“It’s very significant. ”•Schoettle grew up in Indianapolis, graduating from Southport High School and Indiana University. He then departed on a tour of middle Indiana, reporting for papers in Greenwood, Frankfort, Columbus and Franklin before landing at IBJ in 1998. At his previous jobs, he spent a decade as a political and government reporter. Beyond
writing, Schoettle’s passions include animals and wildlife, watching all manner of television and long distance cycling and running. Though he put away his trumpet many years
ago, he remains an avid music fan.