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March 5, 2006

Looking Back: Gov. Bayh signs bill making Wabash the official state river in 1996

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

1996

— Gov. Evan Bayh signed into law a bill making the Wabash the official state river.

— The theme of the Council on Domestic Abuse’s 10th anniversary dinner was “Safe Families/Safe World.” The event was staged in O’Shaughnessy Hall on the St. Mary-of-the-Woods campus.

— A gospel music dinner at the Palmer House, 2150 N. Third St., featured WTHI-TV’s Mark Allen, The Gospel Chords and Firm Foundation.

— Woodrow Wilson Middle School, coached by Bob Fischer, won its 12th straight team championship in the Indiana Mathcounts competition staged at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Team members Andrew Chi and Ryan Hamilton were named to represent Indiana at the national tournament.

— Terre Haute North Vigo won its fourth straight high school basketball sectional title with a 55-53 win over West Vigo. The win gave coach Jim Jones his 200th career victory.

— Great Dane Trailers announced 150 layoffs from its Brazil plant because of a declining market.

1981

— A three-alarm fire destroyed the Shaw Equipment Co. Warehouse No. 103 in the Fort Harrison Industrial Complex.

— Civic and business leaders were searching for a tenant for the vacant A & P Quaker Maid plant, 300 N. Fruitridge Ave.

— Ground was broken for a $5.2 million Terre Haute Water Works Corp. plant expansion on the main station grounds at First and Elm streets. Joseph Sauer was the general manager.

— Mary Helen Clayton was elected president of the Terre Haute Newcomers Club.

— The public was invited to tour the 120-unit Maryvale Housing facility, which was now 95 percent complete at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

— Eric Meister, General Telephone Co. general manager, and Fred Rubey of S-Tek Computer Services were elected president and vice president of Terre Haute Area Clean Community Inc.

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