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October 13, 2021

15 years ago

October 4, 2006

Two and a half years after the Harrison County Board of Commissioners created The Farm, Forest and Open Space task force, three ordinances — taking major steps toward land preservation — were passed by the board on Monday. The three ordinances create a conservation program which will help Harrison County residents voluntarily seek financial aid in order to place their land into a conservation easement to insure their farm or open space permanently, or seek financial assistance for legal and administrative costs involved in donating a conservation easement or land for conservation.

Low income families who do not have health insurance will soon be able to receive affordable, appropriate, primary health care. A new health clinic, Family Health Center of Harrison County, expects to open in the next few months. Linda Codey, executive director at Clark Family Health Center, made the announcement at the Harrison County Board of Commissioners meeting this week while asking the commissioners for more than $7,000 to fund the clinic prescription program. “Things have been going smoothly,” said Codey, who for the past 18 months has been getting the center prepared to open. She has put together a needs assessment, legal entities and a board of directors.

There was a lot of hype going into North Harrison’s homecoming football game against visiting Clarksville Friday night with both teams undefeated and a lot at stake in the Mid-Southern Conference race. Things had been said by Clarksville running back Ryan Masters in The (Louisville) Courier-Journal that irked the Cougars, and there was also that battle on the field between Masters and Cougars’ star Bryan Schroeder. The first half lived up tot he hype, but then the Cougars collapsed, suffering a 40-20 defeat to the Generals.

Deaths: Betty J. Meyer, 75; Danny Elder Sr., 54; Raymond E. Kennedy, 81; Margaret Jones, 82; Linda Cochran, 41; Raymond L. VanFleet, 69; Robert L. Lurie, 66; James M. Riley, 55; Donald A. Girts, 58; Katina Whitten, 33; Jennie Branham, 87; Irma E. Kochert, 97; Rae C. Kinder, 82.

25 years ago

October 9, 1996

The recent focus on land-use issues in Harrison County has found its way into the race for county surveyor. For the first time since he was elected in 1980, Democratic incumbent Paul Primavera faces a general-election challenge, from Republican J.R. Eckart. Primavera had two opponents in 1980 but has been unopposed in each primary and general election since. Primavera, 54, a native of Chicago Heights, Ill., came to Harrison County in 1971. He operates Primavera and Associates, a Corydon surveying and engineering firm with 21 employees.

The Harrison County Plan Commission, at its regular meeting Thursday, will consider changing the zoning in the Bridgeport area where a floating casino is planned. Under a state law that took effect Jan. 1, any development proposed as a planned-unit development must be located in a  PUD district. At their meeting Monday, the Harrison County commissioners approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow PUD districts. Thursday night, the plan commission will consider creating such a district in the quadrant of Posey Township where the Caesars World gaming complex will be located.

Mark A. Eastridge, principal at Corydon Central Junior High School, has been named District 12 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Principals. Eastridge, in his sixth year as a principal, will travel to Indianapolis this weekend, where he will receive the award at the annual IASP Fall Professional Conference. Eastridge accepted his current position six years ago after teaching social studies for nine years at Corydon Central High School.

And so it boils down to this: Harrison County’s two high school football teams will scrap on the gridiron Friday night, each seeking their first win in a regular season that has only two weeks remaining; 0-6 North Harrison will travel to 0-6 Corydon Central for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. “It puts some pressure on because if we don’t win, there’s going to be a lot of disgruntlement to deal with,” Corydon Central coach Mike Walls said earlier this week. “We know North Harrison has improved by thousands of miles since the jamboree, and they’re going to be fired up coming here to play.”

Deaths: Helen Atwood, 83; Loice Nelson; Deanna Morain, 57; Ruth Nushardt, 70; Ronnie Brunner, 17; Harold C. Rupp, 90; Loretta J. Harrod, 66; Frank Habermel, 80; Jay Martin, 62.

50 years ago

October 6, 1971

Heth-Washington School at Central has five new teachers: Mrs. Lois Weber, Burrell Forbis, Robert Moore, Mrs. Donna Washburn and William True.

The Marengo Christian Church congregation will move into its beautiful new building next Sunday. The new church has 18 classrooms and an auditorium with seating capacity for 350 persons.

Four young Harrison County men enlisted Sept. 20 for six years in the U.S. Navy. They are Richard E. Albin, Corydon; Vic Simonis, Lanesville; Virgil C. Flener, Corydon; Virgil W. Miller Jr., Corydon.

The North Harrison School Corp. has purchased the house of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gettelfinger, which is adjoining the school. It will be converted into the new school superintendent’s office. The present office is located in the former office of Crayden’s Hatchery, Ramsey.

Births: Boys — Linda Eaton, Mary Rose Stevens, girls — Delores White, Carolyn Ballard, Linda Schmidt.

Deaths: Robert L. Harper, 43; Mrs. Mary Craig, 77; Jesse Lincoln, 58; James R. Amy, 78; Florence Caldwell, 68; Charles Briles, 45; Wilson Bigler, 57; Walter Coleman, 100; Ella Engleman Knierieman, 90.

65 years ago

October 3, 1956

Arthur B. Richert, cashier of The Old Capital Bank and Trust Co., was honored Friday evening for 50 years service in banking. He retired from active bank work Oct. 1 but will remain a director of the bank.

The Credit Bureau of Corydon is about ready to be put into operation. Secretary of the new organization is J. Hardin Lemmon.

James Hauswald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hauswald, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at Cincinnati Monday. He will be stationed in San Diego, Calif.

First Class Sgt. Howard Monroe, Mrs. Monroe and daughter are expecting to land in New York this week. They have been stationed in Germany for several months.

The Rev. Bernard Gerdon, native of Corydon, is the first American Legion National Chaplain from Indiana. He served as a chaplain in both World War II and the Korean war.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sanchez, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. William Blanton, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hollopeter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chinn, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Flanigan, girls — Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Greer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Swan, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Woodie Melton Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Reed.

Deaths: Mary E. Baxley, 56; Malon Hottle, 75; Tullie Beanblossom; Herman Porter; Elizabeth Jane Timberlake, 54; Margaret Applegate, 92; Kenneth Lee Brown, 40; John W. Huff; Straud N. Cline, 70; Charles Saltsgaver, 63.

75 years ago

October 9, 1946

Edgar Richert, 37, farmer and saw mill operator near Lanesville, died Monday from internal injuries suffered in a sawmill accident on Sept. 30.

Mrs. Louise Fravel has resigned her position in the office of Old Capitol Electric Refrigeration Membership Corp. and accepted a position with Public Welfare Department. Miss Ruth Cromwell, who has been employed in the local AAA office for several years, has resigned and accepted position in the OCERMC office.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stilger, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ott; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Grady Mansfield.

Deaths: Henriette Johnson, 25; Fannie Barks, 78; Sara Kimbrel, 73.

100 years ago

October 12, 1921

Miss Ethel Smith of Crandall has gone to Brazil, Ind., to visit her brother, Silas Smith and family.

W.H. Wolfe and sons, Herman and Ed Wolfe, and their families of Louisville were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wolfe.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Byrn; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Jack Novey, Mr. and Mrs. Silas A. Smith.

Deaths: Oscar Lamb, 45; Mrs. Maggie Smith, 61.