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Center Grove High Art Students Excel

Center Grove High School (CGHS) continued its tradition of excellence in art with 46 students receiving recognition in the 8th Annual Scholastic Art Competition. Six CGHS students received prestigious Gold Key awards and will advance to national competition. Fourteen students earned Silver Key awards. Twenty-six CGHS students received Honorable Mention awards. The Gold and Silver Key winning art will be on display at Clowes Hall on the Butler University campus from February 1-26. This year, the Scholastics Central and Southern Indiana Region competition had more than 2800 submissions with 105 Gold Keys, 182 Silver Keys, and 419 Honorable Mention awards.

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Roncalli Junior Breaks Two School Records

Roncalli High School junior Ellie Bischoff set two girls’ basketball school records on January 4 when the Lady Rebels took on Franklin Central. Bischoff hit nine three-pointers in the game to break the previous school record of eight, held by Sarah Hurrle for the past 21 years. In the same game, she also set the single-season record for most three-pointers in a season (52), which breaks the previous record also held by Sarah Hurrle in the 1994-95 season.

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The Future of Center Grove

Writer / Andi Robinson Before we talk about the future of Center Grove, we need ask an important question: What is Center Grove? It is not a town or city. It does not show up on anyone’s mailing address. It is definitely a school district. But even Center Grove Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Richard Arkanoff says that there is more to Center Grove. “Center Grove is more than just the school district. It is a community that is a great place to live and to raise a family,” he said. “The community is very supportive of the goals and ...

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Home Loans Close to Home

Photographer / Marc Sirkin “National strength, local expertise.” It’s not just a motto at national mortgage lender PrimeLending; it sums up the mindset that’s helped pave the way for success at the company’s Greenwood branch. Backed by PlainsCapital Bank, the branch operates with the feel of a local small business, focusing on helping those in the community get the home loans that they need. The branch’s homegrown team has the advantage of being familiar with the Greenwood area. “All of our loan officers live in or around Greenwood,” says branch manager Mack Howell (Nationwide Multi-State Licensing System No. 362121). “This ...

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Greenwood Welcomes Jack’s Donuts!

Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Samantha Brammer Jack’s Donuts, started in New Castle in 1961, will soon have a new home through a franchise in Greenwood. Franchisee Ralph Allen was first introduced to the Jack’s Donuts brand at the Fishers location when he would take his three grandkids there after soccer games. “They like to go to Jack’s Donuts in Fishers,” he said. “I was sitting there watching the process, watching the friendly staff behind the counter, and just watching the amount of people that were coming into the store. I just got curious about it and I started ...

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Torchlite’s Shawn Herring

Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer When Susan Marshall originally shared her idea with Shawn Herring, he instinctively knew she was on to something. Both former ExactTarget employees and both marketing experts, the disruptive digital marketing concept Marshall presented was attractive. Circling in Dustin McCormick, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, a partnership was formed, and along with backing from investors, including former Salesforce CEO Scott McCorkle, the torch was lit. Marshall the founder and CEO, had the vision for simplifying marketers’ lives by providing the technology and a network of experts to help businesses acquire new customers through ...

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“Kassel” A Movie

Writer  /  Leia Barker The movie “Kassel” explores the internal struggle of a Germany soldier returning to his home at the end of WWII. The main character was the pillar of his community, and at the same time, he lost everything including his family. The film was produced and directed by Greenwood resident Earl Crabtree II. Crabtree wrote the screenplay, which was inspired by his father, an Army veteran, who was stationed in Germany for over a decade during the 1970s. “He never disclosed what he was doing in the military. I only know he flew helicopters and built them,” ...

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Center Grove Boys Basketball Preview

Writer & Photographer / Matt Roberts After struggling to a 9-16 record last year with a very young, inexperienced team, the Center Grove High School boys’ basketball team will open its 2016-2017 campaign December 2 under third-year Coach Zach Hahn. Hann said he believes the pieces are in place for the Trojans to take a step forward in 2016. But are the Trojans athletic enough to compete in the rugged Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference with perennial powers like North Central, Pike and Carmel? “I’d definitely say so,” Hahn said while watching a pre-season practice. “Our guards are much more athletic than ...

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Life’s Best Moments Are Worth Remembering

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky MemoryVentures’ motivation and mission is to help people share and preserve their best moments in life. MemoryVentures relocated from Los Angeles to the north side of Indianapolis in 2015, bringing its core group of employees with them. “It became evident that if we wanted to experience growth as a company, relocation was required,” states founder and CEO Anderson Schoenrock. “The economic benefits to our company and to our employees were worth moving to Central Indiana.” At the time MemoryVentures relocated to Indiana, it had just been named the eighth fastest growing company in Los Angeles. Not ...

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Chef Suzanne Offers Favorite Christmas Memories and Recipe

Writer / Matt Keating Chef Suzanne Rockwell, owner of Chef Suzanne Catering, is ready for the holidays, and is ready to share some favorite holiday recipes to help you plan a festive Christmas gathering. Chef Suzanne has been working in the food industry as a private chef, executive chef, and general manager for years. She started Chef Suzanne Catering in 2009. We talked with her recently about how special the holidays are for her, and her favorite Christmas memories. “It is impossible to choose between two favorite Christmas memories,” Rockwell said. “My first would be arriving at my grandparents’ farm ...

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