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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.
  • Pauline H. (King) Hoffman Fox

    Pauline H. (King) Hoffman Fox, 94, Sheridan, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Harbour Manor Health and Living in Noblesville.

    Born Nov. 25, 1923 at home on the family farm just west of Terhune, she was the daughter of the late Henry Bert and Elzora (Wilson) King.

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  • County Commissioner Heirbrandt speaks to Sheridan Rotarians

    Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt recently spoke to Sheridan Rotarians and several other interested community members about various Hamilton County infrastructure projects currently under way or planned for the near future.

    Projects talked about included the planned upgrade to State Road 47 along the southern border of the Sheridan community, the widening of West 236th Street through the Bakers Corner community and the ongoing drainage project on the east edge of town. These were the three projects that will most directly affect Sheridan in the next couple of years.

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  • Alden Bacon

    Alden Bacon, 83, of Cape Coral, Fla. and formerly of Sheridan, passed away at his home Nov. 3, 2018.

    Born in Sheridan on June 3, 1935, he was the son of the late Gerald L. and Helen E. (Marlow) Bacon.

    Mr. Bacon attended Sheridan High School and went to work for Biddle Screw Products. While working as the production manager and supervisor at Biddle's, he relished in the fact and was always quick to point out (especially to one special employee) that he was his son-in-law's boss — at least while they were on the clock. After 40 years of dedicated service to the company, he took his retirement and headed for a much warmer climate.

    Retirement suited Mr. Bacon just fine, as if the first half of his life was just a warm-up for the main event. With his free time, he was able to focus on the things that brought joy into his life. He was able to travel whenever, however, and wherever he wanted. 

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  • Robert D. Pickett, M.D.

    Robert D. Pickett, M.D., 96, Indianapolis, passed peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

    He was born in Bakers Corner, Indiana on Dec. 8, 1921, to Russell and Lena Pickett.

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  • Betty Ann Merrill Vawter

    Betty Ann Merrill Vawter, 92, Sheridan, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 29, 2018 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    She was born to Grover "Pat" Merrill and Effie (Pickard) Merrill on July 24, 1926 in Scircleville, Ind., located in Clinton County.  She was sixth in line of eight children born.

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  • Wendy Kay Forbush, 52, passed away peacefully at home in Westfield on Saturday evening, Oct. 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family and her care givers.

    Born Aug. 21, 1966 in Noblesville, she was the daughter of Kenneth D. "Kenny" and Jane (Laignel) Forbush.

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  • Patrica (Spencer) Ruth Foster

    Patrica (Spencer) Ruth Foster, Sheridan, was called home to glory on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 following a very blessed life.

    She was born June 8,1933 in Indianapolis to Modessa (Briggs) and Ralph Spencer. 

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  • Donald Earl McCarty

    Donald Earl McCarty, 86, after a long struggle with cancer, went to be with his Lord on Oct. 22, 2018, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

    He was born Feb. 27, 1932 to Walter and Nellie (Caraway) McCarty in Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana.

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  • Happy Halloween from Library

    It's Halloween time and everyone is getting into the (pardon the pun) spirit of the season!

    Sheridan Public Library director Steve Martin and Majestic Care of Sheridan’s new Marketing Director Allyson Combs combined their talents recently to create a pumpkin made from books. And they took the time to send along the photo for everyone to enjoy!

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  • Curtis William Biddle, 53, Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 18, 2018 surrounded by his family at his sister's home in Indianapolis.

    Born June 25, 1965 in Noblesville, he was the son of Dwain V. Biddle and Cheryl M. (Young) Biddle-Johnson.

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  • Book highlights Sheridan

    The historians who visited Sheridan last spring from Cadiz, Ky., have announced the release of their newest publication. Mrs. Randolph, a small town portrait is a 282-page coffee table book from the desks of Kim Fortner and Paul Fourshee.

    Mrs. Randolph was a photographer in Sheridan from 1914 to 1946. She began her photography career at the young age of 17 when her husband purchased the studio of Quarles and Keates (rhymes with gates) in downtown Cadiz in 1893. She moved in 1914 to Sheridan and purchased Grace Bartlett’s Studio (the George Glass Studio) and continued her photography business until her death in 1946.

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  • Sheridan's Daniel Rossman, a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, was named to the Chancellor's List in recognition of earning a semester grade point average of 3.8 or higher.
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  • After a warm start to fall, cooler temperatures are finally expected this weekend. Hoosiers using alternative heating methods to avoid the furnace a bit longer should exercise caution.

    “During the months of October through December, fire-related deaths increase because of alternative heating sources,” said State Fire Marshal James Greeson. “These heating sources are the leading cause of all home fires for the calendar year so sharing information about their dangers is vital.”

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  • Frederick Eugene "Fred" Delph

    Frederick Eugene "Fred" Delph, 73, Sheridan, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Sept. 12, 1945 in Ekin, Ind., he was the son of the late Luther K. Delph, Jr. and Norma Jean (Tudor) Delph.

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  • Loren Dale Musgrove

    Loren Dale Musgrove, 77, Muncie, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6,2018 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Born Nov. 5, 1940 in Newton, Ill., he was the son of the late Virgil and Ruby (Jones) Musgrove.

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  • Barbara A. (Anderson) Wolenty

    Barbara A. (Anderson) Wolenty, 62, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2018, at her home in Fishers.

    Born July 27, 1956 in Chicago, she grew up in neighboring Hammond.

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  • Sheridan has connection to Indiana Landmarks board
    Indiana Landmarks members recently elected six new directors, including one with a Sheridan connection. Ellen Swisher Crabb, Indianapolis, is vice chairman of United Animal Health, an international company headquartered in Sheridan. She lives in a historic home and her firm has purchased and maintained Sheridan’s bank, library and grocery store.
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  • Mary D. Butcher, 94 and lifelong resident of Sugar Creek Township in Clinton County, went to be with the Lord on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2018. She passed away, surrounded by her loving family, at Wellbrooke of Westfield where she had been spending the summer. 

    Born May 22, 1924 near Pickard, she was the daughter of the late George V. and LaVonne (Foulke) Ploughe.

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  • Hobert Wilson Bell

    Hobert Wilson Bell, 82, Arcadia, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 10, 2018 at St. Vincent Seaton Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Born Aug. 28, 1936 in Jamestown, Ky., he was the son of the late Elmer and Ima (Johnson) Bell.

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  • Ingeborg Elle "Madeline" Moore

    Ingeborg Elle "Madeline" Moore, 93, Noblesville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2018.

    Born Aug. 16, 1925 in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Anna (Hopps) Thomas.

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