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30 Years Ago
(June 4, 1981)
Debbie Moore, Ninetta Thompson, Howard Bentley and Larry Chandler, of the Trimble Co. EMS have successfully competed their certification classes with the American Heart Association to teach cardio pulmonary resuscitation classes.
Trimble 4-Hers planted flowers around the courthouse as part of 4-H Community Pride project.
Ann Yager-Powell graduated from U of L with a Master of Education degree.
Corn Creek Church will hold its annual reunion Sunday, June 14.
Deaths: Mrs. Gayle Cox, 43, LaGrange; Lee Pearson, 74, Madison, Ind.
70 Years ago
(June 5, 1941)
Amid a throng of hundreds, and a profusion of flowers and flags, Memorial day services were observed here Sunday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Joe McCain Post, American Legion conducting simple but fitting exercises at the graves of the veterans who saw service on home and foreign battle fields.
Residents of the Patton’s Creek community were the victims of a flash flood on Tuesday night, June 3, and the greatest known. Many homes were flooded; occupants were unable to get away until waters receded. Much household furnishings were destroyed and some washed away entirely. Horses, hogs and chickens were drowned, outbuildings washed away and the automobile belonging to Gilbert Morgan, Merchant, swept away. Bridges were washed out, roads completely ruined and made impassable. The home hardest hit was that of Howard Kirby. They tried to escape out the back door but the water came with such force it was waist deep and they had to return to the house and put the children on the dining table for safety.
Deaths: Mrs. Florence S. Crawford, 53, Madison.
80 Years ago
(June 11, 1931)
Trimble County School Board bought an additional 10 acres of property between the school property and New Bedford-Carrollton road.
Teachers in county schools for the 1931-32 term are Millers Branch, Miss Ora Tyra; Middle Creek, Miss Blanche Davis; Norfolk, Miss Elizabeth Ball; Pleasant Retreat, Miss Lottie Mullikin; Bethel, Miss Frances Spillman; Carmel, Miss Lucille Spillman; Providence, Charlie McManis; Monitor, Alvin Gross; Pierce, Miss Cornelia Sanders; Buck Creek, Miss Lola Pyles; Barebone, Mrs. Lillie Callis; Powell Valley, Miss Nancy Pearl Daily; New Hope, Miss Lizzie Goode; Fairview, Miss Catherine Bell; Totten, John Henry Boyd; Mt. Pleasant, Miss Mattie Lou McKinney; Baltimore, Russell Pryor; Mt. Tabor, Miss Ora Jackson. Teachers for Corn Creek, Morton Ridge, Jackson and Liberty are yet to be selected.
Milton Baptist Parsonage is reduced to ashes Tuesday morning. The Baptist church and other buildings were threatened but help from Madison and ferryboat, Margaret J, and the men and women of Milton, church and homes were saved that would otherwise have been wiped out by the devastating flames. After exhausting the wells of water, the gallant fire fighters of Madison, under the direction of Chief Cal Cisco boarded the Margaret J than ran down river to a point immediately back of the burning building, and a stream from the inexhaustible supply of water played from that position. The flames were soon subdued, and the buildings adjacent saved, but the parsonage was reduced to ashes. Only a new metal roof on the church saved it from being destroyed.
Deaths: Henry Schwers, 60, Osgood, Ind.; Joseph Overton, 85, Cincinnati.