July 1, 2020
15 years ago
June 29, 2005
The Harrison County Council Monday night approved $270,000 from the 4-percent innkeepers tax for the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Councilman Kenneth Saulman’s motion to that effect, seconded by Alvin Brown, passed unanimously, with Rhonda Rhoads , Ralph Sherman, Carl (Buck) Mathes and Chris Timberlake also voting in favor. CVB director Jim Epperson said yesterday his agency will now get back to the business of attracting visitors.
After tomorrow, no one younger than 18 in Indiana will be allowed to purchase cold medications containing ephedrine or psuedoephedrine. And, sales to all others will be limited to no more than 3 grams, or about 100 tablets, of the medication at a time. The new law is aimed at taking ephedrine or psuedoephedrine, major ingredients used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, off the streets or at least making it more difficult to obtain. A similar law in Oklahoma reportedly reduced meth labs there by 70 percent.
William Henry Harrison, Squire Boone and Dr. Benjamin Adams will be in Corydon this weekend — well, actors portraying them will be here — for the first “Indiana Territory Festival: The Making of a State.” Nathan Logsdon of Corydon is spearheading the festival that replaces the Old Capital Days and Old Settlers Day festivals. Re-enactors are coming from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois and North Carolina, he said.
One week after being belittled by Kentucky, the Indianapolis Star Indiana All-Stars girls’ basketball team did some humbling of its own on Saturday in a 65-49 victory at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Kahla Roudebush of Hamilton Southeaster was the key cog in Indiana’s win, going 8-14 from the field, including a perfect 5-5 from beyond the arc, and sinking all four of her free throws. She also had six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes of action.
Deaths: Virginia Ehalt, 88; John D. Tower, 78; Joseph Wiseman, 72; Richard L. Flick, 50; Hanayo Howard, 74; France T. Yocum, 72; Thelma Strange, 83; Lois Johnson, 25; Charles D. Robertson, 85; Esther P. Phegley, 91; Clara Sturgeon, 87; Ralph J. Davis, 77.
25 years ago
July 5, 1995
The Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Wyandotte Woods and Wyandotte Caves have been combined and will now be known as the Harrison-Crawford/Wyandotte Complex. The change became official Saturday. “We’ve been working on trying to re-organize this since I’ve been here,” said Pete Thorn, who became property manager at Wyandotte Woods in 1979. The Woods was acquired by the state in 1978 and officially became state property in 1980. “There’s been no physical changes,” Thorn said. “The changes have only been in administration and funding.”
More than 70 families in Taylor Township would have clean drinking water if a grant applied for this week gets approval. “I’ve been trying to get water down there for 20 years,” said Taylor Township Trustee Russell Petty. “Every time it seemed there was always another hoop to jump through. The people do need water in the worst ways.”
The Harrison County Rural Electric Membership Corp. plans to add facilities to serve 1,871 mostly new consumers. Construction in the next three years will include 118 miles of distribution line and other improvements to upgrade its system with a direct loan of $3,850,000 from the Rural Utilities Service. The loan will be for 35 years at a variable interest rate not to exceed seven percent annually.
The Harrison County Swim Team posted its fourth win of the season at South Harrison Park in Elizabeth last Tuesday night. The Harrison swimmers have three regular season meets remaining before the Southern Indiana Swim Association Swimming and Diving Championships at West Clark July 21 to 23. Harrison County travels to New Albany Country Club for a dual meet with New Albany on July 10. Harrison hosts the Jeffersonville Optimist Swim Team on July 11 and then ends the regular season on July 17 with a home meet against New Albany.
Deaths: Radia D. Coffman, 90; Mabel Martin, 90; Lillian P. Feiock, 82; Mabel Baylor, 80; Bonnie J. DuBois, 67; Joseph Freiberger, 78; Stella A. Goldman, 93; Gael S. Rooksby, 88; Russell Wiser, Jr., 33; Rita A. Portman, 75; Clarence Voyles, 91; Gail L. Graham, 48; Shirley Elliot, 55; Evelyn L. Hood, 80; Winnie Ketzner, 89; Boyd K. Simcox, 83; George Hofmann, William D. Robertson, 67; Eva Wilma Hall, 77; Jesse D. Griffin, 69; Harry Heideman, 86; George W. Trobaugh, 104.
50 years ago
July 1, 1970
Some 1,400 acres of land in Boone Township have been donated by Chester B. Stem Inc. to the Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council, which is expected to be used for a new camp for Girl Scouts of Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. The land is southeast of Laconia.
The Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District has been named the state’s outstanding district in the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.’s Soil Conservation Awards Program.
Dr. Mark N. Day, who graduated in May from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, has joined Dr. John Mattingly in his dental office in Corydon.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Mauck moved Monday from their home west of Corydon to Jasper. Mr. Mauck is manager of the newly opened wholesale distribution business in the Jasper area for the Eckart Supply Co. in which he is a partner.
Births: Boys — Gail Mitchell, Maudie Daugherty, Karen Roggenkamp, Mary Humphrey, Karen Windell, Barbara Daniell girls — Avis Trowbridge, Brenda Brooks.
Deaths: Roxa Smith, 81; Mary E. Sturms, 84; Grace M. Shaffer, 79; Marion L. Frank, 63; Earl Kintner, 72; Mrs. James Asher, Sr., 89; Everett E. Nolan, 47; Irene Ripperdan, 77; Leah Ettman; Patrick McClary, 52; Jeanette D. Fulkerson, 80.
65 years ago
June 29, 1955
George Merk has been employed as Corydon Central High School principal, succeeding Joe Pitman. Edmund Schneider has been employed as junior high principal, taking Mr. Merk’s position.
The Corydon Country Club decided Monday night to proceed with construction of the swimming pool which had been planned for some time. The pool, 35-by-80 feet, will be built just west of the Country Club building on the hill two miles east of Corydon.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Earl Miller and T.J. Hudson moved into their new home on the corner of North Capitol and Elliott avenues.
Elmer Wiseman, milk truck driver of southern Harrison County, was featured in the June issue of The Indiana Farmers Guide. Elmer, father of seven children, has been hauling milk since 1941. He also raises dairy cattle.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Howell, Mr. and Mrs. William McCreery, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benton; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Kent Paschal, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Burns, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sarles, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Simler, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McKim.
Deaths: Raymond Byerly, 60; Blanche Flanagan, 59; Aquilla Smith, 84; Albert G. Hisey; Fay Sieg; Michael Eugene Bottles, infant.
75 years ago
July 4, 1945
Seventeen Harrison County men climbed aboard a truck, driven by Ira Simler of Valley City, and started for Dodge City, Kan., to seek employment during wheat harvest.
Elmer Miller of Jackson, Tenn., was among relatives and friends in and near Corydon on Tuesday of last week. Mr. Miller is a large timber dealer in the south.
Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cunningham; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bironas, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Applegate, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Kochert.
Deaths: Herman Holsclaw; Mrs. Rilda Satterfield, 50; Elsie Helen Best, 2-1/2; Alva A. Babcock, 75; Paul Walker, 29; Mrs. Hesa Slaughterback; Mrs. James Gill.
100 years ago
July 7, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. J.Y. Hudson, Elmer Hudson and family and Ezra Kopp and family visited Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Holiday at Laconia last Sunday. Mrs. Holiday has been quite sick for some time but is now improving.
Joseph Walk has sold a hundred acres of land in Jackson Township to his sons, Charles E. and William W. Walk, for $6,000.
Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Roy Duggins; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Dack Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmie Sturms.
Deaths: Miss Florence Parker, 58; Mrs. Cora Engleman; Miss Bertha Speilberger, 17.