Carmel in Brief – June 22, 2020 • Latest release



CHS takes 3rd place in the golf final – The Carmel High School boys’ golf team finished third in the IHSAA State Finals on June 16 at the Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. Sam Booth was low for the greyhounds at 76-76 for a total of 152. Center Grove won with a total of 606 strokes in two days, one stroke less than Guerin Catholic with 607. Carmel finished third with 612. The greyhounds won the two previous state titles Covid19 Pandemic in 2018 and 2019.

CHS duo falls in the double semifinals – Carmel High School Junior Hallie Reeves and student Alexa Lewis lost to Deltas Tynan Dishman and Maggie Manor 6-3, 6–1. June 12 in the IHSAA State Doubles semifinals at North Central. Reeves and Lewis finished 27-2 in first place in doubles.

Military tribute at the parade para – Former and current service members are encouraged to attend the Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade on July 5th as part of the grand finale of military tributes. Family members of military personnel are also welcome to attend, including those who currently have someone on duty or who have lost a loved one on duty. Vehicles are available for those who cannot walk the two-mile route. To participate, contact Bec Hunter at [email protected] or call 317-407-1445.

Republicans gather – The Carmel-Clay GOP Club invites all Republicans to an informal social gathering to meet fellow Republicans on the second floor of Sun King Distillery, 351 Monon Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 23. The event will be an open house format. There will be no speaker or fundraising. A bar will be available.

Marathon date set – The 12th Annual Carmel Marathon Weekend takes place on April 9, 2022. The event was selected to compete in the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Ranking Qualifying Series, the first global age group marathon ranking system. The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group’s world rankings include a one-year qualifying period during which athletes in nine different age groups can compete Marathons around the world to earn ranking points. At the end of the qualification period, the top ranked runners in each age group will be invited to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.

Communication competition winner – Three student entries from Carmel High School students won first place in various categories in the High School Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. Carmel winners are: Chloe San, double truck layout; Riley Terbush, artwork / photo illustration; and Archit Kalra, Environment. The prices were announced on May 15th on Zoom.

Solar energy webinar – The Hamilton County Solar Co-Op is hosting free webinars to provide information on the fundamentals of solar power and how the technology protects against rising utility bills. The participants learn how they can use net metering and the federal tax credit this year and how the cooperative makes it easy to get started with solar energy through technical support and group prices. The next webinar will take place on June 24th at 6:30 p.m. Register at or email a request to [email protected]

Stop bleed training – The Hamilton County Health Dept. is holding a free Stop the Bleed course on June 24th from 6pm to 7.30pm. Participants will learn how to apply direct pressure to a bleeding wound, how to grip a bleeding wound, and how to put on a tourniquet. Space is limited. Interested parties can register at

Introduction to the honor society – Eleanor Thompson of Carmel was recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest collegial honor society spanning all disciplines. Thompson was initiated at the University of North Alabama. Thompson is among the approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professionals, and alumni who are initiated at Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Military Veterans Hall of Fame – The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting applications for their 2021 class for Hall of Fame induction. The closing date for applicants is August 1, 2021. Nominees must have been born in Indiana, entered the military in Indiana, or lived in Indiana for at least five years. You must also have an honorable discharge from U.S. military service and no criminal convictions. To nominate a veteran, visit

Golf fundraiser – AECOM Hunt will hold its annual charity golf excursion on September 9th to support the Assistance League of Indianapolis. The organizers accept sponsorships and donations. Learn more at

Puppies & Pints – Clay Terrace hosts the fifth annual Pups & Pints ​​series from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every third Friday of the month through October at the mall’s dog park, 14395 Clay Terrace Blvd. Participants can chat with other dog owners at the free event and buy beer from the brewery. Water is provided for the puppies.

Bike sharing continues – The Carmel Bike Share program has restarted under a new provider, Movatic. To access the bikes, users need to download an app from Movatic. The bikes are rented for $ 1.50 per half hour with a cap of $ 24 for periods of up to 24 hours. A $ 30 annual fee includes unlimited rides under an hour, with additional hours billed at $ 1.50 per half hour up to a maximum of $ 24 for a period of up to 24 hours.

Pedal discounts – Hamilton County Tourism’s Pedal Perks promotion returned for the fourth time this month. The aim is to encourage locals and visitors to explore Hamilton County by bike. From May 1 to October 31, more than 30 participating companies in Hamilton County will be offering offers and discounts that can be redeemed on a smartphone. Visit to learn more and to sign up.

Host families needed – ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to accept students aged 15-18 for the next academic year. Students come from all over the world and have received scholarships to study in the United States. To find out more or to complete a host family application, call 1-800-736-1760 or visit

HCSWCD photo competition – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting submissions for the seventh annual photography competition from amateur photographers across Hamilton County in the youth and adult categories. Each participant can submit up to five entries on the competition theme – Nature’s Renewal. Digital files and entry forms must be submitted by June 29th. New this year, the People’s Choice Award winners will receive a prize of $ 50 in each of the categories. A jury will select additional winners to honor a total of four winners. Photo entries will be featured at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair July 15-19. For more information, see

weed killer – The Hamilton County Invasive Species Partnership will host Weed Wranglers events for the first time this year to remove invasive species from various locations. The volunteers learn how to deal with a targeted invasive species and work as part of a collaborative effort to improve a natural area. Learn more at Registration is required.

Spectrum comes to Clay Terrace – Spectrum, offering devices and accessories compatible with Spectrum Mobile, opens in Clay Terrace this summer. The store will be next to T-Mobile and Bella Pizza. Learn more at

Now open – Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard was due to open on June 21 at 110 W. Main St. in Carmel. Rita’s Italian Ice is freshly prepared every day and is available in a daily changing selection from more than 90 flavors. The new location has a walk-in window, the first in the area, for guests to enjoy goodies as they stroll through the neighborhood.

Franciscan retirement – Peter Murphy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Franciscan Health Mooresville and Franciscan Health Carmel, retired June 4th after 26 years of service. He joined Franciscan in 1990 and served as Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer at St. James Health in Chicago Heights and then Divisional President and CEO until 2008. In 2013 he moved to Central Indiana and has been in his current position ever since. In retirement, Murphy plans to keep busy traveling between St. Louis and Mexico and spending more time with family and friends.

State closes COVID test sites –– The Indiana Department of Health will close COVID-19 testing sites operated by OptumServe Health Services effective June 30th after establishing a robust, community-led testing network that includes pharmacies, providers, clinics and local health authorities . By May 2020, more than 541,000 free COVID-19 tests were deployed at OptumServe locations. Find COVID-19 test pages at



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