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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.

Hometown News

  • Story time offers special treat

    Lindsay Spencer, Children’s Librarian at the Sheridan Public Library and Library Page Piper Zola have been working on a Valentine’s Day craft project for story time.

    The library offers a story time program every Friday morning at the 11 o’clock hour for children ages 3 to 5. Story time includes a special story read to the children, a craft project and a snack. Caregivers are encouraged to participate to help the young ones with their projects. Reservations for story time are not required but if you have questions, please call 758-5201 or visit the library.

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  • Rotarians learn more about new museum
    Sheridan Rotarians welcomed guest speaker Ron Stone to their meeting this past Tuesday evening. Stone is a life-long Sheridan resident and retired Hamilton Heights teacher. Among his many other retirement activities, he is the president of the Sheridan Historical Society. He was invited to Rotary to tell members about the new Sheridan Historical Society museum being created on Main Street.
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  • Coalition Committee keeps Sheridan shining

    The Sheridan Coalition Committee has become an important part of our community and yet probably most residents have never even heard of it. One of its major achievements has been to persuade Dollar General to add a fresh foods section to their store to help fill the food void created when Railer’s went out of business.

    The Coalition was the brain child of Gloria Del Greco, a NEP Community Wellness Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Service. Her office is in Noblesville. Purdue established the Community Wellness Coordinator positions in December of 2015 to help communities make the healthy choice the easy choice.

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  • Winter Reading Club back
    The Sheridan Public Library is once again offering customers a chance to sign up for the Winter Reading Club. According to director Steve Martin “We have not done the club for the last couple of years because we have had the Bicentennial Reading Club going on year round. We decided to go back to the old format this year because the bicentennial has been celebrated and a winter club has always been a popular activity for our adult readers in the past.”
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  • Parvin Gillim wins $250; donates money

    The Sheridan Town Council meeting on Monday night was the location for the announcement of the winning entry in the design contest for a new roadside entryway sign for the community. Sheridan Main Street chair Linda Williams told the Council members there were a total of 34 designs submitted and after long and thoughtful consideration the submission by Sheridan resident and architect Parvin Gillim was selected.

    The sign will be constructed on ground donated by First Farmers Bank and Trust at their location on State Road 38, just on the east edge of the community sometime this summer.

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  • Franciscan honors Sheridan woman

    Sheridan's Carrie DeStefano was recent honored as one of the recipients of the Franciscan Health Auxiliary Lafayette scholarships.

    DeStefano is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing with an expected graduation date of July 2018. Her ideal job after graduation would be to work in an Intensive Care Unit or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. DeStefano said she was inspired to become a nurse after a hospital stay as a child. She received exceptional care and knew she too wanted to take care of others.

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  • Library has tax forms available

    Tis the season and the Sheridan Public Library will have a limited supply of state and federal tax forms available this year. Filing starts on January 29th this year but often times the federal and state forms are sent out late — mid-February or later in many instances.

    Library director Steve Martin notes that tax officials do not send out as many copies of all the different tax forms as they used to and maybe that is a good thing. There are so many different types of forms anymore and in the old days, at the end of tax season on April 15; most of the odd forms were just trashed. By not sending so many of so many different types of forms it cuts down on wasting your tax dollars.

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  • Circus coming to Sheridan . . . when it warms up

    The Sheridan Kiwanis Club is entering the planning stage of their undertaking to bring the Cullpepper & Merriweather Circus to Sheridan for the entertainment and enjoyment of all. The circus will be here on Thursday, May 24th and tickets will be available from any Kiwanis member. In addition to Kiwanis members, the club is hoping to have several other volunteers from the community roll up their sleeves and help out.

    Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for their communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Kiwanis members are generous with their time, creative with their ideas and passionate about making a difference.

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  • Paul Charles Darling

    Paul Charles Darling, 75, Westfield, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

    Born Feb. 27, 1942 in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late Leo G. and Mary E. (Kelly) Darling.

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  • Thomas E. Wright,

    Thomas E. Wright, 78, passed away Sunday Morning Feb. 4, 2018 at McKee Hospital in Loveland. He was diagnosed with cancer less than three weeks prior while wintering in Lake Havasu. His wish was to come home to Loveland for any possible treatment.

    He was born Nov.16, 1939 in Tipton County. He was the son of Richard C Wright and Mildred E Foutch. He grew up in central Indiana.

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  • Ronnie Jay Fulwider

    Ronnie Jay Fulwider, 79, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Avon, surrounded by family.

    He was born Nov. 20, 1938 in Sheridan, to the late Charlie Fulwider and Maxine (Wiles) Boyer.

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  • Margaret J. (Driscoll) Hopkins, 78, passed away Feb. 3, 2018 in Indianapolis.

    She was born Aug. 24, 1939 to the late John and Sarah Driscoll in Newfoundland, Canada.

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  • On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at approx. 8:15 a.m. the world lost a dear lady when Betty Lee (Larew) Ping, 90, passed away.

    She was born near Waynetown, Ind. in a small spot-in-the-road town called Elmdale on Oct. 18, 1926.

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  • John Herman Greeman, 96, Sheridan, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Feb. 1, 2018, at Harbour Manor in Noblesville.

    He was born Aug. 23, 1921 in Tipton to the late Edwin Albert and Mabel N. (Vergeson) Greeman.

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  • Charles B. Carter

    Charles B. Carter, 82, Sheridan, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2018, at IU Health north Hospital.

    Born Sept. 19, 1935 in Pennington Gap, Va., he was the son of the late John Leonard and Minnie O. (Ewing) Carter.

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  • Carol LaVee Barkley, 82, Sheridan, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Jan. 7, 1936 to the late Carl and Wanitta (Ratcliff) Besser, she grew up in Kokomo and attended Kokomo High School.

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  • Martha Isabelle Mullin, 93, Sheridan, passed away at Premier Healthcare of Sheridan on Monday morning, Jan. 15, 2018.

    Born in Sheridan on Sept. 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Virgil & Carrie (Mundy) Fulton.

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  • Barbara Sue Harrison, 75, Sheridan, passed away peacefully Jan. 3, 2018 at Maple Park Village in Westfield.

    She was born Dec. 14, 1942 in Washington, Ind., to Earl Woodrow and Dorothy Evalyn (Cassell) Williams.

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  • Saundra Kay Felts, 72, of Sheridan and formerly of Louisville, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 1, 2018 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

    Born Dec. 13, 1945 in Louisville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Leon W. and Elberta D. (Cunningham) Jones.

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  • Velma Lois (King) Boone

    Velma Lois (King) Boone, 100, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Crown Pointe in Lebanon, Indiana.

    She was born on April 23, 1917 a daughter of the late Virgil and Jessie (Walker) King as one of 11 children.

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County News

  • The Hamilton County Sheriff’s office is warning residents to be aware of a new tactic on an old scam. Apparently calls are going to potential victims and the number on the Caller ID shows it's the Sheriff’s office.

    According to a press release from the HCSD, the potential victim speaks with a male with a foreign accent, sometimes described as an “Indian sounding voice.” The caller states he has a partial Social Security Number and needs to verify the number and other personal information. As usual, pressure is put on the victim to make a hasty decision under the threat of arrest or being sued.

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  • Indiana is made up of hardworking organizations and businesses that impact the Hoosier economy and its citizens’ lives. Safeguarding these workplaces from vulnerabilities and potential risks is important to sustain the growth of our communities. Workplace security involves awareness of potential threats and preparation to respond in any potentially hazardous situation. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security encourages all Indiana employers and employees to share the responsibility of securing their facilities.
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  • The following is a newsletter sent from U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind. to announce the end of the government shutdown and explain some about it.

    Today, Senate Democrats agreed to move forward with funding the government. Together, we passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through February 8, 2018, with an added provision to pay federal workers who were furloughed during the shutdown.

    While I am pleased this needless government shutdown has ended quickly, it was irresponsible of Senate Democrats to shut down the government. I never wanted us to get to a point where our men and women in the Armed Forces who work around the clock to keep us safe were not paid on time because of partisan politics. 

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  • E-mail sent from Congresswoman Susan Brooks sent Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2018

    At midnight on January 20, 2018, funding for the federal government expired. We are currently operating under what is called “a lapse in appropriations” – that is, a shutdown.

    I never wanted us to get to this point. It was irresponsible of Senate Democrats to shut down the government last night. We have tried to compromise and I continue to stand ready to negotiate a solution that will re-open the federal government.

    This morning, I submitted a letter requesting that my pay be withheld for the duration of the shutdown. I also signed on as a cosponsor to H.R. 4852, the Pay Our Protectors, Not Our Politicians Act of 2018,

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  • A press release issued by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reports that several calls have been received regarding a jury duty scam. Sheriff Mark Bowen is once again reminding area residents of a pervasive telephone scam that leaves victims open to theft and identity theft.

    The jury duty scam, along with the IRS scam, tax warrant scam, relative in need scam, home improvement scam, and others, come and go in cycles but all require potential victims to be aware of the issues. Most recently, the jury duty scam has once again come to the forefront.

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  • This morning at 7, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security activated the State of Indiana Emergency Operations Center to monitor incoming winter weather conditions across the state.

    EOC staff will continue to monitor conditions across the state, and will coordinate the assistance to local entities when needed.

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  • With the potential for snow accumulation this weekend in Indiana, followed by continued extreme cold, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to be prepared.
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  • The average life span of a Christmas tree is one month after purchase. Consumers should monitor a Christmas tree for freshness and note that when a tree’s needles drop, it means the tree is too dry. These dropped needles are more than just a nuisance to clean up, but rather are an indication that the dry tree is a fire hazard and should be removed from the home. Remove all decorations before disposing of the Christmas tree.

    According to the National Fire Prevention Association, roughly one of every 32 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 143 total reported home fires. Between 2011-15, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 200 home fires per year that started with Christmas trees. These fires caused an average of six deaths, 16 injuries and $14.8 million in direct property damage annually.

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