By Mike Alexander
Mary A. Carpenter, 58, completing her first term as Beech Grove clerk-treasurer, announced Tuesday that she is an independent candidate for the office in the Nov. 6 general election.
She is the second Republican candidate in as many weeks to announce her independent candidacy. Ingle Harris III, 4th district city councilman, announced last week that he is an independent candidate in the mayor
Beech Grove Police Chief Rich Witmer urges area residents to enjoy a happy, safe Independence Day celebration Tuesday evening in Sarah T. Bolton Park, 13th and Churchman avenues.
Last year, the event drew about 10,000 people to the traditional fireworks show the evening before July 4th.
This year, the Promoters Club again will sponsor the 30-minute rainbow sparkling, explosive and colorful starburst sprays extravaganza.
The show will begin at dusk, which will be about 10 p.m. A large crowd, traffic and parking will require an early start to get there on time.
Here are Chief Witmer
Beech Grove Freedom Fest parade will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The units will start on Emerson Avenue to Main Street, ending at 5th and Main streets, according to parade coordinator Dennis Wilson.
Those with radios can tune to WICR-FM (88.7) to hear parade commentary. Guests attending the parade also will be interviewed as part of business owner Jeff Cardwell
There are lots of people in the world who love to plan and organize and ponder. These people make sound decisions. Their belongings are color-coded and alphabetized.
They live their lives in a neat, orderly manner.
They remind me of freshly-starched, white shirts.
And then there are people like me.
People who make no plans. People who jump into drastic changes with absolutely no forethought. People who never, ever rely on any type of thought processes.
These are the people who never wear crisp white shirts. They are far too messy to wear white. But also, they could never find the starch or the iron anyway.
It is difficult to be one of the messy ones, the fly-by-the-seat-of-your pants people who can