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February 3, 2021

15 years ago

Feb. 1, 2006

Aimed at getting the most bang for the buck, animal control officer Mike Gentry will seek permission from the Harrison County Board of Commissioners to use part of this year’s spay/neuter funds to equip an operating room at the shelter for that purpose. And spay/neuter volunteer program coordinator Tanya Tuell is looking for a way to provide free spay/neuter service to pet owners who have been waiting patiently for funds to become available. Not as much money is available this year because the funding from riverboat revenue was cut in half, from $25,000 to $12,500 by the Harrison County Council in the 2006 budget.

Civil rights activist Rev. Louis Coleman came to Harrison County Friday to voice his concerns over force used when police officers shot a man Jan. 20 whom they believed to be an armed robbery suspect. Trent L. Marion, 36, of Louisville was pursued through three counties after police attempted to arrest him in Louisville. He suffered gunshot wounds to his wrists and right eye while operating his vehicle in the medium of Interstate 64 in Harrison County. “My concern is the minimum crime that was committed and what happened at the end of the ride,” Coleman said.

Parvin A. Baumgart of Lanesville died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at a place he was very familiar with: Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. Baumgart, 76, led HCH through many significant events, including substantial building projects in 1971, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1988 and 1995. He spoke at last fall’s ground-breaking ceremony for the new $47 million hospital. Baumgart was appointed to the hospital’s board of directors in June 1966 and became its chairman the following year. Taylor said Baumgart chaired 475 board meetings.

A trio of Corydon Central grapplers captured sectional titles on Saturday at the Jeffersonville Sectional, with five others earning berths in the upcoming weekend’s regional round, which will also take place on the campus of Jeffersonville High School. “I think we had a pretty good day,” Corydon Central coach and future Hall of Famer Richard Clipp said. “We probably won in some places people didn’t think we’d win, and we probably lost in some places people didn’t think we’d lose. But that’s wrestling. I’ve been doing this 28 years, and it always seems to be like that.”

Deaths: Harold C. Mitchell, 57; Jerry D. Dorris, 63; Doris Roberts, 86; Ralph H. Duke, 78; John L. Lahue, infant; Virginia Chism, 79; Miriam Eswine, 14; Lawrence E. Magner, 77; Carl F. Lanman, 92; Vera R. Fulton, 53; Tilford Crace Jr., 62; Helen E. Knopp; Roy E. Miller, 85; Charles Shaffer, 88.

25 years ago

Feb. 7, 1996

A riverboat casino would be lacking a key ingredient if it didn’t have water. But what happens if the water floods and cuts off access to the casino site? Last month’s Ohio River flood did just that to some of the proposed riverboat sites in Harrison County. “We’re the only applicant with experience on the Ohio River,” said Michael Brown, a  consultant for Players International, a publicly-held riverboat casino company with operations in Louisiana and Illinois. Its site in Metropolis, Ill., is on the Ohio River. “We’re used to dealing with the fluctuations of the Ohio,” Brown said last week.

Southern Indiana Citizens Against Gambling presented its petition Friday containing more than 1,000 signatures calling for another referendum on the gambling issue. “This petition is being presented as the next stop in our unified efforts to protect the citizens of Floyd, Clark and Harrison counties from the extreme negative impact of gambling on our economy, our families, our government and our community,” SICAG said in a written announcement. The petition was turned in during a press conference on the second floor of the courthouse.

The road back to the New Albany Regional hasn’t always been a smooth one this season, but for the North Harrison Lady Cats it’s a familiar path. Make it three sectional wins in a row and seven in the last nine years, the latest by way of a 60-38 win against Lanesville (10-10) Saturday night in Corydon. A season ago, the Lady Cats rebounded from an 0-2 start to roll into the regional having won 15 of 17 games. This year they dropped four of their first six but have won 14 of their last 15. “We actually started playing like we really can,” said senior center Jill Goldman. “We just pulled it together and started running our offense, getting everybody into the offense and it went from there.”

Deaths: Edith Gleitz, 89; John A. Law Sr., 65; Richmond Jones, 82; Mabel Voyles, 93; Alberta Fachinger, 96; Burnice Mann, 77; Mary R. Ellis, 67; Hallie T. Johnson, 98; Ellen M. Mills, 87; John Harper, 73; V. Nadine Farnsley, 58; Lavennia Taylor, 93; Carlyle Adams, 91; Mary Eskew, 92; Willard Ellis, 74.

50 years ago

Feb. 3, 1971

Harrison County will have a new industry go into operation this spring near New Salisbury. The Indiana Processing Co. Inc. is constructing a pre-fab building between New Salisbury and Ramsey. The plant will be a protein or by-products processing plant.

A fire destroyed a four-family apartment building in north Corydon early Sunday morning. The west building of the Twin R (Shawler) Apartments was a total loss. The owner is James Shawler.

Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Feb. 16 with a dinner at the Corydon Elementary School. Supervisors of the district are Francis Hess, Ward Stauth, Jim Leffler, William Shafer and Edward J. Schneider.

The Boy Scouts of America will be 61 years old in February. Banquets, dinners, parents night and Courts of Honor will help celebrate the birthday of Scouting.

Births: Boys — Donna Duke, Lynn Luther, Patricia Durbin, Virginia Absher; girls — Linda Byrne, Margaret Miller, Janice Johnson, Mrs. Kenneth Shafer, Edwina Sparks.

Deaths: Catherine Bierly, 73; Marie Hamlin, 76; Willie  J. Wolfe, 70; Henry Garing, 78; Zola Johnson, 77; Maudie Kerr, 71; Orville Babcock, 88; Sarah Stevens Davis, 78.

65 years ago

Feb. 1, 1956

Entering the Army last Thursday morning from Harrison County were Samuel Franklin Wolfe of New Middletown, Arlie F. Gibson of New Middletown, Eugene R. Sieg of Ramsey and Lionel Lopp of Elizabeth.

Mrs. John H. Eve Jr. of Elizabeth left Thursday to fly to Frankfurt, Germany, to join her husband, who is stationed there with the U.S. Air Force.

Mrs. Geneva Sams spent the past week on the Ohio River from Carrollton, Ky., to Pittsburgh, Pa., with her husband, Capt. E.R. Sams, on the M.U. Advance.

Edmund Stoy, director of the Harrison-Floyd Bi-County Health Dept., resigned from this position to give full time to the milk program. Dr. Allen of New Albany will take over the duties.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. John T. Ashton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence William Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Hoeppner, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Foley, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sonner; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hickman, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mehling, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Ripperdan.

Deaths: Lillie Ackerson, 75; Sherrill A. Cline; Harvey Bussabarger, 83; Lindsey M. Bell, 87.

75 years ago

Feb. 6, 1946

Mrs. Irene Sane Kintner, wife of James Kintner, arrived in New York Monday morning aboard the U.S.S. Argentina from Southampton, England. She was one of 19 English brides coming to Indiana to reside.

Oscar Voelker, who received his discharge from the Army Air Corps a few weeks ago, has bought a new two-seater Piper Cub airplane. The airplane has a 65 hp. motor. Ceiling price of the plane is $2,500.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Keith Beanblossom.

Deaths: Roma R. Rainge, 62; Ezra Martin, 42; George Buse, 73; Augustin Bezy, 44; George Elwood, 62.

100 years ago

Feb. 9, 1921

J.W. Dellinger, one mile west of Corydon, thinks that spring is here. Not because the blue birds have come, but because he saw a large snake crawling through the pasture field last Thursday, Feb. 3. He killed the reptile, and it measured four and one half feet in length.

Mr. and Mrs. B.D. Green of Fortville returned Saturday to their home after a week’s visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Lottich of Crandall.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Will Wolpert; girls — none.

Deaths: Mrs. Louise Jane Hannel, 65; Frank Reader Wright; Miss Harriet Fetz, 66; Noah Jacob Lewellen, 4; Mrs. Katherine Eisert, 79; Mrs. Jane Noon, 78; Joseph Bussabarger, 81; Mrs. Georgia Weisy, 40; Ferdinand Haas, 79.

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