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October 21, 2020

15 Years Ago

Oct. 19, 2005

The public will have one more chance to say what they think should be done with the North Harrison Elementary School when the school trustees have a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 7.

A haunted woods, the 71st consecutive Harrison County Halloween Parade and trick or treat are still lurking on the bottom half of the calendar this month. Trick-or-treat times have been set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.

When Diane Miller and her family visited Corydon in 1962, Robert P. O’Bannon, then publisher of The Corydon Democrat, took her to see Harrison County’s 12-year-old hospital on Atwood Street south of town. “He was so very proud of it,” she said Sunday afternoon, as a crowd of more than 250 broke ground on a simply beautiful fall day for a new, $47 million facility in west Corydon.

Live boxing returns to Caesars Indiana Friday night at 7:30 in the Colosseum and includes the return to the ring by local favorite Matt Kitterman. Kitterman, a five-year veteran with the Town of Corydon Police Dept., will square off against James Porter of Cincinnati in a four-round Heavyweight battle.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 25, 1995

Public debate on a new comprehensive plan for Harrison County officially began last Thursday in a spirited three-hour meeting at South Central Elementary School. A host of issues were discussed as the county searches for a group of overriding principles that can be used to guide future development. Pete Fritz of Cole Associates (formerly Snell Environmental Group) conducted the meeting. So far, his company has compiled a base map of the county, including major and secondary roads, as well as existing land uses and expected future land uses.

An Indianapolis consultant said an anti-gambling campaign in Floyd and Clark counties by River Valley Marina Associates of Mauckport has been dropped, but a grassroots opposition movement in Harrison County is continuing. Consultant Matt Hanson said he had hired an advertising agency to produce the anti-gambling campaign for two Louisville men who hope to sell their 40-plus acre marina site at Mauckport for $12 million.

A vacation, sick leave and holiday pay policy will be implemented for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. to bolster the force and eliminate confusing timekeeping and excessive pay, according to the administration. Previously, Sheriff Clyde R. Sailor said officers, jailers and radio dispatchers who worked on holidays were entitled to double pay plus a day off, which translated into triple pay. In some cases, workers also received an extra five hours in compensatory time off.

North Harrison’s defensive unit defused a potentially explosive night of offense in a 22-8 first-round sectional win Friday at Cory-
don Central. The Cougars (2-7) earned the right to host Tell City (5-4) this Friday night at 8 in a second-round game. The Marksmen were upset winners over previously once-beaten Providence 14-7.

Deaths: Mary L. Nye, 57; James Duggin Jr., 66; Durward Mitchell, 80; Wade Beamer, 64; Viola S.K. Rice, 65; Michael R. Adams, 43; Myrtle L. Flynn, 102; Louis H. Onstott, 64; Thomas Ulsh Jr., 53.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 21, 1970

A new fire truck and pumper has been purchased by Franklin Township for the township’s volunteer fire department. The department now has six pieces of equipment to use in fire fighting.

Purchase of a steam locomotive was agreed upon at a meeting of officers and directors of the Lincoln Hills Historical Railroad and Museum. The locomotive will cost $750 and $500 for moving it to Corydon from Louisville Cement Co. in Speed.

Roy Love of Mauckport has a tomato plant growing up the side of his barn to a height of 11 feet. Some tomatoes were growing at the top of the plant.

The four-horse hitch of Belgian horses pulling a wagon with brass side lamps and shining trimming won first place at the Heuser’s Stagecoach Restaurant Sunday. The horses are owned by Nelson Cooper of Orleans. Honorable mention went to A.M. Gray of Paoli with his team of white burros pulling a surrey. Next Sunday will be elephant day at the restaurant.

Births: Boys — Rita Timberlake, Deborah Mudd, Mrs. Ronald Pendleton; girls — Cledice Kerr, Rita Sigler, Barbara Hamilton.

65 Years Ago

Oct. 26, 1955

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schmidt and children, Marcia and Bruce, moved into their new home near Ramsey Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Schickel of Franklin Township will be guests on National Farm City Week on Louisville radio station WHAS. Barney Arnold will be the moderator.

Buff brick fronts are being built at the John H. Becker and Sons Store and the Davidson Pool Hall on Chestnut Street entrances, replacing the frame structure.

Six schools name entries in the Good Citizen Contest. They are Margaret McAhron, North Central; Joyce Hartman, Morgan Township; Helen Loew, Lanesville; Shirley Miller, Laconia; Barbara Manning, Elizabeth; and Jenelee Kiger, Corydon. The contest will be held Nov. 12.

Birth: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. John Shaughnessy, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gettelfinger, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Logsdon, Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Satterly, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher, Dr. and Mrs. George Joosten; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. McCarty, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mifflin, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Ayres, Mr. and Mrs. William Dehoney.

Deaths: Ella Cunningham, 69; Jesse Marsh, 97; Christine Bell, 72; Nellie Condra, 78; Pearl  Ludlow, 68; Christine DeWitt, 85; Mrs. Anna Bierly, 62; Lura Stucky, 89; Jesse L. Cunningham, 60.

75 Years Ago

Oct. 24, 1945

George W. Hoke has purchased the grocery store of S. Ed Roby of Elizabeth. Mr. Hoke operated a general store there from 1895 until 1920.

Charles E. Bush, Francis Bush and Andrew Bush have purchased the 131-acre airport tract on Highway 62 between New Albany and Jeffersonville.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Miles, Mr. and Mrs. Vearl Gurtz, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Neafus; girls — none; twin girls — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gutknecht.

Deaths: Mary Hanka, 69; Fern Kingery, 60; Charles Chambers, 61; Mrs. Jenny Hand, 79; Mrs. Elvis Reed, 44; James Crosby, 85; Mrs. Julia Burgess, 85.

100 years ago

Oct. 27, 1920

Mrs. Mary Deaton and daughter Mabel of Ramsey spent last Sunday with Herbert Ruff and family of Palmyra.

Mr. and Mrs. James Shields and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Shields of Boone Township and Mr. and Mrs. Loren Watson and family of Heth Township visited Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Watson and family of near Central on Sunday.

Births: Boys — none; twin boys — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stark; girl — Dr. and Mrs. J. Lucien Morris.

Deaths: Miss Sarah McGinnis; Mrs. Sannie Davis, 53; Mary Catherine Moore, 4.