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September 30, 2020

15 years ago

September 28, 2005

Harrison County Hospital will break ground Sunday, Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at its new site south of Interstate 64. Construction is expected to begin later next month. The hospital property is between S.R. 337 and Corydon-Ramsey Road in Corydon. From S.R. 135, take 337 west of Corydon and follow the signs for parking, organizers said. Representatives from Millea Hillman Architecture LLC will describe plans for the new facility and participate with community officials in a formal ground-breaking ceremony.

Jeff Allen, director of public affairs for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in Frankfort, will be the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County’s new executive director, its second ever. Allen will join the Chamber Oct. 10. Though just 30 years old, Allen is both older and more experienced than his predecessor was when he first took the job.

The first year it beat expectations. The second year forecasted an uncertain future. But the third time must have been the charm as Cockadoodle Days already has planners buzzing about next year. Sean Hawkins, one of the principal organizers of Cockadoodle Days, estimated crowds at 2,500 people last year. He gave a “completely conservative” crowd estimate of about 4,000 to 4,500 last weekend.

Last night’s county-conference and sectional-rivalry volleyball match between host North Harrison and Corydon Central had more twists and turns than a crooked gambler’s conscience. From diving saves to controversial calls to great serves and powerful kills and blocks, the match could have easily gone 100 games and the crowd would still have salivated for more. As it turned out, the bout went the full five-game distance, with the Lady Panthers nailing down the heart-stopping win, 25-19, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 15-8.

Deaths: Ione Singleton, 83; Benjamin Bryson, 87; M. Edith Wiseman, 91; James B. Windell, 17; Chester Mosier, 68; Stacy R. Brewer, 33.

25 years ago

October 4, 1995

The face of Jason M. Wallot smiled from four television screens as students at Corydon Central High School entered the auditorium yesterday morning. The music of Tim McGraw played on the intercom. “We’re here today to begin the long process of the loss of a friend,” said principal Tom Book. “The process can be very scary. It can be a long process.” Wallot, a senior at CCHS, died Saturday at University Hospital in Louisville from injuries he sustained in an automobile crash Friday night.

The introduction of another major “player” in the Harrison County casino game bodes well for the county, a number of people close to the issue say. Players International Inc., which operates four casino boats, including one at Merv Griffin’s Landing on the Ohio River at Metropolis, Ill., last week agreed to buy New Albany Landing Co., one of the five applicants for a license here.

What does the state have that Harrison County wants? And doesn’t want? Specifically, county officials had hoped to get permission from the Indiana Dept. of Transportation for an entryway onto S.R. 135 at the jail complex currently under construction in west Corydon. That’s not likely, unless Harrison County takes over S.R. 111 along the Ohio River from the S.R. 211 intersection to the end, some 12 1/2 miles south.

The Corydon Central Panthers rallied from near-elimination in the first round to win the New Albany tennis sectional last week. Coach Regan Gusler’s Panthers opened the tourney against host New Albany on Thursday and soon found themselves down 2-0 and trailing by one set in each of the other three matches. Gusler, in fact, had even started thinking about the prospects for next year. “We were beat,” he said. “They (New Albany) had us right where they wanted us and were basically just waiting to celebrate.” And then, a funny thing happened. Corydon Central freshman Isaac Orme rallied to win his match at No. 3 singles. The Panthers had themselves a 3-2 win and a berth in Friday’s finals against Lanesville, a 3-2 first-round winner over South Central.

Deaths: James Brengman, 82; Mary L. Luther, 69; Pearl R. Hayes, 98; Cleo J. Chaney, 68; Anna Schellenberger, 89; J.W. Ellis, 70; Robert J. Geary, 54; Edith E.E. King, 78; Ora Lee Wolfe, 88.

50 years ago

September 30, 1970

The Davidson Beauty Salon has moved into the Damon Building in New Salisbury just north of the intersection of state roads 64 and 135.

Bids have been opened by the Corydon Town Board to clear the banks and the channel of Little Indian Creek from Parks Chevrolet to the Fairgrounds Bridge Annex. Work will begin within 30 days by Robert Bush of New Albany.

Orville Hendricks will demonstrate his old-time steam engine at Heuser’s Stagecoach Restaurant in Palmyra on Sunday, Oct. 4. Guests are asked to come in old-fashioned costumes.

The sixth annual Fall Foliage Tour of scenic areas of Southern Indiana will follow the route of the Civil War Morgan’s Raid from Harrison County to Madison on Sunday, Oct. 18. This is sponsored by Harrison County Historical Society. Ralph Wiseman will be the tour guide.

Births: Boys — Debra Blankenship, Linda Sadler, Rita Colin, Linda Pritchard, Joyce Schneider, Mrs. Karl Rothrock; girls — Vickie Albin, Gloria Laraway, Dorothy Parke, Rena Reed, Lucille Stephens; twins, boy and girl — Gail Van Zant.

Deaths: Herman E. Barnes, 86; Sallie F. Franks, 83; Cora Fisher, 91; Pauline Smith, 51; Mabel McCutcheon, 82; Claude (Snowball) Kron, 55; William Beals, 91; Oscar Kirkham, 89; Larry Allen White; Henry J. Loughmiller, 67; Ottie E. Deen, 92; Grace Williams, 65; Virgil Carter; Edward Harden, 39; Mrs. Nettie Kaufman; Sadie Landis; Elizabeth Whitlock.

65 years ago

September 28, 1955

Boone Township Fireman’s Association will dedicate its new fire engine and firehouse next Sunday. Judge Morris Wilson will deliver the address.
John Webb Cannon Jr. of Fort Sill, Okla., has been employed by the Central School Corp. to teach arts and crafts for this school term. Mrs. Jesse Smith, who has been teaching the art classes, will now be music teacher and arts instructor at the Corydon Grade School.

Elmore Keene has been employed as assistant manager of the Fair Store in Corydon. He was previously an assistant manager of the F.W. Woolworth Co. Store in Canton, Ohio. Conrad Renaker is manager of the Fair Store.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Stone, Mr. and Mrs. John Wills, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Howlett, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stark; girls — Mr. and Mrs. William S. Courtney, Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Smith.

Deaths: Charles Helfrich, 41; Frank Cole, 77; John H. Bosse, 85; David M. Stroud, 84; Mary Jane Thompson, 77; Dr. Samuel Hays, 51; Deborah Brewster, infant; Elizabeth Seacat, 86.

75 years ago

October 3, 1945

Maurice N. Evans has been appointed representative in this county of the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Austin Timberlake have bought the residence at the east end of Chestnut Street from Mrs. Daniel Applegate.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Elias Groft; girl — Mr. and Mrs. William Shewmaker.

Deaths: J.R. DeMonbrum, 56; Ellen Brewer, 80; Elmer Pate, 66.

100 years ago

October 6, 1920

Victor Walthers is here to spend 10 days with his mother, Mrs. Ed LaHue. He has been in the Navy several years and made a number of trips across the ocean. He is stationed now in an office in New York City.

G.W. Armstrong of Lost Nation, Iowa, spent the past week with his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wynn, of this place.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hottel.

Deaths: Mrs. Jane Garbrough, 67; Thompson T. Tindall, 76; Carrie Stults, infant; Russell Arnold, 18; Amerson Ollis, 74; Mrs. Mary Kirk, 76; Mrs. Bessie Albin Mauck, 22; Miss Mae Stepro.