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Volume 140, Number 17

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Support Groups The Hendricks County Senior Center, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville, announces it is resuming some of its monthly support groups. Improve Your Mood Support Group: Meets every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Members learn about mindfulness and other coping techniques for symptoms of depression and anxiety. The group is facilitated by Sharon Dora Samsell, Coordinator of Bereavement and Community Support Groups for Hendricks Regional Health. The group is offered at no cost to anyone 25 years of age or older. No reservations required to attend. Alzheimer’s Support Group: Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 2 p.m. Facilitator, Deanne Sanders Below, Coordinator of In-Home Services and Information at Hendricks County Senior Services offers the support group to help those who provide care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s. The group is open to anyone affected by this disease. All meetings are confidential and free of charge. No reservations are required. Parkinson’s Support Group: Facilitators, Juli Krizan and Megan Meyer, leads the Parkinson’s support group, which meets the 1st Thursday of the month, at 2 p.m. The group is designed specifically for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, and is led by facilitators Juli Krizan and Megan Meyer. The Parkinson’s Support groups are confidential, free of charge and reservations are not required. New participants are always welcome and membership in the Senior Center is not required. Transportation is available through Senior Services at 317745-4303. The Hendricks County Senior Center is located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville. Senior Services is funded in part by United Way of Central Indiana, CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions and the generous donations of individuals and community organizations. Service is provided without regard to sex, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin. For more information, visit www.hcseniors.org. ______________________________________________

Walk-in Hours At Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic

Beginning Monday, April 26, the Hendricks Regional Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds will begin accepting walk-ins at the following times: ● Monday-Thursday: 1 – 5 p.m. ● Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ●Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon Please call 211 with any questions. __________ The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something... To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. John Ruskin

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Thoughts & Prayers are not enough

We Need To Do More With the ink barely dry on her new business cards, Lael Hill, the new Executive Director of Mental Health of America Hendricks County, felt the mental health community in Hendricks County needed to send a message of support to the community. So, she called a press conference. The urgency she felt was in response to the shootings at FedEx facility on the the west side of Indianapolis. The American Red Cross, The Willow Center, The Hamilton Center, Mental Health of America Indiana, and Cummins Behavioral Health Systems were among those that showed up to share a message of service and support. Dave Berman from MHA-Indiana opened the press conference. “I am horrified and heartbroken. We need to do more. Mental Health of America is lobbying the Indiana Legislature to increase the State’s budget by $100 million to provide more help to those in need in our State.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy, but thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need action,” Chase Cotton, the Executive Director at The Willow Center stated with calm clarity. Amy Mace of Cummins Mental Health Services echoed Chase’s comments. “We need to do more” she said. Natasha Newcomb of Hamilton Services in Plainfield talked about the increase in suicides since the pandemic. “Our crisis hotline is available 24/7 for those needing help,” she shared. Last to speak was Kimble Richardson from the American Red Cross. In a somber tone, Kimble lowered his head

Distribution Center Coming To Clayton

The Clayton Apple was a popular variety for fruit growers in the late 1800’s. Now another Apple is putting Clayton on the map. This week it was announced that Apple, the technology giant, is planning to construct a distribution facility in Clayton. The company said the center will bring 500 new jobs by the end of 2024. The facility will be operated by XPO Logistics Supply Chain. Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered up to $5 million in conditional tax credits. __________

Project Adds Lanes on US 36 At Avon

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces work begins on or after Wednesday, April 28 on U.S. 36 in Avon. This project spans from Shiloh Park Dr. to just east of Raceway Road. Work is scheduled to begin nightly between the hours of 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on an added travel lanes project in town while the contractor strengthens the outside shoulder. Then, work will occur during the daytime with two lanes of traffic in each direction. The primary purpose of the project is to reduce delays and improve the safety on U.S. 36 with a focus on the heavily congested portion between the Ronald Reagan Parkway and Raceway Road. White Construction Inc. was awarded the $8.6 million contract. This work is scheduled to be completed in October of this year. __________

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

Assessment Notices Mailed The Hendricks County Assessor’s Office is mailing the 2021 Notice of Assessment of Land and Structures. This is not a bill, but a notice of any assessment changes from 2020 to 2021. An explanation of this form and how to file any appeal of the assessment is found on Page 3 of this issue.

Pittsboro Seeks Comprehensive Plan Input

The Pittsboro Town Council and Advisory Plan Commission are hosting a special series of meetings to review the Town of Pittsboro Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Order (UDO). The meetings will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month, starting May 5, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the meetings will be virtual, but subject to change. Pittsboro residents are encouraged to attend and contribute their thoughts and opinions. The meeting information link will be posted to the Town of Pittsboro website and at the Town Hall. ___________

SWCD Board Meeting

Please be advised, the Hendricks County SWCD Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. will be held via Microsoft Teams. Please email Teri Lents, SWCD Office Manager, teri.lents@in.nacdnet. net if you would like to receive a link to the Teams meeting. __________ We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde

Lael Hill (left) Executive Director of Mental Health of America Hendricks County joined David Berman, Vice President of Harm Reduction and Crisis Intervention Services for Mental Health America of Indiana at a press conference on April 19. ____________________________________________________

in silence for a moment. “Those suffering from mental illness need to have a sense of hope and optimism. There are 30 mental health providers in Hendricks County. Know that you are not alone.” By the end of the press conference, it was clear that the providers of mental health in Hendricks County want to make sure you know they are here to help. If you or a loved one is in need, dial the Be Well Crisis Helpline at 211 or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800273-8255.

DAR Offers Free Trees

Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is sponsoring a tree giveaway as part of a conservation service project. The Chapter is giving away 300 sugar maple trees to Hendricks County residents who agree to plant them. One hardwood tree can remove 48 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere and make 260 pounds of oxygen. Stop by and see Wa-PeKe-Way Chapter members Saturday, May 1st on the west side of the Hendricks County Fairgrounds to pick up your free tree. The trees will be given out from 10 a.m. until they are gone. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or visit WaPe-Ke-Way Chapter website at http://wapekeway. wixsite.com/wapekeway

Lizton HS Alumni Banquet Cancelled

The executive board of the Lizton High School Alumni Association has made the decision to again cancel the LHS Alumni Banquet. We recognize that progress against Covid-19 is being made and restrictions in Indiana are lifting, however there are still concerns for the health and safety of our members. We hope our next banquet will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in the Tri-West Middle School. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing each of you at next year’s banquet, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. __________ The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, and the young know everything. Oscar Widle

Extension Homemakers Award Scholarships

ABBY LYNCH ________________________

MEBELE ONWUADUEGBO ________________________

The Hendricks County Extension Homemakers are pleased to present two $1,000 scholarships to two deserving Hendricks County Seniors to help further their educational goals and to encourage their continued development in the areas of Health and Human Sciences, Food Science, Education or a related field. This year’s recipients are: Mebele Onwuaduegbo, daughter of Ike and Martina Onwuaduegbo, Indianapolis, will graduate from Avon High School. Mebele plans to attend Brown University – Providence, in Health Sciences as a Pre-Professional. Abby Lynch, daughter of Steve and Amy Lynch, Brownsburg, will graduate from Brownsburg High School. Abby plans to attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. The Extension Homemakers of Hendricks County wish these seniors the best of luck in the future.


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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: Someone left switches outside “a certain man’s door” in Hazelwood in late March 1896. I wonder whether it was the White Caps, those self-righteous morality police known to whip, beat and even lynch people. “A few written words of explanation were left with the switches.” Was the man a slacker, a drunk, a wife-beater? Did he abuse his children or livestock? It’s almost a certainty the neighbors knew. Area farmer Carl Labertew bought “a small dirigible of the Zeppelin type” in April 1916. He denied plans to raid towns; instead, he hoped to make some money at county fairs. A southern Indiana paper reported Carl had “thrown the town into a fever of excitement.” Germany used Zeppelins beginning in 1915 to bomb English cities. The small unincorporated community had a post office from 1884 to 1937. As of 1914, Ethor Milhon had been postmaster for 20 years. The town’s leading merchant, before he was 30, he organized a private bank in 1898 that became Farmers Bank of Hazelwood. Starting with a small grocery store, the “clever advertiser” built his enterprise until it was “all out of proportion to the size of the town.” He operated movie theaters in Hazelwood and Stilesville, and co-owned the community phone system for a while. Two Farmers Bank hold-up men fled with nothing in May 1925 after one asked for change for a $5 bill. Just then, Milhon walked in, and one robber shouted, “throw up your hands.” Frustrated when teller Emma Leitzman took too long, one bandit shot at her, hitting a comb in her hair and piercing her dress collar. The crooks jumped into a waiting Lincoln and eluded capture after a long pursuit. Ethor died suddenly in October 1930 after arriving in Clayton to take a traction car to Indianapolis. Feeling ill, he saw a town doctor that morning, laid down and when the doctor checked on him 90 minutes later, he was gone, a year and a day after his son Emory had died. A young Hazelwood man stole a horse and buggy from outside the Pabst Brewing Company in Indianapolis one Saturday night in January 1894, but detectives got a tip and caught up with him and the horse a day later as he and two young ladies arrived for Sunday evening church. The law took the handcuffed horse thief away “as the choir was singing the opening hymn.” A 20-year-old tried to elope with a 15-year-old (three months shy of 16) from near Hazelwood in July 1897, but her father, persuaded to intervene, put an inglorious end to their aim. Charles Fletcher wanted to marry Mary Lou Thompson; her father had twice consented, and had agreed to get a license at Danville, but an uncle talked him out of it. The couple fled, planning to elope. They met at the Friends Church near town and drove to Amo, but missed the Vandalia train. They spent the night in Coatesville before boarding for Marshall, Illinois. Putnam County sheriff Richard Bunton caught them at Greencastle station. Charles carried nothing beyond a Hopkins & Allen revolver and a broken knife. “The cruel officers” fined the fellow $1 and costs for carrying a concealed weapon, totaling $9. Charles only had $8.20, which the cops accepted, and he walked home to Clayton with his revolver in his watch pocket, “broken in purse, but not in spirit, as he vowed to have the girl the next time.” Mary’s father took her home. Mr. Thompson was eight years older than his wife, and their first child, Mary, was born when Mrs. Thompson was roughly 17 or 18. That’s immaterial, but interesting, nonetheless. Greencastle’s paper reported the sheriff had interfered “in more than one prospective life-alliance of young people. He says he hates to do it, but can’t help it.” A reporter said Charles had undergone “a rather tough experience.” He was described as having “a very wide mouth and prominent ears, is not very handsome, was not over-dressed and was chuck full of talk when he got started.” Mary, who was “young and innocent” and “fairly good looking,” blamed her uncle for the couple’s trouble. The reporter declared Mary was “too young to bother long about the sudden stop put to her would-be wedding trip.” Charles and Mary were married the following month. They had seven children. Charles died in 1950, age 74, and Mary followed 10 years later. They rest together at New Crown Cemetery in Indianapolis. Paul Miner Lizton _____________________________________________________________________

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Yester~Year

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 April 30, 1896 Pecksburg: The remains of Milo Hardwick were put off here Friday evening and buried at Mill Creek. He was nineteen years old, six feet four inches high and weighted 216 pounds and fell 136 feet off of an Indianapolis building. Avon: Charley Ragan wheeled up from Plainfield to see old friends, Sunday. Plainfield: Lawn tennis is all the go at the academy. They say: There is a grandmother in Danville learning to ride a wheel. Charley McCurdy will repair anything at his shop except bicycles and on them he draws the line. It would surprise you to know of the dignified people who have been practicing on a wheel these moonlight nights. It is said that a plan is on foot whereby the Vandalia will build an electric line from Terre Haute to Indianapolis. This line will be used for local traffic and the main line will be used for through business and freight. Danville will have an election after all. The mistake in not certifying the ticket caused quite a commotion and lawyers were in demand. Evan Estep has passed the examination and been admitted to the practice of law at Honolulu. W.R. McClelland, bicycle, met a buggy, fell off, almost broke an arm. A new press will shortly be added to the outfit of his office which will be in still better condition to turn out the neatest and best work. The colored people had a social event of no little important last week, in the marriage of Mangrum Phillips and Mary Harper, Rev. Taylor officiating. The McKinley club of the college has received a number of fine McKinley badges and they are to be seen on almost every student. The club now numbers about 400 members and will exceed 500 when the ladies are enrolled as members. _____

Gordan Smith, of Indianapolis, former pilot and instructor will give instructions. A hanger is under construction and final plans include an additional hanger and a chicken dinner establishment. With a class of twenty, Mrs. Martha Eunice McHaffie Traylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melville McHaffie of Clayton, was administered the oath before the Supreme Court, Wednesday, April 24, in the court chamber, admitting her to the practice of law. She will enter general practice immediately. ______

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO Issue of May 5, 1921 The architect who came to inspect the Mattie A. Keeney building last week though some of the walls were not in the best condition and estimated that $40,000 would be required to put the building in shape. Avon: Forrest Hessong has a Jersey cow decorated with the badge of the Legion of Honor. She is the greatest milker on that street. Brill & Roberts, last week, purchased from Cunning Stewart, the vacant lot on West Broadway, between south Jefferson and Cross streets, and will erect a large warehouse and garage upon it. The building will be so constructed that it can be converted into a dwelling house, if the occasion arises. The service flag of Central Normal College was taken down yesterday morning with appropriate exercises. New Winchester: Leslie Goodwin held a “rat killin’” in his barn Monday afternoon in which they murdered one hundred and fifty-two rats and let one get away. A model school will be conducted in connection with the college this summer thus affording a number of children the opportunity of a longer term of schools. Friday evening, stockholders of the farmers’ organization completed their organization. Those named as directors were Norman Parsons, C.A. Mackey, Horace G. Miles, J.C. Lowe, J.H. Bradford,John G. Shelton, and Arthur M. Davis. _____

FIFTY YEARS AGO Issue of April 29, 1971 Five students from Hendricks County are among the 115 to enter the finals of the Central Indiana Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Indianapolis News. They are: Jeff Browning, Central Elementary, Plainfield; Larry McClane, Cascade Junior High, Clayton; East Elementary, Brownsburg; Greg Robinson, Lizton Junior High; and Vickie Russell, Hazelwood Elementary. Construction work has resumed at Avon High School’s new addition after several months of delay caused by cement drivers strike and other problems. Paul T. Brenton, age 48, has joined the Danville law firm of Palmer & Hinkle. The firm will now be called Palmer, Hinkle, Brenton & Keck. Marion Township 4-H Dairy Judging team will represent Hendricks County in the state meet. Members of the team are Roger Riggs, Rob Thomas, Richard Thomas, and Jess Wagner. The fairboard announced several new activities are being studied for this year’s fair – horseshoe pitching, freckle counting, watermelon eating, greased pig catching, cheerleading, band battle, and teen dance. The Danville Band Parents Association is making plans for the annual Birthday Calendar drive. Daniel Weaver, 102 S. Indiana, Danville, was among those honored at the recent Chemistry Banquet at the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. _____ TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Issue of April 25, 1996 Citizens of Danville are encouraged to participate in an intense, 2-day town meeting focused on preparing the community of over 5,000 for the future. The meeting will be Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 in the new Town Hall, corner of Jefferson and Main streets. The spring semester Government classes of Mike Neilson at Danville Community High School will be hosting a Meet York Candidates Night in the high school auditorium on April 30, at 7 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Georgie James Woodrum, 103 Old North Salem Road, will celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Spartans of Danville 10 & Under AAU boys basketball team advanced to the final16 teams in the state at the North Regional at Anderson of April 11-14. Total enrollment is projected to increase to 2,300 students by the year 2005 according to the Danville Community School Corporation presentation by the Educatrade Service Co. The Hendricks Community Hospital Guild is hosting an Art Sale on May 2, in the hospital’s conference room 1. The Danville Community High School proudly presents Music Shoppe in concert Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium. The 13-member girl group, directed by Mark Montgomery, will pay tribute to the music of Broadway and the music of Duke Ellington. _____

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Issue of May 2, 1946 Willa Dean Harris, popular Danville high school senior, will reign as queen of the annual May prom, Friday evening, May 10,in the gymnasium. William McClain, president of the senior class, will be Robin Hood. Of the 191 enrolled for the spring term at Central Normal College, 119 are men, while the women make up the minority group of 72. Eighty-three veterans have enrolled, half of whom are completing college work interrupted by the war. A notice to proceed with dismantling and removal of three barracks from George Field, Lawrenceville, Ill., and their re-erection and conversion for emergency housing use at Central Normal college was given this week. Danville’s new Mecca airport was opened, Saturday, by its manager and owner, O.M. Shutts. Two runways have been cleared and flying instruction and rides will be offered each Saturday and Sunday.

TEN YEARS AGO Issue of April 28, 2011 The First Friday Cruise-Ins return starting May 6, from 5-9 p.m. Hosted by the Downtown Danville Partnership and Indy Hi-Winders Car Club. This will mark the third year for the event. Terry Gregory, Brownsburg, claimed his million dollar prize with his wife, Shelly, at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis. After a search for candidates, the Town of Brownsburg has hired Grant A. Kleinhenz for the position of Assistant Town Manager. Hendricks Civic Theater will present “The Dixie Swim Club” April 29 & 20, May 1,6,7,8, 13 & 15 at Longstreet Playhouse, 4998 CR 100E, Danville. U.S. Attorney General Joseph H. Hogsett recognized Tamatha L. Hasty, Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office as a recipient of the Carol S. Morris Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Rights of Victims. __________


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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Court News

Hendricks County Marriage Licenses Issues April 19 - 23, 2021 Lindsay Faye Robinson, 27, and Jordan Anthony Call, both of Avon. Lindsey Marie George, 20, and Chad Neil Boncquet, 35, both of Avon. Kendra Jade Gonzalez, 23, and Jonathan Michael Keenan, 25, both of Brownsburg. Aubrie Danielle Townsend, 23, Indianapolis, and Ibrahimu Masis Iroga, 24, Brownsburg. Matthew Scott Chance Luhman, 34, and Ashley Griffith, 31, both of Brownsburg. Christopher Matthew Pieper, 43, and Monet CarlynMotley, 36, both of Brownsburg. Steven Drew Murphy, 54, and Maria De Los Angeles Juarez Ramirez, 47, both of Plainfield. Ryan Allan Spivey, 47, and Tracey Denise Collier Andrews, 48, both of Plainfield. Amaranta Rodriquez Degado, 25, and Richard Alvrez Alcaraz, 39, both of Indianapolis. Chandra Carlette Haskett, 53, and Keith Aaron Lewis, 54, both of Plainfield. Dustin Dean Cox, 32, Indianapolis, and Kelsey Christine Harris, 27, Avon. Monica Wampler, 29, and Fernando Oropeza-Quiroz, 31, both of Plainfield. Griffin Lenz, 24, Avon, and Sydney Alabaugh, 23, Pittsboro. Breeanna Michelle Sawyer, 28, and Weston Bradley Wright, 26, both of Avon. Matthew Ryan Miller, 32, and Sara Michelle Snyder, 32, both of Indianapolis. Kristin Paige Evans, 26, and Whitley Virginia Henderson, 30, both of Danville. Andrew Pearson, 29, and Nicole Bledsoe, 28, both of Clayton, N.C. Damon Andrew Alexander, 38, and Mataya Marie Parson, 38, both of Danville. Linda Jo Farley, 70, Plainfield, and William Charles Jones, 73, Mooresville. Dustin James Foreman, 24, and Claire Louise Smith, 23, both of Brownsburg. Harmanjit Sra, 24, and Jitender Pal Singh, 29, both of Avon. Emiley Christian, 20, and Dmitri Griffin, 19, both of Plainfield. Bradley Mitchell, 23, and Maria Lee, 37, both of Brownsburg. Payton Nichole Moffitt, 24, and Eric Levi Beasley, 26, both of Avon. Ashley Prickett, 36, and Ryan Ford, 37, both of Plainfield. Brandon Scott Moore, 28, Plainfield, and Sarah Justine McLemore, 30, both of Plainfield. Judith Ann Rutter, 50, and David Brian Pearson, 56, both of Avon. ______ Cases Filed in Hendricks County Courts April 19 - 23, 2021 CIRCUIT COURT Judge Daniel F. Zeilinski Criminal Cases Cameron A. Clawson, Battery with Bodily Injury; Public Intoxication. Limary Claudio Eckardt, Violates Protective Order. Dustin Lei Brown, Home Improvement Fraud. Travis James Rader, Carrying Handgun Without a License. Michael David Johnston, Jr., Arson Damage. Christopher Lee Hutto,

Possession of Methamphetamine. Brittany Lynn Baker, Failure to Return to Lawful Detention. Michael James Vance, Theft. Charles Edward Knuckols, Fraud. Civil Cases TD Bank USA, N.A. v. Julia Weaver. Parke County EMS v. Daniel Gowan. Midland Credit Management v. the following: Sean Birmingham; Robert Woolf; Anthony Peterson; Jessica Jump; Ryan Goode. Capital One Bank v. the following: James Downing; Charles Oeding; Kayla James; Shannon Ridenour. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Harrison Obocha and Nwamaka Patrice Obocha. In Re: The Marriage of Tejinder Aulakh and Navneet Aulakh. In Re: The Marriage of Zachary R. Bourne and Valerie N. Bourne. In Re: The Marriage of Christy Ann Miller and Craig Miller. ______ SUPERIOR COURT I Judge Robert W. Freese Civil Cases State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Gursewak Singh, Sunrise Freithg Systems, Inc. Receivables Management Partners, LLC v. the following: Alyce Ryle; Jason Jared Fishel; Brent Gibbons; Robert Larussa; Amber Lawless; Lorrie Neuberg; Dalton J. Zucco; Akia Perkins; Ashian Looper; Cheryl Ann Paloma; Douglas Carthel Luedeman; Matthew Ryan benefield; Connie Sue Christman. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Sandra Thompson and John B. Thompson. In Re: The Marriage of Connie Havlin and Nicholas Havlin. In Re: The Marriage of Stephanie M. Knotts and Henry W. Knotts. John D. Sandlin, Jr. v. Mason Richard Paterniti, Protection Order. Madden James Sandlin v. Mason Richare Paterniti, Protection Order. Nicole M. King v. Hollie Cornelison, Protection Order. Probate or Mental Health Cases In Re: The Estate of Revenna C. Richardson. In Re: The Estate of Betty L. Horner. In Re: The Estate of Gene Horner. In Re: The Estate of James W. Campbell. In Re: The Estate of Gary W. Thomas. In Re: The Estate of Glenn Tresner. In Re: The Estate of Karen R. Riley Jugg. In Re: The Estate oF Alma Yvonne Harshey. In Re: The Estate of Lois M. Webb. In Re: The Guardianship of Sharon Hutchens. In Re: The Guardianship of Ayva G. Mayes. In Re: The Guardianship of Dakota Dale Norton. In Re: Petition to Docket Trust of Cody Maluck. _____ SUPERIOR COURT II Judge Rhett M. Stuard Criminal Cases Rital L. Miller, Possession of Paraphernalia. Greg Alan Bryson, Driving While Suspended. Teri Lean West, Theft. Jack Ray Wise, III, Possessiono of Marijuana; Minor Consuming Alcohol. Bradley Charles Gutzwiller, Leaving the Scene of an Accident; Minor Consuming Alcohol. William James Gerber, Minor Consuming Alcohol. Dewayne Ramell Lane, Driving While Suspended. Zachary Cole Ryan, Driving While Intoxicated.

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Amanda Joann Rush, Driving While Intoxicated. Koffi Patrick Agbemaple, Dealing in Marijuana. Kealii Vincent Rimedio, Driving While Intoxicated. Timmy D. Collins, Driving While Suspended. Anthony Curtis Bauers, Possession of Methamphetamine. Kc Maria Carlin, Possession of Methamphetamine. Zachary Amadeus Kozan, Intimidation. Alicia Diane Conner, Possession of Narcotic Drug. Matthew Charles Stieglitz, Possession of Parapherenalia. Jerrica Kaylee Starkey, Possession of Narcotic Drug. Nicolas William Starkey, Possession of Narcotic Drug. Susanna Elaine Artis House, Theft. David Washum, Theft. James E. Vargo, Possession of Methamphetamine. Ashlie Deborah Garcia, Obstruction of Justice. Gary Don Post, Possession of Methamphetamine. Tracy Lea Jones, Possession of Methamphetamine. Civil Cases US Bank Trust N.A. v. Jerry D. Cunningham, Ortho Indy. State of Indiana v. Jamie Cook. Teachers Credit Union v. James Eiseman. Julia Wenjere v. Laizah Madamombe. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of April R. Huller and Jason E. Huller. In Re: The Marriage of Robert Powell and Cholticha Powell. In Re: The Marriage of Tamika Entler and Timothy Entler. In Re: The Marriage of Charleen Louise Fronczak and David Scott Fronczak. In Re: The Marriage of Shannon L. Kister and Anna Shehan. In Re: The Marriage of Rajvinder Kaur Singh and Sukhpreet Singh. In Re: The Marriage of Reginald Murray and Donnell Michelle Murray. Lori K. Hodson v. Michael Hunt, Protection Order. Michael Hunt v. Lori K. Hodson, Protection Order. _____ SUPERIOR COURT III Judge Karen M. Love Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Jasdeep K. Dhaliwal and Parabeep Singh. In the Matter of the Paterniny of Evianna Garza. Bradley P. Newman v. Lauren A. Livingston, Protection Order. Megan Tibbott v. Elvis Moore, Protection Order. Jasdeep Chaliwal v. Pardeep Singh, Protection Order. Karamveer Lally v. Pardeep Singh, Protection Order. Sarina Lally v. Pardeep Singh, Protection Order. Harman Lally v. Pardeep Singh, Protection Order. ______ SUPERIOR COURT IV Judge Mark A. Smith Criminal Cases Matthew J. King, Criminal Mischief. Lamont Eric Puckett, Intimidation. Dylan Jacob Robidoux, Driving While Intoxicated. Chasity Dawn Gossett, Possesiono pf Methamphetamine. Michael Hankins, Child Solicitation. Phillip Dale Martin, Driving After Forfeiture of License for Life. Calea Dawn Sparks, Failure to Return to Lawful Detention. Mercaydes Alazi Chism, Possession of Cocaine. Samuel Holmes Billington, Possession of Methamphetamine. Nevada Anson, Possession of Methamphetamine. Nevada Anson Gentry,

From the Hendricks County Treasurer’s Office: The Hendricks County Assessor’s Office will be mailing the 2021 Notice of Assessment of Land and Structures (Form 11) by Friday, April 30, 2021. The assessed value on the Form 11 is the starting point for calculating annual property tax payments which will be due in 2022. THIS IS NOT A BILL, but rather a Notice of Assessment change from 2020 to 2021. Your assessment is not static. Assessed values may change when there is new construction, additions, remodeling, land use changes or due to annual adjustments based on market trending. Every year valid market sales from the previous 12 months are compared to the assessed values. The way we determine the true tax value for the 2021 assessment year is based on market value sales of properties between the dates 1/1/2020 and 12/31/2020. The assessment will go up, down or remain the same depending on the “trend” of the market. According to local market analysis from Indiana Association of Realtors, the average sale price of homes in Hendricks County increased by 10% in 2020. Our internal analysis (the state required ratio study), confirmed the overall market adjustments used. These adjustments ranged between a 4% to 15% increase, depending on the market area. Many of the higher adjustments, that were determined by the ratio study, were thoughtfully decreased in a conscientious effort to minimize the economic impact of the overall increase to the assessments. ***The Deadline to file a 2021 Residential or Commercial/Industrial Appeal is June 15, 2021*** If you do not believe that your new assessment is reflective of market value, please do not wait until you receive your tax bill in the Spring of 2022 to file an appeal. An appeal filed in 2021 will be reviewed for the 2021 pay 2022 assessment year. Appeals are year specific, based on the assessment year. Therefore, if you have an appeal on file for a previous year that has not yet been addressed and you believe that the current assessment is not reflective of the current market value, you will need to file a new appeal for the current year. Multiple year appeals will be reviewed simultaneously. To file an appeal, complete a Form 130, found under Forms on the Assessor’s page of the county website at www.co.hendricks.in.us. Please include any recent sale information, the requested value & the reason for the appeal. If you have a recent appraisal, you may submit a copy for review along with the Form 130. You may review your Property Record Card, complete the Reassessment Questionnaire and get further information regarding Annual Adjustment, Reassessment and Land Classification from our website. Assessment information may be reviewed by looking at the Assessor’s Property Record Card which is located at the top of the Parcel Details page of the county website. From the Home Page, on the left under Quick Links, click on Property Tax. Search either by name, address or parcel number. Click on the Green Parcel Detail Button for tax and assessment information. Assessment information is toward the bottom of the page. A copy of the Property Record Card which will include a sketch of the improvements, as well as details regarding assessment, can be found at the top of the Parcel Details. Click on the Property Record Card Button, second option from the top. ______________________________________________________________________

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Possession of Methamphetamine. Kristina Marie McTarsney, Residential Break & Enter. Hector A. Sales Monzon, Driving While Intoxicated. Isaiah Gabriel Nelson, Theft of a Firearm. Vilma Rubi Sanchez Guevara, Driving While Intoxicated. Jeanne Anne Ross, Possession of Methamphetamine. Ashley Michelle Poe, Possession of Narcotic Drug. Civil Cases Rachelle Sims v. Amanda Jenkins, Grange Indemnity Insurance Co. Curtis Glover, Individually, and as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Amanda Glvoer, Deceased, v. David R. Bain, M.D., Hendricks Regional Health d/b/a Brownsburg North Family Medicine. Jimmye Rogers v. Pierre Sanders, GEICO Advantage Insurance Co. Roy Higgins v. Andy Mohr Motors, Inc., Century Automotive Service Corp. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance a/s/o Innocent Muhima v. Freddy Bisetsa. In Re: The Petition for Expungement and Sealing of Records of the following: Paula Conley; Zhihui Chen; Kayla Winiger; Karen Peer; Mark Figg; Stephanie Ricketts; Willard Cooper. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Eric N. Hardwick and Shannon Hardwick. In Re: The Marriage of Andrea Zimmerman and Michael Zimmerman. In Re: The Marriage of Matthew lee and Yvette Z. Lee. In Re: The Marriage of Dionne Marie Isaacs and William J. Owsley, III. In Re: The Marriage of Linda S.Allen and Michael G. Allen. In Re: The Marriage of Dennis W. Fall and Carrie A. Fall. In Re: The Marriage of William David Kassner and Erica Marie Marley. In Re: The Marriage of Evher N. Crowner and William Russell Malone. Quinton Tibbott v. Elvis Moore, Protection Order. Noah Tibbott v. Elvis Moor, Protection Order. _____

SUPERIOR COURT V Judge Stephenie LeMay-Luken Criminal Cases Eric Christopher Thurston, Theft. Charles Austin Ball, Domestic Battery. David Lawrence Lasiter, Violates Protective Order. Adefemi Oluwole Adefila, Domestic Battery. Ralph E. Jennings, Jr., Domestic Battery in the presence of a child. Jacob Jeffrey Hall, Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deceit. Justin Michael Keys, Domestic Batttery in the presence of a child. Alexandra Paige Worrell, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drug. Civil Cases Ally Financial Inc. v. the following: Julie West, Matthew West; Shelley Deeken. Regional Acceptance Corp v. Dustin Coblentz, Jessica Abercrombie. American Express National Bank v. Shanea Briscoe. Captial One Bank (USA), N.A., v. the following: Dustin Dravis; William Vaughn; Gary Parsons. Cavalry SPV I, LLC v. Sharon Ellison. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. the following: Jennifer Lowhorn; Amy Monteleone. OneMain Financial Group v. the following: Chad Buskill; Michelle Scharlau; Christopher Bowen. TD Bank USA,N.A. v. Jamie Jackson. Velocity Investments LLC Assignee of Prosper Funding LLC Assignee of Webbank v. the following: Gregory Schabel; Vallee Hall. ABC’s & 123’s Daycare v. Latoya Gray. Citibank, N.A. v. Adam Awl. Forum Credit Union v. Casseline Joseph, Isaac Joseph. Discover Bank v. Wafa Taha. Jefferson Captial Systems, LLC v. Kimberly Roudebush. Jason Ashford v. State of Indiana. In Re: Special Driving Privileges for Roger Hungerman. __________

I-70 Stop Yields $2M in Drugs

ADAMA LOPEZ ________________________

ESTER OSEGUEDA ________________________

A traffic stop on I-70 in Hendricks County by an Indiana State Trooper yielded an estimated $2 million in illegal narcotics. About 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26, near the 59-mile marker a Trooper stopped a Chrysler van for unsafe lane movement. During questioning, the driver, EsterOsegueda, 32, and Adam Lopez, both of California, the trooper observed criminal indicators and searched the vehicle. He discovered 134 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 90 pounds of fentanyl concealed in the cargo area. The drugs originated from Memphis, Tennessee, and were destined for Indianapolis. The subjects were taken into custody and detained at the Hendricks County Jail.k Both were charged with Dealing Narcotics, a Level 2 Felony. ___________

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The Biz Academy Brings Back a Classic

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Illinois Central College agriculture students showcased their knowledge and skills in the 2021 Professional Agricultural Students (PAS) State Conference held virtually in February. Izzy Clouse, of Avon, was a member of the 1st Place Sheep Specialty Team and tied for 2nd Place Individual. __________

The Gleaners Mobile Food Truck will be at Pittsboro Christian Church on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. until noon (across from Pittsboro Elementary School). _____ Monday, May 3 is the next Blood Drive at Pittsboro Christian from 3 - 7 p.m. _____

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Your Venture Church Warehouse Sale continues on April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. _____ The Tri-West High School Choir will present their Spring Concert “Good & Evil” on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Tri-West Auditorium. There is no admission charge. Masks and social distancing required. _____ The annual Phi Beta Psi Sorority Garage Sale will be Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. in the Scout Building in Scamahorn Park. Huge selection of household items, furniture, clothing, shoes, and many items you have been looking for but didn’t know you needed. Hope to see you there! _____ Farmers are out in full force. Please continue to pray for their safety and give them the space they need if you meet them on the road! Enjoy the sunshine! __________

Libraries Assist with Vaccine Registration

Hendricks County libraries are partnering with the Hendricks County Health Department to assist with scheduling and registering eligible people for the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, individuals 65 and older are eligible to sign up and register for the vaccine at any location in the state of Indiana. In order to sign up for the vaccine, individuals may go online to www.ourshot.in.gov or call 211 for assistance. Both the website and 211 have been experiencing high traffic and wait times can be lengthy, which is where Hendricks County libraries come in to assist. Anyone who needs assistance with scheduling and registering for their COVID-19 vaccine can contact any of the following Hendricks County libraries for assistance: ▪ Avon: In Person Only ▪ Brownsburg: 317-8523167 ▪ Clayton: 37-539-2991 ▪ Coatesville: 765-3862355 ▪ Danville: 317-7452604 ▪ Plainfield: 317-8396602 __________

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Part of the cast from The Biz Musical Theater’s production of “Oliver Jr.” - From left is Cameron Stewardson as “Fagin,“ Olivia Swynenburg as “Bet,” Eli Neal as “Oliver,” Justus Palumbo as “Bill Sikes,” AJ Thoma as “Artful Dodger,” and Zainab Syed as “Nancy.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson Washington Township Park in Avon will welcome back nearly 60 young thespians to their outdoor amphitheater for a performance of “Oliver Jr.” by students from The Biz Acadamy of Musical Theater. The show will take place at 7 p.m. April 30, May 1, May 6 and May 9. Two matinees will be offered at 3 p.m. on May 2 and May 9. “Oliver Jr.” is the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, “Oliver Twist.” One of few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s the story of a malnourished and neglected orphan that escapes to London and joins a group of thieves and pickpockets. When Oliver is accused of a theft he didn’t commit, the victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him in. His former group, led by Fagin, attempt to rescue him and threaten his chance of a true and loving family. “It’s a strong cast,” said Producer Jan Van Paris. “We have seasoned young actors and actresses: Eli Neal from Avon, Cameron Stewardson from Danville and Zainab Syed from Plainfield play the lead characters.” Hes believes the theater in general can benefit children in more ways than one. “It’s their niche. Theater helps teach time management, discipline, memorizing lines and songs, not to mention all the physical aspects of dancing and choreography. I’ve seen many kids gain confidence through the process,” Van Paris said.

This year, Director Jeff Van Paris and his wife, Jan, decided to introduce some of the classics to their students. “My husband has loved “Oliver” for years and there are many new shows out now that aren’t really appropriate for kids. Last summer we did movie nights for the students and showed classic musicals. It’s a genre kids need to learn in the theater,” Van Paris said. They’d also like to see “Fiddler on the Roof” on a future schedule and have already incorporated “Footloose” in the summer theater camp program. Camp sign up is open now. There are options for one- week or two-week camps throughout the summer and age limit for each camp varies. Children will have the opportunity to learn about singing, dancing, acting and more. The two-week camps include a public performance of “Footloose,” followed by a performance of “The Jungle Book” later in the summer. Both the camp and the performances will be held at Washington Township Park. Up next at The Biz Academy, audition sign-ups are available on the website for May 14 and 15 for those ages 12 and up interested in a part in the musical, “Newsies.” The full version of “Newsies” will be performed on the outdoor stage at Hummel Park in Plainfield in late August. To purchase tickets for “Oliver Jr.,” or for more information about The Biz Academy of Musical Theater, visit https://thebiz-academy.com

Sycamore Employee Honored with Red Cross Lifesaving Award

A Sycamore Services employee was honored by the American Red Cross last week for her life-saving efforts involving a participant last year. Sara Cooper, who works as a direct support professional, was recognized by the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis board of directors during a virtual meeting and received the Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders. The award is given to Red Cross trained professional responders and healthcare professionals acting while on duty, according to the organization. In October, Cooper was providing care to three individuals who have disabilities in a shared group setting in Avon when one individual took food from another person and moved into a different room. Cooper, 27, said she recognized something was wrong when she heard the individual gasping for air. She activated the Emergency Action Plan by calling 911 and then began the Heimlich Maneuver, she said. SARA COOPER “I just jumped into action and thought I got to get this ________________________ out and called 911,” Cooper said. “I was scared of what could have happened.” She successfully dislodged the food in his throat. The EMS arrived on the scene and resumed care. Cooper’s award is considered to be the highest award given to a recipient, said Rob Gauss, chairman of the American Red Cross of Indianapolis board of directors. Sarah Saylor, director of residential services for Sycamore Services, nominated Cooper for the American Red Cross award and commended her for responding quickly that helped save the individual’s life. Saylor said Sycamore Services is proud to have Cooper as an employee. “She truly wants to help our folks grow, learn and be happy,” Saylor said. “She’s very dedicated and everything she does, she’s very driven and she has a heart of gold.” Cooper, who has been with Sycamore Services for about five years, said she doesn’t think of herself as a hero for her actions. “I consider myself doing my job,” she said. “I was taking care of him the best I can. It was what I thought I needed to do.” About Sycamore Services: Sycamore Services’ goal is to make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and others experiencing daily challenges, by providing individualized training and services to increase independence and enhance quality of life. More information can be found by visiting www.sycamoreservices.com. ______________________________________________________________________

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HCHS Pet Food Pantry

Hendricks County Humane Society’s Pet Food Pantry is still operating. You don’t have to be an existing Pet Food Pantry recipient - just call 317-745-3338, answer some simple informational questions, and you can receive dog or cat food (& litter) as available. Arrangements will be made for pickup. The HCHS Pet Food Pantry is part of the County Food Pantry Coalition, and also participates in three Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry distributions. For more information about the Hendricks County Humane Society, visit the website at hendrickshumane.org.

Yard Waste Recycling Centers Open

Hendricks County Recycling District operates two Yard Waste Recycling Centers that accept woody waste (brush, limbs, firewood, etc.), grass clippings, leaves, and other organic matter from Hendricks County households. Material collected at the centers will be recycled into mulch. Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center is at 90 Mardale Dr. Hours are Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 317-8588231. Plainfield Yard Waste Recycling Center is at 7020 S. CR 875 E. Hours: Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 317-838-9332. To learn more about the Yard Waste Recycling Cneter and check out the online recycling guide, visit RecycleHendricksCounty.org. __________

Chase Thompson of Brownsburg High School, is among the recipients of a corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship. Chase will receive the National Merit Trane Technologies Scholarship. Each year, Ingersoll-Rand Charitable Foundation supports scholarships for children of employees of Ingersoll Rand Company. These awards give direct aid and recognition to Ingersoll Rand employees’ children and represent an important part of the company’s long-standing commitment to education. Chase’s probable career field is Computer Science. __________

Tri-West Scholarship

The Jackie & Larry Sparks Memorial Scholarship opened March 1, 2021. Tri-West High School Alumni seeking an undergraduate degree who will complete at least one year of post-secondary schooling by June 1, 2021 are eligible to apply. Up to two scholarships will be awarded this summer. This is a three-year renewable scholarship, increasing in amount each year. Applications are due May 31, 2021. To apply, go to Tri-West. DollarsforScholars.org. ___________

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NWHSC Cubs Preschool

Did you know Washington Township Avon Fire Department can help you with proper installation of child carseats? You can schedule a 30appointment by going to https://calendly.com/was.../ carseat-installation-appointment A confirmation email will be sent once you sign up for a specific date and time with more information. ___________

NWHSC Cubs Preschool is located at North Salem Elementary School. This is an exciting program for our youngest community members and their families. The parent handbook and registration forms, that explain the program in detail, are located on the North West Hendricks Schools website. https:// www.hendricks.k12.in.us/ cubspreschool/index Class is limited to 18 students. Virtual Open House videos have been created to discuss important components regarding Cubs Preschool and can be found on the website. Applications are now being accepted. If you have any questions in regards to the program, you may call the North Salem office at 317994-3000. __________

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Local & Social Visited a few minutes Sunday with Dottie and Jim and Bella. Enjoyed coffee and rolls. Dottie hanging in, Jim ready to have surgery Tuesday. A card to Dottie would be enjoyed (Dottie Basham, P.O. Box 98, North Salem, IN 46165). Our best to both of you. And Jim has a big birthday coming up May 1. _____ Birthdays May 2 - Cody Baker May 2 - Zoey’s 9th May 4 - Bob Babcock’s Big (86) May 4 - Opal Cox’s 97th birthday in heaven May 5 - Little Leroy’s birthday May 6 - Missy Raymond May 7 - Lisa Hardman May 8 - Bobby Goldsmith’s big 69 - how can it be - he’s so young at heart. May 11 - Everleigh Hill’s 3rd birthday May 19 - Denise Burdine’s birthday _____ The North Salem Christian Church held heir drivethrough Spud Dinner Saturday evening. They are having a large garage sale May 14 and 15. The proceeds from both are used for the church camp for all the boys and girls in this area. Thanks for your support. This year’s camp will be July 18-22. _____ The Jackson Township Ladies’ Luncheon will be Saturday, May 8, at Cochran’s Catering at Jamestown. Doors open at 11:30, lunch at noon. Contact Suzie Rich 765-676-6483; Betty Burris at 765-6765453; or Cookie Leeke at 765-676-5379 for tickets. Lunch, entertainment, door prizes, and items for auction. Plan to come for a fun, relaxing, good time visiting and more. _____ The North Salem Alumni Banquet will be June 5, at the North Salem Elementary school. ______ Sympathy Sympathy to Eva Pickel and all of the family on the tragic passing of her grandson, Matthew Alexander in the FedEx massacre. The late Jr. Pickel was a native of North Salem, son of the late Hub and Winifred Pickel, well known to older North Salem residents. Hub had fuel delivery and Winifred was well known Avon lady. Jr. was a 191 graduate of North Salem High School. Many of his co-graduates have children and grandchildren who remember him. Called Eva, she is doing okay. Is now 95, so can’t get our much. Our prayers and thoughts to all. Sympathy to the family of Brenda Phelps on her passing on April 22. Services are Thursday, April 29, at Porter Funeral Home, Jamestown with visitation from 11 a.m. to time of service at 1 p.m., with burial following in Fairview Cemetery, North Salem.. _____ Still looking forward to the new restaurant that is opening in North Salem. Enjoying our Dollar General and all our other stores and businesses. Remember to support our home town people. We love our community. Glad to see Clayton will have a new Apple facility. All of Hendricks County is happy to have new businesses.

Farmers are working night and day to get their crops in before the next rain - just be happy with our rain and warmer weather. No snow!!! Yard work keeping all busy. Grass all looks real nice. Did lose some flowers and buds. So good to see people able to be out and walking and enjoying the outdoors. Most trees and plants looking okay after snow and cold weather. We are thankful for all our blessings. Looking forward to Christian Church’s Garage Sale May 1 and 15. Proceeds for church camp. So many support this great endeavor for all children in the area. Get well wishes to all. Several are sporting colds. Looking forward to our Alumni Banquet, June 5. __________

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Native Plant Landscaping Workshop

Homeowners and anyone else interested in learning native plant landscaping that benefits pollinators and other beneficial insects while improving soil health is invited to a free 5:30 p.m. workshop May 11 at Porter Farms. The hands-on planting experience is led by county resident Laura Essex of Favor Native LLC. Porter Farms is located at 4680 W. US 36. Clean Water Indiana funds the workshop. Hendricks County Soil & Water Conservation District is the host. RSVP to brianna.ollier@in.nacdnet.net, or call (317) 386-6206. __________

Parkinson’s Support Group At Senior Center

Hendricks County Senior Services is pleased to announce they will be hosting their monthly support group designed specifically for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The next support group is May 6, at 2 p.m. with Neurologist Chris Wilson, from American Health Network presenting. The session will be a Q&A session for the support group. Dr. Wilson takes a special interest in Parkinson’s disease, supporting those with the disease and their families. Facilitators, Juli Krizan and Megan Meyer, leads the Parkinson’s support group. Juli has been at Physical Therapist for more than 27 years and works at Hendricks Regional Health at the Brownsburg Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and a Master of Physical Therapy degree. Juli retired as Director of Coach and volunteer staffing at Rock Steady Boxing of Brownsburg. Megan is a Inpatient Lead Therapist at Hendricks Regional Health for over five years, with over eight years’ experience. Megan received her BS Zoology from NC State University and PTA degree from University of Indianapolis. The Parkinson’s Support groups are confidential, free of charge and reservations are not required. New participants are always welcome and membership in the Senior Center is not required. Transportation is available through Senior Services at 317-745-4303. The Hendricks County Senior Center is located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville. Senior Services is funded in part by United Way of Central Indiana, CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions and the generous donations of individuals and community organizations. Service is provided without regard to sex, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin. ______________________________________________

HCRD Receives Community Recycle Grant from IDEM

The Hendricks County Recycling District is among 21 recipients of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Community Recycling Grant Program. The HCRD will receive $64,822. “The Community Recycling Grants are a great way for IDEM to promote and encourage recycling at the local level,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. “IDEM is proud to work with communities to promote recycling throughout the state.” The grants are available to counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations located in Indiana. Grants are funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Funds come from the solid waste management fee (IC 13-20-22-1). The fee consists of $0.50 per ton charge on solid waste for final disposal at Indiana municipal solid waste landfills and incinerators. None of the funding comes from tax dollars. Grant funding is intended to create successful, cost-effective programs. Applicants must demonstrate a positive environmental impact within the project service area, an increase in waste diversion as a result of the project, and show the sustainability of the project. For additional information, please contact 800-988-7901 or recycle@idem.IN.gov. Grants are funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Funds come from the solid waste management fee (IC 13-20-22-1). The fee consists of $0.50 per ton charge on solid waste for final disposal at Indiana municipal solid waste landfills and incinerators. None of the funding comes from tax dollars. _____________________________________________

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Operation Round-Up Supports Local Fire & Rescue Efforts

On behalf of Hendricks Power Cooperative and its members, a donation of $2,500 to the A&A Township Volunteer Fire Department and a donation of $1,500 to the Stilesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue was recently made in an effort to enhance the safety needs of each operation. Each of these organizations provides valuable services to our communities while operating on limited resources. The A&A Township Volunteer Fire Department donation will go toward replacing Co2 detectors. The new detectors offer upgraded features that allow the first responders to determine if a leak is Lower Explosive Limit, Hydrogen Sulfide, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, or Oxygen. The detector can also measure levels of all these gases simultaneously. The upgraded detectors can also offer faster response time and more accurate testing to improve community safety. The A&A Township Volunteer Fire Dept has two stations that serve 60 square miles between Adams and Ashland Townships in Morgan County.. The Stilesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue received a donation to obtain rechargeable flashlights and chargers for each of their members. These lights will increase visibility in smoke-filled environments and allow them to be found easier in the event of entrapment. The Stilesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue services the areas of Stilesville, Amo, Coatesville, and Clay Township, and provides mutual aid to departments in Morgan and Putnam Counties. “We are extremely appreciative of the fire and rescue volunteers,” said Dana Cochran, Director of Marketing and Member Engagement at Hendricks Power Cooperative. “Each of these departments have seen a rise in calls and have made more runs than usual in the last year. We are grateful that our membership can support these local heroes and provide them with the extra tools needed to help them do their job; it’s a great way to give back and help make a difference in the community.” About Operation Round-Up: Operation Round-Up is a voluntary fundraising program that lets members round up their energy bill to the next whole dollar- it is never more than 99 cents per month. The contributions are deposited in a fund at the Hendricks County Community Foundation. Together, Hendricks Power and the Community Foundation determine the most appropriate uses to benefit the community. Anyone interested in receiving funds for the good of the community can contact Hendricks Power at hendrickspower or write to Hendricks Power Cooperative, P.O. Box 309, Danville, IN 46122 for guidelines and an application. About Hendricks Power Cooperative: Hendricks Power Cooperative provides electricity and energy services to over 30,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in west-central Indiana. Formed in 1936, the cooperative is owned and controlled by members they serve. For more information regarding Hendricks Power Cooperative and other related services, please visit hendrickspower.com. ______________________________________________________________________

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A Note From Bee

Off to see the Wizard! Elshadai Aberra at the gates of Northwestern University. ____________________________________________________

By Elshadai Aberra I’m not sure how many young people read the newspaper nowadays, so this particular piece is for The Republican’s older readers to reminisce. Let’s travel back to when you were around my age, 17 or 18. Remember those college apps and how overpriced they were? Or opening your first college acceptance? Or visiting your campus for the first time? It’s terrifying, isn’t it? Last Spring break I was forced to face the next four years of my life; I visited Northwestern University’s campus for the first time and man, was it overwhelming. I committed to Medill, NU’s School of Journalism, last December and have been circling around imposter syndrome, anxiety, and an abundance of excitement ever since. Visiting the campus only made it worse. NU’s campus was absolutely beautiful and I could 100% see myself there, biking to my next class, picking up breakfast with one of my friends, walking along Lake Michigan’s lake front– it already felt like home, yet it also felt like the scariest, most jarring moment of my life. I’ve always lived with two parents. My grandma has always done my dishes for me. I’ve always struggled to sleep in the same room as another person. My little siblings have always come sprinting my way every time I call their names, ready to complete whatever task I ask of them– but for the next four years, I won’t have the comfort of my siblings or any of my family. I’ll be on my own. Let’s even ignore the next four years, how abut the four after those? Or the four after those? Or my 30’s? 40’s?! 50’s?!! 60– it’s terrifying how fast time flies and walking through NU’s campus was a slap in the face as to just how fast it does. Don’t get me wrong, I’m ready for what lies ahead. I’ve been ready the past 13 years, I’ve survived the United States’ public education system, yet I’m still afraid. [Editor’s Note: Elshadai will be keeping in touch with The Republican as she begins this new chapter in her life and she has promised to send articles as her adventure unfolds.] ______________________________________________

When many people think of the American Legion they think of people sitting around the bar drinking too much. There are a small percentage of people who do that. My husband has been a member of Post 33l in Brownsburg for 25 years and he tells me all the good things the Legion does. To name a few, they have a van that takes veterans into the VA for doctor appointments. Their chaplain regularly visits veterans in nursing homes, does both eulogy and military part of funeral if no minister is available and if the minister if available. The minister does the eulogy and the chaplain does the military part of funeral. When the high school said they could not pay for cheer leaders outfits, Post 33l paid for them. Among many other donations they give to the band. Put flags on veterans graves on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Allow several scout troops to meet at the legion. The legion does so many other things but too numerous to mention. Probably Post 331’s greattest accomplishment was to send two bus loads of World War II veterans, widows, and companions for the dedication of the World War II memorial in 2004. Dennis Donahue was post commander at that time. Dennis was a bigger than life personality. When it was suggested that the post send one veteran, Dennis said, “Hell lets send them all,” then started 16 months of fund raising to pull it off. All expenses were paid by the post plus the participants each received $100 for spending money. They were gone for three days. There was a nurse on each bus along with wheel chairs. The buses arrived back in Brownsburg at 4:00 a.m. The participants could have stopped and spent the night somewhere but they wanted to get home. The Sons of the American Legion had been called to meet the buses and unload luggage and drive anyone home who wanted them to. There was a romantic ending to this trip. A couple met on the trip and later married. Both these people were senior citizens whose spouses had died. I hope this article changes people’s opinion of the legion and attracts younger veterans. The post really needs younger veterans. Bee Jones Brownsburg ______________________________________________

Our Readers Write Thank you so much for that inspiring, informative piece on Oinking Acres! Stories like these are sorely needed any time, but especially now. Years ago Olivia worked her mom’s booth (Animals Ink) at DOGTONA! and donated HER sales to A Critters Chance. LOVED the April 1 edition of the paper. At first glance I was intrigued by Coop DeVille! That would be my kind of place!! Clever - thanks for the laughs. Cameron Johnson Danville ______________________________________________

5 Things Dogs Need to be Happy Megan Bonifacius Certified Canine Training Specialist APDT Member Owner of Ruff Lyfe

Physical Exercise There are so many dog products and opportunities out there. How do you decide what your dog actually needs to be happy? There are five things: good health, physical exercise, mental stimulation, a regular routine, and clear communication. Every dog needs exercise! Each dog needs a different amount of exercise. The amount of exercise your dog needs can be determined by their age and breed, but every dog is unique. You always hear a happy dog is a tired dog, but many dog owners struggle to give their dogs enough exercise which is part of the reason we have so many overweight dogs. So, why do people struggle to give their dogs enough exercise? A busy lifestyle does contribute to that, but I think a lack of training contributes just as much! Just think about it, if giving your dog exercise is not enjoyable/ difficult to do because of leash pulling, barking at people/ dogs on walks, not coming back off leash, or won’t drop the toy. Another big contributor is that many people try to go for a walk as their dog’s exercise routine, but many dogs need more than just a walk to get out all of their energy! We as owners need to get proper training, so that exercise is easier to achieve. We also need to get more creative with how we exercise our dogs! Great ways to exercise your dog are hiking, swimming, agility, jogging, long distance walks, fetch, game of tug, doggy daycare, treadmill training, and other dog sports! Your dog cannot behave as a calm member of the family without a proper amount of physical activity. ______________________________________________

Traffic is Funny In a Very Serious Way C’mon, think about it, wherever you have a lot of cars you have a lot of traffic. Funny how that goes hand in hand. For millennia city planners have tried to reduce traffic without reducing cars. There’s no getting around it — traffic equals cars and cars equal people and people equal us. Turns out, “we” are the traffic. Of course it’s ok to complain about the traffic in front of us and the traffic behind us. But what about the car between? Some cars are ok… And if I like a community “the way it is,” well then, I should stay away. I should find a community that needs more people (and more traffic) and move there. Personally, I think every community benefits from “one more person.” Or, it’s like my pastor reminds me weekly, “Our church was pretty much perfect until you joined.” He says he’s kidding, but sometimes I wonder. Maybe I should not have joined — but I love the free coffee and donuts — churches don’t fight fair... Oh yeah, traffic. The subject reminds me of the time we closed a part of a state route to “fix things.” Each day, several thousand cars had to find a different way to get where they wanted to go. This went on for several months (fixing things takes time). And after everything was fixed and the highway reopened, guess what? Only 70% of the traffic returned. Where did all the traffic go? As an experienced traffic engineer, my first thought was that 30% of the people got mad and stopped driving. But after asking around, I learned 30% of the traffic actually preferred the new route they were “forced” to discover. There’s a lesson there. I wonder how much of what I/ we do is “routine” or “pretty good” instead of the best. Probably at least 30 percent. ______________________________________________

A Squirrel About Town By Archy Archy appeared to be the middle of an outburst of giggling. I asked what was so funny. The squirrel caught his breath and wiped a tear from his eye with his tail. “Hobgoblin!” he said. “I must admit at times I’m jealous of human language. You must admire Emerson for putting the word in his quote - the one you used in this week’s issue. Sometimes it feels like someone is watching over my shoulder when I work. Must remember to dust the outside window ledge for squirrel paw prints. “We squirrels are partial to the poet/philosopher.” Archy explained. “We, too, are keen observers of humanity in all its flourishes and faults. We’ve noticed you take a great deal of pride in being serious and neglect your silly side too often. That’s why Emerson said, ‘It is a happy talent to know how to play’ - humanity needs to be more playful. Take the time to look for the absurd, to observe the comedy of everyday life. Play hopscotch. Whistle a tune. Look at the world upside down.” “Chortle,” I said. “Yes, one of Lewis Carroll’s best portmanteaus,” the squirrel, referring to the English author’s fondness for combining two words in to a new one. “A chuckle and a snort. I believe you’ve seen cows chortle many times.” He was right. No creature can top a Holstein’s reaction to a pun. “Milk coming out of their noses,” Archy laughed and slapped his knee. The squirrel was right. More time should be allotted to being playful - with our words and with our friends. “As we squirrels would say, go a little nuts,” Archy said. I almost chortled.


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Grow Informed - Read Your Packets & Tags By Colletta Kosiba Hendricks County Master Gardener Read the back of the seed packages or the tag in the pot!

The back of the little plastic plant tage contains a large amount of information on planting and care.

If you are buying a potted plant whether it is an annual or tree there will be a plastic tag stuck in the dirt that will give the same information, sometimes even more. Read carefully. Do not just grab and go. You will be happy you did.

So many times, gardeners do not read the back of seed package and then wonder what went wrong! One gardener said her lettuce never did well. When asked when she planted her lettuce- she replied “June”. If she had read the instructions on the back of seed package it tells you when to plant. Lettuce is a cool weather vegetable, although it will tolerate a few days of 80 if nights are cool. In hot weather, lettuce “bolts” –(grows tall and is bitter) the plant is going about the business of setting seed. The seed package will tell you: type of plant-- depth to plant- how to thin--sun or shade—height--days to germination-- when to sow-- how long it will bloom. Read this before you purchase seeds.

Have included a photo of the sizes of pots. The larger pot will cost more for the same larger plant. Actually, you get more root system in smaller pot so the smaller plant should do better after transplant. What kind of flowers bloom on your face? Tulips! The Hendricks County Master Gardeners would like to thank all those who visited the “Gardening For All Ages” show on Saturday, April 24. Canceled last year due to Covid, we missed you. Then our location was moved to the Equestrian Barn two weeks before our event, but you found us! Thanks for coming! See you next year! Colletta Kosiba

Get Your “Nature Fix” At Sodalis Nature Park A small bat, only 1.2 – 2 inches long, the Latin, Myotis sodalis means “mouse-eared companion.” It’s so named because of its small ears and very social behavior of living in large colonies. It’s called the Indiana bat because the first specimen was discovered in southern Indiana’s Wyandotte Cave in 1904 but its range extends from Vermont to the Florida panhandle and west to Missouri.

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A Bark From the Past: Henry

[Editor’s Note: The Republican’s first four-footed correspondent was Henry. A mixed breed rescue dog, Henry would make observations about being a dog in a small town. The articles, which ran in 2006 - 2010, have been languishing in the computer’s memory and we thought a new audience might enjoy some canine commentary.] Last week’s meeting of the Animal Action Agenda Committee was a huge success! A few nights ago, Cookie the cat opened The Republican’s office and we met there. There was plenty of discussion about what our top priority should be, and we batted around a lot of ideas. All of us have noticed that our humans are getting a little thick around the middle. Let’s face it, even with walking us and hitting the gym or the treadmill or Curves or some such, they just don’t get enough exercise. Or they eat too much. Or both. Well, for the good of our humans, we all agreed that our first priority should be to get them in shape! How to do this was a puzzle. Some of us felt that we should break out of the yard as often as we can so our humans will have to chase us. But, that might be a little too strenuous for some humans. And Barney, our Sergeantat-Arms, thought that might get us in trouble with Animal Control. So, we decided that walking more would be best. But how? There are some special things, like that walk in McCloud Nature Park, but a daily routine, we are lacking. The problem is, lots of live out beyond the core of Danville, and the streets there just can’t be walked safely. Once the sidewalk ends, the streets are too narrow for even two-way auto traffic, much less for those of us who must walk. Now, recently, my human walked me around the back of Ellis Park, and there is a neat paved path for walking or biking that goes by the Conservation Club and the Sycamore Center. It’s great! So, the AAAC decided that our first order of business would be to promote construction of another good walking path like that, say, from where the sidewalk ends on north Washington Street out to Blanton Woods or beyond. Naturally, Zipper wanted the path to go all the way to her house. Wouldn’t that be a great nature walk? You betcha! Woof! At this point, Cookie brought out some refreshments - water and jerky for us dogs and milk and goldfish (the cheese crackers, not the pets) for the cats. Then, Lynx broke out his stash of catnip and the meeting quickly degenerated into chaos. We had to adjourn. So, listen up, Danville Action Agenda folks. Let’s get some life back into the square, sure, but don’t forget about other areas of town. Keep that Washington Street walkway in mind! And all you other humans, if you think this is a good idea, write the town council at the Town Hall and tell them so. (We were going to flood them with text messages, but that didn’t work out. You probably know why.) ______________________________________________

Enter the world of nature at Sodalis Park, named for the endangered Indiana Bat (Myotis Sodalis) that makes its home there. ____________________________________________________

One of John and my favorite natural areas to roam is a park tucked away in the southeastern corner of the county and named after an endangered bat. In 2010, Sodalis Nature Park was leased to Hendricks County Parks as part of an agreement with the newly renovated Indianapolis International Airport. The Town of Plainfield purchased the property from the airport along with over a thousand additional acres in 2018. Since May 1, 2019, the Plainfield Department of Public Works has been doing a great job of maintaining the 218-acre nature park. A picnic area with five tables and a pavilion is situated on the north side of the lake. The pavilion is available for rent but when it’s not reserved, it’s first come-first served. Port-a-Potty facilities are the only restrooms on-site.

Robert Hobson and Robert, Jr. found their fishin’ spot at Sodalis Nature Park. ____________________________________________________

Sodalis features a 5.5- acre lake with a floating fishing pier but many anglers prefer to circle the lake’s perimeter in search of their own “honey hole.” Fishing requires an Indiana license and is catch-and-release. Over 3-1/2 miles of well-marked hiking trails wind through the wooded property. Maps with “you are here” stickers are posted at several strategic locations. Fourlegged friends are welcome as long as they’re leashed. Pet waste stations with baggies and waste cans are provided along the main trails. Bicycle parking is available but bikes are not permitted on the trails. Keep your eyes open for wildlife as deer and squirrels are abundant. Evidence of beaver activity is visible around the lake where several young trees have been chewed off. Woodpeckers, songbirds, waterfowl, and of course, Myotis sodalis or the Indiana bat make their summer homes here. Myotis sodalis was listed as an Endangered Species in 1967 and remains there today. The area around Hendricks County is one of the most important summer habitats for the species. Indiana bats live under loose bark and in dead trees during the summer. They feast on flying insects, consuming up to half their body weight in bugs each night, storing up fat in preparation for their migration to caves where they hibernate all winter.

Even this heron enjoys the surrounds at Sodalis Nature Park ____________________________________________________

When we need a “nature fix,” don’t want to drive far and have an hour to spare, John and I enjoy the three-mile loop that covers the entire park. Starting in the parking lot, cross the bridge. Be sure to check the water under the bridge for fish or if the water is low, snakes. If it’s been wet, you might spot raccoon tracks in the mud. Follow the path to the left past the lake to the map and signpost which mark the way to the Beaver Loop. Staying on the Beaver Loop until the trail forks, take the left to Whitetail Trail. When Whitetail intersects Oak Trace, a right turn and the path continues to the edge of the Sodalis property. Turn right again and Oak Trace becomes Bat Ridge wandering through the woods. This is the section where I’ve seen the most wildlife. If it’s been rainy, be prepared to dodge some puddles and deal with mud. Bat Ridge trail meets up with Beaver again and continues to the left along the edge of the lake, and returns to the beginning. If time is short, you want to avoid mud, or just want a quick sample of Sodalis’ beauty, stay on the Beaver Loop Trail. The entire path is limestone/gravel, cuts through the center of the woods, skirts the lake, and is less than a mile in length. If it’s an easy walk on the wild side you’re after, Sodalis is just the ticket. ______________________________________________

us, painting for Nature is ite fin in of es pictur day after day, es to ey e th ve ha we beauty if only . em th e se John Ruskin

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’ — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels. Rupert Sheldrake

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DAR Names American History Essay Contest Winners

Brownsburg Native Creates Art Through Custom Clay Earrings

Pictured left to righ: Andrew Gerhart, 6th grade, Plainfield Middle School; Jude Johnson, 7th grade, Cascade Middle Schoo; Audrey Faletic, 8th grade, Homescool/Classical Studies of Indianapolis. Not pictured: Lincoln C. Bradshaw, Plainfield Central Elementary. _______________________________________________________________________________

The Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has announced the NSDAR 2021 area American History Essay winners. The students were recognized at a Zoom video conference during the chapter’s April meeting. The American History Essay Contest, sponsored by NSDAR and chapters across the county, is open to students in grades five through eight and is meant to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation’s history and look at history in a new and different light. The 2020-2021 essay topic was The Boston Massacre in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre, considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution. Imagine you are living in Boston and, after witnessing the events of March 5, describe your family’s discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.

Essays are judged on historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness. Winners selected then compete with students in respective grades at the State, Divisional and National levels of NSDAR. Each student was presented with a NSDAR Award Certificate and Medal. Darlene Lewis, American History Essay Chapter Committee Chair, announced Hendricks County first place winners. In fifth grade, Lincoln C. Bradshaw, Plainfield Central Elementary School, son of Erin and Jeff Bradshaw; sixth grade, Andrew Gerhart, Plainfield Community Middle School, son of Karen and Keith Gerhart; seventh grade, Jude Johnson, Cascade Community, son of Teresa and Travis Johnson; eighth grade, Audrey Faletic, Home School with Co-School at Classical Studies of Indianapolis daughter of Kristin and Jason Faletic. Both Andrew Gerhart and Audrey Faletic are returning first place winners, having won in 2020

for fifth grade and seventh grade, respectively. Audrey also placed second this year for eighth graders in the state competing against students from chapters across the state of Indiana. She placed third place in the State in 2020. There are 84 chapters in Indiana. Bradshaw, Gerhart and Faletic read their winning essay to chapter attendees and invited guests which included immediate family, grandparents, teachers, and principals. Jude Johnson unable to attend the meeting. Other area winners were: fifth grade, second place, Jennifer Diffelsen, third place, April Zabell, both of Plainfield Central Elementary School; sixth grade, second place, Charlotte Woodruff, Brownsburg East Middle School; seventh grade, second place, Molly Goff, third place, Royce Bright, both of Cascade Middle School; eight grade, second place, Caleb Hagquist, Brownsburg East Middle School. To learn more about today’s DAR, visit www.DAR. org or Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter website at http://wapekeway.wixsite.com/wapekeway

DAR Announces 2021 Good Citizen Award Recipient Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has announced their DAR Good Citizen recipient. At the chapter’s April Zoom video conference meeting DAR Good Citizen Chapter Chair, Linda Teany, announced the Hendricks County DAR Good Citizen recipient, Avon High School Senior, Sriya Koganti, daughter of Srinivas Koganti and Vasudha Cherukuri. She was presented with a NSDAR Award Certificate, Medal and monetary gift from the chapter. Sriya is also a State Finalist in the DAR Good Citizen contest and will be honored at the 120th Indiana DAR State Conference Award Luncheon next month in Indianapolis. State recipients in the state then compete against winners across the country. The DAR Good Citizen Award recognizes graduating seniors from area high schools who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. They also complete an essay to be eligible to win. This year’s title topic was: “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It,” and the fo-

SRIYA KOGANTI ________________________

cus question was “How do the combined actions of so many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?” As an extremely active student during her four years at Avon High School, Sriya was an officer in Indiana DECA, Business Professionals of America, Speech and Debate Team, Girls Who Code, UNICEF and Student Government. She was in National Honor Society as well as National Honor Society for Speech and Debate, and National Honor Society for Computer. She earned state champion in Business Professionals of America in areas of Interview Skills and Entrepreneurship (placing 5th in the nation), DECA state champion in Professional Selling, third place district champion in Rotary Speech, district American Legion Oratorical, and district Optimist Oratorical. She was an Avon Schools

Community Ambassador, Project Angel Volunteer, Freshman mentor, and active in Model United Nations. She was student of the month for Business and Student of the Year for Marketing, Trigonometry, College Alegebra II ACE and Chemistry. Sriya is a National AP Scholar, National Merit Semi-finalist and Academic Letter Recipient. In addition, she played violin in the school Symphony Orchestra When COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine disrupted education, she learned HTML coding and built and developed the project website, covidtutor. live, connecting 180 students with 150 prestiguous mentors. Sriya plans to study Finance at either the University of Notre Dame or Indiana University-Bloomington then pursue a Juris Doctorate. Other Hendricks County seniors representing their schools were: Samantha Szanti, Brownsburg; Preston Fox, Cascade; Abigail Yarnell, Danville; Grace Ament, Plainfield; and Paige Benner, Tri-West. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or visit WaPe-Ke-Way Chapter website at http://wapekeway. wixsite.com/wapekeway

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After a couple summers working in the food industry, Cedarville University junior Rachel Higbee knew she wanted a career that could incorporate her love of art. This led her to found Arae Designs, where she has already sold over 1,000 custom-made clay earrings in a little over a year. Higbee, a professional writing and information design major from Brownsburg, experimented with custom paintings and drawings in high school. However, even though she received a lot of orders, the time involved in fulfilling each request kept this from becoming a sustainable business while she was also a full-time student. Years later, while scrolling through the social media platform Pinterest, she found an artist making jewelry out of polymer clay, a type of material that hardens in an oven instead of in a kiln. She remembered how much she enjoyed working with clay as a kid so she decided to try her hand at it once again. After months of prepariation, Higbee launched her first earring set on Instagram on Christmas Eve 2019.

“At that time, clay jewelry wasn’t much of a trend, so I was super nervous that no one would like my artwork,” said Higbee. “But the Lord was so faithful. He gave me people who wanted to buy my work. After I posted my work on Instagram, all the earrings were purchased within 15 minutes.” Higbee has since expanded her business from operating solely on Instagram to establishing her own website. Currently she rotates between custom designs during the school months and then during breaks, creating collections that include hundreds of earrings. Her most popular design is her wedding bouquet earrings where she replicates a bride’s bouquet based on submitted photos. “The best part of this business is seeing the joy that comes from me repackaging a memory in physical form so that they can keep forever,” said Higbee. Higbee can’t ever imagine not making art and plans to transition her business into a multiple media art business selling custom paintings, prints, and many other types of art. “That’s what I love about it; it is so adaptable that I can do this no matter where I’m at or what I’m doing in life,” explained Higbee. Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about Cedarville University, visit www.cedarville.edu.

Property Tax Due Date, May 10, 2021 From the Hendricks County Treasurer’s Office: The pay 2021 property taxes began mailing Monday April 5. To save tax dollars, both the Spring and Fall coupons are mailed in the same envelope. You will not receive a second statement for the Fall coupon in the mail. This is a reminder the tax statements have a new format. The new form no longer has the “Tax ID” number. Instead, please use the “Duplicate” number found at the top of your statement when referencing your parcel for payment. If you own property in more than one county, please make sure you pay the correct county by checking the top left portion of your coupon when submitting payment, to avoid delaying payment to the correct county. This year you will find a “Total Due” has been added to the “Taxpayer’s Copy” for those wanting to pay for both installments. If your mortgage company pays your tax you will see a watermark across the statement stating “INFORMATIONAL”. If you do not see this and your property tax is paid by your mortgage company, you will want to forward the tax statement to them immediately. There is often a lot of confusion when a property is sold about who is responsible for the property taxes. This is an agreement made between the buyer and seller, and the Treasurer is not a party to nor has knowledge of your agreement. If you have questions or concerns regarding the responsibility of your taxes we suggest contacting the title company where you had your closing or realtor. Operating hours for conducting business in the Treasurer’s office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 pm. We will have extended hours on the due date, Monday May 10th from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Payment may also be made at the following Hendricks County banks: First Merchants Bank, First National, Hendricks County Bank and Trust, North Salem State Bank and State Bank (formerly known as State Bank of Lizton). Payments are not posted until they are received by the Hendricks County Treasurer. You must present your current tax statement coupon at the bank along with your payment. The bank is unable to accept any prior years’ tax payments. Please come in or call the office to obtain the correct amount of a past due payment. If mailing your tax payment remember that it is considered on time if postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before May 10, 2021. If there is any question about whether a payment will have a timely postmark, we encourage you to obtain a certificate of mailing from the post office. WE NO LONGER HAVE A P.O. BOX NUMBER. Payments should be mailed directly to the Hendricks County Treasurer, 355 South Washington Street, #240, Danville, IN 46122. For electronic payment options, please go to www.co.hendricks.in.us. The county is prohibited by law to pay the credit card fees. Therefore, they will be added to your purchase if you choose to use that option. Our night deposit box is located on the south side of the Government Center in Danville by the south entrance doors. Payments may be deposited in this box at any time prior to midnight on May 10, 2021 and will be considered on time. Please enclose your payment and bill coupon in an envelope when using the night deposit box. For questions about payment of your taxes, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 317-7459220 or email to treasurerdept@co.hendricks.in.us. _________________________________________________________________________


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Avon Fire Dept. Offers Education, Opportunities for Senior Citizens

By Melissa Gibson The Washington Township Avon Fire Department has recently launched a new program for ages 55 and older, aimed at seniors and safety. Senior Health And Risk Reduction Program, or S.H.A.R.P, is offered to anyone in the county who would benefit from topics ranging from exercise to severe weather to kitchen safety. “Over the past few years, we’ve noticed we didn’t have a program for this demographic,” said Karen Utley, Director of Public Education. “We have programs for preschool, elementary, middle and high school but 61 percent of patients we respond to are 55 and over.” When COVID halted the fire department’s typical programming, Utley set to work, creating virtual programming for teachers and began refocusing efforts in reaching the community. “I spoke to Hendricks County Senior Services and they were livestreaming events and posting information on their Facebook page, so we thought

KAREN UTLEY ________________________

we could create a group to open opportunities and reach this demographic as well,” Utley said. During a time of shelter in place orders and a high risk of contracting a dangerous virus, seniors have been forced to learn new ways to stay connected and have increased their use of online services such as Zoom and Facebook to visit with family and gain information – a perfect opportunity to create an online group for education and assistance. “We have the S.H.A.R.P. Facebook group, and I send out consistent posts and information to that. We also have two e-newsletters that can come directly to your inbox; every other Friday I post our department newsletter called Tailboard Talk

Local Leglislators Praise Education Increases in Budget

The new two-year state budget plan passed the Indiana General Assembly last Thursday, which includes historic increases to K-12 public education. The new budget will provide $600 million in additional funding to public schools annually – fulfilling and exceeding the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission’s recommendations for increasing teacher salaries. The budget also recommends schools set starting teacher salaries at $40,000 and requires schools to dedicate at least 45% of tuition support dollars to teacher pay. In total, the budget increases K-12 spending by $1.9 billion over the biennium. Hendricks County legislators had the following comments: State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton), chair of the House Ways and Means K-12 Subcommittee: “Relying on fiscal responsibility, our state weathered the past year better than expected. While other states are looking at tough budget cuts, Indiana has the opportunity to make strong investments in Hoosier priorities. With half our budget already dedicated to K-12 education, we are increasing education funding by an additional $1.9 billion over the next two years. With this investment, Indiana is meeting and exceeding the recommendations for increasing teacher salaries that were proposed by the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission. Local school boards must prioritize this funding to make sure it supports raising teacher pay.” State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), chair of the House Education Committee: “Indiana consistently puts education at the top of the priority list when it comes to funding, and this year is no exception. Before the most recent revenue forecast, schools across the state were expected to see an increase in funding. Thanks to our strong conservative leadership and our economy rebounding, our state is able to further our commitment to Hoosier students and educators, and increase our investment substantially. Locals should use this additional funding to increase educator salaries to help retain and attract top talent in our classrooms.” State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon): “This state budget makes an unprecedented investment in our K-12 schools, including providing an additional $600 million to public schools annually to increase teacher pay. This funding exceeds the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission’s recommendations and will help draw more Hoosiers into the teaching profession. Schools will be asked to set their minimum starting salary to $40,000 a year, and required to direct at least 45% of tuition support dollars to teacher pay. If these benchmarks aren’t met, schools will have to report to the state as to why not. This historic education funding is in addition to key investments for infrastructure, mental health and law enforcement, all while reducing taxpayer-funded debt, and providing opportunities for future tax cuts and reforms.” ______________________________________________

and the opposite Friday, I post the Safety Scoop,” Utley said. It’s not all education. Utley has incorporated links for exercise and fitness opportunities, an online wordsearch related to the topic of the month and more, hoping to engage the group and have fun while learning. Future monthly topics will include what happens when a patient calls 911, smoke detector safety, heat exhaustion and others. “This is a great place to start,” said Utley. “As things open back up, the goal is to begin hosting in-person events as well but for now, this is a safe way to start reaching this demographic.” The fire department offers several programs to benefit the public: CPR training, safe car seat installation and the Project Lifesaver program. Project Lifesaver is for anyone to tends to wander due to a cognitive disorder. Caregivers of children and adults with autism, down syndrome, Alzheimer’s or other similar diagnosis can sign up through the fire department and receive a wrist or ankle band. In the event the person walks away from their caregiver, the fire department is able to find them quickly and efficiently through the GPS chip in the band. The free program has saved many lives across the country and gives caregivers a sense of extra protection should an emergency arise. To sign up for the weekly newsletter or for more information about the S.H.A.R.P. program or Project Lifesaver, visit the Washington Township Avon Fire Department at https://www.avonfd.org/

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Brownsburg Honors Employees

Left to right: Megan Attwood, Assistant Manager Brownsburg Parks Dept.; Scott Doehrman, Brownsburg Deputy Clerk-Treasurer; Shelby Abner, Public Relations & Social Media. _______________________________________________________________________________

This spring, the Town of Brownsburg revamped its process for choosing an Employee of the Year. Rather than selecting one winner, the Human Resources Department created three award categories: Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM), Ignitor of the Year, and Rookie of the Year. A team of staffers reviewed nominations and other criteria to select the inaugural winners below. Megan Attwood of the Parks Department is the GEM of the Year. Attwood has been with the Parks Department for five years, where she currently serves as the Youth Services Manager. In her role, she oversees the Before- and After-School Enrichment (B.A.S.E.) program, which in a typical year serves approximately 500 children. Due to COVID-19 and concerns among parents for their children’s safety, Attwood created numerous safety measures and guided staff through implementing them. Because of her efforts, no children contracted COVID due to being in the program. Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Scott Doehrman is the Ignitor of the Year. Doehrman has recently implemented two important initiatives that have made employees’ lives easier. At the beginning of this year, Doehrman was responsible for the launch of a new paystub portal. Last year, Doehrman led the process for the adoption of a new time clock system, which allows employees to clock in and out remotely using their mobile phones. An amazing photographer and designer, Shelby Abner is the Rookie of the Year. Abner designs the Town’s staff e-newsletter, creates a quarterly newsletter mailed to residents in zip code 46112, and manages the Town’s social media accounts. In 2020, Abner led the effort to replace the Town’s website. The task required her to work with multiple departments and members of the public to ensure the website met all users’ needs. Her efforts have greatly improved the Town’s ability to meet the communications needs of employees and residents. “I’m proud of all of our staff members who navigated the challenges of their daily jobs while facing new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” said Town Manager Jeffery A. Eder. “Megan, Scott and Shelby are great examples of the quality employees who serve the residents of Brownsburg.” ______________________________________________________________________

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Concerts for a Cause Support Non-profits With A Night of Entertainment

Letters To The Editor

[This letter received by The Republican was also sent to the Danville Town Council.]

This letter sets forth why, I believe, the D. R. Horton proposed Development is inconsistent with the town’s stated priority of preserving Danville’s “Hometown” character and, accordingly, should be denied.

Indianapolis artist Cliff Ritchey was the opening act for a concert benefiting Agape. ____________________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson Bruce Kidd and Steve Neely have served on many non-profit boards and know all-too-well the struggles they face when it comes to financing their passion. In 2015, Kidd and Neely hosted an event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in Indianapolis, including an evening of live music, food and entertainment. “Steve and I are both huge live music fans and we wanted to do something for the JDRF board and supports. I didn’t want to just do another fundraiser, but more of a ‘thank you’ party of some kind. We thought, let’s do a live music concert for 200 or so people, make it fun and a celebration.” As the evening concluded, Kidd and Neely said to each other, “I think there’s an idea here,” and Concerts for a Cause was born. “We thought maybe we could do something like this for other non-profits in the area. I’ve been on several of those boards and these are really good people, working hard for other people that need help in our community and they struggle every year,” Kidd said. Though the two were not concert promoters and weren’t sure how many might show for the event, in January of 2016, they hosted their first concert featuring Vance Gilbert from Boston, benefitting a National Beep Baseball league for blind or seriously site impaired baseball players. “It worked,” said Kidd. “We raised $7,500 for them to compete in a national tournament. We have sponsors for the food, the artists’ fee, wine and beer and then all ticket sales go to the non-profit.” Concerts for a Cause hosts four concerts per year, each with a different artist and different non-profit. Supporters from all over the state come to the event for a night of unique entertainment – just how Kidd and Neely planned it. “I want these concerts to feel like a private, intimate concert in your living room. We keep it to 200-300 people in a small venue. If you’re in the very last row, you’re still only 25 feet from the stage,” Kidd said. The organization has hosted 15 concerts since 2016 for 15 different, small non-profits and the donations are getting larger each time. A local singer/songwriter from Indiana always opens the show, followed by a short informative introduction about the non-profit and then the main entertainment. “That first concert, we donated $7,500 and now, we’re giving $20,000 - $25,000 each evening. To date, we’ve donated $250,000 to these organizations,” Kidd said. “The whole idea is, ‘how many lives can we touch through these donations?’. It’s been an evolution of growth, success and lots of people coming to the concerts now.”

In 2021, Concerts for a Cause are making an effort to host at unique, outdoor venues.

______________________________________________ Venues vary and this year, Kidd has taken special care to find outdoor locations across the state to keep within covid guidelines and hopefully, make people feel comfortable to attend. Today, Concerts for a Cause has a Board of Directors and a lot of “fun, talented and passionate” people helping make the event happen quarterly. The sponsors, supporters and volunteers keep the concerts going, and the attendees coming back.

A local singer/songwriter from Indiana always opens the show, followed by a short informative introduction about the non-profit and then the main entertainment. ______________________________________________ “I’ve been here my whole life and this is a very compassionate community,” Kidd said. “I think people keep coming back because some of them know the artists, some want to support their favorite non-profit, some are just looking for a fun evening of entertainment, and most believe in what we’re doing.” “Our mission statement is by John Wesley and how I try to live my life, ‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can’. We all have time and treasure and it doesn’t matter if you make $4,000 or $40 million. We all give a little bit and everyone benefits,” Kidd added. The first concert of 2021 will be at 6 p.m. June 25 with Griffin House and Keller and Cole. Proceeds will benefit The Shoe Closet. Food and drinks are sponsored by Nameless Catering and the venue is The Ambassador House at Heritage Park in Fishers. Visit https://www.indyconcertsforacause.org for the 2021 lineup as information changes for each concert. Tickets for the first concert are on sale now.

Fly the Friendly Skies....at Danville!

One little known par of Danville’s history is the fact that at one time, it was home to multiple airports. While it wasn’t a permanent location, the Horace Miles farm, west of Danville, was the site of airplane carnival in 1919. On November 1, the Clayton Airplane Corporation (yes, that Clayton) hosted the event, which featured an airplane piloted by E.A. Johnson, of Dayton, Ohio, and late of the Royal Air Force in England. Rides were $15 (with a photographer present for pictures). “Would you know your own town from two thousand feet in the air?” was the question in the June 24, 1920 issue of The Republican. To resolve the question, readers were invited to “Come to Huff’s Field, two miles northeast of Danville on the Sigurson Pike at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 27” to take a ride in the company’s plane. “Come out and see some real sport and enjoy the afternoon.” In 1946, sketches of the proposed “Mecca” airport were submitted to the Civil Aeronautics Administration by Orrion Shutts, manager. The site was 38 acres on the west side of town, owned by Peter Shutts. It was “south of Branson’s filling station” and 500 feet off of U.S. 36.

In the plans, the field was to have three runways: one north-south (1363 ft.); one east-west (1302 ft.) and a diagonal runway running NE - SW (1425 ft.) A rental hanger (60’ x 90’) that contained a 20’ x 60’ shop would be built. A chicken dinner restaurant was also part of the plans. In addition to hanger rentals and sales and service of private planes, Mecca field was to be on one of the five “feeder lines” to be used by Roscoe Turner, who operated a charter service between Detroit, Mich. and Memphis, Tenn. In 1946, Mecca offered a special Decoration Day round-trip sightseeing tour. For $7.50, passengers could see the 500-mile Race and the crowd at the speedway before winging their way back to Danville. Also opening in 1946 was Stewart Air Field, located 1½ miles east of Danville on U.S. 36. S.O. Stewart was the owner, and Wendell Loy was the manager. Stewart Field offered plane rides and lessons on a 1946 Piper Club. Stewart was also a dealership for new Cub Planes. The field was open Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment other days.

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Town of Danville Strategic Plan /March 2018: This Strategic Plan prioritizes the importance of maintaining and enhancing the hometown character of Danville. I refer to page 4 of that document where the following is found: Mission – “ . . plan for future growth to enhance our authentic hometown . .“ Vision – “ . . committed to sustaining its hometown heritage . . ” Values – “ . . “Authentic – Hometown Atmosphere, Commitment” The remainder of the document repeatedly reinforces the above Mission, Vision and Values priorities. Danville Comprehensive Plan / September 1998: The following was extracted from the Community Vision section of this Comprehensive Plan: TRAFFIC CONGESTION - Traffic congestion, especially on U.S. 36, was mentioned both by participants in the charrette process and by participants in the comprehensive plan public input meeting as the number one issue faced by the Town of Danville. A disorganized traffic system was also listed as a threat to the town. Specific goals of the comprehensive plan regarding the issue of traffic congestion are as follows: GROWTH MANAGEMENT - Residents expressed that uncontrolled growth was a threat to the small town character of Danville, and therefore listed growth management as one of the top issues to be addressed in the writing of the comprehensive plan. Although residents are in support of growth, they find it imperative that the growth be directed and controlled. Specific goals of the comprehensive plan addressing growth management are as follows: PRESERVATION OF SMALL TOWN AND RURAL CHARACTER - Among the strengths of Danville that were proclaimed by the town’s residents were its small town charm, its quality of life, and its people. It is extremely important to the residents that these qualities be maintained despite the continued growth of the town. Related to this issue is the importance of the town’s physical appearance and its ability to provide a high quality of life through the provision of services and amenities. The remainder of this Comprehensive Plan expands on and reinforces the above 1998 priorities. The Current Situation: Several residential developments are currently underway on the east side of Danville and others have been approved but not yet started. Any one of these developments, if viewed in isolation of all others, would be compatible with the goals, objectives and values set forth in the above two mentioned plans. Appropriate due diligence, however, requires viewing any new development proposal not only on its own merits but in combination with all other developments that are in the pipeline. When viewed in the aggregate, the developments on the east side of Danville are, in my opinion, materially at conflict with the goals and values set forth in both the 1998 Comprehensive Plan and the 2018 Strategic Plan. Now comes the proposed Miles/Horton development. Again, if viewed in isolation, were it not on the west side of Danville, this project would probably be compatible with the above plans. Full and proper evaluation, however, requires it to be evaluated in combination with all other developments underway in Danville. That, and the fact it is west of Danville which compounds the already existing traffic congestion confirms that this proposed development is materially inconsistent with the town’s Comprehensive Plan and Strategic Plan in multiple ways. Conclusion: Substantially all the approximately 1,000 recently approved residential units and the approximately 1,000 units in the proposed Miles/Horton development are in PUDs. These 2,000 new PUD housing units on a current base of just over 3,000 mailboxes in Danville will, I believe, damage and transform Danville’s hometown heritage rather than “enhance” and “sustain” as the Comprehensive Plan and Strategic Plan prioritize to preserve. Given all the above, the proposed Miles/Horton development is non-compliant with substantially all the priorities set forth in the above two mentioned plans. It is simply the wrong plan at the wrong time. Accordingly, I ask the Planning Commission and Town Council to deny the D. R. Horton rezoning request. Thank you Dave Potter ______________________________________________


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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Merchant Chatter

Forget-Me-Nots: Are you looking for Paradise? We have it at our shop. A Pair of Dice, that is. Stop in and see Chris’s latest creation. _____ Gallery on the Square: Brenda Bush has been busy creating Mother’s Day Sentiment Creations. Check out her creations starting under $10. Don’t forget your greeting card while you are there. On Sale! Beautiful & unique custom made handbags by TV personality and local artisan, Shirley Adams. _____ Ruff Lyfe Doggy Day Camp: The first Saturday of the month, May 1st, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - We are offering Walk-In Nail Trims - $12, Training Consults $20, & Dog Bandannas are on sale. 56 N Washington Street _____ Radiant Skin Aesthetic & Beauty Studio: Our Gift Card bonus promo is back just in time for Mother’s Day! Give the woman in your life the gift of pampering this year with a gift card from Radiant Skin. For the first week of May, buy a $100 gift card and get a bonus $10 gift card for free! (317) 5633055; 68 S. Jefferson St., Danville, IN 46122 ____________

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 317-7454303 to make an appointment to come to the food pantry. Senior Services reserves the right to limit the number of visits. You 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. ___________

Hearing on Recreational Impact Fee

The Danville Plan Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., concerning an ordinance to establish a Recreational Impact Fee (RIF). An impact fee is a fee imposed by a local government on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development. The RIF would be used for planning and financing Park & Recreation infrastructure in Danville. The meeting will take place inthe Council Meeting Room at Town Hall, 49 N. Wayne St., Danville. Written comments may be filed with the Plan Commsssion before the meeting. A copy of the proposed Recreation Zone Improvement Plan is available for public inspection at the Danville Town Hall located at 49 North Wayne Street, Danville, Indiana, or by visiting the Town of Danville’s website at www. danvilleindiana.org/parks. __________

LINK Public Transit Service

LINK Hendricks County provides public transit service to persons of any age (including wheelchair transport, portable oxygen, attendants, and service animals). Services are available to anyone needing a ride within Hendricks County. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If your child falls under the Indiana Child Seat Law you must provide a state approved car seat. LINK service is scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so riders are encouraged to call as soon as possible, up to three (3) months in advance. Curb to curb transportation is available Monday through Friday, during the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Service is not available on holidaysor when inclement weather prohibits safe boarding and/or travel. This is a fee-based service, $6 round trip within a town; $8 round trip within the county. The service is scheduled by calling LINK at 317-718-4474 and requesting LINK transportation. __________ The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth

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Danville

Weather History Repeated By April Snowfall

A heavy snow storm, last Thursday, made Danville look like a Christmas card scene, briefly. The Republican, Issue of April 18, 1946 The scene above was desciribed in 1946, but the photo shown was taken on Mill Streeet last week when an April snowfall once again made for a Christmasy scene. Briefly. _____________________________________________

1 Injured in Local Dispute

Danville

A Sunday evening domestic dispute in Danville ended in one person with a self-inflicted gunshot. Danville Police were dispatched to the 600 block of S. Kentucky around 8:18 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Officers found a large number of individuals, along with the victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest. The gunshot victim was taken to an Indianapolis hospital and was reported to be recovering. The case is still under further investigation. ___________

Yard Waste Recycling Centers Open

Hendricks County Recycling District operates two Yard Waste Recycling Centers that accept woody waste (brush, limbs, firewood, etc.), grass clippings, leaves, and other organic matter from Hendricks County households. Material collected at the centers will be recycled into mulch. Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center is at 90 Mardale Dr. Hours are Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 317-8588231. Plainfield Yard Waste Recycling Center is at 7020 S. CR 875 E. Hours: Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 317-838-9332. To learn more about the Yard Waste Recycling Cneter and check out the online recycling guide, visit RecycleHendricksCounty.org.

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Town Council Tackles Long List at April 21 Meeting

The list for the agenda at the April 21 meeting of the Danville Town Council used up the first half of the alphabet. A - On behalf of the Wastewater Dept., Supt. Jerry Crisp accepted the Collection System Award from the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA). He said the 11-year project to create a management/record system that combined all resources exceeded expectations. Mr. Crisp also announced he will be retiring later this year. B - Ordinance 5-2021, rezoning for the Quail West development at 125 N CR 200 E, was approved. C - Ordinance 9-2021, for super-voluntary annexation of property at 589 S CR 75W was given its first reading. D. Resolution 8-2020, was adopted, approving the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan from Hendricks County Emergency Management. E. $30,450 approved to replace windows and doors in Bosstick Gym. F. $6,260 approved for traffic signal repair at E. Main and Old Farm G. $72,000 approved for replacement of DPW backhoe. (The old one destroyed by fire). H. $9,600 approved new mower for Wastewater Dept. I. $149,750 approved for new chiller for Town Hall building. J. $98,150 approved for roof repairs on Bosstick gym. K. $2,900 approved for traffic study for East Main at Terry/Kirtley Blvd. and East Campus Drive. L. Town Manager Mark Morgan received approval to form a Traffic Study Committee. M. Approved request from Redevlopment Commission to transfer funds to make an offer on property at 195 E. Main. Town Manager Morgan reported 50 golf cart inspections and permits had been issued. ______________________________________________

Adoption Day Celebration

Local & Social Don Switzer will celebrate turning 96 years young on April 28. Joining in the celebration will be Jim, Rick, David & family, who want to say, “Happy Birthday, Pop!” _____ Happy Birthday Wishes to Paul Leach, who will celebrate his 93rd on May 2, with his five children at his son Rex’s home in Lizton. Paul is sharing his birthday celebration with younger son, Craig, whose birthday is May 3. Happy Birthday to the Leach boys! _____ Dr. Paul Leondis will celebrate his 93rd birthday on April 30. _____ Belated birthday wishes to Joan Gulley, who gives no visual indications of adding another year on April 20. _____ Your editor had the opportunity to sample DavidVornholt’s recipe for shepherds’ pie, prepared by his mother, Ginnie, and willconfirm that culinary talent is indeed inherited. _____ At a recent meeting of the Danville Deep Thinkers (DDT) organization, a potential member was interviewed over breakfast. Phil Bricker underwent the scrutiny of founding members Bill Eddy, Phil Gulley, and Jerry Vornholt. ___________

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Four-year-old Summer Houser was officially adopted this week by her grandparents, Tom and Kerry Trout of Danville. The special day was celebrated with gifts, breakfast at Courthouse Grounds, and a shopping spree where she could buy anything she wanted. She is a happy girl! ______________________________________________

TRACK DCMS vs North Montgomery & Western Boone The Lady Warrior track team defeated North Montgomery and Western Boone 82, 34, 34 respectively. Placing for Danville were Wynsleigh Dorsey and Casey Hummel three first a piece; Esaiaba Ennin and Addy Cline two firsts a piece; Annabelle Clements one first one second one third; Elizabeth Oliver one first, one second one fourth; Evelyn Dayharsh one first one second; Maddy Wethington one first and third; Kyleigh Gasper one first one fourth; Moriah Armstrong one first; Lilly Armstrong two seconds and one third; Kendall Bourne one third; and Lily Adams one fourth. The Warrior boys’ track team defeated North Montgomery and Western Boone 73-46-37 respectively. Placing for Danville were Jack Hearld three firsts; Steven Webb two first one second, one fourth; Lucas Walden two firsts and one fourth; Nathaniel Origer two firsts; Keagan Delano one first and one second; Gavin Glenzy one first, one second and one third; Hayden Harris and Dylan Simmons one first each; Keaton Crumbo one second and one fourth; Liam O’Brien one second; Liam Stierwalt two fourths and Wesley Dennison one fourth. ______________________________________________

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MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Vegetable

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Religion & Belief

Obituaries

(M o r e O b i t u a r i e s BRENDA PHELPS passed away April 22, 2021. A visitation for Brenda will be held Thursday, April 29, from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the Porter & St Pierre Funeral Home, Jamestown. Brenda will be laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery, North Salem, immediately following the service. ________________________ MARY LOU HUGHES, 91, Avon, passed away on April 25, 2021. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church and the Halas Sunday School Class at Cornerstone. Mary Lou enjoyed reading, puzzles, Dominoes, and shopping at Dollar Tree. She was an avid gardener, an expert in the kitchen with spectacular pecan pies, grape pies, homemade catsup and fruit salads. Her greatest love, however, was serving Jesus Christ alongside her husband in Christian ministries located in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. Mary Lou was born August 25, 1929 in Richland Center, Wis. to Guy and Mary (Turnipseed) Bender. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Hughes; parents; sisters Patty Kuykendall and Bonnie Schoelzel; brothers Guy Jr., Roger, Vaughn, and David Bender. Survivors include her children: Marilyn (Tom) Tiearney; Timothy (Martha) Hughes; Thomas (Peggy) Hughes; brother Bob Bender; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial visitation will be from 1 pm to 2 pm followed by a memorial service at 2 pm on Friday May 7 at Cornerstone Christian Church 8930 IN-267, Brownsburg. Due to current health concerns, masks and social distancing are recommended. Due to declining health Mary Lou had been a resident for the last three months at Brownsburg Health Care Center. She enjoyed socializing with the other residents in a competitive game of Bingo. Mary Lou requested that any memorial gifts be directed to Dekalb Christian Church in Dekalb, Illinois or to the Imagine Project at Cornerstone Christian Church. ________________________

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JUANITA (Saulsbury) PHELPS, 96, of Cincinnati, passed away on April 19, 2021. She was born in Ohio, on October 25, 1924. Juanita was a warehouse worker for the Formica Corporation. She enjoyed playing cards, laying out in the sun, race day at the Indianapolis 500 and traveling with her husband to all the states except Hawaii. Juanita loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. The Holidays were a special time with the family as well. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Phelps; son, Joe Saulsbury; step-child, Wanda Craigwall; three sisters and one brother. Funeral services were Thursday, April 22, in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Burial followed in Maple Hill Cemetery. Survivors include her step-children, Lois Roberts, Paul (Patricia) Singleton and Sherry Xander; grandchildren, Tonya Heard, Derek (Tina) Saulsbury and Heather Williams; great-grandchildren, Cody and Kenzie Heard, Austin Saulsbury, Baylee Hamilton and Owen Saulsbury; 16 step-grandchildren; several step-great great grandchildren; daughter in law, Glenda Saulsbury. ________________________ PATRICIA L. PRYOR, 86, Plainfield, died on April 19, 2021. Patricia was born September 21, 1934 to the late Louis and Dorothy (Hensley) Ballard. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Jack, Judd, Jervis, and Richard Ballard. Patricia worked for RCA for many years until her retirement, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Patricia is survived by her loving children, Theresa Brown (Robert) of Hudson, Fla., David Pryor (Angel) of Palm Coast, Fla., and Mark Pryor; siblings, Jennie Huffman of Maiden, N.C., Curtis and Ronald Ballard; eight grandchildren and she was blessed with many great grandchildren. Services were Thursday, April 22, at Flanner Buchanan-Washington Park North. Burial was at Washington Park North Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240. ________________________

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Pittsboro Christian Church To Dedicate New Organ May 2

MORRIS AND ELIZABETH DILLON

On Sunday, May 2, during the 10a worship service, Pittsboro Christian Church will be dedicating a new organ. The organ was donated by Margaret Ann (Margo) Bart in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Dillon, an organist and life-long member of the church. Mrs. Dillon was as a gifted musician, playing the piano and organ and giving lessons to many students. She is also fondly remembered by many former students as their fourth grade teacher. She taught for 33 years, mostly in fourth and fifth grades. The Dillons lived on a farm in Boone County for many years. After Morris’s death, Elizabeth lived in Houston, Texas and in northern California near her daughter and son-in-law. She passed away in 2003 at age 95. Pittsboro Christian Church, 209 North Meridian Street, Pittsboro, invites you to celebrate the gift of the new organ and remember Mrs. Dillon. Margo Dillon Bart will be joining the the dedication and talented organist Lisa Wassner will be playing the organ. ______________________________________________

Northview Clothes Closet Extends Hours

Loan 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 317-7454303. __________

The Community Clothes Closet at Northview Christian Church, 623 N St. Rd. 29, Danville, announces new and extended hours beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021. We are open the 1st and 3rd Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as the 3rd Thursday of each month, 5 to 7 p.m. Our community has generously donated a lot of gently-used clothing including newborn, 3-4X adult - and we want to share with those in need. We look forward to seeing everyone. In case of emergency needs, contact the church office at 317-745-5990 and an appointment can be set up. __________

Activities at Danville Friends New Beginnings Clothing Ministry Los Patios, 50 Old Farm, Danville is hosting a Fundraiser Thursday, April 29 for New Beginnings. Come enjoy the best of Mexican cuisine, service & atmosphere. This fundraiser will buy under garments, personnel hygiene items and children’s’ shoes & socks. New Beginnings will be open Friday, May 7, from noon to 4 p.m. On the same date, Gleaners mobile food pantry will be at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, across from our church, a much-welcomed opportunity to reach more families in need. If you or your family or friends need a time to come to New Beginnings, call 317-696-0962 and we will be more than happy to meet you. You can take your time and get the items you need. If there is something specific that you need and we do not have it, we will check our other resources and hopefully they can help. Family Promise We have partnered with Danville Christian Church and Hendricks Regional Health to support Family Promise and their dedication to eradicate homeless-

ness in Hendricks County. Family Promise greatly needs male & female adult bikes for adults in the families in the programs to use for transportation to and from their employments. Please, if you have an old bike to donate, call Family Promise 317-296-3742, located at 238 North Vine St., Plainfield. Check out their website familypromisehendrickscounty.org Noodles & Quilting We are busy making and freezing noodles in preparation for our annual Chicken & Noodle Dinner in November and to sell for the holidays. We have afternoon and evening 2-hour noodle sessions. If you would like to bring a friend and learn the art of noodle making while enjoying great fellowship, call 317-745-5348 or 317 6969602. We also quilt and if you would like to join us, call one of the numbers listed above. If you have a quilt that needs attention, has you baffled or that you would just like to share her story, we would love to meet you and hear your story. There is just something about time spent quilting that calms the world around us today, if only for a short while, but we welcome that time, nevertheless.

There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. John Holmes

Hendricks County Church Directory

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AMO 4779 Pearl St., Amo (317) 539-6920 www.amo1stbaptist.org Sunday worship: 10:30 a..m.

COATESVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 8052 Hadley Street 765-386-7245 Church Services 10 a.m.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST COMMUNITY CHURCH OF HENDRICKS COUNTY 95 N. Jefferson St., Danville Service: 10 a.m. www.uucchc.org

NORTH SALEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH 6 North California St., North Salem, IN 46165 765-676-6969 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

BARTLETT CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 4396 E. Main St., Avon, IN 46123 (317) 745-2504 • bartlettchapel.com Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m.

COATESVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 5105 Milton St., Coatesville (317) 828-1832 Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.

WEST BRIDGE CHURCH 1521 S. CR 75 W, Danville, IN (317) 745-2266 www.westbridgedanville.com Sunday Service 9 and 10:30 a.m.

NORTH SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 104 West Pearl Street, North Salem, IN 46165 (765) 676-6501 Sunday worship at 11:00 a.m.

EL-BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 7183 E. CR 100 N, Avon (317) 272-2097 www.el-bethelbaptist.net Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.

COATESVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4863 North Milton, Coatesville, IN 46121 www.gbgm-umc.org/coatesville Sunday Worship Service - 10:45 a.m.

HADLEY FRIENDS CHURCH 2100 S Co Rd 450 W Coatesville. Worship at 10:30 a.m.

PITTSBORO CHRISTIAN CHURCH 209 N. Meridian, Pittsboro, IN 46167 Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. 317-892-3245 www.pittsborochristian.org

HARVEST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 4825 E. Main St., Avon IN 46123 Worship - 10:15 a.m. & 6 p.m.

CALVARY CHAPEL OF DANVILLE 2165 E Main St, Danville, IN 317-745-7199 www.firmlyplanted.cc Services at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

JAMESTOWN CHURCH OF CHRIST 110 W. Mill Street, Jamestown Phone 765-676-6404 www.jamestowncoc.com Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PLAINFIELD 1012 Stafford Road, Plainfield, IN 46168 317-839-8163 firstbaptistplainfield.org Sunday worship: 9 a.m & 10:30 a.m

WHITE LICK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2530 N CR 600 E, Avon. (317) 852-2840 www.whitelickpcusa.org. Sunday Worship 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

DANVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) 180 W. Main St. 317-745-2310 Sunday 10:30 Worship Service

LIZTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 120 Brumfield Avenue, Lizton, IN 46149 317- 994-5363 www.liztonumc.org Sunday Worship - 9 a.m.

LIVING CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 4800 South CR 600 E, Plainfield, In 46168 317-839-4800 www.livingchristplainfield.com Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

THEWELL.COMMUNITY A Church of Christ 317-244-3974 554 Pitt Road, Brownsburg, IN 46112 Sunday Worship, 10:00 a.m.

DANVILLE FRIENDS CHURCH 45 N 200 E, Danville IN 46122 317-745-5348 danvillefriends.org Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m,

LIZTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH 202 N. Church, Lizton, Ind. 317-994-5239 Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 710 E. Buchanan Street, Plainfield, IN 46168 317-839-6730 www.stmarksweb.org Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

CARTERSBURG COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday Fellowship 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m.

DANVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 820 W. Mill Street, Danville 317-745-4330 • www.danvilleumc.org Sunday: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

NEW WINCHESTER CHRISTIAN CHURCH 53 S. State Road 75 Worship 10 a.m.

PLAINFIELD FRIENDS CHURCH 105 S. East Street, Plainfield 317-839-6490 - http://www.plainfieldfriends.org Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. (in person or online)

WHITESTONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 8045 West U.S. Hwy 36 (317) 539-6029. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m

YOUR VENTURE CHURCH 7865 N CR 100 E, Lizton, IN 46149 317-362-5428 www.yourventurechruch.org Sunday Services 9 & 11 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.

MARY, QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1005 W. Main, Danville 317-745-4284 www.maryqueenofpeacedanville.org Sunday Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

CLAYTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5110 S SR 39, Clayton 317-539-4512 www.claytonchristian.org Sunday Worship 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. CLAYTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Behind the Clayton Cafe 317-539-2036 www.claytonpres.org Sunday worship 9:00 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CLAYTON 4797 Iowa St., Clayton, IN 46118 (317)539-6196 Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

NORTHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH 623 N. State Rd. 39, Danville 317-745-5990 www.northviewchristian.org Sunday Worship 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

ST. AUGUSTINE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 600 N. Washington Street, Danville, Ind. 317-745-2741 www.augies.indydio.org Sundays, 8 and 10 a.m., Holy Communion.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 8350 St. Rd. 236, North Salem, IN 46165 317-531-3013 Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

NORTH SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH 219 Ladoga Ave, North Salem, IN. 46165 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

There is no charge for listings in the Church Directory Send the following information: Name of Church, Street Address Phone # and/or website Time of main worship service Please send any updates to betty@ TheRepublicanNewspaper.com


SERVING HENDRICKS COUNTY SINCE 1847

Thursday, April 29, 2021

TOWN OF PITTSBORO, HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA TOWN COUNCIL AND ADVISORY PLAN COMMISSION The Pittsboro Town Council and Advisory Planning Commission are holding a joint special meeting series on the first and third Wednesday of each month (starting May 5, 2021). The meeting will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual meeting series but subject to change. The purpose of this meeting series is to review the Town of Pittsboro Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Order (UDO) and determine what content should be recommended for amendment. We highly recommend residents within the Town of Pittsboro to attend and contribute to the proposed amendments as their thoughts and opinions are held in high regard. The meeting information link will be posted to the Town website and at Town Hall. Jarod Baker, Council President Jack Swalley, Adv Plan Comm VP 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ 32D01-2104-EU-000110 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT #1 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY J. HEALD, DECEASED. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION In the Superior Court of Hendricks County, Indiana. Notice is hereby given that Carla J. Cook was, on the 13th day of April, 2021, appointed personal representative of the estate of Dorothy J. Heald, deceased, who died on the 3rd day of February, 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 claim will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana on this April 13, 2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Superior Court 1 Amy C. Elliott - #17910-32 Comer Law Office, LLC 71 W. Marion St. P.O. Box 207 Danville, IN 46122 317-745-4300 aelliott@comerlaw.com 4-29-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION CAUSE NO: 32D01-2104-EU-000115 In the Hendricks Superior Court 1 Hendricks County, Indiana NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CINDY SUE HANDT and TRACY KAY KING were on April 20, 2021 appointed Personal Representatives of the Estate of KAREN K. RILEY JUGG, Deceased, who died on the 6th day of April, 2021. All persons who have claims against said estate, whether or not now due, must file their 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 April 20, 2021. Marjorie Pike CLERK, HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT I Hendricks County, Indiana Daniel A. Crowder, Attorney 1055 Patrick Place Brownsburg, IN 46112 Telephone 317/852-9900 Attorney Number 4358-32 4-29-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BROWNSBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION The Economic Development Commission of the Town of Brownsburg, Indiana (the “Town”) will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on May 12, 2021, in the Town Council Meeting Room of Town Hall located at 61 N. Green Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112, regarding the issuance of the Town’s Taxable Economic Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2021 (Veritas Project) (the “Bonds”) in an amount not to exceed $700,000 for the purpose of (i) financing the construction of certain infrastructure and other public improvements related to the development and construction of an approximately 20,442 square feet grocery store to be located on a portion of the vacant property generally adjacent to the existing Belle Tire facility near the intersection of Northfield Drive and Green Street (the “Project”) which is within the North Beltway Economic Development Area and the 2021 Retail Properties Allocation Area (or other name for such allocation area as determined by the Town) to be created and established in connection with the issuance of the Bonds (the “TIF Area”) within the Town, and (ii) paying costs of issuance of the Bonds. The Bonds will be issued by the Town pursuant to IC 36-7-11.9, IC 36-7-12 and IC 36-7-14. The Bonds will not be a general obligation of the Town and will be payable solely from certain incremental real tax revenues derived from the Project. The public hearing is being held pursuant to IC 36-7-12-24. The public is invited to attend and comment on any of the matters herein noted. If the EDC shall find for itself and on behalf of itself and the Town that the proposed issuance of the Bonds and the construction of the Project will be of benefit to the health or general welfare of the Town and its citizens and complies with the purposes and provisions of the Act, the EDC will adopt a resolution approving the proposed issuance of the Bonds which will be considered by the Town Council of the Town for approval of a bond ordinance authorizing the Bonds. Dated: April 29, 2021 TOWN OF BROWNSBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE UPDATE OF THE RECREATIONAL IMPACT ZONE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Plan Commission of Danville, Indiana, will hold a public hearing for a recommendation on an ordinance known as an Ordinance Establishing an Equitable Recreational Impact Fee (RIF) for the Purpose of Planning and Financing Park and Recreational Infrastructure. The public hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 7:00 PM in the Council Meeting Room at the Town Hall, 49 North Wayne Street, in Danville, Indiana. The geographic area to which the proposed amendment applies is all properties within the Town of Danville’s municipal boundaries. The overall planning area is bounded by CR 200 North, CR 450 East, CR 200 South, and CR 200 West. Written comments to the Ordinance updating the RIF may be filed with the Plan Commission before such hearing and will be heard at the above specified time and place. Oral comments concerning the update will also be heard. A copy of the proposed Recreation Zone Improvement Plan is available for public inspection at the Danville Town Hall located at 49 North Wayne Street, Danville, Indiana, or by visiting the Town of Danville’s website at www.danvilleindiana.org/parks. DANVILLE PLAN COMMISSION 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Hendricks County Commissioners and Sycamore Services Inc. will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room at Danville Town Hall located at 49 N. Wayne St. in Danville. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from the public regarding a proposed lending library for individuals with disabilities in Hendricks County through the Community Connections for People with Disabilities grant, a supplemental Coronavirus Community Development Block Grant program. All interested parties are welcome to attend and provide comments about the proposal. 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE Silverthorne Homes is submitting a Notice of Intent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of our intent to comply with the requirements of 327 IAC 15-5 to discharge storm water from the construction activities associated with Phillips Manor located on US Highway 136 between N County Road 600 E and N County Road 625 E in Brownsburg, Indiana. Runoff from the project site will discharge to White Lick Creek. Questions or comments regarding this project should be directed to Silverthorne Homes. 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND PURPORT OF THE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION BY THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG, INDIANA, OF CERTAIN EXTENSIONS, REPAIRS, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TOWN’S SEWAGE WORKS UTILITY, THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF REVENUE BONDS TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE COSTS THEREOF, AND THE OLLECTION, SEGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE REVENUES OF SUCH SEWAGE WORKS AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS

Property owners, ratepayers and other interested parties in or served or to be served by the sewage works of the Town of Brownsburg, Indiana (the “Town”) are hereby notified that on April 22, 2021, the Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 2021-12 (the “Ordinance”), determining to construct additions and improvements to the Town’s sewage works consisting of project planning costs, continuation of the master plan, and construction of additional collection sewers, a new lift station along CR700N, a new force main from the CR700N lift station to an existing interceptor sewer on Northfield Drive, and the redirect of a lift station force main on Wild Ridge Blvd to the CR700N sewer and any other related improvements, in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the Indiana Finance Authority (collectively, the “Project”). The total estimated cost of the Project, including all costs of issuance, is not expected to exceed $3,979,880. The Ordinance further directs that the costs of the Project shall be financed by the issuance of revenue bonds, in one or more series, in an amount not to exceed $4,875,000 (the “Bonds”), which will be payable solely from the Net Revenues of the Sewage Works (as further defined and described in the Ordinance). The Bonds are expected to be sold to the Indiana Finance Authority pursuant to the State Revolving Fund Program, or otherwise at a public sale pursuant to IC 5-1-11, at an interest rate not to exceed five percent (5%) per annum, and will mature annually on November 1 following the Bond closing through November 1, 2038, and semi-annually thereafter on May 1 and November 1, over a period ending no later than thirty-five (35) years after the date of substantial completion of the Project. Copies of the Project list and cost estimates along with a copy of the Ordinance are on file in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer and are available for inspection by any interested parties during regular business hours. Objections to said Project and the Bonds may be filed in the time and manner provided by IC 36-9-23.

Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation (the “School Corporation”) that the Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) of the School Corporation will meet at F.L. O’Neal Administration Building, 310 Stadium Drive, Brownsburg, Indiana, at the hour of 6:30 p.m. (Local Time) on May 10, 2021, to consider the following additional appropriation which the Board considers necessary to meet the need existing at this time: An appropriation in the amount not to exceed $39,000,000, plus investment earnings thereon, on account of the renovation and construction of improvements to West Middle School and renovation of and improvements to school facilities throughout the School Corporation including site improvements and the purchase of technology, buses and equipment (the “Project”), including the incidental expenses necessary to be incurred in connection with the Project. The funds to meet such additional appropriation are to be provided by the sale of real estate to the Brownsburg 1999 School Building Corporation. The foregoing appropriation is in addition to all appropriations provided for in the existing budget and tax levy, and a need for such appropriation exists by reason of the inadequacy of the present buildings to provide necessary school facilities. Taxpayers of the School Corporation appearing at the meeting shall have the right to be heard in respect to the additional appropriation. In light of the changing circumstances as they relate to COVID-19 and the Indiana Governor’s Executive Orders regarding social distancing, please check the School Corporation’s website prior to the scheduled hearing to receive up to date information about meeting logistics. Dated this 22nd day of April, 2021.

/s/ Board of School Trustees Brownsburg Community School Corporation 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS CIRCUIT COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-116 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF MINOR: Bella Elizabeth Summers Name of Minor Erica E Larch Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Notice is hereby given that Petitioner, Erica E Larch, as a self-represented litigant, filed a Verified Petition for Change of Name on Bella Elizabeth Summers to change the name of Bella Elizabeth Summers to Bella Elizabeth Larch. The Petition is scheduled for hearing in the Hendricks Superior Court 5 Court on June 21, 2021 at 10:00 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. Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Courts Date: April 7, 2021

4-15-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Indiana Code § 6-1.1-20-3.5 that the Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) of Avon Community School Corporation (the “School Corporation”) did, on April 26, 2021, make a preliminary determination to issue bonds and enter into a lease agreement (the “Lease”) for the 2021 Expansion, Efficiency, and Improvement Projects, including the renovation, improvements and expansion of Avon High School, Avon Intermediate School East, Avon Intermediate School West, and other school facilities within the school corporation, including site improvements and the purchase of technology and equipment (the “Projects”). The Lease will be for a maximum term of 22 years with a maximum armual Lease rental of $12,707,000. The maximum armual Lease rental has been estimated based upon an estimated principal amount of bonds of $89,000,000, estimated interest rate of 5.00%, and total estimated interest costs of $56,244,889. As required by Indiana Code§ 6-1.l-20-3.5(b)(l), the following information was available to the public at the public hearings on the preliminary determination: (i) the School Corporation’s current and projected armual debt service payments divided by the net assessed value of taxable property within the School Corporation, which is 0.93%; and (ii) the sum of the School Corporation’s outstanding long term debt plus the outstanding long term debt of other taxing units that include any other territory of the School Corporation divided by the net assessed value of taxable property within the School Corporation, which is 8.90%. The School Corporation’s current debt service levy is $30,406,393 and the current rate is $0.9991. After the School Corporation enters into the proposed Lease and the bonds are issued, the debt service levy will increase by a maximum of $12,707,000 and the debt service rate will increase by a maximum of $0.3938. However, as existing obligations mature, the anticipated net increase to the Debt Service Fund tax rate is expected to be $0.00. The estimated amount of the School Corporation’s debt service levy and rate that will result during the following 10 years if the School Corporation enters into the lease and issues the bonds, after considering any changes that will occur to the debt service levy and rate during that period on account of any outstanding bonds or lease obligations that will mature or terminate during that period: Year

Estimated Total Debt Service Levy

Estimated Total Debt Service Rate

2022

$23,622,268

$0.7762

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2023

22,425,179

0.7369

2024

26,934,043

.08850

Public Notice Des. Nos. 1801463, 1901763, and 2001663

2025

26,610,049

0.8744

2026

24,116,003

0.7924

The Town of Avon is planning to undertake a roadway reconstruction project, funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration. The project is located in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.

2027

24,116,100

0.7924

2028

20,752,434

0.6819

2029

20,746,237

0.6817

2030

20,748,460

0.6818

2031

19,412,305

0.6379

Dated this 29th day of April, 2021. Ann Hathaway Clerk-Treasurer

Under the preferred alternative, the proposed project would involve the reconstruction of Dan Jones Road from a 2-lane minor arterial to a 4-lane roadway. The typical roadway section for the Des. Nos. is anticipated to consist of four (4) 12-foot wide travel lanes (two in each direction), with a 14-foot wide raised median, curb and gutter, a 10-foot multi-use path on the east side, and a 6-foot sidewalk on the west side. The 14-foot raised median would transition to a left turn lane as warranted at intersecting roadways. The sidewalk and multi-use path will be separated from the road by a 5-foot wide grass buffer strip. The Des. No. 1901763 project also includes construction of a 2-lane roundabout at the intersection of Dan Jones Road and CR 150 South, and the Des. No. 2001663 includes the widening of Hendricks County Bridge 251 (NBI No. 3200251). Right-of-way acquisition is anticipated as part of the proposed project. It is anticipated the project will require three relocations and approximately 4.4 acres of permanent right-of-way and 0.86 acre of temporary right-of-way. The proposed action does not impact properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), on behalf of the FHWA, has issued a “No Historic Properties Affected” finding for the project due to the fact that no historic properties are present within the Area of Potential Effects (APE). In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, the views of the public are being sought regarding the effect of the proposed project on the historic elements as per 36 CFR 800.2(d), 800.3(e) and 800.6(a)(4). Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.4(d)(1), the documentation specified in 36 CFR 800. 11(d) is available for inspection in American Structurepoint, Incorporated’s Indianapolis Office noted below. Additionally, this documentation can be viewed electronically by accessing INDOT’s Section 106 document posting website IN SCOPE at http://erms.indot. in.gov/Section106Documents. This documentation serves as the basis for the “No Historic Properties Affected” finding. The views of the public on this effect finding are being sought. Please reply with any comments to Kaitlynn Walker, American Structurepoint, Inc., 9025 River Road, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, Ph. (317) 547-5580, Fax (317) 543-0270, kawalker@structurepoint.com no later than May 28, 2021. In accordance with the “Americans with Disabilities Act”, if you have a disability for which the Town of Avon needs to provide accessibility to the document(s) such as interpreters or readers, please contact Ryan Cannon, Ph. (317) 272-0948, rcannon@avongov.org. 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South Washington Street, Danville Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, to consider the application of DPR 482/21: PITTSBORO SELF STORAGE AMENDMENT; a development plan review amendment to primary plat to add a parking lot; 10.1 acres, Middle Township, S35-T17N-R1W, key nos. 10-2-35-71W200-004, located on the east side of County Road 150 E. approx. 0.3 miles north of US 136. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A hearing may be continued from time to time as may be found necessary.

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South Washington Street, Danville Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, to consider the application of DPR 491/21: WESTPOINT, BLDG 3 (PRIMARY & SECONDARY); a development plan review for a warehouse building; 43.38 acres, Liberty Township, S25-T14N-R1W, key nos. 07-3-25-41W-200-009, located on State Road 39 and Westpoint Blvd. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A hearing may be continued from time to time as may be found necessary.

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION

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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 comments to a proposal may be filed with the Secretary of the Area Plan Commission 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 Area Plan Commission at (317) 745-9254 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the hearing.

HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION Tim Dombrosky, Secretary 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

32D01-2104-EU-000114 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT #1 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GLENN TRESNER, DECEASED. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION In the Superior Court of Hendricks County, Indiana. Notice is hereby given that Jill M. Bell and Ian Bell were, on the 20th day of April, 2021, appointed personal representative of the estate of Glenn Tresner, deceased, who died on the 3rd day of April, 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 claim will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana on this April 20, 2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Superior Court 1 Amy C. Elliott - #17910-32 Comer Law Office, LLC 71 W. Marion St. P.O. Box 207 Danville, IN 46122 317-745-4300 aelliott@comerlaw.com 4-29-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

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 comments to a proposal may be filed with the Secretary of the Area Plan Commission 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 Area Plan Commission at (317) 745-9254 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the hearing.

HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION Tim Dombrosky, Secretary 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D04-2104-DN-276 William David Kassner Petitioner vs. Erica Marie Marley Respondent SUMMONS-SERVICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF SUIT To: Erica Marie Marley You are notified that you have been sued in the Court above-named. The nature of the suit against you is a dissolution of marriage. This summons by publication is specifically directed to Erica Marie Marley, residence unknown. You must answer the Petition or Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, on or before May 12, 2021, the same being within 30 days after notice of suit, and if you fail to do so, a judgment will be entered against you for what the petitioner has demanded. The name and address of the Petitioner is: William David Kassner 7249 Arbuckle CMNS APT 357 Brownsburg, IN 46112 Dated: April 26, 2021 Marjorie Pike Clerk of Hendricks County 4-29-21 -3T hspaxlp __________________________________

The Projects involve the opening of some new school facility space; however, the cost of such new space will be offset by the renovation and improvement of existing space to make it more efficient. Therefore, the School Corporation does not expect to annually incur a significant increase in cost to operate such new facility space. The purpose of the Lease is to provide for the Projects. If a valid petition pursuant to Indiana Code§ 6-1.1-20-3.5 is received within 30 days from the first publication of this notice, the proposed debt service or Lease payments must be approved in an election on a local public question held under Indiana Code§ 6-1.1-20-3.6. Dated April 29, 2021.

/s/ Board o[School Trustees Avon Community School Corporation

4-29-21-1T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE & PLAT COMMITTEE

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission Administrative & Plat Committee on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South Washington Street, Danville Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, to consider the application of MIP 1136/21: RALPH RICHARDS; a 3-lot minor plat; 20 acres, Brown Township, S18T17N-R2E key no. 01-1-18-72E-200-003, located on the east side of N. County Road 1025 E., the last parcel in Hendricks County. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A hearing may be continued from time to time as may be found necessary. 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 comments to a proposal may be filed with the Secretary of the Area Plan Commission 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 Area Plan Commission at (317) 745-9254 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the hearing.

HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION Tim Dombrosky, Secretary 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp _________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE & PLAT COMMITTEE Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission Administrative & Plat Committee on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South Washington Street, Danville Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, to consider the application of MIP 1137/21: MICHAEL & LAURA LAPORTE; a 1-lot minor plat; 2.50 acres, Guilford Township, S23-T14N-R1E, key no. 06-323-41E-300-008, located on the north side of E. Hendricks County Road, approx. 0.65 miles west of the intersection with S. State Road 267. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A hearing may be continued from time to time as may be found necessary. 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 comments to a proposal may be filed with the Secretary of the Area Plan Commission 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 Area Plan Commission at (317) 745-9254 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the hearing.

HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION Tim Dombrosky, Secretary 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 South Washington Street, Danville Indiana in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, to consider the application of ZA 482/21: SOLENTIAL ENERGY; a zoning amendment change from AGR/Agricultural Residential District to AGR SECS-OL/ Agricultural Residential District with a Solar Energy Overlay; 51 acres, Middle Township, S17/20-T16N-R1E, key nos. 103-20-61E-100-001, 10-3-17-61E-300-003 and 10-3-17-61E-300-004; located at 4289 and 4265 E. County Road 400 N. – Danville. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A hearing may be continued from time to time as may be found necessary. 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 comments to a proposal may be filed with the Secretary of the Area Plan Commission 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 Area Plan Commission at (317) 745-9254 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the hearing.

HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA PLAN COMMISSION Tim Dombrosky, Secretary 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ LEGAL NOTICE OF SALE 2006 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING VIN: 2C3KA53GX6H208021

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Indiana Code 9-22-5-15, York Towing intends to sell the above described vehicle to the highest bidder at a sale to be held on MAY 14, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., local time, said sale to be held at the office of York Towing, 1633 S 150 E, Danville, IN 46122. The sale is to satisfy the priority towing and storage lien held by York Towing in the amount of $2000.00 as of the date of the sale. York Towing reserves the right to bid in its lien amount and acquire the vehicle, or to allow any other purchaser it determines to be the highest bidder to purchase the vehicle. Gary York York Towing

4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

LEGAL NOTICE The following will be sold for charges: 8143 E CR 600 S COATESVILLE On 05/19/2021 @ 09:00 AM 2008 DODGE 1B3LC46K38N180627 $2,489.00 1251 QUAKER BLVD PLAINFIELD On 05/19/2021 @ 10:00 AM 2003 GMC 1GTHK23113F135647 $2,815.55 605 E MAIN ST DANVILLE On 05/19/2021 @ 11:00 AM 2007 FORD 1FDXW46P27EA37195 $550.00 2002 CHEVROLET 1GCHC24122E253352 $9,918.37 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

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STATE OF INDIANA HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT PROBATE

CAUSE NUMBER: 32D03-2104-JC-000027

IN THE MATTER OF: NM - DOB 4/12/2021 A CHILD ALLEGED TO BE A CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES AND LEVI MCKINNEY (BIOLOGICAL FATHER) ANDREA VICKREY (BIOLOGICAL MOTHER)

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES L. CARR, Deceased Estate No. 32D01-2104-EU-000108 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING TO: Levi McKinney Andrea Vickrey Whereabouts unknown NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the child to be in Need of Services, in accordance with I.C. 31-34-9-3, 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 6/9/2021 at 1:30 PM. At said hearing, the Court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether the above named minor child is child in need of services and shall enter adjudication accordingly. Your failure to appear after lawful notice will be deemed as your default and waiver to be present at said hearing. UPON ENTRY OF SAID ADJUDICATION, A DISPOSITIONAL HEARING will be held in which the Court will consider (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the child including child support. 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, an adjudication on said petition, judgment by default may be entered against you, or the court may proceed in your absence, without further notice. Marjorie Pike, Clerk Bradley Riley, 34379-49 Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services 6781 E US 36 Suite 200 Avon, IN 46123 FAX: 317-232-1529 4-29-21-3T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LIZTON TOWN COUNCIL A proposal to establish new fees and amended the fees ordinance has been recommended by the Lizton Plan Commission. The Lizton Town Council who, pursuant to statute 36-7-4-604, will conduct a public hearing regarding the contents of the proposed amended fee ordinance. The public hearing on this amended ordinance will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Lizton Town Hall located at 106 N. Lebanon St., Lizton, Indiana 46149. All interested persons are welcome to attend this public hearing and to testify on matters pertaining to the proposed ordinance amendments. Written objections to this proposed ordinance amendment that are filed with the Clerk-Treasurer at the Lizton Town Hall before the hearing will be considered by the Lizton Town Council. The proposed ordinance amendments are presented below: Schedule of Fees for Zoning Services: Residential Building Inspections (new construction) $100 per inspection Residential Additions/Alterations $100 per inspection Temporary Use $150 Stop Work Order $350 Addresses $75 Comm/Ind Accessory Bldg $200 + $75 per inspection Wireless Comm Facility $1,150 (new location); $350 (co-locations) Schedule of Fees for Plan Commission/ BZA Services: Major Preliminary Plat Waiver $50 Vacation (Street/Alley) $350 Vacation (Plat) $350 Special Meetings $1,000 The proposed amendments will apply throughout the Town of Lizton. For further information or to see a copy of the proposed amendments, contact Lizton Town Clerk-Treasurer at (317) 994-5500 or at the Lizton Town Hall, M/Th 8:00-5:00pm; T 8:00-6:00pm; W/F 8:00-12:00p. 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-111 IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF MINOR: Vance Timothy Callahan Name of Minor Bethany Gentry Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Notice is hereby given that Petitioner, Bethany Gentry, as a self-represented litigant, filed a Verified Petition for Change of Name on Vance Timothy Callahan to change the name of Vance Timothy Callahan to Vance Michael Gentry. The Petition is scheduled for hearing in the Hendricks Superior Court 5 Court on June 21, 2021 at 10:00 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. Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Courts Date: April 6, 2021 4-15-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-140 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: Kimberly Ann Barber Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Kimberly Ann Barber, whose mailing address is 2965 Hayward Ave, Apt B Brownsburg, IN 46112, in the Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Kimberly Ann Barber has filed a petition in the Hendricks Court requesting that her name be changed to Kimberly Ann Meko. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on June 21, 2021 at 10:30 am. Kimberly A. Barber Petitioner Date: April 22, 2021 Marjorie Pike Judicial Officer 4-29-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LIZTON PLAN COMMISSION The Lizton Plan Commission, in conjunction with Town employees and consultants from Kieser Consulting Group, have researched and studied not only the Lizton Comprehensive Plan, but also the Lizton Zoning Code and Zoning Map, current conditions and the character of current structures within Lizton, Indiana, the most desirable use for the land within the incorporated limits of Lizton, Indiana, the conservation of property values throughout Lizton appropriate land uses in designated areas within the Lizton, Indiana, responsible development and growth, as well as the provisions of other municipal zoning codes as required by Indiana law resulting in the proposed amended Lizton Subdivision Control Ordinance (SCO). The proposed amended SCO has been reviewed by the Lizton Plan Commission who, pursuant to statute 36-7-4-604, will conduct a public hearing regarding the contents of the proposed amended SCO. The public hearing on this amended ordinance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Lizton Town Hall located at 106 N. Lebanon St., Lizton, Indiana 46149. All interested persons are welcome to attend this public hearing and to testify on matters pertaining to the proposed ordinance amendment. Written objections to this proposed ordinance amendment that are filed with the secretary of the Plan Commission at the Lizton Town Hall before the hearing will be considered by the Plan Commission. The proposed SCO amendments are presented below: Section 1: General Provisions Section 2: Administration Section 3: Minor Subdivisions Section 4: Major Subdivisions Section 5: Surety and Inspections Section 6: Design Standards Section 7: Definitions The proposed SCO amendment will apply throughout the Town of Lizton. For further information or to see a copy of the proposed amended SCO, contact Lizton Town Clerk-Treasurer at (317) 9945500 or at the Lizton Town Hall, M/Th 8:005:00pm; T 8:00-6:00pm; W/F 8:00-12:00p. 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LIZTON TOWN COUNCIL The Lizton Plan Commission, in conjunction with town employees and consultants from Kieser Consulting Group, have researched and studied not only the Lizton Comprehensive Plan, but also the Lizton Zoning Code and Zoning Map, current conditions and the character of current structures within Lizton, Indiana, the most desirable use for the land within the incorporated limits of Lizton, Indiana, the conservation of property values throughout Lizton appropriate land uses in designated areas within the Lizton, Indiana, responsible development and growth, as well as the provisions of other municipal zoning codes as required by Indiana law resulting in the proposed amended Lizton Subdivision Control Ordinance (SCO). The proposed amended SCO has been recommended by the Plan Commission and the Lizton Town Council who, pursuant to statute 36-7-4-604, will conduct a public hearing regarding the contents of the proposed amended SCO. The public hearing on this amended ordinance will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Lizton Town Hall located at 106 N. Lebanon St., Lizton, Indiana 46149. All interested persons are welcome to attend this public hearing and to testify on matters pertaining to the proposed ordinance amendment. Written objections to this proposed ordinance amendment that are filed with the Clerk-Treasurer at the Lizton Town Hall before the hearing will be considered by the Lizton Town Council. The proposed SCO amendments are presented below: Section 1: General Provisions Section 2: Administration Section 3: Minor Subdivisions Section 4: Major Subdivisions Section 5: Surety and Inspections Section 6: Design Standards Section 7: Definitions The proposed SCO amendment will apply throughout the Town of Lizton. For further information or to see a copy of the proposed amended SCO, contact Lizton Town Clerk-Treasurer at (317) 9945500 or at the Lizton Town Hall, M/Th 8:005:00pm; T 8:00-6:00pm; W/F 8:00-12:00p. 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

NOTICE is hereby given that Jeana M. Shroyer was, on the 13th day of April, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of James L. Carr, Deceased, who died on the 22nd day of February, 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 earliest, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana, this April 13, 2021. /s/ Marjorie Pike Clerk Hendricks Superior Court Probate Division Jeffrey A. Lewellyn, Attorney 15216-34 Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy, LLP 333 Ohio Street Terre Haute, IN 47807 Telephone (812) 232-4311 4-22-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS CIRCUIT COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-115 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF MINOR: Nova Rain Summers Name of Minor Erica E Larch Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Notice is hereby given that Petitioner, Erica E Larch, as a self-represented litigant, filed a Verified Petition for Change of Name on Nova Rain Summers to change the name of Nova Rain Summers to Nova Rain Larch. The Petition is scheduled for hearing in the Hendricks Superior Court 5 Court on June 21, 2021 at 10:00 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.

Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Courts Date: April 7, 2021

4-15-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-112 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: Nicole R Hoopengarner Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Nicole R Hoopengarner, whose mailing address is 9595 N County Road 151 W Lizton, IN 46149, in the Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Nicole R Hoopengarner has filed a petition in the Hendricks Court requesting that name be changed to Nicole Renee’ Bramblett. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on June 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Nicole R Hoopengarner Petitioner Date: April 7, 2021 Marjorie Pike Judicial Officer 4-15-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF SALE The Brownsburg Fire Territory (“Fire Territory”) has determined to sell certain surplus property using an internet auction site. The online auction will be conducted from May 10 to May 24, 2021, at https:// municibid.com (“Auction Site”). Descriptions of the items to be sold are posted at the Auction Site. Bidders must preregister at the Auction Site with any required deposit. Full payment is required no later than five (5) business days from the end of the auction. Winning bidders will be responsible for removing the surplus property from the Fire Territory’s headquarters located at 470 E. Northfield Drive, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112. Visit the Auction Site listings for additional details. The Fire Territory reserves the right to reject any bids and to stop a sale. All sales are subject to disclaimer of warranties and the terms required by the Fire Territory for removal of the surplus property. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: The winning bidder accepts the surplus property and all surplus property is provided “AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS.” THE BROWNSBURG FIRE TERRITORY AND ITS AGENTS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SURPLUS PROPERTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. For further information please contact Chief Larry Alcorn at Brownsburg Fire Territory, 470 E. Northfield Drive, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112, telephone (317) 852-1190, or visit https://municibid.com. 4-29-21-2T hspaxlp _________________________________ LEGAL NOTICE Brandon Clapp, 3173 E Main St, Danville, In 46122, is submitting an NOI letter to notify the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of their intent to comply with the requirements under IAC 15-5 to discharge storm water from construction activities for the following project: “Expansion of Commercial Development” located east of Danville, approximately 100 yards east of the intersection of E Main St & N CR 300 E, Danville, Indiana. The project will ultimately discharge to the West Fork White Lick Cree. Questions regarding should be directed to Kruse Consulting Inc, 7384 Business Center Dr, Avon, IN 46123 Attn: Kevin Studley. File: 0549 NOI PUBLICATION 4-29-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

Thursday, April 29, 2021

32D01-2104-ES-000107 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE MATTER OF THE SUPERVISED ESTATE OF CAROLE FRANCES CAMPBELL, DECEASED Attorney: Kathryn Kuehn. #21506-49 Kuehn Law, LLC 45 West Clinton Street Danville, Indiana 46122 PUBLICATION NOTICE OF ESTATE OPENING Notice is hereby given that on April 13, 2021, John F.J. Campbell was appointed Executor of the estate of Carole Frances Campbell who died on the 17th day of February, 2021. All persons who have claims against the 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 of the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, to the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana, this April 13, 2021. MARJORIE PIKE, Clerk 4-22-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ Steven R. Latterell, #25672-49 Daniel D. Meiklejohn, #32069-29 ICE MILLER LLP One American Square Suite 2900 Indianapolis, Indiana 46282-0200 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

Document: 7020137 STATE OF INDIANA ) ) SS: COUNTY OF HENDRICKS )

IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 3 CAUSE NUMBER: 32D03-2103-JC-000023

IN THE MATTER OF: KO - DOB 10/19/2015 A CHILD ALLEGED TO BE A CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES AND CHRISTOPHER BRIAN SCOTT (BIOLOGICAL FATHER) SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING TO: Christopher Brian Scott Whereabouts unknown NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the child to be in Need of Services, in accordance with J.C. 31-34- 9-3, 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, TN 46122 - 317-745-9393 for a(n) Hearing on Publication on 5/26/2021 at 11:00 AM. At said hearing, the Court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether the above named minor child is child in need of services and shall enter adjudication accordingly. Your failure to appear after lawful notice will be deemed as your default and waiver to be present at said hearing. UPON ENTRY OF SAID ADJUDICATION, A DISPOSITIONAL HEARING will be held in which the Court will consider (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the child including child support. 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, an adjudication on said petition, judgment by default may be entered against you, or the court may proceed in your absence, without further notice.

April 7, 2021

Marjorie Pike Clerk

In the Hendricks Superior Court, No. 1 In the Matter of the Estate of Jason C. O’Brien, deceased Estate Docket 32D01-2104-EU-104 Notice is given that Darby K. O’Brien was on April 8, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Jason C. O’Brien, deceased, who died on January 26, 2021. All person 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 April 8, 2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk of the Hendricks Superior Court 4-22-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-118 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF MINOR: Nevaeh Marie Turner Minor Danielle Marie Gilley Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Noitce is hereby given that petitioner, Danielle Marie Gilley, pro se, filed a Verified Petition for Change of Name of Minor to change the name of minor child from Neveah Marie Turner to Nevaeh Marie Turner-Gilley. The petition is scheduled for hearing in the Hendricks County Superior Court 5 Circuit Court on the 21 day of June, 2021, at 10:00 am o’clock 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 before the hearing date. The parties shall report to Hendricks Superior Court 5. Marjorie Pike Clerk of Hendricks County Superior Circuit Court Date: April 13, 2021

4-22-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION IN THE HENDRICKS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1 In the Matter of the Estate of Steven Edward Miles, Deceased Cause No.: 32D01-2104-EU-105 Notice is hereby given that Loretta J. Bales was, on the 13th day of April, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Steven Edward Miles, deceased, who died on the 13th day of August 2020. All persons who have claims against the 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 Hendricks County, Danville, Indiana, this April 13, 2021. Marjorie Pike, Clerk Hendricks Superior Court 1 Hendricks County, State of Indiana Matthew A. Burkert Attorney at Law 97 South Washington Street Danville, Indiana 46122 4-22-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-133 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: Lindsey Lovell Wright Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

Lindsey Lovell Wright, whose mailing address is 1160 Highland Lake Way Brownsburg, IN 46112, in the Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Lindsey Lovell Wright has filed a petition in the Hendricks Court requesting that her name be changed to Lindsey Lovell-Wright Miller. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on June 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Lindsey Lovell Wright Petitioner Date: April 15, 2021 Marjorie Pike Judicial Officer 4-22-21-3T hspaxlp __________________________________

Robert W. Haywood, 3 Attorney, Indiana Depa 6781 E US Hwy 36 Suite 200 Avon, IN 46123

4-15-21-3T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________ 32D01-2104-EU-00019

32D01-2104-EU-000106

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 1 OF HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA.

In the Matter of the Estate of GRACE MARIE HENRY, deceased

Notice is hereby given that Eric D. Hartman and Jeffrey G. Hartman, were, on April 13, 2021, appointed personal representatives of the estate of Sharon A. Hartman, deceased, who died on April 3, 2021. All person 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, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Danville, Indiana on April 13, 2021. MARJORIE PIKE CLERK OF THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 1, HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA. 4-22-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

In the Hendricks Superior Court 1 Hendricks County, Indiana

STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT NO. 4 CASE NO. 32D04-2102-DN-000084 Brianna Toth Petitioner vs. Tyler Brown Respondent

Notice is hereby given that Arlene Russell was on the 13th day of April, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Grace Marie Henry, deceased, on March 27, 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 in Danville, Indiana, this April 13, 2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks Superior Court 1 4-22-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D01-2104-DN-234 Tiffany D. Gwin Petitioner vs. Billy J. Garrison Respondent

SUMMONS-SERVICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF SUIT To: You are hereby notified that you have been sued in the Court above-named. The nature of the suit against you is a Divorce. This summons by publication is specifically directed to Tyler Brown, residence unknown. You must answer the Petition or Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, on or before 5/29/21, the same being within 30 days after notice of suit, and if you fail to do so, a judgement will be entered against you for what the petitioner has demanded. The name and address of the Petitioner is: Brianna Michelle Toth 2527 Crown Plaza Blvd Plainfield, IN 46168 Marjorie Pike Clerk of Hendricks County Dated: April 8, 2021 4-15-21 -3T hspaxlp __________________________________

SUMMONS-SERVICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF SUIT To: Billy J. Garrison You are notified that you have been sued in the Court above-named. The nature of the suit against you is a divorce. This summons by publication is specifically directed to Billy J. Garrison, residence unknown. You must answer the Petition or Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, on or before May 22, 2021, the same being within 30 days after notice of suit, and if you fail to do so, a judgment will be entered against you for what the petitioner has demanded. The name and address of the Petitioner is: Tiffany D. Gwin 3411 West County Road 650 South Clayton, IN 46118 Dated: March 15, 2021 Marjorie Pike Clerk of Hendricks County 4-22-21 -3T hspaxlp __________________________________

STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-000139

STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2104-MI-000138

IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: PATRICIA ANNE BENNETT, Petitioner

IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: WILFORD LESTER BENNETT, Petitioner

NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on April 19, 2021, Patricia Anne Bennett filed a Verified Petition for Change of Name with the Hendricks Superior Court 5 of Hendricks County, Indiana to change Petitioner’s name to Patricia Miller Nadeau. Any person has the right to appear at the hearing and to file objections as why Patricia Anne Bennett should not change Petitioner’s name to Patricia Miller Nadeau. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on the 21 day of June, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on April 19, 2021, Wilford Lester Bennett filed a Verified Petition for Change of Name with the Hendricks Superior Court 5 of Hendricks County, Indiana to change Petitioner’s name to Will Bennett Nadeau. Any person has the right to appear at the hearing and to file objections as why Wilford Lester Bennett should not change Petitioner’s name to Will Bennett Nadeau. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on the 21 day of June, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.

Marjorie Pike Judicial Officer Date: April 21, 2021

Marjorie Pike Judicial Officer Date: April 21, 2021

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DR. WILLIS G. PARKER, of Clayton, died peacefully on April 15, 2021 at Life’s Journey Hospice of Avon. Willis, son of the late Roy and Doris (Kelly) Parker was born on June 10, 1936 in Greencastle, Ind. Willis and his twin sister Willa Dean spent their early years growing up on the family farm near Coatesville. As a young boy he was active in both 4-H and FFA and graduated from Amo High School in 1954. He volunteered for the draft and served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Following his military service, Willis attended Purdue University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture in 1960. As an undergraduate student he resided in Rochdale Co-op House and participated in Purdue Reamer Club, Baptist Student Foundation, and Purdue Men’s Varsity Glee Club. Upon graduation he married Linda Owens on August 14, 1960. They started their life together in West Lafayette, Ind. where Willis entered the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree with the second graduating class in 1964. After graduation Willis and Linda, along with their son Eric, returned to their roots near Coatesville where Willis established a mixed veterinary practice. After the birth of their daughter Lisa, he made the decision to pursue his interest in animal reproduction and in 1965 accepted the position of staff veterinarian at American Breeders Service (ABS) located in DeForest, Wis. where he worked for 26 years. The family’s primary residence was in Poynette, Wis., where Willis served several years on the Poynette Public Schools’ Board of Education. Throughout his life, Willis was a humanitarian who was committed to his profession as well as service to others. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as well as the IVMA and WVMA, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Society of Theriogenology, and the American College of Theriogenologists which he served as a diplomate and president from 1983-84. In 1990, Willis represented ABS on a trade mission to Lithuania. This experience spurred his consulting and educational programing trips to the Baltic countries and to Ethiopia with Project Mercy. In addition, he served several weeks in the United Kingdom for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Eradication Program. For his professional contributions, Willis was recognized by the WVMA as the 1991 Wisconsin Veterinarian of the Year and in 2000 was recognized by the IVMA as the Indiana Veterinarian of the Year. In addition, Willis was presented the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine’s 2000 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Willis’s faith and values were an important aspect of his life. While a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Windsor, Wis., he served as moderator and on various church boards. During his several years of service on the Corporate Board for World Ministries of the United Church of Christ, he traveled to Sri Lanka on a mission trip. At the time of his death, he was a member of Hope United Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, where he served as an elder and contributed greatly to their mission projects. Following his retirement in 1991, Willis and Linda returned home to Indiana where he established the Mill Creek Christmas Tree Farm on the family farm near Coatesville. He also continued his passion for historic preservation of agricultural implements, especially those related to the horse. He was a member of the Horse Brass Society of England and the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America. His interest in history included collecting postcards and he was a member of the Indianapolis Postcard Club. Willis also served his home county by helping to establish the White Lick Heritage Community Foundation, now the Hendricks County Community Foundation, and was a past president of its board of directors. It is often said you can take the boy off the farm, but you cannot take the farm out of the boy. Willis often shared his love of the family farm with his granddaughters. He delighted in taking them there to share the joy of nature and his appreciation for agriculture. In addition to his parents, Willis was preceded in death by his son Eric and nephew Christopher Yeager. He is survived by his wife Linda, his daughter Lisa Parker-Gummere and son-in-law Jeff Gummere, and granddaughters Erica and Anna. He is also survived by his sister Willa Dean Yeager, nephew Alan (Abby) Yeager, and great nephews Logan and Adam. In addition, he is survived by a large and beloved extended family. Visitation will be Friday, May 14, 2021 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Bousley Funeral Home, 4980 N. Milton St., Coatesville, and a memorial service will be held at The Barn of Coatesville, 5056 S. Milton St. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to one of the following: Project Mercy, 7011 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46809 or online at projectmercy.org (designate Food Security); Purdue Musical Organizations, Ralph & Bettye Bailey Hall, 359 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47906 or online at purdue.edu/pmo (designate Varsity Glee Club); the Hendricks County Community Foundation, 6319 East US Hwy 36, Suite 211, Avon, IN 46123 or online at hendrickscountycf.org (designate Doris K. Parker Music Fund); or WRTP/BIG STEP, 3841 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208 or donate online at WRTP.org (designate Eric Parker Memorial Fund). ___________________________________________________ CHARLES W. BROWN, 86, Brownsburg, formerly of Greencastle, died on April 25, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. Charles was a 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Indiana State University. For 29 years, he was a teacher and administrator at George Washington High School, Indianapolis, retiring in 1990. During his retirement, he enjoyed many adventures with his wife traveling frequently to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Branson, Mo. and visiting many festivals throughout the state. He was also an extraordinary craftsman who was always working on wood projects in his shop. Charles was born August 6, 1934 in Limedale, Ind. to Leland and Edith Brown. On August 26, 1955, he married Carolyn Sue (Cooper) Brown and she survives. Other survivors include daughters Susan B. Vitolins (Janis), Fishers, Ind. and Sara J. Brown, Brownsburg; grandchildren, Aleksandrs M. Vitolins, Marta K. Vitolins, and Charles M. Duncan; brother, Larry D. Brown, Sarasota, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Norvetta Passavant and Marilynn McAdams, brothers Leland E. Brown and Maurice R. Brown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at www. NPCF.us Memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 8 at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with memorial service at noon. In compliance with current conditions, it is recommended that guests wear masks and observe social distancing.

JACK D. MARTIN, founder of Old Farm, Inc. passed away peacefully, in his sleep on December 16, 2020. He had battled dementia for the past ten years. Jack was born February 8, 1933. Jack moved to Danville with his family in 1943, when he was 10 years old. He loved Danville, and with his father and two brothers, Old Farm, Inc. in the late 1950’s. currently, Old Farm is the largest subdivision in the town of Danville. Jack had an amazing life, beginning with his school years in Danville. He played all sports, including basketball, track & field,and excelling in football as a fullback. He was a star football player for the Warriors, receiving a scholarship to play football at Purdue. After two years at Purdue, Jack decided to finish his college education at Butler University. While at Butlerk, Jack was in the dance troupe for the 1955 Starlight Musical season. He was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. Jack loved airplanes. He got his pilot’s license when he was a teenager. He got a job at Air Traffic Control in the Indianapolis center, where he later became a supervisor, retiring in 1984. Jack was a founding board member, pilot and General Manager of Voyager 1000, a private air travel club. The Martin family established Old Farm on the east side of Danville. When Jack’s older brother passed away in 1988, Jack took over Old Farm, Inc., where he successfully completed the development of Old Farm. He not only finished the rest of Old Farm, but lived there himself for 26 years. Jack had many interests including boating, and supporting his beloved Purdue Boilermakers football team (“BOILER UP”). He loved his many pets, both dogs and cats. He was a softie at heart and loved to help those in need. He loved his family. Jack was a member of the Phi Delts and the Columbia Club. He and his father donated the funds to purchase the cover for the amphitheater in Ellis Park, for the annual Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performances. Jack is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cindy (Smith) Martin; two sons, Kurt Martin (Terri) and Michael Martin, and daughter-in-law Rebecca Martin; five grandchildren Jessica Wheeler (Owen) ,Jack Martin (Maegan), Ryan Martin, Mary Martin, and Chase Martin (Shelby); seven great-grandchildren, Logan Wheeler, Gabriel Wheeler, Luke Wheeler, Corbett Martin, Harper Martin, and James Martin. There will be a celebration of Jack’s life on Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 2 to 6 p.m., at American Legion Post #145, 4812 E. Main Street, Avon. To leave an online condolence, pleast visit: simplicityfuneralandcremationcare.com __________________________________________________ CHARLES E. HOOVER, JR., 61, of Plainfield, passed away on April 20, 2021 after a decade-long journey with ALS. Charles was born on February 26, 1960 in Indianapolis to Charles, Sr. and Joyce (Jeanette) Hoover. On September 27, 1987, he married Deborah Hoover, a loving union that would last until his passing. Charles worked in the healthcare industry, a career he truly enjoyed because it allowed him to serve others. Charles was a true connoisseur of music who loved all genres. He had a passion for words, loved literature and wrote several stories for his own pleasure throughout his life. His favorite activity, though, was spending time with his family. Charles is preceded in death by his father Charles E. Hoover Sr. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; his children, Chance and Xingzhu (Nora) Wang, Bailey and Antonio Stokes, and Morgan and his granddaughter; his mother, Joyce Hoover; and his siblings, Marilyn, Mike, Terry, Larry and spouses. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Chapter of the ALS Foundation at https://secure2.convio. net/alsa/site/Donation2?df_ id=34580&34580.donation=form1 Arrangements have been entrusted to Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Services. ________________________ GARY D. GEORGE, 84, Brownsburg, passed away on April 20, 2021. Before retirement he was an operations manager for Mason-Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine George. Survivors include his wife, Linda George; daughter, Laurie A. George; son, Michael A. (Terri) George; brother, William (Connie) George; nephews, Todd (Jennifer) George, Nick (Jeanette) George; grandsons, Brandon M. (Jennifer) George, Michael Ray George; and two great-granddaughters, Riley E. George and Tatum E. George. Services were Friday, April 23, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, Louisville, Ky. with interment at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements: Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg.

CAROLYN KLEIN, 88, of Avon, passed away on April 19, 2021. Carolyn was born in Hammond, Ind. on April, 14, 1933 to Robert and Carrie (Enochsen) Gross. She was a wonderful homemaker and an incredibly loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She greatly enjoyed nurturing her plants and flowers and canning what she grew in her garden. She was a natural caretaker with a strong faith who made friends with everyone she met through her work. In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her son, Dan (wife Karen) Klein. She is survived by her children, Greg (wife Barb) Klein, Kate (husband Dave) Brostrom, David Klein, and Nicky (husband Brent) McCoskey; her grandchildren, Kenny Klein, Kelli Klein, Josh (wife Genna) Klein, Alyssa Brostrom (fiance Tyler Emmett), Tyler Brostrom, Haley Brostrom, Kailyn McCoskey, Sara McCoskey, and Faith McCoskey; and her great-grandchild, Kennedy Jean Emmett. Private services will be held for Carolyn at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Pittsboro. ________________________

HARRY L. DELLINGER, 95, of Avon, passed away April 21, 2021. He was born May 29, 1925 to the late Harry M. and Laura (Murphy) Dellinger in Columbus, Ohio. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of WWII. He was a dispatcher for Central Temperature Transit Co. for 12 years retiring in 1997. Harry is survived by a son, Lowell “Odie” (Vikki) Dellinger; two daughters, Jackie Reeves and Patti Leininger; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Jean (Phillips) Dellinger. Funeral services were Saturday, April 24, in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Burial with military honors followed at Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. www. hamptongentry.com ________________________

DONALD REESE BABB, 72, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 20, 2021. Donald was born on August 3, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Warren and Jeannetta Babb. He was a graduate of Ben Davis High School and Suffield University. He was a retired Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service. He was Past Commander of the Avon American Legion Post 145 and a member of the Brownsburg American Legion Post 331 and the VFW Post 1628. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Larry Socks, Warren Babb, Judy Day and Rocky Babb. He is survived by his children, Donnie (Ginger) Babb, Thomas (Amanda) Babb and Ellen (Jordan) Sudduth; four grandchildren; siblings, Max Socks, Donna Cannon and Gordon Babb and beloved pets, Rocky and Tyson. Funeral service took place Monday, April 26, at Flanner Buchanan-Floral Park. Burial followed at Floral Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Brownsburg American Legion Post 331 or VFW Post 6128. ________________________ RICHARD “RIKK” WAYNE SESSIONS, 50, of Indianapolis, passed from this world on Monday April 19, 2021. He was born on Monday, September 21, 1970 to Michael Wayne and Darceia Renae (Mahan) Sessions in Danville. He was preceded in death by father Michael Wayne Sessions Rikk worked at the Target Distribution Center in Indianapolis as a mechanic for 30 years. He loved his job and his family. He is survived by wife Barbara Herrin-Sessions, daughter Jami Griffith, sister Beth Stephens, granddaughter Avenelle, and extended family and friends. Indiana Memorial was honored to serve Sessions family. ________________________

` CHARLES W. STINNETT, age 87, of Plainfield, passed away on April 20, 2021 in I.U. West Hospital. He was born on September 23, 1933 in Lancaster, Kentucky to the late John and Pearl Burgess Stinnett. Charlie was the widower of Patricia L. Moore Stinnett. He was an US Air Force Veteran. He worked several years at Hobbs’s Nursery in Indianapolis before his retirement. Funeral services took place Saturday, April 24, in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield. Burial followed in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Survivors include his sons, William “Bill”, Wayne and John Stinnett; brothers, Gary, Jack and Donald Stinnett; grandchildren, William Stinnett and Ashley Kender; great-grandchild, Bentley Kender; sister, Barb Williams. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Gretta Davis, Jeannette Burkett and brother, Sam Stinnett. Online condolences may be made at www. bakerfuneralservice.com ________________________ SUSAN RIGGS, 74, Brownsburg, passed away April 20, 2021. A graduate of Butler University, Susan taught P.E. and Health in the Brownsburg Community Schools. She was a member of the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association and attended Connection Pointe Christian Church. A proud mother and grandmother, lovingly known as Gramsy, she never missed any of her grandsons’ sports events and activities. Susan never met a stranger and was loved by many. She enjoyed playing golf, taking adventures with her grandsons, and cheering on the Butler Bulldogs and Chicago Cubs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elizabeth Wolavka. Susan is survived by her husband, Dr. David Riggs; daughter, Stacy Parker (husband Stacey) and son, Eric Riggs (wife Trisha); grandsons Cade and Broc Parker and Bryce, Blake, Brooks and Beckett Riggs; brothers William Wolavka (wife Janene) and Charles Wolavka (wife Cindy). The family will be planning a celebration of life service at a later date. Arrangements: Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. ________________________

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