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October 16, 2013 by Mary Eggert Plummer (Register to contact)

The Class of 1966 will be getting ready for a 50th reunion and committee members will be meeting sometime in 2014. We Still have 37 members of the class that are missing: Ruth Bailey, Vicki E. Bass, John Bennett, Steve Berger, Janalyn Cummings, Stephen Cunningham, Thomas Deaton, F. Elaine Echols, Carole Ferry, M. Louise Fry, Lucinda Gaul, Joseph Glazier, Melvyn Goldberg, Mark Hetherington, Donna Jean Hodge, Byron Hollett, Linda Horner, Sue Jennings, Kathleen Johnson, Karen Keller, Conrad Klingenstein, Sherry Kolesar, Vicki Ludlow, Mary Ellen Monroe, Nancy Lynne Moss, Karen S. Oberlies, Laura J. Schiller, C. Ray Sharp, Darrell Chris Smith, Barbara Stanley, Nancy Ann Taylor, Janet Tucker, Thomas Turney, Jim C. Wilcox, Mike J. Winnefeld, Fred J. Wright, and John Michael Zimmerman. Please contact me if you know where they people are located, or any information. We also have 48 deceased members in our class at this time, and we are saddened about this. Today is Oct. 16, 2013. Thanks.

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She was 15, a swimmer at Broad Ripple High, when she landed the cover of Sports Illustrated  Indianapolis Star

The camera was there, but Becky Collins wasn't thinking about the lens. She was 15, touted as an Olympic hopeful swimmer from Broad Ripple. That day in ...



Experts say Broad Ripple High School's future includes apartments. Here’s why that fell flat.  Indianapolis Star

Roughly 200 area residents and others met with IPS-hired experts Tuesday night about the potential reuse of the 16-acre site.



Plans discussed for Broad Ripple High School  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Tuesday night, people got to hear about potential plans for Broad Ripple High School that closed last year. IPS hasn't decided what ...



Op-ed: Trust IPS to develop Broad Ripple High School  Indianapolis Star

My preference would be to see a mix of housing, commercial and retail space, with even a community theater and a school component.



Celebrate 50 years since the moon landing at Butler’s Holcomb Observatory  CBS 4 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Today is the official 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but next weekend Butler University's Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium is ...



IPS Pushes Lawmakers For Route To Sell Broad Ripple High School, Closed Schools  WFYI

Indianapolis Public Schools officials have pushed lawmakers to change a catch-all charter school bill. The district hopes it will open a path to sell closed schools, ...



Broad Ripple Broad Ripple will be site of new high school Tom Maccabe 1:01 PM  WRTV Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — A high school returns to the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis this August, but it won't be in the old Broad Ripple High School ...



Second chance for Broad Ripple High School? IPS considering it for elementary school  Indianapolis Star

There's still a chance for the historic Broad Ripple High School building to hold students once again. A few months after closing the school, the superintendent of ...



IPS hoped lawmakers would help them sell Broad Ripple. The final bill has a catch.  Chalkbeat Indiana

Legislation that aims to give districts more freedom to sell their unused schools would grant a charter school dibs to space in the former Broad Ripple High ...



How A Charter School Bill May Affect Broad Ripple HS' Future  WFYI

A wide-ranging charter school bill passed the General Assembly this week -- if signed, it would open the way to sell the closed Broad Ripple High School.



Purdue Polytechnic's second school could end up at Broad Ripple HS, but it won't be part of IPS  Indianapolis Star

A second location of the popular charter high school will open in Broad Ripple, but it won't join Indianapolis Public Schools' innovation network.



Indy Eleven can't move forward on stadium until team secures site, financing  Indianapolis Business Journal

Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir still has many hurdles to leap to make his soccer stadium a reality. He scored a huge Statehouse victory in April, winning ...



Indy Eleven downplays Broad Ripple High School as potential stadium site  Indianapolis Business Journal

The Indy Eleven has expressed interest in the former Broad Ripple High School site as a potential location for its proposed stadium development, but the team ...



Exclusive: Indy Eleven offers to buy Broad Ripple High to build stadium  Indianapolis Star

Team's owner, in letter to IPS, says Broad Ripple Village Association supports the proposal.



Future of Broad Ripple High School on hold, until at least next year  Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Public Schools is looking to sell several properties, including the sought-after former high schools.



Op-ed: No 'down side' to Broad Ripple High School plan  Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Public Schools came back to life this month, as students flooded through hallways and settled into classrooms. But at Broad Ripple High School, ...



Developers embrace challenging rehab projects but foresee fewer opportunities ahead  Indianapolis Business Journal

Some Indianapolis developers that thrive on converting old commercial buildings into new uses see fewer opportunities in central Indiana for such projects in the ...



State Lawmakers Urge IPS To Lease Broad Ripple High School To Charter School  WFYI

Several Indiana lawmakers, including two influential state representatives, are calling on Indianapolis Public Schools leaders to sell the Broad Ripple High ...



Purdue Polytechnic eliminates Broad Ripple High School from site search  Indianapolis Business Journal

Purdue Polytechnic High School on Friday announced it was no longer considering the former Broad Ripple High School building as a site for its second ...



Broad Ripple chosen as location of second Purdue Polytechnic High School  CBS 4 Indianapolis

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Op-ed: Lease Broad Ripple High School for scholastic use  Indianapolis Star

The building is already unoccupied and, if not sold or leased very soon, will need to be mothballed, perhaps for years.



IPS hoped to sell Broad Ripple High School for millions, but legislature put that plan on hold  Indianapolis Star

When Indianapolis Public Schools decided to vacate Broad Ripple High School at the end of this school year, the intent was to sell the property in what could be ...



The Future Of Broad Ripple High School  Indianapolis Monthly

As classes begin across the city this August, the corridors of Broad Ripple High School will be silent for the first time in more than a century.



IPS should give charter schools a shot at Broad Ripple site, lawmakers say  Indianapolis Star

Two state lawmakers are calling on Indianapolis Public Schools to maintain an educational use for the district's Broad Ripple property, ratcheting up pressure on ...



Purdue Polytechnic chooses Broad Ripple for second location  Fox 59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Things are on the move along Broad Ripple Avenue: a new doctor's office and clinic, the possibility of a soccer stadium, and now a new ...



What you need to know about the David Arquette movie being filmed in Broad Ripple  Indianapolis Star

"The MisEducation of Bindu," filmed at the former Broad Ripple High School, has Hollywood star power and an Indianapolis character.



Developers swoon over Broad Ripple High School opportunity  Indianapolis Business Journal

Broad Ripple High School and the 16 acres it sits on are generating a lot of interest from developers, given its proximity to the heart of the village and the ...



Exclusive: Charter schools say IPS rejected a multi-million dollar offer for Broad Ripple High School  Indianapolis Star

Two popular charter schools offered IPS millions of dollars to use the Broad Ripple High School building, but say the district didn't bite.



An Indianapolis high school doubled in size after 3 schools closed. Here's how it's coping.  Chalkbeat Colorado

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Hundreds gather at Broad Ripple High School to plead for the school to stay open  Chalkbeat Indiana

Hundreds of students, alumni and parents packed into the Broad Ripple High School auditorium Tuesday night to speak out about plans to close the campus.



Broad Ripple High School closing would change neighborhood  Indianapolis Star

Broad Ripple High School, home to celebrities , politicians and athletes, is closing. When it does, the neighborhood will change.



Tully: Broad Ripple High School's last valedictorian  Indianapolis Star

Jennifer Argumedo is this year's valedictorian at Broad Ripple High School. With the school closing after 90 years, she will be its last.



Broad Ripple High School will probably close next year. Here's what you should know.  Chalkbeat Indiana

Broad Ripple is one of three IPS high schools slated to close at the end of the year.



The last first day at Broad Ripple High School?  Indianapolis Star

It likely was the last first day of school at Broad Ripple High School, as IPS kicked off the school year on an uncertain note.



Loophole for IPS means Broad Ripple High School could sell for millions, instead of $1  Indianapolis Star

State law would have allowed charter schools to buy the building for $1, but a new loophole means the district can sell it for millions.



Feature Film Shoots at Broad Ripple High School  NUVO

The high school, which graduated its final class this year, is a film location for The MisEducation of Bindu.



Filming for major movie begins at former Broad Ripple High School  WTHR

Last month it was announced that a major motion picture would be filmed in Indianapolis. Now, one of the chosen locations of where exactly in Indianapolis the ...



Checking in on IPS students who had to find new high schools  Indianapolis Recorder

When Indianapolis Public Schools underwent a dramatic transformation by closing three of its high schools following the 2017-18 school year, there were ...



Board tables application for proposed charter school at site of Broad Ripple High School  FOX 59 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We'll have to wait a little longer for a decision regarding a proposed charter school at the soon-to-be closed Broad Ripple High School.



Purdue Polytechnic High School North Posts Low Enrollment Data, Asks Community Partners For Help  WFYI

Purdue Polytechnic High School officials asked Indianapolis community leaders to promote its new campus on the citys north side, at a meeting Tuesday.



Broad Ripple, Arlington and Northwest students say goodbye as their high schools close for good  Indianapolis Star

Three Indianapolis high schools are closing, giving added meaning to their graduations Thursday.



Here’s how a charter school bill could help IPS and raise Indy Eleven stadium chances  Indianapolis Star

Indiana's public school districts would have to share property tax dollars they raise for construction projects with nearby charter schools under wide-ranging ...



Community gives opinion on how Broad Ripple High School should be used  WRTV Indianapolis

With IPS school board administrators making the decision to close Broad Ripple High School, district officials said they have plans of selling the property.



Broad Ripple High School plays its last home basketball game  WRTV Indianapolis

Emotions ran high Friday night at the William R. Smith Sr. Court. The Broad Ripple Rockets played their very last home game, as the school will close its doors at ...



State Board To Vote On Proposed Charter School For Broad Ripple High School  WFYI

The Indiana Charter School Board delayed its vote on an application for a K-12 charter school that organizers hope to open at the soon-to-be-closed Broad ...



David Arquette filming at closed Broad Ripple High School  Indianapolis Star

David Arquette, the actor known for starring in the "Scream" movies and "Never Been Kissed," will star in a movie being filmed now at the former Broad Ripple ...



IPS starts process of finding new uses for Broad Ripple, John Marshall high schools  Indianapolis Business Journal

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Ask Me Anything: Colleen Fanning, Politician  Indianapolis Monthly

How did a small-business owner from the suburbs become Broad Ripple's City-County Councilor? Fanning traces her unlikely rise—and the neighborhood's ...



George Hill still fuming over city's decision to close Broad Ripple High School  Indianapolis Star

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana Pacers point guard and Broad Ripple High School graduate George Hill is still upset over Indianapolis Public School's ...



Petition calls on IPS to accept offer for Broad Ripple HS  WRTV Indianapolis

As Indianapolis Public Schools prepares to review proposals for Broad Ripple High School, neighbors in the area created a petition on what they want.



Historic Indianapolis high school closes its doors  American School & University

After educating students in Indianapolis, Ind., for more than 130 years, Broad Ripple High School has said farewell to its final graduating class. The Indianapolis ...



Broad Ripple High School choir sings together in NYC before school closure  WRTV Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Broad Ripple High School choir is preparing for a world-class opportunity on its way to New York City. The 45 students in the choir ...



After years of rapid growth, only one new innovation school will open in Indianapolis next year  Chalkbeat Colorado

The state's largest district has added an average of five schools each year since 2015 to its network of independent innovation schools.



Broad Ripple High School hosts final winter homecoming, alumni reflect on memories  CBS 4 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Just months away from closing its doors for good, Broad Ripple High School hosted its final winter homecoming basketball event Saturday ...



'56 grads taking final Broad Ripple HS tour find themselves stuck on school elevator  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - They were a close-knit group when they attended Broad Ripple High School. 62 years later, they found themselves closer yet.



IPS School Board Picks Superintendent Finalists In Secret, Public Interviews Set For Mid-June  WFYI

Indianapolis Public Schools Board will hold public interviews for the next superintendent on June 18.



Broad Ripple High School students experience possible last 'first day' of school  WRTV Indianapolis

Students at Broad Ripple High School experienced what could be their last first day of school Monday, as the building is set to close for good next year.



IPS Says No To More Partnerships With Charter Schools  WFYI

Indianapolis Public Schools officials are saying no to more partnerships with charter schools for next school year. This decision breaks with years of growing this ...



Indianapolis Public School board proposes to close Broad Ripple High School  The Butler Collegian

The Board of School Commissioners will vote on the possible closing of Broad Ripple High School on Sept. 18. Photo by Zach Bellavia. JESSICA LEE ...



Lawmaker proposes stadium financing plan for Indy Eleven  FOX 59 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Central Indiana sports fans love their professional teams, but that doesn't mean taxpayers want to pay to keep them in house and home.



Broad Ripple High School teacher narrowly avoids bullet in apparent random shooting  WRTV Indianapolis

The first bullet shattered Gregory Manning's rear windshield. The next one whizzed past his head and smashed into the front windshield. A third lodged just ...



EDITORIAL: Allow ailing IPS to cash in on Broad Ripple property  Indianapolis Business Journal

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Broad Ripple High School celebrates homecoming with school’s future in doubt  Fox 59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The homecoming parade and other events leading up to Friday night's football game for Broad Ripple had some extra meaning this year ...



How Indianapolis Public Schools is revamping student teaching  Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Public Schools aims to reshape student teaching so teachers are better supported and the students have a better experience.



Broad Ripple choir raising money to mark emotional final year with an epic NYC performance  Indianapolis Star

The choir is raising money to travel to New York and perform at Carnegie Hall in April for what will be the biggest moment of a difficult final year.



First public meeting over IPS closures held at Broad Ripple Tuesday  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The first in a series of IPS School Board meetings to allow the public to comment on future school closures will happen Tuesday night.



Indianapolis Public Schools moves toward sale of downtown headquarters  Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Public Schools is moving forward with efforts to sell its downtown headquarters, despite receiving no responses during a recent request for ...



Ideas abound on where to put Indy Eleven soccer stadium  Indianapolis Business Journal

Ersal Ozdemir, the owner of Indy Eleven, has big plans for a stadium surrounded by housing, retail and office space—but where to put it? Ozdemir isn't revealing ...



IPS Board Approves Closing 3 High Schools, 1 Middle School  WFYI

After nearly six months of public meetings, the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners voted to close three high schools and one middle school at ...



Indianapolis hopes “Peacemakers” are part of the solution to crime and violence  Indianapolis Recorder

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New Indy Eleven stadium prospects improve as lawmakers scrap Major League Soccer franchise requirement  Indianapolis Star

The MLS franchise was seen as a large obstacle for Indy's pro soccer team to build a new stadium.



In possible long-shot bid, Indy Eleven owner takes soccer stadium idea to Indiana lawmakers  Indianapolis Star

The Indy Eleven asked lawmakers Thursday to fund a $150 million, 20,000-seat soccer stadium, but the proposal could be a long shot at this point. Team owner ...



Broad Ripple H.S. grad George Hill speaks out in attempt to save alma mater  WTHR

George Hill, who rose from the court at Broad Ripple High School to the NBA, is brainstorming ways to save his alma mater.



Letterman says he still knows a few Indy landmarks, otherwise 'could be Tucson'  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis native, former late night host and IndyCar team owner David Letterman has arrived for the month of May. We caught up ...



IPS school board to make final decision on closing Broad Ripple Magnet High School  WRTV Indianapolis

Indianapolis PublicSchools'board memberswill make theirfinal decision on whether to support the recommendation to close Broad Ripple Magnet High School ...



Here's your 2019 guide to Indianapolis area farmers markets  Indianapolis Star

Looking for some *fresh* veggies? Or some artisan pastries? Here's a list of all the farmers markets with 10 or more vendors to get you started.



Drumstick Dash traffic: Road closures and how to get around Broad Ripple  WRTV Indianapolis

A major fundraiser for the Wheeler Mission is underway Thanksgiving morning: the 16th Annual Drumstick Dash. But, as runners make their way through the ...



Shortridge copes as high school more than doubles in size  Indianapolis Business Journal

In the hours before the first week at Shortridge High School came to a close, about 20 students in the advanced choir class were dashing back and forth across ...



Op-ed: 'IPS leadership must continue to make difficult decisions'  Indianapolis Star

Last year, the leadership of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and the Indy Chamber forged a historic partnership to secure the long-term success of the state's ...



Indy Eleven stadium deal now would require team cash and MLS buy-in up front  Indianapolis Star

A proposal to fund a $150 million, 20,000-seat soccer stadium moved forward Thursday — but with some hefty strings attached. Senate Appropriations ...



Future of Broad Ripple Pool a concern as Indy Parks unveils park's master plan  WTHR

As Indy Parks plans the future of Broad Ripple Park, its outdoor swimming pool may soon be a thing of the past.



Plans underway for $3 million riverwalk promenade in Broad Ripple that would connect village to park  WRTV Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS-- Big plans are underway to build a half mile riverwalk promenade connecting Broad Ripple Village and Broad Ripple Park. RTV6's Kara ...



Thousands of Indianapolis high schoolers are applying for school as district goes all magnet  Chalkbeat Indiana

Thousands of Indianapolis high schoolers are making a choice this fall that could disrupt friendships, reconfigure sports teams and shape futures: Where to go to ...



Indianapolis Public Schools sold a temple and bottle plant recently, but the sale of Broad Ripple is more controversial  Chalkbeat Indiana

Broad Ripple is one of at least four former school buildings the district has sought to sell in recent years.



Meet the newly elected Indianapolis Public Schools board members  Chalkbeat Indiana

Learn more about where the new Indianapolis Public Schools board members stand on issues such as the district's budget woes, school closings, and ...



New Era For IPS School Board As 3 Members Sworn In, Including 2 District Critics  WFYI

Monday night marked a new era for the Indianapolis Public Schools board as three new commissioners were sworn in, and interim-superintendent Aleesia ...



Indy Eleven $150M stadium funding proposal passes Senate, moves on to House  Indianapolis Star

The Indiana Senate approved legislation Tuesday that keeps the effort alive to fund a $150 million soccer stadium for a Major League Soccer team.



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Letters: Hoosiers must demand more from government  Indianapolis Star

It's clear that the monied interest are running this state, a letter to the editor said.



Plan to finance stadium for Indy Eleven proposed at Statehouse  CBS 4 Indianapolis

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Indiana schools superintendent: Hoosiers stand to lose voice in education policies  Indianapolis Star

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Pacers would stay long-term, Indy Eleven stadium has outside shot in proposals worth millions  Indianapolis Star

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Colleen Fanning, an Indianapolis councilwoman, will lead influential Broad Ripple group  Indianapolis Star

Some residents worry it will give the Broad Ripple Village Association too much influence over the council.



Op-Ed: Serving has been an honor, privilege, IPS commissioner says  Indianapolis Star

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IPS Talks Innovation Schools, Enroll Indy And New Central Services Location  WFYI

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Peacemaker uses lessons learned during former life of crime to help Indy’s youth  FOX 59 Indianapolis

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