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June 3, 2020

15 years ago

June 1, 2005

The military service record of the Bartley family of Laconia, the sacrifices made by veterans from all branches of the armed forces and the efforts of police, firefighters and EMTs since 9/11 were all honored on Memorial Day in Elizabeth with a patriotic parade through town and a moving service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Organizer and emcee Richard Goodwin said it was the biggest Memorial Day parade in Elizabeth and biggest crowd in the 15 years he has been involved.

With a substantial loss in funding, the future of tourism promotion in Harrison County may be in peril. Jim Epperson, director of the Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said he is still “crunching numbers” since the county council turned down the CVB’s request for the balance of tourism dollars for 2005. At its May 23 meeting, the council voted 4-2 against Chris Timberlake’s motion to approve $419,000 for the CVB, the balance of its budget for the year.

Fourteen-year-old Ryan Wernert had this good idea. One of his friends, Chelsea Parsons, 14, was going to lose her hair because of chemotherapy treatments, so Ryan and a couple of his friends decided to support her by getting their heads shaved. Then a few more eighth graders at Lanesville Junior-Senior High heard about it, and they wanted to be part of it, too. Then, Chelsea’s brother, Jon, 16, the manager for the Lanesville High School Eagles’ baseball team, shared the news with the team. They and their coaches got buzzed, too.

When Lanesville’s softball team captured a Class 1A sectional crown last year — the first sectional title for the softball program and the first in any sport for the school since 1997 — there was relatively little fanfare outside of the traditional ride on a  township firetruck. Last Thursday, after senior Allison Horton struck out her 11th batter of the night to end a thrilling, 3-1 win for the Lady Eagles, it was time to celebrate with fireworks and a large gathering.

Deaths: William R. Fessel, 74; Christina L. Underwood, 30; Carl E. Myers, 79; John C. Cavins, 84; Bonnie Donahue, 76; Edna M. Coak, 94; George J. Ziegler Jr., 69; James Woodward, 85; Walter R. Reed, 73; Lloyd Zimmerman, 83; Mildred Caudill, 95; Robert Rainbolt, 74; Pauline Churchill, 94; Georgianna Sexton, 61; Mary Banta, 84; Melvin M. Brandenburg, 80; Don W. Fettic, 72.

25 years ago

June 7, 1995

When the Harrison County Plan Commission conducted a public hearing on a proposed subdivision ordinance last month, concerns from land developers and some landowners persuaded planners to delete a section requiring developers to pave county gravel roads. On Monday, the Harrison County Commissioners agreed they’d like to have those provisions re-instated. They rejected the ordinance and sent it back to the plan commission, which will re-evaluate at its next meeting, July 6.

Radio station WOCC-1550 has been sold to a Brandenburg man who owns an FM station there. Real estate developer Chris McGhee, who bought WOCC from Donnie Butler and Mike Wix, promises a new emphasis on community news.

A central Indiana Girl Scout leader drowned Friday in Blue River when she was thrown from her canoe. Beverly June Arnett Nichols, 40, of Fairland, near Indianapolis, died about 5:30 p.m. three miles north of Milltown below the Totten Ford bridge entry point.

Jack Miles, who has already won 27 Corydon Country Club championships, made it to double figures in the Old Capital Invitational last weekend with his 10th championship and his sixth win in the last nine years. After shooting a one-under-par 69 on Saturday, Miles carried a one-stroke advantage into the final round.

Deaths: Robert R. Jones, 75; Everett H. Stonecipher, 89; Martin Vineyard, 46; Katherine Forsgren, 93; George K. Jones, 82; Douglas Doolittle, 78; Virgil R. Ashton, 83; William Dooley, 67; Joshua E. Hausz, 4; Ralph R. Heuser, 82; Ruth W. Harmon, 83; Wenonah Carter, 95; Inez Hayes; Louis C. Beyl Jr., 72; J. Wilson Wiseman, 78; Hollis N. Ford, 86.

50 years ago

June 3, 1970

Retiring this year from service as a teacher in the Franklin Township Schools and other schools of Harrison County over a period of 41 years, Mrs. Harlan Hess was honored with a dinner by the South Harrison Classroom Teachers Association.

James VanFleet purchased the E.U.B. Church building in Byrneville and is converting it into a dwelling house.

Births: Boys — Alice Yeager, Etta Rowland, Diane Crawford, Anna Rayma Kopp; girls — Anita Brunner, Barbara Bean, Melanie Wermuth, Alita Miller, Mrs. Michael Shaffer.

Deaths: Roy Scott Lang, 76; Laura Campbell, 80; Pearl Sherrill, 87; Samuel Voyles, 88; Mrs. Artie Walton.

65 years ago

June 1, 1955

Arthur P. Williams will leave Monday, June 6, for Hot Springs, Ark., to spend a few days. From there, he will go to Kansas City, Kan., to visit his brother, George Williams, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Reed Loy and family have sold their home in South Corydon and moved to New Albany.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bottles; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Everett V. Wilfong, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Reas, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Lee Van Meter, Mr. and Mrs. James Yeager, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Flock, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Emily.

Deaths: James Fulkerson, 90; Charles Lyman King, 76; Barney Ledford, 74; Miss Sarah Sonner.

75 years ago

June 6, 1945

Bryan S. Fisher of New Albany is on his vacation this week, and he has been spending some time with his mother, Mrs. Sid Fisher of Heth Township, and other relatives.

Misses Josephine Alstott, Ruth Bottles and Georgia Bruce have returned from Cincinnati where they attended a camp meeting of God’s Bible School.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Flock; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Morris Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Garland C. Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Brengman.

Deaths: Walter McAdams, 70; Samuel McAdams, 68; Mrs. Frona Harned, 68; Charles N. Dome, 86; Joseph Bruch, 73; Miss Eva Stemm, 69; Mrs. Mary Baxley, 87; Eli Vogt, 50; Mrs. Anna Brown, 60; Robert Pearson.

100 years ago

June 9, 1920

The 25th annual commencement of the schools of Taylor Township was held at Evans Landing Presbyterian Church. The graduates were Orlin Maxwell Barger, Ray D. Fox, Sheldon Boley, Mary D. Brewster, Catherine Brewster, Mildred Lamb, William Johns and D. Lee Cooper.

Miss Bessie Flock left Wednesday for Louisville, where she entered the Jewish Hospital to take training as a nurse.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Curts, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Yeager; girl — the Rev. and Mrs. A. Cossaboom.

Deaths: Mary Eliza Bowling, 75; James Monroe Alstott, 73; Mrs. Gillie Saffer.