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March 25, 2017

  • Serving Indy’s Southside Since 1928

Greater accessibility focus of court’s changes

An open letter to Beech Grove residents: I have been very busy since the Nov. 8 election. One of my first acts as judge was to appoint Cindy Johnson as the city court clerk, under Ind. Code 33-35-3-1. Cindy has been an asset to the court over the past four years and I believe she will continue as such. I spent December and the first week of January auditing the financial status of the city court. With the help of the former...

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Merchants support Samaritan’s Cupboard

Editor: I would publicly like to thank two Main Street businesses for their assistance to our food pantry, Samaritan’s Cupboard. Greg and Michelle Burge, owners of Beech Grove Firearms, gave a large monetary donation for food. Laura Lewis, owner of Beech Grove Meat Market, allowed us to shop for food items at her cost, and set up a donation box in the store. Samaritan’s Cupboard is a ministry of Beech Grove Wesleyan Church, 120 S. 4th...

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State survey reveals widespread discrimination still exists

Editor: A research study recently released by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) shows that discrimination in Indiana remains a problem. The ICRC’s study is based on the findings of the Statewide Perception Survey, which found that approximately 58 percent of Hoosiers have been discriminated against in their lifetime and more than 88 percent look at discrimination as a problem in their community. “This study confirms what we...

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What’s best solution to fix ‘grave’ matters in Beech Grove?

by Karla Richardson Dick Templin decided to volunteer at the Beech Grove Public Library and was told to research history files to become familiar and help others with research. In doing his research, Templin came across a book with names of people buried at the two cemeteries in Beech Grove. Templin’s interest was sparked upon finding a souvenir book published in 1930 by the BG Civic League, which referenced the Lick Creek Cemetery...

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Torry's Top Ten: Signs your kid’s school is having budget issues

10. You discover the American literature textbook is a collection of Spider-Man back issues. 9. The football concession stand is taking bids for beer vendors. 8. Instead of music class, the homeroom teacher plays an old “Sing Along with Mitch” album. 7. The playground equipment is worn out, but the janitor is offering floor buffer rides for $1. 6. Parent-teacher night has a $5 cover charge. 5. The art teacher is doing tattoos as an...

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