Reflections 03/26/20

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10 YEARS AGO

  Deaths this week: Eddie B. Purnell, Warren D. Works, Leland H. Strasemeier, Rachel Althoff, Mary Lou Boley, Anna Durham, Rose Mary Brady, Rick Tingle, Beth Hayes, Charles Alexander.

  A large crowd at last Wednesday night’s meeting of the Switzerland County Area Planning Commission overflowed the courtroom in Switzerland County Courthouse and left no doubt about what they want to see done with the proposed ordinances — and for the ordinances that the county and towns of Vevay and Patriot have already passed. They want them rescinded and they want the county to start over. 

  Tess Stoops of near Vevay, right, a student at Switzerland County Middle School, has been honored as the District 10 winner of the Senator Dick Lugar youth Essay Contest. 

20 YEARS AGO

  Bonnie Kinman of near Patriot received a lung transplant at an Indianapolis hospital on March 9th. She was able to meet with tow other women at the hospital who also received transept forms he same donor. She hopes that people see the need to become an organ donor so that others can also get that gift. 

  Christian Breeck, a resident of Moorefield and senior at Millersburg Military Academy, is a member of the school’s varsity baseball team. He is the son of Julie and Doug Brown of Moorefield and Jody Breeck of Vevay.

  All friends and family are invited to attend a very special birthday party on Sunday, March 26th. Everett O’Day will be honored for his 99th birthday wish a party at the Moorefield Firehouse from 12-4 p.m. He was born on March 22nd, 1901.

30 YEARS AGO

  Janice and Thomas Walker of route 1, Florence, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Crystal Renee, to Joseph Mark Parham II. Joe is the son of Joseph and Brenda Parham of Florence. The ceremony will take place April 14th at 5 p.m. at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay.

  An open house for Ida Buchanan was held on Saturday, March 17th, at the United Methodist Church in Vevay in honor of her 97th birthday.

40 YEARS AGO

  Three of Switzerland County High School’s starting five basketball players, Todd Deaton, Brad Burk and Randy Allen, have been named to the All-Conference team in the Ohio River Valley Conference, according to Dave Porter, Recorder.

  Larry Ray, route 3, Vevay, has been drafted by the Houston Astros baseball team and is in spring training. He is at Cocoa Beach, Florida now and is in training with the starting team.

50 YEARS AGO

  Public Service Indiana has refiled its complaint in condemnation seeking an easement for a right of way across Samaritan Foundation, Inc., property three miles east of Vevay. The suit was the second effort at the condemnation for PSI which wants to run a high voltage power line across the Foundation property above Hunt’s Creek. The court denied the first complaint in late January.

  U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Wayne D. Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hunt of route 1, Florence, was promoted to his present rank March 9th while serving with the First Marine Aircraft Wing in Vietnam.

  Nathan D. Littrell, a native of Vevay, now a mechanic in the equipment repair section of Defense Electronics Supply Center in Dayton, Ohio, has received a pin and certificate in recognition of 20 years of federal service. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins O’Neal of Vevay.

60 YEARS AGO

  Harold Forwood, Switzerland County, has been named a director of the Federal Land Bank Association of Versailles, succeeding Gam Woodfill, Vevay, a director for the last 30 years.

  Members of the 1959-1960 edition of the Vevay Warriors were honored last week at the annual Jaycee Banquet. Winning special awards were Ronnie Noel, who was given the Most Improved Player trophy; Jim Strasbaugh, was named the Outstanding Senior; and Bobby Woodfill, who collected two awards — the Scholarship Trophy and the Outstanding Underclassman Player award.

  C. B. Noble, former county Superintendent, fell down a flight of steps at the home of his brother, Ray Noble in Cincinnati, Sunday and fractured the clavicle in his left shoulder.

70 YEARS AGO

  In a colorful and impressive ceremony which was presided over by Archbishop Paul Schulte of Indianapolis nine new members were confirmed in the Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock.

  Vevay Post No. 5396 of the Indiana Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was honored by the National Commander of the VFW at an Indiana Department Council meeting held at the Antlers Hotel in Indianapolis on March 12th. Clyde A. Lewis, Commander-in-Chief of the VFW, awarded the local Post a citation for having obtained over 100 percent of 1950 membership quota. The citation was presented to Commander Paul D. Hankins of the local post.

80 YEARS AGO

  There were 360 quail and 66 Chukker partridges released in the county by local Fish and Game Clubs, located at Vevay, Patriot and East Enterprise.

  Donald Lee, an 8 1/2 pound son, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smithers Monday evening.

  Ethel Barnes of Caledonia and Robert Lock of Bennington were married Saturday afternoon at the home of Reverend Gordon Smith.

  Scott Mauser passed away at his home near Aberdeen Thursday, March 14th, having been in ill health for several years.

90 YEARS AGO

  Ernest Siebenthal has been appointed Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

  Born March 12th to Reverend and Mrs. Edward Thorp at East Enterprise, a daughter Naomi.

  A daughter, Ramona Irene, was born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rose of Bennington.

  Dogs made another raid on L. B. Slawson’s sheep about noon Sunday and did considerable damage. This is the fourth raid on the same flock within the last few weeks.

  Billy Lamson, aged 23 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lamson died Monday morning following a sudden attack of double pneumonia.

  Mrs. Charles Danner, prominent resident of Craig Township, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday morning at the age of 60 years.

100 YEARS AGO

  The Ohio River, which has been out of its banks for several days reached a crest of 55 feet Monday night and has now started to fall.

  Elijah Mathews, 70, his grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Uly Shadday and baby narrowly escaped burning to death Friday when their home near Brushy Fork Church, was destroyed by fire about midnight. The building was almost ready to fall in when the two men were awakened by the crackling of the flames and they led the others to safety. As Mrs. Shadday left the house she snatched bed covering to wrap the baby in and this was the only thing saved. The family sought shelter at the home of a neighbor, Will Ralston, walking the distance in their night clothing and barefoot.

  Charles P. Means, 92, a veteran of the Civil War died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Manford near Fairview from the infirmities of his age.

110 YEARS AGO

  The bridge at Long Run in Craig Township, which has been under construction for some months past is now completed and will be ready for use in about 10 days.

  A field meet was held at the Vevay School grounds Saturday afternoon between Vevay and Patriot. The basketball game resulted in a win for Patriot 16-12. Vevay took honors in the pole vault and hundred yard dash. Palmer, Bell, Williamson, Hufford and Davis represented Patriot and Baker, Simmons, Weales, Hines, Scudder, and Leatherbury competed for Vevay. Lawrence Dufour was referee for Vevay and Lucian Hickman acted in the same capacity for Patriot.

  Burn Jones who has opened a bakery on Pike Street has up-to-date equipment and is doing first class baking.

  Charles Blodgett of Bennington sold four horses last week which brought him $1,040.

  Schools throughout the county are closing, having finished the required number of weeks.

130 YEARS AGO

  The ice harvest was light.

  Professor Walton commenced a term of vocal music lessons Allensville March 12th. A rare chance for those who wish to learn to read music.

  The handsome new Metropolitan Hall was opened last night with a dramatic performance by the Vevay Dramatic Company, entitled “The Turn of the Tide.” Taking part were L. P. Loring, C. E. Golay, John F. Boulton, D. B. Smith, A. J. Porter, Misses Belle Melcher, Dora Kessler, Eloise Barker and Jennie Manning.

  A 10 1/2 pound son was born this week to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pfeiffer of Patriot.

150 YEARS AGO

  Albert Golay who has been visiting at Warington, Florida for the past six weeks has returned to Vevay.

  Dr. T. M. Danglade who has been confined to his home by illness is again able to be out.

  Married at the residence of Mathew Worstell, Esquire, in Vevay February 10th, Frederick Stucy and Miss Annie Golay of Vevay.

  Married February 15th, Charlie W. Gray of Vevay to  Lydia B. Howard of Ghent.

  Mrs. Sarah R. Bornand, 51, died February 10th in Vevay.

160 YEARS AGO

  The Census Bureau is preparing instructions for the marshals and their assistants in taking the census.

  The Opposition Party of Craig Township met at Shaw’s Store last week to select candidates for the township officers at the April election. The following men were chosen: Justice of Peace, Edward Currnes; constables, Harry Adams and Merritt Brown; trustee, Ben F. Harvey.

  Mrs. Julia D. Reid will open a school on April 2nd and will no doubt be as successful as her lamented mother. Terms, primary $3.00; higher studies $4.00; French $3.00.

  Abraham Peters has bought a black Canadian horse for $1,000.

  At the Democratic Jefferson Township convention held Saturday, the following nominations were made: trustee, Henry Saskwell; Justice of Peace, Daniel Cole and David Dyer, constable, Thomas Lazenby; supervisor of Vevay, William Patton.

  The Republican ticket is composed of George McCullock, trustee; James Brown, Justice of Peace; James Torrence, constable.