10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: Avalon White, Catherine Silver, Aliene Buck, Mary Peelman.
The Switzerland County Marching Band will be participating in the annual Pegasus Parade this is a part of the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.
Aliya McElhany, Audrey Griffin and Ariel Oeffinger are winners of the Eggleston Club short story and poetry contest.
Switzerland County High School students traveled to Vincennes to learn about technology advances in the workplace. The importance of a strong manufacturing workforce in the United States was the focus of “Switzerland County Day.”
20 YEARS AGO
The Switzerland County School Endowment Corporation approved an additional $277,186 at its meeting Tuesday night, allowing a $1.6 million improvement project to Switzerland County High School to proceed. The project will include an entirely new roof for the high school, which has been plagued by leaks and mold for several years, but the centerpiece of the project is the approval of funds to proceed with an expansion of the current gymnasium. After the expansion the school will qualify to host post-season tournament sectionals and regionals. This will be a wonderful way to bring new visitors to the community.
Tehya Duckworth, a junior at Hanover College and a graduate of Switzerland County High School, has earned the Dr. John E. Yarnelle Mathematics prize presented during Hanover’s Honors Day Convocation held Friday, April 12th. She is the daughter of Ric and Toni Allen of Fishing Worm Ridge near Vevay.
Russell “Bud” Washer, son of Randy and Karen Washer of Bennington, has been named a National Award Winner in mathematics by the U.S. Achievement Academy.
Casie Campbell of Vevay was recently accepted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at Ball State University. Students selected for membership must have at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Two SCHS graduates have been named to the dean’s list for the winter quarter at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. They are Daniel Hunt, a chemical engineering major. He lives near East Enterprise and is the son of Ruth Hunt. Carrie Wiley is the daughter of Alvin Wiley of Vevay and she is a chemical engineering major at Rose-Hulman.
30 YEARS AGO
Mary Turner has been honored as the Volunteer of the Year at the Senior Citizens Center in Vevay, where she helps direct the meals program and other activities. Some of the people she helps and works with are Gladys Kincaid, Esther McKay, Dorine Newgent, Frances Martin, Edith Lamkin, and John Rederick, director of the meal site program for the Area 12 Council on Aging.
The Switzerland County Historical Society has embarked upon a project of mapping the locations of cemeteries in the county. In order to include all of them, they need some community help.
The Switzerland County Historical Museum opens its season this Saturday, May 2nd, with a program featuring several aspects of Ohio River history. On display will be seven steamboat models made by Harold Patterson of Florence, who was an actor on the famed Billy Bryant Showboats legendary on the Ohio.
40 YEARS AGO
Former Vevay resident Raymond McClellan may be facing a death sentence if the judge in his murder trial goes along with a recommendation from a Jefferson (Kentucky) Circuit Court jury that heard testimony during the week-long proceedings, where he also faced kidnapping and burglary charges.
Fifth grade students at Switzerland County Elementary School won all the places in the Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest. They were first place Tim Christman, second place Brian Morton, and third place Travis Griffith.
50 YEARS AGO
Dennis Ellis won first prize this week in the Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation District’s conservation and pollution poster contest. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ellis of route 1, Florence.
Mrs. Margaret G. Lothridge, candidate for the Democratic nomination for county treasurer, was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Fairview at the state road 250-Fairview Road intersection.
Raymond McClellan of 105 Market Street, Vevay has captured top honors in the blue gill division of a nationwide Zebco Fish American contest, topping all 1971 entries with a 3-pound blue gill taken from a Switzerland County farm pond. As a winner he will receive a personally engraved spinning reel. More than 1,000,000 anglers have participated in the contest since its inception four years ago.
60 YEARS AGO
Naomi Plaskett of Florence and Constance Brown and Brenda Noble of Vevay will be honored at Indiana University this week for having earned the Dean’s honor rolls or being elected to I.U. scholastic societies.
Linda Roberts and Tim Truitt, Vevay High School seniors, will compete in the finals of the 48th annual Indiana high school contests Saturday at Indiana University. Truitt will compete in the comprehensive math contest and Miss Roberts in the English contest.
Jim Chittenden sustained a broken leg Sunday while fishing in a creek near Vevay. The accident occurred when he stepped into a hole and then fell with his leg bent under him.
Joe J. Danner, one of the early rural free delivery mail carriers in Switzerland County, died Sunday night in the Madison hospital after a two week illness. Mr. Danner was 84 years old April 5th. A lifelong resident of Vevay, he retired after having carried the mail on a rural route for 30 years.
Vevay High School’s track team journeyed to Hanover last Wednesday and came home smarting from a last place finish in a triangular meet.
70 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Flora McClintock quietly observed her 97th birthday Sunday at the Madison Nursing Home where she has spent the past several weeks.
Quartermaster Third Class Austin Miller, USN, was advanced to Quartermaster Second Class here today. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller of Route 1, Bennington, Indiana.
While Johnny Park was putting air in a tire of his milk truck at the East End garage Sunday, the tire exploded, knocking him to the ground. His face was bruised and a tooth was broken off.
Dick Trinkle and Roy Osborne have formed a partnership for the operation of a new barber shop on Main Street.
Mrs. Marshall Burnett has sold the Dog House and its equipment to Mrs. Ora Scudder and Mrs. Blanche Scott who will take possession May 5th.
The body of Pvt. Maurice E. Land, 21, who was accidentally killed in Korea on February 26th, will arrive in Aurora Friday and funeral services have been arranged by undertakers Humphrey and Phillips of Rising Sun for Sunday afternoon.
H. D. Bruner is closing out his general merchandise business in East Enterprise which he has been in for about 36 years, 20 of which were spent in Vevay. He also operates a chicken hatchery at Aberdeen where he resides.
80 YEARS AGO
Twenty-eight ladies completed their First Aid training course Monday evening at a final meeting held at the gym here.
Joe Burns, farmer of Mt. Sterling, was found dead on the highway, just below the Horse Shoe Bend early Sunday morning by Stacey Cole and Bryant Curry, who were going fishing.
Charles W. Weaver, citizen of the Moorefield community, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday morning, while plowing on the Frank Gray farm. Mr. Gray, who was with him at the time, immediately summoned help but death had been instantaneous.
Gloria Evelyn Swanson, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Swanson of York Township, died at the Riley Hospital in Indianapolis Thursday, April 16th, from a brain tumor.
90 YEARS AGO
Herschel Lorch, young farmer residing near Five Points, was horribly injured Friday when an emery wheel, with which he was grinding a plow, broke, driving pieces of the wheel through the lower part of his body. Hope is now felt for his recovery.
Roland Curry has applied for a franchise for a route between Vevay and Indianapolis and hopes to establish a trucking route.
The government has erected a steel tower on the farm of Edgar Culbertson in Pleasant Township in connection with the federal north and south survey which is being conducted in Switzerland and Ripley counties.
100 YEARS AGO
A team of horses belonging to Cogley Cole ran away early Monday morning on Main Street in Vevay and one of them was badly injured when they crashed into the fence around the Court House yard.
Riley Land opened the City Bakery yesterday and his first batch of bread went on sale this morning.
William Banta, aged about 62, formerly of Vevay, was accidentally killed last Saturday while employed in a factory at Connersville, Indiana. Mr. Banta fell backward from a box striking his head, and died about three hours after.
110 YEARS AGO
Reverend E.W. Reinhart closed his pastorate at the Baptist Church in Vevay Sunday night and with his family left Wednesday for his new home in Brazil, Indiana.
The Ghent Canning Company has agents in this county contracting for tomatoes at 30 cents per bushel. This is 5 cents higher than is usually paid.
On last Sunday morning there were services at all the churches. This is the first time this has occurred for several months past. This divided the number so that there was but few at any one of the churches.
130 YEARS AGO
Vevay now has one of the best and largest wharf boats on the river, it being the hull of the old steamer, Telegraph.
The Vevay Deposit Bank is now open for business in its own building, a handsome two story brick on Main Street. Charles C. Shaw, is cashier; Robert A. Knox, president; and James M. Scott, vice president.
Samuel Fisk, pioneer citizen of Posey Township, died Tuesday at the age of 87.
Last Sunday at noon while Billy Shaw was at dinner, someone entered his cigar store and stole $1.69. A 14-year-old boy, not a resident of Vevay, was suspicioned and after being questioned, soon after, ran out of town.
Black bonnets trimmed with a little pale green ribbon are in good taste. Cream and fern green are regarded as harmonious contrasts of tints.
140 YEARS AGO
General Stone returned last week from Arkansas where he had been sent by Governor Morton to bring home money from the Indiana troops. This was the largest amount received from so small a number of troops. The two companies from Switzerland County sent home the following amounts, Company D, 18th Indiana $1,091, Company F. 22nd Indiana $1,295. Lieutenant Davis and Lieutenant Marquis were in command of our two companies.
We at last have the list of casualties in Captain Charlton’s Company H, 6th Indiana, at the battle of Pittsburg Landing: killed, none; wounded, Linton Tuttle, in the hip; James Miller, slight wound; Charles Neal, slight wound; Samuel Heath, slight wound.
At Petersburg, Virginia, paper of April 21st says a Federal force under General Burnside was repulsed at Elizabeth City, North Carolina. They attempted to land, 5,000 strong, but were repulsed by 1,000 Confederates with 500 killed. The Rebel loss was 15 killed, including a Captain and Lieutenant.
Our army, under General McDowell, is advancing on Richmond and has already reached Fredericksburg.