The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.
10 Years Ago – 2003
Nov. 13 – Jennifer and Wayne Seybold had hoped that they would see skaters gliding across the ice in Anderson’s Town Center come Friday. That was the idea two weeks ago when invitations were sent out for the community to attend the grand reopening of the Seybold Skating Center. But warm weather and construction problems delayed the seasonal rink’s opening. The rink should be open soon, depending on the weather, but no later than January.
Nov. 13 – Anderson’s Central Services site, 550 Baxter Road, was evacuated Wednesday afternoon following a hydrogen chloride leak in a small concrete outbuilding at the Water Pollution Control Plant. The Anderson Fire Department, Madison County Emergency Management and Madison County Hazardous Materials Team were called to the plant at 12:20 p.m. Plant Superintendent Randy Hamilton said a valve malfunctioned as a plant employee, Dave Robinson, was disconnecting a 600-pound cylinder that had 400 pounds of hydrogen chloride left in it. Fortunately the liquid ended up freezing, minimizing leakage, and the emergency was addressed with no injuries and little interruption to the surrounding neighborhood, which didn’t have to be evacuated.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Nov. 11 – A 35 percent hike in city sewer rates and a $6 million bond issue received initial approval from the Anderson City Council Thursday night. The rate increase would begin Jan. 1. A final reading of the two ordinances is expected next month after a Dec. 2 public hearing. Both plans are needed to fund a mandated $9.6 million project to upgrade the city’s primary waste water treatment plant on Moss Island Road.
Nov. 11 – Comic strip characters Garfield and Odie will be among the attractions Sunday at the grand opening of Applewood Centre, 60th Street and Scatterfield Road. The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. with the release of balloons from the recently opened Pay Less Super Market, according to Judy C. Miller, vice president of Big Apple Advertising Agency. The Anderson University Wind Ensemble will perform at 1:30 p.m.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Nov. 10 – Dr. Candace Stone, for 10 years chairman of the Anderson College social studies department before her retirement in 1957, has had her book, “Dana and the Sun,” chosen for the new White House Library in Washington. Widely known here for her many interests and community activities while on the Eastside campus, she was the speaker last March at the annual Model United Nations General Assembly, which she founded at the College in 1947. “Dana and the Sun” is the story of Charles A. Dana, editor of the New York Sun from 1868 to 1897.
Nov. 14 – Plans for immediate construction of a 145,600 square-foot building addition to Guide Lamp Division of General Motors have been announced by Byron L. Stewart, general manager. The new one-story structure will be an extension to the south end of the present plant on Pendleton Avenue. It will be constructed of brick, steel and concrete. The new building will permit a rearrangement and expansion of manufacturing facilities, according to Mr. Stewart.
100 Years Ago – 1913
Nov. 12 – Late yesterday afternoon, one of the employees of the Remy Electric Co. got hold of a live wire which caused him to fall in a faint. One of the young woman in the office seeing the man fall thought he was killed, and as a result she fainted. An ambulance was summoned but before it arrived, a courageous young man pulled a switch which shut off the current and released the hold on the man. He was soon revived as was the girl, and the ambulance returned to the barn empty.
Nov. 14 – Burglars entered the grocery store of Price & Edens, 2503 Jackson St., about 10:30 last night, and stole $2 from the cash drawer, three pounds of cheese, 100 cigars, and several pounds of bologna. Patrolmen Vandergrift, Burnett and McFarlan investigated but could not find any trace of the robbers. The back door had been unlocked with a skeleton key. It is suspected that the robbers were persons acquainted with the store, possibly boys.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin