The Town of Patriot got hit hard by the Mighty Ohio River. Plum Street — which runs parallel with and between Highway 156 and Columbia Street — was the hardest hit. Too many homes were damaged and too many people displaced. Only time will tell how much devastation will be left behind. Here are prayers for sunshine, warmer weather and no rain for a while.
My week was spent on the road: Monday and Thursday in Indianapolis and Friday in Cincinnati. My brand “new” car has 7,000 miles on it now — just since October!
Angel Lieland joined me for my weekly lunch date with John N. Campbell. Once she read the article on John’s birthday, she realized that they had met previously. She lives across from the McNutt family cemetery on Boone Robinson Road and she and John spent the afternoon discussing property. Upon return to his apartment, he shared a biographical sketch that he had done on the McNutt family and his Switzerland County heritage. Angel and I learned that he was born in the house later owned by Juanita and Carroll Detmer. Of course the house is gone, but as I understand Allen and Michelle Detmer built their home at the same location. What a small world!
The next Patriot Town Board meeting will be Tuesday, March 6th at 6 p.m. at the Patriot Town Hall located 352 3rd Street. All are welcome to attend.
Prayers of healing for Mary Ellen Witt, Irvin Fette, Fritz Korn, John Campbell, Jake Rader, Pam Hutchinson, Colton Schirmer, Erin Schmitt, Travis Griffith, Wayne Dawson, Bill Levell, Leona Ware, Red HOT Hatters Peggy Higgins and June Lack.
Our next Red HOT Hatters meeting will be Thursday, March 15th, starting with lunch at the Mexican restaurant El Nopal in the Butler Outlet Mall in Carrollton, Kentucky, and a shopping excursion to Bonworth’s. Lunch will be at 11a.m. and shopping will follow. What could be more fun that spending a day having lunch and shopping with friends!
The Switzerland County Republicans will hold their 2018 Lincoln Day Dinner at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa on Saturday, March 24th. Tickets will be $50 per person, $90 per couple and $450 for a table of eight. For information about advertising and purchasing tickets contact Lisa Fisher at (812) 584-2097 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Mass at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 1st. Father Joseph Moriarty, Rector at Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary in Indianapolis will preside. Each Friday through March 23rd, the ‘Stations of the Cross’ will immediately follow the 5:30 p.m. rosary. Good Friday will be observed at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30th. There will be no Saturday mass on March 31st in Vevay.
As always, I encourage people to contact me with their local news. You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note or message inside the cat mailbox in front 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, contact KAY E COOK on Facebook or online at PatriotNews1995@gmail.com. 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 be sure and give it to me early.