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im Berry only thought he was retiring. His foray into shoe repair actually began with his mother. Her children were older and didn’t need her full-time mothering skills anymore. Berry’s Shoe Shop was born. “First she tried going a couple places to work and they said, ‘You haven’t worked anywhere in 16 years, we’re not interested,’ A gentleman here in town was closing his shoe repair shop,” Jim said. “Mom said, ‘I really don’t know much about it.’ Dad said, ‘Well, it’s hand sewing and pedal machines. If you can do that, I’ll do the rest of it.’” Five years later, Jim would routinely go to the shoe repair shop after he got off work in Boonville. Since his mother didn’t drive, he’d wait around for the store to close so he could take her home. Of course, he’d help out with whatever work was there, but his downtime there also proved beneficial. “I was sitting there and a guy across the alley had an upholstery shop,” Jim said. “He come over there one day and he said, ‘Hey, you’ve got two hours. Do you want to help me deliver furniture?’ I said, ‘Sure.’ I didn’t have anything in the shop to work on. I did that for a couple weeks and then just automatically went over there for two hours. Walked in one day and he handed me a handful of tools and said, ‘I ain’t got nothing to deliver. Tear that couch down.’ I worked two years for him learning upholstery work.” The store was on the square - where Boonville Overstock is currently located - for 30 years. When the overhead got too high, he took his operation to his back yard. When he was looking at retiring in a few years, he decided he better have something lined up to do. “When I decided I was looking at retirement in a few years, I decided I better have a place to hide,” Jim said. “When we started 10 years ago, it was less than 20 hours a week work. Now, we’re past 50. And that’s not getting done. That’s 50 hours and still having one

to two weeks of work still laying around.” Jim found a space on Eighth Street right across the street from Oakdale Elementary. The store was tiny. He had three rows of equipment - all of which was on wheels so he could move it to make room for various projects. He wasn’t too optimistic about the amount of work he’d get, so he brough a computer and a stack of movies to keep him occupied. “After three years, we took the computer and the movies back home because they were in the way,” he joked. The small space meant Jim was turning down bigger work. Jim said that shoe repair is his number one priority, but he’s well known for his upholstery work and other jobs. He’s even replaced the zipper in a dignity bag from a funeral home. “We do canvas work, everything from barbecue grill covers for custom grills, tool bags for mechanics and electricians,” he said. “Two years ago, the fad was getting all the lawn furniture cushions recovered. All the factories said, ‘no, we don’t make that size anymore.’ This last year, everybody being stuck at home, they wanted a neat little pergola in their back yard. Wait a minute. That’s not shady. The sun is shining in. Make a cover for it. Wait a minute. The neighbors are looking in. Make curtains. So, that was our summer job.” Jim joked that he saves at least one dog a week. “We save at least one dog a week - from chewing up somebody’s shoes,” he laughed. “They don’t like used shoes. They like new stuff, especially if it still has the


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pair a week.” But, Jim’s focus is his store in Boonville. He said that since he moved to 1156 E. Main Street in late 2020, business is booming. That’s probably because he can modify shoes in ways that many may never even consider possible. “(This gentleman) had to cut his boot to get it off,” Jim explained. “A lot of people who have broken their ankles or whatever can’t bend their foot enough. We will put a zipper in, move the pull (to the) back. I had one elderly gentleman, he had heart surgery. He said he was going to die with his boots on. So, I put zippers in six pairs of boots. A lot of shops won’t do that stuff. It fills in.” He’s also undertaken fixing purse straps, book bags, sporting equipment bags and other large heavy duty items that regular sewing machines won’t fix. He puts patches on leather vests and jackets. He’s made boots for Santa Claus and restored vintage sleigh bells. And, he does it for a fraction of what others charge. “This is Boonville, Indiana,” Jim said. “My cousin raised hell with me one time because I charged him $10 to polish his cowboy boots. Then he made the mistake of saying that Atlanta Airport and Houston Airport gets $14 and they want a tip. Several of the shops in Evansville have an $8 to $10 minimum on a patch job. I get three times the patch work as what they do.” Jim’s wife, Carrie, also helps out around the shop, although she hates to sew. She does tear downs and cleans up after her husband. Jim calls her quality control. “I worked for the school corporation in Evansville as a secretary and I figured I’d die in one of those chairs,” she joked. “I was there 20 years and I said, ‘I’ve had enough.’ I retired at 62. I’d come in here on Fridays and I’d help him because we’d go out to eat on Friday nights. I have this little sign, ‘I will work for food.’” While shoe repair may be a dying art, there’s a new generation of Berrys ready to take it on. “I’ve got three granchildren that live here in the Boonville area,” Jim said. “When they come in and work, they’ve been doing it for five years. They say, ‘Grandpa, just get out of the way.’ One takes ownership of the whole upholstery stuff. She will sit down, look at it, give the estimate, cut it apart, sew it, put it together. And she’s 15. Her brother will sit back there sewing and she’ll sit on another machine, ‘Why

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hursday, Aug. 28, 1947 was a normal day in Boonville. It was hot, of course, but was otherwise normal. Mrs. Robert Reynolds, who lived across from Boonville Power and Light, had just retired for the evening when the boiler blew up. It plowed through a brick wall and scooted along the nearly vacant lot next to her house. “I thought the place was struck by lightening,” she said. “It seemed to me it had hit the front of the house, so I ran out the back door. My husband and daughter were up town and I was there alone.” Bill and Harold Utzman had experienced car trouble some time earlier. They left their ‘32 Willys Knight parked on Fifth Street, across from the power plant so they could find parts to fix it. “The car was completely demolished and parts scattered over the entire lot,” an article in the Sept. 5, 1947 Boonville Enquirer recounted. “The largest piece was about half of the frame. The main bearing of the motor even landed in the Charlie Taylor Junk Yard and hit a truck parked there. Shingles were also knocked off the roof of the barn, but it was not learned what part had caused the damage. “There was a freak angle to this widespread scattering of the car parts, as, judging from the evidence, they seemed to have taken the same twisting course as the boiler, which swerved to miss the one-room house of Mel Cox, which was also


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14 March/April 2021 in direct line. The fact that the boiler turned endover-end with the open part heading eastward was said to have caused the boiler to shiz along like a rocket and to roll away wfrom the house, grazing only the coal shed attached to it and coming to a stop scarcely a yard from the side of the house. Mr. Cox was not at home and although there was no serious damage, he was saved from a frightening experience, if nothing worse.” The explosion happened at 8:53 p.m. Ora Wingate was at the coal hopper under the boiler when it exploded. He was able to escape, but suffered pulled ligaments and muscles in his shoulder, severe bruises and minor cuts and burns and spent a week or so in the hospital. It was the only serious injury sustained in the blast. According to the Boonville Enquirer, the plant was purchased from S.I.G. & E. for $310,000 in 1941. The building was approximately 50 years old and the boilers were installed 23 years prior to the explosion. Engineers had repeatedly warned that new stokers should not be installed under old boilers, but those warnings fell on deaf ears. When the boiler blew, it sent the 22-foot drum crashing through the plant’s brick wall. It came to rest more than half a block away - after destroying the Utzman’s car and clipping a coal shed. The roof of the Boonville Ice and Storage company on Fourth Street also sustained damage. By 10 p.m., Mayor William Stevens was hosting a candle-lit meeting with SIGECO in order to restore power to the city. The agreement they reached was one of necessity, according to SIGECO. “A total power failure is an emergency at any time, but in weather as hot as this, it’s acute,” F.B. Culley, vice president and general manger, said

Friday following the explosion, adding: “We’re putting everything we’ve got into this effort to help Boonville citizens, and we’ll stay with it until it’s done. There’s a public health menace involved that calls for quick action. “We’re throwing rules and regulations out the window. We can talk that over with the authorities later - after Boonville refrigerators are operating again.” That evening, they agreed to 1 cent a kilowatt, which was very comparable to other electric rates at the time (today, that rate has gone up to more than $.09, but there are lots of new subcharges in addition to that base rate). It also came with reassurances that widespread power failure would not happen again. In addition to SIGECO’s own lines, it connected with Northern Indiana Power Company near Lynnville, an added assurance for both the mayor and the city. “I think the citizens of Boonville have good reason to thank the men of the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric force, our own city force, and a number of volunteer workers for the valuable assistance and untiring labor in helping to restore service,” Stevens said in his statement. “Many worked straight through for 16 hours. The officials of the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric company responded immedately to the call for help and spent most of the night of Aug. 28 when the explosion occurred, in mapping plans for the restoration of service.” The blast was not exactly unexpected. Mayor Stevens wrote a statement thanking those who helped the city recover, while lauding those who hindered the move to purchase electricity instead of making it. The debate of whether or not to close Boonville


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Power and Light and partner with SIGECO had been going on for years. He said that the insurance company found that the explosion was caused by a weakening of the metal in the boiler. The Public Service Commission had warned the city that the possibility of catastrophic failure was imminent. “The conclusion of the inspection bears out the numerous warnings that have been given to the city by competent engineers; but apparently due to the fact that the plant never had blown up, some individuals seemed to think it never would,” the statement read. “The communication received from the Public Service Commission after a careful examination by one of their efficiency engineers told me that ever since their engineer’s report had been turned in, that they had been expecting the catastrophe which occurred. This communication came from the head of one of the departments of the Public Service commission.” In fact, the Indy Star wrote a scathing article rebuking both the voters of Boonville and the elected officials. “The blast which wrecked the municipal power and light plant at Boonville, Ind., last week should jar a number of too complacent city administrations over the state. The explosion had not been pre-

dicted. But experts repeatedly had warned that the plant was unsafe and that service might be disrupted at any time. “Details of mechanical defects directly responsible for the accident are unimportant. The real cause was voter apathy and political ineptitude. After engineers had condemned the plant, city officials and councilmen wrangled for years over tearing it down. Nothing was done, except to pass the buck to succeeding administrations. “Boonville’s experience should stimulate other communities to greater interest in operation of municipal utilities. It might even focus voter attention on other phases of local government. “Many citizens feel an intense pride in so-called home rule. But this can deteriorate as utterly as the Boonville light plant if voters manifest little zeal in the selection of able officials. A city administration may not explode like a defective utility operation but it can cost the taxpayers even more through waste and inefficiency. “The Boonville mayor admitted that the plant was losing money right along and that dependable power could be purchased far more cheaply than operation of the worn out municipal project. “The explosion should point a moral to many Hoosier cities and towns. Do they have the busi-


16 March/April 2021 ness efficiency in local government to avert such disasters, as well as to prevent general waste? Give that due consideration in light of November’s city elections.” - The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, Sept. 3 But, right next to that article on the front page of the Boonville Enquirer is another that drips of 1940s nostalgia and points to the gossip of the city. “The boiler explosion at the municipal light and power plant was the topic of conversation for the past week in Boonville There were many ‘I told you sos’ and it was a field day for the advocates of buying current from SIGECO. A typical remark fromt his group was: ‘Well, the boiler headed toward the junk yard - and that’s where it belonged.’ “Many others declared that it was a blessing in disguise. “The youngsters were excited, of course, and some were heard to wish fervently that the power would stay off long enough so that school wouldn’t start! “The effect upon employment was the first thought of a number of people. “One family was out of town at the time the explosion ricked the city. Arriving

later that night, they found no lights and assumed that there was a temporary delay in electrical service. They sat down calmly in the livig room and waited for the lights to go on again. They would probably have retired without ever knowing the true state of affairs if they had not been called and told that there would be no choir practice the next day because of the lack of power. “The news flashed over the national hook-ups and as could be expected, the extent of damage was magnified. It was even said that some who heard the report thought the entire city was demolished. Anyway, distant relatives were alarmed and made inquiries. One call came through from Texas. “A lot of visiting took place - out of town, naturally, and to see people who had light. Some even took their ironing along!” Electrical service was restored to the city in just 44 hours. In the meantime, neighboring communities helped with everything from storing meat for grocery stores to loaning generators. The Boonville Enquirer published that, “Residents watched anxiously the efforts of the X Market proprietors to save the food stored in 300 deep freeze lockers. Normally the temperature is kept down to one below zero. At noon Friday, it was 16 above.” Mayor Stevens said that in addition to being dangerous, the plant was expensive. He estimated that the city could have saved a minimum of $162,000 in the six years they owned Boonville Power and Light by purchasing electricity instead of making it. --Coal historian Zach Southard assisted in the research of this article.


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live Lewellyn was a pioneer, but she didn’t exactly know it at the time. At the age of 12, Olive was working at her father’s bank in Tennyson, balancing everything to the penny. Her father, J.W. Hendrickson, didn’t believe that she really needed to futher her education. So, she saved every penny and put herself through college. She had graduated from the University of Evansville, started teaching chemistry, gotten married and welcomed two children when she got a visit from her father offering her a new opportunity. “She had three brothers,” Olive’s youngest son, John, said. “They were all here in this area - in banking and farming and auto dealerships. He said to mom, ‘I’ve always had the boys around me. You haven’t been able to be here because you’re teaching up here and it’d be nice if you were back with your mother here and could come back. If I could figure out a way to get this utility, would you be interested in doing that?’ They talked about it and said yeah, they’d make that a try.”

So, in 1946, Olive and her husband, Lawrence Young, became the owners of Boonville Natural Gas. The business itself was somewhat established, but the owner was known for his love of the local bars and was ready to get out. “When she got it, there was a lot of houses around the square that didn’t have any meters,” John said. “They just estimated what they used. Pipes were bare boiler tubing steel, which had corrosions and leaks. It was a mess. I wouldn’t want to undertake what she undertook.” In the middle of trying to fix the business, Ol-


BoonvilleView.com 21 painted meters and manned a shovel. ive was hit with two serious tragedies. Both her “I started here in the summer of sixth grade at $1 husband and father passed away within a couple years of her moving back. She had two small chil- an hour,” John laughed. “Man, I thought that was dren and suddenly had to make the business work big. I thought, ‘I got it made.’” They had equipment, but nothing like what’s by herself as the sole provider. used today. So, when Olive and Norman made a “I always say she didn’t know she was pioneer,” Lynnette Lewellyn, John’s wife, said. “She was deal with a developer to install gas-powered lights at every home in the subdivision they were buildjust trying to take care of her kids.” She kept plugging along, working to make the ing, John got to spend the summer digging. “We’d take post hole diggers and you’d take it up utility both safer and more accessible to the comand go down and you’d hit rock and it’d hurt your munity. Then, in the mid-1950s, things started hand,” he said. “We put posts in all around that turning around. She was approached by Fisher Brothers Lumber in Chandler about running gas to thing. You’d go down and hit that thing and you’d feel it. You’d take a pipe and you’d try to break the town so they could build houses. “She had to get permission from the government that rock. There wasn’t any automated stuff.” Still, when he graduated from Purdue, he didn’t to get two train loads of pipe,” John recalled. “This exactly make a beeline for the family business. was post-wartime and steel was in short supply.” He actually started his own first. John opened up When the gas began to flow, the Chandler divia hardware store instead. He still relied on his sion had 33 customers. She was still focused on cleaning up and modernizing the system in Boon- mom’s business sense, though. “I bet I ran numbers past her a hundred times,” ville, as well. he laughed. “‘Can I make this payment?’ ‘What do “She didn’t really have any money,” John said. you think?’ It was always analyzing cash flow and “Her struggles were she needed to buy pipe and ‘where are we at?’” meters. She had houses hooked up with no meHaving a young family and a demanding job ters. She said one of the best things was at that time, they were up around the square on the west takes its toll. John and Lynnette’s first son, Mark, was born in 1987, and by 1989, John and Lynside. They started selling appliances and there was a real pent-up demand because of the war. You couldn’t get appliances. She said she took every penny she made off appliances and I bought meters and bought pipe. It was really tough. I could go back and look at things she showed me and it’s like, ‘I don’t think I’ve got what it takes to do that. That was tough.’” It wasn’t all struggle, though. In the early 1950s, Olive was introduced to Norman Lewellyn, a widowed school teacher from Evansville. They blended their Agent families and welcomed John, 812.897.0590 the only child born to the two of AUTO • HOME • RENTERS • LIFE 3050 Warrick Drive | Boonville them. Michael.Carey@infb.com Flash forward a decade or so and John is already working alongside his parents. He

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nette were both working 80 to 90 hours a week. John still worked for Boonville Natural Gas and Lynnette worked as a full-time dietician. John said his parents would even bring him dinner to the store because he worked so much. “My life changed when we had him,” he said. “We knew we wanted to have another child. I said, ‘Mom, do you think I’d be ok to sell? What do you think?’ She said, ‘Well, you’ve done it for 10 years.’” Olive continued to be a fixture at Boonville Natural gas until she was 92, when her failing health made her step back a bit. John then worked sideby-side with his niece, Liz Myers, perpetuating the family atmosphere of the business. In the fall of 2005, Liz left for a vacation with her mother and decided to show Lynnette, who was filling in for Olive, how to do some of the natural gas nominating and purchasing - two things very important in keeping the utility running smoothly. Liz never returned to work after her trip. She passed away from an undiagnosed illness soon after returning from her trip. “What she little she taught me in that Saturday afternoon was all I knew and this was after

Katrina and whatever the other hurricane that came through that year,” Lynnette recalled. “They decimated the natural gas supply in the Gulf. There were changes every day. In a normal month, you do the nominations the last three or four days of the previous month and they pretty well stay the same all month. In that environment, every day something was getting cut and I’d have to renominate or find some other supply. I didn’t understand everything behind the scenes that was going on, so I was stressing myself more than I needed to.” Just six months later, Olive passed away. John said he made sure both his sons, Mark and Paul, spent plenty of time with his mother before she passed. “I explained to them that she’s quite a bit older and she’s not going to be here that long,” John said. “They did a lot of stuff with her. They could go over to her house, get her golf cart and bring her back through the field.” John said he started expanding when he came to the company after college. That continued after his mother’s death. “The first big project we started on was laying pipeline out of Boonville going north toward Lynnville,” he said. “We expanded up that way and we’re like two-thirds of the way to Lynnville. We’re about as far as we can go that way. We laid all that ourselves. The next pretty good size project we took on was we built a 4-inch steel pipeline coming out right there by the library and came out behind Taco Bell and it goes through the center of town and comes up this way and goes all the way to Tennyson. That was a pretty big pipeline.” And now, the third generation comes into the picture. Paul is now vice-president of Boonville Natural Gas after earning his degree in business


BoonvilleView.com 23 administration from St. Louis University and his MBA from Indiana University. His decision to join the family business came later, though. He originally set out to be a lawyer. “I just started thinking of what kind of life I wanted to lead and where I wanted to live was a big part of it,” Paul said. “I really liked growing up around here and I like living in the country and having space and not having an HOA that says I can’t put a yard barn up. If I wanted to be a lawyer, I’d have to live in Indianapolis or some larger city further east and be far away from family and things. I just decided I didn’t want to do that. Mark had already decided he didn’t want to come back and run it. The idea of it making it to a third generation - if I didn’t do it, we’d probably sell it to someone else.” With all the big growth already completed by his dad and grandma, Paul said he is focusing on the future. “I have things that I want to get accomplished around here,” he said. “They seem less grandiose, I suppose, in comparison, but new technologies and new systems to bring to improve safety and recording of data and things like that.” While he’s usually in the office now - along with his border collie, Riley - Paul is no stranger to the hard work his dad started out doing. “He’s been down in the ditch with sewer pipes broken and all that,” John said. “You gain respect of them if you go out there and do that. They liked Paul when he was working in the ditch. They wanted him because he was a hard worker... He did a good job and they had a lot of respect for him because he got in there and got the job done.” At the end of the day, though, they’re a family. Paul said that Boonville Natural Gas afforded him a great childhood and that was why he chose to stay in Boonville. In fact, he built a home where his grandmother’s horse barn once stood. He and his wife, Hannah, and their son, Shane, live next door to John and Lynnette. The piece of land holds significance to all of them. John’s dad was the leader of the Shrine Horse Patrol. The first practice they ever had was in the pasture. “They took them to the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl and Sachs Fifth Avenue and Detroit

for parades,” John said. “I can remember being at the Rose Bowl and sitting at the bleachers with ice on them. It was one of those really cold January days. That was a long time ago. They chartered Purdue’s airplane with two prop engines and flew all the way to Pasedena.” In the last 11 years, they made the decision to ramp up the HVAC side of the business. While BNG has technically been around since 2010, they expanded production with Paul joined the business. But, as with most aspects of Boonville Natural Gas and BNG Heating & Cooling, Olive’s influence is there. “People had these big old coal furnaces,” John said. “They were massive cast iron pieces. Of course, it was dirty in your house. Bryant was the first one who came up with a conversion burner that you could slide in there. That thing weighed a ton. Then you’d pipe it and they could use the existing furnace and put this conversion burner in it and heat their home with gas. Man, people thought they’d gone to heaven. They got rid of the dirty stuff. They weren’t efficient or anything back then, but they were tickled pink that they didn’t have coal.” That business helped Olive build a bigger customer base, as well. Today, the Lewellyns continue that drive. But, they’re always quick to support the community that’s supported them. It’s not something they do for publicity, though. “We’re private people,” Lynnette said. “If you do good, it’s for yourself. It’s not to toot your own horn or for anyone else to know about. If you’re doing good for someone else to praise you for it, that’s kind of the wrong motivation.”


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Death of Clyde White ruled accident

Gilbert F. Meyer of Newburgh, Warrick County Coroner, Monday filed an accidental death verdict in the death of Clyde White, 55, of Boonville, whose body was found Saturday morning beneath a bridge on Highway 62 a quarter of a mile west of Boonville. Coroner Meyer said White apparently was killed when he fell into the ditch from the bridge He suffered a skull fracture and a broken neck, the coroner said. White, retired employee of the Western Electric Company, was last seen at a roadhouse near here about 11 o’clock Friday night. He apparently had been dead several hours when his body was found, authorities said. State Patrolman Glen Hirscher said White was found by Lawrence Yoakum of Boonville, who hailed a passing truck driver, who notified authorities. White’s body was lying face down, State Policeman Hirscher said, with the face in about four inches of water, with ice frozen around it. Ice also was frozen around one hand. The rest of the body was out of the water. Conflicting stories were told concerning White’s leaving the roadhouse, but authorities in investigating possibilities of foul play, were reported to have found no motive. White’s survivors include a son, Richard, of Chicago; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs McClellan White, and a sister, Miss Cloe White, all of Boon-

ville. Funeral services were held Monday at Koehler Brothers’ funeral home. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Edna, Allen, Byers win ping pong titles

The ping-pong tourneys sponsored by the local recreation department were completed this week with “Alfalfa” Edna winning the junior toga; Lidwell Allen and Carl Byers capturing the Junior and Senior Warrick championships, respectively, and Byers winning another title as city champion. “Alfalfa” took two straight games from Lidwell Allen in the junior tourney. In the junior Warrick contest, Allen defeated Jimmy Marshall, 21-18 and 21-17. Leroy VanWinkle, toped by Allen in the first session, 12-21 and 6-21, bested Francis Cox in the consolation, 21-10. Scores of the first and third games were 21-12 and 21-14 in Marshall’s favor. Byers battled Marvin McCool in the senior finals, the game scores being 18-21, 21-18, 21-19. “Lefty” Williams triumphed over John Cox in the consolation affair, 21-11 and 21-17. McCool had tripped Williams, 21-15, 18-21 and 21-18. Byers had taken Cox into camp, 21-11 and 21-17. Byers flayed Eugene Sargent, 21-15, 21-15, in the city finals. Marshall, who fell before Sargent, 11-21, 12-21, bowed to Allen in the consolation, 22-24, 15-21. Byers had thumped Allen, 21-16, 21-9.

Four runs in one day

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Charles scallops Home about 7:30 a.m. This fire occurred before the Enquirer went to press, the others be later in the day. And effective bucket brigade had the roof fire under control when the fire truck reached the Turpin school house shortly before noon. There was about $40 damage. The other two roof fires occurred less than an hour apart. The first was about 5:45 p.m. at the Ruble property on Sycamore Street west of the Elzer service station, and only a few dollars damage resulted. The second was around 6:30 o’clock at the Jim Shelley home on South Fifth street, with about $1.50 damages.

City election postponed

Boonville’s next to city election will be in 1943. Governor Henry S. Schricker early this week

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28 March/April 2021 cornerstone of the new United States Post Office in Boonville, on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. This cornerstone lying is most important inasmuch as there is little likelihood that a similar ceremony will again occur at any federal building in Boonville within the lifetime of the youngest child now living in this area. The new post office is built for years of service and it is doubtful that there will be another federal building erected in this space of time. If the weather is inclement, the ceremony will be held in the Main Street Methodist church at the same hour . All churches, schools, lodges, societies, clubs and other established organizations are urged to supply lists of their officers and members to be laced in the copper box that will be placed behind the stone. These lists should be left with Postmaster Edward Bracher not later than 12 noon on Saturday, March 22. The committee on arrangements is composed of Hon. John W. Boehne Jr., chairman; Mayor Lafayette Ohaver and Postmaster Bracher. The program follows: Announcement, Herbert A. Blogg, acting chairman; invocation, Rev. H.G. Schuessler; “America,” Boonville High School band; letter from Congressman John W. Boehne Jr, Postmaster Edward Bracher; address of welcome, Mayor Lafayette Ohaver; prayer for tolerance, Rev. T.E. Adams; address, representative of the Post Office Department; prayer for unity, Rev. A. Fichter; presentation of copper box, Miss Ruth Lee Ohaver; former postmasters, Postmaster Edward Bracher; prayer for peace, Rev. H.W. Kipp; laying of cornerstone, Mayor, Postmaster, Construction Engineer; “Star Spangled Banner,” Boonville High School Band; benediction, Rev. H. Holder.

Fire Damages Timber

A sage brush fire extended over a wide range of territory Saturday afternoon northeast of Tennyson. One barn caught fire and timber and posts were damaged. The blaze was thought to have been caused by sparks from a train. The fire started at the Wayne Wire place and extended south to the Bob Forston farm, including the Williams, Richardson, Powers and Luck farms. Tractors were used to plow around buildings.

1951 Pioneers take early lead to win 51-36, avenging 1950 loss to Panthers

By Harold Griffith Coach Harold Loge’s revenge-minded Pioneers overpowered Chandler’s defending champions to win their first sectional crown in three years at Clarke gym last Saturday night by a score of 51 to 36. The smooth operating Pioneers decided the issue in the first quarter when they rolled into a 16-4 lead at the end of the period and then turned back every Chandler threat. Chandler, who knocked Boonville out the sectional last year in a thrilling overtime game, could not get their offense rolling and they failed to score a field goal in their first quarter as the tight Pioneer defense kept them shooting from far out on the floor. The Panthers’ biggest challenge came at the outset of the second period when they pulled to within five points of the Pioneers, 17-12 Boonville countered with a scoring burst of their own and held a comfortable 28-17 lead at the half. Boonville continued to pull away in the third period and, had it not been for Chandler’s Don Fisher, the game might have developed into a complete rout. Fisher was the only Panther who could hit consistently and his great floor work set up other baskets. Fisher did the bulk of his scoring from the free throw line, however, as he was fouled consistently.


BoonvilleView.com 29 The teams played on almost even terms in the final stanza as Boonville was content to slow the game down and protect their lead. Subs took over for both teams in the final minutes of the game. It was a team victory for Boonville and no individual can be singled out as an outstanding performer. Crews led the scoring for both teams with 14 points. Gore hit for nine, Brimm seven, Collier five and Luckett nine. Gore was great on the boards Ella Williams girls beautify grounds and grabbed a yeoman’s share of the Fifth and sixth grade girls of Ella Williams school dug in rebounds while Brimm was outstanding on during the recent warm weather to prepare for a flower gardefense. Don Fisher topped the Chandler den to improve the appearance of the school grounds. They offense with 13 points. brought the tools from their homes, and are shown above working at the southwest corner of the lot. The scaffolding Trustees must pay part of all of in the background is being used to aid workmen in pointing fee for asylum inmates up the brick work and repairing gutters. Front, kneeling, are Judge J. Harold Hendrickson, of the (l to r) Judy Cranor and Sandra Robertson. Standing (l to r): Warrick circuit court, and other judges Linda Weyerbacher, Jacqueline Morris, Lois Camp, Beverly throughout the state, have received a let- Lamping, Brenda Howes, Carolyn Baum, Marilyn Martin, Iris ter from Dwight S. Beckner, deputy attorFulkerson, Marlene Spencer, and Linda Chapple. ney general, reminding him of the new law which requires relatives or the township trustee to pay $10 a week for maintenance of persons committed to mental and tuberculosis hospitals, the epileptic village, and the school for feeble minded. The important parts of the law, House Bill 227 passed by the recent General Assembly, are that it increases the weekly payment from $5 to $10 a week, and provides for the first time that the trustee must pay a part or all of the fee. The judge must determine whether a person is an indigent at the time the person is committed. If he is found to be an indigent, the trustee is to be so notified. Maintenance is the legal obligation of the husband, wife, adult children and parents. They must pay up to $10 a week. If they cannot pay all of the $10, the trustee must pay that part which they are unable to assume. The new law does not change the provision that the expense incurred may be claimed against the estate of the person committed after his or her death, providing there is an estate and any outstanding bill against the person.


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Clarke School pupils enjoy modern classrooms

Pupils of the 2B and 2A classes of Miss Neva Goad, and the 8B students of Miss Helen Deane are thoroughly enjoying their rebuilt and refinished rooms to which they returned March 5. The rooms were damaged int he Clarke school fire Nov. 13. In rebuilding and redecorating the rooms, school officials have employed the latest practices in regard to both color scheme and furnishings. Ceilings in the rooms are white, sidewalls a light greenish tan, and lower walls are a dark tan. The color scheme provides a bright and cheerful atmosphere. The light fixtures are louvered in the ceilings. Chalk boards are green in color, absorbing the light instead of reflecting it, and in the 2B-2A room are placed low on the wall to accommodate the youngsters’ height. Tackboards are at the back of the room for use in posting the work of pupils and exhibits. The flooring is plastic tile to reduce noise and wear. In Mrs. Dean’s room the flooring is of light green modern design with darker green border. In Miss Goad’s room the flooring is a mixture of various colors with a green border. The new desks are larger than the old type, and have a flat stationary top. The chairs are individual and may be moved. All furniture has a natural finish. Superintendent E.E. Glenn explains that the light colors do much to eliminate eye strain, and should contribute toward better records by the pupils.

1971 Name Changed after 120 Years

As noted by the appearance and new headline, the ‘sur’ name of the Enquirer has been changed. This action has been under consideration for quite some time. The basic reason for the change was to equalize the effect the newspaper has on its readers. We want readers in all parts of the county to feel that this is ‘their part of the rock.’ A number of years ago when population was not nearly so dense and news traveled slower, there was

little need for major improvement in weekly newspapers. They each covered their small circle of readers, leaving little necessity of expansion. However, particularly within the past five years and continuing to the present plus looking to the future, the weekly newspaper business is becoming more competitive. Furthermore it is getting to be a bigger business making it hard for newspapermen to keep up with modern developments. Competition has increased not only among the weeklies, but dailies vs weeklies for the advertising dollar. Reason being the unbelievable improvements in the printing industry and burgeoning population. No longer can a weekly be content to send out its regular subscriber list, but must open new doors to attract subscribers, increase his circulation range, update his advertising and printing processes, and above all, must give the reader something for his money.

Agreement reached by city - SIGECO

The City of Boonville and Southern Indiana Gas and Electric controversy is scheduled to be reconciled tonight when the Boonville City Council meets in special session to pass an ordinance authorizing Mayor Robert J. Millis to sign a new contract with SIGECO. The new agreement is the result of a series of meetings between D.W. Vaughn, president of SIGECO, and Robert J. Millis, Boonville Mayor. The meeting started back in December. SIGECO agreed to all of Boonville’s original demands. According to Mayor Millis, the new contract eliminates the possibility of disagreements in the future. The new contract will encourage the city to expand where the old contract had the opposite effect. Under the terms of the new contract, Boonville Light and Power will keep every one of its present customers and in addition, will take over all of SIGECO’s customers - approximately 230, inside the city limits. The only exception is Essex Wire. The City of Boonville will continue to give service to new customers on its country lines, but will make no extension of the line. As the city expands, those in the newly-annexed areas will be served by Boonville Municipal Light and Power. Rates to be paid by the city will be determined by the Federal Power Commission. All law suits and counter suits that have been filed during the controversy are terminated with this agree-


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ment and both parties are relieved from any resource from law suits. All previous contracts and amendments are superseded by the new contract, which will be in effect until 1984. Mayor Robert Millis said today: “We are very pleased because we have won all our original demands. We are grateful to Mr. D.W. Vaughn, president of SIGECO, because he has dealt with us liberally and in good faith. “The new contract encourages the city to expand and grow in the years to come. It provides a basis for friendly business dealings with SIGECO. The city and the company will now work together to bring new industrial, commercial and residential development to the Boonville area.”

From Vietnam First Hand

We are all inclined to believe that nothing bad happens, only to someone else. Then all of a sudden it hits right at home. So therefore it is with mixed emotions that I write this as it concerns someone very near and dear to me. He is Pfc. Michael C. Craig, 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Craig of rural Boonville. The Craigs are friends of my husband and I and we were very sad to hear that on April 17 Mike was wounded in Vietnam. In a telegram received a week ago Sunday, the 18th, the Craigs got word from the government what happened. It read: “We regret to inform you that your son Michael has been seriously wounded in action. He has suffered scalp, back, shoulder and leg wounds. There is no eye or brain damage. We will keep you further informed.” The feeling the parents bore was one of helplessness, To have a son 13,000 miles away and not be

able to go to him was terrible. The next day another cable came saying that Michael had been removed from the serious list and that he was in a MASH Hospital and that they would receive no further word from the government and that they should keep writing to Mike and gave his hospital address. On Saturday, April 24, the Craigs received a tape made by Mike a few days after he had been wounded. My husband and I happened to be at the Craig home when the mail came and we were as anxious to hear what Mike had to say as was his family. I couldn’t hold back the tear as I heard his voice as Joyce turned on the tape player. He said: “Mom, Dad, I guess you know by now that I have been wounded. The Red Cross lady is here helping me make this tape. It was a terrible battle, but for me the war is over. They have given me a Purple Heart and Friday I will be going to Japan.” Mike talked about his buddies and what happened to them as he had always done on many tapes before. Some of his friends had talked to Charlie and Joyce (the Craigs) by the way of tapes and they felt as though they knew all of us “F” troop, the one Mike is in. Mike went on: “Don’t worry about me, if they don’t keep me too long in Japan, I should be back in the United States in a few weeks. The doctor says it will be three or four months before all my shrapnel wounds will be completely healed. I’m going to stop now and I’ll let you hear from me soon. Please write as they tell me my mail will be forwarded.” He’s hurt, but thank God he’s alive. It was a great relief for all of us sitting around the Craig kitchen table. And Mike, since you get this paper from all of us, we say hurry and get well and come home. We love you Michael C. Craig.


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t started out as a conversation in a barn. It ended with the American flag proudly flying above the Warrick County courthouse for the first time in two years. Allan Scott, owner of Scott’s Crane Service, was setting the pool tables in 3rd Street Saloon when he was approached about using his crane to replace the flag. His crane isn’t tall enough, but it sparked an idea. “We were in Allan’s barn one night and he said, ‘We need to put a flag back up on the courthouse. It’s been down for several years. I remember it being up when I was growing up. Everyone said that it can’t be done. We need to get it put up.’ I said, ‘How?’ He said, ‘I don’t know,’ Allan’s lifelong friend, Dwayne Schmitt, said. So, Dwayne started making phone calls. He was able to get the VFW Post 3418 & Women’s Auxiliary to donate the flag. Berry’s Shoe Shop reinforced the stitching. Fulcrum Lifting fabricated and donated the cable and other hardware they’d need. Instead of a crane, though, Allan used a drone. The first flight on his brand new drone - that he bought specifically for this project - was a little homework. Dwayne said they took the information they got from that flight to fabricate any and everything they could possibly need to get the job done. “The drone did a lot of work before we ever went up to start,” he said. “We made several different attachments to take with us for different scenarios. We had engineered a rat trap, if we had to, to walk up to the head of the flag pole to grab the rope and pull it out if we had to, pull it down to us. We made a hook to be able to grab the rope and be able to snag it on a knot and pull it through. We made a horseshoe, took an aluminum horseshoe and put rivets in it to where we could put fishing line on it to where we


BoonvilleView.com 33 could make like a lasso to put over the end of a rope and pull the string to where we could get a piece of fishing line on it if we had to to pull the rope down. We had a lot of ingenuity and preparation time before we ever went up.” When the day came, Allan strapped on 150 pounds of equipment and headed up to the cupola. Dwayne was his eyes and ears on the ground, guiding Allan through the parts he couldn’t see - like everything above him. To top it off, it was super windy. “He had a hard time hanging on to the flag to clip it on to the cable,” Dwayne said. “And that was before he ever raised it.” That made Dwayne’s job a little more important. “When he comes up with some of his ideas, I’m right in the middle of them,” he joked. “Any time he says, ‘We’re going to do this,’ I’m right there with him. There was a lot of trust in him being up there and me on the ground.” This project had been on the mind of County Commissioner Dan Saylor for years. “We are absolutely ecstatic about the fix,” he said. “We looked at so many different options of getting that fixed. It wasn’t easy due to the height and due to the setback. We would have to get a crane. We looked at cranes from as far away as St. Louis and Louisville and Nashville, they were about the only place we could get cranes. We even looked at a helicopter. A helicopter was going to cost in the neighborhood of $50,000. People don’t realize what a big deal this was.” Dwayne said that the cable was built to last. Even the flag should last a significant amount of time with the reinforcements. Which is good, since that 155-foot ascent to the top of the courthouse proves to be problematic. “We’re planning on that cable being up there for at least 80 years,” he said. “We went to Fulcrum Lifting and told them what we wanted to do. That

is a galvanized coated cable that we put in. So, it’s built for longevity.” Dan said that the commissioners had received many phone calls when the old flag was dilapidated. When it was finally removed, the phone calls slowed down. When they did speak to people about the logistics of fixing the flag pole, they understood. Some even offered to start a fundraiser. But, cranes that were tall enough are located in bigger cities and the whole thing is pretty cost-prohibitive.

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34 March/April 2021 “We’ve had firemen look up there, we’ve had rock climbers to say we’ll climb up it,” Dan said. “When they get up there, they go, ‘We can’t do it.’ We’ve had Custom Signs with their big cranes come look at it. We’ve probably had 10 people come look at this project. We get this call from Allan Scott who says he has an idea. He said he thinks he can fix it with a drone... He didn’t even have a drone. He went out and bought a $2,000 drone. This is what’s really incredible. That’s why it’s a great story.” Even still, Dan said he was a bit skeptical that he could actually get it done.

“When that flag was going up, I had goose bumps all over my body,” he said. “It was just because I spent so much time on this, so much frustration.” Dwayne said that’s just the kind of guy Allan is. “It was something that needed to be done,” he said. “Allan is one of those guys that when you tell him, ‘You can’t,’ he will. When they said that nobody can do it unless we spend several thousand dollars on a crane, it was one of those things. He had to do it.” Allan, a man of few words, summed it all up with just six. “It just needed to be done,” he said.


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The flag flies proudly on top of the courthouse again, thanks to several local businesses and organizations. The flag was donated by VFW Post 3418 & Womens Auxiliary and extra stitching for reinforcement was made by Berry’s Shoe Shop. The flag was placed by Allan Scott, Scott’s Crane Service and Dwayne Schmitt. Allan climbed to the top and, with the help of a drone, attached a new cable for the flag. Thank you!

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County snow plow crews worked around the clock for days to clear the roads during February’s snow and ice storm. The process is to clear the main county roads first. Once the main roads are cleared, the secondary roads are worked on. Unfortunately, subdivisions come last on the priority list and there are a lot of subdivisions in the county. Warrick County has nine working snow plows and 783 miles of roads to clear. In addition, the county helped the merchants and citizens of Boonville by cleaning the sidewalks and parking spots around the outside of the square. Thank you, county crews, for keeping us safe!


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The Parade for Au tism will be held Sa turday, April 24 at 10 a.m. at the W arrick County 4-H Ce nter. Enjoy entertainm ent, music, cont es ts, scavenger hungs, cars, a pa rde, awards, prid e and awareness at this in-car event. Decorate your car to reflect the likes an d passion that yo ur loved one is into.Create a te am and help supp ort Autism Evansville in our continued effort to su community. Awar pport our ds will be given the following teams: Largest, Most Money Rai sed, Largest Number of Cars in party, and Bes t Decorated Car(s). Each win ner will receive a C ertificate, Autism Evansville item, and $50 G ift Card. Donations accept ed and welcomed . Funds raised this year w ill be used to he lp m ore families in our community receive the help they need during these hard tim es.

The nitty gritty

City of Boonville Meetings are being held virtually now. Joint Board of Works and City Council meetings are broadcast each Tuesday at 4 p.m. on WBNL 99.9 FM. County Business Warrick County Commissioners meetings are now broadcast live on YouTube (search for the Warrick County Government Meetings channel). Commissioners meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Monday of each month at 4 p.m. The Warrick County Council has been hosting its meetings via Zoom. For the most up-to-date information on dates and times, follow the Warrick County Council on Facebook. The judicial center remains closed to anything other than essential services and appointments.


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Nightlife! Stoner’s Grill

March 6 - Descent (debut performance) March 13 - Angel Rhodes March 20 - Brian Hart Live! March 27 - Gayla’s 50th Bash, featuring Blackford Creek April 10 - Blacktop Rodeo (debut performance) April 17 - 2 Miles Back

3rd Street Saloon

March 5 & 6 - Ben Nation & Dylan Wolfe *Be sure to check Facebook for new bands added to the lineup!

The Boonville High School softball team will host its annual BBQ Saturday, Mar ch 13. Preorders are avai lable through March 4 by contacting any mem ber of the softball team. Pork butts, pork ch ops and half chicke ns are available for preord er. At Yesterdaze, we take pride in the quality of our food, service, and customer satisfaction.

Catering At Our Gathering Place or Your Place!

Yesterdaze

Restaurant & Bar Mon. - Thurs. 6-9 ¥ Fri. 6-10 ¥ Sat. 7-9 101 S 2nd St ¥ Boonville ¥ (812) 897-0858


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BUSINESS

updates

3rd Street Saloon is now open! Full bar and menu, plus live entertainment on the books! Be sure to check 3rd Street Saloon on Facebook for the latest bands and specials!

Stop By  The  1901  Emporium and  see  our  large  collection of  toys,  beds  and  more! 204  W.  Locust  Street  in Historic  Downtown  Boonville

• Earthwork / Sitework • Drainage & Pond / Lake Construction • Demolition & Site Cleaning • Sanitary & Storm Sewers • Wetland Mitigation & Permitting • Residential & Commercial Construction

All proceeds  from  sales  at  the 1901  Emporium  are  donated  to...

Family Owned and Operated Since 1976. We Offer Design and Consultation Services.

944 BAKER ROAD • BOONVILLE, IN 47601

812-897-5815

www.aignerconstruction.com


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Commander’s Grill will be opening soon, but is looking for cooks, dish washers, prep and servers. To apply, text Mike Reeder at 812-760-8996! Opening and remodeling updates are available on the Commander’s Grill Facebook page.

ParkerÕs Custom Ironworks, llc Earl and Miranda Parker 1100 Mt. Gilead Rd. Boonville, IN 47601

Top quality, custom designed ironwork and metal fabrication for commercial and residential projects.

966 Aigner Drive, Boonville • Call (812) 217-3481

Office: (812) 897-3007 Cell: (812) 457-2622 Email: liv2bend@twc.com


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Advertiser Index

1901 Emporium.............................................24 & 25

Greer’s Flooring.......................................................2

3rd Street Saloon...................................................48

Kyle Krantz.............................................................27

Aigner Construction...............................................44 Boonville Federal...................................................29 Boonville View.......................................................46 Camp’s Automotive...............................................13 Commander’s Grill...................................................9 Cron’s Body Shop.................................................27 Derr’s......................................................................33 Double D’s.............................................................47

Parker’s Ironworks.................................................45 Pet Parlor...............................................................45 Peoples Trust and Savings Bank..........................35 Posey’s Market........................................................8 Town Square............................................................2 Transcendent ........................................................39 TRU Event Rental...................................................19

Dr. Eash.................................................................37

Warrick Animal Guardians.....................................44

Farm Bureau..........................................................21

Yesterdaze.............................................................43

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Dr. Hyndman..........................................................11 Woodmont Health Campus...................................17

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