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Friday, February 16, 2018 7:14 PM
JBS United, Inc., a leader in the animal nutrition and health industry, has announced a rebrand to United Animal Health, Inc. The rebrand includes a new name, logo, look and modernization to the way the company does business.
United’s new brand allows the company to differentiate themselves in the industry and make a clear distinction amongst other companies doing business with the same JBS initials.
“We have never had any relationship or connection with JBS USA or JBS S.A., but felt it appropriate to make that abundantly clear by dropping JBS from our name,” said Trent Torrance, chief operating officer.
  • The Blackhawks were grounded in a 19-7 loss to open this football season at Western Boone. A different Sheridan squad showed up for its home and Hoosier Heartland Conference opener Friday against Clinton Central. 
    Sheridan found the endzone three times in the last 40 seconds of the first quarter on its way to a 56-0 lead and eventually 56-6 win. Clinton Central's only score was from a fumble recovered that was taken the distance. 
    The Blackhawks, on the other hand, scored in every which way. 
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  • Bon voyage, Clemence Lekouma!

    When you were 15 years old, would your parents have let you move to France for a year to live with a bunch of strangers and go to school there? If you are like most of us, probably not. But the reverse is what happened to us here in Sheridan this past year. Clemence Lekouma arrived in Sheridan on a very hot and very humid Tuesday last August. Almost a year later she is leaving. But oh so much happened in between.

    Click on the story for more details!

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  • Rotary gives MAMA new roof

    Last fall the Sheridan Rotary Club partnered up with the Carmel Rotary Club to obtain a matching Rotary District 6560 grant to put a new roof on the MAMA’s Cupboard Food Pantry facility in uptown Sheridan. The clubs are proud to announce that the project is complete and MAMA’s Cupboard has a brand new roof.

    The Sheridan Club donated $2,500 dollars as did the Carmel Club and that total amount of $5,000 was matched by the District. The $10,000 raised was combined with further funding from MAMA’s Cupboard to finish the project. Located on the northeast corner of Main and 2nd Streets in Sheridan, the facility should be rain and snow proof for many years to come.

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  • Hamilton County has reported one of the first human cases of West Nile virus in 2017.

    "Unfortunately, West Nile disease is a common occurrence in Indiana during mosquito season," said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. "When we find evidence of the virus in multiple counties, that means the risk is starting to increase statewide. Protecting yourself from mosquito bites and eliminating breeding grounds are the best ways to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses."

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  • Sheridan Historical Society Museum is true gem

    Did you know Sheridan has a museum on Main Street? It is not real big and it is not manned by highly paid professionals, but it competently tells the story of who we are and where we came from here in Sheridan.

    The Executive Director of the museum is Sheridan’s own Jim Pickett. He is skillfully assisted in his work by all the members of the Sheridan Historical Society, but most especially by Stuart Neal and his sister Mary, and Winona Moss. These four people man the museum when it is open to the public on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will answer your questions, give you lots of information about the hundreds of items on display and they will entertain you with humorous observations about our community.

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  • Little Free Library debuts uptown

    Literacy fans, take heart!

    The Sheridan Main Street Committee, in cooperation with the Noblesville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), has located and opened a “Little Free Library” on Main Street in uptown Sheridan.

    The concept of Little Free Libraries began in Wisconsin in 2009. Basically, a Little Free Library is a dollhouse-sized structure with a large front panel that opens like a door. Many are fashioned after one-room school houses. They are filled with books which people can trade for free.

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  • Indiana American Water will pay Sheridan $10.75 million for the town’s water utilities.The sale, approved unanimously Monday by the Sheridan Town Council, still has some regulatory hoops to jump through.

    The company is expected to finalize the asset purchase agreement with the town, and begin making preparations to file the agreement with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, said Matthew W. Prine, Community Affairs director for Indiana American Water. This could be completed in the next 30 to 45 days.

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  • As many of you are already aware, a Sheridan family dealt with a devastating loss this past weekend. The Hawkins family lost their home and all their belongings in a house fire. The Sheridan Public Library is proud to work with and support the efforts of Sheridan Community Recreation, Inc. as they try to help this family recover from this loss.

    The Sheridan Public Library has boxes at each of its entrances for the collection of items for this family and strongly encourages community members to provide food and clothing to help them. Monetary donations are also being accepted via Sheridan Community Recreation and Sheridan Youth Assistance. Please contact Michelle Westermeier ( or Lisa Samuels ( for further information about making your monetary donation.

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  • Rotary takes on project at Library

    Sheridan Rotarians are a busy bunch!

    The local Rotary Club tries to get involved in a variety of projects that are beneficial to the local community and its citizens. One recent project was the installation of map rails on the walls of the Community Room at the Sheridan Public Library.

    According to Sheridan Rotary Club President and Library Director Steve Martin, map rails are common items in meeting rooms and allow users to hang decorations and other objects on the walls without damaging the walls with nail or thumbtack holes.

    “We had several of these rails already in place but needed more," Martin explained. "We had some extras in storage and it seemed like a good Rotary project for club members and it certainly was beneficial to the library.”

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  • When two teams are mismatched on paper, the game should not be close.

    And that’s exactly what happened Friday night in a first-round Class A Sectional 45 battle between Sheridan and South Putnam. The Blackhawks came into the game with a 5-4 record and had won four of their last five games. South Putnam was 4-5 but had lost three of its last four.

    The result? Sheridan rolled over the outmanned Eagles, 49-12.

    “We’re feeling pretty good right now,” Sheridan Coach Larry “Bud” Wright said after the lopsided victory.

    Of course Wright, Indiana’s winningest high school football coach, knows a good bit about winning in the postseason. He has guided Sheridan to 19 sectional titles – and nine times went on to win the state championship. 

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  • Sheridan Rotary hits Notable Nineties!

    Happy birthday to the Sheridan Rotary Club!

    The club turned 90 years old recently and celebrated by inviting spouses and several special guests to supper. After that, there was a great celebration with a birthday cake.

    Guest speaker for the evening was long-time Lebanon Rotary member Jerry Erskine.

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  • Girl Scouts start year right at Library!

    School children are starting a new year and that means the Girl Scouts are starting a new year also.

    Many of the local troops are using the Library for their meetings and we welcome them with open arms.

    Scouts and libraries just seem to be about as American as mom and apple pie, right?

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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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  • Marching Blackhawks 3rd at State Fair

    Sheridan High School may not have had the largest band at the Indiana State Fair, but they certainly may have had the most heart.

    "The students marched and played their hearts out. I'm very proud of how they performed, representing Sheridan High School and the community," said Patrick Cronin, Sheridan's new band director, who participated in his first-ever State Fair Band Day. "The students and staff worked hard each week to improve the show with each performance with corresponding improvement in the judges' scores. We improved by 5 points over last weekend at Winchester (competition)."

    The result? Sheridan placed third out of 17 Class A bands!

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  • It’s too easy to think we’re invincible when it comes to lightning storms — going outside, staying in the pool, or continuing a softball game as thunder sounds in the distance are not safe activities when lightning and thunder are in the area. Instead, move indoors when thunder roars — such a simple step could save more than 400 people from getting struck by lightning every year.
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  • INDIANAPOLIS – High temperatures are predicted in Indiana over the coming weekend and into next week. As temperatures hit new heights on Saturday, so do the risks for heat-related illnesses.

    Emergency medical professionals with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security are encouraging Hoosiers to take heat-safety precautions.

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  • Jim Godby comes back home for talk

    Sheridan Rotarians had a special treat at their weekly meeting -- Jim and Jeff Godby were the honored guests. Many of the Rotarians present remember well when Jim first started Godby Home Furnishings in Sheridan in 1974. Son Jeff was just 10 years old at the time and there was only one store. In addition to furniture he also sold carpets and draperies.

    The story of Jim Godby is quite remarkable. He grew up in Sheridan -- actually in Boxley -- and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1960. He attended Purdue as an ag major, graduated in 1964 and a year later found himself in Viet Nam participating in the early build-up . . .

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  • Riverview scores another coup

    Riverview Health, headquartered in Noblesville and with a facility in Sheridan, is the first in the state to be accredited for hyperbaric medicine by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

    "We're very proud to earn this recognition as it not only validates the high standards of care and safety we ensure our patients every day, but also reflects the dedicated team we have at Riverview Health Wound Care," Dr. Tracey Ikerd said.

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  • “The Legend of Buffalo Bill” will be presented Thursday during the Boxley Lecture Series 2016.

    The free public program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Sheridan Middle School, Joyce Cline Auditorium, 3030 W. 246th St., Sheridan.

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  • How do you spell fun? B-E-E

    Hey, Sheridan! Are you ready for the annual March Madness Spelling Bee? That’s right, it's time once again to see who can spell their way to success and take home first place. The community spelling bee is sponsored by the Sheridan Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

    The bee is begins at 6 p.m. March 12 at the Library, 103 W. First St. Three-person teams are encouraged to choose snappy names and arrive in costumes supporting that name.

    The 2015 winners, The Lettermen, represented Sheridan Community Schools and were all decked out in varsity letter sweaters. Master of ceremony, Sheridan’s own favorite architect Parvin Gillim, was all dressed up in his best tux and bow tie, and his witty sense of humor kept the program rolling right along.

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