April

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(1) A severe storm with high winds struck areas of Switzerland County, leaving downed trees and uprooted trees along the Ohio River near Markland.

(2) Katrina Lock of East Enterprise was honored by being named as a New Century Scholar through the Ivy Tech Community College campus at Lawrenceburg. A nursing student, Katrina Lock earned the honor by being the highest scoring two-year student in all of Indiana.

(3) Roberta Scudder of Vevay was elected as the new Jefferson Township trustee in a meeting of precinct committeemen. She replaced Barbara Ray, who resigned. Roberta and her husband, Hilbert, live in Vevay.

(4) Zach Getz and Jessica Akins were crowned as the King and Queen of the Switzerland County High School prom. Other members of the Queen’s court were: Brittany Mukadam, Natalie Daugherty, Amanda Faber, and Cayla Chase; while King’s court members were: Ben Hickman, Mat Deaton, Cody Peters, and Tyler Allen.

(5) The Vevay Town Council officially signed the contracts to begin a storm sewer project, which will begin on the east end of town.

(6) After four years as the boys junior varsity basketball coach, Brian Bowen got the top job in April as the Switzerland County School Board officially hired him as the new varsity coach. He replaced David Todd, who resigned in March.

(7) ‘Vevay Main Street” held its annual meeting and began plans for beautification efforts in downtown Vevay to be implemented during the summer. The group also heard from Ellen Harper of the Indiana State Main Street program.

(8) The sale of First Financial bank branches in Vevay and East Enterprise to MainSource Bank was announced. The two banks had both been in Switzerland County for years under various names, but the sale means that MainSource will probably leave its building at the corner of Ferry and Pike streets and move to the First Financial building in the center of Vevay. The East Enterprise location will remain open.

(9) Switzerland County’s Tyler May signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Indiana University Southeast next year. On hand for the official signing was IU Southeast head coach Joe Decker; Tyler’s parents, Reno and Kathy May; Pacer coaches Shannon Barger and Ryan Cummings; and many classmates and friends.

(10) Ninth District congressman Mike Sodrel visited Switzerland County to hold a public meeting on the new federal prescription drug program. He and his staff held at least one meeting in each county in the district to help answer questions on the program.