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May 13, 2020

15 years ago

May 4, 2005

The possibility of losing millions of riverboat dollars appeared to weigh on the county council members’ minds Monday night, despite the passage of a two-year state budget late last month. The council reduced the amount of money allocated for paving roads and questioned public school superintendents about what they would drop if they didn’t receive as much money this year. A motion by Kenneth Saulman to cut each of the three commissioners’ bituminous funds from $1 million to $500,000 was quickly seconded by Ralph Sherman. The motion passed unanimously with no discussion.

Police are quick to warn of the dangers of a methamphetamine lab because volatile chemicals are used in the production of the illicit drug. An engulfing blaze erupted Friday at the site of a meth lab shut down by police in March, one of the worst police said they have found here.

The public was invited last week to tell the Harrison County Advisory Plan Commission what they think about the sign ordinance that was adopted last year. The invitation was extended following numerous complaints some commission members had received about the ordinance. Of the 10 people attending Thursday night’s meeting, only six of those addressed the plan commission, with a couple of them only asking for clarification.

Coming into their match-up last week, North Harrison and Silver Creek had been in the top 10 of the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A poll for much of the season. The two teams were figured to be the front-runners for the Mid-Southern Conference championship as well as the Silver Creek Sectional later this month. North Harrison eventually won the game, 11-9.

Deaths: Charles McAfee, 75; Wilma G. Temple, 75; Charles Bradley, 64; Lloyd G. Davis, 84; Freddie Newsome, 52; Victor A. Pease, 67; Noble R. Newton Jr., 48; Maxie G. Martin, 75; Karl E. Barry, 68; John P. Whitaker, Sr., 71; Jessie Ferguson, 78; James P. Brewer, 39; John F. Schneble Sr., 87; Ruth J. McRae, 91; Griff E. Beanblossom, 70.

25 years ago

May 17, 1995

A new subdivision ordinance adopted by the Harrison County Plan Commission last week will get another public hearing before the board of commissioners takes final action on the proposal. At Monday night’s meeting, Terry L. Miller, chairman of the commissioners, said the hearing will be June 5 at 10:30 a.m. The proposed ordinance can be reviewed prior to that at the plan commission or auditor’s office, he said.

A group of people in the Elizabeth area fear that if the state grants a riverboat casino license for Bridgeport, it will cause major traffic problems on S.R. 111. So, they will stage a car rally to demonstrate just how congested the winding, two-lane highway could be. Earl Becker, John Keeton and about 18 other individuals have organized “CARS Rally” for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are encouraging people with any kind of street-legal vehicle to drive from Elizabeth to New Albany and back. They claim a riverboat casino will increase traffic by “a whopping 943 percent,” and they hope to have enough cars and trucks on the road Saturday to prove their point.

A bargaining session late yesterday afternoon yielded a tentative contract settlement for North Harrison teachers. The three-year agreement calls for a 2-percent salary increase for this year, plus a $400 increase in health insurance benefits and a $5,000 per year early retirement incentive for teachers who retire between ages 55 and 64.

Ken Oppel, 30, has been going to North Harrison High School basketball games since he was 10 days old, and the next one he attends will certainly have significant meaning. That’s because he will fulfill a lifelong dream as a varsity coach and do it at the school he loves.

Deaths: Sarah R. Andriot, infant; William Whitson, 51; Furman R. Pack, 90; Larry A. Wilson, 66; Harold A. Heidenrich, 91; Ellen Livingston, 47; Jennifer R. Kemp, 23; Virginia Farnsley, 58; Cleo I. Treece, 89; Alberta Jones, 60; Jane Kinnaird, 67; Jerry Willoughby, 54; Barbara Kopats, 59; Irene Kanzinger, 79; Robert Wolfe, 78; Frances Porter Wethington, 72.

50 years ago

May 13, 1970

Mrs. Milton May of Laconia has been named Indiana Club Woman of the Year.

Charlie Glotzbach, a Franklin Township native, will attempt to qualify Saturday for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 30. It has been reported that speeds approaching 175 miles per hour on the 2-1/2-mile track will be necessary to win the coveted pole position.

Births: Boys — Roberta Luther, Susan Blank; girl — Anna Daughtery.

Deaths: James W. Hart, 84; Joanne Baker, 48; James Maurice Simpson, infant; Mrs. Raymond Roszell, 54; Leslie T. Davis; Earl Lincoln, 75.

65 years ago

May 11, 1955

Mrs. Gordon Sappenfield was a guest of her daughter, Martha Sue, a student at DePauw University, over the weekend. She attended the Mother’s Day program at the university.

William L. Gerdon, S.A. of the U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gerdon, left by plane for Charleston, S.C., on April 27 after spending two weeks at home. He has completed his basic training at Great Lakes and has been assigned to duty aboard the USS Redbird, which is a mine sweeper.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rissler, Mr. and Mrs. Elvia North, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Luther, Mr. and Mrs. James Emily, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. George Bachman, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Amy, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reed; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Gettelfinger, Mr. and Mrs. James Cotner, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cline, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kost, Mr. and Mrs. Orlen Gunther, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ash, Mr. and Mrs. Charles King.

Deaths: Laurence Dropsey, 46; George Harper, 30; Mrs. Sarah Masters, 86; Thurman B. Yocum; Mrs. Grace A. Blair, 83.

75 years ago

May 16, 1945

T.J. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Fellmy and Miss Betty Fellmy of Crandall were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Loran Tyler and family of Georgetown.

Barbara Ann Bickel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bickel, entered St. Anthony’s Hospital Tuesday for an eye operation. She will remain there several days.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pate; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hendricks.

Deaths: Mrs. Martha Sigler, 85; David C. Lagle, 82; Charles H. Ferree; Sgt. Kenneth W. Briscoe; Theodore Martin, 75; the Rev. Wm. Coffman, 83; Thomas H. Youtsler, 72; George L. Felock, 68; Hugh Babcock, 66; John H. Wolfe; Edward Blake, 67.

100 years ago

May 19, 1920

Mrs. N.R. Davidson had 52 beautiful young Rhode Island Red chicks which she was very proud of and which she hatched at no little expense. She had securely placed them in a box in the barn on Saturday evening and, when she opened the box Sunday morning, found only two live chicks. The rats had made a raid on the chicks and made a wholesale slaughter of them.
Sidney Shields Sundayed with John Seipel and family near Dogwood.

Births: None.

Deaths: Isaac Franell, 70; Isaac Alexander, 68; Adam Stoker, 79; William Jones, 65.