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Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:15 AM

The Sheridan Town Council may decide Thursday what action it will take against Animal Control Officer Scott Cain. Cain was arrested at 9:15 p.m. July 9, for driving while intoxicated. Police reports indicate he arrived at an official call inebriated.

Sheridan Police Chief Robert H. Shock said he is no longer using Cain as the town's animal control officer.

Hometown News

  • Action heated up right along with the temperatures this week in the Sheridan Horseshoes League.

    Price Heating held onto first place as the team continued its winning ways. Price won eight and lost two against Sheridan Manufacturing. However, Sheridan Family Physicians, led by team captain Tyler Grimes, narrowed the gap between first and second by one-half game.

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  • The Sheridan High School class of 1947 will observe the 69th anniversary of their graduation.

    The reunion will be Saturday Aug. 27 at the Grape Vine in Sheridan. There will be social time before and after the luncheon, which will be served around noon. For more information and reservations contact Dick Pickett at (317) 758 4342.

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  • Price Heating continues to dominate the Sheridan Horseshoe League during the second round. For the second week in a row, Price won all 10 games without a blemish.

    Jeff Ogle stepped to carry his Price teammates, finishing first in handicap series and third in handicap game.

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  • Rachel Adams wins 2016 4-H Fair Queen

    Sheridan's Rachel Adams is the 2016 Hamilton County 4-H Fair Queen.

    Adams, 16, a junior at Sheridan High School, is the daughter of Christian and Jennifer Adams. The eighth-year 4-H-er, a member of Sheridan Ag 4-H Club, was crowned Friday night at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. She was crowned by 2015 4-H Fair Queen Madison McFadden, 20, Noblesville.

    "It's amazing. I'm on top of the world right now. I had no idea. There were so many girls. I can't believe I am Miss Hamilton County," said a nervous and excited Adams, as she held tightly to her flowers after the crown was placed on her head.

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  • The Sheridan Horseshoe League Pitchers finished their first half of the season with United Feeds on top with 47.5 wins. This easily outdistanced O'Reilly Auto Parts who recorded 39.5 victories. Price Heating rounded out the top three at 36 wins.
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  • Vandalism bust sends policeman to hospital

    A Sheridan police officer was sent to the hospital, a 65-year-old Sheridan man was arrested and a nearly two-year-old vandalism case may have been solved this week.

    In September of 2014 the Sheridan Police Department began to investigate a series of vandalisms throughout the town, three of which were directly connected to arson. The vandalism incidents all contained the word “HEX” which was spray painted on homes, fences or vehicles. For nearly two years the Sheridan Police, the Indiana State Fire Marshalls Office and the ATF have been continuously investigating these crimes.

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  • The President of the Sheridan Town Council condemned an unauthorized entry in the Fourth of July Parade as "blatantly disrespectful and racist."

    "Such an act is not representative of the town of Sheridan, the town's elected officials, or the residents of our community," said David M. Kinkead.

    The entry, created and driven by Don Christy, 73 of Sheridan, depicted an effigy of President Barack Obama in a toilet. A sign under the display read "Lying African."

    Multiple calls to reach Mr. Christy for comment were unsuccessful.

    Photos of the cart were posted to social media websites and drew unwanted state and national attention to Sheridan.

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  • Shell, check; Marathon, check and Speedway, check. 

    All gas stations will be open for the July 4 holiday in case you forgot to fill her up during the weekend. And from there, you can head to any grocery to pick up your party snacks, as Marsh, Kroger and Meijer will be open as well.

    "We will be open," said Jim Anders, manager of the Marsh on Mundy Drive. "We always have specials going for our shoppers."
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Obituaries

  • Earl Elsworth Bowen

    Mr. Earl Elsworth Bowen, 89, Lebanon, passed away July 25, 2016 at Homewood Health Campus.

    He was born Jan. 24, 1927, the son of the now late James and Dessa (Tyner) Bowen.

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  • Hon. Robert Glenn Robb, Sr.

    The Hon. Robert Glenn Robb, Sr., 96, of Birmingham, Mich. and formerly of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

    Judge Robb was born on Jan. 2, 1920, to the late James Campbell Robb and Anna Wilson Robb in Terre Haute.

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  • Lola Evelyn (Cline) Newby, 83, Toledo, Ohio, (formerly of Sheridan), passed away June 19, 2016 at Franciscan Care Center in Toledo.

    Born Oct. 21, 1932, in Sheridan, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Emma Elizabeth (Schnadinger) Cline.

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  • Odrey "Helen" Wheeler

    Odrey "Helen" Wheeler, 92, Sheridan, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at her home.

    She was born on Oct. 24, 1923 to Roscoe and Jane (Coston) Boles in Crab Orchard, Tenn.

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  • Dale E Burnell, 73, Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, July 14, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    He was born July 19, 1942 in Hamilton County to the late Louis and Virginia Ruth (Durham) Burnell.

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  • Ruth Ivalou Kinkead, 89, Sheridan, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home, surrounded by family, on Thursday morning, July 14, 2016.

    Born Sept. 28, 1926 in Clinton County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Nola (Baker) Walker.

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  • Lola Evelyn Newby (Cline) died June 19, 2016 in Toledo.
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  • Vernon Russell "Russ" Hopper, 79, Sheridan, passed away Sunday morning, July 10, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Feb. 9, 1937 in Covington, he was the son of the late Silas Waite and Helen (Barker) Hopper.

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  • Doris Irene Schafer, 87, Homestead, Fl. and formerly of Kirklin and Bluffton, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, while visiting at her sister’s home in Lebanon.

    Born Oct. 6, 1928 in Hamilton County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Basil and Cleo Velma (Shady) Davis.

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  • Ty Ralph Swift, 56, Sheridan, passed away Monday evening, June 27, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born March 18, 1960 in Hastings, Mich., he was the son of the late Ralph Roy and Madeline Esther (Boze) Swift.

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  • Robert Jay Ferguson, 65, passed away at his home in Big Springs, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday afternoon, June 25, 2016.

    Born Dec.11, 1950 in Rushville, he was the son of the late L. Emerson and Doris Marie (Harshman) Ferguson.

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  • Ruby P. Vincent

    Ruby P. Vincent, long-time resident of Tipton, Mich., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016.

    She was born Oct. 30, 1923 to Albert and Virgie Potter in Dorton, Ky.

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County News

  • 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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  • Hamilton County fairgoers will see a new addition to the 2016 Hamilton County 4-H Fair among the traditional sheep and cattle — a big, blue, polka-dotted bison! Visitors to Exhibition Hall A can see the painted fiberglass bison representing Hamilton County. It’s part of a larger herd roaming the state with the Bison-tennial Public Art Project, celebrating Indiana’s 200th Statehood Day.
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  • Special Olympics Indiana will be a special beneficiary of a special event Friday at Carmel High School football stadium.
    That's where the Colts and Carmel are teaming up to present a football game of NFL Mascots vs. PeeWees, presented by Lucus Oil Products. The game will feature four local PeeWee teams and nearly 20 NFL Mascots.

    In addition, there will be autographs from Colts players, cheerleaders, Blue and numerous NFL Mascots.

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  • WESTFIELD - For Carmel's Ellen Mitchell, Donald Trump's visit to the Grand Park Events Center Tuesday night, was a re-affirmation of what she thought she might hear from the presumptive Republican nominee for President.

    "A strong defense. I like what he says about a strong defense," Mitchell said. National defense issues are important to her, she said, because her husband is former military.

    Trump's rally, the first to take place in the as-yet opened Events Center, drew capacity crowd of several thousand people. Most, like Ed Ranz, Fishers, heard what they expected to hear.

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  • Got some free time Saturday? Then why not head over to Morse Reservoir and help make one of Hamilton County's true bright spots a little brighter!

    The Morse Waterways Association has set the Annual Morse Reservoir Clean-up for Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.

    This year marks the 12th year for the effort. The goal is to have the lake clean for the annual Cicero Triathlon and to present a favorable impression of Cicero to visitors. 

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  • FRANKFORT  A 2015 romantic comedy written by Robert Caisley, “Lucky Me,” will be the third show of the season at the Red Barn Summer Theatre in Frankfort.

    Caisley, a professor of theatre and film and the head of the dramatic writing program at the University of Idaho, has written 13 full length plays, which have been and continue to be performed worldwide — all across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Scotland, and Italy. “Lucky Me” has been playing successfully for the last 13 months to rave reviews in New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon, California, Iowa, Washington and Idaho.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS - Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville was one of 11 organizations from around the state selected by Indiana Humanities to sponsor ALL-IN Block Parties in their communities. Awarded hosts span the state from South Bend to Jeffersonville and include libraries, a middle school and other community organizations. Each awarded organization will receive $1,000 in addition to a training workshop, promotional materials and prizes to offer to participants.
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  • Have you planted blue and gold flowers to celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial? The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc.’s special project, which has been endorsed by the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission, is a “Blue and Gold Floral Tribute to Indiana’s Flag.”
    All residents and businesses can be a part of this celebration. Any size planting—large or small, in ground or in containers—will show Hoosier pride.
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