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November 6, 2019

15 years ago

Nov. 3, 2004

Several more employees of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Corrections Dept. have filed charges of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Some have quit their jobs, and some have not. James Ridenour, a former captain, and his sister, Mary Ward, an eight-year employee, and Donna Gribble, a former medical officer on second shift, have filed complaints. Ridenour resigned Oct. 15, and Gribble resigned Monday at midnight. Ward still works for the sheriff’s department. Ward’s complaint, dated Sept. 14, referred to “sexual comments made by Lt. (David) Dodson, Lt. (Larry) Borden, and Lt. (Andrea) Barham.”

Voter turnout in Harrison County soared with the rest of the nation as an extraordinary 17,524 people, approximately 61 percent of registered voters, went to the polls yesterday. An also extraordinary 3,412 Republican straight-party tickets were cast, resulting in a net gain of nearly 950 votes for the party through straight tickets alone. “It’s the first time in history that I know of that there have been more Republican straight ballots cast than Democrats. When I go to the Republican State Convention next week, I can say we have a new Republican county,” said Harrison County Republican Party Chair Larry Shickles.

People who attended the Halloween parade in Corydon Saturday night in balmy weather say it was one of the best — if not the best — parade ever, and that’s saying something because Bill Brockman, curator of the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, says the parade is the second-oldest continuous Halloween parade in the country and the oldest in Indiana. Lori Davis and Heather Davis (not related), who co-chaired the annual spook night event for the Friends of the Corydon Capitol, said there were 85 to 90 units in the 6:30 p.m. parade and about 95 entries in the costume contest at the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand on the town square that began at 4 p.m.

An applicant wanting to place a mobile home on his property and reduce the required front-yard setback was met by opposition from a neighbor who disputed the location of the property lines. Walter L. Kennedy Jr. asked the Harrison County Board of Zoning Appeals at its meeting Thursday night for the variance and special exception on his property at 6775 Highway 135 NE. One request was denied, and the other approved. Kennedy wanted to put a mobile home on the property near the location of a house that had burned, but a utility pole would prevent the required 50-foot setback. Because Kennedy doesn’t want to have the pole removed and placed in a different location, the dwelling would be placed about 34 feet from the right-of-way on S.R. 135.

North Harrison senior Ryan Byrne made a loud statement to all of Indiana at the state finals cross-country meet Saturday afternoon at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at Terre Haute: cross-country running is very much alive and well at the southern end of the state. Byrne was the first runner in North Harrison history to become an All-Stater by finishing second in Saturday’s state final, only a few steps behind winner Justin Roeder of Hamilton Southeastern.

Deaths: Horace E. Jones, 84; Robert Theising, 85; Jessie Cullen, 83; Plumer Smith, 63; Charles T. Dooley, 29; Rickey W. Farber, 43; George Adolph, 84; Wilbur Ammons, 81; Henry Bruce, 81; Roscoe Windell, 82; Debra Taylor, 46; Irene C. Berg, 96; Robert R. Bertram Sr., 75; James F. Allen, 63; Doris J. Thomas, 75; Ollie M. Frakes, 88; Wanda J. Crone, 58; Emma L. Morris, 78.

25 years ago

Nov. 9, 1994

Local incumbents were re-elected yesterday but not without feeling the scorching heat of a strong anti-Bill Clinton, anti-big government protest vote. Even Ninth District Congressman Lee Hamilton, normally one of the best vote-getters in Indiana, survived a scare provided by State Sen. Jean Leising, a Republican farm widow from Oldenburg. State Rep. Paul Robertson, a Democrat from Depauw who won comfortably over Lanesville native Richard Harris of Speed, said elections throughout the land indicated there was “definitely a shift to the right.”

A Crandall man’s dream home has turned into a bureaucratic nightmare featuring the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources. “This is state government out of control, and I feel threatened,” said Joseph E. Denny, a Lanesville resident who is building a home at Crandall north of Crandall Branch, a stream which empties into Indian Creek. The DNR has ordered the work stopped until it determines whether the house is in the stream’s floodway. Denny bought the property about three months ago, obtained a county building permit and began the building project about two months ago.

It was a “Purple Pride” day Sunday afternoon in Lanesville as about 1,000 people gathered in the new gymnasium, complete with lavender bleachers, to dedicate the new Lanesville Community School Corp. facilities. “Welcome to a very proud day,” Supt. Carl Uesseler said in his opening remarks. “We come together to dedicate this building so we can educate our children the way they should be educated.” A cafetorium, media center and gymnasium were constructed and a new elementary wing was added. The high school and elementary school buildings were renovated, as was the old gymnasium.

There was plenty of playing time to go around in Friday night’s Crawford County Jamboree. Most coaches used the exhibition to divide up their squads and, in lieu of a lost day of pre-season practice and perhaps not wanting to tip their hand too much with season openers looming, made sure everybody saw some activity. “I thought it was pretty good basketball early in the season,” said Crawford County coach Otis Broughton. “It seemed like everybody was in good form.”

Deaths: Father Pius Richard Pfeiffer, 67; Audrey Stauth, 77; Karen Binkley, 36; Norman Collins, 83; Gordon H. Allen, 71; Benjamin F. Williams, 92; Marilyn Bowers, 62; Frances Romeo, 77; Luther A. Brown; Clarice Higdon, 82; Hedwig M. Ebel, 99; Bobby Morgan, 53; Granvil Barnes, 72; Jon M. McGill, 46; Martha J. Green, 91; John P. McGuire Jr., 71; Kenneth Bunch, 51; Mary T. Elliot, 36; Richard Prince, 56.

50 years ago

Nov. 5, 1969

The one hundredth store in the Chicago division of Sears, Roebuck and Co., which will be opened here on Thursday of next week, will be managed by Darrell Conrad of Lanesville.

Henry Roberts sold his residence on East Chestnut Street to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benson. The Bensons and their three daughters will be moving from their home on Nye Street into their new home soon.

Births: Boys — Margaret Kirk, Hazel Broughton, Phyllis Reas, Mary Compton; girls — Rosemary Chanley, Shirley Warren, Diane Whitehouse, Deborah Brown, Norma Griffey.

Deaths: Serepta Winfrey, 82; Walter Whitman, 73; Harry C. Bell, 80; Christine Smith, 67; George F. Flynn 45; Cora Mathis, 76; Ben H. Gabbard Sr.; Vernon Duvall, 72.

65 years ago

Nov. 3, 1954

Ready to depart for Fort Knox for induction into the armed forces Monday were Allen Francis Bickel of Corydon, Charles David Askren of New Salisbury, Marvin Alfred Hussung of Georgetown, Donald Leroy Brockman of Corydon and Alvin Edward Walther of Georgetown.

The Rev. Clarence Homberger is the new pastor of Heidelberg Methodist Church. He succeeds the Rev. J.D. Kavich, who accepted a call to Laurel. The Rev. Homberger formerly served as pastor of Depauw Methodist Church, this county.

A blinker light has been installed at the intersection of highways 150 and 135 in Palmyra. Several wrecks have happened there in the past years.

Martin and Dorothea Miller recently passed the Real Estate Agents examination and will be associated with Maurice Saul, Realtor of New Albany.

Old Capitol Aerie No. 2795 Fraternal Order of Eagles dedicated the new addition and remodeling of the Eagles Home, east of Corydon, last Saturday and Sunday.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Utz, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Ireland, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Shroeder; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. John Woertz.

Deaths: Gustav Seiboldt, 78; Taylor L. Colvin, 47; Walter Dawson, 64; Frank Pindell; Cecil W. Wiseman, 61; Ira F. Pindell, 68.

75 years ago

Nov. 8, 1944

Hurley D. Conrad last week purchased one of the warehouses from J.J. Bulleit and Son along the L.N.A. & C. Railroad north of the station in order that the Conrad and Son Piano Company may have greater accommodations for handling and storage of furniture.

Miss Jean Hurst has accepted a position in the office of the Sherwin-Williams paint company in Louisville.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hudson; girls — Mr. and Mrs. John Walther, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gerdon, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Simon, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas McKim.

Deaths: Ora Stults, 61; Cyrus Cunningham, 80; Rachel Fogel, 90; Georgia Vausha, 36; Frank L. Jaegers, 58; Mrs. Robert Swank; Charlotte Barnett, 52; Mary Hartman, 88; Charles Atz; Charles M. Cline, 65; Fred W. Schmetzer, 80; William Albert Hammack, infant.

100 years ago

Nov. 12, 1919

Sunday was a busy day for the farmers who had corn in the creek bottom. Rapid rising of the river made it impossible to get it all out, and the lowlands are overflowed. Several of the farmers are boating their corn. It has been quite a loss to the farmers at this place and along the Ohio River.

Arrangements are being made to remove the Eureka Telephone Exchange in Corydon to the room over Conrad’s Music Store. The exchange has been over Riely’s Drug Store since it was first started.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Perry Windell; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Earl La Follette.

Deaths: George Underhill, 63; Gerald Felock, 4; Mrs. Roy Shireman, 29; Adolph Emily, 11.