The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.
10 Years Ago – 2003
June 29 – Do-Len-Ski’s Supper Club, once a local hot spot, hopes to soon return to its glory days. The 50-year-old Chesterfield restaurant is undergoing extensive remodeling and other changes that its new owner, Vicky Massey, hopes will draw large crowds. “A lot of the customers said it really needed a face lift,” Massey said. “We want to keep the spirit and bring back the quality from those days. I see this as a landmark for the city.” The interior has mostly been gutted, with construction expected to be finished in July.
June 30 – Anderson’s Cory Liles was pleased to see an extra amount of patriotism displayed Sunday during Shadyside Celebration 2003. The 22-year-old Anderson resident believed many of the thousands of spectators at Shadyside Park were there other than just to hear music and see fireworks. “There seems to be more people here than I remember in past years. I think the war in Iraq, as well as Sept. 11 being in the back of some minds, brought many out tonight,” said Liles.
25 Years Ago – 1988
June 29 – The city of Anderson has gone back to court in its bid to remove a salvage yard from Grand Avenue. Assistant City Attorney William Kreegar filed suit in Madison Superior Court 2 contending Earl Curry and Earl Gothard, owners of Riverside Iron and Metal, 4 W. Grand Avenue, refuse to vacate the premises. The city gained title to the 2.33 acres on Feb. 25, and notified Riverside Iron and Metal it had until May 27 to surrender the property for city use. The property is intended to link the Indian Trails Riverwalk system along White River with Shadyside Lake, via the existing wetlands area.
June 30 – For the second time, bids for the Anderson Housing Authority’s $1.07 million Lynnwood Village apartment complex came in higher than budgeted. “We were hoping we would have more competitive bids. The only thing we can do is take it back to HUD,” Anderson Housing Authority Director Shirley Weatherly said following the board meeting Wednesday. During the meeting with HUD, Weatherly intends to request more money in order to complete the project. She added that it would not be feasible to reduce the size of the complex in order to meet costs.
50 Years Ago – 1963
June 28 – The Anderson Plan Commission welcomed Maurice Pike, 1927 Fletcher St., as a member at their meeting last night. The commission approved two major building projects, a Holiday Inn Motel to be built at 503 Hartman Rd., and an apartment structure to be built by W. Tom Walker on lots 9, 10, 11 and 15 in Hilltop Addition, Henry and 11th streets.
June 30 – Two former All-American Soap Box Derby National Champions will be on hand as members of the Anderson Soap Box Derby Inspection team. When Terry Townsend sped to victory, winning the 1957 All-America Classic, prophecy unfolded a repeated victory in 1959 when Barney Townsend rushed first across the finish line. His triumph gave the event its first set of brother champs, a distinction which Anderson shares with no other city in the nation. This Friday, all local cars will undergo inspection. Local Derby Director Jack Hunter said that any boy who has followed this year’s rule book will not have difficulty in passing the inspection with flying colors.
100 Years Ago – 1913
June 28 – Nellie M. Legg, of Pipe Creek Township, filed for divorce against Joseph Legg, her husband, alleging that he compelled her to carry coal a quarter-mile during the whole of last winter. She also alleges failure to provide for herself and 2-year-old child. The alimony sought is $500.
June 29 – A warning has been issued by Chief of Police Pritchard to boys to keep out of the pool in White River near the Big Four bridge north of Anderson. Since the flood, a new bridge has replaced the old one that was washed away, and a deep hole has been dug. The pool has been a favorite of many boys of the city, but at present it is full of iron and other materials from the construction of the new bridge and is not safe.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin