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April 14, 2021

15 years ago

April 12, 2006

The two democratic candidates for Third District Commissioner have come out swinging, with clearly marked offensive-defensive moves. Joseph N. (Nick) Cox Jr. is distributing campaign literature calling his opponent’s ethics into question and making promises and claims that are short or lacking on specifics. Terry L. Miller of Elizabeth said he’s not going to sit back and allow anyone to question his integrity or tell outright lies or implications of wrongdoing in hopes of gaining the Democratic nominations to run for the office in the fall. “He’s running a rat campaign,” Miller said last week. “I didn’t do anything immoral, illegal or wrong.”

A wide divide separates the teachers and the school board as Lanesville Community School Corp. heads toward fact-finding. (The hearing during which the board and teachers’ association would present their cases was scheduled for Monday. It was canceled yesterday after one of the presenters had a family emergency. A new date has not been set.) The LEA has requested a three-percent raise for each of the two academic years since the contract expiration. The corporation has proposed a one-percent raise.

A 19-2 blowout victory by No. 1-ranked (Class 2A) Clarksville over New Washington on Monday afternoon helped the Lady Generals yesterday in a Mid-Southern Conference matchup. In Monday’s win, Clarksville head coach Tim Hauber said his batters were somewhat tentative at the plate when it came to figuring out if a pitch was going to be a strike or not. That wasn’t the case last night as Clarksville pounded out 14 hits and scored in all but one inning in a 10-4 triumph over host Corydon Central.

Deaths: Dale E. Ferber, 72; William A. Klopp, 89; Virgie Tolley, 86; Pamela Henize, 43; Thelma A. Leatherland, 97; Allene Murphy, 75; Carroll E. Evans, 63; Hiroko Jones, 70; Vernon Benton, 44; Gene P. Blay, 76.

25 years ago

April 17, 1996

After two years of suspense, Harrison Countians finally got a good look at how riverboat gaming might impact the county. Last night, before the county’s riverboat gaming evaluation team and a nearly packed house at Indian Creek Theatre in Corydon, representatives of the four companies hoping to operate a floating casino on the Ohio River touted their considerable strengths. Each firm was asked to address how it would help the county in five specific areas: long-term economic and industrial growth; improved infrastructure; ongoing civic and charitable assistance; hiring and purchasing locally; and enhancing learning and training for Harrison County residents.

An attractive payroll package sparked officials Saturday to grant a tax break for Mulzer Crushed Stone, a Tell City company which plans to operate a quarry west of Mauckport. “I like the profit-sharing plan and the health insurance benefits,” said Councilman Alvin Brown, moving to approve tax abatement for the $7 million project. Mulzer, which plans to hire 30 workers initially, offers wages of $25,000 to $28,000 yearly, plus benefits that bring the package to more than $32,000 annually. For supervisors, the wage range is $35,000 to $38,000.

A Central Barren man may no longer be contagious with tuberculosis, but health department officials can’t locate him to confirm that. “At this point, he’s left the area,” said Marilyn Sauerheber, public health nurse. “He’s been gone almost three weeks.” Before that, Sauerheber said three consecutive tests were negative, but he needs to see a doctor to determine if he’s no longer infectious. “He’s had almost all of his treatment, and he might be OK,” she said. “But I can’t really say he’s not or he is until we get him to a physician.” He was placed under guard at his home last year after refusing to remain quarantined or wear a mask.

Lanesville’s tennis team posted a 3-2 win over Corydon Central on Monday to improve to 4-0 on the spring. All four of Harrison County’s squads will converge in Ramsey Saturday morning at 9 for the annual county tournament. North Harrison is the defending champion. The Lady Eagles got out of the blocks with three Southern Athletic Conference wins last week. The squad’s top singles player, Rachel Dyer, blanked her first two opponents. Dyer was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Kelly Stines of New Washington to pace a 4-1 win in the opener last Tuesday.

Deaths: George Wagner, 62; Clara Collins, 88; Timothy Gorin Jr.; Ethel Mae Wright, 91; Marjorie Higgins, 88; Alva G. (Jerry) Frakes, 81; Mary Bruce, 62; Paul A. Eisenmenger, 77.

50 years ago

April 14, 1971

The Hayswood Little Theatre has been borrowing the Harrison Grange Hall to stage its productions. Now it has found a new home, leasing the Eureka Telephone Co. building near the corner of Chestnut Street and South Capitol Avenue in Corydon.

Louis Lenn has resigned as principal at South Central High School.

Four teachers of South Harrison Community School Corp. will retire this year: George Bickel, social studies and government teacher for 17 years at Corydon Central High School; Edgar Reagan, math teacher at CCHS for 16 years; Marcella Jennings, second-grade teacher at Corydon Elementary School, and Myrtle Fisher, English and kindergarten teacher at Heth-Washington Elementary School.

Eight teachers have signed contracts for South Harrison Community School Corp. for next fall term: Clara Amy, math at South Central; Barbara Linney, French and English CCHS; Dianne Crawford, Corydon Elementary; Robert Russel, social studies at SCHS; Monty Schneider, social studies at SCHS; Denise Melton, math CCHS; and Sandra McHatton, Corydon Elementary.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Hickman; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Jacobi.

Deaths: Rachel Flanagan, 73; Roy W. Smith, 72; Anna Pennington, 83; Samuel Timberlake, 72; Perry D. Smith, 85; Maggie Tower; Rosa Hoopengardner, 84; Mary W. Lemmon, 78; Mary Luther, 60; Goldie Wheat, 79; Mrs. Walter Weisbecker; Elan Collins.

65 years ago

April 11, 1956

Floyd C. Winsor resigned his position as custodian of the court house Friday due to poor health. Jesse A. Byrn will be his replacement.

Work is progressing on the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Harper on their farm just east of Corydon.

Melvin Vance of Palmyra has been elected a 1956 FFA State officer. His chapter won three first-place awards, one second place, two third places and one fourth in last week’s state convention.

Music for the successful Jaycee’s Spring Dance Saturday night was furnished by Paul Bulleit, Hurley Conrad, Bill Doolittle, Norman LaHue and Hurst Miles.

Hoosier Elm Chapter will send four members to the Continental Congress in Washington D.C., next week. They are Mrs. W.F. Schmidt, Mrs. Sam P. Vogt, Mrs. Lot Seacat and Mrs. Norman Tower.

Cletus Pippin, who has had employment with Everett Eckart, has accepted employment in the Stone Air Conditioning Co. in Dallas, Texas.

Deaths: Rupert (Bob) Montz, 47; Alice E. Flora, 55; David Duane Kleinhans, 4; Ellen Zaun, 71; Retta Lockhart; Mrs. Royal Quebberman, 71; Ray Moyars; Scott W. George, 62.

75 years ago

April 17, 1946

A new wood-working plant will begin operation here this summer. Arthur Sears will manufacture small wood novelties. The factory will be erected east of the Co-operative Enterprise Glass Co.

Nyle Cotner has bought the 72-1/2 acre farm of Harry Trotter at Valley City. Mr. Trotter has purchased the home of Arville Kitterman on East Chestnut Street, Corydon.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Dumont Wolfe; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beckort, Mr. and Mrs. Boone Davis.

Deaths: Jean Kimbrel, 38; Martin Engleman, 73; August Rochner, 85; Joseph H. Funk, 50; twins, Jerry and Carry Geist, infants; Florence Conrad, 65; Quentin Green, 4 months.

100 years ago

April 20, 1921

Clarence Secrest, who worked for John Uesseler for five years in the Flour Mill at New Middletown, has employment with Oscar McCullum who is now proprietor of the mill.

H.E. William E. and Stanley Farnsley have finished painting Herman Dyer’s big 10-room residence on the Tower Hill Farm.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hunter; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Faith.

Deaths: Mrs. Elsie Richert Walker, 33; Miss Sallie Christley, 73; William Kirkham, 89; Edward H. Bedford.