Friday, August 18, 2023

The Latest Digitized SHS Courier Editions

1961: November 21

1970: November 24

1984: April 19

1993: October (No. 2)

2013: February 27

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This Month in Shelby County History

2018: Southwestern graduate Annie Thomas was named the Indiana University Southeast Female Athlete of the Year.

2013: Contestants for the Bears of Blue River Queen Pageant met at the home of Linda Brown, Mary Kay consultant, for dinner and pedicures. Contestants were Jordan Vermillion, Brittany Schebler, Brittney Sinclair, Sam Tobler, Michaela Wines, Erica Marcum, Samantha Snow, Morgan Schebler, Kim Hall, Odessa Bushby and Allie Bruner.

2008: The Shelbyville Fire Department local 8-and-under softball team won its league championship and captured the Shelby girls' tournament title. Members of the team were Danielle Kuhn, Emma Huber, Shey Tillison, Savannah Fogle, Riley Disney, Teann Bringle, Hannah File, Cora Reinhart, Grace Bate, Emma Abel, Faith Foltz, Jaclyn Tackett and Cambi Poole. Terrill Bringle and Brian Tackett were coaches.

2003: Scott Huber, Shelby County Noon Sertoma president, presented Beth Browning, Dain Taylor, Laura Parmer and Jette Martin with scholarships. All four had graduated from Shelbyville High School and were studying speech therapy at college. Browning had been a four-year scholarship winner and planned to pursue a master's degree.

1998: J&L Tool won the Shelby County Girls Softball League minor division tournament. Team members were Kayla Davis, Karissa King, Kylea Chabre, Rebecca Oeffinger, Melissa Harness, Missy Chabre, Lindsay Callahan, Kasey Pettit, Brianne Matney, Tawni Morningstar, Katie Erickson and Erica Pettit. Tammy Scudder and Gary Ward were coaches.

1993: The first place varsity cheerleading award at the Shelby County Fair was given to the Shelbyville High School team. Cheer members were Janna England, Trisha Fox, Jill Ingle, Dana Tillison, Brandon Manning, Chasity England, Jeremy Canter, Jeremy Smith, Jeff Torres, Aaron Jeanette and Jason Jeanette.

1988: The tourney and league champs of the T-league were Melissa Winkler, Katie Gruesser, Brianne Priddy, Leslie Randolph, Jill Carson, Anna Basey, Carrie Car, Lori Livingston, Kelly Critser, Jamie Walton, Jenny Beal, Abby McQueen, Jessica Pike and Wendy Hodges. Randy Livingston and Hope Pike were coaches and Norman Winkler was manager.

1983: Shelbyville's Bambino All-Star team opened play in the Ohio Valley Regional Bambino Tournament at the local Babe Ruth diamond. Members of the team were Darrin Tackett, Dennis Tackett, Derek Stover, Kyle Linville, Mark Williams, Andy Linville, Steve Skillman, Ronnie Compton, Matt Stieneker, Tim Uhlmansiek, John Johnson, Bobby McNicholas, Brad Engle, Zach Phelps, Max Carroll and Rod Mohr. Duane Milburn and Ernie Engle were coaches.

1978: Founders of the original SCUFFY board formed a 25th anniversary committee. They were Harry Hanson, Mrs. John Whitehead, John C. DePrez, Mickey Wagner, Nate Kaufman and George Stubbs Sr.

1973: Members of the Triton Central High School cheerleading staff attended a Cheerleader Clinic at Vincennes University. Cheerleaders were Terri Brown, Jerra Flynn, Sharon Wagoner, Debbie Osborn and Joni Wynn.

1968: Eight Waldron FFA members and their advisor attended a statewide leadership class at Lincoln State Park. Local attendees were Paul Staage, Jery Rick, Bill Fischer, Kenny Yantes, Mike Sparks, Mark Fischer, Richard Fix, Miles Mitchell and Joe Harker. Larry Watson was advisor.

1963: The Shelbyville Merchants won the A League softball championship. Players were Pete Brown, Bob Dempsey, Dick McNeely, Ray Moore, Cliff Runnebohm, Clete Moore, Gilbert Harmon, Don Asher, Jim O'Connor, Jim Bradley, Glyn Ashcraft, Harold Boyd, Jim Cuskaden and Bill Markley. Bud Fancher was coach.

1958: Democrat Orris Kepley was appointed to the County Council, succeeding Ralph Worland.

1953: James Matchett, 27, new associate of the law firm Pell and Good, was sworn in by Mayor Philip Banawitz as the new city judge. His first case was in regards to a reckless driving charge in Kennedy Park.

Herschel Doles crossed the plate at Kennedy Park with the run that won the Shelby County tourney finals for the Shelbyville Eagles in one of the closest games of the season. Jim Harlamert had pitched for the opposing Plastics and Ray Stocklin for the Eagles. Dave Haines, Bill Wertz, Bob Jones and "Wimpy" Burton all had big plays.

1948: Shelby County Republicans elected Russ Gross as chairman, Mrs. John Whitehead as vice chair, William Boles as secretary and Russell Brandenburger as treasurer.

1943: Results were announced for the 4-H Home Club Economics show. First division winners were Patricia Hamner, Deloris Hayes, Phyllis Bright, Patricia Conover, Mary Frances Laird and Mary Rose Wicker.

1938: The board of works issued an order to "compel" the Big Four railway to repair the crossings on Broadway and Jackson streets, which were sources of constant complaints.

1933: Keg beer sales were legalized and set to begin Aug. 15, state officials announced. Several local retailers said they happened to have "supplies of keg beer" on hand for immediate sale, The Republican reported.

1928: County Commissioners ordered several main roads paved, including Smithland Road, the Rushville Road and the Norristown Road.

1923: Shelby County resident James DePrez, held in the Decatur County jail while awaiting trial on a charge of murder, was cooking his own meals for the week. "DePrez is 'batching' this week and getting his own meals while Harry Braden, county sheriff, and his family are enjoying a 50-50 vacation at Geneva, the sheriff coming in every day from camp to handle his office business," The Republican reported. The paper noted that DePrez's "culinary ability is of a high class," which was "evidenced by the fact that DePrez shows no signs of lack of nourishment."