Reflections 5-10-18

News compiled from past issues of Switzerland County newspapers.



  Deaths this week: Ruth M. Robinson, William Hunt, Rodney Ashcraft, Mildred Ray.

  As gas nears $4 a gallon in Switzerland County and some national outlets are predicting fuel reaching $5 per gallon during the summer, many area families are curbing automobile trips in an effort to save gas.

  Amanda Jo Huttsell and Cale Alan Wallace have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vowels on Saturday, May 24th, at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.

  Air Force Airman Austin C. Reed has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

  Trisha Allen and Derek Archer have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will be married in a private ceremony on Saturday, May 24th.

  Lisa Ray of Mount Sterling has earned her master of arts degree in education from the Northern Kentucky University.

  Nick Peelman, a 2002 graduate of Switzerland County High School and a 2007 graduate of Purdue University, has been accepted into graduate school at Purdue.


  The Indiana Gaming Commission met last Wednesday in Indianapolis and vote 6-1 to award the final Oho River casino license in September if there is a suitable applicant.

  The state director of United Way in Indiana was in Switzerland County Tuesday night, and told members of the local Vision 21 group that a county chapter here could mean extended money to help with needed community programs.

  Switzerland County’s Devonna Wiesmann has announced that she will attend Franklin College this fall and will be a part of the college’s women’s basketball team. Wiesmann has been a four-year starter on coach Wayne Ellegood’s Lady Pacer basketball team, and has earned All-Conference, All-Sectional, and All-Regional honors. She was a part of two straight sectional championship teams here.


  Paul Douglas Ray, son of Doug and Barbara Ray of Mount Sterling, has graduated form the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Center in Orlando, Florida. Paul, a graduate of Switzerland County high School, will be stationed at Millington, Tennessee where he will receive training to be a jet mechanic.

  Carroll and Juanita Detmer of near Patriot celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

  Bridgette Miller, a senior at Switzerland County High School, was nominated by the National Cheerleaders Association to receive honorary award recognition in Who’s Who Among American High School students for 1992-93. She has been a cheerleader in Switzerland County schools since sixth grade.


  “We’re trying to recreate what the Swiss started 150 years ago,” said Paul Ogle. Over the past few weeks, workers were busy restoring old Swiss grape terraces on the hillside on the west end of town for initial planting of 1,000 trap starters on April 24th. A total of 2,000 will be planted on the property which was formerly owned by Ernie Konkle of Vevay. About 40 acres were purchased by Ogle.

  Switzerland County Pacers accepted the Ohio River Valley Conference tournament trophy for baseball last Saturday after defeating South Ripley in the final game.


  Judy Craigmyle and Paul Callis were crowned queen and king of Vevay High School’s junior-senior prom last Friday night at Vevay gym following the prom dance.

  Acquisition of the Vevay Clinic building and equipment of Dr. Noel S. Graves for $48,000 was approved Monday night by Vevay Town Board.

  The majority of faction of Switzerland County School corporation’s board of trustees went down to defeat in Tuesday’s school election as all four of the faction’s supported candidates suffered one-sides losses, ranging in intensity from 425-to 624-vote margins. Members elected were Warren Works, Floyd Patterson, William Olds and Dean Griffin.

  Miss Shirley Keith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Keith of Vevay, participated in an International Academy of Aquatic Arts Festival at Monticello College May 24th as a member of Indiana State University’s Dolphin Club.


  Three young men of Switzerland County left Monday for induction into the United States Army, as the county’s May draft quota. Ten others reported to Louisville on the same day for physical examination. The three inducted were Donald Robertson, Charles Lorch and Kenneth Lawton.

  The Ohio River, swollen to flood stage by the past week of steady rain, will reach an approximate level of 51 feet here before cresting Saturday at 7 p.m. This is the most recent estimate by the Corps of Engineers as released to Lock 39. Flood stage at Markland Dam is 48 feet and at press time the gauge read 44.4 feet.

  Three young ladies of Vevay, Linda Scott, Karen Gullion and Gail Ann Newton, placed first in 4-H talent competition at the 4-H fairgrounds near Madison Friday night. They were awarded a two-day all expense trip to Purdue University in June where they will again enter competition.

  A son was born Sunday, May 4th, at the Milan clinic to Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Webb of near Center Square. The little boy who weighed a 7 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces has been named Michael David.

  Miss Carolyn Danner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Danner of Vevay, won the fourth district music scholarship at Indiana University in the Vocal Music Contest held at the Methodist Church at Osgood May 3rd under the auspices of the State Music Chairman of the Indiana Federation of Clubs.


  The mass meeting concerning the new shoe factory held here on Monday evening was well attended by representative people of Switzerland County. The present program to obtain the factory was explained and brought up to date by the various speakers and a campaign for pledges was instituted.

  The first television radio set in Switzerland County has been installed at East Enterprise in the pool room of Otis Chase. The largest set was made ready for action Friday by the Jines Radio Shop of Dillsboro and most of the population on East Enterprise gathered that evening to witness a wrestling match and to thrill over the wonders of television. This progressive little village has again put itself on the map of local affairs.


  William Russell Couch of Patriot, while the guest of his aunt, Mrs. Eugene Broadwell, last week fell from his bicycle and suffered a fractured jaw.

  Gus Bladen, resident of Florence, had a narrow escape from death when he was struck by an automobile on the highway near Ethridge, Kentucky Saturday evening.

  Forty-four members of the boys and girls Glee Clubs of the Vevay High School, under the direction of Miss Martha Bannister, will participate in the Ohio Valley Choral Festival which will be held at the Brown Gymnasium in Madison on the afternoon and evening of May 20th.

  For the third consecutive year Mac Leonard Sullivan, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Sullivan, has emerged victorious in the spelling contest for grade children sponsored by the Louisville Courier Journal and Louisville Times.

  A baby girl was born may 7th to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Romans, She has been named Mable Irene.

  Mr. and Mrs. Wildoph Truitt have moved into the stone house near the Schenck home where they will make their home.

  Last Wednesday night eight boys: Charles Reed, Dillman Ralston, Harry Crandell, Elbert Storie, J.W. Smith, Robert Leine, Norman Brown and Paul Leive from the Vevay Future Farmers Club journeyed to Hanover, where they gave the evening’s entertainment for the benefit of that organization.

  Twenty-eight youngsters of the seventh and eight grades of the Vevay school enjoyed a pitch-in supper at the home of Miss Betty Jean Dickason Friday evening.


  Two thousand yards of dirt, stone and gravel appeared in a double cave-in Monday night on the Indiana Creek fill two miles wet of Vevay on State Road 56. The road has been closed and all traffic detoured over the Romerill Road.

  The Vevay School Board has added vocational agriculture to the course of studies in the local schools and Gary Welch has been employed to teach it.

  Walter Bennett had his left leg broken Friday when the brakes on his truck slipped and the vehicle backed into him crushing him against a building at the Riggs Grocery.

  Fire starting from the explosion of gasoline in the engine in the Roy Clements garage at Moorefield cased a loss of between $10,000 and $15,000 Wednesday morning.

  Arnold Smith has discontinued his draying business and has accepted a position with the Vevay Ice Company to deliver ice in Vevay this summer.

  Bert Ross recently was promoted to Lockmaster at Dam 36. He and his family moved to Cold Springs, Kentucky last week.

  Charles Wiesmann purchased the Dittgen Building on Main Street on Monday.

  Professor Harold Hougland has resigned the principalship of the Vevay schools and accepted a similar position in the Osgood schools.


  As was anticipated Switzerland County more than doubled her quota for the Liberty Bond sale subscribing $223,000.

  Twenty-nine members of the Senior class will graduate from Vevay High School May 19th. The largest class in the history of the school.

  Charles Holdcraft has just completed the school enumeration in Vevay. It is the same as last year, 281.

  Lieutenant John K. Grisard, son of Major and Mrs. John Grisard of Cincinnati and grandson of James R. Grisard of Vevay was killed in an airplane accident in France May 1st while serving with the U.S. aviation corps.

  A benefit Red Cross program will be given at the high school Monday night in addition to local music talent. Miss Celestine Dahmen, who has been studying  in the Chicago School of Dramatic Arts, will give readings; Mrs. G. F. Steward and Elizabeth Porter of Cincinnati will sing; and Adjutant General James Tandy Ellis of Kentucky will make a short talk on war issues and also tell Negro stories to the accompaniment of his banjo.


  Reverend Giblet of the Vevay Baptist Church received a threatening letter yesterday reaching “preachers better stop or you get hurt” It is support to relate to the fight now being made on the saloon in this city.

  The Eisenbarth Henderson floating theatre dropped into the landing here this morning and is splitting the air open with her calliope.

  Lightfood, one of the greatest trick horses the country, owned by Frank J. Brockshlager of Vevay, has been contracted for the Coney Island Hippodrome Company of New York City for the coming season.

  The New Creamery has completed its permanent organization and is now ready for business and officers are: President, J. B. Andrews, Secretary/Business Manager, William E. Ogle; Treasurer; A. B. Douglas; Board of Directors: Albert Shaw, William E. Ogle, John B. Andrew, A. B. Douglas, John Malcomson, Albert Brindley, and Fred L. Thiebaud.

  David Allen of Charlestown, Indiana arrived Tuesday to take charge of the butter making at the creamery.

  Mrs. Alma Tinker of Bascom received painful injuries when riding horseback last week. The saddle she was using turned, her foot held in the stirrup and was dragged quite a distance.


  Samuel Culbertson of Moorefield states that Friday they had four inches of snow on the ground in that neighborhood which done much damage to the wheat crop.

  Mrs. Lena Mill received the highest percent over large number applicants in the civil service examination at Louisville recently.


  Luther T. Gravener was badly cut and bruised not he neck and face and U.P. Craig was uninjured when a trestle the gentlemen were standing upon gave and they fell to the ground.

  Martin G. Keeney and family of near Quercus Grove have removed to Mason, Illinois.

  Last Sunday morning the firebells sounded an alarm because the roof of the Baxter house near the old mill was on fire. Loss seven shingles.

  Dr. R. M. Copeland formerly of Canaan is associated with R. G. Simpson in the practice of medicine near Bennington.


  Colonel W. D. Ward and Captain Theodore Livings have formed a partnership for the practice of their profession. They are experience, reliable and prompt attorney’s.

  Amount of toll collected at the gate near Vevay during the month of April was $203.71.

  A number of ladies and gentlemen in Vevay organized an Archery Club.