The Herald Bulletin

November 16, 2013

Back in the News: Nov. 17


The Herald Bulletin

---- — The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.

10 Years Ago – 2003

Nov. 18 – This was the first year United Way of Madison County did not publicly cite a specific fund-raising goal. The organization wanted to focus on giving to see results in the community, not just an achievement in numbers. As predicted a few weeks ago, donations didn’t quite match up to previous results. The Madison County chapter took in $1.9 million, down 17 percent from last year’s $2.3 million. “We’ve had a very challenging year,” said Russ Towner, campaign chair. “When we found out the campaign was lagging, we wondered if we did the right thing.” Russ said loss of manufacturing jobs was the primary reason for the reduction in fund-raising.

Nov. 19 – Another chunk of money has fallen into place for the Flagship Enterprise Center, hastening the start of construction. The Indiana Department of Commerce on Tuesday granted Anderson $1.5 million for Indiana’s second certified technology park. Approximately $1.25 million will be earmarked for construction and $300,000 for operational expenses. The center will be located at the entrance of The Flagship business park. Charles Staley, president of the Flagship Enterprise Center, said it was news the organization had been waiting for from the state. “Actual construction work should start in February or March, depending on the weather,” Staley said.

25 Years Ago – 1988

Nov. 17 – Johanna Hurwitz loves books and knows what it takes to bring characters to life. Hurwitz, a former teacher and children’s librarian, is a popular author of about 20 children’s books. She spoke to a group ranging in age from elementary students to adults at the Anderson Public Library Wednesday about the experiences that led her to create the unique characters in her books. The program was sponsored by Tri Kappa Sorority in conjunction with Children’s Book Week.

Nov. 22 – By a vote of 5-2 the Madison County Council Monday night approved through its first reading an ordinance establishing a 1 percent food and beverage tax in the county. The council will reconvene Dec. 6 to consider the food and beverage ordinance on its second reading, and to consider passage of a distribution resolution for the estimated $500,000 yearly that would be generated by the tax. The council must take final action on the proposed tax by Dec. 31.

50 Years Ago – 1963

Nov. 17 – Petitions asking repeal of the Indiana Sales Tax are being circulated throughout Madison County this week by a group which calls itself “The Tax Crusaders.” Mrs. David Martin, 3227 Raible Ave., spokesman for the organization, said that the idea for the petitions started among a group of 13 women but that many others have asked to join their “crusade.” The petitions will be sent to the Legislature at Indianapolis, Mrs. Martin said.

Nov. 21 – Virgil Fox, world famed organ virtuoso, launches the 1963-64 Chancel Organ Concerts series at 8 p.m. today in Park Place Church of God. Sponsored by the Eastside congregation, and a large number of music patrons over the Anderson area, the concert will be Mr. Fox’s third in the four year history of the series. He returns by popular request to the free event, which is open to the public.

100 Years Ago – 1913

Nov. 18 – Miss Edna Reinbolt, age 30, 1134 Main Street, was arrested last night by Patrolmen Brown and Vandergrift on the charge of assault and battery on Mrs. Louise Johnson, age 30, wife of Andrew Johnson, 922 Central Avenue. It is alleged by Mrs. Johnson that when she called at the Reinbolt house and inquired for her husband that she was pushed from the door, and when walking to the street that beer bottles came flying past her head.

Nov. 18 – Superintendent Pearcy stated last evening that another class would be started at the high school’s night school for students in French. Mme. Eugenie Tickel of Paris, France, has been engaged to instruct the classes formed this week. A beginner’s class in French and an advanced class will be started this evening in room No. 101.

– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin