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Kelsie Waitt gets congratulatory hugs after being named the Hamilton County 4-H Fair's Supreme Showman on Monday night. Photo by Betsy Reason
Kelsie Waitt gets congratulatory hugs after being named the Hamilton County 4-H Fair's Supreme Showman on Monday night. Photo by Betsy Reason
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:54 AM

For Kelsie Waitt, there was no better way to finish her 10th year in 4-H.

The 18-year-old Sheridan Ag 4-H Club member was named Grand Champion Supreme Showman on Monday night at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair in Noblesville.

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness,” said Waitt, who had tears in her eyes when her name was called as the winner.

“This is such a huge deal. To know that I was going to go out my 10th year, being called a Supreme Showman was just huge to me,” she said.

Hometown News

  • Little tractor -- Big power!
    Eli Kolb, 8, Sheridan, was the winner of the age 8-9 division of the Youth Pedal Tractor Pull
  • Officer Bill Curl to be honored
    Bill Curl as dutifully served Sheridan for 29 years as a police officer. Now, it'll be his turn to be served and recognized. 
  • History of Golden Rule building
    Sheridan and Hamilton County suffered a major loss on July 12, 2014, when The Golden Rule building in Sheridan was destroyed by fire. The historic three-story Romanesque Revival building, located at 400 South Main Street, was the largest building in downtown Sheridan. The 15,000 square foot building was constructed in 1897. 
  • Sheridan teen came, saw, conquered!
    "This year I think I'm going to get champion," said Jesse Kolb, 13, Sheridan.
    And that he did.
    Far outshining his competitors with a few years of experience under his belt, Kolb was all smiles as his friends cheered him on from the bleachers after successfully taking the Grand Champion award in the junior division of the 4-H Agriculture Tractor-Driving contest. The contest, held Monday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, was among several pre-fair competitions.


  • 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. 
  • Bruce Dale Taylor, 66, of Hortonville, passed away on Friday evening, July 4, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
    Born Feb. 5, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Alvin and Freida (Dawson) Taylor. Bruce was raised by his aunt and uncle Russell and Clarel Ottinger.
  • Bob A. Viehe
    Bob A. Viehe, 71, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his home.
    He was born June 8, 1943, to the late Fred A. and Ferne (Eaton) Viehe, in Indianapolis. 
  • Jean Elizabeth Barker, 93, Sheridan, and formerly of Arcadia, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born Jan. 28,1921, in Arcadia, to Vane V. and Jessie (Stanley) Leaming. 
  • William George Kinsey, 69, of Sheridan, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, June 25, 2014.  He was born Sept. 25, 1944 in Muncie to the late Lewis David and Mary Lucile (Colter) Kinsey. 
  • Carol Ann Purdy
    Carol Ann Purdy, 74, of Sheridan, peacefully passed away in her sleep, June 20, 2014 at her home.
    Mrs. Purdy was born Oct. 14, 1939 in Ekin to Ford and Patsy Bess. In 1957 she graduated from Jefferson Township school in Kempton. On Aug. 22, 1959, she married Richard Purdy in Sheridan.

County News

  • 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.
  • On Tuesday, the Noblesville Police Department apprehended two suspects that they believe are behind a number of break-ins in Noblesville. 
  • Indiana SADD celebrates locally
    The Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds served as the venue and host to this year's Indiana SADD Celebration, which took place yesterday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

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