The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Feb 05, 2013, 04:02 PM EST
To the Editor:
I was very pleased to hear about the assistance that the Avon High School orchestra and their director, Dean Westman, gave to the students from New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy. I thank them for their noble acts to help those who lost so much from last year's tragic storm.
Hurricane Sandy changed many lives along our nation's Atlantic coastline, and the Avon students' generosity has helped make a difference for those students in Bridgewater, N.J. By potentially sacrificing their own success at the Grand Nationals to help out their competitors, they have demonstrated to our nation what Hoosier Hospitality is all about. In addition to helping the Bridgewater Raritan students, the more than $11,000 they collected for the Red Cross is just as impressive.
Throughout our nation's history, one of our greatest strengths has been the generosity of private citizens who help their neighbors in times of need. Indeed, caring citizens like the Avon High orchestra members can accomplish far more than the government could ever hope to do. Their efforts did not go unnoticed, and they are an inspiration to our community.
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita
December 7, 2013
When I woke up Saturday morning, I gave a customary online scan of Friday’s sports, mainly for a recap of the Pacers’ home game against Milwaukee.
November 18, 2013
Most people recall where they were upon hearing significant news in their life, whether it was positive or negative. I remember where I was when I heard now-former Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens was going to the Boston Celtics.
November 12, 2013
Having gone to a football school in the heart of basketball country, I was never around soccer in my youth, and thus haven’t been a soccer guy in adulthood.
November 5, 2013
I hate to say it, but I'm afraid we've seen this before.
October 29, 2013
There have been a lot of big games played in Indianapolis, none bigger than the Colts' unforgettable win over New England in the AFC championship seven years ago.
While next Monday's visit from Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won't eclipse that monumental event, there is no doubt that the city has never and will never experience another night like No. 18's return.
October 17, 2013
There is no denying that Twitter has provided a once-impossible glimpse into the minds of sports figures. It has also infinitely increased the ability of those figures to make absolute fools of themselves.
September 18, 2013
July 20, 2013
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
An Emirates Boeing 777 plane tilted sideways as it tried to land at the Birmingham airport during strong wind gusts in the United Kingdom on Thursday.
December 6, 2013
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