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Wednesday, May 06, 2015 7:34 AM
Hamilton County Elections Office administrator Kathy Richardson is disappointed at Tuesday's low voter turnout.
Of the 187,364 registered voters, only 30,186 voted in Hamilton County. Only 16.11 percent. 
Better than four years ago? 
Well, yes. In 2011, the voter turnout was 14 percent.
"It is just disappointing that the turnout's so low, especially on local races. I believe they affect your area, or your community, as much as the president's race, and 85 percent come out and vote for the president," Richardson said.
  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is continuing a collaborative community effort, 500 Forward, to celebrate the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and the Month of May.

    Now in its second year, 500 Forward harnesses the collective efforts of 13 partner organizations and countless individuals alongside IMS to offer programming and events that celebrate the Month of May and support a broad array of community initiatives.

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  • Thomas Calvin Burtron

    Thomas Calvin Burtron, 66, passed away at his home in Sheridan Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018.

    He was born in Noblesville, Ind. on Nov. 26, 1951, to the late Claude Venton Burtron, Sr. and Gladys A. (Honeas) Burtron.

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  • Paul Eugene Edwards

    Paul Eugene Edwards, 71, Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

    Born Dec. 6, 1946 in Annapolis, Md., he was the son of the late Charles S. and Wilhelmina (Flutka) Edwards.

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  • Judith Lynn "Tiny" Buzan

    Judith Lynn "Tiny" Buzan, 76, passed away peacefully at her home in Sheridan, surrounded by her loving family and her dog Max on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018.

    Born in Frankfort, Ind. on Dec. 20 1941, she was the daughter of the late Willard "Bud" and Irene (Purcifull) "Short" Harshman.

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  • Suzie Loraine Hamrick, 50, passed away Saturday evening, April 7, 2018 at her home in Lebanon.

    Born May 8, 1967 in Beech Grove, Indiana, she was the daughter of Richard L. Hamrick, Sr. and the late Joyce (Blackledge) Hamrick.

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  • Joseph “Joe” W. Grinstead

    Joseph “Joe” W. Grinstead, Jr., 40, passed away April 7, 2018.

    He was born on May 16, 1977 to Joseph and Phyllis “Maxine” (Jett) Grinstead. 

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  • Horseshoe pitching is a sport that became popular during the glory days of Rome. The horseshoe toss grew into one of the most played games around. Whether at picnics, or company and family gatherings, people would gather for some fun and relaxation.

    The Sheridan Horseshoe League is ready to start another summer of fun and relaxation at the Biddle Memorial Park courts.The league will have its Organizational Meeting on May 1 at 6:30 p.m. Rain or shine you can find information, as some of the members will be at the courts April 21 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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  • Rotary honors speech winners

    Sheridan’s Rotary Club recently held their annual speech contest which showcases the talents of local high school speech class students. The winner of the contest receives a $150 award for her/his efforts and a chance to compete at the Rotary District level for a $1,000 award.

    Graftin Gubocki was selected the 2018 speech contest winner and Isaiah Amsbury was runner-up.

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  • Rotary stays happy with program
    Many years ago—no one is really sure when it all began—the Sheridan Rotary Club started a program called “Happy Buck”. The purpose was to collect money at each meeting from members who were happy about something in their life since the last meeting. The thought was that a dollar would be just about the right amount and it was decided the money would be used to provide a monthly stipend to the club’s sponsored foreign exchange student. This was a fine idea and has since become an ingrained tradition.
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  • Arthur “Jack” Mendell

    Arthur “Jack” Mendell, 65 Westfield, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018.

    He was born Nov. 12, 1952 to the Late Donald and Kathleen Mendell in Aurora, Indiana.

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  • Miriam Frances (Millikan) Haskett

    Miriam Frances (Millikan) Haskett, 99, Westfield, passed away April 1, 2018 at Summer Trace of Carmel.

    She was born to Arza and Mary Boone Millikan in November of 1918 at home in the family farmhouse in Sheridan.

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  • Francis Eugene "Gene" Stuckey

    Francis Eugene "Gene" Stuckey, 80, passed away peacefully at his son's home in Bucyrus, Ohio Tuesday morning, March 27, 2018.

    Born Aug. 30, 1937 in Muncie, Indiana, he was the son of the late Dan and Martha (Heather) Stuckey.

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  • Gary Lee Melahn

    Gary Lee Melahn, 66, Sheridan, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday morning, March 26, 2018.

    Born Aug. 7, 1951 in South Bend, Ind, he was the son of the late Richard "Slim" and Lois (Gilbert) Melahn.

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  • Dwight Samuel "Sam" Hensley, Jr., 67, Indianapolis, passed away Friday morning, March 23, 2018 at Harcourt Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis.

    Born Sept. 21, 1950 in Linz, Austria, he was the son of the late Dwight Samuel, Sr. and Elsie (Jones) Hensley.

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  • Leah Mae Agner, 78, Noblesville, passed away Sunday evening, March 18, 2018 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born in Benton Ridge, Ohio on Sept. 16, 1939, she was the youngest child of the late Herbert and Mary (Williamson) Beck.

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  • Nickel Plate Road has scheduled an evening to promote candidates they are endorsing in the May 5 primary.
    Through two separate e-mails, the organization identified as Nickel Plate PAC announced that on April 12 candidates supported by the group will be present.
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  • Micah Neil Kercheval, son of Karl Neil and Jessica Lynn (Wells) Kercheval of Michigantown, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday morning, March 16, 2018 at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel.

    He was born Monday evening, March 12, 2018 at St. Vincent Women's Hospital in Indianapolis.

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  • Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County has a Free Money Smart Week event from Indiana Secretary of State’s Office and Senior Medicare Patrol scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Noble Naz Church (1391 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville). Chuck Lofton, WTHR Meteorologist, will be the emcee for event.

    The event will kick off with a viewing of $CAMMED: Investment Fraud Revealed, a 30-minute documentary from WFYI and Indiana Secretary of State. This documentary reveals criminal cases in which fraudsters bilked Hoosiers of millions of dollars—how the scams unraveled, learn from past mistakes, and discover how to prevent future financial fraud through education and recognizing warning signs.

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  • The Godby Story, as explained by Jim and Jeff Godby, will be shared with Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce members at the April luncheon.
    An interesting success story that began in downtown Sheridan is the topic on April 12 at Waitt Grain, 22755 Six Points Rd. in Sheridan. 
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  • Rotary and friends ready to travel

    Annually for the past several years the Sheridan Rotary Club, in cooperation with S&S Travel from Fort Wayne, has offered people a chance to get out and see interesting attractions across Indiana and throughout the Midwest. These bus trips range from one day to multi-day adventures. They have always been well received and this year should be no different.

    June 16 kicks off our travel season with a one-day mystery trip that promises to be fun. There will be lunch along a river, a stop for a sample of jumbo sweetness and an exciting culinary event. But best of all, it will all be a mystery which adds to the excitement. 

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