Sept. 7, 2022
15 years ago
Sept. 5, 2007
The Harrison County Commissioners heard plans for improvements and additions to the county fairgrounds during a morning meeting yesterday (Tuesday). Gary Geswein, chairman, of the Master Site Plan for the Harrison County Fairgrounds located in Corydon, made the presentation for the site plan committee, which dubbed itself Harrison County Fairgrounds: “Honoring the past, building for the future.” Ideally, the committee would like the fairgrounds to have at least one building that would be available for use year round.
An Army veteran left for dead in a foxhole by enemy soldiers was honored Thursday morning during a surprise presentation. Herbert Ronald Stewart, 78, of Elizabeth arrived at the Harrison County Court House under the pretense of needing to sign some papers for Veterans Service Officer Marion Wallace. Instead, Stewart received the Korean Service Medal, which is for any veteran who was assigned, attached or mobilized to units operating in South Korea or Korean waters for at least 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days.
New Salisbury’s Shane Bennett grew up in bowling alleys in the Louisville area where his parents often bowled. Bennett picked up bowling when he was 6 and developed quickly not only skill, but a love for the sport. When a nagging back injury sidelined him in the mid-1990s, Bennett stopped bowling completely. Then, in 2000, doctors cleared him to bowl. Two weeks ago, on Aug. 19, Bennett finished 12th in a Professional Bowlers Association Regional Tour event in Columbus, Ohio.
Deaths: Margaret Eisenmenger, 85; William A. Cole, 78; Harry E. Krutz, 86; Doris J. Goodwin, 76; Mary L. (Lu) Jackson, 73; Marvin L. (Stoney) Stone, 98; Catherine A. Healey, 65; Alice Bryant, 97; Dorathy M. Bryant, 84; Allen D. (Al) Schaffer 73; Viva J. Martin, 74; Larry J. Higdon, 55; Mary I. Louden, 94; Colleen M. Beaman, 72; Herman J. Stark, 89; Flora N. Wilcox, 71; Alma A. King, 89; Evelyn Hubler, 88; Jack Crawford, 67.
25 years ago
Sept. 10, 1997
To halt the construction of a riverboat gaming complex at Bridgeport, three environmental groups have requested an administrative review with the Division of Hearings of the Natural Resources Commission. Hoosier Environmental Council, Protect Our River Environment and Save Our Rivers filed petitions last month calling for a review of Caesars Indiana’s $265 million project. The requests were filed about a week after the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources gave its approval for construction in a floodway.
Verbal attacks and pleas by audience members were not enough to prevent the preliminary plat of the Brunner Hill Subdivision north of Ramsey from being approved. Armed with a new attorney, John Kraft of New Albany, and plenty of court precedents to cite, land developers Troy Bennett and Toby Dowell won the first round. The Harrison County Plan Commission passed the controversial docket Thursday night in what some observers called an unfair vote. Included in the passage was a stipulation for the developers to install a four-foot-high farm or field fence on both sides of and behind the subdivision.
The tractor pull at Lanesville Heritage Weekend has gotten so popular that festival organizers have added a pull Friday night, in addition to the usual events on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Lanesville’s 22nd annual Heritage Weekend begins Friday at noon and concludes Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
Hudson Foods Inc., and Tyson Foods Inc. signed an agreement and announced Thursday that they would be merging. Subject to regulatory approvals as well as approval of the Hudson Foods shareholders, Tyson will purchase Hudson for $630 million.
As the tennis program at Indiana University Southeast is being resurrected, so are the careers of former North Harrison Lady Cats’ tennis players Heather Davis, Heather Rawert, Beth Rawert and Betsy Receveur. The quartet had distinguished careers at North Harrison and now they’re part of the first tennis team IUS has fielded in more than 12 years.
Deaths: Eloise a. Kendall, 78; Charles Junior McCormick, 63; Ruth E. Jackson, 89; Lena H. Sandelands, 93; Sherri L. Beagle, 43; Wilford Payton, 90; Dorothy E. Lynton, 68; James H. Lasher, 68; Alva R. Funk, 80; Roger A. Martin, 50; Krista A. Smith, infant; Lillian Hamm, 82.
50 years ago
Sept. 6, 1972
The Rev. Lanny Amy has been called to minister at the Northside Christian Church in New Albany. Amy, 35, has just completed a five-year ministry with the Christian Church of Marengo.
Diane E. Byler has accepted the position of Home Economist for Harrison and Crawford counties. She succeeds Alice Begeman of Brazil, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Vaughn of Lincoln, Neb., are visiting in the home of Merrill’s mother, Mrs. Noble Davis Sr., and Mr. Davis of Depauw.
Corydon Christian Church is going to two morning worship services: one at 8:30 and the second at 10:30. The pastor is the Rev. Ellis Cowling.
Cathy Best of Laconia attended Girls State Fair in Indianapolis Aug. 16 to 25. Donn Blank of Lanesville attended the Boys State Fair the same week.
Births: Boys — Dorothy Bullington, Carolyn Parke, Sharon McClanahan, Carroll Koons, Judy Van Winkle; girls — Phyllis Crosswhite, Sharon Dirck, Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Haun.
Deaths: Henry Zollman, 88; Edwin W. Lieber, 75; Nancy Mayfield, 86; Cora Brooks, 85; Marvin Conder, 54; Nora Gibson.
65 years ago
Sept. 4 1957
Construction of a new state road from U.S. Highway 460 into Harrison State Forest was ordered this week by the State Highway Department. The road starts just east of Blue River Chapel and extends to the fire tower in the state forest.
Work is progressing on the new residence of Mr. and Mrs. Norval Yeager, north of Corydon. The new stone residence of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hendricks at Central Barren is nearing completion.
Dick Christley, son of Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Christley, is the new golf teen tourney champion at the Corydon Country Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Uhl and three daughters of Palmyra are returning this week from Sault St. Marie, Mich., where they spent the last few weeks.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eastburn, Mr. and Mrs. J. Leo Shotter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller, Mr. and Mrs. William Broughton, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Combs; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Seacat; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jacobi, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gilley, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reed.
Deaths: Agnes Bachman, 84; Mary E. Trowbridge, 77; Kenneth K. Himmelhaver, 49; Leo G. Thomas, 52; James A. Funk, 33; Tommy Martin, 18; Don Richard Patton, 21; Thomas Davidson, 71; Mrs. Maude Wright Jones, 75; William Jones, 79; Gerald Messmer, 20; Kate Gunn, 71.
75 years ago
Sept. 10, 1947
Work has been completed on the new church which has been erected in Boone Township in “the Kintner bottoms.” It has been named Valley View Methodist Church and will be dedicated Sept. 28. The Rev. Mark Meadows is pastor.
James B. Wismann of near Lanesville left last Tuesday to enter St. Francis Seminary at Cincinnati.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Haub, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Beams, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Gattshow, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Salisbury, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Pinaire, Mr. and Mrs. George Harper, Mr. and Mrs. David C. Melton, Mr. and Mrs. Amzie Neafus, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Miller.
Deaths: Harvey S. Young, 48; Alfred Rainbolt, 65; Rosa Ross, 73.
100 years ago
Sept. 6, 1922
Olive, the little 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Backherms of Dogwood, was bitten by a horse about 6:30 Sunday evening while feeding the animal corn. She had climbed upon the stall and it is thought that she was holding it close t her face and the horse, in snapping for the corn, bit the end of the child’s nose off.
Hamp Baxley of this place has employment as night watchman at the canning factory.
Deaths: Mrs. Mary A. Wiseman, 84; Mrs. Elizabeth V. Ross, 82.