What are your memories of former Linton Mayor Jimmie K. Wright, who died Dec. 27?
"When it happened, I lost my composure. He was like a brother to me because I was with him so much. I cared for him and it's hard to put that in words."
-- Nigel Lehman
"Jim and I went back to when he was 5 years olds. We were raised together in the same neighborhood ... we played and fought and did everything together. He was just a precious friend. People have a lot of acquaintances, but very few friends."
-- Jack Shelton
"Jimmie was a great mayor and a good friend. He was tirelessly devoted to the people of Linton and his effectiveness in office earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow mayors and others who worked with him throughout the state."
-- U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh
"It think both of us understood the situation we faced as chairmen during the election process. Over the years, I respected him and I am satisfied that he respected me. Probably both of us had the same goals -- if you bypassed the elections -- to help Greene County the best they could. He and I were very good friends and we respected one another."
-- Lavon Yoho