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Friday, July 25, 2014 7:36 AM
An Arcadia company that reconstructs and manufactures herbicide spray pumps for agricultural use is interested in expanding its operation to Sheridan.
Pat Molter, owner of Dura Products, Pump and Meter Solutions, said the business would bring three to five assembly jobs right away with potential for future hiring as the company grows. The $3 million structure would be new construction.
Molter’s business plan is now one step closer after Sheridan Town Council Thursday night voted to change the zoning, from residential to an industrial, for five acres in which he is interested in purchasing.

Hometown News

  • Little tractor -- Big power!
    Eli Kolb, 8, Sheridan, was the winner of the age 8-9 division of the Youth Pedal Tractor Pull
  • Officer Bill Curl to be honored
    Bill Curl as dutifully served Sheridan for 29 years as a police officer. Now, it'll be his turn to be served and recognized. 
  • Kelsie didn't have to Waitt for top honor

    For Kelsie Waitt, there was no better way to finish her 10th year in 4-H.

    The 18-year-old Sheridan Ag 4-H Club member was named Grand Champion Supreme Showman on Monday night at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair in Noblesville.

    “I was just overwhelmed with happiness,” said Waitt, who had tears in her eyes when her name was called as the winner.

    “This is such a huge deal. To know that I was going to go out my 10th year, being called a Supreme Showman was just huge to me,” she said.

  • History of Golden Rule building
    Sheridan and Hamilton County suffered a major loss on July 12, 2014, when The Golden Rule building in Sheridan was destroyed by fire. The historic three-story Romanesque Revival building, located at 400 South Main Street, was the largest building in downtown Sheridan. The 15,000 square foot building was constructed in 1897. 


  • DeeAun Victoria Jackson, 32, of Noblesville, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. 
    She was born in Noblesville on Nov. 20, 1981
  • Michele Renee Kinnick
    Michele Renee Kinnick, 55, of Kirklin, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2014, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on March 2, 1959 in Franklin, to the late James Edwin and Barbara (Howard) Gary.  
  • Mary Rachael Gossard
    Mary Rachael Gossard passed away at 4:04 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Wellbrooke of Westfield Center for Health and Wellness in the loving arms of her granddaughter. She was born on Sept. 24, 1915 in Boone County to Fred Edgar McDonald and Blanche (Freeman) McDonald. 
  • Bruce Dale Taylor, 66, of Hortonville, passed away on Friday evening, July 4, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
    Born Feb. 5, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Alvin and Freida (Dawson) Taylor. Bruce was raised by his aunt and uncle Russell and Clarel Ottinger.
  • Bob A. Viehe
    Bob A. Viehe, 71, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his home.
    He was born June 8, 1943, to the late Fred A. and Ferne (Eaton) Viehe, in Indianapolis. 
  • Jean Elizabeth Barker, 93, Sheridan, and formerly of Arcadia, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born Jan. 28,1921, in Arcadia, to Vane V. and Jessie (Stanley) Leaming. 
  • William George Kinsey, 69, of Sheridan, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, June 25, 2014.  He was born Sept. 25, 1944 in Muncie to the late Lewis David and Mary Lucile (Colter) Kinsey. 
  • Carol Ann Purdy
    Carol Ann Purdy, 74, of Sheridan, peacefully passed away in her sleep, June 20, 2014 at her home.
    Mrs. Purdy was born Oct. 14, 1939 in Ekin to Ford and Patsy Bess. In 1957 she graduated from Jefferson Township school in Kempton. On Aug. 22, 1959, she married Richard Purdy in Sheridan.

County News

  • In her colorful, way-out costume, Katelyn Maudlin wows the audience with her singing and dancing.
    Charles Brandon Parrish, in his top hat and eye glasses, shines as Judas in the opening solo and later, a duet with Jesus.
    There's Alice Lawson, who sings "Day by Day." Jonathan Young is full of fun. And Jacob Bennington, as Jesus, in his suspenders and Super-Man shirt, leads the followers.
    Each young actor or actress has his or her moment to shine in Hamilton County Theatre Guild's Apprentice Players production of "Godspell," which opened Friday night. The musical, which will feature a total of eight shows, is on stage weekends through Aug. 3 at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.
    The musical showcases the talents of 30 young actors, ages 13 to 18, all from Hamilton County.
  • The Noblesville-based Community Bank will soon have a new name.
    The bank will merge with First Merchants.
    The $5.5 billion-asset First Merchants in Muncie has agreed to pay $46 million in cash and stock for the parent of the $272 million-asset Community Bank. An agreement was signed on Monday. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Westfield and six cities and towns that make up the Nickel Plate Arts 30-mile region are among nine finalists announced Wednesday in Ball State University's 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program. The program, part of Building Better Communities, recognizes Indiana communities making strides in improving quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses. 
  • Westfield is one of the best places to raise a family.
    That's according to Family Circle Magazine's annual list of America's best communities to raise families. Out of 4,200 cities and towns, the magazine named Westfield one of the Top 10 communities.
  • Know where three of the top 20 small cities in the U.S. are? Why, right here in Hamilton County, that's where!
  • Westfield Plan Commission members got their first official look at the proposed new Westfield football stadium Monday.

    The 5,600-seat stadium might be ready for post-season play, according to school officials. Naming rights may also be available, adding to the funding plan.

    There were no objectors at a public hearing. The plan moves on to commission approval at the next meeting.
  • On Tuesday, the Noblesville Police Department apprehended two suspects that they believe are behind a number of break-ins in Noblesville. 
  • Indiana SADD celebrates locally
    The Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds served as the venue and host to this year's Indiana SADD Celebration, which took place yesterday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

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