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May 6, 2020

15 years ago

May 4, 2005

Negotiations between the teachers of South Harrison Community School Corp. and their school board appear to be closer than ever to a to a resolution following a report issued by an Indiana Education Employment Relations Board appointed fact-finder. The report by Janet L. Land, an attorney from Carmel, was released to the public on April 22. Negotiations initially began Aug. 20, 2003. Teachers of the South Harrison Education Association voted overwhelmingly to endorse the fact-finder’s recommendations for contact years 2003-2004 through 2004-2005.

The Harrison County Commissioners were back to dealing with requests for money Tuesday morning after the state legislature last week approved a two-year budget that did not include taking additional riverboat revenue from some counties with gaming casinos. J.R. Eckart, who chairs the county commissioners, said the possibility of losing $19 million of its $23 million in gaming revenue brought to their attention “that nothing’s forever.”

The weather was far from perfect for Saturday’s annual Harrison County Tennis Tournament, but that didn’t spoil the fun for North Harrison. The Lady Cats had four individual champions and swept the singles courts en route to a team score of 21 points and their 11th consecutive county title.

Deaths: Annie F. Naegele, 94; Shane M. Lamb, 25; Jean E. Davis, 79; Thelma Askren, 79; Marjorie Brewer, 77; Norma Rothrock, 80; Nelson Lincoln, 66; Donald L. Wetzel, 60; Thane Shacklette, 85; William Raschal, 54; Virginia F. Bell, 84; Christine Mann, 83.

25 years ago

May 10, 1995

As legislators continue to debate welfare reform in the U.S. Senate, supporters of the highly successful Women, Infants and Children program believe it’s at a crossroads. The 1,000 women, infants and children in Harrison County who are currently served by the WIC program hope it survives.

NBD Bank was the low bidder Thursday on the $8.7 million bond issue to finance the jail and court complex at a net interest cost of 5.65 percent, almost a full percentage point less than anticipated. That was good news to some Harrison County officials. “I think it’s about time something went our way,” said Commissioner Terry L. Miller, referring to constructed bids that came in higher than expected.

The Corydon Central golf team will host its annual invitational this Saturday. Play will begin at 8:45 a.m., and the course will be closed until approximately 1 p.m. for the tournament. Fourteen teams are expected to battle for top honors. Providence is the defending champion, having posted a one-stroke win over North Harrison in last year’s invitational. The Cougars are 12-3 this season after notching wins over Salem and Eastern in their most recent match at Salem’s Western Hills Country Club on April 28.

Deaths: Ardis O. Stepro, 85; Blanche Housel, 90; James Branham, 51; James Jenkins Sr., 52; Ruth S. Stemle, 89; Katherine Denzinger, 80; Irene Kanzinger, 79; Robert C. Bays, 79; Velva J. Spalding, 46; Mary L. Stein, 85; Roma Shoemaker, 80; Catherine Winders, 85; Alexis Summers, infant; Dora E. Smith, 72; John S. Ashton, 81; Dorothy Hays, 80; Lorena C. Seadler, 98; Hubert V. Lanning Sr., 74; Flossie Gribbons, 77; Harold E. Woertz, 73; Jerry W. Sparrow, 54; Kenneth Mosier, 84; Audrey Summers, 69; Lida Mae Miller, 72; Milton Harris, 66; Dollie M. Glenn, 96; Eugene Guelda, 60; Alice Becker, 64; James K. Belviy Sr., 55; Herman D. Large, 72; Kenneth Vernon, 60; James Henderson, 48; William T. Mills, 71.

50 years ago

May 6, 1970

Mauckport’s Judy Fleace is carrying on a family tradition dating back 58 years as the official “Haunted Hallow” Lighthouse keeper. It’s located on top a rocky cliff above the Ohio River, west of Mauckport, and serves as a beacon to mark the channel of the river.

A Milltown man, Steven M. Duke, 19, lost his life while attempting to rescue Rockey Leroy Harvey, 13, of Louisville, who drowned after the canoe in which he was riding overturned and his body was swept over the dam.

Births: Boys — Doris Bachman, Sandra McAdams, Freida Grant; girl — Mary Brown.

Deaths: Clarence Rusk, 84; Floyd Hamilton, 79; Rena Pettis, 94; Myrtle Schmidt, 70; Mabel Gehlbach, 79; Rena Peper, 82; Ruth Jordan Klockow, 65; Alma Bruce, 46; Patrick Womack, 73; Bert E. Marshall; Robert Cunningham, 65.

65 years ago

May 4, 1955

Robert Mossler and daughters Dianne and Donna are visiting his father, John D. Mossler, and Mrs. Mossler. Robert has been stationed on the island of Okinawa as a civilian employee of the Army Finance Dept.

Miss Ruth Smith of Red Bud, Ill., came last week to accept the position of linotype operator at The Corydon Democrat, succeeding Charles Burch, who has entered the military service.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harding of New Albany have moved to Corydon. He is the new manager of the local Kroger store.

Adam Quebbeman was named the commander of the new Constitutional Elm Barrack of World War I veterans at the Legion Hall. Albert Lottich is senior vice commander; William Loechle is judge advocate; Adna Harris is Chaplain; Raymond Resch is quartermaster; Roscoe Miller is Sergeant at Arms; and Hardin Lemmon is adjutant.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hottell, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Creech, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cissell, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hottell; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barnett, the Rev. and Mrs. Carl Flock, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones.

Deaths: Clarence W. Harmon, 79; Flora Eckert, 64; Alva Amy, 75; Mrs. Edward Kunker; Mrs. Edna Deputy.

75 years ago

May 9, 1945

Lt. Sheldon Cole of Leavenworth was one of nine killed in a four engine bomber crash last Saturday, seven miles north of Gorham, Kan. He was 26 years of age and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cole.
George W. Applegate has been appointed by Gov. Ralph F. Gates to become superintendent of Indiana’s First Capitol and grounds here. He succeeds Henry W. Denbo.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Jay Curts, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Pfeiffer; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Houser.

Deaths: Louise Vaughn, 50; Lance Hunter, 88; Anna Martin; Dr. Frank A. May, 62; Dorothy Jane Willis, 39.

100 years ago

May 12, 1920

Mrs. Nora Reader is having trouble with her false teeth which she got a few weeks ago.

Maurice Ekart, who has had a position at Camp Knox teaching soldiers, came home last week as they had orders to close the school.

Kenneth Layer, son of Nicholas Layer, fell out of a loft and hurt his head about two weeks ago. He is getting better at this writing. Dr. Fred Blerly dressed the wound.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Josh Shewmaker, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Voelker; girls — none.

Deaths: Anna Rossbottom, 15; Lot Seacat, 30; Myrtle Cleo Lemmel, 24.

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