Notable Clinton Countians: Brigadier General James W. Lucas

Brig. Gen. James W. Lucas is mobilization assistant to the Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He serves as the senior Reserve officer responsible for advising and assisting the Superintendent, Commandant of Cadets and Dean of the Faculty on all matters pertaining to the leadership and management of the U.S. Air Force … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Brigadier General James W. Lucas

Notable Clinton Countians: Brigadier General James P. Ulm

Brigadier General James P. Ulm is director, North American Aerospace Defense Command Planning Staff, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. General Ulm was born in 1937, in Frankfort, Ind. He earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1961 and a master's degree from The George Washington University in 1973. The general completed … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Brigadier General James P. Ulm

Notable Clinton Countians: Lieutenant General James F. Record

Lieutenant General James F. Record is commander, 12th Air Force and U.S. Southern Command Air Forces, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The command is comprised of eight active-duty wings in the Western and Midwestern United States and Panama with more than 450 aircraft and 35,000 active-duty military and civilian personnel. He also ensures the operational … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Lieutenant General James F. Record

Notable Clinton Countians: Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley

Lt. Gen. Jay W. Kelley is commander, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and director of education, Air Education and Training Command. He ensures that Air Force needs in the areas of enlisted and officer professional military education, professional continuing education and graduate education are met, as well as officer commissioning through Officer Training … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley

Notable Clinton Countians: Basil “Stuffy” Walters

Basil "Stuffy" Walters,  a Frankfort native, started his newspaper career as telegraph editor for the Indianapolis Star in 1920. After a year, he moved on to other city papers, earning promotions to assistant editor, editor, executive editor, and finally vice president of the Chicago Daily News. Walters retired to Frankfort in 1961 and was inducted into Indiana’s Journalism … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Basil “Stuffy” Walters

Notable Clinton Countians: Zerna Addis Sharp

Zerna Addis Sharp, often called the “Mother of the Dick and Jane reader,” was born near Hillisburg in 1889. Although Sharp never wrote any of the stories for the popular reading books, she selected the subject matter and storylines and supervised the artwork and layout for each book. She also named the characters and decided … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Zerna Addis Sharp

Notable Clinton Countians: Freddie Shaffer

Freddie Shaffer  was born and raised in Frankfort. Shaffer performed with the Fred Waring and Paul Whiteman orchestras before returning to Clinton County to teach music. In 1938, Shaffer established an all-girl band, starting with about 15 talented girls. The Big Band era was in full swing, and the girls were selected for their musical … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Freddie Shaffer

Notable Clinton Countians: Curley Myers

Gerald “Curley” Myers  began his career at age 9 performing at area social gatherings. After high school, Myers formed the Hoosier Ramblers, regulars on WDAN radio in Danville, Ill. They later moved to WLW in Cincinnati and changed their name to the Buccaneers. Early in 1955, Indianapolis-based WFBM-TV started airing Indiana Hoedown, featuring the WLW stars. … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Curley Myers

Notable Clinton Countians: Jon Magnus Johnson

Jon Magnus Jonson designed and sculpted the three figures that adorn the exterior of the Purdue Hall of Music (Elliott Hall) and also cut a portion of the work on the Memorial Union Building. Among other work in Indiana are the artistic fountains in Frankfort and Richmond and a number of the sculpture of the George … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Jon Magnus Johnson