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Old Post Files for May 26

Old Post Files is a regular feature in the print edition of The Vicksburg Post looking back at the top headlines and stories pulled from cataloged copies of the newspaper. Here’s a look back over the decades. 


70 years ago: 1950

A preliminary census report indicates Vicksburg has gained almost 3,000 people since 1940. Warren County also shows a slight increase. The unofficial figures show Vicksburg at 27,344 and Warren County at 39,212.


60 years ago: 1960

Baccalaureate services are held for Cooper High School at Bryan Memorial Christian Church. • Thomas Evans dies. • Jessie Price, Utica resident, dies. • Mrs. A.L. Kasper and son are visiting with friends in Alexandria, La. • Ernie Kovacs stars in “Wake Me When It’s Over” at the Joy Theatre.


50 years ago: 1970

Services are held for Mrs. Carrie Weeks. • James Stewart stars in “Bandolero” at Showtown USA. • Mrs. H.C. McCabe returns from a visit in St. Louis.


40 years ago: 1980

Marilyn Hardy and Sue Rowlett are pictured in cowgirl attire announcing the Easter Seals benefit dance. • Estes Williams III is inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society at Jackson State University. • Lester L. Case and Nancy Lou Temple are wed. • Clarissa Behr, soprano, is presented in concert by the Ashmead Chapter, DAR, accompanied by George Zinke, pianist.


30 years ago: 1990

Magnet school sign up lines are forming two days in advance. • Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Wayne Nevels announce the birth of a daughter, Courtney Lynn, on May 28.


20 years ago: 2000

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran buys an annual pass to the Vicksburg National Military Park. • Greg Ross, Vicksburg native, is promoted to manager at Norwest Financial in Natchitoches, La. • Deborah Gale Monsour receives a master’s degree in communication disorders from Louisiana State University.


10 years ago: 2010

The 10,000 customers of Vicksburg’s water utility could temporarily lose service in the coming weeks due to the rerouting of a 36-inch water main beneath Washington Street. • Space shuttle Atlantis returned from orbit for the last time Wednesday. • St. Aloysius pitcher Stephen Evans struck out 10 batters, retired 17 of the last 18 he faced and finished with a three-hit shutout as he pitched the Flashes to a 6-0 win over Myrtle in Game 1 of the Class 1A championship series at Trustmark Park in Jackson.