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Jan. 25, 2023

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Jan. 25, 2023
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15 years ago

Jan. 23, 2008

Harrison County’s Emergency Medical Services will receive a highly anticipated addition this summer. STATCARE air ambulance service plans to relocate its helicopter base from Bowman Field in Louisville to the new Harrison County Hospital grounds in Corydon by June. The Corydon base will be the only STATCARE location in Southern Indiana. STATCARE also has helicopters in two Kentucky locations: Bedford and Glasgow.

Charitable giving will soon be easier for residents of Harrison County and the surrounding area. A Salvation Army Thrift Store is opening Feb. 14 in the 101 Building, next to Harrison County Community Services in Corydon. That location is prime real estate, according to Barbara Crecelius, a member of the Salvation Army advisory board.

The work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has to continue through each of us, the Rev. Tonya Burris, pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Corydon told those attending the 22nd annual ecumenical service Sunday afternoon at Corydon Presbyterian Church as a tribute to the slain civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39.

A new bridge joining Crawford and Harrison counties at Milltown took a major step toward becoming a reality last Tuesday, when the Crawford County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 in favor of a two-lane span just upstream of the current single-lane structure.

A Corydon man died yesterday morning (Tuesday) after a construction trench that he was working in collapsed. Chris Hauswald, 32, was working to place a water line in the trench located off Turley Road just east of Pfrimmer’s Chapel Road, about midway between Corydon and Lanesville, when the accident occurred just after 9 a.m.

Nerves weren’t obvious going into the final from Corydon Central’s Chris Falardo. Pre-match, the junior paced around the Corydon Central gymnasium with a toboggan and headphones, failing to look concerned that he was going against favored Brandon Balmer from Charlestown in the 130-pound finals of the Mid-Southern Conference wrestling meet Saturday. Falardo hung on to upset Balmer 8-3.

Deaths: Eva June Fowler, 75; Margaret E. Wolfe Hartman Brown, 85; Nolen L. (Popeye) Trowbridge, 85; Darrell C. Stroud, 78; Rita L. (Mae) Hanger 72; William T. (W.T.) Collins, 84; Ruth Ann Cundiff, 68; Elvin G. Smith, 73; Randall Eugene Byers, 60; Vernon Burton, 68; Delsia Shelley Coomer, 86; Jeffrey L. Dempsey II, 61; Pamela Jo Hutchinson, 57; Fred E. Shireman, 72; Cassandra (Sandi) Masterson Brinkley, 35; Carol Knieriemen, 79; Kelmar J. Funk, 84; Norbert (Bert) Deaton, 68.

25 years ago

Jan. 28, 1998

Where is Harrison County going? How will it get there? Those are two tough questions, but one group is actively soliciting help from the public in trying to answer them. The Harrison County Plan Commission is encouraging the public to take time to read over the broad objectives in the new comprehensive plan and then provide the planners with some help in crafting ordinances that everyone can live with in the foreseeable future.

Before deciding the fate of the vacant jail along North Capitol Avenue in Corydon, Harrison County officials may commission a study to determine county government’s future needs. The consensus among the three commissioners at their Jan. 20 meeting was to withhold sale of the building pending a study and to take their request to the county council for funding.

Lanesville will soon have a new post office at a new site. Postmaster Pat Hendrixson said the one-acre site is located at the end of the Crandall-Lanesville Road, where it “T’s” with S.R. 62 on the west end of town.

Anyone who thought that Corydon Central would roll over and hand Saturday night’s game to Kentucky’s top-ranked team thought wrong. The Butler Bears crossed the state line for a matchup with the Panthers and narrowly avoided a monumental upset as they held on for a deceiving 58-44 victory.

Deaths: Lavada M. Burden Stewart, 73; Robert (Bob) Hollis, 63; William Robert Daniel, 78; Manfred Henry (Footsie) Kraft, 89; George Walter Harper, 87; Alton L. Brockman; James L. Cole, 83; Fred Kirchgessner, 87; Irvin Jewell Parkhill, 80; Harold (Running Bear) Bowman, 59.

50 years ago

Jan. 24, 1973

Dennis Lynn Eve of Palmyra recently enlisted in the Air Force for four years.

Dr. Larry Warren, a Corydon dentist, has won one of the Tom Wallace Farm Forestry awards. Dr. Warren has developed good stands of timber on his farm in Spencer Township. He has built roads into the 150-acre farm, including 75 acres of classified forest.

The Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will get a downtown office. It will be located in the Cunningham Building at 109 E. Chestnut St., just across the hallway from Harper’s Barber Shop. Hazel Zenor is the office secretary.

Births: Boys — Linda Day, Brenda Norman, Dorothy Benham, Wanda Beams, Mrs. Steven K. Miller, Mrs. Jack Cook; girls — Karen Buford, Doris Bye, Juanita Sillings.

Deaths: Nora Rudel, 74; John F. Walther, 78; William Harrison Fowler, 84; Clayton Martin, 62; Irvin A. Martin, 74; Ollie S. Davis, 79; Griff Wilson, 69; Hattie Hottell, 88; Robert Lee Melton, 45; Bessie Blake, 77.

65 years ago

Jan. 22, 1958

The Aces of Laconia won the 1958 Harrison County Tourney last Saturday night. They defeated Morgan Township. It marked the first time Laconia has received this coveted award in the history of the tourney which began in 1926. The school will consolidate next year with Elizabeth.

Wayne Smith, former Corydon boy, has been made manager of the Atlanta division of The Kroger Co. Mr. Smith started with the company in 1938. He has managed a store in Sellersburg, Corydon, Danville, Ky., and Louisville.

Dr. Guy Baker of Crandall has been reappointed to the Floyd-Harrison Bi-County Health Department. Other members are Dr. Stanley Seipel, Judge Morris Wilson and William S. Fellmy.

Dr. Carl E. Dillman and Mrs. Dillman have moved into their new home on S.R. 62 east of Corydon, which was built recently.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Walther, Mr. and Mrs. Prentice Carey, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Rhodes; twins — Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hendricks; girls – Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lasley, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Satterfield, Mr. and Mrs. William Shipper.

Deaths: Lawrence Babcock, 71; John W. Lang, 78; Homer E. Voyles Jr., 29; Mrs. Lizzie Miller, 90; Elnora Shields, 74; Dee Baxley, 77; William S. Hostler, 72; Minnie Deweese, 81; Michael Fessel, infant.

75 years ago

Jan. 28, 1948

Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Allen and daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hill, moved Jan. 1 from More-
land, Ky., to the former Merry Bee Price farm of 418 acres, 1-1/2 miles south of Corydon.

Lewis Lamon and Arlston Alstott are spending the week in Indianapolis attending the Indiana Retail Hardware Association Convention.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Severius Uhl, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Cummins Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gettelfinger, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Elbert Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Windell; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn King.

Deaths: Frank Didelot, 28; John M. Thomas, 91; Robert Crayden, 17; John Woodward, 74; John Gering, 80; Charles Bruner, 67; Alice Leistner, 79; William F. Sweeney, 86; Val Steele.

100 years ago

Jan. 24, 1923

Little Catherine Shickles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Shickles of Lanesville, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Spath.

Hugh Rhodes, principal of the Corydon Grade School, Miss Ruth Shuck, primary teacher, Miss Daisy Wolfe, teacher of second grade, and Mrs. Atwood Bliss, domestic science teacher in the Corydon High School, have all been sick. Mrs. Chester Turley has been substituting for these teachers.

Births: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. Will Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schoen; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie McRae, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schilmiller, Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kirkham.

Deaths: Abraham Thomas, 84; Andrew A. Askren, 27; Mrs. Mary Steph, 64; Mrs. Nancy Thompson, 75; Catherine Lucile Wolfe, 2 months; Mrs. Louise Vogt, 77; David Mounts, 73; Stella O. Tranum, 31.