Reflections 4/14/2022



  Deaths this week: Dale Johnson, Kenneth Trimble, Charles Matuzas, John School, Jr. Emma Onslot, Fred Willis, Frances Lock, Rosetta Magner.

  The Switzerland County School Board on Monday night officially approved a plan that will lead to the expansion and upgrade of Switzerland County Elementary School — along with the construction of five additional classrooms that will lead to the return of SCES sixth grade students in 2013.

  Switzerland County High School Principal Dan Noel has announced that he will be leaving the corporation at the end of June to accept a position as Superintendent of the North Putnam School Corporation.

  Sergeant Kaleb R. Adams of the United State Marin Corps graduated from NACSCOLEOD at Eaglin Air Force Base, Florida on March 9th.


  Lowell Wayne Sullivan of Vevay will assume the duties of State Commander of the Indiana American Legion at the organization’s state convention in July of this year. A longtime active member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Disabled American Veterans, Lowell Wayne Sullivan will be the first member of the Vevay Post #185 to attain the office of state commander. He will oversee 415 American Legion posts in the state and approximately 131,000 legion members.

  Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation have confirmed that a stoplight will be placed at the intersection of State Roads 56 and 156 in the center of Vevay. The traffic light will replace the four-way flasher light that is currently at the intersection.

  The Switzerland County Health Department has received a $12,900 grant from the Indiana Chapter of the March of Dimes to aid women and children here. The grant is the first such one for Switzerland County from the March of Dimes, and was written by Betty Lucas, who has been instrumental in bringing thousands of dollars in grant funds to the county. The grant is for women and children, mostly, and is much needed here as it will help fund a variety of different programs.


  Navy Construction man Apprentice Shawn P. Caplinger, son of Paul and Sandy Caplinger of Greenbriar Ridge, recently reported for duty with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four, Port Hueneme, California. He joined the Navy in August, 1991.

  Floyd “Squeaky” Knaus retired April 5th after 25 years of service, four with the U.S. Air Force and 21 years with the Indiana National Guard. Sergeant Knaus resides near East Enterprise with his wife Jeanette and family.

  The Swiss Valley Bowling Lanes participated in the “Bowl Down Cancer” fund raising project for the American Cancer Society for Switzerland County. The event raised $102, Bill and Mickie McCalip donated the trophies and the ACS donated other prizes. First place winner for the ladies was Diana White with a 702 series. First for the men was David Peelman with a 654 series.


  The murder trial of Raymond T. McClellan, former Switzerland County resident, is underway in Jefferson County, Kentucky Circuit Court. McClellan, 50, is facing murder, kidnapping and burglary charges following a January, 1981, incident when he allegedly shot and killed Gary Kenneth Stutzenberger, 34, Crestwood, Kentucky.

  Residents of the Town of Vevay will be paying more for water in May. The Indiana Public Service Commission okayed a 150 percent rate increase request from the town late last Wednesday after several months of delays. The original request was made by the town in late 1981, but the PSC did not decide because the location of a new well w as up in the air. The funds raised by the increase will be used to make several improvements in the system.


  Annual prizes in English composition have been established at Indiana University in honor of the late Miss Frances Culbertson, a well-known teacher in Vevay. The prizes are being given by Miss Culbertson’s nephew and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Culbertson of Nashville. Miss Culbertson, who died in 1946, spent most of her career at Vevay High School where she taught and was dean of girls. She resigned in 1945 after 35 years in Indiana public schools.

  The Gross Brothers from East Enterprise were invited to appear on the first International Fan Club Organization’s banquet and show Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. Staged during Fan Fair Week, the affair carried a list of stars including Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.

  Robert B. Lamson, 48, of route 3, Vevay, was killed in a state road 56 accident east of Brooksburg. Lamson lived on state road 56 two miles east of Lamb and six miles west of Vevay. He was the eighth fatal accident victim in Jefferson County this year.


  More than $600 was spent in Switzerland County during the past year for care and comfort of cancer patients here, officers of the local society of the American Cancer Society report.

  The 12th case of hepatitis was reported this week in Vevay Town Schools and Jefferson-Craig Consolidated School. None of the virus cases were termed serious by Dr. Noel S. Graves of Vevay, who said hepatitis is a disease common almost every spring.

  Free chest x-rays for the detection of tuberculosis will be available to Switzerland Countians April 16th-19th. The free service, sponsored by Switzerland County Tuberculosis Association, will tour the county, stopping at Bennington, Lamb, Vevay and Patriot.

  Seventeen acts from five high schools and four elementary schools will be featured tomorrow night at the seventh annual Vevay Kiwanis Club Talent Show. The Kiwanis program is designed to provide financial assistance for the local Little League baseball program. Bonnie Lou, well-known Cincinnati television songstress, will be mistress of ceremonies.


  John Danglade, who is a student at Indiana University, was one of a group of pledges who were initiated as members of the Kappa Sigma social fraternity there Sunday. Danglade is a freshman student in the liberal arts course.

  For several yeas Mrs. Eva Dibble, 68, of Vevay, has held the distinction of being the only woman in Switzerland County to possess a hunting license as well as a fishing license. This record fell on Monday, however, when Mrs. Nora Brooks, 71, of Vevay route 1, acquired a similar license. Both women enjoy hunting and fishing and age is no drawback to their indulgence in these sports.

  The Aurora Bulletin has been purchased by the Aurora Journal and is now being published at the Journal office in that city. Leo Keller, former owner of the Bulletin, will continue to operate his extensive job printing business.

  Dr. Robert Stout is erecting a combination garage and office building on a lot adjoining his home on Pike Street in Vevay. The office building, for the housing of his veterinary practice, will be about 28×40 feet and will be divided into three rooms, an examination room, waiting room and drug room. The drug room will contain large double cages for the care of dogs and later a runway for them will be constructed.


  The merchandise and groceries of the late S. V. McHuron, in Patriot, are being sold and the store will be closed this week. The building was built in 1865 by the late William Green, Sr. He sold it to William Gockel, who in turn gave it to his son, Fred. After the disastrous fire here in 1924, it  was sold to S. V. McHuron. This will be the first time in all these years that the building will be empty.

  A daughter, Linda Lou, was born April 2nd, to Mr. and Mrs. William Stanley Hankins.

  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Linville, nee Jean Caplinger, April 1st, a daughter, Mary Edith.


  Announcement is to be made this week of the new Chevrolet automobile agency being taken over by the D.H. Bliss garage in Vevay.

  During the month of March, 32 packets, 64 towboats, 220 barges, 7 U.S. boats, 8 U.S. barges, making a total 346, passed over the wickets at Dam 39.

  Ed Frazier, resident of Markland, passed away Monday morning following an illness of several weeks. 


  Clay Park, operator of a taxi line in Vevay, will start a daily bus line to Aurora next Monday and will make regular trips each day except Sunday connecting with trains to Cincinnati.

  Ben W. Welch has been appointed mail carrier on Rural Route No. 4 out of the Vevay Post Office to succeed Leland Courtney, who resigned.

  Miss Freda Schroeder died at her home in Egypt Bottom Saturday night. Miss Schroeder, who was 28 years of age, was a popular teacher in the Patriot schools.


  The Postal Savings Bank commenced business last Monday morning. Leon Buschmann was the first depositor.

  John E. Swango and Miss Ella T. Hayes were married at Carrollton Friday evening.

  Lydia W. Wescott Oxley died at her home near Fairview April 8th, at the age of 78 years, 6 months, and 18 days.

  Miss Susan Palmer died at her home near Quercus Grove on April 5th, aged 73 years, 4 months, and 29 days.


  Yesterday morning Harvey I. Zearing of Vevay was driving a horse attached to a cart, and while attempting to cross Indian Creek at Knox’s Ford, the horse got in deep water, was swept from its feet, the vehicle became submerged, and Zearig had to swim for his life. He reached shore safely. The horse, belonging to C.E. Miller of Vevay, was drowned. It was valued at $100.

  Miss Laura Stephenson, daughter of Captain James Stephenson, formerly of Patriot, recently accepted a government position to teach the Western Indians.

  Markland can again boast two doctors, Dr. Greenleaf having returned to take up his residence there.


  Last Tuesday a house owned by Samuel Fish and occupied by Daniel Nave was destroyed by fire. Nearly all furniture and provisions were lost and no insurance was carried.

  The Union Furniture Company in Vevay has been fully organized and lots have been  purchased from Zadig Rous on Ferry Street and necessary buildings will be erected as soon as the brick can be made. The sum paid for the lots was $1,400, the capital stock of the company is $20,000.

  Martin L. Harris of Switzerland County and Miss Lucinda Bradford of Rising Sun were married at the residence of C. R. Harris in Rising Sun.


  We are indebted to the telegraph office in Vevay for dispatch telling of a great battle at Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee. Beauregard attacked General Grant with an overwhelming force in a terrific contest with great loss on both sides. The rebels were repulsed. General Buell followed the retreating soldiers as they fled to Corinth but with that, further result is not known. General Albert Sidney Johnston, commander-in-chief of the rebels, was killed when struck by a cannon ball. It is reported that Beauregard had his arm shot off. We lost a number of our forces as prisoners, among them General Prentice. A cannon ball shot off the head of Captain Carson and wounded several others. General Grant and staff were in the thickest of the fighting, and General Grant was fired upon several times.

  We publish a letter from Company C., 3rd Indiana Cavalry, stationed at Budd’s Ferry, Maryland as Home Guard of Maryland. It states that Lieutenant Charles Lemmon has received his commission as Captain at last. Paul Clark is First Lieutenant, E.H. Martin, Second Lieutenant, Charlie Lee, a private, has been appointed Second Lieutenant.”