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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:37 PM
Arcadia Town Marshal William Hickrod has resigned.

This morning's resignation came after some residents of the town called upon him to be fired at Monday night's Arcadia Town Council meeting.

Some residents think Hickrod mishandled the case of Hershel "Bud" Moore, a 94-year-old World War II veteran who on Oct. 10 was beaten and robbed in his Arcadia home.

Two men were arrested and charged early Monday morning by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Arcadia Police Department for the robbery and attack on Moore.

Hometown News

  • 94-year-old Sheridan native talks about being beaten, robbed

    Hershel “Bud” Moore was asleep in his bed just after midnight on Oct. 10 when two masked intruders busted down his bedroom door and attacked him.

    The 94-year-old Arcadia man was tied up. And beaten.

    The intruders stole from him a large sum of cash. They also took other items from his home, located on the west side of the small northern Hamilton County town.

    “It’s about like the John Dillinger days,” said the Sheridan native Monday during a press conference at Arcadia Town Hall.

  • Candidates for the two open At-Large seats on the Sheridan Town Council came together in one venue Tuesday night during a candidate forum sponsored by the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce.

    Republicans Steve Fisher, who is contending for the seat he currently holds, and Jeremy Somerville along with Democrat Sherry Peters answered pre-submitted questions from the audience about issues currently facing the town, including finances, schools, the comprehensive plan and, most of all, growth.

    All three candidates spoke at length about controlled growth within the town.

  • Sheridan Water Works’ biannual fire hydrant flushing will begin Monday and continue through Friday in Sheridan.

    Hydrant flushing is required periodically to clean the system and water mains, according to water superintendent Mark Evoy. Sheridan Water Works will be flushing between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • The Town of Sheridan's trick-or-treat night to celebrate Halloween will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1. For information, call (317) 758-5293, ext. 133. 


  • Sharon Ann Roop, 63, Noblesville, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

    She was born Aug. 20, 1951, at Elwood, to Donald Leroy and Betty Lou (Rott) Roop.
  • Rita Mae Whicker, 69, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2014, at the Sheridan Healthcare Center.

    She was born May 14, 1945 in Indianapolis to the late Roy Buren and Marjorie Jane (Layton) Reynolds. She attended Lebanon H.S. and on Oct. 11, 1969, married Larry Jean Whicker. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2014.

  • Brittany Mason, 21, of Sheridan, passed away at IU Medical Center on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014.

    She was born Dec. 28, 1992, on a military base in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Alice Irene (Stuart) Stewart

    Alice Irene (Stuart) Stewart, 87, of Westfield died Sept. 28 in the Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

    She was born near Hortonville on Feb. 26, 1927, to Perry L. and Myrtie Mayfield Stuart.

  • James R. "Jim" Wright
    Former Hamilton County resident James R. “Jim” Wright, 76, of Crawfordsville, died at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in the Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville, with his family by his side.
    Jim was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Hamilton County, to Russell Henry and Mary Catherine (Virtue) Wright.
  • Herschel Dale Graham, 87, of Sheridan passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at his son’s home in Holland, Mich., with family at his side. He was born Feb. 10, 1927 to Leslie Omer Graham and Florence Partlow Graham as the fourth of their five children. 
  • Kathleen J. Kinkead, 83, of Sheridan, passed away at Clare Bridge of Carmel on Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 2014.

    She was born April 4, 1931 in Lebanon to the late Roscoe and Ethel (Thompson) Brandenburg. She was a 1949 graduate of Sheridan H.S. and a graduate of Indiana Business College.

  • Bryan W. McNeil, 52, of Noblesville, passed away on Friday afternoon July 25, 2014, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

    Mr. McNeil was born Jan. 15, 1962 in Lafayette to Donald Wells and Leslie (Miller) McNeil-Bauer.


County News

  • Riverview Health Rehab & Fitness in Noblesville invites the community to an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 to celebrate the newly remodeled center, 601 Westfield Road, Noblesville. The open house will offer free gym access, one-month free membership for those who sign up at the open house, plus a raffle prize. Free fitness classes include yoga at 6 p.m., Pilates at 6:30 pm, Boxing Fusion at 6:30 p.m. and Fitness Over 55 at 7 p.m.  
  • Seventy-six dogs received microchips free of charge Saturday during the Humane Society for Hamilton County's free microchip clinic at the newly opened Ameriana Bank in Noblesville.

    Dogs of all shapes and sizes could be found checking into the event for the quick and simple procedure that was much like getting a vaccination for the animals.
  • Cherry Street, between Cumberland Road and Indiana 37 in Noblesville, is closed to traffic, because of improvement work. Vehicles traveling on Ind. 37 (both north and south) will not be permitted to turn west onto Cherry Street. Vehicles traveling east on Cherry Street will not be permitted to drive past Cumberland Road. 
  • Hamilton County Sheriff's Department is investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred recently in Arcadia.

    Sheriff's Department reported that two masked males entered a home on the west side of Arcadia and began assaulting the victim, Hershel " Bud" Moore, 94, and then tied him up. The suspects took a large sum of money and ransacked the home.
  • In light of heightened tensions following air strikes in the Middle East, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center are re-launching the “See Something Say Something” campaign. The campaign uses public service announcements, posters, partnerships, social and broadcast media, websites and more, to ask citizens to watch for suspicious activity and report it to authorities.

  • The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles owes some customers excise tax refunds. The refunds could mount to $29 million, according to a recent announcement by the BMV.
    The BMV will work with the Indiana Department of Revenue to issue those refunds, according to Don Snemis, commissioner of the BMV.
  • Rebecca Stevens, executive director of the Humane Society for Hamilton County in Noblesville, has been recognized nationally as a recipient of the Bryant True Heroes Award.
    Stevens is the first recipient of the award in the state of Indiana. The award acknowledges individuals who selflessly devote their lives to serving others.
    She received the award Saturday during the animal shelter's Dog Day Afternoon at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers.
  • Hamilton County Emergency Management has adopted a revised policy concerning use of outdoor emergency sirens to notify Hamilton County residents of severe weather.
    New to the policy, effective Friday, is the activation of the outdoor sirens on a five-minute on, five-minute off rotation for the duration of the emergency.
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