News From Terre Haute, Indiana


September 19, 2009

LOOKING BACK: 1984: DADC begins producing its first CD — Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’

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


• New signs indicated the change from Merchants National bank to the Evansville-based Old National Bank.

• About 14 people were losing jobs when MAB Paints transferred support functions from the Terre Haute plant to corporate headquarters in Broomall, Pa.

• Vigo County high school fall homecoming queens included Nicki Garvin (Terre Haute North), Heather Gregory (Terre Haute South) and Amanda Bolin (West Vigo).

• Harmony Haven sponsored its annual Bark in the Park dog walk at Deming Park to help fund its no-kill shelter under construction in northern Vigo County.

• Doors opened at the Ames Department Stores at Plaza North and Riverside Plaza shopping centers in space formerly occupied by Hills.

• Parke County commissioners enacted a $50 buggy tax to offset the cost of repairing roads damaged by horse-drawn vehicles.

• Two new restaurants now open were Mia Pueblo, 2828 S. Third St., by Amando Ortez, and A Gathering Place, U.S. 41 at Sullivan, by Mike and Marty Blann.

• Parents led by Charlene Robinson testified in favor of keeping Warren Elementary School. 1300 N. 25th St., open.


• The Indiana Court of Appeals cleared the way for annexation of Honey Creek Square into the Terre Haute city limits.

• Kathy Zimmer, executive director of the Vigo County Mental Health Assoc., reported about 60 county residents were hospitalized at the Evansville State Hospital.

• Thomas F. Keohane Jr. retired as warden of the U.S. Penitentiary-Terre Haute. He had been with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons for 27 years.

• Terre Haute’s sex hotline was put out of commission by General Telephone Co. of Indiana, Inc. Hotline players were now greeted by an ear-splitting electronic tone which had replaced the usual busy signal over which phone numbers, offers and counter-offers had been made. Eric Meister was the GTE division manager.

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