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  • 2018 Sheridan Public Library Board
    Members of the Sheridan Public Library Board of Trustees for 2018 are (L to R) seated, Baylee Murray (ACTS Student member), Loretta Sutherland, president, Lisa Samuels, and Katie Will, treasurer; Standing, Matt Lenseigne, Barb Hybarger, secretary, Jill Bishop, vice president, John Vincent, and Steve Martin, library director. The library board meets monthly on the second Monday at 6 p.m. at the library. The Sheridan Public Library is located at 103 W. First St., Sheridan.
  • JBS United announces rebrand to United Animal Health
    SHERIDAN – JBS United, Inc., a leader in the animal nutrition and health industry, has announced a rebrand to United Animal Health, Inc. The rebrand includes a new name, logo, look and modernization to the way the company does business.
    United’s new brand allows the company to differentiate themselves in the industry and make a clear distinction amongst other companies doing business with the same JBS initials.
    “We have never had any relationship or connection with JBS USA or JBS S.A., but felt it appropriate to make that abundantly clear by dropping JBS from our name,” said Trent Torrance, chief operating officer.
  • 2018 Boxley Lecture Series features Hoosier Author
    SHERIDAN – Indiana author Gene Stratton-Porter is set to visit Sheridan Feb. 15.
    Well, sort of.
    Actually the real Stratton-Porter died 94 years ago but her fame lives on through her many writings including the famous “A Girl of the Limberlost”, a standard on any Hoosier reading list.
    Stratton-Porter will be portrayed by Glory-June Greiff. Greiff is a professional narrator, photographer, and a performer of song and story. She is also a public historian and preservation activist who has written approximately 80 successful nominations to the National Register of Historic Places around the state.
  • Sheridan Rotarians learn about new museum
    SHERIDAN – Sheridan Rotarians welcomed guest speaker Ron Stone to their meeting this past Tuesday evening. Stone is a life-long Sheridan resident and retired Hamilton Heights teacher. Among his many other retirement activities, he is the president of the Sheridan Historical Society. He was invited to Rotary to tell members about the new Sheridan Historical Society museum being created on Main Street. 
    Last fall the Historical Society was able to purchase the motor cycle shop at 315 South Main Street in
    Sheridan. Many older residents will best remember the building as the old Hippodrome Movie Theater or later the old Pickett Five & Dime Store. Stone has taken the lead in remodeling the facility to give the existing museum across the street at 308 South Main Street a new home. The present museum is just too small to contain the expanding museum collection and allow for adequate display space.
  • Story Time at the Library
    Lindsay Spencer (seated), Children’s Librarian at the Sheridan Public Library and Library Page Piper Zola are working on a Valentine’s Day craft project for story time. The library offers a story time program 11 a.m. every Friday, for children ages 3 to 5. Story time includes a special story read to the children, a craft project and a snack. Caregivers are encouraged to participate to help the young ones with their projects. Reservations for story time are not required but if you have questions, please call (317-758-5201) or visit the library. The library is located at 103 West First Street in beautiful uptown Sheridan, just on the country side of Hamilton County.
  • Sheridan Library offering Winter Reading Club
    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Public Library is once again offering customers a chance to sign up for the Winter Reading Club.
    “We have not done the club for the last couple of years because we have had the Bicentennial Reading Club going on year round. We decided to go back to the old format this year because the bicentennial has been celebrated and a winter club has always been a popular activity for our adult readers in the past,” said Steve Martin, library director.
  • Sheridan Coalition Committee working to improve town
    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Coalition Committee has become an important part of the community and yet probably most residents have never even heard of it.
    One of its major achievements has been to persuade Dollar General to add a fresh foods section to their store to help fill the food void created when Railer’s went out of business.
    The Coalition was the brain child of Gloria Del Greco, a NEP Community Wellness Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Service. Her office is in Noblesville. Purdue established the Community Wellness Coordinator positions in December of 2015 to help communities make the healthy choice the easy choice.
  • A sign of the times for Sheridan
    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Town Council meeting on Monday night was the location for the announcement of the winning entry in the design contest for a new roadside entryway sign for the community. Sheridan Main Street chair Linda Williams told the Council members there were a total of 34 designs submitted and after long and thoughtful consideration the submission by Sheridan resident and architect Parvin Gillim was selected.
    The sign will be constructed on ground donated by First Farmers Bank and Trust at its location on Ind. 38, just on the east edge of the community sometime this summer.
  • Sheridan woman awarded scholarship by Franciscan Auxiliary
    SHERIDAN – During the Franciscan Health Auxiliary Lafayette's annual membership meeting, Auxiliary member Joyce Dost announced Carrie DeStefano, Schanna Lawinger, Kenosha Payne and Kyla Simmons as the recipients of the Franciscan Health Auxiliary Lafayette scholarships.
  • Tax forms available at Sheridan Library

    SHERIDAN – Tis the season and the Sheridan Public Library will have a limited supply of state and federal tax forms available this year.

    Filing starts Jan. 29 this year, but often times the federal and state forms are sent out late to mid-February or later in many instances.

  • Sheridan Rotarians learn about active shooter response

    SHERIDAN – Mass killings by deranged individuals are something encountered on an all too regular basis.

    Most will never have any personal exposure to mass violence of any sort but that does not mean you should not be prepared.

  • Adams Elementary becoming apartments
    SHERIDAN – The Woda Group, Inc. and Housing Services Alliance, Inc. (HSA) will redevelop the historic Adams Elementary School in Sheridan, transforming the vacant property into 32 affordable apartments and renovating its gym to become community recreation space. Construction of Blackhawk Commons could begin as soon as July 2018.
  • The circus is coming to Sheridan

    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Kiwanis Club is entering the planning stage of their undertaking to bring the Cullpepper & Merriweather Circus to Sheridan for the entertainment and enjoyment of all.

    The circus will be in town May 24 and tickets will be available from any Kiwanis member. In addition to Kiwanis members, the club is hoping to have several other volunteers from the community roll up their sleeves and help out.

  • The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Central Indiana until Saturday. There is a possibility of 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet accumulation.

    Every school in Hamilton County has a policy about what to do with winter weather conditions. Noblesville, Hamilton Heights, Sheridan, and Westfield Washington schools all have a weather and cancellation section on their websites.

  • Fire damages Sheridan home

    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Fire Department responded to a fire that damaged a single-family residence, 1106 S. Opel Ave., Wednesday.

    Firefighters were called to the scene around 8:30 p.m. and found house trailer to be damaged by fire.

    Four residents evacuated the residence without incident or injury.

    Firefighters from Westfield, Cicero, Jackson Township, Zionsville and Noblesville also responded.

    The investigation concluded the cause of the fire was accidental.

  • A Main Street Retrospective

    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Historical Society has scheduled a special program for the public on 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library.

    Many people are already aware that the Society has recently purchased the old Hippodrome Theater Building across the street from the current museum and is busy converting it into the new museum.

  • Blood drive shooting for goal of 30

    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Public Library is partnering up with the Sheridan High School Music Department to hold a Holiday Blood Drive on Wednesday at the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The American Red Cross will donate $10 per unit collected if the total goes over 30 units for the drive. All donated funds will be given to the Music program at the school to support their activities.

    Won't you join us on Dec. 27 and give the gift of life and help support the musicians at the school? We need to collect at least 30 units!

  • Sheridan Rotary Christmas Dinner

    Sheridan Rotarians and family members celebrated the holiday season with their annual club Christmas gathering. Enjoying a delicious meal at the new Young’s Restaurant in uptown Sheridan are (top photo, L to R) Steve Armfield, Scott McCullough, Glenn Hunsucker, Marti Hunsucker, Dale McCullough, Clifford Biddle, Carolyn Biddle, and Beth Lee. (Below) Martha Rockey, John Rocky, Kay Sturdevant and Vicky Martin; lower right photo, Fred Sturdevant, Phil Pearson and Connie Pearson. Steve Martin was there, too, but he was busy taking the pictures! Happy Holidays to all from Sheridan Rotary.

  • SHERIDAN – Two people sustained serious injuries during a crash on Ind. 38 east of 226th Street, near Sheridan, shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

    Callers reporting the incident told dispatchers the crash left victims trapped with a vehicle on fire.

  • Merry Christmas from the Sheridan Public Library

    Staff members from the Sheridan Public Library enjoyed their annual Christmas dinner at the Grapevine in uptown Sheridan recently. Shown in the picture are (L to R) Kim Riley, Patty Barker, Stacy Hall, Dorothy Bishop, Steve Martin, Brenda Garrod, Piper Zola, Nancy Urban and Abby Davis. Staff members missing the dinner this year included Lindsay Spencer and Hannah Donaldson. The library wishes all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Merry Christmas from the Sheridan Public Library

    Staff members from the Sheridan Public Library enjoyed their annual Christmas dinner at the Grapevine in uptown Sheridan recently. Shown in the picture are (L to R) Kim Riley, Patty Barker, Stacy Hall, Dorothy Bishop, Steve Martin, Brenda Garrod, Piper Zola, Nancy Urban and Abby Davis. Staff members missing the dinner this year included Lindsay Spencer and Hannah Donaldson. The library wishes all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Sheridan Historical Society creates new heritage museum

    SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Historical Society has purchased a new museum site at 315 S. Main St., and is remodeling the site for its collections and genealogy services that will provide more than twice its present space for heritage exhibits and family archive services.

    The society, founded in 1969, had been gifted it present location at 308 S. Main St., by late industrialist Kenneth Biddle who used it for an office during retirement. It opened in 1972 and collections assembled were acquired and managed by volunteers.

  • Charitable giving

    To fulfill part of its mandate to support charitable giving in the local community, every year at this time the members of the Sheridan Rotary Club provide food boxes to MAMA’s Cupboard, a Sheridan food pantry organization. This year the club gave 20 boxes and pictured above are the Rotarians, family members and friends who came together to pack the boxes on Tuesday evening, November 28 at the library. Pictured, left to right, are Connie Pearson, Clifford Biddle, Kari Lee, Dale McCullough, Glenn Hunsucker, Katherine McCullough, Suzy McCullough, Beth Lee, Scott McCullough, Fred Sturdevant, Shane Lee, and Steve Martin.

  • Getting ready for Santa

    Sheridan Public Library director Steve Martin is pictured putting the finishing touches on the annual library book tree in preparation for the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. Saturday. Saint Nick wants all the children to come and tell him what they want from him for Christmas. This will also be a time for parents to take pictures of their children with the Jolly Old Elf, or the library can provide a picture for $1. In addition to a visit with Santa and his wife, parents and children are invited to share some Christmas punch and cookies and the children will be able to complete a Christmas coloring sheet. And once again this year, back by popular demand, Lisa Snethen and her children will be entertaining all with live Christmas music. The library is located at 103 West First St., in beautiful uptown Sheridan, just on the country side of Hamilton County, Indiana. Doors open at 9 a.m.

  • Community dinner almost here

    SHERIDAN – The Sheridan community's annual Good Samaritan Thanksgiving Dinner takes place on Thanksgiving Day.

    Community members, helpers and volunteers make this annual event a success every year -- and this year looks to be no different. These good folks help bring our community together in a sharing and comforting way.

    The meal is being served at the Community Center and serving time is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year nearly 200 people enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

  • Sugar Creek Township native’s account of war featured in book

    SHERIDAN – The war against Japan, as an air force officer from the Hills Community in Sugar Creek Township saw it – in an unauthorized wartime diary – will be featured at the upcoming Holiday Author Fair held by the Indiana Historical Society.

    In Rocky Boyer’s War, his son Allen Boyer offers a wry, keen-eyed, disgruntled history of the air war in the Pacific – drawing on Rocky’s unauthorized diary.

    Roscoe “Rocky” Boyer was born in March 1919, in Sugar Creek Township, north of Pickard.  In high school, he played basketball, raised show calves, and picked prize corn ears for seed-company contests.

  • Free Thanksgiving dinner offered at Sheridan
    SHERIDAN – For 5 years now several organizations in the Sheridan community have come together to work with the God Samaritan Network of Hamilton County to provide community members with a FREE Thanksgiving Day meal. The meal is being served at the Community Center and serving time is 11 am to 2 pm. Last year nearly 200 people enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
  • Sheridan library offers reference book for sale
    SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Public Library is weeding a lot of its reference books and offering them for sale to the public. The sale items include general knowledge encyclopedia sets by World Book, Americana, and Britannica, specialty encyclopedia sets, biographic works, dictionaries, atlases, fact books, science and health works.
  • SHERIDAN - Looking for some great home-cooked food?

    Even better, how about some wonderful sweet treats?

    Well then, Sheridan First Christian Church is the place to be on Nov. 11. Because that's the place and the date for the annual Chicken Noodle Dinner & Cookie Bazaar.
  • One Day-Sheridan-No Hunger
    SHERIDAN - On Saturday the Sheridan Rotary Club, in cooperation with multiple other community agencies and churches, is coordinating a free meal to members of the Sheridan community

    The meal will be served at the Shelter House in Community Park from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone in the Sheridan community is invited to enjoy roast pork loin, baked potato, green beans, roll with butter and a dessert. Drinks will be provided, too.
  • SHERIDAN - Sheridan would like to add welcome signs to the entry ways of town, and is sponsoring a contest to find a design.

    The welcome sign design will become the property of the Town of Sheridan. The sign will inform and celebrate the Town of Sheridan by being decorative, informative and provide a visual identity for the town.
  • Career fair offers options
    SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Youth Assistance Program will play host to its second annual Student Career Exploration Fair 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2, in the Sheridan High School Gymnasium.

    Students in grades 8 through 12 from Sheridan, Hamilton Heights, Tipton, and Clinton Central are invited to attend the hands-on, interactive career fair which will highlight skilled trades in advanced manufacturing, the hospitality industry, agriculture, human services, health care, transportation, construction, and information technology.
  • SHERIDAN - The Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank has scheduled its annual Harvest Fundraiser, for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15, at Blackhawk Winery, 28153 W. Ditch Road, Sheridan.
  • The Sheridan Town Council will conduct a Budget Work Session 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Town Hall, 506 South Main St.
  • SHERIDAN - 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.
  • Muncee Town Program Coming To Sheridan
    SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Historical Society will present a free public program about the origin of Muncie, Indiana as it relates to the presence of the Lenape American Indian village of "Muncee Town", 7 p.m. Aug. 14, in the Community Room of the Sheridan Public Library.
  • Bon voyage, Clemence Lekouma!
    SHERIDAN - 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.

    Let me fill you in on the details.
  • Sheridan Rotary installs new President
    Out-going 2016-2017 Sheridan Rotary Club President Steve Martin hands the gavel off to in-coming 2017-2018 President Scott McCullough. Sheridan Rotary meets 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sheridan Public Library. For further information about the club and its programs, please call (317-758-5201) or visit Martin at the library.
  • CARMEL - Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate serving Hamilton County, announced the debut of the Legacy Fund Community Pillar Awards aimed to honor individuals or corporations doing visionary work to solve pressing challenges, build opportunity and equity, and create a brighter future for Hamilton County residents in three leadership areas-College Readiness and Success, Family Success and Inspiring Places.
  • MAMA's Cupboard Project Completed
    SHERIDAN - 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.
  • Cicero Kiwanis has breakfast, silent auction
    Looking for something to do Saturday? The Cicero Kiwanis Club is getting ready for its annual Independence Day Breakfast and Silent Auction! Come fill your plates with pancakes, biscuits & gravy, fruit and more Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Cicero Fire Department. Adults are $7 and children under 10 are $5.
  • Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated and/or were included on the dean's list and graduate list during the spring 2017 semester.
  • All-County Leadership Luncheon features national speaker
    FISHERS - Want to change the world? Start with your cities

    The sixth annual All-County Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by the four chambers of commerce in Hamilton County, will explore how cities and regions are the change makers who are making progress happen. The event will be held at FORUM Conference Center in Fishers July 12.
  • SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund recently awarded 10 Sheridan High School seniors scholarships totaling $28,000 for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Just two years prior, the committee researched ways to ensure the scholarship fund would continue its original mission for generations to come - to provide scholarships to graduates from Sheridan High Schoo
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Brave Heart Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry's "Meat" the Need program a grant in the amount of $5,000.00.

    These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock.
  • Sheridan Summerfest Saturday
    SHERIDAN - Sheridan Summerfest, sponsored by Sheridan Main Street, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, downtown Sheridan.

    Featured this year is a Kid Zone located in the parking lot at 5th and Main streets, including, a bounce house, face painting, and carnival games.
  • FISHERS - The Hoosier Heritage Railroad interest group will publicly announce its proposal to operate expanded train service on the historic Nickel Plate railroad corridor. The announcement will be made during a press conference to begin at 1 p.m. today at the Fishers Train Depot, 11601 Municipal Drive.
  • All three Hamilton School referendums were passed in the special election Tuesday. Sheridan, Westfield, and Carmel all had referendums at stake.

    Sheridan's referendum passed with 73 percent of the total 726 voters saying yes.
  • Sheridan, Westfield and Carmel have special elections scheduled for Tuesday, involving their respective school corporations.

    Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must provide valid identification before casting their ballot.

    Voters can find a list of polling sites at http://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/219/Elections-Office.
  • SHERIDAN - With the generous help of the Friends of the Library and several volunteer community members, the Easter Bunny is again coming to the Sheridan Public Library to visit community boys and girls, and children of all ages on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Sheridan Rotarians do community service
    SHERIDAN - Sheridan Rotarians were busy this past week. Some were taking care of important club business in the monthly club board meeting while the some were busy installing some shelving units in the Sheridan Public Library.

    Rotarians throughout the world work with their local communities to accomplish a variety of tasks and projects to improve the quality of life.
  • Sheridan Rotarians hear about post-stroke speech therapy
    SHERIDAN - Do you know what APHASIA is? It is the loss or impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words. It is quite common among stroke victims and can also occur with other types of brain traumas. This devastating condition is the 3rd largest cause of death among the elderly and each year nearly 800,000 people in this country suffer a stroke.
  • SHERIDAN - Did you know Sheridan has a museum on Main Street? It is not real big and it is not manned by highly paid professionals, but it competently tells the story of who we are and where we came from here in Sheridan.

    The Executive Director of the museum is Sheridan's own Jim Pickett. He is skillfully assisted in his work by all the members of the Sheridan Historical Society, but most especially by Stuart Neal and his sister Mary, and Winona Moss.
  • Local lawmakers wear sneakers to support cancer awareness
    INDIANAPOLIS - Area legislators laced up their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

    State Reps. Todd Huston (R-Fishers), Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Tony Cook (R-Cicero) participated in the annual event. The Suits and Sneakers challenge is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to help raise cancer awareness and support and those affected by the disease.
  • Sheridan's opens 'Little Free Library'
    SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Main Street Committee, in cooperation with the Noblesville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), has located and opened a "Little Free Library" on Main Street in uptown Sheridan. The library is located in the pocket park at the front of the JBS United Feeds parking lot just on the north edge of their office building. Sheridan Main Street is responsible, of course, for several pocket parks on Main Street but this location seemed to be just perfect for a project like this.
  • Welch wins Sheridan Rotary Speech Contest
    SHERIDAN - Brittany Welch, a Sheridan High School senior, won the Sheridan Rotary Club Speech Contest, taking home a $100 prize and qualifying for the Rotary District 6550 contest. Each year Rotary clubs across the world sponsor speech contests for local students.
  • Picker or listener?
    Do you like bluegrass music played by amateur pickers playing traditional bluegrass tunes on traditional stringed bluegrass instruments? Or maybe you just like to sit and listen to good bluegrass music. Either way - participant or listener - you will enjoy an afternoon at the Sheridan Public Library.
  • Martin honored
    Pictured, left to right, are Sheridan Rotarians Steve Martin and Roy Overdorf. Overdorf is presenting club President Martin with a plaque commemorating his Happy Buck donations for 2016, the highest individual total in the club for the year.
  • SHERIDAN - The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program is partnering with Health by Design to present a series of workshops this spring and summer designed to help seven Indiana communities become healthier-as well as more walkable, bikeable and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

    The Town of Sheridan is one of the recipients of the Active Living Workshop.
  • SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Town Council is expected to vote to accept Indiana American Water's $10.75 million offer to buy the water utilities.

    The board meets at 7 p.m. today in Town Hall, 506 S. Main St. One of the items on the agenda is an ordinance providing for the sale. It would authorize David Kinkead, council president, to execute the purchase agreement.

    Indiana American, a Greenwood-based public utility company, owns utilities throughout the state including Noblesville.
  • Braving the cold
    Sheridan Rotarians braved the weather last Saturday and held a Coffee 'n Donuts meet and greet at the public library.
  • SHERIDAN - Sheridan may be a step closer to selling its water utilities, possibly saving rate payers big increases in water and sewer bills.

    The Sheridan Town Council is expected to vote this month, on a proposal from Indiana American Water to purchase the town's water utilities for $10.75 million.

    The council meets at 7 p.m. today, and while there is a utilities update on the agenda, Indiana Water's proposal is not listed.
  • Merry Christmas from Sheridan Rotary
    Members of the Sheridan Rotary Club would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
  • SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Public Library and Sheridan Community Recreation Inc., are working together to help a local family who lost its home to fire last week.

    The Hawkins family lost their home and all their belongings in a house fire, and the library has boxes at each of its entrances for the collection of items for the family.
  • Sheridan Rotarians fill food boxes for pantry
    SHERIDAN - Members, family and friends of the Sheridan Rotary Club gathered this past Tuesday to pack food boxes for the upcoming holiday season. Every year the Rotarians purchase enough supplies to fill 24 boxes which are then donated to MAMA's Cupboard for distribution to community members.