On The Web: Week of 9/4


Arrests made in catalytic converter thefts

Three individuals were arrested for attempting to steal a catalytic converter in Carmel on Aug. 27. They’re suspected for other thefts in Hamilton County, including Fishers. Detectives from the Carmel Police Department identified a suspect white Mazda mini-van. The detectives witnessed three people get out of the van and climb underneath a Mazda Tribute SUV. When “they heard the sound of a saw,” the detectives approached and apprehended the individuals, according to a press release from CPD. The suspects, Andrew Lee Hurst, Nona Schakel and Jessica Anne Keen, are being held at the Hamilton County jail. The investigation is on-going.

Fishers lawyers make best in America list

Fishers residents Bryan H. Babb, James C. Carlino, Theodore Nowacki and Dennis H. Otten made The Best Lawyers in America 2013 list. According to a press release from Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, the listing has been in use since 1983 and “is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey” that 36,000 lawyers participate in.

Fall Fishers Parks & Recreation Fun Guide now available – This guide is a listing of programs, classes and community events on the docket from September all the way through December. Head to fishers.in.us/parks/programs to take a gander, or pick it up at the Fishers Train Station Welcome Center, that is, if it isn’t your mailbox.

Town Government Academy taking applications – The Town of Fishers is starting up its Town Government Academy on Sept. 24. Applications can be found at fishers.in.us. Expect the program to last 10 weeks. According to the announcement from the town, some participants in the past were asked to serve on town boards and commissions after they graduate from the program. The academy aims to introduce Fishers to elements of the town’s government and is free for residents 18 and older.

HSEHS volleyball players help feed fifty

The Hamilton Southeastern High School volleyball team helped out at the Helpers Helping Others Outreach Team Diner for a community service project that helped feed more than fifty people. The organization itself helps people in need access food, clothing, water and personal hygiene items, according to a Hamilton Southeastern School District tip sheet. The service outing was also for the team’s senior project, which was sponsored by Jessica Pongonis and Kendal Leffler, along with parent Lisa Barr. The team, coaches and parents served the meal at the diner, as well as donated clothing.

FJH teacher gets Teacher of the Year award – Fishers Junior High teacher Andrea McMurtry was named 2012 Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The award will be presented to her at the organization’s leadership conference in February 2013. McMurtry has an opportunity to be considered for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


Franciscan St. Francis Health surgeon to lead hip, knee replacement seminar

Jeff Pierson, M.D., is set to hold a seminar on arthritis and hip and knee replacements as part of the Franciscan St. Francis “Road Show.” The event is on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn – 9785 North by Northeast Blvd. To register for the seminar, call St. Francis toll-free at 1-877-888-1777.

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