The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Best of Madison County: 2010

March 1, 2010

Best of Madison County 2010: The Rest

Best of Madison County 2010

Winners & finalists



THE REST

Government Decision

Winner: Animal control reform

Close one high school

Firing of Fred Reese

None

Property tax caps



Madison County Event

Winner: 4-H Fair

Festival of Trees

Little 500

Midnight Parade

Reality Check



Reason to Live in

Madison County

Winner: Family

Cost of Living

Hoosier Park

People

Smalltown feel



Sports Moment

Winner: Colts season

Adam Lind

Highland girls tennis semistate

Indiana Derby

RedBud 300



Best Use of

Taxpayer Money

Winner: Anderson Public Library

Road work

Public safety

Schools

Unemployment benefits







Worst Use of

Taxpayer Money

Winner: 17th & Jackson intersection

Mayor’s salary

Schools

Wigwam

County Option Income Tax



Best Thing That

Happened in 2009

Winner: Fire Rescue House created

Ford Autoworld opens

Got through it

Obama inaugurated

One Anderson high school closed



Funniest News Event

Winner: Tiger Woods in trouble

Footbridge in Anderson

Obama elected

Ollie Dixon in trouble

Nepotism in Anderson government

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Best of Madison County: 2010
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  • images_sizedimage_060143244 Bartender: Secret to success is loyalty ANDERSON, Ind. — When the real estate market tanked, Rick Portwood turned to the thing he knew best — bartending. The decision paid off as Portwood was chosen as the best bartender in Madison County in The Herald Bulletin’s Best of Madison County contest.

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  • images_sizedimage_060143620 Bachelor: Steffan dreams of marriage ANDERSON, Ind. — Car salesman Rob Steffan considers himself a well-rounded man. The 48-year-old has a good job at Myers Autoworld, owns a home in Anderson’s historic district and likes to golf, read and cook. He also never has been married. Steffan was voted Madison County’s Best Bachelor in The Herald Bulletin’s annual public poll. “It’s thrilling,” he said. “I’m flattered. I think a lot of my votes have come from people I’ve met while working (at Myers).”

    March 1, 2010 2 Photos 11 Links

  • images_sizedimage_060143858 Romantic dinner: The Nile is personal, relaxing ANDERSON, Ind. – Being named the Best Romantic Dinner isn’t a surprise to The Nile Restaurant because they’ve been awarded many times for their one-on-one service and unique cuisine, said the owner’s husband Samir Naby. “We’ve been one of the best three restaurants in Anderson,” he said. “I think it is neat.” Naby said his wife, Angele Naby, opened the Mediterranean restaurant more than 20 years ago to provide Hoosiers with a piece of their home.

    March 1, 2010 2 Photos 11 Links

  • images_sizedimage_060143722 Repair shop: Service beyond expectations ANDERSON, Ind. — Darin Tobias knows his customers can get tires anywhere. It takes more than a set of rubber radials to generate repeat business. As owner of Hadsell Tire, Tobias knows that attention to detail makes all the difference. “Everybody has a price, you can buy price everywhere,” Tobias said. “We go above and beyond.”

    March 1, 2010 2 Photos 11 Links

  • images_sizedimage_060143140 Bachelorette: Jill McQueary calls selection humbling ANDERSON, Ind.­ — Jill McQueary’s selection as Madison County’s Best Bachelorette surprised her, but not so much her friends who nominated her. “They’re my cheerleaders,” McQueary said. Missy Fox was among those friends leading the cheers for McQueary. “I want her to find a good man. She needs and deserves a good man in her life,” said Fox, McQueary’s hairstylist and friend since middle school.

    March 1, 2010 1 Photo 11 Links

  • images_sizedimage_060145249 Best of Madison County 2010: Retail Winners and finalists from the Best of Madison County 2010 survey, according to the readers of The Herald Bulletin. Retail includes apartment/rental complex, bank/credit union, chiropractor, company to work for, clothes retail, day care, dry cleaning, department store, electronics, fitness club, flower shop, furniture store, golf course, grocery store service, hair salon, hardware store, insurance agency, jewelry, liquor store, mortuary, customer service, pharmacy, restaurant staff, senior living facility, specialty store, tanning salon, thrift store, veterinarian and Web site.

    March 1, 2010 2 Photos 11 Links

  • images_sizedimage_060145249 Best of Madison County 2010: Automotive Winners and finalists from the Best of Madison County 2010, according to the readers of The Herald Bulletin. Automotive includes body shop, new car dealer, used car dealer, sales staff and tire/oil/repair shop.

    March 1, 2010 2 Photos 11 Links

  • images_sizedimage_060145249 Best of Madison County 2010: Social Results from the Best of Madison County 2010, according to the readers of The Herald Bulletin. Social includes place to bowl, DVD selection, live music venue, local band, place to dance, family entertainment, karaoke, place to shoot pool and place to watch a game.

    March 1, 2010 2 Photos 11 Links

  • images_sizedimage_060145249 Best of Madison County 2010: People Winners and finalists from the Best of Madison County 2010 survey, according to the readers of The Herald Bulletin. People includes bartender, coach, dentist, doctor, electrician, hairdresser, landscaper, lawyer, nurse, plumber, real estate agent, server/waiter/waitress, spiritual leader, teacher/educator, bachelor, bachelorette.

    March 1, 2010 2 Photos 11 Links

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