News From Terre Haute, Indiana

History

November 23, 2013

LOOKING BACK: 1988: Anthony Thompson named Big Ten MVP

LOOKING BACK: 1988: Anthony Thompson named Big Ten MVP

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


2003

• “Christmas in the Park” opened at Deming Park. Terre Haute First National Bank, Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau, Clabber Girl Corp. and the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the event which included 15 decorated shelters.

• John Laska unveiled his “Metallic Landscape” sculpture in front of the first Unitarian-Universalist Congregation Church, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave.

• Mary Brown, a foster grandparent at Farrington Grove Elementary School since 1988, was honored by students and staff on her 95th birthday.

• A plaque was placed and a tree planted outside the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department in memory of Aaron Shoffstall, law enforcement officer who had died in 2000 from a fall from an icy bridge while helping at the scene of several accidents.

• The Indiana Association of School Principals District VIII honored Lost Creek Elementary Principal Madonna Johnson as Principal of the Year.

• Jessica Crowder, Indiana State University senior, earned All-American status as the 30th fastest American runner. She was the first ISU runner to achieve this status in cross country competition.

1988

• Union Hospital officials broke ground for the new Hux Cancer Treatment Center. The Vern E. Hux family had contributed $2 million for expansion of the hospital’s cardiac and cancer treatment programs.

• The results of a Tribune-Star media poll produced this all-star news team: Gary Jackson, Marla Keller and Kevin Orput of WTHI-TV and Johnny Palmer and Dennis Campbell of WTWO-TV.

• The Cocozzoli family of Terre Haute, owners and operators of McDonald’s since 1975, acquired four more restaurants — three in Terre Haute and one in Paris, Ill.

• The United Way of the Wabash Valley exceeded its campaign goal of $1,425,000 with Charles S. Combs as chairman.

• Terre Haute’s Wayne L. Meyers, Indiana Amateur Softball Association State Commissioner, was elected national vice president of ASA at its convention in Anchorage, Alaska.

• Anthony Thompson, Indiana University running back from Terre Haute North Vigo High School, was named the Big Ten’s Most Valuable Player.

• The Wabash Valley Optimist Club, Terre Haute’s newest service organization, received its charter at a celebration at Larry Bird’s Boston Connection, 555 S. Third St.

1963

• “Shock and sorrow felt everywhere.” Mayor Ralph Tucker set Monday as a day of mourning asking citizens to attend the churches of their choice and pray for the late President John F. Kennedy who had been assassinated in Dallas.

• The Indiana State Highway Commission announced construction of the new Interstate 70 in Vigo County would begin within the next 14 months.

• Gerstmeyer and Wiley, co-Vigo County high school football champions, were honored by the local Elks Club. Woody Roloff and Dick Martin were the coaches.

• The six-day campaign of the Chamber of Commerce to raise $25,000 needed to clear the Home Packing Co. site for the arrival of the Pillsbury Co. was successful. Joseph Cloutier was the Chamber president and George Ranes the campaign chairman.

• The downtown shop of Pearce’s Men’s Wear, 7 N. Seventh Street in the Terre Haute House, was going out of business.

• Shuffle Inn, 1462 Lafayette Ave., advertised Thanksgiving turkey dinners at $1.75. Lucille Church was the head cook.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
History
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Raw: Massive Explosion in Gaza City Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress
NDN Video
Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX CDC Director Warns Of A World Where Antibiotics No Longer Work LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity