Reflections of the past for 1/20/05


News compiled by Ginny Leap from past issues of Switzerland County newspapers


Gina Scudder, a 1994 graduate of Switzerland County High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ivy tech State College in Madison. Gina earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the fall term, and is working toward her associate’s degree in administrative office technology. She is the daughter of Gene and Duevon Scudder of Florence.

Deborah Burgert and Connie Sigmon, Switzerland County residents, of Vevay are among 23 recent graduates of the practical nursing program at Ivy Tech State College in Madison.

Corrinne Mahorney of Vevay has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at the Fort Wayne campus of Taylor University. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mahorney of Switzerland County.

Chanda Hunt, daughter of Ernie and Ruth Hunt of Vevay has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall quarter at Indiana Business College.

Five Switzerland County residents are among 46 students named to the Dean’s List at Ivy Tech State College in Madison for the fall term — Kimberly Giglio, Debra Hite, Angela Lock, all of Vevay; Gina Scudder of Florence; and Freda J. Skaggs of Patriot.

Elizabeth Ann Simon, daughter of Dale and Mary Ann Simon of Bennington, has been honored by being named to the Dean’s List at Franklin College for the fall semester.


Lori Allison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Allison of route 1, Florence, has been named as the recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award by the Swiss Vineyard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

A federal grant awarded through the Department of Commerce has been given to the Town of Vevay to be used in the renovation efforts of the old Hoosier Theatre, located on Ferry Street in Vevay. The grant totaling $156,300 is actually given to the town which in turn must use it to renovate the theatre, which is owned by Historic Vevay, Inc., a non-profit organization.

Linda C. Bond was named president of the First National Bank of Vevay at a meeting of the board of directors Tuesday, January 8th, 1985. Dennis Cole was named cashier to replace Mrs. Bond in that position.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brown of Florence have received notification from the Lexington Business College that their daughter, Sharon, has been named to the President’s List for the fall quarter.

Ken Roberts of Vevay has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall term at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. He is the son of Bill and Virginia Roberts of route 3, Vevay.


The East Enterprise State Bank was robbed last Friday at gunpoint by a man identified as Raymond McClellan. After about seven freezing hours spent running in the woods McClellan gave himself up at a police roadblock at the edge of Canaan.

The East Enterprise State Bank robbery last Friday was the second in Switzerland County history. The first, and only other, bank robbery occurred December 12th, 1930, when the Florence Deposit Bank was relieved of $750 by two men, W.D. Houghton, 25, of Evansville, and William Hewig of Rockport. Within 24 hours they were arrested an sentenced to prison terms.

There’s been still another delay in the Markland Dam bridge project — but this one’s going to last only a week, officials say. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Louisville announced this week that the accepting of bids for the project, originally scheduled for January 30th, has been rescheduled for February 6th, to allow more contractors to submit bids.

David W. Paugh of Vevay is one of 642 Ball State University students named to the Registrar’s Roll of Honor for the fall quarter at Ball State. Paugh, a junior majoring in political science, is a graduate of North Vernon High School. He is the son of Claude R. Paugh, R.R.3, Vevay.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hyatt, route 1 Franklin, Indiana, announce the engagement of their daughter Brenda to Kendrick Fay Briggs Jr., son of Mr. Kendrick Fay Briggs, Sr. of Vevay and Mrs. Charles Johnson of Louisville. Miss Hyatt is currently a teacher in the Switzerland County School Corporation. Mr. Briggs is employed at Reliance Electric Company and farms.

Mrs. Carolyn Brown, 701 Pike Street, Vevay, on Friday became the first General Educational Development graduate in the five-county Southeastern Indiana adult Basic Education Program.


Ralph Brown has been added to the Vevay town staff as a part-time town marshal. Brown is serving three shifts per week to allow other policemen a day off. Other policemen include Fred Jennings Jr., chief marshal, Clarence Wiseman, and Harry Courtney.

Approximately 23,000 rural people who have had to haul water for household use of depend on inadequate and often polluted wells and cisterns will soon have safe, piped-in water, Cecil Thompson, Home Administration, county-supervisor in Dillsboro, said today. These farm and rural people, many living in out-of-the-way communities will have available over 20 million gallons of water supplied monthly by newly-constructed or improved water distribution systems.

Johnsie Smalley, former Switzerland County resident, has been promoted to lockmaster at Dam 43 near Elizabeth. He was head lockman at Markland’s Dam 39 for 11 years, starting in 1936. Smalley served as assistant lockmaster at Dam 38, Burlington, Kentucky, for eight years and the past 2 1/2 years at Dam 43.


Mr. and Mrs. Chester James of Vevay have received announcement of the birth of an 8 lb., 2 oz., son to their daughter Mrs. William L. Carrigan and her husband A-3C Carrigan of Bangor, Maine. The baby arrived on January 20th.

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Oak, who reside near East Enterprise, quietly celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Tuesday of this week. They have lived all 52 years in the East Enterprise community and 45 of those on the farm two miles south of Enterprise, where they now reside.

Mrs. Hattie Griswold quietly observed her 89th birthday Thursday, January 27 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Archer and Mr. Archer of Bennington.


Establishment of a new frozen food storage plant in Vevay seems to be assured.

Private Russell Muret Emery of near Patriot, has been reported as slightly wounded in action in France on December 2nd.

Mr. and Mrs. Uly Sigmon of Parks Ridge celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on January 13th.

Mrs. Marie Wilson of Vevay received a telegram from the Navy Department on Wednesday, confirming the death of her husband Fireman First Class Marvin Wilson, who was previously reported missing in action.
Born December 28th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kirkpatrick of Quercus Grove.


Miss Mary Jo Krummel entertained with a lovely shower at her home Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Paul Sullivan a recent bride.

Leon O’Day miraculously escaped injury Saturday night when the car which he was driving turned over on the Hog Run fill.
Mr. and Mrs. James Park very quietly celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Monday at their home west of Vevay.
Miss Virginia Sullivan is improving from her recent illness.

Mrs. Minnie Downey has been ill with influenza for several days.

Roy Johnson was confined to his home by illness several days last week.

Mrs. William E. Ogle was hostess to the Ever Ready bridge club Wednesday evening at her home.

Dilver Benedict, who is a patient in Christ Hospital, is greatly improved.


The new Patriot theater, owned by William Martin, opened Saturday, January 24th.

The Riley Literary Society has been organized in Rising Sun.

Tobacco is selling from 3 to 10 cents per pound.

Many things are being donated to the orphan’s home here.

William R. Protsman was elected President of the A. and H. Society of Switzerland County.


U.P. Schenck is the biggest taxpayer in the Jefferson Township with an assessment of $2,462.52

Mrs. Rev. R. D. Black will open a school of organ music here at $10 for 20 lessons.
Lewis F. Works was elected Master of the Craig Township Grange.

The Chair Factory here is advertising for persons to seat chairs.

W.S. Kincaid is having all his pork examined by C.G. Boerner before offering it for sale. He is determined to protect his customers against trichinae.

Joseph Jickell advertises that his restaurant is going in full blast and the hungry can drop in at all hours.


The flag of the truce boat, New York, from Aiken’s Landing, James River, with paroled soldiers and citizens, arrived in Annapolis January 16th. Lieutenant Governor Jacob of Kentucky is among the passengers.

The attack on Fort Fisher has been renewed.
Married in Vevay, January 15, at the residence of the bride’s father by Rev. W.B. Linell, Mr. Henry M. Knox, and Miss Maria T. Davis.

Sergeant John LeClerc, Co. D. 10 Indiana Calvary is in the hospital in New Albany, Indiana, wounded in one of his legs.

Lieutenant John Shaw, 46 Illinois, having served out his term of enlistment, arrived home last week.

Captain Percy Rous, Company E. 50 Indiana has served out his term of enlistment and is now home.

A young man of this place, named Samuel Vanduzen, was seriously injured last Monday, caused by a bale of hay falling on him, while engaged in towing it in a flat boat.

Those persons who promised to pay us their subscriptions with wood, will you please bring it in as soon as possible.