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August 25, 2021

15 years ago

August 23, 2006

Harrison and Floyd County residents and officials gave Caesars Indiana only high marks Tuesday, Aug. 15, at two meetings in Corydon conducted for the Indiana Gaming Commission. The Gaming Commission is required by law to conduct a full investigation of riverboat licenses every three years. The investigation includes an analysis of community impacts utilizing information gathered at these meetings and through a random phone survey. During the first focus group meeting Tuesday afternoon, officials from the county were able to testify how the $100 million Harrison, Floyd and other counties in the region have received has helped schools, libraries, roads, community centers, fire departments and law enforcement agencies.

While the 4-H Council and Harrison County Extension Board are exploring the possibility of acquiring property that could be used to stage its own fair as well as numerous other programs, the Harrison County Agricultural Society is wondering what such a move would do to its annual county fair. The Harrison County Fair, which concluded No. 147 earlier this month, is the oldest, continuous fair in the state. And the 4-H program, which is 102 years old in Indiana, has been allowed to stage its fair in conjunction with the ag society’s annual event at no charge.

In preliminary budget sessions last week, the Harrison County Council put pencil to paper — 157 pages worth — to bring requests for funding county government offices and agencies in line with allowable tax levies next year. This afternoon at 5, the seven council members will bring out the erasers. Not many corrections are expected at this stage, but some budget allowances may need to be funded with riverboat revenue instead of property tax dollars. In the county general fund, from which most county government expenses are paid, the council has trimmed requests from $9.9 million to $8.4 million.

The first game of any season in any sport can be a little tough on the nerves. You have new players in new positions working with teammates they may not be used to. That was the way it was for North Harrison’s football team on a hot, sticky Friday night in its first game of the season. The hosts struggled through the first half before seeing things come together in the final 24 minutes for a 21-6 win over visiting West Washington.

Deaths: Betty Anderson, 69; Roger D. Jones, 49; Betty Daugherty, 70; Ethel M. Clay, 102, William Conrad, 65; Carol L. Lewis, 56; Regina Kochert, 81; Alvina S. Eaton, 94; Margaret Greet, 67.

25 years ago

August 28, 1996

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners agreed Thursday night to accept nominees or volunteer applicants as potential members for the Harrison County Community Foundation Board of Directors. As temporary directors of the $5 million foundation, the commissioners will appoint the initial board. The new board would then be responsible for organizing and operating the foundation, said Terry L. Miller, president of the commissioners. The foundation was established in June with a $5 million gift in June from Caesars World as part of its development agreement to operate a resort complex and casino riverboat at Bridgeport.

Judy Hess, who has spent the past three decades working in community action, will be the first local employee of Caesars World. The Las Vegas-based gaming company, which has been granted a preliminary license to operate a floating casino at Bridgeport, announced Monday that Hess will be its director of community affairs. The company described the position as a liaison with neighboring communities. Hess said she anticipates having several duties as the project starts up. “I’ll probably wear a lot of hats in the beginning,” she said. “As more staff comes on, I think everybody’s role will be more defined.”

Several hundred people toured the new $11 million Harrison County Justice Center over the weekend, but one person was conspicuously absent at Saturday’s dedication and open house. Sheriff Clyde Sailor said yesterday he had no comment on his absence, but he explained that the open house had originally been scheduled for Aug. 18 and then rescheduled in deference to the grand opening of Peoples Trust Bank next door. Sailor said he had made plans to be there on the 18th, but, when it was postponed, he couldn’t change his plans. “Some plans are irreversible,” he said.

Both Harrison County football coaches got what they wanted out of Friday night’s jamboree in Corydon. Panthers’ boss Mike Walls was looking for improvement and wanted his charges feeling good coming out of the jamboree and heading into this Friday’s opener at Providence. Meanwhile, with various starters sidelined by injury or other circumstances, North Harrison coach Chuck Walker used the event to evaluate an influx of freshmen. Both teams struggled in their opening quarters before squaring off in the finale. The Panthers surrendered 103 yards and were outscored by Paoli 8-0.

Deaths: Doris A. Elswick, 63; Joyce G. Shircliff, 67; Herman Miller, 68; Burrell Shireman, 81; Paula C. Loving, 40; William E. Camm, 67; Leland E. Routh, 82.

50 years ago

August 25, 1971

O.R. Butler returned home Sunday by plane to his home in Lanai City, Hawaii, after spending two months with Mrs. Nellie Cowles and Mr. and Mrs. Dual DeWeese of Corydon.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Brown and sons, Randy, DeNeil and Travis, have returned to their home at Culpepper, Va., after a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Milford E. Brown, and other relatives.

Births: Boys — Linda Wetzel, Wanda Hubler, Juanita Gresham, Mrs. Jim McAfee, girls — Yvonda Link, Anna Lee Darnell, Linda Sadler, Linda Smith, Mrs. Randy Windell.

Deaths: Emma Dome Miller, 86; the Rev. M.R. Burgette; Clarence Bezy, 77; Nancy Jordan, 20.

65 years ago

August 22, 1956

Inducted into the Army this week were Donald Robert Bickel of Corydon and James Gordon Pendleton of New Middletown. They will do basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Dr. Melvin Davis has formed an association with the George M. Miles Real Estate Agency in Corydon. He has served as superintendent of school of Ames, Iowa, and Lake Forest, Ill. He is a native of Wyandotte, Ind.

The basement for the new church at Perseverance Chapel was dug last week.

A loan of $200,000 has been approved for the city of Georgetown by the federal government to install a new water system. Plans call for an earth dam, filtration, pumping plant, storage tank and distribution mains.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Toney, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bube, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whittaker, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Wiseman, girls — Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hussung, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schuppert, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Shireman, Mr. and Mrs. Rondel Tuley, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Gudgeon, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ponder, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Marshall.

Deaths: Ollie F. Smith, 65; Leo G. Ringle, 56; Charles Carver, 72; Lawrence G. Bowman, 86; Minnie Babcock; Russell Limeberry, 39; George Grut, 63; Lottie Wright, 65; Lee L. McKim, 76; Herman A. Wright, 73.

75 years ago

August 28, 1946

Jay Franklin Smith has accepted a position as clerk at Davis Drug Store.

Mrs. Lucy Beanblossom left Saturday for Shelbyville to resume her position as teacher in the Shelbyville schools.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Liebert, girls — Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Applegate.

Deaths: Orris Willett, 71; Ruth Schilmiller, 54; Deal Faith, 74; Pearl Walters, 44; James S. Smith.

100 years ago

August 31, 1921

George Jenkins, Mrs. Fanny Bert and daughter, Irene, and two sons, John and Oscar, visited the family of Robert Dobson on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Mathes, son Clem, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Bussabarger and daughters Helen and Ruth spent Sunday with Dr. and Mrs. Charles Mathes, of Louisville.

Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Duggins; girls — none.

Deaths: Henry T. Grable, 80; Mrs. Margaret Jane Briscoe, 80.