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May 19, 2021

15 years ago

May 17, 2006

Patrons of the North Harrison Community School Corp. will have an opportunity to ask questions about the proposed renovation of the elementary school on the Ramsey campus during a public hearing next month. The hearing, known as a 1028, will take place at the beginning of the next regular school board meeting on Thursday, June 8. The North Harrison school trustees have been considering their options for the aging North Harrison Elementary School for many months and began having public hearings about a proposed project last August. Last month, in a 3-2 vote, the trustees decided to move ahead with the project, opting to remodel the building instead of demolishing it and starting from scratch.

A Laconia woman recently alerted rescue workers to a Brandenburg man who had fallen 120 to 140 feet over a cliff alongside the Ohio River. Joan Steen heard Arthur (Art) Smith calling for help on the morning of April 30. He had survived multiple injuries — to his neck, back, hip, ribs and shoulder — in a fall the day before. He yelled for help throughout the night, especially as barges and other vessels passed him by on the river, but no one heard him. Steen opened a window at her home the next morning and heard him yelling for help. Rescue workers arrived after she called 911.

Since he joined South Harrison Community School Corp. in 1997, Jeff Hauswald, 32, has served as a junior high math teacher, assistant principal, athletic director and principal of South Central Elementary School, the role he holds now and until June when he takes over as assistant superintendent. “I think part of being prepared to be a leader at a central office level is having meaningful experiences in the classroom,” Hauswald said.

For the fourth straight year, teams at the Southern Athletic Conference track and field meet had to deal with rain. And for the third consecutive year, South Central’s boys’ and girls’ squads were looking up at Borden in the final standings. The Braves and Lady Braves held off South Central just enough to sweep the SAC trophies, with the boys winning for the third straight time and the girls bringing home their sixth consecutive crown. The closest team battle came on the girls’ side, where Borden outscored the Lady Rebels by a narrow, 149-133, margin. Lanesville scored 36 points for fifth place.

Deaths: Ruby E. Wise, 82; Mark Trueblood, 89; Pauline Boley, 88; Emma Pittman, infant; Laura J. Stevens, 66; Roberta Hardesty, 84; Cpl. Michael D. Kaufer, 31; Nicholas Davis, infant; Virginia R. Toney, 83; Lee A. Schroeder, 24; Lloyd E. Mathis, 68.

25 years ago

May 22, 1996

The day some thought might never arrive came and went like an early snow. And by the time it melted, the Indiana Gaming Commission had made official what many people expected all along: Caesars World will operate a floating casino in Harrison County. Within the next couple of years — possibly by next summer — the previously quiet stretch of S.R. 111 at Bridgeport in southeastern Harrison County will be home to an 80,000-square-foot gaming vessel, a 500-room hotel with five restaurants, an 18-hole golf course and a gondola system ferrying customers across the Ohio River from western Jefferson County, Ky.

Caesars World doesn’t expect to begin operating for months with a temporary vessel, but the boat money for Harrison County — projected to reach more than $30 million a year — will start flowing much sooner. The development agreement between Caesars and Harrison County, signed Thursday by officials, calls for an advance of $1.75 million in revenue-sharing revenue and $5 million to a community foundation. The $5 million will be paid after the foundation has been established or five days after the gaming commission issues the preliminary license.

St. John’s Lutheran Church revived a tradition Sunday that had lay still for 52 years. The congregation returned to the woods near the church for a special worship service, followed by a picnic, and then, later in the afternoon, old-time games, comical skits and a variety show like the kind the grandparents put on, on the last day of school, with a patriotic theme thrown in for good measure. “It’s what the old folks remember doing,” said Mary Ann Blank, who chairs St. John’s 150th anniversary celebration committee. It has planned major events throughout this year. A crowd of 319 people — 200 had been expected — attended.

With just 13 athletes, the Corydon Central Lady Panthers were far from the deepest team in last Tuesday’s Floyd Central Sectional, but, when it came to scoring, there was none better in the 12-team meet. Make it three track and field sectional wins in a row for the Lady Panthers. “It was kind of an ugly meet, because we’ve always come up here and won four or five events,” Corydon Central coach Michael Uhl said afterward. “This year we just won three, but, when you score twice in the hurdles, twice in the 200, twice in the 800, twice in the mile and twice in the shot and discus, it adds up.”

Deaths: Goldie E. Daily, 82; James Obenchain, 70; James R. Epley, 90; Shirley Ann Holt, 59; Anna P. Taul, 58; Harry Davidson, 89; Harry I. Sibert, 68; Roy E. Pittman, 90; Glen M. Garmon, 27; Mary L. Roby, 65; Edward L. Keck, 69.

50 years ago

May 19, 1971

Edward Gettelfinger was given a “This Is Your Life” honor at a retirement dinner Tuesday at the meeting of the Galena PTA. He had served 38 years as a public school teacher.

Two Corydon employees of Public Service Indiana were honored at an awards banquet Thursday night: Arthur D. (Jake) Weathers for 20 years and Margaret I. Keller for 15 year service.

Births: Boys — Louise Gibson, Diane Trowbridge, Mrs. Carl Kellem, Becky Richard; girl — Mrs. Fred Harmon.

Deaths: William Loechle, 83; Frank Bulleit, 74; Roy E. Heishman, 52; Perry S. Miller, 54; Leoda Fravil, 80; Anthony Taylor, infant.

65 years ago

May 16, 1956

The sale of the Farmers Metropolitan Telephone Co. of Palmyra to the Eureka Telephone Co. Inc. was consummated Saturday. The Eureka Co. took over at this time. The stage is set for dial phones in the Palmyra area.

Ben F. Brown was re-elected chairman of the Democratic party at the reorganizational meeting Saturday. Kermit Rothrock was elected chairman of the Republican party at its reorganizational meeting also on Saturday. He succeeds Otto Rowe, who served as chairman four terms.

Two boys left for induction into the armed forces Tuesday. Earl Wayne Bandy of Corydon and Bernard Dale Hanger of Georgetown will go to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for basic training.

The Rev. Lathan E. Wright Jr. was installed as moderator of the Harrison County Presbyterian Parish April 29. He and Mrs. Wright and two daughters will move into the manse at Elizabeth.

Births: Boys —Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. King, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wooten, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Noblitt, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Fink; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bullington, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Stewart.

Deaths: John Davis, 40; Alfea Howe, 62; Nellie Adkins, 54; Daniel E. McCullum, 75; Emma Wright, 74; William W. Cullins, 76; Thomas Sonner, 66; Edward J. Fogal, 80.

75 years ago

May 22, 1946

Hugh Foster and Richard Singleton of Mauckport have taken employment at Herb Habermel Drugs.

Freida Holman of New York City is a guest of Ruth Anna Kopp. Miss Holman is in route to California. They served together in the WAVES at Princeton, N.J., and New York City, N.Y.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richert, Mr. and Mrs. George Merk, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gettelfinger; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roggenkamp, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bour, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Radmacher.

Deaths: Mary Albin, 74; Rose Moore, 72; Joseph Bary, 81; Ida Bruce, 74; Clara Swarens, 67.

100 years ago

May 25, 1921

John Stover of Medford, Okla., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Leo Hottell, his brother, Albert Stover, and other relatives and friends of this county.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bulleit and little daughter have returned to this place from Quicksand, Ky., where Mr. Bulleit taught the past term.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kopp, Mr. and Mrs. James Mathes, Mr. and Mrs. Hall Ulen; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Pitman, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams.

Deaths: None.