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December 30, 2020

15 years ago

Dec. 28, 2005

Vincennes University is showing interest in providing accredited college courses in Harrison County, but so far talks have not progressed to include a site. J.R. Eckart, chair of the Harrison County Board of Commissioners, said he and several university representatives met informally in Corydon with council president Gary Davis and council members Rhonda Rhoads and Ralph Sherman on Saturday, Dec. 17. “I think they would find themselves very welcome here,” Eckart said. “We would be very willing and eager to work with them.”

Police are on the lookout for a fugitive who failed to show up for a sentencing a week ago. Terry Alan Lee, 50, Corydon, had pleaded guilty to Class A felony child molesting, a serious felony charge (just under murder), which involves sexual contact with a girl 12 years old or younger. He was charged last March with three counts of child molesting stemming from incidents in 2003. He was released from custody on $30,000 bond.

Closing the door on a program to preserve farm, forest and open spaces would lessen the amount of agricultural ground and green space available for years to come, proponents warn. “We’re investing some county tax money in preserving some green spots for future generation,” Councilman Carl (Buck) Mathes told the Harrison County Board of Commissioners during a recent debate of the issue. “New York City and Central Park, somebody had enough sense to keep part of that from development.”

Crawford County launched a barrage of missiles last Tuesday against visiting South Central, sending the Rebels limping home after the Wolfpack filled their own Christmas stockings with a 68-38 win. “It happens once in a while,” South Central coach Greg Robinson said. “We weren’t ready to play from the start, and they were. They hit a lot of shots early, and we couldn’t make anything. That’s a bad combination against a pretty good team. They play at a pace we weren’t ready to play. It was tough on our kids.”

Deaths: Bruce D Stephenson, 50; Richard McWilliams, 56; Olga Ernst, 82; Margaret Haub, 96; Roscoe E. Burton, 59; Millie F. Bennett, 75; Marcia Woolums, 85; Thelma J. Francisco, 68; Dana Sloan, 71; Lois F. Engleman, 91; Olive R. Sonner, 82.

25 years ago

Jan. 3, 1996

Following what many thought were mind-boggling proposals in March, prospective casino operators unveiled their latest plans last Thursday in Indianapolis, where they faced a 4:45 p.m. deadline. The operative word was bigger. All proposals increased at least 12 percent, and one more than doubled. Initial plans were filed in March, when the fate of gaming in Clark and Floyd counties was unknown. Now, with both counties out of the running for at least two more years, the Harrison County ante has been raised considerably.

Preparing to move their company back to Louisville from Southern Indiana, Hillerich & Bradsby officials wanted something impressive for their new entryway: a huge replica of a bat used by slugger Babe Ruth. But baths of that size — like the big Bambino’s uniforms — aren’t exactly available off the rack. So H&B turned to someone who approaches his craft more like legendary hitter/technician Ty Cobb. The old company (its first bat was made in 1884) contacted Caldwell Tanks, another old Louisville firm renowned for its water tanks. The bat began as an idea on paper. It would be 120 feet high and lean on the building. Made from 5/16-inch steel, it would have to be painted to look like a bat.

A limestone company based in Tell City plans to operate a quarry west of Mauckport that would bring 30 jobs paying $9 to $13 an hour, company officials said. The workforce could increase to 100 once the operation is in full swing, said Kenneth Mulzer Sr., secretary of Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. Mulzer is currently seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers to develop the 1,000-acre site, part of which is already zoned for his products. Mulzer expects it will take about a year to get the permit and others that are needed before the operation gets underway.

December may not have been the most successful of months for the Corydon Central Panthers basketball team, but it ended on a winning note Saturday night. The Panthers turned back numerous New Washington rallies to notch a 65-57 decision in the consolation game of the fifth annual Jeffersonville Holiday Classic. The victory snapped a four-game losing skid for Corydon Central (3-4), which won its first two games in November before falling on hard times in December. “That’s a terrific win for us,” said Corydon Central coach Bob Pels. “Just a wonderful win.”

Deaths: Vina Rea Henry, 80; Gordon Cooper, 80; Roy Dale Wetzel, 69; Ida Schuppert, 95; Larry W. Eckart, 59; Clayton C. Hayes, 55; Courtney Pindell, 83; James D. Shields, 76; Marshall Terrell, 83; Clyde Baumann, 93; Virginia Wisman, 76; C. Ellis Winders, 83; Grace Thevenot, 101; Stacie Banet, 67; the Rev. Rudy A. Ketterman, 89.

50 years ago

Dec. 30, 1970

Judge C. Bliss Eskew was honored at a surprise party last Wednesday. He is stepping down from the Third Judicial Circuit Court bench after 12 years of service.

Miss Linda Miller and Miss Josephine Hill of Buena Park, Calif., are spending Christmas holidays with Miss Miller’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Miller of Depauw.

Births: Boys — Carolyn Troncin, Jane Pendleton, Brenda Parker, Brenda Blackman, Brenda Faulkenburg, Betty Rudolph, Lorene Bliss, Mrs. Wayne Behr; girls — Mrs. Joseph Ferriell, Melba Albers.

Deaths: Tony W. Enos, 42; Alice Simmons, 78; Sales L. Routh, 86; Shirley Zenor, 57; Robert Campbell, 87; Roy Gilbert Duley, 54; Mildred O. Pheffer, 74.

65 years ago

Dec. 28, 1955

Bernard J. Stilger of Franklin Township will begin his three-year term as a member of the Board of County Commissioners next Monday. He succeeds Owen Bussabarger of Harrison Township, who served from District Two for six years.

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Flock have built a new residence in Ramsey, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mosier a new home in Georgetown.

New town board members of Corydon will take over on New Year’s Day. Members are Arville Kitterman, William B. Doolittle, M.S. Kirkham, Charles Richert and Clifford Hurst. Miss Cella Kemp will continue as clerk-treasurer.

The Corydon Chamber of Commerce will have new officers for 1956. They are Parker Hurst, president; Myron Davis, vice president; J. Hardin Lemmon, secretary; and Herman Funk Jr., treasurer.

Five members of the Corydon Zoning Board were appointed Monday night. They are E.A. Parks, Robert Sample, Myron Davis, William Buchanan and Charles Keller.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Wiseman, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foutch, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCord; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lovitt, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Flock, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith.

Deaths: Carl Duley, 55; Lula Gresham, 81; Joseph Berg, 84; Pearl Lethco; Ford Smith, 85; Mrs. Russell Gillispie, 58; Naomi Glaze, 93; Patrick McMenamin; Carrie Brown Foster; the Rev. Charles Schoonover, 87.

75 years ago

Jan. 2, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cooper of Laketon returned to their home last Saturday after visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. Stoy Davis, Lewis is vocational agriculture teacher in Laketon High School.

Mrs. Grover Mayberry of Evansville has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Neely, of Corydon this past week.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Denbo, Mr. and Mrs. Kelmar Funk, the Rev. and Mrs. W.A. Amerson; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Fink, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Brown.

Deaths: Laura Sellers, 74; Mattie Ayers, 56; Floyd Reas, 50; Markus Schmelz, 80; Albert A. King, 84; James Robinson, 34; Curtis Mowrer, 77; Fred J. Walker, 37; the Rev. Elmer Smith, 57; John Gehl, 74.

100 years ago

Jan. 5, 1921

Samuel Hogg of Page, W.Va., is visiting his brother, George Hogg, at this place. Mr. Hogg owns and resides on the fine farm he recently purchased of C.W. Thomas.

Mrs. Ray Williar, daughter Fern and son J.H. spent several days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Conrad, north of Laconia.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson.

Death: Jefferson Engleman, 75.