The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Best of Madison County: 2010

March 1, 2010

Best of Madison County 2010: People

Best of Madison County 2010

Winners & finalists



Winner: Rick Portwood, Applebee’s

Phyllis Boerner, Hoosier Park

Matt Conner, Red Lobster

Caleb Cox, Kroakerheads

Brandon Masters, Montana Mike’s


Winner: Brent Brobston, Frankton

John Branson, YMCA

Carth Cone, Alexandria

Jim Hostetler, Highland

Cary House, Highland


Winner: John Frazier

Mark Fulton

Carey McLaughlin

Howard Mohler

Garry Smith


Winner: John Woodall

David Beahm

Salah Elsaharty

Scott Green

Mark Stinson


Winner: Mike Delong

Brian Fuller

West Electric

Nugent Electric


Winner: Terri Edwards, Terri’s Trend Cutters

Missy Fox, Terri’s Trend Cutters

Brandy Kerr, The Clip Zone

Rachel Mills, Medusa

J.B. Shelton, The Clip Zone


Winner: Larry Walters, L&J;

Chad Clevenger, Top Cut

Drinkut’s Landscaping


Welsh Landscape Co.


Winner: Zaki Ali

Paul Baylor

John Reeder

Jack Shearer

Bryan Williams


Winner: Ebony Silver

Kathy Kelich

Mary McPhaul

Jo Walker

Jenny Wilson


Winner: Roby’s

Cunningham Plumbing

Delmolino Plumbing

Brent Huffman

Royal Flush

Real Estate Agent

Winner: Jada Sparks, Carpenter Realtors

Dorothy Stottlemyer, Carpenter Realtors

Ben Jones, Jones Realty

Julayne Myers, Dyer Real Estate

Nicki Ross, Century 21 Wood Ross & Sharp Realtors


Winner: Frederick Rayford, Ponderosa

Brittney Lawrence, Montana Mike’s

Beth Short, Bob Evans

Clemente Aguerre, Real Hacienda

Beverly Gabbard, The Toast

Spiritual Leader

Winner: Chris Mishler, The Bridge

Jim Lyon, Madison Park Church of God

Roy Norville

Bob Bell, Bethany Christian Church

Robert Terry, Arrow Heights Community Church of God


Winner: Jim Hostetler, Highland High School

Dave Jack, Highland High School

Cristy Maidlow, Anderson Elementary School

Matt Boles, Frankton High School

Paual Simmons, Elwood High School


Winner: Rob Steffan

Paul Baylor

Ryan Broderick

Chad Castor

Brad Compton


Winner: Jill McQueary

Kim Builta

Brittany Lawrence

Amy Whitler

Lindsey Zirkelbach

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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).”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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