Friday, September 8, 2023

First SHS Courier of the Year Published

The September edition includes articles on how SHS beat the recent heat wave (written by Ella Connolly and Lilly Johnson), the Bears' strong start to the football season (Ella Johnson), the recurring 15 Minutes of Fame (by Dany Vazquez and Lilly Johnson), and staff reports on Sophia Asher's Hall of Fame experience, SHS mentors and a group of seniors who hosted a tailgate in the school parking lot to kick off the year.


Senior Luke Brinkman (6) and teammate Grant Schene (8) celebrate after Brinkman’s first career touchdown,against the Greensburg Pirates. | photo by ELLA JOHNSON

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This Month in Shelby County History

2018: The ARC of Shelby County presented awards to Darah Knopp (Outstanding Special Education Teacher of the Year), Becky Sipes (Staff Person of the Year), Kelley Robinson (Education Professional of the Year) and Dr. David Adams (Exceptional Service Award).

2013: Triton Central junior Samantha Dewey scored five goals in a 6-2 soccer victory over Shelbyville.

2008: Shelby County Women's Expo, hosted at Shelbyville Middle School and featuring over 250 attendees and a speech by Indiana First Lady Cheri Daniels, included the presentation of the ATHENA Award to former Shelbyville Mayor Betsy Stephen.

2003: Shelbyville Central Schools officials discussed updating SHS, which had been built in 1957. Three years had passed since the corporation had built a new elementary school and remodeled three buildings.

1998: City and county officials discussed developing an 88-acre park on the city's northwest side, complete with a lake, picnic area and forested trails. Shelby Park would have been on part of what was a gravel pit on Boggstown Road.

1993: Rev. Bill Horner, senior minister of Shelbyville's First Christian Church, led a ceremony following the donation of a plaque in front of the church marking the site, at the corner of Tompkins and Washington streets, as the location of the first house in the platted city of Shelbyville. The house had been built by Francis Walker in 1882. The men's fellowship of the church donated the plaque.

1988: A special newspaper section on Men and Women at Work featured Dara Hebbe, travel agent and branch manager of Shelbyville's T.V. Travel Inc. She booked vacations for clients and business trips for local corporations. Deregulation had led to cheaper fares and more people flying, she said.

1983: With the nation marking the 200th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War, SHS teacher Vera Murphy and nine students attended related festivities at IUPUI. The students were Robin Ensminger, Doug Chaney, Kim Stamm, Jodi Anderson, Bruce Horton, Cindy Brandt, Linda Wiley, Tim Hughett and Susan Rammelsberg.

1978: St. Paul law officers were instructed by the town board to strictly enforce the curfew on juveniles. The move was made in an effort to reduce Halloween-related vandalism. The board emphasized that parents would be held responsible for the actions of their children.

1973: Former national swimming champion Jean Ann (Dellekamp) Wheeler announced plans for a competitive Swim Clinic to be held at SHS. Wheeler had won five A.A.U. national championships and set several American records. New SHS swim coach Lee Smith encouraged local student swimmers to participate.

1968: A massive addition to the General Electric plant neared completion, located at the junction of E. State Road 44 and E. Michigan Road.

1963: The Rex Linoleum baseball team was pictured in the newspaper. Team members included Keith Ramsey, Randy Jackson, Greg Whipple, Gary Talbert, Tod Winkler, Roger Lawrence, Mike Kupfer, Terry McCall, Larry Miller, Mike Corley, Jim Pruett, Bill Aulby, Jim Kupfer, Tim Fout and Paul Eck. Jim Pruett was coach.

1958: A newspaper photo showed football tryouts at Shelbyville High School. Robert Zimny would be the head coach with Eugene McNew and Vaughn Drake as assistants.

1953: Sgt. Ray Anderson was appointed police lieutenant.

Chambers Corp. of Shelbyville announced development of a special antique copper finish for console ranges and built-in equipment. A company statement said, "The gleam of copper need no longer be confined to pots and pans, but can play an important part in kitchen decoration." The Shelbyville firm had pioneered in color in 1949 when it introduced seven decorator shades.

1948: Phyllis Ann Fager was appointed executive director of the 189 Girl Scouts in Shelbyville. She said she intended to increase activity for the five Girl Scout troops and five Brownie troops in Shelbyville. Fager's office would be above Haag Drugstore.

1943: Despite rationing, local officials said sufficient stoves would be available for those who needed them. Most manufacturers were focusing on the war effort.

1938: Local police warned drivers to obey new "no parking" zones downtown after the state had taken over maintenance of several streets that served as routes for state highways. Chief of Police Earl Trees said no warnings would be issued to violators.

1933: The Farmers Fire Company was formed for the protection of farm buildings outside Shelbyville city limits. Over 150 members paid the $25 membership fee, which covered the cost of a new truck ordered from Sunlit Motor Sales.

1928: Local attorney Wilbur Israel addressed Black Republican voters in the "colored" Masonic Hall, at Hendricks and Pike Streets, to provide tips on forming an organization and electing officers. Ralph Adams, Shelby County Republican chairman, helped coordinate the event.

1923: Members of the Rotary Club were entertained by Celesta Hobbs, 9, who was in town to sing and perform at The Alhambra Theatre.