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Left to right, Olivia Strandberg, Travis Shank, Keaton Lambert and Eddie Strandberg help Ron Stone load up his truck with excess donated books and magazines to be donated to Goodwill.
Left to right, Olivia Strandberg, Travis Shank, Keaton Lambert and Eddie Strandberg help Ron Stone load up his truck with excess donated books and magazines to be donated to Goodwill.
Friday, September 02, 2016 9:42 AM

The Sheridan Public Library gladly accepts donated books and magazines. The Library uses what it can and make the remainder available to the public through Friends of the Library book sales or free give-away's.

“We deeply appreciate all the people in the Sheridan community who donate their books to us," Library director Steve Martin said. "Every year our budget gets tighter, and quite often we are able to recycle some very good reads and add them to our collection.

Hometown News

  • The Sheridan Blackhawks took advantage of their homecoming Friday with a 21-0 win against Hoosier Heartland Conference and Class 1A opponent Tri-Central. The Blackhawks defense guided the shutout, only allowing 127 Tri-Central yards.
    Early on, both teams struggled to get any rhythm on offense, as both defenses built strong walls against the attacks. Sheridan running back Joe Callahan broke down a few walls in the first quarter, running for 75 yards before eventually punching in a 4-yard touchdown with 37 seconds remaining.
    Following the touchdown, Tri-Central attempted a lateral on the kickoff return, but fumbled and turned the ball right back over to Sheridan. Sheridan took advantage of the turnover and scored on the first play of the drive with a 27-yard touchdown run from Drake Delph, opening its lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter. 
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  • Schools project millions in savings by switching to solar
    Switching to solar energy to power its facilities will save Sheridan Community Schools an estimated $5 million to $6 million in the next 25 years.
    SCS will be the first and, at this point, only Indiana school district completely run on solar power, when it “flips the switch” Sept. 29.
    When the solar plant turns on, it takes control of its energy production and freezes the cost for the next 25 years, said Superintendent Dave Mundy. With the continual increase in energy costs the district estimates, from current and estimated rise in billing costs, it will create the projected $5 million to $6 million in savings.
    “Being able to exactly budget our electrical cost for the years to come goes a long way in allowing us to continue to be fiscally responsible to our community,” Munday said. “It will push more dollars to the classroom and allow us to continue to upgrade facilities as needed.”
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  • Sheridan Water Works has scheduled the town’s biannual fire hydrant flushing for Oct. 10-14.
    The utility asks all residents to be aware of the flushing in their areas of town and that some temporary water discoloration could be a possible result.
    Hydrant flushing is required periodically to clean the system and water mains. Sheridan Water Works will be flushing between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the week.
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  • The Blackhawks fell short by a single goal Thursday night against Class 3A Crawfordsville, 2-1.

    Sheridan trailed 2-0 midway through the first half. However, freshman Makenna Hammack took charge and dribbled through the Crawfordsville defense to close the deficit to one.

    The Blackhawk defense rose to the occasion and kept Crawfordsville scoreless for the rest of the game.

    Despite several good looks at goal in the second half the Blackhawks couldn't find push across the tying score.

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  • KOKOMO – Blackhawk Joey Callahan rushed for 327 yards and three touchdowns to help the Sheridan football team to a 40-14 win over Eastern Friday night. The Hawks remain undefeated in their conference at 2-3, 2-0 Hoosier Heartland.
    The Blackhawks ran 80 plays on the night, 73 of which were rushes and piled up 476 total yards, 442 on the ground.
    Callahan scored twice in the first quarter on runs of 4-yards and 6-yards, and again in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run. He carried the ball 45 times, and averaged almost 7.3 yards per carry.
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  • Sheridan Horseshoe League's final night was quite exciting. The first-half-of-the-season-winner United Feeds had to face second-half-winner Price Heating in a three-game, winner-take-all. After tallying the scores United Feeds and Price Heating had split one win apiece. Then came the final tally, United Feeds winning by a single point.
    The inter-league handicap tournament was won by Tammy Allen 378 while second and third places were held by rookies Scott Smith 368 and Genia Stepp 366.
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  • A Memorial Service for Phyllis J. Akard, who passed away in January, is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan.

    Mrs. Akard, 90, of Tipton, passed away on Jan. 26, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor in Tipton. She had lived her whole life in the Tipton and Sheridan areas. She was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Clinton County to Samuel B. & Cleo G. (Wheatley) Boyer.

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  • Hoosier Heartland Conference West Division leader Carroll brought its undefeated 14th-ranked Class A powerhouse to Sheridan Friday night and left with a 13-0 victory over the turnover-plagued Blackhawks.

    The Cougars, despite a few turnovers of their own, took advantage of four Sheridan first-half fumbles and six total turnovers en route to the victory.

    The struggles were not lost on legendary Coach Bud Wright. "Offense," he replied to a question about what his team needs to improve. "We just didn't score."

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Obituaries

  • John Wayne Miller

    John Wayne Miller, 55, of Noblesville and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 after a long and courageous fight with cancer.

    He was born Sept. 17, 1960 to Helen (Ferguson) Hamilton of Sheridan and the late Tom Miller of Terre Haute.

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  • Aurelie Ann Van DeGrift, 81, Ekin, passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, 2016, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.
    Born Feb. 7, 1935, in Manitowoc, Wisc., she was the daughter of the late Jack W. and Lorraine M. (Shablaska) Van DeGrift.
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  • Olean R. Randall

    Olean R. Randall, 96, Sheridan, passed away on Saturday morning, Sept. 3, 2016, at the Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield.

    Born June 9, 1920 in Rumbletown, she was the daughter of the late Eldon and Edna (Ennis) Blaize.

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  • LuAnne Marie Puckett, 68, passed away Sept. 1, 2016.

    She was born to Omer French and Charlotte Meyer French on June 27, 1948.

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  • William Jesse "Bill" Davis

    William Jesse "Bill" Davis, 84, Sheridan, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 28, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Sept. 10, 1931 in Hamilton County, he was the son of the late Elmer Carey and Lottie (Raines) Davis.

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  • Roy Kemp Baughman, 91, Sheridan, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 29, 2016, at Sheridan Healthcare Center.

    Born Sept. 1, 1924 in Danville, Ill., he was the son of the late Frank and Hattie (Kennedy) Baughman.

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  • John Stern

    John Stern 69, Lafayette, passed away on Aug. 25, 2016 in Lafayette.

    He was born Oct. 11, 1946 to the late Byron and Marian (Gaslin) Stern in Darlington, Indiana.

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  • Kenneth G. Cline, 85, Sheridan, passed away Aug. 23, 2016. He is now joined with his loving wife, Barbara (King) Cline. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2008.

    He was born Feb. 24, 1931 to the late Odie and Zelda (Griffith) Cline in Sheridan. 

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  • Travis Eugene Webber, 28, of Cicero and formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born on May 5, 1988 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Brian E. Kinkead of Thorntown and Deanna (Brinkman) Webber of Cicero.

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  • Louis M. "Martin" Quick

    Louis M. "Martin" Quick, 83, Sheridan, passed away Friday evening, July 15, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Aug. 18, 1932 in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Orvie L. "Mike" and Fontonell (Clampitt) Quick.

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  • Marcia Lee Pitts

    Marcia Lee Pitts, 83, Sheridan, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Sept. 14, 1932 in Hamilton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lowell "Buck" and Hilda Alice (Baker) Fancher.

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  • Penny Sue Ridge, 52, Sheridan, passed away at Riverview Health in Noblesville on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2016.

    Born April 14, 1964 in Noblesville, she was the daughter of Grover and Geneva (Clements) Cooper of Sheridan, both of whom survive.

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County News

  • 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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  • Ride a motorcycle? Want to join approximately 750 other riders -- with a police-escorted Ride? Then mark down Saturday, Aug. 27!

    That's the date for The Loop around I-465 and when those approximately 750 riders will be escorted around I-465, ending up in downtown Indianapolis to join the Motorcycles on Meridian festivities presented by Thunder Roads Indiana Magazine.

    Riders can pre-register online at www.dellenloop.org immediately, or may register the day of the event at H-D of Indy. Fees are $35 per person, if registering online, and $40 per person for onsite registration. The first 500 registered riders will receive a gift pack.

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  • Ghost hunters aren't just in movies

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Chris Thompson has been a professional ghost hunter for almost two decades. In addition, he works for Sagamore News Media, the company that owns the Sheridan News. Recently, Chris shared this timely story.

    Thirty years after the original Ghostbusters film was released, Columbia pictures has brought it back with a new team. I realize that few people know that Ghost Hunting is a real activity that a large number of Indiana residents actually participate in.

    I have been a ghost-hunter for nearly 19 years now. Starting as a novice and working my way up to becoming quite the expert on equipment and techniques used for paranormal investigations. There are three basic rules to ghost-hunting. First, never hunt alone. This is not only for safety, but you need someone else to corroborate your findings. The second rule, never whisper. Whispers in the darkness can ruin good evidence, so you must always speak clearly for the recordings. The last rule, is no matter how frightened you become, never ever run! This is for your safety.

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  • The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its third class of veteran honorees. The not-for-profit organization honors Hoosier veterans for service during and after active duty. To date, the IMVHOF has recognized 34 men and women for their outstanding military and civilian service.

    Up to fifteen veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions.

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  • Soil & Water hires conservation administrator

    The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District has hired Ginger Davis as its new conservation administrator. Davis replaces John South, who retired in June after 38 years of service. She has master's training in Civil Engineering and Hydrology, and experience with various SWCD's around the state. She received training through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

    "I'm excited to meet and assist the public and county on general conservation techniques," Davis said. "It will be great to work with the staff here to further the soil and water conservation goals for the county."

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  • The final show of the season at Frankfort’s air-conditioned Red Barn Summer Theatre is set to debut on July 28. It will run for three weeks -- July 28-31, August 3-7, and August 10-13, playing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

    And as the season wraps up, Red Barn selected a Broadway musical comedy that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards (won three, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Direction of a Musical), three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards and a Theatre World Award. This show has run on Broadway, in London and in 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A national tour began in San Francisco in 2003, Chicago’s Mercury Theater played the show for three months and the New Line Theatre in St. Louis opened the show in 2007.

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