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15 years ago

May 30, 2007

With Harrison County Hospital’s anticipated move to a new facility less than eight months away, officials are seriously considering the use of the old building off Atwood Street in Corydon. The original structure was built in the 1950s and several additions were made over the years, with asbestos used in part for insulation. If removed or handled improperly, fibers from asbestos can escape into the air, lodge in the lungs and cause lung damage, including cancer. That’s just one of the reasons the commissioners earlier sought guidance from RQAW, an Indianapolis-based architectural and consulting firm, in determining the best use of the building.

Teacher contract negotiations appear to be improving at North Harrison Community School Corp. Greg Rupp, president of the North Harrison Classroom Teachers Association, reported the progress of the negotiations to the five-member school board on May 10. “Both parties have been very congenial and have worked together in a spirit of cooperation … Problems have been discussed and worked out. Language has been introduced and rewritten until it was acceptable to both parties,” Rupp said.

Dark skies may return to Harrison County if a newly drafter lighting ordinance is accepted by the Harrison County Plan Commission June 7. The ordinance would then require approval of the Harrison County Board of Commissioners. The ordinance, which would only apply outside of the two-mile fringe of Corydon, would set an acceptable amount of light per acre. In its most basic form, if a neighbor can see the actual bulb of a security light, or the light trespasses on an adjoining property, then the light would have to be shielded or the diffusion shield would have to be painted black. Also, businesses or ball parks would have an allowable amount of lumens for their lighting.

The Corydon Central Lady Panthers softball team avoided the big mistakes in a high stress situation in their sectional championship game against Madison Consolidated last Wednesday to earn a spot in the Boonville regional with a 6-3 win over the Lady Cubs. Corydon Central won the Boonville spot with one senior and a lot of youth.

Deaths: Shirley A. Robbins, 72; William V. Brian, 88; Forrest L. Rayburn, 69; Anna L. McPherson, 87; Theresa L. Heuser Parks, 54; Mary Rose Brock, 68; Orel C. Gilliatt, 80; Brenda E. (Sissie) Cox, 60; James Rudolph Harlow, 73; Eloise Keller Beardsley; Violet Vicki (Buster) Wood, 76; Jerry B. Centers, 64; Otho Wathen VanPelt, 84.

25 years ago

June 4, 1997

The Harrison County Community Foundation is ready to distribute grants. It has selected an investment adviser and hired an attorney to seek status as a public, rather than a private, tax-paying foundation.
Using interest income from the initial $5 million gift from Caesars World, the foundation is prepared to give $125,000 in grants to eligible applicants, including non-profit groups (to which contributions are tax deductible), government entities and religious organizations, said Linda Keller Runden, who chairs the Foundation’s grants committee. “These grants are to enhance and add to the quality of life in Harrison County,” Runden said. “This money is not to replace existing tax dollars or other donor sources.”

A 56-room Holiday Express & Suites has been approved to be built on Federal Drive near the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Corydon. The hotel is a smaller, less extensive version of a standard Holiday Inn. It will employ about 15 people and offer banquet service, meeting rooms, continental breakfasts, Jacuzzi suites and an indoor pool, said Anil Patel of Greenfield, president of the newly formed Corydon Hospitality Group Inc., which owns the hotel.

Sheriff Clyde R. Sailor told the Harrison County Commissioners Monday that he expects the Justice Center to earn some $500,000 by the end of the year from housing state inmates, which is a little more than the increase in operating costs at the old jail. He said $130,000 has been received so far this year, and a bill for $70,000 more has been submitted for payment. Those funds are deposited in the county general fund account for appropriation in next year’s budget, he said.

At the urging of a New Salisbury man, the Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday instructed the veterans’ service officer to verify the need for transportation for a disabled veteran to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville and, if so, provide the service with a surplus county-owned van. Doug Willard, a veteran, said he’s been transporting a friend, who has little monthly income and is on oxygen, to the Louisville medical facility for several months. And Willard believes there may be others who could use some help getting back and forth.

North Harrison, Corydon Central and South Central will all be represented at the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Track Meet Friday and Saturday in Indianapolis. North Harrison’s Troy Davis will run in the 1,600-meter race; Corydon Central’s Jason Timberlake will compete in the shot put and discus, Brian LaHue in the 400, Aaron Pister in the high jump and Derrick Singleton in the 800; and South Central’s Chad Schweitzer will also be in the 400.

Two separate wrecks this week claimed the lives of three Harrison Countians: Joshua B. Long, 16, of Corydon, and Lonnie J. Stepp, 48, and his passenger, Sharon Lachalmelle, 45, both of Elizabeth.

Deaths: Allison G. Reed, 21; Wilma G. Nance Herboldt, 92; Charles R. (Bob) Kron, 70; Garnett O. Osborne, 83; Flora Doolin Myers, 85; Kenneth E. Goben Sr., 72; Anna Kathryn Brown Dirck, 83; Juanita H. Waid, 65; Alfred V. Gibson, 69; Glen W. Hanger, 81; Robert W. House; Emery House Jr.; Lonnie J. Stepp; Sharon Lachalmelle; Joshua B. Long.

50 years ago

May 31, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tucker went to Lake Geneva, Wis., and attended the convention of the Indiana Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. and Mrs. Curran A. Graves of Sacramento, Calif., are visiting a few days with friends and relatives. Mr. Graves, a native of New Salisbury, was making his first return trip to this county since his family moved to California 50 years ago.

Ward H. Smith is the new head basketball coach at South Central. He has won 15 sectionals, one regional and has held coaching jobs at Silver Creek, Connersville, Wabash, Garrett, Beech Grove and Hauser. Larry Johnson is the new assistant coach.

Ronald I. Jones of Leavenworth received the Doctor of Dental Degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry at graduation ceremonies on May 14.

South Harrison Water Corp. is now organized. Directors are Bob Zimmerman, Francis Ripperdan, J.W. Scott, Joe Kingsley, Joy Beanblossom, Paul Kiger, Kenneth Lopp, Paul Schneider and James Gleitz. The corporation includes Boone, Washington, Heth and Webster townships.

Walter Schoen, 52, was pinned under his tractor for 1-1/2 hours Monday afternoon before help arrived. The tractor overturned while he was pulling a log out of the woods. Mr. Schoen works for the Eureka Telephone Co.

The Rev. George Augerer will soon be retiring from the ministry. One of his charges, the Heidelberg United Methodist Church, will honor him with a reception on June 11.

Births: Boys — Marcia Smith, Brenda Lewis; girls — Linda Dearborn, Saundra Rudeman, Mrs. Ellis Jaggers.

Deaths: Thomas E. Chinn Jr., 20; Ralph Porter, 84; Dorsey O. Clunie, 80; William (Pete) Fachinger, 62; Georgia D. Dodds, 67; Benjamin W. Grant, 47; Cynthia Ann Hilbert, 12; John T. Tindall, 91; Ester Smith, 48; Ray Rothrock.

65 years ago

May 29, 1957

Hornickel Post American Legion of Elizabeth has chosen Kermit Wilfong and Burl Hoke as their delegates to Boys State, Terre Haute, June 8 through 15.

Baxter Byerley, who lives south of Corydon, came to Corydon last week with his horse and wagon loaded with bean poles to sell. He tied “Fannie,” his 16-year-old mare, to a parking meter and deposited the nickel for his hour’s time of shopping.

The partly-finished residence of Butch Schneider at Lanesville was lifted off its foundation last Wednesday when a twister windstorm struck. The house frame landed on a farm wagon nearby.

Jean Uesseler, a teacher of Spanish and business education at Corydon High School for three years, has accepted a similar position at Lebanon.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. William B. Shelton, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowland, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crecelius, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Rupp, Mr. and Mrs. William Lieber; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Dyer.

Deaths: Jesse Biddle, 83; Martha Elizabeth Deatrick, 78; Loretta Nolot, 53; William Wooley; Nora Ganaway, 70; Robert Kraft, infant.

75 years ago

June 4, 1947

Mrs. Elizabeth Cromwell has taken employment as deputy to County Clerk Clyde Cromwell, replacing Miss Vera Scheible.

Dr. and Mrs. John Graves and daughters Georgia and Janet of Indianapolis, spent several days last week with his sister, Mrs. Herschel Eaton and family.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. John Peck; twin boys — Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Brewster; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Keehn, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hickman.

Deaths: Eldo Peper, 23; Wilber Martin, 71; Thomas Greer, 74; Joseph Ackerman, 47; Cora Reevers, 85; John Melton Hill, infant; Elva Oster, 73; Virgie Scott, 40; Mrs. Sidney Elbert, 56.

100 years ago

Editor’s note: Items from June 14, 1922, will be reported next week as we align the 100 years ago section to be more current.