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Avon High School Band Director to Retire After 25 Years

Writer / Heather Chastain Photographer / Brian Brosmer The man responsible for creating one of the premier band programs in the Midwest is leading Avon’s Marching Black and Gold for one last season. Jay Webb plans to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year after 25 years as Director of Bands. “I’ve been in high school since the ‘70s,” Webb laughed. “It’s hard. It’s a hard job. We just do so much more now than we ever did before.”In addition to the marching band, the program also consists of drumline, three color guards and three concert winds, all under ...

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Real-life Good Luck Charm

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing July’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive: Jason Hoard “I’m that guy where puzzling meets unbelievable,” says Jason Hoard, a postal service employee and father of four who seems to be a real-life good luck charm. Back in 2005, Hoard struggled in his attempt at purchasing a scratch-off lottery ticket. “I had no idea what I was doing,” says Hoard, a resident of Avon. “After putting $20 in one of the machines and expecting change, I finally figured it out.” Days later, he saw a picture of the $1 million lotto winner and recognized the face as the guy ...

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Avon Graduate Heads to West Point Academy

Gunnar Larson Talks Tap Outs, Baking and Boot Camp Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Doug McSchooler Gunnar Larson always had a hunch he’d attend military school. “I like the idea of serving my country and all the opportunities that go along with it,” says Larson, who heads to West Point Academy in July to begin boot camp. Though Larson researched several schools, he felt a pull at his heart when he toured the campus of West Point Academy, located 12 hours away in Highlands, New York. Larson, who graduated from Avon High School in May, plans to major in ...

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Q&A with Town Council Member Greg Zusan

What is your background? I am a graduate of Burlington (Wisconsin) High School, attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking. I currently work at the Brownsburg branch for the State Bank of Lizton in commercial lending. How long have you been in Avon? My family has been living in Avon since 1990. My wife and I are the proud parents of four daughters who all have been part of the Avon School System and graduated from Avon High School. When we first moved to Indiana, we didn’t know where ...

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Making a Splash

Avon High School Swim Coach Has Team on the Right Track Writer  /  Heather Chastain Success on the Avon High School swim team comes one stroke at a time. “The sport itself is brutal,” says swim coach Jon Karr. “The kids have to work hard and it’s not for everybody. You have your face in the water, you’re looking at a black line and trying to figure out when you’re going to breathe again.” It’s not just the mental impact on the athlete but the physical impact as well. The team has 10 practices a week — five mornings, four ...

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Timing Is Everything

Hendricks Regional Health Launches Mobile Telestroke PILOT Program Writer   /  Christy Heitger-Ewing To save valuable time when treating stroke patients, Hendricks Regional Health neurologist, Scott Cline, MD, thought how great it would be if a patient could start to be evaluated while en route to the hospital. “We’re working to reduce our ‘door to needle time.’ That’s how fast we treat somebody from the time they arrive until they get the drug to treat a stroke,” says Cline, who had been looking into doing telemedicine in various aspects when he learned of a mobile telestroke program in Virginia. Telestroke ...

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From Hog Farm to Heaven

Avon Gardens Offers Flowers, Trees, & Wedding Memories Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing The property on which Avon Gardens sits has been in Karen Robbins’ family for 150 years. Her grandfather farmed the land, growing soybeans,4 corn, chickens and hogs. Karen grew up down the road from the farm and recalls playing on the property as a child. When her grandpa died in 1987, Karen transformed a portion of the land into her own personal gardens since she adored plants, flowers and everything nature. “I feel like being out in nature creates enriching experiences that make people feel alive,” says Karen, ...

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Welcome to Susie’s Place

Child Advocacy Center Continues to Grow Writer  /  Melissa Gibson In the late 1970s, Lieut. Susie Austin, with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department, was known for child advocacy and is responsible for several of the first prevention and education programs. Fast forward to 2017, her namesake, Susie’s Place, Child Advocacy Center in Avon and Bloomington handled 1,018 cases of child victim crimes last year and continues to grow across the state. “Children were not being treated in the best, most appropriate way when it came to child victims, particularly in sex crimes cases,” says Director Emily Perry. “That wasn’t specific ...

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Welcome to The Kent Sterling Show

Local CBS Sports Radio Personality Talks People, Passion and Purpose Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar For Kent Sterling, it’s not about the sports. Sure, Sterling has hosted the sports-centric Kent Sterling Show on CBS Sports 1430 AM in Indianapolis since 2014, and possesses the same level of enthusiasm for athletics and competition he discovered throughout his youth playing baseball, tennis, basketball, football and golf in his native Lake Bluff, Illinois. His radio show regularly features players, coaches, athletic directors and sports media personalities, with in-depth commentary on all corners of the sports world. Still, Sterling insists that ...

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Avon Farmers Market Is Back

Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing The Avon Farmer’s Market has kicked off again. Every Tuesday, from June through September, between 4 to 7 p.m., local vendors congregate in the south parking lot of the Avon Hendricks Regional Health Building off of US Hwy 36 to sell fresh produce, baked goods and unique handcrafted items. Tuwanna Roberson, owner of Louise’s Sweets, has been a vendor at the market for three years, selling marshmallow pops, bubblegum necklaces, gourmet flavored Oreos and caramel and chocolate-covered pretzel rods. “I started this business full-time in 2013 and always enjoy being out at the market, interacting with ...

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