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Friday, October 25, 2019 2:34 PM

To optimize its treatment process and improve water quality, Indiana American Water will be switching to chloramines at its Sheridan water treatment facility the week of Nov. 3.

Chloramination, the practice of mixing a small amount of ammonia in the disinfection process, will optimize and enhance the treatment process in Sheridan and also reduce the likelihood of creating disinfection byproducts (DBP) during the treatment process. DBPs are potentially harmful contaminants that form when disinfectants react with naturally occurring organic materials in the source water.

  • Sheridan Historical Society says Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas to all from the Sheridan Historical Society. Members celebrated the season at their December business meeting with light refreshments, a gift exchange game and enjoyable conversation.
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  • Steve Martin to retire from library

    Sheridan Public Library Director, Steve Martin, will retire Dec. 31, 2019 after 12 years of service.

    “As a small community library, we are able to interact with our customers on a personal level. It is that reaching out - that one-on-one relationship - that means so much to people,” says Martin. “I feel that is perhaps the primary reason why the library has become such an important ‘go-to’ spot in this community. I fully expect it to continue.” He continues, “This community has been a pleasant experience for me because of its size. I grew up on a farm in a small community in western New York, so Sheridan is a very comfortable fit for me. I immensely enjoy chatting with and getting to know the people in the community.”

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  • Library's special tree a sight to see

    The Sheridan Public Library has once again combined a love of reading with the spirit of the holiday and another Christmas tree made of books has been created!

    Steve Martin, library director, put the finishing touches on the library’s annual creation. Martin says he began this venture about five years ago and each year the finished tree looks better than its predecessor. This year is no exception.

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  • Progress looms at Sheridan Historical Society Museum
    A recently purchased addition to the local museum is the loom pictured here. The previous owners—Dort and Pokey Pickett—have been spending some time of late at the museum showing some of the staff how to operate the loom with the idea that this will make an attractive visual effect for visitors to observe. Visitors who have never seen a loom up close before will be fascinated by the complexity of the machine and intrigued by the fabric that is produced. Obviously this small loom is a far cry from the modern automated factory looms in commercial use today but the principle remains the same: string of one sort or another is turned into fabric.
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  • Happy (brrrrrr) Halloween!
    Staff members of the Sheridan Public Library prepare to brave the cold and snow for Trunk or Treat on Main Street. Despite the terrible weather, the event in uptown Sheridan was relatively well attended and certainly considered a success. Many thanks to the Sheridan Main Street Committee for continuing this annual event. Pictured getting ready at the library are Miss Patty (Barker), Mr. Steve (Martin) and Ms. Isabel (Payne).
    Photo courtesy Sheridan Public Library
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  • Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff for Indiana State Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan.
    Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of his funeral, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
    Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff on Friday.
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  • Young adults at the Sheridan Public Library recently got to do some pumpking decorating through programming at the Library.
    Several young people took part and a good time was reported to be had by all.
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  • Rotary welcomes Loretta Sutherland
    The Sheridan Rotary Club welcomed Loretta Sutherland as their guest speaker recently. Mrs. Sutherland is the president of the Sheridan Public Library Board of Trustees. She talked about the events going on at the library and the value of the library to the Sheridan community. Pictured with Mrs. Sutherland is Sheridan Rotary president Fred Sturdevant. 
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  • Rotary in flow with water story
    It was late last year when the Sheridan Water Utility was purchased by the Indiana American Water Company, a subsidiary of the larger American Water Company, the nation's largest investor-owned water and wastewater services company. At their Aug. 20 meeting, Sheridan Rotary’s special guest was Ryan Smith, the Senior Operations Superintendent for Indiana American Water Company. Smith is in charge of the Sheridan water utility and as luck would have, he is also a Noblesville Rotarian.
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  • Pam Harwood joins Rotary

    Like a lot of service clubs in smaller communities, new members can be hard to come by and younger members are particularly difficult to recruit.

    That is why Sheridan Rotarians are very happy to celebrate new member Pam Harwood joining our club. 

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  • Dr. Pence speaks to Grandpa Les' Club

    Sheridan Rotary had the pleasure of a special guest recently, Dr. Orey Pence, grandson of Rotary member Les Pence.

    Dr. Pence graduated from the IU School of Dentistry just this past May and was invited to speak to the club members about the newest developments in the field of general dentistry. It was an eye-opening talk because most of the members remember the old days when a trip to the dentist was an occasion of great anxiety.

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  • Wanda Lyons of Snyder Strategy Realty is welcomed to Sheridan Rotary by club President Fred Sturdevant.
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  • CARMEL – Hamilton County Community Foundation announced 14 Sheridan High School students will receive scholarships totaling $58,000 from three scholarship funds held at the foundation for the 2019-20 school year. Those include the William A. Cline and Joyce H. Cline Educational Trust Scholarship, the Hamilton County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, and the Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund.
    Congratulations to the scholarship recipients at Sheridan High School: Walker Casler, Lucas Chesney, Abigail Davis, Dennis Delph, Josie Dickerson, Caleb Duke, Jesse Kolb, Hannah Lugenbeal, Kristin McPeake, Katherine Parsley, Jacob Vita, Whitney Wilson, Madelyn Zola and Piper Zola.
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  • New officers take over
    The Rotary International world-wide year begins on July 1 and on that date all existing Rotary officers relinquish their positions and are replaced by newly elected individuals for the incoming Rotary year.
    Sheridan Rotary is no different. 
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  • Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with Sheridan Youth Assistance for the Summer Youth Employment (SYASYE) Program July 8 – 19 at its Noblesville location.

    Ten students in grades eight through 12 are enrolled in the program and will explore career paths and training through community service, teamwork, leadership skill development, job shadowing and business tours. Students will earn $8 an hour during the program, working on projects that improve the local community. They will also learn what it takes for a business to be successful.

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  • John and Donna Padgett will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Aug. 3, 2019.

    They still enjoy farming, gardening, and spending time with their family. They have three children Amy (Blaine) Boyland, Lance (Juanita) Padgett and Holly (Garry) King; six grandchildren, Ashley (Luke) Parker, Alisha Boyland, Mackenzie Padgett, Keegan Padgett, Hunter King and Kira King; and a great-granddaughter on the way.

    Please join them to celebrate on July 28 at the Sheridan Public Library from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Buy a brick, help the town
    Many residents of Sheridan are aware that there is an effort under way to construct community entryway signs for Sheridan. One sign will be located on State Road 38 on the east side of town near the First Farmers Bank and Trust branch office; the second sign will be along State Road 47 at the west edge of town. Both signs will announce to visitors that the community they are about to encounter is called Sheridan.
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  • STEAM rolls into Sheridan
    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs are all the rage these days in schools and libraries. This year, Sheridan Public Library has launched its own STEAM program, geared towards kindergarten through 5th grade level students. Each quarter there will be a live Discovery Event program presented to participants aimed toward one particular aspect of STEAM. This Thursday, June 13, STEAM members will explore space and astronomy by being involved in hands-on learning exercises and experiments as well as instructor demonstrations.
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  • Sheridan Rotary honors best of the best

    Each year the Sheridan Rotary Club is pleased to honor the Top Ten Percent of Sheridan High School’s graduating class as well as giving special recognition to the elementary and secondary teachers of the year and their principals.

    The Sheridan Rotary recognizes the participants with a dinner and awards program for all, including parents of the students and family members of the teachers.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS -- For more than 109 years, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has brought racing fans from around the world to get a first-hand experience in adrenaline and excitement of the racing community. Armed Forces Day weekend, however, was a weekend to recognize the sacrifice and bravery of a few select individuals; newly enlisted service members.
    The joint enlistment ceremony was held May 19 as part of the Armed Forces Day activities at the speedway. Of the hundred new recruits, three chose the Army Reserve as their career path.
    Two of those were from Hamilton County, including one from Sheridan.
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