The Herald Bulletin
The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.
10 Years Ago — 2003
March 17 — Tony Little Bear’s enthusiasm is contagious as he excitedly shares his visions of what Anderson will look like in mid-September. The city will be the site of the first Central Indiana Powwow. Native American tribes from all over the country will be in town Sept. 13-14 performing in competitive ceremonial Indian dances, showcasing authentic Native American wares, foods and more. “Imagine going over the Eisenhower Bridge and all of a sudden you see the teepees, the smoke and Indians dancing,” Little Bear said. A native of the Ponca tribe, Little Bear attended the former Indian Trails Festival before it was cancelled and now wants to do his part to see that Anderson doesn’t lose sight of its Native American heritage.
March 19 — The word was “M-O-U-N-T-E-B-A-N-K,” describing a person who aids a kind of con artist. But spelling the word correctly was enough to make Bria Wash a genuine three-time winner in The Herald Bulletin Regional Spelling Bee Tuesday evening. This was Wash’s fourth regional spelling bee, but that didn’t stop her nerves. “I wore a long skirt because my knees were shaking,” the 14-year-old homeschooler said. As top winner, Wash won $500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, a $100 United States savings bond and other prizes. Wash placed 59th out of 250 spellers in last year’s national bee.
25 Years Ago — 1988
March 17 — The JobSource office at 206 E. Ninth St. will be closed through Monday for the removal of asbestos from the ceiling. Following completion of that project at the 20-year-old building, an elevator is scheduled to be installed this summer. The asbestos removal is being done by Romac Inc., of Louisville, Ky., at a cost of $54,874. Steve Sellers of JobSource said 20 people will be involved in the task, which will continue non-stop until it is completed before 8 a.m. Monday.
March 18 — A $3 million expansion/renovation will begin at the Holiday Inn, 5920 Scatterfield Road. Plans include an expansive Holidome and conference center, said owner Tim Dora. The lobby, meeting rooms, dining room and lounge will be redesigned, increasing the floor space from 12,000 to 27,000 square feet. The Holidome will include a swimming pool, exercise facility, sauna, whirlpool and a recreation room. The project is scheduled for completion Oct. 15.
50 Years Ago — 1963
March 17 — Over 1,000 Madison County Boy Scouts will participate in the 1963 scouting exposition –— “Scoutacular” — slated for the UAW Hall on the 109 By-Pass on March 30 and 31, it was announced by Hugh Shreves, co-chairman for the huge event. Thirty-seven display booths will be used to show the public every phase of scouting and exploring what is possible. Live demonstrations including exhibits on astronomy and rabbit raising will be featured in the two-day event, Shreves said.
March 21 — David Hall, America’s “Handicapped Man of the Year,” will switch from teenage audiences to the Anderson College campus as he continues his safe-driving talks in Anderson. Local safety officials learned that young Hall, of Green Bay, Wisc., had received the top national “American of the Year” award from the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. Hall will present his message against careless driving to more than 850 college students, the entire campus population at Anderson College.
100 Years Ago — 1913
March 20 — Arrangements have been made by high school authorities for the official weather prediction for each day, and a weather flag will be seen on the top of the high school building. The flag was hoisted for the first time yesterday morning.
March 22 — A search of several gypsy wagons that had stopped near Jackson Park in the southwest part of the city was made last night by the local police thinking that they might find Catherine Winters, age 9, who is missing from New Castle.Conducting the search were Patrolmen Weighous, Goodwin and Hudson. Nothing was found of an American child among the gypsies.