On This Day


100 years ago

Phillips leaves Seymour schools

Charles H. Phillips, who for the last eight years has been instructor of chemistry at Shields High School, has resigned and has accepted a position as head of the Indianapolis Automobile School, it was announced by school officials. During his years as instructor at Shields High School, he made the department of chemistry one of the strongest of any school in southern Indiana and developed a chemical laboratory that could well be the pride of any school.

75 years ago

‘No Turns’ to be enforced tonight

No turning in either direction, which has been carried out at Second and Chestnut streets during the hours of heaviest traffic for the past two Saturday nights, will again be enforced tonight, it was announced today by Robert Gill, Seymour chief of police. Prohibition of turns at the city’s busiest intersection during the height of the traffic facilitates the flow of traffic when the signal light changes and prevents lines of traffic extending for two blocks as formerly was the situation.

50 years ago

Bulleit Stadium dedicated

Phil Eskew, commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, was among those on hand at the Seymour High School football-track stadium Friday night when the stadium was officially named Bulleit Stadium in honor of Robert B. Bulleit, retired superintendent of Seymour schools. Eskew told Bulleit and the fans prior to the Seymour-Columbus East football game that “This is a great tribute to you.”

25 years ago

Teen’s final gift lives on: Woman who received heart meets family of Seymour youth

Robin and Bill Everhart had been making preparations for this day for more than a year. Friday was the day. The house had to be just right, everything in its place as they waited anxiously to greet a woman they had never met. However, there was a part of this woman with which the Everharts were very familiar. Grace Mosher, from Peckville, Pennsylvania, whom the Everharts were so nervous to meet, was the woman who received Robin and Bill Everhart’s son Benji’s heart.

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