Reflections of the Past for 2/9/06


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


The Switzerland County Lady Pacers celebrated their sectional championship following their victory Saturday night over Rising Sun. The Lady Pacers had been beaten by the Shiners three times in regular season play but the Pacers were a different team now. They disrupted Rising Sun’s offense with a gritty, hard-working full-court press. And they shredded the Shiners’ zone-trap press with disciplined timing, smooth ball-handling and heads-up passing.

Cindy Jane Kincaid, daughter of Charles and Mary Jane Kincaid of Switzerland County, has earned the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List at the University of Kentucky. She achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the fall semester at UK. Cindy is a 1995 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

Caleb Patton, 10-year-old son of Rosemary Bovard, was dirt-biking at his home east of Vevay when he discovered a big snake slithering through the snow.


The Switzerland County Lady Pacer basketball team won their second sectional championship in the past three years last Saturday evening in Lawrenceburg with a 49-35 win over South Dearborn.

Mickey and Cindy Miller of Flat Rock have announced a wonderful addition to their family, 17-month-old Kamala Michelle. They call her Kami. Kami’s grandmother is Carrie Miller of Switzer Square.

Melissa Ann Radcliff of route 3, Madison and Lonny G. Harris of route 1, Florence, plan to be wed February 16th at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay.


Ninth District Congressman Lee Hamilton visited Switzerland County High School Monday, February 10th to talk with upperclassmen. He spoke on the tasks of Congress, which he explained were to maintain the country’s freedom and pass legislation.

Three inches of snow blanketed the county Monday night and Tuesday morning, causing schools to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to bad road conditions.


Nearly a hundred persons packed the Methodist Church in Patriot Tuesday night to show their opposition to the power plant project planned for Switzerland County’s Mexico Bottom.

Jamie Gross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Gross of East Enterprise, was named to the dean’s list at Southern Ohio Junior College in Cincinnati for the first quarter of the current school term.

Sheila Deaton, daughter of Claude and Pat Deaton of Vevay, was named to the dean’s list at Hanover College for the fall term.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lohide were surprised Saturday evening with a party in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.


Lorraine Covington of Vevay High School and Joy Ann Flood of Patriot High School have been named at their respective schools as Betty Crocker Homemakers of Tomorrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walcott are announcing the engagement of their son, Robert Walcott, to Miss Joy Flood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Flood.

James R. Landry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sullivan of Vevay, has been promoted to major in the United States Air Force and is stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Airman Cecil L. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Green of 305 Brindley Avenue, Vevay, has been selected for training at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, as an air force missile maintenance specialist.


Governor George N. Craig has reportedly stated that he has been informed by the Indiana State Highway Department that a road over the new Markland Dam would not be possible as planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Romans have completed negotiations for the purchase of the filling station about one mile west of Vevay from Scott Jewell.

Howard Wentworth, Treasurer of Switzerland County, a victim of multiple sclerosis, will appear on WSBN-TV in Indianapolis as part of a fund drive against the dreaded disease.


Reverend Achilles O. Protsman, prominent retired Baptist minister of Cornell, Wisconsin, and a native of this county, died at his home there on January 29th as the result of a heart attack.

Albert V. DuPlan, prominent merchant of Florence, and father of county clerk Melchior DuPlan, passed away at his home there, following an illness of several weeks.

Miss Florence Farrell, born in Pleasant Township, and a former school teacher in this county, died at her home in St. Cloud, Florida, February 8th.

The automobile stolen several weeks ago from Joe Meyers, local soil conservation agent, was found in Salem, Illinois, last week and has been returned to Indianapolis. The vehicle is reported to have been driven about 9,000 miles since it was stolen.

Born February 10th, a son, Wilbur Wayne, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Cochran of Quercus Grove.


Hubert Turner, well known young farmer of Florence, was killed instantly Monday evening when his car struck a post and overturned near the Ed Trinkle farm east of Vevay.

Emerson Lemen, former prosecuting attorney of this circuit, passed away at his home in Madison last Friday.

The continued cold weather has frozen all the fire hydrants except one at Tell and Main streets. City street department employees have been busy thawing out the frozen mains supplying the hydrants.

Miss Nell Jean Broadwell and Wildolph Truitt were married Friday at the home of Reverend H. A. Broadwell in North Madison.

A son, Robert Minor, was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott.

Kenneth Adams, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Adams, fell while playing at school fractured his elbow.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Anderson celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Fred Baxter, in Indianapolis.


Reverend A. K. Johnson, pastor of the Vevay Baptist Church, performed a double wedding ceremony at his home Sunday. The contracting parties were Winona Marie Sharp, Loveland, Ohio, to Conrad Fracke, Cincinnati, and Irene Ziegenhardt to Howard Crawford, both of Cincinnati.

Mrs. Everett Bledsoe returned Friday from Cincinnati where she spent several days studying the millinery styles and attending the fashion shows.

Born, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Burress.

Mrs. Mollie Scott of route 1, Vevay, brought to this office last week a hen egg that is just about the largest we have ever seen. It was larger than a turkey egg, weighed five ounces and contained three yolks.

The marriage of Miss Bernice Brindley to James Aldred, Jr., was solemnized February 12th at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brindley near Moorefield.

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Iddings took their little son, Ralph Marvin, to Cincinnati Friday where his tonsils were removed.


The grocery store of Charles Jaynes was entered by petty thieves Thursday night and a small amount of money was stolen.

Reverend E. B. Williams pastor of the Methodist Church, has resigned his work because of ill health and has returned to his home in Vincennes, Indiana.

Mrs. Robert W. Galbreath, 55, was burned to death at her home in Ohio County Tuesday when she fainted and knocked over a lamp, setting fire to her clothing. She was the daughter of the late Robert A. Harris and was born and reared near Quercus Grove.

George Furnish has been appointed new night policeman to succeed Frank Brockschlager who has resigned to move to his new farm on Tapps Ridge.

In a lengthy article published this week, evidence is offered by a sister of Edward Eggleston, Mrs. Jane Eggleston Zimmerman, to substantiate the claim of Decatur County that much of the story and some of the characters in the “Hoosier Schoolmaster” were drawn from that community.


James K. Pleasants has sold several lots on lower Market Street to John A. Weaver who will erect a modern coal elevator on the site where the warehouse formerly stood.

Alva McGuire of the steamer Levi Workum is spending the week at home while the boat is laid up because of heavy ice in the river.


Last Friday while hauling maple sugar water at Antioch the horses of Bob Stewart and Mr. Bunger ran away. No serious damage was done but Mr. Bunger lost one shoe and his vest.

Griffith Byram of East Enterprise has rented a farm near Indianapolis and he will move there soon with his son, Seth, and their families. Fred Slack has bargained for Mr. Byram’s farm.

Miss Sallie Demint, formerly of Vevay, was married February 5th in Cincinnati to Mr. William McLennon. They are spending their honeymoon in Scotland.

Miss Julia Hurtz was quite severely burned last week by an explosion of coal oil which she was using to build a fire.

Born to Robert Cotton and wife of Indian Creek, a baby girl.

Licensed to marry: Frank Norton and Susan O. Voris; John F. Robs and Alma Core Stoops; Durward W. Anderson and Frankie E. Stucy; C. W. Montayne and Allie M. Davis; William Bennett and Mary Ellen Bennett; Will Ellis and Lona Latelle; Manly Dalton and Lizzie Ellis.


Mrs. Black will begin a singing class Saturday evening, February 12th, in the basement of the M. E. Church. Ten lessons will be 50 cents.

The Vevay woolen factory has been putting in new machinery.

Saturday, February 26th, we will issue our centennial edition. It will contain a history of Switzerland County and other unusually interesting matter.

A public meeting was held at purpose of organizing a “Building and Loan Association.”

One night last week a very fine hog worth about $30 was taken from the pen of Alexander McCulloch who lives near Moorefield.

Married at the residence of the bride’s parents in Vevay, February 15th, by Reverend T. Warn Beagle, Mr. Thomas Saberton of Indianapolis and Miss Mary Weales of Vevay.

Notice is hereby given that the firm of Tardy and Detraz has been dissolved by mutual consent.


Last Thursday the barn of Alva Leap in Craig Township was destroyed by fire.

During the past three months 345 persons have connected themselves with the M. E. Church on the Mount Sterling circuit.


Married by Benjamin Tevis, Miss Nancy Brook to David Munn.

Married by Reverend W. H. Dolby, Miss Caroline Wilson to Jackson Scott.

The steamers Belle Quigley and Vermont, lying at the mouth of the Kentucky River at Carrollton, were destroyed by the fire last Wednesday.


Married on January 22nd by Bela Herrick Esquire, Charles Bryan and Miss Esther E. Gayton.

Married January 9th by Reverend Robert Stevenson, William Cole and Miss Caroline Christy.

Married on January 8th by Reverend E. W. Burruss, Perdillis McNutt and Miss Nancy Ormsby.