Senior staff writer
The Southsider Voice published many interesting and newsworthy stories in 2017. You, our readers, can determine the top ones. Using the ballot below, mark 10 selections from 1 to 10 with 1 being the most important.
#____ City of Greenwood buys former Greenwood Middle School building and land to spur multipurpose development.
#____ Demolition of two St. Francis Hospital buildings in Beech Grove continues ahead of schedule.
#____ Edwards Drive-In celebrates 60th anniversary with price rollbacks and a classic car show.
#____ Greenwood officials, Indy Fuel owners and Gresham Properties announce SportsPlex and Greenwood Town Center development at I-65 and County Line Road.
#____ Greenwood City Council OKs $4 million bond to improve police headquarters and probation and clerk’s offices at Surina Way with temporary move to former middle school building.
#____Greenwood Redevelopment Commission buys eyesore strip mall near Madison Avenue and County Line Road to be demolished.
#____ Ground broken for new Southport building for Police Department and city offices with existing municipal building to become home of Perry Senior Services.
#____ Indianapolis Public School Board of Commisioners approved plans would close state-controlled Manual if school falls under its control again.
#____ Local, state and national tributes honor Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allen, who was fatally shot when trying to help an injured motorist on Madison Avenue.
#____ Mass of Christian burial held for sisters and Roncalli alumnae Mallory and Meredith Opel, who were killed in double murder.
#____ Perry Township Board of Education ends contract of Superintendent Thomas Little after nine years at helm.
#____ Refined plans for I-69 interchanges will affect businesses at Southport Road and Thompson Road on south side of I-465.
#____ Robin Grove, founder of Robin’s Closet at Mount Zion General Baptist Church, dies of cancer at age 50.
#____ Southport City Council removes Shara Hostetler as president; she had filed lawsuit earlier in year against the Police Department for searching her home in 2015.
#____ Fred Cavinder, 86, author and longtime columnist for The Spotlight and The Voice, dies.
#____ Barber Tom Bryant donates $100,000 to the University of Indianapolis.
#____ Southside Harley-Davidson honored with 70-year display at Indiana History Center.
#____ St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates 175th anniversary.
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