FHS earns second in state competition – The Fishers High School Speech team placed second in the AAA category of the state competition this past weekend. FHS had 18 students named state semifinalists and seven named state finalists. Finalists included Lincoln Clauss and Sami White (first place memorized duo), Jake Rura (first place declamation), Sami White (first place original performance), Duyen Ngyuen (second place discussion), Kristin McSweeney and Sean Delaney (third place, scripted duo), Lincoln Clauss (third place humorous interpretation) and Dustin Meeks (sixth place humorous interpretation).
Fall Creek Intermediate raises $3,473 for Riley Hospital for Children – From March 19–23, Fall Creek Intermediate Student Council organized a fundraiser drive for the school’s spirit week. FCI students and families donated money for Kids Caring and Sharing for Riley Hospital for Children. Spirit Days consisted of Lounge/Hat Day, Decades Day, Twin/Triplet Day, Mix-Match Day and Falcon Spirit Day.
Expedite board game now ready for preorder – Expedite, a board game developed by Fishers residents Vaughn Paxton, Brent Douthit and Travis Koldus, and featured in the March 20 edition of Current in Fishers, is now available for preorder online via Kickstarter. To read about Expedite, read our cover story “Roll of the Dice.” To preorder the game, visit www.kickstarter.com and search for Expedite.
Changes in absentee voting – New this year for voters wishing to cast an absentee/early ballot in person must enter the Government andJudicialCenter through the west doors of the building, back by the plaza area. No longer can voters come in the front doors onEighth Street for voting purposes. Absentee voting is available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to May 4; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and May 5; and 8 a.m. to noon May 7.
Commuter lines expand to Fishers, Carmel – The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has announced fares for a new reverse-commute shuttle-bus service from park-and-ride lots inCarmel and Fishers. Each one-way trip will cost $3, or $1 for riders with a valid, stamped IndyGo transfer pass issued the same day. The routes will originate in downtownIndianapolis at the intersection ofPennsylvania andOhio streets, and head to the park-and-ride lots at the Carmel Meijer and at106th Street andLantern Road in Fishers. Riders will transfer to shuttles that will transport them to more than two dozen destinations.