January

20

(1) The Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity basketball team repeated as the champions of the Rivertown Classic, held at South Dearborn High School. Switzerland County defeated the host Lady Knights in the championship finale, as sophomore Amber Smith was named the tourney’s MVP.

The Switzerland County varsity cheerleaders also repeated as champions of the tournament’s cheerleader competition.

(2) Switzerland County graduate Elizabeth Hon was a member of the cheerleading squad at Missouri Valley College. She and her squad participated in a competition at Disney World.

(3) Anita Danner was honored for her 13 years of service on the Switzerland County Tourism Commission. She was presented with a plaque of appreciation by board president Dan Hoberland.

(4) The Switzerland County School Corporation agreed to participate in a new agriculture program that provides locally-grown beef to the high school cafeteria. The program is regional in scope, and was being coordinated by John Keeton.

(6) The life of Switzerland County native John Shaw Billings was remembered. Born near Allensville, John Shaw Billings went on to attend medical school and eventually become one of the most influential doctors in history.

The Civil War surgeon wrote and published the very first medical index catalogue in 1880.

(7) Melissa Kinne and Nick Carfield were crowned as the Queen and King of the 2006 Homecoming Celebration at Switzerland County High School. The first runners up were Jessica Akins and Ben Hickman; while Cayla Chase and Zach Getz were the second runners up.

Other seniors nominated included: Brittany Mukadam, Ashley Chase, Amanda Faber, Natalie Graham, Katie Wright, Sarah Perkins, Ashley Leonard, and Natalie Daugherty. Other king candidates included: Michael Otter, Cody Peters, Jacob Krall, B.J. Shelton, Caleb Burdsall, Tyler Allen, Mat Deaton, and Justin Thomas.

(8) The Switzerland County High School band and choir proposed a trip to Hawaii to perform during June of 2007 to the school board. Parents and staff anticipated 100 students and chaperones going on the trip at a cost of $1,500 per person. They hoped to have fundraisers to help defray expenses.

(9) A local unit of the Salvation Army has been established in Switzerland County. The group made a presentation about its services to the Vevay Town Council.

(10) A series of accidents in the county led to a fatality and some serious injury.

Roy Bromwell was airlifted after suffering a major head trauma after a wreck on Vevay Hill.

Constance F. Jackson of Norwalk, Ohio, was killed in an accident on State Road 156 near Upper Goose Creek Road near Patriot.