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May 12, 2013

Looking back: In 2003, Storm rips off half of Honey Creek Fire Department’s roof

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

• A Saturday morning storm ripped off half of the Honey Creek Fire Department’s roof and caused heavy damage in Allendale. Wind gusts topping 60 miles an hour brought down power lines and trees throughout the county. Hail almost an inch thick and 1.5 inches of rain fell in less than an hour.

• The production of the Tribune-Star, formerly located downtown on Wabash Avenue, was moved to the newspaper’s new $2.4 million facility at 4675 E. Margaret Drive.

• Kristopher Kraut, Gretchen Oehler, Meaghan O’Sullivan and Brian Sweeney were the first graduates of John Paul II Catholic High School housed in St. Patrick’s Church rectory.

• The former Burger King, 3202 E. Wabash Ave., was being converted into a new Subway restaurant.

• Mitch Daniels, director of the Office of Management and Budget for President George W. Bush, was in Terre Haute to speak at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

• The foursome of Bob Rhodes, James Conner, Bill Alumbaugh and Dave Patterson won the Hamilton Center Sheriff’s Shootout at Rea Park.

1988

•The possible location of a BASF plant in Vigo County was called everything from “an outstanding community asset to a ticking toxic time bomb.”

•The Vigo County School Board approved a contract with the Vigo County Teachers Association. Teachers were to receive a 4.1 percent salary increase and a 0.17 percent increase for health insurance.

• School enrollment dropped as costs rose. The Vigo County School Corp., the sixth largest in the state, had seen enrollment drop to 16,691, a drop of 1,269 since 1982-83. This decrease was also typical of other Indiana industrial cities.

• The new Terre Haute-North Medical Clinic, a family care unit with Dr. Ruben B. Gonzales, opened at 2114 Lafayette Ave.

• Lowell’s Foods at K-Mart Plaza was closing. It was the seventh grocery operation which had been in business at this site.

• Waldenbooks, managed by Dorothy Buck at Honey Creek Square, set up an AIDS Awareness Week display. Columnist Penny Blaker Mitchell wrote, “Today...the only weapons we have in the battle against AIDS are awareness and education.”

1963

• Gil and Mae Bedino’s enlarged Bedino Peace Chapel was now open at Sixth and Poplar streets. It was “the only mortuary with ‘twin’ chapels.”

• The first directory compiled by the Terre Haute Area Council of Churches listed 127 member congregations.

• Bob McClelland opened his Chrysler-Plymouth dealership on the corner of Eighth and Eagle streets with Don Trout as sales manager. A 1963 Valiant was advertised at $1,695 requiring $95 down and $52.04 per month.

• A military ball at the National Guard Armory launched the local observance of Armed Forces Week.

• A three-day show at Froehde Mobile Homes Inc., Lafayette Ave. and Seventh Street, marked the 27th anniversary of the business and the introduction of “a new dimension in mobile home living.” Pete Froehde headed the local dealership and others in Indianapolis, Evansville, Marion, and Bloomington, Ind., and in Louisville and Owensville, Ken.

• Indiana State College professor Harry R. Gee and his son John C. Gee, Purdue University senior, were featured as clarinet soloists with the Purdue Symphony Band.

 

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