Thursday, January 19, 2023
24 Hours in Addison Township: 1:06 a.m.
Last fall’s annual print edition for Founding Members featured 24 photos - one of each hour of the day taken over a period of a few weeks - representing life in Addison Township. Above, Shanon Jackson, quality tech at Brazeway, is back in his relatively quiet room in the middle of the floor following his “lunch” break. He has worked at the Lincoln Street facility for eight years. Brazeway Human Resources Manager Amber Dile provided access to The Addison Times and offered an explanation of the quality control process. | by KRISTIAAN RAWLINGS
Glackman Enters City Clerk-Treasurer Race
Amy Glackman files paperwork with Shelby County Election Clerk Jeff Sponsel yesterday to appear on the Republican primary ballot in the Shelbyville Clerk-Treasurer’s race. Glackman, who is currently the Shelby County Auditor, is running against incumbent Scott Asher. | submitted
The Shelbyville Common Council yesterday unanimously approved on first reading an ordinance amending the traffic code to regulate golf carts and off-road vehicles on city streets. The issue had been raised by MHP, which wants to start using golf carts for shuttling between Intelliplex buildings, council president Rob Nolley said. According to the ordinance, drivers of golf carts on city roads must hold a driver’s license, liability insurance and a permit. The golf carts must also be equipped with turn signals, head lamps and tail lamps, a “slow-moving” vehicle sign, brake lights, a seatbelt for each occupant and rearview mirrors, and be inspected by the Shelbyville Police Department. If approved on second reading at the next council meeting, eligible golf carts could be driven on approved roadways and alley ways. They would be prohibited from various areas, including sidewalks, walking paths, State Road 9 (Harrison Street) except to cross the road, State Road 44 (Broadway Street) from Harrison east to city limits and any roadway or alley with a posted speed limit greater than 40 miles per hour. Golf carts could not be operated between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or at a speed greater than 20 miles per hour, if the current draft of the ordinance passes. A list of fines is also included in the ordinance.
City Council also passed, on second reading, an ordinance annexing land off CR 300 N for Coers Land Co. The company earlier indicated the annexation request was for future use, given that the property is surrounded by city property.
Common Council members re-appointed Rob Nolley as president, Brian Asher as vice-president and Mike Johnson, reader.
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Chancellor Dr. Steven Combs led a delegation of officials in a presentation to the Shelby County Council on Tuesday regarding Advantage Shelby County, a program offering scholarships to Shelby County graduates to complete two years of college without cost at Ivy Tech. The program is funded by Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville. Ami Carter, ASC director, said the program’s first cohort in Fall 2016 included 46 students. This year’s enrollment is 117. As of December 2022, 130 associate degrees and 104 certificates have been earned by local students through the program, and students have served a combined 19,222 volunteer service hours. Chris Hoke, campus trustee and Northwestern Consolidated School Corp. superintendent, lauded the initiative. “A lot of the kids in the program are first-generation students, so the idea of attending post-secondary education, quite frankly, is intimidating. The high success rates that the program sees - and it is incredibly high - is because of that wraparound model. It’s very much a family,” Hoke said.
In other council action, President Tony Titus welcomed new councilman Kyle Barlow to his first meeting. Barlow soon made his first motion, to appoint Linda Sanders as council president. The motion failed, and Tony Titus was re-appointed president on a 4-2 vote, with Barlow and Sanders opposing. Leigh Langkabel was appointed council vice president on a 6-0 vote.
The following couples applied for marriage licenses last week in the Shelby County Clerk’s office: James A. Corbin, 58, and Jeffrey M. Hulva, 57; Christian F. McKinney, 28, and Kelsey A. Malcolm, 29.
The following students were named Shelbyville Middle School Athletes of the Week: Jordan Noe (7th girls basketball); Payton DuVall (8th girls basketball); Jordan Winkler (7th boys basketball); Kashton Laycock and Owen Hartman (8th boys basketball); Kirsten Byrne (6th cheer); Aeriana Comstock, Abby Huntsman, Mayah Knopp, Kaylan McIntire (7th cheer); and Tripp Garner (wrestling).
HOOSIER NEWS: Renewable energy is catching on. Shortages and delays, including the volume of renewable energy facilities cropping up in the United States, have pushed back construction dates for some solar farms planned in Jay County. Three renewable energy companies — Leeward Renewable Energy, Invenergy and Scout Clean Energy — are in the midst of starting solar farms in rural parts of the county. Leeward and Invenergy’s initial timelines for their projects, Rose Gold Solar and Skycrest Solar Energy Center, forecasted construction could begin as early as 2022. But as of this month, neither company has broken ground in Jay County yet. A spokesperson for Rose Gold Solar said in an email in late December that because of industry wide delays and the PJM Interconnection process, the company expects construction on its could begin this fall. (Invenergy, which is planning a $150 million, 155-megawatt facility located on about 2,500 acres in Penn and Jackson townships, did not respond to a request for comment before press time. Its timeline in 2021 forecasted construction to be completed as late as the end of 2024.) (Portland Commercial Review)
NATIONAL NEWS: This is a great time of year for goats, which are known to devour all kinds of vegetation regardless of how spiky or poisonous it might be. The reason it’s a great time is that it’s the time of year when people recycle Christmas trees, which goats find delicious and their caretakers will gladly take off the hands of people willing to contribute a tree. The Philly Goat Project will take trees for $20 apiece to feed to the goats, as pine needles are rich in Vitamins A and C, contain tannins that deter parasites, and help with protein. Roughly 600 trees have already been donated in January to the Philadelphia goats, which should feed them through late spring. (Wall Street Journal)
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.
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
Knauf celebrated its 25th anniversary in Shelbyville. The company’s Shelbyville operation had doubled in size since the local headquarters had been built in 1978.
30 YEARS AGO: 1993
The eighth-ranked Golden Bear girls basketball team (11-2) cut down the nets after winning Shelbyville’s first outright SCC championship. The team had been in a three-way tie with Seymour and Rushville for the conference title the year before. Misty Smith scored 20 in the win with Mandy Dickmann adding 10.
40 YEARS AGO: 1983
Morristown Fire Chief Steve Macy was re-elected to serve by Morristown volunteer firemen. Other officers were Brian Talbert, Jim Johns, Bob Hanson, Bill Klepper, Ray Ball, Elmer Carlton and Darrell Caldwell.
50 YEARS AGO: 1973
The ice skating rink on the tennis court at Morrison Park had been used for a week, but the warm weather put it out of operation. A wooden framework had been built just inside the fence of the tennis court and a plastic floor installed before water was added.
60 YEARS AGO: 1963
Excavation was made for foundations of six one-story apartment buildings to be built near Shelbyville High School on McKay Road.
70 YEARS AGO: 1953
Local police started using photography during arrests. Both squad cars were equipped with flash cameras so that officers could take pictures of every person arrested to help with prosecution.
80 YEARS AGO: 1943
Lt. Frank Barnes, former athletic director at Shelbyville High School, was promoted to captain at the desert air base at Blythe, Calif., where he was serving as special service officer.
90 YEARS AGO: 1933
Frightened when a bullet penetrated the living room of her home at 721 South Noble Street, Mrs. Ed Lee hastened to the police station to report someone was attempting to kill her. A police investigation concluded the shots had been fired carelessly without any intention of harming anyone. The bullet had lodged in a corner of a room, barely missing a radio.
100 YEARS AGO: 1923
Members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, east of Norristown, joined in an old-fashioned wood cutting in woods owned by Van Elliott. The wood had been donated to the church by Elliott with the understanding that the members would cut it and prepare it for use. Those who assisted in the work were Jesse Armstrong, Ben Wasson, Howard Wasson, Albert Hendrickson, Elbert Hendrickson, Harve Hendrickson, Sherman Crafton, Warren Wasson, Clifford Smith, Grant Crafton, John Murphy, Claude Shaw, Ben Weidner, Edward Crafton, Carl Wasson, Addison Talkington, Claudius Talkington, Rausal Phillips, Delbert Phillipi, Frank Maze, Ottoe Morgason, George Morgason, Tilman Graham, O.A. Kelly, J.A. Hendrickson, Stodder Hatton and Mr. Keister.
Theft was reported in the 400 block of W. Mechanic St., Shelbyville.
JAIL BOOK-INS: William L. Jones Jr., 32, doc hold, unknown hearing; Dusty L. Price, 48, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief; Mickey W. Rady, 64, possession of meth, paraphernalia; Caitlin A. Rider, 24, OVWI; Boureima Salifou, 44, hold for another jurisdiction; Johnny Standberry, 41, hold for another jurisdiction; Ashton C. West, 26, hold for another jurisdiction; Walter D. Wilson, 26, unknown hearing, doc hold.
Phyllis I. Lutes, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at her residence. Born September 4, 1932, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Charles Raymond Bright and Verna (Robbins) Bright. She married Donald E. Lutes on June 8, 1952, and he survives. Other survivors include a son, Doug Lutes (wife Monica) of Shelbyville; daughter Christy Denk (husband David) of Shelbyville; two brothers, Michael Holbrook (wife Carole) of Franklin, Jon Holbrook (wife Trudy) of Greenwood; a sister, Donna Stutz (husband Larry) of Columbus; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Paul T. Holbrook, who raised her, son Stephen Lutes, and three brothers, James Bright, Edwin Holbrook and Bruce Holbrook.
Mrs. Lutes had lived her entire lifetime in this area and was a self-employed wallpaper hanger for 30 years. She also had been an office worker at Pittsburgh Plate Glass for a few years. She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1950 and was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she served on several committees. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority. Phyllis was an avid bridge player. She loved playing games with her family, attending Shelbyville High School basketball games, crafting, and creating stained glass.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastors Colin and Heather Cress officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date. Friends may pay their respects on Friday afternoon, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.
Martha Tennell, 96, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville. She was born December 23, 1926, in Kokomo, the daughter of Earl B. and Florinda (Julow) Johnson.
On March 2, 1947, she married Harold “Chick” Tennell, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2019. Martha is survived by her sons, Andrew Tennell and wife, Theresa, of Franklin, and Timothy Todd Tennell and wife, Lori, of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Melody Lux of St. Paul; grandchildren, Jeff Tennell and wife, Amanda, Jay Tennell, Julie Tennell, Scott Tennell, Carson Tennell, Cole Tennell and wife, Jennah, and Carrie Smithson and husband, Curtis; great-grandchildren, Jenson Tennell, Jayda Tennell, Addy Tennell, Casey Tennell, Caleb Tennell, Zack Tennell, Devin Tennell, Chad Tennell and Cohen Tennell; step-great-grandchildren, Kayln and Bryce; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to Chick, Martha was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Michael Gene Tennell.
Martha graduated in 1944 from Boggstown High School. She was a member of Bengal Christian Church, where she participated in the Ladies Aide group. Martha was also a member of the Homemakers Club. She was a devoted farm wife and enjoyed gardening. Martha also enjoyed bowling.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will follow at Noon, with Pastor Scott Phenis officiating.
Interment will be at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bengal Christian Church, 3518 South Shelby 750 West, Franklin, Indiana 46131. Online condolences may be shared with Martha’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Charles B. “Charlie” Land, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023. He was born February 9, 1950 in Shelbyville to Clifford Land and Anna Mae (Swinford) Land. Charlie graduated from Southwestern High School. He worked at Lear in Edinburgh for 41 years before retiring as a Foreman. He had a love for the outdoors. He could often be found hunting or fishing in his free time. Charlie also loved spending time with his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him true joy.
He married Anna Hue (Rhoades) Land on November 2, 1970 and she survives. Charlie is survived by his daughters, Lori Land, Kristen (husband, Gary) Goforth; grandchildren, Shakara Graber, Brittany Priddy, Devon Drake, Niki Goforth, Brianna Goforth, Charlie Goforth; great-grandchildren, Layla Osmon, Izzy Graber, Zachary Drake; sisters Barbara McDaniels, Gail Hendershot; nieces, Cindy Hendershot, Mary Garvin, Missy Bostic and Amy Wilson; and nephews, Mike Hendereshot, James and David Land. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Katrina Land; brother, Clifford Land Jr.; nephew, Albert D Hendershot Jr.; and niece, Cathy Ann Walters.
Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery at a later date. Funeral Directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Charlie’s family. Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.