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November 17, 2021

15 years ago

November 15, 2006

The man many say is responsible for the Democrats return to power in Harrison County in this year’s election has died. Mark Redden, 52, Elizabeth, died at home Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2006, after a lengthy battle with cancer. As chairman of the Harrison County Democratic Central Committee, Redden worked long and hard unifying the party, said his friend of nearly 20 years, former Commissioner Edward Sieg of Depauw. “He got people back together and got them all pulling in the same direction,” Sieg said. “When he started, there might be 10 or 12 people show up at the meetings; about all of this year, we’ve had from 50 to 60 people showing up.”

A formal complaint has been filed against the Harrison County Board of Commissioners with Indiana’s public access counselor. Marian Pearcy, Corydon attorney and immediate past president of the Indiana Coalition for Open Government, filed the complaint with Karen Davis, the public access counselor. The complaint stems from action taken by the commissioners during an emergency meeting that was incorrectly posted as an executive session by Harrison County Auditor Pat Wolfe. During the meeting, commissioners made and passed a motion to allow Larry Shickles, chairman of the Harrison County Republican Central Committee, to view surveillance tapes. Later, the motion was amended to include a $260 charge for a copy of the security tapes.

The only player on South Central’s roster to bring up the team’s 69-63 loss to Austin in the 2003-04 edition of the Southern Indiana Tip-Off Tournament was senior Karen Deaton. “Some of the girls said before the game how they’d never won the Tip-Off Tournament and how we were in a position to,” South Central coach Randall Schoen said. “Then Karen chimed in and said, ‘I’ve won one’.” Deaton, who was a freshman for Austin in its only other SITT title, sat out her third straight game with a knee injury and could only watch from the sidelines as the Lady Rebels were out-hustled and out-muscled 70-55 by Austin on Saturday in Charlestown.

Deaths: Roma M. Stephenson,90; Elsie M. Jackson, 82; Frieda M. Thorns, 75; Bertha Gullett, 84; Mary Alice Hagan, 85; Mary E. Silvers, 96; Rebia C. Bivin, 92; Walter Bishop, 75; Archie Tower, 86; Gervis F. Hasty, 54; Norma J. Deirth, 69.

25 years ago

November 20, 1996

It’s difficult to describe much of anything in five minutes or less, but more than a dozen Harrison County leaders gave it a shot at the first “State-of-the-County Symposium” last Tuesday at Corydon Central High School. The public forum, sponsored by Leadership Harrison County, drew a sizable crowd of nearly 150 people. They got a thumbnail sketch of many issues, from schools and public health to the importance of land-use planning.

At least four years after equipment problems caused it to quit putting fluoride in its water supply, the Ramsey Water Co. still has not solved the problems. The difficulty stems from the location of the company’s wells near the Ohio River at Leavenworth. Because the water must be transported up a steep hill, it’s pumped at very high pressure. That’s hard on the machine that injects fluoride, and it’s been broken for at least four years. Ramsey Water Co. manager David Popp wants to add fluoride but hasn’t found a machine that can withstand the water pressure. “A lot of companies say they can design something that works, but when we ask them to guarantee it, they back off,” he said.

A few months after publicly stating its desire to join forces with a larger company, Lobdell-Emery has announced a deal to merge with a Canadian company. Under the agreement, signed and announced Friday afternoon, Lobdell-Emery will merge with Oxford’s BMG North American Limited operation. In a statement distributed to employees after the deal was announced, Lobdell-Emery executive vice president and chief financial officer Charles L. Dardas said, “The merger provides our customers with the catalyst for the critical mass suppliers of the near future, one that offers a vast array of services to its customers and one that services its communities and employees well.”

Shawn Teeter riddles the South Central Rebels for a career-high 36 points to lead the Lanesville Eagles to a 76-57 win over the touring Rebs Friday night. Teeter, a senior guard, connected on 9 of 17 shots and camped out at the free throw line, where he made 15 of 19 attempts, as the Eagles won their season opener. Lanesville controlled the game from the start, jumping out to a 14-4 lead. Teeter triggered the game-opening run, answering a Josh Vaught put-back with a three-pointer and an eight-footer on a fade-away for a 5-2 lead.

Deaths: Volney Daugher-
ty, 61; Jessica Ence, 3; Willis E. Burcham, 78; Novella E. Hancock, 78; Charles F. Conrad, 78; Nellie M. Linton, 89; Marilyn Cummings, 67; Robert Perry, 68; Alvin E. Brace, 75; Marven A. Day, 82.

50 years ago

November 17, 1971

M & M Plumbing is moving from the Weilbaker Building along U.S. 150, Palmyra, into a larger structure in the Barber Best Addition. A new clothing store is expected to move into the Weilbaker building.

Contents of the Crandall E.U.B. Church, established in 1887, will be put up for auction Friday night. The congregation merged with the Methodists and now meets at the Crandall United Methodist Church.

Three new teachers are added to the faculty at Leavenworth School. They are Annette Culberson, Mary Ellen Weber and Carl Miller.

Fire destroyed the old Philo Rothrock residence in Spencer Township. It stood near the Rothrock Mill on Blue River. It is owned by the state as well as the mill site. Fire also destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Singleton near New Amsterdam on Saturday.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. David Parks, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pierson, Mr. and Mrs. James Bye, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Stilger; girls — Mr. and Mrs. James Reas, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jacobs.

Deaths: Mrs. Ora Burton; Paula Simpson, 13; Sada Eaton, 87; Edward Barrow, 66; Ida C. Byrn, 89; Ora Brugh Burton, 85; Edith Mauck, 85; Alice Sprinkle, 82; Phoeba Haas, 92; Nova Howell; Marvin R. Arnold, infant; Glenn Fryer; Ethel King.

65 years ago

November 14, 1956

Dedication of the new gymnasium-auditorium at North Central High School east of Ramsey will take place Saturday night.

Kenneth Allen Best and Charles Rex Bliss left Corydon on Nov. 6 by Selective Service Administration guidance and are stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for basic training in the Army. Carl Willis Kopp of Indianapolis has joined the Army and will also be stationed at Fort Leonard Wood.

State policeman Guido Gibson has been transferred from English to the Pendleton Post. English will be served by state police from Paoli, Birdseye and Tell City.

Virginia Russel and Richard Knear are crowned queen and king, respectively, at the Elizabeth-Henryville basketball game at Elizabeth last Friday night.

Miss Lulabell Martin, Private First Class in the WAC’s, arrived in Japan Oct. 25 and will study language and criminology at the University of Tokyo. She is the daughter of Hazel Martin of Corydon.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Basil Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Xury R. Settle, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Crone, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Timberlake, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. William Kaste; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Koegel, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cullen.

Deaths: Delena Sonner, 49; Lucille Russell, 40; Ernest Courtney, 67; Thomas E. Turner, 92; Margaret Gettelfinger, 80; Dean Lynn Chaffin, infant.

75 years ago

November 20, 1946

Wayne Cunningham of Corydon and Vincent Greenwell of Louisville spent several days in Illinois and Wisconsin where they purchased several head of registered Holstein cattle.

Mrs. Lee Harbaugh and Mrs. David Sullivan left Tuesday for their home in Miles City, Mont., after a visit with their sisters, Mrs. John Stepro of Corydon and Mrs. Julius Russell of Louisville.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harbison, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mauck, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brandenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hemphill, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Luther, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hottell; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fessel, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Redden.

Deaths: Anna Robertson, 60; James W. Wolpert, 84; Mrs. A.R. Conner; Della Gibbs, 46; Mary Burrell, 67; Cora Patterson, 74; John Papoy, 74; Mary Sherman, 67; Jacob Fessel, 75; Hiram Davis, 81.

100 years ago

November 23, 1921

Paul Sieg who has been at Sashatchewan, Canada, for about seven years is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Sieg of Spencer Township. Mr. and Mrs. Sieg have five daughters residing in that province of Canada.

The Rev. Jesse Shuck, who resides six miles south of Corydon, went to Orange County last Saturday evening to begin a revival at Harnord’s Chapel.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Perry Gouch; girls — none.

Deaths: Guy Fink, 41; Carl N. Wolfe, 3; Joshua T. Wilson, 87; Wm. P. Arnold, 78; David William Crecelius, 99; Philip Haub, 63; Jesse Moss, 51; Mrs. Kate Trobridge, 28; Mrs. Mary Arnold, 83.