News From Terre Haute, Indiana

History

December 7, 2013

LOOKING BACK: 1963: Santa Claus resided at 674 Wabash

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

• The two U.S. manufacturers and the Vigo County Health Department were out of flu vaccine. Joni Foulkes, health educator, urged the practice of preventive measures with an emphasis on washing hands.

• Sarah Scott Middle School won first place and people’s choice awards in the 17th annual Christmas in the Park contest at Deming Park, sponsored by First Financial Bank, Clabber Girl Corp., Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department.

• Kalea Ellis, St. Patrick School, and Emilee Pemberton, Sugar Grove Elementary, were honored for their designs chosen for the city’s official 2003 Christmas cards.

• Karen Grunden, Tribune-Star reporter, won a first-place award from the Hoosier State Press Association for her METHod of Madness series. Other Tribune-Star first-place winners included Rex Buntain, James Willis, Alicia Morgan, Zach Taylor and Bob Orlandini.

• Farrington’s Grove’s 21st annual historic home tour featured the homes of Susan Rose, Denis and Catherine Conrady, Randy Aker and Mike Atkinson, and Bill and Kathy Norris, and also the Farrington Bed & Breakfast and Vigo County Historical Museum.

1988

• Dr. Pulkit Patel was the new chief of staff at Union Hospital. Other officers were Dr. Harold A. Rosene, Dr. J. F. Pangan, Dr. Richard S. Mayrose and Dr. Vasumati D. Patel.

• Chapman and Susan Root of Ormond Beach, Fla., and formerly of Terre Haute, gave $1.5 million to Indiana State University to help support its Master Plan.

• Plant manager Dan Taylor announced a $66 million expansion plan to take place at the local Alcan Rolled Products Co. facility.

• The first Hoverlifter, a product of Neoteric Hovercraft Inc., 1649 Tippecanoe St., was shipped to the Aluminum Company of America in Evansville. The device was designed to move more than one ton of merchandise using a cushion of air.

• The Terre Haute South Vigo High School football team was honored at the Elks Country Club for being the Vigo County champion.  Rod Shafer was the coach of these regional champion Braves, who finished 11-2 for the season.

• Another group, Mothers Against Toxic Chemical Hazards, was organized in opposition to the proposed BASF facility.

1963

• The council of Jewish Women sponsored a public discussion on “Counseling in Our Public Schools” at the United Hebrew Congregation Temple.  Participants included Mary Ann Carroll, Dorothy Becherer, S. T. Proffitt, Carl Riddle, William S. Ray and James F. Conover.

• The Vigo County School Corp. trustees renewed the contract of  Superintendent Max P. Gabbert for two years at the current annual salary of $16,500.

• George Ranes of Terre Haute succeeded John Thomas of Brazil as president of the Wabash Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

• John Abrell’s Vigo IGA Foodliner reopened at its new location west of West Terre Haute on U.S. 40.

• Gene Knauer, owner-operator of the Eat-A-Teria Restaurant, 2525 Wabash Ave., purchased Frank’s Restaurant, 1229 Wabash Ave., from Frank Martin.

• Powered Equipment announced its formal opening at 420 N. Ninth Street. The Engineering Department offered a new service through an affiliation with the Templeton-Matthews Corp.

• Santa Claus resided at Santa Claus Land, 674 Wabash Ave., and in Santa’s Castle, Meadows Shopping Center.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
History
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'
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