Reflections 07/01/2021

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10 YEARS AGO

  Deaths this week: Mary Lou Konkle, Ken Brown, Minnie Hill, Susan Kiser.

  The 2011 Switzerland County 4-H Fair holds its first even tomorrow (Friday) evening when this year’s 4-H Fair Queen is crowned.

  Monday morning, July 4th, opened with some heavy rain throughout the nighttime hours and into the morning; but when the town of Patriot kicked off it’s annual Fourth of July parade at 11 a.m., the weather was perfect. 

  Dakota Fuller, age 12 of Vevay, recently earned the “Best Defense Award” at Indiana University basketball camp this past week with coach Tom Crean. 

20 YEARS AGO

  The Switzerland County 4-H Fair got into full swing Monday evening with the annual Little Miss and Little Mister contest. Emceed by fair princess Amanda Pike, 10 young ladies and three young men participated in the contest, which is open to children ages 5-8. Winners were first runner-up Mishayla South, second runner-up Meighan Sullivan; third runner-up Tara Hoffman; Little Miss Kendra Goff; Little Mister Mitchel Alford; first runner-up Blaze Chase; and second runner-up Ricky King.

  Ann Marie Donnellon of near Pleasant is among 471 students at DePauw University who earned a spot on the dean’s list for the spring semester. She is the daughter of Mike and Jean Donnellon of Ball Diamond Road.

  Dave Helmers has resigned from the board of education of the Switzerland County School Corporation due to being reassigned to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the airport there.

  The Switzerland County Welcome Center reports there were more than 60 yard sales in Vevay on Saturday as part of the Community wide Yard Sale Event. Shoppers from all around the area moved form sale to sale, finding all types of unusual bargains and special buys

30 YEARS AGO

  Vevay American Legion Post 185 had the highest bid of $1,625 for the Grand Champion Beef at this year’s 4-H Fair. Andy Leap raised the beef and was congratulated by 4-H Queen Michelle Moll.

  Craig Lewis had this year’s Grand Champion Swine at the 4-H Fair. Floyd and Elizabeth Lowe of Lowe’s Pellets and Granin, Inc., of Greensburg purchased the animal for $900.

  The huge ‘Always A River’ exhibition barge — a floating museum, tow stories high and 154 feet long — will be docked at Vevay’s Ferry landing Thursday through Sunday, July 25th-28th. About 8,000 people are expected to come here to see it. 

40 YEARS AGO

  Connie Bacon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bacon, route 1, Vevay, was named 4-H Queen Monday night. The contest kicked off the week of festivities and Connie will now travel to Indianapolis next month to compete for the state title.

  When Chester Meisberger was officially named to the top spot in the Switzerland County School Corporation Monday night, he brought with him 14 years experience as a superintendent. Meisberger has held the top position in Northwestern Consolidated Schools in Fairland, Indiana for the past 12 years and also was the superintendent in Crothersville for two years.

50 YEARS AGO

  Packs of wild dogs, possibly as many as 60 of the animals according to the man who narrowly escaped their fangs last week, are roaming hills and thickets about Bryants Creek and at least one farm animal has been killed by them. Whatever their bloodlines they’ve got Mr and Mrs. Tony Coffey worried at their home on the Round Barn farm west of Egypt Bottom and the Coffeys are keeping their livestock close to the barn until a solution can be found to stop the threat.

  A team owned by Jim Ellegood of Moorefield won the 50-inch class completion in Switzerland County Saddle Club’s recent pony pull at club grounds in Fairview.

  The Switzerland County 4-H Club members and adults looking for a good time will begin flocking to the 4-H Fairgrounds in Vevay Monday for the county’s annual 4-H Fair.

60 YEARS AGO

  Over a hundred Switzerland County farms were affected by wind, rain and hail over an area two-miles wide and 12-miles long during the Independence Day storm. This report was made Monday by Don Jennings, county agricultural agent, after completing a survey of the storm damage.

  The Tigers’ Taylor Furnish hurled a no-hit, no-run 7-0 game Monday to pitch his team into a first place tie in local Little league competition.

  Isaac Romans purchased the stock of the Standard Oil service station on West Main Street, Vevay and assumed station management this week. Romans also sold his half interest in the stock of the Romans Lauderbaugh Ashland Service Station on north Ferry Street to Kenneth Lauderbaugh, who now assumes full ownership of the Ashland station’s stock.

  Following the hail storm which struck Switzerland County July 4th, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Earls of near Vevay made practical use of the icy deluge. Hastily gathering up a gunny sack full of the hen egg size stones and the necessary ingredients for the “makings”, they froze ice cream.

  Park Byram, who is a patient in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati is improving from injuries which he sustain last week when a telephone pole on which he was working fell with him. It is expected that he will undergo surgery upon his crushed left arm as soon as swelling has zbeenreduced sufficiently.

  The local softball league schedule opened Monday night with Eat Enterprise scoring a win Florence and Jones-Thompkins Contractors gained a victory over Vevay Junior Chamber of Commerce on the Vevay diamond. 

70 YEARS AGO

  Charles E. Middleton has gone to Cincinnati where he has a position with the railway mail service at the Cincinnati Terminal. Mr. Middleton began his duties last Thursday.

  Dr. and Mrs. Harold Griffith and son, Joel, left Saturday for their new home in Indianapolis where Dr. Griffith expects to take a year’s course in radiology at the I.U. Medical Center. 

  Truman Rayles of this county and Milton Rowlett have purchased the East Enterprise Feed Mill and will feature the Glidden Feeds.

  Miss Lois Cole and Miss Judy Chittenden returned Wednesday night from Bloomington where they attended the session of Hoosier Girls’ State which is conducted under the American Legion and its Auxiliaries. Miss Cole was sponsored by Gamma Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa and Miss Chittenden by the local Legion Auxiliary.

  Eugene Peelman is recovering from injuries which he received last week when he was struck by a milk truck while walking near the Alps Theatre, west of Vevay. The truck passed another vehicle and it drew opposite Peelman and his arm was struck a glancing blow. The driver apparently unaware of the accident drove on.

  The home of the late Nat McMakin, on Greeley Avenue, which was sold Saturday at public auction was bought by Mr. and Mrs. John Partain for a consideration of $3,800. Mr. Partain expects to remodel the house into apartments for rental purposes. 

80 YEARS AGO

  Work on the Plum Creek and Hunt’s Creek bridges is making rapid progress. 

  The County Commissioners decided at their meeting Monday to fix up the stone vaults beneath the various offices for the storage of records and papers.

  Mrs. Lyman Courtney, of York Township was injured here on the evening of July 4th, when she was struck by an automobile driven by C.C. Hill, a young man from Jeffersonville.

  “Pete”, a small son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Furnish, received bruises and cuts on his face and neck early Friday morning when he fell from a moving automobile.

90 YEARS AGO

  Flower lovers will be interested in seeing the Mimosa tree which is in bloom at the river home of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Haskell, near Vevay. The tree came from Asheville, North Carolina, and was planted by Mrs. Haskell in 1912. 

  Tommy Bondurant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Bondurant of Dam 39, is a patient in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, suffering from a dislocated vertebra as the result of an injury he received.

  The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lock of route 1, Bennington was burned on the left leg last Saturday in Vevay as a fire cracker thrown by some boys exploded near her home.

  James W. Gardner, who lives on Plum Creek, seriously injured his hip when he fell Friday.

  The 17th annual Chautauqua will open in Vevay on Tuesday night, August 4th, at 8 p.m.

  The north half of Switzerland County was visited by a cloud burst last Friday evening, which caused considerable damage. In the Fairview, Bear Branch and Allensville neighborhood the rain was particularly heavy. Laughery Creek rose to the highest point ever known and caused serious damage to corn and wheat.

  The Switzerland County Historical Society will meet at the library on July 14th at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Louis Bellamy of Madison will deliver an address on Switzerland County history.

  The Vevay Home Economic club has a most enjoyable meeting at Mrs. Frank Riley’s camp Tuesday, June 28th.

100 YEARS AGO

  A team of horses belonging to Joshua Howard of Indiana Creek was overcome by the heat last week while being used int he harvest field by Tom Frazier. One horse died but the other is revering. Sam Stoops, below Vevay. Lost a horse in a similar Manny the same week. 

  Miss Freda Grieve, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grieve, was killed Sunday evening when a pony she was driving to a two wheeled cart became frightened and ran away. Miss Grieve and her brother, Victor, aged 12 years, were returning from church when the accident occurred. Miss Grieve was thrown from the vehicle, her foot catching in the shaft, and she was dragged about one-half mile. 

110 YEARS AGO

  Stephen McKay is superintendent of the butter making at the Vevay Creamery.

  A team of horses belonging to Walter Wilson of Quercus Grove ran away on Main Street in Vevay and knocked down a telephone pole in front of the F. M. Griffith home.

  The cost of oiling Main Street from Ferry to Liberty was $29.23.

  H. Weales and W. Kincaid are painting the M.E. Church of Patriot.

  Ward Boggs returned to Vevay from New Castle, Indiana.

  Hal L. Hall is principal of the schools at Shawnee, Oklahoma.

130 YEARS AGO

  D. B. Lee is painting the ball at the top of the weather indicator on the Courthouse.

  Dr. William Freeman is visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Thiebaud.

  H. B. Duplan is proprietor of a large meat business in Wichita, Kansas.

  Reverend H. C. Relsor has been elected to parch at the Mount sterling M.E. Church.

  Samuel Pavy has been engaged to erect a new brick school building at Five Points before the coming winter term.

  James A. Works drove the winning horse “Red Florence” at a race in New Albany. Time 2.29m 1/2.

  Mrs. James Detraz of Craig Township was painfully injured when buggy in which she and her daughter, Fanny, were riding overturned.

  Mrs. C. S. Tandy is recovering from Diphtheria.

  Mrs. Amelia Patton of San Diego, California, is the guest of Mr. Alfred Rous.

  The Vevay band is playing in Lawrenceburg.

150 YEARS AGO

  William H. Smith started from Minnesota Wednesday.

  Mrs. Thomas H. Sutton was instantly killed and her husband dangerously injured Saturday she the horse which they were driving to a spring wagon ran away upsetting the vehicle. Mr. Sutton is trustee of Posey Township, and the tragedy occurred near Patriot. 

  John Gill and wife, E. M. LeClerc and wife, Misses Titlet and Julia LeClerc and Messers Irvin Armstrong and George Kyle have gone to Big Bone Springs in Kentucky for a pleasure trip.

  The “mustache brigade” is one of the institutions of this city. 

160 YEARS AGO

  A great battle is daily expected to come off near Martinsburg, Virginia, between the government forces under General Patterson and the rebel forces under General Johnson.

  On Saturday last $250,000 was received at Cincinnati from the Department of Washington, for the payment and fitting of the three gun boats recently constructed there.

  The military company formed in Vevay, under the militia law of the state, was fully organized on Tuesday night by the election of officers and the mustering of the members into service. The Adjutant General appointed John R. Morerod, Lawrence W. Gordon and William Price to superintendent int he election and Captain T. M. Danglade administer the oath to the members of the company. Others elected were Captain. M. L. Duplan; 1st Lieutenant, John H. Armstrong; Orderly Sergeant, William H. Ruggles.

  Captain Danglade’s cavalry company is drilling two afternoons each week. This company is ready to go into the service of the State whenever their services are needed.

  Now that the state artillery company is fully organized it is not improbably that he pieces of cannon here will speedily be used in drill.

  The new bass piece is in good order and county commissioners have had “Old Bets” mounted on wheels and put in complete trim.

  Indiana now has 10 regiments in the field of action in Virginia, Colonel Dumont is commander of the 7th regiment.