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15 years ago
February 7, 2007

“I sat there acting like I was dead,” Linda Pittman said, testifying in Harrison Superior Court yesterday afternoon. “I figured that was the only way to stay alive.” She was describing from the witness stand how she survived a barrage of gunfire on June 12, 2004, when she returned to her secluded home in Mauckport. She and her mother, Myrtle Satterfield, 80, who was in a wheelchair behind the driver’s seat, had returned from her mother’s residence near Marengo, where they had been preparing the house for rent.

Harrison County residents will now be able to pursue an associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree without leaving the county. The Harrison County Lifelong Learning center will now offer those degree programs through Indiana Wesleyan’s Leadership Education for Adult Professionals.

People traveling to Canada, Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean or Bermuda this spring may now need a passport to travel, something that wasn’t always required in the past.

Friday night’s rivalry matchup between Crawford County and visiting North Harrison gave fans their money’s worth as the two teams went through a typical knock-down, drag-out game for bragging rights. By the time the smoke had cleared, the Wolfpack had nosed out a 62-59 win.

Deaths: Keith A. Mueller, 52; Arthur C. Binkley, 86; Rose M. Poe, 75; JoAnna Grabel, 66; Betty L. Allen, 75; Catherine Luckett, 94; Mable M. Weathers, 94; Sylvia M. Leaser, 93; Maupin A. Cantrell, 89; Dorothy M. Williams, 80; Glenn Fessel, 86; George L. Fetz Jr., 59; Ruth E. Blackman, 93; Donna K. McCoy, 46; Joyce P. Baker, 64; Bertha Trindeitmar, 87; Clyde T. Gibson, 92; Michael Boaz, 58; Jean R. Royse, 84; Lillian M. Knear, 87; Marjorie L. Cooper, 82; Ruth L. Zwahlen, 83; Herman J. Strohbeck Sr., 89; Janice W. Howe, 67; Larry M. Schultz, 85; Nellie L. Reader, 78; Ruby A. Corn, 85.

25 years ago
February 12, 1997

The day many knew would eventually come arrived Monday when longtime Congressman Lee Hamilton announced he won’t seek re-election in 1998. Hamilton was in Harrison County Friday to visit elementary students, but he made no mention of the impending announcement, which came about noon. Hamilton has served the 21 counties of Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District since 1965 and is respected worldwide for his work in foreign affairs.

A $1.6 million tax abatement on new equipment granted to Keller Manufacturing Co. two years ago by the Harrison County Council for taxes payable this year will require a public hearing before the state approves the paperwork. That phase of the process and the required resolution to follow was overlooked in 1995.

Citing a philosophical change, new Superior Court Judge Roger Davis cut fines for the court’s Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program from a maximum of $500 imposed by former Judge Carlton Sanders to $300 for repeat drunk drivers. Davis, who took office Jan. 1, told the Harrison County Council Saturday he doesn’t believe it’s proper for the court system to be driven by monetary concerns, although 84 percent of this year’s probation department budget had been expected to come from ADP fees.

The toppled and broken tombstones were scattered throughout the Palmyra Cemetery. In one section, a row of five markers were knocked off their bases. In another section, several small markers were pushed out of the ground.

Offense comes and goes, but defense can be a constant, and it surely was for the Corydon Central Lady Panthers in a 54-32 sectional championship win over North Harrison Saturday night in Corydon.

Deaths: Susan Evans Austin, 60; Robert M. Rogers, 73; Greta R. McCarty, 63; Everett N. Hunt Jr., 43; Harry C. Lethco, 86; Andrew C. Thieneman Sr., 77; Willard Goldman82; Paul G. Belcher, 66; Harold W. Shields, 61; Russell E. Ash, 83; Carolyn S. Williams, 48; Joseph M. Houch, 90; Sophia M. Pindell, 87; Helen L. Terrell, 87; Charles F. Bierly, 88; Elsie Vorgang, 96; Anna M. Greenwell, 90; August W. Rainbolt Sr., 64; Leona B. Paris, 76.

50 years ago
February 9, 1972

The three Harrison County commissioners announced Monday four appointments to a county planning commission. Two more members to the nine-member panel will be named in two weeks. The appointees are Hobart Frank of Mauckport, Sidney R. May of Laconia, Lee Harmon of near Moberly and Willard Eisert of Lanesville.

Indiana Sec. of State Larry A. Conrad, native of Laconia, announced Friday plans to run for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination of the state convention in June. Flying by plane, Conrad announced his plans to run against former Democratic Gov. Matthew E. Welsh in eight news conferences in as many Indiana cities. The Harrison County native — the youngest elected state official and the state’s highest elected Democrat — announced first in Indianapolis.

A record shipping year for 1971 was reported at the annual stockholders and directors meeting of the Keller Manufacturing Co. Inc. on Jan. 27, at the company offices in Corydon.

English made a bold but futile effort Friday night to upset North Harrison, but the Cougars were saved in the final quarter by the shooting of sub guard Ron Hayes. The Raiders, playing a deliberate game and making few turnovers, stayed with their favored opponents for three quarters and trailed by one, 41-40, entering the last quarter.

Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Owen Vausha, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Shireman, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Day; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Fessel, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Welch, Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Ketterman.

Deaths: the Rev. Clarence E. Homberberger, 75; Lena Harman, 77; Pearl Brunner, 74; J. Harold Tower Sr., 72; John E. Williams, 72; Lemme E. Blake, 78; Edna Resch, 78; Julius Russel Rothrock, 75; Lewis Bottorff, 73; William Ray Wolfe, 71; Maria Lynn Clark, 9; William Virgil Sampson, 50; John Neely, 82; Willard O. Simmons, 53; Ella Lisman, 87; Lillian M. Fisher, 81.

65 years ago
February 6, 1957

Herschel T. Eaton, after 41 consecutive years of employment with the Keller Manufacturing Co. retired Feb. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. George Rosenbarger and sons, Jimmy and Johnny, of New Albany, spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rosenbarger and Mrs. Minnie Shuck.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ammons, Mr. and Mrs. Don Churchill; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Hausz, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Cauble; twin girls — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McGlothlin.

Deaths: John E. Vorgang, 68; Forrest Reas, 57; Delta Lincoln, infant.

75 years ago
February 12, 1947

Fire burned the interior, but left the walls, of the three-bedroom home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fisher Jr., on the farm of Ivan Eckart two miles south of Corydon. Neighbors came and carried most of the furniture out of the house before firemen arrived.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rodenbarger, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Tindall, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rothrock, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Duggins, Mr. and Mrs. Lois Kruer ; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Hess, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kintner.

Deaths: H.W. Flora, 77; Ezra S. Keller, 60; Edward P. Nolot, 73; Swifty Farish, 68; Mrs. Joshua Watson, 77; J.E. Zimmerman, 77; Charles R. Morris; M. Henson Johnson, 66; Mrs. Etta McCormick, 76; Dr. J.W. Markwell, 86; Alex Studer, 72; Mrs. Nora Sims, 67; Mrs. Nelle Webb, 89.

100 years ago
February 15, 1922

C.L. Dick took a few days off recently and went visiting. He visited his son, Ira Dick, at Indianapolis and his brother, Martin Dick, at Terre Haute. Mr. Dick is very much interested in school work, and he visited some of the schools in both of those cities. He is a staunch advocate of consolidated schools.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. David Shireman; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Williar.

Deaths: Miss Farrell Guest, 22; Philip T. Gresham, 83; Jefferson Smith, 69; Mrs. Magdalena Zabel; Mrs. Bertha Crone; Mrs. Mary Resch, 75; Mrs. Eliza Heser Blume, 82; George Lambertus, 74.