Zionsville in brief — April 4, 2017


Correction – In the March 28 edition of Current in Zionsville, the number of races run by greyhound Hula in 2015 was incorrect. Hula ran in 20 races in 2015. Also, Eric and Melissa Claflin did not volunteer with Prison Greyhounds before adopting Hula.

EGGnormous Egg Hunt – The Zionsville Lions Club will host the Eggnormous Egg Hunt April 15 at the Lions Park, 115 S. Elm St. A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. (with donation). Family activities start at 9:30 a.m. and egg hunts at 10:30 a.m. Egg hunt groups are divided by age: 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7 years and up. For more information, visit zionsvillelions.com/events/easter-egg-hunt.

Supreme Court finalist – Peter Rusthoven of Zionsville is among 11 finalists for Indiana’s 110th Supreme Court judicial position. The Judicial Nominating Commission conducted public interviews of the 20 applicants March 21 and 22. Rusthoven will be invited to a second round of interviews in April. The commission will send three nominees to the governor, who has 60 days to select the next justice. Justice Robert D. Rucker will retire from the five-member Supreme Court May 12.

Tree City status – The Arbor Day Foundation’s program, Tree City USA, has recognized Zionsville for its achievements for the 16th consecutive year. Zionsville continued to meet the four standards of this program, which focus on topics such as the importance of tree-care, budgeting, and more.

Bridge project – Starting on or after April 3, INDOT will begin a new project that will close State Road 32 east of Lebanon to overlay the bridge deck over Isenhouer Ditch. It is scheduled to reopen April 28. For more information about highway work zones and traffic alerts, visit indot.carsprogram.org.

ZCHS students compete – The ZCHS Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed at the 2017 Indiana State Leadership Conference. Thirty-seven students represented ZCHS, with nine reaching qualification status for the National Leadership Conference. Those students are Annie Hockel, Vita Frohlich, and Katie Anderson (front row); Alex Buttars, Kurt Roeder, Sam Ungar, and Will Hobick (back row). Not pictured: Alex Carr and Dominic Rossi. Frohlich (Interview Skills), Roeder (HR Management), and Hobick (Graphic Design) were all state champions in their respective events and Anderson was also selected as the Indiana BPA All-Star. The club is led by ZCHS business teacher, Johnathan Grismore.

Students selected for D.C. trip – Boone REMC will sponsor four students for the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., this summer. They include: Kaitlyn Cooper, Zionsville; Emma Rice, Jamestown; Reece Thompson, Thorntown; and Chandler Wojcik, Thorntown. The weeklong trip includes visits to Gettysburg, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, a night cruise on the Potomac River and much more.

Poetry reading – Poetry on Brick Street will celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by Donald Platt at 6:30 p.m. April 6 at SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St. An open mic follows. Platt is the author of Tornadoesque (2016) and several other works. His honors include the Discovery/The Nation Poetry Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Prize, two Verna Emery Poetry Prizes, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Alateen group forming – Alateen is a program for young people whose lives have been affected by a family member or friend’s drinking or drug use. Alateen is part of Al-Anon, a recovery program for adults whose lives have been similarly affected. The inaugural meeting in Zionsville will take place on at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. 9th St. Zionsville. Trained and background checked adult Al-Anon members are meeting supervisors. For more information send an email to [email protected].

Energy Camp recipients named – Boone REMC will sponsor three youth for Touchstone Energy Camp this summer. They include: Sophie Douglas, Zionsville; Paige Leman, Zionsville; and Brigitta Stumpf, Lebanon. The students’ agenda combines traditional outdoor camp activities with environmental education, electrical safety practices, and cooperative business education.

Student pages – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed the following Zionsville students to the Statehouse as student pages: John Demarco and Mary Demarco.

Teen pageant – Applicatons are being accepted for the title of Miss Teen Indiana International 2017, an official preliminary to the Miss Teen International Pageant to be held this summer in Charleston, W.V. The young woman selected as Miss Teen Indiana International 2017 will serve as an ambassador for the state and receive an official crown and sash. Young women between the ages of 13 and 18 can learn more by contacting Mary Richardson at 540-989-5992 or [email protected].

Federal employees association meeting – Indianapolis Chapter 151 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets on the first Friday of each month in the Truman Room at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St. The next meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. on April 7. All active and retired Federal employees and spouses are welcome to attend.

Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Maundy Thursday service – Salem United Methodist Church will hold will hold their annual Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. on April 13. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter and commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

Safe Families golf outing – Safe Families for Children is celebrating its 12th annual golf outing at 11 a.m. May 15 at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel. Cost is $1,000 for a foursome and includes lunch, golf, contests, prizes, and awards banquet. To register, visit http://indianapolis.safe-families.org/blog/2017/golf-outing/. Early bird registration is available until April 14th.

Camp scholarship – a scholarship is available for a fifth- or sixth-grader who wants to attend the 2017 Indiana Conservation Officer Organization Karl E. Kelley Memorial Youth Camp in June. The DJ Preece Memorial Scholarship is available to cover the entire cost of the camp. Applications are due by April 14. For more information, visit icoo.com/youthcamp.php.

Setting the Stage for Kids – Join The Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 15 for their first ever signature event Setting the Stage for Kids! Guests will enjoy the haunting Indiana Repertory Theatre mystery Miranda followed by a reception in the IRT’s Grand Lobby and silent auction. More event details and ticket purchasing information can be found at http://settingthestageforkids.eventbrite.com/ 

Hoosier Women Artists contest – Entries are now being accepted for the annual Hoosier Women Artists contest. The contest celebrates a wide variety of visual arts including drawing, painting, and photography. Winners of the contest will have their artwork displayed in the Lt. Governor’s and Treasurer’s offices at the Statehouse for one year. Submissions may be made by visiting in.gov and typing Women Artists in the search box through April 19.

Theater Thursdays – Boone County Senior Services, Inc. brings back Theater Thursdays on the third Thursday of each month with a special morning movie at the Lebanon 7 Theater, 1600 N. Lebanon St. for those ages 60 and over. The cost is $1/person and includes a breakfast snack. Upcoming movies include: April 20 – Joy. For more, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Library Programs – Safe-sitter class, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 22. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers, and how to handle children’s emergencies. Please bring a sack lunch. For grades 6-8. Cost is $60. Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.

Electronics recycling – An electronics recycling drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at University High School, 2825 W. 116th St. Phones, computers, printers, tablets, cables, and more are welcome. Tube TV’s with a CRT screen have an additional $10 charge.

Mayor’s Night In – Mayor Tim Haak and the Town of Zionsville staff and department heads want to hear from you. Mayor’s Night In will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 26 at Zionsville Town Hall. This is a chance to hear about the current happenings in Zionsville, to ask questions and to connect with Town officials. Following a brief presentation, there will be a Q&A session. All residents, neighborhood associations and businesses are invited to attend.

New scholarship program – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, announces the new Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Up to 25, $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at imf4kids.org.

Lunch and Learn On the Road – Boone County Senior Services announces the 2017 lineup for Lunch and Learn On the Road. Lunch and Learn On the Road is for people age 60 and over who would like to travel with us by motor coach to see different parts of our state and learn something new, plus enjoy a special meal. Upcoming dates include: May 10 – Albanese Candy Factory/Chicagoland Popcorn. Learn more at booneseniors.org.

Meeting dates – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board meeting dates for 2017 have been announced. All meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and are held at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon. The meeting dates are May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.

ZCHS class reunion – The Zionsville Community High School Alumni Association announces the fifth annual all-class reunion, to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on July 29 in the Lion’s Club Park. For more information or to get involved, visit ZionsvilleAlumni.org.