December 15, 2021
15 years ago
December 13, 2006
Without much debate Monday night, the Harrison County Council voted 4-1 not to alter the way it distributes nearly $4 million each year in revenue sharing. However, the council did make one change. Councilman Chris Timberlake’s motion Monday night only renewed the agreements until the end of the fiscal year in June instead of the end of next year. Previously, the agreements came up for renewal after counties — which depend on the funds from revenue sharing for certain programs and expenses — had already set their annual budget.
The Lanesville Community School Corp. and its teachers will take some necessary steps this week toward reaching a new contract. Vicki Martin, a state-appointed fact-finder with the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board, released a non-binding report last week with her recommendations for settling the school’s dispute on salary and insurance issues. Both parties accepted the terms of the report, one of which was creating an insurance committee to look at reducing premium costs. Supt. Dr. Phil Partenheimer said Lanesville will create an insurance committee along with the Lanesville Education Association, in a joint effort to look at insurance options.
The Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources has acquired 184 acres of wooded hills and gently rolling fields in Harrison County adjacent to the Harrison-Crawford State Forest. The purchase, called Wooten Parcel, is the first using state forest timber sales revenue. “We promised to deliver new, undeveloped land for preservation through the sale of timber from state forests, and this is the first step toward putting those funds to work and preserving these lands for future generations,” said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer.
Lanesville’s boys’ basketball team had plenty to cheer about last weekend, celebrating two more victories and a step into the history books by one of its most celebrated players. The Eagles, ranked fifth in the latest Associated Press Class 1A poll, held off a gritty squad from Eastern (Pekin) on Friday, 82-76, then throttled Medora on Saturday, 84-27. Along the way, senior Chris VanHoose became the school’s all-time leading scorer after notching 22 points and handing out nine assists against Medora. VanHoose’s career total of 1,172 points in 75 games surpasses Charlie Reinhardt (1,169 points in 77 games), who graduated from Lanesville in 1962.
Deaths: Jarold P. Love, 86; Bayward Cole, 87; Arvel L. Lampkins, 69; George Frederick, 76; Robert B. Bickley, 56; Lyla McCubbins, 81; Vernon Wagoner, 76; William C. Herbst, 83; Charles A. Horn, 67; Mary R. McKnight, 92.
25 years ago
December 18, 1996
An argument between a couple who lived together ended in tragedy Saturday night when a New Amsterdam man shot his girlfriend in the back and then killed himself. The condition of the woman, Macey A. Zink, 30, was not known at press time yesterday. Harrison County police said Zink called 911 shortly before midnight Saturday from a trailer she rents on the outskirts of the small town along the Ohio River. Det. Richard Bauman said Zink apparently laid the phone down after calling 911. The dispatcher could hear people arguing.
The Harrison County Prosecutor’s office will host a reception and open house to honor out-going Superior Court Judge Carlton E. Sanders and to show the new offices and furnishings on the second floor of the justice center west of Corydon. Prosecutor Ronald W. Simpson was unavailable for comment yesterday, but deputy prosecutor Cheryl Hillenburg said the public is invited to see the offices and visit with the judge, who retires from the bench in January after 12 years. Sanders said he appreciates the reception and the support he’s received during his term in office.
Could the Corydon Volunteer Fire Dept. handle major fires at two or more buildings at the same time? Fire chief Tony Ross and his fellow firefighters don’t think so. “We have one truck,” Ross reminded Corydon’s town board of trustees Monday night. “We are capable of handling one fire in a one-story building. If Keller Manufacturing or the hospital catches on fire, that’s a different situation.” Ross and seven other volunteers approached the trustees at their regular meeting with a lengthy list of questions they hope to have answered by Feb. 1. Trustee Rebecca Campbell said the questions are legitimate.
In dire need of a victory, the Corydon Central Panthers overcame serious first-half foul trouble to produce one in a 58-49 decision over visiting Crawford County on Saturday night. With Scottsburg (6-1), top-ranked New Albany (5-0) and 13th ranked Jeffersonville (5-1) looking in Corydon Central’s next three games, coach Bob Pels called it a “crisis win” and one that should boost his team’s confidence. By halftime Saturday, the Panthers (1-3) had fours starters saddled with three fouls each. The Corydon Central bench responded, however, scoring 12 of the team’s 17 second-quarter points to keep the Panthers within 31-27 by the break.
Deaths: Olive R. Harritt, 73; George M. Lambertus, 88; William Byrum, 86; Gladys Ferguson, 83; Ralph Hanen, 76; Rance Humphrey, 84; Meagan Kincaid, infant; Mae Roy, 101; David G. Hannel, 91; Bessie Hains, 74.
50 years ago
December 15, 1971
Charles A. Keller, Corydon resident who has been residing in Clearwater, Fla., was honored recently by being presented a Life Membership in the Florida Sheriff’s Association at St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Keller has worked with the Florida sheriffs in operation of Boys Town of Live Oakes, Fla.
David Blank of Harrison County was given the Golden Rule Award of the Indiana Association of County and Township Officials at the annual conference in Indianapolis last week. It is given in recognition of dedication to public service.
Robert Pierson of Marengo was the five millionth customer to call Time and Temperature at the Eureka Telephone Co. He received a $25 Golden Passbook Savings account and an extension telephone for the house to be used free for one year.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton of the Zoar Community attended the annual dairymen’s convention at Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 7 and 8.
Births: Boys — Esther Wiseman, Brenda Ivers, Judith Clary, Helen Smith; girls — Barbara Luther, Mrs. Parker Sams.
Deaths: Clarence Brown, 51; Anna Hines, 76; Raymond Glenn Wiseman, 54; Clyde D. Dorris, 45; Carlos Frankling, 47; Edwin R. Keller, 72; Russell Watson, 62; John Woodward, 60; Ezra E. Hunter, 77; Claude Ekart; Charles Stappebach.
65 years ago
December 12, 1956
Vandals cut a hole in the roof of the Roy LaHue & Sons Store Tuesday morning and carried away several hundred dollars worth of luggage, clothing and other valuable merchandise. To get to the store at the point where the hole was cut, the thieves went across the roofs of Western Auto Store, The Corydon Republican newspaper and the Hudson Grocery.
Dr. William Amy, a well-known doctor in Harrison County, was honored Thursday by the Knights of Pythias in a presentation of a 50-year membership and a Life Membership Card.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kintner have sold their new home in the Loweth Addition to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Keller. The Kintners have built another home east of Corydon.
Uncle Marsh Pate celebrated his 94th birthday Thursday. He recently retired after operating a government light at Swan’s Landing for 16 years. Before that, he operated the Wharf Boat at Leavenworth for 36 years. He now lives with Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Lowe.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Draughn, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Pate, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Wiseman, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mathes, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pavey, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bachman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bulleit, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Haas; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Baxley, Mr. and Mrs. William McCarty, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. James McKnight.
Deaths: Dessie Moore, 72; Mrs. John Luckett, 81; Edward Harrison, 68; Peter Lux, 74; Rosalie Briscoe, 76; Evalyn Binkley, 61; Thomas J. Roark, 74.
75 years ago
December 18, 1946
Charles R. Baxley is assisting as a mail clerk on the Monan Railroad between Louisville and Chicago during the holiday rush.
Charles Redden, who had been employed in Fort Wayne, has accepted employment in the printing department of The Corydon Republican Office.
Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith; girls — none.
Deaths: Fred Dannenfelser; Julius E. Russell, 69; George H. Dawson, 80; Margie Byerly, 45; John L. Scharrer, 64; Annetta Hollis, 75; T. Carl Cheffin, 66; Roy Fulkerson, 53; Dr. Ed Denbo, 77; Edgar Saffer, 60; Frank S. Coots.
100 years ago
December 21, 1921
Dr. W. E. Amy has erected a fine poultry house on his residence lot on South Market Street at an expense of about $200. It is equipped with a heating apparatus.
Adolph Uhl of Palmyra had the misfortune to break one of his arms recently while cranking his auto. He is unable to call on his customers. He is a salesman for the Sagman products.
Birth: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Roy Yeager.
Deaths: Henry Horn, 62; Joseph Hess, 74; Claud H. Saffer, 42; Mrs. May Breitner, 60; Mrs. Frank E. Pate, 38.