10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Randy McCartney, Vivian Vann, Betty Powers, Jane O’Connor, Leola Klemme, Frank McGee.
Casyn Charles Peters was born on Monday, May 25th, 2009 at the King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison, He is the son of Christopher Peters and Chasity Hunt.
Travis Tackett and Kristen Perry earned Most Valuable Player honors of the Rivertown Classic Basketball Tournament.
The Lady Pacers claimed the Rivertown Tournament title with a win over Rising Sun by a score of 58-25.
The Pacers earned the Rivertown Tournament title with a close win over Lawrenceburg, 55-54.
20 YEARS AGO
In 1996, the Rivertown Classic basketball tournament was developed with the idea of bringing exciting, competitive basketball to Switzerland County. The original four teams included Switzerland County, Rising Sun, Shawe and South Decatur. Saturday night, the final championship game of the Rivertown Classic was played between the two original teams and that remain — the Pacers and the Shiners. For the third time in the tourney’s five year history, Switzerland County captured the title with a convincing 58-39 victory over their conference rival.
Indiana State Representative Cleo Duncan held a town meeting at the Jack Sullivan Building of the Switzerland County Senior Citizens Center on Saturday morning. She sees little hope for the property tax reform in this session of the House. She spent time talking about all types of issues from taxes to dockside gambling to education.
The Switzerland County varsity cheerleaders captured the cheerleader competition at this year’s Rivertown Classic basketball Tournament. They are: Amanda Owings, Annie Donnellon, Tiffany Wiechering, Chrissy Turner, Casie Campbell, Kasey Wagner, Tasha Roberts, Olesha Otter, Hollie Fockler, and Colleen O’Sullivan. Coaches are Gerri Lynn Kemper and Lisa Fisher.
30 YEARS AGO
An off-duty member of the Switzerland County Life Squad helped to save the life of a 13-month-old infant after the child was accidentally left unattended in a bathtub on Tuesday night, January 9th. Sherri Lewis of route 1, Vevay, was at home Wednesday evening when she heard a car pull into her home’s driveway. She saw her husband’s cousin, Eric Hiner, coming up to the front door of her home at approximately 6 p.m. The parents tried to revive their daughter Shatawn, and Sherri Lewis did CPR until an ambulance arrived.
Calling Indiana “strong and on the move” as it enters the 1990’s, Governor Evan Bayh has exhorted Hoosiers to support education and economic development programs to lay a foundation for the next Century.
40 YEARS AGO
Sergeant Richard T. Woolums arrived home from Lackland Air Force Base on December 16th, having completed four years’ service in the Air Force. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orman Woolums of Vevay.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Patterson will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Friday at their home near Florence. They were married in Rising Sun on January 11th, 1930, and have resided in Switzerland County all their lives.
50 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Hattie E. Jackson, Switzerland County’s oldest resident, marked her 101st birthday at her home on Brindley Avenue, Vevay. Living with her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Moreillon, Mrs. Jackson celebrated a day early with a family dinner Monday.
U.S. Army Sergeant Robert G. “Greg” Briggs, 21, son of Mrs. Virginia Briggs of route 1, Vevay, and Robert A. Briggs of route 1, Bennington, received the Army Commendation Medal during December 15th ceremonies near Duc Pho, Vietnam.
U.S. Navy Airman Apprentice Robert L. Leap, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon T. Leap of route 1, Vevay, has completed a six-month Mediterranean cruise aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.
Mrs. Vera S. McSwain has been appointed county executive director for Switzerland County’s Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, effective January 11th.
Switzerland County’s annual tax collections continue to grow and the December, 1969, settlement of $455,065.98 marked a 107-percent increase over the figure of just four years ago, 1965.
60 YEARS AGO
The triplet children of Mr. and Mrs. David Heath of near Vevay are now one year old! Bright-eyed and healthy are Doris, Donald and Diane Heath. The youngsters cause a lot of comment and are bright, high-spirited and still in the crawling stage — although they are nearing the toddler period.
Dr. Carlyle D. Bennett, professor of church music administration at the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California, is the subject of a sketch in the December issue of the ‘Span’, school magazine. Dr. Bennett is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mort Bennett of Vevay and he directs the seminary choir of 21 members. The choir gave a concert in Vevay two years ago and expects to return here in May.
Robert Brooks of rural route 2, had a serious accident early this week resulting in what may be permanent damage to his left eye. While driving a nail in his barn the nail head flew off and punctured the pupil of the eye.
Earl Wilson of Bedford, Ninth District congressman from 1940 to 1958, today announced he would be a candidate for the Republican nomination again in 1960.
70 YEARS AGO
The Madison Clinic, owned and operated by a group of Madison physicians was opened to the public in that city Wednesday.
Mrs. Nathan Littrell was painfully burned about her arms and back Saturday morning when her clothing was ignited by an oil heater with which she came in contact. Mrs. Littrell was able to tear the clothing from her body before she was more seriously burned.
A baby daughter, Linda Louise, was born Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Whitesell, son of Mrs. Faye Whitesell of Vevay.
Electric power and telephone service in rural areas of Switzerland County were disrupted last week when the ice storm which fell over the Midwest, struck this locality.
80 YEARS AGO
A frame house on the farm of A. W. Hyde near Allensville and occupied by Clyde Hysell and family was destroyed by fire Saturday morning. A framed log tenant house on the farm of Harry Snyder in Posey Township and occupied by Edgar Bowman and family was destroyed by fire Friday morning.
Thomas Clements, prominent farmer of near Vevay, died at the Duke Hospital, Peru, Indiana Friday morning following injuries received December 27th in an automobile accident near that city.
The ferry boat at Lamb has been taken to the Kentucky River Wednesday night to avoid the ice.
90 YEARS AGO
Dubie Amick of near Fairview was injured critically Tuesday when he was struck by a tobacco truck at a tobacco warehouse in Carrollton. His hip was crushed and his leg broken and he was taken to a Louisville hospital. His family was called to his bedside.
Mrs. Lula Allen is in a Cincinnati hospital where she will undergo surgery for the removal of her right eye after an operation for glaucoma was not successful.
The third entertainment of the Lyceum course was given Friday night. As an added feature Sylvis Dufour Del Vecchio of Chicago, formerly of Vevay, gave several original readings. She has been a character actress on the American stage for the past 50 years. Her performance was enjoyed by a large crowd.
A son, Robert Tardy, was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chittenden at their home in Vevay.
About 30 relatives and friends of Joshua Chapman of Patriot met Sunday to help him celebrate his 86th birthday.
The four Marx brothers in “The Coconuts” furnished hilarious entertainment at the Hoosier Theatre this week.
100 YEARS AGO
Sixteen candidates on the Democratic ticket have announced for county offices in the May primary. They are for treasurer: Artemus Scudder, Wallace Gullion, Marion Williamson; for recorder, Harry Manuel, Everett Bennett, J. Fred Riley; for sheriff, Lora Houze, Ernest W. Swango, William Pickett, E. M. Coleman, Howard Burton, Oliver A. Banta, Charles Cutter, Harry Scudder and Jess Bayne; for commissioner, third district, George McClanahan.
A new business affiliation has been announced by James Richardson and Forrest Griffith who have bought the Culbertson coal yard on lower Market Street.
110 YEARS AGO
The heavy ice gorges, which have blocked the Ohio River for the past three weeks, let loose at all points last Thursday causing a loss to river craft that will run into millions of dollars. The mail boats will run tonight for the first time in three weeks.
James Brett, who lives near Moorefield received an average of $20.85 per hundred pounds for his tobacco. Some baskets are selling for 25 cents per pound.
Born to Clarence Krall and wife of Tapps Ridge January 6th, a girl.
Alonzo Lostutter, native of York Township, was killed in a gas plant explosion in Bloomington, Illinois Tuesday morning and his brother David was critically injured.
Eight inches of snow fell here Wednesday night by far the heaviest single snow that has visit city in the past 14 years. Old sleighs which have been stored in the hay lofts for years, have been resurrected and are doing service once more.
The Southeastern hospital for the Insane at North Madison will be opened February 1st, 1910 with a capacity of 1,000 patients.
The farm house belonging to Thomas Russels on Pendleton Run was totally destroyed by fire the first of the week.
130 YEARS AGO
A child of Daniel Mix and wife who reside near Center Square died of diphtheria last week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Courtney January 8th, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Rayles January 6th, a son.
The jail continues empty.
Switzerland County took first premium for best collection of apples at the State Horticultural Society.
150 YEARS AGO
The low lands around Vevay are flooded and the inhabitants have been compelled to move up town. Houses and fences are being swept away.
Last Tuesday night William Silvers had a horse valued at $225 stolen from his home near Mount Sterling.
160 YEARS AGO
Born near Vevay January 1st, a son to Charles and Rosalie Norisez.
The steamer ‘Telegraph’ damaged the wharf boat at this place considerably Tuesday night.
An aged man and two boys passed through here a few days ago walking from New York to Minnesota.
Hay has advanced to $22 a ton in Vevay.