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100 years ago

Council favors Gaiser Park site

Unanimous favor for the purchase of part or all of the Ann L. Gaiser tract of land at the south limits of the city was given by members of the city council at their adjourned meeting Friday night. The park proposed would have at least 10 acres and perhaps the total amount of the tract, which is believed to be slightly more than 22 acres.

75 years ago

SPCA to probe dog slaughter in Brownstown

Reported crippling and indiscriminate shooting of dogs in Brownstown was under investigation of the Jackson County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals today after requests from enraged Brownstown residents.

Citizens there reported a town marshal shot dogs seen running loose but failed to kill them, leaving crippling animals to roam the streets.

50 years ago

VISTA project starts

A housing repair project is underway in Seymour under the direction of Volunteers In Service to America, designed to aid low-income families who need repairs to their homes.

Such work as plumbing, carpentry, electric work, roof and window repair and other repair work the property owner is not physically or financially able to do is included in the program.

25 years ago

Celebrating diversity

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Seymour will be the site of the second annual celebration of diversity service at 4 p.m. Sunday.

But this isn’t just any service. If you’re a church napper, you’d best bring your earplugs, as the worship is based on a call and response system, in which the speaker relies on response from her audience.

This year’s service is the result of a cooperative effort between Bethel AME and St. Andrew and Rockford United Methodist churches, both of which are pastored by the Rev. Russ Abel.

“It’s a way for us to celebrate Black History Month and also celebrate our diversity,” Abel said.

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