Carmel in brief – March 9, 2020 • Current edition
Missing woman – The Carmelite Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a woman who has been missing since February 18. Police described Devan Edmonds, 23, as 5ft 2in, 180lb and last seen with her afro hair wrapped up. in a scarf. Anyone with information is urged to contact CPD at 317-571-2500 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. Reference of case CPD 2021-14175.
New administrator of the health department – The Hamilton County Health Board has selected Jason LeMaster as the new director of the health department. LeMaster replaces Barry McNulty, who passed away in December 2020. LeMaster has been in public health for 27 years. He has been Director of Environmental Health for the past 24 years. In this capacity, he oversaw restaurant inspections, water quality, on-site sewage disposal and mosquito control. His department is also responsible for testing public swimming pools and private wells. LeMaster has been the interim administrator of the department for the past several months.
Fried fish – The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday to March 26 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Road. Take-out and curbside pickup is available. Cost is $ 11, which includes a choice of baked salmon, crab cakes, or fried pollock. Each meal includes sides and a cookie. Children’s meals are available.
Young to run for a second term – US Senator Todd Young has announced he will run for a second term. The 1990 Carmel High School graduate announced his re-election campaign on March 2.
500 festival princesses named – Three Carmelite residents have been selected by the 500 Festival as the 2021 500 Princesses of the Festival. They are: Grace Good, a graduate of Carmel High School and a junior from DePauw University with a major in computer science; Rebecca Townsend, CHS graduate and senior at Indiana University with a major in economic consulting; and Gloria Xue, a CHS graduate and graduate student at Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, studying cellular and integrative physiology.
Employees honored for 40 years – Hamilton County recently paid tribute to its employees for their years of service, with Hamilton County Auditor Robin Mills and Attorney’s Office advocate Lynette Duvall each honored for 40 years. In addition, six employees celebrated 35 years of service, 11 marked 30 years and 18 observed 25 years.
Martin University Chair selected – Joseph M. Perkins, Jr., resident of Carmel, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Martin University. Perkins is legal counsel for regulatory and global business operations at Allison Transmission. He has over 20 years of experience with global manufacturing companies.
USSYP representative –Katherine LaReau of Carmel has been chosen to represent Indiana at the 59th Annual United States Senate Youth Program, which runs from March 14-17. LaReau will also receive a $ 10,000 scholarship for undergraduate studies.
Flower sale – Carmel Elementary will launch its annual flower sale on March 5 to support the school’s power take-off. The sale will include a variety of flowers and plants, from potted annuals to hanging baskets. Order flowers until March 22 at carmelflowersale.com.
Governor’s scholarship – Applications are accepted until March 15 for the 2021-22 Governor’s Scholarship, which offers places to fellows in various state agencies on a rotational basis throughout the year. The program is open to university graduates who receive their bachelor’s degree from fall 2019 through spring 2021. Fellows are full-time, paid employees who participate in the day-to-day operations of state government. Apply before March 15 at in.gov/gov/governors-office/governors-fellowship-program.
Graduate scholarships – The Beryl Showers Holland Scholarship will provide a $ 3,000 First Place and $ 2,000 Second Place scholarship to Indiana University graduates attending graduate school in the fall. Learn more and apply to trikappa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BSH-Application-2021-Packet-FF-2.pdf.
New state soldiers – Hamilton County residents Benjamin Beyler and Erin Fillenwarth are among 36 probation soldiers who graduated from the 80th Indiana State Police Academy on December 19, 2020. Beyler and Fillenwarth are assigned to the Police Station in the ‘State of Indiana in Indianapolis. Soldiers on probation will undergo a three-month field training period with veteran soldiers.
Free help with math and science homework – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s free AskRose Homework Hotline is available to help middle and high school students understand their math and science problems through a simple phone call, by email or chat. Rose-Hulman students are available Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the school year to help students in Grades 6 to 12 review math and science concepts. Connections can be made at 877-275-7673 or AskRose.org.
Open house on spring design – The Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Will host a Spring Design Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 11. Professionals will be on hand in the exhibition halls to get in touch with participants, offer demonstrations and talk about their upcoming projects. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Masks and social distancing are needed. To register, send an email [email protected].
OneZone adds a board member – The OneZone Chamber of Commerce has added Dr Stacy Atkinson to its Board of Directors. Atkinson is the new Chancellor of the Ivy Tech Hamilton County Campus in Noblesville. Prior to her new role, she was Chancellor of the Ivy Tech Campus in Richmond. For more information on OneZone events and initiatives, visit OneZoneCommerce.com.
The real estate agent makes the Hall of Fame – Shell Barger, a real estate agent at RE / MAX Ability Plus in Carmel, was named to the RE / MAX Hall of Fame in December 2020. The honor is given to agents who earn at least $ 1 million in commissions over the course of of their RE / MAX career. Only 34 RE / MAX agents earned the honor in 2020.
Smart College Selection Recruitment – Stephanie Aikins has joined the Smart College Selection team, where she will be responsible for working with high school students to help them identify their strengths, create strategic college rosters and fill out compelling applications. Aikins has 15 years of experience as a career and college counselor and previously worked at the International School of Indiana and Carmel and Greenwood High Schools.
MJ Insurance honored – MJ Insurance has been named one of the best places to work in Indiana. The statewide survey and rewards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor Indiana employers with prominent work cultures.
IMCU presents a check to the CHS – The Indiana Membership Credit Union recently presented a check for $ 1,888 to Carmel High School Athletics as part of a School Spirit debit card program. The partnership allows Carmel fans to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by subscribing to a Carmel Greyhounds-themed debit card. Every time the card is used as a signature-based transaction, Carmel Athletics benefits.
State Bank honored – State Bank is Indiana’s Small-Business Lender of the Year for 2020. The award was presented by the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation and relates to loans made by the State Bank to small business owners using the program of 504 loans from the US Small Business Administration. Ryan Murphy and Kevin Hall were State Bank officials who made the loans. The Lender of the Year award goes to the Bank of Indiana that grants the highest volume of SBA 504 loans with the Indiana State CDC as a percentage of the bank’s total deposits.
Free online course on personal savings – Centier Bank has implemented a free online course on personal savings through its free online financial education series, Centier To You, available on the bank’s website. The online course includes worksheets and Top 5 Tips on Setting Savings Goals and Creating a Savings Action Plan that will serve as an aid in helping users achieve their goals. short and long term savings. Learn more about centier.com/centier-to-you-savings.
Pierce Aerospace wins Air Force contract – Pierce Aerospace of Carmel and the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame won an Agility Prime contract from the US Air Force for “Decentralized Remote ID for Air Vehicles: Optimization of Low Latency, Scalable Data Networks via Emulation, Modeling, and Simulation. “This award follows recent advancements by Pierce Aerospace with Flight Portal ID, a Remote ID and Combat ID technology suite. In addition, Pierce Aerospace recently received a matching grant under the Research Program on innovation in small businesses and technology transfer in small businesses in Indiana.
Construction grant – Old Town Design Group established the Orchard Project Scholarship to provide tuition assistance to a Hamilton County student, Boone or Johnson preparing for a career in the construction industry. Applications are accepted until March 19. For more information or to request an application, send an email [email protected].
New recruit at MJ – Carmel-based MJ Insurance has added industry veteran Leea Ashfeld-Schwarz to its team of Benefits Consultants, where she will serve as a Benefits Client Executive. In his new role, Ashfeld-Schwarz will work to develop and execute the most cost-effective and strategic benefit options for new and existing customers. She will lead and support the internal team to ensure the timely delivery of each segment of MJ’s value proposition.
HCHD switches to Pfizer vaccine –– The Hamilton County Department of Health began administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on March 2. Previously, he administered the Moderna vaccine, but the Indiana State Department of Health asked the Department of Health to make the switch so he could use Moderna vaccines on mobile units in rural areas. Pfizer vaccine should be stored at minus 94 degrees, which makes it more difficult to transport. ISDH provided the Hamilton County Department of Health with ultra-low temperature storage for the Pfizer vaccine.
Prevent tick-borne diseases – The Indiana Lyme Connect Association is hosting three free webinars to help Hoosiers prevent tick-borne illnesses. The remaining webinars will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 18 and 25. Each week a different topic and speakers will be presented, including local and national experts. Free registration is available at indianlymeconnect.org/webinar.