10 Years Ago

Award-winning NBC correspondent Tom Pettit has died.

DePaul has handed Indiana its first non-conference loss in Assembly Hall in 11 years, downing the Hoosiers 84-82.

Cass Auditor Chod Gibson and Clerk Keneta Musall want to flip-flop offices. County Treasurer Ruth Ellen Helms is seeking another four-year term.

No. 1 Kentucky has bested state rival Louisville, 89-66.

Critics are wondering if Indy 500 mogul Tony George has bitten off more than he can chew.

Rich Schroder will replace Dan Williams on the Logansport Parks and Recreation Board.

Entertainer Dean Martin, who starred in “Some Came Running” filmed in Madison, Ind., has passed away at 78.

Grissom crews are headed to Bosnia.

Julia Dawson of Georgetown is writing of her memories when members of the Ku Klux Klan came to her home on Christmas.

More cases of anxiety are being reported.

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s visit with Richard Nixon in the White House.

Jay Thompson of Logansport has an interesting toy collection.



25 Years Ago

Purdue quarterback Mark Herrmann has won a bowl most valuable player award for the third consecutive year, closing out his collegiate career by leading the Boilermakers to a 28-25 win over Missouri in the Liberty Bowl.

Secretary of State-designate Alexander Haig has fired the foreign policy transition team.

The Ben Hur Motel and Pajama Lounge are planning a party for New Year’s Eve.

A stranger has left $2,300 in a Red Kettle for the Salvation Army at the Logansport Mall. The annual drive was going to be short of its goal. To date, it has raised more than $20,000.

Notre Dame has beaten Kentucky 67-61.

Logansport policeman Jerry Denny is among those working on Christmas Day.

Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn are starring in “Seems Like Old Times” at the UA at Cass Plaza.

This week, the Logansport Area Chamber of Commerce will officially become the Logansport/Cass County Chamber Commerce.

Dolly Parton and Lilly Tomlin are starring along with Jane Fonda in “9 to 5” at several theaters.

Charles Morris and Jerri Carter of Thompson Elementary in Walton are delivering Christmas baskets.

Mayor Jone Wilson is blaming the Logansport City Council for snowplow problems.

More women are evident in the U.S. Air Force ranks at Grissom Air Force Base.

It is a Christmas in captivity for the American hostages in Iran.



50 Years Ago

The annual Big Four Tourney featuring Logansport, Kokomo, New Castle and Anderson will be played in Kokomo on New Year’s Eve.

Logansport native Ralph Kerns will continue on his capacity as head of the Peru utilities. He has held that post for more than three years.

Kirk Douglas is starring in “Indian Fighter” at the State Theatre.

At the Logan, Howard Keel, Ann Blyth and Vic Damone are starring in “Kismet.”

Quarterback Otto Graham of the Cleveland Browns threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Browns stormed into Los Angeles and defeated the Rams for the NFL title, 33-14. It marked the end of Graham’s career. The 34-year-old starter had a collision with a defensive player 10 years his junior, and popped up on the next play and ran for a touchdown.

“A Man Called Peter” is playing at the Roxy.

At Fulton, a high school tourney will include Twelve Mile, Lucerne and Metea plus the host Bulldogs.

In Kokomo, a vat explosion at Haynes Stellite has injured five workers.

At the annual Golden Rule after-Christmas sale, there will be 68 coats priced at $28 to $38.

The University of Chicago is resuming its football program, but it will not pursue membership again in the Big Ten. The program will be funded through academic resources and not from gate receipts.

The Christmas holiday has been deadly nationwide. More than 600 have died in accidents. In Indiana, 20 have died, 15 in traffic accidents.

Democrats are in control in virtually every Indiana city.

In college basketball, San Francisco is still No. 1. The Dons are followed by Dayton, North Carolina, Iowa, Utah, Holy Cross and Louisville. Indiana is in the second 10. The Hoosiers have downed Butler 94-70. Duke, St. Louis and George Washington also are in the second 10.

Bud Ayres has been appointed a city health inspector by Mayor-elect Ralph Eberts.

Kissing is being studied to determine if it spreads diseases.

A thief or thieves made away with $525 in a break-in at Pasquale Trucking.

Local authorities have a man in custody who was a suspect in the Western Avenue murder of an Alexandria father of five. The man was stabbed in the heart.

At one supermarket, 100 Anacin tablets are 98 cents.

Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks set the new National Basketball Association single-game scoring record with 46 points, but the Hawks still lost to the Boston Celtics 105-102.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Ives of Delphi are entertaining company from Champaign, Ill., for Christmas.

A break-in at Dusty’s Tavern in Galveston netted a thief $175.

Norma Hudkins, 79, Rochester, has died.

Two teen boys in Fort Wayne died on Christmas Eve or early Christmas Day in a junkyard when they touched a guide wire. Their bodies were discovered by other teens.

At Olsen’s, winter coats will be on sale from $7.

At Knox, a holiday basketball tournament will include Rochester, Winamac and North Judson.

Francesville will play in the holiday tourney at Rensselaer. Monterey, Macy and Grass Creek also will play in a holiday tourney, and in another, Monticello will take on Hammond Noll.

Six bottles of Coca-Cola are on sale for 19 cents during the holidays.



100 Years Ago

Lou Beauchamp, a local news reporter who has become a song writer, will be lecturing at Dowling’s Opera House.

Chief Godfroy won a foot race at the annual Fox Day in New Waverly. One fox also was seen.

John Van of Anthony Street and Ersie Cardin of Day Street were unhurt when a runaway team struck their carriage.

Gertie Grant is marrying Denver Bechtol at her home on Toledo Street.

The Rev. Earl Naftzger and the Methodist Episcopal Quartet from the conference are touring the South.

Dr. Charles Good has decided not to run for Congress, and that clears the way for Rep. Fred Landis of Logansport to take the nomination from Republicans by acclamation.

The local Tourist Club is talking about the possibility of young married couples being able to make it on a $1,000 annual salary.

Dr. Joseph Hall and Dr. H.W. Milroy are two of the mayor-elect’s appointments to the Board of Health.

Mayor George McKee has appointed George Funk as the city attorney.

Oranges are a penny. Chickens are 12 cents a pound.

William Jones of Monticello is marrying Katy Suter of Royal Center.

D.D. Fickle has been appointed county attorney.

Eggs are 25 cents a dozen.

Philippine Dock is celebrating her 92nd birthday.

Charles Tucker is the city engineer.

William Huckleberry is an official with the Bridge City chapter of the Knights of Pythias.

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