Mud Sling ends grandstand events of 2009 Scott County Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    Quads and trucks large and small took to the mud pit at the Mud Sling event sponsored by T.E. Promotions Saturday, July 18, ending the grandstand events at the 2009 Scott County Fair.
    First up, the four wheel drive quad drivers took their shot at the mud.  Drivers took their rides down the pit spraying mud and water from their tires. Participants Richard Cooper, Donnie Wheeler, Tim Brown, Brad Crick, Ethan Barton, Shown Auxier, Matthew Gullett and Michael Payton took two runs through the pit trying for a time that would take them to the top of the leader's board. In the end, Donnie Wheeler took the win with a time of 6.14 seconds through the pit, and Gullett placed second with a time of 6.61 seconds.
    In the second division of the evening, two wheel drive quad drivers took their chances in the muck. Richard Cooper, Ryan Riley, Donnie Wheeler, Ryan Hobbs, Levi Panguburn, Shawn Wilson, Shawn Auxier, Jason Blevins, Michael Payton and Travis Jett revved up their engines and navigated their way through. Donnie Wheeler rode his way to the win with a time of 7.45 seconds through the pit.  Cooper followed in second with a time of 8.05 seconds.
    The third run of the night belonged to the Mini-Quad division. Dylan Collin and Wyatt Wheeler rode through a smaller strip of dirt and water. The youngsters took two rides through the pit, just as the adult riders did. Wyatt Wheeler drove through the pit with the best time of 4.67 seconds, and Dylan Collin drove through the pit with the best time of 8.19 seconds.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:34
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Funeral for retired director Phillip Stewart planned Thursday PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00

    Fourth generation funeral director and embalmer Phillip L. Stewart, 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 13.
    The elder Stewart served as President of L.B. Stewart and Son Funeral Home, located on North First Street in Scottsburg, a family-owned and operated business for over 100 years that started as a furniture-making and undertaking firm in 1903.
    During his professional life, Stewart was a well-known figure in the community. He was a member of the Scottsburg First Christian Church and served several terms on the Scottsburg City Council. He was a retired former chairman of the Board of Directors of The Scott County State Bank and served on the board of the Scottsburg Cemetery Association.
    He was also a Past Master and member of Scottsburgh Lodge 572 F&AM and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis and Murat Temple of Indianapolis. Memberships also included the Scott County Moose Lodge and Family Center 2324. An Eagle Scout, he was a former Boy Scouts of America leader.
    Phil Stewart was born in Scottsburg on December 3, 1937, the son of the late Charles Merrill and Ida Mae Woelflin Stewart. He was an outstanding basketball player, leading the Warriors to a Final Four appearance against the Crispus Attucks team that featured Oscar Robinson.
    Phil graduated with the Class of 1956 at Scottsburg High School and went on to Transylvania University in Kentucky on a basketball scholarship. He graduated there in 1960 with a pre-med degree and was inducted as a member of the university's Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1961, he attended the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduating, he joined his grandfather Newell Stewart and father Charlie in the family business.
    His survivors include his wife, the former Marsha York; a son, Phillip Todd Stewart and wife Sharon; two daughters, Tracey Mullins and husband Tim and Erin Stewart; a sister, Jerilyn Kay Thomas and husband Rick; a granddaughter, Holly Stewart; and Norma Stewart, mother of his children.
    Calling at the Stewart Funeral Home is planned today (Wednesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16. Larry J. DeWitt will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Scott County, Vista Care or the Myositis Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home's website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:59
 
Alleged forged checks traced to Austin woman PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    Charges have been filed against an Austin woman in connection with incidents of checks allegedly forged on a fictitious account at a local banking institution.
    Tammy Sue Arevalos also known as Tammy Sue Combs, 38, is the purported perpetrator of the checks, which were presented at two county grocery stores. The suspect was apparently successful in “passing” one of the checks, from what Austin Patrolman Shawn Hurt learned on June 24. Another check that Arevalos/Combs had tried to cash at a Scottsburg store had been retained by the store but not cashed.
    The Scottsburg incident had been investigated by Lt. Richey L. Barton of that city's police department. He was dispatched on June 24 to the grocery store and was told by personnel there that the woman had left the store while the check was being processed by store personnel. Arevalos/Combs had also reportedly left an ID card there.
    According to what the officers learned, Arevalos/Combs had apparently gotten some blank checks, known as “starter” checks which are normally given to people who have just established accounts. She had purportedly typed her name and address on the checks and numbered them. Lt. Barton learned from the bank that the woman did not have an account there.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:00
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Drug dealing charges are filed against Austin man PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    An Austin man now faces 12 criminal charges filed in Scott Circuit Court, all connected to alleged drug dealing at his residence.
    James D. Haney, 50, was charged Monday, July 6, with seven Class B and C felony counts of dealing in a Schedule I, II or II controlled substance as well as two counts of dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of dealing marijuana and Class D felony counts of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
    Haney was taken into custody on Thursday evening, July 2, by Major/Detective Lonnie Noble and Reserve Detective Robert Hardin after they and other Austin officers served a search warrant at the Haney household on Factory Drive.
    Listed as seized evidence was a number of Endocet, Lorcet, Lortab, Xanax, Methadone and Oxycodone tablets. Also discovered in the residence were two syringes and several pill cutters as well as $1,469 in currency. A total of $19 of that amount was identified by Det. Noble as marked enforcement aid monies used in previous “controlled” buys from Haney, the officer noted.
    The charges against Haney were prepared and an initial court hearing for him was prepared by Prosecutor Jason Mount for Tuesday, July 7. There will be charges filed against several other individuals as well, most for visiting a common nuisance, according to information received.
    Bail for Haney was set at $75,000 corporate surety or full cash.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:02
 
Beautiful Morgan Means begins reign as 2009 Miss Scott County Fair Queen PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    The 2009 Miss Scott County Fair Queen is a tall, beautiful brunette who enjoyed herself thoroughly at the pageant conducted at Scottsburg High School's McClain Hall on Sunday evening, July 12.
    “Oh, wow! This is great!” exclaimed Queen Morgan Ashley Means as she waved to her family and friends in the audience. She accepted her crown and sash, a scepter and an armful of red roses from 2008 Miss Scott County Fair Queen Brooklyn Young, one of the first to congratulate the jubilant new Queen.
    The stage was graced by the presence of 11 lovely gowned young ladies that evening. Hostess Brittany Banister, a member of the sponsoring Pilot Club of Scott County, first announced the contestants' selection of the 2009 Miss Congeniality winner. That honor went to Tia Monique Deaton. 2009 Fair Princess was announced next, and that title was given to Lisann Renee Goodin.
    Tension mounted as the final announcement came and, to judge from her expression when her name was announced, Morgan was overwhelmingly surprised as Queen Brooklyn approached her with her new regalia.
    Queen Morgan is the 18-year-old daughter of Leslie and Kevin Means of Scottsburg. Her sponsor in the competition was the Phi Beta Psi Sorority chapter of Scottsburg.
    Morgan is a spring graduate of  Scottsburg High School and has plenty of hobbies, including playing basketball, running track, swimming and “hanging out” with friends. She loves being with her family and friends, enjoying quality time.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:21
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