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February 12, 2020

15 years ago

Feb. 9, 2005

Some of Harrison County’s neediest families are being hurt by cuts or limitations in federal funding. Director of Harrison County Community Services Shirley Raymond said for the first time in recent years they had to cancel over 100 appointments for the Energy Assistance Program last week. Raymond said unless more funds are released at the federal level for the state-administered program, they will be unable to process any new applications for the program. So far this season, 678 households have received help versus 742 last season, Raymond said.

Lt. Col. Pat Boucher recently returned home from a war zone to attend his father’s funeral, but, despite the somber circumstances, the Corydon resident shared an encouraging first-hand account of reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

An Elizabeth man died last week after his vehicle ran off the road and struck two trees. Matthew Dale Faith, 28, was driving south on S.R. 111 on Thursday morning, Feb. 3, 2005, when his Ford Ranger ran off the right side of the road near Doolittle Hill Road just before 5:30. Faith was transported to University Hospital in Louisville where he died a few hours later.

Class 3A Silver Creek Sectional pitted the seventh-ranked squad from Corydon Central against Salem. It was expected by many to be a repeat of Corydon Central’s 41-point blowout two weeks ago, but that proved early on that wasn’t going to be the case. The Lady Lions showed plenty of spunk in the first half, only trailing Corydon Central 25-23. However, the tight game was short-lived as the Lady Panthers used a 21-1 run to start the third period to pull away to the easy victory, 63-33.

Deaths: Robert D Kidder, 83; Catherine Regot, 91; Franklin Salmon, 66; Nolena Bowles, 93; Clara Simmons, 71; Loran G. Craig, 83; Helen L. Amy, 79; Ronald Collins, 59; Neal Hendrich, 80; Judy M. Thulin, 52; Forrest E. Heishman, 69; Rollie C. Walling Jr., 79; May Stroud, 52; David Stroud, 51; Walter Jones, 74; Marita Oexman, 68; Ella L. Eckart, 70; Elaine P. Miller, 82; Kevin Singleton, 52.

25 years ago

Feb. 15, 1995

The Harrison County Council Saturday approved $300,000 in income tax funds for road improvements this year. But before any of that money can be spent to pave gravel roads, the project will require approval from the three-member board of commissioners. That decision was made in light of complaints about a half-mile stretch of gravel road paved last year in Commissioner Ed Emily’s district.

Citing high turnover among part-time workers, the Harrison County Council Saturday upped the minimum wage from $4.50 to $5.50 per hour. The increase applies to 13 part-time workers in the courthouse, who work about 33 hours weekly. County Assessor Pat Wolfe and Harrison Township Assessor Eugene Kirkham both thanked the council for its actions. Both office holders had been unable to hire or retain part-time workers at the $4.50 hourly rate.

Harrison County has been approved to hire two additional police officers under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, provided the Republican-controlled Congress doesn’t rewrite the anti-crime bill. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Town of Corydon were approved for one officer each.

Chad Schenck picked Senior Night to have a career night for the Crawford County Wolfpack last Friday. Playing before the home crowd for the final time in a regular season game, Schenck, a three-year starter at guard, riddled the West Washington defense for a career-best 21 points in a 68-57 Patoka Lake Athletic Conference win.

Deaths: John R. Hoback, 82; Mary M. Jackson, 77; James Croft Jr., 73; Ray Goldman, 84; Henry F Winterkorn, 90; Herbert C.
Woertz Sr., 83; Esther L. House, 71; Foster R. Schulz, infant; Effie E. Talbott, 85; Dolores Morris, 48; Kenneth Mosier, 84; Edith E. Kost, 94; Forrest K. Quebbeman, 76; Emil Kaelin, 91; Ruth S. Auxier, 98; Ray E. Owen, 71; Kathryn Spencer, 79; Ardis O. Stepro, 85; John G. Hagan, 78; Lester F. Eckart, 77; Mary Rainforth, 89; William Parker, 71; Marshall Padgett, 86.

50 years ago

Feb. 11, 1970

Samuel P. Hays donated the 160 acres of land just west of Corydon for the planned Hayswood Nature Reserve. It will be one of the very few nature reserve parks in this part of the U.S. The first feature of the park will be trails through the wooded area.

One Harrison County youth left for induction into the armed forces last week. John Joseph Arnold III of Elizabeth was drafted into the Marines. Carl Daniels of Elizabeth, Harlan Gettelfinger of Palmyra and Bernard Walker of Palmyra were included in the February call but enlisted instead.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Swarens have moved into their new home north of Ramsey. Mr. and Mrs. James Lahue moved into their new home recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kennedy, north of Ramsey.

Births: Boys — Anna Haun, Mrs. Carl Booker; girls — Marilyn Thieneman, Dalphia Elswick.

Deaths: John E Stauth, 83; Cora Byerly, 76; Edith Beanblossom, 77; Della Bandy, 88; Joe W. Hisey, 55; Maurice Kirkham, 65; Garland L. Carter, 49.

65 years ago

Feb. 9, 1955

Clyde Edward Marrillia, son of Mrs. Elsie Marrillia of Lanesville, and Leonard Joseph Combs of New Middletown will go to Louisville Monday to be inducted in the service.

Miss Joan Hughes has accepted employment in the office of The Corydon Democrat.

A set of “Join the March of Dimes” dime boards were tacked to the wall of a local restaurant in January, and Jay F. Smith, owner of the establishment, vowed it would be filled by the end of the drive. The board has 675 slots into which dimes can be placed.

Brenton D. Byerly took over as the new postmaster at Crandall on Feb. 1.

Dr. Maurice E. Stapley, former Corydon superintendent of schools, has been named projects director of the National School Boards Association. After leaving Corydon, he served as school principal at Columbus and as superintendent of schools at Greencastle.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Fawver; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Basil Crecelius, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lohrstorfer.

Deaths: Jacob Crosby, 99; Nettie Walker, 63; Henderson Howerton; Virgie Deutsch, 71; Thomas Windell, infant; Conrad Walter, 76.

75 years ago

Feb. 14, 1945

Carl Hendrich, formerly of Central Barren, is reported missing in action in France. He is the son of Mrs. Mary Hendrich Moss and the late Leonard Hendrich. Lt. William Hornickel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hornickel of Elizabeth, is missing in action in the European war area. Lt. Elvin Yochem, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Yochem of Corydon, is missing in action in New Guinea.

Arlston Alstott attended the Indiana Retail Hardware Dealers Convention in Indianapolis last week.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barry, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Himmelhaber; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Byrn.

Deaths: Ambrosia Doughten, 73; Lt. David M. Paris, 20; Clara Wolfe, 94; Spencer Webb, 89; Ben J. Spath, 75; Cordelia Key, 62; Edward Wolfe, 81; Chas. A Hardwick, 80; Leslie Brown, 49; Hohn Litsey, 74; Emmett Wiseman, 72; Gerald A. Kiesler, 22; Lorena Emily, 81; William McElfrest, 79.

100 years ago

Feb. 18, 1920

Escoe Barksdale is visiting his mother, Mrs. Hallie Barksdale, at Hursttown. He has employment with the Standard Oil Co. in Des Moines, Iowa,. and will return there Thursday.

It is with great pleasure that we are permitted to give our readers the splendid news of the purchase of the toll pike in Floyd County reaching from the Harrison County line, just east of Lanesville to New Albany, by the Commissioners of Floyd County. Fifty Harrison County citizens aided in the purchase by giving a guarantee of $7,500 toward it. A price of $32,500 was paid for the pike. We are sure now of a concrete or brick road down this way.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. William Hauswald; girls — none.

Deaths: Mrs. Rebecca J. Barrow, 74; Mrs. Margaret Frank, 87; Mrs. Mary Schoen, 71; Edward Smith, 89.