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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.

  • 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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  • Rotary welcomes Loretta Sutherland
    The Sheridan Rotary Club welcomed Loretta Sutherland as their guest speaker recently. Mrs. Sutherland is the president of the Sheridan Public Library Board of Trustees. She talked about the events going on at the library and the value of the library to the Sheridan community. Pictured with Mrs. Sutherland is Sheridan Rotary president Fred Sturdevant. 
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  • Rotary in flow with water story
    It was late last year when the Sheridan Water Utility was purchased by the Indiana American Water Company, a subsidiary of the larger American Water Company, the nation's largest investor-owned water and wastewater services company. At their Aug. 20 meeting, Sheridan Rotary’s special guest was Ryan Smith, the Senior Operations Superintendent for Indiana American Water Company. Smith is in charge of the Sheridan water utility and as luck would have, he is also a Noblesville Rotarian.
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  • Pam Harwood joins Rotary

    Like a lot of service clubs in smaller communities, new members can be hard to come by and younger members are particularly difficult to recruit.

    That is why Sheridan Rotarians are very happy to celebrate new member Pam Harwood joining our club. 

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  • Dr. Pence speaks to Grandpa Les' Club

    Sheridan Rotary had the pleasure of a special guest recently, Dr. Orey Pence, grandson of Rotary member Les Pence.

    Dr. Pence graduated from the IU School of Dentistry just this past May and was invited to speak to the club members about the newest developments in the field of general dentistry. It was an eye-opening talk because most of the members remember the old days when a trip to the dentist was an occasion of great anxiety.

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  • Wanda Lyons of Snyder Strategy Realty is welcomed to Sheridan Rotary by club President Fred Sturdevant.
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  • CARMEL – Hamilton County Community Foundation announced 14 Sheridan High School students will receive scholarships totaling $58,000 from three scholarship funds held at the foundation for the 2019-20 school year. Those include the William A. Cline and Joyce H. Cline Educational Trust Scholarship, the Hamilton County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, and the Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund.
    Congratulations to the scholarship recipients at Sheridan High School: Walker Casler, Lucas Chesney, Abigail Davis, Dennis Delph, Josie Dickerson, Caleb Duke, Jesse Kolb, Hannah Lugenbeal, Kristin McPeake, Katherine Parsley, Jacob Vita, Whitney Wilson, Madelyn Zola and Piper Zola.
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  • New officers take over
    The Rotary International world-wide year begins on July 1 and on that date all existing Rotary officers relinquish their positions and are replaced by newly elected individuals for the incoming Rotary year.
    Sheridan Rotary is no different. 
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