The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.
10 Years Ago – 2003
Sept. 15 – People who are regular visitors to Mounds Mall said theyare noticing the improvements, thanks to the new owners. Workers Friday werepaving the parking lot in front of the main entrance, replacing ceilingtiles, laying down new carpet and installing new lighting. Work willstart this week on building a 12-screen movie theater where J.C. Penney oncestood, and a food court.
Sept. 19 – It seems as if the Anderson Police Department personnelare losing trust in their chief. Out of the 128 sworn personnel at thedepartment, 91 off-duty members showed up at the Fraternal Order ofPolice Lodge on Wednesday to vote whether or not they had confidence in Chief Ed Leonard. All 91 ballots were marked “no confidence.” Steven R. Ohlheiser, president of the FOP, explained that they decided to hold the votebecause of the numerous incidents of internal problems in the department thatinvolved Leonard. He said the FOP plans to send a letter to Mayor J. MarkLawler requesting Leonard’s removal from his position.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Sept. 18 – The Purdue Club of Anderson and Madison County will startoff with its usual bang this fall. Dr. Steven Beering, president of Purdue University, will speak at the club’s 12th annual dinner meeting Sept. 21 at the Anderson Country Club. The local club is “active and growing,”president Tom Weiss says, with more than 200 members. Membership is notlimited to Purdue grads, but also includes boosters of the university.
Sept. 20 – The Indian Trails Festival is expected to attract 10,000people to the banks of the White River as part of a celebration of thecommunity’s heritage, festival chairman Paul Bickel Jr. said Monday. Thefestival, sponsored by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, also hasbeen expanded to include Anderson’s salute to Hoosier Celebration ’88. “Thisis an education festival,” Bickel said. “We want to bring families down tothe Indian Trails Riverwalk to learn about our heritage.”
50 Years Ago – 1963
Sept. 15 – The tuberculin testing program for all schools in Madison County will begin on Monday, it was announced by Dr. Richard N. Land, chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Madison County Tuberculosis Association. All students in grades 1, 7, 9 and 11 will be given the opportunity to have the tuberculin test. They must have written consent from their parents or guardians.
Sept. 17 – Three firms will receive awards for 50 years service tothe community at the annual fall meeting of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Anderson Country Club. The firms to be honored are: H.D. “Heck” Kirk, Anderson business man and auctioneer; Glazer Brothers, a scrap metal and steel construction beam firm; and JosephZiegler and Sons, a real estate firm. Dr. G. Herbert True, research and education director of the National Labor Management Foundation, will bethe guest speaker.
100 Years Ago – 1913
Sept. 16 – Clarence Worden, 346 West Fourth street, who is employedby the Kreusch Ice Cream Company, driving their auto truck, broke the bonesin his hand Sunday while trying to crank the machine. He is recovering fromhis injuries nicely. Dr. Kimble attended the injuries.
Sept. 17 – Anderson is to have one of the largest rifle ranges in the state of Indiana according to the announcement made last night by Captain Wells of Company M, Second Regiment. Sixty acres were leased from Dr. W.P. Harter just north of the Nyberg Automotive Works and west of Madison Avenue. The lease has been sent to the War Department at Washington for approval. The new rifle range is to be built in a few weeks and an engineer from Washington will oversee the work.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin