10 YEARS AGO
Deaths this week: H.C. Smith, Bob South, Donald Bowman, Rylee Oser, Bill Finley, Les Boone, Sanford Banta, Betty Banta.
Gayle Rayles wins the County Auditor’s race by seven votes.
Democrat Roy Leap, the current Chief Deputy of the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, will move up to the Sheriff’s office in January after a convincing win in Tuesday’s election.
In somewhat of an upset, Democratic challenger Robbie Smith unseated three-term county commissioner Republican K.C. Banta in Tuesday nights election.
Rachel Lynn Gurley, the 2010 Swiss Wine Festival Edelweiss Princess, will compete in the Indiana State Festival Association Scholarship pageant this Saturday.
20 YEARS AGO
Belterra Casino and Resort wowed crowds with its opulence and elegance as it opened its doors to the public Friday. The $200 million facility located near Markland Dam hosted 1,500 guests on its opening day. The spa opens next week and the theater opens Thanksgiving weekend with country music band Alabama performing Friday and Saturday. The golf course will open in September of 2001. Everyone agrees, Belterra is designed to be more elegant than some of the casino resorts in neighboring cities and everyone is pleased with how its going.
Deaths this week: Robert L. Peelman, Owen Devers, Esther McKay, Thelma Clarke, Hazel M. Grace, Raymond G. Shulte.
Pie bakers and pie tasters of all ages are wanted for baking and tasting pies at Caledonia Presbyterian Church near Moorefield. The pies will be auctioned off after the judging.
Switzerland County Elementary School Student council will be sponsoring a Veteran’s Day Program on Friday, November 10th.
30 YEARS AGO
Ollie and Ida Dobsa of Parks Ridge Road in Craig Township are hosting special visitors from home. Home for the Dobsas was originally in Hungary and their guests, Eva and Gyorgy Hornyak, came all the way from Budapest to stay with them during their first visit to America. The Hornyaks are very excited about changes taking place in their native country.
Charles I. Overbey of Carroll Country has been named as the new Executive Manager of the Vevay-Switzerland County Foundation. He has been the executive director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation.
40 YEARS AGO
Debbie Berner is a starter on the field hockey team at Hanover College. She is a sophomore but this is the first year she has played field hockey. She is a 1979 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
Marine Private Barry D. Wilson, son of Ervin and Nancy M. Wilson, both of Vevay, has reported for duty with 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Base, located at Camp Pendleton, California. A 1980 graduate of Switzerland County High School he joined the Marine Corps in May, 1980.
50 YEARS AGO
The Switzerland County High School Marching Band, directed by Tom Taylor, will lead the annual Chamber of Commerce Halloween parade this Thursday evening. Don Flinn is the parade chairman this year with Joe Ricketts serving as master of ceremonies. Judging contests will be held for outstanding parade float and outstanding masked individuals and couples.
Bobby Osborne was selling Halloween insurance in town this past week, the brainstorm of the Spanish Club at Switzerland County High School. Policies sold for $1 per business and works like this: If an insured business gets its windows soaped during Halloween, a Spanish Club work team will be around after the weekend to wash them. The Spanish Club will use the money to help raise funds for club activities.
Larry Tinker and Christi Graham have landed the lead roles in the senior class play at SCHS. Other cast members for the play, “The Three Fairy Godmothers”, include Jamie Shrode, Bruce Olds, Cheryl Janes, Jeanne Pommerehn, Tammy Hankins and Sharon Lyon.
Charlie Reese called home this week and said the “Ed Sullivan Show” had been filmed in the hospital where he is a patient.
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Edwin C. Danner Post of the American Legion is preparing for the holiday season. One of their major projects for the 1970 holidays is opening a gift shop for patients at Madison State Hospital.
60 YEARS AGO
John Parvu, basketball coach at Patriot High School, is readying his team for their season openers this weekend against North Dearborn and Rising Sun high schools. Eddie Oatman, the Koon brothers, Jim Buchanan and Jim Hutton are awaiting his decision to see who will make up the starting five for the team. Other team players include Tom Emery, Bob Kent, Bob Scudder and Willy Wagner.
According to County Auditor Alvin H. Cole, the State Tax Adjustment Board has made substantial cuts in the Switzerland County tax rates after a thorough examination of the proposed budgets and rates of county taxing units. Fenton Keith represents the state tax board.
Several merchants in Vevay have brought to the attention of this newspaper the fact that riders of bicycles are not abiding with the laws set up for such vehicles, and that offenders are becoming a serious problem on city streets.
70 YEARS AGO
Hard luck continues to pursue Floyd Boyer, young son of Mrs. Mildred Boyer, who fell last Wednesday at the local skating rink and broke his left arm. Several weeks ago the lad fell from a tree and broke the same arm and only recently was that cast removed.
Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Harmon. The little lady has been named Sharon Lynn.
Miss Mary Elizabeth Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hunt, was married to Carl Eugene Schmidt of Madison Saturday evening by Squire John Baird.
Switzerland County has logged its heaviest voter registration ever known during the present election. Nearly 5,900 voters have registered as of this past Wednesday. It will be interesting to note the difference in the vote next Tuesday from four years ago when there were but 4,067 votes cast in the county.
Mrs. Gretchen (Hall) Cole returned last week from the board meeting of the General Federation of Womens Clubs, which met at the Mayflower in Washington, D.C. The members of the board were entertained at the British Embassy by Ambassador and Lady Franks, and at Blair House by Mrs. Harry S. Truman.
80 YEARS AGO
Roy Lemmon, who was born near Aaron, dropped dead at his home near Morristown October 25th at the age of 81 years.
More rabies cases were reported near Vevay this week when a bird dog belonging to Worth Sieglitz died from the disease. A police dog owned by Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Detraz died of a similar ailment, but the head has not been sent to Indianapolis for examination.
In Washington on Tuesday the first selective service number was drawn by the president with high officials of the nation present. The first capsule out of the bowl was number 158, and John Courtney of route 1, Vevay, was the holder of that number in Switzerland County.
Funeral services were held at Hanover Friday afternoon for Mrs. Adelia Banta, aged 81 years, who formerly lived in Vevay.
An 8-pound daughter, Lelia Jane, was born Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ralston of near Pleasant.
Robert Bennett and Kathleen Grayson of Center Square were married October 27th at Carrollton, Kentucky.
90 YEARS AGO
Anthony Robert LeClerc, aged 74 years and a resident of Mount Sterling committed suicide Saturday morning by shooting himself with a small caliber pistol. Despondency over ill health is believed to be the cause for his act.
Announcement has been made by the State Highway Commission that work will begin immediately on the north and south highway from Vevay to Versailles.
Mrs. Mary Livings, aged 81 years, and a native of Vevay, died October 24th at her home in Washington, D.C.
A son was born last week to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Chase of Quercus Grove.
100 YEARS AGO
Married in Carrollton October 16th, Leslie Reed of Jefferson Township and Miss Maude Peters of Vevay.
Died in Vevay October 28th, Mrs. Marguerite Krummel, 70, wife of George Krummel. Four daughters and three sons survive.
Married in Indianapolis October 30th, Herbert Sigmon and Miss Stella Beardsley of Henryville.
Born, a daughter, Minnie Lou Emma, on November 1st to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Campbell (nee Gladys Waltz).
Married in Vevay October 31st by Reverend John Asher, Miss Jane Richter and Irvin Furnish.
Married October 28th by Reverend John Asher, Miss Mayme Swango and Charley Howell of Warsaw, Kentucky.
Died in Brooksburg October 28th William H. Webster, 67. Several children survive.
Married in Aurora October 27th Miss Ada Schroeder and Carroll Scharf.
On Wednesday afternoon word was received here that Governor Goodrich had announced his approval of the three state roads known as the State and Michigan and Vevay-Madison roads. At the same time, arrangements were made for the state to take over Clifty and Tunnel Falls in Clifty Creek.
U.G. Sigmon of Parks Ridge went to Indianapolis Saturday to attend the wedding of his son Herbert to Miss Stella Beardsley of Henryville.
110 YEARS AGO
Frank Coleman who until eight years ago had been a lifelong resident of this city, died at his home in Indianapolis Monday after a week’s illness of pneumonia.
Blanche McCullough Franks, formerly of this county, and J.E. Rice were married in Clifton, Louisiana, October 22nd by Judge Setcliff.
Two beautiful Shetland ponies will be given away in a contest being sponsored by this newspaper.
A few tobacco crops have been sold in the county at from 12 to 31 1/2 cents per pound.
Born October 27th to Eugene McCreary and wife of East Enterprise, a son.
Born October 28th, a daughter, Bertha Evelyn, to Mr. and Mrs. Nata Bonnell of Patriot.
Mrs. Ida Jones Gregory, wife of Clarence Gregory, died at her home in Patriot October 6th.
120 YEARS AGO
James K. Pleasants, Jr., is studying music in Germany.
Under the new election laws the polls opened at 6 a.m.
The two-story brick house on Pike Street belonging to the estate of the late William Faulkner is offered for sale with the grist and planing mills.
Several people in Vevay are offering money to loan.
Manning and Brockschlager of the one-priced Millinery House of Vevay are in the city this week selecting their all and winter stock of goods. Everything will be of the latest style.
150 YEARS AGO
The new courthouse being built in Lawrenceburg will cost $100,000 and the architect is George H. Kyle of Vevay.
O.S. Waldo has purchased the portion of the brick building on Ferry Street occupied by Hall and Lewis.
Reverend Beagle has been called by the Baptist Church.
Married October 16th, Charles J. Edington and Mrs. Martha Hankins.
Married October 25th, Lorenzo W. Hinman and Mrs. Mary Bascom.
Mr. Thomas Taylor of Olney, Illinois, is visiting relatives here.
Thomas McKimens moved to Paris, Illinois, Tuesday.
160 YEARS AGO
Married October 28th by Reverend Samuel Longdon, John D. Harwood and Miss Mary Shaw.
Died October 28th, Charles William French, 19 years old.
An unidentified man was found in the river this week. A full bottle of whiskey was found in his pocket.
162 YEARS AGO
The steamers Clifton and Commerce are now running daily between Madison and Cincinnati.
Died in Vevay October 23rd, Mary E. Bornand, aged 18 years.
The legislature is holding a special session.