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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:25 AM
Hey kids, want to go to Story Time?
Tell Mom and Dad that the Sheridan Public Library is taking registrations so you can have a story read to you every Wednesday at 1:15 p.m., take home a craft project and even get a light snack!
How cool is that!

Hometown News

  • Rotary welcomes guests
    Sheridan Rotary members recently posed for a picture with two featured guests.  The club’s newest Rotary Youth Exchange student, Andrea Gabe from Brazil (seated center) poses with guest speaker Marti Hunsucker (seated right), who told of her adventures as a church missionary to Sierra Leone over the summer.  
  • Sheridan (0-1) will be looking for redemption this week when they travel to Class 2A No. 8 Shenandoah (1-0). The Blackhawks opened the season at home last week falling 26-3 to Western Boone. Despite the loss, the hometown team is ranked 14th in the Class A statewide AP poll and 15th in the coaches' poll.
    You can expect coach Larry "Bud" Wright will have made the necessary adjustments to get his team back on the right path.
  • SPORTS: Sheridan kicks Tri-Central
    SHERIDAN -- The Lady Blackhawks scored early and often on their way to a 4-1 win over Tri-Central.
    Sheridan (1-3) owned a 3-0 lead at halftime thanks to goals from Mattie Woodworth, Alexis Smith and Rebekah Hopper. Payton Fleenor capped off the scoring for Sheridan.
  • Sheridan woman rescued on White River
    Noblesville Fire Department responded to two water rescues over the weekend on White River near Potter’s Bridge Park in Noblesville. On Sunday, a Sheridan woman was rescued after getting separated from her kayak, about one mile west of the covered bridge, Rick Russell, Noblesville Fire Department’s division chief, said.
    Noblesville Fire Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies units were dispatched at about 1:50 p.m., and found Sherry Fleener clinging to a downed tree in the river. According to Fleener, the current pushed her kayak into the tree, then her kayak turned to the side and went underwater, and she became separated from her kayak.  


  • 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.
  • James Edward “Ace” Caldwell, 76, of Indianapolis and formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday evening, Aug, 6, 2014, at the Lawrence Manor Healthcare Center. Born on May 31, 1938 in Sheridan, he was the son of Robert E. “Buck” and Irene (Rood) Caldwell.  
  • Twila May (Fry) Hoover, 97, of Arcadia, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Tipton.
    She was one of seven children born to Francis Marion and Ella Leora (Booth) Fry on July 22, 1917 in West Bedford, Ohio. She resided in Ohio until 1938, when she moved to Tipton. She has resided in Tipton and Hamilton County since that time.
  • Elna Mae Alexander, 92, of Cicero and formerly of Sheridan, passed away peacefully at Harbour Manor in Noblesville on Saturday evening, July 26, 2014.  She was born Feb. 12, 1922 in Lakeview County, Iowa to the late Leslie and Hulda (Anderson) Childress.  
  • 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.  

County News

  • 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.
  • On Tuesday, the Noblesville Police Department apprehended two suspects that they believe are behind a number of break-ins in Noblesville. 

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