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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:26 AM
Sheridan Community Schools has earned an award for efforts to manage pests, particularly bed bugs.
Marc Lame, a faculty member at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, presented the award to the school board Tuesday night for the district's work with Integrated Pest Management.

Hometown News

  • CRAWFORDSVILLE -- If the scrimmage was any indication, Sheridan's offense should be pretty potent.
    The Blackhawks scored seven times Friday night in a controlled scrimmage at Crawfordsville High School. Senior bruiser Austin Hoover looked in top form, notching four of the TDs. He rushed 14 times for 101 yards, and at one point scored on three consecutive touches during the red zone session.
  • It’s hard to believe that Austin Hoover enters his final season for the Sheridan High School football team.
    t really is hard to believe this is finally his senior year.
    “Yeah, I mean . . . I’ve been thinking about it. The fact this is my senior year is just now hitting me in two-days. It’s gone so fast,’’ he said. “It’s been pretty good run, though we’d like to deeper into the playoffs this season, and I hope I can help us do that.’’
    Still, doubt that opposing defenses will mind seeing the hard-running Hoover pick up his diploma.
    He’s been one of Hamilton County’s most dominant athletes for four years. He was pretty much all about defense as a freshman, but he’s been a beast on both sides of the ball the past two seasons 
  • Randall "Randy" A. Brimberry, 63, Sheridan, is the newest member of Sheridan School Board.
    He was appointed Tuesday night to a vacant seat left open after the resignation of board secretary Perry Hume.
    Brimberry was the only applicant for the job, but was warmly welcomed back into the school system, in which he has a long history.
    He came to Sheridan in 1973, and was a teacher at Adams Elementary, teaching mostly fifth- and sixth- grade subjects, for 18 years.
  • John Miller, 42, Sheridan, and his wife, Debbie, operate Sheridan’s Blackhawk Winery, an endeavor they started after a long move from Oregon in 2008. The winery will features two of its wines on Monday during the first Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition at the Indiana State Fair.
    “Jeanette Merritt at Purdue coordinates and sends out a lot of information to the wineries,” John Miller said. “So, once she found out the State Fair was having alcohol, she let us know. Then my wife got in touch with the State Fair, and we began working with them.”
    Merritt works as the marketing director for Indiana Wines and The Purdue University Wine Grape Team. Her job is to promote the state’s overall wine and grape industry. 


  • Robin D. Baker, 51, of Noblesville, passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2014, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. 
    She was born July 28, 1963 in Noblesville to Robert L. and Avalene P. (Mace) Mossburg. 
  • Betty Sue Butts Hatfield, 82, Carmel, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
    She was born Aug. 16, 1931, in Ash Flat, Ariz., to the late Oscar and Ethel Butts.
  • James Edward “Ace” Caldwell, 76, of Indianapolis and formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday evening, Aug, 6, 2014, at the Lawrence Manor Healthcare Center. Born on May 31, 1938 in Sheridan, he was the son of Robert E. “Buck” and Irene (Rood) Caldwell.  
  • Twila May (Fry) Hoover, 97, of Arcadia, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Tipton.
    She was one of seven children born to Francis Marion and Ella Leora (Booth) Fry on July 22, 1917 in West Bedford, Ohio. She resided in Ohio until 1938, when she moved to Tipton. She has resided in Tipton and Hamilton County since that time.
  • Elna Mae Alexander, 92, of Cicero and formerly of Sheridan, passed away peacefully at Harbour Manor in Noblesville on Saturday evening, July 26, 2014.  She was born Feb. 12, 1922 in Lakeview County, Iowa to the late Leslie and Hulda (Anderson) Childress.  
  • 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. 

County News

  • Indiana Blood Center's August blood drive will visit 22 locations in Hamilton County this month, including one in Sheridan on Aug. 27.
    The Blood Center is the state's largest non-profit blood provider, supplying blood components to more than 60 hospitals statewide. In the past month, Indiana Blood Center saw 12,297 volunteer blood donors at both its eight donor centers and 431 blood drives hosted by organizations around Indiana.
    Click on this story to find the Hamilton County dates and locations.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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