10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Charles Matuzas, Leon Osborn, Nelleta Sandefur, Margaret Faber, Mildred Ringwald.
Samantha Helt is the 2012 winner of the Lilly Endowment Scholarship.
Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society has announced that Daniel Welch has become eligible for membership in the society at Purdue University.
Vevay Main Street presents the “Whisky Bent Valley Boys” at the Historic Hoosier Theater in Vevay as part of it music series for the ‘Shows of Second Saturday’.
20 YEARS AGO
After a night of heavy rain on Friday, this past Saturday brought sunny skies and warming temperatures for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza sponsored by the Switzerland County Welcome Center. The egg hunt was held on the lawn of the Switzerland County Courthouse for children aged 1-10, and a large crowd of children turned out to hunt for lots of candy and goodies along with plastic eggs containing prizes. The crowd was estimated at more than 400 children.
County Commissioner K.C. Banta is recovering at home from knee replacement surgery and a massive heart attack which he suffered while in the recovery room from the knee surgery. He said if he hadn’t already been in a hospital he would not have survived the heart attack.
30 YEARS AGO
Stacy Renee Lowe of Switzerland County died Saturday afternoon, the victim of a homicide. She was nine years old. The Indiana State Police investigators said the girl was strangled. She was last seen alive shortly after noon on Saturday, playing near her relatives’ home in Rising Sun. Her body was found by police officers late Saturday night, in a barn a half-block from where she had been playing.
Molli Bovard of Vevay has been selected as an entrant in the 1992 Mrs. Indiana America Pageant. The event will be staged May 2nd and 3rd in the Grand Ballroom of the Indianapolis Airport Hilton Hotel. The winner of the Mrs. Indiana America competition will represent Indiana in the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant.
Boosting the Indiana University Hurrying’ Hoosiers in their bid to win a national basketball championship last weekend was Greg Sloan of Vevay. A student at IU, Greg is a member of the school’s Pep Band, and made the trip, along with the other Pep Band members, to Minneapolis for Indiana’s appearance in the NCAA tournament’s Final Four. He is the son of Carroll and Genevieve Sloan of Vevay.
40 YEARS AGO
The Switzerland County High School Band and Drill Team will be traveling to the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, this summer and the group is currently raising money to help pay for the trip. The Switzerland County unit was chosen from hundreds of applicants throughout the country and was invited to perform in mid-July. The group is attempting to raise $600 the county school board has also contributed to the trip.
The Indiana Historical Bureau sponsored History Day 1982 at Hanover College on Saturday, April 3rd. The theme of this year’s competition w as “Trade and Industry in History.” Five Switzerland County Elementary School fourth grade students entered the Youth Group Project Division. These pupils are from Mrs. Helen Parks’ fourth grade room. They are: Jamie Jackson, Lonnie Turner, Michael Furnish, Charla Green and Jennifer Dunaway.
50 YEARS AGO
Carol Sue Furnish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Furnish of Vevay will be a guest at Indiana University’s Founders Day ceremony April 19th on the Bloomington campus. The 1971 graduate of Switzerland County High School is a freshman among the honor students being saluted at the anniversary of the founding of the university.
Center Square Baptist Church celebrated Easter Sunday with extra reason to be thankful that solemn day as it was only the fourth Sunday on which the congregation had met in its new house of worship.
U.S. Marine Private Colin C. Leatherbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leatherbury of route 2, Vevay, graduated from basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina.
60 YEARS AGO
The grocery and general store of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McAllister in Florence was destroyed by fire Thursday about noon. Fire companies from Patriot, East Enterprise and Jefferson-Craig departments answered the alarm but flames had gained such headway that the building could not be saved. The fire was prevented from spreading to nearby buildings and the gasoline pumping station which Mr. McAllister operates in connection with the store.
A survey is now being conducted in Switzerland County to determine public interest as to whether or not a water pipeline through the county would be practicable.
Work began officially this week toward the formation of a central committee to plan Vevay’s 1963 sesquicentennial. Seven citizens, representing four local clubs, met last Wednesday to lay groundwork for forming the committee and planned a second meeting April 23rd.
Work toward establishing zoning ordinances and regulations in Switzerland County progressed Monday with the appointment of four members of an Area Planning Department. County Commissioners named citizen member LeRoy Bay of Vevay to join three county officials on the newly created board. Members include Raymond Cole, county school superintendent; Don Jennings, county agricultural agent; and Ralph Miller, county surveyor.
James L. Harris, a member of the Knights of Pythias order of Patriot, was elected to the office of Grand Lodge Convention held in Indianapolis March 29th-31st.
70 YEARS AGO
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey Heberhart on Market Street, the former home of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Stevens, was the “Spot Near Cincinnati” chosen by Caroline Williams for her sketch which appears each Sunday in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Newell Fox, sophomore of Vevay High School, was recently named captain of the “Warriors” basketball team, a unique and deserved honor for a boy who was the high score man on the varsity team last season. He was also chosen to be a member of the Southeastern Conference All-Star second team. Newell is just 16. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fox, an all-around good boy and this newspaper sincerely congratulates him on his achievement.
Last week a tiny yellow (or albino) mouse was brought to this office by a pretty girl whose name was not ascertained. The unusual rodent was dead on arrival and had to be buried.
A somewhat unusual and rather distinctive transfer of farm land was made this week by Edward H. Potter of Vevay. Mr. Potter sold to Oscar Dunaway his farm near East Enterprise. By the transaction, transfer was made of land owned and operated by the Potter family for 130 years. The estate had been purchased from U.S. President James Monroe in the year 1817. The first purchase was made for purpose of home ownership since the Indians had possession. Mr. Potter has also turned over to the Vevay Historical Society the first deed for the property as executed by the President and also a metal plaque given him by the Indiana Historical Society which bears evidence to the truthfulness of the story as given by him.
80 YEARS AGO
W. T. Sullivan, this week, sold his beautiful home on Market Street to Mr. and Mrs. William Ramseyer Heberhart of Madison.
Mrs. Abbie Danglade and Rolland Roberts have been appointed by Judge Harry E. Nichols to four year terms on the Switzerland County Board of Public Welfare.
Frank Gray, employed by the Southern Indiana Light and Power Company, was fatally burned Friday morning while working on a high voltage line near the home of Bee Clements, south of Bennington.
Mr. and Mrs. Worth Sieglitz have purchased the property of the late Louis P. Rous on upper Main Street.
90 YEARS AGO
Wind of unusually strong velocity whipped the swollen Ohio River into a fury Saturday, reaching a peak of 55 miles per hour. Waves 10 feet high caused the “old timers” to report that in their opinion the Ohio had not been so rough since 1907.
The city council has granted a gas franchise to the Vevay Gas and Oil Company authorizing it to sell gas for heating purposed to our citizens.
The new D. H. Bliss garage recently completed at the corner of Pike and Liberty streets will be opened with a dance Thursday night, April 7th.
Thieves entered the grocery store of Mrs. Mary Pendry on lower Main Street Sunday evening and made away with a considerable amount of goods.
100 YEARS AGO
The largest graduating class in the history of the Vevay High School will receive a diploma April 28th. The class numbers 31 — 21 of them being girls and 10 boys. Roscoe Gilmore Stott, of Franklin, Indiana, will deliver the Commencement address.
David Kern of Vevay was married in Indianapolis Sunday to Miss Florence Meek of that city, and he and his bride are now residing here where Mr. Kern is part owner and manager of the Kern bakery.
March passed out on the heels of a cyclone that swept the Ohio valley and did considerable damage in Switzerland County.
110 YEARS AGO
James Leap, who left Vevay about 15 yeas ago, was assaulted and killed in Indianapolis Saturday night in what is said to have been a case of mistaken identity.
Clyde Brindley has sold his restaurant fixtures and is discontinuing his business. This will leave Vevay with only one restaurant.
W. B. Lindsay has leased a room on the corner of Ferry and Market streets and will conduct a commission house there for Frank G. Day and Company of Cincinnati. They will buy butter, eggs, live and dressed poultry.,
130 YEARS AGO
A. E. Rae, son of Reverend W. S. Rae, of Hayesville, Ohio, arrived in town last week to accept a position in the drug store of J. L. Thiebaud, entering upon his duties Monday morning.
Miss Mollie Mottier is giving the Third Piano Recital of her pupils tomorrow night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Thiebaud.
The second annual commencement of the Patriot Public Schools will be held at the Baptist Church Friday night, April 8th, with seven graduates.
150 YEARS AGO
Last Monday night burglars entered the store of Hall and Lewis and stole considerable money. Entrance was gained through the cellar.
Charles O. Thiebaud, who has been attending a school of pharmacy at Philadelphia, has graduated and returned to Vevay.
The enrollment of the Vevay Public School is 350.
160 YEARS AGO
An appeal is made this week for supplies for soldiers advancing into rebel country which cannot be supplied by the government or obtained at the hospitals in the south. Packages are to be sent to Sanitary Commission, Cincinnati, Ohio according to a committee composed of P. B. Baker, M. E. Reeves and George Mendenhall.
The “running crew” of the mortar boats of Foote’s Mississippi Flotilla consists of a captain and two oarsmen — flatboatmen. The crew propelling, whose duty it is to place the boats in position for action is Captain Tazwell Hoffman of Aurora. Captain Charles M. Jackson of Rising Sun, Captain Austin R. Smith of Cincinnati, Captain John Sparr of Vevay, Captain E. Bolander of Lawrenceburg, Captain James McCleister of Lawrenceburg, captain Boston Weaver of Cincinnati and Captain William Huff of Lawrenceburg.
The Soldier’s Relief Circle of Vevay has sent a collection of articles to the Sanitary Commission of Cincinnati. Included were gowns, pillows, blankets, socks, rags, soap, towels, six pounds refined maizens, magazines, jelly, canned fruit.