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
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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
 
Pirate basketball experiences summertime successes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    High School sports in this day and age never sleeps, here are some updates on Pirate Basketball accomplishments thus far this off season.  
    Last week, a team of five Pirates played in the Nolan Fieldhouse League and competed with a lot of toughness winning three consecutive games to win the league tournament. The team consisted of juniors Steven Coyne, Josh King, and Kyle Hayes, sophomore transfer Kendall Thompson and incoming freshmen Chris Braun.  
    The team defeated CAI in a lopsided victory, but then had to turn around and play a very athletic and talented Rock Creek team in the semifinals. During that game, the Pirates came back from two double figure deficits including a 16 point deficit late in the second half to force overtime.  
    In overtime, the Pirates pulled out a one point victory on a terrific back-door feed from King to  Coyne.
    In the finals, the Pirates also gutted out another one point victory over South Central in overtime to win the league tournament.
    "It was a gritty performance and it was great to see the kids compete and play with a lot of resiliency. I was very pleased with the way this group competed. They showed a lot of mental and physical toughness and they played really well together," commented Pirate Head Coach Sean Smith.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:04
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Pizza Pictures to be hosted by Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department and art instructor Donna Baught will host “Pizza Pictures.” Boys and girls ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join Baught and draw their favorites subjects using pizza boxes as easels.
    The classes are set to be held August 6, 13 and 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center, located at 999 Water Street.
    A pizza party will follow the August 20 class.
    Classes are free, but registration is limited to the first 15 participants. To register your child for “Pizza Pictures,” contact Rhonda Davidson at 812?256?3422 ext. 328 or e?mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:05
 
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