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15 years ago

Aug. 22, 2007

Whether or not the county itself is ready for it, high-speed internet is here. Through companies such as Insight Broadband, Portative Technologies and, soon, Verizon, a couple thousand Harrison County residents are already blazing across the World Wide Web. “With our wireless network right now, 60 to 70 percent of the ground and 80 percent of the population can get high-speed internet. The areas we serve very well are in and around Corydon, up around Crandall and Palmyra, and around Central Barren and Bradford we’ve got good coverage. Then we go down around New Middletown, up to about the city limits of Lanesville, down to Elizabeth and along Highway 11 around Elizabeth,” said David L. Hulsebus of Portative in Corydon. “No matter which route a customer takes with high-speed internet, three are always going to be shadows due to the terrain of the county. Some residents, particularly those on the western side of the county, it’s going to be difficult to do anything with.”

North Harrison High School and Heritage Ford of Corydon have teamed up again this year to sponsor the Character Education Kickoff, a program that gives students the opportunity to earn tickets toward winning a new Ford Focus and other prizes.

A center that helps combat the complexities of investigating child sexual abuse is looking to relocated to a more accessible location. The Comfort House is located in Milltown, on the Crawford County side, but its executive director and board members hope to relocate in the Corydon area. Donna Lloyd Black, the facility’s executive director, and board member Kathy Goldman asked the Harrison County Commissioners for help Monday night with funding necessary for the move.

One side says it’s about dwindling revenue precipitated by declining enrollment, while the other side says it’s about much more, including retirement buyout, the need for binding arbitration and a lack of respect. Now, a fact-finder with the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board will make a recommendation how best to settle a contract dispute between the North Harrison Community School Corp. and its Classroom Teachers Association. North Harrison teachers have been without a contract since the 2004-05 school year. However, in accordance with state law, the school board has continued to pay the same salaries agreed to under the last contract.

Friday night, the North Harrison Cougars had a good time with their season debut under the lights in Campbellsburg. Ten touchdowns led to a school record in total points for a game, as the Cougars walloped the West Washington Senators 68-12.

Deaths: Orville Sprayberry Sr., 66; Benjamin D. Matherly Sr., 25; Elnora E. Shewmaker, 95; John M. Luther, 53; Peggy A. Brooner, 66; Jeanette Cassidy, 79; Othea D. (Scottie) Scott, 86; Richard F. Ballard, 55; Gladys Wright, 84; Michael A. Ciufo, 56; Mildred V. Hooten, 74.

25 years ago

Aug. 27, 1997

After 2-1/2 days of listening to elected officials and department heads justify budget proposals for 1998, Harrison County Council members generally conclude they will have little trouble trimming the $11.9 million record-setting requests to a manageable size. That’s about $1 million more than requested last year to fund county government, which accounts for about a fourth of property tax bills each year. The budget does not include spending for education, which makes up most of the balance.

It didn’t come as a big surprise, but Wayne Apple was officially named interim principal of Corydon Central High School for the 1997-98 school year. At an emergency meeting of the South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees Friday night, the board unanimously approved Apple, who has been vice principal. The board accepted the resignation of Apple’s predecessor, Dr. John Reed, who announced the first day of school that he had taken a job as principal of Eminence Junior-Senior High School.

Programs like DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and anti-drug messages may be paying off. Two drug-use surveys released this month show that the use of marijuana, tobacco and alcohol among pre-teens and teenagers has leveled off after four years of increases. A report released Aug. 12 by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center is based on data from 82 local surveys of more than 72,000 youth in grades 6 through 12 in 210 Indiana schools. The survey shows the first significant drop in marijuana use in four years.

Jim Foreman runs a family farm near New Salisbury with the help of his wife and youngest son. They milk close to 100 cows twice a day and sell the milk to Holland Dairy Co. The dry spell the first part of the summer made it more difficult for the Foremans to raise the necessary crops for cattle feed.

Deaths: Herbert LaDuke, 93; Robert L. Neblett, 76; Raymond E. Hannel, 72; William Lynton, 83; Linda G. Rodman, 85; Myrtle Libka, 91; Anna L. Freiberger, 70; Betty J. Cox, 68; Frank West, 88; Fern Bissell, 76; Lillian C. Holstein, 93; Malcolm R. Lincoln, 50; Lewis B. Mathis, 78; Bill McDaniel, 69.

50 years ago

Aug. 23, 1972

The Harrison County Commissioners have appointed a constable for Taylor and Posey townships, but they are not sure the appointment will stick. Robert Wilder was named to the post.

Michael Gettelfinger of Bradford is among 80 new members of the Indiana University Marching Hundred Band.

Donn Blank is Harrison County’s representative at the fourth annual Indiana State Fair School for Boys at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis Aug. 16 to 18.

Mr. and Mrs. William Coleman of Palmyra, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kraft, Martha and Charles, New Albany, have returned home from an eight-day trip to Ontario, Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Trobaugh left Monday of Columbus, Ohio, to spend a week, then they will go to Graton, Conn., to spend several weeks with their daughter, Mrs. Thomas Minor.

Horses bred at the Wyandotte Morgan Horse Farm at Leavenworth carried off five major ribbons at the Indiana State Fair. Wyandotte Farms is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stephenson.

Births: Boys — Virginia Richmer, Phyllis Ellis, Rita Timberlake, Lula Miller, Karen Wright, Mrs. Robert Mazuch, Mrs. Dennis Strong; girl — Carolyn Wilfong.

Deaths: Daisy Bell Dotson, 81; Victor Blotz, 59; George Wesbecker, 63; Dennie F. Taul; Joseph W. Carpenter, 81; Flora Kirkham, 85; Henry Seburn.

65 years ago

Aug. 21, 1957

The Sharp Oil Co. has purchased the real estate and building one mile west of Corydon where Alva Peper has operated an automobile service station and restaurant during the past 10 years.

Corydon BPW Club is sponsoring the project of the Hillside Seat Fund of the Harrison County Fair Association. Fairgoers of years ago climbed the hillside to find seats and view cattle and horse shows in “The Little Ring.” A band played during the shows, lively stepping tunes as the horses trotted or cantered and a ringmaster announced the winners.

Otto Rowe, veteran Corydon automobile dealer, was honored recently in recognition of his 25 years consecutively as a dealer of the DeSoto Motor Co.

Working is progressing on the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hughes and son Brian, west of Corydon. The new home is being built on the farm of his mother, Mrs. Hobart Hughes.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Rush Curts, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lear, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Carl McAdams, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Hanger.

Deaths: William Fleace, 88; Jesse Fox, 81; Charles Ernest Wright, 71; Schuyler Krousegrill, 81; the Rev. Thomas Libs; John B. Bussabarger, 43.

75 years ago

Aug. 27, 1947

William A. Willis of Mauckport has resigned his position at the Ford Motor Co. of Louisville and accepted a position as principal of the Galena Schools. Mr. Willis was connected with the receiving office of the Ford Motor Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Barks and daughter Nelda are moving this week to Connersville. Mr. Barks will be principal of the schools at Everton.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. James H. Pendleton, Mr. and Mrs. Leno Fisher; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cunningham.

Deaths: Arthur Wenning, 59; N. Ivan Clunie, 58; Walter Gresham, 42; Charles D. Lagle, 79; Mary Jane Tuell, infant.

100 years ago

Aug. 23, 1922

Percy L. Davis has purchased a three-fourths interest in the corner brick building just west of the C.P. Trotter store of Dr. F.A. Ulen. Mr. Davis will soon remove his Drug Store to this building.

Wenonah, the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Winterkorn of New Middletown, was struck by a ball while watching the baseball game at Lanesville last Saturday. Although the injury is not serious, it is very painful. Her face is badly swollen.

Birth: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Reagan; girls — none.

Deaths: Benjamin P. Lasley, 78; Mrs. Margaret Ferree, 82; Mrs. Charlotte Benton, 79; William Flanagan, 65.