10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Faye Napier, Vernon LaVelle, Colleen Cole, Danny Singer, John Richardson, Jr., Jonathan Smith, Rosamond Schoening, Kloie Garcia.
Gregg Goewert hired as new Principal of Switzerland County High School.
Baylie Danielle Judy earned recognition on the University Honors List at the University of Southern Indiana.
The tournament run of the Switzerland County Lady Pacer softball team came to an end on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Forest Park Semistate. Switzerland County fell to South Knox by a score of 11-1.
20 YEARS AGO
The third annual Switzerland County Relay for Life fundraising event of the American Cancer Society is set for this Friday and Saturday, June 7th-8th, at the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay. This year’s co-chairpersons are Darlene Olds and Sharon Deck.
Nathan Jones, son of Lary and Elizabeth Jones of Vevay, earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Mississippi.
Roger and Edith (McKay) Reed of Green Valley celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, June 5th.
Cassandra Rachelle Chase, daughter of Jack and Jill Chase of Fairview, has graduated from Ivy Tech State college’s associate of science program. The RN pinning ceremony took place at Hanover College on Sunday, May 19th.
Melissa Sparks, daughter of Michael and Donna Sparks, has completed a stellar academic career at the University of Evansville. She was on the dean’s list for the spring semester and graduated May 14th.
30 YEARS AGO
The Macedonia Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, June 14th. The congregation of approximately 30 members has extended an invitation to family and friends of the church to return for a day of worship and fellowship at the stone building located on Greenbriar Ridge, six miles north of Brooksburg.
Melissa K. Hughes of Vevay was among 107 students receiving a Juris Doctor in Law degree on May 16th from the Salmon P. Chase School of Law, located on the campus of Northern Kentucky University at Highland Heights, Kentucky. Melissa, daughter of Ralph and Betty Hughes of Florence, is a graduate of SCHS and Hanover College.
Switzerland County High School has a new boys basketball coach, Steve Goddard, 34, was unanimously approved as the coach of the Pacers at Tuesday’s meeting of the Switzerland County school board. He succeeds Bernie Burk, whose coaching contract was not renewed by the school board after the end of last season.
40 YEARS AGO
Twenty-five teams took part in the Switzerland County 4-H Fair Board’s horse pull Saturday. Dale Benham of Osgood won first place. The event drew teams from as far away as Missouri and a crowd of more than 600.
Most people in Switzerland County know that Indianapolis Power and Light will be building a power plant in the Mexico Bottom area of the county above Patriot, but the question people ask is when will the work begin? IPALCO was scheduled to have already begun work on the first phase of the plant, but due to a drop in the growth of demand for electricity in the area it serves, the company has delayed the start of construction. The best estimate of when the work will begin is now the spring of next year.
Ron Sandidge was congratulated by Leonard Jordan, District Conservationist, after he was named Area Minister of the Year. The Area Soil Stewardship Committee, which covers a 13-county area, makes nominations and then picks the minister they feel has contributed the most in the area. There are seven areas in the state and Reverend Sandidge will now advance to state competition. He is the pastor at the Mount Sterling Baptist Church.
50 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Lona (White) Mathews of Zionsville, formerly of Vevay, will graduate May 21st from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Associate Arts Nursing School. She plans to work at Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis following graduation.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Baker announce the May 17th birth of a daughter, Jennifer Susanne. Ronnie is a 1964 graduate of Vevay High School and is now teaching at Gallatin County High School in Warsaw, Kentucky.
Darrel McKenzie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight McKenzie of 408 Tell Street, Vevay, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps at ceremonies at the Naval Dispensary, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, where he is now serving as pharmacy officer.
U.S. Army privates Ricky L. Scott, 19, and James R. Whitham, 18, recently completed nine weeks of training as infantry indirect fire crewmen at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Scott, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. William M. Whitham, route 2, Vevay.
60 YEARS AGO
Miss Gertrude Wahl has resigned her position on the Vevay High School faculty and entered retirement after 45 years of teaching, school officials announced this week.
Miss Joy Ann Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Robinson of rural route 4, Vevay, was among 26 students receiving business certificates at Bob Jones University last Wednesday.
Clair Albert McKay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKay of rural route 4 , Vevay, candidate for a bachelor of science degree in engineering sciences, was among more than 2,000 students completing work for degrees last week at Purdue University.
Vevay’s long maligned city dump, located at Market and Arch streets, has been closed as of Tuesday morning. The dump, much criticized due to its location in the town’s main residential district, has bee relocated temporarily behind the county garage off Seminary Street until suitable property can be purchased outside of town.
70 YEARS AGO
The editor of this newspaper has received a gift of the largest strawberries we have seen for a long time from Mrs. Nina Dunaway at East Enterprise. Mrs. Dunaway grew the berries in her own garden and she states that “they run pretty much like this all through the patch.”
A congregational meeting was held in the Bennington Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon to make plans for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the church this coming October.
Floyd Boyer, eldest son of Mrs. Mildred Boyer of Vevay, and J.C. Warner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Warner of Patriot, enlisted in the U.S. Navy this week and on Wednesday left for the naval training center at San Diego, California. Both the boys graduated from high school last month.
Bill Rea of Patriot represented Switzerland County at this year’s Farm Boys Forestry Camp at Clark County Forest near Henryville. The camp was held from May 25th to June 1st.
80 YEARS AGO
Stacy C. Cole, Vevay grocer, has been appointed a member of the Vevay school board to fill the position held by Dean Merrell, whose term expired June 1st.
The new roadway above Vevay including the Plum Creek and Hunts Creek bridges will be completed sometime next week.
The resignation of Hays Ricketts as a member of the local draft board became effective here on June 1st.
Mrs. Mary Cook, wife of former Sheriff William Cook, of this county, died suddenly at their home near Quercus Grove Friday morning following a paralytic stroke.
Clyde Protsman was awarded a cash prize on his poem “Unless Your Soul is Fire”, deemed the best poem in the Winter, 1941, issue of American Weave.
90 YEARS AGO
Uly Craig, former resident of Vevay, passed away at the home of his son, D.P. Craig in Lafayette, Indiana, having been ill for some time past.
John Scott, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Bunger, near Patriot, Thursday morning at the age of 78 years.
A terrific storm visited the Florence community Saturday, washing out a part of the road on McCreary Hill, back of Florence, and also a part of the Hominy Ridge Road.
Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Mier of Bennington.
Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kuhman of Red Hog Pike.
Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Graham, Jr., of Mount Sterling.
100 YEARS AGO
Harry Ford, aged about 40, died at his home on the Fred Oakley farm near Mount Sterling, Tuesday of heart trouble. Mr. Ford moved to this county from Kentucky only a few months ago.
At a meeting of the city council Monday night Louis P. Rouse was elected a member of the Vevay school board to succeed C.S. Tandy.
Reverend J.R. Ferguson died at his home in Moorefield after a prolonged illness. His service as a Methodist minister had taken him to many churches in this county.
Born, May 27th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dilver Moreillon of Fairview.
110 YEARS AGO
A representative of a button factory at Leavenworth, Indiana was in town one day last w eek investigating the possibility of locating a factory here.
Decoration Day in Vevay was not observed to any extent this year. The stores remained open, the post office closed part of the day and the banks all day. There are evidences that as a people we are losing our appreciation of what the day means to us.
Dr. Fred L. Bakes of this county and Mrs. Kathryn McCaw of Geneva, New York will be married in New York City today and will leave immediately for a bridal tour in Europe. They will then go to Vienna where Dr. Bakes will complete his medical research.
Stewart and Cole, who operate a furniture store in Carrollton, have opened a branch store here on the corner of Main and Liberty streets.
The merchants of Patriot are having their street oiled.
130 YEARS AGO
M.C. Walden has purchased the Vevay Times from W.A. Knox, taking possession Monday morning.
A creamery at Bennington now seems a certainty.
Licensed to marry, E.W. Carpenter and Maggie Carpenter.
The barbers in Madison have been notified to quit shaving on Sunday.
140 YEARS AGO
There are three cigar factories in Vevay, employing about 25 persons. In order to supply the demand for cigar boxes, Adam Worden will soon begin to manufacture them here.
Some fiend one night last week killed a horse belonging to Aaron Windhize of Vevay. The horse’s throat was cut.
Ulysses P. Schenck of Vevay and Miss Flora Hall of Chile, were married May 29th at the M.E. Church in Chile. They will reside here.
The amount of toll collected at the gate near Vevay for May was $225.
150 YEARS AGO
The third regiment of Indiana Cavalry, Colonel Carter, has been attended to General Bank’s division.
Two companies of the home guards from this county have gone into government service for three months to guard prisoners at Indianapolis. The rest of the boys came home.
On June 14th a Union mass meeting will be held at the Courthouse to appoint delegates to the State convention and to the Union Congressional District convention.
We learn that the Presbyterian Church of this place has employed Reverend George W. Little to preach for a period of four months.
Our printer having gone into the government service with the home guards, we are again without any assistance in the office.