10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Pearl Leatherbury, Donald Tucker, Orson Potter, Irene Walcott, Mary E. James, Mary Boddy, Kaylie and Allie Bye, Mildred Gray, Bob Cook, Janey Howell, Robin Hamilton, Roberta Rider.
Tom Crabtree gets his chance to go home after nearly three years of rehabilitation from a hip replacement surgery.
Shannon Phipps of near Fairview was hired as the new Library Director at the board’s March 20th meeting; and since she is already an employee of the county library, the tradition to new leadership should be a smooth one.
Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home has been awarded the “Golden Broom Award” by Vevay Main Street.
20 YEARS AGO
The season of the Switzerland County Pacer varsity boys basketball team came to an end as the Pacers fell in the Madison Regional to Austin on a last second shot, 55-53.
Vevay Newspaper editor Pat Lanman and cheerleader sponsor Lisa Fisher made good on a promise to the boys basketball team when they duo walked to he Regional basketball game in Madison. Because of time, they left from the Switzerland-Jefferson County line near Lamb and walked down River Road to the game, walking Michigan Hill Road and arriving at the gym just before tip off.
Switzerland County School Board President Bill Roeschlein resigned his seat on the board, citing health problems, He was in his fourth four-year term on the board.
The Switzerland County Commissioners approved the purchase and installation of a chair lift on the back stairway of the courthouse. The chair lift will allow persons with disabilities to have access to the courtroom and other offices on the second floor of the building.
30 YEARS AGO
Jim South, son of Robert and Nancy South, was named to the Ohio River Valley Conference Team. He had a 20.7 average points per game
William Robert Flood, eight-year-old son of William R. and Barbara Flood, of Hanover was killed when he was struck by a van which was backing out from between two trailers in a trailer court in Hanover.
Earl and Helen Bray of Vevay will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 19th, with open house from 2-4 p.m. at their home.
40 YEARS AGO
Benny Garland, route 3, Vevay, along with 11 other agricultural leaders from the Farm Bureau District 10, will go to Washington, D.C., March 15th and 16th, where they will work to gain congressional action on four legislative issues.
The seniors of Switzerland County High School will be leaving tonight on an eight-day trip to California. They will tour Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Farmer’s Market, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, and visit Disneyland. They will also spent a night aboard the Queen Mary and travel to Tijuana, Mexico to shop for a few hours. They will also get a tour of the U.S. Naval facility at San Diego.
50 YEARS AGO
A former Atlanta, Georgia, soldier, Pfc. David S. Lassiter, was posthumously awarded his second Bronze Star Medal, this one with “V” device for valor, as well as other decorations at recent ceremonies at Ft. McPherson, Georgia. His wife, Mrs. Anne Lassiter, a native of Switzerland County, who now resides in Atlanta, received the decorations for her husband at special ceremonies February 24th at Ft. McPherson.
Fletcher N. Hufford was presented a certificate of award signed by former Governor Roger Branigan, by William Carr Lentz, chairman, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Committee, during the annual meeting of Switzerland County Soil and Water District. Hufford, retiring chairman of the county district’s board of supervisors, was also awarded a plaque from the county in recognition of his 10 years of service on the board.
60 YEARS AGO
Walter Gaudin, who for a number of years has owned and operated a hardware business on the corner of Main and Ferry streets in Vevay, has sold the concern to Walter Unwiller of Vevay.
Ricketts Jewelry has opened in its new location at the corner of Pike and Ferry streets, in the former Jackson building and is planning a grand opening special for this Saturday.
Junior Lester, son of Mrs. Mallie Lester of Vevay route two, has been named manager of the new Tri-State Tire Retreading Company of Lawrenceburg. Lester was formerly an employee of the Miller Oil Company of Lawrenceburg, owner of the new plant.
70 YEARS AGO
An 8-pound baby daughter was born at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. William Craig of Vevay.
Funeral services for Estel Lee Peters, 22, who lost his life in the service of his country on May 13th, 1945, were held Sunday afternoon at the East Enterprise M.E. Church with Reverend Charles E. Highsmith, officiating.
A baby daughter was born on Saturday, March 12th, to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick McKay (nee Elizabeth Porter) of near Lamb at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and has been named Linda Diane.
80 YEARS AGO
There will be a CCC enrollment at some time between April 1st and 15th.
All school houses in Switzerland County, except six, were condemned for further use last week by representatives of the State Board of Education and trustees of the various townships were with no choice except to erect new buildings as soon as possible.
A daughter was born March 7th to Mr. and Mrs. William Dowdy of Fairview.
Born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Briggs of Moorefield, a little daughter.
A son John Edward, Jr., was born March 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Greenfield.
90 YEARS AGO
Earl Scott Brown, 44, owner and editor of the Reveille-Enterprise died last Wednesday night from complications of a ruptured appendix. He had been taken to a Cincinnati hospital the week previous but emergency surgery failed to save his life. His funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Vevay Methodist Church and was largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends.
E. S. Furnish, superintendent of Vevay schools, has ordered 247 tests and record forms to be used in the “Every Pupil Scholarship Contest” for elementary schools, which will be sponsored April 5th by the Kansas State Teachers’ College of Emporia, Kansas. The contest was originated by Dr. E. R. Wood of the college and will be administered to pupils in arithmetic, reading, spelling and English.
Miss Estelle L. Miller of Santa Barbara, California, has made application for membership in the Edwin C. Danner Post of American Legion in Vevay. Miss Miller, a former Markland resident, served with the Army Nurses Corps in World War I and was with Base Hospital 32 of Indianapolis in France. In her letter to H. G. Kolb, publicity director of the post, she wrote, “I hope the application of a lone woman will not be too shocking to a bunch of men. I expect to return to Switzerland County in July.”
William Tague, young farmer of near Vevay is recovering from surgery performed in a Cincinnati hospital Thursday where it was found the appendix had burst.
A state examination will be held in the superintendent’s office March 30th for a county school attendance officer.
Seven new members were initiated into the Tri Kappa sorority Monday afternoon at ceremonies held at the home of Norma Callis. They are Mrs. J. B. Tilley, Mrs. Charles Cheever, Mrs. E. W. Tilley, Misses Georgia Bondurant, Wilma Pickett, Jane Allen and Genevieve Bakes. Mrs. Roy Johnson is a newly elected patroness.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lock and family of Bennington have moved to Greensburg.
One of the last official acts of President Coolidge was the signing of the bill which authorizes the construction of a bridge over the Ohio River at Carrollton, Kentucky. The Kentucky State Highway Commission is now planning to sell bonds to finance the construction of the bridge.
100 YEARS AGO
The annual contest of the Vevay High School discussion league will be held at the auditorium Thursday night. The sophomore class will be represented by Mavis Curry and Wilbur Baird; the junior class by Dilver Poston and Morton Haskell; and the senior class by Bessie Peters and Paul Coleman. The winner will go to the district contest to be held at Seymour.
Edward Pickett, a Hoosier soldier in the Civil War and a native of Vevay, died at the hospital of the National Soldiers’ Home in Danville, Illinois. He served three full years as a member of Troop E of the Third Indiana Cavalry.
Mrs. Ben Banta of Bennington has gone to Florida where she will prepare herself to be a chiropractor.
Carroll Houze of East Enterprise who is attending Cincinnati University is very ill with influenza.
Dr. D. I. Scudder of Patriot has resigned his position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a veterinarian and will resume his practice in Patriot.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Burton and children of Indianapolis have come to make their home with Mr. and Mrs. William Patton on route 4.
Henry Beckman of Switzerland County is the new assistant cashier of the Rising Sun Deposit Bank.
Fire in an incubator at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Weales destroyed 90 baby chicks.
110 YEARS AGO
The Markland post office was burglarized Tuesday night, the thieves making a clean get away with $100 in money and $40 in stamps.
The rain of Monday and Tuesday caused a cave-in of the Plum Creek Bridge fill and travel on that road is now all over the old bridge.
People in the lower end of town have been bothered with sneak thieves lately and are commencing to lock back doors, coal houses, etc.
Clarence Otter has signed up as pitcher with the Blue Grass League in Kentucky.
The old Deposit Bank vault was taken out of the building last week and delivered to the new bank at East Enterprise.
J. F. Brady of Stanford, Kentucky arrived here the first of the week to take a position in the Knox Clothing store.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ashby of Lamb on February 28th, a girl.
Born, a daughter, March 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Corns of Center Square.
Horses are very scarce and the demand is large.
150 YEARS AGO
Commencement exercises will be held at Vevay High School on April 21st.
A steam chair factory has been established in Vevay with I. W. Bristlow, the proprietor.
Nine houses are being built in Vevay.
Our exchanges speak very encouragingly of the prospect of a good wheat crop.
160 YEARS AGO
The house of J. L. Thiebaud on Market Street was damaged by fire Friday.
A married woman in the lower part of Vevay tried to commit suicide one night last week.