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Nancy Chance, coordinator of Hamilton County Good Samaritan Network, on Saturday gets help from volunteer Jill Mayer (left) of Fishers, and youth from Northview Church Fishers satellite campus, and local Girl Scouts,  in putting together angel-tree tags for the holidays.
Nancy Chance, coordinator of Hamilton County Good Samaritan Network, on Saturday gets help from volunteer Jill Mayer (left) of Fishers, and youth from Northview Church Fishers satellite campus, and local Girl Scouts, in putting together angel-tree tags for the holidays.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:37 PM

It’s that time of year again.

Nancy Chance needs food, new clothes, new toys and money. Gift cards are also welcome.

The coordinator of Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County – in its 34th year -- said the community’s donations are vital to this year’s holiday-assistance giveaways.

 “This is a big week,” said Chance, 67, Noblesville, who, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday will be at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville, accepting donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items for Good Samaritan’s annual Thanksgiving Giveaway. The holiday assistance distribution occurs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

Hometown News

  • Many years ago, Sheridan Town Marshal Jed Griffin recognized the community had children who were going to go without at Christmas. He reached into his own pocket to supply some toys. Each year his efforts grew and others began to donate. When Marshall Griffin retired, he handed this responsibility to another officer, Bill Curl. Bill, who retired from the Sheridan Police Department earlier this year after 30 years of service, continues to be the host of a holiday party for the children of Sheridan and to supply Christmas for those in greatest need. Bill raises money all year through car shows and donations.

    At the Sheridan Chamber Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 4, the Chamber will hold a blind bottle auction to raise money to support Bill's efforts.
     
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  • Donations needed for giveaways

    It’s that time of year again.

    Nancy Chance needs food, new clothes, new toys and money. Gift cards are also welcome.

    The coordinator of Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County – in its 34th year -- said the community’s donations are vital to this year’s holiday-assistance giveaways.

     “This is a big week,” said Chance, 67, Noblesville, who, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday will be at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville, accepting donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items for Good Samaritan’s annual Thanksgiving Giveaway. The holiday assistance distribution occurs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

     
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  • SPORTS: Coach Wright impresses Times sports editor

    I knew it was going to be a weird night once I walked up to the press box at Tri-Central High School last Friday. For those of you unfamiliar with the mighty Trojans media pen, imagine the complete opposite of Carmel Stadium's press box. It's drafty. It's slightly cramped. It has character, yes, but unfortunately, it has limited seating and field sightlines.

    I had neither while covering Larry "Bud" Wright's Sheridan Blackhawks second meeting with Tri-Central as the two programs dueled to decide the Sectional 44 title.

     
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  • First Christian Church is having its annual Chicken Noodle Dinner and Cookie Bazaar, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 107 W. Third Street, Sheridan.

    The menu is chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad bar, homemade butterhorn rolls, iced brownies and frosted pumpkin bars.

     
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Obituaries

  • Charles Ronald “Ron” Singleton, 77, Sheridan, died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Sheridan.

    He was born June 24, 1937, to the late Chester and Hulda (Anderson) Singleton in Clinton County, Indiana.
     
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  • Louise Keeling, 86, Sheridan, passed away on Monday afternoon, Nov. 17, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

    She was born in Hamilton County on March 20, 1928 to the late David and Sara Jane (Rude) Graham. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1946. On June 27, 1947 Louise married John Oliver Keeling. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2001. 

     
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  • Leon Franklin ‘Cookie’ Roberts

    Leon Franklin “Cookie” Roberts, 94, Sheridan, died on Wednesday morning, Nov. 12, 2014, at Sheridan Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family.

    He was born on Nov. 3, 1920, to the late Melvin and Opal (Pitts) Roberts, in the Hamilton County community of Jolietville.

     
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  • Stephen A. Brown

    Stephen A. Brown, 69, Noblesville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at home.

    Mr. Brown was born on Dec. 29, 1944, to Darb and Viva (Burgess) Brown in Noblesville.

     
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  • Basil Hobart Graham
    Basil Hobart Graham, Sr., 66, of Seymour and formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Friday evening, Oct. 31, 2014 at the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.  He was born June 8, 1948 in Indianapolis to the late Bobbie Eugene and Norma Jeanne (Phifer) Graham. 
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  • Mary Lou Young

    Mary Lou Young, 74, of Lebanon and formerly of Sheridan, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday morning, Oct. 27, 2014, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, one day shy of her 75th birthday. 

    Born Oct. 28, 1939 in Sheridan, she was the daughter of James Allen and Addila Anna Matilda (Koehler) Beam.

     
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  • 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.
     
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  • 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.

     
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County News

  • Today, Hamilton County law enforcement agencies kick off their Holiday Travel Safety Blitz.

    The Hamilton County Traffic Safety Partnership -- a consortium of law enforcement agencies in Hamilton County working to increase the usage of seatbelts, to combat aggressive driving, and to decrease impaired driving -- have extra officers on patrol through the end of the month to help motorists have a safer holiday travel season.

    "Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods of the year," said Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen, in a prepared media statement. "Officers will be working overtime hours as part of a comprehensive effort to curb impaired and dangerous driving."
     
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  • CICERO - Cicero's new pedestrian walkway has been a long time coming. And the town is very proud. Cicero Town Council on Tuesday, Veterans Day, dedicated its new Jackson Street Pedestrian Walkway across Morse Reservoir. The name: "Town of Cicero Veterans Walkway." 
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  • Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested three Westfield men in connection with a residential entry robbery in Eagletown.

    Bryan Lee Davis, 54, Christopher Lee Davis, 20, and Clinton Bryan Davis, 22, all of Westfield, are being held at the Hamilton County Jail.

     
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  • Reynolds Farm Equipment's annual Christmas lights display is entering its 22nd year. The display will be lit up beginning Nov. 26 and continuing through Jan. 1. 
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  • Officials opened a new road in Westfield designed to improve access to the new U.S. 31.

    "We're eagerly looking forward to the completion of the U.S. 31 project and what it will bring to our community," Mayor Andy Cook said in a prepared media statement.
     
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  • Bunco is on Mondays, Euchre on Tuesdays and Dominoes on Wednesdays.

    Line dancing is three days a week. Bridge is twice a week. And Bingo is on Fridays.

    Playing cards, learning how to line dance and socializing are among the many activities that bring ages 55 and older to the Senior Citizens Organization in Noblesville.

     
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  • 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.
     
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  • 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.
     
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