Old Post Files: Nov. 25, 1923-2013

Published 11:07 pm Friday, November 24, 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
Abe E. Khan was named foreman of the grand jury. • Matthew J. Laughlin died.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Bishop T.D. Bratton delivered a tribute at memorial services for Mrs. Fannie W. Johnson.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Mrs.D.W. Johns returned from a visit to New Orleans. • Gen Harley Ferguson returned to Washington.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Services were held for John Goodlow. • More than 1,000 people were expected at a barbeque at Carr Central.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Charles W. Bandt died. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitaker announced the birth of a son, Brian.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Mrs. Frank Pajerski returned from Spartanburg, S.C. • Joseph Knapp showed slides about the Holy Land at Bovina Methodist Church.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Sgts. Roosevelt Bunch and Joe Minor were honored by the Vicksburg Police Department for 20 years of service.

30 Years Ago: 1993
School district librarians said that the state should pay their salaries. • Services were held for Ben Paterson Sr.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Jurors toured the site of an eminent domain case with County Judge Johnny Price. • James C. “Joe” Martin of Redwood died.

10 Years Ago: 2013
More than 100 lbs of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory fudge made its way to the military stationed in Afghanistan. • Lifeguard, Blake Hughley was honored with Red Cross Lifesaver Award for rescuing a toddler from drowning.