Old Post Files May 10, 1923-2023
Published 9:00 am Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Old Post Files is a regular feature within the pages of The Vicksburg Post’s print edition and digital e-edition. This feature looks back at some of the happenings from the pages of The Vicksburg Post over the past few decades. Enjoy.
100 years ago: 1923
Mrs. Ethel Chalfant is soloist at the Presbyterian Church. • Harmon Ayers, who has been ill, is improving. • Mrs. W.L. Lominick is visiting in Liberty. • Veronica Klein and Josie Norwood graduate from the Bovina School.
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90 years ago: 1933
Allen Hubbard, Yokena resident, dies. • Maj. T.B. Larki reports the levees in the Vicksburg district in excellent shape.
80 years ago: 1943
R.L. Dent is ill at the infirmary. • Mrs. Paul Kestenbaum leaves to make her home with her daughter in New York.
70 years ago: 1953
John McElligott, St. Aloysius High School senior, receives a four-year scholarship to Tulane. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher announce the birth of a daughter, Ruth, on May 16.
60 years ago: 1963
Audie Murphy stars in “Showdown” at the Joy Theater. • Gil Martin, who was injured in an automobile accident several weeks ago in Memphis, is now in Mercy Hospital recuperating. • Billy Dooley is installed as president of the St. Paul C.Y.O. • Frank Forester passes away.
50 years ago: 1973
Cliff Odom is elected senior class vice president at the University of Mississippi. • Tom Balzli is tapped for membership in Phi Kappa Phi, national honor scholastic fraternity, at Ole Miss. • Brothers and sisters of W.J. Turnbull are enjoying a reunion with Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull.
40 years ago: 1983
Dawn Bickerstaff, a chemistry student at Warren Central High School, goes to two national science competition finals with her research project on algae and wins a trip to London. • Patricia Beasley of Vicksburg receives the Washington Women’s Luncheon Club scholarship at the School of Nursing Awards Day at the University of Mississippi Medical Center award day.
30 years ago: 1993
Joshua E. McCraine celebrates his third birthday. • Warren County would need $4 million to make repairs and improvements to county buildings and to build or buy buildings to house juvenile defenders and the mentally ill.
20 years ago: 2003
Thirty-five employees are laid off at Anderson-Tully’s veneer mill. • Twenty fast-pitch softball teams begin the “Rumble on the River.” • The Rev. Hardie Lewis Sr. dies.
10 years ago: 2013
Porters Chapel Academy basketball player, Allyson Sykes, won the school’s Female Athlete of the Year award at its athletic banquet. • St. Aloysius’s long jumper, Alyssa Engel, will compete in the long jump, 200-meter dash and 4×400-meter relay in the MHSAA Class 1A state track meet.