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November 18, 2020

15 years ago

Nov. 16, 2005

Another public meeting will be held next week to discuss the future of the North Harrison Elementary School in Ramsey. The discussion will center on the possibility of adding a second story to the once state-of-the-art school that’s partially underground. The second-story suggestion was made Thursday night at the regular meeting of the North Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees.

As Gov. Mitch Daniels was surveying the destruction wrought by the early morning tornado on Sunday, Nov. 6, in Warrick County, he had his helicopter put down near the site of 100-year-old Baker Chapel United Methodist Church. The church was flattened. Daniels talked with some family members from New Harmony whose relatives had been killed, including a pregnant woman, and he was impressed with their strength, fortitude and determination. One of the congregation members told him, “The church is still here; it’s the building we don’t have.”

Lanesville will increase water rates by 66 percent to provide debt service on an upcoming $2.55 million water project. A 90-percent increase had been proposed, but customers attending a public hearing Monday night said they preferred a lower monthly rater over long-term interest savings they might never live to see. Sewer and trash collection rates will not be affected.

New North Harrison girls’ basketball coach Hal Pearson had a rough debut Friday night as visiting Jeffersonville pummeled the Lady Cats 89-58 at Ramsey. “They’re a rough debut for most people, I would think,” Pearson, who took over for longtime coach Missy Voyles, said of the Lady Red Devils. The Lady Cats actually had a good beginning, playing the Lady Red Devils close through the first eight minutes despite Jeffersonville coming out with heavy defensive pressure.

Deaths: Louis A. Bulleit, 74; Craig M. Welsh, 53; Sherry R. Woertz, 40; Norman H. McGuire, 87; Loran B. Cunningham, 75; James Wagoner, 75; Marilyn A. Flock, 70; Mary Crutcher, 85; Robert E. McFarland, 76; James E. House, 89; Ricky D. Conley, 43; Mary Cambron, 82; Goldie M. Bowles, 82; Marilyn M. Master, 67.

25 years ago

Nov. 22, 1995

Volunteers were bust Monday stringing up hundreds of miniature white lights and putting up garland around the First State Capitol in preparation for Saturday’s Light Up Corydon festivities. Activities begin Saturday at 5 p.m. when the St. Joseph Church Choir performs on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand, said Nancy Snyder with the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. Storytelling will take place in the old capitol, and carolers will stroll the streets in town. Children will also be able to talk with Santa.

The ante dropped a little last week for Harrison County riverboat applicants who will foot the bill for lawyers and engineers to help the county prepare for next year’s anticipated hearings before the Indiana Gaming Commission. Meeting in joint session with the riverboat evaluation team last Wednesday night, the county council cut $75,000 from the $325,000 budget for attorney’s fees, engineers and other consulting costs. Council President Earl Saulman said he learned after talking to additional lawyers that his earlier estimate for legal fees was too high. In his motion to cut the budget, Councilman Greg Albers noted, “I hope the attorneys looking to do business with the county don’t think because we appropriate the money, we need to spend it.”

Members of the Harrison Educational Animal Responsibility Team (HEART) made their pitch to the county commissioners Monday night. What happens next is uncertain. The volunteer group asked the commissioners to pass an animal-control ordinance and consider building an animal shelter in Harrison County rather than entering into an agreement with neighboring Floyd County, where a new shelter is planned. Officials there say that a shelter can be built to accommodate animals from Harrison County, which would be asked for a one-time payment of $50,000. Harrison County would have to make arrangements to collect its strays and transport them to Floyd County, where they would pay a per-animal fee.

The North Harrison basketball team spent the pre-season paying the price for glory, rising for pre-dawn practices and sometimes working out twice a day and on Saturdays. That’s the way, Ken Oppel preached to his team, it used to be done at North Harrison, when Cougar teams were hanging sectional championship pictures on the gym wall on a regular, even annual, basis. Scoping the future with an eye on the past, Oppel’s Cougars started reaping dividends last night by way of a convincing 90-71 win in Elizabeth over previously unbeaten South Central (3-1).

Deaths: Paul D. Rhodes, 75; Mary Lee Blankenship, 75; Alda E. Kemp, 89; David H. Phelps, 53; Sadie O. Wiseman, 84.

50 years ago

Nov. 18, 1970

Weilbaker Jewelry of Palmyra is now observing its 35th anniversary. A gigantic diamond show, featuring a display, a quarter million dollars in diamonds, is planned in conjunction with the anniversary. The show will be presented by the House of Diamonds of Kansas City, Mo.

A 40-bed comprehensive-type nursing home is nearing completion in the Ashton Addition south of Corydon Central High School.

Edmund R. Green was elected president of the county council last Saturday. Mr. Green and Herman Jacobi are new members of the council. Other members are David Blank, Clifford Hurst, Gerald Timberlake, Peter J. Schickel and Walter L. Beal.

At the 4-H Corn and Tobacco Show Saturday, trophy and top ribbon winners are David Bickel, Eddie Wate and Gary Pitman.

Kenneth Allen Ware of Palmyra has enlisted in the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Births: Boys — Shirley Jordan, Alice Eckart, Ruth Dearborn, Ruby Adamson; girl — Carol Webb.

Deaths: Joseph Rosbottom, 79; Hazel M. Brown, 71; Marie Anderson, 72; Florence Hancock; Grace Malinee, 81; Hazel Kishline, 80; Mary Barks; Arthur Roney.

65 years ago

Nov. 16, 1955

The Town of Corydon has received instructions to build two new dams. One will be constructed about 800 yards up the creek (east) of the north bridge, near the pumping station; the second about a mile and a quarter up the creek near Grable’s Spring.

The Harrison County Agricultural Society shows a profit from the fair this year at $2,347. New toilets and sanitary improvements are planned for next year.

George W. Higdon, manager of the Harrison County REMC, is the new scoutmaster of Corydon Boy Scout Troop 22. Herman Funk Jr., Fred Brengeman and James E. Davis are assistant scoutmasters.

The Overlook Restaurant and Gift Shop at Leavenworth has been sold by Mrs. Marjorie Pate and Mrs. Flora McFall to the Joosten-Riely interests. Principals in the business are Dr. George Joosten of Cincinnati and his father-in-law, Sam L. Riely of Wyandotte.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. James Caughey, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris, Mr. and Mrs. James Routh, Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin Pitts; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Owen McCain, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Landers, the Rev. and Mrs. James Wilbanks, Mr. and Mrs. Enos Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCormick, Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Seipel.

Deaths: Leana Rupp, 41; Golda McDuffee, 49; Mrs. Carmen Watson, 58; Michael W. Smith, infant.

75 years ago

Nov. 21, 1945

Capt. Bradley O. Irwin Jr., 25, son of Mrs. Mattie Shaw of Louisville, and B.O. Irvin Sr., Depauw, was killed in a plane crash on Guam.

Mrs. Essie Clements of Paoli is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. Bliss Eskew, and family at Corydon Junction.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rothrock, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Eckart; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ludlow, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stewart.

Deaths: Thomas O. Byrley; Laura Baker, 85; Mrs. John Shields, 73; Charles S. Cole, 65; Magdaline Cunningham, 80; William Jesse Shuck, 64; Sallie Wright, 71; Clara Lone, 73; Jacob Elwanger, 73; Mrs. Edmund Jaegers, 71.

100 years ago

Nov. 24, 1920

Elizabeth Conrad, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Conrad near Rehoboth, is critically ill of Scarlet Fever. Dr. Sonne of Corydon is the attending physician.

C.W. Thomas of this place left last Monday for Lake Hamilton, Fla., to spend the winter on his orange plantation. Mrs. Thomas and their little daughter, Margaret, will go soon to join Mr. Thomas.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fellmy.

Death: Mrs. Nora Lee McIntire, 23.