Reflections 04/16/2020

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10 YEARS AGO

  Deaths this week: Mervin Casey, Arnetta Marksberry, Arthur Berkley, Jr., Robert Lostutter, Beatrice Daniel, Jean Kleiner, James W. Kinnett.

  Noah Hughes and Ariel Clark were crowned as King and Queen of the 2010 Switzerland County High School Prom. 

  Sherry Ogden of Patriot Water was named ‘Operator of the Year’.

  Abigail Lanman and Adam Fox announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will be married on April 17th at the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

  Heather Topa, formerly of Vevay, has been selected as the lead dancer in Saint Xavier University in Chicago’s latest play, “Carousel”.

  Shelby Grace Day was born on September 25th, 2009. She is the daughter of John and Gloria Day.

20 YEARS AGO

  John Pritchard is the newest member of the Vevay Town Police Department. He was hired at Monday night’s meeting of the Vevay Town Council, and is already on the job. The town council also discussed the possible location for a new town water tank, noting that an engineer will nee to be brought in so that soil samples can be taken to see if the land will be able to safely support the weight of the water tank.

  A full house of citizens had plenty of questions for the Switzerland County School Board at its meeting Monday night — many focusing on the superintendent’s decision to transfer an elementary teacher. Parents of children who have had or currently have Sandy Jones for Kindergarten at Jefferson Craig Elementary School asked the school board to explain why she is being transferred to Switzerland County for 2000-2001 school year. The transfer was made by superintendent John Thomas, as is his prerogative in the is position.

  Switzerland County Cub Scout Pack #714 held its annual Pinewood Derby on February 25th. Ray Satterfield was the overall winner; with Aaron Deacon planning second and Tyler Conley placing third. They will be participating in the district race in Osgood this Saturday. 

30 YEARS AGO

  Nicholas W. Hart, 47, of Moorefield, a volunteer fireman with the Moorefield Community Fire Department, died of a massive heart attack while returning from a fire call Friday, April 6th, on State Road 250, just east of State Road 129 in Pleasant.

  All friends and relatives of Mrs. Mary Christman are invited to her 90th birthday celebration Saturday, April 14th. Mrs. Christman will be 90 years old on April 16th.

40 YEARS AGO

  Described by Switzerland County Sheriff Garry Forwood as the “worst tornado we’ve had here since 1974,” a devastating twister touched down on the J.W. Hunt farm on Log Lick Road near Florence Tuesday afternoon, causing a “guess-timated” $50,000 damage. The twister, which crossed the river from Gallatin County, Kentucky before striking the Hunt farm, was accompanied by high winds, large hail stones and driving rain.

  Hundreds of youngsters scrambled for hidden treasures during Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of the Switzerland County Courthouse. The spring like weather made for a wonderful day of fun and enjoyment for those children participating.

50 YEARS AGO

  Sharon Sue Brown was notified Monday that she is among the top finalists in a “My Letter To The Governor” contest which saw 165,639 elementary school students from throughout the state write to Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb. The 9-year-old third-grader from Florence Elementary School is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vernon Brown of Florence. Her teacher is Melvin Belew and the principal of the school is Willard Bosaw.

  Gene Demaree announced Wednesday that he has submitted his resignation as head basketball coach of Switzerland County High School to Delbert Wright, county superintendent of schools. Stating that he gave the superintendent his letter of resignation Tuesday, Demaree said he has no concrete 1970-71 plans but is interested in a college position, particularly an assistant coaching post.

60 YEARS AGO

  Ballots for the up-and-coming primary elections in Vevay and Switzerland County were prepared for the printer last Saturday afternoon. Clerk Cecil Duvall delivered the corrected proofs of the ballots to the Vevay Newspapers office on Ferry Street in preparation for the elections May 3rd.

  A club dedicated to the study and practicing of all phases of “organized hot rod activities” has been started by a group of young local men. Called the “Vevay Pace Angels,” the club has stated its main objectives as such: “To create good fellowship and sportsmanship among our members” and to “conduct club operations and activities in such a manner as to bring about a clear understanding on the part of the public, press, and law enforcement of organized hot rod activities.”

  Mr. and Mrs. David Gardner of Bennington celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a family dinner Saturday at their home.

70 YEARS AGO

  The Switzerland County Historical Society has arranged, for its next meeting, an exhibit of decorations and medals awarded to Major Samuel Woodfill for outstanding achievements in World War I.

  Melchior DuPlan of Florence, former Clerk of the Switzerland Circuit Court, dropped dead at 10:30 Wednesday night in an Indianapolis theatre, according to word received here this morning by Sheriff Ora Scudder, who stated the call came from the Madison police department which had been contacted by Indianapolis officials.

80 YEARS AGO

  Mrs. Alice North of Egypt Bottom who will be 91 years of age on May 6th, has just finished piecing a quilt which she designed herself and which contains 2,676 pieces. She has presented it to her niece, Miss Elizabeth North, as a birthday present.

  A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Heady at Christ Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

  A 7 1/2 pound son was born Monday evening to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roberts.

  A 9-pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Sunday morning.

  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bovard of Red Hog Pike are the parents of a baby girl born April 8th.

  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Keith of Enterprise March 19th a son, Larry Lionel.

  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen A. Lester of Enterprise March 28th, a son, Larry Gene.

90 YEARS AGO

  Mrs. Emma Ramseyer was the donor of a fine new organ to the Vevay Baptist Church last week.

  Robert Slawson of Vevay and Stanley Richt of Cincinnati purchased the Vevay Auto Company Monday from K. L. Hastings, who will retire from the business on account of ill health.

  Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Moore of Florence celebrated their golden wedding anniversary April 6th.

  At the stockholders meeting of the Indiana and Kentucky Oil Company held in Covington, Kentucky Wednesday, J. T. Pritchard of Vevay was elected president of the company, Milo Gaudin, vice president and S. N. Dermott of Beattyville, Kentucky, secretary-treasurer.

100 YEARS AGO

  Mrs. Flora Morrison, 92, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. V. Danner. Her ancestors were among the first settlers of the county and were identified with its early history.

  Mrs. Julia Hertz, 86, familiarly known as “Aunt Julia” died Monday at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Brockschlager. She was a native of France and came to this country when she was 18 years old. She was affectionately known to every person in Vevay. Until she became blind two years ago she was able to earn her own living.

  L. B. Slawson of Bennington has received word of the death of his son, Eugene Slawson, 45, who died at his home in Long Beach, California. He was born near Bennington and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.

  A baby daughter, Hildred Margery, was born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Denver Markland of near East Enterprise.

110 YEARS AGO

  The graduating class of the Vevay High School this year will be one of the largest in the history of the school, with 23 members in the class.

Dick Lacey, fisherman of Carrollton and well known in Vevay is being held in the Carrollton jail after having shot William Brummel also of Carrollton. Brummel is still alive but not expected to survive.

  W. A. Williams started his street sprinkler Saturday which is a great comfort to those who travel the streets as the dust is not blowing in torrents. The residents should arrange with Mr. Williams to sprinkle the street in front of their premise.

  Charles B. Lamson opened his new soda fountain in the Sieglitz building to the public Monday evening.

  A social club, to be known as “The Jolly Boys” has been organized with a club room on the third floor of the Grisard building. Opp Sieglitz has been elected president and George Clendenning secretary-treasurer.

130 YEARS AGO

  The city council Monday agreed to pay $1,200 per year for sixteen arc street lights from the Thompson Houston Electric Light Company of Cincinnati. Hiram Ogle, Jr., is representing the company and he is now contacting our business men and if they will take a sufficient number of lights to justify his company, then a plant will be placed here and Vevay will be lighted by electricity.

  Licensed to marry: Alva Williamson and Vola Frazier, David Thompson and Viola Choat.

  Died in Vevay Monday, April 7th, Mrs. Maria Buschmann, wife of Charles Buschmann, aged 49 years.

  Died in Vevay April 6th, Josephine Antonette McCormick, daughter of Julia McCormick in the 19th year of her age.

  Died in Mount Sterling Tuesday, April 8th, Mrs. Mary Walden, aged 86 years. She was the widow of Nathan Walden.

150 YEARS AGO

  Married March 29th at the home of Robert A. Knox by Elder E. S. Riley, Miss Ann Legard and Griffin Waltz.

  Married April 5th, by James Brown, Esquire, John M. Hayden and Miss Martha Jane Snow.