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Sheridan had 28 students participate in the program and Congresswoman Susan Brooks was in Sheridan Tuesday to talk about it.
Sheridan had 28 students participate in the program and Congresswoman Susan Brooks was in Sheridan Tuesday to talk about it.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:52 PM

Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with students from Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program at Sheridan High School Tuesday. This national program's mission is to prevent at-risk students from dropping out of school and encourages students to overcome barriers to graduation in order to become college and career ready.

"Ensuring our kids have the tools they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom is what JAG is all about," Brooks said.

Hometown News

  • This week, Sheridan SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will launch a campaign called “Think About It . . . ” to raise awareness for prom and graduation safety. One focus of the campaign is to raise awareness about the risks involved with underage drinking. Unfortunately, the majority of adolescents still report using alcohol before it is legal for them to do so. We must support local law enforcement efforts and refuse to accept preventable deaths caused by underage drinking.
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  • The Sheridan Fun Loving Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual pancake breakfast. This year’s breakfast will take place on Saturday morning, May 6, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    The event will be held in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library, 103 West First St. in beautiful uptown Sheridan. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $4 for 11 and under. The menu will include pancakes and sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, and coffee, milk and juice to drink.

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  • Congresswoman Brooks visits Sheridan

    Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with students from Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program at Sheridan High School Tuesday. This national program's mission is to prevent at-risk students from dropping out of school and encourages students to overcome barriers to graduation in order to become college and career ready.

    "Ensuring our kids have the tools they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom is what JAG is all about," Brooks said.

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  • When the weather starts getting a little better, it's a sure sign that the Easter Bunny is hopping down the trail and horseshoes will be flying in Biddle Park!

    For the 43rd year, the Sheridan Horseshoe League will soon be starting. Men and women from around the state over 12 years of age are invited to participate in the sport. The Sheridan league has participants come from as far away as Kokomo to pitch one evening each week.

    Rain or shine, the season starts May 9. 

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  • Sheridan's Katherine Parsley pages for Rep. Brown

    Being a page in the Indiana Legislature is always a thrill for students, and this year seemed to be no exception for one Sheridan student. 

    Katherine Parsley (second from left) of Sheridan, recently spent a day at the Indiana Statehouse as a page with Rep. Tim Brown

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  • Sheridan and two other county school systems have special elections scheduled for May 2, involving their respective school corporations.

    The Hamilton County Elections Office has established a schedule for the election, including April 10 as the first day for absentee voting.

    The questions before voters involve raising money for the three school corporations.

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  • Rotarians didn't 'shelve" this project!

    Sheridan Rotarians were busy this past week. Some of us were taking care of important club business in the monthly club board meeting while the some of other the members were busy installing some shelving units in the Sheridan Public Library.

    Rotarians throughout the world work with their local communities to accomplish a variety of tasks and projects to improve the quality of life. These projects can range from providing community meals to sweeping streets to cleaning parks and to putting up shelving for the library. Sheridan Rotarians have done all of these things and more over the years.

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  • Sheridan has been chosen as the launch site for a new program aimed at helping senior citizens.

    Reaching Resources will connect seniors with programs and services to improve their quality of life, prevent isolation and help maintain independence. The program also aims to close the gap and target inefficiencies in services available to Hamilton County seniors. It plans to launch the new program in Sheridan where 68 percent of the senior population qualify for assistance.

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Obituaries

  • Dallas R. Grinstead

    Dallas R. Grinstead, 82, Fishers, departed this earth to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in heaven on April 14, 2017.

    He was born March 13, 1935 to Paul and Beulah (Collier) Grinstead of Sheridan. They preceded him in death.

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  • John Calvin Rose, 75, of Paoli and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 9, 2017, at IU Hospital in Bloomington.

    Born Oct. 26, 1941 in St. Charles, Va., he was the son of the late Roy Franklin and Beatrice "Tootsie" (Stoops) Rose-Savage.

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  • Judy Showalter, 67, Fishers, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

    She was born Feb. 7, 1950 to Donald and Pauline (Waitt) Johnson in Lebanon.

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  • Peggy Ann Kellam

    Peggy Ann Kellam, 64, Sheridan, passed away on Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2017, at IU North Hospital.

    Born July 14, 1952, she was the daughter of John Bush, Jr. and Wilma K. (Owen) Bush.

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  • Jarilyn Louise Purvis, 65, of Westfield and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Monday morning, April 3, 2017, at Maple Park Village in Westfield.

    She was born Dec. 31, 1951 in Tipton to the late Robert Eugene and Betty Jean (Waters) Waggoner.

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  • Glenn David Scott, 79, Sheridan, passed away Saturday morning, April 1, 2017, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Nov. 4, 1937 in Tippecanoe County, he was the son of the late Harmon and Helen (Gibson) Scott.

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  • James "Jim" Milton Childers, 75, passed away March 24, 2017 in Sheridan following a brief illness.

    He was born May 4, 1941 to Chester Paul and Mary Florence Timmons Childers.

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  • Richard Baker Green

    Richard (Dick) Baker Green, 87, Noblesville, formerly of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

    He was born in Sheridan on Dec. 26, 1929.

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  • James Harvey Stapleton

    James Harvey Stapleton, 62, Kirklin, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday afternoon, March 10, 2017, at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette.

    Born July 19, 1954 in Lee County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Leroy and Violet Ruth (Justus) Stapleton.

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  • Mary Jane Wright, 84, Sheridan, passed away Monday morning, March 13, 2017, at Harbor Manor Healthcare in Noblesville.

    She was born July 16, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Sherman and Helen V. (Stout) Landis.

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  • V. Irene Byers

    V. Irene Byers, 88 of Michigan and formerly of Kirklin, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at Tinder Care in Alpena, Mich.

    She was born Oct. 16, 1928 in Hillsburg, to Zoal and Mary (Crumet) Cox.

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  • Ward Eugene Hottinger, 88, passed away Feb. 7, 2017 with his daughter Kathy and granddaughter Gina at his side.

    He was born on June 6, 1928 to the late Paul D. Hottinger and Ruth Emma (VanCleave) Cast in Hamilton County, Indiana.

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County News

  • All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Friday, April 14 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

    All license branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Saturday.

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  • When it comes to attending college or pursuing a career, everyone’s goals are different. For some, it is important to get into the workforce quickly in an in-demand, high-paying career. For others, they are looking for a more affordable start to a bachelor’s degree without a mountain of debt.

    Wouldn’t it be great if there was an option that solved both of these problems?

    There is, community college, and April is Community College Awareness Month.

    Community College offers students two paths: transfer or direct to the workforce. By transferring, students can transfer credits earned at a lower tuition cost, and continue on to earn their bachelor’s degree. A career path allows the student to quickly earn the degree or credential from a wide variety of program choices and afford them a competitive opportunity to enter the job market.

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  • The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with all 92 counties in the state to distribute more than 2,200 all-hazard (weather) radios to Hoosiers. The radios will be distributed on the local level by each county’s emergency management agency.

    “Receiving early warnings is critical to safety during severe weather events,” John Erickson, IDHS Director of Public Affairs, said. “All-hazard radios, which provide a wide range of alerts, are a valuable tool that can help citizens make decisions to better protect themselves and their families.”

    The distribution focuses on citizens who are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of severe weather: economically disadvantaged citizens, residents of mobile and prefabricated homes and others who may not be able to receive weather alerts by traditional means.

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  • Everyone has heard “dos and don’ts” when it comes to severe weather. For Severe Weather Preparedness and Flood Awareness Week 2017, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is debunking a seven myths that may help protect Hoosiers this spring.
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  • INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana State Police, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced the release of an impactful training video designed to educate and inform school leaders and staff about sexual abuse. The video will be distributed by the Indiana Department of Education to all Indiana school corporations, encouraging them to share with all members of their staff.
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  • The Lafayette Symphony continues their casual nightclub performance series on Thursday, March 9 with The B-Side: Track 2, LSO String Quartet. The group will present an easygoing evening of jazz, rock, and pop charts at Carnahan Hall (2200 Elmwood Ave, Suite A6) in Market Square, Lafayette. The newest addition to LSO’s annual programming line-up, the B-Side is a unique 3-concert series that gives the traditional Symphony concert a make-under with a relaxed, come-as-you-are vibe.
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  • Clinton Central Elementary is preparing for its Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup. Any child who will be age 4 on or before Aug. 1, 2017 will be eligible to enroll in CCE’s Early Kindergarten (comparable to educational pre-school) during Round-up on March 28, 2017. Any child who will be age 5 on or before Aug. 1, 2017 will be eligible to enroll in CCE’s Kindergarten during Roundup on March 30, 2017.

    To schedule an appointment, please call Clinton Central Elementary office at (765) 249-2244. During your appointment, you will need the child’s immunization records and birth certificate. The State of Indiana requires that all children have required immunizations and a valid birth certificate to be enrolled in public school. Transportation will also be discussed during Roundup along with the need for free and reduced lunch.

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  • Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (IEHA) is an organization affiliated with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and is interested in furthering education, leadership, and community volunteerism.
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