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March 25, 2017

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Greenwood merger could mean drastic changes

It is expected that the seven members of the study committee responsible for exploring the feasibility of a merger of White River Township (WRT) and the City of Greenwood will be appointed the first week of 2009. The Greenwood City Council and the White River Township board both meet the first week of January. By state statute, three of the study committee members will be appointed by the White River Township board, three selected by...

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BGHS again recognized as one of America’s best

U.S. News and World Report has named Beech Grove High School as one of America’s Best High Schools for the second consecutive year. BGHS was recognized for standardized test performance and proficiency rates of all students, including the least advantaged. Pictured with the award are student council president Danielle Winkler, principal Steve Cox and senior class president Nick...

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Final update: One child waits…

Nearly 500 children from 200 families opened Christmas presents this year because of the labor of love of non-profit Servant’s Heart of Indy. Beech Grove resident and Servant’s Heart founder Bill Boone, along with his hardworking, all-volunteer board, continued to gather community support right up through the night the gifts were wrapped at a party at South Grove Intermediate School. [ad#single-post]Three-fourths of the families were...

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Obituaries for the week of 1.1.09

Joseph Blazek Jr., 76 of Indianapolis and Naples, Fla., died Dec. 17, 2008, following a long battle with emphysema and cancer. Joe was a 1950 graduate of Southport High School where he quarterbacked the only undefeated football team. He was a retired builder and developer of homes and commercial developments and was a former owner of Wilson-Blazek Builders, Inc. of Indianapolis.  He remained active in real estate developments he owned...

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Southside Military News for the week of 1.1.09

Army Pvt. Justin M. Sparks has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills and Army history,...

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