25 Years Ago – 1994

June 8 – The Wilson Boys’ and Girls’ Club and Geater Community Center will co-host a Stop the Violence Youth Rally at the Geater Community Center Thursday. Area youth will be given the opportunity to voice concerns and suggest solutions to violent behavior from the youth perspective to a panel consisting of Mayor J. Mark Lawler, Police Chief Ron Rheam, and other community leaders.

June 8 – St. John’s Health system has unveiled a symbol of its mission of compassionate care to all people. The new 10-foot bronze sculpture of John the Apostle, erected on a 4 1/2 foot boulder set into a 42-foot diameter fountain pool, is a dominant figure at the entrance to the medical center. At the unveiling ceremonies, community leaders were using words such as “beautiful,” “amazing” and “magnificent” to describe the statue, “John the Beloved,” created by Anderson University’s Ken Ryden.

50 Years Ago – 1969

June 8 – A 76-year-old doctor attacked a narcotics squad officer with a bayonet in Muncie Saturday while being served an arrest warrant on charges of selling illegal drugs. Four Anderson police officers assisted in undercover work leading to the arrest, since the suspect was apparently a major source of narcotics coming into Anderson. The drugs were a variety of types, but were largely amphetamine tablets, known in underworld jargon as “speed.”

June 10 – Action on an open housing ordinance for Anderson was initiated Monday at a board meeting of the All-American Community Team (ACT). The move came as an outgrowth of the group’s town hall meeting last month, when representatives of South Bend’s Human Relations Commission presented a housing ordinance adopted in that city earlier this year.

100 Years Ago – 1919

June 8 – Lieutenant Ballard, of the Flying circus, will make a final flight today before leaving for Muncie. He will be accompanied by a woman who is a reporter of a Muncie newspaper, and expects to make the trip in less than fifteen minutes.

June 12 – Plans for the Madison County wool pool were completed at a meeting held in Alexandria last night. According to parts of the plan made public, the wool will be gathered to Alexandria, Anderson and Pendleton later this month to be sorted. Bids will then be asked. The farmers expect at least 60 cents a pound.

From the 1800s

June 9, 1882 – The common council re-elected I.M. Cox to the school board. The result of the election is especially gratifying in that it defeated Brownlee’s scheme for making a political machine of the public schools. Now if the board would employ a competent superintendent in Hamilton’s stead, they would do a very desirable thing.

June 9, 1882 – The new constable in Pendleton, Warren Copper, has been active in the discharge of his duties. In so doing, he has incurred the enmity of some parties, who had him arrested Wednesday on charges of intoxication. He was acquitted.

– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin