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February 5, 2020

15 years ago

Feb. 2, 2005

“Members of the Dog Control and Animal Shelter Committee, at its first meeting last Tuesday night in the courthouse, heard some hard figures on the cost of a dog pound and the legal complications of pickup and disposing of dogs.” That sentence was written in April of 1976 by the late H. Bruce Walker in The Corydon Democrat. It has taken almost 30 years to get a “dog pound” for this county, but now we have one. An open house was held for two hours Saturday at the $550,000 Harrison County Animal Control Facility on Hope Lane in the Harrison County Industrial Park north of Corydon.

The former Indiana State Police trooper convicted almost three years ago of killing his wife and children on Sept. 28, 2000, was released on bond Friday while waiting for a new trial. David R. Camm’s first trial lasted about nine weeks in early 2002. Camm had been serving a 195-year sentence — the maximum of 65 years for each of the three victims — in the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City since he was sentenced in April 2002. In early November, he was returned to the Floyd County Jail after 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 the murders.

Wal-Mart Supercenter in Corydon will wait a while longer to learn if liquor sales will be approved for that store. The Harrison County Alcohol Beverage Commission yesterday voted 2-2 following a two-hour hearing on the issue, so the question now goes to the state. The commissioners’ room at the courthouse was nearly filled with citizens, about two-thirds of whom were opposed to Wal-Mart getting a license.

Silver Creek’s girls’ basketball team got a double dose of the long ball last Wednesday night as South Central senior Samantha Troutman and freshman Brittany Schoen combined for 10 triples in a 65-61 victory. Each hit five threes as Schoen poured in 28 points on 5-of-7 shooting beyond the arc, and Troutman was right behind with 24. On Saturday, the Lady Rebels (15-6) defeated Borden to win their third-straight conference championship.

Deaths: Bill Boucher, 77; Ronald Collins, 59; Alma J. Enlow, 93; Karolyn E. Flannery, 57; Clark L. Cooke, 70; Douglas Herron, 73; Michael S. Patterson Jr., 36; James L. Meagher Jr., 82; George H. Pelleman Sr., 84; Wanda C. Rissler, 80; Iva K. Windell, 84; Darlene Hayes, 56; William Keller; Dorothy C. Tyler, 67; Janet E. Blake, 60.

25 years ago

Feb. 8, 1995

While many residents of Lanesville were attending their third funeral of the day last Wednesday, police released information that a Georgetown man was driving with a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a car carrying five Lanesville men. James T. Woodcock, 50, of Georgetown, who died at the scene Jan. 28, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 percent, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. Lt. Bill Carver. Under current Indiana law, a person is considered legally intoxicated at 0.10 percent. “He was also left of center,” Carver said. Icy road conditions may also have been a contributing factor. Rusty Sizemore, who lives near the scene, saw Woodcock’s vehicle traveling west on S.R. 64 at a high rate of speed. “He was going between 70 and 90 mph,” estimated Sizemore, who is the Lanesville town marshal. Two of the Lanesville men — Thomas Jeffries, 57, and Stephen (Pee Wee) A. Keinsley, 56 — died at the scene on S.R. 64 just west of the Harrison-Floyd County line. Russell W. Hussung, 56, died soon after arriving at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, and Donald L. Litch, 56, died the next afternoon at University of Louisville Hospital where he had been transported by air ambulance. The driver of the car, Donald J. Schueler, was listed in fair condition yesterday afternoon at U of L Hospital.

For the most part, Harrison County visitors to Evansville’s gaming hearings last week came away not knowing what to think. “I’m not sure what I learned until I hear what decision they make,” said Judy Hess, chair of Harrison County’s Riverboat Evaluation Team. But one thing was clear, Hess said. “I felt the Evansville applicants, particularly Aztar, made a case for how strong the Louisville market is, which includes Harrison County, she said. Darrell Voelker, director of the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County, agreed. “I think it confirms that our community has a firm market for a $75 million to $100 million investment,” said Voelker, who attended Wednesday’s session with Hess and James P. Keith, director of the Clark-Floyd-Harrison Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau. Aztar’s proposal included the most aggressive marketing plan and projected visitors of 23 million annually, which would translate into revenue of $138 million.

This was very much a familiar scene, right down to the spraying super string and the post-game cookies. The North Harrison Lady Cats were celebrating another sectional championship in Corydon Saturday night — their sixth in the last eight years — a 61-29 decision over South Central. The North Harrison student section unfurled a banner that read “This is Lady Cat Country” — and found few who could argue when it comes to tournament time. In eight Corydon sectionals, the Lady Cats have posted 21 wins against just two losses and have been to the championship game all eight tourneys.

Deaths: William H. Powell Jr., 71; Coen E. Scharrer, 64; Alfred Meyer Sr., 69; Robert L. Deputy, 81; Gerald Troncin, 60; Mae Coffman, 75; Darrell Harrell, 57; Howard Frakes, 86; Janet L. Thomas, 37; Mildred Lentz; Ruby A. Morlen, 88; Karen Sue Blank, 47; David Endicott, 93; George R. Clark, 41; Briana McCauley, infant; Wilmer Brooks, 60; John E. Hodge, 86; Viola L. Kline; Patricia A. Hall, 55; Robert Woodard, 76; Carl Edwin Montgomery, Jr., 40; Reba Howell, 83; Robert Brown, 69; Wilbur, 72; Stella Cummins, 84; Suzanne Sastre, 69; Carl Edwin Montgomery Jr., 40; Geneva I. Goertz, 79; Wilbur Meredith, 72; Stella Cummins, 84.

50 years ago

Feb. 4, 1970

The Rev. Ernest Strahl was honored for serving 25 years as pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Corydon at a Mass of Thanksgiving last Sunday.

Three new fire trucks have been bought by the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Dept. The department maintains two large two-garage type firehouses, one in the Town of Georgetown and one in the Town of Edwardsville.

Town and Country Shops Corydon store this week succeeds Stepro’s Clothing Store, which has been in Corydon for some time. Roger Crosier is president and manager of the Town and County Shops firm. Other officers and directors are Carlton Windell, Tom Tucker and Gordon Pendleton.

Arvil Weilbaker, Palmyra postmaster, has been appointed a member of the national Executive of the National Association of Postmasters. He has served two years as national vice president.

Births: Boys — Linda McKim, Catherine Calhoun, Sharon Winn, Sharon Carver, Helen Nance, Linda Voyles, Mrs. Maurice Williar, Mrs. Gary Cox; girls — Joyce Cannon, Patricia Harmon, Wanda Leffler, Imelada Martin, Dorothy Shireman, Nancy Martin.

Deaths: Mary Frances Crawford, 9, and her brother, Eddie Jo Crawford, 8; Oma Louise Stephenson, 57; Richard H. Proctor, 65; Cora Lee, 76; Rea Rothrock, 69; Catherine Broderick, 67; Jacquelyn Lee Morrison, infant; Thomas A. Winburn, 38.

65 years ago

Feb. 2, 1955

In the recount of election votes in the race for trustee of Heth Township between Arlie Beanblossom and Elmer Wiseman, the count was still tied. In a ruling from the Indiana Supreme Court, it stated that when no one is elected and qualified to succeed the present township trustee, the present trustee is eligible to serve until the next election. Beanblossom has taken over the duties of Heth Township trustee.

A fire believed to have started in the ceiling or attic reduced the Eagle Lodge to ashes Saturday evening. The lodge was located on State Road 62 east of Corydon.

Bill Gerdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gerdon, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and left Monday for training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flanigan, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Tower, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fessel; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frakes, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pate, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Overton, Mr. and Mrs. John Malott, Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Manley, Mr. and Mrs. William Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reynolds.

Deaths: William Engleman, 86; Joseph Endris, 69; Sherman Hoten, 75; J.B. Hoopengardner, 74; Albert C. Gunther, 68; Walter M. Pitts, 56; Mrs. Oma Lopp, 25; John S. Lapsey, 63; F. Gordon Males, 67; Lewis Walker, 58.

75 years ago

Feb. 7, 1945

Cecil Miles and Lewis Lamon attended the annual meeting of Indiana Hardware Dealers Association in Indianapolis last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Bulleit have sold their large residence in Corydon to Mr. and Mrs. William Enlow of Washington Township. The Enlows sold their property to Mr. and Mrs. Herman B. Fleshman.

Births: Boys — The Rev. and Mrs. Philip Stone, Mr. and Mrs. John Amy, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Love, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barry; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Elbert.

Deaths: Oliver Payton, 74; Bettie Whitlock, 73; Joann Taylor, 82; John Sample, 64; Rosa Sprayberry, 66; R.J. McHone, 34; Josephine Bowen, 90; John Ganaway; George McCormick, 55; Dr. Morton Wolfe, 40; William Shanks; Lucy Alexander; Lt. Charles Skinner.

100 years ago

Feb. 11, 1920

Miss Jacie Engleman, age nine years, has six hens which laid eight dozen eggs during January. Last spring she bought a setting of White Rhode Island eggs of Mrs. Ratio Green from which she got twelve chicks, six of which were roosters. These she sold last summer for $7.50. She certainly has some profitable hens.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. John McKim; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Able, Mr. and Mrs. Joe LaPlant.

Deaths: John Meurer, 27; John L. Lowe, 47; Mrs. Henrietta F. Walk, 53; Mrs. Caddie Shuck Doyle, 41; George Gibbs, 74; Mrs. Katie Redden, 20.