2013-09-09 / Columns

Through The Years

by Carolyn Livingston

September 8-14

5 years (2008)

Deaths: Eleanor Russell, Jack Helvie, Lawrence Culross, Marlene Pope, Hal Parker, Mary Lee Hall.

Anniversaries: Mr. & Mrs. Abrell Gentry, 60 years; Mr. & Mrs. Larry Watson, 50 years; Mr. & Mrs. Gary Still, 50 years.

Adam Bowen, a 1998 OV graduate, was selected by IU head women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack to serve as the team’s video coordinator.

A dry pastel painting entitled “Apples from Renoir’s Orchard” by Spencer attorney Terry English was selected for display at the Indiana State Museum as part of the 84th annual Hoosier Salon exhibition.

Four-year-old Marina Knieriem was pictured with a 19-inch bass she had caught in a farm pond on her Scooby-Doo fishing pole. Of course, her father had helped to reel it in.

Mike and Nannette Edwards announced a grand opening celebration for their new business, Edwards Farm Supply, LLC, on East Morgan Street in Spencer.

OV golfer Michaley Kinser earned All-WIC honors with her performance at the conference golf tournament with a score of 105 on the Cascade Golf Course.

10 years (2003)

Births: Mr. & Mrs. John Chapman, boy; Mr. & Mrs. Travis Strosnider, girl; Mr. & Mrs. Chris Clayton, girl.

Deaths: J. Darlene Burnett, Ronald Gibson, Geraldine Sparks, Robert Massey, Elva Mathes, Opal Osborn, Ellen Macgregor.

Longtime Owen County resident Roy Hardesty was selected as the Grand Marshal for the Apple Butter Festival parade and was also honored as the Area 10 Agency on Aging’s Volunteer of the Year.

A large crowd assembled in the Owen County Courthouse lobby to share a time of quiet tribute and prayer to honor and remember victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony had been coordinated by Tom Hamilton and Betty Sims.

Because of the July flooding, the heavyweight horse pull normally held during the Owen County Fair was scheduled to occur the night before the Apple Butter Festival. It would be directed for the 20th year by veteran horse puller Madison “Red” Mishler.

Daniele Neese, a nine-year Putnam County 4-H member exhibited the champion and reserve champion Columbia ewe at the Indiana State Fair.

A steer shown by Leslie Schenck was named Reserve Supreme Champion at the American Salers Association Junior Heifer Show.

At Cinema 67 Drive-in: Walt Disney’s “Freaky Friday.” Also, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges in “Seabiscuit,” which received seven Academy Award nominations.

25 years (1988)

Births: Mr. & Mrs. John Stahl, boy; Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Stwalley, boy. Deaths: Harold Auten, Trent Cassidy, Mildred Schelske, Clovia Beach, Edna Bault, Mary Rogers, Mark Weston, Beulah Strauch, Thomas Middleton.

Birthday: Eloise May, 90.

Anniversary: Mr. & Mrs. Harold Snodgrass, 60 years.

The Owen County EMS program was elevated from Basic Life Support to Advanced Life Support. Eight EMTs had received 135 hours of training which qualified them to use some of the most advanced life support systems available to ambulance services.

Two Spencer residents were winners in the four-mile race on the closing day of the Indiana State Fair. Curt Carey was the overall male champion, and Craig Clemons placed first in the 25-29 age group.

At the Tivoli: Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin in “Midnight Run.”

50 years (1963)

Births: Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Reinhardt, boy; Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wood, boy; Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Reikofski, girl; Mr. & Mrs. Joe Franzmann, boy.

Deaths: John Myers, Denzil Gentry, Alva Jones, Effie Schaub, Mrs. Charles Hines.

Anniversaries: Mr. & Mrs. Noel Phillippe, 50 years; Mr. & Mrs. Carl Dunkin, 55 years.

First-year Coal City teachers pictured were Zella Dalton, James Waltzer and Celia Graves. Also pictured were new Freedom teachers Marcia Glenn, Ray Anderson, Jeannie Fulton, Lynette Ruby and Roxanne Watson.

Official enrollment for Spencer Community Schools was 1,354, a decrease of 10 from the previous year.

At the Records Drive-in: Frank Sinatra in “Come Blow Your Horn.”

75 years (1938)

Deaths: Tillman Kelley, Martha Anderson.

Anniversary: Mr. & Mrs. Zack Messick, 50 years.

Approximately 3,000 students began school this week in Owen County schools, which included Spencer, Patricksburg, Coal City, Rural School, Taylor Township, Morgan Township, Montgomery Township, Lafayette Township, Harrison Township, Clay Township, Jackson Township, Jennings Township, Wayne Township and Franklin Township.

The Spirit of ‘76 drum corps of Spencer was awarded the $10 prize for the most outstanding drum corps at the Northwestern Territory caravan celebration in Bloomington. Members of the group were H. F. Hyden, T. T. Melick, Mont E. Crowe, Don Bock, Ed Spear, Oscar Spear, W. T. Eichenlaub and S. D Lewis.

At the Tivoli: Shirley Temple in “Little Miss Broadway.”

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