10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Lula Gayle, Lewis Henderson, James Schenck.
Switzerland County commissioner Craig Bond explained to those in attendance at Monday night’s public meeting about the different options that are available to the county in terms of making Markland Pike a more safe road to drive on. More than 70 people attended the meeting.
Philip Deaton, a graduate of Switzerland County High School, has earned inclusion on the dean’s list at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for the winter quarter. He is the son of Sheri Deaton of near Vevay and Todd Deaton on Vevay.
The Florence Regional Sewer District was the winner of the pickup truck that was given away last Saturday at the annual meeting at Southeastern Indiana REMC.
Jack Kidwell of Florence, was presented with his 50-year Pin by the Florence Lodge #27 on Monday evening.
The Switzerland County Commissioners on Monday night approved a contract for the construction of a county animal shelter. The animal shelter will be constructed on the site of the county highway garage complex on McCreary’s Ridge near East Enterprise.
Switzerland County senior Ashley Bright has earned the prestigious recognition of being named as one of the Top 40 senior girls basketball players in the state.
20 YEARS AGO
There has been no official acknowledgment, but for the residents of the Pleasant and Bennington communities, there isn’t much doubt – a tornado struck that area of Switzerland County Friday night. Some National Weather Center reports attribute the damage to high straight-line winds, but for residents like Les and Sue Reuter, the damage they saw couldn’t have been caused by anything less than the twisting, violent winds of a tornado.
In a change of its flood disaster policy, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced it will allow property owners in the floodway who lost their homes during last month’s flood to put recreational trailers on their property. Previously, the DNR had said that nothing could be placed on floodway property whose owners had sustained substantial damage in the flood. The new ruling affects many of the vacation and weekend residents who own property in the floodway along the Ohio River.
Serenedy Smith, daughter of Jonathon and Melody Smith of near Vevay, will be performing with the Franklin College Singers in an upcoming concert. She is a sophomore at Franklin College and a 1995 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
25 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Redmon of Vevay wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Rebecca, to William James Hill. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hill also of Vevay and the late Virginia Hill.
Sarah Reed, a freshman at Switzerland County High School, has been named winner of a U. S. Achievement Academy award for her proficiency in a foreign language (Spanish). She is the daughter of David and Nancy Reed of Bradford Road. Her grandparents are David and Becky Reed and Bill and Roberta Owings.
Deborah L. Shaw and Alvin K. Kiter were united in marriage February 14th, in a lovely ceremony performed by Reverend Wayne Mahoney and Reverend Donnie Bates at the Milton (Kentucky) Wesleyan Church. Parents of the couple are Mary Shaw of Switzerland County and John Shaw of Bedford, Kentucky, and Wade and Linda Liter of Milton.
Fina Roberts of Switzerland County is the winner of the first Save the Valley/Earth watch Education Award, given by Save the Valley, an environmental organization based in Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
30 YEARS AGO
The snow storm Monday made driving hazardous for area residents. Roads were cleared by Tuesday afternoon and by Wednesday afternoon most of the accumulation had melted. The official accumulation reported was eight inches. Some area received up to 10 inches of snow.
The Indiana State Solo and Ensemble Auditions for vocal and piano were held in Indianapolis February 28th. Lora Lee Scranton received a number one superior rating and ribbon for the song “Shall we gather at the river.” She was the only student to represent Switzerland County High School in this competition this year.
Kim Hutchinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hutchinson, Vevay, and Chris Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. K.S. Burke, route 3, Madison were married February 14th at the Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun.
40 YEARS AGO
The Vevay ferry is about to die. Barring a sudden miracle, the Martha A. Graham – local landmark, an historic tradition, a symbol of the peaceful beauty of this place in the world – will go out of business. At this point, there seems to be no way to save her. There’s been a ferryboat plying the Ohio between Vevay and Ghent for 170 years, but any day now, the current boat in that long series may make its last journey. It will be sold or retired.
John Thomas has resigned from the Switzerland County School Board, effective immediately. Thomas, the Board representative from the Town of Vevay, is moving out of town – across the river to Ghent, Kentucky – and that’s the reason he’s resigning. He has recommended Mike Clerkin of Vevay to be appointed his successor.
Three Switzerland Countians have been named to the dean’s list at Indiana University in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement. Leonard Thieman, route 1, Bennington; Pamela Kaye Reed Tolliver, Vevay; and Mary Jane Smith, Pleasant.
50 YEARS AGO
Norvin L. Breeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Breeck, Vevay, has been promoted to the grade of specialist fourth class in the U.S. Army. Breeck is a 1964 graduate of Vevay High School.
George E. (Eddie) James is among 435 Eastern Kentucky University students named to the dean’s list of honor students for the fall semester at Richmond, Kentucky University. A graduate of Vevay High School, James is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester James of Main Street, Vevay.
Seaman Recruit Samuel E. Stewart, 18, USN, son of Loren H. Browning of Vevay, has been graduated from nine weeks of navy basic training at the Naval training Center in great lakes, Illinois.
The 25-state milk strike enters its third week today after two weeks of dumping milk, demonstrating and picketing, and dairy farmer leaders are expecting an important new development this weekend. Local developments include a large dumping of milk Saturday in Vevay streets and the assignment of local dairymen to picket Sealtest’s Cincinnati processing plant.
James L. Harris of Patriot, grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, will preside over the Knights 99th Grand Lodge Convention at Essex House in Indianapolis March 30th throughout April 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wiseman marked the 71st anniversary of their wedding Wednesday at their home in Vevay. Mr. Wiseman is 89 and his wife is 88.
Miss Barbara Ann Heath, a teacher in Franklin Community Schools, was installed as worthy matron of Switzerland Chapter No. 469, Order of the Eastern Star, Saturday evening.
60 YEARS AGO
Theft of between $150 and $200 from a locked safe in the office of the Jefferson-Craig Consolidated School principal, E. S. Furnish, was reported to Sheriff Ora Scudder Wednesday morning.
A 7 1/2 pound boy was born Friday, March 22nd, in the Madison hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Carrico of Vevay. He has been named James Dale.
Mrs. Jenkins O’Neal entertained Sunday at her home with a dinner honoring the 77th birthday of her husband.
L.J. Osborne, who has been employed as manager of the Deming Variety Store on Main Street for the past four years, has bought the business form the owner, H. F. Deming, of Owenton, Kentucky. Mrs. Osborne is employed a s nurse at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison and both young people have made many friends who are pleased that they have chosen Vevay for a permanent location.
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Iddings have received announcement of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Iddings of Richmond, California, on March 20th. The baby weighed 10 pounds and has been named Timothy Forrest.
Coach and Mrs. Dan Kile, members of the Vevay High School basketball team, coaching staff, managers and cheerleaders were honored at a banquet Thursday night, given in their honor by the Vevay Jaycees and the Vevay Kiwanis Club at the Methodist Church.
70 YEARS AGO
Professor Columbus Rodolph Melcher, native of Vevay and one of the country’s most prominent educators, passed away at his home in Lexington, Kentucky, last Sunday following a heart attack which he had suffered only a few hours before.
Mrs. Bessie LeClerc, wife of Everett LeClerc of near Mount sterling, died at her home there about 4 o’clock last Saturday mining following an illness diagnosed as cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Sarah Annette Brindley, 81, one of the county’s finest old ladies, passed away at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Chester Banta, near Braytown, on Thursday morning, March 20th.
John G. Madison, 79, well known retired farmer, died at his home in East Enterprise about 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, March 21st after a long period of ill health.
80 YEARS AGO
Miss Jean Heath and Stanley Andrew were united in marriage Sunday evening by the Reverend Arthur Daes at the Methodist parsonage.
Ferris Rix and Miss Georgia Fitzwater, both of Dayton, Ohio, were married Easter Sunday by the young man’s father, the Reverend W. E. Rix, at his home in Fairmount.
Professor D. P. Craig, well known civil engineer, and stepson of Mr. D. P. Craig of Vevay, passed away at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, March 26th.
Everett LeClerc of Mount Sterling and Ruth Jewell Simpson of Madison were married Saturday by the Reverend F. E. Hammell at his residence here.
90 YEARS AGO
Albert S. Knox, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Knox, former Vevay residents , was married March 12th to Miss Reba Cullum, of Chanute, Kansas, the ceremony being performed at Sarasota, Florida.
Dr. Dawson Bakes of Taylorsville, Kentucky, escaped injury Saturday when his automobile slid off the Vevay hill road and rolled 50 feet down a bank. The car turned over four times but was not badly damaged and the doctor was practically unhurt.
100 YEARS AGO
Edward Buchanan is carrying his right arm in a sling, broken as a result of cranking a Ford car belonging to county treasurer, John S. Cunningham. They took a trip to Osgood Sunday and the accident occurred near the home of Albert Fry.
Henry Peters, 22-year old son of Cal Peters of near Center Square, was critically injured in an accident which occurred Monday night. A buggy in which Peters, his younger brother, Logan, and Clarence Dodd, was returning from Center Square to their respective homes, collided with a two horse wagon driven by Freely Sullivan.
Theodore Livings of Washington, D.C. died last Wednesday afternoon at his home as the result of a fall about two weeks ago that was not thought to be serious at the time.
Matthew Brown of Switzerland County, pioneer citizen, died at his home in Vevay Saturday morning.
110 YEARS AGO
John Waldenmaier is now in charge of the city light and water plant, having succeeded Charles Allen last Monday.
Mrs. Alice Montayne of Mount Sterling was operated on for appendicitis last Friday in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
The Theatorium on the corner of Pike and Ferry streets continues to draw large crowds. A change of pictures are procured from Cincinnati twice a week, thus enabling the management to show something new to the public. The Vevay Orchestra Furnishes music at each performance.
The following couples were united in marriage during the past week: Charles Brett and Miss Pearl Weaver. George Moddy and Mary Alice Rogers, Charles E. Driver and Nora E. Boright, Clifford McGinsty and Pear Winitzier, Harry C. Farrar and Nannie Carver.
Thursday evening, March 28th, the 20th annual commencement of the Moorefield High School was held. There were but three graduates, namely: Miss Lilla Turner, Raymond Brindley, and Frank Kern.
130 YEARS AGO
Many of our citizens are not aware that there was once a regularly laid out and legally recorded town in Craig Township, called Erin. It is opposite Carrollton on the land now owned by J. H. Netherland. That town on paper never matured.
Dr. William A. Lail of Cynthiana, Kentucky, and Mrs. Mary A. LeClerc of Vevay, were married March 23rd at the home of the bride’s parents in Vevay.
J. D. Cunningham of Sugar Branch started Tuesday for California where he has secured a position in a real estate agents’ office.
140 YEARS AGO
Millard Dibble and Miss Annie O’Brien were married March 22nd at the home of Charles O’Brien in Patriot.
The wife of Jackson Farrell died March 26th at Jacksonville.
Henry Dickason and Miss Jane Clark were married March 25th at the home of the bride’s mother.
A new firm, Schaman and Wade, has been organized in Patriot. They have not concluded what line of goods they will handle yet but will inform the public soon.
150 YEARS AGO
Robert Hunt and Mrs. Nancy A. Martin are married March 25th by the Reverend A. S. Reid.
Twenty-three hundred tons of hay have been shipped form this place during the past week.
James A. Hatch and Miss Elizabeth Rogers were married at the residence of the bride’s father March 24th by John Kerr, Esquire.
On March 31st, David Dyer and Mrs. Nancy Cole, both of this county, were married by the Reverend Harvey Harris.
Henry Turner and Miss Susan McKay were married March 24th by the Reverend McCullum.
Charles W. Heath of Cotton Township is announce as a candidate for clerk of Switzerland County.
Laura, daughter of William and Rebecca J. Dement, died in this place on March 31st.
Mr. Gaines of Tailorsport, Kentucky, while plowing last Monday had a fine team killed by lightning.
James Torrance has been appointed Marshal of this town.