News compiled by Ginny Leap from past
Switzerland County newspapers
10 YEARS AGO
Chuck Deputy of the Switzerland County Farm Service Agency has received an award for his outstanding performance in administering the tobacco program both here in Switzerland County and all of Southern Indiana. The award was presented by John Nidlinger, State Executive Director of Farm Service Agency. Chuck Deputy is recognized as the tobacco expert in this state.
The 10th annual Storyfest event will take place today (Thursday) and tomorrow in different locations around Vevay. each year nearly 1,000 participants come to Vevay for the event, which seeks to educate and entertain elementary school children using different ways of telling a story.
Kodi Driver has been one of the most effective servers for this year’s Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity volleyball team. The Lady Pacers have already set a school record for wins in a season, and are having an outstanding year.
Switzerland County’s girls cross country team won the 2003 Madison Courier Invitational held in Madison this past Saturday.
The Vevay Switzerland County Foundation is coordinating the development of a new subdivision on the west side of Vevay as a way to help make more and better housing available to the people of Switzerland county. the addition is located next to the Danglade subdivision on State road 56.
20 YEARS AGO
Charles and Opal Cutter of Rising Sun will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday, October 23rd. Friends and relatives in Switzerland County are encouraged to send cards, flowers or call them.
Visitors looked over the local crafts on display in front of the Switzerland County Courthouse during last Saturday’s Sleepy Hollow Celebration. Suzy Ramey of near Patriot showed off her llamas. Many tourists and local residents enjoyed petting the eye-catching llamas. Gilda Rimola and her daughter, Liza, painted pumpkins at the Visit Vevay Volunteers tent during the Sleepy Hollow Celebration.
30 YEARS AGO
Four members of the Jefferson-Craig Volunteer Fire Department squad were honored last Wednesday night during their meeting, for serving faithfully for 20 years. Those honored included: Buford Harlow (1954); Orman Woolums (1959); Don Allen (1956); and Paul Hankins (1960). They have a fine truck that has been with the Jeff-Craig Volunteer Department since 1954, and has 10,899 actual miles logged in.
William T. Pettit and Florence B. Pettit are observing their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 9th, 1983, at the Community Building in Vevay from 1-4 p.m.
40 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Porter of Fairview will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, October 14th, at Fairview United Methodist Church from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Arthur W. Houze, 90, of route 2, Vevay, at East Enterprise passed away September 26th at Dillsboro Manor following a two-year illness.
Mrs. Julie A. Moore, formerly of Switzerland County, received her Master of Arts degree in secondary education from Indiana University during August commencement exercises in Bloomington. Mrs. Moore is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. May, Jr., of route 3, Vevay.
Vevay’s newest lawyer plans to open his office here the latter part of next week. Danny May, of Indianapolis, received word Wednesday that he passed the State Bar Examination. He’ll be officially sworn in to the Indiana Bar Association next Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. May, Jr., of route 3, Vevay, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Marie, to Gerald Ray Bear, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowary Ray Bear of route 3, Vevay.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wallick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sherri Anne, to Jerry Lynn Summers, son of Reverend and Mrs. Bob Summers of Louisville.
50 YEARS AGO
A gathering of members of her family on October 13th will celebrate the 101st birthday of Mrs. Jeannette Furnish, probably Switzerland County’s oldest citizen. The dinner will be held at the Vevay home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Johnson, with whom she makes her home.
Switzerland county firemen welcomed Sunday morning’s rains but looked to the skies for more help to ward off a recurrence of a rush of grass fires striking the countryside last week.
Raymond L. Schanding for eight years in the Jefferson County extension service, assumed new duties Tuesday as Switzerland County agricultural agent.
The five young ladies who will lead the cheering section for the 1963-64 Vevay High School basketball Warriors are Rita Brown, Cheryl Brown, Linda Curts, Cheryl Bolden and Janey Hewitt. Vevay opens its season November 5th, hosting Patriot-Posey.
60 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller of Vevay are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Audrey to James Scudder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Scudder of Patriot which was solemnized in Lawrenceburg on September 22nd.
Mrs. Helen Kirby and Miss Beatrice Babcock, owners of the Sisters Shop on Main Street, have rented the Andrew building on Main Street, which was recently vacated by the Nazarene Church, and will move their store there soon.
Vevay friends of J. L. Barnhardt, 74, of Wilkinson, Indiana, owner of the Swiss Inn in Vevay, were shocked and saddened to learn of his death which occurred Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Henry County Hospital in New Castle.
Mr. and Mrs. Porter Cole of Osgood will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 11th, at their home.
Mrs. Florence Graham received word Wednesday afternoon that her brother, J. M. Tyson, had passed away at noon in an Indianapolis hospital where he had been a patient for about two weeks.
Mrs. Marie Brown, proprietor of the B and R Restaurant on Ferry Street, last week bought the restaurant of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hambrick, also on Ferry Street.
70 YEARS AGO
John McClellan, aged 62 years and a retired farmer, died at his home on Bethel Ridge Saturday, October 2nd, after a short illness.
Mrs. Marian McDonald, aged 67, a former resident of Switzerland County, died at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati Friday, October 1st, after an illness of eight months’ duration.
John Allen Romans, aged 73 years, resident of Vevay, passed away at the home of his son, Albert, in Madison Thursday, September 30th, after a brief illness.
Born October 3rd, a daughter, Marcia Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Baird.
The dredge boat Columbus, with a crew of about 30 men, is now at work digging out a navigation channel on the Vevay towhead bar.
80 YEARS AGO
Edward Lanham, aged 69 years, of Brooksburg, Harry Spall, aged 35 years and George Posey, aged 23 years, both of Indianapolis, were drowned in the Ohio River three miles below Lamb Sunday afternoon when the small boat in which they were riding sank after being swamped by a wave.
Mrs. Maybelle Lockwood Chase, wife of Harrison Chase, died in the Madison hospital Thursday at the age of 25 years.
Miss Eva M. Morrison and Oliver H. Gurley were married Saturday, September 30th, at Madison by Reverend Harris of the Baptist Church.
Jasper Wallick, aged 81 years, died at his home near Grants Creek September 26th.
James H. Crandell, familiarly known to all as “Uncle Jimmy”, passed away at his home near Moorefield Sunday at the age of 78 years.
East Enterprise has been selected as a site for a conservation work camp, according to an announcement made by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Born, September 26th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Rube Rollans of Patriot.
Miss Mary Chandler and Veryl Gullion of Aberdeen were married Saturday at Rising Sun by Reverend Taggart.
90 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Sydney Barton, aged 69 years, died Monday morning at her home in Vevay following a stroke of paralysis.
Dr. J.P. Ward, highly respected physician and surgeon of Vevay, died Tueday morning at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, following an operation for stomach ulcers. Dr. Ward, who was about 63 years of age, was thought to be showing improvement and his recovery was anticipated, this news of his death came as a shock.
Dr. Curtis Lawton, local veterinarian, will leave Vevay in the near future to take up his residence and practice in Madison.
William Schaad, a former businessman of Vevay, died September 28th at his home in New Albany.
The Vevay Ice Plant was sold last week to Dilver Benedict and Howard Humphrey and possession was taken Monday morning.
Miss Etta Mae Grimes, aged 20 years, died Saturday morning at the home of an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Lutie Vaughn, after an illness of tuberculosis.
John Price Porter, a former resident of Vevay, died Friday while visiting at the home of a daughter in Berlin, Maryland.
Born, a son, Robert Lee, Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gregory of Patriot.
Born, October 1st, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Bruner Foster of Posey Township.
Miss Wilma Barker, former Switzerland County girl, and Vernon Byram of East Enterprise were married last week in Rising Sun.
100 YEARS AGO
Harry B. Shaw, Assistant Cashier of the Vevay Deposit Bank, died in West Baden, Indiana, Saturday, August 27th. Mr. Shaw had been suffering from heart trouble for some time. He was 32 years of age.
Miss Goldie Slayback of Patriot and Cliff Scudder of Rising Sun were married in Vevay Tuesday by Reverend F. E. Hammel.
Frank Riley, who for the past four years has served as county treasurer, has been named as assistant cashier of the Vevay Deposit Bank, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Harry B. Shaw.
Born, September 28th, a daughter, Mary Jane, to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rosenberger of Vevay.
Born, September 30th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Flinn of near Mount Sterling.
Captain C. H. Albro died at his home in Florence September 24th at the age of 76 years. He was a noted river pilot.
Born, September 26th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Goodner of Fairview.
Miss Trasey Mellick and Joe Markland of East Enterprise were married Saturday.
120 YEARS AGO
Shakespeare said “Every man has his price,” but we know some men here in Vevay who couldn’t be given away.
William L. Mennett of Craig Township has purchased the grocery store of George Clendenning and Joseph Dow taking possession last Monday.
William Eaton now carries the mail between Patriot and Vevay.
Born, a daughter to Muze Scranton and wife of Posey Township.
Died in Vevay Thursday, October 5th, George W. Sterns, aged 73 years.
Licensed to marry: W.S. Lowe and Jennie Watters; Harvey Bair and Ada Bowen; Benjamin F. Detraz and Lena H. Hart; Loren E. Ricketts and Celia Melick; Edward Blanton Howard and Lulu Sherman.
140 YEARS AGO
William P. Pleasants and Miss Kate Strain, both of Vevay, were married September 20th in Madison.
Lewis F. Golay and Miss Ida Banta, both of Vevay, were married on September 28th at the home of the bride’s parents.
Mrs. Mary B. Clements, aged 22 years, died September 24th at the home of her father, Thomas Sigmon.
150 YEARS AGO
Our new school house having been finished long ago, the public schools are now held in it. It is truly astonishing to see what crowds of children go there. The school trustees have endeavored to secure good and competent teachers this year and have, we think, to some extent succeeded. We would like to whisper in the principal’s ear the propriety of using some authority to protect the small children from the knocks and abuse of bad boys, at recess, and on the way home. There are some very mean and bad boys in our midst (whose parents exercise no control whatever over them for good).
Sergeant Simeon Banks of Company E, 34d Indiana Cavalry was killed September 14th while in action at Raccoon Ford, Stevensburg, Virginia. He was shot through the head and expired immediately.
Sixteen new ironclads are about to be launched.
Captain Jesse Stepleton of the gunboat Pittsburgh is home recovering his health. The Vicksburg campaign was too much for him.
Lieutenant John S. Roberts of the gunboat Silver Lake No. 2 was home for a few days while the boat is undergoing repairs in Cincinnati.
Captain F. L. Courvoisier of Company D, 193rd Indiana is home on a few days’ furlough.