10 Years Ago – 2003
Oct. 20 – A three-year employee at the Community Justice Center of Madison County has received the Correctional Counselor of the Year Award from the Indiana Correctional Association. Malachi Young, the coordinator of the Restorative Justice Department, was presented with the statewide award during the annual Indiana Corrections Association conference. “ICA is a huge organization with a lot of very good people who work in the field, so it was an honor to receive this award,” Young said. “It was an honor just to receive a nomination.”
Oct. 22 – To help heighten awareness of domestic violence, the Anderson Police Department will assign a full-time investigator to work with Alternatives, Inc. The investigator will be appointed by Police Chief Ed Leonard with input from Mary Jo Lee, executive director of Alternatives, Inc., and begin in November. Lee said there has not been a decline in the number of domestic violence cases in Anderson and Madison County. “As we raise awareness of the crime, the case reports will increase,” Lee said. “Domestic violence is one of the most under-reported crimes.”
25 Years Ago — 1988
Oct. 23 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left a blueprint for living, the son who bears the civil rights leader’s name said Saturday. Some 500 people gathered to hear Martin Luther King III speak of the higher love needed to solve the world’s problems, watch the unveiling of a statue and hear about its meaning. The eight-foot bronze likeness of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. stands at the intersections of Pendleton and Madison avenues and 22nd Street, and was formally unveiled Saturday following the speech by his son.
Oct. 23 – Police said two bingo raids in the past three weeks show authorities will respond to complaints against the games. Both Anderson games were shut down and equipment confiscated. The alleged proprietor of the bingo game at the Fraternal Order of Firefighters Lodge, 105 W. 53rd St., is facing criminal prosecution. A warrant charging Calvin Fudge of Parker City with promoting professional gambling was issued Monday out of Madison County Circuit Court I, according to Madison County Prosecutor William Lawler Jr.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 22 – Some 20,000 Anderson Township residents became “city dwellers” again yesterday and all eligible voters were assured ballots in the Nov. 5 city election with action taken by the Indiana Supreme Court. The Court ordered Madison County Circuit Judge Carl Smith to set aside his ruling which declared the 1957 annexation of unincorporated sections of Anderson Township by the city of Anderson unconstitutional. Judge Smith was also ordered to expunge from his record an interlocutory injunction which prevented officials from carrying out annexation procedures.
Oct. 25 – Madison County residents have once again exhibited their faith and confidence in the county-wide United Fund and its good works by going over the top for the fifth time in that many campaigns. A total of $469,786 was reported at the final session Thursday at the Anderson YMCA. The required goal to support the United Fund and its 32 member agencies in 1964 was $463,500. The over-subscription by $6,286 represents a slight cushion that will be a hedge against possible collection loss in the coming months.
100 Years Ago — 1913
Oct. 24 – A movement to organize a Chamber of Commerce in this city is on foot and definite steps toward the proposed organization will be taken as soon as next week. Mr. Charles, of Muncie, who has been conducting campaigns for a Chamber of Commerce at Lafayette and other points, was here yesterday. He was in conference with Arthur W. Brady, president, and Wallace B. Campbell, secretary, of the Anderson Commercial Club. A Chamber of Commerce would entail merging of the Commercial Club, the Merchants’ Association and all other organizations for the industrial and mercantile interests of the city.
Oct. 25 – Work on two new brooding ponds being built by the state on the John Stephens farm, east of this city, is being rushed and within another week will be completed. The work is being done under the direction of the Madison County Fish and Game Association. When the ponds are completed the local hatchery will be able to put 50,000 young bass in streams after the brooding season next year.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin