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March 4, 2020

15 years ago

March 2, 2005

Corydon Central, sporting a record of 24-2 and ranked seventh in Class 3A, will face off against No. 1 South Bend St. Joseph’s on Saturday night at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Lady Panthers are the first basketball team in the history of Harrison County hoops to advance to the Indiana High School Athletic Association state final. Of the four title games to be played, no matchup has a better win-loss record (48-3) than in 3A.

The board of Furthering Youth Inc. appeared poised last Thursday night to fire the Gerdon Youth Center’s executive director, but failure to properly advertise an executive session for the second week in a row led to a postponement until tomorrow night. Meanwhile, the contentious meeting at GYC prompted an 8-1 vote by the Gerdon Alternative School Steering Committee, recommending the county’s school superintendents relocate the school. The superintendents are expected to act on the recommendation during a special meeting in the Commissioners’ Room of the Harrison County Court House tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Little more than a week after the Harrison County Animal Control Facility opened its doors to the public on Friday, Feb. 18, the center was full and infected for a time with the deadly parvovirus. “Twenty-four animals were taken in the first hour we were open,” animal control officer Mike Gentry told the Harrison County Council on Monday night. “This job entails more than most people would imagine.”

When the YMCA of Harrison County’s finance committee meets this month, it will take a look at the numbers and weigh the need for a new fund-raising campaign with expansion in mind. As the YMCA celebrated its second anniversary yesterday, the Harrison County facility approached 7,000 members. The most frequently asked question at the front desk is: “When are you expanding?” said Catherine Turcotte, the local YMCA’s executive director. Those members frequently offer suggestions. Among the most popular are the addition of racquetball, tennis or an outdoor walking track, Turcotte said.

Deaths: Loran K. Bowels, 68; Connie R. Eckart, 56; Laura L. Selby, 53; Ginny Packwood, 56; Marvin Spencer, 70; Michael T. Kelly, 24; June M. Ramsey, 81; Clara Bigler, 91; Larry Gabbard, 57; Joseph S. Cavins, 60; Judith A. Gurtz, 53; Annie Chapman, 74; Margaret Harris, 90; Eugene Askren, 77; Robert Schultz, 72; Ruth M. Brown, 77; Fern M. Bye, 82; Denny R. Bye, 48; Paul A. Tudder, 81; Billy R. Whitman, 65.

25 years ago

March 8, 1995

With less than a week before proposals are due, would-be gamers in Harrison County are scurrying to meet the deadline. And mum’s still the word about the competitive plans. Characterizing Harrison County gaming’s proposal as “unique,” John Johnston said yesterday company officials are still putting the final touches on the Chicago-based company’s proposal. Johnston said the proposal will be submitted to the Indiana Gaming Commission in Indianapolis “no later than 11:59 Monday.”

Two separate accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of an Elizabeth man and a Clarksville teenage girl. Kris Weatherford, 21, of Elizabeth died Monday morning from injuries sustained in a one-car crash early Saturday morning in Floyd County on S.R. 111. Weatherford was a passenger in a car driven by Adam B. Haag of Elizabeth. Four-1/2 hours earlier, Harrison County police were called to the scene of a one-car wreck on S.R. 64 west of Georgetown. Mary E. Mulford, 18, of Clarksville was taken by air ambulance to University Hospital in Louisville, where she was pronounced dead at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The accident occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Friday near Gun Club Road.

Little Jimmy Dickens, the 4-foot-10-inch country music legend who some music historians credit with paving the way for rock ’n’ roll, will grace the Indian Creek Theatre stage in Corydon this Saturday night. Referred to by his peers as “Tater — the littlest, but the biggest star at the Opry,” Dickens joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1948. He continues to be one of the most dynamic entertainers on the weekly WSM radio show. Now 74 — an age that most artists think of slowing down — Dickens still plays hundreds of shows a year.

Even before the sectional pairings were drawn, Crawford County coach Otis Broughton was telling his Wolfpack it was their tournament to win. And when crunch time came in Saturday night’s sectional final against Corydon Central, that attitude prevailed. Trailing by six points early in the fourth quarter, the ’Pack (16-6) outscored the Panthers (16-7) the rest of the way for a 42-39 victory. It’s the school’s sixth sectional title — its first since 1984 — and the realization of a goal the team set the day after it dropped a 59-51 overtime decision to Corydon Central in the sectional final a year ago. “We talked about winning the Crawford County Sectional the day after that,” Broughton said. “They went after it and claimed it.”

Deaths: James E. Morgan, 52; Dr. Norman Davis, 57; Roy Bridwell, 94; Mary W. Mason, 78; John D. Laswell, 75; Kermit B. Housel, 72; Dr. Robert L. Anderson, 73; Rosey Bell Maynor; Evan R. Shetter Jr., 69; Karen Anderson, 39; Morris E. Backherms, 74; James Schroering, 61; Howard B. Kelly, 51; Clifton R. Kraus, 82; Jasper Lee Pease, 77; James Wooldridge, 75; Pearlene Duke, 81; Mattie Hendrich, 93; Irma L. Cotner, 75; Cecil R. Clunie, 79; Jane Bolen, 89; Robert Baylor, 64; Mabel Brown, 87; Lester VanZant, 80; Harry Cooper, 70; Vonda L. Olsen, 63; Shirley Reynolds, 52.

50 years ago

March 4, 1970

Mrs. Virginia Wright of New Salisbury has accepted the position as health nurse with the Harrison County Health Dept. She replaces Mrs. Bessie Thomas who retired recently. Mrs. Wright was formerly industrial nurse at Colgate-Palmolive Co. in Jeffersonville.

The Crandall E.U.B. Church and Methodist Church in Crandall have merged. This is the first merger of two national congregations in Harrison County since the uniting conference two years ago. There are 48 of the churches to be merged in Harrison County.

Walter Fish has succeeded Howard Tegart as editor of The Corydon Republican.

Miss Ruth Mitchell recently retired from Keller Manufacturing Co. after 17 years in the Credit Dept. She was previously employed by Butler Brothers wholesale supplies headquarters office in Chicago.

North Harrison and Milltown won sectional tournaments last weekend, and for each it was a historical first sectional championship. This is the first year for the consolidation of North Central and Morgan Township. The Milltown victory culminated more than 40 years of trying at nearly a dozen sites.

Births: Boys — Edith Pierson, Geraldine Stickler, Sheryl Trowbridge; girl — Mrs. Edward Tomes.

Deaths: Guy Campbell, 92; Wash Burks, 74; Lucretia Love, 75; Walter L. Dreher, 69; Claude N. Wright, 74; Thomas K. Rosenbarger, 79; Joyce Dunn Adams, 37.

65 years ago

March 2, 1955

Chester P. Grimes of Georgetown and his two sons took over the operation of the service station at Chestnut and Mulberry in Corydon on Feb. 16. The very next night fire broke out in their home destroying all but a few pieces of furniture. All family members escaped injury.

Three former superintendents of Corydon High School attended the dedication program of the new high school Sunday, Feb 16. They were Robert B. Bulleit, superintendent of the Seymour Schools; Kenneth E. Pitts, superintendent of Aurora Schools; and Walter D. Bean of Corydon, now retired. Walter J. Wolpert is the present superintendent.

A former resident of Mauckport, “Uncle Sol” Berryman, celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday. A reception was held at the home of his son, John Berryman of Edwardsport, where he lives.

The Rev. Keith Bottles, formerly of Corydon, contributed his efforts in capturing bank robbers last week in Carl Junction, Mo., where he serves as minister of the Nazarene Church. He gave chase to the robbers and was able to give police a get-away license number, leading to their arrest.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Robert McNabb, Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Stonecipher, the Rev. and Mrs. K.D. Kavich, Mr. and Mrs. John Schroer, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pitman, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Boley, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kost, Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Sillings, Mr. and Mrs. John Reisert, Pvt. and Mrs. Joseph Jacobi; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Marian Riddle, Mr. and Mrs. John Mauck, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Blessett, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harmon, Mr. and Mrs. Nova Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Elbert.

Deaths: James E. Duley, 85; Mrs. Beverly Gagel, 32; Victor R. Keller; John D. Lemmel, 63; Bessie Mackison; Allen B. Russell, 66; Clara Scharrer, 67; Ole Van Gundy; Andy Lawson; Nora Ehalt, 84; Ray Saffer, 64; Harold Singleton, 18; Michael Ray Chinn, infant; Wanie Clinton Sharpe; Ida Bauer, 90; Eugene T. Bir, 51; Mrs. Mansel Lindsey, Mrs. Straude Neafus.

75 years ago

March 6, 1945

Charles E. Bush has returned from an airplane trip to Miami Beach, Fla. He piloted a plane of passengers.

Miss Marilynn Reich, a teacher in the Jeffersonville High School, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reich, from last Thursday until Sunday.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Kermie Adamson, Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard Sillings, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strickland; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Tammy Gurtz, Mr. and Mrs. David Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Timberlake, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hisey, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Byrne.

Deaths: John Ringle, 79; Earl D. Bennett, 59; Mrs. Matt Kline, 54; Joseph Wilburn, infant.

100 years ago

March 10, 1920

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williar and daughter Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Williar and son Weaver, Miss Fidelia Shields and Herman May visited the home of Nate Williar on Sunday.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Dooch Backherms, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rothrock, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Barrow; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Worlan Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Carpenter.

Deaths: Viola Schellenberger, 2; Mrs. Elizabeth Gettelfinger, 30; Miss Geneva Rudolph, 18; Miss Carrie Robison, 50; Hazel R. Byerly, infant; Miss Laura Randall, 32.