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January 4, 2014

LOOKING BACK: 1964: Tucker inaugurated into 17th year

TERRE HAUTE — Dorothy Jerse looks back at local history from 10, 25 and 50 years ago as reported in the Tribune and Tribune-Star.

2004

• The oath of office ceremony was conducted for Mayor-elect Kevin Burke and incoming councilmen Jim Chalos, Ryan Cummins, Cliff Lambert, Todd Nation, Chuck Miles, George Azar and Jerry Bolk.

• Ashton Alexander Lawson, son of Brian and Crystal Lawson of Clay City, delivered at Union Hospital, was the first baby born in Vigo County in 2004.

• The Tribune-Star’s top sports story of 2003: the rise of the Indiana State University women’s basketball team to claim part of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and a postseason berth in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

• First General Services of Jasonville began the demolition of the burned-out CANDLES Holocaust Museum at 1532 S. Third St. Authorities were still investigating to determine if the arson may have been a hate crime.

• Vigo County was No. 1 in the state for its 108 clandestine drug labs shut down in 2003. Most were producing meth.

• Ninety riders participated in the fifth annual Polar Bear Run, sponsored by the Wabash Valley Motorcycle Club.

1989

• A twin son and daughter, Quinton and Heather, born to Tammy Brady and Ralph Orndorff at Union Hospital, were Vigo County’s first babies of this new year.

• The Vigo County Redevelopment Commission public hearing at Hulman Center allowed public comment on the proposed economic development plan for the Vigo County Industrial Park. The session stopped shortly after midnight and re-opened the next day at 8 a.m. The park was under consideration for a BASF plant.

• The show “The Imagination of Mark Braught” opened at the Swope Art Museum.  Braught, a Terre Haute illustrator, worked with pastel crayons and had as many as 100 awards to his credit.

• An accidental cut in the natural-gas line at 25th and Hulman streets caused 70 families to leave their homes, and businesses to close for several hours.

• The Fort Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Anne McLaughlin, Kristian Bunting and Jennifer Goodwin, three Vigo County High School students, with Good Citizens Awards. Judy Maxam was the DAR project chairperson.

1964

• Mayor Ralph Tucker was inaugurated into his 17th consecutive year in office as he began his fifth term.

• Bemis Bag Co. honored Jessie Robertson, the first employee to retire since Bemis arrived in Terre Haute about seven years before.

• Vigo County Circuit Court Judge H. Ralph Johnston announced that foster homes for 30 youngsters were desperately needed. Glenn Home was already filled, with some of the children having to sleep in the Glenn infirmary.

• Terre Haute’s sixth annual Twelfth Night observance took place at Memorial Park, at Fourth Street and Eighth Avenue. The Street Department picked up discarded Christmas trees throughout the city and added them to the “mountain of trees” to be burned at the park.

• A new “Wolf’s of Terre Haute” store was to be built on the north side of Wabash Avenue between the new Hillman Jewelers and the former Jame-Wolf Co. store, which had been razed after the fire last March.

• Bill Eldred, Gerstmeyer High School senior, was installed as master counselor of the George E. Farrington Chapter of the Order of DeMolay.

 

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