Switzerland County High School senior cross country runner Patience Meyer will compete at the Indiana State Finals in girls cross country this Saturday in Bloomington. She is the first cross country runner from Switzerland County to ever advance to the state meet.
The Vevay Town Council election is next Tuesday and here are the candidates: Democrats, Jamie Hayes, Keith Smith and Pete Furnish. Republicans are Lary Jones and Floyd Whitham.
The Vevay High School Class of 1953 held its 50th class reunion on August 23rd at the Schenck Mansion in Vevay. A total of 24 of the class's 31 members were present at the reunion, along with 19 guests.
The Ohio River Valley Conference earlier his week made official what fans of the Switzerland County Lady Pacer volleyball team have known all year - senior Becky Phipps is the best player in the conference. Becky Phipps was selected as the conference MVP in voting performed by conference coaches at the conclusion of the season. She was joined on the 14-member team by teammates Alisha Konkle, Ashley Chase and Lindsay Stultz. Alisha Konkle also earned the Mental Attitude Award.
20 YEARS AGO
Darin C. Christman has graduated from United States Navy boot camp at the Naval Training Center/Recruit Training Command in San Diego, California. He is the son of Sharon Bear of Vevay and Eric Christman of Pleasant. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bear of near Vevay, Agnes Christman of Pleasant and the late Basil Christman.
Natalie Nixon, daughter of David and Theresa Nixon of Pleasant, and Steven Pike, son of John and Sharon Pike of Delaware, Ohio, were married Saturday, October 30th, in a small private wedding.
Dr. Edward Gray of Patriot, an educator in Switzerland and Ohio counties, has retired from teaching. He was a full-time teacher and school administrator for 35 years, with 28 years in the Switzerland County school system. He was also ordained as a minister of the gospel in 1966.
Yeoman First Class Yolanda Jo Simmons, daughter of Eileen Shuler of Vevay, reenlisted September 23rd for four more years in the Navy. She has been stationed aboard the Norfolk, Virginia-based submarine tender USS L. Y. Spear since January, 1992.
30 YEARS AGO
Pvt. Eric Leap, son of Leon T. and Norma L. Leap, route 4, Vevay, has arrived for duty in Garlstedt, West Germany. Leap, a medical specialist with the 2nd Armored Division, was previously assigned at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Leap is a 1982 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis "Jock" Peters, Florence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 13th, at their home. The celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. and all friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Kelli Sue Gayle and John T. Jester were married October 8th, in a pretty outdoor autumn wedding. The double ring vows were exchanged at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Jester, the groom's parents. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Louise Gayle.
40 YEARS AGO
Harold Brown is resigning as Switzerland County Coroner, and plans to recommend Deputy Coroner Gerald Harlow to succeed him in the office. Brown said Tuesday he has accepted a position with a funeral home in New Castle, Indiana, and will move with his family to that city, thus making necessary his resignation from the coroner's office.
Back in 1903, doctors told Dora Tinker his health couldn't survive in the harsh climate of Indiana. So he left his home near Allensville and set out for sunny California. Now, 70 years later, Mr. Tinker is "still going strong at the age of 94," reports his sister, Delia Tinker Filley, who threw a birthday party for her brother at her home in Glendora, California.
Mrs. Nell R. Jackson, 87, of Indianapolis, and formerly of Pleasant, died October 25th at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis "Jock" Peters of Florence will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday, November 11th, at the 4-H Community Building in Vevay from 2 to 5 p.m. They were married November 12th, 1923, by the Reverend Frank Hammel at his home in Vevay.
50 YEARS AGO
Judy Dunning was crowned queen of Vevay Junior Chamber of Commerce's Halloween parade and will ride a parade float at 7 o'clock tonight. Contestants included Judy Roberts, alternate queen Ruth Patterson, queen Judy, Marcell Boulton, and Dianne Sheets. The winner was sponsored by Vevay Athletic Club.
Carroll E. Butler, 72, a naive and former resident of this community, passed away October 24th at Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis after an illness of about three days. He had been in ill health for the past 10 years and had been hospitalized several times.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Z. Shaw of Connersville, Indiana, who were married November 1st, 1913, in Vevay, will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday with open house.
Children, that watery substance you saw falling from the sky Sunday is called rain. Ask your parents about it. They probably remember it from the old days It rained in Switzerland County and other parts of the drought-stricken nation Sunday to bring at least a promise of temporary relief to the worst dry spell anyone cares to remember.
A state of confusion and near bewilderment reigned in Vevay businesses this week as well as in businesses throughout Indiana as the initial effects of the state's new sales tax were felt.
60 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Lawes of Norfolk, England, who spent the summer with their daughters, Mrs. Victor Pesce and Mrs. Paul David Hankins, and their families, left Friday for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pesce in Palisade, New Jersey, before going on to New York City, from where they sailed Wednesday on the Queen Elizabeth for England. Mr. and Mrs. Lawes hope to return to Vevay in the Spring with their son Clifford with the expectation of making this town their home. They were greatly impressed with the United States as a land of opportunity and plenty and they are eager to become citizens here.
Sergeant and Mrs. Dalbert Whitham and two sons returned to Vevay last week from Big Delta, Alaska, where Sergeant Whitham has been stationed for the past year with the U.S. Army. The family is now visiting Mrs. Whitham's father, Ernest Courtney. Sergeant Whitham expects to reenlist in the army next month when his present term expires.
Clyde Schoffner has resigned his position as a driver for the Standard Oil Company here and has been employed by the Farm Bureau. L. P. Deveary, manager of the oil station here has announced the appointment of Isaac Romans, Jr., to take the place vacated by Schoffner.
The following real estate sales have been reported this week. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Konkle sold their property in Cross Plains to George Burress, and gave immediate possession. Nathan Osborn bought a house on Silver Street in Vevay from Mrs. Flora McClintock and has taken possession. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dunning of Cincinnati have sold their farm near East Enterprise to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McCoy of Bethel Ridge. Possession will be given early next year.
70 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Welch will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary at their home near Bennington on Friday and will be at home to all their friends on the afternoon and evening of that day.
Mrs. Mabel F. Woolen, 65, former resident of Switzerland County, died October 27th, at a hospital in Washington, D.C., after a brief illness of meningitis.
Mrs. Amelia Ann Wilson, 85, aged citizen of Vevay, passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah Hamilton in Vevay October 28th after an illness of two months.
Miss Aldean Pavy, formerly of this county, now of Lawrenceburg, and Pfc. Robert Callon of Anderson, Indiana were married October 16th at the Methodist parsonage in McComb, Mississippi.
Born, October 26th, a son, Robert Dean, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodfill.
Born, Ocober 31st, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brown of Aberdeen.
Mrs. Edith Colen, 57, for many years a resident of the East Enterprise neighborhood and wife of Reverend Ben H. Colen, died October 30th in an Indianapolis hospital.
The East End Service Station, operated for several years past by Robert Banta, has been sold to William Smock and Lucian Lampton who will assume charge some time this week.
80 YEARS AGO
Paul Ewald, former Switzerland County agricultural agent, died in Jacksonville, Illinois, October 29th following a long period of failing health.
Mrs. Parmelia Jane Dunning, wife of Augusta Dunning of near Quercus Grove, passed away at her home there Friday evening following an illness of several weeks.
Relatives here have been advised of the death of Joseph C. Tague, a native of this county, who died at his home near Douglas, Kansas on October 19th.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Leap celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. John Bakes, and Mr. Bakes on Parks Ridge. About 120 relatives and friends assembled to help in the celebration.
Mrs. Althea Dunning died Friday at her home in Patriot following a short illness of pneumonia. She was 89 years of age.
Word has been received by relatives here of the death of Mr. Noah Oliver, former resident of Craig Township, who passed away at his home in Dallas, Texas, last week.
Mrs. Amelia Shaw, formerly of Vevay, died at the home of her son Fred near Rushville Tuesday after a long illness.
Born, Ocober 17th, a daughter, Amelia Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cole of Jacksonville.
Born, October 26th, a son, Charles, to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Haskell.
90 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Nancy Louia Platt died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Geiger in Vevay Tuesday morning. Mrs. Platt, who was 83 years of age, had been in declining health for some time past but her last illness was of only two weeks duration.
William E. Ogle was elected Mayor of Vevay Monday night at a called meeting of the city council. Mr. Ogle will fill out he unexpired term of Charles Lamson who is moving to California for residence.
Othineal Bruner Cole, a native of Switzerland County, died in Indianapolis Friday night after an illness of more than a year's duration.
Katie Marksberry Smith of Posey Township died at her home in Posey Township Tuesday morning after an illness of tuberculosis.
While hunting near Vevay last week Charles Otter killed a chicken hawk that measured 3 feet and 11 inches from tip to tip.
Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Loren Brown of Quercus Grove.
Born, Ocober 24th, a son, Edward Mottier, to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schwade of Quercus Grove.
100 YEARS AGO
Born, a daughter, Nell Gene, to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Broadwell of Patriot.
A bird said to be a golden eagle was shot by W. H. Manuel of near Bennington. The weight of the bird was 7 and one-half pounds and it measured from tip to tip of its wings 6 feet, 9 inches.
Hilbert James, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pendry, died October 22nd after a brief illness.
Maurice Cole and Miss Gladys Humphrey of Center Square were married in Warsaw, Kentucky October 25th, by Reverend Weeburn of the Methodist Church.
120 YEARS AGO
"Little Girls in Blue," its companion piece "Tom and I'll Go Too" and "Won't You Be My Sweetheart," are the latest popular songs.
Vevay has the best steam ferry boat between here and Cincinnati and Captain Graham has reason to be proud of the "Eva Everett."
Miss Emma Graft Boerner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Boerner, died at her home in Vevay Saturday morning after a long illness.
Ed Jackson of Mount Sterling, the boss coon hunter, got seven coons and one possum last Monday night.
Died Monday, October 23rd, Frank Davis of Markland, aged 46 years, 10 months, 23 days.
Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Voris of Center Square.
150 YEARS AGO
R. T. F. Abbott and Mrs. Helen Olmstead of Patriot were married October 27th at the home of Hiram Francisco near Madison.
William F. Vanosdol and Miss Martha Ann Sedam were married October 26th at the home of the bride's parents in East Enterprise.
Rose, the 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Blach, died in Vevay October 27th.
William Hamilton and Miss Ellan Parm, both of Pleasant Township, were married October 22nd at Pleasant, Reverend Isaac Moore officiating.
S. Douglas, who is charged with stealing a horse from David Seward, in Cotton Township was captured last week, but made his escape while en route to Vevay. The horse was recovered but Douglas is still at large.