.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Early Files

  • Early Files 7-27-11

    50 years ago
    July 13, 1961
    Takes over school system
    Holy Cross Elementary School, long a part of the Marion County public school system, will become a parochial school at the beginning of the fall term. That announcement came yesterday from the Rev. F.M. Burch, pastor of Holy Cross Church, whose parish will operate the school in the future.
    The $100,000 building, which has housed the school since September, 1958, is already owned by the Holy Cross Parish.

    Dedication ceremonies set

  • Cotton's Corner 7-27-11

  • 7-20-11 Early Files

    25 years ago
    July 9, 1986
    State board okays school
    The State Board of Education voted last week six to three to approve the Loretto site as the location of a new elementary school to serve western Marion County children. The local school board had formally requested of the state that they be allowed to construct the building on the grounds of the St. Charles schools in St. Mary. But the state board on July 2 denied that request.

  • 7-13-11 Early Files

    75 years ago
    June 26, 1936

    County fair slated
    Dates for the 1936 Marion County Fair have been set for August 19-21, it was announced this week by Secretary-Treasurer James M. Huber. Other officers of the Fair Association include J.E. Graham, president; A.H. McChord, vice-president and directors W.A. Wade, J.H. Cowherd and James L. Elder.

    Campers return

  • Cotton's Corner

    Henry Howard “Cotton” Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton’s Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton’s collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne’s widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.

  • 6-22-11 Early Files

    75 years old
    June 5, 1936
    Kobert home sold
    Willie Abraham, operator of Depot Restaurant, yesterday purchased at auction the old homestead of the late Charles Kobert. The residence, one of Lebanon’s most imposing, did not bring brisk bidding. The high bid was $4,875.
    The house stands between north Proctor Knott and Kobert avenues, on a lot fronting 198 feet on the former and 276 feet on the latter.

    Reporter’s notebook

  • 6-1-11 Early Files

    75 years ago
    May 8, 1936

    Traffic light approved
    Stop and go lights to regulate traffic in the business district of town will be installed at the two principal downtown intersections the first of June. The city council this week voted to purchase the signals.

    Seniors go dramatic

  • 5-25 Early Files

    75 years ago
    May 13, 1936

  • 5-18-11 Early Files

    75 years ago
    April 24, 1936
    Soil program discussed
    County agent Gilbert H. Karnes estimated that nearly 500 farmers and stock raisers of Marion County were present last week at one of the nine special meetings at which the new Federal Soil Conservation program was discussed in detail, Mr. Karnes expressed belief that those in attendance were satisfied with the contracts to be offered.

    Eastern Star celebration

  • 4-27 Early Files

    75 years ago
    April 24, 1936
    Soil program discussed
    County agent Gilbert H. Karnes estimated that nearly 500 farmers and stock raisers of Marion County were present last week at one of the nine special meetings at which the new Federal Soil Conservation program was discussed in detail, Mr. Karnes expressed belief that those in attendance were satisfied with the contracts to be offered.

    Easter Star celebration