December 2nd 2021

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Volume 140, Number 48

HCCF Gives Grants The Hendricks County Community Foundation’s (HCCF) Board of Directors approved 16 grants totaling $78,406.60 at their October meeting, primarily from the Family Legacy Funds, community enhancement funds of HCCF. “Ranging from public parks, to local health and human services nonprofits, to innovative new youth and family programs, these projects will impact lives in every corner of Hendricks County,” said Eric Hessel, Vice President of Programs. In January 2021, HCCF rebuilt its Grants Committee with Board Members, Family Legacy Fund Representatives and community volunteers. Over the next six months, the committee went through training and helped develop the new Community Impact Grant Program. This program offers financial assistance for charitable programs and projects serving Hendricks County and is designed to be open- ended, allowing for nonprofits to apply for funding to meet the needs of their organization in service to the needs of Hendricks County. Grant dollars from community enhancement funds, including the Family Legacy Funds, provide HCCF the ability to pivot grantmaking as new issues and needs emerge in the community. One Family Legacy Fund representative said, “I’m grateful that HCCF stays abreast of the needs in our community and that our family will always have the ability, through this community enhancement fund, to make a difference for other families right here in Hendricks County.” Some of the grant recipients include: B&O Trail Association: Tilden Trailhead - $5,394.37 Brownsburg Parks: Accessible Equipment at Blast Off PlayGround- $5,507.44 Central Indiana Land Trust: Boardwalks at Burnett Woods - $4,073.98 Danville Public Library: Technology Upgrades $2,125.00 Hendricks Civic Theater: Technology Upgrades $2,000.00 (match) Pittsboro Parks: Pickleball Courts - $4,390.81 Plainfield Youth Assistance Program: Program Support - $8,000.00 Sycamore Services: Art Therapy Program - $2,500.00 “The Community Foundation is proud to support these impactful organizations,” said HCCF President and CEO, William Rhodehamel. ‘We are also grateful to the generous donors who give to our community enhancement funds and enable us to make a lasting difference in the quality of life here in Hendricks County.” You can learn more about HCCF’s grantmaking on the HCCF website: www.hendrickscountycf.org. _____________________________________________

Meet Mrs. Claus & Much More at Homemakers Holiday Fest

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Scholarships for National No-Till Conference

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Night Lights

Residents of Hendricks County and the surrounding area have two unique opportunities to experience the Christmas holiday spirit under the stars: The Winterland Light Show, now underway at Ellis Park in Danville, and Brownsburg’s annual Christmas Under the Stars Parade, this Saturday. On December 4, at 6 p.m., Brownsburg’s annual tradition, Christimas Under the Stars Parade, will kick off the holiday season with a magical nighttime parade featuring decorated floats lights and even a jolly special guest! The parade route begins at Brown Elementary, then: North on Eastern Ave. to Main St. West on Main St. to S. Green St. North on S. Green to Enderly Ave. There will not be a tree lighting on Town Hall Green this year. Instead, visit the Yuletide Festival at Connection Pointe 30 minutes after the parade for photos with Santa, a petting zoo, ice skating, and drivein movie (Polar Express). Additional fees required for some activities. The 24th annual Winterland Light Show is underway at Ellis Park in Danville. Winterland is open daily, Brownsburg and Danville offer night time displays to Nov. 20 - Dec. 27 (closed brighten your holidays. Catch Brownsburg’s Christmas Thanksgiving Day. Hours Under the Stars parade on Dec. 4; Danville’s Winterland are Sunday to Thursday, Light Show will be offered through Dec. 27. 6 - 9 p.m. and Friday and Hendricks County Cho- ______________________________________________ Saturday, 6 - 10 p.m. Santa ral Club, also known as The will be at the Train Station Treblemakers, will host Friday-Sunday nights. a holiday concert on own Cost is $5 per car Monconcert Saturday, Decemday-Friday and $10 per car ber 4, at 3 p.m. at the Hen- Do you need little gifts Friday - Sunday. Friends dricks County Senior Cen- to give to your neighbors, Plainfield __________ ter, 1201 Sycamore Lane, friends, club members, Church, in cooperation families, someone you with the Plainfield ChamDanville. want to say “Thank You” ber of Commerce, will end ___________ to, etc. its community forum series Come join us Decem- with a Christmas organ and ber 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the piano concert. The event Hendricks County Confer- will take place at the Plainence Center 1900 E. Main field Friends Church, 105 Street for a grand presenta- S. East St., Plainfield., at tion from Kelly Allen. 6:30 p.m. Kelly has been in the Everyone is welcome to community several years attend! Masks are encourand is a Hendricks County aged, but not required at Extension Homemaker plus this event. Lizton Lions Club will Plainfield Tri Kappa’s a Gold-ranked Master Gar__________ host their annual holiday Gingerbread Christmas dener, and has done many breakfast Saturday, Decemarts and crafts show will wonderful demonstrations ber 4, from 8-11 a.m. in Saturday, December 4, at for us. Lions Club Park. Santa will Plainfield High School, She will make easy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Christmas gifts, from The Hendrick County arrive by fire truck at 9 a.m. 130+ vendors put out their things you probably have at Soil & Water Conserva- Free will donations will be hand-crafted items for your home, and something tion District Board Meet- accepted. ____________ shoppers. Admission is $5 from the heart for everyone ing scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:30 Tina Hayes, current on your Christmas list. President of the chapter, This event is free, so a.m. will be held at 6759 shared “This will be the please join us December 6, N County Rd 100 E, Pitts50th year the chapter will 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Hen- boro. Meals on Wheels delivhost the event. Plainfield dricks County Conference Please call Teri Lents at ers a nutritious, hot meal the SWCD office 317-745- to homebound residents of Tri Kappa has been active- Center. 2555 if you have any ques- Hendricks County. ly supporting the Plainfield See you there! tions. ____________ community under its direc Meals are delivered by __________ tive to further Charity, Cula team of more than 120 ture and Education, since volunteers. In addition to the chapter’s founding in providing nutritious meals 1938.” the organization provides Proceeds from the event Hendricks County Hua wellness check, complisupport local scholarships, mane Society’s Pet Food mentary pet food and huchildren’s needs and nu- Pantry is still operating. Two Hendricks Coun- man connection. merous local organizations. You don’t have to be an ty residents were recently If you are interested in appointed to serve on state Longtime member and a existing Pet volunteering you can visit Food Pantry boards/commissions by chairperson for the event, their website, HCMealsonGov. Eric J. Holcomb. Kaye York commented, recipient Wheels.org, the site lists Twyla Rader, LDH, of “We look forward to seeing just call 317all volunteer needs and Danville, was appointed you on December 4th to 7 4 5 - 3 3 3 8 , will give you the steps to to the State Board of Denhelp us celebrate our 50th answer some get started. For as little as simple informational ques- tistry. The term will expire anniversary of the event!” two hours a month Meals For more information tions, and you can receive November 30, 2025. on Wheels volunteers can about Plainfield Tri Kappa, dog or cat food (& litter) as Scott Sontag, of Plain- make a huge difference. and Gingerbread Christ- available. Arrangements field, COO of JDH Con- If you would like more sulting, was reappointed mas, visit us on Facebook will be made for pickup. information about becom For more information to the Underground Plant at https://www.facebook. ing a client or volunteer, com/GingerbreadChrist- about the Hendricks Coun- Protection Advisory Com- you can visit their website mas or at the website at ty Humane Society, visit mittee. He will serve until or call Renee Harlor at 317the website at hendrickshu- October 31, 2025. Plainfieldtrikappa.org. 745-3469. mane.org. __________ ____________ __________ County farmers can apply for partial and full scholarships to the National No-Till Conference Jan. 4-7 in Louisville. Participants will take home tips for the 2022 crop season from sessions led by leading agronomists, no-till farmers and through collaborative round-table discussions. Pesticide recertification credits are available. Rick Clark will discuss how he makes large-scale organic no-till work on his 7,000-acre operation near Williamsport in Warren County. Clark focuses on building soil health through seeding cover crops, planting cash crops “green,” cutting inputs and raising livestock. Conference website with full details is https:// www.no-tillfarmer.com/ nntc Hendricks County Soil & Water Conservation District offers the scholarships. Contact the SWCD office in Danville at (317) 7452555, ext. 3. __________

Lighting Up the Holidays

Treblemakers Host Holiday Concert

Make Budget Friendly Gifts

Concert Ends 2021Plainfield Forum Series

Gingerbread Christimas at Plainfield

Santa Coming To Lizton

SWCD Board Meeting Date

Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

HCHS Pet Food Pantry Appointed by Gov. Holcolmb

The Hendricks County Extension Homemakekrs and Hendricks Power Cooperative will host Holiday Fest, Friday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to the Hendricks County Conference Center, 1900 E. Main, Danville for shopping, entertainment, and more. Select unique holiday gifts from a variety of vendors, purchase cookies made by the Homemakers, enjoy holiday music by local children and adults. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring aChicken Noodle Dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans and roll. Dessert will be available. There will also be vegetable beef soup, hot dogs, fresh vegetables and drinks. Admission is free! Masks are recommended and social distancing will be practiced. For more information, contact the Extension office at 317-745-9260.


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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: “If you would thrive, be up by five: for there is wealth and certain health, when at the plow, or milking cow.” So saith The Republican in an 1879 poetry selection. Danville’s route ahead needed direction from time to time. Two years later, roads pointed to prosperity. Eight radiated from the town, but only two were without a toll. The paper intoned that “all future gravel roads” must be made free to travel, advising county commissioners to buy all the toll roads as soon as funds permitted. With those free roads and “liberal advertising” by merchants and manufacturers, “and with the push characteristics of western towns, the population, wealth, industry and happiness of our county and her citizens might be increased an hundred fold.” Later that season, sandwiched between items that McCurdy’s had mince meat, and Frank Pierson sold Bandaline, “a new preparation for dressing the hair,” came counsel from former Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner that “true greatness of nations” came not from wealth but from individual greatness. Greatness came not from “the triumph of the intellect alone,” or the arts, literature and science, as that served only to “enlarge the sphere of its influence.” No, “moral elevation” that was “sustained by the intellect of man” was the path to pursue. Come November, the No Name Club put on “the recherché affair of the day” – a ball – at the Mansion House. “The beauty, youth and grace” of Danville were there, and “the accumulated wealth of years” was seen “in the rich and costly array and the jewels which glittered on the necks of snow.” Clearly, sun-browned napes were not invited. The reporter left before the orchestra led guests through “the elf-like waltz,” followed by the 10 o’clock dinner. The affair broke up only as dawn approached. The Republican dispensed Buddhist scripture in March 1882: “Though the good may have little wealth, yet it is useful to all, like the water of a well. The selfish may have much wealth, but like the water of the sea, it quenches the thirst of none.” A “doctor” who relied on Nervine in May 1882 for a host of cures stalking all walks of life possessed a photographic gallery of restored customers, from laborers to “the haughty children of wealth.” Readers that month learned of a “recently deceased” St. Louis spaniel which possessed an estate left by its departed master. Wealth had not gone to the pooch’s head; it consorted with “common dogs.” The dead dog slept in a costly coffin at the family cemetery. “Idleness lies in bed sick of the mulligrubs, where industry finds health and wealth.” That’s what Victorian minister C.H. Spurgeon had to say. I discovered someone had arbitrarily substituted “mulligrubs” for “doldrums.” I much prefer mulligrubs. I am convinced Danville’s elite in 1882 were interested in the widowed Mrs. Paran Stevens (nee Mariette Reed), society hostess of New York’s Gilded Age, holding court in her Manhattan Italianate marble mansion. They might have chilled at the tale of a woman who hid her husband’s thousands and then died suddenly without telling him where the cash was secreted. “The Widow Bardell,” Avon correspondent, shared success stories early in 1883. Enos Huron started out as a section hand, and he had become foreman. Doctor John Ragan arrived with no money, “but lots of grit.” He now had a nice house on a corner lot “in the most fashionable part of town, and a steady increasing bank account.” Several farmers starting with nothing had worked their land to respectable levels. Will Reed had endured a farm foreclosure, but redeemed it, and now his net income from both farm and tile factory was “it is said, $1,300.” As for Avon’s young women, “if they escape the wily arts of the sterner sex to lure them into the matrimonial net, soon show they are fully competent to take care of themselves.” Cherry Grove correspondent Dick believed in August 1883 “the correspondent who strikes at a man because he may have to split rails for an honest living, is either a fool or a pampered son of wealth whose head is a gourd filled with putty.” Dick did not reveal that correspondent’s identity. Perhaps he wrote for the Gazette. Paul Miner Lizton ______________________________________________________________________

Publisher’s Point of View Class Time Last week, Danville Middle School Teacher Mrs. McRoberts stopped by with a handful of her students. They wanted to learn a little bit about an old-fashioned way of communicating to the community. The all-but-forgotten forerunner of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all rolled up in one. It is called a “newspaper.” The name kind of says it all. Local news all inked up on some paper. Newspaper. Brilliant. These whippersnappers really seemed to enjoy learning about the history of The Republican and they really like learning about the equipment that was once used to print the newspaper right there in the building. The history and the equipment are fun but the reason we have the cool equipment and the unparalleled history of Hendrick County on our shelves is because of what the newspaper is to a community. It is a record of events. It is a celebration of achievements. It is an announcement of marriages and children born. It is a remembrance of those that have passed. It is a receptacle of lessons learned, both hard and fruitful. It is a voice. It is a responsibility. It’s hard to say how much these young future leaders will take away from this almost insignificant field trip to see the old dorky way of spreading the news, but one thing is certain. The pages of this old-fashioned, unsexy newspaper will be there to celebrate their achievements and their parents will come in to buy extra copies. And 100 years from now, just maybe, a handful of students from the Danville Middle School will make a similar visit to the newspaper and read this story and look at these pictures of the young men and women that had a field trip to the local newspaper. ______________________________________________________________________ What a Newspaper Is

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Thursday, December 2, 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 December 3, 1896 Coatesville: Frank Roberts was very much surprised last week to hear from his brother, F.D. Roberts, who is in California. His relatives and friends have long supposed him dead. Plainfield: The old M.E. church has been sold to J.W. Crank, to be used as a flour exchange. Perhaps the town board may now consider the wisdom of organizing a fire department at Danville. The old excuse was there was not water to spare for practice drills. Now it is different. Danville has water to burn, so to speak, or to throw at the birds. G.A. Guthrie has at this office three potatoes that are prize winners. They weigh five and one-fourth pounds and the largest weighs over two pounds. They are of the Michigan Rose variety and are beauties. The Clayton post office election Saturday resulted in the selection of Clyde West, son of Scipio West. The thermometer has been almost to zero and the small boy has hunted up his skates, greased the runners and been out for business. C.F. Hall laughs at this cold weather because he has a furnace under his home. The new barber and bath rooms under the new bank building will be opened by Foster & Moody on Saturday of this week when they will be please so see all their old customers and others. New rooms, new furniture and everything clean and neat. The Green Valley and Dover Dale schools closed a week ago on account of the measles. Hazelwood: Diphtheria has again made its approach in our community, the eldest daughter of Samuel Prewitt being affected with it. Since Tuesday, Charles P. Hornaday has been the father of a bouncing baby boy and the proprietor of the Mammoth grocery has not been seen attending to business very much. His windows bear the firm name of C.P. Hornaday & Son and his delivery wagon has been likewise worded. _____ ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO Issue of December 1, 1921 Dashing into congested Main street at sixty miles per hour, skidding into machines parked on the north side of the square, a Buick roadster was captured, Saturday afternoon, with some fifty gallons of white mule. Sheriff Clark called on Messrs. Hall and Hogate, Tuesday afternoon, to pour out the white mule taken from the car on the square, Saturday afternoon. The amount of liquor that flowed through the sewer amounted to forty-five gallons. There is no poetry in pouring white mule and the odor drove people away rather than drawing them. Charles Doughty is back at his old job as a lineman with the Indiana Bell Telephone Company, after trying garage and laboratory work, none of which suited him as well as climbing poles and stringing wire. Last week, the big pumpkin which has been on exhibition at the Newman hardware store, was slaughtered. It contained 617 good seeds, which was one less than the number guessed by John Gray. Amo: The Thanksgiving market of the Baptist ladies netted $27. The yellow quilt on exhibition was sold for $10 to a traveling salesman who came in during the sale. Born, Nov. 22, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dever, west of New Winchester, a twelvepound boy. The Plainfield Fertilizer Factory is now in operation and ready to take care of all dead animals. Immediate attention to all calls. Verl Crews, Plainfield, Ind. Phone 123. _____ SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Issue of December 5, 1946 At a meeting of the Danville town board, Monday night, Dr. A.G. Barrett, president, read a letter from Governor Ralph G. Gates, asking that Danville and vicinity meet the existing fuel situation with all the cooperation of a war-time emergency. Dr. E.C. Cumings has announced that the Founders Association now totals $13,896.50. Robert Schisler received the first Kaiser automobile in Danville, last week. The sale was made by the Crawley Auto Sales, which will have its official opening this weekend. Mrs. Nellie Stevens and Donald D. Hogate, former residents of Danville, were named on the executive committee of the Indiana State Society at Washington, D.C. Lynn Lawson celebrated his ninth birth-

day Saturday when he entertained ten playmates with a. theater party at the Royal. Max Lee of North Salem is employed in the Baker & Son annex. Residents living south of Danville on State Road 39 have been seeing deer in that community for the past week. Ralph Harris and Frank Yeager are establishing a record for ‘coon hunting. The catch last week up to Thanksgiving day, was six and previous to that time they had twenty-four to their credit. Dr. J.M. Niswander has completed the hand lettering of the twenty-two certificates of commission for the State of Indiana. The post office at Cartersburg has been moved from the Burton home to its new location. Miss Hazel Pilcher is post master. _____ FIFTY YEARS AGO Issue of December 2, 1971 The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored the “Red Pride Dinner” for the high school football team, which had an undefeated season. Elvin R. Newby, well known in the Amo and Coatesville area, is known throughout the Harlingen, Texas, Valley, as Mr. Shuffleboard. He and Mrs. Newby have been winter residents since 1947. The Danville Jaycees will sponsor their second annual Christmas Decorating Contest in Danville and Center Township. Competition will be open in two divisions, residential and business. Egg-throwing vandalism has been a popular “sport” in the Cartersburg area, according to Deputy Sheriff Ray Daughterty. Rev. Herman Lutz assumed his duties, yesterday, as pastor of St. Mary Queen of Peace parish, Danville. The marriage of Miss Nancy Rutledge and Thomas J. Wills was solemnized Saturday afternoon, at the Danville Friends Meetinghouse. Miss Marcia Kay Roberts will be installed Honored Queen, Saturday, 8 p.m., of Bethel 105 International Order of Job’s Daughters in the Western Star Masonic Temple, Danville. Promotions of Mary L. Hantzis to assistant administrator, Sondra S. Roxing to director of management, and Lana Jo Whicker to bookkeeper/secretary have been announced by William G. Hope, administrator of Extension at Danville. _____ TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Issue of November 28, 1996 The Hendricks County Contractor Listing Ordinance becomes effective on January 1, 1997. The Danville Optimist Club will be selling Christmas trees at the Old Farm Shopping Center for the 13th consecutive year, beginning Saturday, Nov. 30. Connie Lawson, R-Danville, former Hendricks County Clerk, was administered the oath of office as State Senator, November 19, during a State House ceremony. Tri Kappa presents the 26th annual “Gingerbread Christmas” art and craft show on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9-4, at the Plainfield High School. Garry Krabbe, vice president of State Bank of Lizton, has been elected to fill the vacancy of Matt Whetstone on the Brownsburg Town Council. Whetstone was elected State Representative on Nov. 5. Kiger Sunoco, Danville, hosted an autograph party, Thursday, for local boy who made good with his saxophone and clarinet, Bob Snyder. Danville’s famous Santa (Roy Walter) is busy making a list – a list of all his appearances this holiday season. _____ TEN YEARS AGO Issue of December 1, 2011 Frank & Mary’s at Pittsboro, famous for its catfish and fried tenderloins, will be closing if it is not sold, according to Larry Henry, grandson of Frank and Mary Henry, who opened the restaurant and tavern 66 years ago. It’s a pretty sweet job. That sums up Elisabeth Burnell’s role as the 2012 Indiana Honey Queen. The Town of Brownsburg’s traditional Christmas Under the Stars parade is being expanded this year into a full evening of family-friendly activities and entertainment, Dec. 3rd. On Monday, November 21, the Danville Town Council voted to demolish a house at 248 N. Tennessee that had been gutted by fire in November 2010. The Danville Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting on December 15 for two new businesses: Caskey’s Affordable Dental Services, 84 S. Tennessee and the Bread Basket Café & Bakery, 46 S. Tennessee.


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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Court News

Hendricks County Marriage Licenses Issued Nov. 22 - 24, 2021 Dayton Jennings, 26, and Jessica Neal, 35. Angelia Voight, 56, and Wayne Purcell, 25. Roger Turnquest, 22, and Mariah Whitaker, 25. Tiffany Syra, 50, and Enrique Garcia, Jr., 44. Benjamin Allen Tribble, 44, and Melissa Ann Crawford, 51. Patrick Hartman, 59, and Sharon Larpenter, 61. Shane Allen Ross, 48, and Caitlin Rue Hinton, 36. Adrea Meyer, 29, and Zachary McCloud, 27. Jess Clark, 28, Kathryn Pfister, 27. Amanda Joyce Brown, 34, and Justin Michael Schulz, 29. David Lee Wells Jr., 37, and Brandy Nicole Cronkhite, 34. ______ Cases Filed in Hendricks County Courts Nov 22 -24, 2021 CIRCUIT COURT Judge Daniel F. Zielinski Criminal Cases Kamarion Antonio Moody, Battery with bodily injury. Argentrys Jaquon Moore, Theft. Civil Cases Merchants Acceptance Corp. v. the following: Dominique Clark; Christopher Clarke. Mariner Finance, LLC v. the following: Reid Finlan; Dararellisha Thomas; Carrie Gray. Discover Bank v. Dustin Demott. Cavalry SPV I LLC v. Chris Corvin. American Express National Bank v. the following: Souleymane Issoufou, SI Freight LLC; Janet Hale. Michael Allison, Kasia Bakeman v. SFROC Indianapolis. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Christopher D. Hendricks and Mariel Kathleen Hendricks. In Re: The Marriage of Brian J. Shelton and Catherine R. Shelton. _____ SUPERIOR COURT I Judge Robert W. Freese Civil Cases Maria Teresa Francisco v. Jamie Stickford Family Cases Remi Joe L. Stapert v. Rachel Jaggers. Probate or Mental Health Cases In Re: The Estate of Kristin Oldham Edwards. _____ SUPERIOR COURT II Judge Rhett M. Stuard Criminal Cases Cody Michael Pancini, Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Kamilia Monise Harris, Driving While Intoxicated. Luke Alan Brock, Theft. Sheila Marie Nelson, Driving While Intoxicated. Jennifer Grecia Flores, Theft. Levi David Briggs, Criminal Trespass. Darin Nihle Dawson, Driving While Suspended. Chedric Demetrius Wright, Battery with bodily injury. Chandler Woodrow Manns, Driving While Intoxicated. Richard Keith Scott, Driving While Intoxicated. Thomas A. Miller, Theft. Sidi Said Hamadou Abdoulaya, Criminal Mischief; Possession of Marijuana. Jonathan Hipolito, Driving

While Suspended. Zachery Michael Simon, Possession of Paraphernalia; Theft. Justin Scott-Jackson Tansy, Neglect of a Dependent. Amanda Clarissa Kauffman, Unlawful Possession of Syringe. Jessica Lynn Portillo, Identity Deception; Theft. Phillippe Alexandre, Driving While Intoxicated. Gerald Arthur Gaedtke, Driving While Intoxicated. Ricky Lee Blankenship, Jr., Theft. Tammy Lee Bennett, Driving While Intoxicated. Kevin M. Guevara Umanzor, Driving After Being Habitual Traffic Offender. Christina Ann Conover, Theft. Civil Cases MidFirst Bank v. Tara J. Church, Alfred Church, Buildmore, Inc., et al, Mortgage Foreclosure. MidFirst Bank v. Tyler Bowling, Natalie Bowling, Occupants, Mortgage Foreclosure. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Holly Clouse and Robert Clouse. In Re: The Marriage of Tricia Harris and Steven Gregory Harris. In Re: The Marriage of Katie Beth Dixon and Donovan J. Dixon. In Re: The Marriage of Skylar Anthony Dewayne Daniels and Cassandra Marie Passmore. In Re: The Marriage of Nichol E. Receveur and Kellen R. Receveur. Kailynn L. Anderson v. James Ross, Protection Order. Shea Ann Thompson v. Cody Taylor Dorothy, Protection Order. ______ SUPERIOR COURT III Judge Karen M. Love Family Cases In the Matter of the Paternity of Ayden Daniel Melvin. In the Matter of the Paternity of Brackney Jayde Land. _____ SUPERIOR COURT IV Judge Mark A. Smith Civil Cases Tiffany Cress v. Louis A. Dezsi. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance a/s/o David Adams v. David Adams. Family Cases In Re: The Marriage of Courtney Tate and Giancarlo DiMizio Jr. Quinlyn Tansy v. Justin Tansy, Protection Order. _____ SUPERIOR COURT V Judge Stephenie LeMay-Luken Criminal Cases Bradley Michael Minton, Violates Protective Order. Justin Michael Axe, Battery with bodily injury. Ryan Lawrence Davis, Theft. Bawi Thang Lian, Use of Private Land without Consent; Hunting, Fishing or Trapping without a license. Tial Uk Lian, Use of Private Land without Consent; Hunting, Fishing or Trapping without a license. Tanner William Griffith, Harassment by Telephone. Adam J. Kirby, Possession of Marijuana. Leslie A. Hamm, Driving While Suspended. Leslie A. Hamm, Driving While Suspended. Robert L. Welter, Driving After Being Habitual Traffic Offender; Possession of Methamphetamine. Chandler Jacob Green, Neglect of a Dependent. Civil Cases Credit Acceptance Corp. v. the following: Machismo Tubbs, David Tubbs; Napoleon Isabell, Rettak Collier. Absolute Resolutions Investments LLC v. Michael Miles. Family Cases Shea Ann Thompson v. Tracie Danielle Dorothy.

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HCJ’s 4th In2Work Class Earns Certificates

Pictured left to right: Captain Megen Morgan, Greg Denbo, Logan Smith, Kenny Phillips, Sheriff Brett Clark, In2Work Instructor Dave Neeley

A graduation is something to celebrate, no matter the time or place. Recently, the 4th class of the In2Work program at the Hendricks County Jail completed the course and received their certificates. The In2Work program is operated by Aramark, an established leader in the food service industry, within the Hendricks County Jail. In the three-phase program students learn kitchen basics and can earn their “ServeSafe” Certification. “It takes 4-6 weeks in order to teach both our In2Work Kitchen Basics and the ServeSafe material,” explained In2Work instructor David Neeley. “Then we schedule a graduation.” This is the fourth class, but the third graduation. Because of COVID, the second and third classes were combined for one ceremony. For their “final test” the class made brunch, consisting of quiche, banana walnut muffins and fresh fruit, which they enjoyed along with invited guests. The graduates received their training certificates, as well as their ServeSafe certificates, which are required to work in the food service industry and good for five years. Upon release, they can apply for a $2,500 scholarship that can be used further education in any field. They will also receive an app that will help them find job openings at any location where they may be looking for work. Sheriff Brett Clark is proud of this program and the fact that Hendricks County was the first jail in the state to use it to improve inmates’ opportunities for a better life. There are now 14 inmates graduated through this program. Members of the class are Greg Denbo, Logan Smith, and Kenny Phillips. Each class member shared thoughts about their experience: Logan Smith: “I want to say thank you to Dave, Aramark, and Hendricks County for giving me the opportunity to take this class. I feel like by having this credential under my belt, it’ll be a lot easier for me to find work since I’m a convicted felon. This class helped me realize that if I put my mind to something, I can do it.” Greg Denbo: “I want to thank Dave for sharing his time and knowledge with us and giving us the chance to experience the In2Work program. I learned a lot of information about the food industry that I will use in the near future. I will share the information I’ve learned from him to others when I get out. I will recommend to anyone to experience the In2Work program.” Kenny Phillips: “I would like to thank Dave and Hendricks County and everyone else who allowed this opportunity to take place. I wanted to take this class just for life skills in the beginning. But it became very interesting. Then I realized it can help me in the future when I’m out. Being a convicted felon it makes it a little difficult to get jobs. This opportunity just gives me hope that I can secure a job and this program can possibly keep people like myself from being repeat offenders.” _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Improve Your Mood Support Group

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


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Plainfield Merchant Chatter Shirt Tales Screen Printing 125 West Main Street, Plainfield, IN 46168 We want to thank everyone for always supporting our local Main Street Businesses in Plainfield! We have a special “Shop Local” Tshirt available at a special rate: $12! Come on in and pick out your favorite color shirt in your size and we will press this modern and fun “Shop Local” design while you wait. We also have some really cool Christmas and Holiday designs available! Just come in, pick out a shirt in stock (we have all colors and sizes) and we will have you in the Holiday spirit in no time! Feel free to call or email us with any questions or orders at: 317-839-9835; shirttales83@gmail.com __________

Thursday,December 2, 2021

‘Tis the Season to Catch a Holiday Performance

Community members had a blast this fall with a special musical cabaret presented by the HC Civic theater. The December production will be ”A Christmas Carol.” _______________________________________________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson The holidays are often filled with tree lightings, family get-togethers and delicious food. Families enjoy outdoor activities like sledding, ice skating and Christmas caroling but don’t forget to throw in some indoor family entertainment as well. The Hendricks Civic Theater will be presenting “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 9-12 and Dec. 16-19. Thursday through Saturday, there will be one performance at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Longstreet Playhouse, 4998 N CR 100 E in Danville. What makes this holiday classic fun for the entire family is the lesson of redemption and compassion towards others when businessman Ebenezer Scrooge DAVID MATHEWS learns the power of loving Timber City Coffee & others through three ghosts Tea Company, 2481 E. of past, present and future. Main, Suite 190, Plainfield, With Director Jake Nail, will host a book signing on- Narrator David Muller, Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1-4 Scrooge played by Bruce Crum, Tiny Tim played p.m. Meet David Mathews, by Eli Neal and the three former Plainfield resident ghosts, Brittany Magee, and 1975 PHS graduate. Sloan Gilbert and Scott He will be signing copies Post, audiences will be reof his books, “Fugitive of minded of the moral of the Faith” and “A Future and a Charles Dickens story, but also the effort and talent it Hope.” For more information takes to present the play to about Mathews, visit www. the community. The staff at the Hendavidjmathews.com. dricks Civic Theater just __________ recently re-opened their

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doors after a COVID-related hiatus, with fall performance, “I Hate Hamlet” and a recent musical/cabaret, “All Together Now”. “Music Theater International (MTI) released a list of songs we could perform and we picked some from that list and had a fundraiser along with the Melanie and Rosalie Albright Foundation at the Royal Theater in Danville,” said Board member Karla Janning. “We were able to raise $2,000 and had a Hendricks County Community Foundation matching grant.” The Civic Theater plans to use that grant to purchase equipment in order to stream their live shows. In fact, the first-time streaming was available was with the “All Together Now” performance and they plan to offer it again for “A Christmas Carol.” “When we first reopened, we thought people were ready to come back and we did have people come to see the show,” Janning said. “We sold out one of the ‘All Together Now’ shows and the audience was so responsive and excited to be there. I think everyone is ready to spend time with family and friends for ‘A Christmas Carol’ and everything is moving in the right direction.” Janning said the HC Civic Theater has already sold 100 tickets for the

HARPER WILLIAMS On the HCT Facebook page, audience members can learn more about the cast, roles they are taking on for the first time or even the tenth time. Harper Williams is exchited to make her acting debut with the Hendricks Civic Theater. She is a 2nd grade student that loves reading and science. When not in school or playing with her friends, she loves to volunteer and serve her community. Harper thanks her parents for supporting and encouraging her love of acting.

Christmas performances and those that want to attend should purchase tickets to their in-person live show or to stream at home. The Theater also offers annual ticket memberships as well. Visit www.hendrickscivic.com for more information or to purchase tickets. Another holiday show offered to Hendricks County is through The Biz Academy of Musical Theatre. Elf the Musical will be presented on Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12. Evening shows

will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are offered at 3 p.m. at Danville High School. The musical follows the holiday classic movie, Elf, starring Will Ferrell, in which an orphan finds himself at the North Pole and raised by elves. He makes a trip to New York City and hilarity ensues as he learns the lessons of being your true-self, forgiveness, understanding and of course, spreading Christmas cheer. “This is our family show, so there are adults acting that haven’t been on stage for years or they’ve never done theatre before, but they’re doing it as a family with their kids,” said co-owner Jan Van Paris. The performance stars 16-year-old, Danville student, Cameron Stewardson as Buddy the Elf along with a staff of 70 adults and children making the production a true community event. The Biz offers classes throughout the year, continuing to develop their young thespians and will soon be participating in the Jr. Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA. “The kids to a 15-minute cut from one of their performances; this time they’ll be doing “Oliver” and then judges, often bigname professionals in the business will critique the performance and give them direction, which is pretty cool,” Van Paris said. The experience allows students to meet other actors and actresses from across the globe, making winning a secondary goal. The future is looking bright for the community theatre and they are hoping to re-launch Frozen Jr. this winter; a performance planned for 2020 they were forced to cancel. For now, supporting the community and enjoying an evening of holiday fun is on the minds of many as Christmas approaches. All tickets to “Elf” must be purchased online to choose your reserved seating, in an effort to social distance. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit https:// thebiz-academy.com

Herbicide Recertification Program

Crop producers in Hendricks and Putnam County can get their Private Applicators Recertification Program credits Dec. 15 at no cost in Roachdale. Hendricks and Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation Districts join in offering the program at the Off The Rails Event Center, 5 Railroad St., from 9-11 a.m. Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council cover the PARP credit costs with checkoff funds. Free credits offered to program participants: PARP, CCH Category 1 and RT (pending), 1`CEU Integrated Pest Management and 1 CEU Crop Management. Kurt Lanzone, Purdue Extension, will discuss cover crop termination options in a tight herbicide supply market. Jenna Nees, Purdue Extension/Putnam County SWCD, will talk about pesticide minibulks. Register for the program at https://tinyurl.com/PurduePARP2021, or call Purdue Extension, (765) 6538411. __________

Door Hanger Crusade

On December 4, Trinity Life Ministry from Crawfordsville and Community Transformation Partners from Lizton will be hanging door hangers on doors in Lizton. They will not knock on doors or intrude on your time. This is sponsored by the Lizton Christian Church. For more information, join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at 202 Church Street or call 317994-5452. The little white church with big hearts. Wear what you want and sing in any key. All are welcome. __________ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

It’s Not Too Late - Volunteers Are Still Needed for the Holidays

Different volunteer opportunities are offered between now and Dec. 11, such as sorting and packing the food items. ___________________________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson For over 40 years Project A.N.G.E.L. has been providing Christmas for families in need throughout the county. Volunteers and sponsors collect clothing, toys and other gifts in the fall, delivering the items to families prior to Christmas. COVID brought many families to their knees financially over the past two years and Project A.N.G.E.L. saw the need through applications sent in for assistance.

“Last year we had 150 families and 450 kids,” said McKenzie Crose, President of the non-profit. “This year, we’re still finishing up applications (the deadline was Nov. 10) and we have 300 kids so far.” McKenzie said many people like to give and want to help, but don’t know how to go about it. Project A.N.G.E.L. has worked to make the process as easy as possible. Individuals or businesses can sign up to be a spon-

sor, responsible for one child’s wish list. They shop for the items and deliver them to one of four drop off locations. Each child’s list is approximately $250 to $300. If sponsoring a child is not possible for your family, you might choose to pick an angel from the angel tree located at 18 small businesses across the county. Each “angel” will list one item to purchase and deliver (unwrapped) to the drop-off location. “We have had some changes in storage space and may have purchased things in the past that a child didn’t ask for, so we thought, ‘Why not get the small businesses involved’, it’ll keep things more organized and the new process has been super helpful and allows the community to be more involved,” Crose said. Tree locations include Energy Spot Brownsburg in Brownsburg, Outta the Shed in Plainfield, Cabin Coffee in Avon and Danville Christian Church in Danville among many others. All angel tree gifts should be delivered to the location you picked up from by Nov. 30. After Nov. 30th, the

McKenzie Crose of Project A.N.G.E.L recently sat down with Brownsburg radio host Shane Ray from WYRZ. ___________________________________________________________

Project A.N.G.E.L. volunteers will use funds to purchase any items that may have been left behind, exchange clothing if necessary and other general preparation. The organization aims to not only deliver Christmas gifts to each family, but also to provide a turkey or ham for Christmas dinner, one box of food per member of the household and wrapping supplies. The food is collected through the annual food drive by Avon Community School Corporation’s student government team. Beginning Nov. 29 through Dec. 10, students will collect food at all schools in the school system and drop off to Project A.N.G.E.L. at Avon United Methodist

Church. Community volunteers can then sign up on the Project A.N.G.E.L. Face Book page to sort the food collected and prepare for delivery day. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Sat. Dec. 11, the community is needed for the culmination of all of this hard work – delivery day. Meet at Avon United Methodist Church at 8 a.m., pickup a few bags of gifts, food and more and receive the address to deliver to; once you’ve delivered a set, come back and pick up another for a day of giving back with your family. Ultimately, it’s all about giving to others during this special time of year. “I think we’re giving people by nature,” Crose

said. “Even if you just participate on delivery day, you can see that you’re helping another family. For our volunteers, I think it makes you appreciative, you don’t realize things could be a lot more difficult. Sometimes we need that reminder, to not take things for granted and you’re doing something for your county and your community and that’s a huge thing.” All information can be found on the Project A.N.G.E.L. Hendricks County Facebook page, including lists of Angel Tree locations, signups to help sort food and prepackage gifts. The entire community is invited to come out for delivery day on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Avon United Methodist Church. __________

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We have so much to be thankful for. When you see so many other countries and their riots, droughts, floods, and troubles, I am thankful for what we have. I know we have many problems, but our blessings outweigh the heartache of many. We must be thankful and pray of love, peace, friendship, health and happiness for all. God’s blessings to all. _____ Jim and Barb Oliver hosted Barb’s daughter, Lori, for Thanksgiving. They didn’t have turkey and all the fixings because they were doing that on the following Saturday, when daughter Melani and her husband, Dane, and son, Ethan, were celebrating with them. Both days were special and enjoyed by all. _____ A long Thanksgiving week. So many celebrating at different times and days. We are thankful for all. Glenn Pearcy returned home from a trip with old “ole” buddies to Pennsylvania the past week. Thanksgiving Day, Glenn and Phyllis spent with Brian Hauk and family at Shelbyville. Calls to many: Woody and Alice Pritchett, their daughter Lana and family were here from Colorado and all spent Thanksgiving Day with Larry and family. John and Dixie Harnishfeger hosted their family, John Michael and Brook and Bryley and David and Tracy Black and Mila Jo for Thanksgiving. Karen Hardman and Tinie called later in the day. _____ Gene McCullough, Robb Deffanbaugh and Jim enjoyed Thanksgiving with Scott Deffanbaugh and other family members at Lebanon. Gene visited his sister, Joyce Robinson, and other family members Friday. Betty Hopkins at Brownsburg enjoyed her family Thanksgiving Day. Called Billy and Elaine Tyson, they were having Thanksgiving. Called Jim Bryant and Dan Brown at Lebanon, Rowena Morris, Joyce Larmer, Jane Barnhardt, Kevin, Tammy and Brandy, Sandy Hardin spent Thanksgiving with Chad Hardin and family and Cory Hardin and Olivia, and Nonie Delp. Alta Trump hosted all of her family on Thanksgiving.

So many drop-ins. Was so happy to have Kara and Kaden Hankins, enjoyed them so much. Kara already a Junior at Purdue. She was going out to visit Grandma Karen Williams before she had to return to school. Also saw Doug Fraizer, Dixie Harnishfeger, Gene McCullough, Rick and Karen. Called Rowena Morris, Anne McIntyre, Becky Graham,who reported Cindy and Greg both feeling much better, Kiley looking forward to Christmas. _____ Left out from those attending Chili Supper last week: Kyle Miller and Hannah and children Addie and Dawson. ______ Sympathy for the family of Thomas Dinkel, who passed Nov. 33. _____

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Pence, 11th birthday; Micah and Kelly’s 4th anniversary. Dec. 23 Peter Baenziger’s 38th birthday; Emily Hanson’s birthday (won’t tell!) Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve. Dec, 25 - Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. Dec. 26 - Sam’s (Cody) 27th birthday. Dec. 29 - Jonathan and Sarah’s 15th anniversary; Maggie Jo Baenziger’s 7th birthday. Dec. 30 - Happy birthday to our special friend, Mark Basham (67th) - Love you, Mark; Izzy Basham’s 8th birthday. Dec. 31 - Happy birthday Gerald Whiles, Our Home Town Boy! Happy New Year! _____

Home Town News Terri at Garden Gate, 103 W. Pearl St., Ph 765676-5039, says she and People are sure happy Doc have lots of Holiday to have the Dollar General Centerpieces, Christmas Store here. Making good saddles, fresh Christmas use of it. flower pieces, other Christ______ mas arrangements and many gifts and packages Monday: Ron hasn’t available at the shop at the forgotten us. Out check- above address. Open House ing the street this a.m. - will be observed Dec. 4, 11 Thanks, Ron, we really ap- a.m. - 4 p.m. and Dec. 11, preciate you. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Do drop in No, I haven’t forgotten and shop around, enjoy the people (even Jesus) have Holiday festivities. Doc is birthdays, etc. in Decem- always happy to have comber. Just takes time to make pany - Terri, too! list: Don’t forget Perillo’s Dec. 4 - North Salem have Christmas gift certifState Bank Employees icates available. Make real Christmas Get-together nice gifts that can be used with dinner at Hendricks later. Always great food. County Fairgrounds. They Millers Sundries & Analways have Ugly Christ- tiques a great place to shop mas Sweater contest. They - have delicious ice cream, wish to all a Merry Christ- too - orange-pineapple a famas Holiday and Good vorite of many. Wishes for the New Year. And don’t forget SmitGod Bless. ty’s Hardware. Those use Dec. 5 - Ted Lieske ful gifts are appreciated. passed 12 years ago; Tam- Amanda and all her helpers my Childers’ Mom, Loret- will be there to help. ta, passed 7 years ago. _____ Dec. 6 - Bootsie passed Winter Farmers Market 4 years ago; Dec. 6 - Bob Be sure and mark your Dinsmore passed 2 years calendars for Tuesday, ago. Dec. 14, 5 - 7 p.m., at the Dec. 7 - Can you believe North Salem Communimy babies Jenny Lee and ty Building for the Winter Buddy will celebrate their Farmers Market, which has 7th birthday! been having such a good Dec. 8 - Amanda Dow- response. This will be the ell, 49th birthday. last market until 2022. Dec. 10 - Jenny Santa will be handing Baenziger’s 38th birthday; out goodie bags from the Deondre Boller’s 26th firetruck (and you can get a birthday; Debbie Marlin picture with him!). Kroger’s birthday. Come shop local from Dec. 11 - Treva Himsel’s lots of great vendors, inbirthday. cluding some new items: Dec. 15 - Carole Clonc’s maple syrup, locally roastbirthday. ed ground coffee & Christ Dec. 16 - Karla Carter’s mas ornaments. Big 4th birthday. North Salem Revitaliza Dec. 20 - Levi and Brit- tion will be hosting a ham tany Riggs, 13th anniversa- & bean supper. Choose ry. from 2 different great meal Dec, 22 - Suzanne deals, either ham & beans with cornbread and a drink, or hot dog/coney, chips and drink. Only $5 per meal! Dine in or take home available. __________

Nature Center Winter Hours

The McCloud Nature Center has switched to winter hours. The Nature Center is typically open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon-1 pm for lunch). The Nature Center will be closed Nov 26-27 for Thanksgiving. Heated restrooms are open from dawn to dusk, as well as the trails at McCloud Nature Park. __________ NOTICE Clayton Cemetery Election Meeting Officers of the corporation and members of the Board of Directors will be elected by members. Date and Time: December 6th, 2021 at 7:00 PM, in the Clayton Cemetery office. _____________________

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Garden Club Poetry Contest Winners The Hendricks County Garden Club announced the winners of their 2021 Youth Poetry Contest. Winning their grade-level are: First Grade: Amelia S., Avon; Fourth Grade: Emma Burleson., Danville; and Sixth Grade: Victoria Camloh, Danville. All three winning poems will now be entered into the state youth poetry contest of The Garden Club of Indiana. State winners will move on to the national competition of the National Garden Clubs. The theme for the contest was “Sing with the Songbirds – Exploring the Glory of Nature.” Download a free copy of the winning poems booklet at: https://bit.ly/HCGC_PoetryWinners2021.

First Grade Winner Amelia S., Avon The Little Bird The little bird loved to fly The little bird loved the sky The little bird flew to its nest The little bird took a rest The little bird wok and sang a song The little children sang along

Sixth Grade Winner: Victoria Camloh, Danville Morning Chimes Songbirds are Every day that passes by — Everywhere each morning at the exact Songbirds are Everywhere, same time — I see them in the air. I wake up to a symphony of clanking morning You can follow them where chimes. they fly, They are very high in the They sing a new song sky. every day, each lovely and sublime, Songbirds are beautiful I listen to the wind’s sweet creatures, instrument: Listen to them sing some- those clanking morning thing nice. chimes. Fourth Grade Winner: Emma Burleson, Danville

I lay awake in bed at night way past my bedtime, knowing mornings will not be the same without those clanking morning chimes.

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I’ve checked out local websites and come up with a list of activities to jumpstart the Christmas Spirit. November 19-December 26: Winterland HolBy Jackie Horn iday Light Show at Ellis Park, Danville. It costs $5 during the week and $10 on the weekend per carload (got a big van?) to drive through the display. Santa will be available to take note of good children’s A crocheted angel made by Jackie’s wishes on weekends begrandmother tops the Horn Christmas ginning November 27 ($5/ tree. child) More information is on their Facebook page: Danville Winterland Holiday Light Show December 3: Holiday Fest and Cookie Walk, 4-H Fairgrounds, Danville, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Extension Homemakers host the event in the Conference Center, 1900 E. Main, Danville. Admission is free to enjoy the musical entertainment but bring your wallet for the cookie walk and to shop the crafts. If you need more information, call them at 317-745-9260. December 3-4: Plainfield Choral Boosters’ Freeze of Plainfield, 6 - 9 p.m. West side of Hummel Park. Visitors walkthrough this light display so be sure to dress for the weather. The charge of $10/carload funds the choirs’ programs. December 4: Pittsboro Parks Department Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.. - noon. Scamahorn Park, Legion Building Entrance is free. Free make-and-take crafts for kids and shopping opportunities featuring items from local artists. See their Facebook page, Pittsboro Indiana Parks and Recreation for more information. The Horn Christmas tree has no “theme” but features treasures we’ve collected since the early 1970s. December 4: Avon Christmas Tree Lighting, Avon ____________________________________________________ Town Hall Park, 6 - 7 p.m. The lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Other activities include trackless train rides, vis‘Tis the Season its with Santa, hot chocolate, cookies, and FIREWORKS! Thanksgiving is officially in the books (and around my Additional parking is available at the Avon United Methwaist) so I can now get into the Christmas Spirit. John odist Church next to the park. Fireworks start at 7 p.m. and I traditionally put up our tree while everyone else is December 4: Christmas Under the Stars Parade, Black Friday shopping. When I say “put up our tree,” I Brownsburg, 6 p.m. The parade route is on the park demean I assemble our 20+ -year-old artificial tree. John is partment page, brownsburgparks.com. (This is one event in charge of lighting which involves figuring out which I’m looking forward to, Christmas and a parade! Can it bulb is causing the blackout. We add a few beaded gar- get any better?) lands and then comes the best part, the ornaments! I love December 4 - 18: Yuletide Festival, Connection pulling each one out of the storage box, holding it up, and Pointe, Brownsburg, weekends only. Admission is free for remembering why we have it. The oldest one is a bird the drive-in movies. There are charges for some activities I received from a gift exsuch as ice skating, train ride, curling, and petting zoo. change in French Club Check out their website: connectionpointe.org when I was in 7th grade. December 11: The HenMost of them are gifts from dricks County Historical friends or souvenirs picked Museum Candlelight Tour, up during our travels. Then Danville, 5-7 p.m. Visithere are the “Special tors will be led on guided Ones.” These are carefully tours through the museum bundled in bubble wrap or decked in its holiday splentissue paper inside containdor by electric candlelight The oldest ornament on our tree dates ers inside the storage box. back to a 7th grade French Club gift ex- (no flames!) The event is I don’t take chances with change. free but donations are acthese treasures! In this box cepted. is the crocheted angel tree topper my grandmother made December 18: C h r i s t Victorian holiday decorations greet visus the first year John and I were married. Here are the mas Bird Count – Jamesitors to the Hendricks County Historical hand-painted pottery ornaments with the grandkids’ fin- town Area/McCloud Na- Musuem during the candlelight tour. on 11. Built in 1866, it was once gerprints we make every year. Oh, and we can’t forget the ture Park 8:30-10:30 a.m. December the sheriff’s residence and county jail. pickle! Whoever found it last year, gets to hide it on the Join the Audubon Societytree this year. for their annual bird count. Our tree no longer boasts the Rudolph with pipe cleaner For more information, conantlers or other popsicle sticks, googly eyes, and pompom tact Roger Hedge at 317decorations. They adorn their creators’ trees. When the 473-3222 or rogerlhedge@gmail.com kids married, I gave them all the ornaments they had made December 18: Plainfield Parks Christmas, Talon or received to use on their new family trees and to start their Stream Park, Plainfield, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Families can own traditions. (I wasn’t sad to see the pompom Teenage have their picture taken with Santa, decorate cookies, Ninja Turtle packed up and sent to my son’s house.) make a craft, and enjoy the music at this Free event. With the tree up, it’s time to start planning our other fam- December 19: Circle City Ringers handbell choir conily seasonal traditions. There are cookies to be baked and cert, Jamestown. 6:30 p.m., Old Union Church of Jamesfudge to make. I don’t need to recruit volunteers for these town. The concert is free (donations will be accepted) and jobs, especially the taste-tester position. One of John and open to the public. my favorite things to do is drive around neighborhoods December 22: Pjs and Popcorn, The Well Communilooking at Christmas lights. If there’s music, bonus! ty Church, Brownsburg, 7 - 9 p.m. Enjoy a free movie Last year’s threat of a Covid resurgence canceled so night featuring “Elf.” The event is free but registration is many of the holiday activities. Our first Christmas season required. Visit their webpage: thewellcommunitychurch. in the area was low-key. There weren’t as many communi- com for more information and to sign up. ty-sponsored celebrations or they were modified for safety. With so many fun activities, our family shouldn’t have The usual church activities were pared down, no carry-in any problem celebrating “The Most Wonderful Time of dinner, Nativity play, or party. This year, I’m ready to ex- the Year.” perience it all!

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A Note From Bee I did in-home daycare for 25 years. The kids loved donut holes from Hilligoss Bakery in Brownsburg. Often times, as a special treat, the parents would bring enough donut holes to share. Cody started bringing 5 or 6 donut holes every couple of weeks. I didn’t feel like I could ask him to share. I had about 5 or 6 kids at that time. The other kids got very upset that they didn’t get any. I let this go on for a couple of times and then decided I needed to call his Mom. “Cody’s Mom, could you please quit letting Cody bring donut holes?” She very hesitantly said OK, but followed up, saying, “Bee, I buy 2½ dozen. That has to be plenty to share.” Cody was old enough to come into the house through the garage by himself. He must have stayed in the garage long enough to eat about 2 dozen of the donut holes. When reminiscing about my daycare days, I have told Cody’s story so many times and gotten a big laugh. Bee Jones SHOP LOCAL ● BUY LOCAL ● READ LOCAL

JUST AN OBSERVATION By Janet Beam Thankfulness When some families are gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table, everyone is encouraged to name something or someone for which they are especially thankful. I think that is a wonderful tradition, especially if you have small children gathered around the table, it can help teach them to be thankful. Having said that, we do not do that at our house. We do our best to be thankful every day. Even though the news is usually all doom and gloom, we have much in this country to give thanks for on a daily basis. I, for one, am thankful I am an American. And before someone gets all bent out of shape for this observation, get over it. I still believe America is the greatest country on earth; sure we have some nut balls, but what family doesn’t. After all, as Americans we should just be one big family – not black or white, not Catholic or Protestant, just Americans. And if you want to become an American, do it the right way and you will be welcomed. But this sneaking across the border has got to stop. But, as usual, I digress. I am thankful there is a God in Heaven who is in control whether people want to admit it or not. I am thankful for a warm home; food to eat; a family who gets along, most of the time; relatively good health; enough money to keep the bills paid; good memories and a God who loves me, even when I am so unlovely and unlovable. You can be thankful that He loves you too. Just an observation. ______________________________________________

This illustration shows one cover correctly set, in the dining room of the Delineator Home Institute.

The Charm of Your Table Between the worn covers of a book published in 1930 is a snapshot of American history in the midst of change. The New Delineator Recipes reflects a change in women’s roles on the threshold of the Great Depression. Put out by the Butterick Publishing Company, the recipes and tone of the book show the impact of the domestic science movement at the turn of the 20th century. “Food Facts You Should Know” shows the influence of Fannie Farmer, “the mother of level measurements” and director of the Boston Cooking School: “No. 1...It will not do to use a heaping teaspoonful, tablespoonful or cupful when a level one is meant.” The use of commerical canned vegetables and ready-toeat commerical cereals receives the author’s blessing, as does canned soup, “always ready at a moment’s notice.” The book was surely aimed at the new bride, with a chapter on “Cooking for Two.” While the recipes in the book were standardized for six persons, most could be readily cut in half. The secret to success in cooking for two depended on “the ability to use left-overs attractively at successive meals.” One suggestion was to use prepare cubes of leftover vegetables and meats “en Brochette” by placing them on a skewer and broiling. Use of canned and pre-packaged food was important “in the case of one who does work outside her home, who who makes her home in a kitchenette aparrtment...” The use of small electrical appliances for cooking at the table, such as grills, chafing dishes, waffle iorns, toastes, and coffee percoaltors “make informal entertaining a pleasure to the hostest as well to the guests.” The compiler of the recipes (and author of ten exclusive receipes) was Marie Batchelder, Vermont’s first female lawyer, poet, police reporter, columnist for The Delineator, and member of the Vermont State Equal Suffrage Club. While level measurements and convenience foods were important, appearances were also emphasized. The dining table was the center of the social life of the household that “furthers the art of gracious living.” _____________________________________________

A Squirrel About Town By Archy “Have you considered promoting carrots?” Having become accustomed to approaching Archy mid-thought stream, I replied, “No.” “We were discussing it at the Squirrel Salon and some thought it might be a dietary deficiency,” he said. I had to ask. “What might be a dietary deficiency?” The squirrel answered, “Some humans’ problem with their eyesight, of course. We’ve been hearing about many of your kind saying that they didn’t see color.” I gently tried to steer the conversation in a different direction. “That’s a figure of speech,” I explained. “Many humans say that to impy they have no prejudices toward people of color.” “Let me get this straight,” Archy said with a tone of incredulity. “If they meet a Black human, they can’t see them?” I tried to explain that was a way of saying that skin color didn’t matter. “I should think it would matter,” he said. “I’m certain that people are aware of what color they are, since birth, I would assume. Why in the world should someone deny what’s evident? Are they inferring that there’s a negative connotation to skin color?” The squirrel had me cornered. “Yes,” I answered. “Though they think they’re paying a compliment, it’s a remnant of a stereotype that’s been part of society for hundreds of years.” A grin spread across Archy’s face. “That’s what I thought all along,” he said. “I’ve always said I didn’t see you as human.”


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Hunting Tips & Reflections

Winterization Checklist For Your Lawn Mower

By Mike E. Neilson

By Colletta Kosiba Hendricks County Master Gardener

Mike Neilson, longtime Danville High School teacher and longtime hunting enthusiast is sharing his hunting experience with our readers. He’s also shared his knowledge in three books, available on Amazon.com.

For a clean start in the spring, remove caked on grass from the mower deck. ___________________________________________________

So many folks just shut the lawn mower off in November and put it away. Come March they can not get it started! Here are some things to do now for the good of the mower and your back! See your operator’s manual to learn how to: 1. Inspect filters - may need change; 2. Inspect sparkplugs - may need change; 3. Change engine oil; 4. Sharpen mower blade; 5. Look for grease points - found around the wheels. Not all mowers have them. 6. Clean under mower deck. Buildup can intefere with mower’s mulching or bagging 7. Very important - stabilize mower’s fuel and fuel system. If you ever had “hard starts” in the spring where you pull and pull – and just won’t start. Try this today: add a stabilizer to fresh fuel. Mix a fuel stabilizer in 1-2 gals of fresh gas and fill mower tank. Then run the mower until gas is gone. The fuel stabilizer will coat the internal parts of the fuel system. Store mower for winter.

Memories of Past Times

Scent of Memories

By Janie Adcock The first thought I had of this topic when Bev sent it out was of an exotic blue bottle with Midnight in Paris on the label. I thought of it not because of the scent, but because for a young girl the bottle on the shelves and on the radio in commercials was exotic and something only the tall, classy, beautifully coiffed and dressed ladies that I wanted to emulate would wear or could afford. I even googled the brand and amazingly discovered it was still in production and some even advertised the current formula had the same scent. Since I was not at eight years old a beautifully coiffed and dressed model and had never used that exotic elixir on my body or my wrists, I didn’t really have a memory attached to the scent except that I wanted to become that beautifully dressed and coiffed woman (I was always tall) so I struggled with what scent brought back memories I would share as part of this piece. Most of scents I began to remember were of food my mama cooked or of the outdoors like green grass in the spring, the overpowering and unfamiliar smell of manure at my aunt’s farm (very unusual for a city kid) and the exhaust from buses when New York street was two-way in the 50’s. We played outside almost all year round then so most of the scents that came to mind were weather or season related, but not with any real strong memories attached to them. My mom never spent money on what she considered frivolous things and I have no memory of her ever using cologne, probably because of the cost. The more I thought about a subject for this writing project the scent from the manure on my aunt’s farm brought back one of the strongest memories of my past, one I had not thought of for years. Strange I agree, but true it still brings back a lovely memory nearly forgotten. My aunt and uncle, who lived on a farm along highway 421 and had no children, would invite my brother and I for visits almost every summer until I was in my teens. By then of course I was no longer comfortable talking about how much I enjoyed those visits because I was afraid, they would not be cool to my teenage friends. But in fact, it was the opposite for my brother and me. Those visits were joys for both of us and ones we treasured forever. Each summer these two city kids got to adopt and name a calf and care for it during our visits and we fed the chickens, collected their eggs, milked cows, and learned how my Aunt Fairy stored milk in the cool milk house next to the back door of her home. While her husband, my uncle Earl, I remember as rather gruff, he was very willing to explain the ins and outs of farming to these “green” city

Fuel can go bad if it is left sitting too long. In as little as 30 days, gas can begin to deteriorate. This will leave gum and varnish that interfere with flow in your system. Fuel stabilizers stop buildup and help reduce water separation in fuels that contain ethanol. Gas left in can may be used in your car. Remember the mower has November to March - four months off! Next year, in mid-October, put 1-2 gallons of fresh gas in can. Add fuel stabilizer to that fresh gas in the can. Fill up mower with this fresh gas and mow as normal. When ready to put away, run the mower until gas is gone. Fuel stabilizers keep gas from going bad and gumming up your fuel system. One final solution to all of this is to go electric. I became really tired when mowing my yard. I had to cut it short. kids and give us rides on the hay wagons and let us drive the tractor. I did not ride the hay wagon often because the chiggers would “eat me alive” as my aunt would say each time, I rode in from the fields. The visit continued with inside work when the weather did not cooperate. We made noodles, I watched Aunt Fairy open those delicious peaches and tomatoes canned by her in late summer and set the table for every meal. There was no TV to sit in front of and eat lunch, but we did eat listening to Ma Perkins, a soap opera in the 50’s. No matter what was happening Aunt Fairy made.it back to the house for her daily serial during lunch. Every evening I took a bath (no showers there, but an indoor lavatory) and when I went to the bedroom to put on my pjs, I always went to Fairy’s dresser to pick up and open one of two milk glass hobnail bottles that were filled with lotion. I knew I should not do it, but I never used the lotion for fear it would get me in trouble. I simply pulled the cork and took a long scent of the lotion inside. It is a scent that has brought back those wonderful summers for years. I cannot remember the name of the lotion if I ever knew, but when Aunt Fairy died and I went to the auction of her things, there they were, the two-milk glass bottle and the box that contained her few pieces of jewelry. I purchased the bottles and they now sit on my dresser, empty, but when I open them that lotion scent lingers and still brings back a wonderful, simpler time when my only worry was being sure that I remembered Ma Perkins’ last episode, how to roll out noodles and carefully remove those eggs, still warm from the hen’s nest. I never became that well dressed, well-coiffed classy woman, but I did retain beautiful memories from a simpler time when I was young and had dreams of what my life might be. ______________________________________________

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

SUDOKU SOLUTION

The Travelling Hunter I’ve been fortunate to have travelled around most of the world either for pleasure or for hunting. And I’ve got to admit, I prefer traveling for hunting any day of the week. Going out of state or even the country will open up some fantastic hunting experiences but it can also cause a lot of stress compared to hunting near home. I’ve included some tips that should alleviate some anxiety about leaving home for a hunt. First and foremost, where are we going? If I’m hunting in the lower U.S. and can drive, I’ll simply load up the truck to the gills and I’ve got the makings of a small sporting goods store in the back seat or the bed of the truck. If I’m flying, then weight and baggage restrictions will force me to make some tough choices on what to bring. What game am I hunting? If I’m hunting from blinds for antelope in August in Wyoming, I want the short sleeve shirts and maybe shorts. If I’m after musk ox in the arctic, I want to look like the Pillsbury dough boy while still being able to shoot. Elk in the mountains can be cold one day and blazing hot the next. Heck, this past spring in Indiana, I shot my turkey when we had a couple inches of snow on the ground while in years past, it was the lightest long sleeve t-shirt I had. Another consideration is what is the weapon of choice. If I’m using a gun and I’m flying then airport and airline rules apply. A solid, lockable case, ammunition separated from the gun and TSA approved locks. Some places require the gun be registered when entering a foreign country so writing down the make, model and identification number and keeping that handy is a huge asset. This case will be one of your bags so you will probably pay a fee. Keep the weight and size limit within your airlines guidelines and there usually isn’t a problem. I’ve found that travelling to western states, which tend to be more hunter friendly, are more forgiving and more helpful that other states (California). I was over on my weight coming back from a successful archery elk hunt in Colorado but a very understanding and helpful ticket agents looked the other way on my weight, especially when I “donated” several pounds of ground elk meat to their airlines. I also had a ticket agent in California want to deny my bow and arrows because she found them offensive and didn’t like hunting. With a weight limit of usually 50 pounds, I like to pack and extra set of hunting clothes in my bow or gun case. In the event that my duffle bag with my gear get separated (shocking that that would ever occur), I can still go hunting if my case arrives. Note: You will most likely have to open the case at some point in time so don’t pack anything in there, you don’t want ticket agents or TSA to see! Documentation. I’ve already mentioned having a copy of the make, model and serial number of your chosen weapon as essential information to keep on your person. The same goes for your driver’s license, medical records and your passport. Almost every cell phone is also a camera so take a picture of the aforementioned paperwork. Worst case scenario, you lose one or more of these essential documents. Best case scenario, you never need this information off of you phone. Don’t forget to have a copy of contact information handy as well. Info such as who you are hunting with, their contact information as well as who to contact should something happen to you while on your trip. You might not be in a position to get a hold of family or friends in an emergency so a paper copy as well as a picture on the phone can add peace of mind. Do I really need to travel with back up equipment? I get this question a lot when I go on my hunts. The short answer is “YES!” Usually I’m bowhunting when I go out of state or out of the country so I must assume that I will be so far in the bush that there won’t be any archery shops to help me out if I cut a string or something breaks. Having a complete back-up bow can spell the difference between a great archery hunt and a great outdoor vacation taking pictures of critters you could have shot. I’ve been fortunate so far (knock on wood) not to have needed a backup bow yet, but I am always less stressed when I know I’ve taken steps to ensure a good hunt. Finally, if you can, take a hunting buddy. Most of my out of state/country hunts have been by myself. I’ll meet up with an outfitter but there can be hassles between here and there. I’ve not had a problem travelling to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Of course, it didn’t hurt that I could speak the language as well! However, I don’t speak any foreign languages so I’m at the mercy of anybody that can speak English when I arrive at my destination. Going solo puts a target on your back to folks that want to scam unwitty travelers. On both safaris I’ve taken to the Republic of South Africa, I was approached numerous times with people willing to help me for a “tip.” Airport workers, cops, taxi drivers and an assortment of scoundrels too long to mention here are all looking to separate you from your money and/or gear. Travelling in pairs or more help keep the sharks at bay. Language can also be a barrier to travel as well. I flew down to Argentina once and while I had a fantastic hunt, I couldn’t communicate with many people. I had one guide who spoke great English but I just couldn’t talk with the other guides, cooks and folks at the airlines. Heck, I couldn’t even talk with the local cops who checked my bow. I did find that a well placed $20 bill on my bow case was the international language that these Argentinians understood. Having typed all these tips, and I’m sure there are many I have forgotten, I will continue to take trips once COVID (I did mention keeping your shots up to date including tetanus, right?) is under control and more countries open up. I’d like to hit Europe and Asia to round out the continents I have hunted on. Where ever your hunts and travels take you, please be careful. Take precautions to ensure you have a great, safe and successful hunt. I’ll tackle what to do once you get a critter in the salt on another essay. Safe hunting and happy holidays!


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Hendricks County Honor Guard Pays Tribute New Executive Director for

Leadership Hendricks County

The Hendricks County Honor Guard’s goal is to pay tribute and respect towards fallen brothers and sisters. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

The Honor Guard also serves at various community events like parades, sporting events and more. _____________________________________________

By Melissa Gibson If you’ve ever attended the funeral of a veteran, you may have seen the 21-gun salute, heard “Taps” played and watched the American flag folded and presented to the veteran’s spouse. What you may not have known at the time, was those that perform the ceremony are volunteers. Mike Ries is the Communication Officer for the Hendricks County Honor Guard and says the group is actively recruiting members at this time. “Members can be prior military or a non-military person that is just willing to give back to their community,” Ries said. “We currently have 28 members. Once you get in contact, we ask that you attend three funerals so you can see what exactly it is that we do to be sure you are interested. You are given two short sleeve shirts, two long sleeve shirts, slacks, a winter coat, a raincoat and shoes for free.” In fact, members of the Hendricks County Honor Guard do not have monthly dues at all; everything is free to the volunteer. The Honor Guard was formed in 1999 when the family of a deceased prisoner of war wanted to find someone to perform the 21-gun salute and “Taps,” prompting a group from the VFW to get together and give the veteran a funeral with honors. Today, the volunteer organization is the only one in the local area. They perform at funerals of any person honorably discharged and has some connection to Hendricks County, taking them as far away as Putnam County, Boone County and surrounding areas. Funeral homes are aware of the group and know who to call when they’ve been contacted for a veteran funeral but its not just funerals that the men and women attend.

“We do other events,” Ries said. “For instance, we were just recently in Danville, presenting colors at the basketball game. We’ve presented colors at our County Fair, at the Quakers Day Parade and at Night Out Against Crime activities.” They also support groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts wanting to earn their flag badge and they’ve taught many how to properly fold the American flag. The Honor Guard meets twice per month in Pittsboro to hold a business meeting and practice their presentation. They stay busy – attending nine funerals in one week this past September, among other events. Participation may be something many don’t understand, but those that have served or have a family member that has served, understand it all-too-well. “For a lot of us, myself included, it’s a way to honor those men and women who have served prior to me. They gave me the freedom to join the military and it’s my way of giving back to them,” Ries said. They also understand the meaning behind each symbolic portion of the ceremony. “It’s like saying goodbye to your fallen brothers and sisters. These are symbols of sacrifice; these guys were fighting for freedom and being able to fly their flag and live free. There are many that don’t know the history, don’t know how the American flag came about and what these symbols mean,” Ries said. If interested in joining the Hendricks County Honor Guard, reach out to Commander Mike Letournaeu at 317514-4662 or Vice Commander Andy Eldred at 317-7266701.

Jana Morrison is joining Leadership Hendricks County as our the Executive Director. Her appointment follows an exhaustive search and a strong recommendation by a hiring committee made up of representatives from the LHC Board and other LHC alumni. While Jana may be new to LHC, she’s very familiar JANA MORRISON with their programs. Hus- ________________________ band Ryan was a member of the LHC Class of 2016 and son Hayes was in the 201617 Youth Leadership class. During the interview process, Jana noted that the impact the program had on them played a big part in her decision to apply for the Executive Director’s position. Jana has been an invested member of Brownsburg and the greater Hendricks County community since moving to the area in 2005. For the past seven years, Jana has served the Director of THE WELL Community Center in Brownsburg. In that span of leadership, the Center has grown to welcome over 20,000 people from the Hendricks County community for open play hours for families, private events, corporate training, outreach, seasonal activities and various local business meetings. In addition, Jana was the facility manager of THE WELL’s 40,000+ square foot facility, managing multiple tenants, overseeing day-to-day operations and handling on-site issues. Jana’s education in wellness (BS in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas; MS in Exercise Science, MS in Sports Medicine from United States Sports Academy, Mobile, AL) have equipped her to work with individuals and organizations to improve work/life balance and overall health. Her past experience includes being the Wellness Director at Wise Regional Health in Decatur, Texas, a Community Wellness Instructor for Brownsburg Parks, and a Wellness Coach for Salesforce. Jana’s heart to volunteer and give back have led her to serve on local boards and community service organizations. Jana is the mother of three (Hayes, Youth LHC Class of 2017, Evan, Abigail) and wife of Ryan (23 years), LHC Class of 2016. In her free time, she loves the outdoors, hanging with her family, listening to a good book while drinking a great cup of coffee. She loves to workout, give back to her church, share a laugh with friends and be inspired by local heroes. Her first day with LHC will be December 1. She’ll work closely with Susan Rozzi and Program Director Dani Smith to become familiar with the workings of LHC and get to know the program’s key stakeholders. ______________________________________________

Hendricks Symphony Presents Sounds of The Season Concert

Presenting colors at school and community events is another way of honoring those that have served.

Final Tribute What does the 21-gun salute symbolize? The 21-gun salute is an old battlefield custom. The two waring sides would cease to fight, allowing time for troops to retrieve their fallen brothers and sisters from the battlefield. The three volleys from seven rifles signified that the dead were cleared and properly cared for. Spent cartridges are often presented to a family member, representing duty, honor and sacrifice. What is the significance of the folding of the American flag? Members of the Honor Guard or members of the deceased military branch will carefully fold the casket flag, with the blue field of stars facing up. The flag is then presented to the next of kin as a symbol of gratitude for the veteran’s service. What is the significance of “Taps” being played at military funerals? During the Civil War, General Butterfield was not pleased with the call for ‘lights out’ to signify the end of each day at war. He enlisted bugler Oliver Wilcox Norton and together, they wrote the well-known tune to honor the men at the end of the day. The trumpet call eventually came to signify the end of a soldier’s day. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

The Republican Receives Certificate from DAR Chapter

The Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented The Republican Newspaper with a Certificate of Award on behalf of the DAR Public Relations and Media Committee. The award was presented to Republican owner Jerry Vornholt and Editor Betty Bartley by Chapter Regent Carey Wilson and Public Relations and Media Chapter Chair in appreciation and recognition of their continued support of the missions of Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter, NSDAR of patriotism, education and historic preservation through publication and promotion of events and activities for the residents of Hendricks County.

The Hendricks Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin G. Del Vecchio presents “Sounds of the Season, a concert, on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church (575 W. Northfield Drive, Brownsburg.) This concert is the annual holiday concert that will be comprised of familiar holiday songs and the opportunity to sing along to some familiar carols with the chorus. Tickets for Sounds of the Season are available at the door for $18 adult, $15 senior and $7 student (with I.D.) Discounted tickets may be purchased online at HendricksSymphony.org/season-outlook or at the following locations: Brownsburg, Clayton and Danville Public Libraries, Hendricks County Bank, Hendricks County Branches of the State Bank, and Hendricks County Branches of North Salem State Bank. The discounted ticket price is $15 adults, $12 seniors and $5 for students with I.D. In an effort to ensure the safety of our patrons, all Hendricks Symphony musicians and support staff are fully vaccinated. The Symphony is obligated to follow the church’s guidelines, and to inform our patrons that we intend to do so. ______________________________________________

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Ancient Ceremony Dedicates New North Salem School

Three goblets, containing corn, oil and wine, were placed on a table as part of the Masonic cornerstone dedication ceremonhy.

A small crowd gathered in the gymnasium of the North Salem elementary school on November 13, to witness an ancient ritual. Members of the Daniel L. Martin, Grand Master of Masons in the State of Indiana, along with Indiana Grand Lodge officers and Past Grand Masters, came to perform the traditional ceremony to dedicate the cornerstone for the new North Salem Elementary School. Using ancient tools, Masonic Officers checked the stone to be certain that it was square, plumb (straight) and level, to insure a strong foundation. (At right) After the ceremony, Grand Master Martin proclaimed “I hereby declare this cornerstone to be duly laid, square, level and plumb and may the Grand Architect of Heaven and Earth, bless the work here begun, and crown this splendid edifice with every success; and may it be considered, for time immemorial, a model of taste and genius and serve to transmit with honor to posterity the names of the artists engaged in it.” He then presented a certificate to North Salem Elementary Principal Tiffany Cox. (Below) The North Salem Elementary Choir performed as part of the program. Masonic officials entered the gymnasium and were escorted by members of the Young Marines, carrying the United States and State of Indiana flags.

Danile L. Martin, Grand Master of Masons in Indiana, welcomed the audience to the ceremony by giving a history of the symbolism it contains.

Season’s Greetings from “The FM VOICE of Hendricks County!” WYRZ will start playing all holiday music from Dec. 6th until midnight Dec. 25th!

Listen on 98.9FM or www.wyrz.org! Send your questions or comments to Shane via the radio station at shane@wyrz.org or call 317-852-1610!

The cornerstone was consecrated with corn, wine, and oil, Masonic symbols of prosperity, health, and peace.


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Danville Merchant Chatter Forget-Me-Nots Thank you all for a great Holiday kick off weekend. Walk Washington from Forget-Me-Nots north to Gallery On The Square on Sundays with shopping hours 12-4. _____ Gallery On The Square We are open on Sundays 12-4 for Shop Small Shopping. Unique gifts, hostess gifts, home decor and of course, beautiful art. _____ The Hendricks County Historical Museum, one block south of the Courthouse is decorated for Christmas. We will be open Friday and Saturday 113. On December 11 is our Candlelight Tour from 5-7. _____ Locker Room Sporting Goods We have Danville and North Putnam athletic jackets in stock. A few more coming in this week. We, your local merchants, appreciate your business! _____ Lots of sales happening at Smokey Fireside Creations this week! $5 Drizzle Melt Sale $6 Soap Sale And surprise specials happening in store daily! Follow us on Facebook for the latest scoop! _____

Danville Girls Team Crush Crawfordsville By David Winters The Danville Girls had just one game since the previous publication of The Republican and it was a road trip to Crawfordsville on November 27 to take on the 3-4 Athenians, in a Sagamore Conference match up. The Warriors would seek to avenge their loss to rival Tri-West just 8 days prior. This game was never in doubt as Danville jumped out to a first quarter lead of 18-6. The dominance continued in what was a half of great team play and ball distribution. No player finished with more than six points in the first half, with Haley Ancelet and Cameryn Rector each hitting that mark, and the Warriors took a 29-13 lead into the halftime locker room. The team would put the offensive engine on cruise control in the second half and won this one going away, 54-30, to improve their record to four wins and three losses on the season. Leading Danville in scoring was Ancelet with 16 points while Isabelle Wooten continued her board dominance and hauled in a team-high 18 rebounds. Next up for the Warriors is a home game against Indianapolis Crispus Attucks on December 4 and another home game on December 7 against Greencastle.

Indiana Lyons To Face Music City Jazz 2022 Board & The Indiana Lyons are undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the American Basketball Association (ABA), and on Dec. 4, they have a huge Midwest Region battle with the undefeated and No. 5-ranked Music City Jazz. The game will be played in Bosstick Gym, affectionately known as the Lyons Den, located at 49 N. Wayne Street in Danville. Doors open at 4 p.m., and tipoff is at 5 p.m. Tickets are just $10 per person and $5 per child or military veteran and can be purchased online at In-dianaLyons. com or at the door on game day. The Lyons are 4-0 to begin the 2021-22 ABA season and ranked as high as they have ever been in their Photo credit: Antonio Toppin four-year franchise history. Danville’s own Dillon Ware (#4) leads the team in points, with 115 They won the ABA’s North scored in four games. Central Region in the 2020- ________________________________________________________ 21 season and competed in the ABA Final Eight in St. Louis. The ABA is comprised of nearly 200 teams across North America and Japan. This season, the ABA moved the Lyons to the Midwest Region, where they compete against teams from Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Outside of region play, the team’s schedule also includes ABA foes from Ohio. The Jazz, who are based in Nashville Tenn., boast an identical 4-0 record. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams. A rematch is scheduled for Feb. 26 in Nashville. “This is a huge game for us,” said Tyrone Brown, who shares ownership of the team with his wife, Deborah. “The Jazz are a very good team, so we need the Lyons Den to be full of fans and roaring loudly.” While the Lyons are comprised of players from across the nation, two Hendricks County athletes shine on the team. Danville Community High School alumnus Dillon Ware leads the team in scoring with 115 points and in shots blocked with 8 in four games. Ware is in his second season with the team. Brownsburg High School graduate Kendric Lee, who was a 2020-21 ABA All-Star, leads the team with 34 assists. Lee is in his fourth season with the Lyons. For more information about the Indiana Lyons, visit IndianaLyons.com or follow the team on Facebook. _____________________________________________________________________

New Business Profile

Bookstore Turns To New Page

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

FOL Book Sale at DPL

The Friends of the Danville Public Library, 101 S. Indiana St., will be having a book sale on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The sale will take place in the Program Room on the first floor, located on the North side of the library near the new entrance doors. Masks are recommended. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 317-745-2604 or email dplfol@dplindiana. org. __________

The Danville Metropolitan Police Department is now accepting pre-applications for Full-Time Patrolman for the Town of Danville. The Pre-Application form and Release and Hold Harmless Agreement MUST be submitted by either email, mail, or in-person at the Danville Metropolitan Police Department by Friday, December 10th, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Additional information regarding the hiring process will be communicated to applicants after your pre-application has been processed. Applicants shall be a United States citizen, at least 21 years of age at the time of employment, possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, be a high school graduate or equivalent, have no felony convictions, no serious misdemeanor convictions, no domestic violence convictions, and if offered a position, must obtain residence within a contiguous county to Hendricks County, Indiana within 180 days.

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Lunch at the Legion Post

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CJ Ives Lopez (left) and Debbie Covalt Larkin offer a place for readers and writers to mingle at The Authors Porch.

Hey, Town of Danville, exciting news, Speakeasy Books and More is now The Authors Porch. New owners Educator Debbie Covalt Lakin and Air Force Veteran CJ Ives Lopez are both Indiana natives and excited to serve you. Please stop by 117 S. Washington in Danville and get to know us. Melissa Huffman is the new Operations Manager standing in for CJ, since CJ is away in Texas running other parts of the business. We bring with us a magazine that promotes literacy, a blog and podcast that brings authors and books from around to the world to your fingertips! Keep up to the date with what’s happenings at the local store here and on all of our social media sites or visit us on the website, www.theauthorsporch.com. Debbie and CJ want to send a huge thank you to Tommy and Gidget Vickers for the amazing work they have done and are still doing in the Danville community, without them we wouldn’t be living our dream and this beautiful community wouldn’t have an amazing place to hangout! Local authors, we want to welcome you into the bookstore for signings, meet & greets along with your books for everyone to enjoy. Our local community means the world to us, and we want to share you to the world as well by hosting you on our podcast and magazine. Email us at theauthorsporch@mail.com with any questions you may have. Checkout our new door sign, painted by Danville local Katie Vickers, isn’t it the neatest thing you’ve ever seen? Until next time my friends - CJ ______________________________________________

A book worth reading is worth owning.

John Ruskin

Benefits Include: • Patrolman salary $56,229.42 per year (Probationary Year $53,497.86) • Yearly uniform & equipment allowance • Take-home car program • On-Duty fitness program with onsite gym/workout facility • Medical, dental, and vision health insurance plans • Group Life, Disability, Term Life, Accident, Cancer and Critical Insurance Offered • Overtime/Off-duty employment opportunities • NPRS 1977 Pension • Additional 457B Retirement Plan offered • Monthly cell phone stipend • Paid vacation, holiday, sick, personal and bereavement time • Town Wellness Program (Including Employee Health Clinic) • Health Savings Account with Town contribution • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Authorized arm tattoos and facial hair • 12-hour Work Schedule (every other weekend off) • Field Training Officer compensation Completed pre-applications are to be emailed to ballison@danvilleindina.org, or dropped off to the Danville Metropolitan Police Department, 49 N Wayne St, Danville, Indiana 46122 by Friday, December 10th, 2021, at 4:00 PM. After submitting your pre-application, you will be notified regarding information for the next testing date, time, and location. To download an application, go to: https://www.danvilleindiana.org/egov/documents/1637596148_0015. pdf For further questions, please contact Colonel Brent Allison by email at ballison@danvilleindiana.org ________________________________________________________

Commission Openings

The Town of Danville has several openings available on 2022 Boards and Commissions. Interested parties must be a resident within the corporate town limits. To appliy, contact Mark Morgan, Town Manager, 49 N. Wayne St.., Danville IN 46122. Deadline for applications is Dec. 28, 2021. Plan Commission - (4year term) - 3 positions open: 1 appointed by Council President - Must be registered Republican; 1 appointed by Council Members (Must be registered Democrat; 1 appointed by Council President (Must be member of Town Staff. Redevelopment Commission - (1 year term) - 5 posititions open (3 appointed by Council President and 2 appointed by Council. Park Board - (1-year term) - 1 position, appointed by School Board Design Review Committee - (4-year term) - 1 position appointed by Plan Commission; 1 position apointed annually from and by the Plan Commission. Board of Zoning Appeals - (1-year term) - 1 position appointed annually from and by the Plan Commission. Tree Advisory Committee - (1-year term) - 3 positions appointed by the Town Council. Citizens Advisory Board - (1-year term) - 4 positions appointed by the Town Council. Police Merit Board (4-year term) - 1 position appointed by Council President (must be registered Republican); 1 position elected by the police officers (must be registered Democrat). __________

Youth Sunday at Danville UMC

The Danville United Methodist Church will host Youth Sunday! on December 5. The Message will be “Who is God’s Favored One?” by DCHS Sophomore Gabi Pigecella. The youth of the church have planned and are participating in the service. There will be community service projects be fore and after the service. All are welcome to help. The church is located at 820 West Mill Street in Danville. Website: Danvilleumc. org __________ To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Holly Covers Holiday Beat in Danville

For the Hendricks County Community Foundation, our goal is simple: We want to make Hendricks County a better place. A better place to live, work and play. To raise a family. To feel welcome and comfortable. To attend school. To be with friends. To grow. Our Board, staff and volunteers work hard all year to realize those goals. We do this by funding the important work that many other nonprofits in our community are doing. That funding is accomplished through our grantmaking – and this year to date those grants total over $1.7 million! The grants are made possible by the generous people who’ve partnered with us to realize the charitable goal of making our community better. It’s a win-win-win! The work we do comes at a cost. Did you know HCCF needs to raise approximately 40% of our annual operating budget from the community every year to make that work possible? We must ask individuals and businesses in our county to invest in our daily work – partnering with donors, making important grants and scholarship awards to address immediate needs, and leading in our community. We’ve shared how proud we are to be celebrating 25 years of service to Hendricks County in 2021. Won’t you support us? To put it simply: HCCF cannot continue to address the greatest needs and continue our success as a leader in our community without your financial support. We see our home as a vibrant, giving community, and we’re on a quest to make our great community even better – today and tomorrow. We need your help to realize that goal and expand our work in Hendricks County. Please give today! ______________________________________________

DCMS SPORTS SCOREBOARD BASKETBALL DCMS v. Cascade The eighth grade Warrior boys’ basketball “A” team lost a close game to Cascade 47-41. The boys battled hard, but just came up short. DCMS v. Lebanon The eighth grade Warriors had two exciting barn burner games against Lebanon. Danville “A” Team defeated Lebanon 44-41. In the “A” game it went into overtime. Danville forced 22 Lebanon Tiger Turnovers. Eli Tricker had 27 points on 50% shooting (11-22) and 5-8 three pointers for 63%. Landon Kinser hit a big free throw in overtime to seal the game. Ethan Wooten had a big steal and basket in overtime. Seth Dennison pulled down a huge offensive rebound in the overtime. Danville “B” team picked up a victory defeating Lebanon 22-20. _________

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.

Holly, The Great Dane of Danville and The Republican’s rovering reporter tried to blend in with the crowd as she covered Christmas on the Square last Friday evening. Alas, not even a holiday sweater could make our correspondent inconspicuous and she met a fair share of new fans as she tried to get the crowd estimate. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Shop Small, Shop Early

Traffic Signs Changing on Lincoln St.

Local crafters were ready to display their wares at The She Shed, 117 S. Washington. ______________________________________________

Please be advised that the Town of Danville will be removing the East and West Bound Stop Signs on Lincoln Street at Kentucky Street. Lincoln Street will now be a through roadway from Cross Street (SR 39) to Mackey Road (CR 75 W). Kentucky Street traffic will still be required to stop both North Bound and South Bound at Lincoln Street. This was based on a required traffic study. This process will take effect on December 13, 2021. _______

Senior Center Food Pantry

Hendricks County Senior Services offers a food pantry for Hendricks County seniors, including perishable, nonperishable, and hygiene products. The food pantry is open by appointment. Please call 317-745-4303 to make an appointment to come to the food pantry. Hendricks County Senior Services reserves the right to limit the number of visits. Individuals must be 60 years old or older and a resident of Hendricks County, to use the food pantry. Donations are always needed, accepted and appreciated. ___________

2021 Tox-Away Days Results

The results are in and the 2021 Tox-Away Days were a success. Five ToxAway Days were taken advantage of by 4,135 users, who proprerly recycled and disposed of 361,343 lbs. of chemicals, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, tires, elctronics and appliances. For more information and ideas about recycling, ivisit RecycleHendricksCounty.org.

Visitors to Christmas on the Square did some of their Shop Small Saturday on Friday night. Some were discovering Danville’s unique local shops for the first time, while others were regular customers looking to see what’s new. At Forget Me Nots, vintage items mixed with modern woodcraft keep the cashiers busy. ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

Seize the Night’s unique boutique attracted shoppers looking for something for that hard-to-buy-for person on their lists. ______________________________________________

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Online Gift Guide

Visit Hendricks County has complied an online gift guide at www.VisitHendricksCounty.com/gft. Check out this guide to find one-of-a-kind gifts–. unique gifts for every member of the family, including jewelry, food, stocking stuffers, home decor, art, crafts, fun experiences and so much more. Stay updated at VisitHendricksCounty.Com or on Facebook, Twitter, or the Hendricks County Insider blog.

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New Look For 2021 Christmas on the Square at Danville

With the removal of the old community Christmas tree at the northeast corner of the court house yard, the decision was made to have a new tree planted at a new location, on the southeast corner of the yard. To create a holiday scene, a grouping of seven other trees of different sizes joined the new conifer. _____________________________________________

One of Santa’s helpers carefully place a star atop the new community Christmas tree. A measure was added so that families can take a picture each year to document how the tree, and the family, had grown. ______________________________________________

Danville Councilman David Winters dedicated the new tree at the beginning of the event. ______________________________________________

Families took advantage of the display for photographs that just might end up as Christmas cards. ______________________________________________

Merry Christmas to All

The chances of getting a photo with a gingerbread man and and a dee? Pretty good, at Christmas on the Square. ______________________________________________

An auxiliary Santa with alternate means of transportation stood by in case of a sluggish sleigh situation. ______________________________________________

These girls brought their own sparkle to Christmas on the Square. ______________________________________________ Trackless Train rides were one of the free activities for all ages at Christmas on the Square 2021. _________ At 6 o’clock, the moment had arrived. Santa and his helper flipped the big switch to light up the sanopy of lights and signal another holiday season in Danville. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ __


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BHS Band Marches in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The Sound of Brownsburg was heard at the 95th New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band had been scheduled to appear in the 2020 parade, but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year, Macy’s honored all of there cancelled performances. The band, led by band director Chris Kaflik, agreed that being a part of the parade was an unforgettable experience. Photo by Frank Zimmerman / groupphotos.com

Senior Services Provides Information & Referral

Hendricks County Senior Services can help seniors and caregivers navigate the resources in our community. Learn about Social Security, all aspects of Medicare and medication assistance programs, community resources, affordable housing and other concerns. Staff are trained to direct you to community agencies/programs for assistance. SHIP (State Health Assistance Insurance Program) - Whether you are new to Medicare or want to review options for supplemental coverage, our SHIP counselors offer official insurance assistance through Hendricks County Senior Services. Call to set a one-on-one 90 minute appointment. Legal - Legal aid is available by appointment. We offer access to free legal services through a partnership with the Senior Law Project. Pre-retirement, financial and estate planning seminars are also offered. Housing and Home Healthcare Options - Options for assisted living, subsidized and affordable senior housing, long term care, and rehabilitation facilities are available. The senior center is filled with information on healthcare and other businesses who partner with us to provide services to seniors. Staff is available for further questions and information. Tax Preparation - Tax preparation is available in cooperation with AARP. Trained tax preparers are available during tax season to help with basic, non business tax returns. Appointments are scheduled at the end of January and are offered at sites in within Hendricks County and at Hendricks County Senior Services. Call 317-745-4303 for more information. ______________________________________________

Transportation For Seniors

Hendricks County Senior Services provides transportation services to anyone, 60 or older, needing a ride within Hendricks County. Transportation is provided for daily necessities, like medical appointments, grocery shopping, legal, social service, financial business, nutrition sites, and other life-essential service destinations. This service is provided on a donation basis. Transportation services are provided by properly licensed staff who receive regular appropriate training. We are committed to the safe operation and maintenance of our vehicles, including the safe boarding and unloading of passengers. Appointments are made on a first come/first served basis for door-to-door transportation (including wheelchair transport, portable oxygen, attendants, and service animals) for destinations in Hendricks County. Transportation is available five days a week during office hours (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Service is not available on holidays or when weather is inclement. To make an appointment call 317-718-4474. It is suggested that you call as far in advance as possible.

Volunteer Needed for Hendricks County Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers a nutritious, hot meal to homebound residents of Hendricks County. The meals are delivered by a team of more than 120 volunteers. In addition to providing nutritious meals the organization provides a wellness check, complimentary pet food and human connection. If you are interested in volunteering you can visit their website, HCMealsonWheels.org, the site lists all volunteer needs and will give you the steps to get started. For as little as two hours a month Meals on Wheels volunteers can make a huge difference. If you would like more information about becoming a client or volunteer, you can visit their website or call Renee Harlor at 317-745-3469.


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REX D. McCLAIN, 83, a lifetime resident of Hendricks County, passed away early Saturday morning, November 27, 2021, at Avon Healthcare. Visitation took place 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church, 4396 E. Main St., Avon. Services with the celebration of his life will take place at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021 also in the church. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield, where Rex will be laid to rest near his late parents, Adrian P. and Mary L. (Dooley) McClain. Rex was born November 5, 1938. Rex graduated from Avon High School with the class of 1956 and later attended Franklin College. He married Kay Wolfe Jan. 20, 1963. Rex had worked in the accounting department at Chrysler Corporation in Indianapolis for 34 years, retiring April 30, 1992. Rex’s Christian Faith was exemplified by the definition of being a true “servant.” He loved his church, Bartlett Chapel, serving in so may ways. Rex was currently the longest living member of the church. He had served as the church historian for many years, as well as a former Sunday School Superintendent. His love and dedication for his family was unparalleled. He and Kay were probably in attendance at every church, school, and athletic event involving their children and grandchildren. Rex’s service extended to his community as well. He loved Avon and being an active part of the community. He was a former president of the Avon High School Alumni Association, a charter member of the Avon Optimist Club, a 34-year member of the Avon-Washington Township Library Board, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Danville, and the Scottish Rite Indianapolis Valley. Rex was honored for his service by the Town of Avon in a ceremony with their presentation to him with “the key to the town.” While serving others, Rex found time to enjoy his love of baseball. Springtime found him “on the road” to visit different Major League Baseball teams spring training camps. Survivors include his wife of almost 59 years, Kay, daughters, Mitzi (Todd) Griffith, Julie Hershberger, all of Avon, grandchildren, Morgan, David (Taylor), Alex Griffith, Jordan, Adriana Hershberger, and great grandson, Zane Hershberger. Rex is also survived by a sister, Linda McClain of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Ann Munn. Contributions may be given to Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church, the Avon-Washington Township Library, or to one’s favorite charity in memory of Rex. Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home Danville entrusted with the arrangements. ___________________________________________________ HAROLD WAYNE STANLEY, 80, of Mooresville, passed away November 19, at The Gathering Place in Plainfield. He is survived by his beloved sister, Martha Lee Kellems, many nieces and nephews and friends. He was born August 21, 1941, in Plainfield, the son of Harold Horton and Iva Marie (Dailey) Stanley who both preceded him in death. Wayne, as he was known to those closest to him was also preceded in death by his siblings Edith Swinney, Betty Johnson, Alice Earles, Anna Turner, Robert Stanley, and Donald Stanley. He was a 1959 graduate of Plainfield High School. Wayne began working at the Allison Division of General Motors in 1962. He retired from there in 1992. He was also a member of the National Guard. Wayne enjoyed buying and renovating houses, living in and working on a total of 29 different homes in his lifetime. His favorite game was golf and he loved watching basketball. He also spent time painting, listening to music, singing, and collecting and driving automobiles. He was a collector of record albums and antiques. Wayne’s constant companions were his beloved cats, Heckyl and Jeckyl. Services were Wednesday, November 24, at Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Entombment was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. ________________________

LORI ANN GARDNER, 47, of Plainfield, passed away suddenly on November 21, 2021 in her residence. She was born on November 15, 1974 in Indianapolis to Michael and Kathi Kuntz Clements. Lori married Derrick Gardner on November 11, 2000. She worked at the front desk at Plainfield Eye Care and was a member of the Crossroads Church in Avon. Lori was the ultimate cheer leader for her boys and team mates in all sports they played. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday December 3, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield. Survivors include her husband, Derrick Gardner, sons, Derrian and Dayne Gardner; father, Michael, and stepmother, Kathi Clements; brothers, Steve and Jeff Clements; sisters, Andrea Jones (Brian) and Erin Lewis (Brian). Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Friday, December 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield.

JAMES “PAT” SMITHER, 72, of Brownsburg, passed away November 25, 2021. He was President & CEO of Brehob Corp. for 54 years and was also a proud Veteran of the US Army. Pat was also a member of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and a 30 year board member of Concord Neighborhood Center. He loved car shows, motorcycles, golf and especially his grandkids and all their activities. He loved being around, NOT IN, water! Pat also loved reading and telling stories whether the 1st or 100th time with always the same enthusiastic passion. He is survived by his wife, Georgina Smither; sons, Bryan (Denise) and Duane (Holly) Smither; grandchildren, Leah, Noah and Landon Smither. Visitation will be 3 - 8 p.m., Thursday December 2, 2021 at Conkle Funeral Home Avon. Services will be 10 a.m., Friday, December 3, 2021 at Conkle Funeral Home Avon. Entombment will be in Washington Park North. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions may be made to the Concord Neighborhood Center or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation. ________________________ JULIE D. WUBBEN, 52, of Brownsburg, passed away unexpectedly, November 24, 2021 in her home with her loving family by her side. Julie was born on January 20, 1969 in Indianapolis. She graduated from Brownsburg High School in 1988. She embraced her love of children by becoming a nanny and later establishing an in-home daycare program. In recent years, she worked as an executive assistant for Larry Gregory at 1st Choice Services. She married the love of her life, Dave, on September 6, 1997. They met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends who couldn’t have forged a better union. They enjoyed traveling as often as possible, visiting family, friends and any amusement park with flying swings as well as playing euchre whenever they found a tournament. Julie had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. She enjoyed baking cakes for loved ones’ special occasions, hosting holiday parties and creating beautiful flower arrangements with her mom. Julie was preceded in death by her daughter, Dallas; her father, Robert Thomas; and her in-laws, John Dale and Mary Lou Wubben. She is survived by her husband, John David; her daughter, Valaree; her step-son, Micheal Klemmer; and her mother and sister, Donna and Jill Thomas. Services were Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Eric MD Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Pittsboro. All are encouraged to share thoughts, prayers, and memories with Julie’s family on her memorial page found on the funeral home’s website, www. ericmdbellfuneralhome.com. ________________________

PATRICIA E. “PAT” SIRCY, 77, of Plainfield, passed away on November 25, 2021. She was born on May 04, 1944 in Plainfield, to the late Howard and Margaret L. (Scanlon) Christopher. Pat married J. D. Sircy on February 14, 1986 in Plainfield and he preceded her in death in 2004. She was a member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Plainfield. Pat enjoyed crafting, sewing and playing board games. Survivors include her son, Charles “Chad” Christopher (Kelly) of Avon and grandson, Luke Christopher. Her parents, husband and siblings, Mary Louise Kersting, Howard, Jr., Donald and Gerald Christopher, preceded her in death. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 03, 2021 in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 02, 2021 in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield. Online condolences may be made at www.bakerfuneralservice.com ________________________ EVONA ALINE ROBERTS FAIR, 91, of Brownsburg, passed away on November 25, 2021, at Brownsburg Meadows. She was born September 29, in Liberty, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Cyrus and Laura Wilkerson Roberts. Evona was the widow of Herman Hubert Fair to whom she was married for 69 years. Evona was a homemaker and members of Hope Baptist Church. She lived a servant’s life and modeled a servant’s heart. Survivors include five children: sons, Tim Fair (Susan) of Lakeland, Fla., Mike Fair (Debbie) of Avon, Rick Fair (Gayle) of Pittsboro, Steve (Cathy) of Brownsburg, and daughter, Sherri Whitt (Jeff) of Avon; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, Kynleigh and Nova Nordmeyer. Preceding in her death, besides her parents and spouse, was a granddaughter, Kimberly Bereman; great-grandchildren, Zachary Nordmeyer and Emma Whitt; sisters, Mae Brown, Dorothy Smith, Edna Campbell, Lavon Murphy, Linda Johnson; brothers, Howard Newton, James, William and C.H. Roberts. Services were Wednesday, November 30, at Conkle Funeral Home, Avon. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Home Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601. Online condolences may be shared at www. conklefuneralhome.com. ________________________

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THOMAS “TOM” MICHAEL DINKEL, also known as Papa, 72, of North Salem, surrounded by his loved ones, peacefully passed away November 22, 2021. Tom was born July 30, 1949 in Indianapolis to George and Marian (Zurschmeid) Dinkel. He grew up with four brothers and attended and graduated from Cardinal Ritter High School, Class of 1968. He was a passionate and talented carpenter and worked as a Maintenance Supervisor at Bank One in Indianapolis, Indiana. His hobbies included collecting Indy Racing League (IRL) memorabilia, and he was a loyal fan of all forms of Open Wheel Racing. Tom spent his retirement supporting his grandchildren’s accomplishments and cherished every growing moment. In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his brothers, James “Jamie” Lanagan and Robert “Bobby” Dinkel and his grandparents, Emil and Dorothy Zurschmeid and Homer and Anna Dinkel. Thomas leaves behind his loving wife of almost 41 years, Lisa (Belledin) Dinkel; their children, Courtney (Cody) Money and Brandon Dinkel; his sons, Eric (Terry) Ladd and Aaron Ladd; his brothers, Anthony “Tony” (Janine) Dinkel, Mark Dinkel, and Andrew “Andy” Dinkel; and his nine grandchildren, Payton, Mason, Garrett, Landon, Mia, Hayden, Kara, Rylan, and Evan. Friends and family will gather on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 2 p.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life Service no later than 4 p.m. at Your Venture Church, 7865 N. County Road 100 E. Pittsboro, IN 46167. All are encouraged to share thoughts, prayers, and memories with Tom’s family on his memorial page found at www.ericmdbellfuneralhome. com . In lieu of flowers, Tom and Lisa’s children request donations be provided to Lisa Dinkel for the unexpected loss of her husband and their father. Donations can be made to Lisa Dinkel through either Your Venture Church or Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home. ________________________ ANDREW S. “ANDY” BEST, 46, of Indianapolis, passed from this life on Sunday November 14, 2021, at his residence. He was born on Sunday September 28, 1975, in Danville Indiana to Sue (Nowak) and Steve Best. He was in home construction, and he was a 1993 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He is survived by sons, Kristopher, Aaron, Kaiden and Carson Best, Mother Sue (Joe) Rivers, sister Melanie (Chris) Bell, stepmother Karen Best, stepbrother, Stephen (Christy) Wilson and stepsister Amy (Adam) Larkin and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Steve Best. A Celebration of Life took place Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Avon American Legion. Memorial Donations may be made to Harbor Lights or the Salvation Army. Indiana Memorial is honored to be serving the Best family. ________________________

BARBARA A. MOORE, 87, of Danville, passed away November 26, 2021. She was born on August 12, 1934 in Peru, Indiana, to the late Wellington and Hazel (McGinness) McKinney. Barbara married Harold R. “Dick” Moore on August 16, 1958 in Peru and he preceded her in death on March 14, 2021, after 62 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading, cooking and playing slot machines. Survivors include her children, Kimberly Weber (David) of Indianapolis, Karen Eddy (Bill) of Danville, Kevin Moore (Kara) of Plainfield; grandchildren, Megan McFarland (Jerrod), Benjamin Weber (Kaela), Melissa Eddy (Yang Liu), Sarah Eddy (Justin Parent), Ira Moore, Ari Moore; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Aubree and Evelyn McFarland. Her parents, husband, an infant son, Larry Moore, and siblings, Gweneth Saylor, Jack McKinney, Kathryn Hann, Wayne McKinney, Charles McKinney and Eloise McKinney, preceded her in death. Services were Wednesday, December 01, 2021 in Baker Funeral Home, Danville, with burial following at Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.bakerfuneralservice.com ________________________ ROY ARLEN WILLIAMS, of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. Roy is survived by his bride of 65 years, Glenda Mae Williams; children, Cheryl McClelland, Mark (Sara) Williams, Brian (Laura) Williams and Scott Williams; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; brother Harold (Connie) Williams. Roy was born in Indianapolis, October 19, 1937 to Roy and Blanch Williams. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1956. He married Glenda Mae Fitch on June 10, 1956. Roy spent most of his life selling Real Estate. He enjoyed teaching Bible classes, and serving the church in various ways. He enjoyed spending time with family and teaching them new things. He loved to keep things on the humorous side which always kept people on their toes. Memorial visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, December 2 at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with funeral services there at 11 a.m., Friday, December 3. Entombment will follow at Lincoln Memory Gardens. ________________________

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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the school corporation known as 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 December 13, 2021, to consider the following additional appropriation of the Education Fund: Account Education Fund

Amount $750,000

The foregoing appropriation is in addition to all appropriations provided for in the existing budget, and a need for such appropriation exists by reason of teacher salaries due to an increase in state funding. T axpayers of the School Corporation appearing at said meeting shall have the right to be heard in respect to the additional appropriation. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2021. 12-02-21-1T hspalxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Avon Board of Zoning Appeals Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Avon Town Court at 6550 E. US Hwy 36 to consider the application of VAR 21-12 Harrington Pool to allow for Development Standard Variance from Chapter 8, Table 8-3 to reduce side lot setback from ten (10) feet to seven (7) feet. The property is approximately 0.88-acres in the Town of Avon, Parcel Number 32-10-22110-014.000-031. The property is located at 2141 Laurel Leaf Lane and the zoning is R-1. A copy of this application, legal description, and any plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Variance application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals at the above address and all comments will be considered by theAvon Board of Zoning Appeals. AVON BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Avon, Indiana Avon, Indiana 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG ADVISORY PLAN COMMISSION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to I.C. 5-31-2, that the Town of Brownsburg Advisory Plan Commission (the “Plan Commission”) will conduct a public hearing regarding an application for Case No. PCMA-10-211960, a Zoning Map Amendment to be known as The Learning Experience PD Amendment. The application was filed by Bradford Equities II, LLC to amend the West Wynne Farms PD ordinance to reduce the amount of required fenestration and permit fences in a front yard. The real estate subject to this application is generally described as follows: Parcel Number: 32-07-26-105-005.000-016 And more commonly as: 7154 S. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112. The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 15th day of December 2021 at the Town Hall, Council Meeting Room, 61 N. Green Street, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 where all interested parties will be given an opportunity to testify regarding the proposal. The application file, including legal description and project details, is available for examination at the Department of Development Services, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, exclusive of legal holidays, at the above address. Written objections must be filed with the Department of Development Services by the date of the hearing to be considered by the Plan Commission. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2021 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ LEGAL NOTICE OF SALE 2006 HONDA ACCORD LX VIN: 3HGCM564X6G706732 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Indiana Code 9-22-5-15, Porter Towing intends to sell the above described vehicle to the highest bidder at a sale to be held on December 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., local time, said sale to be held at the office of Porter Towing, 6915 E US Highway 136, Brownsburg, IN 46112. The sale is to satisfy the priority towing and storage lien held by Porter Towing in the amount of $1,700.00 as of the date of the sale. Porter Towing reserves the right to bid in its lien amount and acquire the vehicle or allow any other purchaser it determines to be the highest bidder to purchase the vehicle. Walt Porter Porter Towing 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ LEGAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Notice is hereby given that the Danville Plan Commission will meet in the Council Chambers of the Danville Town Hall, 49 North Wayne Street, Danville, Indiana at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 13, 2021 to consider the proposed Danville Comprehensive Plan update. The proposed plan may be examined at the Danville Town Hall, 49 North Wayne Street, Danville, Indiana 46122, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. The plan may also be viewed online at: https://danvillecompplan. wordpress.com/ Written comments regarding the plan update must be filed with the Danville Plan Commission within ten (10) days at the above address and such comments will be considered. Public comment will also be received at the December 13, 2021 meeting. THE DANVILLE PLAN COMMISSION 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________

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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS NOTICE TO BIDDERS #34-2021 Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Danville Civil Town, Hendricks County, Indiana that Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the 2022 Crossroads Elementary – Full Release the proper legal officers will consider the following additional appropriations in excess of the will be received at the offices of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation, Entry 7, budget for the current year at their regular meeting place at 49 N Wayne Street, Danville IN 310 Stadium Drive, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112. Bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. local 46122, at 7:00 PM on December 15, 2021. time, Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Bids received after that time will be returned unopened. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Fund Name: GENERAL Amount Major Budget Classification: All work for the complete construction of the project shall be performed under the form of 30000 Other Services & Charges $94,849.00 contract set forth in the Bidding Documents. Two copies of bid forms shall be submitted on 40000 Capital Outlays $121,500.00 forms provided in the project manual and shall be executed in accordance with the current Total for GENERAL Fund $216,349.00 edition of the Indiana Board of Accounts Form 96 – “Contractor’s Bid for Public Works”, with a financial statement complying with Section III of Form 96, and a satisfactory Bid Bond or Fund Name: DEBT SERVICE Amount certified check pursuant to I.C. 36-1-12-4.5, payable to the Brownsburg Community School Major Budget Classification: Corporation. Bid Security shall be in the amount of not less than 5% of the total base bid 50000 Debt Service $2,184.00 price. Should a successful Bidder withdraw their Bid, fail to provide the required payment and Total for DEBT SERVICE Fund: $2,184.00 performance bonds, or execute the contract, the Owner may then declare the Bid security forfeited as liquidated damages. Fund Name: RAINY DAY Amount Major Budget Classification: Bids shall be delivered in a sealed envelope plainly labeled to indicate the following: 20000 Supplies $29,445.00 Addressed to: 30000 Other Services & Charges $279,822.00 The Brownsburg Community School Corporation Total for RAINY DAY Fund: $309,267.00 310 Stadium Drive Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Fund Name: Police Donation Amount Major Budget Classification: Attn: Bid for 2022 Crossroads Elementary – Full Release 30000 Other Services & Charges $41,447.00 Bid Package #_________ Total for Police Donation Fund: $41,447.00 The name and return address of the Bidder Tax payers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional apAll bid proposals shall be in full compliance with the bid documents which are on file with the propriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of Local Government FiOwner and are available for examination at the following locations: nance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of 1. Builders Exchange - Indiana 4. Dodge Data & Analytics the action taken. 1028 Shelby St Available online at Indianapolis, IN 46203 dodgeprojects.construction.com Dated December 2, 2021 Jennifer Pearcy, Clerk-Treasurer 317-423-7080 877-989-5753 (Fiscal Officer) Available online at: bxindiana.com 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp 5. ISQFT ________________________________________________________________________ 2. Construction Data LeadManager+ Available online at isqft.com Available online at cdcnews.com 800-364-2059 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE 800-652-0008 THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG TOWN OF BROWNSBURG ADVISORY PLAN COMMISSION ADVISORY PLAN COMMISSION 3 Construction Market Data Available online at cmdgroup.com Notice is hereby given, pursuant to I.C. 5-3Notice is hereby given, pursuant to I.C. 5-3 800-424-3996 1-2, that the Town of Brownsburg Advisory 1-2, that the Town of Brownsburg Advisory Plan Commission (the “Plan Commission”) Plan Commission (the “Plan Commission”) Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Eastern Engineering plan room will conduct a public hearing regarding an will conduct a public hearing regarding an at http://distribution.easternengineering.com per the options and prices listed on the Order application for Case No. PSDP-10-21application for Case No. PSDP-10-21page. All charges for bidding documents are non-refundable. Bid Invitations inclusive of the 1961, a Development Plan to be known as 1968, a Development Plan to be known as Bid Documents will be sent out via Meyer Najem Construction, LLC’s SmartBid – Document The Learning Experience DPR, situated on Brownsburg Senior Living DPR, situated on Management Software. 1.38 acres of real estate. The application 12.15 acres of real estate. The application was filed by Bradford Equities II, LLC for the was filed by Harvest Development, LLC for A Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 10:00am local purpose(s) of: development plan approval the purpose(s) of: development plan aptime, Brownsburg Community School Corporation, 310 Stadium Drive, Brownsburg, Indiof a 10,000 SF child care center. proval of a 188,000 SF senior living facility. ana 46112, Entry #7. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Meeting may be required for a Bid to be considered responsive. The real estate subject to this application is The real estate subject to this application is generally described as follows: generally described as follows: Questions, or requests for equal status, shall be directed in writing (via email) to: Attention: Skip Keltner Parcel Number: 32-07-26-105-005.000-016 Parcel Number: 32-07-27-200-014.000-016 Meyer Najem Construction, LLC And more commonly as: 317-577-0007 Ext. 152 And more commonly as: skeltner@meyer-najem.com 6909 S. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg IN 7154 S. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112 Board of School Trustees 46112. Brownsburg Community School Corporation The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. 12-02-21-2T hspaxlp The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 15th day of December 2021 at the ________________________________________________________________________ on the 15th day of December 2021 at the Town Hall, Council Meeting Room, 61 N. Town Hall, Council Meeting Room, 61 N. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Green Street, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Green Street, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 S PLAS H I S LAN D MAI N T E NAN C E where all interested parties will be given an where all interested parties will be given an PLAINFIELD, INDIANA opportunity to testify regarding the proposopportunity to testify regarding the proposSealed bids will be received by the Town of Plainfield, at the Plainfield Fire Territory Headal. The application and file on this matter is al. The application and file on this matter is quarters located at 591 Moon Road, Plainfield, Indiana 46168, 7:00 p.m. (local time), on available for examination at the Department available for examination at the Department December 13, 2021 and will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bids received later of Development Services, between the of Development Services, between the than the above time will be returned unopened. Regular business hours at the Plainfield Fire hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday Territory Headquarters are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. through Friday, exclusive of legal holidays, through Friday, exclusive of legal holidays, at the above address. Written objections at the above address. Written objections DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The lap pool with the diving well needs to be cleaned and re must be filed with the Department of Develmust be filed with the Department of Develpainted including the logo on the bottom of the diving well. The slide exiting pool and the opment Services by the date of the hearing opment Services by the date of the hearing main wading pool need to be cleaned and re painted. The small kid wading pool needs to be to be considered by the Plan Commission. to be considered by the Plan Commission. cleaned and re painted. Each slide will receive new interior gel coating and exterior painting. Some minimal coping tile work and patching will be necessary. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2021 Dated this 2nd day of December, 2021 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp BID DOCUMENTS: Copies of the Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents are avail__________________________________ __________________________________ able for examining beginning at 10:00 a.m., local time, November 29, 2021 at the office of Avon Town Council Banning Engineering, 853 Columbia Road, Suite 101, Plainfield, Indiana. Due to the current NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON COVID-19 situation, please call the office to make an appointment, 317-707-3700. At this TOWN OF BROWNSBURG THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN same time, copies of all documents may be obtained at the office of the Banning Engineering ADVISORY PLAN COMMISSION ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA by remitting fifty dollars ($50.00) for each set. Electronic copies of the documents can be IN THE TOWN OF AVON sent upon request for no fee ($Free). The remittance for the paper and electronic documents Notice is hereby given, pursuant to I.C. 5-3is not refundable. Payment shall be by money order or check and shall be made payable to 1-2, that the Town of Brownsburg Advisory Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers Banning Engineering. Plan Commission (the “Plan Commission”) of the Town of Avon, Indiana that the Avon will conduct a public hearing regarding Town Council will consider at the Avon Town PREBID CONFERENCE: Bidders are encouraged to attend a Pre-bid Conference with repan application for Case No. PCPP-10Hall, 6570 E. US HWY 36 Avon, Indiana at resentatives of the Owner, and Engineer to discuss the project and related requirements. 21-1970, a Primary Plat to be known as 7 o’clock p.m. on December 16, 2021, the The Pre-bid Conference will convene at 10:00 a.m., local time on December 07, 2021. Arbuckle Commons Phase II Primary Plat. establishment of an economic revitalization Provisions will be made to meet virtually at the discretion of the Owner. Invitations will be sent The application was filed by Flaherty & Colarea under the provisions of Indiana Code out to all official plan holders at least 24 hours before the conference. lins Properties for the purpose(s) of: Prima§6-1.1-12.1. The Avon Town Council adoptry Plat approval of a 2.16 acre lot ed a declaratory resolution establishing an INDIANA REQUIREMENTS: Standard Questionnaire Form 96, latest edition, shall be comeconomic revitalization area at the Town of pletely filled out and signed, including attachment of Contractor’s Financial Statement as The real estate subject to this application is Avon Town Council meeting on December stipulated in Section III. described as follows: 2, 2021. The Town of Avon has prepared maps and plats, or a simplified description Bids shall be properly and completely executed on Bid Forms and in the order as identified Parcel Numbers: 32-07-11-140-011.000of the boundaries that identify the area and contained in the Contract Documents obtainable from the offices as stated above. Each 016; 32-07-11-140-010.000-016; 32found to be an economic revitalization area. bid shall be accompanied by a completely filled out Form No. 96 and acceptable Bid Security. 07-11-140-009.000-016; 32-07-11-140A description of the affected area is availAny bid not accompanied by the aboverequired items shall be deemed a non-responsive bid. 008.000-016; 32-07-11-140-006.000-016; able and can be inspected in the Hendricks 32-07-11-150-001.000-016 County Assessor’s Office located at 355 S No Bidder may withdraw his bid within a period of 60 days following the date set for the Washington St, #230 Danville, IN 46122. receiving of bids. The Owner reserves the right to retain any and all bids for a period of not The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. The Avon Town Council will receive and more than 60 days and said bid shall remain in full force and effect during said time. The on the 15th day of December, 2021 at the hear all remonstrances and objections from Owner further reserves the right to waive informalities and to award the Contract, with or Town Hall, Council Meeting Room, 61 N. interested person at its regularly scheduled without alternatives, to any Bidder all to the advantage of the Owner or to reject all bids. Green Street, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112 Town Council meeting at 7 o’clock p.m. where all interested parties will be given an on December 16, 2021. Interested parties BID SECURITY: Each bid shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check made opportunity to testify regarding the proposappearing at this public hearing will have payable to the Town of Plainfield or an acceptable bid bond in the amount equal to ten (10%) al. The application and file on this matter is the right to heard on this issue. Written repercent of the total bid price executed by an incorporated surety company in good standing available for examination at the Department monstrates may be filed with the Avon Town and qualified to do business in the State of Indiana and whose name appears on the most of Development Services, between the Council. current Treasury Department Circular No. 570. hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, exclusive of legal holidays, If accommodations are required to attend BONDS: A Performance Bond and Payment Bond each in the amount of 100 percent of the at the above address. Written objections this meeting, please contact Clerk-TreasurContract price will be required from the Contractor to whom the work is awarded. must be filed with the Department of Develer, Julie Loker at (317) 272 - 0948. Plainfield Town Council opment Services by the date of the hearing Plainfield, Indiana to be considered by the Plan Commission. Dated this 29th day of November, 2021. 12-02-21-2T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________ Dated this 2nd day of December, 2021. Avon, Indiana Town Council 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING __________________________________ __________________________________ AVON PLAN COMMISSION MEETING Avon Plan Commission PUBLIC NOTICE Clayton Cemetery Election Meeting Officers of the corporation and members of the Board of Directors will be elected by members. Date and Time: December 6th, 2021 at 7:00 PM, in the Clayton Cemetery office. __________________________________ NOTICE OF SALE The following will be sold for charges at 12:00 PM 12-20-21, 10659 E. CR. RD 251 South Indianapolis, IN 46231. KEVIN PATTERSON AU11500027 #WA1LMAFE4BD00497311-AUDl-$2,115.00 #1GN FK13538R21752608-CHEV-$2,864.93 #1G1JD6S82L410193120-CHEV-$6,986.23 12-02-21-1T hsapxlp __________________________________

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32D01-2110-EU-000249 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT 1 OF HENDRICKS COUNTY INDIANA IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF STEVEN A. KUHN, SR., Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION In the Hendricks County Probate Court: Notice is given that on 10-19-2021, BRADLEY KUHN was appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of STEVEN A. KUHN, SR., deceased, who died on 9//21/2021. Said personal representative was authorized to administer said estate without Court supervision. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the clerk of this court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. Date: 10/19/2021

Marjorie Pike CLERK, Hendricks County Probate Court

Attorney for the Personal Representative: Matthew E. Dumas HOSTETTER & ASSOCIATES 515 North Green Street, Suite 200 Brownsburg, IN 46112 317.852.2422 (Phone) matt@hostetterlegal.com 12-02-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Town of Avon located at 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN with a Live broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application of ZA 21-09: 530 S. County Road 800 E. request of rezoning to Agriculture, (AG) Zoning District. The 1.73-acre property is zoned Single Family Residential (R-2) and is located at 530 S. County Road 800 E., in the Town of Avon, Section 11, Township 15N, Range 1E, Parcel Number(s) 32-10-11-400-004.000-031 and 32-10-11400-005.000-031. A copy of this application, legal description, and any plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Zoning Amendment application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by the Avon Plan Commission. AVON PLAN COMMISSION Avon, Indiana 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp _________________________________

Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Avon Town Hall located 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN to consider the application PUD 21-01: OLTHOF HOMES PUD, for approval of a planned unit development containing residential community of no more than 150 single family attached townhomes. The property is 16.062-acre parcel in the Town of Avon, Section 30, Township 16, Range 2E, Parcel Number(s) 32-08-30-400-005.000-022. The property is located on E. County Road 200 N and Ronald Reagan Parkway and is zoned R-1. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A copy of this application, legal description, and all plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Planned Unit Development application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by theAvon Plan Commission. AVON PLAN COMMISSION Avon, Indiana 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp _________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Avon Plan Commision Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Avon Town Hall located 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN with a Live broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application of DPR(A) 21-19 ALDRIDGE DENTAL PARKING LOT EXPANSION, Development Plan Review to approve an additional 13 parking spaces located to the south of the building. Waiver request from Avon Zoning Ordinance Section 15-7 Off-Street Parking to exceed the maximum parking permitted. The property is a 1.73-acre parcel in the Town of Avon, Section 5, Township 15N, Range 2E, Parcel Number(s) 32-09-05-107-002.000031, located at 10373 E. Co. Rd. 100 N and is zoned PUD. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A copy of this application, legal description, and all plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Development Plan application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by theAvon Plan Commission. AVON PLAN COMMISSION Avon, Indiana 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AVON PLAN COMMISSION MEETING Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Avon Town Hall located 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN with a Live broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application PUD 21-03: EASTON GREY PUD, for approval of a planned unit development containing residential housing options and pedestrian mixed-use town center with interconnected commercial, residential civic uses and network of both active and passive amenities. The property is 487acre parcel in the Town of Avon, Section 4, Township 15, Range 1E, Parcel Number(s) 32-10-04-100-030.000-022, 32-10-04-100-029.000-022, 32-10-04-200020.000-022, 32-10-04-400-008.000-022, 32-10-04-400-002.000-022, 32-10-04-400007.000-022, 32-10-04-400-003.000-022. The property is located north of side of US 36 and south side of County Road 100 North, and east of Co. Rd. 500 E. Interested persons may appear and be heard at this public hearing. A copy of this application, legal description, and all plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Planned Unit Development application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by theAvon Plan Commission. AVON PLAN COMMISSION Avon, Indiana 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp _________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AVON PLAN COMMISSION MEETING Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Avon Plan Commission Meeting on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Avon Town Hall located 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon IN with a Live broadcast on the Town of Avon Indiana, Facebook page to consider the application ZA 21-07: UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, for a favorable recommendation for the repeal and replacement of the current zoning ordinance and subdivision control ordinance and the replacement with the Unified Development Ordinance. A copy of this application, legal description, and all plans pertaining to this project are on file and available for examination prior to the hearing in the office of the Planning and Building Department at the Town Hall at 6570 East U.S. Highway 36, Avon, Indiana 46123 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments on this Planned Unit Development application may be filed with the Secretary of the Avon Plan Commission at the above address and all comments will be considered by theAvon Plan Commission. AVON PLAN COMMISSION Avon, Indiana 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp _________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 1 CAUSE NO. 32D01-2111-EU-000279 IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF STEVEN R. LINVILLE, DECEASED NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice is hereby given that on this day, 11/8/2021, Courtney Linville was appointed personal representative of the estate of Steven R. Linville deceased, who died on the 19th day of October, 2021. All persons having 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 this day, 11/8/2021. Marjorie Pike CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF HENDRICKS COUNTY Emily K. Greeson, #35531-49 Law Office of Emily Greeson LLC 432 S. Emerson Ave. Suite 330 Greenwood, Indiana 46142 Phone: (317)385-3126 12-02-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

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STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 1, 2021 TERM

STATE OF INDIANA IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT NO. 2 CAUSE NO.: 32D02-2109-DN-576

The Town of Avon, Indiana will receive bids for the Sidewalk and Multi-use Path Construction along CR 625 E, Dan Jones, N of CR 200 N, and S of CR 200 N project, Avon, Indiana, all in accordance with the Contract Documents, Construction Schedule, and Specifications. Bids will be received until 3:30 PM, prevailing time, on December 20, 2021, at the Avon Town Hall Council Chamber, 6570 E. US 36, Avon, Indiana, 46123, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after that time will be returned unopened.

IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ESTATE OF MICHAEL STEVEN WILSON, DECEASED.

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: ) VICKY LYNN SMITH, Petitioner And DONALD RAY SMITH JR., Respondent

The work shall construct new sidewalk and multi-use path along various locations of CR 625 E, Dan Jones, N of CR 200 N, and S of CR 200 N. All work is specified in the Construction Schedule and Specifications for said project.

Notice is hereby given that on November 12, 2021, Cathy L. Judd Wilson and Kayla Wilson were appointed co-personal representatives of the estate of Michael Steven Wilson, deceased, who died on the 18th day of September, 2021. All persons having 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, but in any event within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated this 11/15/2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk- Hendricks Superior Court I

Sidewalk and Multi-use Path Construction along CR 625 E, Dan Jones, N of CR 200 N, and S of CR 200 N TOWN OF AVON, INDIANA ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Contract Documents will be on file no later than December 2, 2021 and may be examined at the following locations: Town of Avon 6570 E. US 36 Avon, Indiana 46123 317.272.0948 317.272.0949 (fax) Attn: Ryan Cannon

CrossRoad Engineers, PC 115 N 17th Ave Beech Grove, Indiana 46107 317.780.1555 317.780-6525 (fax)

Contract Documents may be purchased from CrossRoad Engineers, P.C., 115 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107. A $50.00 non-refundable charge will be required. The Proposal must be made on the forms provided in the Contract Documents. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s or certified check, drawn on an acceptable bank, or an acceptable bidder’s bond, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid, payable to the Town of Avon, Indiana. The Town of Avon will hold a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for the referenced project on December 10 at 11 AM, at CrossRoad Engineers Office at 115 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107. Virtual attendance is also available. When picking up plans please provide contact information for an invite to be sent to a representative for attendance. The bidder to whom a contract for work is awarded will be required to furnish a Performance, Maintenance, and Payment Bond executed on the specified forms and acceptable to the District, in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract. The Bidder (proposer) must supply all the information required by the bid proposal form. Liquidated damages for delay will be as provided in the Bid Proposal. Work hours will be as provided in the Technical Specifications. Partial payment will be made monthly based on an approved payment requisition. The Contractor and all subcontractors will be required to comply with required Federal and State labor regulations including Equal Employment Opportunity, Non-segregated Facilities, and Affirmative Action requirements. The Town of Avon, Indiana, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or parts there-of and to waive all responsibility for irregularities in bids. Bids may be held by the Town of Avon, Indiana, for a period of not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the opening of the bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and the investigation of the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract. TOWN OF AVON, INDIANA Authorized By: TOWN COUNCIL

12-02-21-2T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG, INDIANA, ON ORDINANCE #2021-46 AMENDING THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG TOWN CODE OF ORDINANCES, TITLE V, CHAPTER 52, SECTIONS 52.71 AND 52.72 RELATING TO CERTAIN SEWER RATES AND CHARGES

Property owners, rate payers 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 there will be a public hearing in connection to Ordinance #2021-46 regarding proposed amendments to the Town’s sewer current rates and charges provided for in Sections 52.71 and 52.72 of the Town of Brownsburg Town Code of Ordinances. Ordinance #2021-46 was introduced at the regular meeting of the Town Council on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Pursuant to I.C. 36-9-23-26, you are hereby notified that at the regular meeting of the Town Council scheduled on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Meeting room at Town Hall, 61 N. Green Street, Brownsburg, Indiana, the Town Council will conduct a public hearing on the matter of the proposed amendments to Sections 52.71 and 52.72 of the Town Code regarding proposed adjustment to the sewage works rates and charges. Set forth below is a copy of the proposed amendments to Sections 52.71 and 52.72 reflecting the proposed adjustments to the sewage works rates and charges. Amendment to Section 52.71 Effective January 1, 2022, Section 52.71 shall be amended by inserting a new subsection 52.71(G), as follows: (G) Annual COLA increase. Subject to annual review by the Town Council, on January 1, 2022 and on January 1 of each year, beginning in 2023, a 1.0% cost of living adjustment (“COLA”) shall be added to the previous year’s rates and charges for all customers. This 1.0% increase shall occur automatically each year, subject to the Town Council’s annual review in July of each year, unless and until such time that the Town Council amends or adjusts the percentage increase for the next calendar year or otherwise amends this subsection, which may include but not be limited to an additional annual increase as determined by the Town Council, which may include but not be limited to an additional annual increase as determined by the Town Council. Amendment to Section 52.72 Effective January 1, 2022, Section 52.72 shall be amended by inserting a new division to Section 52.71, a division 52.72(F), as follows: (F) Annual COLA increase. Subject to annual review by the Town Council, on January 1, 2022 and on January 1 of each year, beginning in 2023, a 1.0% cost of living adjustment (“COLA”) shall be added to the previous year’s rates and charges for all customers. This 1.0% increase shall occur automatically each year, subject to the Town Council’s annual review in July of each year, unless and until such time that the Town Council amends or adjusts the percentage increase for the next calendar year or otherwise amends this subsection, which may include but not be limited to an additional annual increase as determined by the Town Council. A complete copy of Ordinance #2021-46 containing additional details not included in this Notice of Public Hearing are available for inspection at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer. A copy of the current schedule of the Town’s sewage works rates and charges will also be available for inspection at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer and may be found online at the following location: https://www.amlegal.com/codes/client/brownsburg_in/. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2021. Ann Hathaway, Clerk-Treasurer Town of Brownsburg 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG, INDIANA, ON ORDINANCE #2021-47 AMENDING THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG TOWN CODE OF ORDINANCES, TITLE V, CHAPTER 54 SECTIONS 54.20, 54.21, 54.22 AND 54.27 RELATING TO CERTAIN WATER UTILITY RATES AND CHARGES Property owners, rate payers and other interested parties in or served or to be served by the water utility of the Town of Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana (the “Town”) are hereby notified of a public hearing in connection to Ordinance #2021-47 regarding proposed amendments to the Town’s water utility current rates and charges provided for in Sections 54.20, 54.21, 54.22 and 54.27 of the Brownsburg Town Code. Ordinance #2021-47 was introduced at the regular meeting of the Town Council on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Pursuant to I.C. 8-1.5-3-8.1 you are hereby notified that at the regular meeting of the Town Council scheduled on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Meeting room at Town Hall, 61 N. Green Street, Brownsburg, Indiana, the Town Council will conduct a public hearing on the matter of the proposed amendments to Sections 54.20, 54.21, 54.22 and 54.27 of the Town Code regarding proposed adjustments to the water utility rates and charges. Set forth below is a copy of the proposed amendments to Section 54.20, 54.21, 54.22 and 54.27 reflecting the proposed adjustments to the water utility rates and charges: Amendments to Sections 54.20, 54.21, 54.22 and 54.27: Effective January 1, 2022, Sections 54.20, 54.21, 54.22 and 54.27 shall be amended by inserting the following language at the end of each section: Annual COLA increase. Subject to annual review by the Town Council, on January 1, 2022 and on January 1 of each year, beginning in 2023, a 1.5% cost of living adjustment (“COLA”) shall be added to the previous year’s rates and charges for all customers. This 1.5% increase shall occur automatically each year, subject to the Town Council’s annual review in July of each year, unless and until such time that the Town Council amends or adjusts the percentage increase for the next calendar year or otherwise amends this subsection, which may include but not be limited to an additional annual increase as determined by the Town Council. A complete copy of Ordinance #2021-47 containing additional details not included in this Notice of Public Hearing are available for inspection at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer. A copy of the current schedule of the Town’s water utility rates and charges will also be available for inspection at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer and may be found online at the following location: https://www.amlegal.com/codes/client/brownsburg_in/. Dated this 2nd day of December 2021. Ann Hathaway, Clerk-Treasurer Town of Brownsburg 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp ________________________________________________________________________

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

GOSS LAW Michael Goss, Attorney Attorney No. 14560-32 2100 E SR 240 PO Box 285 Greencastle, IN 46135 11-25-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONNA J. BARRICKMAN, DECEASED. CAUSE NUMBER 32D01-2111-EU-000284 Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of November, 2021, Mark Barrickman and David Barrickman were appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Donna J. Barrickman, deceased, who died on the 6th day of September, 2021. All persons having 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 11/10/2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk of the Superior Court of Hendricks County, Indiana Steven L. Harris, #7494-55 Harris & Currens 9 West Main Street Mooresville, IN 46158 317-831-4466 11-25-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Plainfield Town, Hendricks County, Indiana that the proper legal officers will consider the following additional appropriations in excess of the budget for the current year at their regular meeting place at Plainfield Fire Headquarters, at 7:00 o’clock PM, on the 13th day of December, 2021. Fund Name: MVH Major Budget Classification: 10000 Personal Services

Amount $50,000

Total for MVH Fund:

$50,000

Tax payers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken. Dated: 11/29/21

Mark J. Todisc (Fiscal Officer) 12-02-21-1T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: HENDRICKS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1 CAUSE NO. 32D01-2111-EU-000289 IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ESTATE OF: JOHN A. LAWSON, a/k/a JOHN LAWSON, a/k/a JOHN LAWSON, SR., Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA. Notice is hereby given that JOHN A. LAWSON, JR. was, on the 15th day of November, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of JOHN A. LAWSON, a/k/a JOHN LAWSON, a/k/a JOHN LAWSON, SR., deceased, who died on the 16th day of October, 2021. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication 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 11/15/2021. Marjorie Pike Clerk of Superior Court 1 Hendricks County, Indiana Gary L. Wood, Attorney At Law 11-25-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ WEBSTER & GARINO, LLC 209 E. 175th Street, Suite A Westfield, IN 46074 317-565-1818 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Cause Number: 32D01-2111-EU-000276 In the Hendricks County Superior Court, Indiana. Notice is hereby given that Amanda York was on 11/3/2021, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Deloris York, who died on July 1, 2021. All persons who have claims against the estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of 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 11/3/2021.

Indianapolis,

Indiana

this

Marjorie Pike Clerk of the Hendricks County Superior Court. 11-25-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

ALIAS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION UPON RESPONDENT DONALD RAY SMITH JR. AND NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING 1. This Summons is served upon, and Notice is hereby is directed to, the Respondent Donald Ray Smith Jr., last known address 2740 S. Kenyon, Indianapolis, IN 46203, Upon whom service could not be perfected by Certified or First Class United States Mail to Said address. 2. This matter is pending in the Superior Court No. 2 of Hendricks County, Indiana under Cause Number 32D02-2109DN-576. 3. This matter is captioned as follows: IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF VICKY LYNN SMTH Petitioner and DONALD RAY SMITH JR., Respondent 4. The name and address of the attorney representing The Petitioner herein is: Sherr’ee D. Mullins, Mullins Law, LLC Attorney #: 24321-49, 1903 Crown Plaza Blvd. Plainfield, IN 46168, Tel: (317) 839-9400, email: sherree@smullinslaw.com 5. A brief statement of the nature of the suit herein is as follows: Petitioner has filed for the dissolution of her marriage to Respondent, including disposition of their marital property and debts. 6. No responsive pleading is required in this marital dissolution case, ho;wever, it is set for Final Hearing on February 2, 2022 at 8:30 am. In the Superior Court No. 2 Of the Hendricks County, Danville, Indiana. Dated 11/15/2021 Marjorie Pike Clerk, Hendricks County Courts 11-18-23-3T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 32D05-2111-MI-000331 IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: Damon Allen Winkel Petitioner NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Damon Allen Winkel, whose address is 6221 South County Road 121 East, Clayton, Indiana 46118, in the Hendricks County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Damon Allen Winkel has filed a petition in the Hendricks County Court requesting that his name be changed to Damon Allen Tincher. Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said petition on January 11, 2022 at 11:00 am. Damon Allen Winkel Petitioner Date: November 15, 2021

Marjorie Pike Judicial Officer

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STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT ESTATE DOCKET: 32D01-2111-EU-293 IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ESTATE OF JOAN E. KUHN, DECEASED. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice is hereby given that ANGELA K. HASTINGS was on 11?22/2021, appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of JOAN E. KUHN, deceased, who died on OCTOBER 8, 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. Marjorie Pike HENDRICKS County Superior Court Attorney for personal representative: Doris Brauman Moore Brauman Moore Law Offices 128 East Main Street Brownsburg, Indiana 461 12 Telephone: 317-858-5000 Fax: 317-858-5009 Attorney Number: 21958-32 11-25-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________ STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS SS: IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NUMBER: 32D01-2109-EU-236 IN RE THE ESTATE OF ROLAND WILLIAM STOPPERICH, JR. Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice is hereby given that ROLAND WILLIAM STOPPERICH, JR. was on October 14, 2021, appointed Personal Representative of the estate of deceased ROLAND WILLIAM STOPPERICH, who died February 27, 2007, leaving a will. The estate will be administered without court supervision. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court withing 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 October 14, 2021. Marjorie Pike CLERK, HENDRICKS CIRCUIT AND SUPERIOR COURTS Attorney for Personal Representative: ALAN K. HOFER 203 W. Wayne Suite 315 Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3610 AKHofer@aol.com Attorney # 8107-02 260.422.9906 11-25-21-2T hspaxlp __________________________________

STATE OF INDIANA ) ) SS: COUNTY OF HENDRICKS ) IN THE MATTER OF: KW - DOB 2/22/2015 LB - DOB 11/25/2018 CHILDREN ALLEGED TO BE CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES

IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 3 CAUSE NUMBER:32D03-2110-JC-000073 32D03-2110-JC-000072

AND CHEYANNE BROWN (BIOLOGICAL MOTHER) LAMONT WILFORD (BIOLOGICAL FATHER) SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING TO: Lamont Wilford 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 children 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 12/21/2021 at 9:00 AM and Fact Finding Hearing on 12/21/2021 at 9:00 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 children are children 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 children; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the children; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the children 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.

/s/ Marjorie Pike Hendricks County Clerk

Joseph Andrew Kurucz, 36596-32 Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services 6781 E US 36 Suite 200 Avon, IN 46123

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STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF HENDRICKS

IN THE HENDRICKS SUPERIOR COURT 2 CAUSE NUMBER: 32D02-2110-MF-000026

CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND CREDITORS OF TERRI SELLERS (DECEASED), et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT SUMMONS - SERVICE BY PUBLICATION The State of Indiana to the defendants above named, and any other person who may be concerned. You are notified that you have been sued in the Court above named. The nature of the suit against you is a foreclosure of the real estate mortgage, legally described as: The following described real property situate in the City of Avon, County of Hendricks County, and State of Indiana, to-wit: Lot Number Eighteen (18) in Corottoman Court, Second Addition, a subdivision in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, as per Plat thereof recorded January 14, 1963, in Plat Book 5, Page 106 in the Office of the Recorder of Hendrick County, Indiana. This property is commonly known as 214 Corottoman Court, Avon, IN 46123 This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following Defendants whose addresses are known: Unknown Occupant, if any 214 Corottoman Court Avon, IN 46123 State of Indiana Department of Revenue Serve Highest Executive Officer Present 100 North Senate North 105 Indianapolis, IN 46204 State of Indiana Attorney General Serve Highest Executive Officer Present 302 West Washington Street, South 5th Floor Indianapolis, IN 46204 West Central Conservancy District Serve Highest Officer Found 243 South County Road 625 East Avon, IN 46123 And to the following defendant whose addresses are unknown: Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, and personal representatives, and creditors of Terri Sellers (deceased) In addition to the above named Defendants being served by this summons there may be other Defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit. If you have a claim for relief against the Plaintiff arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer. You must answer the Complaint in writing, by your attorney, on or before the 8th day of January, 2022, (the same being within thirty (30) days after the Third Notice of Suit), and if you fail to do so a judgment will be entered against you for what the Plaintiff has demanded. Matthew C. Gladwell (30493-49) Gregory A. Stout (29517-15) Amanda L. Krenson (28999-61) David W. Cliffe (36402-15) Attorneys for Plaintiff Reisenfeld & Associates LLC 3962 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 Voice: 1-513-322-7000 Facsimile: (513) 322-7099 ATTEST: Clerk of the Hendricks County Circuit/Superior Court

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Thursday,December 2, 2021

The Republican

Avon Town Council NOTICE TO CITIZENS OF ADOPTION AND SUBSTANCE OF A RESOLUTION DECLARING AN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA IN THE TOWN OF AVON

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Notice is hereby given to the citizens of the Town of Avon, Indiana that the Avon Town Council adopted a declaratory resolution establishing an economic revitalization area at the Town of Avon Town Council meeting on December 2, 2021. The Town of Avon ¬has prepared maps and plats, or a simplified description of the boundaries that identify the area found to be an economic revitalization area. A description of the affected area is available and can be inspected in the Hendricks County Assessor’s Office located at 355 S Washington St, #230 Danville, IN 46122. This declaratory resolution finds that a site owned by RISE Avon, LLC, a development company, qualifies for and is found to be an Economic Revitalization Area because it is an area within the Town of Avon which has become undesirable for, or impossible of, normal development and occupancy because of a lack of development, cessation of growth, deterioration of improvements or character of occupancy, age, obsolescence, standard building, or other factors which have impaired values or prevent a normal development of property or use of property. RISE Avon, LLC desires to grow business in the Town of Avon by re-utilizing property and constructing speculative industrial buildings. The site is located on the east side of S Ronald Reagan Parkway, north of CR 200 S (parcel no. 32-09-17-300-004.000-031, 3209-17-376-001.000-031, 32-09-17-325-003.000-031 and 32-09-17-100-009.000-031). RISE Avon, LLC is not a retail business. The Avon Town Council will receive and hear all remonstrances and objections from interested person at its regularly scheduled Town Council meeting at 7 o’clock p.m. on December 16, 2021. Interested parties appearing at this public hearing will have the right to heard on this issue. Written remonstrates may be filed with the Avon Town Council. The Town Council will provide a copy of this Notice of Adoption and a statement containing substantially the same information as a statement of benefits filed with Avon Town Council with officers of the taxing unit who are authorized to fix budgets, tax rates, and tax levies under Indiana Code § 6-1.1-17-5 at least 10 days before the date of the public hearing. After considering the evidence, the Avon Town Council will take final action determining whether the qualifications for an economic revitalization area have been met and confirming, modifying and confirming, or rescinding the resolution. This determination is final except that an appeal may be taken and heard A person who files a written remonstrance with the Avon Town Council and who is aggrieved by the final action taken may, within ten (10) days after that final action, initiate an appeal of the action by filing in the office of the clerk of the Hendricks County circuit or superior court. Dated this 29th day of November, 2021. Avon, Indiana Town Council

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FULL-TIME PATROLMAN WANTED The Danville Metropolitan Police Department is now accepting pre-applications for Full-Time Patrolman for the Town of Danville. The Pre-Application form and Release and Hold Harmless Agreement MUST be submitted by either email, mail, or in-person at the Danville Metropolitan Police Department by Friday, December 10th, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Additional information regarding the hiring process will be communicated to applicants after your pre-application has been processed. Applicants shall be a United States citizen, at least 21 years of age at the time of employment, possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, be a high school graduate or equivalent, have no felony convictions, no serious misdemeanor convictions, no domestic violence convictions, and if offered a position, must obtain residence within a contiguous county to Hendricks County, Indiana within 180 days. Benefits Include: • Patrolman salary $56,229.42 per year (Probationary Year $53,497.86) • Yearly uniform & equipment allowance • Take-home car program • On-Duty fitness program with onsite gym/workout facility • Medical, dental, and vision health insurance plans • Group Life, Disability, Term Life, Accident, Cancer and Critical Insurance Offered • Overtime/Off-duty employment opportunities • NPRS 1977 Pension • Additional 457B Retirement Plan offered • Monthly cell phone stipend • Paid vacation, holiday, sick, personal and bereavement time • Town Wellness Program (Including Employee Health Clinic) • Health Savings Account with Town contribution • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Authorized arm tattoos and facial hair • 12-hour Work Schedule (every other weekend off) • Field Training Officer compensation Completed pre-applications are to be emailed to ballison@danvilleindina.org, or dropped off to the Danville Metropolitan Police Department, 49 N Wayne St, Danville, Indiana 46122 by Friday, December 10th, 2021, at 4:00 PM. After submitting your pre-application, you will be notified regarding information for the next testing date, time, and location. To download an application, go to: https://www.danvilleindiana.org/egov/documents/1637596148_0015. pdf For further questions, please contact Colonel Brent Allison by email at ballison@danvilleindiana.org ________________________________________________________

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Obituaries

(M o r e O b i t u a r i e s SHARON LYNN ACTON PRETHER passed away on November 18, 2021. Sharon was born June 13, 1958 to the late Leslie Darrell and Barbara (Whitaker) Acton. Sharon was a 1976 graduate of Plainfield High School and attended Anderson University and Butler University. She and her husband, Don Prether, travelled extensively. They spent time in Okinawa, Japan and eventually settled down in Tacoma, Wash. After their divorce, Sharon stayed in Tacoma, enjoying the temperate climate and views of Mt. Ranier. Sharon worked for Hampton Inn as night auditor and manager for many years. She had some very special friendships there. Sharon moved back to Plainfield in 2016 to care for her mother, who was in poor health. She and her mom enjoyed going to church at Plainfield Christian Church and attending weekly Bible studies. After her mom’s passing Sharon continued her calling of service by working for First Horizon Home Care, as a caregiver. She brightened her clients’ days and enjoyed these new relationships. Sharon loved her cats, Chessie and Alberto, and always enjoyed making floral arrangements and puttering around in the yard. An avid reader, Sharon belonged to her Tuesday book club and was a constant visitor of the library. Sharon is survived by her brother Greg (LaChelle) Acton and her nephews and niece, Matthew Acton, Mitchell (Emma) Acton and MacKenzie (Vincent) Denton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield, followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. A private burial will be on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local public library. ________________________

JOHN A. DAVIS passed away peacefully November 26, 2021 at Majestic Care in Avon. Born March 4, 1953 in Kendallville, Indiana to Harold “Gabby” Davis and Barbara DeBelius, he graduated from East Noble High School in 1971 and then Hanover College where he earned his degree in Education in 1975. Eventually receiving his Master’s Degree from Indiana University. He was married on April 3, 1976 to Cinda Beck. John spent 36 years teaching 5th/6th grade elementary education at various schools in Wayne Township before retiring from Chaplewood Elementary in 2011. In addition to teaching, he spent many years coaching elementary basketball, being the head boys golf coach at Ben Davis and umpiring IHSAA and ASA girls’softball. Many would say his first love was his wife and kidsbut his second love was golf. Much of his free time and several of his years were spent on the golf course either playing for fun, teaching his kids, or coaching. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cinda (Beck) Davis; son, Matthew (Keri) Davis of Brownsburg, his daughter Andrea (Mike) Smith also of Brownsburg; grandchildren, Kenzie Smith, Tyler Davis and Rebeckah Davis; brothers and sister Jeff Davis of Leo, Indiana, Jim Davis of San Diego, California and Judy (Greg) Guthrie of Kendallville, Indiana. Services were Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Pittsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dementia Society of America or JDRF. org in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes. __________

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NANCY J. JONES, 83, of Danville, passed away on November 20, 2021. She was born on February 21, 1938 in Keith, Kentucky to the late Bob Delbert and Lena Cornett. She had been a Service Aid for Methodist Hospital, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Church of God United Assembly. She was preceded in death by children, April Goyen and George Delbert Chapman and her parents. She is survived by her children, Nelson (Treasa) Jones, Vivian Smith, Virginia (Richard) Coppage, Ivan Jones, Velvet Johnson and Harlan (Shelia) Jones; sisters, Mable Couch and Pat (Eugene) Pardon; 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, November 24, at Flanner Buchanan-Floral Park. Burial was at Floral Park Cemetery. ________________________

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NANETTE NEEDHAM RITTER, of Indianapolis, passed away at home with her husband, daughter and son all present on November 28, 2021. She was born on September 6, 1938 to the late Raymond E. and Justine Irene (Williams) Needham in Marion, Indiana. Beloved by those who knew her kindness and generosity, Nanette was someone who always served to leave a person or situation better than she found it. A member of Zionsville Presbyterian Church and active with the food pantry, Nanette was a retired registered nurse, school board member, philanthropist, furniture restorer, and homemaker. Above all, the most cherished roles in her life were that of wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and was loved by all who knew her gentle spirit and unwavering goodness. This legacy of love will resonate in the communities and families she touched throughout her life. Nanette loved to find opportunities to help others. She was always gifting hams, helping pay utilities or making sure that a warm, Merry Christmas was celebrated by families in need. Donating not just monetarily but with her time and spirit to local organizations like Gleaners, Wheeler Mission and Meals on Wheels. She was an avid reader, and her intellect and keen memory meant you always wanted her on your team in Trivial Pursuit; she would baffle people with her recall in all areas. A student her whole life. Nanette is survived by her husband of 59 years, Merrill A. Ritter M.D.; daughter, Wendy Ritter Coglianese and husband Chris; son, James Caleb “Jake” Ritter and fiancée Christina Pippen; grandchildren, Austin Coglianese, Ryan Coglianese, Eric Coglianese, Cale Ritter, and Graham Ritter, as well as Izabelle Pippen and Jacob Pippen; brother, Benjamin R. Needham and wife Nancy; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday December, 4, 2021 at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 West 116th Street, Zionsville, Indiana 46077. The Memorial Service will be held at the church after visitation along with dinner following the service for those who wish to attend. A private family interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to causes close to Nanette’s heart: Fortune Academy, 5626 Lawton Loop E. Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46216, where her grandson Cale attends school; or Zionsville Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 4775 West 116th Street, Zionsville, Indiana 46077, where she was a dedicated volunteer for many years. Condolences: www.randallroberts.com ___________________________________________________

ROSALIE MARY (Pike) DICK passed away November 24, 2021. She was born on October 18, 1924. She was married to Ralph Lee Dick Sr. who preceded her in death in 1972. Rosalie was also preceded in death by her only son, Ralph Lee Dick Jr. in 2000; brother, Roscoe Maurice Pike and parents Roscoe Pike and Flossie (Pike) Clark. She is survived by her brother, Charles Clark, Plainfield, with whom she lived with the last several years; several nieces and nephews including Patsy Creech and husband, Don of Waldron, Ind., Edward “Ed” Pike and wife, Donna of Seminole, Fla., and Jay Clark and wife, Ranita “Peach” and Jonathan Clark and wife, Thereasa of Danville, Christine Levandoski, Steven Clark and Cindy Freeman of Plainfield. Special thanks to the IU Health Hospice team for the excellent care she received and friend, Betty Richman of Indianapolis, sister-in-law, Kathy Dick of Helotes, Tex. and Sharon Short of Catlin, Ill. In her free time she enjoyed reading and playing the piano. Funeral services were Monday, November 29, 2021 in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Burial followed in Clayton Cemetery.

CORA “CORKY” WILSON CASEY KILBOURN, 96, of Avon, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2021. Cora was born March 13, 1925, in Rouses Point, N.Y. to Robert and Gladys (Wilson) Casey. On October 02, 1944, she married David B. Kilbourn Sr. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Cora graduated Mary Burnham School for Girls, Northampton, Mass., graduating in 1942. She graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1946 with a degree in English. She spent 1951 in Yokosuka, Japan with their children, Pat, and David when her husband was stationed at there. She worked a variety of jobs, and loved to travel. She treated her children and grandchildren to several trips to Disney World and enjoyed many cruises. Cora was an accomplished knitter and talented in crewel embroidery and cross-stitch quilts. She was an avid reader and a huge fan of games shows. Cora was a passionate pet lover. Cora is survived by her sister Clara Cabesas, her son David B Kilbourn Jr. (Virgene) and daughters Pat Riedl, Candi (Carlos) Calvo, Kathi (Darrin) Hull and their families, and her beloved cat Patches. She was preceded in death by her husband David, her son Robert Kilbourn, grandchildren Sean Casey Kilbourn and Karen L Shepard, and her only brother Robert E. Casey Jr.. Visitation will be Thursday, December 2, at Matthews Mortuary, Borwnsburg, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Rick Adkins officiating. Internment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions in Cora’s name may be sent to ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org _______________________

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.

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

AVON CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) 7236 E CR 100 S,, Avon, IN 46123 317-839-6231 www.avonchristian.org  Sunday Worship - 10:35 a.m.

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

AVON COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD 2309 N CR 800E (Dan Jones Rd), Avon, IN 46123 317-272-6289 Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Wed., 6 p.m.

CLAYTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5110 S SR 39, Clayton 317-539-4512 www.claytonchristian.org Sunday Worship 8:45 & 11:00 a.m.

AVON PARKSIDE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 47 N CR 625 E, Avon 317-272-7902 www.avonparkside.com  Sunday Worship - 10:15 am; Wed. night activities 7 pm

CLAYTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Behind the Clayton Cafe 317-539-2036 www.claytonpres.org Sunday worship 9:00 a.m.

BARTLETT CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 4396 E. Main St., Avon, IN 46123 (317) 745-2504 • bartlettchapel.com 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

BELLEVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST 5635 S. CR 200 E, Clayton, IN 46118 (317) 539-5258 www.bellevillechurch.net Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., 5 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.

LIZTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH 202 N. Church, Lizton, Ind. 317-994-5452 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.

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.

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)

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

BROWNSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Corner of Williams .Dr &Locust .Dr , Brownsburg (317) 852-013 Sunday orshW ip at 10:4 a.m. SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 3175 N CR 900 E, Brownsburg, IN 46122 sgbaptist-brownsburg.org Sunday Worship, 10 & 11 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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