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The Bloomingtonian Year in Photos 2019

In January 2019, I established my news site, The Bloomingtonian, with the goal to provide visual journalism to our community. Here are the top photos of 2019. Thank you for your support.

01312019 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A pedestrian walks near the Sample Gates in sub zero weather on the second morning of the 2019 Polar Vortex, which plunged Indiana, and other parts of the Midwest into record low temperatures. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
02072019 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A good samaritan walks to a car stalled in floodwaters at the corner of Adams and 8th Street in Bloomington, Indiana after a flash flood. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
02072019 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A family’s home is flooded on Spring Street in Bloomington, Indiana after a flash flood. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
02192019 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Volunteer Peggy Sue Shields helps transplant flowering plants at Mays Greenhouse, which was flooded after torrential rains February 7, 2019. The flood waters damaged plants and merchandise at the business. Volunteers helped clean up after the flood, and also catch up on work that needs to be done. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Bloomington Police Lt. Mick Williams, right, jokes with Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy Jimmy Qualters about his uniform during Coffee with a Cop at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets on West Third Street, Tuesday, February 26, 2019. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Brenda Stevens works as a crossing guard at Maple and W. Kirkwood, Thur., Feb., 28, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. Stevens said drivers often drive too fast, and they would not let her cross the street herself without the sign. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Geese swim past a flooded basketball court at Paynetown Recreation Area on Lake Monroe, Thur., Feb., 28, 2019 near Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of CIRT leave the Red Brick Apartments on West Third Street after arriving to the scene of a fight, and a discharged gun, Friday, March 8, 2019. At least one person was arrested. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
A member of AmeriCorps NCCC stands in a small fire whirl during a prescribed fire in the Morgan Monroe State Forest, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Martinsville, Ind. The prescribed fire is a management tool to help restore the oak hickory ecosystem in the forest according to Morgan Monroe State Forest Resource Specialist Mike Spaulding. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
A man holds a cat as members of the Bloomington Fire Department exit a building after a fire at 305 North Pete Ellis Dr., Tuesday, March 19, 2018. The fire was contained to one apartment unit and all three floors of the building were evacuated according to Bloomington Fire Department Battalion Chief Travis Drescher. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Emergency workers respond to a vehicle fire in the 1100 block of North Indiana Ave., which began before 3:17 a.m. when the incident was dispatched, Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
A police officer investigates after a pursuit which led police through the streets of Bloomington, and offload where a motorcycle was ditched near the S. Walnut Grove Apartments on Walnut Street Pike, Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Bendovah Plenti prepares backstage during the 4th Annual Celebration of Life DRAG SHOW to Benefit the Ivy Tech Foundation in Memory of Gabe Hinds, March 30, 2019 at Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Former Indiana University Basketball Coach Bob Knight sits in the press box as the Hoosiers play a baseball double header against Penn State, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. It is Knight’s first public appearance at IU since he was fired as basketball coach in 2000. Knight coached the Hoosiers to NCAA basketball championships in 1976, 1981, and 1987. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
First responders work to remove a driver trapped in a truck after an accident in the 4600 block of S. Garrison Chapel Road, Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. Van Buren Township firefighters, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies, Bloomington Police, IU Health paramedics, Sturgis Towing, along with others, worked together to remove the injured driver who was then transported to a hospital. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
A motorcyclist looks over at a burnt motorcycle at the intersection of West Ind. 45 and S. Liberty Drive just after 6 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Jake Something takes on Gringo Loco during Rival Showdown Pro Wrestling, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the National Guard Armory in Bloomington, Ind. It was the “The Monster” Abyss’ final match before retirement. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Jake Something takes on Gringo Loco during Rival Showdown Pro Wrestling, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the National Guard Armory in Bloomington, Ind. It was the “The Monster” Abyss’ final match before retirement. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
The Bloomington Street Fair on Kirkwood Ave., Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Durand Jones and the Indications performs at Upland Brewing Company during the 2019 Granfalloon – A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence hosted by Indiana University’s Arts & Humanities Council, Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. The soul group’s members met while students at IU. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
A “ghost bike” is covered in memorial flowers at the corner of Ind. 45, and Russell Road where bicyclist 41-year-old Michael Brooks was killed a week ago today in a hit and run accident, east of Bloomington, Monday, May 20, 2019. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of the Bloomington Fire Department pick up hoses after putting out a fire in the 2400 block of S. Broadview Drive, Friday, June 7, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. When firefighters arrived the house was smoking and flames were shooting out of the back of a house, and a second alarm was called. However, the firefighters put out the flames before the fire could spread more. The fire began before 6:45 p.m. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/ The Bloomingtonian)
Barb Tapp holds Ruby Tapp, 2-years-old, whose father is a firefighter for the Bloomington Fire Department, while helping push in Truck 1 fire apparatus during a ceremony, Friday, June 21, 2019 at Station 1 on Fourth Street in Bloomington, Ind. According to a press release the truck is a “2019 E-One Typhoon Custom 100 Foot Platform, with a 600 horsepower engine, 1500 gallon-per-minute pump, a 500 gallon water tank, and a single 1500 GPM monitor on the platform.” The fire apparatus cost $1,179,080. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
A truck sits where it was blown over while a barn was destroyed by what local residents are saying was a tornado on E. Rayletown Road, Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. However, Kaci Hoover, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, said they’ve seen zero evidence of a tornado, but that straight-line winds were 60 mph, however, they are investigating the event, and waiting to hear back from an emergency manager. Hoover said shelf clouds can sometimes look like a tornado. The severe weather event left power lines down, ripped up trees, damaged houses and cars, and left debris in its path. Residents said the event took place in a few seconds. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Eric Peden, 7-years-old, tosses a baseball as community members gather before the ribbon cutting at the Cedar Ford Covered Bridge crossing Beanblossom Creek on Old Maple Grove Road at “Millikan’s Ford,” Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Washington, Indiana Township. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Nicole Rood reacts after telling how she survived a tornado by holding onto the door handle of a house as she was lifted off the ground in the 6400 block of West Cowden Rd., Saturday, June 16, 2019 near Ellettsville, Ind. Rood’s boyfriend Brett Cantrell survived by hanging onto a tree across the road. The couple were in their car when the storm stuck. The tornado destroyed several homes, tore up trees, and left dangerous live power lines scattered around the area. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Demolition derby driver Allen Fuetz flipped over James Lane’s car when his accelerator got stuck before flipping over his own car during the last race in the Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Both drivers walked away from the crash uninjured, and the race continued until only one car was left. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
“Beanpole is the god of pointless behavior” float passes the courthouse during the 4th of July parade, July 4, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of the Bloomington Police Department work at the corner of Kirkwood and Lincoln after police radio traffic seemed to indicate a person experiencing homelessness had been the victim of a stabbing, Monday, August 26, 2019. Police blocked off the corner near the Victoria Towers building with tape, and a pool of blood was washed away by firefighters. An officer on the scene was unable to give any information but said a full report on the incident will be release Tuesday. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
The 2019 Pridefest march begins near Grant Street, Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. 2019 is the 50th anniversary year for the Stonewall riots in New York City, which were a reaction to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969. The first Pride parades were a year later on June 28, 1970, in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Pride events are typically in June, but Bloomington’s event is timed with the return of Indiana University students. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of the Bloomington Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office investigate after a shooting in the 1300 block of West 13th Street, Monday, September 2, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. The shooting was shortly before 10 p.m. According to Bloomington Police Dept. Lt. Lucas Tate officers were called to the area during a disturbance and reports of shots fired, and as the police arrived officers also reported shots fired. Upon arrival police located 2 gun shot victims; a male was shot in the leg, and a female was shot in the foot. The gunshot wounds were not life threatening and both were cooperative with investigators. Detectives from both the BPD, and Sheriff’s Office were investigating the shooting, and the media will be updated Tuesday if more information is available. This story will be updated. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
09162019 – Bedford, Indiana, USA: UAW local 440 president Kevin Hutchinson talks on the phone to another union member after workers at the General Motors’ Bedford Powertrain factory joined a national labor strike against GM, Monday, September 16, 2019 in Bedford, Ind. The strike involving over 49,000 workers nationwide began at midnight. Over 700 work at the Bedford plant. It’s the first nationwide strike the UAW has organized since 1982. (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Workers from United Auto Workers Local 440 picket outside the General Motors Bedford Powertrain factory, where parts are molded from liquid metal, as the sun sets on day three of a nationwide worker strike against GM, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Bedford, Ind. The workers walked off the job at midnight on September 16th after their contract ran out, and are asking for better pay, affordable healthcare, that temp workers be made permanent, that jobs not be sent overseas, and that some factories, like the one in Lordtown, Ohio, be reopened. More than 700 workers at the Bedford, Indiana, factory are among the 49,000 workers nationally that are on strike. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Workers from United Auto Workers Local 440 picket outside the General Motors Bedford Powertrain factory, where parts are molded from liquid metal, as the sun sets on day three of a nationwide worker strike against GM, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Bedford, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
KOKOKO! performs during the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
James Payne, who has been experiencing homelessness for two years, mourns the death of his fiancée April Phelps, who had also been experiencing homelessness, during the Homeless Memorial Vigil, Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Monroe County Courthouse in Bloomington, Ind. “I was with her when she died,” said Payne. During the vigil the names of community members who died while experiencing homelessness were read, and their names were placed in memorial. The names read are, Shelly Arthur, Craig Bowles, Billy Brown, Steven Brown, Bruce Bundy, Greg Cook, Alvin Davis, Taffany Ducharme, Coy Fulford, April Hattery, Doug James, Lewis Jordan, Eric Pelley, John McKinney, Margaret Miao-Kong, Teohna Monroe-Koren, Steve Murphy, April Phelps, Chris Polston, Eric Schaber, Joshua Townsend, David Troxell, Brett Wagner, and Don Wooldridge. Each night in Monroe County over 300 people experience homelessness. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of the UAW Local 440 who work at the General Motors Bedford Powertrain factory picket outside an entrance during the third week of a nationwide United Auto Workers strike against GM, Friday, October 4, 2019 in Bedford, Ind. The strike began September 16 after contract negotiations between the union, and GM management failed. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
A group of Indiana basketball fans wait outside Assembly Hall before Hoosier Hysteria, Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Indiana University basketball player Trayce Jackson-Davis participates in the slam dunk contest while wearing Calbert Cheaney’s number 40 in tribute during Hoosier Hysteria, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Cheany, a player for the Indiana Hoosiers from 1989-93 under coach Bob Knight, has been inducted into the Indiana Basketballl Hall of Fame. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BPD animal control officer James Pritchard puts a cat named Abby into a carrier at the scene of a house fire. Bloomington firefighters respond to a fire in a house in the 1500 block of W. 11th Street, Saturday, Oct., 12, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. David Clark, who lives in the house, said he was cooking, and had oatmeal and beans on the stove when he noticed smoke coming from the ceiling above him, and a few seconds later there was a knock from the fire department, who had been called. Clark, and firefighters rescued an adult cat, and a kitten, two of three cats in the house. One kitten hid. A cat named Abby, and a kitten stayed warm in the back of a Bloomington Police Department cruiser until animal control arrived with carriers for the animals. “I just thank god I was home and awake,” said Clark. “It could have gone undetected.” Firefighters were called at 8:48 a.m. and arrived at 8:52 to find an attic fire in the rear of the house, said Bloomington Fire Department Capt, and acting Battalion Chief, Danny Gillespie. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, and had it under control in 7 minutes. An investigator was enroute to determine the cause and origin of the fire. There were no injuries. First responders from IU Health, Bloomington Fire Dept., Animal Control, Duke, and Red Cross were on the scene. Clark said he hopes to only be out of his home for a few days, or weeks for repairs, because he really likes the home, which is affordable, and in a part of town that’s convenient for him. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Ben Barnes chief of the Shawnee Tribe speaks as Indiana University students, and members of the Bloomington community gather at the Monroe County Courthouse during Indigenous Peoples Day in Bloomington, Monday, October 14, 2019. A resolution passed by the Bloomington City Council officially puts Indigenous Peoples Day on the calendar as a holiday every second Monday of October. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
10162019 – Bedford, Indiana, USA: A United Auto Workers (UAW) member pickets outside the Bedford Casting Operations plant, October 16, 2019 in Bedford, Ind. UAW leaders announced Oct 16, 2019 they have reached a tentative deal with General Motors to end a nationwide strike that began September 16th. According to the GM website the Bedford casting plant, “produces transmission casings, converter housings, heads, and small gas engine blocks that are used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.” (Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Firefighters mop up after a fire destroyed a home in the 7900 block of N. Old Dutch Road, Wednesday, Oct., 30, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. There were no people injured in the fire, but two cats were missing according to a member of the Ellettsville Fire Department. This story will be updated if more information becomes available. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of the Bloomington Police Department investigate after a shooting in the 500 block of N. Muller Drive, November 1, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. About half a dozen gunshots could be heard shortly before 12:28 a.m. The shots echoed across Bloomington. Scanner traffic indicated there was one gunshot victim who arrived at IU Health Bloomington a few minutes later. This story will be updated. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Indiana University ROTC members set off a cannon after IU scores against Northwestern during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The Hoosiers beat the Wildcats 34-3. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Ron Smith celebrates, at the Monroe County Democratic Headquarters, after winning the common council member district 3 City of Bloomington seat during the 2019 Monroe County, Indiana Municipal Election, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
After being placed under arrest, Forrest Gilmore is led from Bloomington Community Farmers Market after after holding a protest sign, in violation of market policy, during a protest against Schooner Creek Farm, Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. The charges were disorderly conduct, and trespassing. A group of five protesters were arrested for demonstrating against the market vendor they say supports a hate group, the market vendor denies supporting hate, but has said they are an identitarian.
The casket for Dale Conard, who died recently in a farm accident, is placed on the feeder house of his combine tractor before his funeral procession to Bethel Cemetery, November 15, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. Services for Conrad were held at The Funeral Chapel on East Third before the procession. Conrad was well known in the Bloomington, and surrounding community, for being a farmer, and his involvement with the Monroe County Fair. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Bloomington High School South’s Ethan Hensley (15) picks recovers a fumble and scores a touchdown against Floyd Central High School, November 15, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. BHSS beat Floyd Central High School 40-14 to win the IHSSA 5A regional football championship. The Panthers will play next Friday in the semi-state game against New Palestine at New Palestine. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Nevada, a cat that’s been up for adoption at the Bloomington Animal Shelter, is still available for adoption, even after a photo of a police dispatcher holding her went viral, November 20, 2019. Some already paid the adoption fee for the cat, so there is no fee to adopt. Nevada was later adopted. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Indiana’s Stevie Scott III (8) scores a touchdown against Michigan University during an NCAA college football game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., USA. The score at halftime was Michigan 20 and IU 14. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Indiana University soccer player Victor Bezerra (7) celebrates after scoring a goal against University of Kentucky during the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. Fifth ranked IU beat 19th ranked Kentucky 3-0. Bezerra scored all three goals. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Workers demolish a camp, and remove debris, at a site near the corner of 11th and Rogers, where up to 10 people experiencing homelessness had recently been living, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Firefighters mop up after a fire that damaged homes in a strip of apartments in the 1100 block of West Main Street, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Ellettsville, Ind. A father and son rescued a woman from one of the burning units. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Bloomington climate activists gather for a Climate Strike sit-in at Bloomington City Hall, Friday, December 6, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. The activists were demanding that Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton declare a climate emergency. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Krampus, who “half-goat, half-demon” creatures, march through the streets of Bloomington looking for misbehaved children to punish during the Christmas season, Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. The event is annual in Bloomington, but began as part of European folklore. The Krampus were accompanied by angels, Saint Nicholas, fire throwers, and a group of children acting as the misbehaved. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Firefighters put out a vehicle fire in the 600 block of W. 11th Street, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. The fire call was dispatched at at 2 p.m. When firefighters arrived, a Silver Ford F150 was fully involved, but firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Shoes sit left behind as workers demolish a camp on South Rogers near the Community Kitchen, where individuals experiencing homelessness were recently living, Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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