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NHS Boys Golf Team Finishes Strong At State

Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer The Noblesville High School Boys Golf Team recently finished fourth place in the state tournament, and Coach Gary Deakyne couldn’t be prouder. “I’m really excited about everything the team accomplished this season,” Deakyne says. “The kids played particularly well during the state tournament. They made a good run for second and third place, and really gave it their best effort. I enjoyed seeing them do so well.” The state tournament was held at Prairie View Golf Course in Carmel on June 14. “We set our sights on the state tournament at the ...

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Tee Off For a Cause

Special Olympics of Hamilton County hosts 15th annual Golf Outing Writer / Joshua Lowe Fifteen years ago Chuck Lemasters had an idea. He wanted to celebrate his 40th birthday in a way that would give back to the community. Since his grade school days, he had always felt a strong connection to special needs students. So, he decided he would help the Hamilton County Special Olympics. “I’ve always thought that if I ever got to the point where I can help others, I will,” says Chuck, who is now celebrating his 15th year of running the golf outing for the ...

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A Crowd Favorite

Noblesville singer and songwriter, Craig Thurston, is living his dream. Writer & Photographer / Allison Yates For Noblesville graduate and singer, songwriter Craig Thurston, everything has changed so fast. Three years ago, he congratulated himself for playing a record number 12 shows. Fast forward to June 2017 and he played 26 shows, and that’s even considering he took a week off. Having more than doubled his performances, yes, things have changed enormously. Thurston is no longer driving a beat-up car or sleeping on friends’ couches. He doesn’t even need a ‘day job.’ He’s now making a living from playing music, ...

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Sky’s the Limit: BlueSky Technology Partners Opens Doors In Noblesville

Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer The heart of BlueSky Technology Partners’ business is the ever-growing and changing industry of e-commerce. So, it seems only fitting that the company is changing the growing face of downtown Noblesville. This month, BlueSky opens the doors of their beautiful new headquarters at 350 Westfield Road, just 11 months after breaking ground. The impressive property sits near the White River and across the street from Riverview Health Hospital. The ultra-contemporary 42,000 square feet, four-story structure draws you in as you drive west crossing the river. The design of the building’s interior is ...

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State Representative Kathy Richardson Named Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal

Mayor John Ditslear has announced that Noblesville resident and longtime State Representative Kathy Kreag Richardson will serve as the grand marshal for the 2017 Noblesville Fourth of July Parade. “State Representative Richardson is a familiar face in our parade and our community,” said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear. “She works tirelessly serving Noblesville residents and to improve the community and state she loves so dearly. She is a wonderful role model for not just young women but all residents, and I am excited to have her serve as grand marshal this year.” A lifelong resident of Noblesville, Richardson has served District ...

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A Lasting Impact: Noblesville Leader Named Inspire Awards Mentor Finalist

Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer It takes a strong leader to inspire kids to be more than they thought they could ever be. Just ask Scott Noel. As one of only four finalists in the youth mentoring category of The College Mentors for Kids’ Inspire Awards program, Noel has been a solid mentor to several kids in Hamilton County. The Inspire Awards celebrate the efforts of remarkable individuals who have inspired excellence in the workplace and the community. Noel earned his finalist award nomination for being a strong volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville ...

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Supermom and Superdaughter: 
Theisen Family Continues Fight For Emily

Writer / Janet Striebel Photographer / Brian Brosmer You have probably already heard about a most adorable young girl, Emily Theisen, and her family. In 2015, Chris Theisen nominated his wife, Elizabeth, for the Noblesville Mom of the Year Contest and she won. He still refers to her as “Superwoman” in the way that she accomplishes everything she does. From caring for their daughter, Emily, around the clock, who was born prematurely and has suffered from pancreatitis, to managing their two boys, Michael and Jonathon, and everything else in between. Since she was an infant, Emily Theisen has experienced chronic ...

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Hoosier Heritage Farm Brings Rural Feel

The 70-acre farm off 146th Street provides green space, healthy products Writer / Allison Yates Photographer / Brian Brosmer When Hoosier Heritage Farm owner Ron Thieme moved back to the farm he grew up on six years ago, he realized something. Looking out to the fields of corn and soybeans, he says, he felt that this area was meant to have a better purpose. And he wasn’t referring to a “final harvest,” he jokes, a term used to describe turning fields into housing. Hamilton County has grown at an impeccable rate over the last two decades. Thieme welcomes this change, ...

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Noblesville Celebrates Federal Hill Commons’ Grand Opening

Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer It was a barren field, a six-acre plot of land across from Riverview Hospital, that lies just west of Noblesville’s downtown square. In the heart of a once bustling district known as Federal Hill, home to a school, a popular ice cream shop and more, the plot of land had become an empty floodplain, that was quickly becoming an eyesore. That is, until Mayor John Ditslear and his administration took a closer look and realized the endless possibilities for developing the area. Ditslear had a vision to take the historic downtown area ...

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Noblesville Dad of the Year: Brian VanBuskirk

Writer / Allison Yates Photographer / Amy Payne For Noblesville Dad of the Year Brian VanBuskirk, it’s not enough to cheer on and support his triplets, Madeline, Elizabeth and Veronica, who graduated from Noblesville High School this year. VanBuskirk has a strong passion for sports, and that, he says, means cheering for anyone. Since relocating from Bloomington to Noblesville, VanBuskirk has been a supportive community member, coaching different sports such as youth baseball, announcing and being a dedicated spectator to local sporting events. As an all-around sports enthusiast, it’s hard to pick a favorite sport. For VanBuskirk, it’s about watching ...

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