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Keep It Local

Noblesville’s Small Business Saturday Initiative Unites the Community Writer/ Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer Small Business Saturday, a national initiative created through American Express, was launched seven years ago as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage holiday shoppers to give their business to local brick and mortar merchants. In Noblesville, Small Business Saturday is hosted by Noblesville Main Street, a stand-alone 501c3 whose focus is to provide positive community experiences by connecting members of the community in organic ways. “We’re here for the good of downtown. We’re advocates for downtown,” says Chris Owens, CEO of ...

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Family Tradition

Stonycreek Farm Holds 45th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Jamie Sangar Loren Schmierer wanted to teach his four young children responsibility and introduce them to agriculture, so he started growing pumpkins on his 8-acre field. When it came time to harvest, however, Schmierer realized there wasn’t a market for wholesale pumpkins. He started distributing flyers around town, inviting folks to pick their own. “That’s how it got started,” Schmierer says. “It grew to be so popular that I needed to find a new location so that I could improve and amplify the experience.” In 1971, ...

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Bolden’s Cleaning and Restoration Service

A Family Name You Can Trust for Your Cleaning Needs Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Brian Brosmer Tony Jackson, owner of Bolden’s Cleaning and Restoration Service, might have saved the day for Frasier Crane on the sitcom if he offered to restore his dad’s favorite comfy chair. Still, Jackson has saved the day for plenty of his fans doing just that for 30 years. The Noblesville carpet and upholstery cleaning and restoration service has helped countless families not just with routine cleaning but with clean up when disaster strikes. It takes a lot to trust someone with restoring your ...

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A Humble Goodbye

Noblesville’s Luke Kenley Reflects on 25 Years As Indiana Senator Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Jamie Sangar All those voting on the retirement of Indiana Senator Luke Kenley said nay. But after 25 years of loyal service to his constituents, Kenley is stepping down at the end of September. Kenley joined the Indiana Senate in 1992. The job wasn’t something he planned for or expected, but Republican leaders approached him and encouraged him to run. Kenley says he considers himself one of the lucky ones because people asked him to run. So, Kenley ran a successful campaign and won. ...

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New Owners, Same Philosophy: Hare Chevrolet Remains Customer, Community Focused

Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Jamie Sangar Monica Peck and Courtney Cole — the “sisters of savings” — were six generation owners of the Hare Chevrolet dealership. It’s quite a history when you consider the family started out in the horse and buggy business back in 1847. Several years ago, however, Cole was diagnosed with lung cancer and has since been engaged in a valiant fight for her life. Thankfully, her condition has improved in recent months. Nevertheless, when an offer came in from Asbury Automotive in January to purchase the dealership, she decided that the timing was right ...

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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 Lucky Accident

June’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive: Dave Hawkins Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing On December 5, 2012, Dave Hawkins, a CPA, had just finished a grueling two-day tax seminar when he got into his car to head home. “It was dark, but the roads were dry,” Hawkins says. “I remember looking up and seeing this car going off the road.” Before he had time to process what was happening, Hawkins’ vehicle collided, head-on, with the other. Though he was fortunate to not sustain internal bleeding or severe injuries, he suffered six broken ribs — a pain so searing that Hawkins likens it to ...

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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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