The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update


April 20, 2013

Back in the News: April 21

The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.

10 Years Ago — 2003

April 21 — The Anderson Community School district may be purchasing buses to lease to school drivers for the start of the 2003-2004 school year after as many as 40 routes went unclaimed. The possible purchase of buses and the start of a new transportation company by two current ACS drivers is only the latest in a three-month old saga of conflict between the school board and the drivers. Tim Long, ACS superintendent, said he has been in contact with bus manufacturers in an attempt to help drivers secure buses.

April 24 — Anderson businessman Jay Ricker had the grin of a proud new papa Wednesday evening. His joyous expression wasn’t for a newborn, but for his company’s newly refurbished headquarters. Located at the corner of 11th and Jackson streets, the former post office and headquarters of Anderson Community Schools is now home to Ricker Oil Co. “It’s amazing what a gallon of paint will do,” said Nancy Ricker, who was humble when lauded for her taste in decorating. Ricker’s invested $150,000 in renovations after purchasing the building with K.R. Montgomery & Associates Inc. in auction last summer for $264,000.

25 Years Ago — 1988

April 22 — GM’s Sunraycer, winner of the 1,950-mile World Solar Challenge, will make a special appearance as part of the 40th annual City of Anderson Little 500. Keith Pitcher, Delco Remy public relations director, made the announcement at the Little 500 fundraising banquet. A sports memorabilia auction at the banquet raised $1,300 to help fund activities for the Little 500.

April 23 — The majority stockholder of an Anderson automobile dealership has filed suit against his former general manager to recover more than $329,000 in allegedly misappropriated funds. Robert Myers, president of Heckaman Buick, filed the lawsuit in Madison Circuit Court seeking repayment by former manager Richard L. Walker. Myers called for an investigation of the car dealership after Walker allegedly gave himself a bonus of $120,000 last December. Walker denied the allegations and said the complaint really arose out of a disagreement between himself and Myers.

50 Years Ago — 1963

April 23 — Better than 150 of the community’s top leaders will visit elementary schools in Anderson this morning during the annual Community Education Day program. Gathering place for the meeting will be the new Shadeland School addition, formally dedicated at an open house Sunday which drew more than 500 persons. Supt. Ebbertt said, “We want every visitor to receive the chance to sit in our classrooms, talk to our teachers and see the kind of education that their youngsters are getting.”

April 26 — Most of the mystery surrounding the deaths of 75 rabbits found mangled at the Ralph Etchyson farm Sunday, was erased by a state police lab technician who yesterday reported that the paw prints found at the site were those of a dog. Many felt that a panther-like animal may have been the culprit, in view of reports that such an animal has been roaming that area for the past few years.

100 Years Ago — 1913

April 24 — Fresh fish from the Atlantic by parcel post is the latest. Yesterday a package was received at the local office, addressed to Fred Barber, from New Jersey, which contained a large fish, as could be told from the odor. The fish was wrapped in cloth and seemed to be in good condition.

April 26 — The initial meeting of the Association of Indiana Industrial Teachers, with about 40 teachers for the opening feature, is being held in this city. It is expected that with the teachers who will arrive this morning, 100 or more teachers will be here, representing nearly as many cities and towns in Indiana. The aim of the organization is to ‘unite the teachers for the promotion of industrial education in Indiana.’ It also is pointed out that the last session of the legislature enacted a law making industrial education compulsory to the schools of Indiana.

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