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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.
  • Darrell “Bill” R. Phillips, 49, Cicero, passed away April 26, 2017.

    He was born Oct. 6, 1967 to the late Darrell and Dorothy (Rood) Phillips in Noblesville.

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  • The 100th lap of the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 will be in honor of Bryan Clauson.

    Clauson, a Noblesville High School graduate, died after a racing accident in August 2016. He raced in three Indy 500's in 2012, 2015, and 2016.

    "Going into the month of May, we didn't expect anything because Bryan had only run three years in Indy Car," said Diana Clauson, Bryan's mother, "but he was a pretty impactful guy. So it didn't surprise us when they told us about it."

    Bryan had his best run at the 500 in 2016 and had a "really positive experience" his mother said. Aside from Indy Car Bryan also raced dirt track races and was working to bring the dirt track history back to the motor speedway. "We're absolutely honored," said Clauson. "Last year he led the 100th lap, so we think it's a really cool way to honor him."

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  • The NRA Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,000.00.

    These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them, by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area. The donation will be processed, packaged, and frozen. Local hunger relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated.

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  • Doris R. “Mick” Donahue
    Doris R. “Mick” Donahue, 84, of Lebanon and formerly of Sheridan, Indiana, passed away Monday evening, May 15, 2017, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.
    She was born in Valentine, Neb., on July 25, 1934, the daughter of the late Kelly and Georgie (Johnson) Thompson.
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  • Rotary honors Top Ten SHS grads

    As it has done for many years, Sheridan Rotary was pleased to honor the annual Top Ten graduates of Sheridan High School for 2017 at a recent Rotary meeting. These young people represent the academic top 10 percent of their class.

    Rotarians all over the world realize that success in life depends to a great extent on individual intelligence, and while not all intelligence is reflected in academic achievement, there is a high correlation between book learning and classroom performance and success in life. The nine students honored by Sheridan Rotary are well on the road to leading successful and rewarding lives.

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  • Mitchel Dwigans won the inaugural O’Reilly Auto Parts Tournament, presented by the Sheridan Horseshoe League, last weekend.

    Dwigans, from Westfield, won with a total score of 575. Genia Stepp from Sheridan and Sam Gibbons from Noblesville tied for second with 558 each. Pitchers from around central Indiana participated in the event.

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  • All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches are closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

    Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, May 30.

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  • FISHERS - The Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission renewed grant funding for Smoke-free Hamilton County, a program of Partnership for a Healthy Hamilton County. The grant will allow Smoke-free Hamilton County to continue and expand its current programming to prevent and decrease tobacco use among residents for the next two years.

    “We are both excited and honored that ITPC has renewed our funding,” said Holly Wheeler, SFHC program coordinator. “We’ve worked to establish a program that addresses a public health and economic priority for this county and state.”

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  • State medical personnel and responders are sounding the alarm on a continuing drug trend that could overdose, or potentially kill, Hoosiers and responders with minimal contact. Gray Death, a particularly dangerous mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic opioids, made its way to Indiana this week, causing an overdose in central Indiana. Partners warning about the increased risk are State of Indiana Emergency Medical Services and the State Fire Marshal, part of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security; Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana State Police.
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  • The Hamilton County Traffic Safety Partnership, a consortium of law enforcement agencies including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Carmel Police Department, Cicero Police Department, Fishers Police Department, Noblesville Police Department, and Westfield Police Department with assistance from the Indiana State Police, announced today its participation in the national and statewide 2017 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization occurring May 12- June 4, 2017. Officers will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, and thousands more across the country, to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to buckle up.
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  • Zionsville Concert Band will inaugurate the outdoor concert season with a performance at the Alexandria Community Band Festival at 1 p.m. June 10 in Beulah Park, located on State Road 9 in Alexandria.

    2017 marks the second consecutive year that Zionsville Concert Band has been invited to the festival, which offers a full day of music from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The band will perform a varied program of favorite Broadway show stoppers and popular classic marches.

    The festival is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required for admission.

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  • Suzanne Weibel

    Suzanne Weibel, 78, Kirklin, passed away Sunday morning, May 7, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Born July 2, 1938 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Adolph Emil and Lovie (Crawford) Weibel.

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  • Sandra F. "Sandy" Oliver

    Sandra F. "Sandy" Oliver, 60, Atlanta, passed away on Saturday morning, April 29, 2017 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born in Noblesville on July 21, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Hardison and Lois (Moore) Linville.

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  • Clara "Ann" Heffelmire Minzey

    Clara "Ann" Heffelmire Minzey, 82, of Smyrna, Tenn. and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Smyrna, Tenn.

    She was born May 25, 1934 in Tipton County to the late Elmer Anthony and Ruth Mae (Hinkle) Heffelmire.

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  • Catherine "Mickie" Mary (McDonald) Griffin

    Catherine "Mickie" Mary (McDonald) Griffin, 91, of Greenwood and formerly of Sheridan, went home to her Lord on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

    She was born in Ovid, New York on Sept. 24, 1925 to the late John and Kathleen (Dowling) McDonald.

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  • Bessie Donnabelle (Stutzman) Cormican, 87 Sheridan passed away May 1, 2017.

    She was born Oct. 29, 1929 to the late Homer and Dorothy (May) Stutzman in Warsaw, Indiana.

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  • Connor Stumm leads Wabash College
    Sheridan High School graduate Connor Stumm and Wabash College teammate Cole Seward put the Little Giants in a tie with Ohio Wesleyan in the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship standings by finishing second and third in the decathlon to open the title chase. Several other Little Giants prepared for next weekend's championship meet by competing in Michigan and Ohio at non-scoring meets.
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  • This month, Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is urging the public to get to KNOW LUPUS and join the nationwide effort to raise awareness and funds to create a future with NO LUPUS. Go here to learn more: www.lupusawarenessmonth.org

    According to Morgan E. McGill, CEO, Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter, “May is filled with events and activities aimed at promoting awareness and outreach. Research on lupus remains underfunded relative to its scope and devastation. We look forward to Lupus Awareness Month each May to inform the public about the many ways our Chapter serves patients and caregivers in Indiana with critical education and support.”

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  • Peggy Ann Kellam

    Peggy Ann Kellam, 64, Sheridan, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2017, at IU North Hospital.

    Born July 14, 1952, she was the daughter of John Bush, Jr. and Wilma K. (Owen) Bush.

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  • May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ (BMV) Commissioner Peter L. Lacy are reminding all motorists to be extra alert as warmer weather means more motorcycles on our roadways.

    “In my role overseeing our Office of Tourism Development, I know that cruising Indiana’s scenic byways is a favorite rite of spring for many motorcycle riders,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “While motorcyclists have to ride defensively, people behind the wheel in cars and trucks should do their part to help keep riders safe.”

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