Sept. 14, 2022
15 years ago
Sept. 12, 2007
The Harrison County Council sludges its way through 162 pages of monetary requests on its way to completing work on the 2008 budget. Council members spent four different meetings spanning a two-week period in late August looking at the requests from the various county officers. They also had four budget hearing meetings earlier in the month. Council chair Carl (Buck) Mathes and vice chair Chris Timberlake read section and department totals to the public Monday night during their regular meeting. The council kept the county general budget at the $8.5 million mark as advised by financial adviser Frank Cummings to be in compliance with the four-percent tax levy. The council is planning for three-percent increase in pay for county employees.
Back in 1917, Sept. 8 also fell on a Saturday. That’s the day Carl and Earl Martin – identical twins – were born to the late George and Daisy Voyles Martin of Palmyra. On Saturday, the two men were guests of honor at a birthday party at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon, where Earl has resided the past 2-1/2 years. Brother Carl lives in New Albany.
A Palmyra man was killed Thursday after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a crash with a hit-and-run driver. Samuel (Joe) Elliott, 45, died from his injuries sustained in the crash that occurred just before 6 p.m. on S.R. 335 near Pekin in Washington County. An inmate from Louisville Metro Corrections, James Bland III, 29, who was on work release, was arrested a short time after the crash and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, which is a felony, according to Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs.
Many positives were taken away from Saturday’s Corydon Central Invitational volleyball tournament. Corydon Central and North Harrison both went 3-1 in the eight-team field, with both loses to eventual winner Tell City.
Deaths: John F. Pindell, 92; William R. Barbre, 80; Dora F. Pousardien, 103; Bryan T. Chamberlain, 18; Barbara Hottle Skaggs Gordon, 70; John B. Humble, 79; Guy S. Ward, 79; John C. Cree, 87; Georgia L. Jones, 77; Janet Collard, 70; Juanita E. Durrett, 82; Harry F. Elliott, 56; Evelyn H. Garvey, 84; Larry (Bear) Hartman, 59; Brenda A. King, 66; Charles J. Seitz, 92.
25 years ago
Sept. 19, 1997
“Is the county really getting what it’s paying for?” was the question that was heard many times during last week’s budget hearings held by the Harrison County Council. Councilman Carl (Buck) Mathes, in his first year in office, questioned many budget requests – including those by Gerdon Youth Center, Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County and Blue River Services – on the council’s way to adopting a $10.4 million proposed budget. Next year’s budget, which includes some new positions, is about $1.2 million over this year’s.
A compromise settlement concerning the Harrison County Board of Commissioners’ questionable appointment to the Harrison County Hospital board may be in the offing, but the issue may come to a head before that, at tonight’s 7 o’clock board meeting at the hospital. Veteran board chair Parvin Baumgart said he doesn’t intend to step down. The commissioners replaced him Sept. 2 with Debbie Gibson, a registered nurse who was elected to serve by a majority of the three commissioners. She works part time at the hospital.
Franklin Township residents will soon have access to a recycling center in Lanesville. Anna Morris, director of the Harrison County Solid Waste Management District, and the Lanesville Town Council reached an agreement last week to locate a recycling center on the Lanesville Jaycees’ property.
“It was horribly scary. I opened the door and saw a ball of fire,” said Carolyn Straub of Corydon of an explosion late Friday night which injured a Palmyra couple and awakened campers at the Lanesville Heritage Weekend campgrounds. Around midnight, Sam Kemp attempted to light a stove in his camper. “A build-up of propane inside the camper appears to be the cause of the explosion,” said Jim Walter, chief of the Lanesville Volunteer Fire Dept. Kemp and his wife, Julia, were injured.
Corydon’s Jason Hayes made his television debut Sunday on a live-action computer-animated adventure series, and, by his family’s account, he did right well. His mother – as mothers tend to do – thought he looked healthy, while a family friend thought the young actor starting his professional career in New York City looked like a “hunk.”
North Harrison’s boys’ cross-country team placed three runners – Andrew Robertson, Josiah Badger and Kevin Akridge – in the top 10 to win the Corydon Central Invitational on Thursday, while the North Harrison girls placed second behind New Albany. Crawford County’s Lauran Sturm fought fatigue but still easily won her race in 14:56, one second slower than her win last year.
Deaths: Stella L. Clarkson, 101; Robert M. Clark, 80; Tony B. Delaney, 57; Ilah A. Summers, 69; Alice E. Settle, 79; Beverly A. Sanders, 50; Father David E. Hutt, 75; Roger Robards, 55; Laurel A. Dehn, 83; Joseph (Julius) Barnett, 88; Robert W. (Red) Stewart, 84; Lloyd Himes, 78; Wilma L. Friedman, 71; Betty L. Carter, 62.
50 years ago
Sept. 13, 1972
Otterbein United Methodist Church near Laconia will celebrate a centennial with an all-day meeting Sept. 24.
New men enlisting in the National Guard recently are James Berkenmeyer, Richard Sheperd and Mark Gowers. They joined Company A, 151st Mechanized Infantry.
Eighty-three men and four women will drive school buses in Harrison County during the next school term and will drive over 600,000 miles during this time. The women drivers are Patricia Jacobs, Carolyn Day, Donna Heinze and Nancy Seipp.
The Harrison County Crusade at Palmyra gave its appreciation dinner Friday night at Heuser’s Stagecoach Restaurant. Seventy-eight students attend the school. Mrs. Hattie Bays is executive director of the school.
Births: Boys — Mrs. Donald Van Winkle, Sharon Kerns, Brenda Green, Mrs. Theodore Kruer; girls — none.
Deaths: Tillie Miles, 79; Charles H. Seacat, 80; Brenda Breeden McMillan, 25; Carleton Clark, 47; Emma Butler; Ira Himmelheber.
65 years ago
Sept. 11, 1957
Whitely Poultry Co. began operations at Corydon Tuesday morning. The firm processes chickens and markets them to packing firms and chain store organizations within a radius of about 50 miles of Corydon.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Byrum moved to Cannelton last Saturday. Mr. Byrum had operated a railroad tie and lumber business there the past two years.
Samuel H. Vogt will soon begin his practice of law. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Vogt of Jeffersonville and grandson of the late Sam P. Vogt, who practiced law in Corydon and Southern Indiana.
Nevit Garrett is the new basketball coach of the Elizabeth Pirates. He succeeds Frank Stemle.
Births: Boys — Mrs. June Overton, Mrs. Joyce Bandy, Mrs. Elizabeth Kumm, Mrs. Carolyn Ballard, Mrs. Albert Miller, Mrs. Thomas Best, Mrs. Jerald Stewart, Mrs. Eddie Simon; girls — Mrs. Elizabeth Byrd, Mrs. Ruth Kintner, Mrs. Helen Philpot, Mrs. Peggy Haas, Mrs. Joyce Reed, Mrs. Betty Hughes, Mrs. Allen Mossler, Mrs. Cecil Wilkerson.
Deaths: Samuel Vinson, 59; Phillip L. Berlin, 73; Eva Wolfe, 89; Elmer Lamke, 69; Virginia Ruth Long; Sam Vincent; Andrew Querry; Anthony Kintner, infant.
75 years ago
Sept. 17, 1947
William Schuppert, an employee at Habermel Drugs, will leave this week for Lexington, Ky., where he will attend the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schuppert.
Allen Mossler and Dick Jordan returned home from Seattle, Wash., where they went to take the automobile of Robert Mossler. The car will be shipped from Seattle to Japan, where Bob is working for the government.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. McKim, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Heuser; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Helm, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reas, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wiseman.
Deaths: Marco Funk, 86; Agnes Flock, 67; Charles V. Long, 73; Flora Williams, 69; Lola Heuser, 63; Agnes Luttrell, 65.
100 years ago
Sept. 13, 1922
Mrs. Theodore Foster, the efficient operator of the Eureka Exchange at Mauckport, returned Friday from a weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. F.E. Carver, at New Albany.
Leslie McKinney and family of Birdseye visited his brother, the Rev. Elmer McKinney at Lanesville last week.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Day; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kost, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Richert, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Speigelhalder, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ronald Best, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wolfe.
Deaths: John McMonigle, 18; William Craig, 54; Warren Dale Shewmaker, infant; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lottick, 65; Mrs. Katie Schneider, 57; Mrs. Arminda E. Smith 70; Mrs. Ella LaDuke, 33; Jesse L. Watson; Mrs. Mary M. Dotts, 62.