On This Day


100 years ago

Dedication to be quite impressive

Impressive ceremonies will mark the dedication of the new $100,000 Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church on South Walnut Street on Sunday, Dec. 2, followed by special services on the evenings of Monday and Tuesday.

75 years ago

National Guard to form unit in city

A unit of the Indiana National Guard will be formed in Seymour, it was announced today.

The unit will be Company B, 184th Tank Battalion attached to the 38th Infantry Division. Don McLeod, staff officer at Bedford, where headquarters of the battalion are located, notified John M. Lewis of this city Friday afternoon that the unit would be established in Seymour.

50 years ago

Hearing continues in ABC-TV suit

After some eight and a half hours of testimony and movies Friday, an emergency hearing concerning the American Broadcasting Company’s “Closeup on Fire” moved into its second day today in Jackson Circuit Court.

Judge Robert R. Brown along with a handful of spectators watched Friday as attorneys for the plaintiff, Smith Cabinet Manufacturing Co., Salem, showed four film clips concerning the suit, which was filed Wednesday.

The suit claims that in the ABC News “Closeup on Fire” documentary, which is scheduled for nationwide viewing Monday night, a baby crib manufactured by the plaintiff was burned and misrepresented to the general public. The burning took approximately 10 minutes, the suit claims, but only 30 to 40 seconds of the film is shown in the documentary.

25 years ago

Kids learn from earth-friendly elf

A group of local youngsters gathered at Brownstown Elementary School Saturday to become elves.

But these students weren’t wearing pointy shoes and droopy hats.

They were learning the value of recycling and the scores of ways crops, such as soybeans, are used in everyday life.

Brownstown Central FFA, the Jackson County Solid Waste Management District and Jackson County 4-H sponsored what was dubbed the ELF (Earth Loving Friends) training camp Saturday.

“We’re teaching them about recycling and the ways they can help,” Lisa Rieckers, a Brownstown Central FFA volunteer, said. “We use Bennie the Bean to teach them about soybeans in things like crayons that they can relate to.”

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