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15 years ago

Oct. 17, 2007

The property tax rates for Harrison County are finally in after a long struggle. The delay has caused problems for many people, including the community schools, parks department, fire district, solid waste management and other county officers. The problems will not end now that the rates are in. Early indication shows that property taxes have increased from 35 to 50 percent. The actual tax rates have gone down since 2006, but the percentage of the State Homestead Credit has dropped significantly, causing the higher taxes.

A Corydon man who allegedly robed a bank Thursday afternoon in downtown Corydon was arrested just a few hundred yards from the bank a short time later. The robbery occurred at about 2:20 p.m. at the Community First Bank branch on Chestnut Street by a white male, later identified as David R. Waltz, 24, who indicated to the teller he was armed. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, Waltz fled on foot. He was found a short time later near The Real Enchilada restaurant.

Harrison County residents who wish to get a flu vaccine may want to take advantage of a free, drive-thru service next Wednesday at Corydon Central High School. Public health nurse Jeanine Ford, R.N., said the Harrison County Health Dept. and Harrison County Hospital pooled their usual supply of vaccine doses, bringing the total to 900, to make them available as an exercise of the Harrison County Emergency Response Plan.

The Regional Sewer District is keeping the pressure on SSK Communities and its Berkshire plant, east of New Salisbury. SSK wants to renegotiate its compliance with the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, according to Gary Davis, Regional Sewer District board member. The district expects IDEM to require SSK to put in a surge tank as originally stated; the district will not accept Berkshire without the tank. Other than the tank, the RSD is positive about the progress made by the plant.

In a release about the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, Gov. Mitch Daniels said, “For its size and population, Indiana has far too much local government. Indiana has some 2,700 local units of government authorized to levy property taxes. Governing these units are more than 10,7000 elected officials, 1,100 of whom assess property. Few other states have as much local government.”

Thursday night was disappointing for the Corydon Central girls’ soccer team in Jeffersonville. Putting lofty expectations on their own shoulders, Providence came out in sectional play to score two quick goals in the first 10 minutes to eliminate the Lady Panthers with a 5-0 decision.

Deaths: James William Foreman, 70; Glenn A. Funk, 87; Alberta Burns, 76; S. Franklin Mattox, 51; Darlene Fay Utz McAdams, 69; Walter Douglas Ellegood, 62; Virginia F. Trowbridge Marshall, 84; Charles William (Bill) Sherron, 65; Richard Joseph Stewart, 65; Marilyn White, 80; Linda L. Davis, 57; Joseph Matthew Totten, 90.

25 years ago

Oct. 22, 1997

It’s been five years since both competitive bands in Harrison County made it to the finals of the Indiana State School Music Association contest in Indianapolis. The seniors in North Harrison High School Marching Cougars’ band weren’t even in high school yet. On Saturday, both the Marching Cougars and the Corydon Central High School Vanguard will stage their intricate shows looking for a state championship trophy in the vast RCA Dome.

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners’ room Monday night might have been the hottest spot in town . But it wasn’t due to a flare-up between officials, as is usually the case. This time, it was an out-of-control furnace thermostat that was brought under control y the flick of a switch. In the meantime, the three commissioners sailed coolly through a varied agenda. Most alarming was a report from Liz Day, the chief juvenile probation officer, who said she fears for the safety of courthouse workers, especially those on the third floor, where her office is located.

Harrison County Hospital’s year-end report, approved Wednesday night by the board of directors, shows gross revenue for the ’97 fiscal year of $23.4 million and a net profit of $704,555, or about $15,000 more than anticipated. Since the hospital is non-profit, annual profits can only be used for wages and benefits for employees, capital improvements in the facility, technology and equipment, and to subsidize services that are not profitable, said HCH director Steve Taylor.

The South Central Lady Rebels christened class tournament play in volleyball last week with the school’s first-ever volleyball sectional title at Henryvillle. South Central tripped New Washington 15-6, 10-15, 16-14 in a pulsating championship match Saturday night.

Deaths: Allen Keith Conrad, 65; Oneita Cunningham Goebel, 86; Janet Conrad Brown, 53; Emma Lois Routh Martin, 76; William D. Lester, 64; Edwin C. Wolfe, 80; Elma E. Brugh Fouts, 96; Betty Lois McIntosh, 66; Ada Austin Duncan, 75

50 years ago

Oct. 18, 1972

John Richert has been appointed and accepted to serve as the Harrison County representative on the Indiana Teachers Committee for Gov. Matthew E. Welsh.

Miss Louise Parkhill of Leavenworth left last week for a two-week vacation to the Central American Country of Guatemala. She is a bookkeeper for Conrad & Son Piano Co.

Births: Boys — Donna Newton, Mrs. Marvin Trowbridge; girls — Betty Rennie, Dianna Pickwill, Mary Goldman, Susan Adkins; twin girls — Mrs. Dennis Flickner.

Deaths: Mary Farmer Melton, 79; Cora Keen, 82; Bob Louden, 78; Anna Lee Byrns, 45; Mrs. Millard Gunther; Irvin D. Russell, 67; Elwood Watson, 72; Mrs. Melvin Dodge, 29; John T. Cox, 65.

65 years ago

Oct. 16, 1957

John E. Rainbolt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rainbolt, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and is taking training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Loran Jay Wiseman, a 1955 graduate of Corydon Central High School and member of the Corydon chapter of FFA, received the American Farmer Degree at the National Future Farmers of America convention, which was held in Kansas City. This will climax seven years of Loran’s association with the Corydon chapter. Loran and his wife, Dorothy, live on a farm west of Corydon.

Patrolman Jackson A. Lynch of the Indiana State Police will leave the Corydon area and transfer to Evansville. Patrolman John Agan, a native of Hardinsburg, will replace Mr. Lynch.

The town of Georgetown s 150 years old. A program is planned for Nov. 11. The town was founded by George Walts. The oldest living Walts is Wayne Walts, Georgetown. The youngest is the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walts. Charles is Postmaster at Georgetown.

Births: Boy — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kinser; girls — Mr. and Mrs. George Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Day, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Noon, Capt. and Mrs. Kermit Housel, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wright.

Deaths: Thomas Radmacher, 61; Prof. Charles Reagan, 76; Mary L. Fink, 83; Ethel Harvey, 29; Walter F. Schuppert, 71; Martin Henriott.

75 years ago

Oct. 22, 1947

John Elliott has taken employment in the print shop of The Corydon Democrat.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stark have moved into their new home on the Georgetown route.

Births: Boys — none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Foster LaHue, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Wolpert, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis.

Deaths: George Deutsch, 71; John S. Arnold, 75; Sophia Patterson, 86; Frank Engleman, 81; Mrs. Phebe Stepro, 65; Mary Helen Bopp; Earl William Robertson, 4; Worley Wayne Byerly, infant.

100 years ago

Oct. 18, 1922

E.E. Stevens, who resides four miles north of Corydon, was in to see his son, Rosco, recently. Mr. Stevens had his left shoulder broken by a stone falling in a quarry about three weeks ago. The bandages have now been removed, but he hasn’t regained the use of his arm yet.

Ralph V. Stewart and wife and granddaughter Imogene and niece Lucile and Jake Adams and wife and son Earl, all of Georgetown, motored to Ramsey and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. George Adam on Sunday.

Birth: Boys — Mr. and Mrs. G. Dewey, Mr. and Mrs. William Habermel; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kirkham, Mr. and Mrs. Essa Richard.

Deaths: William David Wilson, 92; George Brown; Wilbur Walk, 50.