“Biblioburro,” a.k.a. The Donkey Library, Comes to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Second graders from an Indianapolis school anonymously donated more than 1,300 books to Horizon House March 16. With the students’ approval, Horizon House then gave the books to The Public Collection so kids all around the city could enjoy them. After reading the book “Biblioburro,” based on a true story of a Columbian boy who donated and delivered books to villages on his donkey, the 2nd graders held a book drive to encourage others to read, be kind, and give back — just like the boy in the … Read More

Stormwater Informational Meeting in Lawrence

LAWRENCE — There will be a stormwater informational meeting to discuss the development of the city’s master plan later this month. The City of Lawrence has been working with the City of Indianapolis to develop a comprehensive strategy to use the funds Lawrence has paid into the Marion County Stormwater District to help resolve storm water issues. The meeting will take place at the City of Lawrence Government Center’s Public Assembly Room, located at 9001 E. 59th St. Lawrence on Mon., March 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This meeting … Read More

Lawrence Fire Dept. Unveils New Ladder Truck

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Steve Collier and Lawrence Fire Chief Dino Batalis unveiled the newest addition to the Lawrence Fire Department’s fleet at a dedication ceremony March 15 at Station 38. After Batalis’ opening remarks, Mayor Collier called dispatch and Ladder 38 was officially placed into service. This new ladder replaces an apparatus that has been in service since 2002. This particular ladder has been the busiest ladder in Marion County for 2016. The new addition is long overdue and much needed. The equipment is state of the art and will give Lawrence … Read More

Scecina’s 12th Annual Mulch & Potting Soil Sale

INDIANAPOLIS — Scecina’s 12th Annual Mulch & Potting Soil sale to benefit Crusader Athletics is going on now. The deadline for orders is April 17, and the free delivery will be April 22. They are selling premium mulch (cypress and hardwood) and potting mix. To order online, visit scecina.org/mulch . Previous buyers also receive order forms in the mail. Football coach Ott Hurrle started the Mulch Sale 12 years ago, and he still helps deliver it. Proceeds help keep Crusader athletics programs healthy, strong and growing. To volunteer to deliver … Read More

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much by Mark Shaw

On November 8, 1965, millions of fans of “What’s My Line?” TV star, Pulitzer Prize nominated columnist, and crack investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen were shocked to learn of her mysterious death in her New York City townhome. The autopsy report … Read More

Nominate a Deserving Father by April 21

INDIANAPOLIS — Do you know of an outstanding father in Marion County who is responsible for developing strong relationships within his family and his community? Nominate him today for the Heart of a Father Award, presented by Managed Health Services … Read More

The Passion Pit

This is the last installment about Indianapolis motion picture theaters. While the title may appear somewhat salacious suggesting the content deserves an “X-Rating,” the reader will find it nothing more than “PG” and most likely “G-Rated.” Sorry to disappoint; however … Read More

Eastside Road Construction on I-70

INDIANAPOLIS — Milestone Contractors plans to begin construction on or after April 1 of an additional lane on eastbound Interstate 70 between I-465 and Post Road (Exit 91) on the east side of Indianapolis. The additional lane will be built … Read More

Applause!: March 24-30

• Want your voice to be heard? No matter your political leanings, informed and engaged citizens need to have their voices heard in Washington. To stay up to date on our Representatives, visit www.house.gov and search for your Rep. Contact … Read More

M*A*S*H at Buck Creek Players

INDIANAPOLIS — Buck Creek Players continues their 43rd season of quality theater with the stage version of the popular book, film, and television series, M*A*S*H by Tim Kelly, adapted from the book by Richard Hooker. This comedic and nostalgic production … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: March 24-30

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, March 30: After Indiana’s prohibition law becomes effective next year, the entire capacity of the Home Brewing Co will be devoted to the manufacture of soft drinks according to company president and superintendent, Peter Lawall. … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 24-30

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, March 28: While the army and navy recruiting offices have been doing an active business, they are not busier than U. S. Marshal Mark Storen or Capt. Thomas E. Halls of the United States Secret … Read More

Now, In Our Day: Part 4

Come gather ‘round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ … Read More

Reggie Harding: ABA Pacers’ 1st 7-Footer, Part 1

The Indiana Pacers are winding down another season and the playoff situation remains uncertain. This season marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s start in the old ABA. It was about this time of year a half century ago that … Read More

On the Road Again

I stepped out the door, then quickly came back inside. It is March in Indiana, and although there have been days when it felt like May, today nature has decided to bring us back to reality with snow! Fear not, … Read More

The Gifts We Sow

“What was that song you taught the kids?” There was amusement in the mother’s voice. I couldn’t remember the song I had taught Jack and Gaby Kiehl, some fourteen or fifteen years ago, but Julie must have been reminded of … Read More

Big Red Coach Search

With the departure of Tom Crean, Indiana University is on the hunt for a new coach. With that in mind, the athletic department has hired Parker Executive Search out of Atlanta to locate some possible candidates  for consideration. Parker specializes … Read More