10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Charles Emery, James Kappes, Alexis Jackson, Vivian Bye, Beverly Cook, Donnie Croxton.
The “On the River” car show was held in the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park on Saturday, and beautiful weather brought out more than 300 cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractor for display and judging. The “Best of Show” winner was Bob and Karen Weales of Columbus, Indiana.
The first class of Jefferson-Craig Cadets at Jeff-Craig Elementary School were inducted during a ceremony held on Friday, September 11th. A program of new principal Rhonda Pennington, the Cadets involve fifth grader who work under a Code of Conduct.
The Daugherty sisters of Vevay are continuing their outstanding golf careers at Franklin College. Natalie is currently the number one player on the Grizzlies team; while Jenna is also a key member of the squad.
20 YEARS AGO
The Community Foundation of Switzerland County recently received word that it has been approved for a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., for the Community Center project. The award is an outright grant with no matching requirements and will be paid by Lilly Endowment directly to the community center project in November. Sarah Brichto said right now it is looking like an affiliation with the YMCA will be the best for the project. Right now they are looking for volunteers for a board of directors and committees.
On Sunday, October 10th, the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park will welcome four riverboats docking overnight on their way to ‘Tall Stacks’ in Cincinnati. The town of Vevay will play hostess to the ‘Belle of Louisville’, the ‘Spirit of Jefferson’, the ‘Memphis Queen’ and the ‘Island Queen’, also from Memphis.
Members of the Chamber of Commerce got a chance to view the progress construction on the new Belterra Resort and Casino, Thursday, September 16th. Construction has begun on the third floor of the 15-story hotel, which will include three restaurants, 308 hotel rooms, and five retail shops. The resort will also feature an 18-hole championship golf course, a 1,200 space parking garage, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a 1,200 seat amphitheater. After viewing the property, tour participants were treated to a buffet dinner on the site.
30 YEARS AGO
Erin Redmon and Valerie Chambers have been selected as National Merit Commended Students. The two Switzerland County High School seniors were selected for the honor based on their above average performance on the National Merit Qualifying Test.
Tina Chase, daughter of Jack and Jill Chase, represented Switzerland County High School at the Versailles Pumpkin Show Queen Contest. It was held Wednesday evening, September 27th, in Versailles. Also entered in the contest was Jennifer Leap, daughter of Larry and Gloria Leap. She is a senior at Switzerland County High School and is representing the Southeastern Career Center.
40 YEARS AGO
Ronald Sandidge of the Vevay Deposit Bank was among those attending the 35th annual session of the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin-Madison August 12th-25th.
Mark Archer of Vevay will be an exhibitor at the 1979 North American International Livestock Exposition. He has entered one steer for competition at the event which will take place November 3rd-17th in Louisville
50 YEARS AGO
A representative of the government of the municipality of Vevey, Switzerland, will make a brief visit to that town’s American namesake, Vevay, Indiana, next Sunday, October 5th. A hospitality committee to greet the Swiss visitor will include Lloyd Farrar, president, Switzerland County Historical Society; Mrs. Pat Osborn, treasurer, Swiss Wine Festival; and Mrs. Irene Cheever, a Dufour descendant.
Vevay police are cracking down on curfew violators among local teenagers and children in a move to reduce their numbers on local streets and corners after 11 o’clock in the evenings.
Workers and equipment of John C. Cordrey, Inc., of Madison laid asphalt on Pike Street past the rear yard of Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay as part of the town’s street resurfacing program. With state approval of an additional appropriation, town officials expect to complete 16 blocks of new pavement originally planned for the 1969 program — plus possibly a few extra blocks. Original plans call for repaving of seven blocks on Market Street, six on Pike, and two on Jackson Street.
An Anderson heavyweight team won Indiana State Championship Horse Pulling Contest for the second time in three years Saturday night, but a lightweight team from Nicholasville, Kentucky, was one night late in delivering its best effort. The team of Russell Hensley of Anderson won the Indiana heavyweight title Saturday night as Switzerland County Saddle Club joined American Horse Pullers Association to co-sponsor the event for the fourth straight year at its Fairview club grounds. The evening’s most unusual feat, however, was performed by the lightweight team of Ray Davis and son, as it placed fourth among the heavies — two positions ahead of the team it lost out to for the lightweight title Friday night.
60 YEARS AGO
Wallace T. Jones of near Allensville was elected the new chairman of the Switzerland County Agriculture Committee in the annual elections held Wednesday morning at the courtroom in Vevay. He succeeds Howard McAllister of near Patriot and he assumed the duties of his office on Thursday. Webb Lucas, Sr., was former vice chairman. Harold Forwood of Pleasant Township was chosen as vice chairman and Jesse Riley of Craig Township as third member of the committee.
The membership of the Switzerland County School Reorganization Committee was completed Monday when Judge Paul Schnaitter named seven citizens to serve with Raymond Cole, Switzerland County Superintendent of Schools, who is automatically a member of the committee, and Lewis Rucker of Craig Township, the township trustee previously selected. Ralph Fisher, route 1, Patriot, was named as a school board member of any school in the county and H. C. Benedict of Vevay as superintendent of schools. The five lay members not connected with the schools as appointed by Judge Schnaitter were James R. Shaw, route 1, Vevay; Catherine Sheldon, route 1, Florence; Walter Rieman, East Enterprise; James M. Wiley, route 2, Vevay; and Hobart Smith, Patriot.
Sergeant Ulia Cole and wife are the parents of a 7 pound, 11 ounce son who was born September 19th at Central City, Kentucky where Mrs. Cole is residing with her parents. The baby was named Brian Keith. Sergeant Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ottie Cole of Parks Ridge is stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army.
70 YEARS AGO
Paul “Newt” Sullivan, son of Mrs. Harry Sullivan of Vevay, and manager of a Madison dry cleaning establishment narrowly escaped having his neck broken last Friday night when he lost control of his delivery truck and crashed into a narrow bridge near the home of Harry Monroe on State Road 56 west of Vevay.
The Rising Sun Baptist Church, destroyed by a collapse of its walls last spring, will have a corner stone laying ceremony at the new church site, corner Fourth and Mulberry streets on Sunday, October 2nd.
Mickey Lamson, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lamson of Vevay, sustained a broken left arm Monday evening when he fell from a tree at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Worth Sieglitz on East Main Street. The youngster was playing hide and seek with a group of children at the Sieglitz home and when he attempted to climb to the ground from the tree a limb broke resulting in his fall.
The showboat ‘Majestic’, the only moving showboat remaining on the rivers, is scheduled to show in Vevay this Saturday, October 1st. The boat’s arrival will be heralded in true showboat tradition by one of the two remaining steam calliopes in the country.
A baby daughter was born to Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. Benedict, on Saturday, September 24th, at Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Benedict is stationed there at the Naval Hospital. The young lady weighed 7 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces and has been named Katherine Louise.
A baby daughter was born at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati on Sunday, September 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. George Auxier of East Enterprise. The little lady weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Deborah Ann.
A baby daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Colen, nee Thelma Covington, at the Milan Hospital on Wednesday, September 21st. The young lady tipped the scales at 9 pounds, 3 ounces and has been given the name of Linda Sue.
80 YEARS AGO
Eugene Spencer has resigned his position as secretary of the Soil Conservation office to take up duties as bookkeeper at the First National Bank.
A baby daughter was born September 23rd to Mr. and Mrs. Hansell Graves of Patriot.
Funeral services were held at the Reformed Church in Florence Saturday afternoon for Robert Harold Martin who lost his life in a motorcycle accident near Calhoun, Georgia on Wednesday afternoon.
90 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cole have sold the Star Restaurant to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Kincaid.
A large barn on the farm of James Aldred near Vevay was destroyed by fire believed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion Sunday morning.
Fire, supposedly ignited from spontaneous combustion, was discovered Monday afternoon in one of the large coal piles at the Vevay Coal and Supply Company.
The stork provided a busy day for Dr. George Copeland Monday. A 10-pound son was born to Mrs. Marie Frazier; a 10-pound girl to Mrs. Floyd Graham of near Fairview; and a 9-pound girl to Mrs. Francis Jennings.
100 YEARS AGO
A stupendous celebration is being planned as a welcome home for our returning soldiers with a barbecue, buergoo and free food for everybody as well as entertainment in the form of band music, street dancing and speeches.
Harry Scott of the Scotch Settlement neighborhood was severely injured recently when he fell while working with his cattle.
A son, William Hubert, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Lowe of Patriot Thursday.
110 YEARS AGO
The Cincinnati Reds of the National League have been booked for a game of ball to be played against Vevay October 8th.
Oliver M. Pleasants of the firm of Lewis and Pleasants has sold his interest in the business to his partner John K. Lewis, who becomes the sole proprietor.
The Douglas Hardware Company was sold on Tuesday to James R. Reynolds of Kokomo who took immediate possession.
Charles Burkhart and family left Friday morning for Batesville, Indiana to make their future home.
Ash brothers, ferrymen at Lamb, have their new gasoline night ferry running.
130 YEARS AGO
Israel Lientz and family and James Lester and family, all residing near Center Square, will leave Monday for Logan Point, Illinois where they expect to locate.
George Platt is running a bus line from Barkworks to Patriot, making his first trip Sunday.
Vevay has one of the best bands in the state.
150 YEARS AGO
At the Enterprise fair held last week 1,144 articles were on exhibition, more than ever before.
Rutherford, Heady and Lewis have purchased a lot on the corner of Pike and Liberty streets upon which they will erect a carriage, wagon and blacksmith shop. R. F. Holder has the contract for the work.
A $40,000 fire was suffered by the T. & W. Gaff Company’s distillery at Aurora last week.
160 YEARS AGO
William Ormsby, clerk of the county, has been confined to his bed this week. He has never recovered from an accidental discharge of his gun.
Our town authorities are improving the Ferry Street wharf a little.
Markets: Flour $5.00 barrel, wheat 97 cents bushel, butter 12 1/2 cents pound, eggs 7 cents dozen.
Judge John Hall, aged citizen of Ohio County, is dead.