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December 28, 2013

TOP news stories of the past year

This past year marked another series of milestones, tragedies, triumphs, endings, and beginnings.

Here are the top five news stories of 2013, in chronological order, as selected by the staff of the Hendricks County Flyer.

Deadly crash closes I-70

On Jan. 13, a massive wreck on Interstate 70 in Plainfield resulted in a shutting down of traffic, multiple injuries, and one fatality.

The call for the accident came into the Hendricks County Communications Center just after 2 p.m. There were multiple vehicles involved in the accident on both the east- and west-bound lanes on I-70 under South County Road 725 East (Bottom Road).

Twelve people were transported to area hospitals — the majority to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, some were taken to IU Health West in Avon, and some to Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

In addition to the epicenter of the crash, there had been multiple subsequent crashes of vehicles that did not get stopped in time and numerous other vehicles that drove into the ditch to avoid wrecking.

Numerous vehicles were stranded along the road, although not involved in the wreckage, including a chartered bus with Plainfield High School juniors and seniors who had visited Indiana State University in Terre Haute, and a tractor-trailer that was transporting three grown elephants.

Some motorists were stranded there for hours before the interstate reopened.

Indiana State Police worked the accident, with assistance from the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department, Plainfield Police Department, the Avon and Plainfield fire departments, and several other agencies.

Earlier this month, Hendricks County Flyer staff writer Steven Penn received to Hoosier State Press Association Awards for his coverage of the accident. He won a first place for Best Spot News Photo and a second place for Best News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure.

Suspect killed,FBI investigation

On May 10, the Plainfield Police Department supported the FBI investigation involving multiple scenes after a robbery at the State Bank of Lizton branch in Plainfield.

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  • Nature at Night offered at McCloud Nature Park Explore the moonlit trails of McCloud Nature Park during a night hike on Aug. 9.Participants can meet the park’s naturalists at the Nature Center at 8:30 p.m. before embarking on a hike to see who is watching from the branches overhead and the grasse

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  • HCF 8-2 spt kelly pic-1 Bulldog caps summer at Junior PGA tourney While his classmates were back at Brownsburg High School in the latter part of the week, Luke Kelly extended his summer while playing in one of junior golf’s premier events. Kelly was at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas, for the Junior PGA Champ

    August 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 8-2 news dyw pic Distinguished Young Women names scholarship winners AVON — Fifteen young women competing in the Distinguished Young Women of Avon scholarship program participated in a performance and award program last Saturday. Entitled, “Piano Man,” the performance included numerous categories, from interviews, fit

    August 2, 2014 3 Photos

  • HCF 8-2 spt mallory pic-1 Former Bulldog Mallory chooses Cincinnati Former Brownsburg football standout turned Florida transplant Evan Mallory has decided where he’ll spend his college years.The senior-to-be at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., committed to the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday.“I really wanted to co

    August 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 8-2 lib magician pic Summer reading closes with magic show The Avon-Washington Township Public Library celebrated another successful summer reading program with a performance by magician Daniel Lusk. Lusk, an eight-year veteran magician, has been closing the library reading program for several years and cust

    August 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local dojo sees national success The competition team at Adamson Karate has seen a successful year of chops, kicks and weaponry. In fact, it had quite a showing at the national event and is preparing for the Junior Olympics this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.In addition, the athletes

    August 2, 2014

  • HCF 8-2 news homemakers 100 years 3 Centennial celebration On any given day there is probably some sort of education going on with the Hendricks County Extension Homemakers. The club is marking 100 years with a celebration on Sept. 23 at The Palms in Plainfield.When it comes to extension clubs, the State of

    August 2, 2014 4 Photos

  • Lizton Fish Fry is next weekend The Lizton Lions Club will hold its annual community fish fry from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Lions Club Park in Lizton.There will be live music from the Wooly Bullies from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from Alive Again from

    August 2, 2014

  • Avon police merit board holds meeting The Avon Police Merit Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 concerning proposed amendments to the department’s personnel rules. The hearing will be at the Avon Police Department and Town Court Building, 6550 E. U.S. 36.The proposed a

    August 2, 2014

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