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Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:42 PM

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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Congresswoman Brooks visits Sheridan

    Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with students from Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program at Sheridan High School Tuesday. This national program's mission is to prevent at-risk students from dropping out of school and encourages students to overcome barriers to graduation in order to become college and career ready.

    "Ensuring our kids have the tools they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom is what JAG is all about," Brooks said.

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  • Sheridan's Katherine Parsley pages for Rep. Brown

    Being a page in the Indiana Legislature is always a thrill for students, and this year seemed to be no exception for one Sheridan student. 

    Katherine Parsley (second from left) of Sheridan, recently spent a day at the Indiana Statehouse as a page with Rep. Tim Brown

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  • Rotarians didn't 'shelve" this project!

    Sheridan Rotarians were busy this past week. Some of us were taking care of important club business in the monthly club board meeting while the some of other the members were busy installing some shelving units in the Sheridan Public Library.

    Rotarians throughout the world work with their local communities to accomplish a variety of tasks and projects to improve the quality of life. These projects can range from providing community meals to sweeping streets to cleaning parks and to putting up shelving for the library. Sheridan Rotarians have done all of these things and more over the years.

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  • Sheridan has been chosen as the launch site for a new program aimed at helping senior citizens.

    Reaching Resources will connect seniors with programs and services to improve their quality of life, prevent isolation and help maintain independence. The program also aims to close the gap and target inefficiencies in services available to Hamilton County seniors. It plans to launch the new program in Sheridan where 68 percent of the senior population qualify for assistance.

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  • Kyle Harwood, son of Stacey and Brian Harwood of Sheridan, has earned an engineering and computer sciences scholarship to attend Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.
    Harwood, a senior at Sheridan High School, will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at Indiana Tech. He, along with other elite scholarship recipients, received his award at a banquet in Fort Wayne on March 3. Harwood will get $15,000 for his freshman year, and $15,000 for each of the next three years, provided he meets the school’s academic criteria.
    At Sheridan High School, Harwood was a varsity football and baseball player. He attended yearly mission trips with his local church since 2011 and is president of the church’s youth group.
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  • Rotarians learn about APHASIA

    Do you know what APHASIA is? It is the loss or impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words. It is quite common among stroke victims and can also occur with other types of brain traumas. This devastating condition is the 3rd largest cause of death among the elderly and each year nearly 800,000 people in this country suffer a stroke.

    This past week Sheridan Rotarians had a program about aphasia from a real expert in the field. Rotarian Fred Sturdevant’s daughter Megan Sutton was our guest speaker. Megan is a speech pathologist with extensive experience working with stroke victims. 

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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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  • Brittany Welch wins Rotary speech contest
    Each year Rotary clubs across the world sponsor speech contests for local students. The Sheridan club is no different and so on March 7th the regular Tuesday evening meeting was dedicated to choosing a speech contest winner for our club. Congratulations go out to Sheridan High School senior Brittany Welch for her outstanding presentation about the objectives and activities of Rotary. As the local winner, Brittany takes home a prize of $100 and moves on to our local Rotary District 6560 speech contest where she has a chance to win $1,000.
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  • Former Blackhawk shines at Wabash

    Former Sheridan Blackhawk Connor Stumm had a good weekend on the track for the Wabash College Little Giants.

    Stumm, a senior, placed second in the North Coast Athletic Conference heptathlon with a lifetime best total of 4,383 points. He cleared a career-best 3.5 meters (11 feet, 5.75 inches) in the pole vault portion of the heptathlon and ran a lifetime best of 3:05.90 in the 1,000 meter run.

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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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  • Alexandra "Allie" Hopkins, a 2016 Sheridan High School grad, is shining down south.

    Hopkins was named am Eli Lilly Scholarship recipient, and enrolled at Butler University. She recently earned honors on the Dean's List for the first semester.

    Congrats, Allie!

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  • Yoga anyone?

    Ready to stretch? How about lotus? Downward dog? Half-Moon?

    The Sheridan Public Library is offering you a chance to do some yoga exercises (where all those names and more will begin to make sense). Miss Kelsie (Pasquale) is holding yoga class every second and fourth Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in the Community Room.

    Beginners as well as experienced yoga masters are welcome to attend these one-hour sessions for $8 per session.

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  • The Sheridan Boys Basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start and fell to Frankton 73-40 Friday night. The loss dropped the Blackhawks to 9-14 on the season.

    "We didn't match their toughness. They pressured us and sped us up and forced us into too many bad decisions," said Sheridan coach Chris Schrank. "We needed to play the game at a slower pace, and we were unable to make that happen. It's a lesson for us though. Even though it is the last game of the regular season, we are still learning and hopefully it will make us better for the sectional next week."

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  • INDIANAPOLIS - Two Sheridan students led a large Hamilton County contingent earning top honors from the University of Indianapolis.

    Kayla McCarthy and Emily Musgrove of Sheridan were both named to U of I's Dean's List.

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  • Everyone in the northwest portion of Hamilton County already knows what a great place Sheridan is to live, work and play.

    And once again, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has recognized the school system in Sheridan as one of the best places to work in Indiana.

    The list is made up of organizations from throughout the state and across 25 industries. Together, they comprise the 100 honorees on the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana list.

    And once again Sheridan Community Schools is on the list. 

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  • Sheridan Rotary enjoys dinner in Carmel

    It was a night out for Sheridan Rotarians. 

    In lieu of their regular meeting at the Sheridan Public Library on Feb. 14, Sheridan Rotarians, spouses and guests enjoyed an evening of fine dining at the Carmel MCL to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
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  • Pickin' and grinnin' at Library

    Do you like bluegrass music played by amateur pickers playing traditional bluegrass tunes on traditional stringed bluegrass instruments? Or maybe you just like to sit and listen to good bluegrass music?

    Either way — participant or listener — you will enjoy an afternoon with us at the Sheridan Public Library.

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