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Reflections 2-13-14

News compiled by Ginny Leap from past

issues of

Switzerland County newspapers


The Lady Pacers are on a roll and will go on to the regional with three wins. Five seniors continued to add to their outstanding careers Saturday night when they led Switzerland County to a Sectional Championship. The Lady Pacers now move on to play Heritage Christian in the Indian Creek Regional this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The five seniors are Leslie Green, Lindsay Stultz, Patience Meyer, Becky Phipps and Amanda Dennis.

Zachary Bierhaus has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 573 in Westport. He is the grandson of Jack and Juanita Brown of Westport, formerly of Switzerland County.

A native of Switzerland County has been named Kentucky's State Veterinarian. Dr. Robert Stout accepted the honor from the Kentucky Board of Agriculture.

The coaches of the Ohio River Valley Conference made official last Friday what fans of the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity basketball team have known all year - Patience Meyer is the best player in the ORVC. Three members of the Sectional Champion Switzerland County Lady Pacers basketball team were honored with inclusion on the All Sectional team following Saturday night's championship game. Leading the way were Switzerland County's Patience Meyer, Becky Phipps, and Lindsay Stultz. Ashley Chase was also named to the All Conference team.


Mr. and Mrs. Vachel Craig of near Quercus Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6th, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ogle Haus. Vachel Craig and Ruth Kinman were married March 4th, 1944, at the Patriot Baptist Church by the Reverend Robert C. McNeely.

Students named to Indiana University's dean's list for the first semester include Andra Kress of Bennington and Stephanie Leap of Mount Sterling. Melissa Ellegood of Vevay completed her degree requirements at IU in December. She received a bachelor of science degree in business.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Merrill of North Vernon, formerly of Vevay, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. Their celebration featured a limousine trip to and from the Indianapolis airport.


Gerri Jean Raisor, a first grade student at Switzerland County Elementary School, competed in the Litle Miss Indiana Beauty Pageant in Indianapolis in March.

Grand opening ceremonies were planned for the new Hook's Drug Store in Vevay.

In boys basketball action, Jac-Cen-Del defeated Switzerland County 67-65. The win gave Jac-Cen-Del the Ohio River Valley Conference championship for the 1983-84 season.


Vevay's newest lawyer - the second new attorney to locate here in the past several months - is Ron Hocker, a "weekender" in Switzerland County for seven years who decided to move here permanently.

Jay Farrar of Vevay is a member of the Ball State University Concert Choir.

Wilbur F. Pavy, 74, of near Fairview, passed away suddenly Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen Cleeter.

The Vevay Town Board Monday night gave its approval of a plan to use Market Square as the site for a Farmer's Market this summer.

Earl Wade, 81, died Sunday at his home at 315 Main Street in Rising Sun. He was a native of Patriot.


Miss Becky M. Richards, Vevay High School senior, has been named 1964 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow, achieving the highest score at VHS in a written homemaking examination taken by senior girls throughout the country. She now becomes eligible for one of 102 scholarships totaling $110,000. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Richards.

Mrs. Florence Rochat, 92, died Sunday at the Masonic Home in Franklin. She was a native of near Bennington.

Mrs. Louella (Ella) Rutherford was buried Saturday afternoon in Vevay Cemetery. Mrs. Rutherford, 92, of Moorefield, died Thursday after a brief illness.


Albert O. Powers of Florence and Miss Jerrie W. Scranton of Bennington were married Saturday morning, February 20th, at the home of the officiating minister, Reverend Fred Griffith. Mr. Powers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Powers of near Patriot and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mr. Edward Scranton of Bennington.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Flinn of Hanover are the proud parents of a baby daughter who was born Saturday evening about 7 o'clock in the Madison hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and has been named Donna Janeal. Mrs. Mable Flinn and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cole of Vevay are grandparents of the little girl.

Anthony Adams, 81, a well-known and popular retired farmer of near Mount Sterling, died suddenly last Saturday night about 11 o'clock, from the apparent effect of a heart attack.


Mrs. Pearl Rebecca McKay, 70, former resident of this county, passed away at the hospital in Richmond, Indiana, Friday morning after an extended illness.

Born, a daughter, to Mr. ad Mrs Arnold Scott of Florence.

Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Goodpasture, of Quercus Grove.

Miss Mary Mildred Roberts has recently completed her nurses training course and has been inducted into the Army Nurse Corps with the rank of second lieutenant.

When all the sales had been reported Switzerland County found itself over the top on its fourth War Bond quota of $195,000. Chairman Gayle Wiley stated that sales had reached a peak of $201,550, more than $6,500 over.


A group of local people visited Ivan C. Morgan of the Morgan Packing Company at Austin, Indiana, Monday in an effort to have a canning factory located here.

Married Saturday, Ernest Peters of Tapps Ridge and Miss Magnolia Whitham of Florence.

Charles Whitham of near East Enterprie suffered a painful injury to his left arm when he thrust a large butcher knife through it while butchering hogs.

John Bolden of Vevay sustained a badly injured hand while moving cargo on his truck at Lansing, Michigan, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Means are ill with influenza.

Mrs. John Nay is dangerously ill with pneumonia at her home on Parks Ridge.

Jess Baines had the misfortune to lose two barns by fire Friday evening.

In the final local contest of the Southern Indiana Spelling Bee, Virginia Lee Trinkle, of Vevay, a seventh grade pupil, is the winner. She will represent the Vevay schools in the Southern Indiana Bee sponsored by the Louisville Courier-Journal.


Ernest Griffith has rented the store room recently vacated by Walter Bennett's Confectionery and will move his shoe store to that location soon.

Charles Jackson, a former Switzerland County man, had his foot badly hurt while at work in Indianapolis last week.

At the Farm Account School held at Moorefield last Thursday, 18 farmers took out record books and agreed to keep a record on their business for the coming year. Anyone desiring to keep a record may secure a book from the county agent.

Clarence Roberts sold his interest in the Urma Grocery last week to his partner Leland Courtney who became sole owner of the store.

Fire started by mice nibbling matches resulted in a small loss at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Pickett last Friday.


Snow was eight feet deep on several roads in the county as the result of a blizzard.

The Republicans elected the following committee officers: Chairman, A. V. Danner; Vice Chairman, John M. Davis; Secrretary, W. L. Tilley.

The Brockschlager and Teats families enjoyed a bob-sled ride to Florence.

Mr. and Mr. Sample Reed and John Ashey were thrown from a buggy in Madison but none of them were seriously injured.


A frame house on Walnut Street occupied by Dick Whitehead and wife was seriously damaged by fire.

Last week while employed on the wharfboat Charles Peelman broke one of his ribs.

A feeling of awe is inspired when one approaches the riverfront at this place and sees the huge piles of ice 20 feet high. The Levi Workum was the last boat to pass here carrying freight. The ice is now thawing.

The Hurcules Carroll tried to pump out the Vevay wharfboat but failed.

Willis Jackson and Wes Bladen received a contract to tear down the wrecked Vevay wharfboat. A new wharfboat will be built.

O.W. Olcott and W.S. Humphrey of Patriot have purchased the Marshall Drug Store there.


Ten storms visited Aaron in two weeks.

Cunningham Brothers are advertising a sale of their farm implement store at Florence.

Clara Bowen of Vevay received the silver medal in an oratorical contest conducted by W.C.T.U. at the Metropolitan Hall. Colonel Ward, Ernest Danglade and C.E. Golay were the judges.


Charles Dibble of Patriot has purchased the Samuel Lock farm of 176 acres at the foot of Shull Hill.

Lewis Clark of Center Square is a law student in the office of Adkinson and Ward.

Married in Madison February 25th, D.W. Boyle of Patriot to Miss Mary Rushton of Madison.

John F. Doan has sold his store in Vevay to Ormsby and Green.


Walter S. Crawford, son of Reverend J.M. Crawford of Indianapolis, fell into a tub of hot water and was so severely scalded that he died the following morning. The child was visiting his grandfather, Constant Golay, above Vevay, where the accident occurred. Burial was made here Monday.


Over $2,000 was subscribed at Patriot toward the erection of a graded school building to accommodate 250 pupils.

Married February 14th in Mount Sterling by Squire Ralph Cotton, James W. Wiley to Miss Cordelia Neal.

Married at the residence of the bride's parets on February 13th by Elder J.B. Ludwig, Miss Clara L. Mennet to William H. Lawson,

Married by Elder J.D. Griffith on January 24th, Joseph M. Protsman and Miss Ann E. Sigmon.

George W. Fechner of Vevay asked $300 for a new buggy he had just completed.


Company F, 22nd Indiana, Captain A. Stepleton's Company, have reenlisted, arrived home on furlough last Tuesday evening. The Vevay Artillery Company fired a salute of 34 rounds in honor of their arrival, and many friends and relatives were at the river to welcome them after their long absence from among us, battling in defense of our country.


A little child of Mr. Tague, a few miles below town, was burned to death last Monday when its clothes caught fire during the temporary absence of its mother from the house.

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