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7 TOMBSTONE discovery cre- ates minor stir.., but still a stir. Preparing for the construc- tion of the Casey's General Store, some folks were poking around Gladys Lettefle's prop- erty. You never know what NEWS(00NOTES ADAM HIBSHMAN oi Elkhart was one of 29 Butler University Students who collaborated with a faculty mentor on original research during Butler Summer Institute (BSI) 2013. Working on campus from mid-May to OFFICER KYLE VEECH stopped the car because it didn't have a license plate light. One should always check for such. As he approached the vehicle he could see four people and wafting into the July air was the distinct odor you'll find in a "poke around", mid-July, B SI Scholar exam- of burning cannabis. The driver, On that Monday morning ined issues in chemistry, biol- a Mount Pulaski resident, pre- a gravestone was found on ogy, social sciences, music, and sented a valid driver s license. Gladys' N. Vine property. Pic- more, with the goal of produc- The three passengers were from" tures were taken, questions ing Work worthy of acceptance Lake Fork, Mason City, and were asked, theories bounded at a professional conference or Bloomington. t O I..t around the neighborhood. When told of the discovery Gladys dropped the excitement level to zero.., probably went below zero. While she didn't know the slab was a tombstone, she knew from whence it came. Her late husband, Charles, had gotten a load of bricks - and the slab - from a farmer way back when. The bricks were for flowerbeds and such. When he picked up the bricks, the farmer tossed the tombstone on the load to get rid of it. When Charles brought every- thing home, he took the tomb- stone - turned it over - and used it to level out a birdbath. As far as Gladys knew it was just a slab under the birdbath for all these years. The find of that tombstone whipped around her neighbor- hood, spread a bit further, and ended up greatly enhanced with each re-telling. By the end of the day the find wasn't a tomb- stone anymore. The story had made Gladys' property an Indian burial ground. Bottom line is... just a tomb- stone.., no grave.., and cer- tainly no Indians. What was the name on tombstone? Gladys says.., no need to know. CHIEF LYNN FREER observed ! a Mount Pulaski resident in a I Chevy pickup; and after run- ning the registration found the resident to have a suspended drivers license. On top of that, the registration to the vehicle had expired two weeks earlier. The driver's record showed he was suspended for manda- tory insurance violation and i shouldn't have been driving for I the last three weeks. Arrested, the driver was taken tO the county jail. in a professional publication. Professor of Physics and Astronomy Brian Murphy men- tored Hibshman in research on "Fourier Decomposition of RR Lyrae Stars in Various Globular Clusters". . Hibshman received a $2,500 stipend, a housing allowance for campus accommodations, and free admission to Indianapolis cultural events from the Butler Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement, which oversees BSI and other honors academic programs. BSI Scholars are selected in a competitive process; some 70 students applied for this year's prOgram. New York couple threw away a refrigerator they had hidden their life savings in. Advised of the odor wafting into the evening air, he told the occupants of the probable cause to search the vehicle. He gave them an opportunity to advise him of any contraband in the vehicle. The occupants replied there was nothing in the vehicle. After getting everyone out of the vehicle, the driver decided he needed to speak to Ofc. Veech. The driver said there was cannabis and smoking pipe in the glove box. At that point another of the passengers spoke up and said it belonged to her. The green leafy substance was in the glove box. An arrest was made, the vehi- cle towed, and a charge of pos- session of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis led to the county jail. PromptCare Fast, Convenient, Walk-in Medical Clinic PROMPT CARE SHERMAN iab&X-myonsitel 400 St. John's Drive 217.528.7541 . 800.444.7541 Open M-F 10 am - 7 pm Sat.-Sun. 9 am - 6 pm (excluding holidays) GM's biggest market is now China i . It's tit= Time of Year Please Sign Up to "vvn l:he Trams! Tram Sign Up Sheets at Mt Pulaski City Hall MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE. From backyards to big leagues count on me to be there, I can help you get the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve. Powell Insurance Agey Inc Deron Powell. Agett Mt Pulaski. tL 62548 Bus: 217-792-3371 dernpowelLc0m P090i25,1 StateFarm State Farm, Home Office, Bloomingion, IL