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April 29, 2012

LOOKING BACK: 1962: Stands packed as Wiley takes county track title


• Monsignor Larry Moran celebrated the 50th anniversary of his service as a priest with a mass, luncheon and program at St. Patrick Church, 1807 Poplar St. He was the only active priest with 50 years of service within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

• Indiana State University awarded honorary degrees to Anton Hulman George, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1989, and Shelton Hannig, retired architect and builder.

• The annual AFL-CIO Workers Memorial Day ceremony honoring workers injured or killed on their jobs was held in Deming Park. Bill Treash was president of the Wabash Valley Central Labor Council.

• Rainbow Art & Frame, opened in 1980 by Connie Hickman and located at 1708 S. 25th St., closed its doors. Her daughter, Julie Hickman, moved on to open Hickman Photography in her home.

• J. Bart Colwell was the new president, CEO and trust officer at Terre Haute Savings Bank to succeed Ronald E. Depasse who had retired.

• Pens replaced punches for the 84 new voting machines used in the Vigo County primary election.


• Myron Lisby of Hartford City succeeded Carl Riddle as the second principal of Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

• Employees in the Pfizer Inc. Vigo Plant’s Quality Control Laboratories were honored for completing more than eight years of accident-free work. Lou De Bergalis was the lab manager.

• Glas-Col Apparatus Co. noted the completion of its beautified parking lot at Seventh and Hulman streets with a flag raising and dedication ceremony followed by music played by the Sarah Scott Junior High School band.

• Cindy Martin chaired the first YWCA “Celebration of Women in the Workplace” at the Holiday Inn. Sandy Rives of Charleston, Ill., well-known for her networking efforts among women, presented the program, “Swimming Upstream in a Goldfish Bowl.”

• Sixty of the 92 hourly workers at Indiana Gas & Chemical Corp., 1342 Hulman St., were laid off indefinitely. Bill Ellis, company treasurer, explained the move was an effort to reduce the company’s inventory.

• Steve Heck was named the new executive director, and Jerry Hawk the assistant director, at the Terre Haute Boys Club.


• The largest crowd to watch a high school track meet in years saw Wiley finish over Gerstmeyer and win the Vigo County title at City Field. Point standing: Wiley, 75, and Gerstmeyer 621⁄2.

• J. Kenneth Moulton, Indiana State College business manager and treasurer, was named vice president and treasurer by the ISC Board. This was the first vice presidential appointment in recent years.

• The grand re-opening of Kart-Land, located north on Lafayette Avenue next to the North Drive-In Theater, advertised, “Drive our karts yourself on this large track; it’s the craze of the nation.”

• Donald R. Chabot, president of the Root Store, reported the local department store’s employees now had $242,276 accumulated in their Profit Sharing Program initiated eight years before.

• “Meet Your Candidates Day” at Southland Shopping Center featured local county and state primary candidates from both parties. Music was provided by “The Chordaires” accordion quartet.

• The Launderama, Fourth and National Avenue in West Terre Haute, celebrated its grand opening with two free loads per family during the two-day event.

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