Reflections 6-19-14


News compiled by Ginny Leap from past

issues of

Switzerland County newspapers


Megan Lohide is the 2004 Miss Switzerland County. Megan is the daughter of Mark and Lee Jaye Lohide.

Mary Allhands graduated May 8th from anderson Univrsity of Anderson, Indiana with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

James and E.J. Pompas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Sarah Beth Osborne graduated from Georgetown College may 8th with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and minor in psychology.

Angela Dawn Thieman of Bennington has been named to the Dean’s list for the winter/spring term at Hanover College.

Indiana Governor Joe Kernan has appointed Mike Jones of Patriot to serve on the Indiana Professional Standards Board. The appoint will take effect July 1st, 2004, and run through July, 2008.

Dalton Scudder was the top money raiser for this year’s Bike A Thon for the Saint Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.


Jennifer Brindley, daughter of Mike and Pam Brindley of Vevay, was crowned 4-H Fair Queen last Friday night at the contest held at the Hoosier Theater. She was also named Miss Congeniality. Tandy Steelman was named first runner-up and Katina Carter was named second runner-up.

Cynthia Wagner of Vevay has achieved semester honors and is on the Dean’s List at Purdue University tatewide Technology, Versailles.

Corinne Mahorney has been named to the Dean’s List for the 1994 spring semester at the Fort Wayne campus of Taylor University.

Julee L. Cole of Vevay has been named to the Dean’s List for the 1994 spring semester at the University of Southern Indiana.


This past Saturday the small town of East Enterprise came alive with fun and festivities in an effort to pay for the community’s new fire engi8ne and for uniforms for their baseball program, T-Ball through Pony League.

Thirteen members of the Switzerland County Chapter of FFA atended the annual state convention held in West Lafayette on the campus of Purdue University. They came home with several awards and represented Switzerland County very well.

Todd Michael Deaton of Vevay was among 149 students at Marian College in Indianapollis named to the dean’s list in recognition of their academic achievement duriing the spring semester.

Rob Furnish has finished his term as the State Sentinel of the 54th State Officer Team for the Future Farmers of america.

Local Vevay businesses will be sponsoring community fireworks on Wednesday, July 4th, at the Chalet campgrounds just outside of town.


Mrs. Gretchen H. Cole, 85, a prominent Switzerland Countian for more than a half century, died Saturday at her home on the Cogley Cole Road northeast of Vevay. Mrs. Cole lived in Switzerland County for 77 years and was a practicing attorney here for 52 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Tucker of 505 Liberty Street in Vevay will observe their 50th wedding anniversary July 5th. An open house will be held at their home July 7th from 2 to 4 p.m. in honor of the couple.

Deborah Danner and Myra Spoores, both of Switzerland County, were graduated Sunday from Indiana Vocational Technical College (Ivy Tech) at Madison. Mrs. Danner was granted a degree in accounting and Mrs. Spoores in medical assistanship. Mrs. Spoores and Mrs. Danner both graduated with honors.

Ralph Galbreath’s got the smoothest-mowed farm land in Switzerlnd County. Farm land? Well, that’s what it used to be. Now, it’s a golf course – a fdirst for Switzerland County – and it should be ready for golfing before the summer’s over. “I’m shooting for August 1st,” says Mr. Galbreath, of Quercus Grove. “If I can get water to my greens, we ought to be ready to play golf in six or seven weeks or so.”

Danny Flood was one of four Switzerland County boys who turned in top performances at the Carmel Classics amateur track meet near Indianapolis last wekend. Flood finished second in the two-mile run, going up against some of the best young performers in Indiana. Jim Lane in the 100-year dash, Brian Tinker in t he 220 and Eddie Johnson in the 880 all ran extremely well, said their coach, Rick Weales. The meet was sanctioned bythe Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).


Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Witte announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Beth Ellen Witte, to James William Bliss, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Bliss of Vevay. The wedding will take place September 6th in the First Presbyterian Church of Southport.

David W. Waltz has been selected to attend the fourth annual summer biology from June 13th to August 7th at Ball State Teachers College. Waltz teaches biology at Southwestern High School, Hanover.

Reverend Donald Goben has been appointed pastor of the Vevay Methodist Church, succeeding Reverend Newton Jones, who has retired because of ill health.

Vevay Methodist Church was the scene June 12th at 8 o’clock in the evening for the wedding of Miss Karen Sue Gulliono, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Gullion, and Jerry Vernon Spruell, son of Mrs. Meta Spruell of Paoli.

Miss Donna Lee Dawson became the bride of James Hall Cole in a ceremony performed Saturday night at he Union Chjapel Methodist Church in Indianapolis. The bride is t he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. Warren Dawson. Mr. and Mrs. Cogley G. Cole, Jr., of Vevay are parents of the groom.


The marriage of John P. Wickens, son of Mrs. Sarah Wickens and the late James P. Wickens of North Vernon, and Geneva Briggs Kern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Briggs of near Vevay, was solemnized Tuesday, June 12th, in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Miss Opal Kettenbrink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ketenbrink of near Bear Branch, was married Friday evening to Robert Coates of Vevay.

Mrs. Josephine Henry will observe her 90th birthday on July 8th at her home in Vevay.

A 7 pound, 14 ounce son was born Thursday, June 24th, at the Mary Margaret Hospital in Batesville to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Lohide of near Aberdeen. The little fellow hs been named Paul Gayle.

Mr. and Mrs. Amos Hastings of near Center square are the proud parents of a baby daughter born Monday morning about 9 o’clock in the Madison hospital. She has been named Gay Dianne and weghed 9 pounds, 4 ounces.


Miss Mary Margaret Scudder of Markland and Lawrence Kinman of near Patriot were married Saturday evening at the Markland Baptist Church by Reverend Robert McNeely.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lester of near Fairview received a War Department telegram Tuesday afternoon announcing that their son, Corporal Harold Lester, had been killed in action on “D” Day, June 6th.

Charlie Jaynes, for many years proprietor and later senior partner of the firm C. Jaynes and Son here announced this week that he will retire from the business and will dispose of his grocery within the next few days.

Staff Sergeant Joseph L. Brinson has been awarded the Air Medal, acording to communications received here last week.

Staff Sergeant Joseph L. Brinson has been awarded the Air Medal, according to communications received here last week.

Staff Sergeant Richard C. Reed, son of Leslie Reed, is reported missing in action since June 11th.

Miss Joyce Mahoney and Technical Sergeant Howard Fresselhaus were united in marriage June 24th at the Friendship Baptist Church by Reverend L.S. Courtney.

A marriage license has been issued to Levi Bliss, Route 2, Canaan, and Maud S. Seaver, Route 1, Bennington.

Hobard Rider of Patriot and Miss Julia Nix of Louisville were married Saturday, June 24th, by Reverend Roughton at the home of the bride’s aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Minks in Cincinnati.

Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Craig of Quercus Grove.


Little Hattie Clara Trinkle, aged 7 years, whose mother, Mrs. Alta Trinkle, resides at the home of Mrs. Frank Day in Vevay was killed at the home of her father, Chgrles Trinkle in Carrollton, Kentucky, last Thursday afternoon when struck by lightning during a thunderstorm.

Reverend F. E. Hammel performed a double wedding at his home in Vevay Saturday afternoon. Miss Clarabelle Turner was united in marriage to Mr. Harvey Bankert of Cincinnati nd her brother, Millard Turner, was married to Miss Clara Lineback of Rising Sun.

Born, June 21st, a son, Carroll William, to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Cutter of Bear Branch.


Bakes and Iddings have taken the Switzrland County Agency for Chevrolet automobiles.

Miss Evelyn Shaw and William Gockel, two prominent young people of Patriot, were married Saturday ight by Reverend Young.

A dedication ceremony was held Sunday, June 22nd, for the Receiving Vault in the Vevay Cemetery at which time the cornerstone was laid. the work was begun by the members of the Julia L. Dumont Club three years ago and will cost about $2,850. Included in the articles sealed in a copper box and deposited in the cornerstone were copies of both Vevay newspapers, a silver dollar of 1886, coinage date of the organization, donated by the Vevay Deposit Bank and an almost complete list of printed club programs and other data of interest.

Leon Buschmann and Nelson Haskell were in Cincinnati Monday and while there purchased a Buick car for use in their taxi business.


The habeas corpus plea for Hubert Gilliam held before Judge Francisco was turned down.

A fisherman at Lawrenceburg seined a four and one half foot alligator out of the river.

Edward Rosenberger has been appointed Postmaster at Florence.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Land, a daughter, June 26th.

Miss Jennie Corrans, housekeeper for Miss Julie LeClerc Knox and Mrs. Lena Mills, returned to her home in Scotland after 47 years absence.

Robert and Bess Knox are attending business school in Indianapolis.

A small son of Tom Day caught the pad thrown from the top of the Graham building in Vevay.

James Cole and wife are on an extended tour through the East.

Ed Simpson closed out his dray business and will remove to Indianapolis.

The steamer Hattie Brown is now running with a patched boiler.

Frank Lamson is acting sas night operator at the Farmers Telephone Exchange.

Only a few inches of water cover the Vevay bar.

Joe Holdcraft is improving from an attack of typhoid fever.

Married in Patriot by Dr. Charles Edward, D.D., Miss Sarah K. North and Reverend John F. Edwards.

Members of the Center Square Christian Church have purchased a new communion set.


Last Sunday morning a tornado about 40 feet wide came directly across the river and struck the Vevay Wharfboat, crushing all that portion above the hull as if it were an egg shell, hurling the waiting room about 75 feet up the grade, and scattering boards and pieces of timber along the grade and river. John Bowen and Dick Ridgeway were the only persons on the boat. Bowen ran off amidst flyi8ng timbers but Ridgeway jumped in the river and swam ashore.

The City Council is having the principal sidewalks of Vevay laid with cement pavements. Vevay, with her handsome residences, magnificent shade trees, and broad, smooth pavements, will present an attractive appearance.


We understand that ample arrangements have been made to render all comfortable and happy who may go to the 4th of July celebration next Monday at East Enterprise. Good speakers will be in attendance to address the people. The price for dinner will be 25 cents.

Civil War news: Since the first of June, 1,062 men have died in Washington hospitals.

The war news is encouraging, Grant has settled down to a regular siege of Petersburg. He now holds the Weldon railroad and is gradually cutting off supplies from the rebel capital. A portion of Sherman’s army is within sight of Atlanta and is steadily advancing.

We understand that ample arrangements have been made to render all comfortable and happy who may go to the 4th of July celebration next Monday at East Enterprise. Good speakers will be in attendance to address the people. The price for dinner will be 25 cents.