Reflections 8-2-18

News compiled from past issues of Switzerland County newspapers.



Deaths this week: Specialist Johnathan Menke, William Oscar Meeks, Robert L. Perpingon, Robert W. Louden Sr., Irene Moran, Robert C. May.
Emilee Waldron and Jacob Haskell were crowned as the 2008 Princess and Prince of the Swiss Wine Festival on Sunday evening.
Makayla Rose Wheatley-Compan was born on Friday, June 27th, 2008 at Mercy Fairfield Hospital. She is the daughter of Jennifer Wheatley and Randy Compan.
Heidi Jean Brown was recently crowned the 2008 Miss Jefferson County as part of county fair festivities. She is the daughter of Doug and Julie Brown of Moorefield and Debbie and Edwin Sugg of Madison.


When the 1998-1999 school year begins on Thursday, August 20th, kindergarten students in Switzerland County will be going to school all day, every day. Kindergarten students in the past have gone to school all day, every other day.
Mary Ann Foreman Jones has graduated from Southern Ohio College, where she earned an associate’s degree in business management. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Nickee Proctor of Vevay, and graduated with honors. Mary Ann Jones is a licensed cosmetologist, and is currently employed in Madison.
The children of Leonard and Nona Lock would like to invite all family and friends to attend an one house in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be held Sunday, August 9th.


A riverboat docking ordinance was approved by a 6-1 vote of the Switzerland County Council on Saturday but another vote must take place before the ordinance takes effect. Approval of the docking ordinance is the first step toward setting up a referendum in which Switzerland County votes will decide if they want riverboat gambling here. The referendum could be held in a November 2nd election.
Molli Bovard of Vevay was the winner and American finalist in the recent American Dream Calendar Girl Model Challenge, held at the Lucayan Casino and Resort in the Bahamas. She is the daughter of Earl and Jerilyn Van Winkle of Vevay. She has a daughter Logann, 3.


The name of the annual festival in Vevay has been a source of debate since 1972. A name change was discussed and the Swiss Grape Festival was proposed to deemphasize the “wine aspects” of the festival. In 1979 the first annual Swiss Alpine Festival was held. The festival board of directors voted this year to change the name back to the Swiss Wine Festival in hopes of boosting attendance somewhat.


Davis Jones was among 1,657 students earning distinguished student ratings at Purdue University during the spring semester representing 6.6 percent of the undergraduate students of 24,958. Davis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace T. Jones of near Lake Geneva and a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School. He is working for a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
Harold C. Benedict, who recently resigned as Switzerland County School Corporation superintendent, has accepted the position of project director for the newly organized Title III special service unit. Offices are located at Madison State Hospital.
Howard E. Stow, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stow of route 2, Vevay, died Tuesday morning in a head-on automobile collision on state road 129 two miles south of Cross Plains.
Two Switzerland County young men, Ricky Rieman of East Enterprise and Terry Markland of Vevay, were among 139 Hanover College students named to the dean’s list for the second term. They are 1966 graduates of Vevay High School.


Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Heberhart of Vevay will leave Friday for New York City from where on August 15th they will sail on the New Amsterdam for France. Mr. and Mrs. Heberhart expect to spend the winter at their estate at Chantilly, France.
Representative Earl Wilson, Ninth District Congressman, informed this newspaper Tuesday that the Senate bill which would change the name of the Markland Dam to McAlpine Dam, has been killed by the House of Representatives Public Works Committee. The bill, introduced by Senator Chavez of New Mexico, honored the late William McAlpine, regarded as the dean of Ohio River engineers. Opposition to the measure was raised by officials and residents on both sides of the Ohio River, in the area adjacent to the dam.
The following deacons were ordained Sunday afternoon at the Switzerland Baptist Church: Wilmer Shadday, Clyde Schoffner, Charles Romans, Earl Grimes, Robert Jackson, Jim Ellis and Amie Peelman, Jr. Reverend Robert McNeeley of Shelbyville gave the charge to the church and Reverend Brainard Lee of Brooksburg gave the charge to the deacons.


Elwood Mead, builder of Boulder Dam, will be honored on the “Builders of Destiny” program over radio station WLW Thursday, August 5th. Mead grew up in Patriot, Indiana.
Dr. Rupert K. Cole of Vevay formally opened his new chiropractic office in the Sanders building on Main Street in Carrollton, Kentucky Monday.
Repair of the steeple on the Vevay Baptist Church, which for some time past has been considered unsafe, will be undertaken soon if plans of church officials materialize. Engineers from Fort Wayne inspected the structure last week and found that damage from rain and wind had rendered it dangerous. Repair of the steeple would cost no more than tearing it down.
“Talent, Songwriters and Poets of 1947”, which has just been published, contains three poems by Miss Ellen Cheatum of Vevay. The book also contains a brief sketch of Miss Cheatum’s life. In addition to poetry she also writes short stories but so far has not submitted them to a publisher.


Kiesel Cole and Byron Tilley spent Monday evening in Louisville and appeared on the news of the week program broadcast over WHAS.
An 8-pound girl was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Morton of Pleasant.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown July 14th, a 9-1/2 pound baby girl named Janice Laverne.


The 14th annual Switzerland County Chautauqua will get underway Friday.
Miss Jane North last week resigned her position as Vevay librarian and Miss Bess Lanham of Crawfordsville has been selected to succeed her.
Henry Dittgen has moved his furniture store to his building at the corner of Ferry and Pike streets.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Amec of Fairview, a son.
A son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Althoff of Fairview.
County Agent H. G. Kolb moved his family to Vevay Monday from Spencer, Indiana.


F. N. Hufford of Patriot has been promoted to a first lieutenant.
The Culbertson Brothers Flour Mill has been leased by J. T. Pritchard of Madison who is an experienced miller.
According to a telegram received Wednesday Howard G. Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Burton of Vevay, was killed in action in France on July 19th.
Sergeant Fred Todd, now in France, has been promoted to second lieutenant.
Elmsworth Lockwood, 26, of East Enterprise met a tragic death Friday when a loaded gun which he had with him in a truck was accidentally discharged. Mr. Lockwood and William Scudder were returning home from their employment at the mill in Markland and the gun which they used to kill rabbits was on the seat between them. In a sudden stop of the truck the gun was jolted from its place and discharged.
Harry Cleeter, Everett Scudder, Francis Beatty, James W. Orem, Berry H. Cleghorn, Cleveland F. Neimier, Rex A. Noble and Merritt Stewart were sent to Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, Wednesday to begin military service. Arnold Smith, Negro, was sent to Camp Taylor Monday.


Robert Gillock and family have moved from New Liberty, Kentucky to Vevay to make their home. Mr. Gillock has received recent threatening letters signed “Night Riders” which promoted his decision to leave Kentucky.
Miss Abbie Coleman, well known teacher, received a painful injury to one of her eyes Thursday when she was struck by a stick while cleaning her yard.
Mr. and Mrs. Bern Jones now have charge of the Vevay Bakery, George Davison having resigned because of poor health.
Dr. Howe Langsdale of Florence has left for North Dakota where he will locate for the practice of his profession.
Dave Green of Rising Sun and Oliver Banta of Vevay with a force of men have completed installing a telephone line from Vevay to Madison and through service is now available.
Born to Newt Jackson and wife of Aaron August 3rd, a boy.


Mrs. Frank Coleman met with a painful accident Monday evening when a kettle of boiling peaches upset on her arm burning it severely.
Mrs. Fred Koontz left Monday night for West Moreland, Tennessee to join her husband who is resident physician at Fair Park resort.
Bersot & Wright have started their new wagon factory at Long Run and are now turning out first class wagons.


George Arliss has a neat, nice ice cream saloon and restaurant on Pike Street.
A daughter was born July 27th to Ed Hall and wife of Center Square.
Professor L. R. Melcher is home from Washington.


While Fred and Chet Hess were threshing wheat at the barn of Samuel Stewart last Thursday on Grants Creek the boiler attachment to the thresher exploded. The noise frightened horses attached to a wagon nearby and they ran away, one of them being severely injured.
Miss Lillie Waldo has returned home from the conservatory of music at Columbus where she has been studying.
Will Cotton of Mount Sterling who severely cut his shoulder while carrying an axe about two months ago is able to be out again.
A son was born last week to George Wade of upper Posey.
The little hamlet of Soapville will hereafter be known as Avonburg.


Ernest Weil will leave Vevay for Alabama next week where he will locate and sell dry goods.
E. T. Ogle who has been rambling through Minnesota, returned to Vevay Sunday.
F. W. Baxter, Jr., is making pills in White Hall, Michigan.
Charles Norisez and G. Aushutz returned to Vevay last Saturday from a trip down the Mississippi.
Dr. E. R. Mullett who has been residing in Toledo, Ohio, for several months returned to Vevay Tuesday where he will practice his profession.
A club, “The Fighting Boys in Blue”, composed of honorably discharged soldiers was organized last week.


Rickey’s new daguerrean gallery has opened over the store of U. P. Schenck.
The stockholders of the Vevay Library Association will meet Friday to elect officers or divide the books and money in the hands of the treasurer. J. P. Schenck is President of the association.