On This Day


100 years ago

Council decides on sewage action

As a first step in beginning the sanitary sewage system of Seymour, it was decided by the city councilmen at their regular meeting last night to secure the grounds upon which the disposal plant for the system will be located, and a committee of three councilmen and City Engineer J.F. McCurdy was named to make investigations pertaining to this within the next few days.

75 years ago

Local airmen in forced landing

Burton F. Swain and Floyd “Beanie” Bottorff, both of Seymour, were forced to make a crash landing at Freeman Field late Friday afternoon when the landing gear of their airplane refused to lock in down position.

The plane is a Republic amphibious Seabee, owned by Mr. Swain and piloted by Bottorff. The men were returning from Akron, Ohio, when a hydraulic line broke and the landing gear would not lock in the down position.

50 years ago

Hearing set on tax charge

John M. Lewis, a Seymour attorney, is scheduled to appear before Federal Judge S. Hugh Dillin at Indianapolis in about a week for arraignment in connection with violation of federal tax laws.

Stanley B. Miller, U.S. attorney at Indianapolis, filed criminal information with the federal court charging Lewis with “(1) willfully failing to file federal income tax returns for taxable years 1970 and 1971 and (2) willfully failing to file seven employer’s quarterly federal tax returns, Form 941, for the quarters ending March 31, 1971, through Sept. 30, 1972, all in violation of the Internal Revenue Code.”

25 years ago

Ghostly rooms ready for visitors

The Medora Christmas Parade committee and Carr Township Volunteer Fire Department again are offering a haunted house experience beginning at 7 p.m. today at the old Medora brickyard.

This is the 10th year the groups have jointly held the event with proceeds going to benefit each organization.

Officials said they expect a good crowd as always.

“We averaged last year in four nights about 600 to 700 people,” said Renee Blaker, one of the organizers.

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