Farmers Market Season Opens on Strong Note
The local Farmers Market is back, and so are the fruits and vegetables, eggs, steaks, honey, even live music.
“Last year we had 24 vendors, and this year we have increased to 30 vendors and counting,” Jenna Martin, Mainstreet Shelbyville events coordinator, said.
One woman searching for wedding cake decorations even discovered there are options beyond fondant, instead picking flowers from market vendor Land Revival.
“Every flower that I grow is edible,” Joe Land said. He and his wife, Laura, grow their products on their Waldron area property. They also sell microgreens, vegetables and herbs grown from seeds that are harvested at the seedling stage.
“It’s a superfood,” Mr. Land said. “I got into that because the market opens pretty early in the season, and we didn’t want to come down here without anything.”
By mid-morning, their varieties of peas, radishes and cabbage microgreens were nearly depleted. But the Lands stuck around to visit with potential customers and fellow vendors.
“What I really like about the market is the people you meet,” he said. “You feel connected.”
The market continues every Saturday until Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the west half of Public Square. Live performances are from 10 a.m. to noon, and Shelby Sprouts, a free and interactive family-focused program, runs from 9 to 10 a.m. The market has also partnered with Major Health Partners, allowing SNAP recipients to match benefits up to $20.
“We proudly support our community and promote accessibility to fresh, local food,” Martin said.
- One lane of Elm Street, from Second to Third Street, will be closed intermittently until the end of this week.
- Editor's Note: You will notice the "Evening Review" branding on today's newsletter. Throughout June, I will experiment with the presentation of our coverage. Since it's summer, I anticipate picking up the pace. Look for an article on the Shelbyville High School's Class of 2023 Top 10 in tomorrow's edition. - Kristiaan Rawlings
This Day in Shelby County History
2018: Eleven local students and four adults met at City Hall at 4:45 a.m. to leave for the Sister City student exchange trip to Japan. Making the trip were Amanda Simpson, Willa Kent, Ellie Simpson, Sylvia Spurling, Beth Crouch, Joey Baatz, Emma von Werder, Josh von Werder, Mitchell Smith, Maddie Tucker, Nolan Parker, David Hardin, Paul Remmler, Connor Logsdon and Justin Stenger.
2013: Linda Howell retired after teaching 39 years at Loper Elementary. John Hanson retired after serving 42 years at Triton Central in various capacities, the final as assistant principal.
2008: The owners of Three Sisters Books and Gifts - Dr. Carolyn Statler, Barbara Rogers and Mary Kay Pitts, 7 Public Square, announced plans to open The Bookmark next door to the bookstore, which had opened June 2002. The space had previously been The Coffee Shop, operated by sisters Sabrene and Lisa Gaines, which closed at the end of 2007.
2003: Veteran Special Olympics athlete Shane Roell was chosen to be the final carrier of the "Flame of Hope" and would light the flame during the opening ceremonies for the 2003 Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games in Terre Haute.
1998: Kim Wilcox was named valedictorian at Triton Central High School, with Tiffany Asberry named salutatorian. Hope Talbert was named valedictorian at Morristown, with Seth Earnest named salutatorian.
1993: Waldron's spring sports award winners were Mike Redelman, Amy Fischer, Scott Stillabower, Kip Adams, Matt Fralich, Patrick Mullins, Andrew Harker, Andrea Kolkmeier, Brian Harker, David Reed, Becky Fischer, Megan Kuhn, Julie Harker, Jessica Ash, Mary Kuhn, Kevin Riggs, Stacy Huntsman, T.J. Edwards, Dustin Hartman and Andy Long.
1988: The state announced plans to install a traffic signal at State Road 9 and County Road 150N.
Morristown's Scott Barritt took 13th place in hurdles in state competition despite winning his heat. Paul Goble was Barritt's coach.
1983: Local businessmen Jess McDaniel and Steve Lower announced plans to open The Bavarian Haus restaurant just east of the Target store and Shelby County Food Center on East State Road 44. The new restaurant was being built by a local company owned by William and Jenny Dugan. In other restaurant news, The Waffle House had announced interest in a Shelbyville location.
1978: The Shelbyville Optimist Club presented its awards for outstanding work with local youth at an event held at Mac's Steak House. Recipients were Sheriff's Deputy Rick Isgrigg, Probation Officer Charles Longstreet and City Police Officer Bob Nolley.
Kevin and Terri (Wheeler) Nigh were spending their honeymoon in Florida after their recent marriage, The Shelbyville News reported. Attendants at the wedding were Mrs. Mark Lux and Kent Nigh. Bridesmaids were Pat Wheeler, Mrs. Kenneth Rosenfeld and Mrs. Gregg Kuhn, with David Wheeler, Roger Laird and Mark Lux as ushers.
1973: Six Shelby County seniors were nominated for the annual Herbert L. Runnebohm Rec Citizenship award. Nominated were Marnita Sheaffer (SHS), Mark Hodson (Triton Central), Lydia Ernest (SHS), Mike Snyder (Morristown), Anthony Amos (SHS) and Kim Branum (SHS).
1968: Ann Clay, 18, an SHS May graduate, was named Shelby County Youth Center Teen of the Month for May.
Seven Shelby County students graduated from college. They were: Jeffrey McQueen and Rick Winkler (Marian College); Richard Lorenz and Charles O'Connor (Notre Dame), Janet (Fox) Eisenhour (Evangel College); and Donna Skinner and John Henricks (Otterbein College).
1963: Correl Eberhart, 73, founder of Eberhart Trailer Park, died. He had also been founder and original promoter of Wellington Heights Addditions.
1958: Top school safety patrol members were announced. Medal recipients were Linda Jones (Hendricks): Steven Jenner (Hendricks); Jack Borst (Colescott), Stephen LaBarbera (Major), Kenneth Garlitch (Coulston), James Richards (Major), Jay Bramwell (Addison), Larry Wright (St. Joseph) and Richard Huber (Major).
1953: The local Memorial Day service included a speech from Harvey Stout with the state Veterans Affairs office. Stout complained that there was more to the "police action" happening in Korea, citing 131,830 who had been killed, wounded, missing or taken as prisoners. "If that's not war, what is war?" he asked.
1948: A record crowd had attended the local Memorial Day service on the courthouse lawn, the Republican reported. "One hundred and nineteen flag-topped crosses, each surrounded by banks of flowers, still stood today in the silent courthouse lawn," the paper said. The guest speaker expressed concern about "growing apathy" in terms of defending democracy and voter participation.
1943: Several local men left here for military service. Among them were William Mark, Robert Mohr, Dale Gundrum, Donald Crosby, Joseph Long, Charles Hepp, Elmo Cole, Kenneth Kohler, Earl Bower, Carl Scott, Norman Forster, Richard Ewing, Charles Miller, Ralph Gullo, Turner Caine Jr., Robert Bassett, Earl Abel, Earl Lee, Paul Anderson, John Hirschauer, Harry McDonald, Oris Mann, Earl Leffler, Norman Higgins, Fred Miller, Oren Jenkins, Paul Denson, Leslie Driscoll, Jack Sexton, George Larmore, Clarence Dixon and Vincent Worland.
1938: Approximately 400 had attended Memorial Day services held at the Concord Cemetery and Second Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery. The guest speaker said that "although we should be prepared to defend our country, we should not be forced to again cross the water to fight."
1933: A funeral was held for Jacob A. Conrey, retired furniture manufacturer, who had died at age 80. He had been one of the organizers of the Davis-Birely Table Company.
1928: The four remaining members, out of six, of the Shelbyville High School class of 1879 held a 49th reunion, hosted by Frank Doble at his Mechanic Street home. The group reminisced and sang "School Days, School Days."
1923: Ralph Rotet, 12, and Woodrow Fortiss, 10, were reprimanded for attempting to catch fish in the Joseph Fountain. Police also said the boys had "splashed water in all directions and the fountain looked like a picnic ground after the crowd has gone." The boys promised Mayor Hoop they would never do it again.
Lank Fowler, 65, of Waldron, IN., passed away Monday, May 29, 2023 at Waldron Health Care. He was born June 29, 1957 in Alabama to Delbert Fowler and Melva Jean Fowler. A Celebration of Life will be held at Salvation Army at a later date. Funeral Directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Lank’s family. Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.
Errick Michael Freeman passed away unexpectedly May 17, 2023, and his family and friends are devastated and saddened by this tragic loss. He passed away at the young age of 40 in Boynton Beach, FL, where he lived since 2020.
Errick was born April 11, 1983, in Columbus, IN, to Mark and Debbie Freeman. His mother, Debbie, survives. He is also survived by his grandmother Kathleen Freeman of Shelbyville, IN). He is also survived by his Aunt Theresa Freeman-Griffin (Frank), Paul Freeman (Valerie) and Phil Freeman all of Shelbyville, IN and his Aunt Janie of Jacksonville, FL and his many friends and cousins who love him more than words can express. He is preceded in death by his father Mark, his brother Matthew, Grandfather John Freeman, Grandparents Leonard and Christine Burton Aunt Kathy Smith, Uncle Jim Smith and Uncle Rick Smith (who he was named after).
He attended elementary school at St. Joe, Shelbyville, IN, graduated high school from Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis, IN, graduated college from the Culinary Institute of America (2005) in Hyde Park, NY and earned his Court of Master Sommeliers in 2004. While he was in high school, he loved marching band and competitions. He marched in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2001. He was a member of the Indiana Youth Jazz Ensemble, won a Prelude Award at the Children's Museum and loved to golf, go to concerts, play music on his Saxophone and have fun with his friends. Once he graduated high school, he followed his love for food creations and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. Errick's resume is quite impressive since he graduated from the CIA. His culinary degree took him to restaurants in New York, California, Indiana, and Florida and he was a private chef. While in Boynton Beach he worked most recently as a Restaurant Manager at Martini's until they closed and before his passing was employed by Winston Trails Country Club. His words of wisdom regarding his love for cooking was "There's more in the world than cooking; but, nothing like cooking to take you around the world".
Anyone that knew Errick, knew that he was a kind, gentle, fun loving, hard-working, loyal man who had an immense passion for the restaurant industry and was always a source of positivity. Errick always had a smile on his face. He was a happy person and loved to have fun. We've lost a shining light in our lives and will miss his calls, text messages and emails. Errick will forever be remembered and loved by his family and friends.
There will be a memorial mass for him on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. 125 E Broadway Street, Shelbyville, IN at 10 a.m. followed by a Circle of Life Lunch.
Cheryl J. Howell, 78, left this world for her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in Pacific Mo., after a short and sudden illness. She was born February 3, 1945 in Shelbyville, Ind., to Donald R. Miller and Francis (Tucker) Miller Leffler.
In her early years she worked in farming with her father and loved to ride horses. Cheryl graduated from Triton Central High School in 1963. She married her former husband George Howell Sr. in 1966 and became a military wife. She attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. as well as Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky. Cheryl earned a degree in Occupational Therapy from IUPUI in 1993 and a diploma in Pastoral Studies in 1996 from World Harvest Bible College in Columbus, Ohio. She worked as an assistant teacher and bus driver for Triton Central School district. She also worked as a cashier and store manager, and as an occupational therapy assistant. Cheryl moved to Pacific, Mo. in 2002 before retiring in 2005. During retirement she spent most of her time tending to her flowers and garden, which quickly became her favorite hobby outside of spending time with her grandchildren.
Cheryl is survived by her sons, George Grimm-Howell (wife, Elizabeth), Donald Howell (husband, Tony Loy-Howell); grandchildren, George Owen Grimm-Howell, Meredith Grimm-Howell; sisters, Donnareita Haley, Gwendolyn Kirk, Marjorie Dailey (husband, Bruce), Melody Bedwell (husband, Kenneth); and sister-in-law, Lourdes Lorenz-Miller. She is preceded in death by her father and sister Mary Frances “Franny” Lorenz-Miller.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, Ind. 46176. Funeral Services will follow at noon at the funeral home with Rev. Daniel Jepsen officiating. Funeral Directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Cheryl’s family. Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.
Dennis L. McFatridge, 73, of Rushville, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023 at IU Health Methodist Hospital. He was born May 1, 1950 in Rushville to Graydon and Vera McFatridge.
Dennis graduated from Rushville High School in 1968. Dennis had a love for sports. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and Indianapolis Colts. He also enjoyed playing softball through the years, especially with his wife and daughter. Later in life he grew to enjoy golfing. He loved his antique car, a 1966 Marlin Rambler, which was the first car he purchased on his own. He also enjoyed the time he spent on his Kawasaki motorcycle. Dennis was an avid animal lover and a friend of Bill W. He was proud to be born and raised in Rushville.
Dennis married Kathy (Riley) McFatridge on August 4, 1973, and she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Jacque (husband, Matt) Ivancic; his cousin, Steve (wife, Joy) Shoppelle; and niece, Meg (husband, Ryan) Karns. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joyce Karns, his cousin, Ron Shoppelle, and his uncle, Herbert Shoppelle.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Monday, June 5, 2023 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176. Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Jose Rivera officiating. Funeral Directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Dennis’ family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Biscuit Factory Animal Rescue, Inc., 207 N. State Street, P.O. Box 1101, Greenfield, IN 46140 or online at www.bfrescue.com. Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.