The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.
10 Years Ago – 2004
Jan. 26 – Oreon Trickey, director of The Joshua Center in Chicago, was the featured guest on the Anderson University campus during Impact Your World Week. The AU Campus Ministries office sponsors the week to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker. Trickey’s program offers services for homeless women through the shelter. The public is invited to hear Trickey speak several times during the week of service.
Jan. 28 – There were some things being said about Ned Bardsley on Tuesday, and the centenarian refused to take them sitting down. Slowly rising from his wheelchair at the Anderson Country Club, he said, “I’m floored. I don’t know what to say.” “Say thank you,” prompted his wife, Ailene. The Anderson Rotary Club honored Bardsley with a special seat and presentation for his upcoming 100th birthday on Saturday, 58 years as a Rotarian and lifetime of community service. Mayor Kevin Smith declared Saturday Ned Bardsley Day in Anderson. Bardsley is a year older than Rotary’s international organization, which began in 1905.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Jan. 26 – Concerns about asbestos have added unexpected costs to the renovation of the Anderson Housing Authority’s future office building. Executive Director Shirley Weatherly told the authority’s board of commissioners that workers recently removed asbestos from the building at 528 W. 11th St. that will serve as their new offices come March. Removing the asbestos will cost $47,950, while another $11,839 will be needed to install a new ceiling, Weatherly said. Despite the additional effort, she stated the project is still on schedule.
Jan. 28 – Madison Superior Court 3 Judge Thomas Newman Jr. ordered Willie Lee English shackled and handcuffed during jury selection Friday after an angry outburst in the courtroom. English, 37, is charged with murder and could face the death penalty if convicted of killing his ex-wife, Diane English. Jury selection continued slowly throughout the day Friday. Shortly before 2 p.m., English became upset with the proceedings. Newman ordered him shackled and handcuffed, but later rescinded the order when English’s attorneys assured the judge their client would be able to restrain himself in the future.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Jan. 26 – An all-time high of $175,598,352 was distributed during 1963 in Anderson by Delco-Remy and Guide Lamp Divisions of General Motors to employees and local suppliers, it was disclosed Saturday by Delco-Remy General Manager Donald L. Boyes and Guide Lamp General Manager Byron L. Stewart in a joint summary of GM’s 1963 operations. At the same time, the two divisions said that present GM employment here is near the 21,000 mark, an all-time year-end employment record for the GM concerns.
Jan. 31 – Good judgment and common sense while driving and parking downtown are two of the most important points being emphasized by the Anderson Police Department, according to Capt. Roy Smith of the Traffic Division. Smith said yesterday too many cars have been parking in loading areas and must be fined for illegal parking. Bright yellow parking tickets are appearing on car windshields all over downtown because motorists fail to heed warnings on parking meters, he added.
100 Years Ago – 1914
Jan. 27 – An ordinance which makes it necessary for clairvoyants or fortune tellers to pay a city license of $100 a year was passed through first reading at a special meeting of the city council. The ordinance also provides that the city, with cause, can revoke the license. Mayor Mellett said it was the aim to forbid fortune tellers and clairvoyants from operating in this city by making the license fee so high they could not pay the price.
Jan. 29 – Dr. Thomas O’Neill and Dr. A.W. Collins were arrested last night by Patrolman Brown for violation of a state law by leaving their automobiles standing in the street after dark without one front light and rear light burning. Both men gave $11 cash bond for their appearance in police court today. They think the law has been incorrectly translated by the local authorities and will test the case.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin