Arnett; Charlotte Ann Bell, 83; Loretta F. Myers Riley, 84; John William Rutledge, 94; Steven A. Kuhn, Sr., 70, Avon. OCT 7: 4-H Enrollment opens. Danville Masonic Lodge marks 175th year. Donations being collected for Afghan Refugees. Plainfield Friends of the Library host virtual Silent Auc-

Museum Gets Mini-Me

Hooked a Big One

There are several Little Free Libraries around Danville, but none as unique as the one in front of the Hendricks County Museum. The take-one/leave one book box was designed and built by Sabine Karner and Mark Howell.


Old Fashion Days Is Back! Ginny Vornholt’s getaway to Wisconsin resulted a big bass birthday present. ______________________________________________

Royal Grand Opening II

After the 2020 event was canceled, people were racing back to North Salem Old Fashion Days in 2021. ______________________________________________ Danville’s Royal Theater hosted a grand opening to mark a renovationa and new ownership. ______________________________________________

Farmers Markets Remain Popular

Cascade Youth League members tried to moderate the heat with a little water during the parade at Amo’s annual Fish Fry. ______________________________________________

Farmers Markets saw increased interest during 2021. Danville has the longest running market in the county ______________________________________________

tion. Brownsburg’s Blast Off playground to get renovation. COVID continues to challenge school operations. North Salem School Days memories by Kathy Pingel Brelage. Amo honors first responders at 9-11 Dinner. Remembering Danville’s Doc Leondis. DCMS girls volleyball and cross country teams win Sagamore Conference. Scarecrows return to court house square. Deaths: Gerald Ray Stephens, 72, Danville; Cynthia Jane Kearns, 65, Brownsburg; Johnathan C. Fobes, 33, Brownsburg; Leslie S. Landrey, Jr.; Jerry Ray Grace, 78, Pittsboro; Willa Dean Parker Yeager; Robert McLane Higgins, 89, Danville; Donna J. Hanshew, 75; Alan Keith Ward, 28; Mary Alice Boodt, 74, Avon; Michael J. Wernke, 74, Avon; Elijah L. Hostetler, 24, Clayton; John R. Taylor, 73, Danville; Virginia Maxine Dalton, 94, Brownsburg; Nancy Jo Howard, 80; Ann M. Tom, 72, Plainfield; Jeff Utsler, 55, Brownsburg. OCT 14: Meals on Wheels kicks off Shelf Stable Food Drive. McCloud Park celebrate Fall Colors Festival. Disc Golf training at Gibbs Park. Museum Road Rally travels Chocolate Trail. WYRZ fans get news, music and more. Community celebrates Matt Alexander with fundraiser. Danville’s Nation Guard Armory serves 67 years. Former Danville resident Gordon Graham inducted into Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame. Danville Council honors Connie Lawson. Community Christmas tree on court house lawn removed due to damage. Gulley wedding turns into family reunion. Deaths: Catherine S. Haynes, 85, Brownsburg; Anna Elizabeth Andrick, infant; Karen Ann Rudicil Gray, 71, Brownsburg; William B. Marsh, 57, Plainfield; Robert Charles Monroe, 71, Danville; Lucian A. Cooksey, 83, Pittsboro; Carolyn J. Goldman, 82, Danville; Joan E. Kuhn, 71, Plainfield; Sherry A. Byrne, 64; Byron L. “Barney” Hunsinger, 93, Brownsburg; Samantha S. Jackson, 35, Brownsburg; Edith I. Pence, 73, Pittsboro; Earl R. “Buddy” Yates, 84, Danville; Jerry Max Cokain, 82; Audrey Beatrice Coffin, 94, Coatesville; Thomas Allen Fisher, 65, Plainfield; Rick Arthur Inabnit, 60, Brownsburg; Robyn L. Phillips, 44, Brownsburg; Nancy Kathleen Rosemeyer; Shirley R. Mitchell Eads, 77; James H. Falk; Patricia A. Howard, 73, Plainfield; Jame H. Falk, Brownsburg. OCT 21: “Scares on the Square” hosted by Downtown Danville Partnership. Memorial bench honors the late Amo Postmaster, Dennis Watson. Brownsburg VA Clinic ready to open. Cascade Boys Soccer team wins Regional championship. Hendricks Humane strives to help community cats colonies. Extension Homemakers celebrate achievements. DCMS 8th grade team takes 3rd straight Sagamore title. Daryl and Lois Hoffman with IUMCH Agape Award. Deaths: Leora May “Odie” Green, 82; William Michael Hadley, 72; John Robert Hawkins, 44; Wayne R. Hobson, 87, Brownsburg; Jason Barrett Smith, 46; Marjorie Miller, 93; Richard

The line was long as fans of the Andy Griffith show awaited the premier of Mayberry Man at the Royal Theater in September. Portions of the movie were filmed in Danville. The cast included Brett Varvel, son of former Danville resident Gary Varvel and the theme song was sung by local singer/songwriter Levi. Riggs. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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The Republican

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Secretary of State Sullivan Visits The Republican

Fun Bubbled Over at Tri Kappa Fair on the Square

Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan took a seat in The Republican office’s rocking chair as she was interviewed by reporter Melissa Gibson. Sullivan’s Danville itinerary included a stop at Danville Dips ice cream parlor for a visit with Town and County officials. _______________________________________________________________________________

One most popular vendors at Danville Tri Kappa’s Fair on the Square were giant bubble wands. Containers of bubble mix were placed on the court house lawn for children (and adults) to try them out, filling the air with dancing bubbles. _______________________________________________________________________________

Kevin “Rick” Myers, 59; Raymond Philip Smith, 77, Plainfield; Leah L. Hamrick, 59; Doris Ferguson, 74, Plainfield; Emory Eugene Watson, 89, Danville; Robert Lee Schmidt, 85, Avon; Edwin “Ed” Kottkamp, 88, Belleville; Mary R. McKnight, Plainfield; Terry Lee Ritchison, 69, Brownsburg; Donald Daily, 95, Avon; Bonnie Lee Freeman, 80, Danville; Larry Joe Hatfield, 66, Avon; Leroy Smith, 78, North Salem; John Lawson Sr.; Ray Edward Ledington, 65, Brownsburg; James R. McGinnis, 79, Coatesville; William Ernie Phillips, 82; James H. LaRoche, 93, Plainfield; Dianna Christensen, 59, Avon. OCT 28: Town of Brownsburg partners with Project A.N.G.E.L. for toy and clothing drive. Orlando Jordan hired as Plainfield’s first Community Support Manager. Friends of the Plainfield-Guilford Twp. Library offer “Love Our Library” yard signs. Halloween Pumpkin Drop at Plainfield. Avon Education Foundation hosts annual breakfast. Tom Patsis of Brownsburg stars if Netflix’s Metal Shop Masters. DCHS Pike pursues equestrian sports. Danville South Elementary students share Halloween stories. Deaths: Alexus K. “Lexi” Riggles, 21, Danville; Geneva Sullivan-Poindexter-Underwood, 76, Plainfield; Mark Miller, 71; James P. Thompson, 70, Brownsburg; Lois Jean Maxwell, 92, Plainfield; Duell Scott Ginter, 29, Brownsburg; D. Eileen McGriffin, 80; Ruth Arterburn 92, Plainfield; John Robert Hawkins, 44; Betty L. Hadley Mains 96, Danville; Bonnie M. Wisehart, 91, Stilesville; Leroy Smith, 78, North Salem; Andrew C. Shotts, 54; Steven R. Linville, 38, Plainfield. NOV 4: Indiana Lyons, Hendricks County’s only professional sports team opens fourth season. DAR Chapter hosts “Veterans Light the Path for Freedom” display at Danville. Groundbreaking for Ronald Reagan Logistics Center at Brownsburg. Sherri L. Regin, of NSSB elected director of Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. Hendricks County Amateur Radio Emergency Service prepared for emergencies. Plainfield’s Prewitt Theater to become restaurant and entertainment venue. Harmony Primary Care and Wellness Clinic places several wellness practices under one roof. Way Maker Home provides treatment for men with addictions. Costco opens at Avon. Fast Track Physical Therapy building taking shape in Danville. John and Sonn Mitchell mark 65th anniversary. Refurbished Bicentennial Bison returns to its station on the Court House square. DDP hosts inaugural Scares on the Square. Deaths: Arnold H. Wallen; Nancy Elizabeth Batchelor, 57; Rocksand Western, 46; Ronald Lele Fults, 68; Dennis Hank Felix, 66, Plainfield; Judy A. Beaver, 83; Cecile Mildred Dugan Wentz, 95; Carolyn B. Parent, 78, Brownsburg; Jeanine K. Maloney, 84, Plainfield; Karen Lilly Shepard, 50, Avon; Faye P. Elmore, 104, Clayton; Tonya Annette Perry, 53, Lizton; Terry Harstad, 70, Danville; Ruby A. Neier, 98, Avon; Harold David Branson, 75, Danville; Pearl M. Wentz Rauch, 98, Plainfield; Avery Wampler, 91, Amo; Irene M. McHugh, 97; Talbert W. Burden; Charles Ronald Robertson, 86, Danville. NOV 11: Local schools score well on IREAD-3 evaluations. Avon HS students earn academic honors from College Board National Recognition Program. Mike Grabowski of Embassy Suites by Hilton at Plainfield receives Hoosier Hospitality Award.

Honors 32 Years of Public Service

Legislation Becomes Law

Governor Eric Holcomb (center) signs House Bill 1006 in front of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy at Plainfield. Joining him at the table are Representative Greg Steuerwald, author of the Bill (right), and Representative Robin Shackleford (left). ___________________________________________________

Home Town Talent on the Square

The Danville Town Council honored Connie Lawson for 32 years of public service as County Clerk, State Senator, and Indiana Secretary of State. ______________________________________________

Chamber Hosts Outdoor Event

The Danville Chamber of Commerce host its annual Awards Banquet under the sky on Marion Street. ______________________________________________

Ice Cream Connoisseurs

A retired French teacher, retired doctor, and a retired attorney walk into an ice cream shop. Madam Black, Dr. Garnet Harris and Sue Rempert, Esq. were enjoying ice cream at Dips in Danville.

Danville’s own Levi Riggs closed out the 2021 Summer Sounds live music series to the delight of fans, friends, and family. ______________________________________________

Infill Building Rounds Out the Court House Square in Danville

The northwest corner of Main and Jefferson streets in Danville had been empty since the demolition of the old Danners building. A new building will house Fast Track Physical Therapy.

Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church Dedicates New Education and Office Building

The Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis, at right, dedicated the new Education and Parish Office Building at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Danville, in November. The education wing contains 11 classrooms. Two more construction projects are planned on in the future.

Cornerstone ceremony set for addition to North Salem Elementary. County residents “enlisted” their pets in WWII War Dog program. Veterinarian Leah Miller has mobile vet clinic. Chuck Miller recounts WWII service. Indiana Lyons win Game 1 of 2021-22 season. Tri-West Bruins take Sectional title. Mary McCartney paints mural at Bread Basket Café. Deaths: Joseph Adam Mitscher, 48, Brownsburg; Mary Elizabeth Fleenor, 88, Plainfield; Donald Wayne Gregory, 66, Plainfield; Gerry Vance Smith 75, and Darlene Sue Smith, Brownsburg; John E. Jones, 80; Mary Lee Morrison, 87; Barbara Ann John, 78, Avon; C.A. William Swope, Sr., 80, Clayton; Martha M. Elliott, 81, Danville; Marcus Garnett Phillippe, 89; Barbara B. Mathias, 87, Amo; Jean Louise Eden, 94, Avon; Donald H. Lillard, 79, Clayton; Michael E. Nostrand, Plainfield; Darlene Sue Smith, 74, Brownsburg; Richard L. LaFuria, 75, Plainfield; Kyle Joseph Wade, 37; Douglas W. Klaufman, 53, Amo; Brenda Kay Wilkins, 66, Plainfield; Janie Sue Flynn, 67; Arthur “Bubby” Barnes Stockton, Jr. 56, Avon. NOV 18: Visit Hendricks County releases 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. Christmas on the Square to return for 15th year. Avon Washington Township Library celebrates century of service. Come Hang Out Store at North Salem closes. North Salem has new water tower. An Exchange of Views with Philip Gulley and David Winters debuts. Leadership Hendricks County Class of 2021 completes course. Cooper’s Hawk restaurant comes to Avon. Connection Pointe partners with Brownsburg Parks for Yuletide Festival. Conner Kinkle completes renovation of artillery at American Legion Post 118 for Eagle Scout project. DCMS students take field trip to The Republican office. Danville Girls Basketball pays tribute to the late Lexi Riggles. Indiana Lyons show appreciation to special fan Jim Elsbury. Deaths: Ted Ellis Coyle, 74; Donnie A. Ridout, 41, Brownsburg; Alma “Jane” Deaton, 74, Plainfield; Scott Lawrence Allen, 53; Sherlie Richardson, 73, Brownsburg; Laura Jane Martin, Pittsboro; Linda Kay Harbison, 74, Plainfield; Donald Rinker, Pittsboro; Kenneth Ray Mosier, 60, Danville; Thelma Lee Salmon; Bruce A. Maxwell, 69, Danville; Frederick Mercer Hopkins IV; Alma Mary Cook, 96, Plainfield; Robert Lee Juday, 89, Plainfield; Jeffery Scott Dorman, 65, Plainfield; Faye L. Gilly, 90, Avon; Brian Keith Feltner, 64; Judith R. Beliles, 81, Brownsburg; Bert Thomas Carson III, 72; Randall L. Gowan, 56, Danville. NOV 25: Extension Homemakers host Holiday Fest. Reminder to “Shop Small” for the holidays. Festival of Trees returns to Avon Wedding Barn. Mary Queen of Peace dedicates new narthex, parish office and education wing at Danville. Whispering Pines Tree Farm offers family experience. South elementary students write Thanksgiving stories. Mike Neilson of Danville hunts around the globe. Indiana Lyons score 2 wins over the weekend. Deaths: Paul E. “Gene” RIchardson, 88, Stilesville; Thomas M. Dinkel, North Salem; Billl H. Walton, 93, Avon; Nancy J. Jones, 83, Danville; Ronald Lee Urban, Pittsboro; Donald Joseph Rinker, 60, Pittsboro; David Dillon Kindrick, 76, Brownsburg; John W. “Bill” Schindler, Sr., 79, Brownsburg; Violet McCloud Smith Seward 93; Don Bruce Beacham, 75, Brownsburg; Robert Stephenson; Jacqueline M. Stone, 76, Clayton; Bobby M. Mitchell, 85, Clayton; Garland Kircher, 100, Brownsburg; Bruce A. Maxwell, 69, Danville; Marilyn E. Herris, 78, Brownsburg; Connie Jeannette Vinton, 87; Donna Gail Simmons, 71, Avon; Kenneth L. Lucas, 59, Plainfield; Robert L. McCurry, 78, Brownsburg. DEC 2: Holiday lights featured in events at Danville and Brownsburg; Hendricks County Jail’s 4th IN2WORK Class earn certificates. Local theater groups have holiday performances. Garden Club announces Poetry Contest winners. Hendricks County Honor Guard pays tribute at and parades, events, and burials. Jana Morrison is new executive director for Leadership Hendricks County. The Republican receives Certificate from DAR Chapter. State Masonic officials dedicate cornerstone for new North Salem elementary building. Danville book store has new name, new owner. New community Christmas tree dedicated during Christmas on the Square. Brownsburg High School Band marches in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Deaths: Rex D. McClain, Avon; Harold Wayne Stanley, 80; Lori Ann


Thursday, January 6, 2022 Gardner, 47, Plainfield; James “Pat” Smither, 72, Brownsburg; Julie D. Wubben, 52, Brownsburg; Patricia E. Sircy, 77, Plainfield; Evona Aline Roberts Fair, 91, Brownsburg; Thomas Michael Dinkel, 72, North Salem; Andrew S. Best, 46; Barbara A. Moore, 87, Danville; Roy Arlen Williams, Coatesville; Sharon Lynn Acton Prether; John A. Davis; Nancy J. Jones, 83, Danville; Rosalie Mary (Pike) Dick; Nanette Needham Ritter; Cora “Corky” Wilson Casey Kilbourn, 96, Avon.   DEC 9: Performances of classic Christmas tales, “A Christimas Carol” and “The Nutcracker,” offered for the holidays. Historical Museum offers candlelight tour. Homemakers Holiday Fest returns with shopping and entertainment. North Salem Old Fashion Days donates funds to community projects. Local senior citizens share Christmas memories. Avon Police launch “Aware” program to raise awareness of disabilities and mental illness. DCHS participates in Hoopfest 2021. Snoopy School students learn about ballet. Deaths: Janet Ilene Lewis, 86, Danville; Homer James Nevins, 18, Brownsburg; Alexis Anne (Rettig) Cutler, 27; David W. Flowers, 64, Avon; Jerri Ann Ford, 60, Brownsburg; Cathy J. (Wood) Strait, 48, Stilesville; Michael J. Arnett, 39; Gerald Dale Wiles, 85, North Salem; July Ann Morin Hall; Beverly K. Steward, 75; David L. Richardson, 91; Richard Swenke, 91, Danville; Kathleen Pasarelli, 78, Plainfield; Norman L. Blume, 74, Avon; Darrell A. Speck, 84, Plainfield. DEC 16: Local nonprofits need holiday donations. New distribution center for Mercury Marine coming to Brownsburg; Gail Tharp publishes book on county schools. Avon HS Juniors recognizes as 2023 Rising Stars. New Kroger store opens at Brownsburg. Washington Township’s Penguin Park offers winter fun. Start Talking: To Mask or Not to Mask. Plainfield Fine Arts Center gets executive director. Avon’s Pine Tree Elementary gets ESPA Award. Sycamore Services marks 60 years of promoting abilities of the disabled Mark Artman garners table-tennis trophies. Professional Wrestling comes to Hendricks County. DCMS’s Katie Lawrence receives Diane Robinson scholarship. Rex and Anneta Gregory mark 50th anniversary. The Authors Porch is newest business on the square. Deaths: Bryce T. King, 23. Danville; Abigail Lynn Scheibelhut, 26, Danville; Eileen J. Clark, 74, Danville; Joanne R. George, 86, Clayton; Marlene E. Reed, 68, Avon; Mary Ann Bancroft, 95, Avon; Maxine D. Carter, 79, Avon; Paul Lee Miller, 57, Avon; Jennifer D. Hopkins Baugh, 56, Brownsburg; Miranda Jo Jones, 33; Dan Eugene Thomas, 63; James Carroll Comer, 89, Brownsburg; Alton “Ray” Musick, 73, Danville; Daniel J. “Tiny” Quilliam, 72, Plainfield; Wayne A. Pace, 79; Becky Sue Gibbons, 74, Pittsboro; Benny Allen Mitchell, 74, Plainfield; Mary E. McGuire, 70, Brownsburg; Ashley Colleen Savage, 34, Brownsburg; Bertha E. Sims, 84, Brownsburg; Jack Gregg, 58, Brownsburg; Edward L. Fletcher, 72, Plainfield; Roger Wayne Putty, 57; Barbara Kay Ballou, 59, Plainfield; Frederick Nelson Foster, 81, Plainfield; Doris Jean Vincent, 95; Evelyn Jo (Delay) Majors, 82, Plainfield; Donald Earl Bragg, Brownsburg; Katherine S. Tarantino, 63, Danville; Donald Lee Downing, 74, Brownsburg; William

“Bill” Trump, 73, Plainfield; David Lee-Allen Carpenter, 32; Phyllis Ann Bryant, 90; Juanita Paul, 99, Plainfield; Walter R. Ingram, 67, Lizton. DEC 23: 180 Alliance receives $20 million from READI grant. Commissioners ask for changes in precinct boundaries. Plans for Dollar General Store at New Winchester. Plans for Renewable Natural Gas plant in Center Township. VHC and Embassy Suites earn Star Award. ACSC Superintendent Scott Wyndham receives award for community engagement. North Salem Old Fashion Days donate to food pantry. Level Two Co-working hosts “Shark Tank” competition for high school students. Gypsy’s Den at Clayton sells nostalgia. Danville firefighters sworn in. Evan Kessinger earns Eagle Scout rank. Pittsboro native Hannah Bradley copes with rare condition. Infinite Grace Landscaping started in midst of COVID lockdown. Deaths: Cynthia A. Ragsdale, 68, Plainfield; Kenneth M Joy, Avon; Peter G. Bloyd, Brownsburg; William “Dean” Hawver, 89; Judith Marie King-Homler, 78; Robert F. Holcomb III, 51; Michelle Lynn Beavers; Jason R. Codarmaz, 47, Plainfield; Amos Eugene Bradstreet, 74, Coatesville; Diana Jean (Powell) Williams, 69, Avon; Joseph Alan Williamson, 76, Avon; Jasper “Jack” Halcomb, 85, Danville; Thomas E. Vornholt, 70; Sue Jane Nance, 87; Stacy Lee Oliver, 65; Leona M. Guy, 79, Plainfield; DeLoss Wright Greenlee, 83; Betty Lou Eiteljorge, 65; Ruth Ellen Bumgardner, 89; Kay Ellen Archer, 73, Plainfield; Emerson Bradley Hofmann, infant; Robert William Sieferman, 80, Avon; Gail Gerloff, 65, Coatesville; Gloria Branam Ferguson, Avon. DEC 30: Biotech facility to open in Brownsburg. Applications open for 2022 Arts Gala at Plainfield-Guilford Township Library. Sheriff Brett Clark and Avon Police Chief Deputy Brian Nugent receive Community Hero awards from Mental Health America Hendricks Co. New water park in Washington Twp. to be ADA Accessible. Master Gardeners welcome new members. The Gathering Together offers end of life care at Plainfield. Danville native Tiffany Black creates terazzo design for floor at Arkansas airport. Kiger gas and service station opened 50 years ago in Danville. Deaths: David F. Goedeker II, 63, Avon; Patricia S. Boys, 73; Ruby “Toi” Inez Whitfield, 52, Avon; Virginia Turner, 90, Clayton; Betty Ann Morris, 95, Danville; Sharon Leigh Joyce, 85, Danville; Todd Michael Glaze, 42; Shirley A. Vaught, Brownsburg; Renee C. LaFollette, 84, Plainfield; William G. “Bill” Vaught, 85; Joseph Marvin Quassy; Evelyn Kay (Record) Bardes, 78, Avon; Peter Gene Bloyd, Brownsburg; Donald James Switzer, 96, formerly of New Winchester; Craig Anthony Gee, 33, Avon; Clara Dean Cornelius, 88, Clayton; Dana I. Ridenour, 38, Avon; Janet Mae (TenBarge) Strange; Mary Catherine Rose, 69, Plainfield; Larry George Hensley, Sr., 77, Brownsburg; Pamela K. Clearwater, 67, Avon; Janet L. (Stierwalt) Galyan, 81, Plainfield; Donald M. Jarrett, 91, Lizton; Frances H. Joiner, 87, Brownsburg; Chloe Jane Hayton, 85, Coatesville; Rebecca Jo Cox, 69; Linda D. Evans, 69, Danville; Taylor M. Shields, 28; Jason Michael Ledbetter, 37, Plainfield; Robert “Rob” Joseph Kibler, 63, Brownsburg. __________

A New Tree Grows In Danville

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New Hendricks County Jail Taking Shape on Old Fairgrounds

Work on the new Hendricks County Jail began early in the year. The unique design allows for a minimal increase

in staff to efficiently manage the planned capacity of 527 inmates. Sheriff Brett Clark gave a tour of the building under construction to a group from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association. In September. the final beam was put in place in a “topping ceremony”, marking the from transition structural elements to the finishes. The beam was signed by the Sheriff and staff, County officials and construction management. On top of the beam was a blue spruce signifying safety and goodwill and an American flag. The total cost including construction and soft costs are approximately $76 million dollars. That number includes the furniture and fixtures, too. The completion date is expected to be in the fall of 2022.

Former North Salem High School Building to be Demolished; North Salem Elementary School to Get New Addition

The former North Salem High School (at left) will be demolished to make room for a new addition to the North Salem Elementary School (at right). The community, former students and teachers were invited for a last walk through the two-story 1925 building on September 30. A portion of the old entrance will be incoroporated into the new structure.


Cornerstone Dedication

On November 13, officers of the Indiana Masonic Lodge participated in the dedication of the cornerstone for the new addition to North Salem Elementary. The cornerstoe was conscrated with corn, wine and oil, symbols of prosperity, health, and peace. A new community Christmas Tree was planted on the southeast corner of the court house yard in June. It made its official debut and dedication on November 26.

(Botton right) After the ceremony Grand Master Daniel Martin presented a certificate to North Salem Elementary Principal Tiffany Cox.


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Brownsburg Seniors Have Sports in Their Futures

The Republican

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Republican Looks Back at 2021 and Forward to 2022

A total of 35 Brownsburg High School seniors signed letters of intent to use their sports skills at the college or university of their choice. Among them was Jayden Gibson (seated center), who signed to play soccer for the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. ____________________________________________________

Scares on the Square

The Republican’s first off-site newspaper box premiered at Dips Ice Cream Shop in Danville. The first customer

was Kent Devine, a retired printer from the Indianapolis Star. _____________________________________________

On the Air at the 4-H Fair

It’s all in the detailing. Julie Vornhlot added an artistic touch to the newspaper box in front of The Republican Office. _____________________________________________

These Guys Start Talking

The Downtown Danville Partnership introduced Scares on the Square as part of the month-long Scarecrow Festival. Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of little ghosts and goblins as they lined up for the parade. Games, treats, and bounce house rounded out the program. ______________________________________________

The Come Hang Out Girls

The Come Hang Out Store in North Salem was a bargain hunters dream and community gathering place. The thrift shop closed after 17 years of hospitality to the community and the county. ____________________________________________

The Republican’s publisher, Jerry Vornholt, (right) was interviewd by Shane Ray of WYRZ at a live broadcast during the 4-H Fair. ______________________________________________

Off To See the Fair on the Square

Entrepreneurial Winners

Publisher Jerry Vornholt (left) met with David Winters (center) and Philip Gulley (far right) to discuss a series of essays on different subjects from different viewpoints to be published monthly in The Republican. ______________________________________________

Å Little History on the Move

Kevin (left) brought along a human companion during a visit to Fair on the Square in Danville and made a stop at The Republican’s booth ______________________________________________

No Tricks, Just Treat for All Cameron Zetty (left) and Abbey Kelly took home First Place and Crowd Favorite positions, respectively, at Level Two’s “Shark Tank” competition at Planfield. _____________________________________________

Homemakers for the Holidays

A wooden type rack, dating from the mid-nineteenth century found a new spot to show off the history of printing at The Republican office. The large wooden letters were replaced after the case had been cleaned and refinished. It’s now proudly displayed in the front office. ______________________________________________

Republican staff handed out candy during the inaugural Scares on the Square at Danville in October. ______________________________________________

High-Tech in the 1890’s

The Extension Homemakers annual Holdiay Fest served up lots of cookies, shopping and entertainment at the 4-H Fairgrounds in December. ______________________________________________

Jerry Vornholt explains the mechanics of the letter press to students from Danville Community Middle School. The Republican’s office, built in 1899 was designed and built to be a newspaper office and contains examples of the printers’ trade from cold type, to hot type, to the first computerized typesetters. While the means have changed, the contest remains the same local news that benefits the community.

Wishing You a Happy, Healthy 2022!