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LOOKING BACK: 1964: More than 400 dozen eggs dyed, hidden for annual Egg Hunt at Deming Park

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


• The remodeling project for the new Terre Haute Police Department headquarters was under way. Hannig Construction had the contract to make changes necessary at the former Indiana State Bank and later Old National building at 1211 Wabash Ave.

• Karen Goeller, Vigo County School Corp. deputy superintendent, received the John W. Vaughn Excellence in Education Award during a ceremony in Chicago. She was one of nine educators in the 19-state North Central Association region to receive awards for exceptional leadership.

• Federal highway officials approved Indiana’s preferred route for the extension of Interstate 69, Indianapolis to Evansville. Local community leaders had promoted a different route through Vigo County.

• The 11th annual Trees Inc. Adopt-A-Street event saw the planting of 100 trees, the majority on South 13th Street. The organization had planted more than 1,200 trees since 1994.

• Brittany Menestrina, Terre Haute North Vigo High School student, was crowned 2004 Miss Indiana at the State Conference of DECA.

• Coffee Break was now open at 663 Wabash Ave. Pam and Jeff McNabb were the owners.


• Taylor “Tates” Locke, Indiana University assistant coach, was named men’s basketball coach at Indiana State University to succeed Ron Greene. Locke said, (The players will) “have to understand that we’re not just going to roll the ball out on the floor. There will be basketball taught here.”

• Tom R. Kindt was named the new warden of the federal penitentiary at Terre Haute to succeed Calvin Edwards who would leave to become Western Regional Director for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

• Marilyn Campbell, a teacher at West Vigo Middle School, was installed as queen of Badoura Temple No. 23, Daughters of the Nile.

• Larry Singleton was the new owner of the Box Shoppe, 1700 S. 25th St.

• Sarah L. Harruff, YMCA health and fitness director, was selected as Young Careerist for District Four of the Business & Professional Women’s organization.

• Business notes: Honda of Terre Haute advertised its 1988 Isuzu at $8,833 and Shanks Auto Plex Inc. offered the Volkswagen Fox at $6,890. The Morris Plan had 12-month investment certificates paying 9.50 percent.


• The Newcomers Club of Terre Haute hosted its annual Glenn Home Easter Party on the Glenn grounds. Mrs. Robert McClelland and Mrs. D. William Martin were the co-chairmen.

• More than 400 dozen eggs were dyed and hidden for the annual Egg Hunt at Deming Park, sponsored by the American Legion and the Merchants Division, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. Jerry Wence was the Post 40 Commander.

• Patrons at a West Vigo High School open house were given the opportunity to study and observe the new foreign language laboratory in action. Amelia Gilmour and Venita Gastineau were the language teachers.

• Robert J. Garrison of New York City succeeded James Matthews as executive director of the Vigo County United Fund. Fred Jensen was the UF president.

• A new Best-Way of Indiana truck terminal, garage and office were to be built on North 13th St., across from the Allis-Chalmers plant. Theodore Bauer Jr. was the Best-Way president.

• The Community Theatre presented the romantic comedy, “Last Love” with Dr. Malcolm Boone, Ed Weston and Elinor Brown playing the leading roles.

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