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July 28, 2021

15 years ago
July 26, 2006
A Corydon woman has been grieving the loss of a son following his death by a sniper’s bullet early Sunday morning, and a 17-year-old male was arrested yesterday afternoon as the possible shooter. Jerry L. Ross, 40, was traveling in a pickup with his twin brother, Terry L. Ross, and another brother, David L. Ross. The men, all of New Albany, were returning home from watching a friend race in an auto contest, when Jerry was shot. Police said the shooting occurred just after midnight near the 52-mile marker of Interstate 65.
The “greatest reality show” begins Sunday and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 5. It’s the 147th Harrison County Fair. “Where can you get a better show?” asked Steve Haggard, chairman of the Harrison County Agricultural Society, the non-profit agency that organizes the state’s oldest consecutive fair. “It’s going to be the greatest reality show that they are going to get to see this summer.” New this year is some entertainment that doesn’t take place in front of the grandstand. That includes a local talent showcase on Thursday and Friday nights and performances by Evil Engine No. 9 and Wasted Days on Saturday.
Despite a late run by Chris DiMarco, Tiger Woods’ Sunday march to the British Open Championship was, in a nutshell, boring golf. Sans the par-3s and par-5s, Wood played almost every hole the same: Solid drive, good approach, then one-putt for the birdie or two-putt for par. Nearly, 4,000 miles from Hoylake, England, another young man was using the same effective, robotic method to winning the 59th annual Bennett & Bennett Insurance Old Capital Club Championship. Jon Mathes won his second title in three years on Sunday, besting the imperturbably Jack Miles by four strokes.
Deaths: Anna J. Cunningham, 79; Tera L. Lamb, 50; Shirley Charles, 69; Mary M. Sutherland, 75; Bruce Williams, 93; Ronald Appleby, 69; Mary F. Parker, 78; Delbert L. Engleman Jr., 47; Grayson C. Young, 65; William L. Trent, 56; Josephine L. Gibson, 65; Linda L. Sharp, 62.
25 years ago
July 31, 1996
As one locally owned bank readies to open in a brand spanking new building, another is starting construction. First Federal Bank — founded as a savings and loan in 1891, more than 100 years ago — expects to be in its new facility in less than a year. As reported last week, Peoples Trust Bank, Harrison County’s two-year-old newest financial institution, will open next month west of Corydon off S.R. 62. First Federal’s new, two-story federalist-style building will be just to the north, on a new, four-lane county highway named Federal Drive that will connect with Edsel Lane to the west and S.R. 135 to the east.
Paul (Jocko) Timberlake and about 85 of his best friends celebrated his 65th birthday Sunday. Each person brought him a card, and they all enjoyed some nostalgic moments plus cake and other goodies at Forrest and Dode Timberlake’s home in Corydon. It was an especially sweet birthday for Harrison County’s most famous restaurant owner (Paul’s been connected with Jock’s Lunch since it opened in 1949). Last year, doctors told him he needed to get his affairs in order. He was dying of cancer. However, amazingly, he started responding to the exhausting treatments, and in March tests showed no discernible cancer cells.
Brent Miller sat down with a notebook on the eve of the Corydon Country Club championship golf tournament and mapped his strategy for the weekend. Miller put pen to paper and contemplated hole by hole what he wanted to do with each shot he’d have in defending his club championship on Saturday and Sunday. By early Sunday evening, after 36 regulation and four holes of sudden death, the University of Evansville senior had his desired result — a third club title — and the contentment that comes with a well-executed plan. Even par is where Miller found himself tied with Jack Miles after 36 holes, providing a final conclusion to the weekend the country club celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Deaths: Mary Jo Edelen, 78; Lyle A. Brown, 84; Mary M. Hughes, 79; Albert C. Menges, 80; Ethel I. Williams, 58; William E. Miller, 65; John P. Reinhardt, 82; Pauline C. Stone, 85; Linda S. Bernardi, 66; Florence Rochner, 81; Thomas E. Faith, 76; Melody Shumate, infant; Lillian E. Wolfe; Mary R. Brown, 67; Edwin F. Trimble, 83.
50 years ago
July 28, 1971
Historian and genealogist Frederick P. Griffin of Corydon has been appointed Harrison County Historian by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau.
Danielle White was chosen queen of the 1971 Harrison County Fair. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William White of Palmyra.
Last Saturday New Albany residents Glenn Libbert and his son, Glenn Jr., took over ownership of Corydon’s Allis Chalmers farm implement dealership. Allen Bickel and his family owned the dealership for 21 years.
Births: Boys — Denise Howe, Melissa Wiseman; girls — Barbara East, Lea Henson, Joyce Greenlee, Martha Lynch, Mrs. Leon Crecelius.
Deaths: Naomi Brooks, 73; Grace Arnold, 89; Rubye S. Dowell, 85; Newton Gilmore, 87; Leona M. Hurt, 77; Alma Owings, 52; Nova N. Speedy, 64; John B. Estes, 70; Chester C. Miller, 79; James R. Fessel, 62; Clyde Duvall, 60; Luther Jones, 81; Lillian J. Miller, 75; Melvin G. Apple, 67; Clinton Howell, 71; A. Wayne Cunningham, 84.
65 years ago
July 25, 1956
The Rev. James Wilbanks, minister of the Corydon Presbyterian Church, has received a call to become pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Paris, Tenn. The Rev. Wilbanks, Mrs. Wilbanks (the former Sarah Jane Jordan) and daughter Ruth Ann will move soon to their new home.
Work has been completed on the new lodge and motel units of Wyandotte Lodge, west of Corydon. It replaces the former lodge, which burned Aug. 14 last year.
Dr. Kenneth (Vern) Lottick has accepted a position as head of Boise Junior College in Boise, Idaho. He formerly was coordinator of Student Teaching at Williamette University at Salem, Ore.
Cecil W. Miles was given the Estwing Gold Hammer Award for his 50-year service to the hardware industry. He is president of the Hurst-Miles Hardware Co. in Corydon.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Turley, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bratcher; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Fouts, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Ernstberger, Mr. and Mrs. Joyce Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Jones.
Deaths: Henry Sheler, 88; Oscar Funk; Margaret Ellen Glasgow, 85; Virginia Roudenbush, 64; George Shuman, 86; Harry Kendle, 85; the Rev. Emma Watson, 83.
75 years ago
July 31, 1946
Robert Rothrock, who works for the Standard Oil Co. of Evansville, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Rothrock.
A reunion was held at Rehoboth on Sunday, July 14, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Liebert and relatives from Stony Plain, Canada, who was visiting relatives in the county.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Miller; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Speigelholder, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Troncin.
Deaths: William (Billy) Getz, 17; Mrs. John S. Conrad, 69; Cort Emily, 77; Celia Dessinger, 70; Benjamin F. Miller, 68; Mrs. Blanch Smith, 67; Philip Berg, 85; Cora Boston, 71; Fred Hurst, 30; Mary Thompson, 55; Emma Perkins, 78.

100 years ago
August 3, 1921
Lee Baxley has been on the sick list but is improved and was able to go out early last Monday morning and kill a squirrel. It was a large red squirrel, probably the first one killed by anyone here.
Miss Cornelia Raidt of Norwood, Ohio, came last Friday to visit her friend, Miss Mildred Feller.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ross Housel, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dietrich; girl — Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Kopp.
Deaths: Sgt. Frank Eugene Meyer, 25; Raymond Roscoe Chaffin, 24; Mrs. Mary Jane Boston, 94; Mrs. Rebecca Byrne LaHue, 77; Robert Kelley, 58; Solomon Mauck, 85; Mrs. Agnes M. Clark, 87.