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May 5, 2021

15 years ago

May 3, 2006

When the final precinct released unofficial results last night, at a late 8 p.m., eager candidates, supporters and press quickly scanned the pages and noticed some very unlikely numbers. Lendall Terry was the unanimous Democratic favorite for Ninth District Congress and Republican Congressman Mike Sodrel had not a single vote. Sheriff G. Michael Deatrick was being pummeled by underdog Randy Fessel. All of the results were, of course, false and have since been replaced by more credible numbers, though some ballots (thought to be fewer than 100) have yet to be tabulated. Harrison County Circuit Clerk Sherry Brown isn’t banking on anything until she talks with the Indiana Secretary of State in the morning.

When cities all over the nation prepared for Monday’s “A Day Without Immigrants” rallies and employers braced for planned boycotts and absenteeism, it was business as usual Friday in Corydon. Corydon’s three Mexican restaurants, two of which are owned by immigrants and a third which is under foreign ownership, had no plans to close. And after talking with Hispanic team members at Corydon’s Tyson Foods, complex manager David Whittington said, “Those team members have reassured us that they would be here Monday, and we plan to run a normal schedule.” Though a total 10 Tyson plants were reported closed as a result of high absenteeism, “It was a non-event” at Corydon’s facility, Whittington said.

Both the Brownstown boys and girls dominated the North Harrison Invitational track meet Friday evening. The Lady Braves more than doubled runner-up Corydon Central in the girls’ division, while their male counterparts won by 23-1/2 points over the Panthers as well. It was a regular shoot-out in the boys’ long jump as North Harrison’s Bryan Schroeder and Corydon Central’s Billy Saulman literally went nose to nose. Saulman got in a leap of 20 feet, 3-1/2 inches. Schroeder, however, went just slightly farther, flying 20 feet, 3-3/4 inches.

Deaths: Mary E. Jackson, 102; Rufus W. Holmes, 61; Everett L. McCollum, 76; Margie F. Thompson, 70; Ruth B. Ballard, 72; Earline Simpson, 85; Clarence M. Ray, 80; Keith L. Sauerheber, 80; Bert C. Burke, 76; Richard A. Eastburn, 53.

25 years ago

May 8, 1996

In a race that was up for grabs almost to the end, Roger Davis nudged Gordon Ingle last night for the Democratic nomination for Superior Court judge. With all 34 precincts reporting from Tuesday’s Primary election, Davis had 2,622 votes to Ingle’s 2,448 and David Layson’s 859. Davis will now run in the fall against Republican Janet Martin, who was unopposed. “It was a hard campaign, and we ran a good campaign,” Ingle said. “We have nothing to be ashamed of. It’s my intention to support Roger Davis in the fall, and I want my family and friends to do the same. Our goal should be to beat Janet Martin in the fall.”

The Indiana Gaming Commission heard yesterday from half of the applicants who hope to be awarded one of two licenses for a riverboat casino on the Ohio River. Carnival Hotels and Casinos and Horseshoe Casino Indiana were each allotted one hour to make its presentation. That was followed by a 1- to 1-1/2-hour question-and-answer session with the commission at Corydon’s Indian Creek Theater, which was largely full. The same format will take place today with a presentation by Players International.

The Corydon Public Library board reached consensus on two issues Thursday night: It doesn’t want to issue bonds to fund a library remodeling project, and it has a tough decision to make on how to renovate the old Carnegie building. Charline Buente of Beazey, Parrott and Shoulders, an architectural and engineering firm from Evansville, presented four renovation options and cost estimates for the board’s consideration. “These are very preliminary plans,” Buente said. “We’re also trying to keep as many of the walls intact as possible as opposed to gutting the interior and starting over.”

The sun was setting, and most everyone had gone home from the Harrison County track meet in Ramsey last Wednesday night, but there was still some unfinished business left for the Corydon Central Panthers. Seniors Ben Pister and Brian Bowman were dueling in the high jump, and Bowman was still alive in the pole vault as well. Corydon Central had already sewn up its seventh straight county championship on the boys’ side and its fifth straight among the girls. Pister got a punctuation mark on the evenings by clearing 6-9 in the high jump, breaking the record of his coach, Kerry Zimmerman, who scaled 6-8 in 1979.

Deaths: Emerson Elrod, 73; Catherine Moock, 93; Daisy Studds, 91; Erma B. Atkins, 83; William Yeager, 68; Lawrence Mayfield, 58; Patrick K. Andres, 32; Clarence Mayfield, 79; Robert J. Schellenberger, 72; Wilhelmeme Leek, 86; Ruth Wolfe Reyna, 84; Angela Herbst, 80; John K. Benz, 83.

50 years ago

May 5, 1971

Maurice Louden, who has served the Corydon Post Office for nearly 49 years, became postmaster on Friday. His tenure may be the shortest on record. Louden is due to retire on June 30. He succeeds Walter Fried.

Five young men left today for their tour of duty with the U.S. Army. They are David Edgar Salisbury, Richard Allen Chism, Danny Lee Byrne, Maurice Edward Anderson and William Lee Crumpton Jr.

Births: Boys — Mrs. Raymond Barnett, Brenda Miller, Brenda Green; girls — Mary Hensen, Shirley Rhodes, Mrs. Virgil Schwartz.

Deaths: Ed Walk, 87; Benjamin Haub, 79; Dennis Russell, 20; Fred O. Silvey; Dannie Ott, 85; George Altemueller, 71; Albert Blake, 64; Ralph Ridley, 80; Alberta G. Colin, 50; Ernest Jones, 62.

65 years ago

May 2, 1956

Five high school students will be going to Hoosier Boys’ State in June. They are Glenn L. Hornickel, Laconia High School; Michael A. Linowiez, Lanesville High School; Ray Crawford, Morgan Township; Gary L. Davis, North Central High School; and William J. Bean, Corydon Central High School.

Geneva Finn, a Corydon Central senior, won a gold medal in English at the Indiana High School Achievement Contest at Bloomington on Saturday.

Arthur Richert, who has been in banking for 50 years, plans to retire in October. He has been cashier of the Old Capital Bank and Trust Co. since it was organized in 1922.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Zenor has purchased the property of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Curts on Mulberry Street.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Huckleby; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Senn, Mr. and Mrs. David F. Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Stults, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McPhillips, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Joseph Richert.

Deaths: Della Lopp, 77; Diana Gail Rowley, infant; Mrs. Jewel Thomas, 59; Dallas D. Yeager, 77; J. Frank Pitman, 50; Bertha Brown, 73; Robert Wiseman, infant; Mrs. Harold Frakes, 58; Mrs. Joseph Keach; Mrs. Minnie Nance, 76.

75 years ago

May 8, 1946

Miss Betty Bliss, who has employment in the Federal Building in Washington, D.C., has arrived to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bliss.

C. Bliss Eskew has begun work on the erection of a new home on Maple Street. The building will be a stone structure.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Briscoe; girls — none.

Deaths: Robert Cook, 37; Wayne Walter Crone, 25; Jones Melton, 6; Henry C. Bickel, 80; Sallie Ekart; Cort Martin, 62; the Rev. E.T. Miles, 69; Mae Simpson; Steven Clark Briscoe, infant; Elizabeth Kannapel, 57; Katie Baehl.

100 years ago

May 11, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Blackman and family, of near Sugar Grove, spent Sunday with the W.N. Blackman family.

Willard Johns of Indianapolis spent several days last week with his sister, Mrs. Wyley Byrum, at South Boone and attended the alumni banquet.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wheat; girls — none.

Deaths: Mrs. Laura Faith, 61; John F. Johnson, 61; Philip Martin, 78; Jesse Hisey, 65; Miss Zelma Roby.