The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.
10 Years Ago – 2003
Nov. 24 – Volunteers are extending the hours that the Anderson City Animal Shelter is open. A new organization, Friends of Shelter Animals, is seeking volunteers and training them to help at the shelter with everything from adoptions to walking animals. “We decided we needed to do more at the city shelter,” said Sharon Fanin, an organizer of Friends of Shelter Animals. “We heard so many people say that the hours were not convenient.”
Nov. 29 – Cowpokes Western Outfitters opened its new location in the former Kittle’s building at 1812 E. 53rd St. Friday, and it was hard to tell whether the crowds waiting for the doors to open wanted to do their Christmas shopping or get a look at the store’s new and expanded digs. “We originally planned to open here in October, but it didn’t work out, said co-owner Lynnette Boone. “It ended up working out that way (opening the new store on the day after Thanksgiving).” The new location gives Cowpokes up to 20,000 square feet compared to 5,000 at its former site a few blocks east.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Nov. 24 – The man who allegedly shot a liquor store employee during a holdup Saturday was apprehended Wednesday by Anderson police. Charges of robbery and attempted murder were lodged against Randy White, 25, 2215 W. 26th St., police said. White is alleged to have shot the store employee after she handed over the store’s money. White also is charged with the armed robbery of the United Oil Service Station, 53rd Street Parkway. That robbery occurred half an hour before the liquor store was robbed Saturday night.
Nov. 27 – Despite dark clouds and the threat of rain, several thousand area residents lined the downtown streets Saturday to welcome Minnie Mouse and Santa Claus to the “Have an Anderson Christmas” parade. More than 60 units followed the Anderson Mounted Horse Patrol, decked out for the occasion in Santa hats and red stockings, and grand marshal Minnie in the second-annual parade, sponsored by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Throngs of waving children shouting “Minnie Mouse” scrambled to retrieve candy and other prizes thrown from the passing caravan, which included local high school marching bands, drill units, business displays, holiday characters and floats.
50 Years Ago — 1963
Nov. 26 – The Mounds Kiwanis Club yesterday completed it final inspection of the May’s Park Ice Rink, 9th St. and Madison Ave., while George Slinkard, park superintendent, announced the rink will be open to the public at 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, weather permitting. The 68 foot by 110 foot skating rink is designed to safely accommodate 300 skaters. Dasher boards were purchased by the Mounds Kiwanians and installed by the City Park Department as a safety device.
Nov. 27 – Fund for J.D. Tippitt, Dallas, Tex., policeman who was killed attempting to apprehend the assassin of President Kennedy, went over the $300 mark last night with many local citizens adding contributions to those of local police. The drive to provide money for the patrolman’s widow and three children is being promoted here by the Anderson Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police.
100 Years Ago – 1913
Nov. 27 – At an early hour this morning Patrolmen Allison, Southard, Pierce and Burnett raided the home of Nelle Howell, former resort keeper on Main Street, who has been living on Cincinnati Avenue. The home was searched but no roomers were found. The police have had numerous complaints and say they believe they got in on a bad night and will return again.
Nov. 28 – “The Fish Walk,” “Broken Hip,” “Castle Walk” and “Hesitation Waltz” among others were danced last night in a couple of uptown dance halls, and caused a flutter of surprise to some of the witnesses. At one dance there were chaperones and they did not hesitate to firmly express their disapproval of the movements in some of the dances. The dancers last night were a lot of bright young people, who were merely indulging in the “modern dances” with no thought of evil intent. However, the chaperones went home with a determination not to chaperone such dancing again.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin