Boone County is sponsoring a Farm Bill Signup and Farm Financial Management Program from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds Farm Bureau Community Building, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon.

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One of the unfortunate aspects of having a live Christmas tree is that you will eventually need to dispose of it. The most common disposal method for old trees is to have them chipped into mulch however you may also use it as wildlife habitat.

Mowing grass pastures and hay fields every 30-45 days and proper fertility practices can often adequately manage weeds. However occasionally significant problems occur which require chemical control using herbicides. As wet as this spring was, there may be more problem areas than usual.

I’ve recently started encountering large numbers of hover flies. These resemble sweat bees but have a single pair of wings and are unable to sting, though they can certainly be a nuisance. The type of hover fly we have is neither a beneficial or destructive insect. Their primary food source …

Iris Bailey, 15, of Zionsville has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12.

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The community is invited to join the race to help save lives with Verizon IndyCar Series driver and blood recipient James Hinchcliffe at a special American Red Cross Hinchcliffe Hundred Blood Drive.

Twenty-six community artists have their paintings and photography pieces on display at the Lebanon Public Library through May 24 as part of the fifth annual Boone County Senior Services Inc. Art and Photography Contest.

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A good deed that many people might call above and beyond the call of duty was all in a day's work for a Zionsville Police Officer.


A new Little Free Library has popped up at the corner of Lakeview and Karen drives, joining the growing list of Little Free Library locations in the Zionsville community.

LEBANON — An annual statewide environmental event is coming to Boone County for the first time, and it will feature a speech from one of the citizens of Flint, Michigan, who helped bring the water crisis to light.

Habitat for Humanity of Boone County will end the 2016 build season with the third annual Women Build — a national Habitat for Humanity program designed to provide a comfortable learning environment for women to discover they can build a Habitat home.

The Zionsville American Legion Riders will host family fun, food, music, raffles, silent auction and a motorcycle charity ride for the 10th Annual Josiah’s Ride: Cruzin’ 4 a Cure benefit starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.


About two dozen members of the Kiwanis Club of Zionsville officially celebrated receiving the club charter with a dinner and ceremony Thursday, Sept. 8, at Cobblestone Grill.

A year from now Whitestown’s Legacy Core is expected to have a new brewery in the historic building that formerly housed Whitestown High School.


When Relay for Life goes to the dogs it becomes Bark for Life — and it continues to support the American Cancer Society by getting canines in on the fight against cancer.

A couple of local entrepreneurs have created a network for connecting with others that puts a new twist on social media.

Community gardens are a good alternative for people who don't have adequate space for a garden where they live.


Though rain poured down on them as they rode their bikes through Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tom Harris knew the answer before he even asked Mike Robertson if they should make the trek to the top of Lookout Mountain. They had spent the day riding more than 100 miles, which made the additional climb daunting, but the two riders knew they needed to make the climb and focused on going 3 feet at a time.

A lot of BMX bike riders may soon be happy if Whitestown is able to secure funding for building a park that would be open to BMXers as well as skaters.

Zionsville boasts around 18 miles of trails and park areas that reach into Eagle Creek. With this broad range of land, there is an abundance of plants and wildlife with which park visitors can interact. Naturalist Mindy Murdock, one of five Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department employees, manages the Zion Nature Center and implements programs to get Zionsville residents interested in nature.

When Brooke Vinton was walking around Azionaqua and started talking to lifeguards, she was reminded of the community pool she frequented growing up in Indianapolis. That charm is what lead Vinton to apply for — and ultimately be named — the Azionaqua pool manager after John Diercks announced his retirement following 35 years in the position.


Nine contestants vied for Pi Day pie-eating bragging rights Saturday, March 14, at My Sugar Pie. Warm, sunny weather allowed My Sugar Pie owner Kelly Maucere to have the event outdoors. Participants were Troy, Lance and Brityn Unland, of Plainfield; Lauren VanNoy, of Brownsburg; Lesley Jane …

Zionsville Community Schools Chief Technology Officer Patti Bostwick announced Monday night, March 9, at the monthly school board meeting, that the corporation now has its own smartphone app.


Hundreds of area volunteers make the Indianapolis Zoo a better place to live, work and visit. Boone County residents Carolyn Schiferl and Lannie Corbin are two local volunteers who lend their hands to help out at the zoo.

People of ages — including youths — can benefit from yoga, according to Simply Yoga instructor Anne Johnson.


The newest apartment complex in Anson has started leasing space, though construction is not yet complete.


When Mike Smith and Tom BonDurant opened the doors of the latest Runners Forum location Saturday, Jan. 24, it was a project two years in the making. The specialty running store has seven locations in Indiana, and the one at 106th Street and Michigan Road is one the co-owning duo is excited about.

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Norma Smith, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Norma was born November 16, 1937, a daughter of the late William and Bessie Harrison. She graduated from Newport High School in 1955. She was club manager of Zionsville American Legion, retiring after 37 years of servic…

Luanne Renée McGhee, age 83, died February 29, 2020 in Carmel, Indiana. Born July 1, 1936 in New York City to her late parents, Fred & Lucille Cooper, Luanne grew up in New Jersey and Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She met an…