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April 22, 2020

15 years ago

April 20, 2005

The production and use of methamphetamine in Harrison and nearby counties have reached epidemic proportions. Three people have died recently and another nearly died from methamphetamine use. Others have been reduced to what some law enforcement officials call “the walking dead.”

Tower Automotive announced Friday that it will close three plants, including the Corydon facility, with a complete shutdown no later than June 30. Approximately 600 employees at the Corydon plant will lose their jobs; half of them live in Harrison County. Tower filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early February. The plant closure was part of the restructuring process, said Bill Pumphrey, Tower’s president of North American operations.

More than 200 parents and teachers of the North Harrison Community School Corp. attended last week’s school board meeting to learn if any personnel might be laid off. Greg Rupp, a fourth-grade teacher at North Harrison Elementary School and president of the North Harrison Classroom Teachers Association, said earlier this month the association gave the five-member school board a list of 19 possibilities that could save money.

With the way Lanesville dominated rival South Central Thursday in softball, Lady Eagles head coach Kayla Straub would be wise to watch her heels. Due to illness, Straub had to miss her team’s Southern Athletic Conference match-up against South Central. Assistant coach and former teammate at Corydon Central, Beth Baelz, filled Straub’s position and masterfully led the Lady Eagles to a 14-0 victory in six innings.

Deaths: Wilma Conrad, 82; Paul N. Dyer, 79; Lloyd Goldman, 94; Maynard D. Leibrock, 70; Claire Smith; Coalma Warf, 88; Cody D. Keck, 12; Fern E. Neaful, 84; Burnetta Mott, 65; Edna Pankaskie; Loretta Proctor, 65; Dorothy Free, 83; Alice N. McElroy, 82; Wayne Ritchie, 74.

25 years ago

April 26, 1995

“They sure do an unneat job.” Merlin (Dick) Lillpop of New Middletown made that observation last Wednesday morning as he recalled the country road maintenance done along his road, Fogel Road, and Pfrimmer’s Chapel Road nearby. He figured the crews either bushhogged or used a hedge trimmer on dogwood trees six to eight inches thick in front of his house. They also “knocked out whole sides” of cedar trees on Pfrimmer’s Chapel Road.

A first grader at Corydon Elementary School died Thursday from injuries he sustained when he fell in an old rock quarry near his home in Corydon last Wednesday afternoon. Josh C. Horton, 7, was playing with a friend when he fell 25 to 30 feet into the quarry, said Jefferson County, Ky., Deputy Coroner Janice T. Bullard. She said the boys had been warned to stay away from the area.

Although the number of tuberculosis cases has declined drastically since drugs were developed to treat it more than 40 years ago, the disease still affects thousands of people every year. And health officials are concerned that some strains are displaying an increasing resistance to antibiotics. After three years without a confirmed case, the Harrison County Health Dept. is working with one resident who has active TB.

The North Harrison Lady Cats softball players spent Friday afternoon making sure there would be a Harrison County Tournament on Saturday by helping their coaches bail six inches of water off a portion of a rain-soaked diamond. Having rescued the tournament on Friday, the Lady Cats went out and won it on Saturday, carving out a slice of Harrison County sports history for themselves in the county’s inaugural girls’ softball tourney.

Deaths: William H. Kaste, 59; Lois Reed, 65; Hughes E. Richardson, 81; Theodore H. Kraft Sr. 89; Kathleen Wiseman, 71; Charles Summers Jr., 55; Russ W. Atwood, 52; Etta M. Paul, 70; Rhodilla Ballow, 89; William J. Mosier, 72; Arnold D. Mueller, 82; Bertha Sutton, 93; Mildred Houser, 72; Fred Cunningham, 77; Donald L. Byerlet, 64.

50 years ago

April 22, 1970

Delegates to Boys State in June will include Nick Redden and Paul Hess from Corydon Central High School, Ronnie Wright and Ronald Smith of North Harrison High School, Dennis Raymond of Lanesville and Ronny Brock of South Central High School.

Dan Boone left last week for Pusan, Korea, after spending his mid-tour leave at home with his parents, relatives and friends. He is with the comptroller’s office at the Pusan Base Command.

Births: Boys — Ruth Capelle, Rebecca Smith, June Vaughn, Mary Green, Nellie Engleman, Mrs. Allan Jones; girls — Jennie Neff, Ursula Shaw.

Deaths: Dawson Newby; the Rev. Charles P. McKinney, 87; Charles Patterson, 74; Mabel Kaiser, 75; Benjamin T. Spencer, 62; Harley T. Bell, 79; Christine Thornberry, 79; Sallie Daily, 74; Edna Barger, 79; Freida Scott, 73; Marie Dean, 68; John P. LeGrand; Dr. Gilbert Bershire, 70.

65 years ago

April 20, 1955

Roger Fried who has been stationed at Fort Worth, Texas, has received his release from the Army and is now at home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Blish Monyhan.

Mrs. Inez Baumgartle and Mrs. Blanche Lotich attended a Farm Bureau meeting at North Vernon last Wednesday.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kintner, Mr. and Mrs. George Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gettelfinger; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bachman, Mr. and Mrs. William Blankenship, Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Church, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Chowning, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Best, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bottles.

Deaths: Mrs. Mabel Jordan Hudelson; Jacob H. Fawver, 94; Mrs. Laura Liebert; Mrs. Emma Clunie, 91.

75 years ago

April 25, 1945

The Corydon Board of Town Trustees Monday night completed negotiations for purchase of eight acres from Mr. and Mrs. Dowling McGrain adjoining Cedar Hill Cemetery. Purchase was $1,000. The newly acquaiced land is west of the old part of the cemetery and is near the southern (front gate) part.

Miss Audra V. Haas was awarded the scholastic scholarships and Emil G. Miller Jr. the citizens scholarship as a part of the Class Night program of the Corydon High School.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Scott, the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Sherrill; girls — none.

Deaths: Oma Cowan, 68; Mrs. Kate McGrain; Mrs. Elvie Griffin, 77; Frederick Zabel, 83; Robert Pearson, 24; John M. Harper, 86; Mrs. Sue Jones Eskew, 68.

100 years ago

April 28, 1920

Oscar McCollum, who has been miller for the Corydon Milling Co. for the past four years, recently sold his interest in the mill. He will make a trip to Costa Rica soon to look after timber interests there.

Mrs. Elnora Melton is expected home soon from Litchfield, Nebr., where she went several weeks ago to nurse her daughter, Mrs. Henry Wolfe, who was seriously ill. Mrs. Wolfe has recovered from her illness.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hudson; girl — Mr. and Mrs. George Murr.

Deaths: William Wright, 85; Mrs. Ellen Bruce, 65; William Borden, 47.

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