Reflections 04/30/20

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10 YEARS AGO

  Deaths this week: Clara Farrenskofp, Meredith Scudder, Christopher Ely, Ruby Pavy, Florence Carver, Judith Thurman, Corey Ehling, Mary Sue Callis.

  Carol Meyers will be graduating from the University of Southern Indiana on May 9th.

  Megan Lohide, a 2005 graduate of Switzerland County is on the dean’s list at IUPUI in Indianapolis for the semester.

  Even with the rain that hit the county over the weekend, Switzerland County farmers are still a bit ahead of schedule when it comes to planting this year’s crops. 

  Will Pike, while hunting with his dad, shot his first turkey.

  Tyler Frazier of Vevay, a 2008 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, has graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

20 YEARS AGO

  Lucinda Grace Seebauer is among Indiana Wesleyan University’s 100th graduating class. She graduated with academic honors with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Sh is employed as a registered nurse at King’s Daughters’ Hospital  in Madison; and by cardiologist Dr. Ronald Masden. Lucinda Seebauer and her husband Michael and son Elisha resident on Greenbriar Ridge near Moorefield. 

  James and Mary Kern of near Vevay are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today (Thursday), April 27th. They have one daughter, Louann Koehler of Madison; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

  On Wednesday, April 19th, the math team at SCHS and its coach Pam Jones received word that its score ranked third overall among all the Class three teams at the 14th Annual Area Competition of the Ameritech Hoosier Academic Super Bowl held Tuesday, April 18th, in Batesville. The team will compete in state competition on May 6th.

30 YEARS AGO

  Martha Cole, Louis and Judy Kappes received Honorary Farmer Degrees from the Switzerland County FFA officers at their annual banquet Friday night. They were honored for their years of work for, and dedication to the FFA program.

  Mr. and Mrs. James F. Kern, route 1, Vevay, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, April 27th.

  Dan Honeyman has joined the Vevay Newspapers’ staff as Advertising Representative. He will be in contact with area businesses to take care of their advertising needs.

40 YEARS AGO

  Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Stringfield of Vevay celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary April 19th.

  Switzerland County Judge G. Edward James has been elected to serve as chapter president of the Switzerland County Chapter of the Mental Health Association, succeeding Mrs. Leona Sullivan who has retired. Mrs. Libby Ray is the 1980 Fund Chairman. The Mental Health fund drive is scheduled to begin May 1st.

50 YEARS AGO

  Dennis Ellis of route 1, Florence, has been named Florence Elementary School’s winner in the “My Letter To The Governor” contest. An Indiana State Police trooper visited the school Friday to award Dennis a book written by Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb. Dennis is one of the three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ellis. Called a “fine student and a good artist” by his teachers, he plans to be “an architect or governor” when he grows up.

  Ohney Peelman has a young great horned owl on his Plum Creek farm. This is the second time in recent years such an owl has nested and given birth on the Peelman farm. Such owls are becoming rare due to man’s encroachment on nature and are almost unheard of this far south.

60 YEARS AGO

  Members of the Vevay Go-Kart Club are currently in the process of preparing their new course for actual racing use during the coming summer. The club has laid out a course about 150 yards east of the ferry boat landing on a slight mound overlooking the river.

  The Vevay Boat Club lowered half of their boat docks into the Ohio River near the foot of Ferry Street Sunday in preparation for what is predicted to be the biggest recreational boating season in history. Paul Smith, the club’s president, and a brother team of Charles and Don Otter put the docks into the water while a group of interested spectators looked on.

70 YEARS AGO

  Beginning on Monday, May 1st, the Vevay Post Office will adjust the town mail schedules to recent instructions received from the Postmaster General’s office in Washington. Under the new rules, delivery of town mail and parcel post will be restricted to one delivery each week day, Monday through Saturday, and to one collection by the town carrier. Letters to be sent in the afternoon mails must be brought to the office.

  Miss Helen Curry, director of the Vevay High School Chorus was the only woman director in the six participating high schools. The audience reluctantly departed, loud in its praise of the first choral festival ever held in Vevay and with a feeling of awe and unreality.

80 YEARS AGO

  Town board members began this week active preparations for installing of a new sewage plant.

  A mad dog was circulating between Enterprise and Aberdeen last week, biting several dogs and calves. The animal was finally shot by Theodora Lanvermyer.

  Born April 14th to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barnes, a son, Paul Kenneth.

  A son, Paul Donald, was born April 19th to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ralston of Fairview.

90 YEARS AGO

  There were 1,084 automobile licenses issued in Switzerland County between January 1st and March 1st, 1930.

  Captain Clarence Carter of Vevay and Captain Leslie Walston of Louisville have been selected to take the Jones and Laughlin steel shipment of 10,000 tons of steel product to New Orleans river. The steel is carried in 14 mammoth barges and is the largest single shipment ever brought down the river.

  The popular Woodlawn Inn owned by Mr. and Mrs. Orville Heady on State Road 56 was badly damaged by fire Thursday afternoon.

  Representing Vevay School as a lone entry, Marion Roberts took part in the sixth annual Hi-Y track meet in Seymour Saturday and tied with Weir of Scottsburg for the honor of being the highest individual scorer with 13 points to his credit. Competing with entries from 10 schools he scored enough points to place Vevay third in the meet.

  Born, April 20th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lawton of Bennington.

100 YEARS AGO

  Fire caused by a gasoline stove, destroyed the home and its contents occupied by Elza Ross and family in Florence Thursday. Mrs. Ross and baby escaped in their night clothing.

  Two beautiful paintings “By the Roadside” and “A Glimp River” by Vevay’s artist, Will H. Stevens, were included in the exhibition of the Indiana Artist’s Association which was given at the Lanier Museum in Madison last week.

  Little Grace Culbertson underwent an operation upon her throat in a Cincinnati hospital last week.

  Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Tandy and two daughters who spent the winter in Miami, Florida, arrived home Thursday having made the return trip by motor.

  A baby daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Buschmann last week.

  Miss Anna Sutherland entertained with a party Friday evening, honoring Miss Harriet Turner, librarian, who left Saturday to take charge of the library at Kewanee, Illinois.

  John Stewart and family who have been away from Switzerland County for 10 years have returned here from Anderson to live.

110 YEARS AGO

  Last Thursday morning the residence of D. A. Stout in Vevay was destroyed by fire starting from a defective flue.

  The death of Mark Twain, (Samuel D. Clements) celebrated author and humorist, at his home in Redding, Connecticut has caused much sorrow throughout the world.

  An apparent attempt on the life of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. McKay of Craig Township was made last Wednesday when strychnine was found in cold mashed potatoes Mrs. McKay was preparing to cook. A cat and dog died as the result of eating the food and Mrs. McKay was made violently sick by one small taste.

130 YEARS AGO

  Some fiend tried recently to burn a hay stack belonging to H. S. Pickett but the wet hay failed to ignite.

  Alfred Shaw has received an appointment as postmaster at Vevay. He will succeed C. O. Thiebaud.