50 Years Ago – 1963
Sept. 5 – An extensive remodeling program which began two years ago was recently completed at the Banner Store. “Notable changes were made on all four floors,” said J.L. Rossin, manager. Many new departments and merchandise have been added, Mr. Rossin stated, adding “While the new Banner store looks little like the store that first opened its doors for business 44 years ago, it pledges continued integrity in merchandising policies.”
Sept. 6 – More than 7,000 fans, largest crowd in the 49-year history of football in the city, are expected tonight at South Anderson Field to see the 5th renewal of a short but intense rivalry between Anderson’s Indians and Madison Heights’ Pirates. Anderson athletic officials are preparing for a record turnout, having added several hundred bleacher seats.
100 Years Ago – 1913
Sept. 5 – Sheriff Black was called three miles east of Anderson last night where a woman was said to be wandering. Mrs. Mary Anthony, 60, of the 2600 block of Main Street, was found by the officers and returned to her home. Mrs. Anthony had lost her way.
Sept. 5 – Edward Wogerman, 21, 2400 block of Brown Street, and Horace McCurdy, 17, 2400 block of Jackson Street, were arrested last night by Big Four Detective Larimore and Patrolman Veach, charged with petty larceny. The boys, it is alleged, broke into cars on the Big Four and stole watermelons, fruits, and other articles.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin