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Warbird Expo 2016


Celebrating the amazing history of military aviation, the 2016 CAF Warbird Expo will be held June 18 with special events the day before. The 2016 CAF Warbird Expo has moved to Indianapolis Regional Airport, formerly known as Mt. Comfort Airport. Last year had close to 10,000 attendees. “Parking was definitely a challenge,” says Van Zant. “Indianapolis Regional Airport has ample space for parking; however, we are encouraging attendees to load up their cars with their family and friends and buy their parking pass early to ensure a spot.” The CAF Warbird Expo was started by the Commemorative Air Force with ...

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Amy Beverland Elementary Nurse Receives 2016 Pediatric Hero Award

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Writer / Demi Lawrence Linda Bailey, Community Health Network and school nurse at Amy Beverland Elementary, was awarded the 2016 Pediatric Hero Award by the Indiana Emergency Services for Children Program. Nominated by Lorrie Ramsey, Nursing Director with Community Health Network, Linda was rewarded for her efforts on January 26, 2016 when a bus went over the curb at Amy Beverland Elementary and hit two students and killing principal, Susan Jordan. As a first responder, she tended to those who were injured by the bus and ensured that the over 700 students around reached safety and were dismissed. She was ...

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Heart of a Champion


On April 10, while playing basketball, 24 year old Kris “Lurch” Holland unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest. Immediately rushed to the hospital, his heart stopped a second time in the ambulance ride. He was on life support and in a medically induced coma, and was given a 6-10% to live. Kris was kept at Methodist Hospital for 11 days, spending nine of those days in intensive care. After many thorough tests, it was found that he has catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia(CPVT). CPVT is a condition that causes problems with ventricular rhythm and causes sudden fainting and risk of death. The ...

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Lemonade Day Kick-Off


Writer  /  Kara Reibel  .  Photographer  /  Stephanie Duncan “What is one thing that kids can do to earn money?” asked Ollie Dunn, the daughter of comedian and financial planner Peter Dunn (aka Pete the Planner) to begin the Family Feud game between “The Lemony Crickets” and “The Pucker Doodles.” Gerry Dick, creator and host of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, was quick to hit his button with the reply, “Sell lemonade!” This was the top answer on the game board, and his team, The Lemony Crickets, team were quick to dominate the game. Gerry’s fellow team members included ...

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Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Legacy


Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photography provided The association between Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group and auto racing is virtually synonymous. The late founder Jonathan Byrd was a larger than life figure with an even bigger heart, who along with his love of God and family, loved motorsports. However, the family origins with racing began with his mother, Lala Byrd. She owned a stock car in the late 1960s, becoming a pioneer for female race team ownership. It wasn’t until 1982 that her son Jonathan started his own race car legacy. Jonathan Byrd Racing would continue until 2001 with Jonathan ...

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Gleaners Announces Shoe Guys for May Event


The Third Annual Wine Women & Shoes (WW&S) event, presented by USA Funds, is a day of fashion and wine in support of the Gleaners BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids program. This year’s sold-out event will help Gleaners pack enough BackSacks to feed 1,500 kids for a year, but even with that help, our work isn’t done. Fighting childhood hunger is a passion for many, but for the WW&S Shoe Guys, it’s a cause worthy of their time and effort in spreading the word and raising funds! Shoe Guys volunteer before and during the event to help raise money and compete ...

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Summer Fun For Rent


Writer & Photographer  /  Rachel Quade It’s the month of May, and we are finally able to depend on some nice sunny days! You also might have some people coming in for the 500, and you’d like to do something different. You’ve visited the Speedway Museum, you’ve gone to the parade and you’ve hit the track…what else can you do? Well, there are some fun outdoor activity options all around you! The great news is that if you don’t want to invest in a new bike, a boat or other equipment, it can all be rented! If you love the ...

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Susan Jordan Memorial Golf Outing


Writer  /  Demi Lawrence A golf outing in memory of Susan Jordan, the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School whose life was lost in a bus accident this past January, will be held May 23 at Hillcrest Country Club. All the proceeds this year will go to benefit programs and supply teachers, staff and students with classroom supplies, iPads and many other things that will benefit Amy Beverland Elementary and its students. Registration can be found on the Facebook page and includes the golfing, drinks, prizes and a dinner. A silent auction and raffle will take place, and prizes will ...

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Essential Wellbeings: Melissa Bunce


Writer and Photographer  /  Kara Reibel Melissa Bunce grew up on a lake near Fort Wayne with parents who owned a book titled, “How to Raise a Scorpio Daughter.” “They knew they had their hands full with me,” jokes Bunce. Always a free spirit, Melissa has always enjoyed the outdoors and nature. However, it wasn’t until their youngest son Aidan was born that she was propelled in the direction of starting her aromatherapy business. “My first essential oil that I fell in love with, I purchased in downtown Minneapolis when I was 23,” shares Melissa. “As a child, I was ...

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Camo Coverage


Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful. That’s Autumn Letendre, wife of fallen Marine Captain Brian S. Letendre. Captain Letendre died May 3, 2006, in combat operations in Al Anbar, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the 10 years since Captain Letendre’s death, his widow Autumn has faithfully and tirelessly worked to fulfill her promise to carry out his legacy. Following Captain Letendre’s death, Autumn made a choice to rise from the fog of grief and create a legacy that her husband would be proud of. That’s when she created The Golden Star USA Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the ...

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