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May 20, 2020

15 years ago

May 18, 2005

A Corydon man was arrested last week following a long-term investigation that netted more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana worth more than $3 million. Dennis Dahl, 51, who lives in the 700 block of Pfrimmer’s Chapel Road east of Corydon, is in federal custody after his arrest Thursday. He was scheduled to appear in court yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., a confidential source claimed to have bought 200 pounds of marijuana a week from Dahl.

As Harrison and other counties throughout Indiana iron out glitches in computer programs that register sex and violent offenders with the state’s database, Congress is working on creating a national database of offenders. U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., introduced Dru’s Law (the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Database Act of 2005) that would allow the public to access the national registry via the Internet.

The Harrison County Council’s newest member, Chris Timberlake, suggested Saturday that riverboat communities form a coalition to protect the gambling income amounts the state had promised they would receive if the majority of voters allowed a gambling boat to dock in their areas. Since the Glory of Rome is docked on the Ohio River at Bridgeport, an unincorporated area, Harrison County at first received 5 percent of the boat’s adjusted gross income plus $2 for each patron on each three-hour cruise.

Lanesville’s softball team waited 11 years to win a Harrison County Tournament championship, so an additional delay wasn’t going to hurt anything. The Lady Eagles, ranked No. 3 in the Class 1A poll with a record of 18-1, snared their first-ever county crown Monday afternoon by defeating host Corydon Central 2-1.

Deaths: Toney Smith, 63; Rosemary Parr, 85; Robert L. Schuppert, 79; Janet L. Wetzel, 61; Morris E. Scutt, 92; Diana K. Rose, 56; Frank N. Watson, 89; Ollie J. Meadows, 83; Lester D. Stroud, 76.

25 years ago

May 24, 1995

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments today in an emergency hearing over Harrison Superior Court Judge Carlton E. Sander’s order to increase staff salaries with user fees. At issue is whether the court can appropriate the funds from its Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program without the approval of the county council, the county’s fiscal body, or without following the mandate procedure, said council attorney Gordon Ingle.

Citizens for Positive Development learned some things and gave themselves a C+ for their first anti-riverboat casino car rally on Saturday on S.R. 111 between Elizabeth and New Albany. On Saturday, the demonstration may have unintentionally raised the issue of flooding at one of the proposed casino sites. The river lapped dangerously close to S.R. 111 in several spots, and a field alongside the entrance to casino developer Larry Townsend’s farm at Bridgeport was partly submerged.

Some 65 people at a Voice of the People gathering Monday night near Elizabeth got a lesson in highway department management and planning, along with advice on a variety of other issues. Following a recent tour of Dubois County, VOP leader Lee Cable invited the county’s engineer, Norman W. Wendhold of Jasper, to address the group during its meeting at South Central Junior-Senior High School. Cable had high praise for Dubois County’s roads.

The road to a track sectional repeat may have been rocky at times for the Corydon Central Lady Panthers this spring, but who can argue with the results? Corydon Central defended its sectional championship at Floyd Central last Tuesday night, outscoring the host team 145-128. “The last thing I told ’em tonight was just go out and compete,” coach Michael Uhl said. “Don’t worry about what kind of times you run or anything, just compete going for places.”

Deaths: Imogene Watson, 61; Elaine L. Bowman, 67; Gerald Dean Thompson, 47; Marion L. Ellis, 66; Bernice E. Graff, 69; Roma M. Lopp, 68; Mary Anna King, 74; Richard Williams, 79; Blanche Lotich, 94; Dennis S. Askren, 89; Larry W. Bary, 54; Louise Kirby, 78; Betty L. Missi, 67; Max L. Harrison, 70.

50 years ago

May 20, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lopp and family and Mary Funk were among family and fans to see Milt May play ball in Louisville. Milt plays with the Columbus, Ohio, Jets.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Foster Sr. of Saint Cloud, Fla., are visiting his mother, Lula Foster of Mauckport, and their son, Leonard Jr., and family of Jeffersonville.

Births: Boys — Paulette Smith, Bernice Wenning, Bonita Schmitt; girl — Karen Wiseman.

Deaths: Lucille Engleman, 65; Frank Foster; Edgar Stonecipher, 72; Joe Stevens, 73; Joseph G. Culver, 52; Mrs. Roy Wright; Edith Culver; Clifford Schwartz, 67.

65 years ago

May 18, 1955

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Rainbolt and daughter Connie and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Rainbolt spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rainbolt of Indianapolis.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bierly and Janet and a girl friend of Georgetown and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bierly of New Albany, newlyweds, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bannister Martin.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. William Canon, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wetzel; girls — Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Best, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sauerherber, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shireman, Mr. and Mrs. John Harbaugh, Mr. and Mrs. H.G. King, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cunningham.

Deaths: Roy Foster Wolfe, 46; Stanley Ferree, 56; Gordon B. Sappenfield, 55; Herbert Ballard, 58; Jacob B. Danner, 75; Clyde E. Smith, 73.

75 years ago

May 23, 1945

A telegram from the Red Cross Tuesday night announced to Mr. and Mrs. C. Ed Walk of New Salisbury that their son, Lt. Charles E. Walk, has been liberated from the Nazis. His plane on which he was a bombardier was forced down March 19, 1944. Word from him was last received on a card to his parents written Dec. 10, 1944.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hurst and family are moving this week to the home on Farquar Avenue, which they purchased recently from the heirs of Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wallace; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hottell;, Mr. and Mrs. Ernal Pinaire.

Deaths: Mrs. Elva Windell, 59; Albert L. Davis, 42; Charles Jacobs, 63; Charles Weisenberger; James Brengman; James H. Glasgow; Clarence Smith, 68; Mrs. Daniel Wiseman, 63; Mrs. John McFall, 43; Mrs. Frances Ferree, 69; Mrs. Ade Stevens, 65.

100 years ago

May 26, 1920

Dr. and Mrs. F.B. Ricketts of Pever, S.D., are visiting county superintendent and Mrs. A. O. Deweese of this place. Mrs. Ricketts and Mrs. Deweese are sisters.

Carl Hughes, John Kiger, Brownie Knapp and George Elliot went to Pittsburgh last week to take employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Births: None.

Deaths: Miss Josephine Voyles, 25; John Calhoun, 75; John F. Habernel, 64.