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Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:42 PM

As many of you are already aware, a Sheridan family dealt with a devastating loss this past weekend. The Hawkins family lost their home and all their belongings in a house fire. The Sheridan Public Library is proud to work with and support the efforts of Sheridan Community Recreation, Inc. as they try to help this family recover from this loss.

The Sheridan Public Library has boxes at each of its entrances for the collection of items for this family and strongly encourages community members to provide food and clothing to help them. Monetary donations are also being accepted via Sheridan Community Recreation and Sheridan Youth Assistance. Please contact Michelle Westermeier (mlwesty1201@gmail.com) or Lisa Samuels (lsamuels@sheridan.k12.in.us) for further information about making your monetary donation.

  • The Sheridan Blackhawks and Coach Bud Wright seem to come alive for the playoffs each year. And why not? Nine state titles, 10 semistates, 14 regional championships and 19 sectional crowns would seem to indicate that when the regular season ends, Wright and the Blackhawks begin.
    Friday night was no different as Sheridan rolled to a 50-8 Sectional 44 Class A victory over the visiting Tri-Central Trojans.

    The sixth-ranked 8-2 Sheridan Blackhawks now take on Wes-Del, a 24-8 winner over Union City. That victory gives the Wes-Del Warriors a 5-5 mark on the season. The last time Sheridan and Wes-Del met was in 2003 and the Blackhawks steamrolled the Warriors 52-0.

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  • The members of the Sheridan Rotary Club will be sponsoring the Homecoming Supper on Friday prior to the football game.

    The supper will be served in the high school cafeteria.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-19 semester is now open. The FAFSA is required for all students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans.

    The open date to file moved from Jan. 1 to Oct. 1 in 2016, allowing students and their parents or guardians to use earlier income information to file.

    For the 2018-19 FAFSA, income and tax information from 2016 must be used.

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  • With fall approaching, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the State Fire Marshal are reminding Hoosiers to keep safety in mind when visiting haunted houses this season.

    “While haunted houses are meant to be scary attractions, safety is always our main concern,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. “We work to make sure that each facility is in compliance with Indiana code before they open to the public.”

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  • The Sheridan Horseshoe League held its annual banquet Thursday at Jim Dandy in Noblesville. The league held the business meeting before honoring the award winners.

    They ended their last night of pitching with United Feeds and Ashpaugh Electric having to participate in a playoff where Ashpaugh won all games.

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  • Call it a Tabby Alert.

    A light gray male tabby with white on face, chest and paws has gone missing. If you have ever had a pet, then you know what a tough experience could be.

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  • Senior night turned into scoring night as the 6th-ranked Sheridan Blackhawks parlayed a fast start into a 63-8 Hoosier Heartland Conference victory over the Clinton Prairie Gophers Friday night. The game began with Sheridan receiving the coin toss and not long after that Joe Callahan ran the ball in for a 41 yard touchdown in a drive that took only 1:15 off the game clock.
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  • The nominees for the 2017 Nickel Plate Arts awards include a Sheridan winery, two foundations and three students.

    Nickel Plate Arts released the list of nominees for the awards over the weekend. Nineteen nominations were made in in five categories. Nickel Plate Arts launched the awards in 2016 to celebrate local leadership in the arts. Nominees must live or work in the Nickel Plate Region or Noblesville, Fishers, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton, or have made a major, positive impact on the local arts community.

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  • A local Sheridan resident has been selected as one of seven winners of the American Heart Association’s “Real People. Real Change.” program sponsored by UnitedHealthcare.

    Rick Huffman, along with the six other winners from central Indiana will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Indianapolis Heart Walk.

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  • Rotarians learn self defense
    Sometimes Sheridan Rotarians have unusual meetings and Tuesday, Aug. 1, was no exception to that rule. That was the evening when martial arts Sifu (teacher) Coy Monroe was the club guest speaker and he brought along several of his students to give a demonstration. It was good that the students were there because otherwise the Rotarians might have had to serve as stand-ins for the demo, and we all know that Rotarians do not enjoy being beat up!
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  • Horseshoe pitchers save best for last

    Asphaugh Electric of Westfield sponsored the Sheridan Horseshoe Leagues last tournament of the season the weekend of Aug. 19-20. The tournament was count-all, handicapped, consisting of five games.

    For a while, it appeared the tournament would be a one-man show, but the fireworks and drama came at the end.

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  • Bon voyage, Clemence Lekouma!

    When you were 15 years old, would your parents have let you move to France for a year to live with a bunch of strangers and go to school there? If you are like most of us, probably not. But the reverse is what happened to us here in Sheridan this past year. Clemence Lekouma arrived in Sheridan on a very hot and very humid Tuesday last August. Almost a year later she is leaving. But oh so much happened in between.

    Click on the story for more details!

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  • Following the excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service for a large portion of the central United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds local residents about steps they should take to protect their health from the extreme heat.

    People suffering from heat stress may experience heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; fast, weak pulse; and nausea or vomiting. Early signs include muscle cramps, heat rash, fainting or near-fainting spells, and a pulse or heart rate greater than 100. People suffering from heat stress should be moved to a cooler location to lie down. Apply cool, wet cloths to the body especially to head, neck, arm pits and upper legs near the groin area where combined 70 percent of body heat can be lost; and have the person sip water.

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  • Rotary reins handed off

    Outgoing 2016-17 Sheridan Rotary Club President Steve Martin handed the gavel off to incoming 2017-18 President Scott McCullough at a recent Sheridan Rotary get-together.

    Congratulations, Scott!

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  • Keria Hendrickson Rotary scholarship winner
    Sheridan senior Keria Hendrickson was awarded the annual $500 Sheridan Rotary Club Scholarship for 2017 and will continue her education at Ball State University this fall. 
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  • Rotarians hear from Soil & Water
    Sheridan Rotarians ran into an example of an oxymoron recently when recent guest speaker Cara Culp of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) gave a presentation. Cara is an Urban Agriculture Outreach Specialist. Urban agriculture? Now there is an oxymoron. Sheridan is deep into farm country and out here agriculture refers to BIG farms with BIG tractors and BIG combines. Urban refers to cities, right? It does not seem like the two terms are related, right?
    For Cara and her colleagues the definition of agriculture in an urban setting is growing and cultivating food in or around a city or town. The focus of the SWCD Urban Agriculture program is on community gardens and backyard gardens. 
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  • Rotary gives MAMA new roof

    Last fall the Sheridan Rotary Club partnered up with the Carmel Rotary Club to obtain a matching Rotary District 6560 grant to put a new roof on the MAMA’s Cupboard Food Pantry facility in uptown Sheridan. The clubs are proud to announce that the project is complete and MAMA’s Cupboard has a brand new roof.

    The Sheridan Club donated $2,500 dollars as did the Carmel Club and that total amount of $5,000 was matched by the District. The $10,000 raised was combined with further funding from MAMA’s Cupboard to finish the project. Located on the northeast corner of Main and 2nd Streets in Sheridan, the facility should be rain and snow proof for many years to come.

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  • The Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund recently awarded 10 Sheridan High School seniors scholarships totaling $28,000 for the 2017-18 school year. This year’s recipients are: Avery Bundy, Kenneth Burnell, Robert Burnell, Karlie Dickerson, Emma Feeney, Catherine Gibson, Alex Gipson, Woodbury Glidden, Kaitlin Halvorsen and James Scolley.
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  • Looking for something fun to do on the hot summer nights?

    Then mark Aug. 5 and head over to Biddle Memorial Park for Biddle Foundation's Move in the Park Night. The show begins at dusk and admission is free.

     
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  • Hamilton County has reported one of the first human cases of West Nile virus in 2017.

    "Unfortunately, West Nile disease is a common occurrence in Indiana during mosquito season," said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. "When we find evidence of the virus in multiple counties, that means the risk is starting to increase statewide. Protecting yourself from mosquito bites and eliminating breeding grounds are the best ways to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses."

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