Old Post Files: Dec 20, 1923-2013

Published 11:07 pm Tuesday, December 19, 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
John M. Godley, a Confederate Veteran died. • Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dent gave a dance in honor of their daughter, Hilda.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Judge Pat Henry died. • Mary Elizabeth Webb and Edwin Magnon were married.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Brother Gerald, principal at St Aloysius High School, left for Chicago to attend an executive meeting of the National Catholic Education Association.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Sam Price died. • Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kennedy Jr. announced the birth of a daughter.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Mrs. Katie Magruder died. • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hardin announced the of a son, Stephen Anthony.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Randall Carter and George Donald were awarded Eagle Badges. • James M. Polatty retired.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Miss Elmer Austin, a retired teacher, died. • Clara Parks Pinkston made her specialty, lemon mushrooms.

30 Years Ago: 1993
Construction began on Ameristar Casino’s Riverboat below Delta Point Restaurant.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library prepared for basement work. • Mamie Lee Hataway died.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Crossing guard Thelma Peters retired after 22 years of manning the intersection of Hayes and Clay Streets. • Porters Chapel Academy routed Rebul Academy in basketball in a District victory.