10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Donna Day, Lowell Reynolds, Billy Ackman, Sr.
The inaugural tackle football team begins conditioning program this week under the direction of coach Ryan Jesop.
Jackson Anthony Bosh was born on Thursday, May 3rd. He is the son of Chris and Adrienne Williams Bosh of Miami. He is the grandson of Susan Chatham and Tony Jordan. The great grandson of Thomas and Betty Williams.
The new Vevay Mercantile held its Grand Opening on Saturday April 27th. The business is owned by Jeff and Denise Leland and is located on West Main Street in Vevay.
20 YEARS AGO
Switzerland County High School is hosting four exchange students representing three continents from different parts of the world during this school year. The students live in homes with host families here, and have had a wonderful time getting acclimated to life in Indiana. They are from Brazil, Wales, South Korea and Vietnam.
During this turkey hunting season, 11-year-old Zach O’Neal bagged his first tom turkey while hunting with his father, Barry O’Neal.
Switzerland County High School senior Brandon Covington will continue his basketball career this fall as a member of the Danville Community College basketball team. The school is a Division II program, and is known for sending its players n to Division I basketball teams. Brandon Covington was congratulated by Switzerland County High School coach David Todd.
As a result of their high scores, Switzerland County High School English and math Super Bowl teams have qualified to compete in Class 3 competition at the Academic Super Bowl State Competition this Saturday, May 10th.
30 YEARS AGO
Carroll and Juanita Detmer of near Patriot will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary with an open house in the Fellowship Room of concord Community church near Patriot Memorial Day, May 31st, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. they were married June 2nd, 1943, at the Switzerland Baptist church by Reverend Harvey Burns.
Paul Douglas Ray, son of Doug and Barbara Ray of Mount Sterling, has graduated from the Recruit Training Center in Orlando, Florida. He is a graduate of SCHS and will be stationed at Millington, Tennessee where he will receive training to be a jet mechanic.
The community correspondents for the county paper gathered at the Ogle Haus on Thursday for the annual luncheon held in their honor by Vevay Newspapers.
40 YEARS AGO
Switzerland County will be represented in the 1983 Miss Madison Regatta beauty pageant by an athlete who intends to study journalism in college. Retha Lynn Reuter, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Reuter, route 1, Vevay, became the fourth entry in the contest to be held June 27th on the stage of the Ohio Theatre in Madison.
A representative from Johnson Control gave a presentation-demonstration on the micro-computer system that the School Board approved the purchase of during the regular meeting last Monday night. The system will prove valuable to the high school next winter as it will primarily be used for heating control throughout the building. The system is costing the school system $15,000 and it should be installed and ready for programming next fall.
50 YEARS AGO
Henri Chase, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chase of Vevay, is residing in Ladoga, Indiana, following his graduation last January from Indiana State University.
Mrs. Dorothy J. Riley, 42, of Main Street, Vevay, passed away Monday at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. She died suddenly of an apparent heart attack in the recovery room following surgery.
Funeral services were held in Vevay Wednesday for David H. Konkle, 67, of route 1, Vevay, near Bennington. He passed away Sunday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison following a three-month illness.
60 YEARS AGO
Harmon L. Thomas and Charles Spurgeon officially resigned this week as member of the Vevay High School teaching faculty. Spurgeon, assistant athletic coach and high school mathematics instructor, said Tuesday that he has accepted a high school mathematics position in Columbus. Thomas, who taught industrial arts and was part time athletic instructor for six years at the local school, has accepted a position with the Seymour Community Schools where he will teach industrial arts and coach football.
Murray Vincent, resigning Vevay High School athletic coach, has received an assistantship at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Verne Hooker and Edward Gray will continue into the 1963-64 school year as superintendent and assistant superintendent of Switzerland County School Corporation. In a move to reduce administration personnel in the corporation, Harold C. Benedict and Raymond Cole have been offered mathematics positions at county high schools.
70 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Hatton of near Mount Sterling will observe their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday, May 10th, at the home of their son, Gerald Hatton, and Mrs. Hatton at Mount Sterling.
Charles B. Noble was reelected County Superintendent of Schools at a meeting of the Township Trustees held in the Court House last Saturday. Professor Noble was appointed to the office in January, 1944, at the death of the late Ernest Danglade and has served continuously since that time.
Miss Lucy Brown of Moorefield has been initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, national education honorary sorority at Ball State Teachers College. Miss Brown is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, national social science honorary. Alpha Phi Gamma, national journalism honorary, and Student Executive Council.
Little Elizabeth Ann Weathers, one-year-old daughter of Mrs. Ellen Weathers, fell against a hot stove Friday night and burned her face about her eyes.
Miss Marcilene Dillon of Bloomington, director of the Vevay schools’ music department for the past two years, has tendered her resignation to the school board here, effective at the end of the term.
J. C. Warner, Jr., of the U.S.. Navy, who was recently transferred from San Diego to San Francisco, California, arrived Wednesday to spend a 27-day leave with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warner in Posey Township. The young man enlisted in the Navy 11 months ago.
80 YEARS AGO
Edgar Mellon, retired farmer of Posey Township, passed away at his home in Patriot Monday evening. He was 91 years of age and had been in poor health for some time past.
Hugh Thimbler, officer in the Indiana Department of Conservation, has been assigned to Switzerland and Ohio counties as game warden.
Charles Mattingly has resigned his position at Dam 39 and has with his family, moved to a farm near Evansville. Mr. Johnsie Smalley and family have moved into the house at the Dam vacated by the Mattinglys. Sam Coy of Florence has been promoted to Mr. Smalley’s place and J. D. Bennett has taken Mr. Coy’s place as guard.
90 YEARS AGO
Few clues of importance have been uncovered in the attempted robbery of the Florence Deposit Bank last week in which the combination of the vault was wrecked by a charge of nitroglycerine.
At a joint meeting of the township trustees and the school boards it was decided to dispense with the services of the county attendance office. The duties of the office will be taken over by the township trustee.
Mrs. Della Oakley Sullivan, wife of Leon Sullivan, died at her home near Jacksonville Monday after an illness of some four months.
Mrs. Mattie A. Davis died at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. P. Danglade, in Vevay Sunday. She had been in ill health for several years.
Born, May 4th, a son, Donald Wayne, to Mr. and Mrs. George Shelley of Pleasant View Ridge.
100 YEARS AGO
Andrew Jones, aged 78 years, died at the home of his son in Vevay Sunday morning, following an illness of several years duration. He was a Civil War veteran, having served in Company H. 27th Indiana Volunteers for four years.
The Emerson showboat Golden Rod, “the people’s favorite,” will be in Vevay May 17th, presenting the big dramatic play “Won by Radio” plus five acs of vaudeville.
Miss Mary Tinker and Loomis Henry of Posey Township were married at Vevay on April 15th. Both parties are members of the senior class of the Patriot High School and did not announce their marriage until after the commencement exercises.
The icy hand of winter took Switzerland County in its grasp Tuesday afternoon, banishing all thoughts of spring. The thermometer dropped to 34 degrees and the cold was accompanied by heavy snow throughout Tuesday night and again on Wednesday.
110 YEARS AGO
George Frazier, aged about 40 years, died at his home on Tapps Ridge Saturday morning after several month’s illness of tuberculosis. This is the third death in the Frazier family within the past year. Tiller Frazier, a brother, and Gus Frazier, the father, having died less than a year ago.
Something over a week ago, Arthur Lowe, 18-month-old son of Eck Lowe of the Allensville neighborhood, was bitten by a snake of the spreading viper variety. Nothing serious was anticipated but the boy’s condition in the last few days has become alarming and little hope is held for his recovery.
E. P. Anshutz of Manchester, Ohio, has purchased the Vevay wharfboat from Messers. Shull and Benedict and will take possession in the near future.
Mrs. Anna Trafelet Miller, wife of Napoleon Miller, died Monday night at the home of her brother, Walter Trafelet, east of Vevay, at the age of 30 years.
Born, May 5th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee o Goose Creek.
130 YEARS AGO
Dr. Edward Eggleston was greeted Thursday evening by a huge crowd in the auditorium of the Baptist Church, where he delivered a lecture on the subject “How to Live in Ireland.” On Friday night a reception given the members of the Eggleston Club, honoring Dr. and Mrs. Eggleston was held at the residence of Captain and Mrs. A. J. Schenck. At 8 o’clock the guests of honor arrived and were introduced to the members of the club. At 8:30 the “Ladies H. and P. Club” of Ghent arrived and in like manner were introduced to Dr. and Mrs. Eggleston. At 9 o’clock the “Woman’s Study Club” of Vevay arrived and were recipients of a like pleasure. The evening was spent in conversational, music, and those present were allowed the rare privilege of hearing Dr. Eggleston render some of his own quaint characters in his own attractive style. Delicious refreshments were served to the more than nine score guests in attendance.
160 YEARS AGO
Civil War News: One of the greatest battles of the war is being fought in Virginia, at Chancellorsville, with terrible loss of life on both sides. The rebels on Saturday attacked our right flank. Stonewall Jackson, with his whole corps of 40,000 men, threw himself on Howard’s 11th Corps. This corps disgracefully abandoned their positions behind their breastworks and rushed panic-stricken towards headquarters. Our right was thus completely turned and the rebels doubled up on us. Reinforcements were promptly sent by Hooker. The enemy gained ground but at the sacrifice of five of his divisions. Jackson was reported wounded.