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Mother's Day Edition: Sunday, May 14, 2023
From the Editor: Happy Mother’s Day! You are receiving this inaugural (intermittent) edition because of your loyal support of the old Addison Times and because I promised to stay in touch. I may not be able to offer comprehensive news coverage, but I want to contribute in some, hopefully meaningful, way. I still believe a space exists to promote Shelbyville in action: at school and events and in business, politics, and sports. I’ll throw in This Day in Shelby County History on publication days too. No subscription fee (there’s no budget either), just a pet project I hope you find of value. - Kristiaan Rawlings
This Day in Shelby County History
2018: Trent Meltzer, city attorney, won the Republican nomination to run for judge of the Shelby Circuit Court.
Winners of the Nurses of the Year awards – Candy Oliger, Katie Lee, Josh Gates, Ruthie Schoentrup, Amy Booker and Michelle Beck – were recognized by MHP.
2013: Shelbyville High School’s Isaiah Smith led the Golden Bears’ track and field team with two HHC titles. Alton Anspaugh finished second in distance events and Blake Miller also performed well. Deshaun French was out with a concussion but was hoping to return for sectional action.
Triton Central senior Jessica McVey won the Blue River Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
2008: Blue River Career Programs student Dylan Bostic (Morristown) won a Skills USA state competition and advanced to national competitions to be held in June. Ben Boggs (Waldron) finished second and Chelsea Pate (Morristown), third.
2003: Shelbyville High School freshman pitcher Kasey Pettit allowed just five hits and recorded five strikeouts in a 5-0 softball win over Triton Central. Lauren Rees, Pettit and Katie Jackson loaded the bases at one point and Rees scored on a wild pitch. Ida Riggs followed with a walk to load the bases again. Michelle Blackburn followed with an RBI and Ashley Gahimer added another early in the game.
1998: Jim McKinney, who chronicled life in Shelby County for more than four decades through stories and columns in The Shelbyville News, died. He was 60. Born and raised in Shelby County, Jim had held nearly every position in the newspaper’s editorial department, including executive editor. “Shelby County residents lost a friend when Jim McKinney died early today,” Publisher John C. DePrez Jr. said.
1993: Waldron Health Care Home residents Raymond Wettrick and Fonda Eckstein were crowned king and queen of the facility’s Germanfest.
Waldron High School advanced to the Shelby County Baseball Tournament title game with a win over Triton Central. Major plays for the Mohawks were made by pitchers Ryan Grinstead and Dustin Hartman, as well as by Nathan George and Caleb Rund.
1988: Major award winners at the Shelbyville Girls Club Awards reception were Teresa James, Outstanding Girl; Marg Kendall, Five Year Service Award; Rose Moody, a Co-Golden Girl; April Longstreet, National Essay Contest winner; Jaleen Justice, a Co-Golden Girl and Michelle Allender, Volunteer of the Year.
The Loper 5th and 6th grade track team won the city elementary track championship. Team members were Bobby Stickles, Michael Whitehurt, Brady Brown, Colin Johns, Matt Leslie, Scott Carwein, Darin Milburn, Whitney Hilt, Dana Tillison, Jason Schneider, David Wells, Shane Scarlett, Aaron Mitchell, Mitchel Tucker, Shawn Faulconer, Jason Sirk, Troy Fox, Kelli Miller, Shawn Lane, Allyson Kendall, Collin Hassebroek, Jennifer Tackett, Heather Bartlett, Tori Frost, MacKenzie Mullins, January Holmes, Jamie Smith, Jason Smith, Erin Slagle, Misty Smith, Angie Scott, Jessica Staker, Brandon Manning, Amber Hobbs, Julie Meyerholtz, Jennifer Sexton, Beth Hasecuster, Jeremy Ingle, Aaron Staker, Heather Dunagan, Paula Couch, Christi Zimny, Chad Barton, Brandy Lower, Alan Thomas, David Barrett, Mike Haehl, Shane Sirk and Travis Sosbe. Mike Perry and Jon Orem were coaches.
1983: James Cherry and Robert Klepper were re-elected to the SCUFFY board. Rose McNeely, Robert Hughes, and Tom Rosenfeld were elected to succeed retiring members Irene Brunner, Norma Thomas and Robert Laird. President Richard Kiefer, John Hoff and Richard Welty remained on the board.
Becky Bishopp was honored as “Outstanding Volunteer” at the Girls Club pitch-in dinner/awards. Andrea Fitzgerald, 15, was given the Golden Girl Award by the Optimist Club and Janet Riggs, 16, was named the club’s Outstanding Girl.
1978: Sharon Marshall was crowned Queen of the May at Shelbyville High School. She was escorted by Lord Mayor Alan Miner. Other members of the court were Diane Oefinger, Cheri Coryea, Lea Anne Lay, Denise Duba, Julie English, Belinda Wildmone, David Cox, Kevin Zipperian, Rick Hayes, Danny Oeffinger, Kelly McKenney and Chris Wilgus.
The Shelby County Country Charmers Extension Homemakers Club was organized. Officers were Susie Suiter, Sue Corbin, Marsha DeBaun and Lynn Critser.
1973: David Simpson, 12, of Addison School, won the Earl Trees Award as the most outstanding school crossing guard. Other top guards at their schools were Jim Phares (Coulston), Jeff Hiatt (St. Joseph), Terie Anderson (Loper), Gary Carew (Pearson) and Doug Hart (Hendricks).
1968: Barbara Law was named valedictorian of Triton Central High School and Linda Hawes was salutatorian.
Local Democratic Chairman George Tolen was retained in office at a party meeting. Other officers were Pat Close and Mary Lancaster. Elected Republican officers were Chairman William Carithers, Harriet Arland and Lee McNeely.
Dr. Wayne Alter, 75, a St. Paul veterinarian for over 50 years, died. Alter was a World War I veteran who had first practiced in Flat Rock before moving to St. Paul in 1920.
1963: Flag poles were installed at five county cemeteries: Center (Ray Churches), Zion Evangelical and Reformed, Winchester Methodist, Brandywine Methodist and Snyder Cemeteries. The Shelby County Memorial Day Committee had installed 23 poles in area cemeteries since its inception in 1960.
Karen McNew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McNew of Long Acres addition, was crowned queen of the Shelbyville Prom at Paul Cross Gymnasium. She was escorted by Dan Bird, and Richard Adams, junior class president, handled crowning duties. Other members of the court were Shari Long, escorted by Bill Yoder, and Dottie Owens, escorted by Bill Murphy. Janice Nigh, escorted by Adams, was also in the procession.
1958: Work began in Morristown to install the first sewage system in a county community outside Shelbyville.
Winners of the dress review held at Flat Rock High School were Joy Baker, Linda Stover, and Mickey Emerick.
In conjunction with an open house at the Eberhart Trailer Park, three other businesses, Mason’s Root Beer Barrel, Chew and David Market and Miller’s 29 and Vine store joined in a promotion. A tiny Italian Isetta three-wheeled car hauled a scale model of a Richardson Homes trailer as part of the promo. Bob Eberhart drove the Isetta.
1953: Judy Worland was named the 30th May Queen at Shelbyville High School. Ten years prior, Judy had carried the train for her sister, Millie (who married Richard Wagner). Another sister of the two, Beverly (Mrs. Richard Evans) had been a member of the May Court in 1946. It was the second time in the festival’s history that sisters were chosen for the honor of queen. Crystal (Linville) Warder was queen in 1936 and two years later her sister, Violet (Ross), was given the same honor. Judy’s train was carried by Pamela Adams and the crown was carried by Rick Miller. The Lord Mayor was Jerry Higgins. Other members of the court and their escorts were Janet Bass and Jim Plymate, Jane Ann Breedlove and Larry Porter, Barbara Brunner and Tom Taylor, Norma Jean Headlee and Norman Poe, Yvonne Kauth and Bill Stone and Joyce Miller and Wayland Fowl. The junior band and the boys’ chorus presented the “rib-tickling pantomime of the zany antics of Spike Jones,” The Shelbyville News said, and “Old Man River” was performed with George Bennett singing bass.
1948: Shelbyville’s parking meters were modified to provide 10 time-limit variations ranging from 12 minutes to two hours. New clocks and works were installed by the Mi-Co Meter Company in all 155 of the devices in use here. From one to 10 pennies could be inserted into the meters.
The American Legion announced winners of the Poppy Day poster campaign: Mary Bea Phares and Marilyn Andis (Shelbyville High School); Yvonne Rudd, Billy Bond and Richard Moorhead (Major); and Ray Ewick, John Reece, and Roberta Gottlieb (Hendricks).
1943: Leo Kinman, editor of The Shelbyville Republican, gave a farewell address at the railroad depot to 21 local draftees leaving for Fort Harrison. The men were Wilbur Goble, Glen McNamara, William Elliott, Earl Adams, William Kirk, Harold Nelson, Paul Bogeman, Leo Feller Jr., William Kettler, Elmer Wroten, Paul Schantz, Russell Branson, Norman McKenney, Walter Reed, Lewis Fair, Robert Heisman, Irvin Cassady, Kenneth Sanders, Harold Finney, Edward Luther and William Gaines.
1938: Shelbyville’s Ralph Adams was re-elected Republican chairman of the 10th District.
Three Shelbyville High School band soloists advanced to state competition, to be held in Elkhart. They were Joan Clark, Richard Hill and Roy Coers Jr. The band was led by Martin Schulz.
1933: Braving a thunderstorm, many parents and friends attended the Music Festival in the Paul Cross Gymnasium featuring the talents of approximately 1,000 students from Charles Major, Colescott, Booker T. Washington, Kibbey and Thomas A. Hendricks schools.
Mayor L.E. Webb proclaimed Sunday, May 14, to be “set aside as a day on which we will pay tribute to the mothers of this nation, both living and dead. I wish, at this time, to urge all residents of the city and community to purchase carnations that will be offered for sale on the streets of Shelbyville by members of the Shelby County Chapter of War Mothers.”
1928: A contract was awarded to pave the Rushville Road, from the Vine Street bridge in Walkerville to the Cedar Ford bridge east of Shelbyville. The road would be 36 feet wide between the Vine Street bridge and Forest Hill Cemetery and 18 feet wide from the cemetery to Cedar Ford.
1923: Two unknown individuals sprinkled gasoline throughout the interior of a Waldron church and set the church on fire. The flames were extinguished following significant damage. The fire was thought to be in reprisal against the pastor, who had spoken at several meetings of the Ku Klux Klan. Dr. Wayne Alter of St. Paul brought his bloodhounds to search for the two men but lost the trail.
Shelbyville Seniors Collect $2.5 million in Scholarships
Shelbyville High School senior Riley Fortune accepts the Stephenson Rife Community Involvement Scholarship from local attorney Brady J. Rife at Wednesday’s Senior Awards. | photos by KRISTIAAN RAWLINGS
One hundred and twenty-seven soon-to-be Shelbyville High School graduates collected approximately $2.5 million in scholarship funds and numerous accolades last Wednesday at the annual Senior Awards ceremony. That includes one Shelby County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar (Beau Kenkel), one IASP Academic All-Star Honoree (Isabella Bradburn) and one Horatio Alger Scholar (Alyssa Matzke).
ABOVE: Kristin Parker, with daughter Sophie Parker at her side, presents the Nolan T. Parker Memorial Scholarship. The recipient was Daisy Barrett.
The following seniors, listed in alphabetical order, received scholarships at the event:
Aranda, Maraya: Philip Wiseman Memorial Scholarship, Rick G. Bartlett Memorial Scholarship, SHS Student Council Presidential Freedom, SHS Student Council Scholarship, Excellence in Multilingual Learning Award
Babilonia Gonzalez, Fernando: Multilingual Outstanding Character Award
Barrett, Daisy: Gene & Kay Dellekamp Scholarship, Laura H. Billman Memorial Scholarship, Nolan Parker Memorial Scholarship
Bradburn, Isabella: Louis & Mary J. Abstine Scholarships, Doris and Joseph Butler Memorial Scholarship, Kappa Delta Phi Memorial Scholarship, National Merit Scholar Finalist, Vestavia Club Award (Lady Mayor Award), Gov. Holcomb's STEM Team Honorable Mention, IASP Academic All-Stars Regional Honoree, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition, National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist and Scholar
Bunton, Samuel: Chester G. & Mildred M. Sandman Scholarship, Doris and Joseph Butler Memorial Scholarship, Eastern Star-Naamah Chapter Scholarship - Mildred McCrea Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition
Childres, Jacob: John Philip Sousa National Band Award
Clark, Ashlyn: Mary Platt Oxford Teaching Scholarship, Willard & Naomi Maxwell Day and Herbert & Evelyn Day Scholarship, Bob and Bev Gardner Scholarship, Doris and Joseph Butler Memorial Scholarship, Eastern Star-Naamah Chapter Scholarship - Mildred McCrea Scholarship, Kappa Delta Phi Memorial Scholarship, SHS Student Council Presidential Freedom, Future Educators Scholarship, SHS Student Council Scholarship
DeRolf, Elizabeth: John D. Haehl Scholarship, Daniel & Emma Avery Scholarship, BPW Scholarship
Dickmann, Luke: Lisa Cates Scholarship
Dillman, Tasia: National School Choral Award
Dwiggins, Alexis: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship
Elliott, Kyle: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship
Evans, Caleb: Maurice T. Cherry Family Scholarship
Fortune, Riley: Golden Bear Booster Club Scholarship, Nolting Family Scholarship, Robert Zimny Football Scholarship, Bob and Bev Gardner Scholarship, Eastern Star-Naamah Chapter Scholarship - Mildred McCrea Scholarship, Stephenson Rife Community Involvement Scholarship
Graham, Olivia: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship, Brazeway STEM Scholarship
Granados, Adan: Hugh & Barbara Leary Memorial Scholarship
Haas, Christian: James Peck Memorial Scholarship, Jamie & Janet Orem Scholarship, Karol Carwein Elementary Education Scholarship, Shelbyville Central Schools Education Foundation Scholarship
Haessig, William: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student
Harbert, Antonio: Delta Theta Tau Scholarship, Mark W. Williams Memorial Scholarship, Rotary Club of Shelbyville - BRCF Scholarship, Runnebohm Construction Scholarship, College Board National Hispanic Recognition
Hassebroek, Drew: Chin-Sang/Kidman Scholarship
Johnson, Jack: Katie Ernstes Memorial Scholarship, Purdue Booster Club Scholarship, Daughters of Isabella/Knights of Columbus, Shelby County Bar Association Scholarship
Jones, Brayden: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship
Kenkel, Beau: Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Kiefer, Evelyn: Shelbyville Lions Club Birthday Award, Shelbyville Central Teachers Association Member
Lasure, Shelby: Dr. Phyllis J. Fleming Scholarship, Eastern Star-Naamah Chapter Scholarship - Mildred McCrea Scholarship
Lay, Cooper: National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student
Lee, Riley: George E. Kent Scholarship, Golden Bear Booster Club Scholarship
Malone, Abigail: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship,Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship (F.O.P.)
Maloney, Tristin: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship, Laura H. Billman Memorial Scholarship, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition
Matzke, Alyssa: Shelby County Legacy Scholarship, John C. & Martha Jane DePrez Memorial Scholarship, Horatio Alger Indiana State Scholarship, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition
Maulden, Riley: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship, Wanda Hindman Memorial Nursing Scholarship
McCullum, Trey: Joe & Ruth Landwerlen Scholarship
Millitzer, Owen: Mary Platt Oxford Teaching Scholarship, Willard & Naomi Maxwell Day and Herbert & Evelyn Day Scholarship, Francis Chesser Award
Morris, Matthew: Outstanding Business Award
Mun, Kailey: Shelbyville Lions Club - Dr. Joseph Moheban Scholarship
Placek, Cody: Daniel & Emma Avery Scholarship
Powell, Cameron: Lions Club of Shelbyville
Prickett, Logan: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship
Ruschhaupt, Ava: William Roland Stine Memorial Scholarship
Sandman, Emma: Louis & Mary J. Abstine Scholarships, Paul & Velta Harrell Memorial Scholarship, Dale McDaniel Scholarship, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition
Stader, Chase: Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship, City of Shelbyville Scholarship, Big Future Scholarship
von Werder, Elijah: College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition
Wade, Amanda: Tri Kappa General Scholarship
Wilson, Ashlyn: Chin-Sang/Kidman Scholarship, Girls Inc. Duba, Girls Inc. Margaret M. Feathers
Zobel, Connor: BPA
Scholarship presenters included Susie Claxton, Vince Bradburn, Dan Ivie, Mary Knecht, Karen Fenton, Summer Havron, Marla Comstock, Dennis Wydau, the Orem family, Betsy Means, Brady J. Rife, Mayor Tom DeBaun, Kristin Parker, Julie Alvis, Rev. Beth Crouch, Theresa Ernstes, Bill Poland, Dan Zimny, Rick Zimny, John Hartnett, Lindsay Tillison, Andy Snow, Jolynn Badgero, Katie Beyer, Amy Fox, Mike Johnson and Jennifer Jones.
ABOVE: John Hartnett, with Rick Zimny and Dan Zimny behind him, presents the Robert Zimny Football Scholarship. Riley Fortune was the recipient.