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Center Grove High School Announces New Principal

Jeffry Henderson takes over as CGHS Principal beginning July 1. GREENWOOD, IN (June 15, 2017) – Jeffry Henderson will become the new principal of Center Grove High School beginning July 1, 2017. Henderson is an experienced educator and instructional leader with nearly 30 years in education, including 15 years as a high school principal. Henderson’s hiring is pending approval by the Center Grove Board of School Trustees at its June 15, 2017 meeting. “We are excited to bring Jeff Henderson to Center Grove,” says Dr. Rich Arkanoff, superintendent. “He has a wealth of experience collaboratively leading a high achieving high ...

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Grab a Red Sharpie

Center Grove’s First Which Wich Opens Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Center Grove’s first Which Wich restaurant, a customized sandwich shop that offers more than 50 ingredients, opened May 15. The new location is owner Lee Kleiner’s third, but his plans to open on the Southside were always on his radar. He struggled to find the right spot for his restaurant but eventually decided on State Road 135, near the McNamara Florist shop. Kleiner has been in the franchise business for 16 years, and his family would frequently visit the Which Wich by their house. His kids ...

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Andrea McCoy Named Center Grove Teacher of the Year

Writer / Michelle Kaufman & Center Grove Community School Corporation  Photographer / Brian Brosmer  Andrea McCoy, an eighth grade science teacher at Center Grove Middle School Central (CGMSC), was named 2016-17 Center Grove Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year. McCoy started out as a computer teacher at CGMSC but then transitioned to teaching science midway through her second year. McCoy’s classroom is colorful and features a cutout of Jeff Probst, host of CBS’ Survivor, in the front. “This is such an honor, and I feel incredibly humbled by this award,” McCoy says. “Every day I feel lucky to work ...

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Center Grove High School Names 2017 Top 20 Students

Center Grove High School has named the Top 20 Students in the Class of 2017. The students were honored with a banquet in the Center Grove High School Hall of Excellence on May 4. Each student invited one elementary or middle school teacher and one high school teacher who inspired them during their academic career. The students spoke about those teachers during the program. “We are proud of the academic achievements of these students,” says Dr. Doug Bird, principal. “They have all worked hard to earn these grades. We enjoyed hearing their plans for the future and recognizing them and the ...

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Mallow Run Winery: Work Hard, Picnic Often

Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Mallow Run Winery sits on a 600-acre farm in Bargersville that has been in the Richardson family since 1835. The winery’s name, Mallow Run, is a creek that runs through the property and was named after owner Bill Richardson’s great-great-great grandfather, George Mallow, who settled on the property in 1835. “The creek was named after him at some point, I actually found that [out] on a map when I was a student at Purdue,” Bill says. “I didn’t know that the creek even had a name.” Bill Richardson and his wife, Laura, ...

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Salty Siren Tattoo Lounge Takes Top Spot On Indy A List

Writer / Matt Roberts Photographer / Brian Brosmer On a bright spring morning, Jeremiah Floyd unlocks the front door of the Salty Siren Tattoo Lounge. Inside are comfortable couches and brightly colored walls decorated in a nautical theme. It doesn’t look like a typical tattoo and piercing shop. “We don’t want it to look like Satan’s basement,” he says. Jeremiah and his wife Lenny are owners of Salty Siren, located at 480 East Main Street in Greenwood. Open for just over a year, they’re trying to update common perceptions of the industry that include dark, sketchy spaces populated by bikers ...

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Center Grove Dad of the Year: Matthew Limeberry

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Annie Syers Matthew Limeberry is a focused soldier currently serving in Afghanistan. He’s also a loving husband to Jessica, a devoted father to Bryon (9), Cohen (5), Grady (4), and Adler (2), and now he is the Center Grove Dad of the Year, too. On a whim, Matthew joined the military with the intention of attending dental school and finishing his collegiate career debt-free. After graduating and becoming a Commissioned Officer, however, he decided that he was committed to serving in the Army in any capacity. A Military Intelligence Officer within the Indiana Army ...

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The Secret Behind Floortech

Local Flooring Store Doubles as Baseball and Soccer Training Facility Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Several years ago, Jeremy Swinford was training Jeff Montfort’s daughter in soccer when the two men got to talking and learned they had a shared passion for sports and flooring. Montfort is the owner of Floortech, a family owned and operated business for the past 32 years (Jeff has been running it for 12). Montfort also trains elite athletes — his specialty is baseball. With a background in sales and a combined love of sports, Swinford and Montfort became friends. Now the men ...

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Affordable Aquatics: Center Grove Masters Swim Club Draws Interest Among Adult Swimmers

Writer  /  Matt Roberts Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer On a Tuesday night at Center Grove High School, swimmers are splashing around in the pool, warming up for their regular workout. They joke around briefly on the deck, greet newcomers, and then, one by one, drop into separate lanes and start moving through the water. In this instance, however, none of the swimmers actually attend the school (though some of their kids do). The workout is one of the thrice-weekly meetings of the Center Grove Masters Swim Club, a program of the Center Grove Aquatic Club. Chris Cuadros is club treasurer ...

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Making An Impact: Mount Pleasant Christian Church

Pastor and Cancer Survivor Talks Serving, Giving Back to Greenwood Community Writer & Photographer  /  Heather Simpson Chris Philbeck believes that every church leader should ask one question in particular — “If our church was gone, if we didn’t open our doors tomorrow morning, would anyone be impacted?” Chris Philbeck, who took the helm at Mount Pleasant Christian Church 15 years ago, has been a pastor for 37 years, starting out at a small Oklahoma church, moving to Texas and eventually landing in Indiana. Mount Pleasant Christian Church had a large congregation of more than 2,000 when he took over ...

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