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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:02 AM
The Hamilton County Health Department has notified the City of Noblesville that more mosquito trap sites in the city have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Hamilton County used all three of its trucks to spray in the affected zones Monday night, and the Noblesville Street Department will continue to larvacide breeding habitats.

Hometown News

  • Horseshoe pitchers save best for last

    Asphaugh Electric of Westfield sponsored the Sheridan Horseshoe Leagues last tournament of the season the weekend of Aug. 19-20. The tournament was count-all, handicapped, consisting of five games.

    For a while, it appeared the tournament would be a one-man show, but the fireworks and drama came at the end.

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  • The Sheridan Economic Development Commission scheduled for 7 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Sheridan Public Library has been canceled.

    The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18 in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library.

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  • Bon voyage, Clemence Lekouma!

    When you were 15 years old, would your parents have let you move to France for a year to live with a bunch of strangers and go to school there? If you are like most of us, probably not. But the reverse is what happened to us here in Sheridan this past year. Clemence Lekouma arrived in Sheridan on a very hot and very humid Tuesday last August. Almost a year later she is leaving. But oh so much happened in between.

    Click on the story for more details!

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  • Following the excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service for a large portion of the central United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds local residents about steps they should take to protect their health from the extreme heat.

    People suffering from heat stress may experience heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; fast, weak pulse; and nausea or vomiting. Early signs include muscle cramps, heat rash, fainting or near-fainting spells, and a pulse or heart rate greater than 100. People suffering from heat stress should be moved to a cooler location to lie down. Apply cool, wet cloths to the body especially to head, neck, arm pits and upper legs near the groin area where combined 70 percent of body heat can be lost; and have the person sip water.

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  • Rotary reins handed off

    Outgoing 2016-17 Sheridan Rotary Club President Steve Martin handed the gavel off to incoming 2017-18 President Scott McCullough at a recent Sheridan Rotary get-together.

    Congratulations, Scott!

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  • Keria Hendrickson Rotary scholarship winner
    Sheridan senior Keria Hendrickson was awarded the annual $500 Sheridan Rotary Club Scholarship for 2017 and will continue her education at Ball State University this fall. 
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  • Rotarians hear from Soil & Water
    Sheridan Rotarians ran into an example of an oxymoron recently when recent guest speaker Cara Culp of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) gave a presentation. Cara is an Urban Agriculture Outreach Specialist. Urban agriculture? Now there is an oxymoron. Sheridan is deep into farm country and out here agriculture refers to BIG farms with BIG tractors and BIG combines. Urban refers to cities, right? It does not seem like the two terms are related, right?
    For Cara and her colleagues the definition of agriculture in an urban setting is growing and cultivating food in or around a city or town. The focus of the SWCD Urban Agriculture program is on community gardens and backyard gardens. 
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  • Rotary gives MAMA new roof

    Last fall the Sheridan Rotary Club partnered up with the Carmel Rotary Club to obtain a matching Rotary District 6560 grant to put a new roof on the MAMA’s Cupboard Food Pantry facility in uptown Sheridan. The clubs are proud to announce that the project is complete and MAMA’s Cupboard has a brand new roof.

    The Sheridan Club donated $2,500 dollars as did the Carmel Club and that total amount of $5,000 was matched by the District. The $10,000 raised was combined with further funding from MAMA’s Cupboard to finish the project. Located on the northeast corner of Main and 2nd Streets in Sheridan, the facility should be rain and snow proof for many years to come.

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  • Charles Edward Hiatt

    Charles Edward Hiatt, 90, Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 17, 2017 at Riverview health in Noblesville.

    He was born Aug. 10, 1927 in Cicero to the late Noel and Crystal (Southard) Hiatt.

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  • Joanne B. Norman

    Joanne B. Norman, 85, Sheridan, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 2017 at Carmel Health and Living.

    Born Oct. 29, 1931 in Boone County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late E. Gerald "Fats" and Lillian Louise (Cloud) Barrick.

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  • Mary Lois Stultz, 86, passed away peacefully at her home Monday morning, Aug. 14, 2017.

    A lifelong resident of Sheridan, she was born Dec. 16, 1930 to the late Euler D. and Flora Lois (Barker) Sutton.

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  • Amy Clouse

    Amy Clouse, 45, Westfield, passed away Aug. 3, 2017, at her residence.

    She was born Nov. 9, 1971, in Pontiac, Mich., to Joseph and Janet (Heckman) Deimling Jr.

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  • Larry James Kercheval, 59, Kirklin, Ind., passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Aug. 4, 2017 at his home in Kirklin, surrounded by his loving family.

    Born July 26, 1958 in Frankfort, Ind., he was the son of the late James Everett and Dorothy Ann (Lester) Kercheval.

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  • Teresa Joan Henry, 70, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 19, 2017, at her home in Boxley.

    Born June 28, 1947 in Rensselaer, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jewell (Arnett) Whitaker.

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  • Serena 'Kay' 'Whicker' Thomas

    Serena “Kay” “Whicker” Thomas, 68, Sheridan, passed away July 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

    She was born Sept. 15, 1948 to the late Lawrence and Irma “Campbell” Whicker in Sheridan, Indiana.

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  • Shirley A. Emry

    Shirley A. Emry, 78, Sheridan, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville.

    She was born on Aug. 9, 1938 to the late Hugh and Leota (Rich) Addington in Westfield.

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  • Keith A. Vawter, 69, Noblesville, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.

    He was born Aug. 3, 1947 in Boone County.

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  • Earnest “Ernie” Alvin Lafferty

    Earnest “Ernie” Alvin Lafferty, 82, Kirklin, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

    He was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Allen, Ky. to the late Clark and Dona (Gray) Lafferty.

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  • Jill Leigh Doty-Brock

    Jill Leigh Doty-Brock went to be with her Lord and Savior over the weekend and into the loving anticipated arms of her loving brother Kevin.

    She was born Feb. 3, 1972 to Eddie and Karen (Reddick) Doty of Sheridan.

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  • Wilbur Hammack, age 82, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday evening, June 24, 2017, at Premier Healthcare of Sheridan.

    Born Jan. 2, 1935 in Westfield, he was the son of the late Marion Elza and Inah Esther (Mann) Hammack.

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County News

  • All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches will be closed Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

    Branches should resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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  • The Indiana Conference for Women, the largest gathering of women leaders and entrepreneurs in the Midwest, has teamed up with The Startup Ladies, a membership organization that seeks to support women entrepreneurs, to sponsor the third annual Indiana Conference for Women Pitch Competition.

    The competition, organized and hosted by The Startup Ladies, will take place on Nov. 7, at the Indiana Convention Center located in Indianapolis. Women entrepreneurs seeking to expand their business can apply, and three finalists will be selected to pitch at the conference. Finalists will receive free individual registration to the conference, and will have access to three Startup Study Halls, organized by The Startup Ladies.

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  • Nearly every state has experienced fires that rage out of control in the landscape. While the largest and most devastating burn in the West, fires also spread in the East and South, where suburb meets country or housing development meets conservation land. Click on this and read how you can protect your property in two ways.

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  • Caller ID spoofing has quickly become a common scamming tactic that can lead to credit card or identity theft. According to TDS Telecom, a simple way to prevent becoming a victim to the scam is to avoid revealing personal information.

    What is caller ID spoofing? Scammers fake their appearance on caller ID displays in order to appear as if they are a reputable company such as your bank, creditor, insurance company, or even the government. They do this to get people to disclose their personal information including credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, and/or anything they can use or sell.

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  • As a survivor of suicide loss, have you ever wanted to talk to a leader in the field of suicide bereavement? The Indiana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is sponsoring an interactive and free workshop led by Dr. Jack Jordan, a nationally recognized expert in suicide bereavement research and clinical practice on Aug. 24 at the Indianapolis Marriott.

    The seminar will feature Q&A and topics including: Suicide Loss 101: Facts and myths of recovery; How Is Grief After Suicide Different: Five common themes; Pathways to Healing: Self-care, professional help and types of support.

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  • With fireworks season under way, the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be aware of fireworks laws when celebrating.

    “Hoosiers using fireworks this summer need to be both safe and legal when doing so,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. “Responsible use of fireworks will help contribute to safe and enjoyable celebration.”

    Both fireworks users and fireworks retailers selling to the public need to abide by the law.

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  • The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is now accepting applications for the Secure Indiana Scholarship, which offers funds to Indiana students pursuing a career in public safety. Up to 20 students will receive scholarships from the foundation. Full-time students are eligible for $2,000 and part-time students are eligible for $1,000.
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  • Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Wesleyan University have partnered to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to Indiana Wesleyan University prior to completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.

    “We are pleased that our existing articulation partnership with Indiana Wesleyan has been enhanced by this reverse transfer agreement. This provides an alternative path to an associate degree for students who transfer prior to degree completion. Such an option is particularly valuable when an unexpected event disrupts pursuit of the baccalaureate,” says Dr. Russ Baker, vice president of academic affairs and university transfer division, Ivy Tech Community College.

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