10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Irene Walcott, Linda Keith, Judy Scott, Dennis Whitham, Ruby Stevens, Cindy Blackburn, Ruby Dunning, Jerry Grace.
Rachel J. Rodgers and Christopher G. Miller have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sara and Daniel Rodgers of Vevay and the prospective groom is the son of Barbara and George Miller of Patriot.
Kelli Jo Dunkelbarger and Derrick Ryan Coy have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be ins the daughter of James and Kimberly Dunkelbarger of Haubstadt, Indiana. The prospective groom is the son of Gregory and Barb Coy of Vevay.
Caitlin Hale, a junior at Switzerland County High School, recently earned a gold medal for her piano solo in Level One of the District Solo and Ensemble Contest — qualifying her for the state competition.
20 YEARS AGO
“Twice was Nice” as the Switzerland County Pacer boys varsity basketball team captured the Sectional championship for the second straight year. The Pacers defeated Lawrenceburg by a score of 55-54 with Nathan Christman led Switzerland County with 15 points.
Winners in the Cub Scout Pack #714 Pinewood Derby included: first place, Evan Graham, second place, Kendall Otter, and third place, Matt Meyer. Winning awards for the design of their cars were Codey Turner, Kendall Otter, and Tyler Conley.
Nine West Group, one of the national leading manufacturers of ladies shoes and the largest employer in Switzerland County, announced that it had reached an agreement in principle to merge with the Jones Apparel Group of New York City. The merger is expected to close by June.
Switzerland County High School delegates to Hoosier Girls state are Natasha Duke, Elyssa Swango, and Melody Maple. The program will beheld in June at Indiana State University.
Switzerland County Sheriff’s deputies and other volunteers conducted a 45-minute search to help find a lost three-year old boy near Long Run. Paul Jones, son of Robin Cooper Jones, was found walking along Long Run Road approximately one mile from his home.
30 YEARS AGO
The Hoosier Basketball Magazine selected 40 top senior girl basketball performers for 1988-89 and eight alternates. Missy Ellegood was chosen to be an alternate player. Missy is the daughter of Wayne and Sandy Ellegood of Vevay. The girls were selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide.
Paul D. Curlin, son of Paul V. and Beverly J. Curlin of route 3, Vevay, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of captain.
Angela Boone, daughter of Roger Boone of Vevay, and Mary Amos of Vevay, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Ball State University.
Navy Dentalman Apprentice Robert M. Banta, son of Kenton C. and Barbara Banta of route 1, Vevay, recently reported for duty with the Pre-commissioning Unit aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, home-based at Newport News, Virginia.
Lee W. Vanosdol retired March 1st, as a Maintenance Mechanic A at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation’s Clifty Creek Plant after nearly 34 years of service with the company.
40 YEARS AGO
Hanover College men’s basketball coach John Collier will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame March 22nd at the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Indiana Convention Center.
An anniversary dinner was given for Mr. and Mrs. Vachel Craig in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary by their seven sons at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Craig near Mount Sterling.
50 YEARS AGO
U.S. Marine Corps Corporal James A. Rush, son of Mrs. Walter K. Hufford of route 1, Patriot, has been awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He was awarded the medal for wounds sustained in combat while serving in Vietnam.
Fire destroyed the residence and furniture of the Charles Lock family early Wednesday morning as fire swept a Markland-Enterprise Pike home just after midnight. East Enterprise and Jefferson-Craig volunteer fire departments were summoned to the scene of the one-story, five-room house which was totally destroyed by a fire of unknown origin.
The East Enterprise volunteers also answered a Monday alarm as a school bus camper owned by Harold Webb of route 3, Vevay, was burned. Damage was estimated at $200 as the fire was believed to have been caused by an overturned stove.
Public Service Indiana has announced plans to spend a record $231 million on new construction in the four-year period ending in 1972.
60 YEARS AGO
The local Western Auto Associate Store, owned and operated for nearly four years by Nadine and Burroughs “Buzz” O’Neal, has been sold to Claude Roland, Western Auto company has announced.
James Kern of near Moorefield sustained second degree burns on his left leg from his ankle to above the knee last week when gasoline which he was using to clean tractor parts ignited. The accident occurred in his garage and when the pan of gasoline was accidentally turned over and heat from a furnace exploded it.
Excavation work for the foundation of a new church to be built at the rear of the present Nazarene Church on Market Street and Main Cross streets was completed last week. The building will be a one story concrete block structure, 60 feet long.
70 YEARS AGO
Horror, indignation and sorrow gripped the people of Switzerland County Friday when it became known here that Miss Mary Cheever, 45, native of this county and a prominent teacher in Gary, Indiana, had been shot to death there Thursday night when she resisted a purse snatcher.
The Vevay Town Board is up against a knotty problem just now in trying to figure out the water situation that presents a number of facts that add up to a lot of trouble. The Board is wrestling now with whether or not to install water meters. Readings indicate there is a big waste of the water supply and some course of action is necessary to curb this problem.
80 YEARS AGO
Following a disturbance, reportedly caused by labor union members of Lawrenceburg at the new bridge being constructed at Florence, William Brown was appointed by Sheriff H. K. Satterfield as special deputy, with orders to prevent all destruction of property and to protect local workers on the job.
A baby daughter was born March 2nd to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith of Aaron.
A 9-1/2 pound son, David Andrew, was born March 5th to Mr. and Mrs. Byron Rogers of Drakes Ridge.
Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Sullivan of Center Square.
90 YEARS AGO
Earl S. Brown, owner and editor of the Vevay Reveille-Enterprise, is critically ill in Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, where on Thursday he underwent surgery for a ruptured appendix. Complications had developed and his condition is called “holding his own.”
Herschel Gullion of East Enterprise, 14, was seriously injured Wednesday when an automobile which Leonard Myers was attempting to back out of the mud ran over him. In some manner the lad who had been helping Mr. Myers was caught and dragged under the car. Both legs, his nose and collarbone were broken. He was rushed to a Cincinnati hospital for care.
Frank White, 40, of near Aberdeen was killed Monday in an automobile accident near Aurora. The car in which he was riding to his work at Columbia Power Plant collided with a truck.
William O. Protsman of Vevay recently had an article accepted for publication in the “Saturday Evening Post.” The article, “What Can Farm Relief Legislation Do For Me,” is reprinted in this issue of our newspaper by permission of the magazine.
J. A. Lackman, manager of the Royal Theatre here for several years turned the business over to a new manager, Riley Land, and left this week for Cincinnati where he has employment.
Several promotions were made by directors of the Vevay Deposit Bank at their annual meeting Monday. Frank Riley was promoted from cashier to vice president, Edward Tilley was made cashier and Harold Chittenden, assistant cashier.
100 YEARS AGO
Charles Pleasants who has been connected with a western mining company in Phillipsburg, Montana returned to Vevay this week.
An epidemic of flu has developed in the livestock in the county and in some instances it has proved fatal.
A son was born last week to Mr. and Mrs. Milo Gaudin of Vevay.
Miss Emma Pelsor who was operated upon recently in Indianapolis will soon be able to come home.
Mrs. Julia McKay, having sold her property on Main Street to Miss Mary Dickason is moving her millinery store to Pike Street.
110 YEARS AGO
Messers Ed Shull, William Benedict and Charles Jaynes have rented the Vevay Opera House and will open a motion picture theatre in the next few weeks.
Mrs. E. P. Danglade has rented the old Deposit Bank room on Main Street and will open a millinery store there this spring.
Tom Gurley has again opened his shooting gallery on Main Street.
Fred Trinkle who has been Vevay’s night policeman for a year or so past, resigned his position Monday night and has been succeeded by William Burton.
The Florence Dramatic Club presenting two beautiful plays will be the first attraction at the Vevay Opera House under the new management.
Born a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lewis of Avonburg.
Vevay people are now using pure drinking water since the new well has been drilled.
George Clendenning has returned from Cincinnati and will be employed in the Vevay Deposit Bank.
Joe Cox has a freak terrier pup which has five paws. The fifth paw is close to the side of its body.
Harry Weales has been given the contract to decorate the courthouse inside and out.
Will Wahl of the steamer Louisville has been home for several days because of the high water.
Bert Stepleton who has just returned from a round-the-world cruise on the ship, Virginia, is visiting his father Taylor Stepleton near Fairview.
130 YEARS AGO
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Detraz Tuesday, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Olive Larue of Bennington, a son.
150 YEARS AGO
The cold weather Friday and Saturday killed the peaches and apples.
Reverend F. Moro and Reverend W. H. Gleason are holding a series of meetings at the Mount Sterling Baptist Church.
160 YEARS AGO
It is predicted that a vast army of locusts may be looked for this summer.
The 40th anniversary of the Odd Fellows Lodge in the United States will be celebrated April 26th in all chapters of the country. The lodge here is making great preparations.
A flat boat with a cargo of five families and their household goods passed this place last week on its way to Cairo. The party will sell the boat there and proceed by steamboat to Nebraska territory.
Both houses of our legislature have passed a bill authorizing a constitutional convention.