10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Kathy Goins, Samuel Sauley, Elisha Dean Jr., Mary Lauderbaugh, Larry Gray, Chester Meisberger, John Poyner, Christine McKenzie, Melba Littrell, Glen Drake, Charles Manuel, Ann Pommerehn, Nancy Jackson, Louise White, Wayne Elston, Terry Jackson.
Lucy Parker of Glencoe, Kentucky won the 2012 Swiss Idol.
Austin Clark, Keegan Kincaid and Kelly Kincaid earned All Conference honors.
Ten members of Jeff Craig Fire Department went to Henryville, Indiana to help with the aftermath of a tornado that touched down.
Don Bates a Republican candidate for Congress visited Switzerland County.
20 YEARS AGO
Mike Donnellon of Ball Diamond Road has been honored as the 2002 Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation District. He and his wife, Jean, oversee a farming operation that encompasses about 1,400 acres. He will be honored at the SWCD annual meeting which will be held tomorrow (Friday) night at the Jack Sullivan Building of the Switzerland County Senior Citizens Center.
Frank Pike of Green Valley has been honored as the Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Silver Star winner for 2002. The Silver Star award is given each year to a member of the farming community that has dedicated his life to agriculture.
30 YEARS AGO
Norman “Dick” Knaus was presented two special plaques recently in honor of his retirement after 40-plus years of driving a Switzerland County school bus. The plaques, presented at halftime of the high school basketball game here February 22nd, were gifts from his family and from the school board, expressing appreciation and wishing him a happy retirement.
Roy Alan Leap has joined the Vevay Police Department as a full-time officer, increasing the Town’s police force from two to three officers plus chief Raymond Otter.
40 YEARS AGO
An onslaught of candidates filed to run in the May 4th primary during the last three days of registration. Twenty-two candidates filled out the necessary paperwork during the three day period to bring the total number of political hopefuls to more than 90.
Donna Shuler Freese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne “Bud” Shuler, route 3, Vevay, has been selected by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Indianapolis to be their representative in the upcoming Mrs. Indiana Pageant. The pageant will be held March 21st in Fort Wayne. The winners of the statewide competition will go to Las Vegas in May to vie for the Mrs. America crown.
The Vevay Town Board heard from several local residents Saturday, not about the quality of law enforcement in the town, but about the low salary paid to the officers.
50 YEARS AGO
The John Michael Lamson Award, an award to be made annually to an outstanding senior athlete for the purpose of furthering his education, is being initiated this school year at Switzerland County High School. John Michael “Mickey” Lamson was guidance counselor at the high school prior to his untimely death 14 months ago.
Miss Diane Osborn, a sophomore at Georgetown (Kentucky) College, has just returned from a one-week stay in New York City where she went with the school’s drama club to review and evaluate Broadway plays. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Osborn, Jr., of 702 West Market Street, Vevay.
60 YEARS AGO
An initial step in creating an area planning department and appointing an area planning commission to establish zoning in Switzerland County was taken Monday by County Commissioners. Commissioners Albert Slack, Wilbur Buchanan, and Ora Scudder signatured an ordinance drawn up by County Attorney Chester Callis to approve the go-ahead for planning procedures.
An examination of Swiss influence in the United States will be the object of a visit to Vevay and Switzerland County next Tuesday by two Swiss statesmen. The visitors, Dr. August Lindt, the Swiss ambassador to the United States, and O. Goetz, Swiss Consul in Cleveland, Ohio, expect to arrive in Vevay around 3:30 p.m., following a call on Kentucky Governor Bert Combs at Frankfort.
The season’s bizarre weather continued this week as 2.7 inches of snow pelted the area, following closely on the heels of a freak ice storm and the highest flood since 1945.
Gary Kemper, Hanover College junior guard from Vevay, has been named the team’s Most Valuable Player by his teammates for the 1961-62 season.
70 YEARS AGO
Eugene T. Broadwell, one of the best known and respected citizens of Switzerland County, passed away at his home on West Market Street here about 7 o’clock Sunday morning. When a young man he played amateur and later professional baseball and gained an enviable reputation as an outstanding pitcher in several of the better known leagues. Returning home he was successively elected to the office of County Surveyor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, the first Director of Public Welfare and at his death was Assessor of the County and was a member of the Vevay School Board.
Switzerland County residents were saddened Tuesday morning when it became known that Town Clerk-Treasurer William E. Dickason, familiarly known as “Bill” had passed away at his home in Vevay about 6 o’clock.
80 YEARS AGO
William O. Jaynes, native of Vevay, died at his home near Brooksburg Thursday morning following an illness that had extended over a period of several years.
Bernard E. McClellan, resident of York Township died at his home near Florence Saturday, following an illness attributed to a brain tumor with which he had suffered for the past five weeks.
90 YEARS AGO
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lamb at Lamb, Indiana, was totally destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.
After an illness of several years Louis Bowen died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Baird in Vevay on Friday.
Mrs. Raymond Craig, young mother of Posey Township, died in Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati March 1st, following the birth of a son who died just before the mother’s death.
Miss Mary Bennett of Markland and Ollie Harlow of Florence were married by Reverend H. T. Rafnel at the Baptist parsonage in Vevay Saturday.
100 YEARS AGO
J. F. Butts, acting for the Hatfield Coal Company Tuesday purchased the Iddings coal yard in Vevay. Willliam E. Benedict has been employed as manager of the business.
John D. Joyce, aged 72 years, died Friday morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. James D. Miller in Vevay following a two-week illness of heart trouble.
Mrs. Charles M. Miller, 75, died last Thursday at her home in York Township of ptomaine poisoning after a two-week illness.
Born Tuesday, a son, John Elmer, to Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Hufford of Posey Township.
Harry Jarvis, died at his home in Fairview Monday night. Mr. Jarvis was associated with Charles Seymour in the operation of a general store in Fairview. He was a musician of note, had been a member of the Vevay Concert Band and was presently leader of the recently organized Fairview band.
Mrs. Walter Scott, 27, a native of York Township, died in a Cincinnati hospital Monday afternoon following an operation performed Saturday for appendicitis.
110 YEARS AGO
Mr. Herald Hilpp, traveling man of Cincinnati, had a narrow escape from death of drowning Tuesday night when he slipped and fell into the river while boarding the Steamer Louisville. Noble Butler of Vevay with the assistance of some bystanders, succeeded in pulling him to safety.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lamson of Vevay route 4, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Tuesday with a family dinner and reception.
Mr. R. Cole has set up a new grocery store in one room of his residence in Mount Sterling and this, with a couple of huckster wagons, will add to the business of the town.
Mrs. Julia Williamson of Patriot has sold his gasoline boat, “Carolynn W” to the Kenny Brothers Lumber Company of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Albert Ricketts, aged 69 years, died at his home in Vevay Tuesday night after a prolonged illness.
130 YEARS AGO
John F. Cotton, the first white child born in Switzerland County, died Monday morning at the age of 88 years.
Gerley McClanahan and Miss Nona Decker, both of Markland, were married in Rising Sun one day last week.
Married at Esquire Dailey’s last Thursday, George Golay and Miss Eva Griffith.
Calvin Carnine, native of Switzerland County, died February 13th at his home near Bruce, Illinois, aged 44 years.
150 YEARS AGO
A detective was here last week and arrested J. C. Wood, who recently bought a farm near Vevay and erected a church, hiring a minister to come each month. Wood came here from Louisville and was charged with obtaining goods under false pretenses and forgery. He was taken to Cincinnati where he escaped and is now at large.
James H. Goldenburg, who has been in Texas for two years, has returned home.
Married February 28th, Barbara McKay to Henry Stucy.
Reverend Samuel Pavy, 79, died at the home of Suppy Walker near Quercus Grove on February 22nd.
160 YEARS AGO
Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, last week issued an official order in relation to military intelligence, under direction of President Lincoln. Excerpts follow: “On and after the 26th day of February the President, by virtue of the act of Congress, takes military possession of all the telegraph lines in the United States. All telegraphic communications in regard to military operations not expressly authorized by the War Department are absolutely forbidden. All newspapers publishing military news, however obtained, and by whatever medium received, not authorized by the official authority will be excluded thereafter from receiving information by telegraph or from transmitting their papers by railroad.”
President Davis has made a requisition upon all the Governors of the Southern states for their entire militia force
The steamers, Patten and Hazel Dell, passed up for Cincinnati Saturday with nearly 300 sick and wounded soldiers from Fort Donelson.
Switzerland County ought to send some nice hospital supplies to the Union hospitals in Kentucky. They are needed badly.
Columbus, Kentucky, has been evacuated and is now occupied by the Union troops. The rebels burned the town and retreated to Fort Randolph, where they are expected to make a stand.
Martinsburg, Charleston and Harpers’ Ferry, Virginia, are in possession of Union troops and the Baltimore and Ohio railroad will speedily be reopened.
Six hundred to a thousand barrels of flour were seized at Charleston by General Banks and also a woolen mill with considerable stock.
The new tax bill provides a tax of 15 cents per gallon on spirituous liquors.
Our advertising columns announce the opening of two new stores in Vevay — one by Captain Ira N. Malin at the old stand adjoining his residence, Hathaway’s old store room on Ferry Street, dry goods, — and the other by Thomas B. Dow, a grocer, in the room recently occupied by the Post Office in Odd Fellows’ Hall.
The firm of Courvoisier and Lew was dissolved on February 27th.
Married on January 31st, by Reverend S. H. Graham, John N. Voris and Miss Jennie Graham.