Hotel Owner found dead
Charles W. Bauer, 76, owner and operator of the Halcycon Hotel, farmer, and extensive property owner at Eminence, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon. He had been to the Henry County Clinic in the morning and returned to the hotel.
He went to the furnace room and while upstairs evidently suffered a heart attack and fell. He was dead on the stairway when found by Mayor A.N. Miles.
He came to Eminence in 1898 from Cincinnati, starting as an employee in the drugstore there then operated by George McRoberts. Shortly after starting to work there, he opened a jewelry sales and repair department in the store. He later bought the store and operated it for several years. He gradually accumulated property in Eminence and at the time of his death, he was owner of a string of buildings on the east side of Main Street, opposite the L&N passenger depot, which connect throughout with the Holcyon Hotel.
He was graduated from the noted Chicago Optical College. In 1899 he graduated from the Cincinnati Pharmaceutical College. He owned a store in New Castle for several years after the turn of the century. The New Castle store was operated by a brother, Edward C. Bauer.
Feb. 8, 1951
Hung Jury in Smith’s case
The most interesting case to come up for trial in the Henry Circuit Court in some time, Bert Smith versus Charles A. Beverly & Company, resulted in a hung jury Saturday when Judge Coleman Wright dismissed the panel when they reported they were hopelessly deadlocked.
The jury was empaneled Friday. A long list of witnesses was heard over the two-day period. Kinsolving and Reasor, Shelbyville, represented the plaintiff and John M. Berry and John W. Coomes, New Castle, represented the defendants.
Feb. 12, 1981
Webster indicted for murder
David Cecil Webster, of Eminence, was indicted for murder on Wed. Feb. 4, 1981.
Webster, arrested Nov. 25 on a charge of murdering Larry Wayne Heitzman, 29, on a farm on U.S. 421, Nov. 1. He was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 10. A trial date was set for Oct. 21. Bond was set at $100,000.
Feb. 26, 1981
Bryan Imel signs letter of intent to UL
Bryan Imel will play football for the Cardinals of U of L. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., he signed a national letter of intent. Assistant Coach David Brown, of the Cardinals, expressed pleasure in having him join the team.
The signing was really a family affair with sister Halaina, mother Connie and father Jerry present to observe the ceremony.
Head football coach Mike Zoeller, assistant coach John Roberts and Athetlic Director Gene Harper were present to wish Imel success in his college career.
Imel is the first football player from Henry County to get a full athletic scholarship to a major university.