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Sheridan moms and other caregivers enjoy some time with the children during a recent story time program at the Sheridan Public Library. Photo provided by Sheridan Public Library
Sheridan moms and other caregivers enjoy some time with the children during a recent story time program at the Sheridan Public Library. Photo provided by Sheridan Public Library
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:58 AM

Sheridan Public Library has a new Friday morning story hour for children ages 3 to 5.

“We have heard from many of our parents that their children often like to take naps after lunch so they cannot be here for the regular Wednesday 1:15 p.m. story-hour programs," Steve Martin, the library’s director, said. "By adding an additional story hour in the later morning on a different day, we hope to be able to bring additional children to our library for story hour. We have talked of doing this before and now the time has finally come to do it.”

Hometown News

  • Judge visits Sheridan Rotary Club
    The Honorable William J. Hughes (center), Judge of the Veterans Court of Hamilton Superior Court 3, and William F. Carey (right), court coordinator, recently visited and spoke to the Sheridan Rotary club about the newly established Veterans Court.  
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  • SHERIDAN - Football fans thought they were watching a video game Friday night in Sheridan.

    The Blackhawks were doing their best impression in the Sectional 44 opener as Sheridan (6-4) rolled to a 75-20 win over Tindley (4-6).

    "We were getting our blocks every play," senior running back Austin Hoover said. "Every play we ran our linemen, and they got their blocks every play."

    Sheridan scored early and often taking a 28-8 led after the first quarter. Blackhawks head coach Larry "Bud" Wright pulled the first string offense with just under four minutes in the first half.
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  • 94-year-old Sheridan native talks about being beaten, robbed

    Hershel “Bud” Moore was asleep in his bed just after midnight on Oct. 10 when two masked intruders busted down his bedroom door and attacked him.

    The 94-year-old Arcadia man was tied up. And beaten.

    The intruders stole from him a large sum of cash. They also took other items from his home, located on the west side of the small northern Hamilton County town.

    “It’s about like the John Dillinger days,” said the Sheridan native Monday during a press conference at Arcadia Town Hall.

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  • Candidates for the two open At-Large seats on the Sheridan Town Council came together in one venue Tuesday night during a candidate forum sponsored by the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce.

    Republicans Steve Fisher, who is contending for the seat he currently holds, and Jeremy Somerville along with Democrat Sherry Peters answered pre-submitted questions from the audience about issues currently facing the town, including finances, schools, the comprehensive plan and, most of all, growth.

    All three candidates spoke at length about controlled growth within the town.

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  • Sharon Ann Roop, 63, Noblesville, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

    She was born Aug. 20, 1951, at Elwood, to Donald Leroy and Betty Lou (Rott) Roop.
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  • Rita Mae Whicker, 69, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2014, at the Sheridan Healthcare Center.

    She was born May 14, 1945 in Indianapolis to the late Roy Buren and Marjorie Jane (Layton) Reynolds. She attended Lebanon H.S. and on Oct. 11, 1969, married Larry Jean Whicker. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2014.

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  • Brittany Mason, 21, of Sheridan, passed away at IU Medical Center on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014.

    She was born Dec. 28, 1992, on a military base in Frankfurt, Germany.

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  • Alice Irene (Stuart) Stewart

    Alice Irene (Stuart) Stewart, 87, of Westfield died Sept. 28 in the Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

    She was born near Hortonville on Feb. 26, 1927, to Perry L. and Myrtie Mayfield Stuart.

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  • James R. "Jim" Wright
    Former Hamilton County resident James R. “Jim” Wright, 76, of Crawfordsville, died at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in the Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville, with his family by his side.
    Jim was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Hamilton County, to Russell Henry and Mary Catherine (Virtue) Wright.
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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County News

  • Eagles hit the road for Bud Moore

    The Noblesville Eagles are organizing a benefit ride on Saturday for Bud Moore, the 94-year-old World War II veteran from Arcadia who was beaten and robbed in his home on Oct. 10.

    During the robbery, two men stole valuable items from Moore’s home, including around $2,500 in cash.

    “We’ve got a lot of people that are pitching in that really just want to pay tribute to what he’s done for us and our country,” said Tammy Hutchison, Moore’s granddaughter-in-law and organizer of the ride. “He would give you the shirt off his back. He’s just always done what needed to be done.”

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  • Westfield Friends Church invites the community to its annual chicken noodle dinner, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1, at the church, 324 S. Union St., Westfield.

    The dinner will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner roll and choice of dessert.

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  • Youth as Resources (YAR), a program of United Way of Central Indiana, will present three workshops for Hamilton County youth interested in applying for Youth as Resources grants.

    More than $12,000 is available for the 2014-2015 cycle for Hamilton County youth-led projects.
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  • Here's a listing for readers of the Sheridan News of various Halloween events all across Hamilton County, starting with Sheridan. There are listings from Noblesville, Fishers, Westfield, Atlanta and more. This also includes a listing of Trick or Treat hours. 
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  • Bunco is on Mondays, Euchre on Tuesdays and Dominoes on Wednesdays.

    Line dancing is three days a week. Bridge is twice a week. And Bingo is on Fridays.

    Playing cards, learning how to line dance and socializing are among the many activities that bring ages 55 and older to the Senior Citizens Organization in Noblesville.

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  • Riverview Health Rehab & Fitness in Noblesville invites the community to an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 to celebrate the newly remodeled center, 601 Westfield Road, Noblesville. The open house will offer free gym access, one-month free membership for those who sign up at the open house, plus a raffle prize. Free fitness classes include yoga at 6 p.m., Pilates at 6:30 pm, Boxing Fusion at 6:30 p.m. and Fitness Over 55 at 7 p.m.  
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  • Seventy-six dogs received microchips free of charge Saturday during the Humane Society for Hamilton County's free microchip clinic at the newly opened Ameriana Bank in Noblesville.

    Dogs of all shapes and sizes could be found checking into the event for the quick and simple procedure that was much like getting a vaccination for the animals.
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  • Cherry Street, between Cumberland Road and Indiana 37 in Noblesville, is closed to traffic, because of improvement work. Vehicles traveling on Ind. 37 (both north and south) will not be permitted to turn west onto Cherry Street. Vehicles traveling east on Cherry Street will not be permitted to drive past Cumberland Road. 
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