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15 years ago
February 14, 2007

A jury in Harrison Superior Court returned a late-night verdict Friday, finding John Michael Naylor guilty of killing Myrtle Satterfield, 80, in Mauckport, and several other related felony crimes. Sentencing is tentatively set for March 2. Naylor was found not guilty of killing Hobert Pittman 59, the slain father of co-defendant Albert Pittman, 26, who was found guilty last year of that murder and other felonies committed by the pair on June 12, 2004. Those included attempting to kill Albert’s stepmother, Linda Pittman, assisting a criminal, conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary, theft and auto theft.

The longtime superintendent of the North Harrison Community School Corp. announced intentions to retire at the end of the 2006-07 school year at Monday night’s school board meeting. Monty Schneider, who has 34 years experience in the central office, said yesterday that he believes the five-member boar of trustees want to go in a different direction than he’s led the corporation.

In a 4-1 vote Monday night, the Harrison County Council approved a request by County Engineer Kevin Russel for $28,000 for geotechnical work to begin the first phase of the Lanesville interchange and Lanesville connector road project. The funding for the geotechnical work, which is required by the state, would allow the engineer’s office to do soil and rock studies on the ground between the Lanesville interchange, from the interchange north to George’s Hill Road. Phase one will eventually widen that portion of the road to five lanes, two lanes going each direction along with a turning lane.

One may be lonely. Two might be company. But three proved to be no charm for South Central’s girls’ basketball team at Saturday night’s champion game of the Class 1A New Washington Sectional. The 8th-ranked Lady Rebels, who started out as a pre-season No. 1 after last year’s trek to a runner-up finish in the Class 1A state final, were facing off against the sectional hosts for the third time this season.

Deaths: Marsha L. Pulley Shewmaker, 70; Lois Goldman Highfill, 84; Billy Sharp, 68; Grace E. Drumm, 85; Roger William Sherman Polen, 24; Shannon C. Rudolph, 44; Charles E. Cayton, 59; Carl E. (Buddy) Underwood, 77; Max D. Grose, 73; Alfred J. Heinz Jr., 80; Elsie L. Francis, 91; Larry D. Higgs, 55; Rachel D. Peers, 90; Judy S. Kidwell, 63; Lorrie A. Kemp, 46; Paul E. Harbeson, 72; Myrtle G. Rhoton, 101; Wilma K. Riley, 53; John E. Jones, 79; Alfred J. Heinz Jr., 80; Cletus Pearl, 70; David Grimes 65; Carzeine Noon, 72; Mabel M. Wilson, 91.

25 years ago
February 19, 1997

Is Caesars World’s proposed $228 million gaming and entertainment complex at Bridgeport on the Ohio River the same one to which the Indiana Gaming Commission awarded a certificate of suitability in May? That’s the key question that will be raised by riverboat casino opponents at the gaming commission’s meeting Friday in Indianapolis. “The project as proposed no longer exists,” said Nicholas Stein, local legal counsel for Harrison County Gaming Co., which also proposed a casino riverboat site near Bridgeport under the name of Carnival. “It’s changed substantially.” Caesars said their plans have been substantially enhanced in a bow to environmental concerns.
The Indiana bat, the Crown rattlesnake and indigenous plant species would be featured at a series of “nature stations” at the Caesars World gaming and entertainment complex, provided the Indiana Gaming Commission renews the company’s certificate of suitability Friday in Indianapolis.

The Leora Brown School in Corydon will host two events this weekend in conjunction with Black History Month. Friday night at 7, jazz pianist Anthony Molinaro will perform a concert. The following afternoon, at 3 o’clock, Ed Hamilton, an acclaimed Louisville Sculptor, will show slides and discuss his work.

The 9-year-old New Salisbury girl’s request on her Christmas list wasn’t that unusual for an only children; April Tanner wants a sister. And her mother thinks the idea is wonderful. But April’s wish won’t be filled in the usual way. She’s hoping to get a “Big Sister” through the Big Brother/Big Sister of Kentuckiana program.

The Doghouse was no place to be a Lady Panther Saturday morning. Swarmed, harassed and pressured into a season-high 31turnovers, Corydon Central (17-5) was bounced from the state tournament in a 62-27 first-round regional loss to 11th-ranked New Albany (20-2).

Deaths: Shirley M. Uhl, 62; Mabel Sprinkle, 71; Robert T. Polston, 48; Terry L. Gunter, 44; Laurel Backherms, 82; Lester E. Laswell, 62; Lois Ash, 84; Elizabeth Alexander, 84; Luther H. Wilfong, 49; Julius D. Melton, 80; Mary L. Barker, 91; Robert H. Lyell, 57; Harry Mugler, 85.

50 years ago
February 16, 1972

After Monday night’s lengthy and busy Corydon town trustee meeting, the trustees left with water much on their minds. Norman D. Penick, administrator of Harrison County Hospital, told the trustees that there is an “inadequate water supply to fight any kind of fire (at the hospital) if one should occur.”

Once again, several residents from the Wyandotte Avenue area north of Corydon vehemently protested the hazardous standing water situation on that street, at the town trustees’ meeting. After a good rain or snowfall, a pool of water which has at times reached nine inches, collects in a dip in the road in front of the residences of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Barrow and Mrs. Betty Palmer. The water is kept there by a 13-inch high and 160-foot long concrete block wall constructed by Barrow last year in front of his lawn and next to the asphalt.

Homer A. Ferree Jr. was chosen one of Indiana’s two delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program, allowing him to spend a “very educational and thrilling week” in Washington, D.C.

Short-handed but determined North Harrison couldn’t quite pull off an upset of high-flying Floyd Central Friday night, but they apparently made the Highlanders so mad they went out and set a new school scoring record the next night against West Washington.

Birth: Boy — Rita Smith; girls — Delores J. Pflanz, Patty Cadenhead, Charlotte Laswell

Deaths: Frank Bernardi, 85; Howard C. Conrad, 51; Sarah Pease, 79; Andrew P. Gettelfinger, infant; the Rev. Clarence Homberger, 75; Lena F. Harman; Gertie D. Okes, 77.

65 years ago
February 13, 1957

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Crosier attended a surprise wedding anniversary dinner in honor of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Crosier, at Laconia Sunday.
Floyd Richert, small son of Mrs. Lucy K. Richert, accidentally slipped and fell into Indian Creek Sunday while looking at the swollen stream. His sister, Barbara Sue, who was nearby, jumped into the icy water and pulled him to safety.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Clifton L. McCutcheon, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Cova Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schrotter ; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Korte, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon J. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Nicholson.

Deaths: H.E. Trotter 82; Dennis O. Lieber, 21; John W. Ott, 83; John F. Bush 52.

75 years ago
February 19, 1947

County Agricultural Agent Maurice F. Goode has accepted the position of County Agent of Clark County.

John Ward and son John Leslie Ward recently completed a swinging bridge over Big Indian Creek on the Lillie Mauck farm eight miles southwest of Corydon.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wellman, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Berry, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Curts; girls — Mr. and Mrs. George B. Flock, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Swarens, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Ripperdan.

Deaths: Mrs. Nellie Bryant, 72; John LaDuke, 59; George W. Scales, 77; Mrs. Anna Sherman Hisey, 86; James Shields, 59; Mrs. Anna Richert, 72; Mrs. Catherine Uhl, 77; Norman Gordon; Mrs. Anna Kochert, 67; George Koenig, 82; Ed Shickel, 42; Walter Franklin Anderson, infant.

100 years ago
February 22, 1922

C.K. Moore of Leavenworth has rented the Ed Brown Stand and has put in a new two-chair barber shop.

The residence belonging to John Montgomery near New Amsterdam was destroyed by fire last Friday night. Only a few pieces of furniture were saved. The origin of the fire was a defective Flue. No insurance was carried.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Kopp, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Quebbeman; girls — none.

Deaths: Mrs. Robert D. Patton, 66; Sam Charles, 14; Christian Kopp, 83; Miss Bessie Crecelius, 35; Mrs. Anna M. Raine, 31.