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November 10, 2021

15 years ago

November 8, 2006

Despite several close calls, when the final vote was tallied in yesterday’s election, it was clear that Democrats had regained control in Harrison County. Democratic Sheriff G. Michael Deatrick held on to his job by less than 300 votes in what he described as a clean-as-a-whistle race with Indiana State Police Sgt. Steve Priest. Former Commissioner Terry Miller, a Democrat, recaptured the seat he lost four years ago to Republican Jim Heitkemper, a feat many believe is a first in Harrison County. Three Democrats were elected to the seven-member council as well.

Voters in the Indiana Ninth Congressional district decided to bring Baron Hill, D-Seymour, back to office yesterday. Republican Mike Sodrel was removed from office by voters after serving just one term. Sodrel conceded at 10:25 last night when totals showed he was down 4,166 votes with 87 percent of the precincts reporting. Sodrel won in Harrison County with 48.5 percent of the vote, or 6,566 votes. Hill came close with 47.25 percent of the vote, or 6,398 votes. By comparison, Sodrel captured Harrison County by 968 votes two years ago when Republicans owned a 923-vote edge in straight tickets cast.

In last year’s exhibition basketball game against the University of Kentucky, it took a monster effort by 6-foot-8 forward Rekalin Sims (22 points, 11 rebounds) to turn back upset-minded Georgetown College. Sims — who eventually left Kentucky for a spot at Fresno State’s roster — never matched the effort the rest of the year, and the Wildcats won behind the junior’s career night, 85-63.

Deaths: Barbara L. Campbell, 74; Harvie J. Montgomery, 74; Michael Kahl, 54; Katherine Page, 80; Thadeus Morgan, 88; Kevin D. Scott Jr., 27; Jeffrey A. Deuser, 52; Gervis F. Hasty, 54; Joshua M. Langsdon, 22; Christopher Ory, 27; Kathryn L. Thompson, 50.

25 years ago

November 13, 1996

Work is progressing near the May & Joe Rhoads Memorial Pool near S.R. 337, where developer Robert Lynn hopes to have 16 of 132 apartments finished before the end of winter. Lynn began site work last month on the proposed complex, known as Heritage Manor, pending approval from the Town of Corydon. He officially got the green light Monday, when the town council approved the plans on the recommendation of the town’s plan commission the previous Monday.

Just two weeks after ending a pre-election bus tour with a rally in his hometown, Frank L. O’Bannon returned to Corydon Monday evening as Indiana’s governor-elect. Several hundred friends and supporters braved near-record cold to greet O’Bannon at his first public appearance since defeating Republican Stephen Goldsmith last Tuesday. “I thought only Santa Claus would bring you out when it was this cold,” O’Bannon’s wife, Judy, told the cheering crowd, which gathered on the town square despite temperatures in the mid-30s with a wind-chill factor in the teens.

Democrats in the Indiana Senate have elected Richard D. Young Jr. of Milltown to lead the minority caucus. Young was chosen last Wednesday to succeed Robert Hellmann of Terre Haute as Democratic Floor Leader during the caucus’ biennial reorganization. “I am excited and pleased,” Young said Saturday. “But it is one of those bittersweet things. I know enough to realize the tremendous responsibility involved.” State Rep. Paul Robertson, D-Depauw, is in line to chair the House Education Committee, but that is on hold because the House is split evenly, 50-50, between Democrats and Republicans.

The Borden Braves generated just enough offense to post a 41-39 season-opening win over visiting South Central Saturday night. The Rebels never recovered from a nine-minute scoring drought that saw a 6-1 lead dissolve into a 17-6 deficit. “We were dying a slow death,” South Central coach Greg Robinson said later. The Braves, meanwhile never relinquished the lead after rattling off those 16 unanswered points, though South Central reduced the deficit to one point twice in the third quarter and scored the last five points of the game to slice the final margin to two.

Deaths: Frances Smith, 95; Dan E. Hoten, 84; Frank Hall, 75; Anna J. Friese, 85; Roy F. Bogard Jr., 81; Frank M. Boley, 81; Anita E. Scholtz, 94; Catherine Pruett, 90; Carl E. Hunter, 43; Bernard Schmelz, 87; Megan C. Mosier.

50 years ago

November 10, 1971

Three-hundred-twenty-seven marchers and one boxer dog raise $5,700 in the March of Dimes’ first walk-a-thon. The dog, Spiro Agnew, owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, walked with Cindy Funk, completing the 15-mile trek.

Dedication of the 1,400-acre tract of land given to the Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council was held Sunday at the site of the Stem Girl Scout Camp in the southeastern part of Harrison County. The land was given by Chester B. Stem and his son, Dick Stem, who own a woodworking firm in New Albany.

Five Harrison County hunters returned to their homes here Wednesday from a deer hunting trip to Colorado. They are Donald Schuppert, Albro Chaffin, Kenny Gerdon, Gene Gerdon and Carl Hayse.

Mrs. Modell Sieg Satori of Louisville bought the 49-acre farm of R.R. and Sallie Kessler along Old Forest Road west of Corydon. A number of years ago the farm was owned by Mrs. Satori’s grandmother.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Voelker, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brunner, Mr. and Mrs. James Grimes; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Engleman, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Sutherland.

Deaths: Mrs. Orna Froman, 63; John L. Bryant, 65; Glenn D. Fryer, 71; Winfield Denton, 78; Lawrence Stevens, 66; Jones McCulloch, 85; Roney Wolfe, 81; Cetha Carl Singleton, 51; James Thompson, 71; Mrs. Katie Herd, 81.

65 years ago

November 7, 1956

Two Harrison County men left Corydon this morning to enter the Army under Selective Service. They are Kenneth Allen Best of Elizabeth and Charles Rex Bliss of Mauckport.

The Palmyra E.U.B. Church parsonage will be dedicated Sunday. Conference superintendent, the Rev. Glenn O’Dell, will speak at the service. The Rev. Foster Stone, Mrs. Stone and son, Thomas Stone, will move from Louisville into the new parsonage.

Charles Kinzer of New Middletown has accepted a teaching position in the Silver Creek School System at Sellersburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spade, former residents of Corydon, have purchased the Oaklea Manor Motel at Dover, Fla.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was re-elected by a landslide vote. He defeated Gov. Adlai Stevenson. Harold Handley was elected governor of Indiana.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Seacat, Mr. and Mrs. Vance Davis Jr.; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Maurice McKim, Mr. and Mrs. Allen K. Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Courtney, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Eckart, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rogester.

Deaths: Orlin Faith, 60; Mrs. Cora Tower, 85; William O. Bean, 82; A.E. Paddocks, 77; Lewis A. Mossler, 92.

75 years ago

November 13, 1946

C.B. Hays Jr. has bought the property of Oscar Wright along South Capitol Avenue and also Chestnut Street, including the building occupied by the Rex Restaurant.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dyer have leased their 100-acre farm one mile north of Corydon to Elmer Conrad. Mr. and Mrs. Dyer are planning to leave for Florida.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sampson; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Timberlake, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schoen, Mr. and Mrs. William Alben Stover.

Deaths: Harry Tempest, 75; Charles W. Johnson, 61; Waldo Engleman, 57; Mildred Thevenot, 77; Hellena Schneider, 80.

100 years ago

November 16, 1921

Tullie Watson, son of Cal Watson, five miles east of Corydon, is suffering from a fracture of his right wrist, the result of a “kick” from a Ford car while cranking it.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Winter and two children, Lucille and Howard, arrived at Corydon last Saturday from Fremont, Neb. They expect to reside here.

Birth: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Dack Smith.

Deaths: Mrs. Rose Whately; Miss Lucinda Gwartney, 77; Lee Ripperdan; J.W. Jeffries, 76.