News From Terre Haute, Indiana


October 14, 2012

LOOKING BACK: 1962: Motorists peeved by house trailers on highways Dorothy Jerse

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



n Access to Lockport Road from 19th Street was closed permanently as the first step in the improvement of the 19th Street and Margaret Avenue intersection.

n The Indiana Department of Revenue advised retailers to prepare for the 1 percent increase in sales tax to 6 percent beginning December 1.

n Schlotzsky’s Deli, 2750 S. Third St., reopened under the ownership of Ed and Rebecca Hernacki.

n Lori Hensen, Tribune-Star business writer, was named Business Woman of the Year by the Crossroads of America Chapter of Business & Professional Women. Lauren Toffolo was the chapter president.

n The Asics/Pacesetter Pre-National collegiate cross country meet was held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center with nearly 2,000 runners from across the nation competing.

n About 3,000 breast cancer survivors and advocates for the cure competed in the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.

n The 15th annual “Old Fashioned Day and Arts Too,” sponsored by the Terre Haute Park and Recreation Department, was staged at Collett Park.


n More than 100 persons were trained in life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation on CPR Day sponsored by the Terre Haute South Rotary Club, American Heart Association, Red Cross and Union and Terre Haute Regional hospitals.

n The Helping Hand, a Community Free Store at 127 Paris Ave., West Terre Haute, held a fall jubilee to raise funds to carry the store through the winter. Brothers Everett Rogers and Roy Rogers were the co-founders.

n Mars Harlan, a grain farmer from the Prairieton area, was named Vigo County’s 1987 Outstanding Young Farmer by the Terre Haute Jaycees.

n Dan Taylor, plant manager, said, “The mood back at the plant is shock,” when Alcan Aluminum called for a massive layoff of 460 workers. In 1985, 1,038 persons had been employed at the plant.

n It was a homecoming victory in the rain as Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology won its 11th straight football game with a 10-8 score over Taylor University. John Collett, Terre Haute North Vigo High School graduate, had scored the only touchdown.


• The musical comedy, “Li’l Abner,” opened the new Community Theatre season with James Holler as Abner and Julie Black as Daisy Mae.

• Motorists reported these pet peeves in a survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA) — house trailers being pulled on the highway and unclean rest rooms.

• Vigo County’s 1,450 Y-Teens, teenage members of the YWCA, opened their program year during National Y-Teen Roll Call Week. Marilyn Leith, Jucy McCoskey, Angie Cremonie and Kathie Smock were the Interclub officers.

• Milton Levin presented Madge Galloway with a 1963 television console as a grand opening prize at the new Midtown Corner home furnishings store, 518 Wabash Ave.

• The United Hebrew Congregation of Terre Haute held the Simchas Torah Ball at their 540 S. Sixth Street worship center with music and dance contests. Theodore Rich was the chairman.

• Saulters Methodist Church, 12th and Franklin streets, celebrated the 83th anniversary of its founding. It had been organized in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Odom. Their daughter, Dora Robbins, was the oldest living member.

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