10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Marie Meyer, Larry Christerson, Charles Schurick, Donna West, Claude West.
On Sunday at the East Enterprise Fire House Richard Lay and son Richie Lay were honored for their recent heroism. The father and son saved two children from a pick up truck that had rolled into a pond.
James “Butch” and Peggy Hilligoss celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Gayle Lay and Jason Sullivan have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will be married on August 20th, with a private family ceremony.
Alvin and Kathleen Cole of Fairview celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on August 14th.
20 YEARS AGO
Bill and Mickie McCalip of Vevay will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, September 2nd. The couple was married on September 2nd, 1951, in Osgood Baptist Church by the Reverend D.D. Dickerson. It was the first formal wedding that the minister had performed. The day of the wedding the couple took a ride in Mickie’s father’s 1903 chain-driven Rambler.
James and Peggy (Pike) Hilligoss of Markland will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Sunday, August 26th, at the Jack Sullivan Building of the Switzerland County Senior Citizens Center from 2-5 p.m. The couple was married on August 26th, 1961, at the Vevay Christian Church by Brother Oscar Potter. They left four days later for Rapid City, South Dakota, where he was stationed in the Air Force. Peggy is a LPN at Swiss Villa Living Center in Vevay.
30 YEARS AGO
R.B. and Ruby (Dykes) Garland of Centerville, Kentucky, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception September 8th at the Centerville Methodist Church in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Carl Powers of route 1, Patriot, grew a huge yellow watermelon. It stands about 48 inches tall and was 27 inches around. It weighs close to 100 pounds. Powers said he only put out six watermelon seeds this year and put a gallon of Miracle Grow on each plant when it was just a few inches tall. He said he also weeded the garden regularly, until it got so hot he felt the weeds would help shelter the melons from the hot sun.
40 YEARS AGO
In 1976, Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPALCO) informed Charles and Louise Tillotson that it wanted to build a power plant on their land along the Ohio River off State Road 156, above Patriot. They have been awarded $1,122,939 in damages, in a suit settled late last Thursday but a jury in Jennings Circuit Court.
The recent Swiss Alpine Festival has been labeled “the most successful” since the inception of the event. And, with about 13,000 people attending, the festival committee is expected to make a profit. According to Karen Miller, committee treasurer, there should be about $3,500 in black ink after all expenses are paid.
50 YEARS AGO
Members of Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation District’s board of supervisors inspected the new triennial atlas and plat book recently complied by the service and just received from the printer this week. The plat books are available to local residents at the district’s Vevay office.
Hair should be out of the eyes, should not cover the ears or collar, and should be clean. Girls are to wear skirts and dresses of reasonable length. Such phrases were fighting words to some Switzerland County High School students last year and the dress code is back this year in guidelines for student dress announced this week by school officials. However, quite unlike last year the new “guidelines” announced this week by William Smith, new assistant principal are “suggested” guidelines and are not mandatory. However, extreme or severe cases will be handled on an individual basis.
60 YEARS AGO
Seven directors, including Ed Furnish of Vevay, of the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association will be up for reelection in voting in their respective districts September 16th.
At a recent meeting of the Switzerland County Heart Association Mrs. George Heady was chosen as chairman for the coming year. She succeeds Mrs. Cogley Cole Jr. Mrs. Don Stepleton will serve as vice-chairman and Russell Pickett will continue to serve as treasurer.
Albert Allen Detmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Detmer, rural route 1, Patriot, won the 4-H Club district tractor operator’s contest in Osgood, August 18th.
Luther Penick, Jr., 15, son of Luther Penick, Sr., of Red Hog Pike, narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday morning when he was run over by a tractor.
Miss Naomi Plaskett, rural route 1, Florence, is among 52 persons who have enrolled through School of Education at the University in travel study tour of Mexico.
Wilford Dufour of Indianapolis, formerly of Vevay, has been returned to Veterans hospital there for further treatment. He has been ill for some time and has undergone surgery twice during the past two months.
Allan Wentworth was elected president of the Switzerland County Board of Public Welfare. Wentworth was elected at the group’s annual meeting Thursday. Guy Harris, appointed to the board two months ago, was elected vice-president.
70 YEARS AGO
Will Sharp, a long-time resident of this county, celebrated his 90th birthday at the home of his nieces, the Misses Purdy, in New Augusta, Indiana.
Miss Julie L. Knox left Thursday for New York where she will sail Friday for Europe on the Holland-American liner “Deemdon” with her friend, Miss Dora DeLay of Lakeland, Florida. The ladies will spend six weeks there on a tour of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Taps have been sounded for the last time, by the Master Bugler, for “Woodfill of the Regulars”, the man who was chosen by General John Pershing as the outstanding American hero of World War I. Major Samuel Woodfill, 68, was found dead Monday in his rooms in the apartment building which he owned on Main Street. He was last seen alive on Friday and Deputy Coroner Ray Morrison believes that he died sometime that night from natural causes.
Mrs. C. S. Tandy, 88, is a patient in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati where she is undergoing treatment for a broken hip, which she sustained Monday evening when she fell at her home here.
80 YEARS AGO
Hazel Jane Barnes of Bennington will attend the State 4-H Club Clothing Judging Contest at the Indiana State Fair August 29th as a result of her first placing in the district 4-H Clothing Judging Contest held at Madison August 13th.
The 79th annual Moorefield Celebration, traditionally set for the last Sunday in August, falls on August 30th this year. The committee in charge is as follows: Dale Smith, chairman; Abel Sout, Curtis Morgan, Galin Armstrong, Rolland Roberts, James Frank Kern, and William Satchwill.
Junior Teats, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Teats, has purchased the dry cleaning establishment of Paul Sullivan on Ferry Street and will continue business there. Forrest Teats will conduct a furniture repair shop in the same building.
The Murrays Branch school house, near Aberdeen was sold Saturday to Dr. I. H. Pate by trustee Frank Weaver for fifty-five dollars.
Rupert Cole, partner in the grocery firm of Stacy Cole and Son, left today for Davenport, Iowa, where he will enter the School of Chiropractic.
J. B. Tilley Jr., emerged the champion of the Methodist Ping Pong Tournament this week defeating his younger brother Ralph in the finals four out of seven sets.
90 YEARS AGO
The Vevay Battery returned Sunday from their annual field training at Camp Knox, Kentucky. The Battery was awarded the Captain’s trophy for the third time in five years.
In a collision Sunday on Log Lick, Paul Moore of Florence was seriously injured when he was thrown through the rear of an automobile.
The Long Run Baptist Association convened in Vevay Tuesday and Wednesday with the Vevay Baptist Church as host.
John W. Jones, graduate of Patriot-Posey Township High School, and Carl Scott Culbertson, graduate of Vevay High School, are winners of county scholarships to Indiana University.
Mrs. Les Morris, formerly Reverend Eva Scudder of near Fairview, narrowly escaped choking to death Saturday while eating corn when a kernel lodged in her windpipe.
The following students from Switzerland County have enrolled at Hanover College, Mary Welch, Hazel Roberts, Geneva Briggs, Bernice Hart, and James Kern.
George Jarvis, sheriff of Ohio County, underwent a major operation at Christ Hospital Sunday and is in a critical condition.
Mrs. Janet Walden plans to return to California for residence about September 1st, after having lived here the past two years.
Hiram Bakes spent part of last week in Warren, Pennsylvania in the interest of Messers. Bakes and Bakes, Culbertson and Richards who are promoting gas and oil developments in Switzerland County.
100 YEARS AGO
The Steamer Andres will soon be placed in Cincinnati trade by the packet company and will make daily trips between Cincinnati and Vevay and every Saturday will go on to Madison.
LeRoy Rose and Herbert Hinman of near Fairview were injured Friday afternoon when dynamite caps with which they were playing exploded.
Soldiers of all wars and ladies of the G. A. R. circle are urged to attend the reunion to be held September 8th and 9th. The committee in charge is Commander D. M. Miller, George W. A. Cole, Fred Binder and Charles Allen.
A group of little girls recently sent a large shipment of toys to the Masonic Orphan Home in Franklin, Indiana. The children have been selling lemonade to procure money with which to buy the toys and have solicited donation of toys by their neighbors. The girls were Jean and Emma Dean Allen, Mary Jane Rosenberger and Mary Charlotte Protsman.
110 YEARS AGO
The barn of Jeff Swango was struck by lightning last week and was burned.
Earl Shaw has moved to Mexico Bottom.
Richard Henry Jr., broke his arm while playing at the school house.
Potatoes are predicted to sell at $3.00 a bushel.
Reverend T. J. Simms has organized a troop of Boy Scouts in Vevay.
Amie Rous suffered a broken collar bone when his horse threw him from a buggy.
Joe Thomas has a new motor boat.
Fred L. Haskell was painfully injured when making a dive in the river, his head struck a rock.
Thomas Clements sustained a broken leg while attempting to control a runaway team of horses.
It now seems certain that the River Road from Vevay to county line, a greater part of which is practically impassable in certain seasons of the year, is to be replaced by a new Macadamized road.
Coal is selling at 12 1/2 cents per bushel in our neighboring city of Warsaw, Kentucky.
There is an over abundant crop of both watermelons and muskmelons this year.
The advent of the automobile was very much in evidence at the East Enterprise Fair last week. About 50 machines were admitted to the grounds on Friday.
Captain Charles Kirby has been appointed as captain and pilot of the steamer Hattie Brown to succeed Captain Fred Moody.
130 YEARS AGO
The Presbyterian cook book has just been issued and is said to be an exceptionally good one.
Fess Curter left on a business trip to Chicago Tuesday night.
Mrs. Liel Dupraz entertained the members of the “Jolly Sixteen” crowd with an elaborate dinner Friday night.
Messers. Charles Kincaid and Carroll Walton who went West recently have purchased a drug store in Oklahoma.
Sixteen carrier pigeons were received at the Vevay express office Monday with orders to release them Tuesday morning at 1 o’clock. This was done and the birds soon started on their long flight to their home lofts in Cincinnati.
George Haskell has purchased the stock of the undertaking supplies of Humber and Leep.
Carl and Flora Drake of Indianapolis are visiting relatives in the county.
150 YEARS AGO
Last Tuesday fire of unknown origin destroyed a frame store building in Quercus Grove belonging to Mr. Lampton. The stock of goods belonged to J. C. Ricketts. The loss to the former is $800 and the latter $2,000, both carrying insurance.
Mr. Adolph Costa of New Orleans is visiting Vevay friends.
On account of illness Professor R. F. Brewington has resigned his position as Superintendent of Vevay Schools. Professor J. L. Rippetoe of Connersville, Indiana has been elected to fill the vacancy.
Lead has been discovered in Craig township by Mr. Merit Banta.
160 YEARS AGO
We presume our readers have generally read the particulars of the battle near Springfield, Montana, in which General Lyon was killed and therefore it is unnecessary for us to occupy our limited space with details. Our troops fairly defeated the rebels, capturing about 400 horses and about 70 prisoners and the enemy burned nearly all their baggage to keep it from falling into our hands. Our loss was 200 killed and 700 wounded. The loss of the enemy must have been double our own. After the battle, owing to our greatly inferior numbers, our forces retreated in good order to Rolla, Montana.