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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.
  • While decking the halls this holiday season, the Indiana State Fire Marshal, part of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, encourages Hoosiers to keep fire safety in mind. A large portion of home fires during the holiday season are a result of outdated holiday lights and unattended candles. Holiday lights and decorations should be carefully examined each year before they are hung outside or on a tree. Common fire hazards to look for on holiday lights are frayed or broken strands and missing bulbs.
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  • The City of Noblesville, Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Noblesville Main Street, Nickel Plate Arts and Hamilton County, are finalizing plans for the upcoming holiday activities - with several new twists - and would like to invite the public to attend.

    The season will kick off at 7 p.m. on Black Friday with the annual Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. This event at the Hamilton County Judicial Center includes holiday music and more and is capped off with the lighting of the beautiful downtown lights and Christmas tree. The ceremony will take place inside with the tree lighting on the courthouse square.

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  • Sheridan and Hamilton County are just on the edge of a wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service for today.
    Strong low pressure will bring windy conditions to central Indiana and the NWS-issued advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. this morning to 1 a.m. Sunday. 
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  • Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, and many home fires and related injuries are caused by unattended cooking. During the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the State Fire Marshal are reminding citizens to remain attentive in the kitchen.

    “Home cooking during the holiday season can be a major concern if important fire safety practices aren’t followed,” said Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson.

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  • All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.
    Branches will resume their regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, Nov. 25.
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  • Community comes together for Thanksgiving

    For five years now, several organizations in the Sheridan community have come together to work with the God Samaritan Network of Hamilton County to provide community members with a FREE Thanksgiving Day meal. The meal is being served at the Community Center and serving time is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Last year nearly 200 people enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

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  • Teresa Lynn "Teri" Massingill

    Teresa Lynn "Teri" Massingill, 53, of English, Ind. and formerly of Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2017 at IU Paoli Hospital.

    Born March 3, 1964 in Muncie, she was the daughter of Jerry L. McGuire and Peggy J. (Mullikan) McGuire-Jennings.

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  • With cold weather just around the corner, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging all Hoosiers to become more equipped during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Nov. 12-18.

    Here are several tips to be actively involved in Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

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  • Betty Deloris Rohrer, 92, Sheridan, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 6, 2017 at Maple Park Village in Westfield.

    Born July 25, 1925 in Clinton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Ethel I. (Proffit) Terhune.

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  • M. Ilene Peabody

    M. Ilene Peabody, 86, passed away on Nov. 5, 2017, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.

    She was born Sept. 28, 1931, at home three miles west of Sheridan, a daughter of the late Harvey Glen and Mary Gladys (Good) Boyer.

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  • Once again, a scam involving the threat of arrest for missing jury duty is hitting central Indiana, including Hamilton County. In an even more interesting twist, the caller may be using names of courthouse employees and Sheriff’s Office deputies to lend credence to the calls.

    The Sheriff’s Office is aware of two recent incidents when a caller identified himself as “Sgt. Farley” or “Captain Stanaford” from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office and instructed individuals to pay a fine for missed jury duty.

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  • After a promising start in the IHSAA Class A Sectional 44 Championship contest, the Sheridan Blackhawks' season came to an end against the visiting Monroe Central Golden Bears, 26-7.

    The game was a match-up of two of Class A's heavyweights. Sheridan came into the game at 9-2 and ranked 8th and MC was 5th with a 10-1 mark.

    And in the beginning, it looked like Sheridan was on its way to its 20th sectional title.

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  • Chilly weather is here, and Hoosiers trying to avoid turning on the heat should exercise caution when using alternative methods to heat their homes.

    “Alternative heating sources are one of the leading causes of home fires and fire-related deaths each year,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. “Fires caused by alternative heating equipment account for 19 percent of home fire deaths in the United States.”

    Greeson advises Hoosiers to take precautions if alternative sources are in use.

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  • Gerald L. “Jerry” Durham

    Gerald L. “Jerry” Durham, 74 Noblesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

    He was born April 4, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late Leonard F. and Wilma J. Durham.

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  • Wallace Ralph Savitsky

    Wallace Ralph Savitsky, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Westfield, surrounded by his loving family on Friday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2017.

    Born Sept. 12, 1927 in Shenandoah Heights, Penn., he was the son of the late Anthony and the late Mayme (Casper) Savitsky.

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  • Reference books on sale at library

    The Sheridan Public Library is weeding a lot of its reference books and offering them for sale to the public. The sale items include general knowledge encyclopedia sets (World Book, Americana, Britannica), specialty encyclopedia sets, biographic works, dictionaries, atlases, fact books, science and health works and many, many more. The library is getting rid of several hundred items.

    According to library director Steve Martin, all of the items are out of date for current informational needs, but they contain information that is still quite valid. As an example, he says historic information about the kings and queens of England is still quite valid; it is just the last 20 years that is missing and that is readily available on the internet.

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  • Connie Sue Hunt

    Connie Sue Hunt, 82, Sheridan, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 22, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Born Feb. 19, 1935 in Greensfork Township, located in Randolph County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Olive (Carter) Hunt.

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  • Lylia Marie Stephenson

    Lylia Marie Stephenson, 84, Sheridan, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 7, 2017 at Parkwood Health Center in Lebanon.

    Born Jan. 5, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Chester E. and Hulda A. (Anderson) Singleton.

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  • The Sheridan Blackhawks and Coach Bud Wright seem to come alive for the playoffs each year. And why not? Nine state titles, 10 semistates, 14 regional championships and 19 sectional crowns would seem to indicate that when the regular season ends, Wright and the Blackhawks begin.
    Friday night was no different as Sheridan rolled to a 50-8 Sectional 44 Class A victory over the visiting Tri-Central Trojans.

    The sixth-ranked 8-2 Sheridan Blackhawks now take on Wes-Del, a 24-8 winner over Union City. That victory gives the Wes-Del Warriors a 5-5 mark on the season. The last time Sheridan and Wes-Del met was in 2003 and the Blackhawks steamrolled the Warriors 52-0.

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  • Ruth Anna Roberts

    Ruth Anna Roberts, age 94, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 15, 2017 at Premier Healthcare of Sheridan.

    She was born March 10, 1923 in Jamestown, Ind. to the late Marvin V. & Mary F. (Cragun) Barker.

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