A passerby saw flames coming from a chimney before the homeowner even know there was a fire Friday, Zionsville Fire Department officials said.

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Following last month’s Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival, there arose a clatter of chatter on the Z-ville Moms Facebook site. There were several reports of juveniles winning goldfish as prizes without parental consent. Additionally, there were reports of these goldfish in plastic bags being “punted” and carnival employees saying the leftover fish would be dumped in the creek.

Ojo S. Adeusi, driving at reduced speed in left lane, unsafe lane movement without a signal, guilty plea or admission.

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The seventh annual Dancing with the Boone County Stars will be Saturday at Witham Pavilion at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m.


From the playful to the macabre, tales from the history of the town of Zionsville were reenacted this past weekend during the SullivanMunce Cultural Center’s annual GhostWalk.

Seniors left the Boone County Senior Health & Wellness laden with bags of free goodies and Band-Aids on their arms Saturday.

Purdue’s incoming class of freshmen – the first to arrive on campus since President Mitch Daniels called for some sort of way to prove the graduates will eventually leave West Lafayette steeped in basic civics literacy – proved to be better already than U.S. average and among those of Indiana residents in a test designed as a starting point at the university.

The Town of Zionsville’s Planning & Economic Development Department and Information Technology Department have announced new hires. Roger Kilmer has been hired as Planner I–Economic Development, and Bill Peeples has been hired as Planner I–Zoning. In the Information Technology Department…

At the annual Indiana Emergency Response Conference Awards Banquet Sept. 20, Zionsville Fire Chief James VanGorder and Zionsville Firefighter Paramedic Abdullakh Abamislimov were among those to receive awards.

Roger Kilmer, Bill Peeples and Patrick Taylor pose with Zionsvlle Mayor Tim Haak.The three men have been recently hired as town employees.

Did vice president Joe Biden threaten to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees from the Obama administration if the Ukrainian government failed to remove a prosecutor whose investigation targets included Burisma Holdings, a gas company on whose board Biden’s son, Hunter, sat? Yes. He’s publicly admitted it.

A public open house will be held Oct. 10 to present and discuss design and layout alternatives for the County Road 300 South Corridor from C.R. 1200 E. (East County Line) to C.R. 800 E.

One Boone County Jail corrections officer was fired after an inmate death, one was disciplined, and one earned praise, but details are scarce, pending results of an investigation.


A Zionsville teen is among the 2019 Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’s six 2019 winners of the prestigious Power of Children Awards winners.


Ron Hopwood has been making wine since 1994 after a 22-year career in real estate in Avon. What started as a hobby eventually became a business and Hopwood Cellars Winery in Zionsville is now celebrating 24 years in wine.

The Town of Zionsville’s Street & Stormwater Department will be providing curbside brush and limb collections for the next two weeks. The service provides Zionsville residents in the Urban Service district a means to dispose of certain pruning and yard debris. All items must be placed cu…

STAR Bank is teaming up with Zionsville Community High School to operate a fully functional branch where high school students will be working side-by-side in an immersive learning center with bankers during school hours.

Two area men, one from Jamestown and one from Brownsburg, are awaiting extradition to Kentucky in connection with the murder of a man who was found shot to death in May.

Police reportedly found 21 grams of methamphetamine hidden on two people arrested after a traffic stop in Zionsville.


Zionsville High School Junior Presley Beck has been crowned Miss Fall Festival Outstanding Teen 2020.


The SullivanMunce Cultural Center has announced the approval and designation of the Cultural Center’s first Century Structure since taking over the program started by the Zionsville Historical Society in 1987. The Century Structure program honors Zionsville’s historic residential and commerc…

Four in 10 low-income people in Indiana are homeless or pay over half their income for rent, often forgoing necessities like food or medicine to keep a roof over their heads, according to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. An estimated 19,000 Indiana school children live…

This weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for Carmen Ottinger. The Lebanon seamstress has invested 25 years of her life to give back to her community. Over that time, she and her committee have grown the Back to the Fifties Festival from a small downtown affair to one of the largest events of the year at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

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The state of Indiana has won an appeals case involving Damoine Wilcoxson’s guilty verdict in the attempted murder of two police officers in Marion County.

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A former college intern at the Indiana Department of Child Services has claimed Todd Meyer quit his job as No. 2 in the department a day after she made a formal complaint about him, The Indianapolis Star reported Thursday, Aug. 31.

Hoosiers helping those in need is part of Indiana’s culture, and an effort led by the Indiana State Fair has prompted many counties throughout Indiana to participate in the FAIRs Care food drives. Through a partnership with the Indiana Association of Fairs and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, count…

Former Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer resigned abruptly from his position with the Indiana Department of Child Services last month, according to news sources.

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Barbara Alice Russell, 97, of Zionsville, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Hoosier Village in Indianapolis. Barbara was born on August 17, 1922 a daughter of the late Byron and Amelia (Wyland) Spees. She graduated from Zionsville High School in 1940, and went on to earn a degree as a R…

George C. Covington, beloved son of the late Herbert Covington and Eleanor Covington, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23rd, 2019 at the age of 82. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1937, and moved to Cleveland, Ohio as a child. He was the beloved husband of Judith, and father of Kimberely (Ferl…