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Reflections 2-20-14

News compiled by Ginny Leap from past

issues of

Switzerland County newspapers



10 YEARS AGO



Building a new county jail and also an addition to the Switzerland County courthouse moved a step closer last Thursday morning when county officials examined and approved final plans and documents so that both projects can be bid on by contractors.

Vicky Lagle said her entire adult life has been devoted to helping others. She is the newest member of the Switzerland County Nurse Managed Clinic. She is the clinic's certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Registered Nurse (RN). She came on board late last year and plans to finish her career at the clinic, located just outside of the town's west end.

As the final second ticked down inside the Indian Creek High School gym last Saturday, Lady Pacer coach Wayne Ellegood inserted his bench players into the game so that experience could be gained while the starters received the accolades of the fans who made the trip. Heritage Christian went on to win the regional championship.

The Queen of Hearts pageant is set for Sunday at Switzerland County High School. Each year the FFA hosts the pageant as a community service. Each of he contestants is asked to present a platform concerning a social issue. The winning contestant then has her platform adopted by the FFA and is supported throughout the year.



20 YEARS AGO



George Ramsey took over as the Switzerland County Auditor on Tuesday. He was selected Auditor by a caucus held Thursday by the precinct committeemen of the Switzerland County Democrat Party. Mr. Ramsey, of Center Square, succeeds Rhonda Cutter, who resigned effective February 28th. Mrs. Cutter has accepted a job as payroll clerk for Meese, Inc., in Madison. Geore Ramsey won by a 9-3 vote in the caucus over Janet Baatz, also of Center Square.

Ron Tingle of near Markland in Switzerland County, has a very high ranking job. He works 484 feet above the earth, building a new skyscraper smokestack on the giant Ghent power plant across the Ohio River from Vevay. From his perch in the sky he can see for miles and miles in all directions, truly a bird's eye view of the valley.



30 YEARS AGO



The Vevay Kiwanis Club is sponsoring "Las Vegas Night" Saturday, March 10th, in the 4-H Community Building in Vevay. The general public is invited to attend the event, which will include several games, prizes and entertainment for everyone in the family.

The Southeastern Indiana Private Industry, in accordance with the Job Training Partnership Act, has prepared a proposed two-year job training plan.

It may not look like swim suit weather, but it is time to get your body ready for your summer wardrobe, Starting Tuesday, March 6th, running through Thursday, March 29th, there will be an exercise program at the Switzerland County High School through the Cooperative Extension office.



40 YEARS AGO



Those stakes you may have noticed in the ground along the River Road near Markland mean the long-awaited Markland Dam bridge project is one step closer to completion. The total cost of the bridge project is pegged at $4.5 million, with Indiana's share about $825,000 - that money to go for part of the cost of constructing the approaches to the bridge on the Indiana side.

Two of the oldest residents of Switzerland County died this week, just a day apart. Mrs. Hattie Jackson, 105 years old, the county's oldest resident, died Tuesday at Clifty Falls Convalescent Center in Madison, and Mrs. Mabel C. Hutcherson, 98, passed away Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Lamkin in Vevay.

The Switzerland County Emergency Unit's fund, raising drive for purchase of a new ambulance reached the $2,250 mark Wednesday morning. The drive's goal is $6,500, leaving $4,250 left to be raised. The $6,500 figure is the local unit's share of the cost of the $17,000 ambulance - with a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare paying $10,500 of the costs.



50 YEARS AGO



Mr. and Mrs. John McKenzie are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary today at their home on Tell Street. He will observe his 96th birthday March 17th and she will be 87 on July 26th.

Final confirmation is expected tomorrow for Bob Brown to assume operation of Vevay's Swiss Inn from Paul Rix with the new management planning to take charge March 1st if negotiations are completed.

Vevay is favored to win the Rising Sun sectional tournament according to the Litkenhous rating service and capture a berth in next week's Connersville regional.

A fire of unknown origin totally destroyed the Markland home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Reynolds Friday morning.



60 YEARS AGO



Miss Margaret Ellen Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bailey of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, and Louis Johnson Osborne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Osborne of Owenton, Kentucky, were married. Mr. Osborne is the manager of the Deming Variety Store here and the couple will take up residence in Vevay soon.

In a double ring ceremony performed at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, February 27th, in the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Ohio County, Miss Deloris Penn, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Penn of Ohio County, became the bride of Robert Bovard, eldest son of Kenneth Bovard of near East Enterprise. The Reverend C. O. Carnes, minister of the church, officiated.

Mrs. Kirby Dixon of near Lamb gave birth to her 21st child Friday morning, February 26th, in the Madison hospital. The infant is a boy weighing 10 pounds and 5 ounces. Seventeen of the 21 children born to the couple are living and all reside in their five-room farm home. Their ages range from one week to 23 years and the mother, Mrs. Laura Dixon, is about 42 years. The family is divided into nine girls and eight boys and includes one set of twins.

Mr. Harvey Scudder of Florence has presented this office with some fine Temple oranges, a giant lemon and a jar of orange blossom honey as souvenirs of his recent trip to Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Scudder and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bittle returned last week from a 10-day trip to Florida, New Orleans and the Great Smoky Mountains.

The 92nd birthday of Mrs. Harriet Welch which occurred Monday was observed Sunday with a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Furnish in Vevay.



70 YEARS AGO



Mrs. Roy Lee Branham has taken on the duties of Town Clerk-Treasurer in the absence of her husband who left on Wednesday to become a member of the armed forces.

Born, Sunday, February 27th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wallick of Patriot.

Born, February 14th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bodey of Egypt Bottom.

Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Bennett of Markland.

Harry E. Dibble, 70, prominent retired Switzerland County farmer, died at the home of his brother, Wilbur, in Vevay Friday, February 25th, after a lingering illness.

John V. Archer, 83, resident of Pleasant Township, died at his home in Moorefield Saturday, February 26th, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Clara Eggers, 81, died at her home in Vevay last Tuesday afternoon, February 29th, after a long period of ill health.

Joseph Krebs, 78, for several years past a summer resident of Vevay, passed away at his home in Cincinnati on February 22nd.

Mrs. Nettie L. Hatch, 66, a native of Switzerland County, died at her home in Greensburg February 22nd.



80 YEARS AGO



Married February 10th, Miss Martha Pangburn and Mr. Grant Rittenour.

Married February 24th, Mr. John Harvey Lock and Miss Aldine Lothridge.

Died on February 22nd, Morrison L. Brown, former resident of this county, at his home in Vallejo, California.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Peelman Friday night, a baby son.

Kay, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Haskell, is seriously ill.

Miss Marie Sigmon is slowly improving after an attack of scarlet fever.



90 YEARS AGO



David Heath is moving to the farm he purchased from J. D. Brindley. Ben Aldred will move on the farm vacated by Mr. Heath.

John M. Heady, a brother of B.T. Heady of Vevay, died recently at Anchorage, Alaska.

Stow Brothers of East Enterprise have property in Rising Sun and will move their automobile business to that city in the near future.

100 YEARS AGO



A decision was handed down by Judge Francisco in the Circuit Court whereby Clarence McKenzie was adjudged superintenent of the county poor farm.

Scott McKenzie was drowned while attempting to cross Little Brushy Fork Creek.

Mrs. C. S. Tandy is recuperating from a serious illness.

Mrs. Henry Oatman and a girl companion were thrown from a buggy near Mount Sterling and slightly injured.

Miss Eunice Strain has returned home after spending the winter with relatives in Louisville.

Died near Vevay February 20th, Henry Trafelet, aged 55.



110 YEARS AGO



Otis W. Olcott of Patriot was chosen as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

Little Joe Hollcraft was hit on the head with a lump of coal thrown by a playmate and was painfully injured.

George Scott has moved to the Sheriff's residence and will fill the unexpired term of sheriff E. Shull.

J. A. Works has received the colt "Mullins", to be trained here.

Dr. William Johnson of Vevay was stricken this week with paralysis.

Married in Mexico Bottom, February 25th, Miss Alice Bodey to Mr. Ohlmansiek of Ohio County.



120 YEARS AGO



John Cunningham and William Bunger received the blanks to petition for the new Antioch post office.

A fire did little damage to the home of John Danner on lower Main Street in Vevay.

Will Kelso of Rising Sun is organizing a mandolin and guitar club in Vevay.

Died in Vevay of pneumonia, Kitty, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Lostutter.

Relatives and friends assembled at the home of Mrs. Julia Pickett in Vevay to help her celebrate her 62nd birthday.



140 YEARS AGO



An effort is being made to establish a post office on Long Run, four miles east of Vevay, Samuel Porter will probably be postmaster.

Frederick O'Neal who has been attending a medical college in New York City returned to Vevay last week.

The saw mill of William Kenney at Patriot was burned on the 18th while the employees were at dinner.



150 YEAR AGO



The steamer Blue Wing has been placed in the trade from Cincinnati up the Kentucky River.

Fire partially destroyed the home of Mrs. William Humphrey in Vevay Saturday morning.

The reception-dinner given Captain Stepleton's company was a perfect success. The citizens of our county turned out by the hundreds to welcome our brave boys home.

From $120 to $130 per head is offered on the Indianapolis market for horses by buyers for the government.





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