Thursday, April 19, 2018

Beech Grove students visit Italy

Beech Grove, IN (April 19, 2018) — Led by Beech Grove Middle School art teacher Jonee Sutton, Beech Grove middle schoolers and their chaperones experienced the thrill of a lifetime by visiting Italy over spring break. The highlights of their trip included viewing architectural wonders and art masterpieces.

The children are (in no particular order) Devon Alderman, Etta Allen, Karinne Bailey, Jolynne Bogard, Cheyenne Boone, Quinten Brooks, Julie Butcher, Georgia Cailey, Jennifer Carreto, Abigail Colson, Kaleah Estep, Isabella Foster, Renae George, Kyla Goebel, Christopher Hammer, Alyssa Harrell, Jace Hodge, Hanna Horsley, Shelby Howard, Kimberly Jinks, Tobias Kinder, Nathan Laker, Ava Lantzer, Ian Laughlin, Jessica Qualls, Grace Randall, Hannah Roe, Riley Rose, Sophia Simon, Kyle Sutton, Kelsey Terry, Daneja Troutman, Lily Turner and Zoe Wilson.

Also enjoying the scenery are Chrystal and Christopher Hammer

PHOTOS: Chrystal Hammer

Friday, April 6, 2018

Beech Grove Senior Center

Beech Grove, IN (April 6, 2018) — The Beech Grove community initiated efforts to address the concerns, situations, and needs of the city’s aging population. Arising from the research efforts of an Indiana University student intern, then Mayor Geshwiler appointed a special committee to look at enriching the lives of the city’s senior citizens.

Senior Center Staff in 1981

The Central Indiana Council on Aging awarded the city of Beech Grove a grant for transportation and outreach. With the city’s match, the Beech Grove Senior Center became a reality in a tiny room located in city hall. In 1976, a permanent building was then purchased, and in subsequent years facilities, services, and outreach have expanded.

Beech Grove "People Mover" rolling down Beech Grove streets in 1983

The city also purchased an old high school bus in 1978, which was reconditioned and upgraded by employees at the Amtrak Shops as a community service, demonstrating the continuing relationship between the Shops and the city.