Reflections 04/23/20



  Deaths this week: Dr. H. Schirmer Riley, Helen Grigsby, Lizzie Stoltzfoos, Howard Nelson, Olen B. Tinsley, Kirby McCreary, Lizzie Stoltzfoos.

  As Switzerland County prepared to go to the polls for the Primary Election, one of the issues being looked at by officials was how the new 911 addresses assigned to home in the county might impact the election. County Election Clerk Lulu Belle Thomas said that many voters were worried that issues might arise when the address on their driver’s license did not match the new 911 address in the election system, because they haven’t gotten their license address changed yet. Voters have been assured that this won’t be a problem.

  Students at Switzerland County Elementary School won the chance to ride in a limousine into Vevay for lunch. The ride was a reward to hitting established sales goals during a recent fundraiser.

  A large group of volunteers recently gathered to help clean up and preserve the Indian Creek Watershed. The effort was focused along Fairview Road, and 27 volunteers worked for three hours. The group gathered 49 bags of trash, a window, a storm door, a piece of corrugated steel, a barrel, most of a car bumper, and other miscellaneous items.

  Switzerland County Tourism announced the Grand Opening ceremonies for the newly renovated Grisard Building at the corner of Ferry and Main streets. After the renovation, the building is now known as the “Of Switzerland County” store.

  The Switzerland County varsity track team is having an outstanding season. In a five-team meet at Madison, Tanner Ross won the long jump; and in a dual meet with South Dearborn, Tray Meyer was a triple winners, earning first place in the 800-meter run, the 3,200-meter run, and the high jump. Anthony Dasis was a double winner, picking up blue ribbons in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. In the Madison Invitational, Ross earned Most Valuable Participant honors by winning the 110-meter high hurdles, the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, and the long jump. Cory McFarland was a double winner at the invitational, winning the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run.

  Anna Mashkovetseva and Joshua Tolbert have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. They will be married on May 22, 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 


  Pete Hollitt, fourth grade teacher at Jefferson-Craig Elementary School, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening of an aneurysm. He was 50 years old. He had taught fourth and sixth grades at Jefferson Craig since the 1974-75 school year. It was the only school; that he had every taught in, and was a beloved figure for generations of students here in the county. Many of the students that he had taught were the children of former students. Switzerland County school were closed of half day on Tuesday in honor of his memory and so staff and students could attend his funeral.

  Bill Jones began his fight for life in July of last year when doctors told him that he needed a new heart. After months of living with a special medical device that pushed blood through his damaged heart, Bill Jones’ prayers were angered Monday morning when he got a call from Jewish Hospital in Louisville, They had a new heart and Bill Jones was a match. Bill and Linda Jones rushed to the Madison airport, where a medical airplane waited to fly them to Jewish hospital. Just hours later, he was in surgery receiving a new, healthy heart.

  The University of Notre Dame couldn’t lose in the finals of the 25th annual National Trial Competition, which was held recently in Dallas, Texas. The prestigious university took the top two places in the regional qualifications, and then defeated the rest of the field of teams to face each for the national championship. For Ryan Redmon of Switzerland County, it was a moment to shine. Ryan Redmon competed on Notre Dame’s Blue Team in the finals and they defeated Notre Dame’s Gold Team to claim the title . He is the son of Ron and Kathy Redmon. 


  State Superintendent of Public Instruction H. Dean Evans distributed white pine seedlings to fourth graders from Jeff-Craig Elementary during his visit to Switzerland County Monday, April 16th. Evans told students that he was glad they were learning about environmental appreciation at an early age and that skills developed now will be even more important in the future.

  County Council members Saturday approved a bond ordinance and two appropriations of funds to pay for the renovation of the Switzerland County Courthouse. The complete renovation is expected to cost close to $1.1 million.


  Greg Smith was all smiles after being presented with a new 12-inch RCA television. He was presented the television for selling the most popcorn during a recent campaign to raise monies for the music and art departments within the county school system. Betsy Bruce and William Kindle co-sponsored. Greg Smith is the son of Lucian and Joann Smith of Florence.

  Brian Osborne, a freshman from Vevay, playing fifth man on the Kentucky Wesleyan golf team, carded an outstanding round of 83 April 89th at Ben Hawes Golf Course in a triangular meet against Bellarmine and Indiana State University, Evansville.


  Nine-year-old Sharon Sue Brown of Florence stopped by the Statehouse in Indianapolis Tuesday to chat with the governor, then proceeded on to the governor’s mansion for a luncheon with Governor and Mrs. Edgar D. Whitcomb. The third grade Florence Elementary School daughter of Paul Vernon and Janet Brown was one of two Indiana school girls from among 165,639 entries to win a visit with the governor in a “My Letter To The Governor” contest.

  U.S. Navy PO 3C William W. Brown of Vevay was on standby aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Apollo 13 Atlantic recovery force. These units remained on station until the spacecraft was successfully on course.

  Mrs. Cynthia J. Griffith of Vevay will be among 247 students at Indiana University Southeast in Jeffersonville to be honored for scholastic achievement as part of IU’s Founders Day ceremonies May 6th on the Bloomington campus.


  A petition requesting the correction of a serious problem is being circulated in the lower Pike Street-Silver Street area in an attempt to help better Vevay during the forthcoming Clean Up, Paint Up campaign April 25th-May 8th. The document, drawn up by Mrs. Earlene Fothergill, requests that the city correct the dust problem on Silver Street and lower Pike Street. Mrs. Fothergill said that under present conditions it is almost impossible to keep one’s house clean due to the dust that is blown into it through screened windows and doors.

  Mr. Weigle is program director of the Indiana division of the ACS.


  The Vevay Town Board at its regular meeting on last Monday evening changed the date of Town Fast Time to be effective at midnight Saturday, April 29th, instead of the 22nd as heretofore advertised. The new date was adopted it is reported because of an apparent conflict with school bus route schedules and also to conform with other towns nearby that have adopted the fast time for the summer.

  Mrs. Harvey McClintock is today quietly celebrating her 95th birthday at her home on Market Street.

  At a meeting of the board of trustees of the Switzerland Baptist Church which was held last Thursday night, Reverend V. E. Squibb, tendered his resignation as pastor.


  Posey Township was visited by a small sized cyclone about 3:30 o’clock Wednesday evening which created havoc over a narrow path along the high hills.

  A 7 1/2 pound son was born Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lewis.

  Miss Eva Mae Craig of Egypt Bottom and Mr. Keith Minger of near Versailles were married at the home of the groom’s parents Sunday evening.


  George W. Land, Civil War veteran, died at his home in Vevay Wednesday morning at the age of 86 years.

  The 38th annual commencement exercises of the Patriot High School will be held April 29th. The class is unique this year in that all the graduates are girls, there being eight of them.

  The Quercus Grove School house was totally destroyed by fire Thursday morning a short time after school opened. Teachers M. H. Griffith and Miss Geneva Chase led the pupils to safety and assisted in saving a small part of the contents of the building.

  The Athletic Club and the office was burned out and water from the downpour of rain flooded several homes.

  Miss Elizabeth Walston and Stanley Hughes, both of Switzerland County were married in Carrollton, Kentucky last week.


  Considerable damage was done Monday night by an electrical storm. At the home of George Krummel, Sr., lightning struck wires running into the house scorching the house and blowing out connections. The bolt jumped from wires at the George Krummel, Jr., home and the lights in the houses in the vicinity and at the Vevay Flour Mills were blown out. A motor on a linotype at the Reveille  office was burned out and water from the downpour of rain flooded several homes.

  Miss Lola Probts and Baron Stowe of East Enterprise were married in Rising Sun last week.


  Vevay school teachers went to Madison on the steamer ‘Hattie Brown’ one day last week and spent the day visiting the Madison schools.

  A large crowd attended the recital given Tuesday evening by Miss Helen Franciso, Reader and Miss Clara Lanier, pianist, of Madison.

  The dance given Monday night by the Jolly Boys in their new club room was attended by 16 couples and was an enjoyable affair.

  Born Thursday to Charles L. Kincaid and wife, a son.

  Born to Recorder H. W. Beckman and wife Saturday, a daughter.

  Jess Teats left Wednesday for Peru, Indiana to join the Hagenbeck Circus with which he has contracted for the coming season.


  The one story frame building on Ferry Street occupied by William Rook, who deals in beer, was discovered to be on fire Saturday night. The fire was extinguished with little damages and evidence clearly points to the work of an incendiary. Several months ago an adjoining house used for the sale of beer was burned after the second attempt by an incendiary.

  John Gridley and Miss Della Ake were married at the home of the bride’s parents near North’s Landing by Reverend Terrill.

  Miss Harriet Josephine Garrs of near Canaan and Reverend Eli T. Spencer of Moores Hill were married at the home of the bride’s father March 16th by Reverend William Burton.

  Licensed to marry: George Marshall and Sylva Duplan; William Miller and Hattie Mottier.

  Sadie, small daughter of Milander Riley and wife of Patriot died Thursday of fever.

  Died near Vevay April 8th, Jephtha Pickett, aged 66 years.

  Died in Pleasant Township April 11th, Luella O. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Smith, aged 17 years.

  Died at his home near Patriot March 12th, Charles Douglas, aged about 34 years.

  Miss Estalla Bettens, a former resident, was married to Mr. Frank Storm in Escondido, California by Reverend J. N. Turrentine.


  William H. Marsh will open a clothing and tailoring shop on Main Street this week.

  The pilots of the upper Mississippi River are on strike for an increase of pay. Last season they received $250 per month and now they demand $600.

  Married April 15th by John G. Anderson, Esquire, Edward S. Kelso and Frances J. Gilbert.