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Making Waves with Billie Dragoo

Writer / Kara Reibel Photographer / Amy Unger RepuCare Founder, President and CEO Billie Dragoo has an office so heavily decorated with awards and accolades that it appears to be a trophy room at a Hall of Fame museum. Dragoo is honored to have received every award proudly displayed in her office. When asked about her most coveted achievement or award, Dragoo doesn’t hesitate to say “the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Junior Achievement Award I received alongside fellow Laureates David Simon (SIMON Group), Dave P. Lindsey (Defender Direct) and Michael Smith (Anthem) the same year.” Make no mistake, ...

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One for the Ages

Writer / Kevin Conrad  Photographer / Bob Foote “The Perfection.” That’s how Center Grove High School head football coach Eric Moore describes the Trojans’ 2015 undefeated 14-0 season. Coach Moore’s team had its most historic season ever: winning the IHSAA Class 6A State Title, winning the powerful Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Championship, securing the number-one ranking in the state and rising into the top 10 in the national polls. The magnitude of what the Trojans accomplished on the gridiron this past season is not lost on the veteran coach. “Capping everything off with an undefeated season with a state championship, you ...

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Home Bank Recognized for 125 Years of Service

Home Bank was recognized  recently in both the Indiana House of Representatives and Indiana Senate with the passage of a resolution acknowledging their 125 years of providing banking services to the citizens of the state. Home Bank has a location in the Center Grove area on State Road 135 in Greenwood. Rep. John Price first offered the resolution to the Indiana House of Representatives for which the resolution was passed after positive commentary from Rep. John Price, Rep. Woody Burton, and Rep. Peggy Mayfield. The resolution was then presented to the Indiana Senate by Senator Rod Bray with the support of ...

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Town of Bargersville to Add Fountain Plaza to Downtown Landscape

Writer  /  Alaina Sullivan Illustrations Provided The Town of Bargersville will soon have a new town landmark. A Bargersville Founders Fountain will soon be a new fixture to the downtown Bargersville landscape with groundbreaking to begin in spring 2016. According to Jeff Beck of the Bargersville Town Council who has spearheaded the project, the fountain will be located at the southwest corner of Main Street and Harriman Avenue, south of Bargersville Town Hall. The purpose of the Founders Fountain Plaza would offer a place for walking, running, biking and other general leisure and activities for Bargersville residents and visitors. “It’s ...

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Dunham Rubber and Belting: 50 Years of Putting the Customer First

Writer  /  Jessica Pflumm .  Photographer  /  Forrest Mellott In 1965, Tom Dunham started what is now a 50-year success story out of his father’s garage. With just a pickup truck, $1,500 and the desire to start his own business, Tom went the extra mile – several times – and created Dunham Rubber and Belting – one of the longest standing companies based in Greenwood. This success story started earlier in his life. After returning home from college in 1955 to live with his parents, Tom worked at several Shell service stations. Initially, he wanted to own a Shell station. ...

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A Tiny Obsession

Writer  /  Kate Rhoten In the last month or so, I have come across a group of shows revolving around living in tiny spaces. The first one I found is like House Hunters but on a much smaller scale. Another one is more about the building of a tiny home and the process of downsizing. I can’t help but be intrigued by these small spaces. The ability to live more simply and have just what you need and nothing more seems like a good way to live. It has made me think that I need to start cleaning out the ...

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The 317 Series: Back in Action for 2016

Writer  /  Johnette Cruz Photographer  /  Tom Russo, ISO The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) is back this year for a second round of their 317 Series! Launched in 2015, the 317 Series brings the ISO concerts and programs to communities and schools surrounding Indianapolis, including Hendricks County and the Greater Greenwood areas. Between stops at Mount Pleasant Christian Church and Center Grove High School, over 1,000 people enjoyed the ISO performances in the Center Grove area. Jessica Di Santo, ISO Director of Communications, gave us insight on another performance that took place within in the community. “We also had a ...

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Weaving Threads Throughout the County

Writer  /  Tonja Talley Photographer  /  Ron Stiemert A large quilt sat taut in an old quilting frame. The beautiful quilt consisted of three layers: the quilt top, batting and backing. Construction of the quilt’s top utilized many blocked squares individually created by members of the Nimble Thimble of Johnson County. The design on each square stayed the same while the color palette reflected the individual quilter’s unique style. Positioned on each side of the frame, members hand quilted the three layers together. Why do these members do it by hand? “Tradition,” said Nimble Thimble member Diana Etter. “We enjoy passing ...

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Ultimate Gift of Life

Writer  /  Tonja Talley Photographer  /  Chris Williams “Her original lungs fell apart in my hands — they were finished,” Dr. John Fehrenbacher told my husband Emet after my transplant surgery. Lying in recovery, my mind slowly crawled out of the anesthetic fog. I was alive! The lungs, which had blessed me with breath for 40 years, were no longer fighting the cystic fibrosis (CF) that had lived within them. The old lungs were surgically replaced with new ones through a bilateral lung transplant given by a stranger. Before the eight-hour surgery, I could only breathe at 27 percent capacity. ...

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

Writer & Photographer  /  Jim Eichelman Brrrr. The season of nasty winter weather is upon us. Snow, ice, sleet, wind, bitter cold, freezing rain … central Indiana has it all. It makes travel and commuting a frustrating and dangerous affair. Decisions routinely must be made about closing facilities or canceling events. At the top of the list of those who must make these decisions are schools who must decide (often with limited information and little warning) whether it is in the best interest of the students to attend school or not. It’s About the Kids At the Center Grove School ...

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