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January 20, 2021

15 years ago

Jan. 18, 2006

Priorities among officials for spending riverboat revenue the next few years got ample airing at Saturday’s special meeting of the Harrison County commissioners and council, but much of it was hot air. Funding for land preservation and the alternative school drew particular attention during the discussion of long-range planning. Third district Commissioner Jim Heitkemper, obviously miffed with detractors of the Farm, Forest and Open Space Preservation task force’s proposed plan, took some council members to task for what he said was not bothering to learn the truth about the voluntary program. The previous week, the council had denied 4-3 a $2,000 request for riverboat money to cover this year’s operating expenses for the task force.

A decision about the North Harrison Elementary School has yet to be reached, despite urging from some teachers and parents. The four North Harrison board members at Thursday night’s meeting said they wanted to give board president Fred Naegele, who was unable to attend the meeting, an opportunity to give his input about whether to remodel the existing facility, add on to it or start over from scratch before calling for a vote. “Next month I’m going to make a motion,” Kathy Goldman said while urging Supt. Monty Schneider to do “whatever it takes” to arrange a meeting that can be attended by all five trustees.

While the country has had its share of “good dreamers,” too often their hopes and goals aren’t fully achieved. That’s the message the Rev. Arthur Cortez, from Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Albany, delivered Sunday afternoon at the 20th annual ecumenical Martin Luther King Jr. service in Harrison County. The sanctuary at Community of Hope church was full of people from Southern Indiana and Kentucky for the two-hour service. Members of the church located along Corydon-Ramsey Road began setting up additional chairs. “Dreams, Dreamers and Dreams Deferred” was the theme of Cortez’s message.

Stepping into the role of giant killers for the second time this season, Lanesville’s boys’ basketball team recorded one of the biggest victories in the program’s history on Saturday night. Playing in front of a fire marshal’s nightmare — a gymnasium so full that even longtime coach Jerry Reinhardt had trouble finding a place to sit — the Eagles, ranked No. 10 in last week’s Class 1A poll — rode the back of junior guard Chris VanHoose and toppled top-ranked and previously-unbeaten Orleans, 71-53.

Deaths: Nova M. Holmes, 64; Helen E. Knopp, 83; Betty B. Fowler, 78; Stephen E. McCafferty, 62; Mary E. Sanders, 96; Maurice E. Montgomery, 73; Edna I. Bowen, 57; Thomas S. McGrain, 58; Roy E. Miller, 85; Zoey L. Hoten, infant; Lorette I. Bryson, 86.

25 years ago

Jan. 24, 1996

Lt. Gov. Frank L. O’Bannon will make it official next Tuesday morning in Corydon: He is a — make that the — Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana. The Harrison County native has chosen to come home to officially launch his campaign, on his birthday. He will be 66. After making his announcement at 9:30 a.m. on the steps of the Harrison County Court House (it will be held inside in case of bad weather), O’Bannon will head out on a “fly-around” to make similar announcements throughout the state. He will go first to Indianapolis for a noon rally at the Statehouse.

The landscape of Corydon — in the near and distant future — took further shape Monday as town council members heard plans for a new branch bank and a long-range vision of the Indian Creek corridor. Gordon Pendleton and Sam Uhl of First Federal Bank were at the meeting to discuss preliminary plans for a new branch off Edsel Lane. And county Extension agents Gerald Dryden and Nancy Barks were there to ask the council’s endorsement to apply for grant funds to study Big and Little Indian creeks.

A Crawford Circuit Court jury has found James Tisdel guilty of reckless homicide in the 1994 death of a 32-year-old Vine Grove, Ky., man. Tisdel, 52, was also found guilty of carrying a handgun without a permit. Jurors returned the verdict about 9 p.m. Thursday after four hours of deliberation. “It was a tough decision,” said a juror, who asked not to be identified. “It was a sad situation all around. You had to feel bad for everyone concerned.”

North Harrison placed itself in the heat of the Mid-Southern Conference race with an 80-70 win at Salem on Saturday. “We’re in the thick of it,” said Cougars coach Ken Oppel, whose team improved to 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the MSC. Going into last night’s home game with Clarksville, the Cougars were one-half game behind league leaders Silver Creek (3-0) and Scottsburg (4-1) and will meet both of those teams next month. Keith Abel scored 29 points to lead North Harrison at Salem.

Carl R. Hartman, 79; David W. Hall, 51; Edith M. Smith, 77; Wilma A. Clark, 83; Thelma Richard, 92; Bonnie C. Conder, 53; Dr. Jordan Scull, 71; Bonnie J. Arnold, 60; Tammy L. Brown, 4; Aletha Bartlett, 72.

50 years ago

Jan. 20, 1971

Corydon Jaycees name top four men for outstanding contribution to the community. They are James Troncin, young farmer; Dr. John Mattingly, young citizen; Bruce Green, young educator; and Dudley Capelle, outstanding Jaycee.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cunningham of Mottown returned after visiting neighbors last Tuesday night to find that someone had taken the wash from the clothesline. They left five tea towels and one pillow case.

Births: Boys — Clara Amy, Vickie Fessel, Mrs. Wayne King; girls — Rose La Hue, Sandra Gower.

Deaths: Colvin Davidson, 69; Harry Sibert, 74; Lucille Fleace, 59; Curt McBride; Herschel Eaton, 80; Fern Reeve, 56; James W. Motley, 50; Robert Otis, 57; Thomas Stonecipher; Amelia Arnold, 80; Emma Walk, 81; Mary Rice.

65 years ago

Jan. 18, 1956

Twenty-three young men of Harrison County, all 25 years of age or younger, met Monday night at the Ideal Restaurant to begin the first step in the establishment of the Harrison County Jaycees. Temporary officers were elected: Dale Simler, president; Bill Orwick, secretary; and George Hess, treasurer.

While Tullie Dean was being prepared for a gall stone operation, his heart stopped beating. When the usual methods of restoring the heartbeat failed, the surgeon opened Mr. Dean’s chest and massaged the heart. It began beating again after it had stopped for six minutes. He will return later for the gall stone operation. Tullie formerly operated a tavern just outside Corydon.

Two Polio Toll Roads and a Toll Bridge were established in Harrison County over the weekend bringing in $1,081 for the campaign. Palmyra Civic Club and Palmyra FFA sponsored the Toll Road at Palmyra, and American Legion Harrison Post set up at Highway 64 and Junction 135 and a second one at the west bridge in Corydon.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chinn; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Billy Brider, Mr. and Mrs. James LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Belles.

Deaths: Dudley B. Reader, 63; Cordia O. Sutton, 60; Bertram Martin; Harvey Cunningham; Ellen Louise Kitterman, infant; Emma Scott, 71; Lewis Stults, 80; Neil Cooper Cunningham; Charles Taylor, 69; Pert Martin.

75 years ago

Jan. 23, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Dean have moved from Jeffersonville to the 110-acre farm six miles southwest of Corydon, formerly owned by Charles Rhodes.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reed of Hammond are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boley. Mr. and Mrs. Reed are planning to locate here.

Births: Boys —none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Brewster, Mr. and Mrs. Loran Lopp.

Deaths: Horace LaDuke, 57; Martha Campbell, 86; Lida Russell, 84; Melvin Blaricam, 61; Mrs. Leo Keifer, 37.

100 years ago

Jan. 26, 1921

Charles LaDuke, who resides three miles south of Elizabeth, spent last Sunday with the family of George Straub.

Mrs. Frank Self will leave today for Indianapolis to remain until the close of the term of legislature with her husband, Senator Self.

Births: None.

Deaths: Frank Cole; Mrs. Bessie Fogal, 21; Charles W. Gilham, 61; Mrs. Mary Jane Foster, 77; Mrs. Emma Stonecipher Shanks, 62; Miss Louise Marlen, 15.