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March 24, 2021

15 years ago

March 22, 2006

The potential arrival of the H5N1 bird-flu virus has resulted in beefed-up measures at Corydon’s Tyson Foods operation and contract farms. Though the virus cannot presently be contracted through human-to-human contact except in rare cases, it is already a serious threat to poultry. H5N1 has killed tens of millions of birds in Asia, and hundreds of millions have been slaughtered to prevent its spread. Migrating birds could bring the virus here as early as this fall, but birds smuggled into the United States could bring the virus much sooner, scientists warn.

In response to a need for stormwater and wastewater treatment in residential areas and to provide services necessary for future growth, Harrison County’s Regional Sewer District is taking shape. The district was approved Sept. 23, 2005, by the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management Commissioner Thomas W. Easterly. His ruling was based on the findings of IDEM’s hearing officer Lynne Newlon, who conducted a public hearing in Corydon in June 2005.

Results of an environmental study that will determine the route of a connector road between Interstate 64 at Lanesville and S.R. 64 west of Georgetown are expected within the next two weeks, according to the engineering firm handling the consultant work for the project. Mike Koyak said yesterday from his Indianapolis office that the Federal Highway Administration is reviewing American Consulting’s recommendation. (Koyak and Harrison County Engineer Kevin Russel were scheduled to meet yesterday, but a spring snowstorm postponed the meeting.) Koyak said that a public hearing take place to announce the findings soon after his firm receives the results.

When it comes to the lives of young people, the high school experience is probably the most polarizing event they’ll ever encounter. Finding any activity that will draw students of all types to interact with one another in a positive, structured manner is, at best, a difficult task. At Corydon Central High School, however, the Principal’s Student Advisory Council was able to come up with a way to break through the barriers between stereotypes: intramural athletics. The council decided to add volleyball, bowling and, the most recent venture, floor hockey to activities at the school.

Deaths: Bonnie Schneider, 72; Ralph Froman, 87; Margaret Woertz, 82; Denzel O. Corn, 84; James Brown Sr., 85; Nancy L. Caffrey, 58; Robert Picker-
rell, 71; Angela A. Engleman, 36; Albert Nordhoff, 73; Ronald Hughes, 74; Raymond Karr, 93; Ernest Genton, 93; William Barrett, 41; Richard Etienne, 51; Becky Davis-Balmer, 54.

25 years ago

March 27, 1996

A visitor who pulled into Harrison County Monday would never know that a week ago the area was suffering under the weight of a historic snowstorm. But last Tuesday, its last official day, winter went out like a lion, dumping several inches of heavy wet snow and causing widespread, unprecedented power outages in Harrison and Crawford counties. Thousands of homes throughout both counties were without power, some for four or five days, as utility workers struggled to find and repair problems. Those problems included trees falling on lines, snow-covered limbs sagging onto lines and short-circuits when lines fell onto one another. “As far as widespread damage and numbers, this is the worst in the history of REMC,” said line superintendent Bob Fried.

The Indiana Gaming Commission has tentatively scheduled hearings in Harrison County for May 6 through 8 at Indian Creek Theatre in Corydon. Jack Thar, executive director of the seven-member commission, said the commission plans to hear public comments from Harrison, Crawford and Switzerland counties during those three days. “They will proceed with the Harrison County applicants only,” he said. “They will hear Switzerland and Crawford applicants later.” When a decision will be made on granting a license for Harrison County hasn’t been determined yet.

In England, farmers are worried about “mad” cows. In Southern Indiana, it’s the farmers who are mad. Or at least discouraged. Several factors have conspired to threaten beef cattle herds, which are dying of malnutrition at above-average rates. Dr. Kern Hendrix, a beef nutrition specialist at Purdue University, said the problems appear to be caused by several things, primarily a poor hay crop from a year ago, when rain delayed planting. Cows that eat poor-quality hay don’t get the energy required to make it through a harsh winter, and those energy needs are even greater when cows are pregnant.

There may have been anywhere from six inches to a foot of snow on the ground last week, but the calendar says it’s late March and that means the area’s high school spring sports teams are gearing up for their respective seasons. They have been for a few weeks now, and, among them, the baseball teams, one of which — Lanesville — is slated to open the season tomorrow afternoon at Perry Central. Other openers are scheduled for next week pending, of course, the drying out and conditioning of area diamonds besieged last week by snow and earlier this week by some rain.

Deaths: Katheryn Watson, 94; Lisa Ann Allen, 35; William A. Stump, 42; Lloyd F. Sullivan, 71; Paul C. Swartz, 73; John Henry Cunningham, 84; James Hampton, 56.

50 years ago

March 24, 1971

Tommy Wayne Puckett has been chosen by the Harrison County Easter Seal Society as the County Easter Seal child for 1971. He is the 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Puckett of Corydon. Edmund Green of Elizabeth is president of the Harrison County Society for Crippled Children and Adults.

Michael Trusty of West Fork received his Army discharge last week and returned home Tuesday of last week after serving the past 15 months in Vietnam.

Over 600 persons attended the 15th cooking school sponsored by The Corydon Democrat at the Corydon Central High School gym last Friday.

Carl Mathes, Claude Gilham and Harvey Binkley were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors at Old Capitol Electric Refrigeration Corp. at the Locker Plant. Cecil Fravel is manager of the plant.

Richard B. Ovington, son of Joseph Ovington of Lanesville, has arrived in the Philippines to serve as an assistant field director for the Red Cross. He formerly served in the U.S. Army.

Births: Boys — Jane Taylor, Diana Lasley, Patricia Boward; girls — Barbara Orwick, Loraine Byrn, Mrs. Dennis Holtzen.

Deaths: Minnie Hudson Skaggs, 99; Roxie Dunbar, 74; George Rumbley, 49; James R. Carver; Katherine Hasentab, 42; Michael Stevens, 25; Marla Ripperdan, infant; Mrs. Charles Gatrost, 96; James H. Boyd, 56.

65 years ago

March 21, 1956

Theodore Mossler has been employed by the New Albany School Board to be principal of the new Green Valley Elementary School when it opens next fall.

Work on building the new motel-type lodge at Wyandotte is being started this week.

Work on the new swimming pool will begin next week at the Corydon Country Club. The work will be done by club members, and the pool is expected to be in service by this summer.

A new kitchen and dining hall has been installed on the second floor of St. Mary’s School in Lanesville. The hall will seat 250 persons.

The Board of the Central School Corp. will raise the teachers’ salary by $100 per year for the 1956-57 year. The median salary for the classroom teacher was $3,840.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. George Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sherron, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Earl LaDuke; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Elgan, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Billharz, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Brown.

Deaths: Ed Bulleit, 86; Colette Kiesler, 9; Bird Wilcoxson, 83; Millard E. Curts, 75; James S. Woolfolk, 95; Mrs. Delbert Byerley, 32; Rodger Williams; Anna Bir, 81.

75 years ago

March 27, 1946

Robert Rainbolt has taken employment in The Corydon Democrat printing office, and Clyde Windell has taken employment in the printing office of The Corydon Republican.

Francis Smith spent four days last week at Madison visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Anderson. He is planning to spend some time there helping his grandfather build their new home.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ringle; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moser, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Yarbrough, Mr. and Mrs. James Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Verna Keehn.

Deaths: Jack Harvey, 17; Alonzo Benson, 51; Roscoe Mayfield, 13; George Kaylor; John C. Jenkins, 71; Josephine Hausefield, 61.

100 years ago

March 30, 1921

Miss Pearl LeMay is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.R. LeMay, at Crandall. Miss LeMay is a student in the National School of Chiropractic in Chicago.

Charles Foster, son of Mrs. Dode Foster of Mauckport, who has been a patient in a hospital at Lincoln, Neb., is reported to be improving.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bulleit, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hendricks; girls — Dr. and Mrs. O.R. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stansbury.

Deaths: Willard Rosenbarger, 65; Mrs. Mary Pinkston, 45; Mrs. Walter Gray, 33; Mrs. Linda Brunner, 45; George Gresham, 72.