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15 years ago

May 31, 2006

Shade was a cool commodity Monday at high noon as a crowd of more than 200 gathered in bright, hot sunshine in Elizabeth to honor the nation’s protectors at home and abroad, past and present. A nearly 45-minute parade was filled with the Color Guard, flags, veterans, South Central Junior-Senior High School students, athletes and boosters, a gruesome skeleton along for the ride, firefighters and more. Patriotic music rang loud and clear from the sound system as folks gathered along the hill overlooking Rose Hill Cemetery to the west.

Sharon Mathes, 49, a teacher at South Central Elementary School, will assume the role of principal this fall to fill the slot left vacant by Jeff Hauswald’s move to assistant superintendent of the South Harrison Community School Corp. Mathes, however, will not take the helm at Hauswald’s SCES but rather New Middletown Elementary School. The result will be three changes in principals in the fall. In addition to Mathes’ assignment at NMES, Tamela Brewer will transfer from NMES to Corydon Elementary School and Laura McDermott will transfer from CES to SCES.

Several changes in state law have loosened seldom-observed regulations governing the use and sale of fireworks. But, the changes aren’t all give and no take. Lawmakers have added a five-percent safety fee to fireworks purchases in addition to state sales tax. The fireworks law in Indiana and elsewhere have been characterized by loopholes, not in compliance and a lack of enforcement. Anything that went airborne or exploded was previously illegal to use in Indiana.

Henryville’s softball team dared to put up a fight against host Lanesville in the Class 1A sectional final last Wednesday evening, but the Lady Hornets simply wound up as a squashed bug on the windshield of the Purple and White Express. Lanesville, which was a state finalist last season and is ranked 11th in Class 1A, rallied from deficits of 1-0 and 3-1 to knock off the visitors 6-3 to win its third straight sectional championship. The Lady Eagles (13-9) take on Northeast Dubois (18-8) in the opening game of the Lanesville Regional on Saturday.

Deaths: Andrew K. Damon, 73; Margle Lockard, 82; Estel Richards, 78; Carmen Briscoe, 84; Ray Peabody, 80; Stevan B. Clark, 65; Winford Bolen, 72; Ellen A. Sullivan, 66; Timothy J. Evans, 44; Robert L. Stroup, 75; William A. Russell Jr., 80.

25 years ago

June 5, 1996

Lt. Gov. Frank L. O’Bannon of Corydon, the Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana, has selected Joe Kernan, the mayor of South Bend, to be his running mate. O’Bannon made the announcement Monday in carefully selected business locations in the mayor’s home town and Indianapolis. “Joe’s common-sense Hoosier values will make him a strong partner, and I’m proud to have him on the ticket,” O’Bannon said. “He will be with me every step of the way as we build on the accomplishments of the Bayh-O’Bannon administration to keep Indiana moving forward. Joe shares my vision of our state’s future: good schools for every child, safer communities, moving even more people from welfare to work, and creating more family-wage jobs.”

It sounded like a good idea on paper: Turn historic Cedar Glade, on the real estate market for several months, into a bed and breakfast. But, concerns about traffic, as well as putting a new business into a residential area, outweighed the positives, said members of the Corydon Board of Zoning Appeals. Monday evening, the board denied a request for a zoning ordinance that would have allowed a bed and breakfast at the stately Corydon site, which fronts North Capitol Avenue and runs along the southern bank of Big Indian Creek.

Although a wet spring has thrown farmers behind in their planting, it may actually be less severe than a year ago. “This year has been similar to last year, except last year we had some good weather early and we went ahead and planted,” said Dean Simpson, who farms about 1,200 acres along the Ohio River near Elizabeth. But, this has been a wet spring. Nolan Weilbaker, who measures precipitation for the National Weather Service at his Palmyra home, said the area got 10.27 inches of rain in April and 8.15 in May. “It’s way above average,” he said. “This is hurting farmers very much.”

Brent Miller holed an 18-foot birdie putt from just off the green on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win his second Old Capital Invitational at the Corydon Country Club late Sunday afternoon. Miller, who also won the tourney in a playoff two years ago, considered himself fortunate to still be in contention after his opponent, Skip Udell of Little York, missed a five-foot birdie putt on the first play-off hole. “I totally expected him to make the putt at one,” the Corydon golfer said. “I was just happy to make it to two. Really happy to make it to two.”

Deaths: Oscar L. Gleitz, 92; Russell Morgan, 78; Charlotte L. McAdams, 82; Herndon Reeves, 91; Daryl K. White, 46; Edyth Crecelius, 84; Mae O. LaHue, 78; Geraldine Adam, 70; Victor C. Quebbeman, 81; Jesse L. Dones Sr., 64; Robert Maymon, 66; Paul James Miller, 90; Elvera Holtzen, 82; Cecile E. Duboius, 97.

50 years ago

June 2, 1971

Paul Bernard Pate Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pate of Georgetown, left Harrison County Monday for a tour of duty with the U.S. Army. He will begin his service at Fort Knox, Ky.

The Hickman Farm, owned a few generations ago by Mrs. Rachel Hickman and for many years since by Mr. and Mrs. Frank I. Hickman and family, is now the Ray Hickman Place. Frank and Leona gave the farm to their three sons, Richard, Ray and Warren, and the three children of their deceased son, Keith. Ray has bought the interest of the other three and moved onto the farm of 160 acres, northwest of Corydon.

Secretary of State Larry Conrad addressed the graduates of Lanesville High School at commencement services last Thursday evening. He also spoke at the South Central commencement on Monday of last week.

Births: Boys — Opal Carver, Elva Keller, Mrs. John P. Walden; girls — Brenda Monroe, Linda Kirkham, Mary Sanders, Mrs. Wesley Arms.

Deaths: Homer Reid, 79; Julia Meerman, 64; Charles Simon, 57; Lewis I. Wolfe, 70; John F. Boling, infant; Nettie Bitner, 89; Clarence Stiles, 55; Walter L. Conrad, 60; Patricia Wolfe; Stella Doolittle, 93.

65 years ago

May 30, 1956

Bill Fleace has enlisted in the U.S. Army and left Monday for Parks Air Force Base in California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fleace of Corydon. Also enlisting with Bill was James Lancy Hayden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hayden of Corydon.

Tax payments for the year 1956 in the office of county treasurer Wilbur Jackson on May 7 totaled $403,207.38, an increase of $7,385.03 from 1955.

Miss Nadja Aczynowiez was granted naturalization papers of the United States of America at ceremonies in New Albany last Friday. She and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Aczynowiez, and brothers, Michael and James, moved from their home in Europe in 1950 to a farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Meyer, east of Corydon.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Simler left Monday for Panama City, Fla., where they plan to locate.

Births — Mr. and Mrs. William Blankenship, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. William Leffler, Mr and Mrs. Herman Schickel Jr.; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carrico, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schneider, Dr. and Mrs. William Johnstorf.

Deaths: Thomas Bryant, 82; Lillie Wheeler, 74; Peter Burch; Flora Knable, 66; William B. Yates Jr., 29; Laura Lee Hernerman, 4; William Haub, 84; Cicero Cummins, 91; John Devore; Henry H. Scott, 74.

75 years ago

June 5, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McCrady and daughter, Rhonda, returned last month from Jacksonburg, where Mr. McCrady has been teaching in the high school for several years.

Mrs. Robert P. Trumper returned to her home in New Middletown last week from Lexington, Ky., where she was delegate to the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Club Convention.

Births: Boys — none; girls — Mrs. John Ringle, Mrs. Gilbert Toler.

Deaths: Anna Smithenry, 87; Mary Lincoln, 72; Grover C. Yeager, 51; John M. Duley, 72; William Habermel III, 14; Mrs. Lewis Temple, 88; Dr. Giles Mowrer, 73; Clara Dodge, 70.

100 years ago

June 8, 1921

Misses Fannie Cunningham and Ruth Heishman, Mrs. Cyrus Cunningham and Messrs James Applegate and Walter Cunningham motored to Paoli, Orleans and Marengo Sunday and spent the day. Mrs. John Krause and daughters, Nellie and Florence, of Swanington, Ind., spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller at Hursttown.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Milton Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Wiseman; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Reas.

Deaths: Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Crawford, 47; Mrs. Nellie Dixon; Mrs. Margaret Steepleton, 75; Herman Smith, infant; James R. Gibbs, Sr., 82; Thelma Lee Heishman, infant; Miss Mary McFarland, 85.