On this Day


100 years ago

Speeding car hits family in buggy

A “modified” Ford roadster driven by Harry Hodapp, residing east of the city, ran into a buggy driven by Howard Jarrel about 10 o’clock Thursday evening east of the city on the Tipton Street road, and Mrs. Jarrel, who was also in the buggy, was struck on the head in the collision and rendered unconscious. It is said that she did not regain consciousness until 4 o’clock Friday morning. Two children who were with Mr. and Mrs. Jarrel were uninjured. Mr. Jarrel received minor bruises. Neither Hodapp nor a young man with him were injured.

75 years ago

Tents spring up at Freeman for festival

The former cadet parade ground at Freeman Field today began to take on the most festive air in its history as tents were springing up for shows, rides and exhibits that will feature Seymour’s second annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Seymour Chamber of Commerce.

50 years ago

Festival princess named, events continue today

Tammy Gray was named the 1973 Watermelon Princess late Friday afternoon during the seventh annual Watermelon Festival, which continues today on the courthouse square in Brownstown. First runner-up was Joyce Hinnefeld.

Also on Friday night, the Koop sisters provided free entertainment on the stage before the Jackson County Historical Museum on Sugar Street. Later, an old-fashioned country square dance was held with music provided by Vic Kellermeier and his band.

25 years ago

Workforce gets focus; JCIDC unveils new positions

A Jackson County native recently was named as a partnership coordinator to help Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. in workforce development issues.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Dee’s experience available for this new position,” Jim Plump, executive director of the corporation, said of Dee Kovener. Kovener began working with JCIDC on Sept. 1.

“She has been able to hit the ground running with her knowledge of local industry and issues related to workforce development,” he added.

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