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25 years ago

December 27, 2006

In the face of opposition, Indianapolis-based American Consulting has extended the public comment period regarding the proposed Lanesville-Georgetown connector road. County engineer Kevin Russel said the extension was given to allow people more time to submit comments during the busy holiday season. Comments submitted by Jan. 30 will be accepted and included in the final environmental assessment report which will be submitted to the Indiana Dept. of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Paul Johnson, environmental project manager for American Consulting, said the firm has received about 10 written comments since the Dec. 13 public hearing.

Corydon Central High School will search for a new principal for the 2007-08 school year. Current principal Carole Apple has announced her resignation to the staff and the student body, and Supt. Dr. Neyland Clark will ask the school board to accept her resignation at its Jan. 9 board meeting. Apple has been the principal at Corydon Central for seven years. She said her experience at Corydon has been great, but she is ready for a new challenge.

Three months after a change of zoning was approved, plans are underway to develop a major subdivision in Jackson Township. The Harrison County Advisory Plan Commission approved Ramsey 64 LLC’s request for the development at its Dec. 7 meeting. The plan calls for 148 single-family lots on acreage just north of Berkshire Mobile Home Park east of New Salisbury. (SSK Communities made the request for the zoning change from A-R to R-1 at the September plan commission meeting. Principle players for Ramsey 64 are the same for SSK.) Engineer Jason Copperwaite, who represented Ramsey 64, said the subdivision would have three common areas and one outlot. A 25-foot agriculture buffer would run along the north and west boundary lines of the proposed subdivision, he said.

Even a less-than-perfectly healthy Lanesville ball club proved to have enough firepower to capture this past weekend’s South Central Holiday Tournament. With several players, including the team’s leading scorer, fighting either the flu or a stomach virus, the Eagles — ranked fourth in Class 1A — remained undefeated at 9-0 heading into Saturday afternoon’s monumental showdown against No. 1-ranked Barr-Reeve (6-0) at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Super Hoops New Year’s Classic. Lanesville outlasted a strong effort by rival South Central in Friday’s opener, 76-67, then had to churn out a 30-24 victory over Shawe Memorial on Saturday. To wrap up the round-robin tourney, Lanesville drubbed Austin by 20 points, 60-40.

Deaths: Curtis Wathen, 86; Fern Tinkle, 98; Alma P. Pease, 71; Norma Yeager, 79; Iola Byrd, 97; Viola C. Sprigler, 88; Hazel L. Thomas, 80; David L. Rush, 60; Irene Scherer, 97; Timothy Murphy, 52; Nancy Whisman, 58; Lillian L. Goldman, 92; Hugh R. Becker, 85; Eugene C. Asher, 79; Laura Bishop, 56; Adaline Butler, 90; Donald E. Schiery Sr., 75.

25 years ago

January 1, 1997

Judging from early estimates, Harrison County could earn enough money from holding state prisoners to cover increased operating costs of the jail. And then some. “There will probably be a little extra to go into the county coffers,” said Harrison County Sheriff Clyde R Sailor. He said annual operating costs at the new 140-bed facility are expected to run $308,000 more than the old jail, but holding state inmates is expected to generate about $511,000. That would require keeping 40 state prisoners per day at the current daily rate of $35 per person. However, the inmate numbers fluctuate daily, the sheriff said. Last weekend, about 70 inmates were in jail.

A new law takes effect today making it illegal for drivers under 21 to operate a motor vehicle in Indiana with a blood alcohol level of 0.02 percent or greater. “Zero tolerance means drinking and driving won’t be tolerated on Hoosier roads and that goes double for minors,” said Jeff Modisett, chairman of the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. Depending on a person’s weight and when they have eaten, drinking less than one beer could result in a 0.02 percent blood alcohol level, said Marvin Jenkins, Indiana State Police public information officer. “What that means is if any alcohol is in the system, it will show up,” he said.

The South Harrison Community School Corp. received approval last week to borrow up to $2.3 million this year to ease a cash-flow crunch. Supt. Neyland Clark asked for permission to advertise for the loan at a special meeting with the school board Thursday afternoon. The trustees voted 6-0 to approve the request. In recent years, South Harrison has needed to borrow money to stem cash shortfalls caused by a number of factors, including state and local payments that come in sporadically. Five years ago, the corporation ended the year with a cash balance of $544,000. This year, that has dwindled to almost nothing.

To try to rally against Jack Butcher’s Loogootee basketball team is to court misery and frustration, and there was plenty of both to go around for the Crawford County Wolfpack Friday night in a 72-62 loss to the visiting Lions. Loogootee (5-4) won the game in a parade to the free-throw line, knocking down 18 charity tosses in 21 fourth-quarter trips to hold off the Pack (3-6). The Lions toed the stripe 36 times all together and made 27 to Crawford County’s 12 of 21, and it was enough to leave Wolfpack coach Otis Broughton smoldering afterward.

Deaths: Fern Boley, 92; Robert Stout Jr., 68; Vera J. Flock, 68; Ronald Himmelhaver, 49; Cleophas Bauer, 80; Sister Mary R. Mattingly, 89; Earl Howard Sr., 67; Clara E. Nelson, 71; Leona W. Adams, 76; Eldon (Gabby) Gaberdiel Jr., 75; Helen Lohmeyer, 87; Mary H. Lincoln, 66; Delbert L. Herrensmith, 60; Erle Montgomery, 94.

50 years ago

December 29, 1971

Ralph Lee Hamilton will be the featured speaker at the Corydon Jaycees banquet Monday night. Also on that day, he will make appearances at the Ramsey Post Office and the Lanesville Post Office.

LNA&C Railroad has leased 50 railroad cars from the U.R. Railway Equipment Co. The blue boxcars with an outline of the map of Indiana will be used in the shipment of furniture from Keller Manufacturing Co.

Larry Ordner will enter photos taken at Davidson’s Pool Room in Corydon in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s national photo journalism competition next month.

Edith M. Shafer has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force. A graduate of North Harrison High School and Purdue University, she will be stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

Births: Boys — Karen Metz, Beatrice Wiseman; girls — Mrs. Dennis Orme, Barbara Beab.

Deaths: Lydia Simcoe, 81; Anna Doll Reas, 92; Orville P. Williams; Wayne Harrell, 57; Mary Elizabeth Engleman,84; Cleo M. Bird, 64; Reece L. Harmon, 80; Carl P. Treece, 68.

65 years ago

December 26, 1956

The new Knights of Columbus building, north of Corydon, is beginning to take shape now that the basement is nearing completion.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berlin placed first in the Jaycees Christmas Lighting Contest this year. The residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Frederick took second.

New county officers — James Watson, treasurer; John Cabell, clerk; Ernest Heishman, recorder; and Jacque Glenn, commissioner — will assume their new duties next week. They succeed Wilbur Jackson, Elaine Funk, Lenore LaHue and Roscoe Miller, respectively.

Billy Joe Richard, 14, suffered injuries to his leg when a gun discharged while hunting last Saturday near Mauckport.

Carol Sue Sappenfield is crowned queen at the Morgan Township basketball game.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stocksdale, Mr. and Mrs. John Mattingly; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Roma Ray.

Deaths: Arthur S. Miller, 74; Edmund I. Barksdale, 73; Walter Keller, 92; Mrs. George Scales, 84; Theo Bell, 72; Richard Cunningham, 92; the Rev. Mack Meadors, 57; William Cline, 66; Mrs. Julie Conrad, 71.

75 years ago

January 1, 1947

A tribute to retiring Judge Clyde Lottick of Harrison Circuit Court was paid by the lawyers of Harrison and Crawford counties last Friday at noon. He had served since 1935.

Willard Colglazier, 34, Palmyra, was treated at St. Edwards Hospital for injuries received when his leg became caught in machinery.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Oppel; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Lopp.

Deaths: Jesse C. McFall, 71; Verne Frederick; Mary Ellen Satterfield, 68; George Lambertus, 72; Henry Bosier, 59; Roberta Louise Wiseman, infant; Victor Reas, 47; Belle Yarbrough, 87.

100 years ago

January 4, 1922

The friends and relatives of Mrs. Life Breedlove met last Thursday and cut and hauled her a nice lot of wood, which she appreciates very much.

Georgia Shields, who for the past six months has been serving in the United States Navy, was home for the holidays, but has now returned to duty.

Births: None.

Deaths: Mrs. Nina Gilmore; Mrs. Rose Anshutz, 87; Mrs. Anne R. Wolfe, 49; Ira Earl Smith, 35; Mrs. Frank Pate, 38; Mrs. Lydia Elbert, 82; Mrs. Mary Morgan; James Sams, 47; Mrs. Maggie Martin, 48; Mrs. Charlotte McCue, 83.