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April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022
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15 years ago
April 22, 2007

The Lanesville Community School Corp. Board of Trustees chose last week to appropriate money out of its rainy day fund instead of laying off teachers to cover increased costs in the school district. In recent months, school officials have said the school is headed for bankruptcy if its financial status doesn’t improve. The five-member board voted unanimously to appropriate $300,000 out of the rainy day fund to help cover increased expenses, like health insurance rates.

When Monty Schneider announced in February his retirement from the North Harrison Community School Corp. effective the end of the 2006-07 school year, the New Salisbury man said he wasn’t sure what he’d do come July 1, the first day he would not be reporting for work on the Ramsey campus. Schneider, who has 34 years experience in the central office, with the last 17 as superintendent, learned last week that he’ll be going to work for another school corporation, West Clark, instead of retiring.

A head-on collision Sunday afternoon involving two vehicles seriously injured Harrison County Animal Control officer Mike Gentry of Mauckport. Another person was also injured. Gentry, 44, was taken by STATCARE air ambulance to University Hospital in Louisville after officers from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the scene. Gentry’s wife, Lisa, 43, was transported by ambulance. Both were trapped inside their vehicle when police arrived about 2:50. Gentry was driving his personal vehicle. The other driver, Alexandra Zingg, 16, of Corydon, suffered some minor injuries.

Corydon Central nearly made its own thunder Saturday afternoon, coming only two points shy of dethroning North Harrison at the annual Harrison County Tennis Tournament. The Lady Panthers came up short, 19-17, as North Harrison went on to a 13th consecutive championship and second straight under head coach Dana Striegel on “Thunder” Saturday.

Deaths: Kent A. Watson, 43; Avis K. Sloan, 95; Larry E. Juve, 75; Nettie M. McCurdy, 93; Marion R. (Flytrap) Harned, 79; Jacob P. Bezy, 30; Olive M. Steepro, 91; Marvin E. Harris, 77; Ada L. Mann, 68; Doris A. Henkins, 75; David L. Phelps, 64; William R. Willoughby, 63; Forest W. (Frog) Brierly Jr., 49; Howard R. Froman, 84; Virginia (Jenny) M. Bube, 87.

25 years ago
April 30, 1997

Traffic will be rerouted onto a temporary bridge during a $1.25 million bridge replacement job on S.R. 64, a half-mile east of the S.R. 335 intersection. The temporary bridge over Indian Creek is expected to be ready for use by June and the project completed by Dec. 1, including removal of the temporary bridge.

Blue River Services has helped organize job fairs in the past, but it has usually been part of larger get-togethers in Clarksville or New Albany. As such, it was difficult for Harrison County employers — and potential employees — to attend. So, the agency began considering having a local job fair. All with the realization that no one may show up. Their fears were put to rest, soundly, last Wednesday, when nearly 300 people turned out for the BRS job fair in Corydon. Sixteen employers were represented, and Peoples Trust Bank made its building available as part of its celebration of Community Banking Awareness Month.

Donna Withers has it figured out. Her son, Nathan, a sophomore at Ball State University, has been doing more entertaining and less studying. Nathan really dug himself out of a hole last week, when he flew to New York City to appear on The David Letterman Show. He was part of an all-Indiana show Friday evening. He appeared during the segment called “Stupid Human Tricks.”

This year’s Popcorn Festival in Corydon May 17 will feature the first “PopCorn 500,” a go-kart race sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Historic Harrison County.

A Corydon man was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle wreck in Washington County. Gary L. Pitman, 43, was traveling north on S.R. 135 when he apparently lost control of his pickup on wet pavement, according to a spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff’s Dept.

North Harrison’s girls’ tennis team stayed unbeaten Saturday, winning the Harrison County championship in French Lick. The team made it a clean sweep, capturing all five brackets for a perfect score of 25. Corydon Central was runner-up with 10 points followed by South Central with eight and Lanesville with seven.

Deaths: Oscar J. Rhoads, 86; Mattie I. Walts, 99; Pearl F. Brown, 69; George E. Cole, 75; Lois E. Riese, 76; Wilma M. (Sis) Melton, 78; Thelma P. Mullen, 65; Charles G. McDonald Jr., 58; Evelyn G. Still, 85; Edward L. Elliott, 52

50 years ago
April 26, 1972

Corydon’s trustees, after much deliberation and discussion, decided Monday night to honor four previous commitments for residents wanting water line tap-ons. However, other cases will be considered on an individual basis until the trustees have more information about the town’s ability to process water. Two weeks ago, the trustees established a moratorium on hook-ons pending receipt of a long-awaited comprehensive water survey by the town engineering firm, Clyde Williams and Associates of South Bend. It was due March 15 and still hasn’t been sent to the trustees.

The Hurst Miles Hardware Co. Store, which has been a retail outlet for hardware in Harrison County for almost a century, is quitting business. Arrangements have been made for a different use of the building.

Harrison County school are in danger of becoming caught in a squeeze which could threaten their educational quality. All three corporations in the county are so pressed for space that building to alleviate the situation is imminent. The acuteness of the dilemma isn’t lessening either, because the consistent population growth which has triggered the pinch is continuing and could increase.

Corydon Central High School athletes will get double exposure this year when it comes time to make athletic awards. For the first time, a daytime athletic awards assembly will be for the entire student body, on May 10, in the gymnasium. The annual awards banquet sponsored and conducted by the CCHS Adult Booster Club will be at 7 p.m. on the evening of May 11, in the cafeteria of the Corydon Elementary School.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Roger Carey; girls — Mr. and Mrs. James Nolot, Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Lawless.

Deaths: Carey W. Motley, 57; Delpha M. Saltsgaver, 65; the Rev. David L. Scull, 81; Herbert McKinney, 74; Edward Kintner; Harry Scheible, 96; Orlan Wilson, 79; Ella D. Sieg, 83; Herman Rhodes, 82; Hobart J. (Pop) Jordan, 75; Oscar E. Deutsch, 80.

65 years ago
April 24 1957

Miss Phyllis Joan Rosenbarger, a senior at North Central High School, was crowned queen of the Jaycees Pancake Day. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rosenbarger of Spencer Township.

A vicious-looking wild bobcat was killed early Saturday morning by Clyde W. Woertz, a Posey Township farmer, after it had entered his chicken house and killed 42 hens.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Roscoe Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harpe, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schwartz; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sauerheber, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bowling, Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Conrad.

Deaths: Marshall V. Pate, 95; Mrs. Emma Gunther, 64; Philip Flock, 72; Riley E. Funk, 79; Mrs. Edna Blasdel, 74; F.D. Russellburg, 81; Mrs. Harriett E. Holliday, 94; Lewis Crawford; Henry Riley Langdon, 83.

75 years ago
April 30, 1947

Miss Verla Ruth Flock is visiting her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Flock, and daughter, Sharon, and Mrs. Alice Franklin at Glendale, Calif. She has been there since February and will return home soon.

Mr. and Mrs. George J. Oldham and family, O.R. Scott and Mrs. Carl Metzel of Louisville were weekend visitors of H.H. Scott and Mrs. Myrtle Wurm.

Mrs. Chester Mills entertained a number of little friends last Tuesday in honor of her daughter Olivia, who celebrated her sixth birthday anniversary. The guests included Jimmy Davis, Peggy Sims, Carol Miller, Shirley Ann Baelz, Philip Timberlake, Tommy and Angel Cummins and Sandra Miller.

When we stop and gaze at the pink dogwood in full bloom on the Old State Capitol grounds, we are reminded of William Herschell’s poem, “Ain’t God Good to Indiana.”

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frederick; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Danruther, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Coleman.

Deaths: Julia Ott, 79; H. Edward Wolfe, 67.

100 years ago
May 10, 1922

Mrs. George W. Koehler of Louisville visited her sister, Mrs. Henry Ehalt, last week. She was accompanied home by her little niece, Alliene Ehalt, who will spend part of the summer with her.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hardin Lemmon of Gary are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lemmon and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stevens.

Births: None.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary A. Keller; Mrs. Henry Stonecipher, 63; Mrs. Sarah E. Shireman, 62; Jacob Bauer, 45; Thomas Bridgeman Jr., 19; Mrs. Mary Watson; Mrs. Jane Huff, 63; Mrs. Margaret Hobbs, 72; Mrs. Joseph B. Williams.