On This Day


100 years ago

Jackson County leads the state

State offices of the Indiana Farm Bureau Federation have advised Jackson county leaders that this county ranks first in Indiana in the number of wheat pool contracts signed, and third in the acreage signed to the pool.

75 years ago

Students will continue strike

Crothersville High School’s students, on strike since Friday noon, in an effort to force the ousting of Principal Ellis Hudson of Little York, remained firm late Friday afternoon in their decision not to report for school Monday despite the warning of R. Calvin Grove, Vernon township trustee, that good citizenship grades would be cut 50 percent for all students failing to report to school Monday.

Only 29 of the school’s normal student body of 115 students reported to school for sessions Friday afternoon, and 20 of these were Seniors, due to be graduated May 9.

50 years ago

Property tax statements sent

Real estate and personal property tax statements have been completed and were placed in the mail to Jackson County property owners Friday, Richard Isaacs, Jackson County treasurer, has announced.

Preparation of the statements has been under way for some time at the county treasurers office, complicated this year by the fact that the gross tax for each installment is reduced by 20 percent or more which represents the property tax replacement, credit authorized by Gov. Otis R Bowen’s 1973 tax relief law.

25 years ago

Medora students plant tree to honor those who died in Colorado shooting

Understanding this week’s tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo, can be difficult for children at other schools across the country.

What caused the two teenagers, students at the school, to go on a killing rampage? How can this type of scene be avoided in the future?

While politicians, law enforcement officials and psychologists try to find explanations and search for solutions to a problem that is becoming an all-too-familiar occurrence, a Medora minister is calling for the return of God into the nation’s schools.

“We just need to put God back in the schools,” stressed Stan Thomas, pastor at Medora Christian Church, during a tree-planting in memory of the victims of the Littleton massacre on Friday morning at Medora High School.

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