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Dec. 21, 2022

Dec. 21, 2022
Dec. 21, 2022
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15 years ago

Dec. 19, 2007

Streamlining Local Government is the title of the plan released by Gov. Mitch Daniels and the seven-member Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform last Tuesday, and it deals with exactly that, making local government more efficient for the state of Indiana. The bi-partisan commission, including former Gov. Joe Kernan, has been working for six months studying local government and ways to maximize efficiency. One of the most dramatic of the 27 total recommendation is the implementation of one county chief executive officer to oversee most county business.

Milltown needs $191,000 to help with a shortfall in funding for its wastewater treatment plant, Curt Hudson, president of the Milltown Town Council, told the Harrison County Commissioners Monday night as he asked for their help. The three commissioners did nothing with the request but will make a decision at their first meeting in February.

Operating on a comprehensive plan that pre-dates some major changes in Harrison County, including the addition of Caesars Indiana, county officials have taken steps to develop a new plan to help guide development.

It was during th 1982-83 season — 24 years ago — when South Central last defeated Corydon Central, but that time lapse was erased Dec. 11 when the Lady Rebels cam out with a resounding 65-46 win over the Lady Panthers. Randall Schoen and the Class A No. 3 Lady Rebels finally ended the drought on their home court.

Deaths: Pauline E. Gettelfinger Receveur, 72; Crissie Davis Mathers, 63; Jane Stickler, 94; Oscar Howard Webb, 72; George H. Richter Sr., 84; George C. Geswein, 88; Sidney L. Liebert, 81; Donald R. Jeffrey, 66; Nancy A. Fentress, 68; Catherine Naylor, 87; Thelma Faye Roudenbush Gentry, 93; Loretta Mae Wheat Padgett, 101; Roberta Lynn Curry, 39; Bennie N. Goelzer, 85; Gladys Luella Buerckley, 75; Juanita D. Pitts, 81; Edward Lee (Sonny) (Sarge) McClish, 76; Beulah T. Kingsley, 93; Harry James Gladhart, 64; Virgil Wilson Miller, Sr., 91; Ramona McMonigle, 78; Daniel V. Sohaney, 45; Rebecca (Becki) Hill Judd, 51.

25 years ago

Dec. 24, 1997

Although the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rejected the basis of a Jefferson County (Ky.) air Pollution Control Board request for an environmental impact study of Caesars World’s proposed $275 million gaming complex at Bridgeport, that doesn’t mean the study won’t be required. The air pollution control board, whose district includes Jefferson County, Ky., and Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana, formally requested the study in a Dec. 18 letter to the Corps. The project is not in the air quality board’s district, but it’s “upwind” of the district and close enough to have “the potential to adversely affect air quality” in the district, the agency’s letter said.

Prompted by concerns about protecting one of Indiana’s valuable assets, the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources has adopted a “Caves and Karst Resource Management Policy” which will go into effect Jan. 1. The final version of the policy includes a permitting system, but a caving permit won’t be required for a couple more months. Eventually, a DNR permit will be necessary to enter a non-commercial cave on state property.

The board of directors of the Corydon Public Library on Monday night unanimously approved the final draft of the basic interior design for the new building. It brings a year of ruin to end on a positive note. “We’re pleased with the plans,” said board president Len Waite. “This will be a tremendous improvement over the old library and a great addition to the community. We think the public will like the results.”

The Corydon Central Panthers could definitely use some holiday cheer. Before heading into last weekend’s games, the Panthers were 4-0 and the talk of the town. Corydon Central emerged with two double-digit losses on the chin and will try to bounce back Saturday in a 1 p.m. matchup against the Frankfort Hotdogs in the Jeffersonville Holiday Tourney.

Deaths: Faye P. Barks, 88; David L. Rogers, 64; Mary Ruth Rothrock, 90; Mary Carroll Wood, 80; Carolyn R. Austin Hart, 63; Jessie E. Keller Stonecipher, 95; Dessie O. Nelson, 89; Roy Wathen, 80; Robert Eugene Hubert, 62; Doris L. Smith Doughty, 77; Austin Woertz, infant; Clarence Fenwick, 76.

50 years ago

Dec. 20, 1972

Charles Burch, who was hired three months ago as Corydon Town Marshal, will resign to take employment for the Indiana University Dept. of Toxicology. Burch has had 14 years of experience with the Indiana State Police.

Edward A. Luther, former Harrison County resident, is retiring next week after 25 years of service with the International Harvester Co. tractor works in Louisville. He is also a licensed and registered watchmaker.

Tom Alvey of Mentone will begin work the first of the year as head of the Milltown Cattle Auction. He will succeed W.T. Anderson, who is retiring.

The Edmund F. Schneider residence is the winner of this year’s Corydon Jaycees Residential Christmas Lighting contest. This is the fourth year in a row the Schneider home has won an award. Last year, Steve’s work earned second place.

Births: Boys — Mary Sebastian, Marsha Weathers, Patsy Knight, Mrs. Lyonell Leake; girls — Mary Lasley, Maria Crecelius, Mrs. Randy Lasley, Mrs. John Feiock, Mrs. Eddie Pitman.

Deaths: Mrs. Marvin Crawford; Hallie Beanblossom, 87; Mary Mabel Morris, 57; Delia Kingsley, 65; Anna Snider, 98.

65 years ago

Dec. 18, 1957

Arland Crosier was elected Master of Pisgah Lodge F&AM for the year 1958. Other officers are E.G. Foster Jr., senior warden; Eldo Lang, junior warden; Jesse S. Smith, treasurer; and G.C. Rainbolt, secretary.

Velda Stilwell, representing the Public Service Co., instructed the Girl Scouts of Corydon in classes toward receiving their badges in “Nutrition” and “Cooking.”

A helicopter being ferried from Harrisburg, Pa., to an Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., was forced to land in the parking lot of North Central School on Monday afternoon. After correcting the problem and giving the students a good look at the craft, they were again on their way.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schueler; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kellem, Mr. and Mrs. James Caughey, Mr. and Mrs. William Gerdon, the Rev. and Mrs. Marshall Murphree, Mr. and Mrs. Everett McCullum.

Deaths: Charles R. Roberts, 45; Ella Pitman, 87; George W. Richert, 77; James A. Cadenhead, 55; Mittie Kingsley, 76; Christena Fleshman, 90; Joseph B. Walden, 80; Mary Brown, 68; John W. Kitterman, 89; Herschel Hottell.

75 years ago

Dec. 24, 1947

Four workmen were injured Monday when part of the structure of the old Corydon Christian Church on Poplar Street collapsed. They were Woodrow Byrn, Martin Emily, Harry Brandenburg and Ray Montgomery.

Harrison County Chapter American Red Cross sent to Nichols Hospital last week 52 cedar trees to set up in patients’ rooms in that hospital of the War Department south of Louisville with ornaments provided by the Red Cross. The trees came from the farm of Mrs. Lola Rippy.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Howerton, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mayfield; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ferree, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Baxley, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cochran, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Barry Jr.

Deaths: John Ott, 84; Luella Sharp, 81; Ulysses Sandage, 81.

100 years ago

Dec. 20, 1922

Miss Catherine Keller of Corydon is at home from Indiana University, Bloomington, to spend the vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Keller.

Miss Isabel Rosenbarger, who is a student at Indiana Central College at Indianapolis, came down to the home of her father, Jacob Rosenbarger near Fountain to spend Christmas and to attend the wedding of her friend and schoolmate, Miss Leona Davis.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Brown; girls — none.

Deaths: B.W. Bowman, 67; Mrs. Ella Carroll, 58; Mildred Leola Stauth, 8; Elizabeth M. Yenawine, 72.