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15 years ago

Aug. 8, 2007

Last week’s tragedy in Minneapolis involving the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge, which resulted in at least five deaths, turned America’s focus toward the safety of all bridges, from state spans on down to the local level. The Indiana Dept. of Transportation lists 74 bridges in Harrison County. Of those, eight are classified as either being structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Although a bridge may fall in either category, it doesn’t necessarily mean the bridge is unsafe for travel. The state’s bridges are inspected at least once every two years, and INDOT will never allow the public to drive on a bridge considered unsafe.

A storm-water management ordinance was a topic of discussion at the Harrison County Commissioners’ meeting Monday morning. Steve Hall, of FMSM Engineering, represented the Regional Sewer District’s Storm Water Advisory subcommittee. The potential ordinance would enact regulations before they become mandatory in 2010 if Harrison County is considered to be in a “phase two” category based on census. The growth and proximity of the county may place it in “phase two,” mandating federal requirements similar to Floyd and Clark counties. The requirements include municipal separate storm-sewer systems.

Just like last year and many others before that, the 148th annual Harrison County Fair had at least one thing in common with past festivals: it was hot. But according to fair board president Todd Uhl, the heat didn’t keep the people away. Numbers were up slightly this year compared to last year’s fair, and Uhl thinks it’s because the weather was clear. Raid did come Saturday night and shortened the tractor pull a few classes, but Uhl said even that wasn’t a disappointment.

Workers across the country at the bottom of the pay scale saw their paychecks increase July 24. While their paychecks remain small, the 70-cent per hour bump — the first of three over the next two years — is better than nothing, according to proponents. The pay hike increased the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $5.85. Next July, the minimum wage will jump to $6.55 and then to $7.25 in July 2009. The increase is the first for Hoosiers since the federal minimum wage increased to $5.15 in 1997.

After winning the opening race Thursday at the Harrison County Fair, driving KB Magic Lady to victory, drive Mike Hollenback finished off his successful week by wining the feature race Friday in impressive fashion. In the Elite 3-year-old trot for colts, the Doug Hunt owned and trained Walk Like Kevin pulled away to a four-length victory in a speedy 2:05.8, the fastest trot time of the two-day meet. Hunt’s colt won the $3,600 feature sixth race with Hollenback in the sulky.

Deaths: Sylvia A. Longest, 78; George W. Rogers Sr., 84; Glenn B. Martin, 84; Dr. Donald W. Gaddie, 73; Derrick P. Jenkins, 25; Justin N. Kindrick, infant; the Rev. Robert E. Carey, 84; Odis (Chick) Springer, 83; Mildred J. Purcell, 90; Sherry H. DeWeese, 51; Leigh Ann Vanover, 46; John J. Arnold Jr., 81; Mary (Charlotte) K. VanHorn, 95; Pamela D. Sorrell, 40; John A. Lasley, 85; Alfred Rall Jr., 73

25 years ago

Aug. 13, 1997

Caesars Indiana needs one more ace before it can begin construction of its $265 million casino and entertainment complex along the Ohio River in Harrison County. At the same time, Crawford County is back in the game of trying to land a riverboard complex in Leavenworth. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville holds the trump card for Caesars, which was issued a certificate of suitability in May of last year. Last Wednesday, the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources gave its approval for construction in a floodway. All Caesars lacks now is a decision by the Corps on whether an environmental impact study is needed and a permit to start construction.

The consensus at last week’s joint meeting of Lanesville leaders: Growth is coming to Franklin Township and fast. Carl Uesseler, superintendent of the Lanesville Community School Corp., said enrollment in kindergarten through 12th grade is now where he thought it would be in the year 2002.

A Corydon native has been named Harrison County’s first weights and measures inspector. George D. Fink, 60, began training for the job last week.

First Federal Bank didn’t let a hefty thunderstorm wash out its long-awaited grand opening Saturday morning. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the lobby, bank president Sam Uhl sad, “Looks like First Federal knows how to break a drought.”

Deaths: Ashley L. Kelly, 9; Alice L. Sillings, 72; Marvin H. Martin, 85; Kenneth L. Rowe Sr., 74; Gladys G. Sherron, 91; Floy G. Kron, 91; Thelma M. Johnson, 89; Rosa M. Bennett, 95; Evelyn H. Flock, 86; Wayne Riddle, 58; Ann McMonigle, 63; Vickie A. Lemmon, 40; Jeremiah Gibson.

50 years ago

Aug. 9, 1972

The Dolly Parton-Porter Wagoner Show at the Harrison County Fair last Saturday set an all-time grandstand record with 2,547 persons attending the performance.

Frank Ordner Jr. of Corydon is the new managing editor of The Washington Press in Salem. He had been a substitute teacher in the South Harrison School Corp.

L.C. Parks and E.L. Parks of Corydon have been advised that there were one million vehicles sold by Chevrolet dealers within 100 days. Within the 100-day period, 73 Chevrolet cars and trucks were sold by Parks Chevrolet Inc. of Corydon.

Mrs. Anna Davis retired this month after distinguished service as county public welfare director for many years. Members of the Dept. of Public Welfare “staff” and Food Stamp office honored her with a fish fry at the home of Pauline Hutchinson.

The Kentuckiana Pedal Pushers, a group of 70 Girl Scouts from 34 states and two foreign countries, puffed their way into Corydon last week for some sight-seeing. The Pedal Pushers were organized to give Scouts a chance to tour Southern Indiana and Kentucky on bikes.

Births: Boys — Victoria Henderson, Mary Damon, Tara Jones; girls — Vicki Gleitz, Linda Wiseman, Othello Armstrong, Joyce Hanka, Mary Laswell.

Deaths: Robert (Butch) Daniels, 66; Oprah Anderson, 85; Betty Hendrickson, 35; Leo Cromwell, 77; Juanita Motley, 42; Howard Taft Watson, 63; Kathryn A. Frank, 30; George Thomas Mitchell, 46; Henry Seburn, 85; Effie Crandall, 79; Florence Gwaltney, 57.

65 years ago

Aug. 7, 1957

Over 250 persons and a blood-hound searched 2-1/2 days to find Ida Elliott, 83, who was missing from the home of her son, Wilbur Elliott of Blue River Township, with whom she lived. When found, she was caught between two large rocks on the bank of Blue River, northeast of Milltown.

Herman Miller Jr. of New Middletown has taken the principalship of Henryville Grade and High School for the coming year. He had been teaching at Corydon Central High School.

The Harrison County Council 1808 Knights of Columbus has recently erected a concrete block structure on five acres of ground just north of Corydon. It will serve as a lodge and recreation hall for use by all the Catholic churches in Harrison County.

The Indiana Public Service Commission has approved a bond issue for construction of a new water works in the town of Lanesville. An 11-acre lake, a new filtering plant and new water mains will be constructed.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Mauck, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Norris Rumbley, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bowles, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gettelfinger; twin boys — Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Travis Stepro, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Sauerheber, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dillman, Mr. and Mrs. Verelle Mackison, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bottles, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Tink Jones.

Deaths: Mrs. Ben Borst, 68; Charles Youngblood, 31; Noah W. Bryant, 45; Wanda Martin, 37; Larry Funk, infant; Lillian Zenor.

75 years ago

Aug. 13, 1947

Miss Margaret Walk of New Salisbury is planning to leave Friday for England where she will spend the next term teaching school in an English-United States exchange. She will teach in the high school in Newport, North Devon.

Garvin Shaffer of Posey Township has purchased from Raymond Shine the Shine Milling and Implement Co. on Corydon Pike in New Albany. Mr. Shaffer will handle I.I. Case Co. machinery and also operate the feed mill.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frederick, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Deen, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Flock; girls — Mr. and Mrs. William Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lasley, Mr. and Mrs. Lat Seacat, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sisson.

Deaths: Jesse J. Glover, 59; Frank Harvey Myers, 77; Mary Morrison, 43; John M. Cunningham, 76; Rose Withrow, 66.

100 years ago

Aug. 9, 1922

The Rev. and Mrs. Roscoe LaHue and family of Everton are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer LaHue and Mr. and Mrs. James L. Davis and other relatives of Ramsey.

Misses Ruth Morrow and Goldie Higbie, Messrs. Will Allen and John Gehlbach of Louisville spent Sunday with Gus Backherms and family near Dogwood.

Birth: Boys — none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. James Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coots.

Deaths: Mrs. Martin Wayne, 79; W. C. Crawford.