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Monday, August 22, 2016 8:24 AM

Want to have some fun and do a good deed, all at the same time? Then mark the evening of Sept. 16 on your calendar.

That's when Harvest Food Bank has scheduled its inaugural Harvest Fundraiser. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:30 p.m. at Blackhawk Winery, 28153 West Ditch Road, Sheridan.

Proceeds will help pay for the continued assistance the local Food Bank provides for more than 40 food pantries, summer lunch programs, and meal programs all here in Hamilton County.

"Hamilton County kids, seniors, and families who go hungry or have to make hard decisions about where their next meal is coming from is something we can ALL work together to eliminate," said Anita Hagen, president of the food bank Board of Directors.

Hometown News

  • Three northern Hamilton County communities will receive much-needed grant money to help improve local streets.
    Cicero, Arcadia and Sheridan also received grant monies from the Community Crossroad program, funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation.
    The program provides 50/50 matching funds for local street and road repair projects. Communities applied for the funds earlier this year, and INDOT made the awards announcements Monday.
    Cicero will use 70 percent of its $365,397 grant to pave roads. The balance will go to other improvement projects. A list of projects is still being finalized.
    "The Town of Cicero is excited and grateful to have received the INDOT Community Crossing Matching Grant for road improvement projects within the Town,” said Brett Foster, Town Council president. “These funds from the grant will provide our community an opportunity to complete projects that we would not have otherwise been able to do.”
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  • As the Sheridan Horseshoe League of 2016 is coming to the to a close of another season, Price Heating continues to stay in first place for yet another week.

    The fourth and fifth place teams -- Ashpaugh and Sheridan Mfg. -- are about as close as you can get in horseshoes with only one game separating these two teams.

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  • Want to have some fun and do a good deed, all at the same time? Then mark the evening of Sept. 16 on your calendar.

    That's when Harvest Food Bank has scheduled its inaugural Harvest Fundraiser. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:30 p.m. at Blackhawk Winery, 28153 West Ditch Road, Sheridan.

    Proceeds will help pay for the continued assistance the local Food Bank provides for more than 40 food pantries, summer lunch programs, and meal programs all here in Hamilton County.

    "Hamilton County kids, seniors, and families who go hungry or have to make hard decisions about where their next meal is coming from is something we can ALL work together to eliminate," said Anita Hagen, president of the food bank Board of Directors.

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  • Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt will give the “State of the County” address at the Aug. 25 Hamilton North Chamber of Commerce lunch at Red Bridge Park in Cicero.

    Heirbrandt will not only talk about issues facing Hamilton County in general, he will specifically address items that impact northern Hamilton County.

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  • Price Heating continued its run of dominance in the Sheridan Horseshoes League this week. The pitchers from Price held onto the league lead by winning six of 10 from Ashpaugh Electric.

    That gives Price 34 out of 40 wins for the second half of the league season.

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  • The Sheridan Town Council voted July 28 to dismiss the town's Animal Control Officer, following his arrest earlier in the month for arriving at a call intoxicated. The board voted 5-0 to terminate the employment of Scott Cain, who was arrested July 9. Cain was charged with driving while intoxicated, when he arrived at an official call inebriated.

    David Kinkead, board president, said the council met in Executive Session and tried to find a way to keep Cain on the town payroll, by moving him into another job.

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  • Sheridan connected with Monon Trail

    A new section of the Monon Trail offering 2.2 miles of scenic, paved paths has opened in northwestern Hamilton County.

    The trail - which officially opened Friday morning with a ceremonial Monon-crossing gate being lifted -goes from Lamong Road to 216th Street and connects to the north with a previously completed 1/8-mile section that extends to Sheridan's Biddle Park.

    Hamilton County Parks & Recreation Department's $1.5 million project - for which 80 percent was federally funded using Federal Transportation Enhancement dollars - started in 2007 with land acquisition and trail design. Clearing and construction of the trail began in January of this year.

    The new section will have signage, including county logos, and mile markers, and will also get a trail head, at Six Points Road, about 2.5 miles south of Sheridan, with restrooms, water and parking available for trail users. Other parking is available at Biddle Park. At each intersection, underbrush and trees have been trimmed for safety and visibility.

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  • Zootopia will be shown for movie night at Biddle Memorial Park on Aug. 6. As always, there is no charge.

    The movie begins at 8:30 p.m. and if you want to go please bring your own lawn chair. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
    Proceeds benefit the Biddle Memorial Foundation Social Committee and helps with the 4th of July Festival, Movie Night and Concert in the Park.

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Obituaries

  • John Stern

    John Stern 69, Lafayette, passed away on Aug. 25, 2016 in Lafayette.

    He was born Oct. 11, 1946 to the late Byron and Marian (Gaslin) Stern in Darlington, Indiana.

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  • Kenneth G. Cline, 85, Sheridan, passed away Aug. 23, 2016. He is now joined with his loving wife, Barbara (King) Cline. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2008.

    He was born Feb. 24, 1931 to the late Odie and Zelda (Griffith) Cline in Sheridan. 

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  • Travis Eugene Webber, 28, of Cicero and formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born on May 5, 1988 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Brian E. Kinkead of Thorntown and Deanna (Brinkman) Webber of Cicero.

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  • Louis M. "Martin" Quick

    Louis M. "Martin" Quick, 83, Sheridan, passed away Friday evening, July 15, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Aug. 18, 1932 in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Orvie L. "Mike" and Fontonell (Clampitt) Quick.

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  • Marcia Lee Pitts

    Marcia Lee Pitts, 83, Sheridan, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Sept. 14, 1932 in Hamilton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lowell "Buck" and Hilda Alice (Baker) Fancher.

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  • Penny Sue Ridge, 52, Sheridan, passed away at Riverview Health in Noblesville on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2016.

    Born April 14, 1964 in Noblesville, she was the daughter of Grover and Geneva (Clements) Cooper of Sheridan, both of whom survive.

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  • Doris Jeanne "Jeannie" Smith

    Doris Jeanne "Jeannie" Smith, 86, Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2016, at the Sheridan Healthcare Center surrounded by her loving family.

    Born April 19, 1930 in Sheridan, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Melvin "Bud" Ridge and Rosanna (Perron) Ridge-DeForge.

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  • The Rev. Gerald Lee Irby, 83, LaFollette, Tenn. and formerly of Kirklin, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

    A dedicated servant of the Protestant faith, he was an ordained Assembly of God minister for more than 40 years. He was a former pastor of the Kirklin Assembly of God Church in Kirklin, and attended the Valley Fellowship Church in LaFollette, Tenn.

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  • Earl Elsworth Bowen

    Mr. Earl Elsworth Bowen, 89, Lebanon, passed away July 25, 2016 at Homewood Health Campus.

    He was born Jan. 24, 1927, the son of the now late James and Dessa (Tyner) Bowen.

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  • Hon. Robert Glenn Robb, Sr.

    The Hon. Robert Glenn Robb, Sr., 96, of Birmingham, Mich. and formerly of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

    Judge Robb was born on Jan. 2, 1920, to the late James Campbell Robb and Anna Wilson Robb in Terre Haute.

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  • Lola Evelyn (Cline) Newby, 83, Toledo, Ohio, (formerly of Sheridan), passed away June 19, 2016 at Franciscan Care Center in Toledo.

    Born Oct. 21, 1932, in Sheridan, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Emma Elizabeth (Schnadinger) Cline.

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  • Odrey "Helen" Wheeler

    Odrey "Helen" Wheeler, 92, Sheridan, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at her home.

    She was born on Oct. 24, 1923 to Roscoe and Jane (Coston) Boles in Crab Orchard, Tenn.

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County News

  • INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents now have the chance to decide what our next state license plate will look like as they vote on a final design to replace the outgoing Bicentennial plate. Three plate designs were unveiled at the Indiana State Fair by Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Commissioner Kent Abernathy.

    “This is going to be a fun process for Hoosiers during the next four weeks,” Abernathy said. “We have three interesting designs and I hope all state residents will vote and let us know which one they like the best. The winning design will appear on vehicles all over Indiana.”

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the country, but a new cutting edge lung cancer treatment, called immunotherapy, is giving hope to many lung cancer patients because of its recent success in freeing people of lung cancer.

    Lung cancer is poorly recognized by the immune system which delays diagnosis until patients are at stage 3 or 4, when it’s too late. However, immunotherapy treatments activate the immune system to help the body recognize the cancer so that the body can fight it.

    “This treatment actually works! In patients who have metastatic disease, there are now drugs that work with the immune system in this manner that are able to cause a significant number of tumors to shrink,” said Dr. Nasser Hanna, from I.U. Health, and Chair of the 2016 LUNG FORCE Expo Planning Committee.

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  • Ride a motorcycle? Want to join approximately 750 other riders -- with a police-escorted Ride? Then mark down Saturday, Aug. 27!

    That's the date for The Loop around I-465 and when those approximately 750 riders will be escorted around I-465, ending up in downtown Indianapolis to join the Motorcycles on Meridian festivities presented by Thunder Roads Indiana Magazine.

    Riders can pre-register online at www.dellenloop.org immediately, or may register the day of the event at H-D of Indy. Fees are $35 per person, if registering online, and $40 per person for onsite registration. The first 500 registered riders will receive a gift pack.

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  • INDIANAPOLIS – $200 cash, plus a place in history, are the prizes offered by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution in their “Salute Indiana!” competition for the creation of a “salute” to the Indiana state flag. Entries are being accepted now at www.SaluteIndiana.org, until Sept. 2, 2016. The winning submission will be brought before the Indiana General Assembly for approval.

    This event echoes the 1916 centennial contest, also held by INDAR, which sought designs for a new state flag. Paul Hadley of Mooresville won that contest, submitting the flag design still used today; blue with yellow stars representing states and a torch representing liberty and enlightenment. The General Assembly adopted this banner in 1917, later designating it the official state flag in 1955.

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  • Ghost hunters aren't just in movies

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Chris Thompson has been a professional ghost hunter for almost two decades. In addition, he works for Sagamore News Media, the company that owns the Sheridan News. Recently, Chris shared this timely story.

    Thirty years after the original Ghostbusters film was released, Columbia pictures has brought it back with a new team. I realize that few people know that Ghost Hunting is a real activity that a large number of Indiana residents actually participate in.

    I have been a ghost-hunter for nearly 19 years now. Starting as a novice and working my way up to becoming quite the expert on equipment and techniques used for paranormal investigations. There are three basic rules to ghost-hunting. First, never hunt alone. This is not only for safety, but you need someone else to corroborate your findings. The second rule, never whisper. Whispers in the darkness can ruin good evidence, so you must always speak clearly for the recordings. The last rule, is no matter how frightened you become, never ever run! This is for your safety.

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  • The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its third class of veteran honorees. The not-for-profit organization honors Hoosier veterans for service during and after active duty. To date, the IMVHOF has recognized 34 men and women for their outstanding military and civilian service.

    Up to fifteen veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions.

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  • Soil & Water hires conservation administrator

    The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District has hired Ginger Davis as its new conservation administrator. Davis replaces John South, who retired in June after 38 years of service. She has master's training in Civil Engineering and Hydrology, and experience with various SWCD's around the state. She received training through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

    "I'm excited to meet and assist the public and county on general conservation techniques," Davis said. "It will be great to work with the staff here to further the soil and water conservation goals for the county."

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  • The final show of the season at Frankfort’s air-conditioned Red Barn Summer Theatre is set to debut on July 28. It will run for three weeks -- July 28-31, August 3-7, and August 10-13, playing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

    And as the season wraps up, Red Barn selected a Broadway musical comedy that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards (won three, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Direction of a Musical), three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards and a Theatre World Award. This show has run on Broadway, in London and in 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A national tour began in San Francisco in 2003, Chicago’s Mercury Theater played the show for three months and the New Line Theatre in St. Louis opened the show in 2007.

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