Aug. 3, 2022
15 years ago
Aug. 1, 2007
To raise public awareness — and funds — the Indian Creek Trail Committee is selling commemorative bricks this week at the Harrison County Fair in Corydon. Committee members will be at a Merchants Building booth each night to provide information about the $1 million trail project, show maps and photographs and take orders for eight-by-eight-by-two-inch bricks that can be inscribed and set permanently in concrete on the trail. Each brick will cost $100. There will also be a drawing for a free inscribed brick. Twenty bricks have already been placed in concrete at the beginning of the “Doolittle” section of the trail that starts at the West Bridge (S.R. 62) and runs more than half a mile alongside Big Indian Creek opposite the old Keller Manufacturing Co. site in Corydon. Brick sales will help the all-volunteer committee buy concrete to continue the Doolittle section. It comes to an abrupt halt a hundreds yards or so from the North Bridge (Capitol Avenue/S.R. 337) and far short of its intended destination, the YMCA of Harrison County.
Harrison County Regional Sewer District held an Indian Creek Watershed plan meeting July 24 in the Jaycee Building in Lanesville. The meeting was a public outreach event of the watershed plan, designed to raise community involvement and awareness of the plan and its subcommittee. Watershed coordinator Karen Schaffer gave a presentation in which she described the watershed as a 256-mile system in Harrison and Floyd counties. She said this system is poised for growth and prone to flooding. There are also 56 miles of streams that have been identified as “impaired” by the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management. Impaired status means the streams do not meet IDEM water quality standards.
Weather predictions for the week may have highs listed in the mid-90s, but the 148th consecutive annual fair kicked off in grand fashion Sunday, with nearly perfect temperatures for a parade that was “just long enough,” said Bette Harper, who was in charge of the event. University of Evansville sophomore Ashley Uhl, 20, was crowned fair queen.
Deaths: Georgia K. Beauchamp, 62; Randall G. Brooks, 52; Opal S. Froste, 80; Robert A. Jeffries, 48; Edward W. Jones, 87; Donna L. Lopp, 47; Kathryn (Kay) Zollman, 82; James W. (Jimmy) Whitaker Jr., 77; Carolyn R. Loyd, 52; Roy I. Shaw, 78; Shirley M. Chism, 69; Makenna R. Lawyer, infant; Edward (Pete) Taylor, 87; Robert Brown, 93.
25 years ago
Aug. 6, 1997
Harrison County police, the Indiana State Police and the FBI arrested a suspect in the July 28 robbery of the NBD bank in New Salisbury. Ronald E. Haynes, 49, of New Salisbury, was charged by the FBI with armed robbery and using a firearm during a felony.
Anyone who attended the 138th Harrison County Fair last week can tell you there were large crowds. Food, rides, games and 1,142 exhibits made the fair attractive to people of all ages. Fair board president Steve Haggard said 25,000 admission tickets were sold with another 1,200 re-usable passes being issued. Intrastate’s midway this year was bigger and better, fair-goers said. Haggard credited much of the fair’s success to the seven board members and several hundred volunteers who participate in many aspects.
A fugitive accused of shooting a man at Milltown nearly 17 years ago was recently taken into custody by Florida police following an investigation here. Gary M. Corbin, 50, formerly of Milltown, is refusing to waive extradition , so it will likely take 60 days for the paperwork to be completed to return him to Harrison County. Corbin was arrested in September of 1980 and charged with assaulting Bernie Newlin with a deadly weapon. He was released on bond from the Harrison County Jail and never returned to court.
Some $2 million in Indiana Housing Finance Authority funds has been earmarked statewide to acquire and demolish houses damaged beyond repair in the March floods. Of that, $1 million has been set aside for Harrison, Floyd and Clark counties.
Herbert C. Woertz Jr. of Corydon, a leader on many fronts in the community, died Thursday evening at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after a long and difficult battle with bone cancer. He was 58. Woertz retired in 1991 after a 30-year career with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co. in Louisville. For seven years, from 1986 to 1993, he was an effective, fence-mending chairman of the Harrison County Democratic Central Committee and a devoted worker for Gov. Frank O’Bannon and Congressman Lee Hamilton, managing local campaigns for both politicians.
A Lanesville man, Dane Smith, saved a 14-year-old girl from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean while in South Carolina on vacation with his family.
Deaths: Herbert C. Woertz Jr., 58; Kathleen L. Rehmel, 26; Larry T. Myers, 49; Harry L. Rothrock, 76; William H. McKain Sr., 88; Joyce M. Reed, 68; Russell L. Sprinkle, 72; Joseph M. Krousgrill, 67; Kenneth W. Hardin, 85; Louise V. Layer, 76; Edward L. Ingle Sr. 75; George R. Hofmann Jr. 48; Virgie L. Funk, 86.
50 years ago
Aug. 2, 1972
Tawyna Crecelius is crowned queen of the Harrison County Fair. Earlier she was crowned queen of the Corydon Central High School’s 1972 junior-senior prom and, in May, was named queen of the Jaycees Pancake Festival.
Gary Kirk, a graduate of North Harrison High School in the Class of 1964, is one of a group of eight men who were successful in completing the climb of Mount McKinley in Alaska. Gary is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Kirk of Depauw and a student at the college at San Rafael, Calif.
Mrs. C. Bell and daughter Charlotte traveled to Atlanta and visited from July 28 to 31 with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Slover and daughter Ginger. Mr. Slover, an employee of Southern Engineers, had often worked with Mr. Bell at the Harrison County REMC.
Newspapers have had a colorful and historic role in Harrison County. At least 18 different newspapers, mostly weeklies, have appeared at one time or another in this county since the first one. The Indiana Gazette and Herald began in 1818.
St. Paul’s A.M.E. congregation dedicated their new basement. Future planning is expected to provide for erection of a new church over the basement, east of the present church at High and Maple Streets.
The living room wall in the home of Dr. W.W. Christley, a Corydon retired dentist, has been gathering autographs since 1970. Hundreds of persons from all walks of life have inscribed their names there. Kentucky Go. Louie B. Nunn is one of the signatures on the wall.
Births: Boys — Roslea Conrad, Lila Beasley, Sharon Smith, Ruth Blankenship, Roseanne Shireman; girl — Marydee West.
Deaths: Frank Scharrer; Lula George, 91; Mrs. Lou Stout, 90; Leo Yochum, 74; Mary McRae Stewart, 84.
65 years ago
July 31, 1957
The beautiful new stone edifice of the Corydon Christian Church will be dedicated Sunday. It is on Mulberry Street.
Adna Harris, Rural Route No. 3 carrier, was honored last Thursday with a dinner at the Overlook Restaurant in Leavenworth. Mr. Harris is retiring this week after more than 41 years of service.
A building is being erected by Clifford Limeberry between Nelson’s Firestone Store and Charles Fravel Barbershop on Chestnut Street. It will be occupied by George M. Miles Real Estate Agency.
E.U.B. pastor assignments are announced: Corydon, the Rev. Charles Russell; Central, Carl R. Bryan; Mauckport, Roscoe Totten; Motts and Hursttown, John Kingsley; Palmyra, Foster Stone; Pfrimmer’s Chapel and Zoar, Paul A. Hurst; Potato Run, Walter Steepleton; Ramsey, Donald Molyneux; and White Cloud, Clarence H. Secrest.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. James LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Mauck, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jordan; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jantzen, Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Saulman.
Deaths: Lawrence Mullins Sr., 51; Lawrence Mullins Jr., 30; Auswell Rissler, 55; Mrs. Rose Brown, 77; Chlorel Voyles, 53; Rella Redmon; Bobby Stark, 19; Anna Igert, 89; Maggie Carter, 77; Edna Wyciskalla.
75 years ago
Aug. 6, 1947
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wiseman, sons Wayne and Larry and Mrs. Cora Wiseman of Corydon spent the weekend in Indianapolis visiting Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wiseman and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kopp, who moved there recently where they are operating two grocery stores.
Hugh McIntyre of Detroit, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Denver Foster of New Albany and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Foster of Mauckport were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Foster and son Hugh. Mr. McIntyre has been employed at The Detroit Times for 24 years as a pressman.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. John A. Groft, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dean; girl — Mr. and Mrs. James Rissler.
Deaths: Lona Turner, 81; Violet Mosier, 49; Homer Ferree, 60; Thomas P. Smith, 92; Catherine Ballard, 48; Mary Zorn, 93; Andrew Goss, 83; Mary Alice Berkenmeyer, 58; Albert Ferber, 51; Estelle Swarens, 70.
100 years ago
Aug. 2, 1922
Dr. W. H. Reader of New Amsterdam has torn down his old residence and is replacing it with a new four-room cottage and an office.
Robert C. Allen and wife and three children of Lafayette have been visiting his sister, Mrs. Sallie Benson, near Lanesville and old friends around King’s Cave.
Birth: Boys — none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Alva Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Pinkney Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kopp.
Deaths: Judge Robert J. Tracewell, 71; Mrs. Mary Boone, 66; Leanus John Hoffman, 66; Dr. Frank B. Wynn; Harry Seacat, 32.