June 15, 2022
15 years ago
June 13, 2007
A disabled serviceman expressed his support of a program that would make Harrison County parks more accessible to persons with physical limitations. Earl Wofford, who lost his right leg last year due to complications from Agent Orange, told the Harrison County Council on Monday night that he is in favor of the county providing funds that would help provide accessibility in the parks. The Harrison County Community Foundation is looking to obtain funds that are available through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Access to Recreation Initiative to help make improvements to the county’s parks.
Just minutes after a 30-minute dedication ceremony outside of the O’Bannon Woods State Park Family Aquatic Center bathhouse, 12-year-old Sarah Maxwell had the honor of taking the “ceremonial plunge” down one of two slides that sends its users into the pool. The ceremony was held last Wednesday with a couple hundred people taking time out of their midday to attend.
Harrison County Clerk Sherry Brown and Superior Court Judge Roger D. Davis have agreed to disagree. Brown wants to collect all court costs and other fees owed by a criminal offender in Superior Court through an out-of-state collection agency, while the judge says payment is a condition of probation which the clerk has no say. Brown sad the only cases she has referred to a collection agency date back to 2003, and she can’t tell from the record if that person is still on probation.
Public turnout for a hearing on a new unsafe building ordinance was expectedly lackluster at Monday night’s meeting of the Corydon Town Council. The ordinance, which is a mixture of the state statute and a decree from the City of Boonville, provides for the inspection, repair or removal of unsafe structures within the Town of Corydon.
The weather couldn’t have been any better for the 10th annual Relay for Life event Friday and Saturday at the Corydon Central High School track and football complex. But even if there had been rain (like in 2003) or near record-high temps (like when the event used to be held in July) there still would have been overwhelming support for one of Harrison County’s most public-spirited fundraisers. This year, 42 teams took part in the Mardi Gras carnival-themed event and raised a record total of $125,000.
Tracey Jo Stinson, 37, of Depauw was killed late Friday night after her car left the road, struck a tree and caught on fire on S.R. 64 near Wetzel Drive.
Playing consecutive rounds of under-par golf, finishing 36 holes with just two bogeys on their way to setting a tournament record, one would think a pro invaded the Old Capital Invitational last weekend. Instead, Sunday’s winner of the 46th edition of the Old Cap wasn’t Tiger Woods or Fuzzy Zoeller; it went to another first-time winner, an ever-improving Ryan Britt of Louisville.
Deaths: Rusty J. Reed, 47; John A. Turner, 63; Ray V. Lofton, 64; Louise E. Ferree, 84; Ezra K. Binkley, 95; Bonnie Y. Pruett, 82; Frank J. Law, 74; Henry E. Rich, 84; Martha Schmitt, 80; Joseph J. (Papa Joe) Dicken, 87; Luana Yeager, 81; Anthony J. (Tony) Hartlage, 62; Bertie L. Crecelius, 95; William J. Richter, 45; Tommy R. Castile, 65; Tracey J. Stinson, 37.
25 years ago
June 18, 1997
The Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources will conduct a hearing this afternoon on a proposed riverboat gaming complex at Bridgeport. Caesars/RDI, which proposes a floating casino and resort complex along S.R. 111 there, needs a permit, under the Flood Control Act of 1945, to build in the floodway. Citizens will have the opportunity to express concerns related to the floodway and potential damage to fish and wildlife in the area.
Under a proposed contract submitted to the Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday night, Sheriff Clyde R. Sailor would be paid $90,000 annually. In return, he would give up earnings on meals and the 10 percent he receives for collecting state taxes. He said the proposed salary is about $83,000 less than he could earn collecting state taxes and from meal money, if the new 140-bed jail were at full capacity.
Harrison County Council President Clyde Marrillia broke three tie votes at Saturday’s 2-1/2-hour meeting, giving the nod to spending for roads, making public the monthly financial reports on the county general fund and hiring a tax consultant to assist the council.
An Indiana State Police trooper who pulled a man from a burning car after a two-vehicle crash in Harrison County earlier this year was honored Monday in Indianapolis with the Gold Star Award for Valor. Charley A. Scarber, a trooper for about four years, received the award from Supt. Melvin J. Carraway and members of the State Police Board during a ceremony in the Indiana Government Center.
What do new University of Kentucky basketball coach Tubby Smith and new Lanesville boys’ basketball coach Chris Martin have in common? They both have a tall order to fill the shoes of their predecessors. Martin, a North Harrison graduate and son of Spalding University women’s basketball coach Larry Martin, was officially hired to succeed the legendary Jerry Reinhardt, who compiled a record of 282-334 at the small school.
Deaths: Dr. Norvin Lee Casper, 83; James J. Cotner, 74; Dorothy W. Hendren, 76; Mary J. Wentzel, 74; Walter C. Hall, 70; Paul A. Rutherford, 58; William H. Powell III, 46; Gerald I. (Doc) Lang, 75; Jack R. Dyer, 20; William O. Wright, 83; Charles Quisenberry, 94; Robert G. Simon, 74; Roger L. Buchanan, 39.
50 years ago
June 14, 1972
Public Service Indiana honored Howard Lang for 30 years of service with the company last Thursday. Another employee, Barbara Yeager, received her 10-year pin.
Miss Bernice Byrne, a first-grade teacher at the Georgetown Grade School, retired this year after 20 years with the New Albany-Floyd County School System with a total of 28 years.
The congregation of the Corydon and Oak Grove United Methodist churches and the combined five-congregation new Unity Chapel U.M. Church have new ministers this week. The Rev. Saten Lightfoot has been appointed to Corydon and Oak Grove U.M. churches. The Rev. Gordon Byrum has been assigned to Unity Chapel.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kirkham of Shelly, N.C., were weekend guests of their mothers, Mrs. Minnie Schuppert and Mrs. Helen Kirkham of Corydon.
Six county students are attending Boys State at Terre Haute this week. They are Kevin Pierson, Jim Beaty, Mark E. Wernert, Jeffrey K. Phillips, Jim W. Martin and Tony Melton.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Croley, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Akers, Mr. and Mrs. John Pritchard, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rosenbarger, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph French; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Smith.
Deaths: Douglas G. Herron, 19; Sarah Katherine Lewis; the Rev. Oscar Snyder, 61; Albert Denhart, 67; J. Fred Gettelfinger; Clifford L. Pitts.
65 years ago
June 12, 1957
The building used for a number of years by the Boston, Standiford and Bruni general store, on the southeast corner of the junction of Highways 135 and 150 at Palmyra, was torn down last week. It was also used as a cigar factory, telephone exchange and home to several families. It was recently used by the Baptist church. A new business building will be erected by Lewis Stumbler of Floyds Knobs, owner.
Mr. and Mrs. George Frederick, son Ted and daughter Deanna spent from Thursday until Monday with their son, George Robert Frederick, Mrs. Frederick and son, Mark Todd, at Belleville, Ill.
Mrs. Ruth Behr near Laconia attended the 10th annual meeting at the Lillian Goodwin Camp at Versailles June 5 and 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Fessel have purchased the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frakes on Highway 62 west of Corydon.
Five new teachers are hired for the 1957-58 term at Corydon Central High School. They are Charles Kinzer, mathematics and Latin; Betty Jones, physical education; Herman Miller, commercial subjects; John T. Turney, commercial subjects; and Wilma Garrity, home economics.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lopp, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Papoy, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Millholland; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Orville L. Jump, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harbeson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Block, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Thomas.
Deaths: Mrs. Mary A. Sevedge, 84; Charles A. Ott, 50; Harry J. Wallace, 59; R.C. Bulleit, 46.
75 years ago
June 18, 1947
John Frederick and Homer Barrow have opened a service station and grocery on the north hill, just outside of Corydon on Highway 135, featuring Shell products and quality groceries. Mrs. Barrow and Mrs. Frederick will assist.
John D. Mossler will go to Tipton next Monday to organize the work of detasseling hybrid corn for one of the large seed corn firms.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Vance Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Monty Watson; girls — Mr. and Mrs. James Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schellenberg.
Deaths: Louis Dean, 80; Rachel Conrad, 76; Robert Rhea Goodman, 19; Lee Hottell, 73; Melvin Borgerding, 47; Nancy McNeal, 64; Donald Devore, 7 months.
100 years ago
June 14, 1922
The Boy Scouts with their Scout Master Hurley Conrad left yesterday morning for a 10-day camping trip on Blue River.
Mrs. Harry E. Fagerlin and little daughter Marian Gladys of Grand Rapids, Mich., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Perkins of New Salisbury.
Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wolfe; girls — none.
Deaths: John Peter Wurm, 72; Mrs. Nora McBride, 47; Miss Lillian Crandall, 32; Dr. Harvey S. Wolfe; Mrs. Fannie Getz, 56.