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January 26, 2022

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15 years ago

January 24, 2007

The Harrison County Regional Sewer District requested $50,000 for start-up costs from the Harrison County Council on Monday night, $550,000 shy of the original figure they asked from the Harrison County Board of Commissioners last week. “What we’re here for tonight is seed money,” Tom Tucker, president of the district, told the council.

With the school superintendent’s contract set to expire in about 17 months, the president of the North Harrison Classroom Teachers Association urged the school board to renew Monty Schneider’s contract. Schneider, who has been superintendent of the North Harrison Community School Corp. about 13 years, had indicated at the board’s December meeting that his lack of a contract extension was partly because he had not asked that it be extended beyond June 2007.

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners agreed last week to hire an Indianapolis law firm to lobby for Harrison County’s interests in the Indiana Legislature. Monday night, the commissioners asked the council for $20,000 to pay fees for the contract they signed with Barnes and Thornburg LLP. “We are asking them to be our eyes and ears at the Statehouse,” Commissioner chairman James Goldman told the council. The contract stipulates that Barnes and Thornburg will receive $5,000 monthly.

The last time the New Washington girls’ basketball team recorded a victory over South Central was in the 2001 Sectional 60 championship, 31-47. At the time, the Lady Mustangs were one of Southern Indiana’s top 1A programs, having made a trip to the state championship in 2000 and winning a string of four consecutive Southern Athletic Conference titles. South Central — which is coming off a trip to the state final in 2006 — returned to New Washington Saturday night, but this time it was the No. 10-ranked Lady Rebels who played the role of juggernaut. The Mustangs gave South Central a big-time scare but fell in a close battle, 53-50.

Deaths: Patricia A. Hagan, 67; Clarence E. Ross, 82; John L. Ellis, 85; Bryan L. Simler, 33; M. Lucille Simmons, 84; Juanita C. Smith, 81; Gayle Swafford, 59; Cindy K. Brimer, 47; Elden Singleton, 77; Marnie R. Arnett, 83.

25 years ago

January 29, 1997

A.O. Smith Corp., which has a truck chassis manufacturing plant in Corydon, announced Monday it had reached a definitive agreement with Tower Automotive Inc. of Minneapolis to sell its automotive products company. Sale price of the transaction is approximately $625 million. Closing is expected to occur early in the second quarter and is subject to customary conditions.

In July 1979, after months of discussion with property owners, the Harrison County Plan Commission endorsed a change in zoning from A-R to a mix of commercial designations on about 265 acres of ground near the Interstate 64 interchange at Lanesville. Now there are questions over the precise boundaries of the rezoned areas. The changes 17-1/2 years ago were initiated when Dr. E. Austin Allen requested commercial zoning to build a truck stop, said Paul (Pete) Martin, the planning department administrator at the time. There was considerable opposition to the truck stop, so the plan commission, led by Martin, tried to work out a compromise. The truck stop, however, was never built.

Bob Byrd had a sweetheart deal for Keller Manufacturing Co. stockholders Friday afternoon at their annual meeting: a two-for-one stock split effective on Valentine’s Day. Byrd, regarded as one of the most creative CEOs in the furniture manufacturing industry, announced the surprise at the end of a two-hour meeting that was full of highly favorable financial reports, lavish congratulations, plus service and sales awards. About 112 persons attended the meeting at Country Folks Buffet in Corydon.

Topping the century mark for the first time in their current home, the North Harrison Cougars raced to a 102-77 homecoming win over Lanesville Friday night. It also marked the first time the Cougars (6-6) have hit triple digits under second-year coach Ken Oppel, who couldn’t have been happier after seeing his team clip its offensive average by nearly 40 points. “We’re not where we want to be, but I know one thing — that was a lot closer tonight to putting the whole package together,” said Oppel. “I was really pleased.”

Deaths: Galen E. Childers, 69; Curtis L. Pruitt, 70; Eva I. Crecelius, 91; Mary Sacksteder, 93; Catherine Jordan, 76; Beulah J. Smith, 72; Stephen Longacre, infant; Paul J. Newlin, 74; Emma Zwahlen, 63; William A. Lush, 78; Opal Gilmore, 92; Kenneth Jennings, 74; Russell A. Main, 95; Catherine Jordan, 76.

50 years ago

January 26, 1972

Corydon Town Board appointed the following to serve on the planning commission: William Buchanan, Dennis Evans, James A. White, Hugh Becker, Roland Reich, Robert Cherry and Wilson Brandenburg.

Jill Smith was crowned Corydon Central High School basketball queen on Friday night.

Deborah Kost is the winner of the DAR Citizenship Contest. Other participants were Susan Barnickle, Peggy Jo Fouts and Rebeccal Sheckell.

Keller Manufacturing Co. has announced the following to assistant foreman in their departments: Randy Mosier, Darrell Smith, Forrest (Bud) Fleace and Robert A. Timberlake.

Birth: Boys — Diana Cunningham, Evelyn Smith, Sandra Day, Mrs. Jeffrey Byrne, Mrs. Phillip Jacobi; girls — Barbara Wiseman, Patricia Kintner, Tamara Powell, Beverly Rippy, Joan Robertson, Mrs. Wayne Shickles.

Deaths: Edwin C. Miller, 71; Wilbert Nickols, 65; Herman Ross; Virtie Jones, 74; Reid G. Mills, 72; Lillie Stucker, 85; Derek Todd Smith, infant; Clara Land, 94; Francis Wisman.

65 years ago

January 23, 1957

Jerome King of Mauckport has been appointed director of the Harrison County REMC to fill the unexpired term of Arthur Miller.

Sam Smith, fur trader in Harrison County for many years and also stock buyer, has been appointed court bailiff for the Harrison County Court. He fills the vacancy of Ora Griffith, who passed away recently.

Elizabeth Pirates win the county basketball tournament. One of the players, Paul Hendricks, was awarded the “Most Valuable Player” trophy.

Oscar Voelker, Georgetown, resigned as conservation aid with the Soil Conservation Service to accept a position as Airways Operations Specialist. He will be located at one of the Louisville airports.

Paul F. Shalever and Hazel Meyers, both of Corydon, have enlisted for a three-year period in the U.S. Marines. They are in basic training at Parris Island, S.C.

Floyd L. Cline, Corydon, Kenneth Earl Phieler, Georgetown, James Earl Stevens, Depauw, Vern D. Hendrickson of New Salisbury and Melvin Bary of Depauw left Tuesday for induction into the armed services.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. David Coffman, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse James Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Book, Mr. and Mrs. John Prechtol; girls — Mr. and Mrs. John Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Habernel, Mr. and Mrs. James Duggins, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stilger, the Rev. and Mrs. Howard E. Rogers.

Deaths: Anna Bigler, 90; Mellie Jenkins, 78; Ola Clunie, 76; George Keith Sr., 85; Harry Applegate, 64; Andrew Sharp, 91; Doris Jean Durbin, 6; Lillie Blake, 79.

75 years ago

January 29, 1947

The purchase of the brick automobile display and garage building from V.H. Bulleit and Sons Inc. by Corydon Motors Inc. was announced this week by George M. Finnegan. Corydon Motors took over the Ford Dealership in December.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Windell Jr. are moving to Dale, where they have purchased a restaurant. Mrs. Windell was formerly employed in the office of County Superintendent Baxter Redden.

Births: Boys — none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Franklin, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Neafus, Dr. and Mrs. Forrest LaFollette, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Stonecipher.

Deaths: Dennis Lynn William, infant; Jesse E. Tyler; Theresa Beard, 88; Roscoe McAdams, 34; Addie Lukemeir, 83; William Timothy Louis Brookewalter; Viola Curts, 44; Dawson D. Ellis, 85; Emma Miller, 74; John M. Steffy, 70.

100 years ago

February 1, 1922

A debate was held at the Frenchtown school house Saturday night. The question debated was “Should we have consolidated school?” The question was earnestly debated on both sides but the negative won.

Miss Nellie Brown of Scott Township left last Monday for Mishawaka, Ind., where she has accepted a position as fourth-grade teacher in the Mishawaka schools. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Brown.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Keller, Mr. and Mrs. John Albin, Mr. and Mrs. George Windell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lemmon, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Burns; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Dora.

Deaths: George W. Hendrich; Mrs. Rebecca Flanagan, 79.