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September 23, 2020

15 years ago

September 21, 2005

The third annual Harrison County Cockadoodle Days takes place at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon this weekend. Returning this year are the Marlins and the Monarchs, two popular singing groups who have been performing for decades in the Kentuckiana region. “We decided to go back to the tried and true,” said Sean Hawkins, one of the organizers of Cockadoodle Days. Both groups performed here in 2003, at the first festival, but other acts were booked last year.

Indiana State Police and Harrison County Sheriff G. Michael Deatrick today issued a warning to use care in donating to victims of Hurricane Katrina to make sure the money or good will help the intended persons. “As sheriff of Harrison County, my thoughts and prayers go out to those victims of Hurricane Katrina,” Deatrick said. He encouraged anyone who makes a donation to first verify that it is being made to a legitimate organization. “It is never advisable to give information over the phone, such as your Social Security number, credit card number or banking information.

The American Legion Hornickel Post 379 in Elizabeth will sponsor a benefit Saturday to help pay the medical expenses of Stacy Miller Brewer of Elizabeth. Brewer, 33, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 10. Three weeks ago, both her legs were amputated. She had surgery at Norton’s Suburban Hospital in Louisville and was transferred to Frazier Rehab at Jewish Hospital on Sept. 13, but her blood pressure dropped dangerously low, and she is now in the Intensive Care Unit at Jewish, said her mother, Sandy Miller. Doctors are giving her medicine to elevate her blood pressure, but the procedure is extremely dangerous, Sandy said. “We’re keeping our fingers crossed and praying.”

Lanesville’s tennis team defended its home turf on Saturday, snaring its fourth straight Harrison County Tennis Tournament by just four points over North Harrison. None of the championships during the run have been easy: last year, Lanesville won by three points against Corydon Central; two years ago it edged North Harrison, 17-16; and the win that started the run in 2002 was a five-point margin against the Cougars. The Eagles had three individual champions this time, and North Harrison two.

Deaths: Phoenix A. Satterfield, infant; Woodrow Butler, 63; Dellaray Reader, 95; Pauline Hoehn, 88; Martha Conrad, 87; Douglas Ragland, 62; Virgil Riggs Sr., 73; John Goodman, 74; Arthur C. Wolfe, 86; Clifford A. Teeter, 75; Marilyn New, 48; Muriel Tilson, 62; Jessie Gehm, 96; Jean Freiberger.

25 years ago

September 27, 1995

Delinquent property tax bills will go on the auction block in Harrison County in two weeks. As of Monday, 126 delinquent property tax bills totaling $125,501 were slated for public auction Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. That’s down considerably from the $288,000 owed on 270 parcels of real estate when the tax sale was first advertised three weeks ago. This will be the third year in a row a tax sale has been held.

After 15 months of increasingly contentious negotiations, North Harrison teachers have a contract. Teachers overwhelmingly accepted the offer in a vote last Monday, and the contract became official when the school board voted to accept it at a special meeting Friday evening. The three-year contract calls for a 2.75 percent retroactive raise for the 1994-95 school year, and an increase equal to the average of the first 75 settlements in the state, plus one percent, not to exceed 4.1 percent, for 1995-96. Raises in the final year will be the average of the first 75 settlements.

Mauckport officials Monday night adopted an ordinance that will allow the town to accept donations from casino companies and others who are interested in promoting the town. No one appeared in opposition at the special meeting, said William F. Fleace, town council president. That action follows advice from Monte Denbo of Rising Sun, an employment consultant who helped steer that small community’s successful drive for a gaming license.

Marcus Richardson’s face was twisted in pain following Corydon Central’s 12-7 win at Paoli Friday night. The senior’s separated right shoulder was throbbing, the result of at least 22 blows to the body, one throw to the end zone and the hoisting of one annoying monkey off the back of the Corydon Central football program. “I’m just glad we won,” Richardson said, kneeling on the ground, head down as his teammates revealed in victory nearby. “My shoulder’s killing me.” The Panthers (1-4) ended a 17-game losing skid on a night when winning seemed anything but possible a mere two minutes into the contest.

Deaths: Chester E. Blank, 80; Dola Cunningham, 87; Ruth Miller, 85; Elizabeth Voelker, 91; Marcella Risinger, 60; Georgia C. Yates, 69; Mabel C. Taylor, 96; John Setser, 101; Kathryn L. Davis, 99; Donald R. Fried, 76.

50 years ago

September 23, 1970

Gettelfinger Popcorn Co. Inc. of Bradford, already one of the largest popcorn processing firms in Indiana, has grown a little larger in recent weeks. They bought assets of the Bube Brothers Popcorn Co., including grain bins, corn stock, processing equipment and 3-3/4 acres of land.

The Corydon Community Recreation Development Club held its first meeting Sunday. The purpose of the club is to establish and promote more efficient recreational facilities in this community. The organization has been started by Tom Troncin and Danny Riddle.

New subscription rates for The Corydon Democrat will be $5 per year for Harrison and adjoining counties. Single copies at the office and news stands will be 15 cents per copy.

Births: Boys — Joyce Schneider, Margo Goffinet, Shelia Rutherford, Mrs. Larry Embry; girls — Rena Reed, Lucille Stephens, Della White, Mrs. Bob Brooks.

Deaths: Minnie Bierly; Oscar Thompson, 86; Robert F. Gurtz, 66; Silas L. Bland, 51; Charles Louden, 78; Wilbur Hays, 60; Bertha M. Miller, 88; Elizabeth Fosskuh, 58; George P. Mathes, 81; Sarah Landis, 84; Paul Robison, 80; Stephen Taylor, 74; Grace Oelfke.

65 years ago

September 21, 1955

Harrison County will be open to deer hunters this year for the first time since 1951 due to the wholesale slaughter of bucks, does and fawns at that time. The season in the county had been closed.

Frank Stemle, former New Albany High School basketball star, has accepted the position of coach at Elizabeth High School.

The Corydon Merchants Baseball Club had an outstanding record for 1955: 12 straight victories. Members of the team are Rupert Baxley, Harry Hurst, Otie Schmidt, Otte Case, Calvin Schmidt, Louis Jenson, Gary Stepro, Frank Hardsaw, Billy Harbeson, Gene Baxley, Charles Baxley, Cliff Schmidt, Richard Jordan and Eldon Sonner.

Wanda and Betty Sonner found a land terrapin on the farm of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cole, near New Amsterdam with the date 1911 carved underneath.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Luther, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferree, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Pinaire, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Smith; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Walker Overton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Faith, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Green, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Walts, Mr. and Mrs. James Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kopp.

Deaths: William Hendrich, 55; Mrs. Flora Cline, 75; Mrs. Edith Lowe, 72; Mrs. Louella Goldsmith, 78; Michael Ray Brown, infant; Elmer Brown, 82.

75 years ago

September 26, 1945

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Flock and son, Bobby, of West Lafayette visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Flock, last week. Melvin is poultry specialist at Purdue University and was in Southern Indiana on business last week.

George Hess was in Louisville this week taking advance training course with the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company. George is a clerk in the local store.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Oral Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Badgett; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Crosier, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Huff.

Deaths: Curtis Bennett; Nora Voyles, 54; Hurless Brown, 64; Mrs. Artie Emery, 65; Henry Sweitzer, 52; Mrs. Grover Dreher, 54; Edward Harman, 76; Cort LaHue, 82.

100 years ago

September 29, 1920

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Igert, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Rosenbarger, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Clunie, Miss Nannie LaHue of Jackson Township, Mr. and Mrs. N.I. Clunie and Mrs. Caroline Adams spent Sunday, Sept. 19, with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rosenbarger, northeast of Corydon.

Miss Jean Denbo has accepted a position as assistant in the Corydon National Bank.

Births: None.

Deaths: William E. Head; Erastus Martin, 67; Louis B. Black; Mrs. Ella Houser, 62; O.E. Winn, 52.