July 27, 2022
15 years ago
July 25, 2007
At Dr. Phil Partenheimer’s first school board meeting as superintendent of the North Harrison Community School Corp., the five school trustees allowed a change in the agenda order that some believe stifles public comment. Partenheimer, who implemented a similar change while he was superintendent of Lanesville Community School Corp., said at the July 12 meeting that he was moving concerns from the public near the end of the agenda to almost the beginning; they will follow approval of claims and payroll. He also said concerns now must address agenda items only. The change was made, Partenheimer said, to help expedite the meetings.
An interim superintendent has been chosen for the Lanesville Community School Corp. Sam Gardner, a former superintendent of Clarksville Community School Corp., was hired in a unanimous vote by the Lanesville school board at its meeting July 17. Gardner, 63, a native of Clarksville, has 27 years experience teaching and administration experience, with six of those years as superintendent of Clarksville schools.
The famed half-mile crushed limestone track at the Harrison County Fairgrounds has been the stage for everything from harness races and watermelon-eating contests to chicken-dance contests, automobile thrill shows and even Dolly Parton. The 148th consecutive annual Harrison County Fair, which kicks off Sunday and runs through Aug. 4 in conjunction with the 4-H Fair (July 27 through Aug. 1), will feature something never tried before: donkey races. The races, with jockeys made up of average Joes (or Janes) who ante up $50 and are at least 16 years of age, will take to the track next Tuesday, July 31, at 8 p.m.
It was a pair of familiar faces grinding out the final holes of the Old Capital Golf Club Championship on Sunday afternoon. Kevin Nash, the 2005 champion, and Jack Miles, winner of 33 titles, each looked to add one more piece of hardware to their mantles. After Miles made a valiant run at a birdie putt on 18, only to miss by inches, Nash two-putted to claim his second Membership title in three years.
Deaths: Jean F. Mayfield, 81; Dudley Taylor, 90; Mary F. Strunk, 74; John T. Shireman Jr., 39; Ann M. Young, 66; Ernest (Ernie) Meyer, 86; Dolores K. (June) Beanblossom, 69; Agnes E. Crayden, 88; Ruth A. Kopp, 84; Francis S. Haycraft, 55; Gay M. Cline, 81; William A. Beaven, 72; Patricia A. Jennings, 70; Barbara Corbin, 78.
25 years ago
July 30, 1997
The oldest consecutive fair in Indiana got off to a sizzling start Sunday with the evening ending in royal fashion. Despite sweltering temperatures — the new First Federal Bank sign showed 103 degrees mid-afternoon — people lined Capitol Avenue and filed into the grandstand to watch the annual parade and queen contest. “We had about 86 entries in the parade,” said committee member Paul Cesar. “There was a very nice crowd along the entire route. We’re very proud of the entrants who participated despite the sultry conditions.” Amanda Renee Ferree was selected Harrison County Fair Queen.
A bank robbery Monday afternoon in New Salisbury has some residents of the small community on edge. The incident occurred at the NBD bank on S.R. 64. Harrison County Sheriff Clyde Sailor said his department received the bank alarm at 12:40 p.m. The suspect fled the scene on foot in a southward direction but it is not known whether he had a vehicle nearby.
The small rural community of Lanesville has, for the most part, been bypassed by growth since the completion of Interstate 64 some 20-plus years ago. Many businesses and homeowners looking to get out of the city have opted instead to settle near Corydon. And while some Franklin Township residents, including those in Lanesville, are glad their small piece of the world has remained, for the most part, unchanged, they know it’s only a matter of time before people begin to take the 113 exit and move into their community. In fact, it’s already begun to happen. A moderate apartment complex was built recently and the first unit filled quickly. A second unit is also full of tenants. A third unit is in the planning stages. And, a 99-tract subdivision has already received preliminary approval for a 50-acre site at the western edge of town.
Heat, humidity and Jack Miles. That basically sums up Sunday’s
Corydon Country Club Championship as Miles picked up his 28th club title in 32 years by surviving a late charge by Larry Harmon.
Deaths: Lillie V. Harper, 91; Alford C. Hawkins, 75; Joseph W. Harmon, 78; Lois A. Shickles, 84; Angela M. (Angie) McIntosh, 24; Lois M. Deputy, 86; Wills H. McAllister, 94; Helen (Miss Frieda) Fried, 78; Virginia L Conley, 96; Wilma L. Watson, 83; Galen Eskridge, 85; Willie Brown, 80; Norman R. Smith, 87; Arthur (Jay) Sturgill, 64.
50 years ago
July 26, 1972
A group of Avon ladies went to Springdale, Ohio, to tour the Avon Manufacturing Home Plant. those from this county who made the tour were Virginia Wisman, Hattie Gleitz, Rosella Beal, Janet Davis and Fern Williar.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schoen, Kevin, Denise and Elaine, have returned from Augusta, Ga., where they have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. David Turner and Tina.
Patoka Lake, which will be Indiana’s second largest water impoundment when completed, will go under construction before the end of the month. Located on Patoka River, the lake will cover more than 8,800 acres at normal pool and 11,300 acres when flood full.
Dewey Heishman, Herb Sibert, James Gunther and Paul Wiseman are among employees of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad company seen in pictures printed in the June issue of the L&N magazine. Mr. Heishman and Mr. Gunther are in a picture that depicts a bird house which Dewey built as a replica of an L&N caboose. Sibert and Wiseman are in a group of basketball trophy winners.
The Old Capital Bank and Trust Co. and The Corydon State Bank will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons in observance of the 113th consecutive annual Harrison County Fair.
The Corydon Town Board begins steps to correct deficiencies in the water system. The corrective measures would allow more water and provide adequate water pressure for its customers.
Births: Boys — Connie Stacy, Janice Elliott, Linda Davis, Janet Crawford, Rose Shireman; girls — Anita Shifcar, Patricia Ferguson, Clyda Dearborn.
Deaths: William Lemmon, 76; Irl Byrum, 79; Guilford Burnett, 50; Charles R. Harlow, 62.
65 years ago
July 24, 1957
The Rev. Adrian Struble, pastor of the Corydon Evangelical United Brethren Church since 1952, concluded his ministry in the church Sunday. He served 44 years in pastoral work. He and Mrs. Struble will make their home in Clarksville.
Lou Jensen resigns at basketball coach at Corydon Central and accepted a position at New Albany High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boley have bought the Ideal Restaurant on East Chestnut Street from Mrs. William H. Davis and plan to begin operating the business next week.
Lt. Commander R.E. Brown, native of Corydon and graduate of Lanesville High School, has retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after serving 25-1/2 years of sea and shore duty.
Robert C. Watson, publisher of The Corydon Republican, has been appointed chairman of the Indiana State Toll Bridge Commission by Gov. Harold Handley.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Irvin T. Dobbins, Mr. and Mrs. George Flock, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Miller, the Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Kochert, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foutch, Mr. and Mrs. John Mathes, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cart, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sanders; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lockard, Mr. and Mrs. John Arnold.
Deaths: Robert Ray Stark, 19; Maude L. Boone, 83; George S. Hatch, 76; Frances Shewmaker, 58; Effie Tuell, 72; Lillian Zenor; Ben Stewart; Robert L. Summers Sr., 67; Mayme Benson, 87; Frank M. Rothrock, 87; J. Walter Denton, 83.
75 years ago
July 30, 1947
First playing on the Corydon Country Club golf course started Wednesday afternoon. The 55-acre tract was bought from Mrs. Charles Smith last year. The foundation has been placed for the clubhouse. There are 78 members. William Keller is president.
Dr. William E. Amy has accepted the newly created position of physician health supervisor of the Indiana State Board of Health district with headquarters in New Albany.
Deaths: George Carrington Davis, 74; John W. Kirkham, 51.
100 years ago
July 26, 1922
Henry A. Bates of Milltown is spending a few weeks with his brother-in-law, Emil Miller, and family. He is doing some bookkeeping for Mr. Miller at his place of business.
George and Edward Hauswald and Clarence Higginbotham of Denver, Colo., motored through to Harrison County, a distance of 1,364 miles to visit their parents, Jacob Hauswald and Mr. and Mrs. J. Higginbotham. They made the trip in 5-1/2 days.
Birth: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Hogg.
Deaths: Mrs. Sarah E. Mader; Judge C. W. Cook; Mrs. Laura E. Watson, 56; John Smith, 66; Leonard D. Hickman, 75; G.C. Beard, 53; Claude Wolfe, 20; Mrs. Effie S. Ellis, 46.