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15 years ago
May 9, 2007

Resources to help Harrison County’s economic development are nearby and waiting to be tapped. That’s the message Rotarians heard last week during a program by David McKinnis, who joined TAP (Technical Assistance Program) at Purdue University. TAP, founded in 1986, is just one of several ways Purdue plays a supporting role in economic development in the Hoosier state. Others include Certified Technology Parks, Discovery Park, Technical Information Service and the Opportunity for Indiana program. Science Bound, Project Lead the Way, Physics on the Road and other initiatives reach out to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as their teachers.

Auditors around the state are trying to find a way to implement a new law that gives property owners a one-time tax refund this year. And they are anything but happy about the plan they say is confusing and costly if not impossible to implement. The new law does not include reimbursement of expenses. The problem is that funding for the tax refund is to come from dollars raised in the state from licensing of gambling machines at race tracks, and no one knows how much that will be. Added to that, the refund won’t be calculated on the property tax bill as a tax credit but rather it must be paid by check sent to the mortgage holder if yearly taxes are paid to escrow, or to the latest property owner of record who is not delinquent on their property taxes.

Progress at the vacated Keller Manufacturing Co. site in downtown Corydon has been moving about as slow as the current in neighboring Big Indian Creek, but all of that may soon change. Corydon town manager Fred Cammack said yesterday that the awarding of contracts to have asbestos removed and the buildings demolished will be handled at the next town board meeting, which is set for May 14.

In a split vote, Corydon Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jennie Capelle was named the new assistant principal at South Central Junior-Senior High School at last week’s meeting of the South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees. Capelle, who is closing in on four years in the SHCS system, was voted in by a narrow margin, 4-3. The Indiana University East graduate is currently working on a K-12 administrative license, which she’s on course to complete within the next year.

It was a close family decision for the Snodgrass family. After a meeting with his wife, Teresa, and their children, they made their decision. The decision was that husband and father, North Harrison boys’ basketball coach Rick Snodgrass, would accept the head coaching position at Portage in northern Indiana.

Deaths: Gertrude B. Wooten, 86; Robert K. Rigot, 80; Billy J. Kelley, 76; Carolyn A. Woodlock, 69; Grace M. Naville, 96; Dr. Lee Roberson, 97; Darrell R. Griffitts, 52; Sandra L. Warth, 59; Florence E. Brannon, 89; Betty D. Hottell, 60; Kevin L. Banet, 49; Kenneth L. McClure II, 48; Scott A. Taylor, 45; Pauline P. Hess, 65; Bonnie R. Brewer, 63; Robert A. Pfister, 50.

25 years ago
May 14, 1997

A Country Music Association award winner will close the 12th annual Harrison County Cousin Willie’s Popcorn Festival after a full day of activities, including a new event, the PopCorn 500 go-kart race. T. Graham Brown — whose chart hits in the 1980s were “I Tell It Like It Used to Be,” “Darlene” and “Hell and High Water” — will give a free concert at the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand beginning at 4 p.m., said festival organizer Diana Kopp. Christian-country recording artist Kathy Logsdon of Corydon will open for Brown. Brown, who defies musical boundaries, received a CMA award in the Vocal Event of the Year in 1993 for his part in the George Jones single “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair.”

Do you not wear your seat belt in Harrison County because you think you’ll only get a $6 fine if you’re caught? Surprise! The seat belt violation fee — and several others — has gone up. Now, you can expect to pay $25 if you defy the law. Superior Court Judge Roger David said the increases are a result of an overall review of the previous fines.

Harrison County Sheriff Clyde Sailor approached the county council Saturday morning with an offer they may not want to refuse. It could reduce his take-home pay by a considerable sum. “As the jail expands, the sheriff could make a lot of money,” Sailor said. He estimated that with the jail at full capacity, the sheriff could easily make $173,000 from meal money used to purchase food for the prisoners. That’s on top of the sheriff’s annual salary.

Pisgah Lodge 32 of the Free and Accepted Masons installed officers Saturday for Corydon Council of Cryptic Masons 112. The installation culminated a process that began last July. The Council is the second of three organizations in the York Rite. The first is a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, which has existed in Corydon since 1921. Corydon has never before had a council, said Terry Smith, who was installed as the Council’s Illustrious Master. Other officers installed were Lloyd Smith, Deputy Master; Russell Cox, Principal Conductor of Work; Ralph Best, recorder; John McClanahan, Captain of Guard; Howard Harbeson, Conductor of Council; Ron Bohnert, Steward; and Carl Whitman, Sentinel.

The Lanesville Lady Eagles wrapped up their second straight Southern Athletic Conference championship recently with respective 3-2 wins over Henryville and Eastern (Pekin). The Lady Eagles are 11-1 overall and went through the conference schedule unbeaten again this spring.
South Central Brooke Beckort led the assault on the Harrison County track and field record book last Wednesday. She set three records while winning four events. Corydon senior Ryan Lamp added another couple of new marks. All told, eight meet records fell and one was tied on a warm, sunny spring afternoon at Corydon Central High School.

Deaths: Naomi Jacobs Kirsk, 89; Ruth Cotner, 92; Michael J. Harrington, 69; Dorothy A. Osborne, 70; Wilma J. Nolan, 71; Martin E. Kitterman, 34; Ressy J. Witt, 92.

50 years ago
May 10, 1972

Jim Carpenter of New Albany is now the new manager of the JayC Store of Corydon. He is relieving Don Belcher, who is going to Seymour to open a new JayC Store there.

John A. Cabell was re-elected chairman of the Harrison County Democratic Central Committee. Neva Hess was elected vice chairman. Betty Brown was named secretary, and Maurice Snider, treasurer. James L. Shireman was re-elected chairman of the Harrison County Republican Central Committee. Mary Humphrey is vice chairman. Pauline Ashton, secretary, and Ralph Love, treasurer.

Division One of the Indiana Court of Appeals came to Corydon last week and heard a case at the First State Capitol of Indiana. This special occasion was held in observance of Law Day.

Robert O’Bannon was the recipient of the Grand Lodge Award of Gold Tuesday night. The 50-year presentation was made by his son, Sen. Frank L. O’Bannon. Robert and his father, Lew M. O’Bannon, both received the Master Mason degree of Free and Accepted Masonry on May 2, 1922.
Clyde Rhoads of Flint, Mich., is visiting his brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Stoy Rhoads, and his sister, Mrs. Edith Miller, all of Corydon.

Births: Boys — Roberta Byrne, Marilyn Kannapel, Linda Morgan; girls — Sharon Wilson, Catherine Strauss, Doris Coffman.

Deaths: Mrs. Arthur (Anna) Wenning, 82; Guy R. Kannapel, 77; Guy LaHue, 79; Verna Bevill, 86; Joan Roby, 70; Elmer Shields, 62; Sgt. Howard Deck, 62; Maude Day, 73; Ronald E. Fry.

65 years ago
May 8, 1957

Harrison County boys who have been named to go Bloomington June 8 as participants in Hoosier Boys State are Howard Franklin Jones Jr., Palmyra; John Elbert Brown, Laconia; John Randall Yocum, New Salisbury; Jerry Reinhardt, Georgetown; and Max Martin, Corydon.

A blue light has been installed on the automobile of each of the volunteer firemen of the Corydon Fire Dept. for turning on while answering fire alarms. In accordance with Indiana law, this light designates the car as a an emergency vehicle in case of fire.

Earl Ray McAdams and Barbara Miller are crowned king and queen of the Corydon Central High School junior-senior prom on May 3.

Raymond Curts was appointed superintendent of grounds, Harrison County Fair, by the fair board at the annual stockholders’ meeting.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith, Mr. and Mrs. William Leffler, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spurlock, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Hisey; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Boley, Mr. and Mrs. James LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McHenry, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Richert, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shaffer.

Deaths: Thomas P. Brandenburg, 75; the Rev. John C. Gray, 75; Gail Louise Philpot, infant; William W. Walk, 63; George H. Spore, 81; William B. Fouts, 70; Elizabeth Sheler, 83; Hiram Babcock, 85.

75 years ago
May 14, 1947

Miss Norma Lea Haas, who has employment at the Dream Beauty Shop and lives in the home of Mary Troncin, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Haas of Westport.

Lawrence Shidler, who has employment in Fort Wayne, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shidler of near Ramsey, Saturday and Sunday.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Timberlake; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Owen Yetter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Waidrow Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. E. Hurst Miles.

Deaths: Jerome Hays, 42; Jacob Roby, 93; Emma LaHue 82; George M. Crawford, 82; Grace Fellmy, 53; William Elbert, 76; George M. Harris, 86; Julia B. Ollis.

100 years ago
May 24, 1922
Miss Helen Ballard of Mauckport, who has been teaching school at English the past winter, attended the C.H.S. alumni banquet and commencement dance, the guest of friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Davis and two sons, Miss Clovis Gibson and Herbert Habermel of this place spent Sunday with Mrs. D’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Temple of English.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. William Tuel, Mr. and Mrs. John Stepp; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Rooksby, Mr. and Mrs. Arvil R. Thomas.

Deaths: Oscar Huffman; Mrs. Rachel Wise, 80; Mrs. Charles Hall; Miss Nellie Beach, 15; James Bishop, infant; Alice Virginia Fisher, infant; Mrs. Elizabeth Denbo, 71.