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November 13, 2019

15 years ago

Nov. 10, 2004

David R. Camm, the former Indiana State Police trooper convicted of killing his wife and two children in Georgetown, should learn as early as next week if he will be a free man or be retried for murder. Camm is serving 195 years in the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, but he is expected to return to the Floyd County Jail this week to prepare for next week’s hearing. Last week, the Indiana Supreme Court declined to consider a lower court’s ruling that overturned Camm’s convictions. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled in August that evidence — testimony from several women who had affairs with Camm or were propositioned by him — prejudiced the jury against the former state trooper and was not reasonably related to a motive for the murders.

The Harrison County Health Dept. today has a limited amount of flu vaccine to be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to persons in a high-risk category. The vaccine was made available by the Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Pharmacy in New Albany so the health department here could immunize at least some of the Harrison Countians who need it most. They include persons 65 and older, children 6 months to 23 months, persons with medical problems such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, organ transplant patients, women in their second or third trimester of pregnancy, healthy persons (such as health care workers) who might transmit the flu to at-risk people and people who live in a chronic-care facility, according to information from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report provided by Dr. Sharon T. Laufer of Corydon.

Wyandotte Woods State Recreation Area will officially become a state park on Jan. 1, 2005. That’s when the budgeting system will be turned over to the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks and Reservoirs. “I don’t expect any big changes right away,” said Pete Thorn, manager of Harrison-Crawford/Wyandotte Complex, which includes the Harrison-Crawford State Forest. “I do expect the first thing people will see here, I think they will probably get our swimming pool going. With luck, maybe we can get it going this summer, but I don’t anticipate that.”

Harrison County Council members Monday night unanimously approved a 10-year property tax abatement for Child Craft, a major manufacturer of juvenile furniture formerly based in Salem. Following a devastating flood from the east fork of the Blue River on May 27, Child Craft officials decided to pull up stakes and move south about 25 miles, from Salem to New Salisbury. The flood was disastrous. It caused more than $10 million in damages and it followed another flood in 1990, that also caused losses in the millions. Keller and Child Craft announced the impending sale in September.

Corydon Central wrote a new chapter in school football history Friday night in Batesville when it played in its first-ever sectional championship, but the new volume’s conclusion was bittersweet: the Panthers fell, 28-7. Corydon Coach Jason Timberlake, who completed his first year at the helm for his alma mater, said his team, which posted a 9-3 record, had a great season even though it was not able to deliver a sectional championship.

Deaths: the Rev. Dennis W. Forbes, 44; Clara D. Burks, 91; Beverly Nichols, 62; Elizabeth A. Benton, 46; Ada L. Clark, 88; Oleta Shepherd, 87; Dr. Karen M. Hays-Ogle, 46; Martha Shrout, 85; Opal Jones, 69.

25 years ago

Nov. 16, 1994

An engineer with the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources water division said a house under construction at Crandall is in a floodway and must be removed. “We don’t permit residences to be built in a floodway,” Matt Baird said Monday afternoon. “They will have to kill me before I tear that house down,” said Joseph E. Denny, whose struggle with the DNR began a couple of months ago. “I’m not going to tear it down,” he said. “Surely there is some way we can work this out.” Denny bought the 21-acre site on Crandall-Lanesville Road some three months ago and began assembling an old barn to use portions of it to build at a highest elevation. Soon after construction began, the DNR began its investigation.

Following a national trend, many Protestant churches here have changed their approach to make themselves more attractive to people who either have never attended church or have not gone for many years. By most accounts, this group — known as the “unchurched” — is large. Exact figures are hard to come by, but the Harrison County Ministerial Association estimates that only 8,000 of the county’s 30,000 residents attend church regularly. That leaves a substantial pool of prospects and has led to a movement to “meet the people where they are,” said Dru Ashwell, pastor of First Capital Christian Church.

The State Board of Tax Commissioners put the final touch on county government budgets Monday, cutting the overall property tax rate from $2.12 to $1.59. Although three appeals were filed objecting to various parts of the proposed budget, no one who filed or signed the appeals attended the hearing. The hearing was advertised in the Nov. 2 edition of this newspaper. Others who filed appeals could not be reached yesterday, but Steve Boehman of Lanesville said he didn’t know the hearing had been scheduled. However, he is pleased with the tax commissioners’ actions. The final rate represents a 7-1/2% increase over last year’s $1.46, much less than objectors had feared.

The Harrison County commissioners and at-large council members will join three former riverboat gaming task-force members on an advisory team appointed Saturday to evaluate development proposals. The evaluation will center on how a proposed complex would affect the county, what needs would arise and how the proposal addresses needs, said councilman Greg Albers. “Right now my opinion is that we don’t need to reinvent the wheel and do things the state gaming commission is going to do anyway,” Albers said. Nor will the advisory committee endorse one proposal over another, Albers said. The selection is up to the gaming commission, he said.

Chad Schoen was having the basketball game of his life Friday night when it got even better. Nearing the end of overtime in a tie game, South Central’s Schoen scooped up a loose ball at the Lanesville end of the court, frantically dribbled to within about 35 feet to the right side of his own basket and let fly with a desperation three-pointer. The ball glanced off the backboard and dropped through the net with two seconds to spare, lifting the delirious Rebels to a 62-59 victory over the Eagles, who were debuting in their new 1,300-seat gym “I saw three or four seconds (on the clock) so I picked the ball up and just shot it, and it went in,” the Rebel hero said a little later. “The way we had it set up, he was supposed to bank it from the left side,” joked South Central coach Tom Cullen.

Deaths: Eva E. Sailor, 98; Donnie W. Pate, 49; Edgar Maymon, 70; Myrtle P. Hanover, 94; Joan T. Ulrich, 57; Sadie Ellen Wilkerson, 88; Jacie C. Luther, 84; Agnes Seiferid, 75; Stella M. Konkle, 85; Thomas (Clyde) Aubrey Sr., 56; Josialee Prather, 87; Earl C. Watson, 94; Eileen Johnson, 72; Helen Norman, 92; Estle R. Cochran, 46; Frances B. Babbs, 88.

50 years ago

Nov. 12, 1969

The Rev. and Mrs. DeLos Douham of Fairview, Ind., visited Sunday afternoon until Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Cunningham in Corydon. He was former pastor of the Corydon Christian Church several years ago.

Births: Boys — Marilyn Schneider, Valerie Foushee, Deborah Howerton; girls ­— Barbara Miller, Margie Sappenfield, Mrs. Bill Lyskowinski.

Deaths: Carl E. Utz, 88; Norton B. Meriwether, 89; Ann Haub, 25; John W. Kintner, 81; James E. Schott, 51; Ollie Straub, 79; Walter Harbaugh; William H. LeSaux, 26; Virgil Wiley, 26; Bro. Sanford Chambers, 92.

65 years ago

Nov. 10, 1954

Terry Thomas of Crandall has enlisted in the U.S. Army and will be stationed at Fort Knox for basic training and then to Fort Benjamin Harrison.

The Well Child Conference sponsored jointly by the Phi Beta Psi and Tri Kappa sororities and the VFW Auxiliary is in its seventh year of service to the county. During the past year nearly 500 children were brought to the conferences for examination and immunizations.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carver, Mr. and Mrs. William Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Albin, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cromwell, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Griffith; girls ­— Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ollis, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Deaton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emily, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zirnheld, the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Dodge.

Deaths: Mrs. Isa M. Wolfe, 73; Laura and Louise Pipes, 16-year-old twins; Margaret Zollman, 65; Emma Hendrich, 82; Rella Russell, 64; John H. Kannapel, 82; Mrs. Drue Kintner, 77; Mary E. Bower; Walter Dawson; Lennie Keen; Mrs. James Baxley, 82; Victor Lundgren.

75 years ago

Nov. 15, 1944

Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Bussabarger received a telegram last Friday afternoon from the War Department stating that their son, S. Sgt. Carl E. Bussabarger, was killed on Oct. 20.

Miss Grace Dean has just returned to Reno, Nev., after spending a month’s vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs Jerry Dean, and family of Laconia.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. James Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Woodie Feller; girls — none.

Deaths: Emma Jenkins, 62; Roberta Best, 20; Charles M. Collins, 83; Walter Burkhardt, 74; Nancy Mousty, 32; Sarah Farnsley, 81; Carrie McRae, 80; Dora Miles; Amzie Dodds, 76.

100 years ago

Nov. 19, 1919

Uncle Henry Shuck and daughter, Mrs. Lula Bennett, have returned home after spending four months at Crandall with his daughter, Mrs. Harry Fowler.

Births: None.

Deaths: Craven Boone, 72; Brandt Turley, 41; Mrs. Martha A. Evans, 78.