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March 11, 2020

15 years ago

March 9, 2005

The board of directors of Furthering Youth Inc. voted 7-2 Thursday night to fire Debbie Heazlitt, the executive director of the Gerdon Youth Center, which immediately raised concerns about the administration of the Gerdon Alternative School and its funding. The vote came just hours after the county’s three public school superintendents — who make up the Interlocal Cooperative for the Alternative School — met and specifically asked the FYI board to refrain from terminating Heazlitt during a “cooling off” period of at least 30 days. Heazlitt had already cleaned out her office in anticipation of the FYI board’s decision.

Another man has been arrested and charged with the September 2000 murders of a Georgetown woman and her two children while the deceased woman’s husband, former Indiana State Police Trooper David Camm, who was convicted of the murders in 2002, is out of prison on bond and awaiting a new trial on the murder chargers. Charles D. Boney, 35, of Louisville, was arrested Friday night and arraigned Monday afternoon in Floyd County. He has been charged with the murders of Kimberly Camm and her children, Jill and Bradley, plus possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and being a habitual felon.

A group of Harrison County residents concerned with the proposal to discharge New Middletown’s treated wastewater into “pristine” Buck Creek has formed a coalition to “Save Buck Creek.” The coalition’s spokesman, Michael Bailey, said, “The organization is deeply concerned that the Harrison County Commissioners and the County Council are rushing into a project that will forever damage the pristine waters of one of Harrison County’s most treasured natural waterways, Buck Creek.” He said, “The county council is voting March 14 to release over $500,000 (in riverboat revenue) for the New Middletown project, a project that is opposed by thousands of people in Harrison County and opposed by many people within the town of New Middletown.”

The roster for South Bend St. Joseph’s girls’ basketball team has several last names that are difficult to pronounce, including Lechlitner and Litka. Even the head coach’s last name — Megyese — would give Elmer Fudd fits. Now, they can all be called one name, and it’s much easier to say: “champions.” The Indians, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A and No. 1 overall by the Sagarin Ratings, scored a 3A state record 24 points in the final period of their 70-57 triumph Saturday night over No. 7-ranked Corydon Central in the Class 3A state championship at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Deaths: Allison Lockman, 84; Kenneth Rettig, 76; Mary J. Reeves, 81; Loran K. Bowles, 68; Kathryn Talley, 66; Gwendolyn Shirley, 85; Gaye McGuffey, 45; Marvin Spencer, 70; Robert L. Ashby, 75; Arthur Baker, 96; Bonita Pelleman, 54; Robert L. Schultz, 72; Earl W. Adams Sr., 91; Naomi Housel, 89.

25 years ago

March 15, 1995

The casino riverboat developers have revealed their plans. Pleasure domes. Resort hotels. Theatres. Sport complexes. Marinas and riverboats. Tax revenue and incentives. Jobs. Lots and lots of jobs, more than 2,000. “It really is mind-boggling,” said Darrell Voelker, director of the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County. “I think the proposals are outstanding in every regard.” Various elements of the six proposals filed Monday with the Indiana Gaming Commission — five to operate in Harrison County and one in Crawford — will change before public hearings are conducted and the commission considers licensing.

South Harrison teachers and administrators each say they’re reluctant to mediate their contract dispute in the press, but that’s where it ended after the South Harrison Education Association threw down its gloves and came out scrapping. About 140 teachers — many from the North Harrison and New Albany- Floyd County districts — amassed at Corydon Middle School on Monday and marched to the brand new administration building Monday night for the monthly school board meeting. The administration’s negotiating team has met with the teachers’ team since August, but negotiations broke down in October. A salary increase appears to be the largest obstacle. Teachers are asking for about 4.5 percent; they are being offered 1.9 percent.

Opponents of the new policy and guidelines for recreational horse use that were approved by the Indiana Natural Resources Commission have a new name: United for Horses. They are writing a petition to the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources, planning a meeting with DNR officials and organizing a “Freedom Ride.” “This will be one of the last opportunities to ride in the forest before the restrictions go into effect April 1,” said Don Burris of Palmyra, who was elected president of the group.

Make way, Evansville. Otie and the boys are headed your way. The Crawford County basketball team (18-6), fresh off a Washington Regional championship, will meet fourth ranked and unbeaten Bedford North Lawrence (25-0) at high noon in Saturday’s Evansville Semi-state at Roberts Stadium. No. 17 Jeffersonville (21-4) and Evansville Harrison (20-5) will follow with the two winners clashing Saturday night at 9:15 for a trip to the RCA Dome and the state finals.

Deaths: Catherine Denbo, 90; Robert D. Staser, 58; Alfred C. Ketterer Sr., 72; J.W. Long, 78; Thurman Whitlow, 72; Frances Mathers, 71; Elbert Biggers, 70; Mildred E. Colvin, 72; Helen Conrad, 72; Cornell Harbison, 72; Ralph R. Teaford, 95.

50 years ago

March 11, 1970

A study is underway to determine the advantages and disadvantages of changing Corydon’s status from a town to a fifth-class city. The study is expected to be completed by April. The study is being done by a Purdue University Extension Service specialist.

Milltown has its first regional basketball winner when the Milltown Millers defeated North Harrison in the championship game of the Huntingburg regional Saturday. They will now play in the semi-state next Saturday at Evansville.

Ramsey Water Co. gets a $368,000 federal loan to extend the system. The extension will include customers in the Crandall and Byrneville neighborhoods and as far south as Ramsey-Spencer Grange Hall beyond Clover Valley.

Pisgah Lodge of Masons of Corydon will honor two men Tuesday evening, Dr. James Riley of Louisville and Paul Miller of Laconia, as 50-year members.

Robert Kingsley of Laconia, who had employment for 18 years at the American Tobacco Co. plant in Louisville, has taken employment at Harrison County Hospital.

Births: Boy — Mrs. Millard Horner; girls — Mrs. Marsha Giesler, Mrs. Dorothy Shireman, Mrs. Marcella Crane, Mrs. Susan Hammond, Mrs. David Rozunka.

Deaths: Hobart Pate, 72; James Edmondson, 69; Frank Stigler, 82; Mark W. George, 22; Leo F. Lind, 64; Myrtle Simcox, 52; William F. Dobley, 69; Delores Moore, 26; Fannie Kennedy, 83; Earl Conrad, 75; Sadie Redden, 77; Edmund Stoy, 77; Merle Trueblood, 82.

65 years ago

March 9, 1955

Denny Richard, farmer and volunteer coach of Mauckport Grade School, takes his team to a championship win at Lanesville Friday night. Richard volunteered to coach the team in the absence of a qualified coach.

Mrs. Helen E. Kirkham, who has been a house mother at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, has returned to her home in Corydon.

Earl Finn has been employed by the Central School Corp. as the instructor of the Veterans-on-the-Farm Training Program. He is replacing James R. Davidson, who resigned to become secretary-treasurer of the Valley View National Farm Loan Association of New Albany.

The county commissioners awarded contracts for the completion of the county highway garage this week. Leonard Bradshaw and Ralph Wright were given the contracts with a big of $6,694.20

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Herman Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stilger, Mr. and Mrs. James Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hornickel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. William Lenz, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Parks, the Rev. and Mrs. Ivan Steed, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sieg; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Burl Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eckart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Voyles, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Curts, Mr. and Mrs. William Geltmaker; twins, boy and girl: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Archibald.

Deaths: Edith Ott, 66; Flora Tranum, 74; Blanche Hottell, 60; Monica Zimmerman, 52; Jesse W. Mann, 65; William H. Satterfield, 66; Joseph Kennedy, 51; Anna Elwanger, 56; Shirley Van Conia, 57; Jesse C. Lowe, 32; James W. Ray, 55.

75 years ago

March 14, 1945

T. Sgt. Eldon Harrell was fatally wounded Feb. 19 in Luzon. He was the son of Thomas Harrell and the late Mrs. Nettie Harrell. Lt. Edwin Williams was killed in combat on Luzon. He was the son of Mrs. Sophia K. Williams of Georgetown.

Mrs. J.V. Royse just completed the beautician course at the Louisville College of Beauty Culture. She will go to Indianapolis soon to pass the state examination.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. John A. Groft; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schoen, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Miller.

Deaths: Roy A. Love, 61; Mahala Overton, 95; Herman C. Yost, 47; Elizabeth Johnson, 62; Mary Ann Winter; Mae Ferree, 49; Lewis F. Allen, 26.

100 years ago

March 17, 1920

The five Kintner brothers — Charles, Perry and Dudley, who live in this county near Corydon, John W. of Kansas and David of Colorado — were in town together recently and they weighed 1.050 pounds. They are all fine boys in every other way as well as physical.

County Auditor Sam C. Mauch, who was confined to his home with the “flu” for four weeks, is able to be back in his office but he is not yet entirely well.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Mifflin; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Foreman.

Deaths: Mrs. Susan Tindall, 77; George Schaffer, 83; Mrs. Sarah Charity Forbes, 70; Mrs. Elizabeth Lemmon, 61; Mrs. Elizabeth Colvin, 41; John Ferber, 66.