50 YEARS AGO
May 4th, 1967
Mayor Tracy Duncan, Democrat, was nominated for re-election for mayor over Joseph R. Smith by a vote of 292 to 98. Donald L. Works, Republican, was nominated for mayor with 238. Joseph W. O’Connor his opponent received five votes. For Clerk-Treasurer Denver L. Brown (Dee) received 292 votes with Benjamin L. Stow (R.) 210. Democratic councilmen on the ticket were Virgil W. Ascherman, 277; Dale W. Bowman, 307; Roger D. Walton, 264; Robert L. Hayes, 262; and Norma E. Rayles, 256. No opposition in any district. Candidates on the Republican ticket for councilmen were voted in as follows; Robert D. Skidmore, 194; Billy Lee King, 175; and Ernest H. Titkemeyer, 197. No opposition in any district.
Roger Beard cut 11 more seconds off his best two-mile run mark, which leaves 10:32.9 as his top performance going into the conference track meet. Tony Thomas clipped one-tenth of a second from his 880 mark. Tony now has 2:02.4 as his fastest double tour on the cinders. Billy McClure tied Bobby Palmer’s mile run record as he rounded the track four times in 4:52.8. An outstanding performance by McClure, Chuck Hautman, Kenny Gregory, and Thomas in the mile relay shattered the old mark of 3:49.9 set last season. The new record is 3:42.9.
Over 200 Boy Scouts and their leaders in the Hoosier Hills Area Council attended the Junior Leader training course at Camp Ernst on April 22nd-23rd.
The Athletic Banquet of Patriot School was held at the gym Saturday night under the co-sponsorship of the athletic department and the P.T.A. Congressman Lee Hamilton was the speaker for the evening and spoke quite impressively on youth and athletics. Cross Country and track, Tony Gregory; baseball trophy, Kenny Bevis; free throw, Steve McAllister; rebound, Harlan Schroeder; most improved player, Ricky Kelly; all around athlete, Tony Gregory; most valuable player, Harlan Schroeder; and cheerleaders: Mona Hatton, Darlene Hankinson, and Chandra Smith were recognized.
The Cass Union Elementary School was entered early Monday morning, April 24th and school projectors, cafeteria commodities, and cafeteria utensils were taken from the school. The break-in was discovered by William Hayes, school custodian at 5:45 a.m. who reported the problem to Charles St. Clair, school principal.
Gary Dunaway and Mike Nowlin were awarded a beautiful gold cup when they took second prize at the twelfth annual Kiwanis Talent Show held at Vevay, April 28th. Competing with singers, dancers, and combos from all parts of Indiana, Gary played Ragtime piano with Mike on Drums. Both boys also appeared on a new television show “Open House Fun Talent” a week ago.
Carlos Burnett of Lawrenceburg Boy Scout Troop 4 led the way as 111 scouts officially opened the 36-mile Laughery Creek Trail on Saturday morning. Starting out from Riverview Cemetery in Aurora on the first leg of the trip was Lawrenceburg Troop of Scoutmaster Ernest Lowe. Also taking part in the opening were Troop 464 and 331 of Cincinnati, and Troop 37 of Aurora under leadership of Leonard Mattox.
55 YEARS AGO
May 3rd, 1962
Mason J. Uhlmansiek, one of the 20 delegates from Hoosier Hills Council of the Boy Scouts attended the 7-G Conclave of the Order of the Arrow at Camp Wopehaui in Bloomington, Friday through Sunday.
William McClure and sons, Bill, Mike, and Steve have a very successive hobby collecting and training homing pigeons.
Wayne L. Stephenson has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. A veteran of more than 19 years military service.
80 YEARS AGO
April 30th, 1937
Leona’s Beauty Shop owned by Miss Leona Obertate will have an opening Saturday, May 1st, under the management of Mrs. Bertha Beckman. Rachel Foutty will open the Elite Apparel Shop in the Hemphill business property on Main Street, May 1st.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Wadsworth, a daughter, April 26th.