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Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:57 AM

Hamilton County has reported one of the first human cases of West Nile virus in 2017.

"Unfortunately, West Nile disease is a common occurrence in Indiana during mosquito season," said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. "When we find evidence of the virus in multiple counties, that means the risk is starting to increase statewide. Protecting yourself from mosquito bites and eliminating breeding grounds are the best ways to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses."

Hometown News

  • The Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund recently awarded 10 Sheridan High School seniors scholarships totaling $28,000 for the 2017-18 school year. This year’s recipients are: Avery Bundy, Kenneth Burnell, Robert Burnell, Karlie Dickerson, Emma Feeney, Catherine Gibson, Alex Gipson, Woodbury Glidden, Kaitlin Halvorsen and James Scolley.
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  • Looking for something fun to do on the hot summer nights?

    Then mark Aug. 5 and head over to Biddle Memorial Park for Biddle Foundation's Move in the Park Night. The show begins at dusk and admission is free.

     
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  • The Sheridan Public Library is very pleased to announce a cooperative venture with the Biddle Memorial Foundation to give Sheridan residents, children as well as adults, a chance to win a brand new bicycle. The Foundation has proposed giving away up to 10 or 12 bikes and has asked the library to help them accomplish this task.

    The contest will begin immediately. Residents are invited to visit the library and fill out a ticket which will then be placed into the jar with all the other completed tickets. Tickets have to be filled out legibly by hand (no computer generated labels, please) with first and last name, phone number and age. Participants may enter as many times as they want each time they visit the library but the entry tickets must be completed at the library.

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  • DOCKET NUMBER: 17-V-03

    The Sheridan Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public meeting on July 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM. The meeting will be held at Sheridan Town Hall located at 506 South Main Street, Sheridan, IN 46069.

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  • The Sheridan Horseshoe league held The First Annual Gregory and Appel Insurance tournament this week. Mitchel Dwigans of Westfield, won with a score of 616. Genia Stepp, of Sheridan, took second with a score of 593 and Charlene Brown of Tipton brought home third with a score of 571.

     
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  • Rotary honors Top Ten SHS grads

    As it has done for many years, Sheridan Rotary was pleased to honor the annual Top Ten graduates of Sheridan High School for 2017 at a recent Rotary meeting. These young people represent the academic top 10 percent of their class.

    Rotarians all over the world realize that success in life depends to a great extent on individual intelligence, and while not all intelligence is reflected in academic achievement, there is a high correlation between book learning and classroom performance and success in life. The nine students honored by Sheridan Rotary are well on the road to leading successful and rewarding lives.

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  • Mitchel Dwigans won the inaugural O’Reilly Auto Parts Tournament, presented by the Sheridan Horseshoe League, last weekend.

    Dwigans, from Westfield, won with a total score of 575. Genia Stepp from Sheridan and Sam Gibbons from Noblesville tied for second with 558 each. Pitchers from around central Indiana participated in the event.

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  • Connor Stumm leads Wabash College
    Sheridan High School graduate Connor Stumm and Wabash College teammate Cole Seward put the Little Giants in a tie with Ohio Wesleyan in the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship standings by finishing second and third in the decathlon to open the title chase. Several other Little Giants prepared for next weekend's championship meet by competing in Michigan and Ohio at non-scoring meets.
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Obituaries

  • Brian L. Smith

    Brian L. Smith, 89, Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

    He was born Dec. 18, 1927 to the late Brian W. and Marie (Reed) Smith.

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  • Allan D. Stamper, 62, Sheridan, passed away June 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

    He was born Jan. 27, 1955 to the late Van and Evelyn (Waters) Stamper in New Castle, Ind.

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  • Mary Patricia "Pat" Park

    Mary Patricia "Pat" Park, 85, LaGrange, Ind. died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind.

    Mrs. Park was born April 9, 1932 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Patric C. and Mona Mae (Osborn) Lindenmayer and attended school at Sheridan.

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  • Floyd Mathew Ottinger

    Floyd Mathew Ottinger, 79, passed away at his home in Sheridan Monday morning, June 12, 2017.

    The youngest of 13 children, Mr. Ottinger was born on July 3, 1937 in Westfield to the late Francis Leonard and Ocal Leona (Brown) Ottinger.

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  • Bryan Eugene McKinzie

    Bryan Eugene McKinzie, 49, Sheridan, passed away June 5, 2017.

    He was born June 15, 1967 to Don McKinzie and Sandra McKinzie in Noblesville.

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  • Maurice Dent

    Maurice Dent 82, Westfield; passed away on May 20, 2017 surrounded by his family.

    Mr. Dent was born June 7, 1934 to the late Nathaniel and Susan Jane (Hawkins) Dent in Petersburg, Ind.

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  • Carol Ann Overdorf Moss Law

    Carol Ann Overdorf Moss Law, 84, of Miami, Fla. and formerly of Sheridan, passed away at her home peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 24, 2017.

    Ms. Law was a longtime resident of Sheridan.

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  • Walter Martin Castor

    Walter Martin Castor, 70, Sheridan passed away May 28, 2017.

    He was born on March 31, 1947 in Marion County to his late father Norman Leo Castor and his loving mother Mildred Emma (Hartman) Castor, who survives him.

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  • Jannis I. Wright

    Mrs. Jannis I. Wright, 79, Crawfordsville, passed away May 28, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville, after a short battle with cancer.

    She was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Clinton County, to Oscar Bliss and Madge Pearl (King) Ottinger.

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  • Darrell “Bill” R. Phillips, 49, Cicero, passed away April 26, 2017.

    He was born Oct. 6, 1967 to the late Darrell and Dorothy (Rood) Phillips in Noblesville.

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  • Doris R. “Mick” Donahue
    Doris R. “Mick” Donahue, 84, of Lebanon and formerly of Sheridan, Indiana, passed away Monday evening, May 15, 2017, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.
    She was born in Valentine, Neb., on July 25, 1934, the daughter of the late Kelly and Georgie (Johnson) Thompson.
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  • Suzanne Weibel

    Suzanne Weibel, 78, Kirklin, passed away Sunday morning, May 7, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Born July 2, 1938 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Adolph Emil and Lovie (Crawford) Weibel.

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County News

  • 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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  • Zionsville Concert Band will open the Zionsville Lions Club Summer concert series on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Lions Park with a concert entitled “Marches and Waltzes.” The program features beloved patriotic music, including “God Bless America” and John Phillip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

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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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  • The Brave Heart Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $5,000. This money will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them, by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area. The donation will be processed, packaged, and frozen. Indiana hunger relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community.
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  • The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the National Weather Service to observe Lightning Safety Awareness Week in Indiana from June 18-24. IDHS encourages Hoosiers to be safe this summer and understand the dangers of lightning.

    According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes in the United States about 25 million times a year. One lightning bolt can reach temperatures around 50,000°F, which is five times hotter than the surface of the sun. The total energy in a large thunderstorm is estimated to be enough to power the entire United States of America for 20 minutes.

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  • Every year, more firework-related injuries are reported on or around Independence Day than any other time of the year. In 2016, 71.7 percent of all reported fireworks-related injuries in Indiana occurred from July 1–7.

    “Fireworks are not toys,” State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson said. “They are part of the excitement and tradition this time of year, but safety needs to be the first concern for all Hoosiers.”

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  • CARMEL -- Range Line Road at City Center Drive is closed for completion of the roundabout at this intersection. This closure is expected to last 14 days to complete the interior portion of the roundabout.

    The intersection will open to all four directions of traffic by July 1, weather permitting, in plenty of time for the annual CarmelFest parade. At the same time, the 126th Street reconstruction project from Keystone Parkway to Range Line Road will also be completed and reopened by July 1.

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  • Looking for a cool treat, and a way to help out a good cause? Well then set aside some time between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on June 29.

    The Noblesville High School Alumni Association will be at the Noblesville Dairy Queen to raise money for scholarships.

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