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First of three

PENDLETON — Residents of the town of Pendleton and Fall Creek and Green Townships got their first opportunity to hear of official plans for the South Madison Fire Territory — a proposal to provide better emergency care for the three communities — at the Pendleton Fire Station, Tuesday.

Local Sports

Dawgs down Daleville on Senior Night

LAPEL — Lapel’s Corbin Renihan made the most of his Senior Night leading the Bulldogs in a big way while knocking off visiting Daleville 76-71 Jan. 22.

Lapel girls down Muncie Central 62-52

LAPEL — After a tough loss in the county rematch game between Pendleton Heights and Lapel on Tuesday, Bulldog Coach Zach Newby said his team went through one of its most intense practices they’d had this season on Wednesday.

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Town creates conduit for utility bill relief

PENDLETON — Pendleton Clerk-Treasurer Willie Boles said he and town utility office manager Tracie Dodd were talking last winter about what could be done...

The Lapel High School Class of 1970

In 1970, on most college campuses, protesting the Vietnam War was the popular thing to do.

Outfitter gala returns to ballroom

PENDLETON — Outfitters Masquerade Ball, a fundraiser for the local charity benefitting families in the South Madison school district, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Embassy Suites in Noblesville.

Showing improvement

PENDLETON — Three judges presented 16 awards to participants in the Pendleton Artists Society’s “Art Studies Show,” which opened during the group’s First Friday event at Gallery 119 on Friday.


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Wednesday, Jan. 26

Government calendar

The following local meetings were scheduled but are subject to change by the towns. Many meetings can be streamed online. Check town websites or call for updates and more information. Thursday, Jan. 20 6 p.m. — Pendleton Urban Forestry Committee, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton 7 p.m. — Lapel Town Council, Lapel Eagles Aerie 4323 , 110 E. Ninth St., Lapel Monday, Jan. 24 6:30 p.m. — Ingalls Utilities, town hall, 308 N. Meridian St., Ingalls 7 p.m. — Ingalls Town Council, town hall, 308 N. Meridian St., Ingalls 7 p.m. — Markleville Town Council, town hall, 8 S. State St., Markleville Wednesday, Jan. 26 4 p.m. — Pendleton Town Court, meets virtually 6 p.m. — Pendleton Park and Recreation Board, Fall Park Office, 460 Falls Park Drive, Pendleton Wednesday, Feb. 2 7 p.m. — Pendleton Plan Commission, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton Thursday, Feb. 3 6 p.m. — Pendleton Redevelopment Commission, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton 7 p.m. — South Madison Community School Corp. Board of School Trustees, Administrative Services Center, 203 S. Heritage Way, Pendleton Monday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. — Ingalls Planning Commission, town hall, 308 N. Meridian St., Ingalls 7 p.m. — Markleville Plan Commission, town hall, 8 S. State St., Markleville Tuesday, Feb. 8 6 p.m. — Pendleton Historic Preservation Commission, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton Wednesday, Feb. 9 4:30 p.m. — Pendleton Waterworks Board, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton 5:30 p.m. — Pendleton Board of Stormwater Management, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton 6:30 p.m. — Pendleton Utility Rate Advisory Board, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton Thursday, Feb. 10 6 p.m. — Pendleton Town Council, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton 6:30 p.m. — Lapel Planning Board, Lapel Eagles Aerie 4323 , 110 E. Ninth St., Lapel 7:30 p.m. — Frankton-Lapel Community Schools, administration office, 7916 W. County Road 300N, Anderson Monday, Feb. 14 6:30 p.m. — Ingalls Utilities, town hall, 308 N. Meridian St., Ingalls 7 p.m. — Ingalls Town Council, town hall, 308 N. Meridian St., Ingalls 7 p.m. — Markleville Town Council, town hall, 8 S. State St., Markleville Tuesday, Feb. 15 7 p.m. — Lapel Parks Board, Lapel Town Hall, 825 N. Main St., Lapel 7 p.m. — Pendleton Board of Zoning Appeals, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton Thursday, Feb. 17 6 p.m. — Pendleton Urban Forestry Committee, town hall, 100 W. State St., Pendleton 7 p.m. — Lapel Town Council, Lapel Eagles Aerie 4323 , 110 E. Ninth St., Lapel 7 p.m. — South Madison Community School Corp. Board of School Trustees, Administrative Services Center, 203 S. Heritage Way, Pendleton Monday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. — Ingalls Board of Zoning Appeals, town hall, 308 N. Meridian St., Ingalls 7 p.m. — Markleville Parks, town hall, 8 S. State St., Markleville

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Gallery 119 offers art classes

Town meeting times

SOUTH MADISON COUNTY — The towns of Ingalls and Markleville, as well as South Madison Community School Corp. released the following meeting schedules for 2022.

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Michael Hicks: Martin Luther King’s vision becoming a reality

This is the time of year we set aside time to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect upon his influence. Classrooms around the country recently replayed some of his speeches, and students together read his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” It is necessary that they do so, and no Americans can count themselves as truly educated who have not read much of his most popular arguments.

Michael Hicks: IU Health’s price freeze is a gimmick

Last month, the state’s largest health-care firm, IU Health, announced it would freeze prices through 2025. That end date is tentative, and the plan is short on public details. However, there has been enough reporting about the issue that we can begin to understand how financially important this is for businesses and consumers. It is also useful to interpret this decision in light of the overall hospital monopoly problem in Indiana.

Looking forward to next Ka-Do-Ha treasure hunt

In the late 1970s, I attended my first metal detector treasure hunt.

University’s list of banished words is irksome

You know those scenes in Popeye cartoons, where Popeye is going to be eaten by a shark, Olive is tied to the railroad tracks,...

Laura Ann Williams

David Elsenbise

YORKTOWN Our human hearts are grieving, but our souls’ hearts are celebrating because we know he is no longer suffering. David passed peacefully from this...

Janetta ‘Jean’ Birch Rogers

PENDLETON Janetta “Jean” Birch Rogers, 86, of Pendleton, went to be with her Lord Dec. 29, 2021. She was born Feb. 23, 1935 in Anderson, In,...

Bruce David Glennie

LONG BEACH, WA Bruce David Glennie, 74, died on November 25, 2021 in Long Beach, WA. Arrangements are being made through Penttila’s Chapel by the Sea.

Kevin Christel

Green Township