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February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022
February 2, 2022
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15 years ago
January 31, 2007

Harrison County residents will likely see their tax bills delivered late this year. Usually, tax bills are mailed out at the end of March and include amounts due for May 10 and Nov. 10 collection dates. However Harrison County Auditor Pat Wolfe said this year that scenario is unlikely, and it is hard to estimate when the bills will be mailed.

On the second day of testimony in the double-murder trial of John Michael Naylor, Louisville forensic pathologist Dr. Amy Burros-Beckham said yesterday Hobert Pittman, 59, died of a single gun-shot wound to the back of his head, but the multiple wounds of Pittman’s mother-in-law, Myrtle Satterfield, 80, appeared to have been made from a shotgun and another from a rifle.

The Indiana House approved an increase in the state’s minimum wage yesterday. Twenty Republicans voted for the bill. House Bill 1027, which passed 71 to 29, will require employers to pay at least $7.50 an hour by September 2008, with an increase to $6 by Sept. 1, 2007, and $6.75 by March 2008. The bill also includes the deduction allowed on state inheritance tax for ancestors and descendants.

“This is the first official announcement acknowledgment or even a warning, if you will, that 2008 is going to be a banner year in our county’s and community’s history,” said Leah Porter. “Harrison County and Corydon will turn a young and vibrant 200 years old. William Henry Harrison fell in love with the scenic qualities of this region and decided to plat a town, and we are glad he did.”

For the first time since the 2003 sectional, Corydon Central’s boys’ basketball team strung together two victories on the same weekend holding off visiting Paoli on Friday night then tripping host Brownstown Central on Saturday.
Deaths: Peggy Cleveland, 77; Mary Blanche Brown, 81; Rita B. Bischoff, 77; Beulah Smitson; Mauda M. Jones, 95; Lloyd K. Whitworth, 83; Bryan L. Simler, 33; Carolyn Melton, 81; Luke B. Etheridge, 75; Geneva Robison, 73; Phyllis Smitley, 74; Sandra Volpert, 67; Dorothy L. Price, 85; Leona McClaren, 83; David Hammack, 51; Myrtle (Naomi) Bernardi, 91; Lavon Hartman, 82; Lloyd A. Meech Jr., 77; Mary Franke; Anthony J. Tafarella Sr., 85; Wilfred F. (Tommy) Banet, 80; Gretchen Sturgill, 66; John Jacobs, 70.

25 years ago
February 5, 1997

Nine months after being issued a certificate of suitability by the Indiana Gaming Commission, Caesars World Inc. is still defining its plans for a $228 million gaming and entertainment complex along the Ohio River near Bridgeport. On Monday, Caesars announced “enhancements” to its project, including a change in the location of its 18-hole championship golf course and a nature trail in the woods near the casino boat site.

As anticipated, the Harrison County Board of Commissioners, voting 2-1, fired the Indianapolis law firm representing the county on riverboat issues and gave the job Monday to Corydon attorney Gordon Ingle, the new counsel for the commissioners. Commissioner Ed Emily made the motion a couple of hours into the 3-1/2-hour meeting that saw a standing-room-only audience. “It’s a dark day in Harrison County,” said Third District Commissioner Terry Miller, who opposed the change.

The State of Indiana, through the attorney general’s office, has filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s gaming law. The lawsuit was filed in October by Earl Becker of Elizabeth and Walt Schulz and Jack Phillips of New Albany. They maintain the General Assembly acted illegally by including gaming legislation in a budget bill.

Mike Flock is doing well after receiving a kidney from his sister, Susie Hornickle, two weeks ago at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Susie got out of the hospital on the Saturday following the surgeries, while Mike was home by last Monday.

At 52-all and three seconds showing on the clock, Corydon Central freshman Lynne Johnson snared an inbounds pass from Ryan Lamp, turned around and lofted an 18-footer from straight out as time expired in the opening game of the Corydon Central Sectional last night. Johnson’s shot glanced off the backboard and dipped through the net to give the Lady Panthers a dramatic 54-52 win over Perry Central (14-5). The victory send the Lady Panthers (15-4) into a semifinal matchup tomorrow night against Crawford County (7-12).

Deaths: Murl Wright, 62; Sister Mary Buss, 79; Granville Melton, 62; Edgar L. Miller, 88; Gary L. Payne, 45.

50 years ago
February 2, 1972

The beleagured Indiana Processing Co. Inc. plant, under fire by New Salisbury residents who have complained for months of unbearable odors coming from the chicken offal processing plant, has a new manager. But, he’s not making any specific promises. Ken Lacky, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., said repeatedly and emphatically in a short telephone interview Monday that “I’m going to do my best” to remedy a bad situation. He said he is concentrating on “sanitation.”

Jim Beaty, a junior at North Harrison High School, is the winner of the annual Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District’s public speaking contest. The decision was announce by three judges at the conclusion of a busy annual meeting last night at the Corydon Elementary School. Jim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beaty Jr. of Palmyra, spoke on the topic “Better Use of Our Soil and Water Resources.” Runner-up was Allen J. Lopp, a senior at Lanesville High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lopp of Lanesville.

From summer to winter to summer, and back again. That, in brief, is the weather story of January 1972, a month of the most drastic temperature change in many a moon.

The coach’s bugaboo — late season postponements — hit the local basketball scene like a ton of bricks Friday night, in the wake of Thursday’s ice storm. Hazardous driving conditions caused temporary cancellations of four games: Corydon Central at Paoli, Perry Central at Milltown, Leavenworth at Borden and Tunnelton at Lanesville.

Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. James Collard; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Weed, Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson.

Deaths: Addie Shireman, 83; Lola Baumgartle, 66; Earl V. Brown, 52; Joseph Steiner, 88; Alice B Reas, 67; Jerry C. Davis, 77; Alma Black Sharp; Lester L. Roudenbush, 87; Edwin C. Miller, 71; Evelyn Wiseman, 44; Burton T. Duley, 62; David Henry Pleasant, 90; Andred Gerdon, 69.

65 years ago
January 30, 1957

Hospital officials have announced the resignation of James Stewart Allen as bookkeeper at the hospital. Mrs. Grace Cammack who has been employed as secretary and bookkeeper at Corydon Central School Corp. has been employed as his successor.

The chairman of special events for the polio drive, James Davidson, announced today that toll roads staged Sunday on Highways 150, 135 and 64 netted $610 for the polio fund.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Knierien, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Howell, Mr. and Mrs. James Weathers; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sams, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Conrad.

Deaths: Mrs. Allene Deakins Watson, 30; William T. Wright, 90; Mrs. Stella Straub, 88; Mrs. Alma K. Williar, 75; John K. Youtsler, 79; Janet Marie Kitterman, infant; Paul F. Kirkham, infant; Mrs. Anna Herthel, 89; Mrs. Mellie Jenkins, 78; Nancy Linn Cherry, infant.

75 years ago
February 5, 1947

Noble Keffey of Mount Carmel, Ill., spent the weekend with his cousins Elmer and Clarence Rosenbarger and Mrs. Ora Clunie and their families.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vitt of New Albany spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boone, Sheldon and Shirley.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watters; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Metcalf, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Timberlake.

Deaths: Remson Glaze, 75; E.E. Sappenfield, 73; Mrs. Nora Sims, 70; Nevaston W. Boone, 75; Mrs. Florence Keen, 64; Betty Aydelotte, 88.

100 years ago
February 8, 1922

Mr. and Mrs. James Wolpert of Laconia spent late Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scheler of Crandall.
Mr. and Mrs. George Schoen, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Johnson and Cluthrie McRae of Posey Township were in Corydon Monday, all coming in Mr. Schoen’s car. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson visited Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Lottick, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Lottick are sisters.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Frederick; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Artie Byerly.

Deaths: Amon Blunk, 82; Mrs. Mary Borgerding, 64; Mrs. Lucinda Lofton; Clarence L. Davis, 32; John V. Baylor.