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September 9, 2020

15 years ago

September 7, 2005

Harrison Countians are joining in the many efforts to help people misplaced by the Category 4 Hurricane Katrina that struck the Gulf Coast region in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama last week. Residents are opening their homes to families, but more will be needed as part of the “Mission Hope” project coordinated by the YMCA of Harrison County. YMCA director Catherine Turcotte said some 75 sick children are expected and housing for their families will be needed. Harrison County will also be a backup for the Ronald McDonald house in Louisville.

When Hurricane Katrina obliterated the Gulf Coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, officials at the Marengo Warehouse and Distribution Center knew what was coming. Only a year ago, the center, located in a vast network of limestone caves, went into action after four hurricanes slammed into Florida and Alabama, and the center came to their aid then. Why is this warehouse so important? That’s where the U.S. Dept. of Defense stores millions of MREs (Meals-Ready-to-Eat). Brian Venturi, a warehouse manager, said, “We supported Pensacola, Fla., where Ivan struck last year, so we were actually expecting the call.”

Corydon Central head coach Jason Timberlake had little to say Friday night after his team’s 55-14 humbling at the hands of Mid-Southern Conference-rival Salem. Attacking the Panthers by air and land, the Lions did most of the talking and overwhelmed the hosts, leading from gate-to-wire behind a powerful three-way force: sophomore running backs Tyler Huls and Trevor Shell and senior quarterback Matt Hudson.

Deaths: Kaden A. Nunn, infant; the Rev. Denzil L. Liebert, 92; Shirley Peppler, 69; Richard C. Will, 24; Huston F. Ernstberger, 74; Jewel D. Linton, 64; Georgia Ferree, 72; Earl Archibald, 58; Larry Kamerer, 59; Christopher R. Kearns, 28; Clemens Geswein, 95.

25 years ago

September 13, 1995

Two Crawford County teenagers accused of shooting a sheriff’s deputy appeared before Crawford Circuit Court Judge K. Lynn Lopp this week in separate court proceedings. William S. Bennett, 16, of English, was in court Friday. John J. Denton, 15, of near English, was in court Monday. They may face additional charges. Bennett and Denton are charged with shooting Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Clifford Kinnarman, 48, in the face and head as he questioned them at Dallas Auto Repair Shop near Leavenworth on Sept. 1.

Harrison County Council members lopped almost $1 million in line-item spending requests for next year, adopting an $8 million budget that keeps spending at or below this year’s level for some and raises others. It’s a budget that, said council president Earl Saulman, “We can live with.” The seven-member fiscal board approved a $3.57 million budget for the general fund, which includes spending for the courts and other courthouse offices and agencies, law enforcement and jail and other county owned buildings.

Maurice G. Snider — Lanesville banker, farmer, county office holder and long-time Democratic party officer — died unexpectedly early yesterday morning. Snider, 77, was found dead in his room at Harrison County Hospital at 1 a.m. Tuesday. He had been a patient there since Sunday. He was injured Thursday while mowing.

The North Harrison volleyball team continued its early-season surge on Saturday, notching four wins in the Corydon Invitational. NH opened the day with a 15-3, 15-4 win over Corydon then dealt New Washington a 15-3, 15-9 setback. The Cougars (10-4) then rallied from a one-game deficit to hand Silver Creek a 6-15, 15-11, 15-9 loss before polishing off Washington Catholic 15-4, 15-7.

Deaths: Zenola A. Arnett, 86; Lee Baker, 81; Adam Draughn, 44; Ethel Turnbaugh, 90; K. Ralph Collings, 82; Robert W. Arnold, 82; Joseph Wimsatt, 75; Andrew Buechler, 85; George A. Novak, 68; Clara E. Snider, 96; Iva Lee Rhodes, 57; Martha Baker, 83; Delmae Hartman, 70.

50 years ago

September 9, 1970

Two steady donors were honored Tuesday night by the American Red Cross. Eugene Gleitz and James Kochert have given 10 gallons of blood to the chapter. Edna Denbo was also honored for donating nine gallons.

Two local young men, John Edwards Curts of Corydon and Michael Wayne Garrett, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy and left for training at Great Lakes, Ill.

This year’s enrollment at South Harrison School Corp. has 1,700 students. Franklin Township has 520.

Milton May, 19, has moved to the baseball organization of the Pittsburgh National League Baseball Club. He has been on the roster of the Columbus, Ohio International League Club. His father, Merrill May, native of Laconia, was a longtime player and baseball clubs’ manager.

Births: Boys — Patricia Shickles, Ann Kirby; girls — Minnie Sue Madden, Anita Langsdon.

Deaths: Alva Snyder, 73; Murril McCutcheon, 32; Nellie Langdon, 86; Sarah Louise Wilkinson, 84; Carl G. Pfeiffer, 76; Baden Rothrock, 60; James (Bob) Windell, 66; Roy McDonald, 60; John William Link Jr.

65 years ago

September 7, 1955

Miss Wilma Garrity of Bedford is the new Harrison County Home Demonstration Agent. She succeeds Miss Marjorie McKinney who resigned last December to accept a similar position in Wayne County.

Plans are made for the erection of a new, one-story motel-type Wyandotte Lodge. The new structure will be on the site of the former lodge.

Wilson Barrow and Joseph Kintner, who have employment at Lafayette, visited home folks over the weekend. Joe has been working on one of the dormitories and Wilson on the new Union Building.

Miss Grace Carroll and Miss Nell Kelley left Sunday for New York after spending the summer in Harrison County. Miss Kelley teaches in a Long Island High School and Miss Carroll in New Rochelle High School. Miss Carroll recently purchased the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pitman in the Ashton Addition. Miss Kelley has erected a new home in the same addition during the past year.

Birth: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fessel, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy L. Lodge, Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard Sillings, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Feller, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence H. Stilger, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Pierson; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hottell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hardsaw.

Deaths: John G. Reich, 87; Henriette Benson, 75; Charles Thompson, 39; Stanley Crosier, 66.

75 years ago

September 12, 1945

H. Stanley Pflanz and Ray Jordan are the principals in a new firm, the Pflanz-Jordan Chevrolet Co., which will be the Corydon Agency of the Chevrolet Motor Co. and Oldsmobile Motor Co.

Claude Hottell has been appointed to become manager of the Harrison County Farm Bureau Co-operative Association stores. He will succeed H.L. LaDuke, who will become a field representative of the Indiana Farm Bureau Co-operative for the ninth district.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill Melton, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Feller; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Byerly, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smith.

Deaths: Charles King, 74; Howard E. Ross.

100 years ago

September 15, 1920

Mrs. Allie P. McLaughlin, east of town, and her brother, Sam Pfrimmer of Bloomington, spent several days last week at Indianapolis and attended the state fair. On Sunday last, Amos Lemmon, uncle of Mr. Pfrimmer and Mrs. McLaughlin, and Robert Lemon drove to Bloomington and they all drove over to Rushville to a big Jersey cattle sale on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Fisher and daughter Laura of Anderson are visiting his brother, Sam P. Fisher, and family three miles north of Corydon.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hauswald, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Reasor, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neely, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Huff; girls — none.

Deaths: Mrs. Helen Stewart, 90; Harvey Breeden; Mrs. Florence Himes; Robert Dorsey Shuck, infant; Dr. W.H. Stonecipher.