June 22, 2022
15 years ago
June 20, 2007
As of Monday, June 18, all open fires, excluding charcoal briquettes and propane grills, are banned until further notice in Harrison County. The county commissioners enacted a Disaster Emergency Proclamation effective immediately Monday night at their meeting. “We are drier to date, with less moisture than we were in 1999 when the entire state banned open burning,” said Rick Kerr, head of the Harrison County Fire Chiefs’ Association. The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, that results from building construction activities is also prohibited, as is the use of burn barrels for any open burning at residential structures.
A Floyd County deputy sheriff was killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting Monday evening in Edwardsville. The two deputies, Frank C. Denzinger and Joel White, responded to “a routine domestic” in the South Park subdivision about 6:17 p.m., Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills said yesterday afternoon during a press conference. When the two officers arrived, about 11 minutes later, 15-year-old Tyler Dumstorf allegedly shot both officers with a high-powered rifle, killing Denzinger, 32, a four-year of the department, and injuring White. Both officers, who were wearing ballistic vests, were hit in the back, Mills said, but, in Denzinger’s case, the bullet didn’t hit his vest.
A New Salisbury man may have suffered a medical condition that led him to crash into a tree near his home yesterday morning. Steve Crone, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene on Lost Creek Road after his 1987 Toyota Camry went off the road and crashed about 9 a.m., according to Sgt. Bryan Byrne of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept.
An Elizabeth man addressed the Harrison County Advisory Plan Commission earlier this month to shed some light on a matter then asked the board to consider adopting an ordinance that would solve it. Mark Stevens Williams, an astronomer, said light that spills onto his property from his neighbors is an invasion. He also gave a PowerPoint presentation to support his case, citing statistics about wasted carbon and health concerns. He suggested the county offer some type of incentive to get people to install shields on existing lights and/or use smaller wattages and to use available alternatives when installing new lighting devices.
As a 5-year-old, Tom Anderson picked up his first bow and arrow, following in his father’s footsteps. Archery eventually became a hobby for the young man. However, when he married, his attention turned to art such as woodworking, painting and drawing. After his wife died, the Lanesville resident rekindled his passion for archery and is now gearing toward competition for the 2007 Summer National Senior Games, which will take place next week in Louisville.
Deaths: Helen R. Lofton, 79; Florence M. (PoGo) England, 93; Gary H. Arnold, 57; Stephen L. Crone, 49; Clifton G. Ridenour, 72; James D. (Jimmie) Eve, 83; Alice M. Hilbert, 60; Connie L. Daily, 58; Amelia E. Minor, 66; Ruth Scharrer, 71; Paul L. Scott, 87; Wilma L. Anderson, 81; William P. Booth Sr., 92; William A. Harper, 83; Betty L. Newton, 78; Clarence K. Hunter, 82; Barbara J. Kusek, 76.
25 years ago
June 25, 1997
The Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources is expected to rule sometime next month on a request by Caesars World/RDI to build within the Ohio River floodway at Bridgeport. Mike Yamin, a hydrologic engineer with DNR’s Division of Water, led a two-hour public hearing last Wednesday at South Central Junior-Senior High School near Elizabeth. Nearly 250 people attended, many from nearby Floyd County. Most opposed the boat.
With last week’s news that the Hoosier Valley Economic Opportunity Corp. has filed for reorganization protection in bankruptcy court comes uncertainty over the fate of the Harrison County Resource Center. The building, at 101 W. Walnut St. in Corydon, is subject to a $100,000 lien held by a Dr. Mohammed Hussain, a Jeffersonville physician who agreed to help the troubled community action agency with a loan in late November. There is also a mechanic’s lien of about $27,000 from engineering work and $7,607 in unpaid property taxes on the building. The building, formerly the home of Eckart Supply Co., was purchased through a Build Indiana Fund grant. First Federal Bank of Corydon issued a $25,000 loan to cover costs not covered by the grant.
A Hardinsburg, Ky., man died last Wednesday from injuries n a sawmill accident at Norstam Veneers Inc. near Mauckport. Marcus Duncan, 20, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville after the accident and died at 5:45 p.m., said Dana McCarty, vice president of Norstam Veneers.
More than 100 athletes between the ages of 7 and 72 turned out for the Hoosier State Games’ track and field qualifier Saturday morning at Corydon Central High School. Although the true mission of the Hoosier State Games is to promote health and physical fitness for all Indiana residents, those participating couldn’t help but have a little fun at the same time.
Deaths: The Rev. James R. Foley, 53; E. Dean McCullum, 71; Paul A. Beanblossom, 80; Mary C. Stiles, 72; Leroy A. Bauman, 76; Lyle L. Liebert, 82; Frieda O. Gaither, 86; Lacey Cummings, infant; Abigail Hamilton, infant; Roy E. Deal, 78; Clara Wiseman, 86; Anita E. Stonecipher, 53; Garold L. Hoke, 76; Duma R. Clemons, 85; Dorothy M. Fischer, 73; Phillip Campbell; Marcus Duncan, 20; Anna M. Beard, 70; Becky Jo Cooper, 40; Margaret E. Stewart, 75; Inez A. Green, 97.
50 years ago
June 21, 1972
Lock and Dam 43 near Leavenworth is gone. The dam, which stretched across the Ohio River from Indiana to Kentucky, is eradicated by a more modern dam at Cannelton. The dynamiting and phasing out procedure is due to be finished by July. The dam has been in operation since 1925.
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner will appear in person at the Harrison County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3. Both are country music stars from Nashville, Tenn. Reserve seats will be $1.50 plus the gate admission.
Members of the Corydon Central FBLA meet Mrs. Richard Nixon last Friday while attending the Leadership Conference in Houston. America’s First Lady was a former business teacher. The Corydon Central students were Virginia Overton, Kathy Hoehn, Joe Brockman, Anne Egerton and Daphne Cotner and their adviser, Mrs. Lawrence Fluhr.
Work was started Monday on installing the elevator in the court house and county office building. The work is expected to be completed in 90 days.
Owen Yetter and wife, Beryl, of Middleton, N.J., are visiting his mother, Mrs. Pearl Yetter of Corydon. Lt. Col Yetter has been piloting Pan American planes to several continents for the past 21 years. He’s leaving tomorrow on a flight to Fairbanks, Alaska, Tokyo and Guam.
Births: Boy — Mrs. E. Leroy Tomes; girls — Marquita Graf, Mary Engleman, Deanna Link.
Deaths: John H. Windell, 50; Irvin E. Seitz, 45; Nola (N.R.) Davidson, 89; Nellie Sommerville, 74; Mrs. Carl Richert; Edward W. Brockman, 82; Chester Martin, 72; Alex Miller, 78; Ward Applegate.
65 years ago
June 19, 1957
Three boys were injured fatally by a bolt of lightning which struck a playhouse where they were playing last Monday at a camp six miles north of Milltown. James Eberhart, 12, Jeffrey Jacobi, 9, and Stephen Jacobi, 9, were killed instantly.
It was announced this week that the Corydon Post Office will advance to first class with the beginning of the fiscal year, Saturday, June 29. The Corydon office has been a second class office for more than 35 years.
Mrs. Edgar Miles has sold her electric appliance store at Capitol and Chestnut streets to Conrad Renaker, who owns and operates The Fair Store next door. He plans to take out the walls and make it one large building. Mr. Miles operated the Miles Variety Store (now The Fair Store) from 1916 to 1944 when it was sold to Mr. Renaker.
Frank L. O’Bannon returned to Harrison County last week with C. Bliss Eskew. He is also assisting with varied duties at The Corydon Democrat office.
George M. Miles has purchased the two-story brick building on Chestnut Street, owned by Jennie May. He will move his real estate office to the new building.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blickenstaff of Lafayette have returned home after touring the Smoky Mountains and other points of interest in Tennessee. They also visited Mrs. Anna Hines and Helen and Mr. and Mrs. John Allen and family of Corydon.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Woodward, Major and Mrs. Robert Gettelfinger, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schickel Jr.; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Burns, Dr. and Mrs. Donald LaFollette, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stilger.
Deaths: Dudley Grubbs, 48; Mrs. Beatrice L. Weldman, 52; Mrs. Jessie Beard; Mrs. Lora Ferguson, 81; Linda and Brenda Palmer, infants; William Green, 80; Berta Scott; Bill Flock, 83; the Rev. Arthur McQueen, 74; Daniel Borden, 85; Roy A. Glenn, 63.
75 years ago
June 25, 1947
Ruth Anna Kopp left last Thursday for Great Lakes, Ill., to serve in the U.S. Navy. She will spend several weeks at the Naval Training Station.
The Harlan Mauck family arrived last Friday from Florida to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Mauck.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Dyer, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Stoy Shireman, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Beanblossom; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lyman.
Deaths: Martha Bottorff, 49; Marie Worden, 71; Goldie Nance, 54; Cyrus Wert, 93.
100 years ago
June 21, 1922
Eli Crayden of Ramsey is erecting a fine residence at that place, bungalow style. It is almost complete. It will be heated by a furnace and will have a bathroom and other modern equipments for residences.
Mrs. Nan Davis of this place is visiting her two daughters, Mrs. Charles Rickard and Mrs. Harry Phelps at New Albany.
Birth: Boys — none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Brock.
Deaths: James Duley, 51; Bernard Bir, 10; Mrs. Martha Perry, 90; Miss Susie Bruce, 24; Willie Evans.