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Members of the Sheridan Rotary have helped keep the great organization rolling for 90 years! Congratulations!
Members of the Sheridan Rotary have helped keep the great organization rolling for 90 years! Congratulations!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:52 PM

Happy birthday to the Sheridan Rotary Club!

The club turned 90 years old recently and celebrated by inviting spouses and several special guests to supper. After that, there was a great celebration with a birthday cake.

Guest speaker for the evening was long-time Lebanon Rotary member Jerry Erskine.

Hometown News

  • FLORA - Friday night the Sheridan Blackhawks traveled to take on the undefeated Carroll Cougars for the championship of the Hoosier Heartland Conference. A title just wasn't in the works for Coach Bud Wright's 5-4 squad as they fell to the undefeated and ninth-ranked Class 1A team in the state, 41-14.

    Thing started badly and went downhill. Carroll kick returner Quinton Veach took the opening kick for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. Then, early in the second quarter, Carroll quarterback Trey Filbrun punched in a 3-yard touchdown on the quarterback keeper, putting the Cougars up 13-0.

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  • Sheridan Rotary hits Notable Nineties!

    Happy birthday to the Sheridan Rotary Club!

    The club turned 90 years old recently and celebrated by inviting spouses and several special guests to supper. After that, there was a great celebration with a birthday cake.

    Guest speaker for the evening was long-time Lebanon Rotary member Jerry Erskine.

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  • 4th graders visit Boxley Cabin

    Learning is what school is all about.

    Recently, a group of 4th graders from Sheridan Elementary School got to learn quite a bit about the wealth of history right here in Sheridan when they visited Boxley Cabin, the library and the Historical Society Museum.

    The eager and well-behaved group got to listen to Steve Martin, the Sheridan Library Director, go into detail on the history of Boxley Cabin and Sheridan, as well as what some of the great amenities the library offers.

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  • An altered voter registration card lead to the expansion of an Indiana State Police investigation, into fraudulent voter applications, to include Hamilton County.

    Kathy Richardson, Elections administrator, said a woman received a voter registration information card, and noticed her first name had been changed. She turned the card into the voter registration office, and it was turned over to the state police.

    "She was already registered to vote, but when she saw the card was different, she brought it in," Richardson said.

    The state police investigation that began in late August, alleging the filing of fraudulent voter application information. It started out in Hendricks and Marion County and has since expanded to include Hamilton and more than 50 other Indiana counties.

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  • Sheridan First Christian Church has set Saturday, Nov. 12 as the date for their Chicken & Noodles Dinner & Cookie Bazaar.

    Things begin at 4:30 p.m. at the church on 107 W. Third St. and last until 6:30 p.m.

    The menu includes chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans with ham, homemade butterhorn rolls, fresh salads and desserts.

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  • KOKOMO – The Sheridan Blackhawks celebrated Coach Bud Wright’s 400th win with a 49-6 blowout Friday over winless Hoosier Heartland Conference foe Taylor.

    The victory came during Wright's 52nd year of coaching and just adds on to his total as Indiana's winningest high school football coach. Wright's 400 victories are more than 30 ahead of Jerry Brewer, who previously held the record of 368 (Brewer retired from Jasper in 2003). Wright is 64 victories ahead of any current coach in total wins.

    The victory Friday leaves Sheridan all alone atop the East Division of the Hoosier Heartland Conference at 4-0 (5-3 overall). The Blackhawks head into a rematch Friday at Carroll. The 8-0 9th ranked Class A Cougars held the Blackhawks scoreless in a defensive struggle back on Sept. 9, winning 13-0. Since both schools are now 4-0 in the HHC, Friday's battle is for the championship.

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  • he Sheridan teen, who triggered an Amber Alert Monday and later found safe in Terre Haute, remains in police custody.

    Madison Lloyd, 17, was being held by Vigo County authorities Tuesday, but was expected back in Hamilton County soon. Even though she was found in Indiana, there is still an extradition process to bring her back to Hamilton County, said Sheridan Police Chief Deputy Kevin Garrison.

    “Because she’s a juvenile, and considered a runaway, it’s a civil matter, rather than a criminal one,” Garrison said. “Because she has a history (as a runaway) she will be returned to Hamilton County authorities.”

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  • The Sheridan Blackhawks took on the 3A Tipton Blue Devils in a low scoring, defensive battle Friday night. In the end, the Blackhawks hung on to beat Tipton 14-10.

    In the first quarter, the Blackhawks let running back Joe Callahan do his normal damage. Quarterback Drake Delph punched in a 5-yard touchdown late in the first quarter, giving the Blackhawks an early 7-0 lead.

    The Blackhawks defense came up big in the first quarter, recording three sacks, against a pass-heavy Blue Devils offense. Tipton quarterback Kellen Woods connected with receiver Caleb Burkett for a 19-yard touchdown, giving the Blue Devils their only touchdown in the game.

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  • Marjorie Ellen "Marge" Price, 83, Kirklin, passed away Wednesday afternoon Oct. 5, 2016, at IU Health Tipton Hospital.

    Born Oct. 24, 1932 in Clinton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Warren H. and Roxie (Swisher) Fearnow.

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  • Marvin Dale Barker

    Marvin Dale Barker, 71, Kempton, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 6, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Aug. 11, 1945 in Springfield, Mo., he was the son of the late Meredith Lamar and Lillian Ester (Wolverton) Barker.

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  • Britni Lynn Biddle

    Britni Lynn Biddle, 35, Tipton, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at her residence.

    She was born April 17, 1981 in Tipton to Ron and Debbie Wellinger.

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  • Grady Franklin, 86, Sheridan, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 in Sheridan.

    Mr. Franklin was born on Oct. 29, 1929.
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  • Sara Jayne Hiatt-Henley-Boyer-Malan

    Sara Jayne Hiatt-Henley-Boyer-Malan, 78, Carmel and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 24, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Born Aug. 11, 1938 in Goldsmith, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Clifford G. and Ruby Pauline (Harbaugh) Hiatt.

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  • Glenn Lee Hampton

    Glenn Lee Hampton, 51, Arcadia, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 24, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Nov. 16, 1964 in Tollesboro, Ky., he was the son of the late James Edgar Hampton and Velma Lee (Bennett) Covert.

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  • John Wayne Miller

    John Wayne Miller, 55, of Noblesville and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 after a long and courageous fight with cancer.

    He was born Sept. 17, 1960 to Helen (Ferguson) Hamilton of Sheridan and the late Tom Miller of Terre Haute.

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  • Aurelie Ann Van DeGrift, 81, Ekin, passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, 2016, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.
    Born Feb. 7, 1935, in Manitowoc, Wisc., she was the daughter of the late Jack W. and Lorraine M. (Shablaska) Van DeGrift.
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  • Olean R. Randall

    Olean R. Randall, 96, Sheridan, passed away on Saturday morning, Sept. 3, 2016, at the Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield.

    Born June 9, 1920 in Rumbletown, she was the daughter of the late Eldon and Edna (Ennis) Blaize.

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  • LuAnne Marie Puckett, 68, passed away Sept. 1, 2016.

    She was born to Omer French and Charlotte Meyer French on June 27, 1948.

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  • William Jesse "Bill" Davis

    William Jesse "Bill" Davis, 84, Sheridan, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 28, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Sept. 10, 1931 in Hamilton County, he was the son of the late Elmer Carey and Lottie (Raines) Davis.

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  • Roy Kemp Baughman, 91, Sheridan, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 29, 2016, at Sheridan Healthcare Center.

    Born Sept. 1, 1924 in Danville, Ill., he was the son of the late Frank and Hattie (Kennedy) Baughman.

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County News

  • INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced it is accepting applications for the 2017 500 Festival Princess Program. Since 1958, the 500 Festival Princess Program has celebrated Indiana’s up-and-coming, college-aged leaders. The online application is available on the 500 Festival’s website and the deadline for online applications is Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

    Each year, 33 of Indiana’s most civic-minded, academically driven young women are selected to serve as a 500 Festival Princess. Serving as a 500 Festival Princess provides young women with countless opportunities for leadership and professional development. 500 Festival Princesses will participate in the program’s personal and professional development initiative, which empowers participants to make a profound impact within their community.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS — Fishers became the third Hamilton County city -- and second in a row -- to be recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as its Community of the Year, joining Noblesville and Carmel in the prestigious list.
    Noblesville first received the honor in 2008. Then last year Carmel won the award, setting the stage for Fishers this year.
    The city on the east side of Hamilton County is far more than the bedroom community of years ago. The recent vision within the last decade to evolve into a “smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial city” has firmly taken hold under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness and the city council. And now, Fishers has become a center for innovation and an attractive business destination.
    At the State of the City address in February, Fadness announced 1,000 new jobs were on their way. Today, he says Fishers may see as many as 4,000 new jobs in total for the year. 
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  • INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents now have the chance to decide what our next state license plate will look like as they vote on a final design to replace the outgoing Bicentennial plate. Three plate designs were unveiled at the Indiana State Fair by Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Commissioner Kent Abernathy.

    “This is going to be a fun process for Hoosiers during the next four weeks,” Abernathy said. “We have three interesting designs and I hope all state residents will vote and let us know which one they like the best. The winning design will appear on vehicles all over Indiana.”

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the country, but a new cutting edge lung cancer treatment, called immunotherapy, is giving hope to many lung cancer patients because of its recent success in freeing people of lung cancer.

    Lung cancer is poorly recognized by the immune system which delays diagnosis until patients are at stage 3 or 4, when it’s too late. However, immunotherapy treatments activate the immune system to help the body recognize the cancer so that the body can fight it.

    “This treatment actually works! In patients who have metastatic disease, there are now drugs that work with the immune system in this manner that are able to cause a significant number of tumors to shrink,” said Dr. Nasser Hanna, from I.U. Health, and Chair of the 2016 LUNG FORCE Expo Planning Committee.

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  • Ride a motorcycle? Want to join approximately 750 other riders -- with a police-escorted Ride? Then mark down Saturday, Aug. 27!

    That's the date for The Loop around I-465 and when those approximately 750 riders will be escorted around I-465, ending up in downtown Indianapolis to join the Motorcycles on Meridian festivities presented by Thunder Roads Indiana Magazine.

    Riders can pre-register online at immediately, or may register the day of the event at H-D of Indy. Fees are $35 per person, if registering online, and $40 per person for onsite registration. The first 500 registered riders will receive a gift pack.

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  • Ghost hunters aren't just in movies

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Chris Thompson has been a professional ghost hunter for almost two decades. In addition, he works for Sagamore News Media, the company that owns the Sheridan News. Recently, Chris shared this timely story.

    Thirty years after the original Ghostbusters film was released, Columbia pictures has brought it back with a new team. I realize that few people know that Ghost Hunting is a real activity that a large number of Indiana residents actually participate in.

    I have been a ghost-hunter for nearly 19 years now. Starting as a novice and working my way up to becoming quite the expert on equipment and techniques used for paranormal investigations. There are three basic rules to ghost-hunting. First, never hunt alone. This is not only for safety, but you need someone else to corroborate your findings. The second rule, never whisper. Whispers in the darkness can ruin good evidence, so you must always speak clearly for the recordings. The last rule, is no matter how frightened you become, never ever run! This is for your safety.

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  • The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its third class of veteran honorees. The not-for-profit organization honors Hoosier veterans for service during and after active duty. To date, the IMVHOF has recognized 34 men and women for their outstanding military and civilian service.

    Up to fifteen veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions.

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  • Soil & Water hires conservation administrator

    The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District has hired Ginger Davis as its new conservation administrator. Davis replaces John South, who retired in June after 38 years of service. She has master's training in Civil Engineering and Hydrology, and experience with various SWCD's around the state. She received training through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

    "I'm excited to meet and assist the public and county on general conservation techniques," Davis said. "It will be great to work with the staff here to further the soil and water conservation goals for the county."

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