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15 years ago

December 6, 2006

A public meeting to discuss the environmental assessment report on the Lanesville connector road will take place Dec. 13. Harrison County Engineer Kevin Russel said the meeting is also to give the public a chance to voice their comments and concerns over the project. The Lanesville connector road is a project that will connect the Lanesville Interstate 64 interchange with S.R. 64 just west of Georgetown. Russel said he hopes after the project is completed the area will be home to more businesses and provide more jobs for people in the area.

The Corydon Twin Cinemas that opened in 1984 will barely be recognizable once three new movie screens are added. The current makeover, which started last week on the south side of the cinemas, becomes the third part of the Corydon Cinemas makeover trilogy. “I started expanding discussions about six months ago,” said Chris Byrd, who has been the owner of the Corydon Cinemas since Jan. 1, 2005. “It was something I wanted to do when I purchased the theater from my dad. I wanted to get familiar with the movie business and make a successful business first before I expanded.”

The Corydon Democrat placed third this year in General Excellence based on points the newspaper earned for awards in the annual state newspaper contest, and the newspaper’s former editor was honored with an award recognizing a veteran Indiana newspaper person who is community minded. Employees of The Corydon Democrat, both current and past, brought home 14 awards Saturday in addition to the award Randy West received from the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Newsroom Seminar and Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon.

Rematches rarely live up to the hype, and Friday night’s bout between Lanesville and Borden certainly fell into that category. On March 4, the same two teams played in front of an overflow crowd in the championship game of the Class 1A sectional, with a single free throw with :0.8 second showing by then-junior Chris VanHoose sealing a 48-47 victory for the visiting Eagles.

Deaths: James Sutton Jr., 80; Selby S. Wright; Walter L. Schoen, 89; Melba R. Carter, 53; Edna Borho, 73; Maudie Ollis, 88; Shirley J. Troncin, 68; Cecilia R. Jones, 82; Lillylee S. Hawn, 80; Wayne E. Bedan, 63.

25 years ago

December 11, 1996

Hudson Foods has begun an $18 million expansion that could add 200 jobs to its Corydon operation by April. Eighty employees have already been hired throughout Hudson’s complex, which includes a poultry-processing plant along Valley Road in Corydon, a feed mill in Ramsey and numerous poultry farms in and around Harrison County. The 80 new employees bring Hudson’s total to about 450. The company expects to hire another 120 people by April, all at the processing plant. Sam LeNarz, the Corydon plant manager, said the Corydon plant needs to grow to stay competitive. It recently added a night shift, and the announcement seems to indicate the Rogers, Ark.-based company’s intention to stay in Corydon.

Christmas came early to Crawford County. At least that’s the way officials view Jasper Engine and Transmission’s announcement Friday that the company will invest in a $10.5 million expansion in the Carefree community, near Leavenworth. “I am just delighted,” said Pat Ramsey, president of the Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Ramsey represented the county’s redevelopment commission on a team appointed to negotiate with the Jasper firm and state official. The company will hire more than 125 workers by the time the first stage of expansion is complete. Company president Doug Bawel explained that the new manufacturing center will be used to receive, clean and process gas and diesel engine, transmission, differential and rear axle assembly castings and components.

Ann Edwards, nurse for the four Corydon schools, is sending more letters this year to parents than ever before. This is her ninth year at the South Harrison Community School Corp. It’s a letter she’d rather not send. “Dear Parents,” it reads. “We have discovered that your child … has head lice, a problem easily treated.” “It’s all over the place,” she said. “Some classrooms I’ve checked as many as six times since the start of school” in August.

There are two things in life, so the saying goes, that don’t last: dogs that chase cars and basketball teams that don’t make free throws. The Corydon Central Panthers found the latter to be agonizingly true Friday night when North Harrison’s Travis Byrum connected from point-blank range as time expired to give the Cougars their only lead of the night in a pulsating 66-64 win over Corydon Central. The Panthers missed five of seven free throws in the final 1:14 to fritter away a 62-55 lead. The Cougars, meanwhile, executed flawlessly down the stretch, rebounding the missed free throws, scoring on every opportunity and forcing the key turnovers; in other words, doing everything it takes to produce a come-from-behind victory.

Deaths: Sylvia E. Riddle, 77; Susan L. King, 44; Tina V. Voyles, 89; Louis C. Arnold, 75; Joey W. Hall, 43; Robert Amy, 75; Billy R. Bliss, 69; Hazel V. Taylor, 85; Robert O. Taylor, 66; Edyth S. Miller, 87; Dave Simpson, 50; Peggy J. Risley, 55.

50 years ago

December 8, 1971

Mrs. Lillian Heinze, long-time beloved teacher in the New Albany, Corydon and St. John’s schools, was honored Tuesday with a “This is your life” review.

A New Salisbury towboat pilot, Capt. Lyman Delaney, has been chosen to pilot the Mini’Lama from Louisville to Baton Rouge, La. This is a flag ship owned by Greek interests with a Greek captain, personnel and seamen from Jamaica. Capt. Delaney has worked on the river for 35 years.

Mr. and Mrs. John McAdams of New Middletown are believed to be the only Harrison Countians to practice their ancient craft on a large scale. They have been making baskets out of white oak strips for many years. John since he was a little boy helping his parents make baskets and his wife Abbie since they married in 1930. He retired from Stoney Point Quarry and Keller Manufacturing Co.

New officers for Republican women for 1972 are LaVerne Wiseman, president; Margaret Sieg, vice president; Mindred Melton, secretary; and Allyne Cotner, treasurer.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Edward LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shawler, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McRae, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Winsett; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bary, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Dear.

Deaths: Bryan Fisher, 75; Rozenea Greeson, 60; Claud C. Trobaugh, 89; Charles Heilig Jr., 50; James Townsend, 90; Elizabeth Falkenstein.

65 years ago

December 5, 1956

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rowe, formerly of Corydon were found asphyxiated from gas in their boat at Dale Hollow, Ky. They are recovering in a hospital at Albany, Ky.

Gilbert Schneider of Lanesville was among those attending the Indiana Farm Implement convention in Indianapolis last Thursday.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Richard LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Heistand, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Neely, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Sprayberry, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Line; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Gurtz, Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. David Emily.

Deaths: Katherine LaHue, 86; Mrs. Bernard (Rosa) Rusch, 77; Amy Hedges, 87; Alfred E. Funk; Julia Carver, 82; George H. Carver Sr., 87; Stoy Jones, 72.

75 years ago

December 11, 1946

J. Robert Mossler, son of John D. Mossler, sailed for Tokyo, Japan, last week where he will serve during the next two years as a financial analyst for the war department.

C.L. Von Winders of Elizabeth has taken employment at Conrad and Son. He was formerly employed at Los Angeles, Calif., since getting out of the Navy last February.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cargill; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Smith; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Farnsley, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Rothrock, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hutsell, Mr. and Mrs. James Tackett, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Haas.

Deaths: Flora Dierking, 77; Thomas Woodward, 74; Horace Baker; Edward Trowbridge, 45; George Fulner, 90; George W. Lowe, 73; Ephriam Potts, 77; Ida Louden, 74; John S. Hendricks, 45; Mary Howerton, 90; Mrs. Henry Langdon, 78.

100 years ago

December 14, 1921

Miss Lillian Beanblossom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Beanblossom of near Glidas, fell from a horse one day last week and broke her right arm.

The Literary Society of Spencer Township met Saturday night at the Frenchtown School house. The question for debate was “Should the United States prohibit the use of tobacco in all forms?” Good argument was offered from both sides but the negative won the argument.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Slaughter; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shireman, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Wiseman.

Deaths: Henry Bary, 58; George Martin, 85; Elizabeth Meyers, infant; George Mugler, 70; Hayden Ragains, 63.