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November 27, 2019

15 years ago

Nov. 24, 2004

Teachers of the South Harrison Education Association had what their spokesperson, Carol Mooney, described as “their day in court” as contract negotiations were turned over Thursday to fact-finding at the Corydon Central High School auditorium. Negotiations began Aug. 20, 2003, and failed to result in an agreement for such a duration that South Harrison found itself where, Mooney said, only “six, seven or eight” of Indiana’s 297 school corporations end up each year. Whatever the decision of the fact-finder, it is not legally binding and does not have to be accepted by either party. It does, however, provide both the teachers and school board with an opportunity to be heard, and it will yield a report by an objective third party.

The “absolute earliest” construction could start on a second Interstate 64 interchange near Corydon would be six years, according to the project consultant. More likely, the work would take seven to 10 years to begin. That’s the word from American Consulting Inc.’s project development director Michael Koyak, of Indianapolis, who held the last of three public hearings on the I-64 Sub-Area Transportation Study Thursday evening. Sixteen people attended.

A push to create a Dept. of Agriculture in Indiana may soon come to fruition. The Hoosier state, not large in size, but ranked 15th in the nation in the value of its agriculture products, is one of four states that does not have an ag department, said Kent Yeager, a representative of Indiana Farm Bureau. The other states without an ag department are Alaska, Arkansas and New Jersey. “Sixty-eight percent of Indiana’s land surface is farm land,” he said Nov. 10 at a Southern Indiana Rural Development Project Inc. meeting in Corydon.

Zimmerman’s Art Glass may have some new competition after last night’s scintillating, 57-51 season-opening victory by Corydon Central over Lanesville. Playing in the jam-packed Lanesville gymnasium, the visiting Panthers crushed the hosts on the boards, artfully cleaning the glass of 46 rebounds to Lanesville’s 17. The hosts had just one rebound in the fourth quarter. Corydon’s domination of the rebounding game spelled doom for the upset-minded Eagles, who rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first half to within two points with 36 seconds left.

Deaths: C. Leroy Baumgartle, 64; Leo H. Haug, 95; Clarence Martin, 92; Elmer G. Ehalt, 93; Wilbert Wernert, 91; Arthur McDaniel Jr., 76; Wilma Chanley, 82; Gertrude Walton, 86; Kyle Sandage, 25; Iona R. Reeves, 84; Logan H. Evans, infant; Christine Endris, 51.

25 years ago

Nov. 30, 1994

A riverboat evaluation team organized Monday night won’t endorse one proposal over another in Harrison County and, therefore, won’t lean heavily on would-be operators for extra spending. “We don’t want to seem like greedy goobers,” said the advisory board’s chair Judy Hess. “We want what’s best for the county, but we also want a boat.” Some Harrison Countians may be expecting too much from developers, said Commissioner Terry Miller. Earlier “wish list” discussions about using riverboat revenue for road improvements, a new jail, and so on, referred to the use of tax revenue as well as any extra money a developer might contribute.

Dr. Raymond L. Mathis, a Brandenburg, physician who has been a member of the active medical staff at Harrison County Hospital for 11 years, has sold his practice and medical facility in Southwest Hospital, one of four Louisville-area hospitals owned and operated by Louisville-based hospital giant Columbia/HCA. Southwest plans to turn Mathis’ 24,000-square-foot facility (including a pharmacy) into a rural health clinic. It will add primary-care physicians and sub-specialists such as cardiologists and ophthalmologists, offer expanded hours and a heliport is also planned.

The Harrison County Jail committee has given the go-ahead to purchase land and to complete the construction design. The county council is expected to approve $290,000 in cumulative capital development funds at next month’s meeting to buy the 10-acre site west of Corydon, between Corydon-Ramsey Road and S.R. 135. Soil tests have been completed and no problems exist, project architect Joseph M. Mrak of RQAW told the jail committee at its Nov. 17 meeting.

How good is Cousin Willie’s Microwave Popcorn? In an unusual move, national food conglomerate General Mills Inc. has added the name of a regional competitor — Cousin Willie’s — to boxes of its Betty Crocker Pop Secret Microwave sold in several Midwestern markets. “Tastes better than Cousin Willie’s,” it says inside a hot pink starburst in the lower left corner of the Pop Secret Original Butter flavor microwave popcorn box. In a taste test conducted by the National Banner newspaper in Nashville, Tenn., and reported in its Nov. 17, 1993 edition, Cousin Willie’s Butter flavor outscored Pop Secret Original Butter. But, when a Cousin Willie’s representative called the toll-free telephone number on the Pop Secret boxes, a Betty Crocker representative declined to provide any support for its claims.

Searching for an identity this young basketball season, the Corydon Central Panthers have served notice with a pesky match-up zone defense in their first two games. Three nights after checking Lanesville on 43 points, the Panthers traveled to Brownstown last Friday and yielded but 42. Fortunately for Corydon Central, the offense mustered 45 points, just enough to escape with a three-point Mid-Southern Conference win, their 22nd straight.

Deaths: Russell Shields, 84; Floyd M. Beanblossom, 84; Grace Kingsley, 91; Kenneth J. Roy, 69; Wanda Bryant, 78; Earl McGrath Jr., 71; Mary Kimberlin, 67; Olney McIntosh, 98; Daniel M. Burks, 66; Hazel Shirley, 86; Ethelene Conway, 73; Virginia Badger, 70; Raymond B. Dobson, 77; Almeta M. Heath, 63; Archlein Muncy, 61; Blanche Mayden, 82; Raymond F. Davisson, 76; Irene E. Wilson, 75; J.D. Jacobs, 79; Samuel M. Green, 86; William H. Washburn, 35.

50 years ago

Nov. 26, 1969

Past Grand Knights of the Harrison County Knights of Columbus were recently honored for their service to the order. They were: Louis Himmelhaver, Maurice Kochert, Francis Hess, John Gettelfinger, Leonard Combs, Frank Ordner Jr. and Lewis Miller Jr. The Harrison County Council was organized in 1915.

Eleven individuals on the staff of the Corydon JayC Store were honored at a dinner Tuesday night. They were: Don Belcher and Leslie Flock, 15 years; Mildred Reed, 10 years; Richard Hunter, Charles Ward, Nina Bliss, Clara Barrow and Nellie Adams, 5 years; and Loretta Gresham, Nellie White and Ernest Heishman, 3 years. The JayC Store is in its 107th anniversary.

Lee Harmon donates his 80th pint of blood to the American Red Cross at the bloodmobile during its visit to Harrison County last week. This totals 10 gallons. The late Charles Kinzer had contributed almost 10 gallons at the time of his death a few months ago.

The Public Service commission approved the Lanesville Telephone Co.’s $432,000 service improvement and construction program which will give Lanesville subscribers one-party dial, toll-free service to Georgetown and Corydon-

based Eureka Systems and extend toll-free service to New Albany, Jeffersonville and Galena.

Births: Boys — Sharon Nealus, June Garmon, Brenda Windell, Linda Gibson; girls — Deena Rhoads, Linda Lutz, Betty Helfrich, Linda Nix, Chloe Wright, Mary McClaraban, Mrs. Herbert Stevens, Mrs. Harold Dorton Jr.

Deaths: Lucy Beanblossom Cole, 71; Zetta Boldt, 74; Margaret Haas, 88.

65 years ago

Nov. 24, 1954

The Harrison County Highway Dept. took over the new highway garage building north of Corydon on Highway 135 this week. When completed, the building will be used mainly for repair and servicing of the county vehicles and equipment.

The Town Board of Corydon met Monday night and considered the possible extension of water service to the Loweth Addition and a proposal to equip the town marshal’s car with a two-way radio.

The suit brought against the Town of Corydon in an effort to halt the board’s move to annex the Wiseman Addition was taken under advisement by Judge Wilson. The plaintiff’s contention is that the land in dispute does not join the town because Indian Creek runs between Corydon and the addition.

Santa Claus will arrive in Corydon Saturday to open the Christmas season. He will be driven from Standiford Field to Corydon in a jeep by members of the Corydon Chamber of Commerce.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. James Beanblossom, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wiseman; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Dyer, Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Curts, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Troncin, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Vance, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Frakes, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Shaffer, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gettelfinger.

Deaths: Russell P. Yetter, 59; the Rev. Everett Smith, 71; William D. Hartley; Edna Tyler, 72; Rudolph Ferree, 83; Edward W. Simon, 71; Daniel Ponder, 52.

75 years ago

Nov. 29, 1944

Mr. and Mrs. Olin Grable and daughter, Lois, have moved from their home in the country near Jeffersonville to their new home at 698 N. Mulberry St. in Corydon, which they recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cromwell.

Mrs. Orris Tower and daughters, Treba and Frieda, of Morgantown visited relatives in this county several days last week.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Long, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Tindall, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Duley, Mr. and Mrs. William Winn; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Theo T. Shaffer, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Green, Mr. and Mrs. Audron McCullum, Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Eckart.

Deaths: David Danner, 74; Harvey Boston; True Rooksby, 61; Donald E. Ward, 17; Bud Eurton, John H. Jennings, 74; George W. Lemmel; Pfc. Max Berlin.

100 years ago

Dec. 3, 1919

Lewis, the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Jones of North Market St., has been ill of diptheria.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas and little daughter, Margaret, left last Wednesday for Lake Hamilton, Fla., to spend the winter.

Miss Georgia Wheat has returned from Rockport where she served as court reporter for about two weeks.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. George Benton.

Deaths: Francis M. Bartley; Miss Lula Esther Stallings, 18; John B. Cromer, 65.