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The  Kokomo  Tribune
August 7, 1973
Page 14
          Shelbyville, Ind.---- Two young brothers drowned in a private pool here Monday evening while their mother was washing clothes in an automatic laundry.  Police said the bodies of  Steven Kaster,  7, and his brother,  Todd,  5, were found in about eight feet of water.  They said the boys had gone outside the laundry to play while their mother,  Mrs. Eddie Kaster,  washed.  The boys wandered to the rear where the home of the laundry's owner is.  Beside it is the swimming pool.  Police said they believed Todd toppled into the water and his brother tried to rescue him.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 20, 1940
Page 8   column 6
Van Buren Township Man
Given 1-to-10 Year Sen-
tence on Guilty Plea
          Pleading guilty to an amended affidavit charging him with assault and battery with intent to commit rape,  Elmer Kaster*  36, of Van Buren township, Tuesday was sentenced to one to ten years in the state prison at Michigan City.  The sentence was given by Judge Pro Tem  Ralph Adams  in Shelby circuit court.
          The statutory charge was filed against Kaster* several weeks ago and his trial was set for hearing during the present term of court.  With filing of the amended affidavit by Prosecutor  Harold Barger,  however, he decided to plead guilty.  He was charged with assaulting his 17-year-old stepdaughter.
* Spelling as it appeared in the newspaper.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Kokomo Tribune
October 16, 1934
Page 12
Auto Crashes Into Abutment
Lebanon, Ind., Oct. 15
          Charles Close, 19, and  Paul Kaster, 21, both of Shelbyville, suffered serious injuries when the automobile in which they were riding crashed into a bridge abutment two miles north of Lebanon on U.S. highway 52, today.  They were brought to the Witham hospital here.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday October 9, 1906
          A transcript binding certain real estate of  Leander Caster has been filed in the office of the county clerk.  Caster brought suit in the Cass county court, asking for a divorce from his wife, Grace Caster.  The latter filed a cross-complaint and also asked for alimony.  She won the suit and secured a judgment for six hundred dollars.  The purpose in filing the transcript was to bind Mr. Casterís property so as to satisfy the judgment.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 4, 1898
           An officer went after  John Kaster, of Van Buren township, this morning his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Kaster, having preferred charges against him for surety of the peace.  She alleges she is afraid her son will do her bodily injury and break up her furniture.  The Kaster family has been having some personal differences for some time, an attempt having been made to have the old lady declared incompetent to take care of her buisness[sic].  She afterwards brought suit against this son to have him put off the place but lost the case.  'Squire Keaton  will hear the surety of the peace proceedings case.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 27, 1886
Page 3
          William Kaster  and wife of Marion township, have deeded to their adoped son, Sherman A. Havens, 420 acres of land for $10,000 and "love and affection" and to their grandchild,  Ann E. Rice, 139 acres of land for $4,000 and "love and affection."  Mr. and Mrs. Kaster retain a life estate in the land deeded.  As "Uncle Bill" has about 600 acres left, he will get along without any trouble.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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