Barbara Fletcher of Florence served as a chaperone for a delegation of United States and Canadian students who spent a month in Japan this summer as part of the 4-H Inernational Exchange Program. The group traveled to the Asian country from July 16th through August 14th, and while there students and chaperones lived with families all over Japan.
Long-time Vevay Kiwanis member, Warren T. "Jack" Sullivan, was honored at the 85th Kiwanis State Convention in Merrillville, Indiana, on Saturday, August 16th. During the "surprise" portion of the agenda at the Kiwanis Governor's luncheon, Jack Sullivan was recognized for his 50th anniversary as having served as Governor of the Kiwanis District of Indiana.
At Monday's meeting of the Vevay Town council, a decision was made to remove the 43 Bartlett Pear trees that now line Main and Ferry streets in town. The town council is now working with other groups to try and decide what types of trees will replace the current ones, and noted that the number of trees will probably be reduced, going from 12 per block down to as few as four.
20 YEARS AGO
David Faestel of Pinnacle Gaming Development Corporation presented the $20,000 check for the referendum election to County Auditor Rhonda Cutter on Wednesday morning.
The Old-Fashioned Box Supper and Gim-Crack Sale, held last Saturday raised $767 for the Switzerland County Emergency Unit, which will be used to improve the kitchen area of the emergency unit building.
Paul and Wilma Leive of Rising Sun will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, September 19th, at the historical building in Rising Sun.
Suzy Ramey, daughter of O.C. and Louella Cobb, of Patriot, won the grand champion showmanship trophy at the Ohio State Fair llama show along with numerous other winnings. She is a sophomore at Switzerland County High School.
30 YEARS AGO
Mavis McAlister of Vevay was awarded a top place blue ribbon for her painting of Chief White Eye in the contest held at the Canaan Fall Festival this past weekend. This was the first time she had ever entered her paintings in a contest.
Sitting with an assortment of fruit called "PawPaw," Mabel McCreary of Vevay, explained that she picked the fruit off a small bush-like tree growing in her back yard. The fruit isn't all that odd, but the fact that it is growing in Mable's back yard is strange since the trees usually grow out in the wild. She said it has been growing for the past three or four years.
Dennis Jaynes, a 1980 graduate of Switzerland County High School, graduated with honors from I.T.T. Technical School in Indianapolis Friday, September 2nd. He graduated with an associates of applied science degree in electronic engineering technology. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Jaynes of route 1, Vevay.
50 YEARS AGO
Workers of Vevay-Switzerland Sesquicentennial patted each other on the back Thursday evening as treasurer Ralph Tilley reported the 150th birthday celebration realized a profit exceeding $2,000.
Reverend Frank Reed performed a double-ring wedding ceremony at his home Friday evening. Miss Linda Sue McClure of Jefferson County was married to Jerry William Bolden, also of near Florence.
Mrs. Margaret C. Cole, 84, of Vevay died Sunday at the Milan nursing home following an illness extending over the past five years.
Mrs. Ellogene Weales opened her private kindergarten in her home Monday with 14 pupils. Enrolled are: Mark Allen, Warren Howard Benedict, Jr., Jennie Farrar, Jim Gaudin, Terry Gayle, Bruce Henry, Lou Ann Howard, Steve Macon, Denise Osborn, Valerie Roberta, Lisa Sullivan and Pat Webber.
Marine Privae Gordon G. Scudder, son of Mrs. Agnes K. Scudder of rural route 1, Patriot, completed individual combat training July 30th at Camp Pendleton, California.
Fire, believed to have been caused by faulty wiring and which, originated in an attic over a bedroom, destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Morris, Sr., near Bennington Friday noon. The contents of the home were also consumed and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Morris, three-year-old Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Russell of Mount Sterling, was rescued by his mother from a blazing bed minutes before the ceiling collapsed into the room.
60 YEARS AGO
Miss Peggy Wilson and Howard Romans of Patriot were married Saturday at 8 p.m. in Hamline Chapel M. E. Church in Lawrenceburg by Reverend Robert D. Long.
Dr. Charles Geiger suffered a severe attack of heat exhaustion Saturday while watching the rifle matches at Friendship. He was given emergency treatment there and was brought to his home where he was confined to bed for a time. He is now able to be out again.
Mrs. Walter Scudder has brought to this office a magnificent display of yellow and red tomatoes, six of them weighing 5 and one-half pounds. Last year, about this time, Mrs. Scudder brough us some strawberries, and while we don't know her secret, her garden products are something to see.
Miss Wilma Jean Fish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fish of near East Enterprise, was elected queen of the U.S. Shoe factory in Vevay for 1953 by employees there. Miss Fish is a graduate of Vevay High School in the class of 1948 and has been employed at the local factory since 1949.
70 YEARS AGO
Edwin Dale Twineham, 44, former resident of Switzerland County died Thursday, September 9th, in the Madison hospital following a long illness.
Miss Phyllis Powell and J.B. Thomas, both of Posey Township, were married in Dillsboro Tuesday, September 7th.
Born, September 14th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Schwade of Vevay route one.
Herbert A. Sith, 70, former resident of the Moorefield community, died at his home in Indianapolis September 10th after a lengthy illness.
Born, September 8th, a son, Frank Russell, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goodpastor of Vevay route three.
Born, a daughter, Sharon Irene, to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Furnish of Aberdeen.
Miss Anna J. Kelley, 20, of Hanover and Private Harold D. Wells of Madison were married in Vevay September 10th, by Reverend B. M. Winter.
80 YEARS AGO
Bernard H. Galbreath, native and former resident of this county, died suddenly at his home just below Rising Sun late Friday morning.
All barbers in Indiana must pass the required test and receive a license by October 1st to continue in business.
Mrs. Sarah Vanosdol passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Hyatt, in Benham Friday evening following a week's illness.
Ed Krall, farmer of the Center Square community, died at his home Thursday morning, having long been a sufferer from a complication of diseases.
Extensive repairs are being made to the lower rooms of the National Hotel building where Mrs. Clarence Carter will, in the near future, open a restaurant with Mrs. Alice Osborn as manager.
Miss Agnes Negley of Patriot and Harry Jameson of Aurora were married Saturday by Reverend W. S. Lowe at his residence in Patriot.
Mrs. Ellen Stevens, aged 78 years, former resident of Posey Township, passed away at her home in Richmond on Saurday.
Born, September 2nd, a daughter, Lauretta Mae, to Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Peters of Bethel Ridge.
Born, a son, John Dean, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Liggett of Red Hog Pike.
Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Manuel of Bennington.
90 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Roy McKay, 37, died at her home in Lamb Thursday after an illness of 10 months, with death being attributed to pneumonia.
The annual Switzerland County G.A.R. reunion was held in Vevay last week with 42 veterans in attendance.
Mrs. Nancy Stoops, resident of Tapps Ridge, died suddenly Sunday morning of heart trouble. Mrs. Stoops who was 78 years of age had seemed to be in her usual good health and death came suddenly.
Mrs. Jennie Clevenger, a resident of Mount Sterling for many years, died Thursday morning at the home of her brother, Clarence Lester, at the age of 60 years.
Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Jaynes.
Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edwaard Koons of Posey Township.
100 YEARS AGO
James Ernest Lockridge, aged 31 years, died at his home in the Markland neighborhood Monday after a three-week illness of typhoid fever.
Mrs. Amanda Eaton Cull died at the home of Newton Cull in Vevay Sunday, September 7th. Mrs. Cull has been in poor health for several years and was aged 80 years, 9 months and 20 days at the time of her death.
James M. Henry, aged 62 years, succumbed to typhoid fever Monday. Mr. Henry was a well known farmer of Pleasant Township.
Melinda J. Tapp died September 5th, aged 82 years, 5 months and 5 days. She had been in ill health for more than a year.
120 YEARS AGO
Burglars entered the store of McKay Brothers at Brooksburg Tuesday night and relieved the safe of $600. The work was evidently in the hands of professionals.
Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Moxley of Vevay.
Died in Vevay Saturday morning, September 9th, Lydia, wife of John W. Boyd, aged 42 years.
Died at Brooksburg Sunday, September 6th, Lorenzo Dailey, following a long illness.
Died at Mount Sterling September 9th, of typhoid fever, Miss Bettie Froman.
140 YEARS AGO
Dr. E. S. Gale and family left Vevay for Indianapolis last week where they will make their future home.
The new Baptist church building will be dedicated Sunday. It is a fine building costing about $20,000.
Daniel Manford, while cleaning a well, became overpowered by impure air, his brother, Doc Manford, went to his assistance, fastened a rope about his body and commenced pulling him up. When near the top the rope broke letting Mr. Manford fall to the bottom of the well. Although badly bruised he was not seriously injured.
150 YEARS AGO
Our annual Switzerland and Ohio County Agricultural Society fair comes off at Enterprise next week. James T. Nelson has been selected as Marshal and Joseph Melick Assistant Marshal. A report is being circulated that persons selling refreshments on the fair grounds have to pay a government license but such is not a fact.
Our District Agricultural Society has issued tickets, which they sell for one dollar each, entitling the owner of the same to take his horse and buggy, carriage or wagon, wihin the fair grounds, so long as he keeps the ticket and the grounds are used for that purpose.
Died in this place September 4th, Frank M., son of Daniel M. and Sarah A. Roberts, aged 6 years.
A Washington letter writer says the demand for places to live in Washington is triple the supply. Rents are enormous.
Estray Noice: Taken up by John C. Rayl of Jefferson Township on July 30th, one grey horse about 6 years old and about 15 1/2 hands high. Appraised at $75 by F. L. Grisard, Sr., and John Bakes, two disinterested householders of said Switzerland County.
Civil War news: We have the gratifying intelligence that on Tuesday of this week our forces under General Crienden occupied Chattanooga, Tennessee, the rebels evacuating the place. Our troops also occupy portions of Georgia and Alabama.