St. James the Greater Church, located at Carson Avenue and Shelby Street, was holding its annual festival, during which $2,000 would be awarded $2,000 in cash, including $1,000 for the grand prize.
The Continental Lumber Co., 1136 S. Harding St., opened a branch at 3600 E. Raymond St.
A pound of ground beef cost 39 cents at Buck’s Super Market, 3015 S. Meridian St., where five pounds of sugar cost 49 cents and a dozen eggs were 49 cents
Fifty Years Ago This Week – 1968
The Southport Lions Club installed Edward B. Nordholt as its president.
Southport Players’ production of “White America” featured Edna Wiltz, Helen Whitelow, Jerry Buchanan, Joseph Laderson, Tom Van Meter and Donald Wright.
Joyce Morrill Meadows, a runner-up to Miss Majorette of America and a former solo twirler with the University of Miami band, was registering students for her baton twirling classes.
Baxter YMCA’s swim team defeated the Donner Swim Club of Columbus for the first time in seven years. Nine-year old Vince Pollard won three events for Baxter, and Lori Wilson, Diana Powers, Beth McLaughin and Con Largely won two apiece. Single event winners were Kenny Hayes, Karen Deufel, Stacy, David and John Shuck, Dale Huckleberry, Beth Barnett, Kristi Green, Ted Pollard, Jesse Brink and Ross Patronsky.
Forty Years Ago This Week – 1978 Homecroft was hosting its eighth annual Patriotic Parade & Concert. All parade participants would be treated to ice cream.
Perry Park, 415 E. Stop 11 Road, was going to offer six one-hour tennis lessons for $10.
Perry Education Association members Barbara King, a first-grade teacher at Clinton Young Elementary; Diana Wilson, a physical education instructor at Meridian Middle School, and Ken Knabel, audio-visual director at Perry Meridian High, were going to attend the annual meeting of the National Education Association.
Monsignor Downey Knights of Columbus Council 3660 named Cosmos Mascari as its Catholic Layman of the Year. The council presented Paul Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lee and a graduate of Roncalli, with its Outstanding Catholic Youth Award.
Thirty Years Ago This Week – 1988
Manual High School senior Jason Broadstreet, son of Robert and Jean Broadstreet, and junior John Russell, son of Arnold and Nancy Russell, returned from a tour of the United Nations. The students were awarded the trip for winning speech contests.
An estimated 25,000 people attended the fifth annual Italian Street Festival, which featured food, Monte Carlo games, rides and live music.
Perry Township 4-H members Holly Brown, Angela Bardonner, Meghan and Molly Chamberlin, Angie Heeringa, Mindi Madkins, Heather Moebs and Missy Patterson participated in the club’s speaking and demonstration contest.
Twenty Years Ago This Week – 1998
Randy Cambridge was named chief of the Perry Township Fire Department. He previously served as the deputy chief. Named as his replacement was former Battalion Chief Paul Smith. They were pictured with Perry Township Trustee Jack Sandlin on Page 1.
Associated Materials (AMI Do-it Center), 3205 Madison Ave., celebrated the grand opening of its new store. The customary ribbon was cut by Marion County Sheriff Jack Cottey as CEO Barb Huddleston and President Jeff Cardwell looked on.
Southport High School valedictorian Heather Harris and salutatorian Dawn E. McIlvried had been showered with numerous academic awards.
Former Indiana Pacer and ABA legend Roger Brown and auto racing greater Roger McCluskey, both of whom died of cancer, were going to be memorialized when the America Cancer Society hosted its golf outing at Brickyard Crossing Golf Resort.
Ten Years Ago This Week – 2008 The archives from 2008 are missing.