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Monday, September 08, 2014 3:20 PM

Three well-known local businesses will vie for the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year title at the upcoming Annual Awards Dinner & Casino Night Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Godby Home Furnishings, Hamilton Tax and Accounting and Wallace Grain are all nominated, according to a press release from the Sheridan Chamber.

A virtual who's who of other businesses, charities and community leaders have also been nominated for other honors.

Hometown News

  • Harvest Moon shines over Sheridan

    From food, to music, to games (and a few flying pumpkins), the Harvest Moon shined over Sheridan this weekend.

    Crowds flocked to Biddle Park this weekend for the return of the Sheridan Harvest Moon Festival.

  • SHERIDAN - Every time you looked up Friday night in Sheridan the Blackhawks found themselves in the end zone.
    Sheridan (3-2, 2-1 HHC) scored early and often, defeating Clinton Central 42-12.
  • Hamilton County Republican Women's Club invites the community to its Soup & Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at Sheridan Community Center, 300 E. 6th St., Sheridan.
    Indiana State Police Superintendent and former Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Carter will be the guest speaker.
  • FLORA -- The offense sputtered in the second half Friday night, but Sheridan still had a chance to win the game in the closing minutes against Carroll (Flora).
    Facing third down with 3 yards to go, the offense had time to run one more play. But the called play broke down and a quarterback scramble fell short as Sheridan dropped its second Hoosier Heartland Conference game of the season, losing 20-14.
    "It was supposed to be a dump pass over the middle," senior Austin Hoover said. "But our man was not open."


  • Herschel Dale Graham, 87, of Sheridan passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at his son’s home in Holland, Mich., with family at his side. He was born Feb. 10, 1927 to Leslie Omer Graham and Florence Partlow Graham as the fourth of their five children. 
  • Kathleen J. Kinkead, 83, of Sheridan, passed away at Clare Bridge of Carmel on Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 2014.

    She was born April 4, 1931 in Lebanon to the late Roscoe and Ethel (Thompson) Brandenburg. She was a 1949 graduate of Sheridan H.S. and a graduate of Indiana Business College.

  • Bryan W. McNeil, 52, of Noblesville, passed away on Friday afternoon July 25, 2014, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

    Mr. McNeil was born Jan. 15, 1962 in Lafayette to Donald Wells and Leslie (Miller) McNeil-Bauer.

  • Lester Louis Pitts, 56, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, 2014, at IU North Hospital in Carmel.

    Mr. Pitts was born Aug. 18, 1958 in Corona, Calif. to Lystra H. and Charlene (Stepp) Pitts.

  • Rae Louise Spaugh, 80, of Westfield, passed away on Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Sheridan Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

    She was born March 1, 1934 in Anderson to the late Virgil and Mona Jo (Irwin) McKinney.

  • Chalon E. Macintosh
    Former Sheridan resident Chalon E. Macintosh, 33, of Poland, Ind., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.
    She was born May 15, 1981, in in Greencastle, to Quintin and Jennifer (Delp) Raymond. 
  • 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.

County News

  • The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles owes some customers excise tax refunds. The refunds could mount to $29 million, according to a recent announcement by the BMV.
    The BMV will work with the Indiana Department of Revenue to issue those refunds, according to Don Snemis, commissioner of the BMV.
  • Rebecca Stevens, executive director of the Humane Society for Hamilton County in Noblesville, has been recognized nationally as a recipient of the Bryant True Heroes Award.
    Stevens is the first recipient of the award in the state of Indiana. The award acknowledges individuals who selflessly devote their lives to serving others.
    She received the award Saturday during the animal shelter's Dog Day Afternoon at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers.
  • 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.
  • 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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