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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:23 AM
The Godby Story, as explained by Jim and Jeff Godby, will be shared with Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce members at the April luncheon.
An interesting success story that began in downtown Sheridan is the topic on April 12 at Waitt Grain, 22755 Six Points Rd. in Sheridan. 
  • Teacher of Year speaks to Rotary

    Not that it is a secret, but lots of people do not realize that in 2003 Sheridan’s Robert Pickett, a first-grade teacher at Sheridan Community Schools, was chosen as Indiana’s Teacher of the Year. That’s quite an honor for a humble gentleman from a small rural school corporation in Indiana who went on to represent his profession and his state nationally. Although he did not win National Teacher of the Year, he did represent the best of Indiana and the educators we produce.

    Please understand that nothing about Mr. Pickett is ordinary; he is, in fact, a teacher of extraordinary skill who has touched the hearts and souls of hundreds of students over his teaching career.

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  • Sheridan Rotary offers comfortable climate

    With temperatures in the 90s and humidity levels not far behind, Sheridan Rotarians recently celebrated the canicular days of summer by paying homage to the “Air-Conditioner god”, one of many deities associated with the HVAC belief.

    Seriously though, Sheridan Rotary meets on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library where it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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  • Cookies and Canvas results in good art, better kids!
    With so many issues in our country, it's nice to see positive things happening. That's exactly the case at the Sheridan Public Library where a number of young people are participating in the summer reading program.
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  • Emma Hawn, Wyatt Reed honored

    Recent Sheridan graduates, Emma Hawn and Wyatt Reed, were recently honored by the Sheridan Kiwanis.

    That's because at the June club meeting, Kiwanians were pleased to welcome the pair as winners of the 2018 Kiwanis scholarships awarded annually by the club to two members of the graduating class from Sheridan Community School.

    The Sheridan Fun Loving Kiwanis Club meets each month at the Sheridan Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. 

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  • Reading fun at Library

    Reading and literacy have been documented to help people lead a more successful life. That's why the program at the Sheridan Public Library is so important. 

    What program? It's where children and young adults from around the community have been enjoying the events and learning experiences associated with good reading and fun activities at the Library this summer.

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  • If you think cornhole is fun, you ought to try the original game that helped create the entire cornhole frenzy.

    And on July 4, you have an opportunity to do exactly that!

    The Sheridan Horseshoe League has a Horseshoe Pitching Learning Clinic during the festivities in Sheridan on the Fourth of July from noon to 3 p.m. League members will explain the basics of pitching to participants. 

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  • Sheridan Rotary elects officers
    The Sheridan Rotary Club announced their officers for the 2018-19 Rotary Year. Beginning July 1 at a recent meeting.

    Dale McCullough will serve as president with Steve Armfield as vice president, Connie Pearson as secretary, Glenn Hunsucker as treasurer, Steve Martin as director-at-large, Scott McCullough as ex-officio director, Clifford Biddle as director-at-large and Fred Sturdevant as president-elect.
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  • 11 SHS seniors honored

    Eleven Sheridan High School seniors got some great news from the Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund at Legacy Fund recently. The group was awarded scholarships totaling $36,500 for the 2018-19 school year.

    This year’s recipients (in alphabetical order) are:

    • Rachel Adams
    • Tabitha Allen
    • Craig Atkinson
    • Garrett Davis
    • Josaphine DeVaney
    • Austen Ehrie
    • Emma Hawn
    • Wyatt Reed
    • Emma Tomaszewski
    • Nixon Williams
    • Renee Zachery
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  • Larry Hobbs' players, fans gather at Library

    Most of the reunions that are held at the Sheridan Public Library in the Community Room are family or class related. But once in a while we encounter something unusual.

    Last week was special because several of the Larry Hobbs' basketball era (1948 to 1962) players gathered and celebrated another year of remembering their old coach and their (his) winning ways by having lunch and conversation at the library. A new twist this year was the addition of several of the cheerleaders from that era.

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  • Society highlights innovative, driven Sheridan woman

    Do you know Mamie Randolph? The Sheridan Historical Society would like to know.

    The  Society has an interesting program open to the public Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan Public Library. Two co-authors from Cadiz, Ky. will be in town to continue their work on a picture book about the Sheridan businesswoman from the early part of the 20th century.

    Mamie Randolph was a photographer who came to Sheridan from Cadiz after divorcing her husband. She and her young son packed up and moved north to begin life anew, this time as an independent businesswoman running a successful photography business. Why she choose Sheridan remains something of a mystery although, at the time, Sheridan was a thriving community and perhaps represented the best place for an ambitious woman to succeed. 

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  • Mitch Dwigans had a good night when it mattered most and led Price Heating to the upset that knocked JBS United out of first place.
    Dwigans finished in a tie for second in handicap series. The victory gives Price 21.5 wins after three weeks of the season against only 8.5 losses. JBS is close behind with 19.5 wins and 10.5 losses.
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  • Rotarians honor students, teachers

    Every year about this time the Sheridan Rotary clubs holds a special dinner event honoring the academic top 10 percent of students in the graduating senior class. The club was pleased to have eight young people honored this year. In addition, the Rotarians also recognize and honor both the elementary and the secondary teachers of the year.

    The eight student honorees this year are: Rachel Adams, Amanda Perry. Lauren Railer, Danielle Jones, Austen Ehrie, Emma Hawn, Wyatt Reed and Will Black. The two teachers honored are: Mrs. Becky Pitzer (Language Arts) and Mrs. Angie Viehe (Kindergarten).

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  • The clanking of horseshoes can be heard as the Sheridan Horseshoe League started its season.

    The first week found Richard Law sitting on top with a high actual series of 221, helping JBS United win 8.5 of 10 games.

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  • Ron Stone honored by Historical Society

    Every year the Sheridan Historical Society honors a volunteer member with a special award for the work they have done for the Society. It was with great honor that for 2018 Society President Ron Stone was given an Appreciation Award to recognize his inspiration and contributions to help bring a new museum facility to Sheridan’s Main Street.

    According to Society Vice President Steve Mart who presented the award this year, “Ron Stone has been instrumental to the process of obtaining the old Hippodrome Theater on Main Street in uptown Sheridan to house a new museum."

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  • SHS Alumni Association gives back
    Giving back is one of the most important things individuals or groups can do.
    That's exactly what the Sheridan Community Schools Alumni Association does each year. The group, led by the scholarship committee, awards two $1,500 scholarships to deserving members of the current graduating class at Sheridan High School.
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  • Duke extends generosity to Historical Society
    Duke Energy recently made a generous contribution to the Sheridan Historical Society in the amount of $5,000.
    The contribution will be used by the Society as it remodels an existing building on Main Street in Sheridan to create a new museum for the community.
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  • Rotary honors speech winners

    Sheridan’s Rotary Club recently held their annual speech contest which showcases the talents of local high school speech class students. The winner of the contest receives a $150 award for her/his efforts and a chance to compete at the Rotary District level for a $1,000 award.

    Graftin Gubocki was selected the 2018 speech contest winner and Isaiah Amsbury was runner-up.

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  • Rotary stays happy with program
    Many years ago—no one is really sure when it all began—the Sheridan Rotary Club started a program called “Happy Buck”. The purpose was to collect money at each meeting from members who were happy about something in their life since the last meeting. The thought was that a dollar would be just about the right amount and it was decided the money would be used to provide a monthly stipend to the club’s sponsored foreign exchange student. This was a fine idea and has since become an ingrained tradition.
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  • Rotary and friends ready to travel

    Annually for the past several years the Sheridan Rotary Club, in cooperation with S&S Travel from Fort Wayne, has offered people a chance to get out and see interesting attractions across Indiana and throughout the Midwest. These bus trips range from one day to multi-day adventures. They have always been well received and this year should be no different.

    June 16 kicks off our travel season with a one-day mystery trip that promises to be fun. There will be lunch along a river, a stop for a sample of jumbo sweetness and an exciting culinary event. But best of all, it will all be a mystery which adds to the excitement. 

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  • Chloe Huffman heading to Grace College

    Another Blackhawk has announced plans for college!

    Sheridan High School senior Chloe Huffman has officially signed to join the Grace College Cheer Squad.

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