Nov. 30, 2022
15 years ago
Nov. 28, 2007
Harrison County’s government employees need more space to work, according to a study recently completed by RQAW Inc. In a measurement of quality, adequate space for staff, the county scored 4.5 on a 10-point scale. Joe Mrak, RQAW president, made a presentation to the Harrison County commissioners and council members during a joint meeting Monday night. Harrison County does not have a set size standard, according to Mrak.
Does your property tax statement have you saying bah, humbug? Well, if your property taxes increased, it could be to your advantage to do some investigating as to why, especially now that the state is having property assessed at “fair market value.” If you find that you want to make an appeal, the deadline is Dec. 15.
A committee has been appointed to study the county’s overtime and discover how it is being used by the different county officers. Carl (Buck) Mathes, chairman of the Harrison County Council, appointed fellow council members Rhonda Rhoads and Gordon Pendleton along with the council’s legal counsel, Shawn Donahue, to the committee Monday night during the council’s regular meeting. Mathes, who voted in 2004 as a councilman to change from compensation time to overtime pay, now believes that may have been a mistake, he said. Mathes wants to know if they can reverse the decision back so that county employees earn comp time and only certain government employees would be eligible for overtime.
A Georgetown teenager died Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2007, from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash. Kenneth L. Alexander Jr., 19, was traveling on Baylor-Wisman Road when he lost control of his vehicle, according to police.
After two consecutive losses to Lanesville, Corydon Central took back the season’s traditional opening game with a 50-46 win of the Eagles in Corydon on Saturday night.
Deaths: Bonnie R. Barrow, 64; John William Hahn Jr., 72; Louis A. Evans, 95; Lawrence E. Gray, 64; Charles L. Manship, 65; James Francis Bean, 80; Mary Ann Lopp, 63; Larry D. Teeter, 48; Carl Lee Bolen, 49; Ruel Edgar Lowe, 65; Evelyn Bliss, 93;Dr. Frank L. Gliottone, 90;Cora Brown, 86; Bobby Keith Eckart Sr., 77; Hubert Harl, 82; Anna K. Able, 70; Kenneth L. Alexander, Jr., 19.
25 years ago
Dec. 3, 1997
The South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to go ahead with the $4.2 million New Middletown Elementary School project, which will involve building a new school and tearing down much of the old one. The architectural firm is Michel Timperman Ritz of New Albany. The cost and financing of the school facility will be discussed at a public hearing on Jan. 12. Dr. Neyland Clark, South Harrison’s superintendent, said the tax impact will be discussed as well.
A barrel and drum facility in Central Barren may pose a hazard to the community, and the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management yesterday started cleaning up potentially hazardous waste. 3-B Barrels and Drums was a drum recycling and reconditioning operation located at 10955 Highway 135 NE, but some of its property and contents have remained there since they ceased operating recently.
Two of nine archaeological sites at the proposed Caesars riverboat gaming and entertainment complex at Bridgeport are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, said James Mohow, an archaeologist with the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources. Mohow said yesterday that stone tools, ceramic pottery and prehistoric fire pits have been uncovered by archaeologists working for Indiana State University.
Heading into Monday night’s game against visiting Perry Central, Corydon Central girls’ coach Michael Uhl said he was just as apprehensive about facing the Lady Commodores as he was against New Albany and Seymour. Although New Albany walked away from Corydon Central with an easy win last week, it was the Lady Panthers who did the strutting against Seymour, and they’d do much of the same against Perry Central, by a score of 57-43, boosting their record to 4-2.
Deaths: Sidney H. Decker, 84; Barbara Jean Campbell, 57; Charles Curtiss Wathen, 51; Vivian Ann Leist Stark, 79; Jack A. Henriott, 76; Catherine M. Schneider Keinsley, 92; Francis L. Simler, 88; Russell M. Sturgeon, 79; Leona J. Kochert Walter, 75; Thelma M. Kincaid, 71; Julia Mary Hester Shrout Kemp, 72; Patricia Melton Ludlow, 80; Hobart Wayne Shaffer, 75; Hallie A. Weaver Poole, 88; John David Byers, 35
50 years ago
Nov. 29, 1972
Glenn (Pappy) Crone, Corydon, town marshal for the past 10 years, will retire Friday. Over the years, he worked at Keller Manufacturing Co., Breece Veneer and Panel Co., E.I. Dupont and Corydon Country Club.
Two Selective Service boards will consolidate: Local Board No. 144 in English and Local Board No. 29 in Corydon. The Corydon board is located in the Conrad Building, 228 N. Elm St.
Mike Cardwell of Milltown has been named one of the 12 national winners in the 4-H achievement program. A freshman at Purdue University, he will receive a $600 scholarship from the Ford Motor Co. Fund.
Lloyd Wayne Rothrock left Sunday to accept employment at the Army Depot in Lexington, Ky.
Births: Boys — Joyce Bumm, Sandra Atkins; girls — none.
Deaths: Woodrow Byrn, 50; Loretta Breeden, 5; Edna Cromwell, 89; Leona Keller, 96; James L. Deadrick II, infant; Clifford H. Richert, 65; Albert Meranda, 68; Lula Youngblood, 80; Malcom Stults, 60; Opal Heckleman Kunz; Alma Snyder Himmelhaver.
65 years ago
Nov. 27, 1957
The Hoosier Elm Chapter DAR Citizenship Awards go to six county girls. They are Ellen Kennedy, North Central; Linda Baumgart, Lanesville; Donna Luther, Laconia; Elizabeth Hardsaw, Corydon Central; Donna McNeely, Morgan Township; and Jean Curtis, Elizabeth High School.
Lawrence Combs, who is with the U.S. Army, is the first man selected from his company to join the Regiments Baseball team in Korea. Lawrence played baseball in this county and New Middletown School.
A group of Harrison County poultry industry leaders met Friday and organized the “Chicken-for-Breakfast” club. Nolan Atz is president, and Alliene Sappenfield is the secretary.
Jay Butler, former advertising manager of The Corydon Democrat, is now co-publisher of The Deming Sun, a weekly newspaper at Deming, N.M.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Carl Wiseman, Mr. and Mrs. Jearl P. Eckart; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Straub, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. John Hubert, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Faulkenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gaither.
Deaths: Theo R. Bell, 73; Emma McIntosh, 87; David H. Wells, 92; Albert H. Anderson, 90; Stanton Arnold, 77; Daniel A. Conrad, 74; James D. Humphrey, 48; the Rev. J.R. Ham, 82; George L. Spath, 79.
75 years ago
Dec. 3, 1947
Included among the purchasers of 54 surplus motor vehicles recently offered for sale to veterans only by the Louisville office of War Assets Administration was Jack D. Davis of Ramsey, who purchased a Jeep.
Three Corydon men who are in the Army in the eastern part of the United States expected to get together on Thanksgiving Day. Ray Glenn, located in Eatontown, N.J., James Thevenot in Maryland, and K.C. Boss Jr., located at Camp Lee, Va.
Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Fouts, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eisert, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McMenamin, Mr. and Mrs. Loran Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ottinger, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Backherms; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Vermar Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Albin.
Deaths: Nelson Gardner, 56; Henry Dyer, 58; George H. Kraft, 71; Edwin Williar, 87; Marguerite Gabbard, 55; Edward M. Grantz; Gus Schad, 64.
100 years ago
Nov. 29, 1922
Mrs. Patrick Griffin, her son, Dan, and daughters, Misses Maggie and Jennie, were at the Falls Cities last Friday. They were accompanied by Mrs. J.Y. Hudson, who visited her sister, Mrs. Will Daily.
Miss Geth Lewis, who has employment as a teacher in Floyd County, spent Sunday with Corydon friends. She teaches in the school just west of New Albany on the Corydon Pike near the old toll gate.
Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. George M. Nye; girls — none.
Deaths: John Greer, 84; George Henry, 87; Edward E. Hogg, 67; Mrs. Pearl Laws, 40.