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November 2, 2013

LOOKING BACK: 1963: Vigo Bowl celebrates its grand opening

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

2003

• Kevin Burke won the mayoral election with 7,207 votes to Duke Bennett’s 3,842 and Ed Gluck’s 198. All those elected to the Terre Haute City Council were Democrats except for Republican Ryan Cummins.

• Author and columnist Molly Ivins was honored with the Debs Award by the Eugene V. Debs Foundation before more than 700 people in Hulman Center.

• Harold J. Bitzegaio, Terre Haute, was recognized by the Indiana State Bar Association for 50 years of practice in the legal profession.

• Terre Haute South Vigo High School students won the 38th Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Contest for the fifth straight year. Competing with 500 students from 26 high schools, Terre Haute South won overall school honors. Tiffany Ko, Ann Chi and Yu Chen won the first place individual honors.

• The building at 2919 S. Third St. was being renovated for a new seafood restaurant called “Crabby Joe’s.” Glen Williams, the father of owner Rowdy Williams, was to be the manager.

n Norm Howard closed his Brick Oven Bakery at 4420 S. Seventh St.

1988

• The Pat O’Bryan Bridge Center celebrated more than 30 years of duplicate bridge during its annual tournament in the Days Inn, formerly Park-Inn International on U.S. 41 South.

• Proceeds from the Newcomers Club annual Charity Ball were given to the Council on Domestic Abuse. Dixie Brown was the general chairwoman.

• Marc Elliott, Terre Haute Redevelopment Department director, said the city was negotiating to buy the Thoms Building at 644 Wabash Ave. and occupied by Mister Penguin Formal Shop. The Meis property and the adjacent building in which Paige’s Music was located were already owned by the city.

• The Stran Steel property was now the Crawford Street Industrial Park. The 38-acre site had been idle since 1981 until Shenango Industries and an unnamed local company purchased parts of the property.

• Terre Haute South Vigo’s Braves won 27-16 over their cross-town rivals, Terre Haute North Vigo’s Patriots, for the sectional high school football championship. The Braves went on to win 35-0 over Evansville Central for the regional title.

1963

• Mayor Ralph Tucker (D) defeated mayoralty opponent Howard G. Armstrong (R) by 156 votes.

• The Pillsbury Co. of Minneapolis announced the purchase of the former American Can Co. and Home Packing Co. properties. The company expected to open early next year and eventually employ 700 persons.

• The first annual Wabash Valley Coin Show in the Terre Haute House attracted more than 1,300 persons. David Dyer was the chairman. Byron Lorey was the president and Bill Evans, the founder of the club which sponsored the show.

• The 24-lane new Vigo Bowl, 210 S. 91⁄2 St., celebrated its grand opening with national bowling champions Shirley Garms and Harry Smith competing with Terre Haute’s top bowlers Mary Snodgrass, Chris Hollars, Tommy Lou Brosche and Dave James. Floyd Morgan and Ray Brown were the managers.

• The Harvest Moon dance, “Moonlight Fantasy,” took place in the Terre Haute House Mayflower Room. It was the first formal affair of the school year for YWCA Y-Teens, grades 9-12. Sherry Thomas and Judy Smith were co-chairwomen of the event.

 

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