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Reflections 6-20-13

News compiled by Ginny Leap from past

issues of

Switzerland County newspapers


Switzerland County selected its 4-H Fair Queen last Saturday night, and the 2003 Miss Switzerland County is Kati Jester, daughter of John and Kelli Jester of Moorefield. She will now reign over all of the events of this year's 4-H Fair which gets into full swing this Saturday. First runnerup is Amanda Roberts, second runnerup is Trisha Allen and Miss Congeniality is Liz Hon.

Logann Brooke Bovard won the Miss Pre-Teen Sun Burst Regionals, held in Cincinnati in February. She is 13 years old and is the daughter of Jeff and Molli Arvin Funk of Middletown, Ohio; and Tom Bovard of Madison. She then went on to compete among 25 girls statewide for the title of "Miss sun Burst Ohio, 2003" in May. That competition was held in Columbus, Ohio, and Logann Bovard won the overall pageant, earning the title. She is the granddaughter of Earl and Jerilyn Van Winkle and Geneva Breeck, all of Vevay.

Janie Weales Fairall, a former resident of near Canaan, has been honored with induction into the Hank Zureick Memorial Coaches Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is part of the Buddy LaRosa Sports Hall of Fame in Cincinnati. Her mother, Lucille Weales of Vevay, and brother, Robert Weales of Columbus, attended the luncheon and induction ceremony last Saturday, June 21st, in Cincinnati.


Clarence C. "Vic" Kirkendall was honored at a retirement ceremony held recently at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Chief Master Sergeant Kirkendall is the son of John and Lucy Kirkendall of Mount Sterling.

Dr. Larry Miller, son of Carrie Miller Scudder of Vevay, has been selected for promotion to Commander in the Naval Reserve Dental Corps. He was recalled during Operation Desert Storm and served four months in Saudi Arabia as a battalion dental officer. Other recent duties include a 90-day Mediterranean deployment aboard the USS Forrestal and participation in Operation Remembrance in the south Pacific,, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Mary Jennifer Brindley has been selected to be in the Miss Teen Indiana Pageant to be held July 9th-11th. First place in this pageant is a $4,000 scholarship. She is he daughter of Mike and Pam Brindley of route 1, Vevay.

A new retail business will be opening in Vevay next week. The Family Dollar Store, located next to Vevay IGA and Hook's Drugs in the town's east end, will open Wednesday, July 7th, at 9 o'clock in the morning.


The Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation District office announced the arrival of its new District Conservationist this past Monday. Bill Moran, 27, was greeted by several members of the community Monday morning during an informal breakfast at the SCS office. Moran, who came to Vevay from Fullton County, Kentucky, will be assuming the duties left vacant when his predecessor, Leonard Jordan, left to become SCS Conservation Agronomist in North Vernon, Indiana.

The Vevay Park Board announced early this week that the 4th of July Celebration is approaching and that there will be plenty of action at the Kiwanis Ballpark over the weekend. Despite the fact that Vevay won't have any fireworks this year, a full schedule of softball and baseball games have been announced.

Opal G. Walston, 77, of Patriot, passed away last Thursday, June 23rd, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She had been the Patriot community correspondent for Vevay Newspapers, Inc., for a number of years.


Funeral services were held in Vevay Tuesday for Hubert L. Craigmyle, 63, who passed away Saturday at his home near Mount sterling. Death was apparently due to a heart attack.

Mrs. Nina Cook, born in Patriot in 1896, was crowned queen of the annual Blue Jeans Festival at Rising Sun last week.


John W. Vanosdol, 66, prominent retired farmer of Moorefield, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon in King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison following a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill only a short time.

Services were held Monday afternoon from Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home for William H. Tague, 72, of Vevay.

Shirley D. Wentworth, electronics technician second class in the U.S. Navy, son of Mrs. Elizabeth L. Wentworth from Vevay, recently reported for duty at the Fleet Anti-Air Warfare Training Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Mrs. Emerson Cole entertained for her daughter Linda Sue's 11th birthday.


Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pesce and son Graham will leave Saturday for New York City where they will meet Mrs. Pesce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lawes of England, who sailed from Southampton on the Queen Elizabeth.

Vevay Town Marshal, Fred Jennings, and Mrs. Edna L. Dunn of Vevay were married in Madison June 18th.

Mrs. Lida Osborn, 89, nearly a lifelong resident of this county, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Gardner of Bennington.

John Scudder of Vevay is among 50 candidates who began a two-month training course Monday at Indiana University for positions as State Police troopers.

Miss Mary Kay Pickett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pickett of near Vevay, was married Saturday night at the Madison Baptist parsonage to Robert Leroy Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones of Manton, Michigan.

Private Elmer F. Land, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nellis Land, route one Patriot, recently joined the Army's 3rd Infantry Division in Korea.

George W. Sharp, 91, a prominent retired farmer of Switzerland County, passed away at a nursing home in Indianapolis last Friday afternoon after a long period of ill health.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Graham are the proud parents of a baby girl, Christi Lynn, who was born June 17th at King's Daughters' Hospital.

William G. Klein, Sr., 83, for many years a prominent shoe dealer in Vevay, died at a nursing home in Indianapolis Tuesday evening following a long period of ill health.

Edward Maurer, 75, former Coast Guard officer and former master pilot of Ohio River steam boats, died June 17th at his home in Louisville following a heart attack.

Private Robert Lamson of Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Lamson. His marriage to Roberta Dickason of Vevay will take place on July 2nd in the Vevay Methodist Church.

Jane Brett, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brett, is a patient in the Madison hospital where on Monday evening she underwent an emergency appendectomy.

Private Richard Henry, who recently completed his basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas, left by plane from Louisville Saturday night for San Francisco, where he has been assigned to duty.


Young Johnny Chris Sieglitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Worth Sieglitz, was seriously injured when he fell from a moving car driven by his mother Saturday evening. He was attempting to close a door when the wind caught it and pulled him out of the car into the street.

Mrs. Robert William's, for many years a resident of Vevay, passed away at her home in Indianapolis Friday morning following a long illness.

The steamers Charles Norvell and Dana Quinn, while upbound Saturday afternoon with a large tow of crude oil, ran the barges aground just below the ferry landing on the Indiana side. The boats had stopped at Vevay to secure ice and did not succeed in freeing the tow until Sunday afternoon.


John W. Stewart, native of Switzerland County, died at his home in Indianapolis Saturday evening following a heart attack and complications.

The McKay Brothers' store in Brooksburg was robbed Thursday of merchandise valued at near $200.

Miss Theo Bakes of near Jacksonville and Thomas D. Ralston of near Caledonia were married at the home of the bride's parents Saturday evening by Reverend J.J. Vellenga.

All the citizens of Posey Township have united in a great community project which will reach its culmination in a great open air chautauqua the week of August 21st at Patriot. The matter is a community enterprise and all programs will be local talent.

Mrs. Louis Scholle, aged 80 years, passed away at her home near Aaron June 22nd following an illness of some duration.

Born June 23rd, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Spencer of Patriot.

Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Turner of Tapps Ridge.


Miss Ruby Means and Gary Welch were married Wednesday evening at the country home of the bride's parents by Reverend Paul Wheeler.

Mrs. Everett Bledsoe has rented a room on Main Street in Vevay and will open a millinery store about August 1st.

Edward W. Tilley and Miss Merriam Protsman were united in marriage Wednesday, June 27th, by Reverend Asher, in a ceremony performed at the home of the bride's parents in Vevay.

Mrs. Hatie Kleinburg died Monday at her home near Vevay at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 20 days.

Miss Mary Lamson of Cincinnati, formerly of Vevay, and Thomas Stevens, also of Cincinnati, were married in Vevay Saturday noon at the home of the bride's parents by Reverend Paul Wheeler.


Captain John Shaw, formerly one of Vevay's best known residents, died at his home in Aurora yesterday at the age of 84 years.

James Buchanan, a native of Switzerland County and a Civil War veteran, died at the home of a daughter in Indianapolis last week. He was 74 years of age.

A warranty deed filed yesterday in the office of the County Recorder conveys 12 acres of land near Markland from William Henry Brameier and wife to the United States of America for the purpose of building a lock and dam across the Ohio River. The price paid was $350 per acre or $4,200, thus setting a high record for York Township realty.

Merit H. Banta, age 78 years, died June 19th at his home in Illinois on Thursday, and funeral services were held here Sunday with interment in the Cotton Cemetery.

Henry Likely passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Long at Fairview on June 18th, aged 82 years, 7 months and 10 days.

Born June 19th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McKay.

Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Love of Posey Township.

Miss Mary Alice Ashby of Lamb and Otis Reed of Madison will be married Thursday evening at the Ashby home near Lamb.


Miss Sallie Pleasants of Vevay was married Tuesday evening, June 27th, to Professor William R.J. Stretford, Superintendent of Schools of Peru, Indiana. The ceremony was performed before 150 guests at the beautiful country home of the bride's mother, Mrs. S.O. Pleasants, by Reverend Hugh Gilchrist of Cincinnati.

Licensed to marry: James W. Roberts and Tellie James, James W. Scott and Mary Sedman, Robert F. Alexander and Mollie McNeal.

Miss Rhoda Wade of Patriot and Stanley S. Tull of Moncon, Indiana were united in marriage Monday at the bride's home in Patriot by Reverend Geivin.

John A. Works, son of Lewis F. Works of Vevay, and Miss Aubert Myer, both of San Diego, California, were married in California June 14th.

The Fourth of July celebration in Vevay will be conducted by the fire companies.

The Union furniture factory temporarily closed last Friday and a number of men are out of employment.


Last Monday while arranging the machinery in the new chair factory, Mr. Van Pelt had one of his hands so severely lacerated that he is unable to work.

Clara Afra, daughter of Daniel and Regula Trafelet, died near Vevay, June 16th, at the age of four years.

Neil Cameron Hardin of Missouri and Miss Etta McMakin of Vevay were married Monday evening, June 23rd, at the home of the bride's mother in Vevay.


The St. Patrick, a large and splendid side-wheel steamer, has taken the place of Prima Donna in the Madison trade.

The ladies of the M.E. Church will give a raspberry supper and entertain July 1st for the purpose of procuring a new library for the Sunday School and to liquidate debts.

Died June 21st, John N. Clapham, 28 years old.

Died in Vevay, June 22nd, Josephine, month-old daughter of John and Rose Ann Peters.

Died at Bennington, June 15th, Nina Indiana, 13-month-old daughter of James P. and Esther Marsh.

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