Reflections 7-23-15



Deaths this week are: Donald King, Harry E. Walton Jr., Marcia Roberts and James Givan.

Switzerland County Lady Pacer Ashley Chase has orally accepted a basketball scholarship with the University of Evansville beginning in the 2006-2007 school year.

Carly M. Campbell and Adam J. Archer have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

Arthur B. Adams was honored for his 50-years of membership in the Florence Lodge #27, F&AM, at a ceremony held on July 13th.

Ethel Boggs celebrated her 104th birthday on Tuesday, July 12th. A longtime resident of Switzerland County, she is our oldest citizen.


The Switzerland County School Board gave the final approval of middle school plans at their meeting Monday evening – clearing the way for bids to be let by the end of August. John Lindstaedt of the Partenheimer Group took the board members through a series of drawings of how the new building will be designed, going through such items as electrical systems, heating and cooling, and both interior and exterior construction. Steve Green, who represents construction consultant Toth-Ervin, was also on hand, and stated that the new drawings incorporated as much of the needed space as possible without taking the project over the set budget.

Carrie Willis, co-owner of the Bottom Line Music store in Vevay, will be traveling to Forrest, Mississippi on August 1st to record an album. Seventh Avenue, the band Carrie is a member of, will be recording an album of their contemporary gospel songs, which is expected to be released around the week of Thanksgiving.


Robert D. Slawson, 85, long time owner of the Slawson Transfer Company and one of the county’s most influential citizens, passed away last Wednesday at the Clifty Falls Convalescent Center in Madison. Slawson’s trucking company did all of the hauling for the Kroger Company in Cincinnati and Louisville during the late 1920’s and the early 1930’s, as well as hauling loads for the Bruck’s beer company in Cincinnati. Slawson operated the Vevay Auto Company here for over 50 years. His final endeavor, the Slawson Implement Company, closed only two years ago. He was a 1920 graduate of Vevay High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lockwood of East Enterprise will observe their 70th wedding anniversary on July 28th. Mr. Lockwood is 92 years

old and Mrs. Lockwood will celebrate her 89th birthday on July 27th.


Mr. and Mrs. Neal Webb, 120 S. Poplar St., Rising Sun, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter Cynthia Sue to George Michael Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Miller, route 3, Vevay.

The Switzerland County Commissioners voted Monday to remodel the Courtroom of the County Courthouse to make space for an office for the new County Court judge, for a new jury room, and possibly for two other offices.

The former Miss Penny Jo Carrigan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. William L. Carrigan of Columbus, Mississippi, was married Friday to Mr. Scottie Willard Watkins, of Columbus. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester James, of Vevay, and of Henry Carrigan, of Rising Sun. The couple was married in the chapel of Columbus Air Force base, where the bride’s father is stationed.

The 1975 4-H Fair’s Grand Champion steer sold for a record $2.30 per pound and was purchased by Pat Deaton of the Vevay IGA. The $2.30 topped the $1.90 per pound price paid last year for Mark Archer’s Grand Champion steer by Cross Plains State Bank.


Floyd R. Snider has announced his resignation as principal of Vevay High School to take a principal position at Northwest Hendricks School Corporation in Pittsboro.

The fortunes of R.D. Slawson in the folk singing field continue to be bright this summer as the 1958 Vevay High School graduate has been drawing favorable reviews while appearing in a Chicago nightclub.

Construction of Patriot Water Company is about 50 percent complete and 215 users will receive their first water bills sometime after Aug. 1, according to Ted Watters, company president.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brady received word that their grandson, Nicky Williamson, arrived safely in California at the Marine Training center. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Williams of Lawrenceburg and a 1965 graduate of Vevay High School.

Mrs. Icey V. Sigmon, 94, died July 20th at her home at 520 Liberty St.

Harold Brown of Rising Sun, a graduate of Cincinnati College of Embalming, has accepted employment with Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.


The wedding of Miss Carolyn Rowena Vaughan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie A. Vaughan, of Pontiac, Michigan, to Melvin Charles Pohlkotte II, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Pohlkotte of Patriot was solemnized on July 16, in a beautiful double ring candlelight service at the First Assembly of God Church in Pontiac.

Miss Lelia Mae Dunning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alger Dunning of Vevay, route 2, became the bride of Mr. Ethol Andrew, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ethol Andrew, Sr., Vevay, R. 4, on Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 P.M.

The Christian Church at Florence was the scene of a simple wedding ceremony on Saturday evening, July 23, when Ruth Ellen Martin, daughter of Margaret Martin of Florence, became the bride of Charles Earl Lohide, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lohide of East Enterprise.

Charmaine Truitt, representing the Switzerland County Farm Bureau, placed third in the voice division for contestants between 10 and 18 years of age at the 10th Farm Bureau district’s annual amateur contest at Versailles on July 22. Little Karen Niccum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Niccum of York Township, was entered in the class for contestants under ten years old.


The vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Abbie Danglade, June 7, as a member of the Switzerland County Welfare board has been filled by the appointment of Mrs. Myers Burke by Judge Harry Nichols.

Jacob Cook, Paul Cook, E.R. Bliss, and William Rayles spent last Wednesday in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, where they exhibited several fox hounds and won several ribbons on their entries.

Two men in a new Ford V8 automobile attempted to rob a gasoline tank at the Fred Webber Service Station in Lamb Thursday night but were frightened away when Mr. Webber heard them break the lock on the pump and went to investigate.

T-5 John Courtney, who held number 185, the first to be drawn under the selective service act, is home for the second time. Last November he spent a thirty day furlough at home and this time he expects to be discharged.

Vevay relatives have received announcement of the marriage of Seaman First Class Ralph Iddings to Miss Louise Bonham of Vallejo, California, which was solemnized July 15, at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, in San Francisco.

Work of resurfacing State Highway 56 from Vevay to Madison has been started.

Elmer Osborn, who was born near Aaron, May 13, 1865, died at his home in Tampa, Florida, on June 16.


Robert Noble, new rural mail carrier on Vevay R.F.D. no. 3., who came here recently from Ripley County was married Saturday in Indianapolis, to Miss Norma Risk of Osgood.

Nine carloads of gypsies stopped in Vevay Monday just long enough for Marshall Walker to hustle them out again. Finally corralled on the river bank and ordered to cross over, they were about to embark when Walker was informed that one of the women had stolen a purse at the home of Squire Rosenberger, on lower Ferry street. Although the theft was denied by the band, the Chief repaid the amount stolen and they were allowed to depart.

William Cook Jr., will open barber shop on Main street in Vevay.

Mrs. Lulu belle Chase, wife of Sam Chase, died at her home near Fairview Saturday evening as the result of a fatal accident. Returning to the house with a pail of milk, she slipped on the wet lawn and fell across a stake which was attached to a gate chain. The force of the fall caused the stake to penetrate the groin and start inward bleeding from which she died within a short time.

Charles Alvin Brown, resident of York township and father of County Treasurer Gobel Brown, passed away at his home on Bethel Ridge Sunday morning.

Stanley Bennett, of this county and Miss Stella Romans, of Ohio county, were married by Rev. L.S. Courtney in Vevay Saturday afternoon.

Born July 14, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Chase, of Quercus Grove


Under the new law pertaining to the selling and carrying revolvers not a solitary Switzerland County business man has taken out the necessary license to sell revolvers and no person has been issued a permit to carry a revolver.

John Allen Littrell, aged 82 years, died recently at this home in LaGrange, Kentucky. Mr. Littrell was a Civil War veteran and had at one time served as marshal in Vevay.

Mrs. Charles J. Carroll, nee Frankie Anderson a native of Switzerland County died July 14, at her home in Etowah, Tennessee.

Fire of unknown origin Saturday night destroyed the large tobacco barn of F. A. Griffith on the farm adjoining the Vevay island.

Mrs. Adelaide Fairbanks, who is visiting in New York City, has presented Rev. O. W. Nelson with a fine bicycle to be given to some member of the Boy Scouts. Rev. Nelson will give it to the first scout to earn five merit badges.

Charles D. Walston and Miss Velma D. Kern, both of Craig township, were married July 9th in Owenton, Kentucky.

Kittie Kelly’s Vaudeville Show will open a weeks’ engagement in Vevay beginning Monday July 27th.


Mrs. Martha A. Banta, wife of John W. Banta, died in Vevay, last Saturday evening, aged 77 years, 6 months and 16 days.

Wallenstine Dalmazzo Fallis, oldest child and son of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Fallis, died at the home of his parents in Vevay, July 19, of paralysis of the heart, aged 12 years, 5 months, and 10 days.

Mr. William H. Smith, son of William Smith, died of consumption in Vevay last Monday morning, in the 35th year of his age.

The little eight year old son of Virgil Stewart and wife of Avonburg, died Thursday of diphtheria.

Died Sunday, July 21, at her home near Aaron, of typhoid pneumonia, Hattie, daughter of Peter Voris and wife, aged 13 years.


Property in Switzerland County has been assessed at $3,979,518.

Married Dennis Carnine of Pleasant and Miss Maluda Chambers of Tipton County.

The people of Bennington want a daily stage coach from Vevay to Osgood.

Aime Pleasants in advertising for his lost pet rat terrier pup.


The War is over! Now let us turn our attention to local improvements. We know of nothing we need in Switzerland County more than turnpikes.

The debt of Switzerland County on May 31, 1865, was $100,576.44.

Died Jun 28, Augustus L. LeClerc, aged 19 years and 9 months. He was a member of Co. D. 10 Indiana Calvary.

The funeral of Oliver Stoops, son of Earl M. Stoops, will be held at Bethel Chapel, on August 10.

Fifty dollars per inch has been offered for the rope by which Mrs. Surratt was hung.


The meeting here of the friends of projected railroad from Jeffersonville to Cincinnati through Vevay, was well attended. We are of the opinion that the road will be built and the cars running through Vevay in two years.

The Madison newspaper complains that the mail agents on the mail boats do not leave the mail regularly at Madison.

On last Saturday Oliver Dufour and Charles T. Jones sold out a public outcry, their furniture and other household utensils preparatory to taking their families to Washington, D. C.

Vevay is getting to be quite a fashionable resort for visitors during the warm season.