News compiled by Ginny Leap from past issues of
Switzerland County newspapers
10 YEARS AGO
Brandi Lynn Chase and Brennan Bragg were crowned the 1997 Little Miss and Little Mister of the Switzerland County 4-H Fair.
Michelle Angela Hall and Allen Edward Detmer were united in marriage on Saturday, May 31st. The wedding was performed at the Fairlawn Church of Christ in Muncie, Indiana.
Haley Yount was honored as a princess of the Jefferson County 4-H Fair Queen contest held Monday evening. She is the daughter of Willie and Peggy Yount of Vernon Ridge. She is the granddaughter of Marion and Hazel Turner of Smith Ridge.
Ethel Boggs of Vevay will celebrate her 96th birthday this Saturday, July 12th. She has lived in the same house on Seminary Street for the past 41 years.
15 YEARS AGO
Cindy Hudson won $20,000 in the Hoosier Lottery. She and her husband Tony were shopping in Aurora and Cindy asked him to buy some scratch off tickets when he went into a store. They are planning to remodel their house with the money.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stevens of East Enterprise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 28th with a family dinner hosted by their children at the Ogle Haus.
Peg Ehlers has been named the new Switzerland County youth extension agent.
20 YEARS AGO
Michelle Jackson was crowned Queen of the 1987 4-H Fair Monday evening.
James L. Saner, Sr., has been elected President of the First National Bank of Vevay, a division of P.T.C. Bancorp of Brookville. First National Bank of Vevay recently purchased the former north Madison location of the First Bank of Madison on Clifty Drive, and plans to open a branch there.
Gerald and Mary Scudder of Florence will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a family dinner July 18th at the Ogle Haus Inn in Vevay.
30 YEARS AGO
The Markland Bridge will soon connect Switzerland County with Kentucky as the final span was installed earlier this week. The two-lane structure should be open for traffic by late spring of 1978.
Six Switzerland County High School students attended the National Tri-M convention. Tri-M is an high school honorary for music students. The students who went to the convention at Fairfield, Ohio, were Mark Archer, Carol May, Donna Wagner, Rich Wolf, Dena Alford, and Sharon Brown.
40 YEARS AGO
Switzerland County’s 4-H Club Fair will officially open Monday following a lead-off event presented by Switzerland County Saddle Club Sunday afternoon.
Distinguished students at Purdue University from Switzerland County included Davis Jones, an agriculture major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace T. Jones of near Lake Geneva, and Sharon Mayo, a home economics major, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Burley of near Patriot.
Four members and the scoutmaster of Vevay’s Boy Scout Troop 14 received Order of the Arrow awards, among scouting’s highest honors, Friday night during ceremonies in Vevay. Receiving orders were Scouts Frank Bye, Pat Clark, John McKay, and Raymond Mathews, and scoutmaster Clifford Curts. The Troop’s Eagle Patrol was named outstanding patrol at Camp Louis Ernst last week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Colen of route 2, Rising Sun, have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Linda Sue, to William Thomas Scott, son of Mrs. Louise Scott of Moorefield. The wedding will be at 7:30 p.m. July 28th at Fairview Methodist Church.
50 YEARS AGO
Harold L. Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Jackson, route 1, Vevay, will complete recruit training July 24th at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.
A daughter was born July 12th to S/Sgt. L. McCreary and wife of Bryan Air Force Base, Texas. She was named Lilly Ann and weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Mr. and Mrs. James McCreary are the parents of S/Sgt. McCreary.
In double ring ceremonies June 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Long Run Baptist Church, Miss Hazel Jean Curry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Curry of Brooksburg, route 1, became the bride of Mr. Fred K. Wilkerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miles of near Bennington.
Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Dennis of Bear Branch have announced the marriage of their daughter, Gladys LaVerna, to Mr. Eslie M. Alford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Alford of near Fairview. The wedding took place June 29th in the parsonage of the First Baptist Church of Columbus, Indiana.
Vevay’s post office is slated for several major improvements and changes, including remodeling and enlarging of lobby and office facilities. According to Congressman Earl Wilson, the government has renewed for 10 years the lease on the present Pike Street quarters.
Mrs. Robert Barker of Mount Sterling has accepted a position in the Switzerland County ASC office in Vevay as an ACP clerk. Mrs. Barker was for some years employed in the office of the REMC at Osgood, but she resigned her position there this spring because of illness.
60 YEARS AGO
The marriage of Miss Lucille Gaywood and Pvt. Wendell Bennett, Jr., both of Vevay, was quietly solemnized Friday morning, July 4th, by the Reverend Niles in Carrollton, Kentucky.
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Gayle Herner and Lucian J. Shaw Saturday afternoon, July 5th, at the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church in Indianapolis. The marriage vows were read by Dr. R. L. Holland.
Miss Alma Jean Harsin, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Harsin of Lamb, and Nelson Wayne Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown of Center Square, were married Saturday night in a service at the home of the bride’s parents.
Mrs. Nellie Shaw and Walton Whitaker were united in marriage at Vevay June 21st. The double ring ceremony was performed at the home of the Reverend W.L. Peters.
Joe Ricketts of Markland, who underwent a tonsillectomy at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison last week and had returned home, suffered such severe hemorrhages Sunday morning that it was necessary to remove him to the hospital for emergency treatment.
70 YEARS AGO
The Baptist parsonage is undergoing extensive cleaning and redecorating at the hands of the members, in preparation for the arrival of the new minister early in August.
Judge and Mrs. Curtis R. Marshall and daughter Ruth have gone to New York City where they sailed on the liner Queen Mary Wednesday morning for Europe.
Friends here were pleased to learn of the marriage of Kathleen Dugan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bevis, Vevay, and Roe Hudson which took place at Brownstown May 17th.
80 YEARS AGO
A mastodon tusk found at Mennett’s Hollow a few weeks ago by Fred Riley has been presented to Switzerland County Historical Society.
The Pleasants homestead west of Vevay was sold at public auction Friday to Mrs. Anna Tebow, one of the heirs, for $4,700.
Sieglitz and Gaudin have rented the Culbertson lot on Liberty Street and will open an airdome there in the next few days.
Announcement has been received in this county of the wedding of James Scott Hall to Miss Lilly Mae Schaub of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
90 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Charles Rochat received a telegram Monday informing her of the sudden death of her brother, George Hatch at Mattoon, Illinois, who committed suicide.
Mrs. Phoebe Moxley, aged 55, of this city, and George W. Shelly, aged 49, a farmer of Craig Township, were united in marriage by the Reverend Hammel Monday evening.
The home of County Clerk Jesse P. Curry was robbed for the third time this year, when someone executed a broad daylight theft July 4th.
Everett W. LeClerc, son of Edward LeClerc, of Craig Township and Frances E. McFarland, daughter of Millard McFarland of Jefferson Township were married by the Reverend Frank Hammel Saturday afternoon.
Miss Eunice Protsman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Protsman and Lee Leonard of Indianapolis were married at the Baptist parsonage in Madison Tuesday, July 3rd.
100 YEARS AGO
Virge Crable, aged 24 years, attempted to end his life Tuesday evening shortly after 6 o’clock by plunging in the waters of the Ohio. He was rescued by Captain John Graham, the ferryman.
A little daughter of Jack McIntire was badly bitten by a dog last week.
A daughter was born July 10th to Dilver Stewart and wife of Florence.
120 YEARS AGO
William Ford of New Castle, Kentucky, and Ida G. Fitchener of Carroll County, Kentucky, were married at the LeClerc House in Vevay July 14th.
Thomas J. Bliss and Miss Julia Edmonson of Allensville were married July 13th at the residence of Elder W. M. Gard.
The steamer U.P. Schenck, on her way up, is lying at Cairo on account of low water.
J.S. Bradley has resigned the position of telegraph operator at Vevay and has been succeeded by J. J. Cummings of Port Royal, Kentucky.
Twin girls were born July 18th to R. B. Bascom and wife at East Enterprise.
130 YEARS AGO
Drs. F. S. Kohler and J. Griffith have dissolved partnership and Dr. Koehler has removed his office opposite Schenck’s store on Ferry Street.
Thomas E. Kincaid of Vevay and Miss Lou J. Kern of Craig Township were married Wednesday evening in the Ebenezer Methodist Church near Moorefield.
140 YEARS AGO
The Vevay soap factory has suspended operations.
Blackberries are selling at 20 cents per gallon.
A member of the active young men of this place have established a gymnasium on Liberty Street.
Oliver Ormsby of this place and James B. McCrellis, formerly of Washington, have formed a partnership for the practice of law here.
B.J. Hathaway has purchased the stores of Hathaway & Company in this place and Rising Sun and will continue the business.
150 YEARS AGO
In 1816, the weather was exactly of the character of that which we are now enjoying. That year there was frost in July and not a bushel of corn was raised north of the Mason and Dixon line.
Yesterday, July 18th, was the warmest day for three years. Thirteen inquests were held by the coroner, most of which were causes of sun stroke. The thermometer during the day indicated 100 to 106 degrees in the shade.
Reflections of the past week of 7/12/07
News compiled by Ginny Leap from past issues of