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Early Files

  • 5-9-12 Early Files

    50 years ago
    May 10, 1962

    Band director named
    Lynn Looper, 27-year-old director of the Greenville High School Band, has been appointed to lead the new Marion County High School’s band that will be organized this fall. Mrs. Ralph Abner, former director of the local band and now vocal music instructor in the county schools, will assist in the preliminary organization this summer of the new band.

    45 years ago
    May 15, 1967
    Football coach

  • 4-18-12 Early Files

    45 years ago
    April 13, 1967

    Tigers fall 6-1
    The St. Charles High School varsity boys’ baseball team lost its season opener to Greensburg 6-1.
    SCHS Coach Ben Browning will lead his charges against St. Augustine Monday.

    Legion honors chief

  • 4-11-12 Early Files

    80 years ago
    April 8, 1932
    Plane badly damaged

  • 3-21-12 Early Files

    130 years ago
    March 1, 1882
    Sells whiskey

    Messrs. Purdy & Co., Bradfordsville, have sold to Davy & Co., Paris, Ky., 754 barrels of whiskey, product of 1881 at forty-five cents per gallon.

    A big calf

  • 2-22-12 Early Files

    50 years ago
    Feb. 1, 1962

    16 cases hepatitis
    Sixteen cases of infectious hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver known as jaundice, have been reported in Marion County since January 1, it was learned last week from officials of the Marion County Health Department.
    However, physicians report most cases of the ailment as “mild.”

    40 years ago
    Feb. 3, 1972
    Rabies cases

  • 2-8-12 Early Files

    50 years ago
    Jan. 25, 1963
    Enters monastery

    Arch S. O’Daniel III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch S. O’Daniel, Lebanon, has entered Our Lady of Gethsemani monastery in Nelson County to become a lay brother. O’Daniel, who is 21 years old, entered the Trappist monastery Jan. 1.

    40 years ago
    Jan. 27, 1972
    Hippies meet

  • 2-1-12 Early Files

    130 years ago
    Jan. 25, 1882

  • 1-4-12 Early Files

    75 years ago
    Dec. 25, 1936

    Church damaged
    A conflagration attributed to spontaneous combustion caused damage estimated at $75 to St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in this city last Friday afternoon.
    The blaze, discovered among oily rags, mops and dust cloths in a closet just off the vestibule in the entrance to the church, had gained but slight headway when the fire department arrived.

    Octet heard

  • 12-21-11 Early Files

    25 years ago
    Dec. 24, 1986
    Farming out prisoners
    Marion County Fiscal Court granted County Judge-Executive Abell Thomas the authority on Saturday to check into contracting with another county for the housing of Marion County’s prisoners.
    The court gave the authority to Thomas in light of recent discussions about the possibility of closing the Marion County Jail. Thomas was instructed by the court to gather figures on how much it would cost the county to have prisoners in some other jail and to determine if facilities are available to hold them.

  • 12-14-11 Early Files

    75 years ago
    Dec. 18, 1936
    100,000th barrel rolled out
    A celebration among officials and employees alike was held at the John A. Wathen Distillery Company here last week when the 100,000th barrel of whiskey, made since the repeal of the 18 Amendment, was capped. The barrel, numbered 100, 000, was sealed in the presence of the group and for photographic purposes was then rolled to the outdoors where it was placed alongside the first barrel of liquor manufactured in the local plant, almost three years ago.

    Phillips made captain