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The Sheridan High School choir gave a musical holiday gift to Chamber lunch attendees!
The Sheridan High School choir gave a musical holiday gift to Chamber lunch attendees!
Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:29 PM
High school choirs from Sheridan and Hamilton Heights thrilled those in attendance at the Hamilton North Chamber holiday luncheon this week.
The Sheridan choir was directed by Ms. MClain and the Heights choir was under the tutelage of Miss Boone.

Hometown News

  • After a promising start in the IHSAA Class A Sectional 44 Championship contest, the Sheridan Blackhawks' season came to an end against the visiting Monroe Central Golden Bears, 26-7.

    The game was a match-up of two of Class A's heavyweights. Sheridan came into the game at 9-2 and ranked 8th and MC was 5th with a 10-1 mark.

    And in the beginning, it looked like Sheridan was on its way to its 20th sectional title.

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  • Steve Harvey

    Sometimes there is a story that needs to be told and this is one of those times.

    This is the story of a young man with a Sheridan connection via his mother but he does not live here or attend the local school. His name is Rex Burkman and his mother is Kristin Burkman. Many Sheridan residents will remember Kristin because she grew up here and graduated from Sheridan. Her parents are Dorothy and Craig Bishop and lots of Sheridan residents know the Bishop’s very well as they are life-long Sheridanites. But this is a story about Rex, not his mother or his grandparents.

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  • GASTON - Despite the cold, despite the early-game drizzle and despite some good defense by the Wes-Del Warriors, the 6th-ranked Sheridan Blackhawks are going for their 20th sectional championship in the Indiana High School Athletic Association state football playoffs by defeating the Warriors with a score of 35-8.

    With the victory the Blackhawks sport a sparkling 9-2 record. Wes-Del finished the year at 5-6. Sheridan now plays host to 4th-ranked Monroe Central at home in the Sectional Finals. The Golden Bears are 10-1 and blasted Clinton Prairie 42-12. In terms of common opponents, MC beat Prairie, Clinton Central (57-6), Wes-Del (29-0) and Tri-Central (56-6). Sheridan beat Prairie 63-8, Central 56-6 and Tri-Central 28-6. The Blackhawks have won every game since opening the season with a 19-7 loss to 10th-ranked 2A Western Boone. MC's only blemish came on Oct. 13 against 9th-ranked 2A Shenandoah, 42-20.

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  • Reference books on sale at library

    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 (World Book, Americana, Britannica), specialty encyclopedia sets, biographic works, dictionaries, atlases, fact books, science and health works and many, many more. The library is getting rid of several hundred items.

    According to library director Steve Martin, all of the items are out of date for current informational needs, but they contain information that is still quite valid. As an example, he says historic information about the kings and queens of England is still quite valid; it is just the last 20 years that is missing and that is readily available on the internet.

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  • 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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Obituaries

  • Elizabeth "Liz" Ellen Gardner, 66, Indianapolis, passed away at St. Vincent Hospice Center in Indianapolis on Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 2017.

    She was born May 12, 1951 in Summit, N.J. to the late William George and Charlotte (Staub) Birmingham.

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  • James Robert "Bob" Fox

    James Robert "Bob" Fox, 96, Sheridan, and resident of Wellbrooke of Westfield for nine months, passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, 2017 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    The eighth of 12 children, he was born Oct. 22, 1922 in his home on the Tipton-Hamilton Co. line to the late Arthur W. and Maggie B. (Aldridge) Fox.

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  • Gustavo A. Galvez

    Gustavo A. Galvez, 65, Westfield, passed away Nov. 28, 2017.

    He was born Dec. 28, 1951 to Jose Luis Galvez and Anita Perez Galvez (Barrios) in Guatemala.

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  • Brian Scott Alexander, 48, Cicero, passed away Nov. 20, 2017.

    He was born March 18, 1969 in Sheridan, to Thomas R. Alexander and Anita K. Alexander.

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  • Kenton M. McKay

    Kenton M. McKay, 64, Sheridan, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, 2017.

    Born in Lebanon, Indiana on the 4th of July, 1953, he was the son of the late Thomas M. and Mary Louise "Lucy" (Miles) McKay.

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  • Rodney L. Kercheval

    Rodney L. Kercheval, 52, Kirklin, passed away at his home Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

    Born Nov. 11, 1965 in Frankfort, Ind., he was the son of the late James Everett and Dorothy Ann (Lester) Kercheval.

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  • Charles Eugene Park

    Charles Eugene Park, 85, of LaGrange, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his residence.

    He was born Oct. 15, 1932, in Goldsmith, Ind., to the late Frank B. and Sarah Marie (Truitt) Park.

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  • Teresa Lynn "Teri" Massingill

    Teresa Lynn "Teri" Massingill, 53, of English, Ind. and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2017 at IU Paoli Hospital.

    Born March 3, 1964 in Muncie, she was the daughter of Jerry L. McGuire and Peggy J. (Mullikan) McGuire-Jennings.

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  • Betty Deloris Rohrer, 92, Sheridan, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 6, 2017 at Maple Park Village in Westfield.

    Born July 25, 1925 in Clinton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Ethel I. (Proffit) Terhune.

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  • M. Ilene Peabody

    M. Ilene Peabody, 86, passed away on Nov. 5, 2017, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.

    She was born Sept. 28, 1931, at home three miles west of Sheridan, a daughter of the late Harvey Glen and Mary Gladys (Good) Boyer.

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  • Gerald L. “Jerry” Durham

    Gerald L. “Jerry” Durham, 74 Noblesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

    He was born April 4, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late Leonard F. and Wilma J. Durham.

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  • Wallace Ralph Savitsky

    Wallace Ralph Savitsky, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Westfield, surrounded by his loving family on Friday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2017.

    Born Sept. 12, 1927 in Shenandoah Heights, Penn., he was the son of the late Anthony and the late Mayme (Casper) Savitsky.

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County News

  • With overnight lows and some daytime highs dropping to below freezing, Hoosiers should exercise caution when using alternative heating methods to keep their home warm and cozy.

    “Alternative heating sources are one of the leading causes of home fires and fire-related deaths each year,” State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson said. “Fires caused by alternative heating equipment account for 19 percent of home fire deaths in the United States.”

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – With data breaches at a record high, the Indiana Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service are proactively working to prevent Hoosiers’ tax information from getting into the wrong hands.

    “Too many Hoosiers have joined the nearly 145 million Americans who have recently fallen victim to having their personal information stolen,” DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp said. “Every day, more and more data breaches are occurring, putting personal and financial information at risk, and we believe education is key to lowering that risk.”

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan Brooks was one of the authors on H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, which would help agencies create and improve mental health services for law enforcement officers. The bill was passed Nov. 28 after it was introduced earlier this year by Susan Brooks (R-IN), Val Demings (D-FL), Doug Collins (R-GA), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Dave Reichert (R-WA).
    Brooks represents District 5, which includes Hamilton County. She appeared pleased with the bill’s passage.
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  • The holidays are a joyous season filled with memories, laughter, giving and of course, shopping. To ensure that your shopping cheer isn’t dampened by criminal behavior, follow these safety tips from both the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and former Hamilton County Sheriff and now Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter:
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  • While decking the halls this holiday season, the Indiana State Fire Marshal, part of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, encourages Hoosiers to keep fire safety in mind. A large portion of home fires during the holiday season are a result of outdated holiday lights and unattended candles. Holiday lights and decorations should be carefully examined each year before they are hung outside or on a tree. Common fire hazards to look for on holiday lights are frayed or broken strands and missing bulbs.
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  • The City of Noblesville, Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Noblesville Main Street, Nickel Plate Arts and Hamilton County, are finalizing plans for the upcoming holiday activities - with several new twists - and would like to invite the public to attend.

    The season will kick off at 7 p.m. on Black Friday with the annual Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. This event at the Hamilton County Judicial Center includes holiday music and more and is capped off with the lighting of the beautiful downtown lights and Christmas tree. The ceremony will take place inside with the tree lighting on the courthouse square.

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  • Sheridan and Hamilton County are just on the edge of a wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service for today.
    Strong low pressure will bring windy conditions to central Indiana and the NWS-issued advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. this morning to 1 a.m. Sunday. 
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  • All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.
    Branches will resume their regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, Nov. 25.
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