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Indianapolis Public Library Appoints New Lawrence Branch Manager

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The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Gregory Hill as Manager of the Lawrence Branch, 7898 N. Hague Road. Hill began his career at IndyPL in 2011 and has served as an assistant at the Warren Branch, as an adult reference librarian at Central Library, and as Manager of the Decatur Branch. “I look forward to working with the Lawrence community and its schools and the new challenges this offers,” Hill stated. For information on the Library’s free programs and services, visit indypl.org.

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Lawrence Central Hires New Head Wrestling Coach

Wes Gibson has been selected as Lawrence Central’s Head Wrestling Coach after serving for three seasons as an assistant in the program. Coach Gibson replaces Tom Corbett, who stepped down after five years. Coach Gibson brings extensive experience to the position as both a coach and as a high school and collegiate wrestler. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Perry Meridian High School from 2005-2012. During his tenure on the staff, Perry Meridian won IHSAA state wrestling championships in 2011 and 2012 and was an IHSAA State Runner-Up in 2009. In both 2008 and 2011 the Falcon ...

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The Xavier Project

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Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Imagine meeting someone whose kindness, compassion, joy and positive attitude has such a profound impact on you that it changes your outlook on life forever. Now imagine a week later losing that person forever. For four Purdue men — Ben Waters, Bryan Hall, Jake Clark and Nik Rose — this is their reality. They’d only known their friend, Sigma Chi pledge brother and 2012 Lawrence Central High School graduate Xavier Somerville, one week when he tragically died on the night of September 3, 2012. But in that short week, the four say Somerville made an impact ...

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HSSF Hosts Ugly Golf Pants Contest to Raise Awareness for Local Schools

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With a goal to raise awareness for local schools, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation (HSSF) is on a search for the ugliest golf pants in Fishers. Entries can be submitted by tagging posts on Twitter or Facebook to #UglyPantsHSSF. The winner, determined by councilmen Todd Zimmerman and Eric Moeller as well as HHSF director Freedom Kolb, will receive a small prize from the foundation. “The foundation sees ourselves as an extension of a community that values education, seeks to drive academic innovation and maintain the excellence that has become associated with HSE,” said Kolb. “#UglyPantsHSSF is a way to increase visibility ...

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Racing Back Home in Indiana – Bryan Clauson

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Racing was not just a hobby for Bryan Clauson – it is his life. Growing up around racing – his dad was Sprint Car Driver in California – at age 5 Clauson got behind the wheel of go-kart which later lead him being named the youngest Rookie of the Year in the Outlaw Go-Kart program. “I grew up around racing,” he said. “I went to my first race when I was less than a week old. Unfortunately, my dad got hurt when I was 5 years old, but that opened the door for me. He had to sit out a ...

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Maple Creek Golf & Country Club

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Back in 1961 Heather Hills Country Club opened on Indy’s east side. It was the first 18-hole course designed by world-renowned course architect Pete Dye, leading him to build other golf courses throughout the world. The course was reputed to be one of the most challenging layouts in Indianapolis, with mature silver maple trees, multiple bunkers and a meandering creek serving as a beautiful backdrop to the sport. Fast forward to 1989, Heather Hills was renamed Maple Creek Golf & Country Club and continued to have a strong membership until the economic downturn of 2006. The club was destined to ...

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Final Flory: Why this Lawrence CEO Keeps Getting Invited to the NCAA’s Big Dance

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Writer / Neal G Moore Indianapolis is hosting the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball championship early next month (April 4 & 6) at Lucas Oil Stadium. It will be the city’s seventh time hosting what arguably is America’s second most important sporting event after the Super Bowl. Indy’s love affair with the Final Four is well documented. Many attendees and media routinely give the city high marks for its state-of-the-art facilities, a compact, easy to navigate downtown, and an enthusiastic army of volunteers, many of whom are well-schooled in the nuance of the motion offense. Hey, we love us some ...

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Good People, Good Causes: Friends of Fort Harrison

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New York has its Central Park, but Indianapolis has its own urban park, double that size, in Fort Harrison State Park, on 1,700-acres of Indy’s northeast side, where beautiful landscape and history blend together. The park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek, Pete Dye championship golf course, two national historic districts and the Museum of 20th Century Warfare. Thankfully this state park also has the Friends of Fort Harrison State Park, a not-for-profit group with a mission of supporting the park and its initiatives. The organization just got its official 501c3 status in 2014, ...

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The Post; Bringing Business to Lawrence

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You’ve seen the construction at 56th near Post Road. You might even have heard the building will hold a new Jockamo’s Upper Crust Pizza location. But there is so much more to the story. A few years back Freddie Burris, Executive Director of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority approached developers and longtime friends Scott Yeager of Yeager Properties and Scott Baldwin of Envoy, for help in drawing new businesses to the Lawrence area. They eventually drew up a plan that includes a public-private partnership, an emerging trend with municipalities and developers, allowing the developer to charge a lower rent. “There ...

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Immersed with Scott Jones

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Writer / Kara Reibel Studying someone’s process of how they achieve success can only help others. Scott Jones generously shares his methodic approach of how he tackles challenges and projects through immersion. One can only imagine how proud Scott Jones’ parents were to find out that their son was hired on as a research scientist at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, only to discover that after spending six years at IU, including summers, he had not yet earned a degree. A mere technicality of one economics course and a language requirement was needed for Jones to move to Boston. The econ ...

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