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15 years ago
July 11, 2007

Most Harrison Countians can expect to pay higher property taxes this year, due in part to increased assessment values which will be based on full market value rather than one-third of market value, the old standard for determining tax rates. Former methods for setting taxes were declared unconstitutional in 1997 by the Indiana Supreme Court after the method was challenged by taxpayers claiming values were set arbitrarily and thus unfairly, Harrison County Council attorney Shawn Donahue told that board Monday night.

Harrison County Commissioners started — and ended — late Monday morning and afternoon, but they certainly made the most of their time. The commissioners concluded that the 11-year-old comprehensive land-use plan was grossly outdated, so they unanimously voted to request $112,000 in riverboat revenue from the county council for a consultant to write a new land-use plan.

Construction is slated to begin in March on a senior citizens affordable rental complex in Palmyra. According to a news release from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Palmyra’s Country Trace Apartments was awarded $238,229 in tax credits and $200,000 in HOME funds for the construction of low-income senior housing. Blue River Services Inc. is developing the property.

The Southern Indiana Generals’ season came to a close July 1, finishing as runners-up in the Kentucky Basketball Developmental League post-season tournament. In the championship series, the Generals played host to the Central Kentucky Express in game one, then traveled to Estill County, Kyy., the home of the Express, for game two. Craig Schoen, a South Central Junior-Senior High School and Georgetown College graduate, scored 27 points in the first game of the series. Schoen also dished out 16 assists and snagged five rebounds.

Deaths: Lester L. Flanagan, 84; Benjamin L. (Ben) Moses, 25; Robert F. Wilburn, 81; Tracy L. Austin, 41; Wilma G. Walker, 87; Dr. Lon L. Rooksby, 71; James H. Huff, 74; Bob Carter; Bobby G. Davis, 75; Marie P. Smelser, 94; Frank Jackson Jr., 61; Kathryn Simon, 92; Ruby F. Smith, 69; George V. Phelphs, 84; Beverly A. Hardin, 66; Opal J. Smith, 80; Bernard F. (Ben) Gallotta, 79; Leone R. Peyton, 88; Daniel G. Watson, 86; Gordon L. (Lew) Walts, 82.

25 years ago
July 16, 1997

With an eye toward saving money, county officials are pondering an offer from a national ambulance provider to replace Harrison County Hospital’s emergency service. Commissioner Ed Emily introduced representatives of Rural Metro Ambulance to the council during its regular session Saturday. General manager Ron Powell said his company could save Harrison County taxpayers about $80,000 yearly for equivalent, exclusive ambulance rights.

Dry summer months are usually the time when rural water companies ask their customers to conserve water to prevent shortages. But some people in the south part of Harrison County live all year with water shortages. Dave Coburn is one of them. He said he can’t depend on having any water in his home.

The Harrison County Commissioners’ never-ending search for highway funds got a little help Saturday from the county council. On a motion by Councilman Earl Saulman, seconded by Alvin Brown, the council unanimously approved $328,155 in highway funds for this year’s construction season. The money will come from a loan of $135,600 from investments plus a contribution in excess of $193,155 in excess CAGIT (County Adjusted Gross Income Tax) funds received this year.

Rodeos are as big a part of Americana as mothers, Chevys and apple pie, which may explain why this year’s RS Rodeo is expected to draw a big crowd this weekend. There will be some differences from years past. For the third straight year, the Harrison County Fairgrounds will host the rodeo, to be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

On Monday night, the South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees named a new head basketball coach for Corydon Central High School. James R. (Randy) Gianfagna, 26, of Jeffersonville, was selected to succeed Bob Pels, who’s moving to New York to coach at a private school.

Deaths: Agnes Mary Schneider, 92; Frank Douglass, 55; Lucille O. Hendricks, 75; Garland E. (Garr) Barr, 67; James E. Willarad, 73; Nyrtle Winders, 92; Ina Pearl Sanders, 88; Lucille Daniel, 91; Etta Shelton, 89; James Collard, 61; Patricia (Pat) Mickey Miller, 69.

50 years ago
July 12, 1972

One-hundred thirty-eight were arrested Sunday morning at a alcohol-narcotics party at a farmhouse near Crandall. The party was held at the old Elwanger farmhouse, two miles southwest of Crandall.
Over, 4,100 dinners were served Sunday at St. Joseph’s Picnic at the Harrison County Fairgrounds. Ladies from three parishes prepared the meal.

Dr. Ronald Jones, a dentist specializing in care of children’s oral problems, will come to Corydon for carrying on his practice on Saturday. He will join Dr. John Mattingly and Dr. Mark Day.

After almost 17 years in the grocery business at Corydon Junction, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sweat have sold their grocery store to Mr. and Mrs. Wharton Noble.

A former North Harrison girl will study in France during next school term. She is a junior at Western Kentucky University and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hottell of Brandenburg. They were former residents of New Salisbury.

Births: Boys — Karen Smith, Wilma Longest, Elsie Allen, Sharon Asher, Brenda Wetzel, Frances Woodward; girls — Evelyn Hardsaw, Ellen Daugherty, Pamela Wermuth, Betty Brangers, Carolyn Wolf, Mrs. Robert Knear.

Deaths: Charles E. Warren, 16; George L. Quebbeman, 83; Susa Longbottom, 74; Mrs. Claude Wolfe, 83; Tracey Dean Brock, infant; Fern Schweitzer, 62; Virginia Lee Collier, 91.

65 years ago
July 10, 1957

Two men entered the military service last Monday to fill this county’s quota. Paul Kavanaugh Burnett of New Salisbury and Merrill Albin of New Middletown left Monday for basic training.

James R. Grayson, who has been managing the Beanblossom Funeral Home for several months, has accepted employment with the Arch L. Heady Funeral Home in Louisville.

Miss Elizabeth Browne has resigned as superintendent of the Harrison County Hospital. She has held this position since 1953.

Robert W. Davis has been elected president of the Corydon Country Club. Robert Stepro is vice president, Robert Eckart, secretary, and Mrs. John Watson, treasurer. The club now has 150 members.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Worley, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fox; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Lester Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Damon, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Clifton, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Crosby.

Deaths: Mrs. Hugh Rhodes, 73; John A. Rhodes, 72; Mrs. Maud K. Duffin, 77; Mrs. Gertrude Langenberg, 76; Osco Summers, 68; Pearl Drillette, 78.

75 years ago
July 16, 1947

Howard Stromire returned last week to Corydon after spending three months in California. He spent some time in Hollywood and was employed at the Santa Anita race track. He also spent time in San Francisco and was employed at Bay Meadows race track.

Harry Cunningham and sons, Chester and Loran, returned last Friday from Fairfield, Ohio, where they visited their son and brother, Harry Edwin, and Mrs. Cunningham. Harry Edwin has employment at Wright Field.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Parvin McAfee; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Green, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Yochem.

Deaths: Emma Ellis, 65; Verna Churchill, 50; Emma Roman, 67; Etta Martin, 77; Simon Polen, 46; Curry Richards; Laura Melton, 80; Harlin Roudenbush.

100 years ago
July 12, 1922

Keen Irvin and Mr. Miller of Corydon entertained the trade at Gurtz’s Restaurant at Depauw last Thursday with a few of their melodies.

Steve Carver and wife and sons, Hoyt and Brooks, of New Albany spent July 4 at Mauckport with the families of Ed Carver and Theo Foster. They made the trip in their new Chevrolet.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brewster; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ward, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. McCaffrey.

Deaths: Jesse Daily Davis, 66; Mrs. Henrietta Jordan, 76.