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September 22, 2021

15 years ago

September 20, 2006

Two men and four women have been seated for the grand jury that will consider whether five police officers committed any crimes in January when they shot a Louisville man accused of stealing meat from a Louisville grocery store, then leading law enforcement officers from several departments on a chase into Harrison County. Harrison County Prosecutor Dennis Byrd said the grand jury was seated last Tuesday. Judge Roger D. Davis excused or struck nine people in the process of selecting the six-member jury and one alternate, Byrd said.

At the invitation of some Harrison County officials, Vincennes University last week tendered a proposal to take over the Lifelong Learning center in Corydon. Lifelong Learning was established with riverboat revenue funds in 2001. In a June 23 letter to Vincennes, Gary L. Davis, president of the Harrison County Council, and J.R. Eckart, president of the commissioners, said, “As an inventive for you to enter into negotiations with Harrison County, we are prepared to offer an annual subsidy of $225,000 which includes $40,000 rent on our existing facility, located at 101 W. Highway 62, Suite 104, in Corydon.”

A New Salisbury teenager died early yesterday morning from injuries sustained in a car crash late Monday night. Larry W. Rawlings, 16, was a passenger in a car driven by Shawn A. Prior, 17, of Floyds Knobs, when the crash occurred at 10:35 p.m. on S.R. 135 at Sival Road, according to Officer Tim Berkenmeyer of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. Police said Prior was driving south on 135 when he ran off the right side of the road and into some gravel. The car spun and went off the east side of the road and struck a tree on the passenger side.

With one consolation match left to finish and the county championship already in the bag, Lanesville senior Jeremy Smitley quizzed his coach, Brian Book, and his teammates what their fifth consecutive title should be called, offering up “five-peat” and “dynasty” as possibilities. Having placed representatives in each of the five finals, and winning three, perhaps another alternative is “dominating.” The Eagles have just three matches under their belts this season, making the feat even more impressive.

Deaths: Terry A. Shepard, 55; Arthur Jacobi, 78; Deward Hopper, 90; Edmund Phieler, 77; Walter R. Smith, 83; Gladys Cardwell, 91; Phillip Gream, 62; Mary M. Montgomery, 77; Hazel E. Baumgart, 98; J. Frances Borkenheim, 86; Deborah A. Hofelich, 51; Agnes McCarroll, 72; Edna M. Smith, 92; Courtney Towery, 9; Linda Bratcher, 50.

25 years ago

September 25, 1996

After a week of court sessions at the new Harrison County Justice Center, Superior Court Judge Carlton E. Sanders said modifications will be necessary for the court to function properly. “I think it’s a very attractive court,” Sanders said. “The layout appears to be functional — the emphasis in on ‘appears’ — when in actuality, it is not.” By far, the greatest problem is that the judge’s bench is too tall for a judge to see the witness and vice versa, jurors can see only the top of the judge’s head and witnesses from the neck up. “As one who attempts to determine who is telling the truth, I personally need to see the witness’ eyes and face and observe their body language while they are testifying,” Sanders said.

The annual unveiling of high school yearbooks typically brings varied responses. But at Corydon Central High School, where the Echoes 1996 Yearbook came in last week, the reaction has been stronger than usual and has prompted a handful of telephone calls to the South Harrison Community School Corp.’s central office and to CCHS. The complaints concern the cover, which depicts a large panther head in the clouds above a robed magician. The title page, which lists the sections of a scroll next to zodiac signs, has also drawn criticism. Many thought the magician represented the grim reaper and given that four students were killed during the school year, thought it was in poor taste.

Does an apartment complex with more units have an unfair competitive advantage? That was one question posed to the Corydon Plan Commission at its meeting on Sept. 3, when it approved preliminary plans for a new apartment complex near the May & Joe Rhoads Memorial Pool. Robert Lynn of New Albany, who recently developed the Homestead Manor subdivision, has proposed the new apartment complex as a planned-unit development. That would remove it from the town’s zoning requirements, which stipulate that a complex must have 4,000 square feet of ground per apartment. Lynn’s site has about 3,300.

Fleet of foot and armed as well, Mark James proved to be a handful for the Corydon Panthers Friday night. James ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Clarksville Generals to a 39-14 Mid-Southern Conference win. “We knew the biggest advantage they had over us was speed,” said Corydon Central coach Mike Walls. “And to me, that was the ballgame. They had the speed. We just couldn’t keep him contained.” The Generals improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference as Corydon Central fell to 0-4 and 0-3.

Deaths: Oscar H. Griffin, 90; Jeffrey Lillpop Jr., infant; Clarence L. Landmesser, 79; Lloyd B. Able, 69; Talitha Burchett, 85; Clara M. Lewis, 82; Cora Stolberg, 75; Lester Pate, 86; Della Cheatham, 97; Robert E. Chanley Jr., 31; Richard G. White, 73; Daniel Fowler, 81; Charles Gattton, 55.

50 years ago

September 22, 1971

Using an old plow, the congregation breaks ground for the new Unity Chapel United Methodist Church. Five churches make up the newly formed church. This includes Depauw, Louden’s Chapel, Pennington Chapel, Ramsey and Woods Chapel. The church will be built one-half mile south of Woods Chapel.

The four new teachers at the Corydon Elementary School are Diana Crawford, Kristine Harper, Sandy McHatton and Rudee Rudd Rodriguez.

The Rev. Raymond Rhoda is the new pastor at Central Barren United Methodist Church. He succeeds the Rev. Kenneth Heaton, who has moved to Lancaster, Calif., to be associate pastor of Lancaster United Methodist Church.

Elaine Weilbaker, North Harrison High School senior, has been named semifinalist in the 1971-72 National Merit Scholarship Program. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arvil Weilbaker of Palmyra, she is a straight-A student and first in her class of 115.

Births: Boys — Phyllis Caffrey, Betty Brunner, Mrs. Joseph Nichols, girls — Minnie Madden, Bonnie Young, Frances Nolan, Maudie Daugherty, Diana Graves.

Deaths: Gilbert Toler, 62; Dale Gray, 10; Mrs. Cleo Gibbs, 75; Melvin Jackson, 68;  Carrie E. Kepley, 79; Robert Foster, 77; Angus P. Evans, 79; Cecil S. Harper, 69; Roger W. Alstott, 18; Erma Fox, 63.

65 years ago

September 19, 1956

Mrs. Wilson Brandenburg has been appointed by the Central School Corp. to be the supervisor of the Corydon Grade School cafeteria when it opens in November. Her assistants will be Mrs. Leo Schuppert, Mrs. Arthur Windell and Mrs. Ruby Neafus.

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Straub and daughters, Judy and Frances, have gone to Phoenix, Ariz., to reside on account of Mr. Straub’s health.

A new garage and shop is being built adjoining the old Kintner House building by Indiana Utilities Corp. This replaces the old frame shed used as a surrey shed and stable by the late George Shuck and former Kintner House hotelmen.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Blank have purchased the 80-acre farm of Mrs. Ed Fogal in Webster Township.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schaffer, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kopp, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McCullum, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Windell Jr., girls — Mr. and Mrs. James Archibald, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lone, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shewmaker, Mr. and Mrs. William Askren, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. Brown; twin girls — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hasselbrock.

Deaths: Samuel Riely, 63; Allan Engleman, infant; Ray Benz, 42; Mary Lewis, 82; Hilda McIntyre, 32; Rose Lone, 86; Alice Anderson, 81.

75 years ago

September 25, 1946

Denzil Bour is in Philadelphia, Pa., this week in connection with his work as a supervisor with the Quartermaster Corps. He is employed at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot.

George Marcilliat of Oakdale, Iowa, visited his daughter, Mrs. Loran Byerly, and family over the weekend.

Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schuppert; girls —none.

Deaths: James E. Hottle, 78; Wayne Herd, infant; Charles Kurtsinger; Ella Greer, 76; John F. Hiner; George E. Mauck.

100 years ago

September 28, 1921

Lee Snyder, southwest of Corydon and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reas and two daughters, Clara and Ruth, of Webster Township, spent last week with friends in Boone County. They made the trip in Mr. Snyder’s car.

Miss Mary Jane Bye, of Ramsey, spent Sunday night with her brother, Charles T. Bye, and family of New Albany.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Harland Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. William Baker; girls — none.

Deaths: Viola Adams, infant; Mrs. Minerva Crosier, 83; George Crayden, 70; Zachary Taylor Mowery, 60; James F. Adkins, 78.