November: VP home remembered


(1) David Attaway was named as the new executive director of the Switzerland County Visitors Center. He comes to Switzerland County from Indianapolis, and has extensive background working with casinos in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.

(2) The Switzerland County High School Marching Band finished up a successful parade season. The Marching Pacers placed at the top or near the top of every competition that they entered; as did the Flag Corps.

(3) The home of Charles Fairbanks that sat on the corner of Main and Union streets in Vevay was remembered. Charles Fairbanks served as the Vice President of the United States under Theodore Roosevelt, and the city of Fairbanks, Alaska is named for him. After he passed away, the home was lived in by War Hero Samuel Woodfill.

(4) Vevay’s Adrienne Williams was featured as she continues to pursue her modeling and television career. She has appeared in several magazines, and has also had parts in many different music videos. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, and also returns to Cincinnati to oversee her own modeling company.

(5) Katie Wright represented Switzerland County and the Swiss Wine Festival in the Indiana State Festivals Association pageant held in Muncie, Indiana. She is a senior at Switzerland County High School, and is the daughter of B.J. Wright of near Vevay and the late Dr. Jerry Wright.

(6) As the Cincinnati Bengals continued their winning ways, Bengal fever spread to Switzerland County, where a group of fans at the high school held a tailgate party in the parking lot of the high school each Tuesday morning following a Bengal win.

(7) Heavy rains in Switzerland County led to the closure of several roads, including State Road 156 near the Concord Community Church, which was flooded to the point that vehicles could not pass through the waters. It took nearly all day for the waters to recede.

(8) The Vevay Town Council voted to install new computerized water meters in town. The meters will allow town workers to read the meters while driving down each street, saving time and money.

(9) Special Olympian Erin Schmitt has earned all sorts of medals and awards during the 22 years that she has participated in a wide variety of athletic events. For Erin, the participation was more than just the quest for medals, and had more to do with the friendships that she made during her events.

(10) The Switzerland County Historical Society announced plans for its annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Homes on this year’s tour included: The Joyce and Ken Benbow Home; the Whitehead Home; the Schenck Mansion; the Copeland Home; the Keith and Carmon Smith Home; the Waldo Home; the Everett and Joyce Burnett Home; and the Roxy Home.