July 7, 2021
15 years ago
July 5, 2006
Harrison County Council members are expected to vote Monday night on the $3 million usually given annually from riverboat revenue to each of the three public school districts. The payments are expected to be applied to debt reduction for capital improvements at each of the schools, to reduce the amount needed from property tax payers. Usually, the $3 million has been divided according to the assessed value of properties in those three districts, with South Harrison Community School Corp. — where the majority of business and industry is located — getting the lion’s share. The savings usually applies to every property tax payer, residential and otherwise.
The “Indiana Territory Festival: The Making of a State,” event took place on the Corydon town square Saturday and Sunday. It was designed to showcase Indiana history from 1808 to 1825. During its debut last year, most events took place along the south bank of Little Indian Creek just east of the Grand Trails RV Park. Organizer Nathan Logsdon was able to get permission to have the entire festival on state property this year. Included as part of the show, and the one that probably drew the largest crowd, was the re-enactment of the signing of the first Indiana State Constitution.
Crawford County Community School Corp. Trustee Donald Benz told those gathered at Central Barren United Methodist Church for the 13th annual Tri-County Farm Bureau educational dinner meeting that education is a lot like an internal combustion engine. Addressing the evening’s theme of “What Makes a Community School Click?” Benz, a former industrial arts teacher, told the audience from Harrison, Crawford and Washington counties that an internal combustion engine must make four strokes — intake, compression, power and exhaust — to work properly. Likewise, a school corporation must make those same movements to operate effectively.
Harness racing lost a great friend on June 23. Ray Parker, 76, passed away at Floyd Memorial Hospital after falling off a tractor near his home in Pocohantas, Ill., and suffering what was believed to have been a heat stroke. He was buried in his racing silks. The son of Charles Dewey and Estella Woods was born in Corydon on May 26, 1930. He grew up helping Elmer Conrad and his stable of horses at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.
Deaths: Peter Andriot Sr., 80; Betty J. Melton, 57; Wanda L. Conrad, 80; Juanita M. Moore, 74; Doris M. Fearon, 67; Louis E. Senn, 87; Samuel R. Smith, 83; Roberta A. Osborne, 66; Stanley A. Bullington, 72; Kathryn D. Ritter, 57; Cecil S. Best, 79.
25 years ago
July 10, 1996
Harrison County Hospital officials are unsure what the long-term effects of a new Medicaid managed-care program will be on emergency room costs or obstetrical deliveries. “I don’t think anyone is aware of how it will fully come out in the wash,” said Steve Taylor, director of Harrison County Hospital for seven years. The financial impact won’t be that great, because Medicaid accounts for only six to seven percent of the hospital’s revenue, he said.
“This is great,” Howard Jones, a Palmyra town council member for 24 years, said of the new medical center that opened there Monday morning. “We’ve waited a long time for this,” he said. “We really appreciate the people at the head of this project.” Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany opened Family Medical Center of Palmyra, located on U.S. 150, in response to a growing population and the need for conveniently located medical care.
One of Dr. Neyland Clark’s first official acts will be the selection of a principal for Corydon Central High School. He’ll get a lot of help from teachers, administrators, residents and even a student. Clark assumed his duties as superintendent of South Harrison Community School Corp. on July 1. And one of the first things he did was appoint Dr. Andrew Day, assistant superintendent, to head of a search committee for a new principal.
Just six weeks ago, Kristie Jones was walking across the stage at North Harrison High School to receive her diploma. Next Friday, she’ll be on a much larger stage. She’s a member of the University of Louisville cheerleading squad, one of a few invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The ceremony will comprise the first 14 minutes of the Olympics and will be broadcast around the world. “We’re all excited,” the soft-spoken 17-year-old said last week. “We didn’t expect to go, but it worked out.” It’s no surprise that Kristie is on the squad; she was a cheerleader for seven years at North Harrison and has attended numerous National Cheerleading Association camps, winning several awards.
Deaths: Andrew Hill, infant; Alma L. Kimes, 89; Glenn W. Wolfe, 64; Norma A. Grigsby, 73; Rex D. Crecelius, 66; Joseph A. Vitt, 71; Ruth Vanzant, 82.
50 years ago
July 7, 1971
The Rev. Walter Steepleton and daughter, Mrs. Robert Bennett, went by plane to California to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Daniel B. Lone, at Sterling City.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Atwood and her sons, Mike, Bob and Bill Webster of San Jose, Calif., will visit this week with her father, William Dirck, and Mrs. Dirck of Corydon.
Births: Boys — Melanie Wermuth, Carolyn Miller, Pamela Smith; girls — Janice Birkla, Mrs. Lyn Rosenbarger.
Deaths: Russell Kopp, 52; Ruth Bye Kinney, 63; John William Bowman; James T. Lee, 50; Waldo E. Briscoe, 71; George Bir Sr., 69.
65 years ago
July 4, 1956
Dr. David J. Dukes, who recently completed an internship in the St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville, was welcomed this week in the office of Dr. W.J. Brockman. He is a native of Idaho and graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Burrel F. Timberlake of Mauckport has accepted employment as an agent of the Monumental Life Insurance Co. of Baltimore, Md.
Miss Grace Carroll and Miss Nelle Kelly, who have been teaching in the schools of New York, have retired and returned to Corydon to reside. They have both purchased homes in the Ashton Addition.
George Marvin Rupp, a graduate of Corydon High School, has accepted the position as principal of the Washington School in Seymour.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Timberlake; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ireland.
Deaths: Paul William Good, 14; Joe McClaren Jr., 34; Leon Gordon; Henry Hild; Porter Foley, 57; Delmer Radcliff; Mrs. Frances Ford, 21; Mrs. Frances Morris, 82; Chester A. Roby, 71.
75 years ago
July 10, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Derrill Shields and children, Janet and David, are moving to Dunkirk, Ind. today. Mr. Shields is assistant plant engineer of Indiana Glass Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Love and son, Dwain, of Fishers visited relatives in the county last week. Mr. Love is principal of the high school at Fishers.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ash, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Elbert, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Kinzer; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagner.
Deaths: George Uhl, 83; Cpl. Marvin Boss, 21; Frank Lamping, 58; John Atkins, 82.
100 years ago
July 13, 1921
Misses Lula Ekart and Opal Duley each received a Testament last Sunday from their teacher Miss Dee Duggins as a prize for attending Sunday school every Sunday during the second quarter, at Dogwood.
Will Fellmy went to Rockport with the Huntingburg baseball team to play the Rockport team Sunday. On Thursday the team returned to Huntingburg and played two more games. Mr. Fellmy is a fine ballplayer.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Straud Ekart, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Lotich; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Claud Sharp, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Liebert.
Deaths: Douglas Crosier, 85; Mrs. Hannah K. Hughes, 69; Mrs. Amoretta Brown, 71; Abraham Rothrock, 60; Daisy Edith Cunningham, 44; Mrs. Eliza White, 78; Mrs. Madolyn H. Liest, 25; Doyle E. Sonner, 16; John Hanka, 54; Mrs. Frank Finger.