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Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. The Uber Black of local news. We get you where you want to go, all in style.

☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 53°.

In today’s digest:

  • New name and logo for Indy Indoor Football
  • Superintendent hunt
  • Chicago train
  • Weekend preview

This issue is 1,011 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest


New name who dis?

The time is now! The Indy Indoor Football team will announce their team’s name and logo this morning at the Fishers Event Center. We’ll post the info on our Instagram as it happens 🎉

Fishers Disability Committee 🤝 Indy Fuel

The Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability announced their new partnership with the Indy (soon to be Fishers Fuel).

On March 22nd, they plan to have a block of 100 seats. Why is March significant? It’s disability awareness month. Tickets will go on sale early next January.

Superintendent hunt

The Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) School Board will interview 5 out of 10 applicants for the vacant superintendent position, with an offer expected by the end of January. Interview process key points:

  • January Interviews: The 5 selected candidates will be interviewed in 2 rounds during January.
  • Contract Agreement: A contract agreement is expected to be reached by mid-February, with the details posted on the HSE School District website 10 days before a public hearing on the contract.
  • Reporting Date: The new superintendent will report no later than July 1, 2024.

🚗 New traffic config

Here’s the main thing to know: You can’t change your mind on I-69 south after 82nd street.

  • There is NO access to Binford Blvd OR I-465 West when coming from 82nd street.
  • In mid-January 82nd Street to I-69 South will be closed completely for the rest of 2024.

Everything else is the same. Right for south, left for west. You can learn more about the ClearPath project with images here.

Reliable trips to Chicago

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Amtrak’s Cardinal Route

Day trips to Chicago might become easier. The US Department of Transportation announced 8.2 billion in grants for improving train lines throughout the US.

A “daily, multi-frequent” high-speed train between Chicago and Indianapolis is on the list for what the money will be used for. There is currently only one train that goes to Chicago from Indy, and it takes forever (5+ hours) to arrive.

It’s so sparkly* ✨

Daniel's Sparkly

There’s SO much Holiday Fun to be had Daniel’s Vineyard this year. Every weekend right up until Christmas Eve they will have:

  • A decked-out holiday area
  • Eight holiday-inspired drinks
  • 21+ times
  • Kid-friendly times
  • Live Christmas music
  • Christmas movies
  • … and much more

In short: it’s everything you need to get into the Christmas spirit right in time for the big day. Learn more about Winzer’s Wonderland on their website and make this Holiday season just that extra bit memorable.

This is a sponsored post.

The Happenings


Weekend preview 📆

⛸️ There are a few more tickets for ice skating at Carter Green today. After those go, they’re sold out until Christmas. Tickets here. There’s still plenty of tickets at other locations around Indy. Here’s a few!

  • Holliday Park (link)
  • Bicentennial Unity Plaza (link)
  • Westfield Grand Junction Plaza (link)
  • And if you want to stay local (but indoors), the Fishers Fuel Tank (link)

❄️ Want to hang out in an igloo this weekend? Here’s a few

Brunch with Santa this weekend at Murphy’s Pubhouse from 10-2 pm. Kids get all you can eat pancakes and hot chocolate.

Weekend Sports

Pacers @ Wizards Friday 7 pm

Pacers @ Timberwolves Saturday 8 pm

Steelers @ Colts on Sunday 4:30 pm

Clippers @ Pacers Monday 7 pm

🎶 Live Music

Friday
Warrior Kings | Ale Emporium | 8:30 pm
Back to our Roots | Wolfies Geist
Indigos | Britton Tavern | 10 pm
Jai Baker 3 | Parks Place Pub | 8 pm

Saturday
Country Summer | Ale Emporium | 8:30 pm
Midnight Redeye | Britton Tavern | 10 pm

Sunday
Blitzens Band Stand | Conner Prairie | 6 pm

Civil Meetings

City Council meets Monday at Launch Fisher at 7 pm. Here are a few items on the agenda. Full agenda here.

Rapid Fire Hits


Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

A good person is creating a map that has all the take what you need places around Indy. You’ll find info like what type of products (i.e. hygiene supplies) are available, hours, how to contribute or receive, and more. 🫂

🎅The Fishers police arrest the Grinch after being caught trying to steal Christmas. (video link)

Do you bleed blue? If so, the Colts are running their annual blood drive today from 7:30 to 5 pm. Every donor will receive a limited-edition football, meet players and cheerleaders, and see the Lombardi trophy.

Trust no one. Not even us (ok, pls do trust us). There’s a new AI news company that just released 20 minutes of what AI generated news anchors and content will look like with their company. Spoiler: it’s scary good. (link)

Extras

Check out Luke Cathcart, the independent insurance agent who works for you. By working with many different carriers, he’s able to get you the best rate for you and your family. (link)* This is a sponsored listing

Weekly recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

  • Map of holiday lights in Fishers and Hamilton County (link)
  • Volunteer Fishers 2023 review (link)
    • We posted 5 different opportunities that the city identified as needing the most help. All of them filled up the same day. You all are amazing 🎉
  • Fishers Community Center Details (link)
  • Final weeks of Huse Culinary Gift Cards deal (link)

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