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August 9, 2020

5/6/2020 2:33:00 PM
100 Years Ago
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Pictured is Estel Orcutt with his sisters Dorothy and Delpha, taken after the 1918 Hayden High School program.-Submitted Photo
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Pictured is Estel Orcutt with his sisters Dorothy and Delpha, taken after the 1918 Hayden High School program.-Submitted Photo

Tracy Eder


The regular meeting of the county agents of the district was held in the office of County Agent C.A. Richards Wednesday when the work of the season was outlined and reports from all counties received and examined.

The members of the Purdue Extension Department who were present at the meeting were: T.A. Coleman, chief of the county agents department and his assistants, G.W. Rosencrans and D.H. Meyer; R.S. Thomas, corn specialist form the soil and crops department; and C.H. Balsar of the dairy department.

The county agents present were: C.A. Richards, Jennings County; I.H. Dederidge, Jefferson County; Calvin Grith, Ripley County; James Cline, Lawrence; V.J. Mann, Clark County; and C.U. Watson, Floyd; C.C. Madison of Dearborn County. J.C. Klein, district director of the Farmer's Federation was also present.

Better Water

A joint meeting of the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce was held Wednesday evening for the purpose of discussing the prospects of a better water system for North Vernon. Charles H. Hurd, consulting engineer at Indianapolis, was present and explained the method of installation and the workings of purification and filtration plants.

On Thursday morning, a committee from the Council and Chamber of Commerce accompanied M.r Hurd on a trip to the water works station when the latter inspected the plant. Mr. Hurd strongly advocated a purification plant for North Vernon and will make another trip to this city to make plans and estimated for such plant as the City may contemplate installing.


Peter J. Lux of Shelby County, who holds the title of the Corn King of the United States, was the speaker at an interesting meeting held at Butlerville Friday night, April 23.

John G. Klein was present in the interest of the Farmers'Äô Federation and the report showed that every farmer except one in Campbell Tp. Had joined the Federation. At this meeting, Mr. Klein issued the first Farm Bureau Membership card issued in the United States to Peter J. Lux.

After the meeting, the ladies of the community served a luncheon of sandwiches, ice cream, cake, and coffee.

Attempts Suicide

Bill Glock, an escaped prisoner from Jeffersonville Reformatory, was captured by the police of this city Monday night. The man was placed in jail and during his confinement here while awaiting the arrival of authorities from the prison, he attempted to commit suicide. With a piece of iron, which he had secreted on his person, he attempted to server the arteries of his wrists. He hacked both wrists, extending the cuts on one arm almost to the elbow. The wounds were treated and he was taken back to Jeffersonville Tuesday night. This was his second attempt at escape. He is about 30 years of age and is serving a sentence of from one to seven years for getting money under false pretenses.


Margaret Marie Robbins, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.R. Robbins, died at their home south of this city Monday, April 26th. Funeral service was held at 1:30 o'Äôclock Wednesday afternoon at the residence and the burial took place in the Baldwin Cemetery.

Nancy Jane Weaver, aged 79 years, died at the home of Noe More, south of this city at five o'clock Wednesday morning, April 28th. Funeral service will be held at the residence at ten o'clock Friday morning and the burial will take place in the Whitcomb Cemetery near Hayden.

Gladys Hulse, aged 18 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hulse at Venron, Saturday, April 24, after a short illness of rheumatism. Burial was at Hulse Cemetery near Scipio.

David Neeley, aged 41 years, died at his home on Hoosier St., this city Sunday morning, April 25th. Funeral service was held at the Baptist Church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Swartz of Westport. He is survived by his wife, five sons and four daughters and two brothers and three sisters.

Marriage Licenses

John W. Woolf, Nebraska and Lucille Gordon, Nebraska; Wm. F. Gilliland, Oil City, Pa., and Sue L. Shivey, Loogootee; Sebe Green, North Vernon and Hazel Branham, North Vernon; Chester Baker, Dupont, and Ruth Rousey, Dupont; Lester O. Hall, Butlerville, and Edith Harrell, Dupont.

North Vernon

Mrs. Russell Phillips of Seymour as the guest of relatives here on Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Hallawell had for their guests the last of the week, Mrs. George Milton of Wirt; Mrs. E.W. Gray of Middlefork; and Mr. and Mrs. John Corya of Calloway.

Mrs. Meyer Ades was the guest of relatives at Louisville Friday.

Miss Mary Wetzel has returned home from Rushville having completed her term as teacher in the school there.

Among those from this city who attended the dance at Vernon Friday night were: Misses Mary Meloy, Vella Roush, Blanch Bemish, Louise Green, and Laura Connolley; Messrs. Charles Woods, Will Bertman, Ben Bertman, and Harold Bernhart and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Platter.

Mrs. Dan Scheffe spent Friday at Lawrenceburg.


John Woolf and wife spent Wednesday and Thursday at Cincinnati.

Ted Boswell papered a room for Wright Edwards Monday.

Miss Joyce Pearcy was shopping in North Vernon Saturday.

Miss Grace Heidecker of Osgood was married Sunday to Frank Schwirkzer of North Fairmount, Ohio. Miss Heidecker was formerly a charming young lady of our community. Her many friends extend commodation.

Ford Allee is carrying the mail this week. His father, the rural carrier, is quite poorly.

Jessie Graham was shopping in North Vernon Thursday.

Mrs. Wm. Gallard was a business caller at Osgood Monday.

William Pearcy was a Saturday night and Sunday guest of Wm. Woolf and family.


A large number spent a very pleasant day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jep Simmons Sunday, it being his 54th birthday anniversary of Mr. Simmons. The main feature of the party was the big eats of which there was an abundance and after all had eaten as much as they could possibly eat, there was lots left to take home. He says he was agreeably' and invited all to come again. The following were present: Mrs. George Simmons and daughter, Eva, Mrs. May, Herbert Simmons and wife and Frank May and family, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Summerfield, Mrs. Ida Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rich, Mrs. Cora King and daughter, Mrs. Lydia VanCleave, Mrs. Flo Collins and children, Mrs. Kinney, Ab King and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Riley, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Carson and children, Mr. and Mrs. John Overturf and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Walker and son, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip wise and children, Mr. and Mrs. Oldening and children, J.W. Feagler, Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Downs and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Greathouse and son and Misses Bertha Holsclaw and Hazel Carson.

Miss Susie Juengst and Martha and Louise Juengst called on Mrs. Wlater Downs.

Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Hollopeter and son, Glenn, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Vera Mitchner and Mr. and Mrs. Opal Marlie of Vernon called on Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cheney and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilson Sunday.

Ash Lane

Fishing seems to be the rage now. Many were seen fishing Sunday.

Harry James went to Denny's hospital at Madison last week and underwent an operation. He was doing fairly well the last report we received from him. His many friends hope to seee him home in a few weeks.

Kali Gaskill and sister, Mrs. Ella Perry, visited the latter's son Fred Perry and wife Sunday.

Mack Bales has been in poor health for the last week.

J.A. Ross and family were guests of Fred Perry and wife Sunday afternoon.

Amy Lamon went to Seymour Saturday to see her sister, Mrs. Ethel Owens, who is sick.


Mrs. Anna Tripp of North Vernon was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis Sunday.

Jess Elliott and son, Wilbur, visited Grandma Farran Sunday.

Mrs. Henry Cooper was called to Hartsville last week. Her father is seriously ill.

Clyde Dennerline was at Hope on Friday.

Mrs. John Turner is on the sick list.

Grandma Farran is not much improved.

Armstrong Barkley was a business visitor at Vernon Tuesday.

John Turner was at North Vernon Monday having some dental work done.

Rush Branch

John Conboy was called to Florida owing to the serious illness of his daughter, Miss Agnes.

Forrest Hunt of North Vernon is spending a week with his aunt, Mrs. Bert Hough and family.

Helen and Dorothy Berry spent Sunday afternoon with Mamie Schlotman.

Wm. Richardson and family visited Calvin Rayborn and family Sunday.

Richard Grinstead and wife entertained their parents Sunday.

Frank Etter and family visited Chas. Ploughe and family Sunday.

Mrs. Edgar Galyen and children are on a week's visit with relatives at Indianapolis.

Lester Hall, of this place, is tired of being his own cook so he went to Vernon Saturday and made arrangements for Miss Edith Harrell of Dupont to cook for him in the future. A crowd of about 100 people pleasantly entertained them for a while Monday evening. They were treated to candy and cigars.


W.L. Kentner of Hopewell neighborhood was here in the interest of the Cement Products Company Monday.

Elmer Dudley is hanging paper at the Hutton home on the State Farm.

E.E. Chenoworth spent the weekend with his family at Winchester.

Miss Opal Grinstead spent from Tuesday until Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grinstead.

Tony Mathies is moving into his property recently purchased here.

Mrs. C.L. Taylor and daughter Glenn returned home from Greensburg Monday.

Miss Carrie Beck returned form Piqua, Ohio, Saturday where she had been called by the serious illness of Rev. James Beck. The many friends of Mr. Beck were made sad by his death which occurred Wednesday of last week. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife and mother in the loss of a dear one.

James Clingenpell and son went to Terre Haute on business and will visit relatives at Shelbyville.

Rev. Jesse Meyer, who is attending school at Danville, spent the weekend with his family here.

Pleasant Hill

E.L. Palmer and family have moved here from Kentucky.

Charles Spry and wife spent Sunday with Marion Martin and wife east of Vernon.

Mrs. Andrew Daily is convalescing from an illness of several weeks.

Miss Mary mcDonald is recovering form an attack of measles.

Otto Gardner returned to Cincinnati Monday after a few days visit here.

Over the Rhine

James E. Lowry went to Ohio on a business trip a few days since.

Mrs. Charity Kinder aged more than 90 years, suffered a paralytic attack last week and at present is in a very serious condition.

Owing to the lateness of the season, it is probable that but few more oats will be planted.

Mrs. Margaret Jane Childs, nee Young, after a very brief illness died Sunday night. Mrs. Childs was the daughter of Winthrop and Susanna Young, was born near Rockford, Jackson County, and came to Jennings County with her parents during her girlhood and lived on the Vernon road half way from here to town. She married Henry Childs at the age of 18.

St. Ann

The stork made a visit to Mr. and Mrs. F. Yux home and left them a girl; he also visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Schneider and left a boy recently.

Peter J. Eder is on the sick list at this writing.

Paul Matern and wife called on Albert Daeger last Sunday.

Mrs. G.A. Daeger called on Mrs. Ed Ley recently.


Clifford Whitcomb, Miss Grace Hulse, and Mrs. A.J. Carmichael were at Columbus Wednesday of last week.

George Amick spent Saturday and Sunday at Hanover.

Claude Carmichael was at North Vernon last Wednesday.

Glen Milholland was home form Franklin College over Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Sallie Wilson and Mrs. Reid gave a shower for Miss Luvada Reid at her home Saturday, April 14. She received many nice presents.

Mrs. Florence Wilkins and daughter, Alice Louise, were at Indianapolis Saturday.

Mrs. Grace Hulse and little Hiram Whitcomb were the guests of John R. Amick and family Sunday.

Mrs. Will Coryea has returned to her home in Ohio.

Robert Amick was at Elizabethtown Saturday.

Tuesday, James and AlbertWilds were in town in the interest of the latter's run for County Sheriff.


The baseball game failed to materialize last Sunday owing to the cold weather.

Mrs. Chas. Mathies is somewhat improved at this writing.

M.S. Wells and wife made a business trip to Louisville last Friday.

Mrs. Nellie Cox and daughter, Grace, visited relatives at Blocher on Sunday.

Sugar and potatoes are getting so high that most people have been compelled to take them off the menu.

Raymond Kinder's house caught fire early last Friday morning and at first it looked as though the whole house would be destroyed, but gallant work on the part of neighbors saved the house only after the roof was partly destroyed.

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