Reflections 07/07/2022



  Deaths this week: Dr. William Lawton, Herman Scudder, Justin Vest, Daniel Ward, Joyce Robertson, Donald School, I.

  The 2012 Switzerland County 4-H starts tomorrow night.

  Shelby Rickerson was sworn in as a new deputy with the Vevay Town Police Department.

  Chester Sorrell, CNA is employee of the month at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

  Bill and Judy Dickerson were the Grand Marshals of this years Patriot 4th of July Parade.


  Cousins Brandy Brewer and Emy Jo Ray graduated from Ivy Tech State College on Sunday, May 19th. Both women earned inclusion on the dean’s list, as well. Emy Jo Ray was later pinned in a registered nursing ceremony; while Brandy Brewer earned an associates degree in accounting. She will be finishing her business degree this summer.

  Judy Kappes was crowned Mrs. Switzerland County 2002 last Wednesday night at the 4-H Fair — completely to her surprise. Judy Kappes was honored for her many years of support and service to the 4-H program and to the youth of Switzerland County. She herself was a 4-H member for 10 years as a child. She even showed dairy cows on the Switzerland County Courthouse lawn in Vevay. In 1977, she helped co-found the Kountry Kids Klub, which is still active today; as well as area’s first horse and pony club.

  From Tapps Ridge news: Sunday Carolyn (McClellan) came and got mom (Grandma Wilma McClellan) and brought me home. It is my 92nd birthday. Carolyn and Rick, Tina and Chris, and Eddie had a party for me. Dick and Carol (Schroeder) were very kind and let them have the party in their yard. They have the best shade. Thanks to Steve Kelly for fixing the chicken and to all those who brought food. Everyone had a good day.


  Tina Sue (McClellan) Fuller was named to both “A” honor roll and the Dean’s list for the spring semester at Georgetown College. She graduated at Georgetown’s spring commencement.

  Patrick Jones of Patriot was recently named to the Spring Quarter Dean’s list at Cincinnati Technical College in the engineering technologies division. He will graduate in September with a degree in surveying technology.

  Erin Redmon Hill and Carol Lynn Tilley, both of Vevay, were among students recognized for academic achievement during the second semester at Indiana University.


  Retha Reuter was named the 1982 Switzerland County 4-H Fair Queen Monday night. Tina Hatton was first runner-up and Cindy Works was second runner-up.

  Michelle Raisor walked away with a number of ribbons in Tuesday’s horse show at the 4-H Fair. In addition to the senior western horsemanship award, she also won western pleasure for horses 56 inches and over, reserve grand champion mare, and several others.

  On Monday, August 9th, at the Switzerland County Courthouse, land with taxes due for 15 months or more will go on the auction block as the second tax sale in the last two years gets underway. According to Karen Hambrick, county auditor, state law provides that any piece of property with delinquent taxes due for 15 or more months must be sold at a tax sale.


  It took Chester James of Main Street, Vevay, nearly an hour plus help from grandson Paul James of Madison to land a giant catfish caught on light tackle Saturday evening in the Ohio River near Vevay. The channel cat weighed 21.75 pounds and measured 36.5 inches.

  Besides being out of the ordinary in that they are twin draft colts, Bob and Bill are different from one another, in that one is black and the other is white. They’re the three-week-old colts of Bird, a Percheron mare owned by Marshall Cook of Mead’s Ridge in Posey Township. They were born Father’s Day.

  John Griffin, 86, of route 2, Madison, near Moorefield, died at 1 a.m. Monday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison,.

  Eight-year-old Edward Eugene Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Black of route 2, Vevay, drowned at about 4 p.m. Sunday in a pond on his parents’ Tague Road farm (the former Jesse Edwards farm) near Mount Sterling.


  At a meeting of Switzerland County School Corporation interim board Monday night, Vern Hooker was appointed as the corporation’s new superintendent by a 6-to-1 vote over Harold C. Benedict who was also nominated. No associate superintendent has been named.

  Vevay High School Band will represent Switzerland County among 106 participants in the 1962 Indiana State Fair High School Band Contest in Indianapolis, August 27th.

  Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Thomas on Searcy Ridge in Posey Township July 1st. All of the contents of the home were also consumed.


  The 88th birthday of Mrs. Josephine Henry was quietly observed at her home Tuesday. Mrs. Henry has been confined to bed for the past 10 1/2 years following a paralytic stroke. She has been devotedly cared for during this time by her daughter, Mrs. Naomi Williamson.

  Darrell Scott, of Vevay, has been employed as janitor at the Vevay schools to succeed Norvin Netherland, who passed away several weeks ago.

  James Aldred celebrated his 85th birthday Saturday, July 5th, at the home of his son, Wilbur Aldred and wife.


  E. Dyer Bakes, Vevay insurance agent, has been appointed Interviewer and Director of the famous Gallup Polls for Switzerland County.

  Gayle Wiley, County Treasurer, has purchased the Ricketts Pool Room on Main Street and placed Oscar Lee in charge. Mr. Ricketts, who has enlisted in the Army Air Corps, left Friday for Ft. Thomas.

  The County Ration Board is making preparation to move from the County Superintendent’s office in the Courthouse into a vacant room in the Klein building on Ferry Street.

  Harold Jaynes has resigned as substitute city mail carrier and Reverend Walter Peters has been appointed to the position.

  Master Mickey Lamson was badly bruised on his right arm when the member became caught in the wringer of an electric washer at the home of Dr. L. H. Bear last Thursday.


  Robert Tait was fatally injured Thursday morning at his home on Greeley Avenue in Vevay, when he fell from a step ladder. Mr. Tait was hanging a porch swing when he fell from the ladder, striking his head on the cement sidewalk several feet below. He died without regaining consciousness.

  Vernon, Indiana, county seat of Jennings County was visited by a terrific cyclone Thursday just after noon. Although no lives were lost, several homes were demolished and the streets were strewn with wreckage of all kinds.

  Announcement is being made of the formal opening of the Kroger store at their new location on Ferry Street. The new market is one of the most attractive and largest food markets in this part of Indiana. [Editor’s Note: The Kroger store, in Vevay? Does anyone have memories of this? Please write them down and send them in to the newspaper.]


  An all-steel fireproof warehouse is to be erected in Vevay in a few weeks and will be owned by the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association.

  After having been in the possession of the Ash family for 106 consecutive years, the Lamb-Carrollton ferry was sold last Thursday by Leon Ash to S. Davis Hughes of Carrollton.

  During the month of June there were 17 births and deaths reported in the county.


  The City Council is improving the appearance of the town by giving the streets and gutters a general cleaning and mowing the weeds and grass along the curbs.

  Yesterday morning at 6:40 o’clock the thermometer, which hangs in front of John W. Knox’s store, registered 107 degrees.

  On Monday night about 10 o’clock a number of people here saw what seemed to be a huge ball of fire pass over. This was a meteor of the largest type.

  A band of Brazilian Indians passed through Patriot Tuesday evening. They were traveling in six large covered wagons and had about six horses with them besides the ones hitched to the wagons. All were very dark, and the women were clothed in bright dresses, turbans, and wore their hair in long braids which were ornamented with beads. Although they did no harm while in town, people breathed a sigh of relief when they had gone.


  Next Tuesday night the members of the K. of P. Lodge will go to Patriot for the purpose of installing a lodge in that place.

  Dr. A. E. Sexton, a very pleasant young man from Rushville, announces to our readers that he is engaged in the practice of dentistry in Vevay.

  Yesterday evening a small cyclone did a great deal of damage to barn roofs and fruit trees between Patriot and Florence.

  Doctors Geiger and Reed, who for several years have been practicing dentistry in Vevay, have formed a partnership and opened a dental office in the Pleasants building.

  Addison Gurley Eggleston, aged 46 years, died recently in Cincinnati of consumption. He formerly resided in Vevay, learned the printing business in the Reveille office, and was a soldier in Captain Meade’s 10th company Indiana cavalry.


  A two-year-old son of William Vandusen, while playing near a well, fell in and before help could be summoned, he was dead.

  Eugene LeClerc, aged 26 years, died July 11th at his home in Vevay.

  Alfred Shaw of Vevay and John Watts of Patriot attended the convention at Indianapolis July 10th to assist in nominating an additional Congressman at large.


  On the night of July 1st, the body of Sergeant Oscar H. McNutt, of Company H, 2nd Indiana Cavalry, in charge of Ira Keney, arrived at Patriot for burial. He died at Raynold’s Station, Tennessee, June 21st with scorbutic diarrhea.

  At our latest date the bombardment of Vicksburg was still going on by both fleets, Commander Davis having arrived. It is confirmed that eight gunboats ran the blockade.

  In addition to the five regiments already being organized in Indiana, Governor Morton has called for 11 more, one from each Congressional district. The regiment from this district is to have Madison for its headquarters. Switzerland County should raise a company for this regiment.

  Colonel Ormsby has arrived home on sick leave from inflammatory rheumatism. He is now improving.