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Jim Pickett, Executive Director of the Sheridan Historical Society’s Museum on Main Street in Sheridan, sits surrounded by binders full of community obituaries. 
Photo Courtesy Sheridan Historical Society
Jim Pickett, Executive Director of the Sheridan Historical Society’s Museum on Main Street in Sheridan, sits surrounded by binders full of community obituaries. Photo Courtesy Sheridan Historical Society
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:40 AM

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. These four people man the museum when it is open to the public on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will answer your questions, give you lots of information about the hundreds of items on display and they will entertain you with humorous observations about our community.

Hometown News

  • Kyle Harwood, son of Stacey and Brian Harwood of Sheridan, has earned an engineering and computer sciences scholarship to attend Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.
    Harwood, a senior at Sheridan High School, will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at Indiana Tech. He, along with other elite scholarship recipients, received his award at a banquet in Fort Wayne on March 3. Harwood will get $15,000 for his freshman year, and $15,000 for each of the next three years, provided he meets the school’s academic criteria.
    At Sheridan High School, Harwood was a varsity football and baseball player. He attended yearly mission trips with his local church since 2011 and is president of the church’s youth group.
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  • Rotarians learn about APHASIA

    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.

    This past week Sheridan Rotarians had a program about aphasia from a real expert in the field. Rotarian Fred Sturdevant’s daughter Megan Sutton was our guest speaker. Megan is a speech pathologist with extensive experience working with stroke victims. 

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  • Sheridan Historical Society Museum is true gem

    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. These four people man the museum when it is open to the public on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will answer your questions, give you lots of information about the hundreds of items on display and they will entertain you with humorous observations about our community.

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  • Brittany Welch wins Rotary speech contest
    Each year Rotary clubs across the world sponsor speech contests for local students. The Sheridan club is no different and so on March 7th the regular Tuesday evening meeting was dedicated to choosing a speech contest winner for our club. Congratulations go out to Sheridan High School senior Brittany Welch for her outstanding presentation about the objectives and activities of Rotary. As the local winner, Brittany takes home a prize of $100 and moves on to our local Rotary District 6560 speech contest where she has a chance to win $1,000.
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  • Former Blackhawk shines at Wabash

    Former Sheridan Blackhawk Connor Stumm had a good weekend on the track for the Wabash College Little Giants.

    Stumm, a senior, placed second in the North Coast Athletic Conference heptathlon with a lifetime best total of 4,383 points. He cleared a career-best 3.5 meters (11 feet, 5.75 inches) in the pole vault portion of the heptathlon and ran a lifetime best of 3:05.90 in the 1,000 meter run.

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  • Little Free Library debuts uptown

    Literacy fans, take heart!

    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 concept of Little Free Libraries began in Wisconsin in 2009. Basically, a Little Free Library is a dollhouse-sized structure with a large front panel that opens like a door. Many are fashioned after one-room school houses. They are filled with books which people can trade for free.

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  • Alexandra "Allie" Hopkins, a 2016 Sheridan High School grad, is shining down south.

    Hopkins was named am Eli Lilly Scholarship recipient, and enrolled at Butler University. She recently earned honors on the Dean's List for the first semester.

    Congrats, Allie!

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  • Yoga anyone?

    Ready to stretch? How about lotus? Downward dog? Half-Moon?

    The Sheridan Public Library is offering you a chance to do some yoga exercises (where all those names and more will begin to make sense). Miss Kelsie (Pasquale) is holding yoga class every second and fourth Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in the Community Room.

    Beginners as well as experienced yoga masters are welcome to attend these one-hour sessions for $8 per session.

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Obituaries

  • Mary Jane Wright, 84, Sheridan, passed away Monday morning, March 13, 2017, at Harbor Manor Healthcare in Noblesville.

    She was born July 16, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Sherman and Helen V. (Stout) Landis.

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  • V. Irene Byers

    V. Irene Byers, 88 of Michigan and formerly of Kirklin, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at Tinder Care in Alpena, Mich.

    She was born Oct. 16, 1928 in Hillsburg, to Zoal and Mary (Crumet) Cox.

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  • Ward Eugene Hottinger, 88, passed away Feb. 7, 2017 with his daughter Kathy and granddaughter Gina at his side.

    He was born on June 6, 1928 to the late Paul D. Hottinger and Ruth Emma (VanCleave) Cast in Hamilton County, Indiana.

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  • Pamela Kay Campbell

    Pamela Kay "Pam" Campbell, 37, Sheridan, passed away on Feb. 3, 2017 in Noblesville.

    She was born Aug. 7, 1979 to Gary and Cynthia (Sutton) Campbell in Noblesville.

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  • Olive Marie Apple

    Olive Marie Apple, 99, Sheridan, passed away peacefully at her home Feb. 9, 2017.

    She was born Sept. 19, 1917, at home near Lebanon, to Glen and May (Moreland) Hammack.

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  • Frankie Lee Rood, 66 Sheridan, passed away Feb. 1, 2017.

    He was born in Sheridan to Robert and Berthie Rood on July 19, 1950.

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  • Richard E. Vawter, 64, Merrillville/Crown Point, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.
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  • Thomas Bougher, 69, Sheridan, passed away Feb. 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

    He was born May 25, 1947 to the late Clifford Eugene and Dorothy Thelma (Patrick) Bougher in Frankfort.

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  • Jeannine Anne Huckleberry, of Nevada, passed away Monday, Jan. 23 2017.

    She was born Aug. 13, 1936 in in New Castle to Maude Elizabeth Robinson and Herschel Clarence Clark.

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  • LaMar “Fergie” Ferguson

    Mr. LaMar “Fergie” Ferguson, 91, of Lebanon, passed away Jan. 22, 2017, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon.

    He was born on June 25, 1925, in Terhune, the son of the late Lester and Lena Ferguson.

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  • Robert E. Day
    Robert E. Day, 86, West Lafayette, passed away at 11:35 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born Sept. 20, 1930 in Hamilton County to the late James S. and Bernice M. (Teter) Day.
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  • Susan Lee (Hiatt) Niehaus, 72, Avon, passed away Jan. 18, 2017 at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital in Danville.

    She was born Aug. 12, 1944 to Clifford G. and Ruby P. (Harbaugh) Hiatt and grew up in Bakers Corner.

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County News

  • The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with all 92 counties in the state to distribute more than 2,200 all-hazard (weather) radios to Hoosiers. The radios will be distributed on the local level by each county’s emergency management agency.

    “Receiving early warnings is critical to safety during severe weather events,” John Erickson, IDHS Director of Public Affairs, said. “All-hazard radios, which provide a wide range of alerts, are a valuable tool that can help citizens make decisions to better protect themselves and their families.”

    The distribution focuses on citizens who are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of severe weather: economically disadvantaged citizens, residents of mobile and prefabricated homes and others who may not be able to receive weather alerts by traditional means.

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  • Everyone has heard “dos and don’ts” when it comes to severe weather. For Severe Weather Preparedness and Flood Awareness Week 2017, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is debunking a seven myths that may help protect Hoosiers this spring.
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  • The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is encouraging Hoosiers to plan ahead for extreme weather as part of Severe Weather Preparedness and Flood Awareness Week, March 19-25.

    “The arrival of spring in Indiana means an increased threat for severe weather,” said John Erickson, Director of Public Affairs at IDHS. “This year, Hoosiers across the state have already experienced some of the severe weather that accompanies spring, and this week serves as a great reminder to prepare now before any future severe weather strikes.”

    Planning and preparation can help minimize weather-related deaths, injuries and property damage. IDHS is encouraging Hoosiers to build a preparedness kit, identify shelter and practice their plan during this year’s preparedness week.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana State Police, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced the release of an impactful training video designed to educate and inform school leaders and staff about sexual abuse. The video will be distributed by the Indiana Department of Education to all Indiana school corporations, encouraging them to share with all members of their staff.
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  • The Lafayette Symphony continues their casual nightclub performance series on Thursday, March 9 with The B-Side: Track 2, LSO String Quartet. The group will present an easygoing evening of jazz, rock, and pop charts at Carnahan Hall (2200 Elmwood Ave, Suite A6) in Market Square, Lafayette. The newest addition to LSO’s annual programming line-up, the B-Side is a unique 3-concert series that gives the traditional Symphony concert a make-under with a relaxed, come-as-you-are vibe.
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  • Clinton Central Elementary is preparing for its Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup. Any child who will be age 4 on or before Aug. 1, 2017 will be eligible to enroll in CCE’s Early Kindergarten (comparable to educational pre-school) during Round-up on March 28, 2017. Any child who will be age 5 on or before Aug. 1, 2017 will be eligible to enroll in CCE’s Kindergarten during Roundup on March 30, 2017.

    To schedule an appointment, please call Clinton Central Elementary office at (765) 249-2244. During your appointment, you will need the child’s immunization records and birth certificate. The State of Indiana requires that all children have required immunizations and a valid birth certificate to be enrolled in public school. Transportation will also be discussed during Roundup along with the need for free and reduced lunch.

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  • Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (IEHA) is an organization affiliated with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and is interested in furthering education, leadership, and community volunteerism.
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  • Hamilton County seniors or college students, could you use $500 to help with college? Then the Hamilton County Extension Homemakers Association just might have a deal for you.

    The association is offering six $500 scholarships to Hamilton County graduating seniors or undergraduate students.

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