On This Day


100 years ago

Boys will again play football

Return of sport to Shields High School after absence of 13 years seems assured

Many boys at Shields High School who have strongly expressed their favor this year of including football in the athletic activities of the school received the cooperation of the teachers and officials of the school when a meeting was called this week by coaches Mitchell and Henderson, and preliminary arrangements were made for organizing football squads.

75 years ago

Waste paper here is termed problem

A serious situation, both unsightly and hazardous, has developed in the last few days in downtown Seymour due to the accumulation of old paper and paper boxes behind downtown business establishments, it was pointed out today by Mayor Donald L. Heiwig.

Over 50 tons of paper per week were hauled out of Seymour’s downtown business section by persons picking up paper here, Mayor Heiwig pointed out, but with the destruction of the Kieffer Paper Company Mills at Brownstown Sunday, the best and nearest market for local scrap paper was eliminated.

As a temporary measure until the local scrap paper market opens up again, Mayor Heiwig today asked each business establishment to take one large container and to place all scrap paper in this single container, tearing up paper boxes if necessary to place them in the large container, so that they may be easily handled.

50 years ago

Boys, girls seek votes in Oktoberfest event

Eleven Seymour area youngsters are attempting to get enough votes before next Wednesday to serve as royalty in the first Oktoberfest in downtown Seymour.

25 years ago

Board turns attention to raising funds

With this target date for the reopening for Anchor House only a month away, members of the Jackson County Central Services Board of Directors are stepping up the pace on efforts to meet its biggest challenge-securing sufficient funds for operating expenses.

Anchor House, the area’s only homeless shelter, was forced to close its doors earlier this year. However, with cold weather fast approaching and numerous people already in need of the services, board members have reiterated their determinations to see the shelter’s reopening becomes a reality.

“It seems to me we’ve got to talk bucks,” said board member Alan Thomas.

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