Patriot News 02/13/2020


 Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card missing? I found one Wednesday in the parking lot between the Vevay Family Dollar and CVS. Kroger Customer Service wouldn’t/couldn’t help me locate the owner. If you think it’s yours, call (812) 594-2281.

  Continuing with Patriot’s history and again quoting H.F. Emerson’s 1931 publication Historical Sketch of the Town of Patriot, “Most of Posey was settled between 1817 and 1820 by emigrants principally from New York State and New England and for years the citizenry was practically solid Anglo Saxon and Celtic, transferred by covered wagons and flat boats from the Atlantic seaboard and New England mountains to the Ohio river shores and the green hills of Posey Township. Thus, the little town of Patriot begins, and I (Mr. Emerson) fear, ends with two distinctions — firstly by being the most easterly town in the state; and secondly by having attained what neither New York nor Chicago has — her full growth.” And now in 2020, it appears that both observations remain true.

  I almost missed Ruth Lohide’s upcoming Happy February 14th Birthday greeting! This week’s other birthdays include: Barb Thomas on February 12th and Lulu Belle Thomas on February 13th. My friend John Campbell, originally from Patriot and now living in Cincinnati, also has a birthday on February 18th. I’m sure I’ve missed many others. Help me out, if you feel so inclined and I can add future birthdays to the weekly article — just let me know.

  A very Happy Anniversary to the Reverend Steven Ward and his lovely wife Sharon on Valentine’s Day (February 14th).

  The next Red HOT Hatters meeting will be on Friday, February 21st at the Thirsty Lemon in East Enterprise and will begin at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend!  No hats are required but the wearing of the colors red and/or purple is encouraged.

  The Vevay Music Club will conclude its annual ‘Winter Break’ on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Vevay United Methodist Church/Ruter Chapel located 309 W. Main Street. Interested parties are encouraged to attend.

  For the second year in a row, the Red HOT Hatters will be venturing to the Stream Cliff Farm, Restaurant and Winery on Friday, April 17th. Beginning with lunch at the Twigs & Sprigs Restaurant at 11 a.m., our day will be filled with fun, food, shopping, and beautiful scenery. The address for Stream Cliff is 8225 S. County Rd. 90 W in Commiskey Indiana. Drive time from Vevay is roughly an hour so I anticipate a caravan forming in the lot of the YMCA and leaving no later than 10 a.m. An advanced headcount would be helpful again. Please feel free to call me at home (812) 594-2281 or email me at

  The Switzerland County Homemakers “Achievement Day” is being planned for Thursday, April 30th and this year will be held at the Switzerland County Technology and Education Center located at 708 W. Seminary Street. The theme this year is “Hoosier Luau — Fun in the Sun”. More information to come.

  Prayer List: Firefighter Ron Brunner, Patty Chase, Pam Minch, Barbara Barnhill, Eva Fette, Reverend Steve Ward, Ellyn Kern and Jerry Brown, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Posey Tappers Jake and Mickie Rader, Concordia Sharon Copland and Lulu Belle Thomas and Red HOT Hatters Joyce Johnson, Mary Christiani, Sandy Dawson, Juanita Giltner, Barb Dowdy, Laura Riga and June Lack.

  As Patriot’s Aunt Bea, Sharon Levell has in the past contributed several really good recipes and this week’s is not only perfect for cold weather but just another good example of her expertise:   


¼ C. Chopped Onions

1 T. Butter

8 oz. Cream Cheese

¾ lb. Velveeta

2 C. Milk

10 oz. Broccoli 

  First prepare the broccoli by chopping, cooking and then draining. Sauté the onions till tender. Reduce heat and add milk and cream cheese.  Stir till cream cheese is melted.  Then add Velveeta and stir until it is melted also. Heat thoroughly, stirring often.


  You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the door of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home at (812) 594-2281; or dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038. In addition, you may send me an email at If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article. If you need something in a particular issue, please get it to me early.