50 Years Ago – 1963
Dec. 18 – Combined student population of the Anderson city and township schools will approach 17,000 students, the Board of School Trustees learned last night. Supt. G.E. Ebbertt presented the board with a survey prepared by the city attendance office which listed 16,264 pupils in all city and township schools. He estimated that an additional 500 to 600 students in the township are of kindergarten age, and that these would have to be included in the totals since as many kindergartens as possible will be added in the township next year.
Dec. 20 – A total of $17,213 has been contributed in the 1963 Christmas Seal Campaign, but almost $9,000 more is needed. Goal of this year’s campaign is $26,000 and it must be reached during the month-long holiday Seal campaign. In the last two weeks the colorful Christmas Seals have been appearing regularly on cards, letters and packages. Madison Countians have been using the seals and indicating their support of the association for more than half a century.
100 Years Ago – 1913
Dec. 16 – A contract with the Empire Automobile Company of Indianapolis has been closed by the Remy Electric Company of this city, for supplies for starting, light and ignition systems for the 1914 season. The contract will amount to around $250,000. Nearly 7,500 sets will be sold to the automobile company.
Dec. 21 – Two boys by the name of Free and Sisk, living on Cincinnati Avenue, were arrested last night for passing counterfeit money for coal at the Salling lumber yard. The bad money was detected before the coal was delivered. They had seven shining silver dollars. The boys said they found the money and were released. The investigation is not ended.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin