The Herald Bulletin
---- — The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.
10 Years Ago – 2003
July 21 – The entrance at Mounds Mall will get a makeover. It will take about two weeks for the work, which includes a new façade and landscaping in front of the mall, said Ann Boyd, regional manager for Bayview Financial, the mall’s owner. Project cost is around $50,000 and will be done by TW Excavating of Anderson. Entrance work will include landscaping from the front of Garfield’s restaurant to the front of Sears. Future plans include replacing the interior ceiling and lights, resurfacing the parking lot and putting in a new food court.
July 23 – Anderson Community Schools board members voted Tuesday to permanently name the first new school constructed in Anderson in almost three decades as Anderson Elementary School. Jeanette Harris and Becky Baker, co-principals at the new school, had requested that the school board designate a permanent name so start-up operations could be completed for the building on Raible Avenue.
25 Years Ago – 1988
July 22 – Anderson will receive a $28,000 matching grant needed for a wetlands trail connecting Shadyside Park to the Grand Avenue Riverwalk. The state announced that the Anderson Parks and Recreation Department has been approved for the U.S. Land and Water Conversation Fund grant, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior. According to park department Superintendent Don Seal, after the city matches the grant, the $56,000 will be used to construct a trail through the proposed Killbuck Creek wetlands project.
July 23 – Smoke alarms will be installed in the homes of low-income Anderson residents during the next two years through the Indiana Department of Human Services’ Weatherization Assistance Program. The Anderson-based JobSource will distribute 580 smoke alarms to residents who qualify. The Anderson Fire Department is installing the devices, according to Barbara Brooks, director of the JobSource weatherization program.
50 Years Ago – 1963
July 24 – With a large group of Andersonians among the more than 100 persons assuming leadership roles from the United States, the Church of God opens its third World Conference in Bochum, Germany. Dr. Adam W. Miller, dean-emeritus of the graduate School of Theology at Anderson College and longtime president of the church’s national Missionary board, will serve as chairman for the opening session.
July 26 – Anderson Township Trustee Willis Winkler disclosed yesterday that an additional appropriation of $15,000 will be sought to provide funds for township poor relief for the remainder of the year. Winkler said that relief costs have been high and that last winter it was necessary to provide food for an average of 75 families each week. The $15,000 is asked in addition of the $45,000 budget prepared by former trustee John Boone.
100 Years Ago – 1913
July 22 – Following the opening of the new post office building in Elwood a day earlier, several hundred people visited the building and the lobby was crowded by sightseers until late in the evening. The building is equipped with the first revolving door in the city and after several persons had found it impossible to manipulate the door, it became necessary to have a man stand on the steps throughout the remainder of the day and explain the mechanism of the door.
July 26 – Twenty men are at work at the Anderson Canning Co. factory on 22nd Street, installing new machinery and making necessary repairs for the season run. It is stated by A.F. Hancock, manager, that packing will begin in three weeks. All the machinery used in the canning of tomatoes is new, as the factory has not canned tomatoes for three years. Some of the corn packing machinery is being repaired or replaced. The improvements will cost about $15,000. When the factory starts canning, more than three hundred persons will be employed.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin