On This Day


100 years ago

American Legion backs bonus plan

Decision was made Friday night that the local post of the American Legion will co-operate with the units of the national organization of the legion to fight for adjusted compensation for ex-servicemen.

75 years ago

New drive-in theater to be erected here

Seymour is to have a new drive-in moving picture theater, it was announced today.

The new theater, to be known as Star Dust Drive-in Theater, will be located on U.S. Road 21-50 east of Seymour on a tract of slightly more than 12 acres of land located at the northwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 31 and 50. The entrance will be on Road 50.

50 years ago

Bullets strike semitrailer

Although small breaks began appearing in the 10-day-old strike by independent truckers, state police and National Guardsmen continued to patrol major truck routes in Indiana, and another shooting incident was reported to state police at the Seymour post.

Newton Caldwell, of LaGrange, Illinois, contacted state police after bullet holes were discovered in the rear door of his semitrailer when he pulled into a truck stop on the east side of Seymour.

25 years ago

Pucker-up time arrives


For the third time in three years, Jackson County residents can nominate their favorite, or least favorite, person to pucker up to a pig in an effort to raise funds for Girls Inc. of Jackson County.

Any business or individual can nominate a candidate by dropping by Girls Inc.’s 501 W. Second St. facility and donating $25. Jackson County residents are invited to vote for their favorite by stopping by and donating $1 per vote.

In 0rder to make a serious run at romancing a swine at halftime of the April 3 Old Time Tourney at Brownstown Central High School, candidates are encouraged to be well-organized in their fundraising efforts.

“We encourage each person to have a campaign manager to go out and talk them up and put cans in stores, stuff like that,” Kiss a Pig chairperson and Girls Inc. board member Dody Bowman said.

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