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Beyond the classroom

How Carmel residents are thinking outside the box when it comes to learning By Mark Robinson Traditional education takes young adults on one of two paths after high school graduation: directly into the workforce...

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Holiday happenings in Carmel

City prepares to keep kids, families busy over Christmas break By Mark Ambrogi Carmel residents seeking things to do this holiday season have several options from the Monon Community Center and City of Carmel...

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He said, she said

After lawsuit, war is still being waged between mayor and clerk-treasurer Even though their offices are right next to each other, Carmel’s mayor and clerk-treasurer couldn’t be further apart. Lately Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard...

A possible $24 tax could hit Carmel resi- dents. (Photo Illustration by Zach Ross)A possible $24 tax could hit Carmel residents. (Photo Illustration by Zach Ross) 6

Special benefits tax

Could Carmel’s debt make this tax a reality? If anyone were to wish for a crystal ball, it might be the leaders in Carmel’s city government. “The only way you can predict the future...

Indiana High School Athletic Association commissioner Bobby Cox, referee Joe Calderazzo (holding AED) and Carmel athletic director Jim Inskeep. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi) 8

Bolt for the heart

Referee advocates for AEDs before Nov. 27 race By Mark Ambrogi Dr. Joe Calderazzo recalls feeling a little out of sorts during the ride from Washington, Ind., to Carmel a year ago. He shook...

From left, Don Inman, Amy Unger and Matt MacBeth display Edwin the Duck. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi) 10

Edwin the Duck

How one Carmel business is changing the face of children’s toys By Mark Ambrogi Edwin the Duck aims to be a parent’s as well as a child’s best friend, entertaining and educating at the...

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Comforting kids

Austin Claymon combines community project with passion for firefighting By Mark Ambrogi Ever since Austin Claymon can remember, he has loved fire trucks and emergency response vehicles. In fact, the Midwest Academy eighth-grader has...

On the cover / P20 From left, Carmel High School’s Autsin McCraken and Alex Thomas broadcast a recent Carmel football game. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi) 16

Tuning in

Carmel High School radio station puts students on track to success By Mark Ambrogi While listening to Indianapolis Colts play-by-play announcer Bob Lamey’s broadcast of the 2006 AFC Championship game, Alex Thomas had a...

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Band of brothers

Three players overcome tragic losses by drawing strength from each other By Mark Ambrogi Football family. Band of Brothers. Carmel High School coach Kevin Wright knows there are many over-used clichés. But it certainly...