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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.

  • 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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  • Sheridan Historical Society preserves history
    The Historical Society in Sheridan is in the process of saving the old senior high school class pictures that were donated years ago from the old Adams School building. These were huge framed pictures that had hung on the school’s walls and had individual student pictures and student names. Some of the framed pictures measured nearly 4 feet by 4 feet. 
    Unfortunately, over the years many of the old pictures were fading to the point that preserving them digitally made sense. And too, some of them were so big it would have made it difficult to display them on the limited wall space at the new museum. 
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  • SHS senior Nolan Miller wins Rotary speech contest
    World-wide, two pillar themes for Rotarians revolve around youth and education. What better way to combine those pillars than to hold an annual speech contest for local youth? This year, as it has for multiple years past, the Sheridan Rotary Club reached out to Sheridan High School’s speech teacher Mrs. Becky Pitzer for assistance.
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  • Brittany Breen back home as bank manager
    Brittany Breen is the new Branch Managers at the Farmers Bank in Sheridan. She joined the bank on Jan. 6.
    Mrs. Breen has more than four years of banking experience. She previously worked for PNC Bank where she held multiple titles including financial sales and service consultant, assistant branch manager and most recently, branch manager.
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  • North Adams Extension Homemakers visit museum
    The Sheridan Historical Society museum recently had some special visitors: 10 members of the North Adams Extension Homemakers. They had heard about the new museum on Main Street in Sheridan and they wanted to come and see what was happening. They were given a tour of the new museum facility by Society President Ron Stone. 
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  • Rotary honors long-time member Dale McCullough
    The Sheridan Rotary Club was pleased to honor long-time member Dale McCullough recently for his contributions to The Rotary International Foundation. Dale has contributed multiple times over the years and in 2019 he reached yet another milestone achievement level for which he was honored by being given a special medallion lapel pin.
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  • Eva Kor's story on film at Library
    In honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most notorious
    concentration camp in the Holocaust, the Sheridan Public Library, 103 W. 1st St. in Sheridan, will be offering a public showing of the documentary: Eva: A-7063: A Holocaust survivor’s fight to heal the world Thursday at 6 p.m.
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  • The Sheridan Fire Department is seeking full-time applicants to fill the positions of fire fighter / EMT-B and fire fighter / EMT-P.
    Applications may be picked up at the Sheridan Fire Department, 506 S. Main St. in Sheridan starting Wednesday, Jan.. The application period will close Feb.8 at 5 p.m.
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  • Plans studied for 236th - US 31 interchange
    A few weeks ago the INDOT design team for the interchange at 236th Street and US 31 held a hearing at the Sheridan Community Center to present their preferred proposal for that interchange. At the request of Sheridan Economic Development Commission president Steve Martin, INDOT sent a drawing of the proposal for viewing at the Sheridan Public Library. 
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  • Sheridan Historical Society says Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas to all from the Sheridan Historical Society. Members celebrated the season at their December business meeting with light refreshments, a gift exchange game and enjoyable conversation.
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  • Steve Martin to retire from library

    Sheridan Public Library Director, Steve Martin, will retire Dec. 31, 2019 after 12 years of service.

    “As a small community library, we are able to interact with our customers on a personal level. It is that reaching out - that one-on-one relationship - that means so much to people,” says Martin. “I feel that is perhaps the primary reason why the library has become such an important ‘go-to’ spot in this community. I fully expect it to continue.” He continues, “This community has been a pleasant experience for me because of its size. I grew up on a farm in a small community in western New York, so Sheridan is a very comfortable fit for me. I immensely enjoy chatting with and getting to know the people in the community.”

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  • Library's special tree a sight to see

    The Sheridan Public Library has once again combined a love of reading with the spirit of the holiday and another Christmas tree made of books has been created!

    Steve Martin, library director, put the finishing touches on the library’s annual creation. Martin says he began this venture about five years ago and each year the finished tree looks better than its predecessor. This year is no exception.

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  • Progress looms at Sheridan Historical Society Museum
    A recently purchased addition to the local museum is the loom pictured here. The previous owners—Dort and Pokey Pickett—have been spending some time of late at the museum showing some of the staff how to operate the loom with the idea that this will make an attractive visual effect for visitors to observe. Visitors who have never seen a loom up close before will be fascinated by the complexity of the machine and intrigued by the fabric that is produced. Obviously this small loom is a far cry from the modern automated factory looms in commercial use today but the principle remains the same: string of one sort or another is turned into fabric.
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  • Happy (brrrrrr) Halloween!
    Staff members of the Sheridan Public Library prepare to brave the cold and snow for Trunk or Treat on Main Street. Despite the terrible weather, the event in uptown Sheridan was relatively well attended and certainly considered a success. Many thanks to the Sheridan Main Street Committee for continuing this annual event. Pictured getting ready at the library are Miss Patty (Barker), Mr. Steve (Martin) and Ms. Isabel (Payne).
    Photo courtesy Sheridan Public Library
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  • Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff for Indiana State Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan.
    Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of his funeral, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
    Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff on Friday.
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  • Young adults at the Sheridan Public Library recently got to do some pumpking decorating through programming at the Library.
    Several young people took part and a good time was reported to be had by all.
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