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12/5/2013 3:00:00 PM
Reflections 12-5-13

News compiled by Ginny Leap from past

issues of

Switzerland County newspapers


Switzerland County High School will honor the memory of David "Buck" White - the Pacers #1 fan - at tomorrow (Friday) night' boys basketball game at home with Rising Sun. A special ceremony will be held between the junior varsity and varsity games, and everyone is invited to attend and pay tribute to Buck's memory and the special place that he will always have in the hearts of Switzerland County fans.

Elijah "Snookie" and Dottie (Blodgett) Wiley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, December 21st. The celebration will be held at the Shiloh United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Jasper, Indiana.

Bertha Fry of Muncie is 110 years old, and has seen many changes in the world during her time in it. She was born in Vevay

The Hoosier State Press Association held its annual Newsoom Seminar and awards luncheon Saturday in Indianapolis, and Vevay Newspapers was honored by the association for excellence during the past year. Vevay Newspapers earned two first place awards out of thousands of submitted entries in six different divisions. Editor Patrick Lanman earned a first place plaque for "Best In-Depth Feature of Feature Package" for his story on "Chester Middleton's search for family: Brothers reunite after 52 years." The other first place ward earned by Vevay Newsppers was in the category of "Community Service," and applauded the work of the newspaper for its efforts to inform the public about the random drug testing policy that the Switzerland County School Board was implementing at the high school.


Harry Lamson received special recognition at the annual Vevay American Legion Holiday Party held Sunday. Mr. Lamson was presented a medal commemorative of his service to the nation during World War I. American Legion service officer Lowell Wayne Sullivan said the medal was presented through the Veterans Affairs Department in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the end of World War I. Mr. Lamson said he was proud to receive the medal, which was pinned on him by his son, Bob Lamson.

Chad Hart, a junior at Switzerland County High School, recently represented Indiana in the North American Livestock Show in Louisville. Chad presented a speech on beef versatility, and prepared a beef food on the contest site. High school students from 29 states competed in the show.


A promise to live and honor - For Rosco Proctor and Viola Laib, those words meant much more as they were spoken to consummate a marriage last Saturday at Swiss Villa Nursing Home of Vevay. Reverend Thomas Traylor officiated the touching ceremony. Rosco, 82, and Viola, 65, both had been married before and getting married seemed like the best way to live out their remaining years - Together!

Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Blodgett, route 4, Vevay, were the guests of honor at a 50th Wedding Anniversary reception on Sunday, November 27th, at the United Methodist Church in Bennington.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Konkle of Greenfield and formerly of Switzerland County will observe their 61st wedding anniversary on Christmas Day with a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wooten, Indianapolis.


Switzerland County will get its first radio station - "Just as soon as we can get our transmitting tower built," say the station's owners. The required Federal Communications Commission permit for the FM station was granted Friday to the Pioneer Broadcasting Corporation by the FCC in Washington. The station owners say they hope to start broadcasting by June 1st or before.

Pretty soon the little village of Canaan, just a country mile or two across the Switzerland County line in Jefferson County, is going to get a new and modern telephone service. The Canaan folks are going to miss the old one. The old one is the Canaan Mutual Telephone Company. Or rather, it is Miss Norma Eades. Miss Eades runs Canaan Mutual out of her home where the switchboard (a 1923 model) is located. When she's not at the switchboard, Miss Eades is writing out bills," sending out bills, collecting bills, keeping the records, and you name it. Canaan's going to miss her.

Vevay Town Court Judge Paul Wiley found himself on the other side of the bars a weekend ago when students at the junior-senior high school carnival threw him in "jail."

Mrs. Iva C. Turner, 77, died suddenly Sunday at her home at 303 Main Cross Street in Vevay.

Mrs. Dora M. Peters, 85, of 407 Pike Street, Vevay, passed away Sunday at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Peak celebrated heir 40th wedding anniversary Sunday at their home on Turtle Creek Road near Quercus Grove.


Jerry Gullion, appliance dealer, was named as 1964 Vevay Civic Club president. Gullion moved to the new post after serving as treasurer the past year. L.J. Osborne will assume the treasurer's post.

Mrs. Alpha J. Stevens, 77, wife of Edward Stevens of near Fairview, died Sunday in the Madison nursing home in Madison. She had been in failing health for the past 10 years and in serious condition for three years.

Charles G. Chase, 56, a native of Patriot and a retired Cincinnati Police Lieutenant, died Monday at his home in Cincinnati following a long illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home for Mrs. Clara Belle Weaver, 64, wife of Beecher Weaver of near Moorefield.

Mrs. Rosie Craig Phillips, 76, of Lawrenceburg and formerly of Vevay, died Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roberts in Lawrenceburg where she resided.

Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Hutton were united in marriage November 29th at the Patriot Baptist church. The bride is the former Miss Donna Jean Robinson.

Miss Nina Fay Bladen, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Harold Bladen of route 2, Rising Sun was united in marriage November 23rd to David Dilts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wigal of Rising Sun.


Word has been received here by relatives that Clarence "Dick" Cole, war veteran and native of Vevay, had died suddenly in a hospital at Sawtelle, California.

A 6 pound, 4 ounce, baby daughter was born November 28th in Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Simonton of Lawrenceburg. She has been named Pamela Darlene. Mrs. Simonton was formerly Ethel Furnish, daughter of Mrs. Jane Furnish of Vevay.

George William Skirvin of Mount Sterling left Tuesday morning for induction into the armed forces.

A new store front is being erected at the Roberts Grocery on Ferry Street and when completed will considerably enlarge floor space in the room. A brick facing is being built flush with the sidewalk and the large plate glass windows and the shape of the store entrance has been altered.

Eugene Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Park of Vevay, underwent major surgery in the Madison hospital Friday for an injury to his knee. The knee cap was removed and his leg was placed in a cast. The young man is a member of the Senior Class in Vevay High School.


Carl J. Still of Madison and Miss Clara Konkle of Brooksburg were married by Reverend F.E. Hammel at his residence Saturday afternoon.

Thomas Cook and Vivian Green, both of Owenton, Kentucky were married by Reverend F. E. Hammel Saturday afternoon.

Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Will White of Mount Sterling.

Miss Gretchen Siebenthal and Carroll Dudley Graham were married at the home of the groom's parents near Moorefield Wednesday afternoon by the bride's father, Reverend Ernest Siebenthal.

Mrs. Andrew Sigmon died at her home on Parks Ridge Wednesday morning after a brief illness of only 11 days. She was past 77 years of age.

Leo Jackson and Miss Alice Gurley were married Thanksgiving Day at the Methodist parsonage by Reverend G. H. O'Donnell in Aurora.

Born, a son, John Protsman, to Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Danglade.

We heartily congratulate Mr. Joseph Protsman of Indian Creek on the attainment of his 91st birthday last week.

Born, December 4th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Scudder of Fairview.

Dilver E. Cole of Vevay route 1 and Miss Mary E. Stanton of Brooksburg route 2 were married Monday evening at the Methodist parsonage in Vevay by Reverend A. W. Jarboe.

Born, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hamilton.


Mrs. Edward Schroeder, 24, was strangled to death last Thursday morning at her home near Florence when her fascinator (scarf) she was wearing became entangled in a gasoline powered washing machine. There were no witnesses to the accident, the body being found by her husband a short time after death had resulted.

Mrs. Roland Dunn, 39, died last Thursday morning at her home on Parks Ridge following an illness of tuberculosis which extended over a period of several years.

All the chicken thieves in Vevay are not men and boys, according to circumstantial evidence found by Mr. John Brindley recently. Mrs. Brindley had two large hens stolen one night recently and the following morning found a lady's handkerchief on the floor of the chicken house.

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jarvis of near Aaron was badly damaged by the explosion of a gasoline lamp Saturday night. One side of the house was bulged out about 12 inches, windows were blown out and doors were splintered. No one was injured.

Charles Jaynes, proprietor of the New Midway Hotel, Saturday leased the building and business to Gabe Robinson for one year. Mr. Jaynes has been in poor health for several moths and is taking a much-needed rest.


At a meeting last Thursday the directors of the Vevay Reveille Company accepted an offer by William O. Protsman for the subscription list, name and good will of the newspaper, Vevay Reveille, exclusive of plant and building.

John Dunning, 68, died at his home near East Enterprise Tuesday. He had been ill for two weeks.

Miss Anna Belle Rae of Patriot and Edgar Farrel of Florence were married in Warsaw Saturday.

Dr. Benjamin N. Searcy of Patriot has just completed the installation of a fine, new, up to date steam heating plant in his residence and office on Main Street.


The engagement of Miss Maude Bakes to Charles Hall has been announced to occur on December 30th.

A federal man is here investigating several petitions for rural routes.

Licensed to marry: Louis F. Scholle to Emma Jane Oakley.

Married in Shelbyville, Fred Oakley and Hestie Dow.

R. P. Cotton is operating a sewing machine shop on Ferry Street here.


E. D. Hall of Thorntown, Indiana, has leased the Morning Star Creamery at Bennington.

Too much corn, too much rum, will make the best man go unstrung.

Died in Patriot, Monday, December 11th, John Bailey in the 54th year of his age.

Died in Patriot Monday, December 11th, Mrs. Emma Lowe Lampkin, wife of Silas Lampkin.

Died in Craig Township Tuesday, December 12th, Mrs. Margaret Shaw, widow of the late Archibald Shaw, in the 77th year of her age.

Licensed to marry: Thomas J. Connelley and Ellie D. Crouch; George Peters and Carrie Gottermiller, Stephen Vanater and Minerva Reed; James Joyce and Grace Snyder.


Married in Craig Township December 5th by Reverend Kirtley, Clara Study and Jasper N. Brindley.

Died here December 1st, Willie, 5-year-old son of William R. Carpenter.

Died in Craig Township December 8th, Charles J. Schroeder, aged 29 years.


The amount of toll collected at the Vevay and Mount Sterling toll gate for the month of November was $368.70.

Mrs. Mary A. Wall, residing on Seminary Street, died very suddenly last Sunday morning. Death was due to an overdose of opium. She leaves a husband and three children.

Last Sunday morning about 5 o'clock a barn belonging to Michael Peters in Craig Township was destroyed by fire. It contained a lot of hay, corn, wheat and farming implements, all of which were destroyed. The fire is thought to be the work of an incendiary.

William Warner of Patriot accidentally shot himself while hunting, inflicting a wound from which he died in a few hours.

John B. Buchanan died November 2nd at Neoga, Illinois. Mr. Buchanan was a resident of Craig Township for more than 35 years.

Albert Jack was very painfully bruised last week when a part of a hay press with which he was working broke.


The annual meeting of the Switzerland and Ohio County Agricultural Society was held October 20th and the following officers elected: President, U. H. Stow, vice president, Isaac Stone; secretary, John Nuwatnay; treasurer, William B. Owens.

Married on October 25th at the Methodist Church by Reverend W. Montgomery, Mr. Thomas L. Pleasants and Miss Louisa Knowland.

Married October 25th by H. A. Tinker, Esquire, Mr. Henry Pendry and Miss Phoebe Jasne Boyd, all of Switzerland County.

Married October 29th by reverend Abraham Ankinson, Mr. James M. Dyer, Jr., and Miss Caroline Cole of Mount Sterling.

Civil War news: It is stated that General Butler has at last been assigned a command. Report has it that he has been ordered to relieve General Foster in command of the department of South Virginia and North Carolina the latter office being ordered to report to Washington. As this department includes Fortress Monroe, James River and the approaches to Richmond, the gossips have it that the command may be an exceedingly important one.

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