Aug. 17, 2022
15 years ago
Aug. 15, 2007
Property owners in Harrison County are now in the hands of the Indiana Dept. of Local Government Finance when it comes to paying their property taxes, despite efforts by the local taxing bureau, including the county assessor auditor and treasurer. The latest in what Harrison County Auditor Pat Wolfe calls the “quagmire” of property tax values and reassessments is a non-compliance issue with the 2006 real estate sales disclosures from the office of county Assessor Rena Stepro. In a public meeting focused on showing the State of Indiana this county’s efforts for compliance “from the top down,” Wolfe and Stepro presented members off Harrison County Commissioners and the community with a plan to remedy the problem with the sales disclosures.
Harrison County is in jeopardy of losing its public health coordinator-office manager if the state opts to stop providing funds and local money isn’t provided by the county council. Members of the Harrison County Health Board pleaded its case to the council for funding Monday night. They said the state, in all likelihood, will stop funding the position after this year, but they won’t know for sure until October.
The letters started pouring in his sophomore year. Rushing for more than 2,500 yards in a season at the varsity football level is sure to drive attention, and it did. Now, heading into his senior season, North Harrison’s Bryan Schroeder has made a decision on a college: Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Deaths: L. Kendall Churchill, 81; Robert L. Reilly, 71; Virgil G. Satterfield, 87; Eugene T. Barker, 75; Marie O. Stewart, 68; Marion L. May, 86; Douglas M. Chaffin Sr., 49; Marion M. Turner, 66; Joshua J. Enlow, 19; Willie Ray Raines, 58.
25 years ago
Aug. 20, 1997
Greg Rupp, president of the North Harrison Community School Corp.’s teachers association, is relieved that teachers won’t be pressured at the beginning of the school year with contract negotiations. A year and a half ago, tension between teachers and school officials was high. Finally, after a year and a half without a contract, the teachers and the administration reached an agreement. This time, it’s totally different. Teachers and school administrators reached a new and improved three-year contract in three days. The three key issues in the contract are increased retirement benefits, increased salaries and better medical benefits.
Increase in the number of students in the classrooms for the Lanesville Community School Corp. is good in some ways for one of the smallest school systems in the state. In can also present problems. Elementary principal Tim Bridges, after completing his first day on the job, approached the school trustees Thursday evening to request an additional teacher for the fifth grade. (Each of the other grades already had two teachers.) On Thursday, the first day of classes at Lanesville, there were 31 fifth graders. The recommendation to create a new teaching position passed.
Corydon Central High School Vice Principal Wayne Apple was named acting principal this week after Dr. John McLean Reed submitted his letter of resignation to Dr. Neyland Clark, South Harrison Community School Corp. superintendent, last Thursday.
Whether it’s a fire, vehicle crash or someone needing medical attention, minutes matter. Members of the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Dept., who have some of the fastest response times in Harrison County, want to reduce the time it takes them to get to the scene even more. To accomplish this goal, the firefighters plan to build a second firehouse, this one in Central Barren. Palmyra’s lone station is located in Palmyra, which isn’t centrally located in Morgan Township.
An Elizabeth man who was hurt in a tractor rollover July 7 died Monday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Douglas Owen Keys, 74, had apparently been unhooking his hay mowing machine on a slight incline when he was hurt last month.
The 1997 volleyball season at North Harrison began Monday night with an early-season matchup with powerhouse New Albany. Out of the three squads that went up against the Lady Bulldogs, only the “C” squad was able to pull out a win in the first game of the night.
Deaths: Delbert L. (Buck) McCarty, 68; Margaret L. Shetter, 74; Knoeful L. Hutslar, 64; Mildred K. Kaufman, 91; Miriam R. (Mimi) Linton, 62; Edith M. Soergel, 97; Paul Andrew and Catherine Jo Haworth, infant twins; Charles L. Mackey, 84; Naomi R. Bullerdick, 47;
William W. Bible, 55; Fremont Thomas, 77; Ormond E. Pate, 91; Mary E. Shaffer, 77; Hattie Barnes, 88; Ruth Badgett, 80.
50 years ago
Aug. 16, 1972
Brian McClelland is the new manager of Harrison-Crawford State Forest. He succeeds Clarence Rhoads. The forest covers 2,000 acres.
An even 400 hardy trail riders completed the Old Capitol Saddle Club’s 10th annual 100-mile ride in the Harrison-Crawford State Forest on Friday afternoon. The oldest male rider was Clemm Evans of Oklahoma, 78; female rider Mabel Childs, Fern Creek, Ky., at 58; and the youngest was Paul Lee Howard of Camby, 5, and Becky Reardon, 6-1/2 of Austin.
Dick Parman, native of Brownstown, has been hired as band director at North Harrison High School.
Mr. and Mrs. James Walther and family of Lanesville were vacationing in Florida when their house and its contents were completely destroyed by fire.
Harrison Count is No. 1 in collections for March of Dimes Foundation. Beverly Steenbergen is chairman for Harrison County. Tri Kappa Sorority and FBLA were a great help in the collections.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sweat recently sold their grocery at Corydon Junction and are building a new home in the Zoar community.
Births: Boys — Tara Jones, Shirley Allen, Lillian Ramsey, Rita Timberlake, Mrs. Pat Moss, Marie Webster, Mrs. Roger Carver; girls — Mary Laswell, Linda Crosier.
Deaths: Owen McPhillips, 89; Nelle Miles, 77; George T. Ash, 86; Elsie Shewmaker Payton; Dorthey Stepro Richardson; Kevin Griffith.
65 years ago
Aug. 14, 1957
Friday was the last day for the Southern Railroad Depot at Ramsey to be open. The community will miss seeing the agent, Earl LaFollette around tending to various duties.
A new coal yard is being constructed and stocked near the old glass factory in Corydon. “Shipments from the Black Star coal mines of eastern Kentucky will begin next week,” said owner William Garey.
Johnny Bill Leffler has accepted the request of the Boy Scouts of America Troop Committee of Corydon to be scoutmaster of Troop 22 here. He succeeds George W. Higdon, who has served as scoutmaster for the past four years.
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hess have sold their residence west of Corydon to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Sharp. Mr. and Mrs. Hess have purchased the residence formerly owned by the late Mrs. Frank Jordan on High Street.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Kepley, the Rev. and Mrs. James Wilbanks, Mr. and Mrs. Vance Fulkerson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hubbard, Mr. and Mrs. Lenz Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Albin Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bobbitt; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Bickel; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Dones, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fullenwider, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor.
Deaths: Robert F. Elliott Jr., 21; Edward A. Elbert, 81; Hester Woolfolk, 80.
75 years ago
Aug. 20, 1947
Palmyra’s borders have been enlarged to the northwest by the town’s annexing about 160 acres owned by Henry Jacobi, bordering on S.R. 135 on the west and extending to the Thompson-Brown Lane and west of Palmyra on the north side of S.R. 135 to the William Bott Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dirck and infant daughter, Patricia Louise, left Sunday for Hessville to reside. Mr. Dirck has employment in the steel mills at Hammond.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walts, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Byerly, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Barks; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Overton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis.
Deaths: Walter McGrain, 61; Benjamin J. Faith; John L. Smith, 51; Roscoe Treece, 63; Grant Gary, 85; Belle Alexander, 89; Elizabeth Shacklett, 55.
100 years ago
Aug. 16, 1922
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ashton gave a party last Tuesday afternoon in honor of the seventh birthday of their daughter, Alice. There were 11 little girls present.
A baptizing was held at Ray Churchill’s pond near Depauw Sunday. The following were baptized: S. T. Briscoe, Aunt Lou Simon and Misses Eloese and Carmen.
Deaths: Lucinda Rose, 78; Mrs. Julia Pfrimmer Davis; William Longacre, 80.