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October 27, 2021

15 years ago

October 25, 2006

The session was barely into the first hour Monday night when Lanesville firefighter Bill Lyskowinski was dragged from the room. And he wasn’t even in trouble. Lyskowinski was the designated model of the latest in firefighting “turn-out gear,” which includes a strap that another firefighter can grab hold of to drag an unconscious, fallen firefighter from a burning room. Although Rick Kerr, the designated draggee, no doubt weighs more, it only takes a 150-pound person to drag a 250-pound firefighter to safety. “The safety of all firefighters in Harrison County is our No. 1 priority,” Kerr, Lanesville fire chief and president of the association, told the Harrison County Council.

Wal-Mart unveiled Thursday that it is expanding its current $4 prescription drug program to 14 additional states, including Indiana. The program was expected to be expanded to as many states beginning in 2007, but customer demand led to an early launch. The program is currently being offered at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Corydon. The new program is not intimidating family-owned Butts Drugs in Corydon. Katie Butt Beckort, co-owner, said the pharmacy has not had anyone ask about the program, but she is sure someone will.

Five law enforcement officers in Harrison County were cleared last week by a grand jury of wrongdoing in the shooting of a Louisville man last winter. Harrison County Prosecutor Dennis Byrd said the grand jury, comprised of two men and four women, returned no indictments Thursday afternoon against the officers who shot at Trent Marion. He had allegedly stole meat from a Louisville grocery store then led law enforcement officers from several departments on a high-speed chase from the store, across the Ohio River and into Harrison County.

For South Central, anything less than a sectional championship would have ruined the best season in school history. The Lady Rebels, who won the Southern Athletic Conference outright and hadn’t lost to a Class 1A team all season, entered the tournament sporting a sparking record of 21-3. But head coach Patty Shaffer said she never felt completely comfortable, even after taking a two-game lead against rival and defending champion Lanesville in the sectional title game. The hosts dropped just one game during their three-match trek to the sectional championship defeating the Lady Eagles in three, 25-22, 25-15, 25-22.

Deaths: Lona A. Deaton, 86; Earl J. Dirck, 90; L. Bryce Whitson, 74; W. Stewart Owsley, 82; David Koerner, 57; Ronald Rippy, 59; Bobby A. Conrad, 28; Elvis E. Gilliat, 90; Russell Jones, 55; James Kay Hollcroft Jr., 82; Kathleen Martin, 85; Richard Jackson, 63.

25 years ago

October 30, 1996

Nine months after officially kicking off his campaign to be Indiana’s next governor, Harrison County native son Frank O’Bannon returned to Corydon last night for a campaign rally at the Harrison County Court House. It was the ninth and final stop of a bus tour that began 10 hours earlier in Lawrenceburg. O’Bannon was accompanied throughout yesterday’s tour by Ninth District Congressman Lee Hamilton, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The candidates’ wives — Judy O’Bannon and Nancy Hamilton — were also with the entourage.

Citing environmental and economic concerns, casino opponents turned out in force last Wednesday night to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny Caesars World a permit to operate at Bridgeport or, at the very least, to delay the project until studies can be conducted. After that hearing, and as promised earlier, opponents filed suit Friday in Harrison County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the gaming law. Also, as the hearing that began at 7 and then passed midnight, questions arose about the legality of a riverboat cruising the Ohio River over Floyd County’s river bottom and whether the counties’ dividing line has been redrawn.

A few sprinkles didn’t keep the ghosts and goblins away Saturday evening from downtown Corydon, and Bill Brockman, curator of the Corydon State Historic Site, was thrilled with the crowd. “I’d estimate about 7,500 people were there,” he said of the 11th annual Halloween on the Square. The weather, which had been dreary with moderate rain most of the day, cooperated. Temperatures were mild for late October. At least 600 people went through the Haunted House sponsored by the Harrison County 4-H Junior Leaders and Furthering Youth Inc.

What the North Harrison football team may lack in numbers this season it has more than made up for in resolve. That was evident Friday night in Ramsey as the Cougars (2-7) claimed a first-round sectional win by stunning the Salem Lions 20-19 in a dramatic reversal of fortune. One week earlier, on the same field, the Lions (3-6) closed the regular season with a 39-7 win. The circumstances were quite different last week in a genuinely inspired effort by the Cougars. And, thankfully, the source of that inspiration — North Harrison senior J.D. Sloan — was there to share the joy with his teammates. Sloan, who was injured in the first Salem game and underwent emergency surgery later that night to remove a blood clot covering the right side of his brain, sent his teammates into battle with a hug Friday.

Deaths: Darrel K. Smith, 74; Frank M. Boley, 83; Jimmy Holland, 58; Ethel F. Brewer, 84; Fannie F. Benham, 90; Mattie Julius, 65; Loretta Hendrickson, 66.

50 years ago

October 27, 1971

Three barges carrying wood alcohol and tow boats collided and exploded into flames in the Ohio River between Mauckport and Brandenburg Tuesday night near the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge. No injuries were reported, but bridge traffic was held up while inspection of the bridge was conducted.

Armstead Feland of Milltown celebrated his 91st birthday last Wednesday by bowling at Country Lanes in Corydon. His friends, N.A. Atz, 81, Milltown, and Bert Lockhart, 70, New Salisbury, joined him in the game. Lanes owner E.K. Roggenkamp presented him with a cake and nine candles, one for each decade.

Ronald Lee Blum, Lanesville, David Paul Proctor, Greenville, and Lee Griffith, Nabb, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy and left for recruit training at Great Lakes, Ill.

Mrs. Lenore Lahue was honored Saturday evening by employees and friends of The Corydon Republican and Harrison County Press for her service as a long-time staff member of the newspapers. She wrote a weekly column, “On The Square.” She will be moving to Florida to reside.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Philip Flock, Mr. and Mrs. John Satterfield, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Saulman, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nolot; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ehalt, Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson.

Deaths: Russell Barry, 78; John E. Minter, 83; Etta Heimbecker, 82; Sam H. Vogt, 71; Oral Keller Bruch, 68; Sylvester A. Baunach, 55; Monte Bunnell, 81.

65 years ago

October 24, 1956

Lendon Underwood has been named the first Ford Tractor representative for some time in Harrison County.

Billy Graham is finishing his fourth week in a Crusade at the coliseum in Louisville. The persons attending these services are expected to go over the half-million mark.

C. Bliss Eskew has been named president of the Harrison County of Christian Education. Sixteen churches were represented with an attendance of 97.

Presidents of the four classes in Corydon Central High School elected recently for the current term of school are: Ronald Cammack, freshman; Tom Bulleit, sophomore; Jerry Frederick, junior; and Bill Bean, senior.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Norvel Devore, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hubbard, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kruer, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Jacobs; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bell.

Deaths: Ada Eaton; Anna Kegler, 88; Maurice Fugel; Harry Bell; Waldo R. Pope, 58; the Rev. S.A. Paddock, 64; John H. Crosman, 79.

75 years ago

October 30, 1946

Harrison County’s newest veterans organization, Hornickel Post 379, American Legion, has purchased a two-story concrete building at Elizabeth. The building was bought from Chet Morgan.

Mrs. Carl Liebert will leave Monday for New York City and will sail Nov. 9 for Germany to join her husband, Pfc. Carl Liebert, who is stationed at Nurenberg. She is the former Ruth Smith, daughter of Samuel A. Smith.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. George Geswein, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mullins; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Norman Zabel, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hunter.

Deaths: Anna Finzer, 56; Martha Cummins, 82; Mrs. Saloma Fritz, 69; Gerald Fouts, 7; Carrie Timberlake, 66; Orville A. Smith, 36; Charles A. Melton, 78; Daniel Cunningham, 82; Mrs. Jessie Sheffer, 58.

100 years ago

Nov 2, 1921

Louis and Edward Johnston have returned to their home at St. Louis, Mo., after a 10-day visit with Jerry Evans of Laconia.

Mr. and Mrs. John Groft and children drove to New Albany last Saturday to visit Mr. Groft’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Groft.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kron, Mr. and Mrs. William Pearson; girls — none.

Deaths: Thomas R. Paris, 81; Mrs. Lucinda McDaniel, 73; Mrs. Emma Garey, 30; Hermon Rogge, 29; Capt. James F. Stucker, 89; Eli Whitehead, 82; Robert Smith; Frank Sohn.