Reflections 03/31/2022

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10 YEARS AGO

  Deaths this week: John Iery, Rodney Romans, Bill Reagan, Bob Backus.

  Roger and Lisa Garland and family of near Vevay have started “Brickhouse Creamery,” using the mild produced front he dairy cows on their farm to produce different varieties of organic cheese.

  The Switzerland County Band has been selected to participate in the 2012 Pegasus Parade.

  Nathaniel Dayadharum of Vevay is one of two new Indiana State Troopers who have been assigned to the Versailles Post. 

20 YEARS AGO

  Bob Lock of Florence finally received his war medals from World War II, only 56 years later. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had spent the war with the 90th Infantry Division, and was part of the military government that occupied Germany for a year following the end of the fighting.

  After last week’s rains the Ohio River has been washing over its banks for the past few days. Markland lockmaster Dennis Crawford said that the river level on the lower side of the dam reached 46.8 feet on Saturday night. Normal level for the lower side is 12 feet. The lower areas of the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park are underwater, including portions of the three towers also.

  Jeff Pell is Switzerland County’s new extension educator through the Purdue University Extension Service. Originally from Brazil, Indiana, he recently completed his masters degree at Murray State University. He began his new duties on March 11th.

30 YEARS AGO

  Gina Roberts of Switzerland County is the winner of the first Save the Valley/Earthwatch Education Award, given by Save the Valley, an environmental organization based in northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. She is a senior at Switzerland County High School.

  Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Redmon of Vevay wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Rebecca, to William James Hill. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hill of Vevay and the late Virginia Hill. The wedding will take place May  23rd in Bloomington.

  Switzerland County FFA members traveled to Batesville High School on March 10th for the 1992 District XII FFA Leadership Contest. They competed with 12 other schools, and brought home many awards. FFA advisor Greg Curlin said this year’s first place winners were the most ever for the Switzerland County FFA in district competition. They will go on to state competition at the FFA State Convention at Purdue University in June.

40 YEARS AGO

  Lt. Governor John Mutz will headline the annual Switzerland County Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, April 24th, in Vevay. The traditional dinner is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln, one of the founding fathers of the Republican Party and regarded as one of our nation’s greatest presidents. “We salute the man who helped shape the beliefs of the Republican Party in its infancy, and we also salute President Reagan and Governor Orr — two leaders who believe in the “American Dream” and are helping make it a reality,” said Mutz.

  The Switzerland County High School Drama Club’s production of “Annie Get Your Gun” will get underway tonight at 8 p.m. in the school’s cafetorium. The play will also be in performance Friday and Saturday nights and will feature a dinner theater. Steve Fugate and Stephanie Sublett will play the lead roles.

  The Switzerland County baseball team started the season off with an 11-7 win over the Gallatin County Wildcats Tuesday afternoon.

50 YEARS AGO

  Miss Nancy Jane Mayo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Burley of route 1, Patriot, is among 2,922 Purdue University students earning distinguished student rank during the first semester.

  Charles W. Ake, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ake of Fairview, has been chosen one of the insurance men of the year by Fifth Third Bank and Trust Company of Cincinnati.

  Mrs. Douglas McNeely has received the Military Merit Medal issued by the South Vietnam government posthumously honoring her son, Private First Class Barry L. Brinegar, who was killed February 8th, 1971, in combat in the Vietnam War.

60 YEARS AGO

  Construction of a new Vevay super market will begin in approximately three weeks. The announcement of the market was made this week by Lloyd and Norma Farrar, owners of Farrar’s Market, Main Street, Vevay.

  Thank you letters were received this week by various Vevay residents from Orthon N. Goetz and Dr. August Lindt, representatives of Switzerland who visited Vevay recently.

70 YEARS AGO

  Mrs. Nellie B. Land of route 1, Patriot, has been informed by the Defense Department that her son, Private Maurice E. Land, 21, was killed accidentally in Korea on February 22nd.

  Work of adding a third story to the Swiss Inn in Vevay, which was to have been started this week, was postponed when Jake Barnhart, owner of the building, suddenly became ill with influenza and had to be taken to his home in Wilkinson, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rix, who lease the building from Mr. Barnhart, operate the modern hotel which is a great asset to the community.

  Young Paul Banta, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Banta, of route 2, Vevay, narrowly escaped serious injury last Friday morning while putting gasoline into a tractor. Suddenly the gas exploded, burning the boy’s hand and setting fire to his clothing and the building in which the tractor was housed.

  Two members of the Future Farmers of America chapter of Vevay will receive Hoosier Farmers Degrees on Friday night, April 4th, at the State FFA convention at Purdue University. The boys are Robert P. Bovard of East Enterprise and Arthur Adams of Moorefield.

80 YEARS AGO

  Miss Doris Peters has assumed her duties as assistant librarian Monday, filling the vacancy that occurred by the resignation of Elizabeth North Lowe.

  An unidentified male body, now lying in the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, was found floating in the Ohio River Monday morning by Captain Matt Webb of the Warsaw-Florence ferry.

  Miss Mary Jane White was declared champion speller of the Vevay Elementary School in the elimination contest here Tuesday afternoon. Velma Brooks and Joy Teats were second and third, respectively.

  Visits of  the stork — Mr. and Mrs. Gale Courtney, near Pleasant, girl, Mary Elizabeth, March 21st; Mr. and Mrs. James Tague, near Mount Sterling, boy, March 22nd; Mr. and Mrs. John Ray, Vevay, route 3, boy, March 24th.

90 YEARS AGO

  Tom Bondurant and Leon Buschmann have purchased a glider and have taken it to Dam 39 where the young men will attempt to fly it from the esplanade at the Dam.

  Hugh Brown has bought the restaurant and filling station of Ernest Swango at Mount Sterling and his son, Hubert Brown, will assume management of the business.

  So much discussion over the most scenic route through Switzerland County has arisen that it has finally been decided to designate both suggested highways as spurs of the Wonderland Way. One will follow State Road 56 through Mount Sterling and East Enterprise and the other will follow the Ohio River road to Rising Sun — thus the tourist will have to make his own decision between the hills and the river.

100 YEARS AGO

  John W. Tilley Monday purchased the news stand and tobacco store of Charles Pangburn and will take possession of the business next week.

110 YEARS AGO

  Mrs. Caroline Hutchinson was burned to death early Saturday morning at the home of her son, William Hutchinson near Five Points. Mrs. Hutchinson who was nearly 90 years old, suffered fatal burns when her clothing became ignited from a nearby stove.

  Clyde Culbertson and Ira Babcock were in Cincinnati last week purchasing goods for the Culbertson Brothers’ new store at Moorefield. Mr. Babcock will be the manager of the new business.

  The latest thing in pocketbooks is — not much.

  Merril Webster and Miss Carrie Gullion were married Monday, March 25th, by Squire R. N. Smith.

  Miss Anna Robertson and Kern Clements were married in Carrollton, March 10th.

  Thomas Hughes and Miss Lizzie Anderson of Santa Fe Bottom were married last week in Carrollton.

  Edgar W. Kincaid and Miss Myrtle O’Neal were married Sunday evening, March 24th, by Squire R. N. Smith.

  Miss Charlotte Shaw and Herbert K. Brown were married March 20th at the home of the bride’s parents in Craig Township by Reverend W. L. Lowe.

130 YEARS AGO

  Died: Mrs. Margaret Chandler, Tapps Ridge.

  Fred Hess has sold his stock of dry goods and groceries in Mount Sterling to J. H. Hitchens.

  Licensed to marry — Charles Shehane and Maoma Chandler; John W. Shehane and Laura Tucker; William Humphrey and Flora Myers; S. W. Snider and Edith W. Sheldon; Daniel K. Scott and Rosetta Hawkins.

  Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farrar of Quercus Grove.

  Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Siekman of Quercus Grove.

  Miss Orlena Thiebaud in a few weeks will start a kindergarten school in Vevay.

160 YEARS AGO

  The ladies of Pleasant Township recently sent $40 worth of fruits and hospital supplies to the Sanitary Commission at Cincinnati for the soldiers.