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September 1, 2021

15 years ago

August 30, 2006

Following several weeks of numbers-crunching, the Harrison County Council Monday night read line item proposed budgets for county government in 2007, totaling some $8.2 million in county general spending. The $8.2 million proposed county general budget represents about a 2-percent increase over last year’s approved $7.4 million budget. But the percentages don’t add up because the 2007 budget will include less supplemental funds from riverboat revenue, the rainy-day fund and taxes, said council chair Gary Davis. And since there’s no election in 2007, the budget for that is already down by more than $128,000.

Taxpayers in the North Harrison Community School Corp. are invited to a special meeting tonight for a public hearing on the 2007 budget. The meeting begins at 7:30 in the North Harrison Middle School cafeteria. Supt. Monty Schneider said at the Aug. 10 school board meeting that the budget is being advertised “way high” with the expectation that the state will cut it later. The advertised budget totals $19.9 million, which is $226,160 more than what was advertised for the 2006 budget. Next year’s budget is expected to be adopted during the Sept. 14 school board meeting.

Harrison County could receive up to $50,000 from the Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security to boost justice center security, according to Harrison County’s Emergency Management Agency director Greg Reas. Reas brought the matter to the attention of the Harrison County Board of Commissioners at its regular Monday meeting. At the Harrison County Justice Center, the front doors are made of glass, and it could be vulnerable, if someone rammed through the doors with a vehicle. Commissioner James Goldman, after realizing they had discussed including this security upgrade in the budget, said, “If we can get the money to do this, then let’s get it.”

The North Harrison defense made some (statewide) noise Friday night at Perry Central, unloading six sacks against the Commodores’ offense and going on to get the Cougars’ first win in 11 years over Perry Central, 20-6. “The defense, I’m extremely proud of,” North Harrison coach Jason Mullis said. “It was a great night. Everybody played real well. The defense shut down a very good ball club.” The Commodores, who fell to sixth in the Class 1A coaches’ poll, showed a lot of momentum during the early going, but they then got hit by a wall. With the ball on the North Harrison 29, defensive ends Wes Kirk and Andrew Kitchel blasted through the Perry Central offensive line to slam quarterback Coulten Hauser to the ground.

Deaths: The Rev. Lloyd W. Hughes, 84; Ronald N. Gibson, 83; James Wildman, 72; Alvina S. Eaton, 94; Harold K. Conrad, 72; Florine Burns, 90; Edith L. Jones, 79; Gina A. Judd, 42.

25 years ago

September 4, 1996

As with any newly constructed home, there are minor setbacks and repairs that have to be made — sometimes even before the owner can move in. Prisoners in the Harrison County Jail are having to wait for some minor adjustments to be made at the new $11 million Harrison County Justice Center before they can be transferred to their new cells. “There are a few glitches out here,” Sheriff Clyde Sailor said yesterday afternoon from his office. “We’re hoping to get things fixed this week.” Those glitches include a computer problem and some complications with the locking system of the interior doors.

In an effort to bring its teachers’ salaries up to par with teachers in similar size school corporations, the Lanesville Community School Corp. Board of Trustees and the Lanesville Education Association ratified a 5-percent pay increase for certified personnel. “We realize our staff is still a little bit behind,” trustee president  Donald J. Hussung said Thursday night during a regular board meeting. The 5-percent increase is for the 1996-97 school year, then there will be a 3-percent increase for the 1997-98 school year. Hussung said he appreciated how everyone worked to make negotiations smooth. “They understood our situation, and we understood theirs,” he said.

Billy Bob won’t be painting three-foot-high letters on the water tower, but “John Deere Green” will be visible at this year’s Lanesville Heritage Weekend. The three-day festival, set for Sept. 13 to 15, will feature the John Deere tractor. “A special tent for reminiscing will be provided for exhibitors of antiquated two-cylinder John Deere and older tractors,” said Joan T. Schickel, festival publicity chair. “We are expecting an exceptionally large amount of John Deere green in the antique tractor display this year.”

Capitalization was key for the host Perry Central Commodores, who cashed in on three North Harrison turnovers en route to a 36-12 win over the Cougars Friday night. Those three miscues each occurred in the first half as the Commodores rolled up a 28-0 advantage by halftime of the season opener. “It wasn’t a pretty game,” North Harrison coach Chuck Walker said afterward. “Probably the ugliest, I guess, I’ve been a part of, but we’re young. We’ve got a bright future. We’re just going to have to struggle here early.”

Deaths: Lenora M. Colin, 95; William Witten, 76; Edna Eastridge, 80; Violet E. Peper, 78; Ellis Singleton, 80; Harold Whitmore, 64; Richard Harmon, 76; Theodore Sheckell, 93; Mary L. Spalding, 91; Richard Hickman, 72; Helen L. Dever, 86.

50 years ago

September 1, 1971

The 26th amendment to the Constitution of the United States became effective on the 30th day of June 1971. It grants the right to vote to every citizen 18 years of age and older.

Fourteen gallons of turtle soup for the use of the Faith household during the coming year has been cooked and placed in the home freezer by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Faith at their home east of Corydon. The turtles were brought in over a period of several months.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Swan entertained 82 guests Sunday afternoon at their home east of Leavenworth, including the presidents of the national and Indiana State Postmasters Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilson Glenn of Honolulu, Hawaii, have been visiting his brother, Jacque Glenn, and Mrs. Glenn of Ramsey. Gibson is employed as an engineer with the Parsons Construction Co., said to be the largest construction firm in the world.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Glennis Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Highfill, girls — Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Borgelt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Coffman, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pierson, Mr. and Mrs. William White.

Deaths: Broneslaw T. Jawtak, 79; Harry Byerly, 77; Birch Bayh Sr., 77; Thomas Hodge Jr., 50; Grace E. Richert, 89; Gilbert M. May, 66; S. Vaughn Conner, 79; Eugene Shireman, 70; Roscoe Heishman, 60; Nellie Fortner; Robert Cardwell; Esther Hamilton, 77; Rena K. Gardner, infant; Royden Eyock, 58; Steven Glenn Jones, infant; Susan Hurkett, 98; Burke Casper; Ava C. Briley.

65 years ago

August 29, 1956

About 135 persons turned out last Sunday afternoon for the basket supper at the Corydon Country Club celebrating the opening of the swimming pool. The club has 183 members. About 40 members worked on the pool weekends and holidays.

Construction of the new bridge over Big Indian Creek in north Corydon was completed last week.

The Shiloh Wesley Methodist Church will have its first service Sunday morning.

The biggest attraction at the fair this week were the Grand Ole Opry entertainers from Nashville, Tenn. Jimmy Lynch Death Dodgers were also a big drawing card on Saturday night.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hurst, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Price, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. George Bir, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Parr, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Fawver, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gettelfinger; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ferree, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nolot, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Delaney, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Flock, Mr. and Mrs. John Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mr. and Mrs. John Pierson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hughes

Deaths: Irvin Teaford, 87; Dr. Albert Roll.

75 years ago

September 4, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Luther have sold their home on East Walnut Street to Mrs. Hazel Seacat of Ramsey. Mrs. Seacat and her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lot Seacat, plan to move in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Luther and family are moving to New Middletown.

Miss Marie Robertson, who has been employed in the office of the Public Welfare Department, has accepted employment in Louisville.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ehalt, Mr. and Mrs. William Schweitzer; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Alva Funk, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McClaren, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Higdon, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Hays Jr.

Deaths: Charles Rippy, 31; Irene Byerly, 74; Elmer G. Watson; Frona Byrn, 44; Thaddeus Seacat, 84; Mrs. Lee Eckart, 19; Aubrey Hull, 70; Mrs. Aaron McAdams, 45; Mrs. Laura Fisher, 62.

100 years ago

September 7, 1921

Dr. Alfred Mathys and little daughter, Christine, returned from St. Anthony’s Hospital in Louisville where the daughter has been taken for treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Bowman of Granite City, Ill., have returned home after spending their vacation here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Williar.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. N.I. Clunie, Mr. and Mrs. Joe McClaren, girls — Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stromire, Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Sands.

Deaths: Mrs. Linnie Nance, 65; Mrs. Della Cline; John B. Miller, 76; Norman Timberlake, 2; Mrs. Elizabeth Schuppert.