May 18, 2022
15 years ago
May 16, 2007
Veterans from as far away as California are expected to arrive in Corydon on Tuesday to spend th3e night as they travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual Run for the Wall. The Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau will distribute small American flags to persons who want to welcome the veterans into town. To receive a flag, persons should arrive along Capitol Avenue in downtown Corydon between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.
For Tyson Foods, embracing diversity not only has personal implications, but proves to have financial windfalls as well. David Whittington, complex manager at Tyson Foods in Corydon, reiterated those comments to several members of Community Unity on Thursday about his involvement with a diversity program at corporate headquarters in Springdale, Ark. According to figures present3ed by Whittington, the 50 best — and most diverse — companies saw a 125-percent return on sales during the past five years. As baby boomers in the labor force retire in the next 10 years, an expansive void will be left, with most of those openings being filled by diverse workers.
The aquatic center at O’Bannon Woods State Park is set to open Saturday, May 26, just in time to make a splash on Memorial Day weekend. Its official dedication will be Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. Park manager Bob Sawtelle gave several members of the Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as others associcat3ed with tourism, a sneak preview of the facility last Wednesday.
Randy West of Corydon is compiling a book of photographs that he took during a 35-year career as editor of The Corydon Democrat. All costs of publishing the book will be paid by Corydon Capital Preservation Alliance, and all sale proceeds will be returned to that non-profit group. West is not being paid a salary nor will he receive any of the profits, if there are any. The paperback “coffeetable” book will be about 110 pages and contain about 10 photographs, all black and white. Almost all of them have appeared in The Corydon Democrat. Some of those pictures earned awards in contests sponsored by the Hoosier State Press Association and the Indiana News Photographers Association.
Jackie Carpenter, editor of The Corydon Democrat, will be honored with a public reception Thursday, May 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the newsroom of the newspaper office. She recently announced her plans to retire. Carpenter, 68, began her career with The Corydon Democrat in 1983. The South Carolina native started out covering country government and never stopped.
An Elizabeth man died Saturday night from injuries sustained hours earlier in a motorcycle crash that left his wife injured. Jeremiah D. Carty, 31 and his wife, Suzie, had just traveled through Elizabeth and wer3e headed north on S.R. 11 when Jeremiah lost control of the Yamaha motorcycle, according to Officer Kevin Taylor of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. He was traveling behind the couple while patrolling in the area. The motorcycle crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Dodge Ram truck. Both Jeremiah and Suzie were wearing helmets, Taylor said.
A patient first inning at the plate and a two-run triple by Jenna Keinsley was enough for host Corydon Central to knock off rival Lanesville 7-4 Monday afternoon.
Deaths: Rita K. Adams, 57; Halleck Mathews, 84; Hazel M. Wright, 92; Tabitha Blankenship, 35; Melvin N. Heuser, 64; Larry K. Eastridge, 58; Bernice Elliott, 83; Mary C. Kennedy, 90; Ruby Embrey, 76; Alma Kiesler, 90; Michael G. Miller Sr., 53; Ora Payton, 90; Jeremiah Carty, 31; Eloise D. Beardsley, 92; Hester L. Brewer, 94.
25 years ago
May 21, 1997
After another impassioned plea from Lanesville officials seeking animal control, and at the urging of HEART (Harrison Educational Animal Responsibility Team), the Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday night named a five-man panel to study the issue and make a recommendation to the board. Those named unanimously are Roy McClanahan, Russell Petty, Jerry Dryden, Earl Saulman and Paul Burnham. HEART spokesperson Gloria Scott reiterated HEART’s desire to operate a shelter as it initially proposed, using $30,000 in tax dollars to run the shelter plus an animal control officers paid by the county.
Retired banker Thomas P. Bulleit of Corydon died Tuesday, May 20 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, He was 56. He was a retired vice president of the Liberty National Bank (now Bank One) in Corydon, past president of the Corydon Country Club, former past president and district Governor of the Kiwanis and a member of Corydon United Methodist Church.
Early morning rain Saturday gave way to clear blue skies for the 12th annual Harrison County Cousin Willie’s Popcorn Festival. All the better for racing. The festival was full of races – from a f5k walk and run to the annual favorite “pop-off” to this year’s new attraction, the PopCorn 500. Twelve teams raced identical go-karts around a Grand Prix-style course, laid out in the municipal parking lot between Chestnut and Poplar streets. Classic Details’ Kevin Bratcher took the checkered flag when he completed the 50-lap race in first place. He and teammate Brian Jenkins started the race in the eighth position after Jenkins qualified the car earlier in the morning in 36.05 seconds.
It was business as usual for the South Central High School track and fields teams in Saturday’s Southern Athletic Conference meet at Corydon Central High School. For the boys, it was championship No. 4 in the last five years. For the girls, it was a school-record third straight crown.
Deaths: Mildred A. Becker, 87; Alfred J. Hayden, 74; Viola M. Sams, 87; Marcella C. Kirchgessner, 68; Edna M. Faulkenburg, 91; Frieda H. Blank, 83; Charles P. Lockhart, 55; Robert S. Sands, 77; Zelma D. Dugan, 79; Barbara L. Martin, 51; Irmgard E. Steinhelpter, 66; Harold C. Sprague, 84; Musetta Fetz, 85; Mary E. Sims, 86; Thomas P. Bulleit; James Fraley, 76.
50 years ago
May 17, 1972
Tawyna Crecelius, 16, is the 1972 Corydon Jaycees Pancake Festival Queen.
The service provided for almost 21 years by Talmadge Windell’s bus line is being discontinued May 26. The buses ran daily from Corydon to New Albany. Tom Cummins owned the bus line before Windell. The Corydon-New Albany bus line is one of the oldest us lines in the state. Mr. Windell will continue serving as secretary-manager, planning and directing operations of the annual Harrison County Fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Belcher and family have moved from Corydon to Seymour. He was manager of the Corydon JayC Store here for about eight years. New manager of the store is James Carpenter, a native of New Albany.
Lendon Underwood Jr. has sold the building on the northwest corner of Chestnut and Mulberry streets to the Mathers-Eckart Ford dealership firm. Underwood owned the dealership before selling it to Mathers-Eckart in 1967. It is a partnership of Williams Mathers and Larry Eckart.
Chester Bruner of Blue River Township is trying a new method, for this area, of raising catfish. He built two cages, placed them in his pond and put 120 channel catfish in each. Twice a day he feeds them commercial trout food. If successful, he should get some top quality, mouth-watering catfish dinners.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Schwartz, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higdon, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Emily; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ayres, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Coffman, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Day, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Denzinger.
Deaths: Raleigh T. Ellis, 83; Jesse W. Cline, 53; Wilma Stewart, 50; Thomas W. Best, 78; Jasper T. Smith; Edna Agnew, 76; Mary F. Blackman, 56; Alice Ferriell, 67; Peter Barker, 92; Orville Gross, 53.
65 years ago
May 15, 1957
Sunday, May 19, will be a red-letter day for the New Middletown Evangelical United Brethren Church. The new parsonage will be dedicated. The charge includes three churches: New Middletown, Union and Pleasant Ridge.
Joseph L. Newton and Harry R. Naegele left Monday to enter military training in selective service recruiting. Harry was not accepted and returned home.
Miss Barbara Bickel, who will graduate June 10 from Wittenburg College at Springfield, Ohio, has accepted a position in the Battle Creek, Mich., schools for next September as a teacher of Home Economic subjects.
Four of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Morgan of Elizabeth are in the armed services. Frederick Cecil Morgan at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Richard C. Morgan, AFB, Riverside, Calif., Paul W. Morgan at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, and Jasper L. Morgan, Bunker Hill AFB, Indiana. The Morgans have four other sons and a daughter.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. John McCoskey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. Halleck Mathews, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Franks, Mr. and Mrs. Fredward Kendall, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoehn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wisman, Mr. and Mrs. David Pease; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Able, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flickner, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shireman, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Foster Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Harold Routh, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dalton.
Deaths: Frank Funkhouser, 73; Elizabeth Robinson, 61; Clyde Dreisbach, 78; Emma Miller, 80; Claude Bill, 61; Clarence McKinney, 81; Barney Hildebrand.
75 years ago
May 21, 1947
Paul Harmon has joined the sales force at the local A & P Super Market.
Dr. William A. Clunie went to Chicago last Friday where he will be resident surgeon in the Chicago Ear and Throat Hospital. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N.I. Clunie of Corydon.
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: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. George Swarens, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swick, Mr. and Mrs. William Shewmaker, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Box 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; twin girls — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ernstberger.
Deaths: Ben Backherms, 73; Sherman Briscoe; Mag Case; Jimmy Arnold, 15; James H. Dean, 70; William Sprahl, 77; Julia B. Ollis; Mrs. John Doolittle, 90; George A. Harmon, 73.
100 years ago
May 31, 1922
Mrs. C.D. Bowman passed through Corydon last Friday on her way to her home at Granite City, Ill., after spending three weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Williar of Boone Township.
Kenneth Kintner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kintner, north west of Corydon, arrived Friday to spend 11 days with his parents. He has employment in the Railway Mail Service and is located in Cincinnati.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Funk, Mr. and Mrs. Wash Burkes; girls — none.
Deaths: Mrs. Lelia Smith, 35; Richard O. Kinzer, infant; Dr. Harvey S. Wolfe, 90; George T. Peters, Mrs. Straude Neafus, 29; Mrs. Clara Carl, 70; Robert William Gerdon, infant.