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Woofs and Books characters: Harry (from left) with Telena Eldridge, Maria Madrid holding Joey and Caroline Hinshaw with Elsa. Photo provided by Steve Martin
Woofs and Books characters: Harry (from left) with Telena Eldridge, Maria Madrid holding Joey and Caroline Hinshaw with Elsa. Photo provided by Steve Martin
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 7:36 AM

Sheridan Rotarians entertained Harry, Joey and Elsa.

Harry is an English Cream retriever, Joey is a mixed breed and Elsa is a Rottweiler. They are all volunteers for a canine reading assistance program locally known as Woof and Books.

Hometown News

  • TIPTON - Earlier in the season the Sheridan Blackhawks boys' basketball team had to out tough the Elwood Panthers to a close three-point win.

    In Wednesday night's rematch they had to do it again.

    The Blackhawks had to battle some ups and downs throughout the game but live to fight another day with their thrilling 44-41 win over the Panthers.
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  • The Sheridan First Grade Daisy Scouts, Troop 00664, are busy making handcrafted bookmarks to be given away to patrons of the Sheridan Public Library.

    According to Troop Leader Christina Flint, the girls were looking for a community project to accomplish and hit upon this idea. Library director Steve Martin said he was surprised by this unexpected and wonderful offer and would be pleased to offer the bookmarks to the library’s patrons at the checkout counter.

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  • Students from all over Hamilton County descended on the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center Thursday afternoon for the Hamilton County Bar Association’s annual Mock Trial finals. And one Sheridan teen finished among the top students in the program. Katie Hybarger from Sheridan High School was the runner-up in one of the witness categories. 
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  • Shots fell at an impressive rate on Friday night for the Sheridan boys' basketball team, but there just weren't enough of them to get past Class 2A No. 3 Frankton as the Blackhawks fell 80-47 at home in the regular season finale.

    The Eagles wrapped up a 21-2 regular-season mark while the Sheridan boys finished 6-16, despite shooting 50 percent from the field. 
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  • Blackhawk Winery and Vineyard in Sheridan is expanding its hours, beginning Tuesday.

    New hours for the winery’s tasting room are 1 to 6 p.m. daily, for wine tasting and purchase.

    “These new hours give people more opportunities to try out popular and award-winning wines, such as Norton and Indiana's Traminette, and new wines, such as our recently released Catawba,” said Deb Miller

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  • The Sheridan Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director.

    Kimberly Coveney, the former director, has resigned, according to Erin Merrill-Macy, Sheridan Chamber’s board president. She made the official announcement in front of about 30 people who attended Sheridan Chamber luncheon on Thursday at Sheridan Public Library.

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  • The Sheridan boys' basketball team came out firing on Tuesday night. Riding a four-game losing streak, the Class 2A Blackhawks shot a blistering 61 percent from the field and wasted little time running past visiting Class A Bethesda Christian 67-56.

    Four Blackhawks finished in double figures with Brock Kitchel leading the way with 16 points on 5 of 9 efficiency from the field.
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  • On Sunday, sectional pairings were released for the 105th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament.

    In Class 2A, the 5-15 Sheridan Blackhawks got a good draw when they got 3-17 Elwood in the first-round of Sectional 39 in Tipton. The Blackhawks defeated the Panthers 65-62 earlier this season. The bad news? No. 11 Tipton (14-4) is waiting in the wings. The Blue Devils take on Taylor (7-13) in the neighboring quarterfinal.

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  • Sherry (Johnson) Overdorf, 80, Sheridan, died on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    She was born on May 6, 1934, to the late Harry and Freedia (Edwards) Johnson in Logansport.
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  • Lara Lee Pickett, 38, of Albany, Ohio and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2015. She was surrounded by loving family, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, after a courageous and hard fought battle with breast cancer.

    She was born Dec. 9, 1976 at Irwin Army Hospital in Ft. Riley, Kan. To Gordon Lee and Jacqueline “Jackie” M. (Whiteman) Pickett.

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  • Gerald A. “Pete” Evans

    Gerald A. “Pete” Evans, 87, Sheridan, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    He was born April 18, 1927, in Clinton County, to the late Ora and Laura (King) Evans.

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  • Marion Eugene Wilhoite, 86, passed away on Feb. 24, 2015, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.

    He was born on July 18, 1928, in Boone County to the late Faye Edgar and Ruby Ellen (Miller) Wilhoite.

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  • Carroll “Sarge” Green, 75, Sheridan, passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family following a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.  Sarge was born on Jan. 4, 1940 to the late Harold and Betty (McGee) Green-Potts in Knightstown.

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  • Barbara Ann Moore
    Barbara Ann Moore, 61, Sheridan, died on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at home.

    She was born June 2, 1953, to Warren and Louise (Smith) McDougall in Indianapolis.
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  • Melisa M. Shinault, 34, Sheridan, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 17.

    She was born Sept. 8, 1980 in Noblesville. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1999 and from Indiana State University in 2003. She earned her bachelor's in criminology.

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  • Lalainya Kristine Harvey, 43, of Westfield, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 12, 2015.

    She was born in Indianapolis on July 21, 1971 and is a graduate of Westfield High School.

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  • Thelma Jean “Cline” Burroughs, 93, Westfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.

    She was born on Jan. 8, 1922, to the late Eddie and Ruth “Henderson” Cline in Boxley.
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  • Wendell J. Dillinger, 83, Sheridan, died on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.

    He was born on May 8, 1931, to Robert and Cleo (Broadstreet) Dillinger in Sheridan.
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  • Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Walker, 94, Noblesville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

    He was born on March 13, 1920, to Wessie and Meda (Helfer) Walker in Sheridan.
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  • Charles M. Waggoner, 84, of Noblesville, passed away Feb. 10, 2015, at Harbor Manor in Noblesville.

    He was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Clinton County to the late Everett and Nellie (Evans) Waggoner.
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County News

  • Lawmakers get to see how heroes work
    NOBLESVILLE - Search and rescue, car extraction and CPR training were just some of the skills legislators from all over Indiana had to learn today when they visited the Hamilton County Training Center in Noblesville.

    Experiencing a day in the life of a firefighter, eight state senators and representatives worked with firefighters from the Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana (PFFUI), a first time event for the union and legislators.
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  • Young girls get to try hands at science
    FISHERS - Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is partnering with Women & Hi Tech to again host "Passport to High-Tech," a Roche-sponsored program that encourages girls ages 7-12 to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

    More than 1,200 girls are expected at the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event Saturday on the museum center grounds, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers.

    Admission is $8, $6 for nonmember Girl Scouts in uniform and their family members, and free for museum members.
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  • I have been contacted by many people around Indiana regarding the potential 12-hour ISTEP that our students will be subjected to in the next few weeks. Let me take this opportunity to attempt to explain what is occurring in the area of K-12 education today. The Department of Education's recent announcement of the ISTEP length came as a complete surprise to administrators, teachers, parents and students as well as the Governor and the members of the Indiana General Assembly.

    The Department of Education (DOE) spent about a year building a revamped ISTEP, but officials never alerted the State Board of Education (SBOE) or anyone else about the possibility that the testing time would more than double.
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  • CARMEL - Consider gravity.

    That's what speaker David A. Rubin asked of guests at Thursday's Westfield Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel. Rubin is the principal and designer at Land Collective, a Philadelphia-based landscape architecture and urban design studio, the company designated to head up the design and creative portions of the proposed Grand Junction Park and Plaza project.
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  • School district boundaries in Hamilton County will stay as they are, at least for now, although landscapes in parts of the county, particularly in Wayne Township, are expected to change in the near future.

    Andy Wert, assistant planning director for the City of Noblesville, along with Christy Langley, the city's planning director, updated the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners on plans as they move along with development in Wayne Township.
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  • Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen recently announced awards for Employee of the Year in each of the divisions within the Sheriff's Office.

    These awards recognize outstanding performance and dedication by employees who go above and beyond the call of duty in serving the citizens of Hamilton County. Nominations are submitted by peers and co-workers who identify those around them that excel in the performance of their jobs and deserve to be recognized for their superior work.
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  • U.S. Marine Cpl. Zachary Nelson and his wife Kiley, were both humbled and thankful by a party thrown in their honor to celebrate a new home that would be built for them.

    Family, friends, government officials and members of the community attended Saturday's celebration at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

    The Nelsons will receive a new home, donated to them by Homes for Our Troops, a national nonprofit that partners with builders to construct specially adapted homes for injured veterans.

    On July 5, 2012, just two days before his 21st birthday, Nelson, who was stationed as a gunner on top of his vehicle, was paralyzed from the chest down after his vehicle rolled over during a mission to Camp Delaram in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. His spine was crushed.
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  • Beck’s Hybrids – the largest, family-owned retail seed company in the nation – will soon have its own private airplane hangar at Indianapolis Executive Airport on Indiana 32 in Boone County.

    Beck’s Hybrids, headquartered in Atlanta, Ind., this week received approval by the Hamilton County Airport Authority to build the company’s own private hangar at the Indy Exec Airport on Ind. 32.

    The proposed 19,000-square-foot hangar, the first corporate hangar at Indy Exec, is a major step forward for the ever-expanding company, the sixth largest seed company in the nation.
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