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Jan. 18, 2023

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Jan. 18, 2023
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15 years ago

Jan. 16, 2007

In case of when — not if —  the Harrison County Public Library will branch out to residents in the northern and eastern parts of the county, the answer is at the earliest by the fall of this year. Property for the project has already been purchased in the towns of Lanesville and Palmyra, using taxpayer dollars. Currently, the library is in the midst of trying to finalize design plans.

It’s finally here, Corydon’s 200th year. The town will celebrate its bicentennial with various events throughout 2008 beginning with a dinner and dance on Saturday, Jan. 26. “Dancing Thru the Decades” dinner and dance will be held at the Gerdon Youth Center, the brick building that once was the Corydon Junior High as well as the high school.

A Corydon woman is recovering from a stab wound she suffered during a domestic dispute Dec. 27, and the  man accused of the stabbing has been charged with attempted murder. According to police reports, Barry Wade Matlock, 32, of the 200 block of Maple Street in Corydon, was waiting in the vehicle of the victim, Amanda Richard, 22, his ex-girlfriend, who had been visiting a friend. A witness told police that Richard got into the car and drove approximately 10 to 15 feet before the vehicle suddenly stopped and started rocking back and forth.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Tribute will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Corydon Presbyterian Church. This will be the 22nd year that Harrison Countians have hosted a service in honor of King. Hostess for the program will be Jessica A. Brown and the Rev. Scott Hill, pastor at CPC.

At Corydon, it starts five years ago with fours boys and four girls. An activities bus drove the eight to Floyd Central each day to practice. At North Harrison, it began with Monty Schneider, who was superintendent there at the time, driving to whatever pools were available in Southern Indiana so fewer than four could practice. He did it mainly so his daughters could compete. Those were the life and times of the swim teams at Corydon Central and North Harrison high schools. Now, each swim team has expanded its depth and is gearing toward a showdown at the Mid-Southern Conference meet.

Deaths: James H. (Rod) Lockhart, 85; Mary Suzanne (Susie) Schafer Harper, 48; John Lee Tweedy, 45; Earl Eugene (Burr) Wright, 59; Emma O. Schindler Klein, 101; Cora B. Rusk, 91; Edna N. Owens, 94; David (Marty) Mudd, 59; James Theodore (Teddy) Weber, 28; Betty J. Reed, 77; William A. Wilson, 69; Ruth M. Walts, 100; William Lee Beanblossom, 78; Alice (Josephine) Curts, 78; Mrs. Amzel R. Fortner, 89.

25 years ago

Jan. 25, 1998

The smooth sounds of a saxophone playing the white Protestant hymn “How Great Thou Art” in a black-influenced, jazzy style filled the sanctuary of Lincoln Hills Christian Church on Sunday during the 12th annual Martin Luther King celebration. It was perhaps a perfect example of what this event is all about: a blending of cultures, black and white, if only for an afternoon. The Wesley United Methodist Church Chancel Choir from Jeffersonville got the celebration — and estimated 210 people in the church — going with a rousing rendition of “What If God Is Unhappy with Our Praise.”  Each choir member wore a colorful sash of cloth.

Indiana Supt. of Public Instruction Suellen Reed announced Jan. 9 the $895 public schools that showed academic improvements the past year will share $3.2 million in the annual Indiana School Incentive Awards program. These Harrison County schools received  incentive awards: Lanesville Junior-Senior High ($1,408), North Harrison Elementary ($3,788.55), North Harrison Middle ($4,478.84), North Harrison High ($5,368.21), Corydon Elementary ($2,333.25), Corydon Central Junior High ($2,098.62) and Corydon Central High ($4,953.69).

In a win-win compromise, the Harrison County Board of Commissioners last night settled the long-simmering issue of who will serve on the hospital’s board of directors. Veteran board president Parvin Baumgart and last year’s appointee, Debra A. Gibson, a registered nurse, will both serve.

“This is for David.” These were the words said by North Harrison senior Steven Warren every time he went to the free-thrown line in the Cougars’ first game since the death of teammate David Minter in an auto crash Jan. 11.

Deaths: Vevian Iona Rogers, 101; Harvey Albert Kimball, 82; Chester G. Rice, 76; Naoma M. Foreman Smith, 86; Leslie A. Bomar Jr., 72; Esther Mae Foster Kingsley, 82; Dorothy M. Baxter Fessel, 79; Mae A. Kessinger Wate, 83; Cecil R. Buerckley, 70; Louis H. Shrewbury, 88.

50 years ago

Jan. 17, 1973

William Blank resigns as president of The Farmers State Bank in Lanesville after serving for 43 years. The new president of the oldest bank in Harrison County is Maurice Kochert. Board members including Kochert are Maurice Snider, Maurice Evans, Maurice Geswein, Walter Gleitz and Morris Baker.

The National Caves Association has announced acceptance of Squire Boone Caverns, under development south of Corydon, as an accepted tourist attraction. A 112-acre park is also included in the attraction, scheduled to open in May.

Mrs. Lula Rusk Orange will end her 31-1/2 year teaching career on Friday. The elementary teacher at North Central Community School Corp. also taught at the Crandall, Byrneville and Zoar schools.

Several old sycamore and cottonwood trees were brought down Monday near the historic and scenic Rothrock Mill on Blue River. It is believed the trees were older than the mill, which was constructed in the 1850s. A family camp will be built near the mill.

Births: Boys — Bonita Preston, Paula Ripperdan; girls — Judith Chinn, Mrs. Gene Smith, Mrs. Don Cole.

Deaths: Anna Brock, 59; Minnie Cotner, 83; George Royse, 66; Dessie Hawkins, 83; Lina Hauswald, 90; Vernon Swarens, 36; Stanley Fendall; Chester Chinn.

65 years ago

Jan. 15, 1958

A bashed-in car brings over $80 in donations to the polio fund. The car, donated by Parks Chevrolet, was battered by persons donating $1 for glass and 25 cents for metal. Mr. Parks later sold the car for junk at Bill’s Auto Parts for $25, which was also donated to the fund.

Dr. and Mrs. I.H. Sonne of Louisville, former residents of Corydon, left Jan. 3 on a trip to Japan.

The Hospital Guild, organized in 1950, has made 18 purchases in the amount of $7,311.88 to the Harrison County Hospital. Mrs. Jess Richert is president of the guild.

Harrison County Dairymen will have their annual dairy day with visits to the farms of Ed Book and son farm in Morgan Township and the Ruel Bliss farm in Harrison Township.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lee Faith, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clark; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parks, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. George Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cazel.

Deaths: Mrs. Rolla Pinaire, 57; Francis A. Evans, 82; Mrs. Herman Hannel, 64; Mrs. Martha Tuell, 92; James F. Baldwin, 28; Mrs. Sallie (Burdie) Jacobs, 80; Richard Barnes, 81; Dr. Richard Sigler, 62; Godfrey Faith Sr., 63; Edward S. Gibbs, 76; Mrs. Monte Seacat, 53; Mrs. Settle Raake; Harry Davis; Orla McIntyre.

75 years ago

Jan. 21, 1948

Carl Crosier has leased the brick building on Chestnut Street, formerly Rex Restaurant, and is preparing to install a bakery there. Former operators of a bakery, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rowe closed their business last month.

Mrs. Myrtle Reising has gone to Ambridge, Pa., to spend several months with her daughter, Mrs. Claude Bill, and family.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hisey, Mr. and Mrs. Frank King, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Rainbolt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Roberson; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johns, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoehn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cline.

Deaths: Albert (Bud) Stover, 85; Sophia B. Ott, 68; Perry Hinesley, 77; Ida Lynch, 90; Eva Beanblossom, 61.

100 years ago

Jan. 17, 1923

Mrs. Grace Emily and son Herman of New Albany attended the funeral of Mrs. Julia A. Grable at Moberly on Monday. Mrs. Emily was taken into the Grable home when about 7 years old and lived with them until her marriage to George Emily.

Frank Sheler, who has employment in New Albany, spent part of last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Val Sheler near Crandall.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hublar; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Firman Sieg, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kron, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kopp, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swarens.

Deaths: Ruth Zimmerman, 7; Sylvia Zimmerman, 12; Mary Zimmerman, 9; Mrs. Eliza Funk, 86; Mrs. Rose Himmelhaver; Joe Lenkoff; Mrs. Julia A. Grable, 72; Clyde Russell Patterson, 12 ; Mrs. Nancye Alice Yenawine Williams, 67; Jesse E. Jones.