Sept. 28, 2022
15 years ago
Sept. 26, 2007
With results of an August fact-finding effort and a breach of contract suit still pending in Harrison Circuit Court, the ongoing battle between the North Harrison Community School Corp. and its Classroom Teachers Association continued this week with a two-day Unfair Labor Practice hearing. Originally, nine counts of unfair practice were brought before the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board, but both sides agreed to three of those counts being dropped. Also, one paragraph of a fourth count was eliminated from the record. North Harrison teachers are now in their fourth year without a contract. In accordance with state law, the school board has continued to pay them the same salaries agreed to under the last contract.
Upset by phone calls regarding overtime and other issues in the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., the sheriff attended Monday night’s county council meeting to explain the additional money he has been requesting for overtime and extra pay. The seven-member council has recently questioned why Sheriff Mike Deatrick is continually asking for more money. Most county offices, when asking for additionals, explain in detail what they need the money for, the council said.
Improvements and ideas were thrown around by many people last Wednesday night at the Fairgrounds Expansion Planning Workshop. About 60 interested Harrison Countians gathered at Corydon Presbyterian Church to discuss the state of the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. “We wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to share your advice with us,” said Don Anderson, project adviser. “What are our challenges; where do we see ourselves in 2020?”
There was a little begging and pleading as the sun bent behind the trees and the final siren sounded in the Mid-Southern Conference contest that decided the league champion Monday night. Corydon Central rallied from a three-goal deficit to tie visiting Scottsburg 3-3 with 17 minutes to play. In the remaining moments, Corydon Central ad a pair of shots bang off the post and Panthers keeper Josh “Faulkenburg punched a late save away from a Scottsburg goal. In the end, the two teams finished in a 3-3 stalemate and a share of the first boys’ MSC soccer title.
Deaths: Annette L. Hess, 77; Forrest R. (Dickie) Neely, 93; Robert Reed (Bob) Peyton, 70; John Wicoff, 60; Jennifer Michele Shea, 36; Mildred M. Fant Collins, 72; Zelbert (Glen) Brown, 98; Evelyn (Kay) Anderson Lausterer, 68; Willard L. Keehn, 93; Janice France, 59; Dannie L. (Buck) Broady, 67; Lonnie McAdams, 61; Carlos A. Adkins, 64; Martina Boesing, 72; Kitty S. Strube, 65; Joel Edmond Ponder, 75.
25 years ago
Oct. 1, 1997
The Harrison County Community Foundation will hand out its first round of grants Monday night at 7:30 at the North Harrison High School assembly room in Ramsey. The public is invited to the “celebration.” Fourteen grants totaling $125,000 will be announced. The recipients were selected from some 40 requests received from Harrison County organizations and agencies working in Harrison County.
If Caesars Indiana is worried about not getting approval for its riverboat casino project at Bridgeport it doesn’t look like it. Caesars started training 428 dealers and 42 casino technicians Monday morning at the Indian Creek Theatre, which Caesars has converted into a classroom.
A Laconia man will file suit today against the Harrison County Council and its seven members seeking an injunction against future violations of Indiana’s Open Door Law and declaring a prior action void. “All we want them to do is admit what they did and try to clean up their act,” said Marian Pearcy, a Corydon attorney who will represent her husband, Ed E. Pearcy, in the lawsuit.
The father of a 9-year-old Mauckport girl who was killed in a head-on collision in August was arrested Monday on six charges. Indiana State Police Trooper Jim Bube said he had made arrangements earlier in the day with Patrick E. Kelley, 32, who later surrendered to Bube at the Harrison County Jail. Kelley is charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, reckless homicide, driving while intoxicated causing a death (all felonies) and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
Police departments in Lanesville and Leavenworth will get their first full-time paid police officers, and departments in Milltown, Greenville and English will double their forces, thanks to grants from the Governor’s Law Enforcement Assistant Fund.
The Lanesville interchange of Interstate 64 continues to be the focus of attention as Franklin Township residents and elected officials discuss the future of their rural community. “Sewers are definitely a problem with the distance (from there) to the Lanesville plant,” said Sharon Wilson of S.K. Wilson Associates Inc. in Sellersburg, who was invited to the meeting at the high school. “I always thought the Lanesville interchange was right for development.”
Heading into Saturday’s Clarksville tournament, there was little doubt that the Lady Generals would be in the championship game. That left the door wide open for the other six volleyball teams to rise to the occasion and claim the other spot. Crawford County emerged as that squad and shined as bright as the team’s fluorescent orange shorts, losing only one game in three matches before falling to Clarksville in the championship, 15-4, 15-1.
Deaths: Elnora R. Cockrill, 59; Marion R. Liechti Blasdel 86; David R. Foust, 85; Beulah A. Young, 83; Evangeline Merrilees, 86; William J. Garing, 70; Constance L. Craig Pope, 56; Arleta M. Billner, 75; Norma M. Sterling, 73.
50 years ago
Sept. 27, 1972
Scenic Dam 43 on the Ohio River will remain as a site open for pubic recreation. The University of Louisville, which is leasing the scenic area, is in the process of having the buildings turned over to the university. It will be used for educational purposes.
Fire destroys part of the old Crayden’s Hatchery buildings in Ramsey early Thursday morning when fire broke out in the narrow attic. The hatchery was started in 1925. Smoke and water damage was also done to storage used by Chinn Equipment Dave Purcell’s Photography Studio and the Ramsey Post Office.
A Barkley Travis, 41, of Clarksburg, W.Va., as been employed as general manager of the Harrison County REMC. He replaces Caryl A. Bell, who died July 2. Mr. Travis is currently manager of the Harrison Rural Electrification Association Inc. of Clarksburg.
Keith Reising Jr. has taken employment with Corydon Radio Station WPDF. He also conducts an FM radio broadcasting station in Louisville.
Mrs. Halleck Mathews of Corydon will open a bookstore and card shop in the former Hurst-Miles Hardware Store building on the Corydon square sometime before Thanksgiving. She now operates a bookkeeping and tax service.
Births: Boys — Marcia Schroeder, Pamela Fleace, Deborah Atwood, Mrs. Steve Rothrock, Mrs. Glenn Schneider; girls — Sharon Edwards, Brenda McKnight Mrs. Robert Kaiser.
Deaths: Bernard Kochert, 65; Harry Glaze, 79; Havoline Miller Gee, 58; Harry A. Davis, 81; Maida Saffer, 80; Lydia Davis, 83; Guy B. Wolfe, 80.
65 years ago
Sept. 25, 1957
M. Stevens Kirkham has resigned from the Corydon Board of Trustees. Robert Pindell was appointed to take his place.
Dr. Donald Mills, Corydon veterinarian for the past four years, is moving to Horton, Kan. Dr. Mills suffered severe injuries in an auto crash when returning from a service call to his office in December 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weber and family moved recently to the 260-acre farm which they purchased recently from Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Asher in Heth Township, east of Mauckport. Mr. and Mrs. Weber previously farmed some good river-bottom farms in Posey Township.
Wilma Rainbolt, who has had employment in the Eureka Telephone Co. office, has resigned and will enter General Hospital in Louisville for a course to become an X-ray technician. Mrs. Marian Tunnell will take Miss Rainbolt’s position at the telephone office.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn Ponto, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bary, Mr. and Mrs. Byrum Sparkman, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crosier, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tuell; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Miles, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hussung, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cline, Mr. and Mrs. Joyce Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. James Tuell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Brandenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lawton.
Deaths: Hilma Key, 63; Anthony Ray Banet, 2; Ida Shaney, 82; Ella Diedrich, 73; Ora W. Wate, 72.
75 years ago
Oct. 1, 1947
Roger D. Kopp, who has been employed as pressman with The Corydon Democrat since 1942, has accepted employment as a pressman in The Courier-Journal Job Printing Co. plant in Louisville.
Roger Ashton has returned to Corydon. He was employed at the Quartermaster Depot at Schenectady, N.Y.
Births: Boys — none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Christa Shaffer, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Baxley, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoltz.
Deaths: Belle Horn, 75; William H. Toler, 89; Leone Crosier, 43; Mary Lagle, 71; Jacob G, Ging, 72.
100 years ago
Sept. 27, 1922
A Charivari was given last Saturday night, Sept. 23, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lang at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Alexander.
Dr. and Mrs. Adolph Wright and Mrs. Wright’s brother, Gunther Shuck of Louisville spent the weekend with Dr. W’s mother, Mrs. Lizzie Wright.
Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Harper; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Andy Steerstedter, Mr. and Mrs. Ruskin Rowe.
Deaths: John Gettelfinger, 19; Lafayette Davis, 67; John Snyder, 81; Mrs. Lucy Melton, 36.