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15 years ago

February 21, 2007

After two tries at mediation in 2005 and 2006, the Lanesville Community school Corp. Board of Trustees, Supt. Phil Partenheimer and the Lanesville Education Association are headed back to try again. The new mediation attempt comes after the school board, Partenheimer and the LEA have been unable to agree on details for anew health insurance plan. The school corporation has spent $223,000 in increased health insurance benefits since 2006 for its teaching, secretarial and janitorial staffs while its general budget has decreased more than $25,000 during that same period.

After much discussion and crunching numbers, the board of trustee of the North Harrison Community school Corp. approved awarding the bid for the elementary school project to the second lowest bidder. The decision to award the North Harrison elementary School project to Parco Construction Inc. in Louisville was made Thursday evening during a special meeting by the board. Parco’s base bid of $5.2 million was $736,000 higher than the low bidder, Badgett Constructors LLC, Louisville, which had asked to withdraw its bid citing a clerical error.

A year ago, the Harrison Co. Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee made bringing high-speed internet to Harrison County a No. 1 priority. Since then, the committee has moved much closer to making that initiative a reality. A $26,710 grant will help the economic development committee prepare a request for information and a request for proposal documents.

In a game that put two of the state’s top shooters against each other, Crawford County’s Lyndon Jones out-shot Lanesville’s Chris VanHoose 32 points to 23 points on a snowy Saturday night, but the Eagles were the ones who got to celebrate at the end as they came out with an 84-69 win over the visiting Wolfpack.

Deaths: Alva L. Roberts, 74; Guy R. Cahill, 57; Gerald L. Janes, 60; Maurice W. Rhodes, 88; Charles H. Harbeson, 86; Mildred L. Lewis, 88; Drake L. Brown, infant; Carl M. Roll, 83; Robert M. Eckert, 78; Tyler W. Tilley, 20; Elbert L. Cooke, 82; Julius W. Smith, 86; Justin O. Etienne, 85; Arizona R. (Zona) Click, 88; David W. Harbin, 77; Dortha M. (Aunt Dot) Crecelius, 87; James A. (Buddy) Wright, 86; Peggy E. Langston Guinn, 74; John P. Egart, 62; Irma L. O’Bryan Rhodes Clark, 97; Gregory P. Hold, 43; Louis F. Barksdale, 79; George M. Bye, 81; Carl Anderson, 92; Charles (Chuck) Hensley, 45.

25 years ago

February 26, 1997

After taking another look at Caesars World’s “box of chocolates,” the Indiana Gaming Commission unanimously decided Friday afternoon that the casino company’s project — having grown from a $228 million project to at least a $265 million project with its “enhancements — is essentially the same box of candy Caesars gave to the gaming commission in May.

Gov. Frank O’Bannon today announced a $50,000 matching grants for the Corydon Public Library for interior and exterior rehabilitation. Exterior work on the 1914 Carnegie library will include replacing the asphalt shingle roof with clay tiles that much those originally on the building, repairing gutters, repointing the masonry walls as necessary and painting the door and window trim. Interior work will include replastering the crumbling ceiling and walls, installing new wiring and repairing the leaded glass portion of the vaulted ceiling.

With the blessings of Sheriff Clyde Sailor and his staff, the Friends of Harrison Education and Literacy Program hope to get their inmate education program started next week. Garland White, one of the early proponents of the HELP program said last week that the program will begin with weekly one-hour “life skills” sessions with volunteer facilitators. The basic literacy program will follow later.

Lanesville swimmer Shawn Fuhrman won his second straight sectional championship Saturday at Tell City. Fuhrman won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.68 to qualify for this weekend’s state meet at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Deaths: the Rev. Robert B. Garrison, 76; Harry L. Rothrock, 76; Mary Whetstein, 78; Owen A. Free, 78; Ella M. Arnold, 80; Pearl Hornung, 86; Rosa E. Huttsell, 80; Iola C. Walther, 94; Mary A. Rhodes, 94; Eugene M. Kelley, 73; Janet J. Stiles, 58

50 years ago

February 23, 1972

A substantial number of Elizabeth area residents are happily parting with $10 each. The money is being collected in order to find out how many families are seriously interested in water and sewer lines, and to go for possible engineering studies of the area.

A county-wide sanitary landfill project will be a waste of taxpayers’ money unless it has the full support of county residents, an engineer told a surprisingly small gathering at the first of three meetings on a landfill proposal Wednesday night at Corydon Central High School.

Mrs. Lillie Emily, Eldon Kintner and Harry C. Boone — Harrison County’s Commissioners — inspected blueprints Monday night for a county courthouse elevator estimated to cost $62,000.

Sectional tournaments in which local schools have been involved over the past 50 years have rarely been dull, and this year’s sessions at Salem, Jeffersonville and Paoli promise to be no exceptions to the rule.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Howard and Sharon Morris.

Deaths: Essie E. Shireman, 79; Leonard T. (Pop) Fey; Captain Cuba C. Foster, 70; Cortez J. Watson, 86; Eldora King, 79; Jesse O. Smith, 78; Nellie M. Proctor, 62; Lawrence L. McLemore, 56; Richard L. Sample, 35; Steve Vince Sr.; Christine Lee Roberts, 21 months.

65 years ago

February 20, 1957

Bennett Asher, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Asher of Mauckport, has been accepted in the University of Louisville Medical School. He will graduate from Eastern State College in May.

Carl F. Snyder recently discharged from the Air Force, has accepted a position in the office of the L. & N. Co. in Louisville.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Burger, Mr. and Mrs. Leonel Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Arthur Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Webster Trusty, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. James Harold Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Sweeney; girls — Mr. and Mrs. David McAdams, Mr. and Mrs. Garland E. White, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Strunk, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rainbolt.

Deaths: Albert Johnson, 83; William McKinley Carpenter, 59; Robert H. Leffler, 43; William E. Baker, 86.

75 years ago

February 26, 1947

Mr. and Mrs. William Garey and Mrs. John Stepro attended the funeral of Mrs. Byrda Ann Cruise at Shepherdsville, Ky., Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Cruise and son Jimmie are well known to Corydon’s race horse drivers. Both have participated in races at the fairgrounds here.

Mrs. Bernice Baker entertained Sunday with dinner in observance of the 16th birthday anniversary of her son, Bill, Saturday.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Marion Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Baylor; girls — Mr. and Mrs. George Adolph, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gettelfinger, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bulleit, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dawson.

Deaths: Mrs. Kate Wiseman, 90; Mrs. Laura Bye, 86; Mrs. Charles Inman, 86; Mrs. Lennis Utz, 63; Benj. Shickel, 76; Mrs. Mary Grut, 86; Mrs. Carl E. Utz, 56; Paul Sturm, 46; George Koenig, 82; Mrs. Ora Traylor, 72.

100 years ago

March 1, 1922

J. A. Fowler has purchased the Army and Dry Goods Store from Charles Sullivan at Central. He will place a full line of groceries in his store in the near future.

Mrs. T.A. Eurton and niece, Mrs. Frank Hall Jr., of Elizabeth, attended a surprise birthday party at the home of Mrs. H’s mother, Mrs. Jessie Kron, at New Albany.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. George Richmer, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schuppert ; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brocar.

Deaths: Charles Miller, 83; Zachariah Taylor Grass, 73; William P. Kochenour; Mrs. Victoria Baker, 80; Howard Turley, 6; Michael Gehlbach, 79.