Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

September 5, 2013

Local missing man found after two months

WESTPORT – Tyler Theo Meadows has been missing since June of this year, leaving his friends and family to wait in suspenseful fear for any news of him.

Two months ago, Tyler was living in St. Paul with a roommate. His family heard from him often and had no cause for worry or concern about his safety beyond a few minor accidents on his dirt bike. Family members assumed him to still be working at a series of odd jobs.

When two weeks passed without a phone call, no one was overly concerned; after all, Tyler had gone that long without calling before when he’d gotten busy. When three weeks passed by without a word, anxiety started to grow. By the time no one had heard form Tyler for a month, full-fledged worry took over.

Tyler’s grandfather, Mike Burger, got in touch with Tyler’s father and asked him to check in with the young man. His father was unable to locate him and his roommate hadn’t seen him either. As the news got worse, Tyler’s family considered him to be officially missing.

The family contacted the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD), but early search efforts yielded no leads on his whereabouts. Burger began to worry that his grandson had crashed his bike and been killed along a back road and no one knew it. Burger made posters and put them up, hoping someone would recognize Tyler and call with information.

Last week, Tyler’s roommate came to Burger’s house in Westport looking for him. The roommate told Burger of the last time he’d seen Tyler and that he was going to Waldron. The worried grandfather again contacted the Officer Woodhull at the DCSD and asked for permission to walk the road from St. Paul to Waldron, which he was given.

Text Only
News
  • ponderosa fire.jpg Ponderosa damaged in fire

    GREENSBURG -- Discarded cigarette butts may have been the culprit in a fire that temporarily forced the closure of a local restaurant and caused an estimated $10,000 in damages Friday night.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ GN0802 Economy [Duplicate] Job growth again tops 200,000 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb080114-allen pool summer pic-02 Few pool days remain before summer's end GREENSBURG — The calendar might not say winter is almost here, but for Greensburg and Decatur County school kids, summer’s ending draws near.Greensburg Community Schools return to classes Monday, while Decatur County Community Schools welcome student

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Colts lose 2nd starter with season-ending injury ANDERSON, Ind. — Colts left guard Donald Thomas will require season-ending surgery to repair his injured right quad.Coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday an MRI confirmed the diagnosis.Thomas also missed most of last season with a torn right quad in Week

    August 1, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240.Aug. 18 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Plein-Ai

    August 1, 2014

  • nws-gb080114 meth bust photo 1 Four arrested on charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth GREENSBURG — Four Greensburg residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon by Indiana State Police on drug-related charges including conspiracy to manufacture meth. Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and they expect more arrests.At about 2 p

    August 1, 2014 4 Photos

  • nws-gb080114-dccs special meet headshot Hirings, resignations mark DCCS Board meeting GREENSBURG — In a brief special meeting Wednesday night, the Decatur County Community Schools (DCCS) Board formalized a number of new hires, resignations and retirements.DCCS Superintendent Johnny Budd told the Daily News that the need for the meetin

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb080114-safest cities pic Greensburg among state's safest cities GREENSBURG – Data collected by a home security resource company has placed Greensburg among the 10 safest cities in Indiana.Safewise.com, an online source for obtaining information about home security systems, recently selected the 50 safest cities i

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb073114 miss tree city preview photo Miss Tree City to be named in Saturday ceremony GREENSBURG — Five contestants will vie Saturday to serve as Miss Tree City and to reign over the Tree City Fall Festival in late September.The competition will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greensburg Learning Center, 422 E. Central Ave. Admission

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb073114 Steam show 1 jpg Indiana Pioneer Engineers Club Steam Engine Show and Reunion starts today The 66th annual Indiana Pioneer Steam Engine Show and Reunion will be held beginning today and continue through Aug. 3 at Caldwell Acres, 3707 South CR 200W. For more than half a century, Rush County has hosted members and visitors from all over the

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos