Reflections 10-9-14


News compiled by Ginny Leap

from past issues of

Switzerland County newspapers


Jessica Leigh Donnellon and Bradley William Heizman exchanged wedding vows on April 3rd, 2004, at the Manor House in Mason, Ohio.

Anne Marie Donnellon graduated cum laude from DePauw University on May 23rd, 2004, with a bachelor of arts degree in studio art.

Arnold Cutter recently celebrated his 30th year in the ministry, having served all of the United Methodist Churches in Switzerland and Ohio counties in one way or another.


The Vevay-Switzerland County Foundation has provided nearly $2 million for local community projects and activities during the past four years. The Foundation has provided 75 grants, ranging from a few hundred dollars to over a half-million dollars, for projects ranging from Vevay street maintenance to the construction of a new county library. But now the Foundation’s program for funding local projects and activities has come to an end. Its principle source of money – the Paul Ogle Foundation of Jeffersonville, which has given the Vevay-Switzerland County Foundation a million dollars a year for the past three years – is no longer providing the local Foundation with money any more.

Rodney Hite, 1993 graduate of SCHS, has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the son of Loretta Mathews and grandson of Kenneth and Carol Hite of Vevay.

Liz Simon, daughter of Dale and Mary Ann Simon of Bennington will be performing with the Franklin College Singers when they present a special performance saluting Hoagy Carmichael at the college on Tuesday, November 8th. Liz is a 1993 graduate of SCHS.


Swiss Villa Health Care Facility in Vevay has a new bird feeder. Resident Stanley Gayle placed the first cup of seed into the newly installed feeder. Betty Johnson, Activities Director, Stan Steury, District Conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service who helped install the feeder, and District Wildlife Biologist Ed Guljas who delivered the feeder, were all on hand to help in the endeavor.

The first Craft Day was held this week at the Community Building on the Switzerland Count 4-H Fairgrounds. Under the direction of Extension agent Rachel Hickman and Eileen Schuler, a member of the Busy Homemakers Club those in attendance created homemade quilted picture frames. Those in attendance were: Ada Lock, Riverview club, Juanita Detmer, Posey Homemakers, Helen Bray, Hilltop Homemakers, Hazel Furnish, Vevay Homemakers, Lillian Houze, Riverview, Sally Smith, Vevay and Busy clubs, Hazel Boggs, Riverview and Hazel Courtney, Riverview.

Dr. Louis H. Rabold, 91, retired Vevay dentist, passed away Wednesday, October 10th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, He served as a dentist from 1922 until 1974 when he retired. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I.


Harland and Eleanor Curry were quite pleased with the way their garden behaved this year. They harvested the biggest squash crop they’ve ever had. One weighed 36 pounds and the other weighed 26 pounds. Together, five of the Curry’s squashes tipped the scales at 129 pounds.

A former Switzerland Countian won the “Tennis for Your Heart Tournament” in Cincinnati last week. Mrs. Cheryle Dausch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spurlock of route 1, Bennington, won the women’s doubles segment of the competition, which attracted some 400 tennis players from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Bill Cole of Switzerland County Heart Fund presented Heart Fund drive chairman Kenny J. Harrell with the pacemaker Award, given annually in the Indiana Heart Association in recognition of outstanding fundraising efforts by county chapters of the organization. Switzerland County ranked 20th of Indiana’s 92 counties in per capita financial support of the Heart Fund in 1974.


Switzerland County’s oldest known living citizen, Mrs. Jeanetta Furnish, of Vevay, will celebrate her 102nd birthday Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude Johnson.

Bruce Hutcherson won first place in heavyweight competition in Switzerland County Saddle Club’s horse pulling contest Saturday in Fairview. Hutcherson co-owns the horses with Ed Bennett of Taylorsville, Kentucky. The team pulled 8,500 pounds, 21 feet 9 inches in the final pull.

Eggleston Club opened its 73rd year last Thursday at Madison Country Club. New 1964-65 officers installed included: Mrs. Leon Ash, president; Mrs. H.N. Humphrey, vice president; Mrs. Wildolph Truitt, recording secretary; Mrs. Gayle Wiley, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Lloyd Harris, treasurer.

The Switzerland County Extension Chorus was organized at County Courthouse September 22nd with Louis Rayles being chosen temporary chairman, according to Ethelynn James, County Extension Agent.


Miss Norma Scudder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Scudder of Harrison, Ohio, and Morris Moore, Jr., son of Mrs. Golda Shannon of Patriot, were united in marriage in the Patriot Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Sergeant Roger G. Iddings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Iddings, Vevay, was recently awarded the commendation ribbon with a medal pendant during ceremonies at Ft. Wood’s Gammon Field. Colonel N. M. Martin, Ft. Wood deputy chief on staff, made the presentation.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Graham, prominent Fairview residents, will observe their Golden Wedding Anniversary at their home there on Saturday, October 30th.

Arthur Lee Duckworth, Jr., 29, who resided near Patriot, was accidentally electrocuted Tuesday while he was employed as a construction worker near Delhi Hills in Cincinnati.

Thursday, October 14, was another Red Letter Day for Uncle Neal Hufford. He and his good wife, Alice, started from their home on Searcy Ridge with his sister-n-law, Mrs. Ella Long of Dillsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gate of Greensburg, Indiana, to take a nice ride and dine out in celebration of Uncle Neal’s 90th birthday. Uncle Neal was greatly surprised when he walked into his sister’s home and found a lovely birthday table set for 17 guests awaiting their arrival.


Contracts have been let for the resurfacing of 17 blocks of Vevay streets.

Vevay citizens received a thrill Monday morning when a B-24 Liberator Bomber, piloted by Lieutenant Edward C. Wakefield of Vevay, circled over the town.

Pfc. Dean Robinson of near Fairview has recently received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in action in France on August 4th.

Construction of the new Switzerland County lake near Allensville is progressing rapidly.

Vernon Rider of Patriot who was under contract to the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team, has been sold to the Columbus team of the American Association.


Miss Bertha Rider of Glencoe, Kentucky and Charles Aliphin of Big Bone, Kentucky were married October 10th by Reverend F.E. Hammel at his home in Vevay.

The Krummel Meat Market slaughter house, located on the hillside just north of Vevay, was totally destroyed by fire late Friday afternoon.

Dilman Vernon and Bertha Brindley, both of Jefferson County were married by Reverend F.E. Hammel at his residence Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Mary Eloise Bliss of Quercus Grove and Donald Mill Webster of Indianapolis were married August 4th, 1934, at Georgetown, Kentucky.

Miss Christine Croxton of near Lamb and James Banta of near Vevay were married in Scottsburg, Indiana, October 6th.

John Robert Cole of Drake’s Ridge and Miss Genola Moreillon of Fairview were married Saturday in Carrollton, Kentucky.

Jack Bliss has been appointed Deputy by Sheriff Scott in place of Fred Jennings, Jr., who resigned.

Married, October 12th, Miss Minnie Dunteman and John Thomas of Fairview.

Born, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Scranton of Allensville.

Born, October 8th, a son, James Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. James Branham of Hopewell.


The body of an unidentified white woman was found floating in the Ohio River near Patriot Saturday morning by John Shannon.

Miss Anna E. Martin of Vevay and Stanley C. Hankins of route 4, were married in Madison Saturday by Reverend W.C. Marshall.

Fred Butters has purchased Ed Simpson’s drayage business.

E.P. Downey has contracted fort the installation of a steam heating plant in the Swiss Inn at a cost of $3,000.

A world’s record for speed boats on the Ohio River was made by Hoosier Boy, J.W. Whitlock’s Rising Sun hydroplane, last week when her owner made the round form Cincinnati to Louisville in four hours and thirty two minutes. The distance was 266.8 miles the boat averaging just a fraction less than one mile per minute for the entire distance.

The Vevay Concert Band has been engaged to furnish music for a political meeting in Carrollton, Kentucky.

Born, a son, George Lewis, to Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Butler.


John W. Knox has announced the sale of his clothing store in Vevay.

T.T. Humphrey and wife have removed from East Enterprise to Cross Plains.

The wedding of Lawrence Dufour, former Vevay boy, and Miss Fern Bush of Connersville was announced as of May 29th.

Samuel Cole, an employee at Dam 39, was seriously injured when he was struck by a conveyor.

Michael Konkle of Craig Township was seriously injured when he fell from an apple tree.

Mrs. A.J. Porter is attending classes in basketry in Carrollton, Kentucky.

Mrs. James A. Hickman of Goose Creek was painfully injured when she fell at her home.

A daughter was born to Lawrence Kittle and wife of Bascom.


Last Monday the voters of Vevay held an election on the preposition for the city to build a water works at an expense not to exceed $15,000. The majority in favor of it is 185. The total vote cast was 365.

Reverend J. Clevenger and Miss Emogene Shadday will be married October 24th at the home of the bride near Moorefield.

Mr. George Kieesettle and Miss Nannie Crawford were married yesterday.

On Thanksgiving Eve the doors of the beautiful “Schenck House” just north of Vevay will be thrown open for a public reception. The mansion has been obtained as a home for the friendless children of our county and will in the future be known as “The Children’s Home.”


The barn of William Huston in York Township was struck by lightning but the fire was extinguished before much damage was done.

The Vevay Carriage Factory took 1st prize at the fair at Carrollton, Kentucky, last week.

Last week, Julius McMakin and family moved to Luna, Arkansas where they will make their home.


Married on the 16th of October by John H. McHenry, Esquire, Mr. Harrison Buchanan of the 93 Regiment Indiana Volunteers to Miss Lizzie Richards, all of this county.

Married on the 27th day of September by John H. McHenry, Esquire, Mr. Joseph M. Hammond to Miss Malinda Pitman, all of this county.