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Goodbye Crossroads Classic, hello 'Indy Classic': Purdue, Ball State to play in new event

Ryan Vaughn is always thinking, always planning, always dreaming. It's how he's turned Indianapolis into one of the premiere cities for the biggest sports events in the country. So when the President of the Indiana Sports Corp was working with Russ Potts Productions' President Zach Franz to pull off the men's college basketball tournament bubble in 2021, an idea was born. The Crossroads Classic, which had hosted games each December involving IU, Purdue, Butler and Notre Dame...
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Around the Table: Restaurant openings, closings in Indy, Carmel, Fishers

INDIANAPOLIS — Jolene Ketzenberger of Culinary Crossroads always knows what’s happening in Central Indiana’s restaurant scene, so she stops by each Monday to fill us in. She has one closing to report this week: ND Street Bar at 46th and College in SoBro. The restaurant from entrepreneur Kimbal Musk just recently changed its name from Next Door.
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11 Indiana Playgrounds Worth The Drive

With state-of-the-art play structures and lots of space to run, these Indiana playgrounds will bring out the inner child in everyone. Meadowlark Park in Carmel has now reopened to the public, and features a completely reimagined playground experience! The new playground at Meadowlark Park features three big play structures for kids of all ages to enjoy. The structure for big kids includes geometric domes that kids can climb up to and through, and metal slides that send you back to the ground. There’s also a play structure for climbers and parkour enthusiasts that features bridges to cross, monkey bars to swing from and other obstacles. The play structure for babies and young kids also invites tiny tots to climb, slide and explore, but everything is scales smaller for the youngest adventurers.

Muncie Youth Volleyball Team Wins National Championship in Orlando, FL

MUNCIE, Ind.—The Munciana Peppers are National Volleyball Champions. On June 15th, thirteen twelve-year olds embarked on their quest for the gold. Two-hundred and twenty-one twelve and under teams participated at the 49th AAU Junior Nationals in Orlando, Florida. There were nineteen teams in the open division, including the Peppers. The open bracket is considered the best of the best and maintains the highest level of competition.
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Carmel Police Dept. seeks assistance in bicycle theft investigation

Carmel Police are investigating the theft of a bicycle that occurred shortly after 2 p.m. in the area of Midtown Plaza June 6. The subject pictured was seen on surveillance cameras removing an unsecured bicycle from a bike rack and riding away on it. CPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this individual for questioning regarding the theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Scott Morrow at 317-571-2500 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. Reference CPD case number 2022-35615. (Photo courtesy of the Carmel Police Dept.)

Another sunny week ahead for Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t much, but we got a little bit of rainfall across central Indiana today. Now it’s back to the sunshine this week!. It wasn’t much, but Indianapolis recorded 0.03″ of rainfall today. There was a little bit more in Terre Haute and Kokomo. Both locations measured around a quarter of an inch.
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IU Kokomo names next chancellor

IU Kokomo has named Mark Canada chancellor, succeeding Susan Sciame-Giesecke, who served in that capacity for 10 years. His role is effective August 15, pending formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Canada has been IU Kokomo’s deputy chancellor since last July and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs...
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Cardiologist’s medical mystery set for The Cat

For Dr. Louis Janeira, the adage of writing what you know best rings true. The Carmel cardiologist frequently has a medical undertone in his books and plays. “The Ambush” is no exception. His medical murder mystery play is set for performances July 1-3 and 8-10 at The Cat, 254 Veterans Way, Carmel.
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Westfield Rocks the 4th returns for two-day event

The City of Westfield will celebrate the Fourth of July for two days this year. Westfield Rocks the 4th will be from 5 to 10 p.m. July 3 and July 4 at Grand Park Sports Campus. Last year’s event was celebrated for three days. According to a press release...

BNL flavor as Hein, Jones, McFaddin win City championships at Otis Park

BEDFORD – Not only can Jeff Hein talk the talk, he proved he can walk the walk. Hein, Bedford North Lawrence’s boys golf coach, displayed his playing prowess as he cruised to his first Bedford Men’s Senior City championship on Sunday at Otis Park. His victory added to the BNL flavor of the day as Jett Jones claimed the boys Junior City while Chloe McFaddin rolled to the girls Junior title.

Watch Indiana Mechanic Find Unique Stowaway Tucked Under SUV

You've likely read or heard stories about stray cats climbing up under parked cars looking for a place to catch a nap or get warm. This story is kind of like that, but I'm guessing this mechanic in Kokomo, Indiana would have preferred finding a cat in the SUV he was working on instead of what was actually hiding in there.
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Unique restaurant opening soon in Fishers

A new restaurant with a unique concept is opening later this month in Fishers. Room Service on Wheels, at 11110 Lantern Rd., offers customers and employees a different kind of dining experience. Owners Randy De John and Mike Nash decided to open the restaurant with a “ghost kitchen” after they...

Muncie Redevelopment Commission to back projects with cash should council kill bond issue

MUNCIE, Ind. — The Muncie Redevelopment Commission has approved cash matches for grants to support projects the city administration is proposing, in case Muncie City Council should again reject a $3.5 million bond issue aimed at funding the proposals. City Council President Jeff Robinson said Friday he is keeping an open mind about the bond issue that is expected to be brought up at next month's regular council meeting at 7 p.m. July 11 in city hall. ...

AEP Foundation Gifts $250,000 to Muncie Children’s Museum to Fund Expansion of Discovery Park

MUNCIE, Ind. – The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation made an impactful donation when the Muncie Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit, Discovery Park, opened in 2017. Once again, they are generously supporting the expansion of the exhibit, with Indiana Michigan Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, giving a $250,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation to the museum’s “More to Explore” capital campaign.