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Friday, April 17, 2015 3:16 PM

Hamilton County firefighters and paramedics recently announced their support for Sheridan Town Council member Brenda Bush. Bush currently represents Sheridan Council District 1 and is running in the primary municipal election on May 5.

According to Tony Murray, president of Hamilton County Professional Fire Fighters Association, the group recognizes the importance of strong leadership, vision, and the meaning of representative government for the greater good of all citizens.


Hometown News

  • Legacy Fund Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has awarded $12,500 to the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program to expand its programming to Sheridan, the Legacy Fund announced recently. 
    The early-intervention programming was created to help at-risk youth avoid making mistakes that lead to long-term involvement in the county’s legal system. A community campaign, led by Brian Myers, president of Biddle Memorial Foundation, raised and awarded an additional $14,500 in support of the expansion.
     
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  • Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 30 at Sheridan Elementary School, 24795 Hinesley Road, Sheridan.

    A child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2015, to register.


     
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  • You can nominate an outstanding Sheridan alumnus!
    Sheridan Community Schools annually recognize an outstanding alumnus during Sheridan High School commencement. Nominations are now being accepted for the award.

     
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  • Sheridan resident and Town Council member Brenda Bush snapped this photo of debris being removed recently following months of cleanup after a July 12, 2014, fire on Main Street in Sheridan.
     
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  • Sunshine Pantry shines Saturday in Sheridan

    More than 16 percent of Indiana’s population is below the poverty line, and typically, that number is higher among the elderly.

    But in Sheridan, Beverly Frederick and her daughter, Shelley Weir, have been working since the beginning of the year to fix up an empty house to turn it into The Sunflower Pantry. An open house will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.


     
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  • The Sheridan Horseshoe League will soon be starting their 42nd year. 
    It doesn’t matter if this is your first time pitching or 40th time, you don’t have to be a professional to pitch. Similar to bowling, a handicap system is used. Horseshoe pitching is a great way to exercise, enjoy friendly competition and meet new people. All are welcome over 12 years of age both men and women.
     
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  • Tom Cain is turning 80 and his friends and family want to celebrate!

    They are inviting people to an open house in Honor of Mr. Cain's 80th birthday.

     
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  • The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in Sunday's robbery and stabbing of a victim in Sheridan.
    Using tips and information from various sources, officers initiated a traffic stop on Keystone Parkway between 106th and 116th streets and found the suspect, Shaun Michael Tolan, 23, Noblesville, on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators had previously obtained a warrant for Tolan's arrest in regard to an incident on Sunday in which a victim was stabbed 13 times during a robbery.
    Tolan was taken to the Hamilton County Jail where he was initially charged with two counts of robbery, one count of criminal confinement, one count of battery with a deadly weapon, and one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. According to the arrest warrant, bond was set at $165,000.
     
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Obituaries

  • Jennifer Sue Barrett, 39, of Noblesville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 7, 2015, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    She was born in Richmond, Ind. on March 23, 1976.

     
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  • Donald J. “Joe” Stewart, age 76, of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

    He was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Hamilton County to the late John and Esther (Hodson) Stewart.

     
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  • Betty J. (Rawlings) Cox, 89, Sheridan, died on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
    She was born on March 3, 1926, to the late Vern and Esther (Howard) Rawlings in Sheridan.
     
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  • Emma Jean Null, 77, Arcadia, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Miller's Merry Manor at Tipton.

    She was born Dec. 1, 1937, at Glasco, Ky.

     
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  • Deanna D. Henderson, 74, Sheridan, died surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2015, at Harbour Manor Living Center in Noblesville.
    Born March 3, 1941, in Crawfordsville, she was the beautiful daughter of the late Joseph Abraham and Barbara (Fry) Willoughby.
     
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  • Gleasel S. Harris, 100, Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Noblesville.
    He born on Feb. 10, 1915, to the late Bernie and Nellie (Martin) Harris in Sheridan.
     
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  • Delbert M. Jones, 85, of Tipton, passed away peacefully Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 30, 1929 in Beech Grove to the late Louis and Pearl (Musgrove) Jones. 
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  • L. Eugene Stewart, age 88 of Indianapolis, passed away March 15, 2015.

    He was born May 13, 1926 in Cicero to the late Lee and Mary Elizabeth Wilson Stewart.

     
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  • Sharon Rose Roush, 76, Sheridan, died at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.
    She was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Tipton to Charles and Gladys (Spay) Malott.
     
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  • Florence Marie Durr, 91, of Sheridan, passed away on March 10, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at Wellbrooke of Westfield.

    She was born April 12, 1923 in Scott County, Indiana, to Perry and Mattie Belle (Phillips) Nicholson.

     
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  • Margaret Maxine Landes, 93, Arcadia, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at Maple Park Village at Westfield. 

    She was born July 12, 1921 at Arcadia, to Lora Ward and Myrtle May (Baden) Belzer.

     
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  • Patricia Colleen Faith Beard Dunlavey, 87, Sheridan, died on Friday, March 6, 2015.

    She was born March 7, 1927, to Fred and Bessie Beard, also of Sheridan. They preceded her in death.


     
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County News

  • More than 265 sandbags were handed out to 17 Hamilton County residents on Wednesday night and during the day on Thursday, after county residents were offered free filled sandbags to help prevent possible flood waters.
    Volunteer Jon Baldwin, program coordinator for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), along with volunteer Dorel Hunt, spent the day on Thursday manning the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency's sand barn, 1717 Pleasant St., Noblesville. They distributed as many bags, which each weigh about 30 pounds, as residents needed.
    Thirty of the 267 sandbags were picked up Wednesday night with the remaining 237 bags issued Thursday. Residents from Sheridan, Noblesville, Cicero, Fishers and Carmel loaded up anywhere from three to 30 bags per vehicle.
     
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  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Fair Commission (ISFC) announced Friday that Lesley Gordon is the new media and community relations manager.
    Gordon joins the Commission after three years with the City of Indianapolis; two years in the Department of Public Works and more recently as director of communications for the Parks Department. Along with media relations, Gordon will be leading the ISFC in continued efforts to engage the local community surrounding the Fairgrounds.
     
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  • ZIONSVILLE — Customers of Montgomery Aviation at Indy Exec Airport in Zionsville should expect to see few changes when Eagle Creek Aviation Services takes ownership of the company.

    "Montgomery Aviation has a long history of providing customer service over the last 25 years at Indy Exec Airport as well as their other Indiana locations. They, along with Hamilton County, have grown the airport from a small rural airport to one of Indy's premier general aviation facilities," said Matt Hagans, Eagle Creek Aviation’s CEO. "Our intent is to continue to build upon what has been established."

     
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  • WESTFIELD — In an effort to prevent the sale of stolen property, Westfield has officially implemented an ordinance that will regulate pawnshops more closely. Currently, Fishers and Marion County have similar ordinances, and Carmel is in the process of passing its own.

    The ordinance that passed through Westfield’s City Council on Monday night will not only deter local criminals from the City, but also those coming north from Indianapolis and surrounding towns and cities with pawnshop ordinances. The ordinance does not only cover pawnshops, but any secondhand shop in the City, including antique stores, thrift shops, metal recyclers and secondhand metal dealers.

     
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  • Spring is here, and that means it’s time for Easter egg hunts and other Easter activities. Here is a quick guide to 20 local hunts and fun Easter-egg related activities for kids. 
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  • Whether it's a sports facility or citywide technology changes, the City of Westfield is a pioneer for improvements and advancements.
    And they're at again, in conjunction with Westfield Washington Schools and IMMI, a vehicle safety manufacturer and crash-test facility in Westfield, to install seat belts in their school buses.
     
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  • CARMEL - The number of cases of chickenpox at Carmel Clay Schools has not yet been confirmed.
    The district on Thursday sent out a letter confirming cases of varicella (chickenpox) to parents and guardians of students at Carmel High School, Clay Middle School and Woodbrook Elementary.
    People who have received varicella vaccine can still get chickenpox. When previously-vaccinated students become ill with varicella it is called "breakthrough" chickenpox.
     
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  • If you won the trip of a lifetime, where would you go? Hawaii? The Masters? The Super Bowl?
    The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville will draw a winner for its Trip of a Lifetime Raffle on March 21 during the Club's annual Basketball Spectacular event at Noblesville High School.
     
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