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Friday, October 25, 2019 2:34 PM

To optimize its treatment process and improve water quality, Indiana American Water will be switching to chloramines at its Sheridan water treatment facility the week of Nov. 3.

Chloramination, the practice of mixing a small amount of ammonia in the disinfection process, will optimize and enhance the treatment process in Sheridan and also reduce the likelihood of creating disinfection byproducts (DBP) during the treatment process. DBPs are potentially harmful contaminants that form when disinfectants react with naturally occurring organic materials in the source water.

  • SHS students show C.L.A.S.S.
    Six students at Sheridan High School have partnered with the Hamilton County Health Department to launch an educational campaign designed to keep kids in school. Called “Show Some C.L.A.S.S,” the campaign outlines five basic rules students and families should follow to help keep children healthy and in the classroom.
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  • A Drive-Thru visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
    Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy Santa while remaining safely in their vehicles.
    Children are encouraged to bring their lists! Craft bags and toys will be handed out during this event.
    The Sheridan Public Library kindly thanks the Carmel Kiwanis club for their donation of wonderful wooden toys.
    Visit sheridan.lib.in.us
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  • Sheridan is having a blood drive!
    And for good reason. Did you know that 560 units of blood are needed for Indiana hospital patients every single day?
    And you can do your part to help meet that tremendous need by coming to the Sheridan Public Library on Monday, Dec. 7 and rolling up your sleeve. The Versiti Bloodmobile will be in the library parking lot from 3:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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  • Sheridan Library awarded racial equity collection grant
    The Sheridan Public Library was chosen as a recipient for the Advancing Racial Equity Development Grant.
    This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities with funds from Lilly Endowment Inc. Sheridan Public Library was awarded $1,000 towards the humanities material. The collection consists of more than 60 items now available for circulation.
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  • Indiana American Water will conduct water main flushing in the Sheridan service area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Wednesday (Oct. 21).
    The company conducts the annual maintenance program to assure high-quality water service and to ensure fire hydrants are operational.
    According to Senior Operations Superintendent Ryan Smith, “Water main and fire hydrant flushing is an important part of a regular maintenance program for water distribution systems. Indiana American Water consistently meets or exceeds all drinking water standards.”
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  • Maggie Adams gets scholarship from Sheridan Rotary
    One of the strong commitments for Rotary International is to encourage people to further their education and make contributions back to society. The awarding of scholarships is one of many ways Rotary helps achieve that goal.
    The Sheridan Rotary Club is a good example.
    Recently, Sheridan High School graduate Maggie Adams was awarded a $500 scholarship from the local club.
    Ms. Adams will be using the scholarship at Purdue University.
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  • Sheridan superintendent joins Rotary
    Congratulations go out to the Sheridan Rotary Club’s newest member Mary Roberson, Superintendent of the Sheridan Community School Corporation. Mary accepted her membership certificate from club president Steve Armfield during a recent meeting.
    She joined Sheridan schools last winter, coming from Perry Central Community Schools in northern Perry County in southern Indiana.
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  • SHS grad retires from NFD
    After more than 23 years of service to the citizens of Noblesville, Firefighter/Paramedic, Mike McVey hung up his gear for the last time as he enters a new chapter in his life.

    McVey was raised in Sheridan and graduated from Sheridan High School and Ball State University.
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  • Legacy of George Boxley continues
    I recently ran across an interesting article on pioneer and abolitionist George Boxley in the Sept. 15, 1924 Noblesville Daily Ledger.
    Unlike many of the stories you’ll find about Boxley, the focus of this piece wasn’t on his anti-slavery activities, but rather on his role as Adams Township’s first teacher.
    Most of the information was taken from the memories of Sheridan resident Phineas G. Pearson, who as a youngster had been one of Boxley’s students. Although Pearson died in 1902, he’d spoken so often and so fondly of his experiences in the township’s first school that his tales were still remembered over 20 years later.
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  • Health Department launches 'Show Some C.L.A.S.S.' campaign
    The Hamilton County Health Department has partnered with area school districts to launch an educational campaign designed to keep kids in school. Called “Show Some C.L.A.S.S Keep Kids in School,” the campaign outlines five basic rules families should follow to help keep children healthy and in the classroom.
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  • Library’s Summer Readers donate to Youth Assistance Program
    The Sheridan Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” recently wrapped up with readers eager to help out the community. Covid-19 led to a different approach this summer by moving SPL to an online format for all readers (pre-K through 12th grade).
    Readers were challenged to complete different levels of reading dependent on age group. The children earned weekly prizes and worked toward a community goal. For each book read, participants earned a donation credit to Sheridan Youth Assistance Program.
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  • Sheridan Community Schools and Tipton School Corp. recently received nearly $360,000 in grants to invest in remote learning equipment and internet connectivity, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
    Cook said schools statewide received a total of $61 million through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund, which was created by the federal CARES Act. Funding will help increase device access, internet connectivity, and educator training and development.
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  • Board makes it official, Kim Riley leads library
    Loretta Sutherland, President of the Sheridan Public Library Board of Trustees, announced on Monday the hiring of Sheridan resident Kim Riley as the library’s new director.
    Riley assumed her new position Aug. 11 after serving since January as the interim director. She has served as the assistant director at Sheridan for the past 12 years and has been with the library since 2001.
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  • INDIANAPOLIS – The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is pleased to announce that Sheridan (Indiana) High School has earned Level 1 status in the NFHS School Honor Roll. Sheridan High School is the first school in Indiana to earn Level 1 status in the NFHS School Honor Roll.

    The newly instituted NFHS School Honor Roll is a national recognition program designed to promote professional development for high school coaches by completing specific online education courses through the NFHS Learning Center (www.NFHSLearn.com).

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  • Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to Sheridan residents.

    Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. Delivery volunteer would pick up meals at the Six Points Church about 11:20 a.m.

    Meal delivery would take about an hour. Volunteers are asked to make a one-time-per-month commitment. For more information visit www.mealsonwheelshc.org.

    Call (317) 776-7159 or e-mail swewora@mealsonwheelshc.org

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  • Dale McCullough Honored by Rotary International
    Congratulations go out to Sheridan Rotarian Dale McCullough who recently received his Paul Harris +5 recognition. Paul Harris was a Chicago attorney and formed the first Rotary Club of Chicago on February 23, 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful relationships, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities. In 1957 the Rotary International Foundation was established as the charitable arm of this international organization.
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  • The Sheridan Historical Society has canceled its annual Heritage Celebration Dinner, which was scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020.
    The dinner will be rescheduled for some time in the fall.
    Members of the Society thank everyone for their support during these troubling times.
    They also want to remind everyone to please STAY HOME and STAY SAFE.
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  • Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address today to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7.
    “The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we must slow the spread. You must be part of the solution, not the problem,” said Gov. Holcomb.
    The first positive case of COVID-19 in Indiana was reported on March 6. Since then the number of positive cases has increased on a near daily basis, escalating as the capacity to test has grown. As of this morning, the number of tests completed in Indiana is 1,960, the number of positive cases is 259 and 7 deaths have been reported.
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  • 236th Street will be closed to all traffic beginning April 1 through about Oct. 15. Work will be done in three separate phases. 
    The first phase is from east of Six Points Road to east of Oak Ridge Road. The second phase is from east of Oak Ridge Road to west of Dunbar Road. The third and final phase is from west of Dunbar Road to US 31.
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  • Library opens services to students in Marion Twp.
    At the Sheridan Public Library Board meeting on March 9, 2020 an agreement was reached between the Sheridan Public Library and Marion Township Trustee, Mike Morgan, to provide library services to Sheridan Community School students residing in Marion Township.
    The Library will make its library system available for SCS students living in Marion Township in the same manner and to the same extent as if they were residents or real property taxpayers of its library district by making use of subscription cards. 
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