Carmel in brief – December 7, 2021 • Current edition


Appointments to the United States Service Academy – United States Senator Todd Young has nominated several students of Carmel High School for nominations to the United States Military Academy. An appointment does not guarantee admission to a service academy, but must be taken into consideration. The nominees are Jacob Klein, United States Naval Academy; Ellison Nou, United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy; Grace Sullivan, United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy; and Lilian Rose, US Military Academy.

appointments to the Council of State – Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed or re-appointed several Carmel residents to state boards and commissions. He reappointed Elizabeth Cunningham, Psychiatrist at the Community Health Network, and appointed Jon Ferguson, Behavioral Health Manager for Ascension St. Vincent, to the Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board; appointed Julie Griffith, executive vice-president of IN3, to the board of directors of Ball State University; appointed Danny Lopez, vice president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, to the Judicial Appointments Commission for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal; appointed Tammera Glickman, assistant general counsel, Indiana Department of Administration, State Board of Dentistry; and reappointed Blaine Walters, CIAU Quality Manager, and appointed Justin Sell, Underground Safety Alliance Director of Operations and Technology, to the Underground Plant Protection Advisory Committee.

Recycling Christmas Lights – Green Teams from Carmel Clay Schools, City of Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to deliver a holiday light recycling campaign. Until January 20, residents can recycle used and unwanted Christmas lights at White’s Ace Hardware at 731 S. Range Line Road. CCS Green Teams will be offering recycling on CCS campuses until January 6. For more information, contact Kelli Prader of the City of Carmel Utilities Department at 317-571-2673.

Honor to football – DePauw University Zac Bowman, an offensive lineman for the football team, has been selected for the 2021 All-North Coast Athletic Conference football team. Bowman, a senior from Carmel, anchored the line as that center of the team which is averaging 36.6 points and 448.8 yards per game.

Rhodes Scholar – Nicholas Hayes, senior at the University of Alabama, is among 32 US students to receive a Rhodes Scholarship, which will allow him to study at the University of Oxford in the UK after graduating from the UA in May 2022 with degrees in German and Mathematics. Hayes was chosen from over 2,300 students who began the application process. Hayes is the son of Eric and Jen Hayes of New Jersey and the grandson of Anne and JB Hayes of Westfield. Eric Hayes graduated from Carmel High School.

Teen muralist wanted – Carmel Clay Public Library is soliciting designs from teenage artists for a mural for the new teen space in the renovated main library. Youth in grades 9 to 12 who live or attend school in Carmel are invited to submit their concepts to the library until December 15th. The winning artist will receive a $ 2,000 scholarship and his work will be transformed into a wall covering that will become the bold focal point for the new space. Full details of the competition are available at

Military Veterans Hall of Fame – The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame accepts nominations for the Class of 2022 until August 1, 2022. To be eligible, the nominee must be born in Indiana, have entered military service in the Indiana, have lived in Indiana for at least five years and have no felony convictions. A nomination form is available at To find out more about the organization or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit

The bank completes its merger – United Fidelity Bank completed its merger transaction with ICB, which merged with and in United, with United and its holding company, Fidelity Federal Bancorp, as surviving entities. As of November 30, the combined entity had approximately $ 2.6 billion in total assets and 20 banking centers.

Long Term Care Career Fair – The Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development, in partnership with the Indiana Health Care Association and the Indiana Center for Assisted Living, is hosting a virtual fair at 10:30 a.m. on December 14 featuring long-term care providers from American Senior Communities, CarDon, Gardant Management Solutions and TLC Management. Human resources professionals at each company will discuss required qualifications, compensation and benefits, and how to apply for current job openings. To register, visit:

Town Hall Pregnancy and COVID-19 – The Hamilton County Health Department will be holding a town hall at 6:30 p.m. on December 8 to help answer many common questions moms-to-be have about the COVID-19 vaccination. Drs. Caroline Rouse and Maria Schmoll, both maternal-fetal medicine physicians at IU Health, and Dr. Evan Kreutzer, a certified pediatrician at Ascension Medical Group, will lead the discussion and will be available to help answer questions. Those interested in participating should download Microsoft Teams and use the link

The grant supports paramedical programs – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Hamilton County an $ 80,000 grant to help paramedic programs across the county provide better behavioral health services. County Councilor Steve Nation, a former judge, worked with local lawmakers to help craft the Indiana House Enrolled Act 1118, which became law on July 1. The law allows allied health programs to request a personalized mental health plan for a patient, if certain conditions are met, so that they can follow the patient and provide services and support. The Hamilton County Community Foundation will administer grant funds in partnership with Aspire and Hamilton County Council.

Mass vaccination clinic – The Hamilton County Health Department has reopened its mass vaccination clinic at 4H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. The hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Only those who are 65 or older as well as those 18 and older with underlying medical conditions or who live or work in high-risk environments are eligible for a Pfizer recall. Appointments are welcome, but appointments are preferred. To register, visit


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