May

22

(1) Some computer problems delayed the final tallies in Switzerland County’s primary election in May; but after a late night trip to Ripley County, the machine was repaired and the winners were announced.

One of the big issues during the primary election is that this was the first time that Indiana voters had to show a photo ID at the polls in order to receive a ballot.

(2) Fourth grader Kayla Hall was the state winner in a photography contest sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Her photo of the doorway of the Hall House on Market Street in Vevay was judged to be the best of all photos submitted by entrants age 12 and under. She is the daughter of Jason and Crystal Hall.

(3) A motorcycle accident on Bennington Pike claimed the life of 46-year old Brian Larrabee. A resident of Florida, Brian Larrabee was well known here in Switzerland County, having spent time here hunting. Switzerland County’s Daniel Welch was severely injured in the accident.

(4) The remains of Prisoner of War Donald Hoskins, a resident of Madison, were positively identified using DNA technology. He had been missing since 1972 while fighting in Vietnam; and as his remains were returned to his family in Madison; it was also important to Switzerland Count’s Rita Sullivan, who had been keeping Donald Hoskin’s POW bracelet for more than 34 years. She gave the bracelet to Donald Hoskins’ family at his internment service.

(5) The life and times of “Injun George” Ash, one of this county’s most colorful characters who resided near Lamb, was told in the Vevay Newspapers.

Rick Allen, who lives on Fishing Worm Ridge, spent some time with writer Bill Felker to relate the history of “Injun George.”

(6) Bill Kindle, longtime music and band teacher in the Switzerland County school system, was honored by the school board on the occasion of his retirement after 31 years.

(7) The home of Jean Rose in Patriot received a landscaping makeover courtesy of the employees of Belterra Casino Resort and Spa. In conjunction with Vevay Newspapers, Belterra asked residents to nominate someone who truly deserved to have their yard landscaped, and Jill Hutcherson of Patriot nominated her longtime friend.

(8) A storm featuring strong winds ripped through the East Enterprise area. Some called the storm a tornado, while others believed the damage to be a result of straight line winds.

(9) Switzerland County senior Ben Hickman broke the Sectional record in the long jump with a leap of 21’6″. He would go on to earn his way to a spot competing in the IHSAA state track meet. Ben Hickman is the son of Dave and Debbie Hickman of Vevay.

(10) The Patriot Town Council was making preparations to begin a big project that will lead to improvements in the Patriot Water Company network.