Geist Gazette

Community News - October 16, 2015

Fishers DPW Invites Residents Behind-the-Scenes

It’s that time of year again when Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) raises the overhead doors, leaves the keys in the trucks and invites residents of all ages to explore their department. On Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m., families will have the opportunity to learn more about the many services this department provides to Fishers residents. The DPW Open House is free to attend, and scout groups working on their badges are welcome.

“Our team loves the opportunity to connect with residents during the open house,” stated DPW Director, Eric Pethtel. “It’s not uncommon to see DPW staff painting alongside children, explaining the machinery and enjoying the open house just as much as our guests do.”

Light refreshments will be served during the event, and children can paint-a-plow or street sign that they might see around the city in the future. Fishers DPW includes four divisions; street maintenance, park maintenance, facility maintenance and water quality, and staff from each division will be able to explain the role they play in keeping our community vibrant.

The Fishers DPW garage is located at 10200 Eller Road and parking is available onsite. Attendees are welcome to stop by any time, and parents are encouraged to bring a camera! Connect with the department on Twitter @FishersDPW for reminders leading up to the open house.

HSE-Fishers Youth Rugby



In 2014, rugby was the fastest growing youth sport in America!

Southeastern Youth Rugby is looking for boys in Grades 2-4 to play flag rugby and join the sixth largest youth rugby club in the nation! Learn a new sport while learning better and safer ways to play football! For more details, email

Teacher of the Month

Attention Hamilton County kids! Show your favorite teacher how much you appreciate them by entering Current newspaper's monthly Teacher of the Month contest.

Submit a 100-word essay to explaining why you think your teacher is the best! The winning student essayist wins a class party and the winning teacher wins a prize. Open to all grades and ages. The deadline for entries is Oct. 15

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for basketball registration information.

HSE-Fishers Boys Recreational Basketball Evaluations

Saturday, October 17 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Enter door #10
2nd grade: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
3rd grade: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
4th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 18 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Enter door #10
5th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
6th grade: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

It is very important that your son attend evaluations in order to assist creating balanced teams. The evaluation process is expected to take 45 minutes. Please make every attempt to attend during your son’s assigned time. In the event your are unable to make his assigned time, he may evaluate in one of the other grade’s time slot.

Fishers-HSE Football Equipment Hand-in – Monday, November 2 will be the final equipment return date at Mudsock Barn from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The deposit checks for unreturned equipment will be cashed on November 3. All decals must be removed from the helmet before your deposit check will be returned.

Fall Festival at Fishers Junior High

The FJH Fall Festival is Friday, October 30th. Click here to see the flyer.

Stop Defiance, Disrespect and Yelling

Click here for information about this free presentation on November 17th & 18th.

Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Louis de Montfort

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4-H is an informal educational program where youth “Learn by Doing.” Youth in grades 3-12 can learn life skills such as cooperation, leadership, decision-making, responsibility and more through hands-on projects in over 60 different subject areas. A great opportunity to develop a hobby, experience camp, make new friends, and promote family togetherness.

The 2016 4-H Enrollment Period is October 1, 2015 - January 15, 2016. You must re-enroll every year. Contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 317-776-0854 for more information or to enroll. Information and online enrollment is also available on our website at:

Come “join the club” in Hamilton County 4-H! 4-H Call-Out and Open House Sunday, November 15, 2015 Come anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Exhibition Center Hall C on the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville For more information contact: Purdue Extension Hamilton County at 317-776-0854

  • Are you interested in 4-H but have some questions?
  • Do you want to enroll in 4-H but don’t know how?
  • Would you like to get the answers you need in an hour or less?

Then be sure to come to the 4-H Call-Out!