📰 Newsletter Archive: State of the schools

Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest, the Fishers news newsletter delivering non-stop hits. No coin required 🪙 

☀️Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 79°.

In today’s digest:

  • The State of the Schools
  • Mural Unveiling
  • A big weekend guide

This issue is 608 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest

Superfunded schools

One big thing: HSE Schools are awesome. They want more funding to stay awesome.

The OneZone Chamber of Commerce hosted a State of the Schools event on Wednesday. Both HSE and Carmel’s Superintendents were speakers. The theme was making sure students are “ready for the world.” And yes. They both talked about the need to pass operating referendums for the schools. So here’s a cheat sheet on what you need to know for the referendum:

  • It will be on the ballot to vote “yes” or “no” on November 7th
  • The tax rate is lower than 2016’s approved rate
  • Not passing = $26m less in funding for the school.
    • HSE is one of the lowest-funded in the state without it

We created a guide covering EVERYTHING you might need to know for the referendum. Check it out here.

The Happenings

A new mural is being unveiled this Saturday at Alderman Automotive. The mural’s design features real, local horses submitted by residents when the artist started designing the mural. Fishers used to be called “Mudsock” for the mud that covered horses’ legs in the 1800s.

This is a free, family AND dog-friendly event — food trucks, photographers, Fishers Agripark, and more will be out.

🐴 Mudsock Mural Unveiling | Saturday, August 18 | 10 am – 12 pm | 13875 Trade Center Dr, Fishers, IN 46038

Join the club


No, no, not that kind of club.

Club Day is this Saturday at the Fishers Farmer Market. Come check out all the local clubs Fishers has to offer! You’ll find non-profits, political groups, faith groups, and many more. Runs from 8-12 pm, the same hours as the market.

🔁 Pro Saturday Event Route: Enjoy the Farmer’s Market at 8 am, meet some clubs, then head to the Mudsock Mural unveiling at Alderman Automotive at 10.

🎶 Live Music


The one and only Brucer Barker, AKA the piano man, is coming to town. This is a BYOC (bring your own chair) event outdoors at Mashcraft Fishers. Come ready to enjoy good music, laughs, and great beer.

  • The Piano Man | 5-11 pm | $10
  • Marshall Tucker Band | 8 pm | $30 | Conner Prairie
  • Luke Bryan: Country On Tour 2023 | 7 pm | Ruoff Music Center.


  • Unforgettable Fire: u2 Tribute Show | $28 | Conner Prairie
  • Nickelback: Get Rollin’ Tour | 7 pm | Ruoff Music Center.


  • 🎸 Rich Hardesty Benefit Concert (Outdoor) | 12 – 4 pm | $25 Mashcraft 11069 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top: The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour | 7 pm | Ruoff Music Center.

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