Oct. 12, 2022
15 years ago
Oct. 10, 2007
Marsha Himmelhaver and Janet Page, principals at Lanesville Elementary and Lanesville Junior-Senior High schools, respectively, reported to the Lanesville Community School Corp.’s board of trustees last month that Lanesville has been chosen to become a “pilot district” for a K-12 Learning Community. The school corporation received a $10,000 grant to implement programs to do so.
A potential patient-move date t the new Harrison County Hospital was tentatively set in place by the Harrison County Hospital Board of Directors. The board, headed by Steve Taylor, HCH chief executive officer, said at its Sept. 26 meeting that the new planned date would be Feb. 21 for patient transfers, a month after the last proposed planned transfer date of Jan. 17.
Churchill’s Countryside Farm, a popular produce market in the Ramsey area, is calling it quits so its owner can start a new chapter in his life. Brian Churchill, who has operated the produce stand with his wife, Kelley, for the past 19 years, has decided to change careers. He accepted the position of plant manager for Preston Farms LLC in Bradford about five weeks ago. Preston Farms purchased Gettelfinger Popcorn Co., which was founded in 1936, in 1995. The company is a grower, processor and packager of premium popcorn hybrids.
Although against stout competition, Floyd Central managed on lone win coming into sectional play last week. Over the course of the Floyd Central boys’ soccer sectional, the Highlanders strung together three consecutive winds to take the sectional title, including a 5-1 victory over Corydon Central on Saturday.
Deaths: Vera E. Worrell, 88; Jan L. Hussung, 50; Othea L. (Whitey) Bryant, 72; Annis Catherine Stevens Booth, 89; Larry G. Richert, 67; Raymond C. Roller, 76; Joyce C. (Peggy) Richardson, 79; Darlene Fay Utz McAdams, 69; Everett R. Slaughterback, 77; Horace M. McDonald, 77; Elizabeth A. (Betty) Mauck, 75; Charles T. Smith, 88; Relve Evins Dixon, 77; Mary E. Lowe, 83; Terry G. Barnickle, 42; Delbert A. Demmon, 92.
25 years ago
Oct. 15, 1997
The Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management recently announced its intent to develop rules on the design and operation of large confined feeding operations. Jerry Dryden, Harrison County Purdue Extension agent, said he has been expecting the new rules as people throughout the state, including Harrison County, locate in the suburbs and rural fringe areas. Dryden said he knows of only a few operations in Harrison County that would be affected by such new rules.
The formation of a committee to study the feasibility of a vocational school in Harrison County was unanimously approved Saturday by the Harrison County Council. Funding for the school would come from income generated by a casino riverboat when, and if, Caesars Indiana begins operating at Bridgeport, said Councilman Ralph Sherman. “We don’t expect money to come from the county,” he said. “This is a shot in the dark; nothing may come of it.” Sherman’s motion, seconded by Carl (Buck) Mathes, passed unanimously, without discussion.
Blue River Industries plans to hire some 50 workers and add a second shift to fulfill a new, high-volume contract with Poof Toy Products. “We would like to hire school kids because they would be working in a well-supervised, safe environment,” said Kim Auberry, marketing director for the company located at Harrison County Industrial Park in north Corydon. The jobs involve assembling and packaging Poof power planes and helicopters, she said, and no prior training is necessary.
Had Paul Revere been riding through Ramsey, he most certainly would have seen one lantern glowing in a church steeple, because the Corydon Central Panthers were attacking by land. Racking up 428 yards of rushing offense, Mid-Southern Conference and cross-county rival Corydon Central (2-6, 2-2 MCS) won the 20th Big Cat Classic in grand style with a decided 39-12 victory over winless North Harrison (0-8, 0-4 MSC).
Deaths: Kenneth Manship, 66; Anna Iona Arnold, 97; Joseph S. Clarke Sr., 82; Viola Hunt Walton, 89; Jerome B. Stumler, 75; Eldon C. Wyman, 83; Clara F. (Fritz) Tippins, 68; Adanell Bobbitt Klima, 83.
50 years ago
Oct. 11, 1972
The new Unity Chapel Church near Ramsey, which will house the former congregations of Depauw, Louden’s Chapel, Pennington Chapel, Ramsey and Woods Chapel United Methodist churches, will be consecrated at services Sunday. The pastor is Gordon L. Byrum.
Harrison County native John Butte has resigned with WHAS-TV in Louisville to accept a position at WLOS-TV in Asheville, N.C.
Births: Boy — Ellie Maye Richardson; girls; Catherine Coker, Rita Brown, Sandra Gettelfinger.
Deaths: Carl Blank, 55; Mollie Keller Bryce, 78; Charles F. Schone, 76; Idella Bines, 53; Betty Bays, 49; Joseph H. Schreiber, 77; Jasper Voyles, 88.
65 years ago
Oct. 9, 1957
On Oct. 7, 1907, Lenore Faith opened her first day of her first year of teaching in the public schools in Harrison County at District School #1. Last Sunday, 21 of her former pupils came to celebrate the 50th year of her teaching career. Miss Faith had long since become Mrs. Lenore LaHue.
Sixteen boys from the Central neighborhood in Heth and Washington townships are being enrolled as members of Boy Scout Troop 22 of Corydon. J. William Leffler is Scoutmaster of the troop.
Sandford Maupin of Fredericksburg was injured last Friday when his clothing became caught in a power take-off while working at the Martin Hatchery Farm at Ramsey. He is recovering satisfactorily.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Docksteder, Mr. and Mrs. John Cappzziollo, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Wheat, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tuell; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Julian Sacksteder, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Franks, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Frederick Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lynch.
Deaths: David Lee Davis, 27; Martin J. Henriott, 89; Harry Kelly, 70; Emma Stewart, 78; Oscar Shaney, 74; Fannie Kirk, 75; Lillie Stults, 56; Daniel Irvin, 4; Louise Craig, 68; George Rosenbarger, 31; Clara Snider, 77.
75 years ago
Oct. 15, 1947
A tract of land of approximately nine acres belonging to Mrs. Zella Ashton located on the “Laconia Hill” south of Corydon was chosen by the Harrison County Hospital board as the site for the Harrison County Hospital. Purchase price of the tract was $2,000.
Now under construction of Water Street in Corydon at the rear of the Posey House is a new blacksmith shop to be operated by Norval Yeager.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Deatrick, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bailey; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Bentley Conrad.
Deaths: Reinhard Feiock, 88; Benjamin Byrley, 85; Etta Stoll, 70; Cort Feller, 62; Lee Kellem, 77; Doris Walker, 24.
100 years ago
Oct. 11, 1922
The Rev. and Mrs. Mark L. Harris are visiting their son, Adna L. Harris, and family of Orleans. The Rev. Harris will assist in the installation of a pastor for the Presbyterian Church there.
J.A. Miller, deputy recorder, was in Louisville yesterday. He got James B. Brewster to attend to the office during is absence. Roy Duggins, the recorder, is teaching school in Blue River Township.
Birth: Boys — none; girl — Mr. and Mrs. Chester Tuell.
Deaths: Jacie Beatrice Shireman, 14; Thomas W. Knight, 65; Mrs. Mary Uhl, 83; Casper Verich, 50; Dora Annis Sands, 41; Mrs. Ida Kintner Askren, 48.