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April 23

Some homemade masks have been made available to the public, thanks to a group of women at Cave Country Canoes in Milltown, who made the masks, and a monetary donation by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 332 at Milltown.

Anyone who wants a mask should call Cave Country Canoes at 812-633-4806 or reach out to an Auxiliary member.

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April 22

A Harrison County boy earlier this month regifted the items he received for his 11th birthday.

It’s not that Porter Morris was ungrateful for what he had received; after all, he got what he had asked for: dog food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc. He asked for such items because he decided some animals needed assistance more than he needed presents.

Porter donated the items to the Harrison County Animal Control Facility in Corydon, which welcomed the gifts. Porter likely will remember this birthday for quite some time.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 21

Harrison REMC showed its appreciation earlier this month to employees at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.

The Corydon-based utility company provided lunch to those who work in less visible departments of the hospital: plant services, registration and pharmacy.

It would be difficult to run a hospital without those employees.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 20

Donating food to essential workers remains common, but recently there have been reports of a new group of employees on the receiving end of meals.

1819 General Store in Elizabeth noted on April 2 that someone called in there to buy lunch for the post office employees. And Cindy Phelps, who works at the Corydon Post Office, reported last week that Charles Gordon and Sara Spalding delivered food there.

“It was nice having someone say, ‘I appreciate you’,” Phelps said.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 19

Staff in the emergency room, radiology and EMS at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon were treated to supper on April 15 by Dave and Dylan Bary of Highlander Collision.

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April 18

Two Wi-Fi hot spots were recently set up at South Harrison Park near Elizabeth, thanks to Harrison County Councilman Brad Wiseman and the Harrison County Parks Dept. working with Portative Technology.

Signals can be acquired between Shelterhouse 3 and the ballfields.

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April 17

Donations of food to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic have become quite common in the past few weeks.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department was the recipient of a lunch donation Wednesday, thanks to Frank and Pat Denzinger.

The department staff was greatly appreciative.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 16

Feeding the community is nothing new for Country Style Restaurant at Carefree and Crawford Consolidated United Methodist Church. The two teamed together to feed people a free spaghetti dinner earlier this month. About 400 people turned out for the offer.

The restaurant and church are doing it again, tomorrow. This time they’re offering up to four meals per family consisting of fried chicken, potato salad, slaw and bread. Those interested were to call today to reserve meals. However, the restaurant will take calls tomorrow beginning at noon (the number is 812-739-4510) or send a message on Facebook.

The message Country Style and Crawford Consolidate UMC have for people is this: “May God bless and keep you safe. Remember, better days are coming and we’re all get through this together.”

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 15

Face masks continue to be in high demand, especially once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month began recommending those going out in public wear one to help prevent possibly spreading the coronavirus to others.

Caesars Southern Indiana was able to donate N95 masks to Harrison County Hospital in Corydon for its health care providers.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 14

Got milk?

Finding milk, especially the particular percentage one’s family likes, during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a hit-or-miss venture.

On April 7, 1819 General Store in Elizabeth dropped off 110 gallons of milk at the South Harrison Community Center in Elizabeth. Store owner Kathy Hensley said the milk was set to expire in two days and she didn’t have room to store it all.
The donation was sure to please those who were able to go pick up milk.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 13

There’s something about seeing animals that can make one smile.

With that desire in mind, 4-H ambassador Johnathan Durbin, with help from his family, including Landen and Cadence, visited Cedar Court Assisted Living in Corydon on April 8. The Durbins didn’t take the more traditional animals, like dogs or cats; instead, they had llamas and alpacas, which they walked on the outside of the building past the residents’ windows.

Staff at Cedar Court said the visit definitely lifted the spirts of their tenants and staff.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 12

It is estimated that 180 million eggs are purchased in the United States to be used in some fashion for Easter. During this COVID-19 pandemic, finding eggs to buy has been difficult, at least at times, for some.

Members of the Harrison Township Fire Dept. in Corydon didn’t have to go looking for eggs — fresh or dyed — the other day. Instead, Rose Acre Farms, an Indiana-based company, delivered a few dozen to the firefighters to show support for what they do.

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April 11

Corydon Presbyterian Church for years has welcomed members to purchase lilies that would grace the sanctuary on Easter Sunday. Then, following the service, they could take their flowers with them.

During this time of social distancing, many churches are live streaming their services. CPC is one of those.

So, with no congregational gathering to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, the Presbyterian church would not have its many white lilies. Instead, the church purchased pots of yellow daffodils, took them to the church and invited the church families to stop by and pick up one.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 10

Today is Good Friday. While it has been unlike any Good Friday most people have seen, there were good things taking place today.

One example was when members of the Marengo-Liberty Volunteer Fire Department and Marengo Police Department, in cooperation with the English Wesleyan Church food pantry, delivered food items to the residents of the Marengo Elderly Housing.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected].

April 9

With schools closed for the remainder of the school year but students completing assignments via eLearning and many Hoosiers filing for unemployment benefits as well as ordering groceries and other supplies online, internet access is in high demand.

To help with that Mainstream Fiber Networks has provided free public Wi-Fi in the parking lot of its Corydon office, at 2370 Landmark Way NE, and in the parking lot of the Harrison County Community Foundation, at 1523 Foundation Way NE in Corydon. No password is required. Users of this free service are reminded to practice social distancing.

These Wi-Fi access spots are in addition to the ones at the Harrison County Public Library’s parking lots, at most public schools in the county and the one recently set up by Outernet Broadband LLC at the firehouse in Palmyra.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

 

April 8

Bud’s Pfeiffer Jewelers has an offer to band together medical professionals.

The Corydon jewelry store is giving free silicon rings through April 15 to those medical professionals in Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Washington, Clark, Orange and Scott counties.

To obtain one, medical professionals need to send a photocopy of their medical badge by email to [email protected] or send a private message on the shop’s Facebook page; besides a copy of the badge, include your name, address, phone number and ring size.

April 7

The Harrison County Horse and Pony Color Guard 4-H Club and Lucky Horseshoes Horse and Pony 4-H Club recently made a donation to Duke Energy to assist a local family in need with an electric bill. With this act of kindness, the 4-H clubs not only helped others during a difficult time, but also gave the 4-H members a sense of purpose and engagement with the community.

“I think 4-H clubs in general can help numerous families that are in need,” Penny Zeller, a 4-H leader, said. “It also gives the kids something to keep them feeling involved.”

Anna Denny, program assistant to Purdue Extension in Harrison County, said anyone who is interested in donating to a family in need but unsure where to start can reach out to a school counselor.

Money donated toward someone’s utility bill can be paid directly to the utility company. Denny added that it does not have to be the total amount due; any amount helps.

4-H is committed to community service amidst the COVID-19 challenges, especially as new obstacles to the 4-H community, with school and club closures, come along and create changes in members’ daily lives.

“But, our Harrison County 4-H community still holds true to their commitment to community service amidst the new challenges,” Denny said.

To see how Indiana 4-H Youth Development is changing its clubs, community, country and world, follow the Purdue Extension – Harrison County Facebook page.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

April 6

David and Myra Allen, owners of Country Style restaurant at Carefree, served dinner to a few hundred people Saturday.

The Allens, in cooperation with their church, Crawford Consolidated United Methodist, provided a free carry-out spaghetti dinner, complete with breadsticks, salad and a drink, for the community.

David Allen said he wanted to help maintain a positive attitude during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a drop in the couple’s business, which was opened in 1983 by David’s grandfather.

“We want to help bless the community because the community has been good to us,” David said. ” … There are some really good people in Crawford County.”

More about what Country Style and other local restaurants are doing in light of the coronavirus can be found in this week’s Clarion News.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

April 5

Kentuckiana BBQ and Grilling, through the efforts of Charles Gordon, Andrew Scott, Amanda Scott, Thomas Owen and Sara Spalding, fed about 200 people at Harrison County Hospital, Harrison Springs health campus, Harrison Healthcare and Harrison County Sheriff Dept. on Saturday (April 4).

They chose these people because they put themselves n harm’s way not only during this crisis, but always, they said.

The group said it plans to continue the trend and deliver meals to postal workers, EMS staff, linemen and other essential workers.

April 4

Law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, tow truck drivers and others from Harrison and Crawford counties circled Harrison County Hospital in Corydon on Thursday evening (April 2) in a show their solidarity for health care workers at the hospital.

For 10 minutes, the emergency vehicles shined their lights on the hospital as their way of letting the hospital staff know they were supporting them as they work with persons who may be infected with COVID-19 as well as some who have tested positive for the virus.

Several hospital staff members came outside to document the event.

When the 10-minute period was over, the vehicles turned off their emergency lights and left the hospital campus.

April 3

Caesars Southern Indiana recently made a welcome donation to Harrison County Community Services, located in Corydon in the form of 1,000 pounds of produce.

“There was fresh tomatoes, lettuce and other fruit,” Rick Cooper, HCCS executive director, said. “There was also some prepared food.

“The produce quickly went out the front door and was beneficial for us as we were low on produce at the time and as it was just before the stay-at-home order more people were coming to get food. By the end of the day, all of the food was gone.”

Cooper said the prepared food was given to a local halfway house which was able to use it for its residents and at the same time prolong the halfway house’s food supply.

“We are grateful to Caesars Southern Indiana for their kindness and support of our work and helping our community,” Cooper said.

If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

April 2

Sisters Maty and Molly Withers, and their cousin, Reese Withers, wanted to do something to give back to the community. They know how to sew, thanks to their grandmother, Patti Withers, so they decided to sew masks for those in the health care industry.

And sew they have been doing. Kaci Withers, Maty and Molly’s mom, said the girls have made 300 masks to date.

You can read more about the girls’ efforts to help during the COVID-19 pandemic in a future issue of The Corydon Democrat.

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If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

April 1

To help assist those who may need Wi-Fi, Outernet Broadband LLC, thanks to assistance from the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department, has installed a free open Wi-Fi hot spot at Palmyra Fire Department Station 1.

This is for anyone who needs to get any work or schooling done in a safe place from inside their vehicle.

The Wi-Fi name is Outernet Broadband LLC.

Users are asked not to congregate in masses, to follow the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s regulations for COVID-19, to practice social distancing and to not block the firehouse doors or fuel tank.

Now there’s a hot spot firefighters hopefully won’t be putting out any time soon.

March 30

About the time COVID-19 was making its way into Southern Indiana, an Indiana State Police trooper was getting a little attention for something he did during a traffic stop.While conducting the stop on March 13, Sgt. Mike Allen, who is assigned to the Jasper Post, noticed that the driver’s daughter, who was in the passenger seat and all dressed up, looked sad. When asked what was wrong, the girl, who had just been to her school’s dance, told the trooper that no one had danced with her while at the event. Allen asked the girl the name of her favorite song and had her get out of the car. Then, while the girl’s mother played the song on her cell phone, the trooper danced with the girl. In a video posted on Facebook, the girl can be seen smiling and heard giggling. Before the minute-and-a-half video is over, Officer Ewing with the West Baden Police Dept., who showed up to assist Allen, cuts in on the dance.

The Friday the 13th traffic stop turned out to be pretty lucky for one young girl.

If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

March 29

In keeping with yesterday’s Moments, one Harrison County business took it upon itself to make hand sanitizer.

Best Vineyards, Winery & Distillery near Elizabeth used leftover components from its distillery to make the much-needed item and helped disperse it to needed areas in the county. You can read more about this undertaking in a future issue of The Corydon Democrat.

If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

March 28

Shireman Construction donated needed gloves to Harrison County Hospital in Corydon on March 20. Then, on March 26, the Corydon-based construction firm delivered two gallons of hand sanitizer to the hospital. Every little bit helps.

If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

March 27

On March 23, Corydon resident Doug Stiner, who works as a historian for the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, gave $10 to “pay it forward” for 10 residents to get their newspaper for free that day.

Stiner, who is disabled and temporarily out of work because the state historic site is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said, “I teach of earlier days when our seasoned folks knew how to survive in a world in the beginning of our great state of Indiana.”

If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

March 26

One of the more recent things we learned was that drive-thru customers at Culver’s of Corydon, on Monday, March 23, broke the previous week’s record for the number of people paying for the order of the person in line behind them.

The number on March 23 was 45, and included Mike Hood Plumbing which paid for a group order. The previous record was slightly over 20.

If you have a story of kindness, encouragement or hope or something to bring a smile to someone who may need it, please email it to [email protected]

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