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Vevay, Indiana
Monday, May 16, 2022

County continues work on upgrading roads and bridges even with funding questions

With the Indiana State Legislature debating on taking a larger share of casino revenues from Indiana cities and counties; work on Switzerland County roads and bridges in continuing — with hopes of even more being done after the legislature adjourns.

‘A Man Called Peter’ set at the Hoosier Theater this weekend

The Historic Hoosier Theater in Vevay will present the play “A Man Called Peter”, for three performances this weekend, April 22nd-24th.

‘Footloose’ is theme of choral musical event at high school

The Switzerland County High School show choir and choir will present “Footloose” on Friday night, April 29th, as a part of the annual “Soup, Salad, and Song” event.

Switzerland County Prom, 2005

Switzerland County High School held its prom Saturday night at General Butler State Park in Carrollton. Ryan Owings and Brittany Cole were crowned as the Prom King and Queen.

Council continues discussions on riverboat funds

The Indiana General Assembly is still considering legislation that would redirect riverboat casino revenues from counties such as Switzerland County and instead keep those funds in state accounts; and at Saturday’s meeting of the Switzerland County Council, a crowd of about 20 people came to discuss a plan of action.

Fight continues to save Riverboat funds

The committee votes have been close, but as the Indiana legislature continues its discussions on topics such as the state budget and Daylight Savings Time — the possibility of Switzerland County losing a large chunk of its riverboat revenues is still very real.

United Fund holds meeting; sets 2005 goal at $100,000

The United Fund of Switzerland County held its annual meeting and report to the community on Saturday morning at the Moorefield firehouse.

Elnora Gregory: county woman finds ancestral link to George Washington, Meriwether Lewis

For much of her life, Elnora Scudder Gregory has lived quietly here in Switzerland County. Born to Horace R. and Cecil Callahan Scudder, Elnora’s father was a school teacher and gentleman farmer in the Florence area. She met and married Harry Gregory from the Patriot area in 1946; and for more than 50 years the couple lived quietly and happily at their Patriot residence.

Mattie Waddle, Amanda Watson are this year’s Lilly Scholarship winners

The Community Foundation of Switzerland County has announced the two recipients of Switzerland County’s 2005 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships.

State legislators continue to try and get more funds from county riverboat funds

Switzerland County Council president Mike Jones said that it feels a little bit like Poland felt during World War II — Russia on one side and Germany on the other.