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Stories from Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Zitterman receives 30 years in prison (07/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD ----A 16-year-old Linton girl convicted of murder Monday afternoon will serve 20 years in prison. Melissa Zitterman, who admitted to shooting to death Ronald Tomich, was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 10 years suspended. After serving her sentence she will be on supervised probation for 10 years...
Wreck sends two to hospital (07/29/03)
A two-vehicle, head-on wreck Monday afternoon on State Road 45 in eastern Greene County sent men to the hospital with severe injuries and backed up traffic for several miles. Drivers of the two involved vehicles, Raymond Phillips, 64, Bloomington and James Mathis, 58, Solsberry were both transported to Bloomington Hospital, where each underwent emergency surgery Monday night, police said...
Shakamak School Board meets (07/29/03)
JASONVILLE ---- The Shakamak School Board met Monday evening to continue preparing for the upcoming school year. Personnel matters topped the agenda, as the board signed a contract for new superintendent Michael Turner. Jeffry Colvin was hired as the band director and instrumental music teacher. Colvin has been teaching at Owen Valley Middle School in Spencer. He taught at Bloomfield in 1998-99 and at Union in Dugger from 1990-94...
Treasurer's request for more help turned down (07/29/03)
Expecting a rush of walk-in customers and telephone calls from disgruntled residents after property tax bills are received in the mail sometime after September, Greene County Treasurer Carolyn White appealed to the County Council on Monday afternoon for some short-term additional office help...
Linton man faces intimidation charges (07/29/03)
A Linton man is facing charges of intimidation to a police officer, intimidation and battery with injury after a domestic dispute Sunday night. Rodney D. Page, Jr., 25, has bonded out of the Greene County Jail after being arrested by Linton Officer Paul Clark...
Jackson convicted on drug charges (07/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD ---- A jury convicted Brent Jackson last week on drug charges. The three-day trial in Greene Superior Court concluded Thursday with Jackson, 35 and of Linton, being found guilty of conspiracy to commit dealing a schedule II controlled substance, a B felony; theft, a D felony and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor...
Bloomfield to apply for grant (07/29/03)
No remonstrators were present Monday night for a public hearing conducted by the Bloomfield Town Council as a prelude for applying for a $180,000 state Brownfield's Redevelopment Program grant through the Indiana Department of Commerce. Greg Jones, Development specialist with Southern Indiana Development Commission (SIDC), monitored the hearing. SIDC is serving as administrators for the grant, which will be used to clean-up the old Russ' Tire Center property, located on east Main Street...
Council doesn't budge on sheriff's request (07/29/03)
The Greene County Council didn't budge Monday on its position regarding the U.S. Department of Justice COPS grant that would partially fund two additional deputies for the sheriff's department. In a nutshell, the council feels the county simply can not afford the 25 percent matching portion of the three-year $150,000 grant and the entire cost of putting the two deputies on the payroll during the fourth year ---- as required by the grant...
Autopsies consistent with homicide-sucide (07/29/03)
The deaths of Michael T. Bowers, 40, and Nancy L. Bowers, 43, of Linton have been found to be consistent with a homicide-suicide. "From the preliminary findings of the crime scene, interviews of family and friends of the deceased and the preliminary results from the autopsies, everything in the investigation is consistent with a homicide-suicide," Linton Police Chief Keith McDonald said...
Zitterman offers details of murder (07/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD ---- The final moments of Ronald Tomich's life were revealed when Melissa Zitterman, 16 of Linton, plead guilty to shooting him to death Feb. 14. Zitterman testified in Greene Circuit Court on Monday that the first shot missed Tomich, and he then turned and looked at her...
Sharlene (Edwards) Abbott (07/29/03)
LYONS ---- Sharlene (Edwards) Abbott, 70, of Lyons, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2003 at Lyons Health & Living Center. Born July 7, 1933 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Lex and Annabel (Grounds) Edwards. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper, and a member of Lyons Church of Christ and Lyons Jr. Mrs. Club...
Edith Lorene "Penny" Bridges (07/29/03)
BLOOMINGTON ---- Edith Lorene "Penny" Bridges, 76, of Bloomington, passed away at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 26, 2003 at her residence. Born Dec. 18, 1926 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Clyde and Marguerite (Flater) Hosteter. She was a Youth Camp Funds Manager for the Southern Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church. She was a member of Bloomfield United Methodist Church...
William Allen Combs (07/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD ---- William Allen Combs, 75, of Bloomfield, passed away at 7:01 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Bloomington Hospital. Born April 22, 1928 in Catlettsburg, Ky., he was the son of Calloway and Gladys (Gowen) Combs. He was an air craft frame foreman at North American Rockwell, retired. He was a member of Casa Grande First Assembly of God Church in Casa Grande, Ariz., and Tulip Church of God in Tulip...
Zabrina Victoria Sandra Griffith (07/29/03)
LYONS ---- Zabrina Victoria Sandra Griffith, 18, of Lyons, passed away at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 at her residence. Born Dec. 14, 1984 in Franklin, she was the daughter of Herschel Eugene and Sharon (Heuser) Griffith. She attended the Switz City Pentecostal Church...