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Monday, January 19, 2015 6:10 PM
On Thursday, two University of Indianapolis professors -- Dr. Deidre Pettinga and Dr. Azure Angelov -- will share information from their upcoming book when they present “How Marketing Can Bridge the Gap Between Public Education and the Private Sector” at the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

Hometown News

  • In a game of highs and lows the Sheridan Blackhawks boys' basketball team was able to outduel the visiting Elwood Panthers Saturday for a 65-62 win. The Blackhawks (4-7) weathered some storms but fought tooth and nail with the Panthers (3-10) to get their first win since Dec. 12.

    Juniors Chris Roberts and Jake Chesney took over the game for the Blackhawks in the fourth quarter. Combined, both hit seven of the Blackhawks nine field goals in the final period.

    "They played well and we need those guys to play well," head coach Chris Schrank said. "We have to have guys play to their abilities and those guys are capable of doing it."
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  • Janna Waters of Sheridan is welcomed to Sheridan Rotary Club by club president the Rev. V. J. Stover. Part of Rotary’s commitment to the community is the upkeep of a small garden near the gazebo in Veterans Park. Waters works to keep the park in tip-top shape and Rotary wanted her to tell the club how it can assist her long range plans for the park. 
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  • Sheridan Town Council representative Brenda Bush filed the required paperwork to run for re-election for Sheridan Town Council, District 1, with Joyce Wielinski, election deputy, at the Hamilton County Election Office in Noblesville this week. 
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  • The Sheridan Blackhawks boys' basketball team fell short of a home victory on Saturday losing to the Fountain Central Mustangs 58-47. The Blackhawks (3-6) got off to a good start but couldn't find much offense in the second and third quarters to keep up with the Mustangs (9-5). 
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  • J.R. Cowan, 87, Cicero, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Sheridan Rehab and Health Center.

    He was born Dec. 14, 1927, at St. Charles, Va., to Isaac Lee and Sarah (Tritt) Cowan.
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  • Evelyn Cooper
    Evelyn Cooper, 74, Sheridan, died on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at her home.

    She was born on March 28, 1940, to Millard and Clara Jackson in Harlan, Ky.
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  • Clovis L. “Butch” Rudd, 73, Adrian, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Hospice of Lenawee Home, in Adrian.

    He was born March 9, 1941, in Chicago, to Francis and Anna (Wyatt) Rudd.
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  • Winona Maye (Quigg) Lyon
    Winona “Winnie” Maye (Quigg) Lyon, 86, Sheridan, died very peacefully at about 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at St Vincent Carmel Hospital.

    She was born at home in Smartsburg, Ind., on Aug. 26, 1928, to parents Halfred L. Quigg and Emma Faye (Conrad) Quigg.
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  • Kenneth David (Dave) Lutz  died peacefully at Springmill Meadows in Indianapolis on Dec. 24, 2014 at the age of 72.

    Dave was born on Nov. 9, 1942 in Sheridan to Kenneth and Martha (Brown) Lutz . He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1960.

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  • Lucille Nicholson, 85, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully at home on Monday morning, Jan. 5, 2015.

    She was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Clinton County to the late Curtis C. and Mammie Flossie (Gray) Wallace. 

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  • Former Sheridan resident George Ross Hollingsworth Jr., 92, Lebanon, died Friday morning, Jan. 2, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

    He was born in Boone County on Oct. 7, 1922, to the late George Ross & Carrie (Padgett) Hollingsworth.
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  • John Courtney Hiatt, 70, Cicero, died on his 70th birthday, on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

    He was born Dec. 2, 1944, at Noblesville, to Calvin "Jay" and Mary Elizabeth (Burris) Hiatt.

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County News

  • Beck’s Hybrids – the largest, family-owned retail seed company in the nation – will soon have its own private airplane hangar at Indianapolis Executive Airport on Indiana 32 in Boone County.

    Beck’s Hybrids, headquartered in Atlanta, Ind., this week received approval by the Hamilton County Airport Authority to build the company’s own private hangar at the Indy Exec Airport on Ind. 32.

    The proposed 19,000-square-foot hangar, the first corporate hangar at Indy Exec, is a major step forward for the ever-expanding company, the sixth largest seed company in the nation.
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  • Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt will lead the commissioners forward in 2015, as the newly elected president, elected Monday afternoon.

    Heirbrandt, 49, Westfield, represents Adams, Fall Creek, Jackson, Washington, Wayne, and White River Townships, along with the municipalities of Arcadia, Atlanta, Cicero, Sheridan and Westfield. He was elected this week at a county commissioners meeting. It’s Heirbrandt’s third year as a commissioner,

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  • CARMEL -- A new hire within the Hamilton County Economic Development Corp. will create a data center for both economic development and tourism initiatives in Hamilton County.

    The move helps solidify the strategic partnership between economic development and tourism.

    Stepping into the role of research manager, Brad Coffing will do market research for the recruitment and attraction of various industry segments. He will work out of the Economic Development Corp. office in downtown Carmel.
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  • Noblesville High School assistant director of choirs Michael Andrew Douce on Thursday turned himself in at the Hamilton County Jail.

    Douce, 31, Fishers, was charged earlier in the day and a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with alleged sexual activities with two Noblesville High School students.

    He is being charged with eight counts of child seduction, one count of burglary, one count of dissemination of matter harmful to minors (knowingly giving or making available any picture, photograph, drawing, film, book, magazine or other material that depicts nudity, sexual conduct or sado-masochistic abuse and which is harmful to minors), and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    Douce turned himself in at 4 p.m. Thursday. His bond has been set at $50,000.
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  • CHICAGO – Dangerously low temperatures and accumulating snow are in the forecast for much of the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures and winter weather.

    “Subfreezing temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Regional Administrator. “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now to stay safe, whether traveling or at home, during times of extreme cold temperatures.”

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  • Lutz's Steak House has a buyer.

    The more than 30-year-old restaurant in Noblesville will keep its name. And staff will stay on.

    Nancy Lutz made the announcement during the eatery's New Year's Eve party on Wednesday night.

    "I'm really tickled," said Lutz, who had earlier announced her plans to retire and close Lutz's. The restaurant, and the 2 ½ acres on which it's located, has been for sale for 18 months.


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  • Witham Health Services in Lebanon has implemented temporary visitor restrictions at Witham Hospital during this period of increased flu activity 
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  • INDIANAPOLIS - Don Snemis, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), announced today that the state of Indiana has awarded a 4-year contract to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) to provide motorcycle skills testing and training courses through the BMV’s Indiana Motorcycle Operator Safety Education Program. MSF won the contract after a competitive bidding process. 
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