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15 years ago

Sept. 19, 2007

Due to the extremely dry conditions, many counties, including Harrison and Crawford, have implemented a ban on open burning. “There is no forecast for rain in the short term,” said Greg Reas, Harrison County Emergency Management Agency director. “As a result, potentially dangerous conditions exist for field and wood fires.”

The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $1,364,284 to various projects and agencies supporting Harrison County.

A Corydon business that donated $800 to a police department for the purchase of a non-lethal weapon has challenged other businesses to follow suit. “This (donation) is enough for one TASER,” said Corydon Chief of Police Jim Kendall, who accepted the gift Aug. 27 from Wayne Bartlett, regional manager of Circle K, and Rick Bianco, the company’s market manager. “I need seven.”

The Corydon Central Panthers football team brought a new attitude to Pekin Friday night, and it showed. The Panthers were firing on all cylinders leading to a 46-0 shut out of their Mid-Southern Conference foe Eastern (1-4, 0-3).

Deaths: Earl Wayne Shaffer, 70; George J. Vician, 90; Beulah (Fern) Jones Pavey, 88; Cletis Mousty, 94; Bernard Zink, 83; Mary Margaret Knear, 83; James (Jim) Michael Greer, 57; Cle D Cooper, 91; Terry F. Beanblossom, 53; Helen F. Hanover, 79; Delbert E. Saylor, 85; Inez O. Gray Pruett, 84; Robert T.J. Davis, 67.

25 years ago

Sept. 24, 1997

Through their attorneys, two commissioners and the Harrison County Hospital board agreed – quite civilly – to disagree at last Wednesday night’s meeting of the hospital board. On a motion by Dr. Richard Brown, seconded by Isaac W. Orwick, the board voted unanimously to seat 32-year board member Parvin Baumgart (who abstained from voting), and let a judge decide who is the proper board member, Baumgart or Debbie Gibson. Had another plan taken place, the evening might not have ended so quietly.

A little over a month ago, a project got underway to replace inadequate sewer lines on State Street in Palmyra. State Street sits about 100 yards west of S.R. 135.

People driving out of Lanesville on St. John’s Church Road for the first time in a while might be astonished to see a large white and red building standing on a hill to the right. Before, there was only a dirt road leading to the little Lanesville airport. The 80-by-100-foot multi-purpose room is the most visible part of St. John’s Lutheran Church’s $1.2-million church and school expansion program. It will be dedicated Sunday about 10:30 or 10:45 a.m., following the 9 o’clock worship service.

A Crawford County native has been named to succeed conservation officer Larry Allen, who became director of the Law Enforcement Division of the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources on July 16. Terry S, Allen, 26, assumed his new duties about two weeks ago. He is Larry’s nephew.

North Harrison won last year’s Harrison County tennis tournament by way of tie breaker with Corydon Central. In that tourney, both squads had an equal number of points. The winner was decided by the number of individual champions. On Saturday, Corydon Central avoided that issue with 21 points and three individual champs to win the tournament, beating second place North Harrison, which had 16 points and two champions.

Deaths: Cora Hendricks Montgomery, 87; Marvin Gresham, 85; Opal D. Helton Brafford, 72; Belva R. Sharp, 53; Fannie Geneva Sherrill, 87; Robert W. (Red) Stewart; Edward Darnell, 40; Mary A. (Susie) Payne, 74; Clifford D. Nolan, 34; Lena R. Lincoln Bary Watkins, 89; Zelma N. Smith, 91; Carl G. (Whitey) Allen, 70.

50 years ago

Sept. 20, 1972

James N. Walker Jr. has been appointed as postmaster at Palmyra. He has been the officer-in-charge there since the former postmaster, Arvil Weilbaker, was promoted to the Corydon Post Office Postmastership.
Ward Smith is the new basketball coach at South Central. He has the most victories of any active cage coach in Indiana. Smith-coached teams have won 625 games while losing only 178.

New off-set press units have been moved into the newly constructed press room of The Corydon Democrat building. It will take about one month to install the presses.

Descendants of John T. Ashton gathered at Porter’s Point Farm of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Griffin on the Ohio River in Boone Township to celebrate his arrival in the United States 100 years ago. Two years after his arrival at Laconia, he was naturalized as a U.S. citizen.

Births: Boys — Earnestine Crecelius, Lou Ann Jones, Mrs. Jack Miller, Mrs. Greg Schroeder; girls — Susan Shrout, Roberta Chinn, Patricia Allen, Mrs. Don Bussabarger, Mrs. Michael Hamilton.

Deaths: Harold Fleace, 69; Margaret E. Hines, 84; Edna Tindall, 94; William Edmund Spalding, infant; Edith Gibson, 74; Harold L. Didelot, 63; Harry H. Voyles, 81; Vasile Bran, 78; Mary Larsen, 77.

65 years ago

Sept. 18, 1957

Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Wiseman and children, Stevie and Frances, have moved to Augusta, Ga. Mr. Wiseman is a civilian flying instructor for a flying school which has been moved from Tennessee to Georgia.

Judy O’Bannon is the first woman to enroll in the regular bachelor of divinity program of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Chesney D. Malone is the new superintendent of Harrison County Hospital. He succeeds Elizabeth Brown who resigned because of poor health.

George R. Bickel, social studies and English teacher at Corydon Central High School, has been hired as the assistant coach for the 1957-58 school year. Mr. Bickel came to CCHS from Lanesville High School in 1954 where he had been both a teacher and coach for 21 years.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wiseman, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bary, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. David Melton, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hinton; girls — Mr. and Mrs. William Hanlon, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Philpot Mr. and Mrs. Keith Toler, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Day, Mr. and Mrs. George Jossten.

Deaths: None.

75 years ago

Sept. 24, 1947

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Askren, daughter Ruth and son Billie returned Friday from Denver. They were accompanied home by their daughter Allene Askren, a student at the Samaritan Hospital in Nampa, Idaho.

Clarence Smith Jr. has accepted employment as assistant meat cutter at Kroger’s Store in Elizabethtown, Ky.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Long; girl — Mr. and Mrs. S. Morris Wilson.

Deaths: William Denton, 83; Charles Lemer, 77; Elizabeth Campbell, 44; Emma Wiseman, 86; James Lockhart, 79; Fred Miller, 78; Ida Poe, 80; Valentine Phelps, 65.

100 years ago

Sept. 20, 1922

Elmer Brown of near Central is suffering from a fracture of his right arm just above the wrist. He is a truck driver and, while cranking his truck last Saturday morning it “kicked” and broke his arm.

Mrs. Carl Mauck who was poisoned from eating hamburger at the recent Harrison County Fair has recovered from her illness. She was quite ill and was in the hospital for a time.

Births: Boys — the Rev. and Mrs. Golden A. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bussabarger, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cochran; girls — Mr. and Mrs. David Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hisey, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fleshman, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Crecelius.

Deaths: George W. Cox, 75; Thomas Langdon, 72; Harriett Roberts, 10.