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Friday, January 20, 2023
24 Hours in Addison Township: 2:42 a.m.
Alex Krivulka prepares the day’s goods at Linne’s Bakery, downtown Shelbyville, in a photo from last fall. Krivulka was joined in the wee hours of the morning by Krista Dean and Cody Cooper, as well as previous owner of nearly 38 years Bill Moore. Linne’s was recently purchased by Zach and Tami Reardon. | by KRISTIAAN RAWLINGS
Eads Hits Halftime Shot with Assist from Fellow Golden Bear Alumnus
by KRISTIAAN RAWLINGS
It pays to know the right people. In this case, Makayla Terrell was the right person, and Megan Eads got paid. Both Indiana University students are Shelbyville High School graduates - Terrell in 2020, Eads in 2021.
Terrell and her intern colleagues in IU’s athletic department had been asked by a supervisor if they knew anyone who could hit a half-court shot.
“My first thought was obviously Megan,” Terrell said of her former Golden Bear basketball teammate. “I knew she was more than capable.”
But Terrell wasn’t the only one with a recommendation for the $1,000-prize shot. “I may have had to argue my point a little bit to a few of the other interns, but they finally caved and allowed Megan to be the one to take the shot,” she said.
They were right to trust Terrell’s instincts. Only Eads herself wasn’t so sure. “I was hesitant at first, but I realized I didn’t have anything to lose, so I might as well try.”
Five minutes before half-time of IU’s eventual blow-out win over No. 18-ranked Wisconsin, Eads was called down from the balcony by a staff member. They walked through the order of events, and once the team headed to the locker room, she received a ball and walked onto the famed court.
Eads had hit 88 three-pointers during her SHS career, but none with 17,000 people watching and a camera in her face.
“I knew I could make a half-court shot; it was just a matter of if I could hit one when the pressure was on,” she said.
She took a few dribbles. “When I let go of the ball, I knew it was straight on, just thought I maybe shot it too short.”
But a moment later, she could only hear the roar of the crowd, which she called “a moment of pure excitement.” (See the shot here.)
The Indianapolis Star’s Gregg Doyel later noted Eads’ Shelbyville connections and accomplishments and added one more: her “career 1.000 shooting percentage from 3-point range at Assembly Hall.”
PRESS RELEASE: Case Resolved Following Reports of Nails, Screws and Fasteners in Morristown Area Driveways
(PRESS RELEASE) Starting in August 2022, the Morristown Police Department received multiple complaints of nails, screws and other metal fasteners being found in driveways along US 52 and driveways within the Morristown Town limits. As a result of these metal fasteners being left behind, tire damage occurred to vehicles and yard equipment, and homeowners were forced to spend several hours a day cleaning and checking their driveways before and after leaving and returning home. Metal fasteners were found multiple times a week by victims.
The incidents continued until mid-October 2022, when a vehicle was captured on surveillance video by a Morristown resident. The driver of the vehicle was actively dropping metal fasteners in the resident’s driveway while passing by. The vehicle description was forwarded to the Morristown Police Department along with the video. The Morristown Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department installed covert video surveillance equipment at the locations where the incidents were occurring and were able to determine the same vehicle was passing the locations reporting the incidents. Using the captured video surveillance and the Flock Safety network, an owner of the vehicle was determined.
A few days later, one of the victims witnessed the suspect's vehicle entering Morristown and followed the vehicle. While following the vehicle, the victim witnessed the suspect throw items from the suspect’s vehicle into the victim’s driveway and witnessed the same occur at another victim’s residence. The victim followed the suspect’s vehicle, notifying Shelby County Dispatch of what they were observing and giving additional details used to determine a suspect.
Due to the efforts of this Morristown resident, and with assistance from the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, a warrant was requested and issued for Kevin M. Sulzer of Indianapolis. Sulzer turned himself into the Shelby County Jail in late November 2022 and was released on bond.
On January 19, 2023, Kevin M Sulzer of Indianapolis entered a diversion program through Shelby County Superior Court 2 and was ordered to pay restitution to the victims of the crimes committed. The victims were unknown to Sulzer when the crimes occurred. It was determined during the investigation that the victims were targeted due to their political affiliation being different than Sulzer’s. The victims were targeted due to flags, yard signs, and banners displayed at their residences.
Additional victims have been located in Hancock County and a report has been filed in that county.
BELOW: Items recovered in one day by a victim. | submitted
The regularly scheduled Shelbyville Plan Commission meeting set for next week has been canceled due to lack of business.
HOOSIER NEWS: A bill filed by a top Republican lawmaker would require schools to inform parents if students request to change their names or pronouns, or generally express questions about their gender identity. Buried in proposed school accreditation legislation authored by Sen. Jeff Raatz, R-Richmond, is a provision that mandates teachers and school employees to report to the school if a student indicates that they want to change their “name, attire, pronoun, title, or word to identify the student in a manner that is inconsistent with the student’s biological sex at birth.” School employees would also have to report if a student expresses having “conflicted feelings about … or difficulty handling or coping with” their gender identity or gender expression. The student’s parents must be notified with that information within five days, according to the bill. (Indiana Capital Chronicle)
This Week in Shelby County" works by George L. Stubbs Sr. are owned by the Shelby County Historical Society (Grover Center) and used with permission.
SHELBY COUNTY HISTORY: Meeting at the McCarty School House
from the files of DAVID CRAIG
Since the early beginnings of Shelby County the local school has been a center of community activity. Usually having a convenient location for local residents, the school hosted all kinds of social events. Evening political “love feasts” were held around election time in the county schoolhouses.
This is the story of one such political gathering. The Democratic voters in western Shelby Township held a rally at the McCarty School in Fenns. It was late in October with voting just days away.
The McCarty School was located at the southern edge of Fenns. The old school was remodeled into a residence around 1950. It still stands today on county road 500 South. The school was named after the McCarty family that owned the land around the school.
The Shelby Township trustee, John Scheffler, had reserved the McCarty School for the evening of October 24, 1912. The program was to be rather large with at least six speakers on the agenda. Mr. Scheffler knew the meeting would be well attended.
The election of 1912 saw the Republican Party split. Many Republicans disagreed with the tariff policies of President Taft. They decided to support the third party candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt. The Democrats were at a fever pitch with hopes to take advantage of the split and sweep the county.
So it was with their fighting blood at white heat the Shelby Township Democrats made their way to the old brick schoolhouse. The building was jam-packed before any of the scheduled speakers arrived.
The gathering was called to order by Scheffler. The first speaker of the evening was John C. Chaney. Mr. Chaney was the Prosecuting Attorney of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. He was a native of Shelby County. He spent his formative years learning the harness business from his father. After reaching manhood, Chaney left home and started a carriage business. Not satisfied with the carriage business, he would drift from one venture after another. Finally, he studied in the law office of Hord & Adams. He began the practice of law in Shelbyville in 1898. No doubt many present at the rally remembered John C. as a young man working in the harness shop.
The crowd gave a large and noisy welcome to Mr. Chaney as he arose to address them. The remarks of Mr. Chaney were limited to his own campaign for Prosecuting Attorney. He assured those in attendance he would be fair and honest in performing his duties.
Mr. Scheffler then introduced the second speaker of the evening, Frank Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe brought the audience into a fever pitch. His remarks about the tariff and monopoly questions were just what the party faithful wanted to hear. When he gave his endorsement to John Chaney, the schoolhouse erupted in approval.
The next speaker was State Senator Will Yarling. Senator Yarling stood on his record of supporting education. He promised to do everything possible to improve educational conditions.
He was followed by State Representative George Billman. Mr. Billman was a candidate for re-election. Mr. Billman reminded the gathering he had made few promises in his previous campaign. The promises he had made had been kept.
Near the close of the meeting two of the Parrish brothers addressed the audience. George Parrish and Dr. Willard J. Parrish urged the Democrats to get into the harness and work for a Democratic victory.
The election of 1912 would belong to the Democrats. The split in the Republican Party gave the election to Woodrow Wilson. Many local politicians would ride Wilson's coat tails.
THIS DAY IN SHELBY COUNTY HISTORY
News around Shelbyville and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in history. Selections are curated from the Shelby County Public Library Genealogy Department.
20 YEARS AGO: 2003
Orscheln Farm and Home store announced plans to open a new store in the Belaire Shopping Center in the spot previously occupied by the recently defunct Big Blue Store. The company had bought out all 11 Big Blue locations in Indiana.
30 YEARS AGO: 1993
Shelbyville Eagle Scout Keith Wickizer saved the life of an Anderson scout, pulling the 11-year-old out of a frozen lake at a scout camp.
40 YEARS AGO: 1983
Shelby County Court had disposed of 123 more cases than had been filed in 1982. The biggest increase in filings was for collection efforts in the small claims area.
Shelbyville karate instructor R.S. Hwang won the lightweight Tae-Kwon-Do world martial arts championship in Seoul, South Korea. Hwang was owner-operator of A-1 Karate on S. Harrison St.
50 YEARS AGO: 1973
Burglars stole $3,000 in cash and six bottles of whiskey from Ted’s Tavern, 102 E. Washington. Owner Emerson Harrell notified officers of the break-in at the tavern. A side door on Pike St. had been broken to gain entry.
60 YEARS AGO: 1963
A 400-foot-long chicken house was constructed on the C.E. Richardson farm just east of Geneva.
70 YEARS AGO: 1953
The 46 members of the student school patrol were treated to a movie at The Ritz. Patrol captains were presented badges from Lt. Earl Trees.
Alex Levenstein, 62, died. He and his brother, Abe, had formed Levenstein Bros., dealers in wool, scrap metal and allied commodities. Alex had been active in civic affairs, especially during World War II.
80 YEARS AGO: 1943
The latest contingent left Shelby County for induction into military service in Indianapolis. Draftees were Maurice Thuston, Justus Begley, Charles DeBaun, William Patten, Raymond Crisp, Harold Andrews, Wendell Robertson, William Warder, Don Hall, Charles Glackman, Nolan Havens, Walter Coulston, John Lay, William Oltman, John Osborn, Ross Hatch, Forrest Gorrell, Norman Graham, Harold Spurlin, Frost Brockman, Willis Brown, Francis Mitchell, Charles McNamara and James Vaught.
90 YEARS AGO: 1933
The Charles Ewing funeral parlor moved from 112 N. Harrison St. to 102-104 N. Harrison St. The new home, completely redecorated and furnished, was considered one of the most up-to-date in the state, The Republican said. “Public and private offices, slumber, stock, preparation and bedrooms, a large chapel, 18 by 36 feet, reception room and garage are contained in the new building,” The Republican said. There were separate entrances for the public office and reception room and double French doors were used in those two rooms and the chapel. Mulberry and dark green was the color scheme. Cream curtains with mulberry velvet drapes and mulberry velvet window seats were in the rooms, with green carpet. Mr. Ewing had been in the business 17 years. He was assisted by a son, Robert Ewing, and Oliver Knight.
100 YEARS AGO: 1923
Curtis Jarrell, superintendent of the Shelby County infirmary for the previous five years, resigned due to his and his wife’s ill health.
The Waldron Odd Fellows presented jewels to S.P. Stroup of Shelbyville and Rev. John Scull of Milroy for their 45 years of membership. Six other members who had belonged to the lodge for 25 years were also honored: Dr. D.F. Randolph, Walter Sanders, Sylvester Conklin, Ed Sanders, O.R. Stroup and James Carroll.
Thefts were reported in the 4800 block of N. Brandywine Road, 500 block of E. Chestnut St. and 700 block of S. Miller St., Shelbyville.
JAIL BOOK-INS: Eric G. Cisneros, 45, failure to appear, doc hold; Dejoiris Dorsainvil, 33, resisting, operating never receiving; Christopher D. McIntosh, 41, doc hold, unknown hearing; Michael R. Rogers, 26, writ of attachment; George L. Walker, 65, failure to appear; Shawn M. Weaver, 35, domestic battery, strangulation; Jeffrey F. Snyder, 58, criminal trepass; Rebecca N. Whitaker, 23, probation violation.
Michael Lee Eineman, 69, of Clarksville, Indiana, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana. He was born on Feb. 24, 1953, in Greensburg, Indiana, to Arthur and Marjorie Meyer Eineman. He was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent for various school systems throughout Indiana including coaching at Southwestern High School in Hanover, Indiana, in the late 1980s. He retired as superintendent of the Southwest Dubois School Corporation in February 2017. He enjoyed mentoring and interacting with everyone and especially learning how his students and players have grown over the years. For several years he traveled to Gulf Shores, Alabama, to spend time with his family. He loved the Evansville University Aces and watching John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies.
Survivors include his mother of Greensburg; his daughter, Shelby McCorkle of Charlestown, Indiana; honorary son, Kenny Garrett of Hanover, Indiana; his brothers, Ron Eineman of Greensburg and Tom Eineman of Mooresville, Indiana; two grandchildren, Brady and Ella McCorkle; and his niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial at Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Celiac Foundation at Celiac.org or at 20350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 240, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.