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June 16, 2021

15 years ago

June 14, 2006

Harrison County has in its care some 829 miles of roads, most of which have no posted speed limit, but that’s something that Harrison County Engineer Kevin Russel is changing one road at a time. “We’ve had a lot of calls from people who would like to see us post speed limits,” he said, adding many of Harrison County’s roads have been improved in recent years and “road improvements are usually accompanied by concerns about higher rates of travel.” Russel inherited the task from his predecessor, Darin Duncan, who was given the green light from the Harrison County Commissioners to begin setting speed limits.

Four people spoke at Thursday night’s 1028 Hearing regarding the North Harrison Elementary School addition and renovation. None of them were opposed to the project, which has been discussed publicly for more than a year. School librarian Mary Elizabeth Miller asked when a drawing that would show the outside of the building would be available. She said she was hoping the finished structure, in addition to resolving the health concerns that have surrounded the current building and easing the overcrowded conditions, would also be “aesthetically pleasing.”

If dogs are a man’s best friend, then the canines can be pretty good buddies to businesses, too. Visitors in town for the two Southern Indiana Kennel Club all-breed dog shows at the Harrison County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, also filled many hotels rooms, shops and restaurants. “Our hotel was booked; we did very well,” said Linda Green, manager of Holiday Inn Express in Corydon. “We had quite a few people with dogs, and it was really a treat. It was very positive for them to be here.”

The weather at Saturday morning’s Class 1A state softball final at Ben Davis High School paralleled the game played by Lanesville against No. 1-ranked and undefeated Whiting: cold and mostly cloudy. Peppered with raindrops — and tears — a magical season came to an end for the Lady Eagles as Whiting completed an undefeated season with a 3-0 victory. Top-ranked Whiting (33-0) became the first team in the history of the Indiana High School Athletic Association state softball tournament to complete an undefeated campaign.

Deaths: Clara Robinson, 53; William H. Wolfe, 95; Evelyn C. Jacobi, 95; Charles Allen Sr., 75; Pearl M. Smith, 87; John R. Higdon, 59; Frances I. Jones, 90; Connie J. Setters, 69.

25 years ago

June 19, 1996

Caesars World officials will deliver a “ceremonial” $6.75 million check to Harrison County officials Friday. The presentation will be made at a press conference at 1 p.m. at the courthouse. The funds include a $5 million one-time gift from Caesars, a subsidiary of the ITT Corp., and $1.75 million in advance tax dollars. The tax funds are earmarked for highway work, economic development and library expansion.

School superintendents are always on the hot seat, or so it seems. But for Dr. Neyland G. Clark, hired last week to head the South Harrison Community School Corp., the pressure may be even greater. On Friday, the day after the board had a special meeting and voted unanimously to hire Clark, a Jeffersonville native, a story in The Courier-Journal detailed controversy at his two previous jobs — as superintendent in Cape Girardeau, Mo., from 1991-95, and in Bullitt County, Ky., from 1987-91.

The United States Dept. of Agriculture is in the midst of a historic change designed to get the federal government out of the agricultural market. The latest farm bill, passed by Congress earlier this year after lengthy debate, is known as the Agricultural Market Transition Act. In the past, the federal government has told farmers which crops to plant and how much they could plant. Farmers were paid for keeping some of their land crop-free, and they received payments if crops sold for less than a pre-determined price. Under the new plan, producers will be allowed to plant any crop they choose, in any quantity. They will no longer be paid to keep land out of production.

New South Central boys’ basketball coach Greg Robinson is between jobs now, which means his summer is going to be a little busier than expected. Robinson, 34, is in the middle of summer basketball camp as he starts the transition from Shakamak High School in Greene County to South Central after being hired by the South Harrison school board Thursday night. “We’re really pleased,” said South Central athletic director and acting principal Jim Crisp. “He went to Shakamak when the program was really down and turned it around. We heard nothing but good things about him.”

Deaths: Ramona R. Cook, 63; Allen Harrell, 59; Fannie Meadows, 85; Hazel B. Knieriem, 80; Anita Dunlap Callahan, 71; Ruth Graham, 84; Boyd Fuson Sr., 78; Anna P. Quinn, 77; Ruth C. Canaday, 82; Mary Alice Guthrie, 76; Lawrence A. Applegate, 79; Mildred Alice Guthrie, 90; Jon Scott Stauth, 41.

50 years ago

June 16, 1971

Phillip Timberlake, “Phil Stevens” of WPDF radio since 1956, has assumed management of the Corydon Country Club restaurant and bar. He will fill the post made vacant by the death two weeks ago of H.V. Withers.

Richard Parker, formerly of Corydon and a 1964 graduate of Corydon Central High School, graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine last Friday. He will serve his internship at Hennepin County Hospital in Minneapolis.

Six Harrison County boys are attending Hoosier Boys’ State this week. They are Joe Brockman and Homer Ferree of Corydon, John E. McCollum, Crandall; Paul Hendrich, Central Barren; Dale Snider, Lanesville; and Steve Taylor, Elizabeth.

Thomas Walts has joined Keller Manufacturing Co. as a salesman representing the Michigan territory. Tom’s father, Jack Walts, is director of advertising and special accounts for the Keller dining furniture company.

Births: Boys — Sandra Tyler, Helen Wolfe, Helen Nance, Ramona Chism, Brenda Rutledge, Elizabeth Bary, Louise Kafherr; girls — Patricia Wilhite, Barbara Kincaid, Anna Wetzel, Carolyn Cole, Joyce Schreck.

65 years ago

June 13, 1956

Edward Prewitt of Paoli has accepted a position as public relations man for Harrison County Farm Bureau. He was formerly field man for Producers Dairy Marketing Association in Corydon.

Misses Mary Ellen Williar, Laura Ellen Yochem and Mary Jane Keith Gleitz, all of Corydon, graduated last Tuesday from Norton School of Nursing in Louisville.

The Jack Hedges family has been appointed by the National Board of Missions of the Methodist Church to serve as missionaries on the island of Kauhi in the Hawaiian Islands. They will be there for a term of five years. Mrs. Hedges is the former Betty Jo Wright of New Salisbury. They have three children.

Robert Fawver has accepted employment with the Hancock County Farm Bureau Co-Op at Greenfield.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Rush Curts, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Emily; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Watson, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Schraeder, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Frakes, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sparks, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Satterfield.

Deaths: Joseph S. Veir, 74; Mrs. Fred Munzer, 64; Roger Lee Dinkerlaker, infant; Mary Elizabeth Keen; Monzell V. Stepro, 54; Martin Webb; Walter Eskew.

75 years ago

June 19, 1946

The recently established Cunningham Horology School in the Kintner Building, Corydon, is offering a course in watch-making and jewelry repair. At present, 11 students are enrolled under the tutelage of Floyd Cunningham, chief instructor and founder of the school.

Dr. William E. Amy has sent to Dr. Nicholas Carter of South Bend, president of the Indiana Health Officers Association, a gavel from wood of the Constitutional Elm. It will be used in the association’s meetings and conferences.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Siegel, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rupp; girls — Mr. and Mrs. John Kochert, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. John Mauck.

Deaths: Arlie Winders, 78; Arthur R. Kron, 64; Irvin Stevens, 28; Charlotte Dyer, 81; Eva Ryland, 72; James Black, 79; Mary Henriott, 66; George Menges, 74; John Watts, 53; Hattie Carpenter, 65; Frank E. Melton, 69.

100 years ago

June 22, 1921

Miss Caddie and Grafton Brown left Monday to visit for sometime with their father, Roy Brown, at Front Royal, Va.

Will Stevens of Boone Township was in town early last Wednesday morning for repairs on his corn planter. A span of mules attached to the planter had run away, badly damaging the machine.

Births: twin boys — Mr. and Mrs. Straud Love; girls — none.

Deaths: Mrs. Clarence Reas, 19; Edward Painter, 84; Mrs. Clara Maud Hooe, 41; Mrs. Louise Virginia Tracewell, 92; James Monroe Alstott, 73; John S. Hancock, 88.