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February 26, 2020

15 years ago

Feb. 23, 2005

For the fourth time in the past six years, a girls’ basketball team from Harrison County is headed to a semi-state. Corydon Central, which last won a regional championship in 2000, will square off against unranked Mount Vernon (Fortville) at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday at Southport Fieldhouse in the Class 3A semi-state. A win would propel the Lady Panthers to the state finals at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 5.

Corydon’s Oxford Automotive plant is now Cory-
don’s Martinrea plant. Interest in the location and an “enormous economic incentive package” will prevent the loss of more than 300 local jobs, said Weston Sedgwick, a spokesman for Indiana Economic Development Corp. The Canadian-based fluid systems and metal-forming corporation gained its 18th facility with legal approval Thursday of the purchase of the Corydon plant.

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners will ask the Harrison County Council to join forces along with Harrison County Hospital to work out a financial plan so construction of a new facility in west Corydon can move forward. “We’ve agreed to the idea of building a new hospital,” said Commissioner James Goldman at last night’s meeting of the commissioners. “Now we’re trying to work out the financial logistics of it. We need to openly discuss that and come to a solution.” HCH executive director Steve Taylor had asked the commissioners to approve a county payment in riverboat revenue of $6 million a year for three years, bringing the county’s commitment to the project to $18 million.

Deaths: Ernie Byerley, 80; Juanita Holloway, 83; Fern M. Bye, 82; Audrey A. Key, 89; Eula O. Lawson, 85; Forrest H. Fisher, 88; Jerald Brewster, 63; David R. Rucker, 86; Billy R. Whitman, 65; Sharon Gibson, 65; Virginia Polen, 76; Roy E. Dye, 79; Lois Glindmyer, 82; Margaret Bishop, 91; Alva R. Fife, 80; Helen M. Siltz, 70; Emmajean Edwards, 78.

25 years ago

March 1, 1995

Forty-eight years after becoming an Eagle Scout, Lt. Gov. Frank O’Bannon of Corydon has had a class of Eagle Scouts named in his honor. O’Bannon was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Lincoln Heritage Council on Sunday at the Executive Inn West in Louisville. A record 183 scouts earned the Eagle rank this year, including Matthew Esarey and Christopher Lowe, both of Corydon. O’Bannon was a member of Troop 22, then sponsored by the Corydon Rotary Club. He got his Eagle Scout badge in 1946 at age 17.

A trip to Indianapolis last week quelled some fears that the Indiana Gaming Commission might ignore Harrison County in favor of a license in Floyd or Clark counties. Should either or both of these counties pass the gambling referendum in a second try this fall, Harrison County would still get a fair hearing, said riverboat evaluation team member Judy Hess, chair, and councilman Earl Saulman and Greg Albers. Should Clark or Floyd voters OK gambling, Saulman said Harrison would still be 18 months ahead of those counties and hearings would be conducted here first.

About 50 workers from Harrison and Crawford counties learned yesterday that Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville is, indeed, on the Pentagon’s list of military bases to be closed. U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry ended speculation that started last week when the list was leaked to the media. “This has been a painful process to the Pentagon, and a painful process to the families involved,” Perry said during a live press conference yesterday morning in Washington, D.C. “But it is necessary to close unneeded structures.

On Fat Tuesday, it was only fitting that the Corydon Central Panthers’ beefy front line would step up to the table. The Panthers used only six players for the most of last night’s game against North Harrison, and their inside players did the lion’s share of the scoring in a 57-46 victory in the opening round of the Crawford County Sectional in Marengo. Jason Logsdon, a senior who’s been playing prime minutes in the sectional since he was a precocious freshman, led the Mardi Gras festivities. He hit 10 of 10 from the field and led scorers with 24 points.

Deaths: Marion A. Davidson, 72; Charles Jacobs, 53; Clarice Weber, 83; Mary M. Toops, 87; Florence Trinkle, 89; Mary Etherton, 60; Sharon K. Smith, 49; Iva Lee Goelzer, 85; Janie B. Morris, 56; Jay W. Naugle, 71; Sarah M. Knight, 97; Geraldine Meranda, 92; Elizabeth Lester, 83; William H. Stacy, 80; Orda M. Peace, 83; Doris Padgett, 78; Mabel Lockhart, 91; Dr. Audrey Finn, 63; Helen F. Walker, 78; Grace Baker, 70; Thomas H. Gallagher, 79; Eileen Pevlor, 77; Ida K. Hatfield, 69; Harlan Kochert, 76; Dorothy Thevenot, 76; Imogene Shearer, 75.

50 years ago

Feb. 24, 1970

Lawrence A. Quebbeman, a command pilot and commander of the 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, has been promoted to the rank of full colonel in the Kentucky Air National Guard. He is a native of Corydon and a 1940 graduate of Corydon High School.

Mathers Construction Co. Inc. of Jeffersonville was the low bidder for new sewer lines extending to the Industrial Park, north of Corydon.

William Shafer of Depauw was elected to the Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation Board of Supervisors last week.

Jim Feller of Corydon was in Washington, D.C., last week participating in the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans. He was one of 366 selected seniors from high school throughout the United States.

Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Gettelfinger have moved into their new home in Bradford.

Births: Boys — Mrs. Connie Cook, Mrs. Jeanett Atkins, Mrs. Rosalyn Harris, Mrs. Donna Colin, Mrs. Ruth Leffler, Mrs. Veronica Dishman, Mrs. Robert D. Kemp, Mrs. Gerald Blackman; girls — Mrs. Delma Henderson, Mrs. Flora Jane Nichols.

Deaths: Robert C. Heazlitt, 75; Charles R. Wright, 34; Katie Mott, 79; William A. Garey, 80; Ernest (Powder) Dean, 75; Ida Bullington, 77; Frank Wilson, 71; Dudley Amy, 57; Joseph H. Pickles, 82; Jesse Conrad, 89.

65 years ago

Feb. 23, 1955

Judy Ann Hercamp of Morgan Township High School has been chosen Indiana’s Good Citizen of 1955 by the state’s judges for Daughters of the American Revolution.

Nolan A. Atz, Milltown hatcheryman who has devoted 23 years to Boy Scout work in the George Rogers Clark Area Council, received the Silver Beaver award, one of the scouting’s highest leaders honors, at a ceremony in Jeffersonville.

Two Corydon High School senior boys will be delegates to the World Affairs Institute on March 4 and 5. Jerry Hughes and Carl Uesseler are being sponsored by the Corydon Rotary Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Franklin Smith have sold their restaurant, “Hamburger Castle,” to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hunter. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brandenburg have sold their restaurant on East Chestnut Street to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baxley and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Miller. Mr. Brandenburg has accepted employment with Stauth Brothers excavating contractors.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Bobby G. Summers, Mr. and Mrs. Loran Hisey, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Estel Eastridge, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blank, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gwynn; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stonecipher, Mr. and Mrs. Devillo Hibbs.

Deaths: Raymond Blackman, 49; Scott Morgan, 86; Sophrona Totten, 77; Roy Sherrill, 64; Laura Haeberlein, infant; D. Kirke Hedden, 70; Andrew J, Lawson, 76; Herman Gehlbach; Mancel Lindsey, 68; Claudia Glaze, 82; Perry Rhoads, 76; Tena Fellmy, 78; Maggie Mitchell Bean, 80; Scott Morgan, 81.

75 years ago

Feb. 27, 1945

Ruth Jordan enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps. She’s a teacher in the Hammond Schools and a daughter of Mrs. Nell Jordan.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon McKim and family left last week for Colorado to reside.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Monty Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kingsley; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Krausgrill.

Deaths: Martin A. Lynch, 70; Mary Newton, 72; George B. Meltch, 80; John M. Paris, 67; Elisa Reesor, infant; Sidney Hancock, 75; Leo Flecker, 52; Paul Haub, 52.

100 years ago

March 3, 1920

Miss Pearl Bodenstadt, primary teacher at Central, has assumed charge of the principal room on the resignation of Roscoe Sherman who formerly occupied that place.

Hugh Frederick was in Jeffersonville last week nursing his father, John Frederick, who became ill of influenza while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Wiley Patterson, of that city.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. James McCauley; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bullington.

Deaths: Mrs. Lydia J. Engleman, 73; the Rev. John Hile; W. Scott McIntire, 60; George Schaffer, 83; Mrs. Sarah Charity Forbes; Mrs. Elizabeth Lemmon; Mrs. Susan Tindall, 77; Mrs. Elizabeth Colvin, 41; George Mowery, 86.