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Wednesday, December 07, 2016 8:55 AM

NEW CASTLE - Sheridan sports standout Dave Sanders is one of 13 who will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame next year. Sanders set scoring records in Central Indiana, first at Sheridan High School and later at Butler University.

Sanders, playing under Hall of Fame coach Larry Hobbs, led the Blackhawks to a sectional championship his junior year and followed it up as the Hamilton County scoring champ his senior year, averaging 24.2 points and 13.9 rebounds per game. Along the way, he set the school single-game scoring record of 36 points. At Butler, he averaged 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior and capped his career with averages of 20.6 points and 8.9 rebounds as a senior, setting Butler records for single-season scoring (536) and single-season field goals made (228) and totaling 1,103 career points with the Bulldogs.

Hometown News

  • Sheridan lost a close wrestling match against Guerin Tuesday, falling 36-36.

    Corbin Went (138), Justin Delph (145), Joe Callahan (170), Ethan Reynolds (195), Cameron Powell (220) and Ian Pence (285) picked up victories for the Blackhawks.
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  • The Sheridan Lady Blackhawks found the home court much to their liking as they dominated Hoosier Heartland opponent Clinton Central, 85-29.

    Brittany Welch soared to 31 points, going 16-for-21 shooting, making three of her four 3-pointers. Audrey Reed had 19 points and Holly Barker finished with 10. The Team went 10-for-10 on free throws.

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  • The Sheridan boys basketball team won a 38-35 non-conference tilt against Faith Christian Tuesday. A 10-10 first quarter gave way to a 12-7 second quarter, with Sheridan in the lead at halftime.

    Three Blackhawks contributed double digits to the game. Jack Waitt led the team with 12 points and five rebounds. Aiden Roaten and Nick Burnell finished with 10 points each.

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  • Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the Sheridan Youth Assistance Program to put on a career fair Thursday in the Sheridan High School gymnasium. Students in grades 8 through 10 from Sheridan, Hamilton Heights, Tipton and Clinton Central will attend from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Upperclassman and adults are invited to attend from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    The hands-on, interactive career fair will highlight skilled trades, advanced manufacturing, the hospitality industry, agriculture, human services, health care, transportation, construction and information technology. More than 500 students from area schools are expected to attend the free event at Sheridan High School.

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  • Rotary steps up once again

    Members, family and friends of the Sheridan Rotary Club gathered this past Tuesday to pack food boxes for the upcoming holiday season. Every year the Rotarians purchase enough supplies to fill 24 boxes which are then donated to MAMA’s Cupboard for distribution to community members.

    Sheridan Rotarians are always doing worthy projects and giving of their time and money. For the Sheridan Club this translate into a variety of local projects and events such as landscaping at community parks, working at community food pantries, providing free meals to hundreds of community members and just recently helping to put a new roof on the MAMA’s Cupboard building.

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  • Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced today that $500,000 in federal grant funding has been awarded to Sheridan.
    According to the governor’s office, the grant will help to install new drainage infrastructure to properly drain the community during wet weather by installing stormwater pipes, manholes with catch basins, pipe connectors and inlets. This will address the most severe storm drainage problems throughout the town.
    In addition to the $500,000 for Sheridan, a grant was also announced for the community of Atlanta in the amount of $700,000 to make improvements to their water distribution system as well as town wells and treatment facilities. In addition to improving the water system it will also increase fire protection, bring better water quality and increased water pressure.
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  • Mark your calendars for a holiday celebration, business-style! The Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce will listen to a wonderful performance from the Hamilton Heights and Sheridan High School choirs on Dec. 15. But that’s not all. In addition, there will be a fun silent bottle auction with the proceeds benefiting the local Holiday Toy Drive.

    It all takes place in beautiful uptown Sheridan at the Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is only $15 for Chamber members and $18 for guests.

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  • Rotary awards 10 Paul Harris Fellowships

    The Sheridan Rotary Club recently awarded Paul Harris Fellowship pins and certificates to 10 of its members. To achieve PHF distinction, a Rotarian must donate cash and/or donor points totaling at least $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. For a club the size of Sheridan with 16 active member’s total, 10 members earning awards is a significant landmark event. It represents more than 60 percent of the membership.

    According to club president Steve Martin, the idea began to grow about two months ago when it was realized that several members were very close to achieving a $1,000 increment. Of the 10 member receiving awards, five were first time recipients with $1,000, three were at the $2,000 level, one achieved the $3,000 plateau and one member reached his $5,000 goal.

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Obituaries

  • Edna Mae Brunty Dean

    Edna Mae Brunty Dean, 85, Sheridan, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

    She was born in the Appalachian area of Earling, W.Va. on June 3, 1931, to parents Alfa "Red" Brunty and Vada (Walls) Brunty.

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  • Peter David Bohannon, 75, Sheridan, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Sheridan.

    Born Aug. 10, 1941 in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of the late Alfred and Cathryn (Babin) Bohannon.

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  • C. Marjorie Inman, 89, Sheridan, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

    She was born June 3, 1927 to the late Joseph and Laura (Vandergriff) Doty in Jackson County.

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  • Joseph Francis Artman

    Joseph Francis Artman, 93, Sheridan, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the Rawlins House of Pendleton.

    Born Feb. 12, 1923 in Boone County, he was the son of the late Roy, Sr. and Lina (Akers) Artman.

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  • James Brooks Beard, 96, Sheridan, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 21, 2016, at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

    Born at home in Sheridan on Oct. 2, 1920, he was the son of the late Fred J. and Bessie B. (Lines) Beard.

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  • Joseph Aloysius-Francis Luprich, 75, Westfield, (formerly of Illinois), passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at his home in Westfield.

    Born Dec. 25, 1940 in Palatine, Ill., he was the son of the late Louis and Amelia (Kline) Luprick.

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  • Roy Delmar Lee, Jr., 91, Sheridan, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Sheridan Healthcare Center.

    Born on April 22, 1925 in New Maysville, Ind., he was the son of the late Roy Delmar and Josephine (Powers) Lee.

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  • Arnold Roberts, 86, Westfield, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 31, 2016, at Maple Park Village in Westfield.

    Born Aug. 20, 1930 in Westfield, he was the son of the late Melvin B. and Opal E. (Pitts) Roberts.

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  • Marjorie Ellen "Marge" Price, 83, Kirklin, passed away Wednesday afternoon Oct. 5, 2016, at IU Health Tipton Hospital.

    Born Oct. 24, 1932 in Clinton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Warren H. and Roxie (Swisher) Fearnow.

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  • Marvin Dale Barker

    Marvin Dale Barker, 71, Kempton, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 6, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Aug. 11, 1945 in Springfield, Mo., he was the son of the late Meredith Lamar and Lillian Ester (Wolverton) Barker.

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  • Britni Lynn Biddle

    Britni Lynn Biddle, 35, Tipton, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at her residence.

    She was born April 17, 1981 in Tipton to Ron and Debbie Wellinger.

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  • Grady Franklin, 86, Sheridan, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 in Sheridan.

    Mr. Franklin was born on Oct. 29, 1929.
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County News

  • License branches will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All license branches resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
    In addition, license branches will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. All license branches resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
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  • Winter weather is finally here, and with the chance for parts of the state to see at least flurries this weekend, it is time for Hoosiers to consider preparing vehicles for travel during winter storms.

    “Hoosiers experience winter storms that produce snow, ice and cold that create dangerous travel hazards each year,” said John Erickson, director of public affairs for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. “Preparing vehicles ahead of these storms to ensure they are ready for any type of emergency can lessen and even prevent the risk of injury.”

    Being prepared to handle potential slide-offs, accidents or other car trouble in winter is a simple but crucial step to take while preparing for winter weather.

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  • Many Hoosiers decorate their homes with Christmas trees in the winter. While they can be enjoyable, Christmas trees can also be a source of fuel in a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in recent years, Christmas trees were the first item ignited in an estimated average of 210 reported home structure fires.

    If wondering what to do with a dry tree, follow this simple guide. Don’t store the tree in the garage, other places in the home, or against the outside of the home. Instead, check with local communities to find a recycling program.

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  • CORUNNA, Ind. – Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s would like to remind all hunters and landowners about a deer donation program.

    Program organizers ask hunters across Indiana to consider donating to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the need program.

    It's easy to do. Just take your deer in to your local meat processor / butcher shop and tell them you would like to donate it to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program. To date, there are 90 participating meat processors working in 85 counties in Indiana.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced it is accepting applications for the 2017 500 Festival Princess Program. Since 1958, the 500 Festival Princess Program has celebrated Indiana’s up-and-coming, college-aged leaders. The online application is available on the 500 Festival’s website and the deadline for online applications is Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

    Each year, 33 of Indiana’s most civic-minded, academically driven young women are selected to serve as a 500 Festival Princess. Serving as a 500 Festival Princess provides young women with countless opportunities for leadership and professional development. 500 Festival Princesses will participate in the program’s personal and professional development initiative, which empowers participants to make a profound impact within their community.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS — Fishers became the third Hamilton County city -- and second in a row -- to be recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as its Community of the Year, joining Noblesville and Carmel in the prestigious list.
    Noblesville first received the honor in 2008. Then last year Carmel won the award, setting the stage for Fishers this year.
    The city on the east side of Hamilton County is far more than the bedroom community of years ago. The recent vision within the last decade to evolve into a “smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial city” has firmly taken hold under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness and the city council. And now, Fishers has become a center for innovation and an attractive business destination.
    At the State of the City address in February, Fadness announced 1,000 new jobs were on their way. Today, he says Fishers may see as many as 4,000 new jobs in total for the year. 
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  • INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents now have the chance to decide what our next state license plate will look like as they vote on a final design to replace the outgoing Bicentennial plate. Three plate designs were unveiled at the Indiana State Fair by Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Commissioner Kent Abernathy.

    “This is going to be a fun process for Hoosiers during the next four weeks,” Abernathy said. “We have three interesting designs and I hope all state residents will vote and let us know which one they like the best. The winning design will appear on vehicles all over Indiana.”

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the country, but a new cutting edge lung cancer treatment, called immunotherapy, is giving hope to many lung cancer patients because of its recent success in freeing people of lung cancer.

    Lung cancer is poorly recognized by the immune system which delays diagnosis until patients are at stage 3 or 4, when it’s too late. However, immunotherapy treatments activate the immune system to help the body recognize the cancer so that the body can fight it.

    “This treatment actually works! In patients who have metastatic disease, there are now drugs that work with the immune system in this manner that are able to cause a significant number of tumors to shrink,” said Dr. Nasser Hanna, from I.U. Health, and Chair of the 2016 LUNG FORCE Expo Planning Committee.

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