50 Years Ago – 1963
Nov. 7 – Three hundred 4-H Adult and Junior Leaders were honored at the annual awards banquet program, sponsored by the Farm Bureau of Madison County and the Farm Bureau Co-Op. Master of ceremonies was Stephen Thurston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thurston of Summitville. The music was presented by a vocal group from Highland High School under direction of Mrs. Biddle.
Nov. 9 – A new building to house the operations division of the Central Indiana Gas Company will be constructed at W. 20th and Louise streets. Bids for the $300,000 construction project will be received next Thursday, according to Roy B. Leckie, local manager. According to Mr. Leckie, the gas company purchased two acres of ground from Joseph Carney for the new building.
100 Years Ago – 1913
Nov. 5 – J.H. Mellett will take the mayor’s office on Jan. 1, 1914. The mayor-elect said last night that he would arrange his business affairs so that he can devote all of his time to the mayor’s office. “The election is over and I wish to say,” continued the mayor-elect, “that I have no feeling against those who opposed me. Mr. Ryan made a fine race – a splendid campaign.”
Nov. 6 – All lunch and popcorn men who have wagons on streets of Anderson have been ordered by Superintendent of Police Williamson to keep moving and not occupy one corner all day. It is stated that merchants are complaining about the men remaining in one place. The lunch and popcorn men are complaining about the order and state that it will work a hardship on them, and that they have a right to do business as long as they pay for a license.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin