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September 15, 2021

15 years ago

September 13, 2006

Four additional people last week filed a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments by Harrison County Sheriff G. Michael Deatrick. The plaintiffs are also suing the sheriff’s department, Harrison County by and through its board of commissioners, Andrea Barham, a former supervisor and current employee of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. and two former employees in the department, David R. Dodson Jr. and Larry J. Borden. In the latest suit, plaintiffs claim they were subjected to a sexually hostile workforce environment while working in the sheriff’s department, and that nothing was done to correct the problems when they complained.

The thermometer reached just 85 degrees Saturday, but standing on the sidewalk among a crowd of about 70,000 to watch a parade in the sunshine, the heat felt more like 100 degrees. That’s how it was last weekend at the 31st annual Lanesville Heritage Weekend festival. The theme for this year’s parade, which lasted about 90 minutes, was “Feelin’ the Small Town Pride.” Grand marshals were the Lanesville baseball, softball and volleyball teams.

The need for an improved emergency water supply in Corydon and the South Harrison Water Corp. district came up for discussion at the Harrison County Board of Commissioners’ meeting last week. On Sept. 5, Bruce Cunningham, director of the South Harrison Water Corp., along with Fred Cammack and Charlie Miller of the Corydon town board, discussed the possibility of the county helping to fund an emergency water interconnection. The project would cost an estimated $175,000. The interconnection could supply up to one million gallons of water per day from one system to the other.

Last Wednesday’s tussle between rivals Corydon Central and North Harrison on the soccer field in Ramsey came down to one half of play. All five goals scored in the affair were booted in the opening 39 minutes, and unfortunately for the home-standing Cougars, Corydon Central had one more in a 3-2 victory. Freshman midfielder Dylan Lawson, and senior mid-fielders Thomas Kaib and John Lasky all scored for the winners, who improved to 4-4 on the season. “This year, I think we’ve got the most talented team we’ve had,” Corydon Central coach Brad Tate said. “We go one or two people into the bench and don’t lose anything. We go a couple more and still don’t lose a lot.”

Deaths: Susan M. Goldman, 50; Donna L. Windell, 43; Martha J. Menefee, 64; Miles L. Douglas, 87; Elizabeth E. Bierly, 90; Donald L. O’Brien, 71; Sylvia Fern Taylor, 88; Lonnie M. Rooksby Jr., 82; Aulyne F. Southand, 94; Dennis Anderson, 57; Ora Maye Smith, 85.

25 years ago

September 18, 1996

With the title “First State Capitol of Indiana” comes a certain number of expectations. There’s the expectation of historic buildings to see. One could expect a visitor’s center and someone to provide local history. And what would a historic town be without gift shops? But in order to have shops, there should be customers. Some Corydon shop owners contend tourism traffic is down this year from past years and the number of closings is significant, but they don’t want to be identified as possibly sounding negative. Darrell Voelker, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County, disputes the claim that there are less tourists. “More people than ever have come through the Welcome Center,” he said.

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 during Monday night’s regular session to declare two areas near Lanesville “blighted” so those areas could be eligible for sewer line extensions. The “extended sewer lines onto St. John’s Church Road and Villa Drive depend upon Lanesville obtaining a state Community Focus Fund grant, said Alex Szabo, Lanesville town board president. A second public meeting on the application for $500,000 is tonight.

A Georgetown woman who had stopped for a yard sale was hit by a car on S.R. 62 between Lanesville and Edwardsville Saturday and died a short time later. Floyd County Sheriff Leland Watson said Betty L. Sarles, 71, and her husband, Orville Sarles, had stopped in the 6600 block of S.R. 62. Witnesses told police that Betty Sarles got out of the car and, without looking, stepped in front of a car drive by Cecil Lockman, 62, of New Albany. Sarles was flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

Class sports got the go-ahead from a majority (58 percent) of Indiana High School Athletic Association member school principals yesterday. By a count of 220-157, the principals upheld the April 29 vote by the IHSAA Board of Directors, which approved multiple-class tournaments in team sports. It would have taken a simple majority of schools to overturn the board’s vote, but, in upholding the decision, the principals set into motion the implementation of class sports tournaments beginning with the 1997-98 school year.

Deaths: Catherine Sonner, 69; Mary E. Coffman, 73; Glee Allen, 93; Arlyn Antes, 74; Emmett Thompson, 81; Jeremy Nungester, infant; Marilyn Reynolds, 49; Alice C. Trobaugh, 67; William E. White, 68; Carl W. Faske, 66; Dorothy L. Hopfensperger, 62.

50 years ago

September 15, 1971

Nine blood donors to the American Red Cross Bloodmobile received recognition last week: William Kannapel for giving a total of five gallons of blood; Arthur Leffler and Hermina Schoen, four gallons; Erma Fay Gleitz, three gallons; the Rev. Nelson Chamberlin and Raymond Kumm, two gallons; and John Stauth, Dottie Wiseman, Robert Esarey and Georgia Rich, one gallon.

Thomas M. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Miller of Corydon, has been promoted to vice president of Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis.

Mark Rosenbarger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rosenbarger Jr. of Corydon, enlisted Sept. 2 in the U.S. Navy for six years.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Atwood, Mr. and Mrs. David Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Langsdon, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Russell, girls — Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Sturgill, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wilkerson, Mr. and Thomas Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Smith, Mr. and Mrs. William Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Gunther.

Deaths: William H. Boyken, 60; Velma Chastain, 21; Walter Littleton Carter, 66.

65 years ago

September 12, 1956

Entering the military service and leaving Corydon last Thursday morning were Houston Stepro, Donald Orme and Earl W. Lopp. The young men were sent to Camp Chaffee, Ark.

Harvey Bastin is the new principal of North Central Schools. He is a native of Paragon, Ind., and served as principal of Paragon High School the past year.

Miss Grace Carroll, former teacher in the schools at New Rochelle, N.Y., is teaching in the South Central School Corp. and making her home in Corydon. She recently purchased the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pitman in the Ashton Addition.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jenkins have sold their home in Mauckport and are moving to New Albany. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jacobs, newlyweds, have purchased the Jenkins’ residence.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pinaire, Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Phipps, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Price, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Hoback Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flanigan, girls — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawton, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Layer, Mr. and Mrs. William Weathers, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shireman, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Schweitzer, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sieg, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Davidson.

Deaths: Everett Brown, 88; Marion Burgess; Merle Alhouse; Benjamin Beanblossom, 82; Frederick Page, 93; Jerry Kay Phipps, infant; Adam Norris; Margaret I. Flanigan.

75 years ago

September 18, 1946

H. Robert Kiger and his brother-in-law, Earl Wallot, have started the Kiger-Wallot Manufacturing Co. Inc. Chief product of the new enterprise is a different type of concrete building block.

Miss Leona Hoback has taken employment at Kenneth H. Brown and Son, Corydon farm equipment dealer.

Births: Boy — the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Berthold; girls — Mr. and Mrs. John Reas, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. George Denbro, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rowe.

Deaths: Rosamond Keller, 78; Phillip J. Gill; George E. Mauck, 81; Louise Voelker, 86; James A. Salmon, 72; A. Land Sprinkle, 66; Josephine Kochert, 82.

100 years ago

September 21, 1921

School will open at Dogwood Monday with Clarence Wolfe as teacher in the primary room and Gilbert Smith in the advanced room.

Misses Elizabeth and Ida Craig have returned to Louisville after spending their vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Green Craig of Spencer Township.

Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bussabarger; girls — none.

Deaths: Mrs. Nancy J. Lyskowinski, 88; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Simpson, 72; Leonard Duke, 75; Harlin LeMay, infant; Eunice Bandy, 30; Bennett Martin, 1; Frank M. Campbell, 76; Mrs. Amanda J. Tucker, 80.

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