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May 3, 2014

Back in the News: May 4

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

10 Years Ago - 2004

May 4 - Pulling into the driveway of advanced master gardener Brad Willoughby can be tricky this time of year. Willoughby, 56, cares for more than 2,000 plants in his driveway, on his deck, and along his garage. He intends to donate the plants to a garden plant sale, GardenFest 2004. GardenFest 2004 is a revamped version of the master gardener's annual plant sale that was held at the Gruenewald Historic House in Anderson. Proceeds from the sale fund two $1,000 scholarships for Madison County students wanting to study horticulture.

May 5 - An ominous black cloud hung over downtown Anderson. Ash floated down on passers-by and the air tasted thick and sooty and smelled of a campfire. When it cleared, the city said goodbye to part of a landmark that arose in the 1880s. Anderson firefighters were called at 12:55 p.m. to the site of the former F.C. Cline Lumber Co. located on the corner of Fifth and Main streets. When they arrived, flames consumed the empty warehouse. Firefighters were at the scene for five hours, pulling apart the rubble and checking for hot spots.

25 Years Ago - 1989

May 4 - A provision in the new state budget earmarking $150,000 for Anderson's wetlands project will boost planners' dreams. "What it's going to do is add a lot of enhancement to what we've already done," said Don Seal, Anderson's parks superintendent. New funds are part of a 1990-91 state budget adopted by the Indiana General Assembly Wednesday. They will contribute to the estimated $225,000 cost of developing the Killbuck Creek wildlife and recreation park planned for a 10-acre site north of Grand Avenue and east of Broadway.

May 5 - Off-duty Anderson Patrolman Roger Ockomon was spinning records and entertaining a wedding reception crowd April 22 at the Shrine Club when he was confronted with an unexpected emergency. Ockomon saw a 68-year-old man at the reception fall over. The disc jockey jumped off the stage and gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until Anderson Fire Department paramedics arrived. For his efforts, the eight-year police department veteran was recognized by the paramedics and the Anderson Board of Public Safety.

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  • Jim Bailey: Gospel singer’s long road to recovery has begun Eighteen months ago, gospel singer and The Perrys manager Tracy Stuffle found himself wrecked by the side of the road, where he struggled to summon help on his cell phone. He had suffered a severe stroke while driving.

    July 30, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 31 A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • FEA HB0730 Gordon Brooks Berky strives to unite community through the arts His theater was originally going to be a place where he could perform when he’s not on tour, but then actor and mask maker Doug Berky had a bigger idea: Unite the community through entertainment.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: July 30 A compilation of community news as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0729 - Senior Falls Aging safely in the comfort of her home Marilyn Moneyhun said being totally reliant on others is difficult. "Losing your independence is a shock to your system," Moneyhun, 84, said. "You are not in control anymore."

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: July 29 A compilation of community news items as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0728 - Fresh Orientation - SH Elwood freshmen learn the ways of high school through mentoring program About half the 112 incoming freshmen at Elwood Jr./Sr. High School got a jump on their friends recently by attending a freshman orientation session. Joan Mercer, an English teacher who helped organize the the orientation, said the mentor program, which has been in place for several years, has been effective in new students make the high school transition.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lanane among LifeStream honorees Dr. Jon Hendrix and Katie Lucas, both of Muncie; Janet Privett, Montezuma, Ohio, and Sen. Tim Lanane (D), Anderson, will be honored during a reception Aug. 7 in Muncie for their work in making a difference in the lives of aging adults and people with disabilities.

    July 26, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 27 A compilation of community news items as published in the Sunday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 26, 2014

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