Old Post Files • 020414

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

70 YEARS AGO: 1944
Mrs. Jeff Tanner is ill at the Vicksburg Hospital. • Pvt. Joseph Bonelli Jr. returns to his station at Camp Shelby after visiting here.
60 YEARS AGO: 1954
Services are held for Arthur Sampson. • Mrs. W.R. Ferris leaves on a California cruise.
50 YEARS AGO: 1964
Luther Petty dies. • Maury Yerger Sr. is patient at Mercy Hospital.
40 YEARS AGO: 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Katzenmeyer announce the birth of a son, Charles Williams, on Feb. 9. • The Vicksburg Riding Club wins the first place trophy for the best mounted unit in the Dixie National Rodeo Parade in Jackson.
30 YEARS AGO: 1984
Winners in the Pack 102 Pinewood Derby are Louis Lambiotte, first place race; Lee Davis, first place design; Kevin Mooney, second place race and third place design Newell Watkins, second place design and Scott Warren, third place race.
20 YEARS AGO: 1994
Casino taxes rocket to yet another high in January, eclipsing December receipts by $145,500, City of Vicksburg collections show. • Vandals to the Halls Ferry Park are circumventing locked gates to continue the costly practice of driving and dragracing on the fields being readied for spring games.
10 YEARS AGO: 2004
Boy Scout Troop 7 celebrates its 70th year. • McCall quarterback Brandon Gultrey signs a letter of intent to play football at Grambling State University.