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Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:19 PM

ATLANTA - The 44th annual New Earth Festival is scheduled for Sept. 23-24 at Atlanta. More than 600 vendor booths of unique arts, crafts, collectibles, and food of all kind will be available.

Free entertainment this year include The Flying Toasters, Jeremy Morris, and The Singing Contractors for Sunday morning services. There will be a Kids Zone, with inflatables, treats and games. 

Hometown News

  • 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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  • Shirley Ann Scherer

    Shirley Ann Scherer, 70, Lapel, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 1, 2017 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Born Sept. 28, 1946 in Hamilton County, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Albert and Thelma Louise (Gray) Scherer.

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  • Carolyn Sue Petty

    Carolyn Sue Petty, 76, of Westfield, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

    She was born June 17, 1941, in Indianapolis, to James C. and Dorothy E. DeSpain Feeback.

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  • Floyd Hiram Teter, 85 of Carmel, passed away Sept. 5, 2017.

    He was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Sheridan to Walter and Lula Teter.
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  • William D. “Dean” Hillock, 68 of Sheridan died at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

    He was born on April 29, 1949 in Lebanon, Indiana to William “Bill” Charles & Miriam Jane (Haughey) Hillock.

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  • Charles Edward Hiatt

    Charles Edward Hiatt, 90, Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 17, 2017 at Riverview health in Noblesville.

    He was born Aug. 10, 1927 in Cicero to the late Noel and Crystal (Southard) Hiatt.

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  • Joanne B. Norman

    Joanne B. Norman, 85, Sheridan, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 2017 at Carmel Health and Living.

    Born Oct. 29, 1931 in Boone County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late E. Gerald "Fats" and Lillian Louise (Cloud) Barrick.

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  • Mary Lois Stultz, 86, passed away peacefully at her home Monday morning, Aug. 14, 2017.

    A lifelong resident of Sheridan, she was born Dec. 16, 1930 to the late Euler D. and Flora Lois (Barker) Sutton.

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  • Amy Clouse

    Amy Clouse, 45, Westfield, passed away Aug. 3, 2017, at her residence.

    She was born Nov. 9, 1971, in Pontiac, Mich., to Joseph and Janet (Heckman) Deimling Jr.

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  • Larry James Kercheval, 59, Kirklin, Ind., passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Aug. 4, 2017 at his home in Kirklin, surrounded by his loving family.

    Born July 26, 1958 in Frankfort, Ind., he was the son of the late James Everett and Dorothy Ann (Lester) Kercheval.

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  • Teresa Joan Henry, 70, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 19, 2017, at her home in Boxley.

    Born June 28, 1947 in Rensselaer, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jewell (Arnett) Whitaker.

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  • Serena 'Kay' 'Whicker' Thomas

    Serena “Kay” “Whicker” Thomas, 68, Sheridan, passed away July 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

    She was born Sept. 15, 1948 to the late Lawrence and Irma “Campbell” Whicker in Sheridan, Indiana.

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  • Shirley A. Emry

    Shirley A. Emry, 78, Sheridan, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville.

    She was born on Aug. 9, 1938 to the late Hugh and Leota (Rich) Addington in Westfield.

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County News

  • In support of the response and recovery from Hurricane Irma, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is advising Hoosiers to be organized in their giving and volunteer efforts.

    Responsible Giving

    When a natural disaster occurs, many social networking sites may promote impromptu collection drives. This can lead to scams or semis with unrequested items that threaten to crowd warehouses and clog distribution channels in the impacted area.

    A recommended way to help disaster survivors is with a cash donation to a legitimate relief agency operating in the area. The type and amount of items required can change hourly as needs keep pace with the rapidly evolving emergency situation. Cash is far more flexible than goods and allows volunteer agencies to more quickly acquire the supplies needed to address the most urgent needs.

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  • September is National Preparedness Month, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging all Hoosiers to take steps to make sure households and workplaces are prepared.

    Regardless of the type of disaster, it is important for Hoosiers to take time and make sure that preparations are made. Tornadoes, storms, flooding and even snowstorms have all presented challenges in the past. Knowing how to respond to these events can not only minimize the effects, it can help save lives.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation of Indiana will once again play host to the Veteran Stand Down, taking place at Indiana National Guard Armory, 3912 West Minnesota St., Indianapolis 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7.

    All Veterans with a VA Card or DD214 are invited.

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  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Indiana law enforcement agencies kicked off their drunk driving crackdown, as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s national crackdown: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

    Nationwide in 2015, over 10,000 people were killed – and 153 on Labor Day weekend – in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for high-visibility law enforcement as a key component of eliminating drunk driving deaths and injuries.

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  • All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches will be closed Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

    Branches should resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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  • The Indiana Conference for Women, the largest gathering of women leaders and entrepreneurs in the Midwest, has teamed up with The Startup Ladies, a membership organization that seeks to support women entrepreneurs, to sponsor the third annual Indiana Conference for Women Pitch Competition.

    The competition, organized and hosted by The Startup Ladies, will take place on Nov. 7, at the Indiana Convention Center located in Indianapolis. Women entrepreneurs seeking to expand their business can apply, and three finalists will be selected to pitch at the conference. Finalists will receive free individual registration to the conference, and will have access to three Startup Study Halls, organized by The Startup Ladies.

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  • Nearly every state has experienced fires that rage out of control in the landscape. While the largest and most devastating burn in the West, fires also spread in the East and South, where suburb meets country or housing development meets conservation land. Click on this and read how you can protect your property in two ways.

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  • Caller ID spoofing has quickly become a common scamming tactic that can lead to credit card or identity theft. According to TDS Telecom, a simple way to prevent becoming a victim to the scam is to avoid revealing personal information.

    What is caller ID spoofing? Scammers fake their appearance on caller ID displays in order to appear as if they are a reputable company such as your bank, creditor, insurance company, or even the government. They do this to get people to disclose their personal information including credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, and/or anything they can use or sell.

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