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Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:11 AM

Hamilton County went along with the rest of the state and moved Donald Trump one step closer to his party's nomination for president while holding Hillary Clinton's celebration party off a little longer.

Both Trump and Ted Cruz' crew visited Hamilton County in the days leading to the primary election. Trump earned 46.21 percent of the vote in Hamilton County. Cruz and running mate Carly Fiorina earned 38.77 percent. Cruz dropped out of the presidential race after his loss Tuesday night.

Hometown News

  • Sheridan Water Works' biannual fire hydrant flushing will begin Monday and run through Friday.

    Hydrant flushing is required periodically to clean the system and water mains. Sheridan Water Works will be flushing between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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  • Alexis Smith wins prestigious Lilly scholarship

    Another student from Sheridan High School has been named a recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as a Legacy Fund 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    Alexis Smith, a senior at SHS, joins a list of previous Marion-Adams winners, including Alexandra (Allie) Hopkins who was named by the Community Foundation in Boone County recently.

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  • Dorothy, you don’t have to be in Kansas.

    The very first world championship of horseshoes took place in Bronson, Kansas in 1910. Sheridan has Hamilton County’s ONLY Horseshoe League. Interested?

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  • Calling all Sheridan Class of 1956 members! The 60th class reunion is set for Saturday, May 7 at the Sheridan Elementary School from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., preceeding the Blackhawk Alumni all-school dinner.

    The class will be honored at the 6 p.m. meeting.

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  • The Sheridan News is looking for community correspondents.

    Anyone interested should first and foremost have an interest in sharing news about our great little community with others who are also interested in the greatest corner of Hamilton County.

    The Sheridan News is especially interested in people who want to report on community groups, church news and youth and adult sports.

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  • What would you do if you encountered a threatening person with a gun, especially if you were unarmed?

    The Indiana State Police will present a forum for exactly that at 7 p.m. April 21 at Sheridan First United Methodist Church, 207 E. Second St., Sheridan. 

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  • Moira McCallin, community service coordinator for Home Instead, was a recent speaker to the Sheridan Rotary Club.

    She worked as a registered nurse in the United Kingdom for 24 years before moving to the USA in 2004. With aging parents in Ireland, Moira is very aware of the challenges of living a distance away from family. In the last 18 months of her dad's life, Moira learned firsthand the value of reliable caregivers coming in to her parents' home.

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  • SHS senior Victoria Zetterberg wins speech contest
    Speech may be free, but that doesn't mean it's easy. On the other hand, Sheridan High School senior Victoria Zetterberg made it look easy during a recent Rotary Club contest.
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  • Ricky Gene Bartram

    Ricky Gene Bartram, 62, of Frankfort, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016.

    He was born Sept. 9, 1953 in Catlettsburg, Ky. to Harold Lee Bartram and Imogene (Hurst) Bartram.

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  • Henry Nangle

    Henry Nangle, of Westfield, and formerly of Paducah, Ky., passed away on April 28, 2016.

    He was born in Paducah on March 10, 1918, to Henry Joseph and Delia (Mularky) Nangle.

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  • Hilda Barker, 99, Sheridan, passed away Sunday morning, April 24, 2016, at Wellbrooke of Westfield.

    Born Nov. 4, 1916 in Hamilton County, she was the daughter of the late Chester G. and Pearl (Hershman) Baugh.

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  • Robert John "Bob" Pierce, 98, Sheridan, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2016, at the Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

    Born April 5, 1918 in Sheridan, he was the son of the late Henry and Grace (McCoy) Pierce.

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  • Kevin R. Kinkead Sr.

    Kevin R. Kinkead Sr., 57, a lifelong resident of Sheridan, died on Friday, April 8, 2016, in Noblesville.

    He was born on July 13, 1958, to the late Ray and Annabelle (Snyder) Kinkead in Lebanon.

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  • Albert Marlan Stumm, 72, passed away at his home in Sheridan on Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016.

    Mr. Stumm was born July 12, 1943 in Phoenix, Ariz. to the late William and Bernice (Barrickman) Stumm.

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  • Gary Lynn Robertson

    Gary Lynn Robertson, 74, Cicero, passed away Sunday evening, March 20, 2016, at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.

    He was born in Indianapolis on July 3, 1941 to the late Charles and Moselle (Adamson) Robertson.

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  • James Herman Barker, 72, of Frankfort and formerly of Sheridan, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis on Monday evening, April 4, 2016.

    Born on Aug. 29, 1943, he was the son of the late Meredith L. and Lillian E. (Wolverton) Barker.

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  • Rick E. Jones, age 56, of Franklin and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday evening, March 29, 2016, in South Bend from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

    Mr. Jones was born in Noblesville on May 3, 1959, to William Eugene "Gene" and Karen Sue (Rice) Jones.

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  • Frank Hobson, 92, Sheridan, passed away surrounded by his loving family Wednesday evening, March 23, 2016, at the Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

    Born in Clarksville, Ind. on June 8, 1923, he was the son of the late Alva and Minnie (Johnson) Hobson.

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  • Betty Lou Turner, 87, Noblesville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Dec. 25, 1928 in Noblesville, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Pearl (Compton) Rigdon.

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  • Lelah Bell Gamron

    Lelah Bell Gamron, 101, Noblesville, died in the early morning hours of Friday, March 18, 2016, at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville.

    She was born on July 19, 1914, to W.G. and Carrie (Sparrow) Newby in Sheridan.

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County News

  • Cabela's is helping its female customers and their families get outdoors with an expanded, four-day Ladies' Day Out event May 12-15 at the Noblesville store. Cabela's Ladies' Day Out will offer giveaways, discounts, guest appearances, sales on outdoor equipment in a variety of categories and educational seminars and demonstrations on a wide range of products and outdoor activities.
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  • Four Hamilton County mayors, one stage, and one unique opportunity to hear from the leaders of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield. At their May 11 luncheon, OneZone will host Mayor Jim Brainard, Carmel; Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers; Mayor John Ditslear, Noblesville; and Mayor Andy Cook, Westfield for a discussion of issues facing their cities.

    “Hamilton County has been extremely fortunate to have visionary

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  • Looking for some great music? The Indiana State Fair has your answer!

    The first four of 17 concerts that will be part of the Free Stage lineup at the 2016 Indiana State Fair, which will take place August 5-21, were recently announced. Each night of the fair features a concert that is free with paid fair admission.

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,568,080 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including plastic, wood, rubber, and metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

    The products subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 20728” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for institutional use nationwide. According to Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. records, schools have purchased products through the company’s commercial channels.

    The problem was first discovered after the firm received several consumer complaints regarding plastic contamination of the chicken nuggets. 

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – Kent Abernathy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday and Tuesday to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place. Branches will be open on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    These license branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses and learner permits.

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  • Dog owners are invited to bring their pet on a leash and attend the "Let's Lick Leukemia" Dog Trot on Sunday at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Road, Noblesville.

    The Michael Treinen Foundation is sponsoring the Dog Trot, in its second year. The two-mile walk will travel through the park.

    Onsite registration is at 11 a.m., with the Dog Trot to begin at noon, with the last walker entering the race at 2 p.m.

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  • Celebrate National Train Day this weekend at the Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville's Forest Park, home of one of the largest railroad collections.

    Each day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can take speeder rides on a motorized railroad track inspection car; participate in shop tours that include famous steam locomotive Nickel Plate Not. 587 and Diesel Locomotive No. 72 under restoration, and meet the shop team; take velocipede rides to inspect the tracks; participate in Morse code demonstrations; take cab tours of Monon diesel locomotive No. 50, the first diesel on Indiana's Monon railroad, built in 1942; and enjoy railroad stories and more.
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  • Do you like to write? Have you been working on a book? Thinking about it?

    The Indiana Writers Center is teaming up with Sagamore News Media, parent company of the Sheridan News, to present this program. It will provide an overview of publishing options available today from traditional publishing to publishing your work online, including commercial vs. literary publishing, subsidized publishing, commissioned publishing and independent book project publishing through for-profit companies and on your own.

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