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September 2, 2020

15 years ago

August 31, 2005

Not one to count his yield before the harvest, Larry Day is waiting to see the effects of Hurricane Katrina. “It looks like we’re going to have an excellent bean crop and a fairly good corn crop,” said Day, who’s been farming almost all of his 58-year-old life. As rain fell steadily yesterday, a result of the Category 4 hurricane that hammered the Gulf shores of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, Day planned to spend the day working on his equipment in his shop. (Katrina was a Category 5 before reaching the United States.)

Tried and true activities are in store for the annual Lanesville Heritage Weekend set for Sept. 9, 10 and 11. “I’m sorry to say we don’t have anything special,” at the 30th annual festival, said Joan T. Schickel, publicity chair, just the normal attractions and activities that have drawn thousands of people to the Franklin Township celebration each fall. Five years ago the popular Balloon Glow was added to the three-day event. Weather permitting, the hot-air balloons will be displayed Friday, beginning at 9 p.m.

The Gerdon Youth Center and Harrison County Alternative Education Center have reached an agreement. They will part ways. Doug Dodge, chairman of the education center’s board of directors, said he and Liz Day, representing the county’s juvenile probation department, came to a “mutual agreement” with GYC executive director Leigh Ann Loggins. The school was moved Friday to its interim home at Harrison County Community Services on the other side of Corydon, where “they have been gracious enough to give us a couple of rooms to work out of,” Dodge said.

In years past, the Class 3A Corydon Central volleyball team could pretty much bank on a relatively easy win over much smaller Class 1A Lanesville. Last night here, the Lady Panthers powered past the visitors in the first set, before fighting tooth and nail through the next three to land a hard-fought 25-18, 20-25, 27-25, 25-23 victory.

Deaths: Carl E. Lofton, 86; Robert Herbaugh, 78; William Lueke, 66; William A. Green, 75; Edward E. Larimore, 73; Darrell L. Bye II, 62; Emma Schroeder, 89; Stephen Burton, 54; Helen O. Duggins, 99; Mary L. Langlais, 82.

25 years ago

September 6, 1995

A computer program installed last week at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. will help speed up emergency responders to traffic accidents, fires and secluded homes. The program works arm and arm with Enhanced 911. When those calls are made, the address and other pertinent information of the caller pops up on the computer screen. Now, a second computer automatically pinpoints the address on a map and circles it on the screen.

A Crawford County sheriff’s deputy was shot twice in the head Friday night while investigating suspicious behavior by two teenagers who fled near Leavenworth. Part-time deputy Clifford Kinnaman, 48, was listed yesterday morning in fair condition at University Hospital in Louisville. Two Crawford juveniles, William Scott Bennett, 16, and John Joseph Denton, 15, face attempted murder charges. The shooting happened when Kinnaman stopped to investigate two males acting suspiciously in front of a rural Leavenworth auto repair shop, said jail matron Starla Fullenwider. The suspects were apprehended in Tennessee on Saturday after an all-night search involving as many as 75 officers.

Harrison County Council members, meeting in special session yesterday afternoon, unanimously OK’d an addition $240,000 for blacktop to be spent equally in each of the three districts at each commissioner’s discretion. And, during earlier budget hearings, the council approved $45,000 to hire a highway department engineer next year. Council President Earl Saulman cast the tie-breaking vote 4-3.

Offense took center stage Friday night in Ramsey as the Charlestown Pirates notched a dramatic 26-20 win over North Harrison. The Cougars had rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the second half to knot the score at 20 before the Pirates marched 67 yards on 13 plays on their final drive. “We should’ve won the game, but defensively we couldn’t adjust well enough,” said North Harrison coach Chuck Walker.

Deaths: Tina Marie Corn, 26; Margaret Keithly, 77; K. Ralph Collings, 82; Margaret Windell, 77; Dorothy Wilson, 79; Gary Gividen Sr., 40; the Rev. Martha Staten, 74; Hazel B. Gilham, 85; Everett Watkins, 43; Amos H. Burch, 82; Cora Lee Sims, 96.

50 years ago

September 2, 1970

A Corydon farmer was killed Friday when his tractor overturned on him on a country road five miles east of Corydon. John William Link Jr., 46, was moving a field on the farm of Millard Gunther when the accident happened.

Randy Gene Emily, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Emily, followed the footsteps of seven older brothers and left for service in the U.S. Army. The brothers are Gerald, Frank, David, Ernie, Steve, Jim and Tom.

The Rev. and Mrs. Ellis Cowling are visiting their son, Dr. Ellis Cowling, in Uppsola, Sweden. Dr. Cowling in completing research at the University of Uppsola as a plant pathology professor.

Sandy Troncin, 1970 Harrison County Fair Queen, was one of the top 10 finalists at the Indiana State Fair Queen contest. As a finalist, she remained in Indianapolis to act as an official state fair hostess.

Births: Boys — Mary Kitterman, Betty Crawford, Mrs. Walter Schefft, Mrs. William Joe-Richard; girls — Lillian Rhodes, Rebecca Gabbard, Mrs. Michael Daily, Nancy Snyder.

Deaths: John Hollis, 100; Roxie McCarty, 72; William H. Davis, 83; Pauline Solomon, 65; Fannie J. Martin, 60; Capt. John Alexander Hottell III; Frank F. McCormick, 72; Alice Geswein Ott, 50; Charles Pelman, 53; Elizabeth Geary, 62; John R. Kirkham, 95; Stell Tindall Fetzer, 77; Kermit Flanagan, 61; Shelby Rainforth, 78; Albert Birkla, 73; Mrs. Winfiend K. Denton; John W. Ems, 65; Emma Wolfe Bringle; Willie Mosier, 76; Mrs. Thomas Burnette.

65 years ago

August 31, 1955

Carlton Windell of Corydon has taken over the insurance agency of the late Carl Bott of Palmyra. Buildings may continue to be erected on any size lot and without regard to planning or zoning in any area not already in the corporation limits of the Town of Corydon approved by the Plan Commission at the next meeting.

The Rev. Blaine Emily of Crandall left Tuesday for Jasonville, Ind., to take up his duties as pastor of the Methodist church at that place.

Dr. L.G. Field of Corydon received his chiropractic license last week from the Indiana Medical Association. This makes him the first chiropractor to be licensed in Harrison County in 28 years. He opened his office in Corydon in 1952.

Herman Behr, local administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, has accepted the position of Area Supervisor over 21 counties in southeastern Indiana.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. John C. Swartz, Mr. and Mrs. John Baelz, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hardin, Mr. and Mrs. August Sell Jr.

Deaths: August Bary, 61; Frank Reas, 83; Mary Durham, 75; Erma Fisher, 17; Angeline Duley, 82; Clarence W. Kays, 74.

75 years ago

September 5, 1945

Paul George Engleman was fatally burned when gasoline ignited while he was working on his automobile last Wednesday. In an effort to get the motor started, he poured some gasoline into the carburetor while the motor was running, causing an explosion.

Miss Ruth Walk left Sunday for LaPorte to resume her position as teacher in the schools. She had spent the summer with her sister, Mrs. Claude Davis, and other relatives.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin.

Deaths: August Sieg, 82; Belle Funk; Laura Reed, 69; Milton Smith, 64; George Friedley, 76; Raymond Durbin, 60; Pearl White, 54; Lorraine Davis; Vivian Ann Byerly, infant.

100 years ago

September 8, 1920

Harry E. Fowler, who is with the Apperson Automobile Co. at Kokomo, is spending two weeks vacation with his sister, Mrs. O.W. Hottle, of this place and his mother and sister, Mrs. Jame Pipes and Mrs. Lillie Blake, at New Amsterdam.

Miss Pauline Pitman of Minneola, Kan., has been employed to teach the primary grades at Byrneville. Miss Pitman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Pitman.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Duley, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Elbert, Mr. and Mrs. William Baelz; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ekart.

Deaths: None.