10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Millie Coy, Elbert Armstrong, Dr. Roy Eaglin, Eva Eades, Margaret Bondurant, Donna Wood, Earl O’Day.
Kyatalin Baker and Dakota Fields are Little Miss and Little Mister of the county fair.
Dale Simon was recognized as Mr. Switzerland County. A long time FFA advisor and agriculture teacher. He has been active in the 4-H program for a long time here.
Tracy Lawrence has been chosen to headline on Friday night of the Swiss Wine Festival this year.
One of the new features at this year’s Switzerland County 4-H Fair is the new horse arena which will be used for the horse and pony show.
20 YEARS AGO
Officials of the Swiss Wine Festival have received word that a delegation from Vevey, Switzerland will be making an official visit to Switzerland County. The visit will come during the upcoming Swiss Wine Festival, being held from August 21st-24th.
Hazel Danglade will celebrate her 99th birthday this Sunday. Hazel says all of her memories of her life are happy ones and it’s been wonderful.
Summer storms have been pelting the Switzerland County area in recent weeks, and Monday’s thunderstorm resulted in a lightning strike on a tree at the home of Bill and Phyllis Carfield in Vevay. The lightning tore a streak through the bark as it made its way to the ground.
Monday morning’s violent storm in Switzerland County caused a large tree to be uprooted and thrown onto the home of Junior and Leo Jester in Vevay. The tree fell onto the front porch and roof of the home, and also tore down power lines. More storms struck the area on Tuesday evening and more rainy weather is expected through this week.
30 YEARS AGO
Ralph Biggs has been working toward getting a new senior citizens complex built in Vevay for the past two and one-half years. And now it’s going to happen. Mr. Biggs said he is hoping construction can begin in September. Construction should take four to five months, he said, with the apartments ready for occupancy in February. The project has been delayed while Mr. Biggs was waiting on financing from the Farmers Home Administration. It was just recently approved.
A step was taken — perhaps — toward putting riverboat gambling on the ballot in Switzerland County as the Vevay Town Council voted last week in favor of a riverboat docking ordinance.
Reverend and Mrs. Grant W. Swartz of Vevay will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on August 3rd.
Barbara Heath, a former teacher in Switzerland county Schools, has returned from a month of study and travel in The People’s Republic of China.
Arthur and Nellie Romans, former residents of Patriot, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 24th, at Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
40 YEARS AGO
Final preparations are being made by the committee members for the annual Swiss Alpine Festival August 4th-7th. This year the Festival president, Jeanne Allen, wants to assure everyone planning to attend the affair, that there will be plenty of good music, contests,, and lots of activities for all ages.
The first shovel full of dirt was lifted Sunday afternoon as the Pastor William J. Willis, and the members of the Truth Apostolic Church dedicated and broke the ground for their new church building, located approximately one mile west of Vevay on State Road 56.
Arthur and Nellie Romans, celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary with their children coming in for the occasion.
50 YEARS AGO
A beautifully massive thousand-pound Hereford steer owned by Mark Archer brought a whopping $1.15 per pound Thursday and helped make Switzerland County’s first 4-H Livestock Auction “a bigger success than we ever dreamed was possible,” 4-H officials and Buyer of the Grand Champion beef was Vevay Newspapers, Inc., publishers of The Vevay Reveille-Enterprise and The Switzerland Democrat. Mark is the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Archer of near Pleasant.
Chris Hartman’s 970-pound Charolais cross Hereford was honored as Reserve Grand Champion at last week’s 4-H Fair. The Vevay Deposit Bank paid $1 per pound for this fine animal as Switzerland County’s first 4-H Livestock Auction brought top prices for several 4-H youngsters.
Wilfred P. Ketenbrink, 73, route 1, Bennington near Allensville, died yesterday (Wednesday) at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
Colin C. Leatherbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leatherbury recently graduated third in his class at the Marine Noncommissioned Officers Leadership School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and received a meritorious promotion to the rank of Corporal.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Osborn, Jr., of 702 West Market Street in Vevay, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sharon, to Paul E. Schmitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Othmar W. Schmitt of Jasper, Indiana. The couple will be united in marriage on October 6th at 12:30 p.m. in Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper.
60 YEARS AGO
Miss Mary Sieglitz has been selected to represent Switzerland County in the annual Indiana State Fair Queen contest. Miss Sieglitz is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Worth Sieglitz of Vevay. A 1962 graduate of Vevay High School, she is 19 years of age.
Miss Julie LeClerc Knox observed her 93rd birthday quietly at her home Tuesday.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home for Bert Kirkpatrick, 91, of near East Enterprise.
Ruben Kittle, 78, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willie Green, and Mr. Green near East Enterprise after a prolonged illness.
William Pike, 81, retired farmer of near Center Square, died Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Van Tyle near East Enterprise.
70 YEARS AGO
Willy Trennepohl, who owns and operates a variety store on Ferry Street, has bought Brandel’s Clothing store in Lawrenceburg and has taken possession. Calvin Whitaker of Vevay has been employed as manager of the Vevay store and Mr. Trenepohl will divide his time between the two establishments.
Mr. and Mrs. Loomis Wilson, popular school teachers in the county for a number of years, recently resigned from their positions at Patriot High School and have accepted positions in Union County.
The ferryboat which operates between Warsaw and Florence was cast adrift for four hours Sunday evening when a cable holding the aprons snapped and they dropped into the water, making it impossible to steer the boat. The craft floated downstream to a point near Dam 39 before it was brought under control by passing pleasure crafts and was towed to the landing at Florence.
Charlie Jaynes, 71, prominent retired business man of Vevay, died at his home on North Ferry Street here on the morning of July 16th following an illness and more than a year past. He had recently undergone major hospital surgery.
Word was received here Wednesday that James Oliver Pleasants, 49, a native of Vevay, was found dead in his car in the garage at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Anne Tebos, in Cincinnati.
“Bo” Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Scott of below Vevay, is in a unique outfit in Korea. Their job is to operate a big search light that will illuminate the enemy’s position. Bo recently sent some picture clippings of their outfit taken from the Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper, showing the big 8,000,000 candle-power lights they use.
80 YEARS AGO
Harry E. Keith, well known photographer and lifelong resident of Vevay, committed suicide at the County Infirmary Thursday, July 22nd, by slashing his throat with a pocket knife.
Misses Delores Cole and Thelma Trinkle, both of Vevay, have enlisted in the Cadet Nurses Corps at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati.
Miss Irene Brameier of Florence and Robert A. Santmire of near Patriot were married Thursday at the home of the bride’s mother by Reverend Arthur Jean.
Charles Hildebrand, former resident of Vevay, died Tuesday morning, July 27th, at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 75 years of age.
Miss Minnie Langsdale Lineback, a native of Florence, died July 1st at her home in Rising Sun after a long illness.
Mrs. Mary L. Bolden, wife of Don Bolden of near Markland, passed away at the home of her son John Bolden in Vevay last Friday evening. She had suffered a broken limb several weeks ago and was thought to be recovering satisfactorily.
Floyd Burroughs, farmer, died at his home near Mount Sterling Sunday as the result of a heart attack. He had been in poor health for some time past.
90 YEARS AGO
Everett K. English, aged 44 years, died at his home at Florence Friday evening. He had been a sufferer from dropsy for the pat several months.
William A. Green of Ripley County, son of the late Alex Green of Tapps Ridge, has received an appointment as orchardist at Cragmont Hospital, Madison.
The Might Haag Circus, in its 48th season of operation, will be in Vevay for two performances on August 8th.
Morton Holgarth, farmer of near Cross Plains, passed away Saturday at the Milan hospital.
100 YEARS AGO
One of five airplanes en route to Camp Knox from Wright Air Field, Dayton, Ohio, was forced to land Saturday afternoon on the farm of Oliver Anderson, near Brooksburg. The pilot was forced to nose the plane to avoid hitting two horses in the field.
L. A. Geupel, director of the water and sewage department of the state board of health, was in Vevay last week making a sanitary inspection of water at the school house. He stated that if the city officials would not pump water from a well at the pumping station the school board would have to drive a well.
130 YEARS AGO
The persons who last spring attempted to trim the shade trees on the Courthouse square should now be given the full benefit of their labors by being escorted to the lower end of the square to enjoy the shade of the trees they so skillfully “trimmed.”
Miss Hannah Brown and Wallace L. Tilley were married at the residence of the bride’s father, James Brown in Vevay, Thursday evening, July 20th, by Reverend D.M. Manley.
Captain Charles David, former resident of the Markland community and a well known river captain, died at his home in Madison this week at the age of 74 years.
Licensed to marry: Charles Day and Catherine Wainscott.
Died near Center Square on 19 instant., Mrs. Maggie Williamson McIntire, aged 22 years.
150 YEARS AGO
A little son of Dudley Leep of Craig Township, while playing about a threshing machine, had one of his hands caught in the cogs, breaking two fingers and badly mashing the entire hand.
Work has commenced on the Masonic Hall at Moorefield and the contractors expect to have it completed before the close of the year.
The Aurora Independent has a new power press and has been enlarged to 32 columns and otherwise improved.
George W. North, aged 76 years, died at his residence in Switzerland County Sunday, July 13th, of congestion of the brain.
160 YEARS AGO
Civil War news: The Army of the Potomac is close upon the heels of the rebel army for its retreat toward Richmond. A battle is expected.
Our latest news from Charleston is that a battle was raging, both land and naval forces being engaged.
Morgan, with 500 to 700 men, is still “at large” in Ohio, being not far from Marietta at last accounts. Our forces at Corinth, Mississippi have captured 400 rebels with all their arms, etc.
General Sherman has occupied Jackson, Mississippi again, capturing a few stragglers, some arms and ammunition. Johnson’s army swam Pearl River.