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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.

  • Authors Lora Goff and David Heighway will be at the Sheridan Historical Museum on Tuesday for a book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Heighway is the Hamilton County Historian and wrote a new book pertaining to the history of Hamilton County. Goff is a retired Sheridan Community School elementary teacher and has a new children’s book.
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  • A fund-raiser at Boxley Cabin in Veterans Park has been set by the Sheridan Historical Society for Saturday. A ham and bean supper begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is only $8.
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  • If you are driving into Sheridan on State Road 38 from the east, you might notice a new sign welcoming you to town.
    Three years ago, multiple businesses, organizations and private individuals joined with local and county government to rebuild the welcome sign there.
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  • Sheridan Public Library will be having a Friends Fall Book Sale on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Books will be 25 cents each. Movies are 50 cents each and bags are $2 apiece. The bags are provided by the library and are only for books.
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  • Sheridan depot project under way
    Earlier this month, representatives from the Sheridan Historical Society and the Town of Sheridan met at the new museum on Main Street to begin work on a joint project of moving the old Sheridan Monon train depot from its present location on the western outskirts of the community to downtown.
    The depot has been a valued part of the community since it was built in 1882 and served the passenger and freight needs of in the northwest part of Hamilton County. By 1974, however, the Monon railroad and its associated depots in Indiana had been largely displaced by truck traffic. The Sheridan depot was in danger of being demolished.
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  • Ella Community Pharmacy now offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
    Walk-in times are between noon and 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday).
    Please complete the pre-registration form on our website ( before arrival at the pharmacy.
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  • The Marching Blackhawks just missed out on the Sweet 16 at the annual Indiana State Fair Band Day. The group is led by Band Director Patrick Cronin. However, he is out for the time being so Assistant Band Director Libby Doublestein, with help from assistant director Johnny McGinnis and guard instructor Hannah Hirons, led the group to 19th place out of 33 total bands Friday at the State Fair.
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  • Sheridan, Heights get generous donation
    A group of businesses and individuals from Northern Hamilton County recently formed a charitable advocate group known as SHHAG, and just announced its first donation of $65,000 to the Sheridan and Hamilton Heights Youth Assistance Programs. The funds will be divided equally between the schools that will support the invaluable work of these programs in each district.
    Hamilton Heights and Sheridan Youth Assistance Programs provide services year around. The program is now in its seventh year at Heights, and sixth year at Sheridan. It is a tremendous lifeline to services for district families in need.
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  • Sheridan Rotary welcomed an interesting guest at its last meeting: local Sheridan artist Melinda Spear-Huff. She has a studio located on Sheridan’s Main Street where she creates most of her paintings, but she is also willing to travel regionally as well as nationally to complete commissions. She does a variety of work including portraits of people and animals and she also does murals of various sizes. In addition, she also offers classes in her studio to those who enjoy drawing and painting. The demand for her works and classes has been steady so she is a rather busy person.
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  • Sheridan has a couple of important community meetings coming up.
    The first is on Thursday at 5:30 in the Jeanne Cornell Theater in the Stephenson Cultural Center at the new Sheridan Historical Society Museum. The second is an hour later and will also take place in the museum.
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  • Wastewater facility gets upgrade
    Indiana American Water Company, a subsidiary of American Water Company recently joined local and state officials, community leaders and project partners at a ribbon cutting to mark completion of a nearly $10 million upgrade of its wastewater treatment facility in Sheridan.
    “The investments we have made in the Sheridan wastewater system since acquiring it in 2018 will enable it to come back into compliance with state and federal regulations and give the town the ability to grow again,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine.
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  • Local author signing books at Library
    Sheridan Public Library will welcome local author, Lora Goff, for a book signing on Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. Goff’s latest book, Please, No Mice!, is an entertaining story for young readers. This event is free to attend and the author will have copies available for purchase.
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  • It doesn't seem possible, but the end of summer is rapidly approaching.
    Fear not! The Sheridan Public Library has created an End of the Summer Splash set for Friday, July 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Outdoor games and activities will include slip n slide, water games, sidewalk chalk and more! Snacks will be provided and the Kona Ice Truck will be available for the purchase of shaved ice treats with 20 percent of proceeds going to the Friends of the Library.
    Be sure to mark your calendars and head over to the library in Sheridan on July 30 for a last blast of summer fun!
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  • Sheriday Rotary elects officers


    Sheridan Rotary recently elected new officers for the new Rotary year of 2021-22. Pictured above: Connie Pearson, Secretary; Glenn Hunsucker, Treasurer; Jon Raines, President; and Steve Martin, President-elect. Missing is Clifford Biddle, Director; Missy Fisher, Director; and Steve Armfield Ex-Officio Director.
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  • Rugs, table-toppers available at museum
    One of the purchases made for the new museum located in downtown Sheridan is a loom. Over the last year or so, several Sheridan Historical Society members have taken the time to learn to weave and the result has been several small rugs and table-toppers. Sizes are in the range of 2 feet by 3 feet, and the fabric textures and colors are varied.
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  • The Hamilton County Health Department will open a new vaccine clinic at Sheridan High School on Tuesday, July 13. The new clinic is designed to help boost the number of fully vaccinated residents in northern Hamilton County.
    “When we break our vaccination numbers down by Zip Code, we see considerably fewer people getting vaccinated in the northern, more rural area of our county,” says Chris Walker, emergency preparedness coordinator for the Hamilton County Health Department. “We hope the convenience of having a clinic closer to those residents, open during evening and weekend hours, will encourage more families to get vaccinated.”
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  • Need a good story? Then consider giving the Sheridan Public Library a call. There are four new Dial -a-Story selections available:
    1. Nana Ninja (Chapters 1-5)
    2. If You Give A Pig A Party
    3. Biscuit Loves The Park
    4. How Do Fairies Have Fun In The Sun?
    Remember, this is a free service. No internet is required. If you want to take part, dial (317) 999-9966 to listen!

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  • If you enjoy Legos, the Sheridan Library is the place to be on the second and fourth Friday of the month. That’s because kids, ages 5 and older) get together for some good, old-fashioned Lego fun.
    There is no registration required for this free event. The only stipulations are to leave your personal Legos at home and to be 5 or older. Legos will be provided and Lego builders will be hard at fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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  • Ashpaugh Electric maintained their hold on the lead in the Sheridan Horseshoe League after week five. Ashpaugh has 26.5 wins while Price Heating has 23, Deem Electric 21 and Traditional Concepts has 20.
    Individually, Mike Milcoff pitched the high game with a 94, 10 points ahead of second-place Greg Emry. Milcoff also had the high actual series with a 253 – and made it a clean sweep by taking high spot in handicap game (146) and handicap series (409).

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  • Sheridan Community Schools, along with AFS Intercultural Programs/USA (formerly the American Field Service), are looking for local community members who would like to participate in their joint project called Global Readiness in Indiana Towns (GRIT). They are seeking host families in the Sheridan area for between 5-10 international high school exchange students arriving this fall.
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