Reflections 7-20-17



Deaths this week: James “Jim” Chittenden, Leland L. Lewis,.

Mike Bear’s originally restored 1967 Ford Mustang recently earned a rare gold award at a national car show held in Louisville. It was one of only three Mustangs to earn distinction in his class at the show, and is one of only a dozen nationwide that will earn a gold in his class.

The Switzerland County School Board is expected to name Mike Jones as the new principal of Switzerland County Elementary School at its monthly meeting this Monday.

11-year old Braden Burk earned the state championship in the 11- and 12- year old category in the 800-meter run at the Hershey Games. His time was the ninth best over the entire Great Lakes Region, which encompasses eight state and a portion of Canada.

Matt Wegman and Corey Lay earned state winner recognition at the state FFA Convention in zoology, and will present their aquaculture project at this fall’s National FFA Convention, which will be held in Indianapolis.


Delores Cole of Center Square was crowned Mrs. Switzerland County in the 4-H Fair. She thought she was going to a movie with her friends: Sheila Gault and Betty Mishler, last Wednesday night. She was told that the group needed to stop by the 4-H fairgrounds for just a moment to give some instruction s to the Gault children, and then they would be on their way. A few moments later, Delores Cole was surprised – very surprised – when she was announced at the 4-H Fair as this year’s Mrs. Switzerland County.

The Switzerland County 4-H Fair wrapped up with a bang as the annual livestock auction saw buyers spend a record amount of over $124,900. The total is well up from last year’s sale tally of $99,375; and easily eclipsed the previous record of $109,170.

The children of Lloyd and Gee Moreillon will be hosting a reception in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. The reception will be held on Sunday, July 27th, at the Ogle Haus Inn in Vevay. It will be held from 1-4 p.m.


Tina Sue (McClellan) Fuller was named to both the “A” honor roll and the Dean’s list for the spring semester at Georgetown College. She graduated at Georgetown’s spring commencement.

David L. Wagner, son of Robert and Lavern Wagner, Vevay, has enlisted in the Marine Corps and in currently stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina during basic training.

John Andrew of Vevay has been named as a member of Burley Tobacco Advisory Committee. Mr. Andrew is representing Indiana Farm Bureau on the advisory committee of the Burley Tobacco Growers Co-operative Association.


The engagement and approaching marriage of Kathy Lynn Hizer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Burnham, Hanover, to Brian Keith Shelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Lowe, Madison, and Mr. and Mrs. James Shelley, route 4, Madison, is being announced. The wedding will take place Saturday, August 1st, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Reed of Madison announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Rhonda Lee, to Larry Keith Konkle, son of Sharon Waddle of Madison and Larry Konkle, route 1, Vevay, They will be married Friday, August 7th, at Bennington Methodist Church.

Fay Hart of Moorefield and Dale Benham of Osgood won first place in the horse pull at the 4-H Fair. Scottie Drury and son of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky won first place in the pony pull at the fair.


Miss Anna Ledbetter and Don Smith were married by Reverend Ronald Sandidge in Vevay July 2nd. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ledbetter of route 3, Vevay. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Smith of Patriot.

Virginia Blasdel Furnish of Vevay is one of 337 students at Indiana University Southeast named to honor lists for the spring semester.

Greg Coy is attending Camp Retupomoc at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute this week along with 35 other boys. Selection to the camp is made on the basis of College Board P.S.A.T. scores representing the upper five percent in scoring on verbal and math. He is the son of Mildred Coy and the late William Russell Coy.


It was a wide smile for Cheryl Thornton as she began her reign Monday evening as queen of the Switzerland County’s 1967 4-H Fair. The 1967 graduate of Vevay High School won the title over 12 other contestants at the queen ceremony at Vevay High School gym. Joy Dunning was runner-up.

A proposal by Public Service Indiana to purchase the Vevay municipal electric system for $400,000 was discussed at a special meeting of Vevay Kiwanis Club last Wednesday night. The proposed purchase is now under consideration by the Town Board which is uncommitted to any agreement with the public utility firm.

Private Chester R. Middleton, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Middleton of Vevay, has completed an ammunition storage course at the Army Missile and Munitions School, Redstone Arsenal.

Sergeant Eugene Scudder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Scudder or route 1, Florence, was recently promoted from corporal 3-4 to sergeant E-5 in the U.S. Army.

Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Truitt were seen at Castle Harbour Hotel in the British Colony of Bermuda where they spent their recent honeymoon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Truitt of Vevay and now lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Mrs. Truitt is the former Sandra Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Miller of Marion.


A son named Dennis Ray was born July 17th to Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Baldwin in Margaret-Mary Hospital in Batesville. The young man weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Mrs. Baldwin is the former Carolyn VanTyle.

A seven pound daughter, Veronica, was born Tuesday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Backer at their home on Main Street. Mr. Backer, Switzerland County Conservation Officer, and Mrs. Backer are parents of two other daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Romans of Indianapolis are the parents of a daughter born July 2nd at Community Hospital in Indianapolis. The little girl has been named Pamela Kay. Mrs. Effie Romans of Vevay is a grandmother.

Mrs. John McKenzie observed her 81st birthday Sunday at her home in Vevay.

Private Donald L. Leap, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Leap, 404 Silver Street, Vevay, recently completed the enlisted entry course at the Army’s Chemical Corps School, Fort McClellan, Alabama.


Miss Juanita Swango, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Swango, and Harold Scudder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Scudder of Moorefield, were united marriage Friday, July 11th by the Reverend Leland Courtney at his residence in Vevay.

Mrs. Harriet E. Brandon, Switzerland County’s oldest lady, passed away at the home of her son,Van Brandon near Moorefield early last Friday morning, July 11th, following an illness of many months duration.

Miss Frances Caplinger and James Beecher Weaver, both of Moorefield, were united in marriage Saturday, July 12th, by the Reverend Sam Shepherd in Louisville, Kentucky.


Harry E. Conner, a noted harpist of Cincinnati, and well known in this county, died suddenly at Peeble Corner there Saturday afternoon, while seated in his parked automobile.

Thurmen Roberts was notified Tuesday evening of the death of his father, Sterling Hilbert, 51, who had suffered fatal injuries in an automobile accident near Osgood. His wife, Myrtle Hilbert, is in a serious condition at Milan Hospital of injuries received int he accident.

Leland Lockwood of East Enterprise and Pauline Smith of route 1, Vevay, were united in marriage Saturday, July 17th, in Madison by the Reverend George Welling.

Judge William D. Ricketts, 55, Judge of Dearborn and Ohio Circuit Courts, is in Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, suffering with a broken leg below the hip, the result of a fall at his home Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Andres celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, July 18th, at their home near Lamb.

Charles Wiseman, well known retired farmer of Vevay was fatally injured Wednesday morning when he leaped from a window of his room on the second floor of the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Miss Julia Dufour, on of Switzerland County’s finest ladies, passed away at her home above Vevay just about noon on Friday.


James G. Bladen last week purchased the Dow Raisor truck line between Vevay and Madison and the business will be operated by his son-in-law, Richard Landry.

Miss Falba Brindley and Cecil Shadday were married last Thursday in Warsaw by the Reverend Vanderpool of M.E. Church.

Quite a number of relatives spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dibble of Quercus Grove Sunday and helped them celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

A. W. Shirley last week purchased the Carl Joyce store at Moorefield and took possession of the business on Monday morning.

Fire of incendiary origin destroyed the hone of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Riley on State Road 56 three miles west of Vevay Tuesday evening shortly after 6 o’clock. Apparently the crime was committed by the mysterious letter writer who had sent four threatening missives to the Riley family in the past month.


Mrs. Seitzer, mother of Mrs. Prell, Dam 39, suffered a very painful accident Thursday afternoon when she fell trough a rotten bridge in front of the home of Miss Lydia Eaglin.

Mrs. Nettie Rutherford Thomas of Stackton California, and Charles Sieglitz of this city, were married Sunday evening at the home of Misses Mary and Hannah Waldenmaier.


James G. Miller and Miss Prudence Bostic, both of Posey Township, were granted marriage licenses Saturday.

Vernie Jarvis of Hamilton, Ohio, and Miss Myrtle Jarvis of Cross Plains were married at the M.E. parsonage here Wednesday. Though of the same name, the contracting parties were not related.

Walter Kincaid stepped in a hole in the sidewalk near the post office one day last week, breaking two small bones in his left ankle.

A daughter was born July 12th to Henry Berkemier and wife of Posey Township.


Andy, son of Ira Turner, last week fell from a load of hay, resulting in fracturing his arm.

The Lawrenceburg Register says that Henry Klein attempted to swim the river, took cramps and drowned.

Monday night burglars stole a lot of silverware other household goods front he residence of Colonel J.J. Landrum in Warsaw, Kentucky.

Marriage licenses have been issued to Alonzo Hicks and Sallie Ann Jump.


Last Friday morning a large barn belonging to E. Hafford in Craig Township was burned.

Captain A. J. Schenck and Fillmore Graves have purchased the section for he Ohio River Telegraph Line between Vevay and Patriot and are repairing in and putting it in good running order.

Although the machinery of the Vevay wool factory has been removed to Madison, Mr. Schofield and son will continue to do business in that line in Vevay.

Dr. T. M. Danglade is erect is erecting a small house adjoining his building on Ferry Street. Dr. F. S. Kohler has rented it and will occupy it as an office.


C.W. Ward, formerly of this place, is foreman of a woolen factory in Metropolis, Illinois.

The Masons of Ghent intend to erect a Masonic hall in that place at an early date.

New hay is quoted at New Albany at 10 to 12 dollars per ton.

The alleys running between Main and Pike streets and from Ferry to Liberty street are being paved.


Victor Kessler of this place and Miss H.A. O’Neal were married on July 23rd by Reverend John C. Conham.

About 600 head of hogs out of $1,800 have died of cholera at Miller’s Distillery in Paris, Kentucky.

The Fredericksburg (Virginia) news says that a hail stone was picked up there after a storm, weighing one pound and six ounces.7-