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8-31-11 Early Files

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50 years ago
Aug. 24, 1961
Rated brucellosis-free
Marion County apparently is on the verge of being declared a modified certified brucellosis-free area, which means that the incidence of the dreaded livestock disease in the county’s cattle population is below the figure required for such designation.
That announcement came this week from the state veterinarian, Dr. R.W. Hammermeister, Frankfort. Hammermeister said results of the 18-month testing program here have been forwarded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, with the recommendation that Marion County be granted a brucellosis-free rating.

Directs mission
A Lebanon native has been appointed director of the State Department’s International Cooperation Administration mission in the Somali Republic in Africa. He is Alfred M. Hurt, born here in 1910. He has had over 13 years’ experience in various State Department posts, the latest of which was that of deputy director of the I.C.A. mission to an other new African nation, The Sudan.

Accepts hospital post
Mrs. Joan Napier, a former Lebanonian who for several years has been living in Harlan, has accepted a position on the staff of Mary Immaculate Hospital, effective in September. Mrs. Harper, who is a registered nurse, and her young son, Dean, returned here Tuesday after a vacation spent with friends in Macon, Ga.

25 years ago
Aug. 27, 1986
McDonald’s on the way
McDonald’s, the largest hamburger chain in the world, plans to construct a restaurant on the corner of Walnut and Main Street in Lebanon, according to a city building permit recently purchased by the corporation.
According to the building permit issued by the city, the land is on the northwest corner of Walnut and Main Street, across the street from the building that once housed Higdon’s Key Market.
The permit states that the corporation plans to construct a 35-foot by 91-foot building on the lot. The estimated cost of the proposed building is $275,000.
Representatives of the chain are expected to make an official announcement about the construction of the restaurant later this week.

10 years ago
Aug. 29, 2001
Woodlawn Grocery robbed
A black man with a pistol robbed Woodlawn Grocery shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Lebanon police.
Officer Greg Young said the man demanded money and “the two cashiers cooperated fully and gave him the money in the register.”
Young said the man fled after ordering the cashiers to get on the ground. He was wearing what appeared to be a stocking pulled over his face, Young added.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken.