10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Charles Morgan, Dorothy McDarment.
Tye Sullivan, Kirk Works and Jamie Hayes were elected to the Vevay Town Council seats.
Patriot will hold a town election for the first time in 24 years.
Switzerland County School superintendent Tracy Caddell has confirmed that he is currently in negotiations with another school corporation about its vacant superintendent’s position.
20 YEARS AGO
Switzerland County has been informed that the State of Indiana has awarded a grant in the amount of $400,000 for the construction of a new senior citizens center in Vevay.
Lynn Bovard and Keith Nutley were married Saturday, October 4th, at the Mountain Valley Chapel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The bride is the daughter of Deloris Bovard of Red Hog Pike and the late Robert Bovard. The groom is the son of Dennis and Becky Nutley of near Dillsboro.
Jessica Donnellon, 1997 Swiss Wine Festival Edelweiss princess, will represent the festival this Saturday at the Indiana Festival Association Scholarship pageant. Queens of 16 festivals from around the state will compete in the pageant, which will be held in Richmond, Indiana. The pageant winner will earn a $1,000 scholarship. Jessica Donnellon is the daughter of Mike and Jean Donnellon of near Pleasant. She is a sophomore at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
25 YEARS AGO
Navy Airman recruit Jeffrey D. Minch, a 1988 graduate of Switzerland County High School, recently completed basic training at the Naval Recruit Training Command in San Diego, California. He is the son of Bobby D. and Lynda C. Minch of Greenbriar Road.
Switzerland County now has not one, but two power plant projects possibly pending. The proposed sites for the two power plants are four miles apart, two miles above and two miles, below the town of Patriot. For well over a year now, as everyone knows, the Indianapolis Power & Light Company has been in the process of deciding whether to build a coal-fired electric power plant on a 1,000 acre site in Mexico Bottom, along the Ohio River in Posey Township, just north of Patriot. On Tuesday the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company announced it is considering building a coal-fired electric power plant on a 2,100 acre site in Egypt Bottom, along the Ohio River in Posey township, just south of Patriot.
30 YEARS AGO
Norman and Mary Lou Ballard of near Markland have been waiting a long time for this. For the first time in their lives, they have running water. The Ballards are some of the original Switzerland County settlers. Mr. Ballard’s mother’s family, the Gullions, settled there on Log Lick Creek in the 1700’s. The family has been there ever since. Mrs. Ballard did mention something about an automatic washer for Christmas.
Water temperature around the Markland Dam is about 50 degrees now. Even though cold weather is settling in there’s still plenty of good fishing to be found at Markland Dam Park.
Switzerland County fire departments were kept busy again this past week as a forest fire broke out on Sunday in the vicinity of Jackson Road in Craig Township. Jefferson-Craig and Moorefield fire departments were called to the scene around 2:56 p.m. Sunday. That fire destroyed around 75 acres of timberland. The cause is still under investigation.
40 YEARS AGO
A Vevay man was fatally shocked Monday afternoon near Fishers, Indiana while working as a lineman. Roger L. Williams, 22, an employee of Hoosier Engineering Company of Edinburgh, was pronounced dead about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at a hospital in Noblesville.
Michael and Martha Schwartz of Popcorn Ridge have designed and built from the ground up a house that is heated by a solar collector unit. The Schwartz’s pride themselves on the efficient use of space in their home and hope to be self-sufficient in time by growing their own food and raising their own animals as well as supplying their own source of heat.
Mrs. Phyllis Weaver of route 1, Bennington, has been elected secretary of the 1978 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers committee, according to an announcement made Monday in “The Hoosier Farmer” magazine.
The engagement and approaching marriage of Teresa R. Thieman to Gary W. Libby is announced by their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Thieman and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Libby.
Mr. and Mrs. Harland D. Bush, Jr., of route 3, Vevay announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Mae, to Daniel Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morgan of route 2, Carrollton, Kentucky.
A lovely wedding reception was held at the 4-H Community Building in Vevay Saturday, November 5th. The occasion was to honor Mr. and Mrs. Graham Buchanan who were married at Jefferson Presbyterian Church in Canaan. The bride is the former Patti Jo Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Smith of Fairview and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Keith Buchanan of Canaan.
50 YEARS AGO
Mike Danner has been named chairman of the planning committee for the 1968 Swiss Festival in Vevay. Russell McSwain has been named vice chairman.
Henry “Jim” Reed, deputy town marshal, has been named acting chief of Vevay police in the absence of Don Smith who was injured two weeks ago in an automobile accident near Patriot.
Sale of Vevay’s municipal electrical power system was approved Monday night and Vevay Town Board officials are not proceeding with preparation of a bill of sale to Public Service Indiana. The sale price will be an original PSI offer of $400,000.
Reverend Carrol G. Buchanan, pastor of Switzerland Baptist Church, has been appointed as chairman of a committee on alcoholism for Switzerland County mental health. Ernie Lock was named co-chairman with the appointments made by Mrs. Leona Sullivan, association president.
In the Vevay town election. Democrats Paul D. Hankins and L.J. Osborne were elected to town board seats and Mary Roberts, Democrat, was elected to her third term as town clerk-treasurer. Raymond Roberts, the Republican incumbent, and Tommie O’Neal, Democrat, tied for third ward trustee. A recount will have to be held to decide that seat.
In Patriot’s town election. Republicans elected as clerk treasurer, Mrs. Isabell Smith and First Ward trustee Basil Armstrong, but the Democrats elected two trustees, Larry H. Kinman, int he Second Ward and Ronald Koons in the Third Ward.
60 YEARS AGO
Miss Alma Meeks, a 16-year-old junior at Vevay High School, was named winner of the Vevay Junior Chamber of Commerce Voice of Democracy contest Monday night.
Airman 3rd class Lowell G. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Green of East Enterprise, is now attending reciprocating engineering course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Airman Green entered the Air Force August 1st and was sent to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Private Coleman K. Brindley, 22, whose wife Mary, lives in Dayton, Kentucky, was recently graduated front he basic Army administration course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Brindley of Vevay.
A delegation of congressmen and engineer officers from Washington visited the Markland Dam construction last Wednesday, according to Lockmaster Don Moseley, as part of an inspection tour of the Ohio River navigational system.
70 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Osborne of Vevay announce the engagement of their daughter, Eileen, to William P. Merriman of Indianapolis.
Miss Virginia Carver of Cincinnati, formerly of Florence, and Edward Carson of Pleasant Plains, Ohio, were married Saturday evening, November 8th, at Milford, Ohio, by Reverend E. R. Rutor.
Paul F. Benedict of Vevay has been elected a member of the Senior Council of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis according to Dean John D. VanNuys.
The marriage of Miss Harriet Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Reed of near Vevay, and Ralph T. Miller, County Surveyor, was solemnized Saturday evening by Reverend C. Morton Hanna at his home in Charlestown.
A baby son was born Tuesday, November 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hammel (nee Portia Tevis) at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. He has been named Melvin Tevis and weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces.
The 1940 Ford sedan belonging to Roy Beatty, who lives on Markland East Enterprise Pike, was completely consumed by fire Monday morning near the home of James Aldred, Jr., north of Vevay.
80 YEARS AGO
Paul William, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lee of near Fairview, was injured seriously Monday evening when he was struck by a school bus driven by Oliver Furnish.
Mrs. Mary Ash Craig died Saturday, November 13th, at the home of her son, Leon Ash, near Lamb.
Miss Beatrice Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller of Madison, and Robert Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reed of Vevay, were united in marriage Sunday afternoon in Madison.
Clarence Edward Montayne died Monday morning, November 15th, at his home near Fairview.
Fred Martin, 72, died Sunday evening at his home in Patriot after an illness of only short duration.
Richard E. Carver, 65, well known and respected resident of Florence, passed wary at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison Sunday afternoon, November 14th, after an illness of only two days.
George W. A. Cole quietly celebrated his 94th birthday Tuesday, November 16th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Cole.
90 YEARS AGO
An Overland Six Sedan belonging to Edwin Ferguson of Vevay was stolen front he Peters Livery Stable some time last Thursday night and was recovered the next morning at Madison.
A Chevrolet sedan, driven by Earl S. Brown, who was accompanied by Joe Danner and Dilver Benedict, was badly damaged in Cincinnati Sunday when it was rammed by a taxicab.
A gray eagle was killed by Dean S. Adams Monday at his farm on the Moorefield Pike. It weighed 12 pounds and measured seven feet and 10 inches from tip to tip.
100 YEARS AGO
The maximum price of sugar has been fixed at 10 cents a pound for Indiana by H. E. Barnard, State Food Administrator.
Miss Lula Lock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Lock, living on the Vevay Island, was married at Madison Saturday to Roy A. Hastings.
Miss Sallie Tevis of Pleasant Ridge and Dr. John M. Ryan of Carrollton were married in Madison Wednesday, November 14th.
Orville J. Harris, aged 77 years, a brother of H. J. Harris, died at Rising Sun last Thursday morning after an illness off three weeks suffering with kidney and heart trouble. He was also a brother of Mrs. Jane Humphrey of near Patriot.
Ruth, three-year-old daughter of Milton Cole and wife died Monday morning of typhoid fever.
110 YEARS AGO
A daughter was born last week to Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Weales.
The young son of Jesse Gregory of Goose Creek had the misfortune to fall form the seep of a hay press November 9th and his limb was crushed above the knee. It is thought the limb may be saved.
Scott Mead, son of Daniel Mead, of Patriot was killed in a railroad accident at Lake Charles, Louisiana, last Tuesday and the body was taken to Selma, Alabama for burial.
Charles Kiesel, for many years employed by the late C.V. Thiebaud and later manager of the C.V. Thiebaud Grocery Company, has purchased of Mrs. Margaret Thiebaud, the site located on Main Street.
Olive Ethelyn, daughter of Clifford and Grace Pavy of Cincinnati, died at the home of her grandparents in Craig Township. Burial was made in Ebenezer Cemetery.
130 YEARS AGO
Last Friday, Van Eaglin fell from a ladder and broke one of the small bones of his right arm near the wrist.
Frank Outcalt has sold his tobacco store to Charles Turner.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cole, aged 80 years, died at Bennington November 6th.
Married in Vevay Tuesday morning November 22nd, William J. Downey and Miss Kate Schaulawn. Ceremony by Reverend Father Widerin.
John Henry, Jr., of near Vevay and Miss Belle Homes, were married November 16th at the residence of the bride’s parents in Ohio County.
Natural gas at Aurora has been struck at 265 feet, Trenton rock being barely tapped.
140 YEARS AGO
Harry Myers, formerly of this county, recently died at his home in Kentucky.
150 YEARS AGO
John Chatline left his place last week for the south with a flatboat of assorted produce.
F.R. Dupraz’s new whaleboat is finished.
The Ladies of the Baptist Church will give a festival on Christmas Eve.
Marriages: Thomas Cole to Miss Sarah E. Weaver, November 7th, by Reverend J. K. Pye. Thomas Nelson to Miss Catherine Bablington, by Reverend J. K. Pye.
160 YEARS AGO
Died in Florence on November 23rd, Charles G. Krutz.
We are now experiencing the coldest weather fort the first time of the year for 17 years. We learn that large quantities of apples and potatoes have been frozen.
A couple of sons of Christopher Waltz, just returned from Memphis, report that produce is very low there and at New Orleans. The sold their boat load of apples and potatoes for $1.00 per barrel and threw their boat and skiff in.
Reverend F. D. Bland, assisted by his accomplished lady, will commence a high school in this place next month.