Senior staff writer
The Southsider Voice published many interesting and newsworthy stories in 2016, and your help is needed to determine the top ones. Using the ballot below, mark 10 selections from 1 to 10, with 1 being the most important.
#__ Academic culture restored at Manual High School, no longer rated by state with an F.
#__Beech Grove Middle School teacher Kevin Winton of Wanamaker completes 3,091-mile walk across America to raise money for Helping Hands for Freedom, a veterans organization.
#__Beech Grove Library merges with the Indianapolis Public Library.
#__Beech Grove City Council ordinance bans door-to-door solicitations in city.
#__Dr. Leeanne Schlueter, a Greenwood chiropractor, joins medical team to assist U.S. wrestlers during Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
#__Engineers outline 18-month demolition schedule of vacated St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.
#__Monserrat Shirley sentenced to 50 years in prison for her role in Richmond Hill explosion in 2012 that claimed two lives and destroyed or damaged 80 homes.
#__The Indianapolis Fire Department to close Wanamaker fire station, remodel and build new one in Franklin Township.
#__The Indiana Department of Transportation announced State Road 37 corridor as the official path of I-69 from Martinsville through Johnson County and Perry Township to connect with I-465 on the Southside.
#__National response team that cared for animals in wake of Hurricane Matthew included former Southside veterinarian Dr. Sandi Norman.
#__One-thousand runners take part in inaugural 5K/10K Rock the Block in Center Grove area to raise funds for nonprofits in White River Township
#__Retired veterinarian and former state Sen. Larry Borst dies.
#__Rock Pile redevelopment complete with opening of Beech Grove Station Senior Community development, a 60-unit apartment complex.
#__Southport police officer Ryan Bowersox saves life of overdose victim with use of narcan kit donated by the Southport Lions Club.
#__Southport redevelopment soars with new ownership/renovation of Gerdt Furniture building and old post office into a retail business.
#__Southsider and Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell guides GOP in general election.
#__St. Barnabas student missionary Anna Maddox, 13, raises funds for children and visits two Romanian hospitals.
#__University of Indianapolis opens Health Pavilion for academic classes, faculty and student wellness plus Community Health rehab clinic.
#__Volunteers from two Catholic churches on the Southside serve two-week mission in Ecuador.
Deadline: Friday, Jan. 13
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