Old Post Files: Dec. 30, 1923-2013

Published 1:49 pm Saturday, December 30, 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
Alice Megis and Bernadette Miller returned to Xavier College in Chicago. • Joseph Broome died.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cole returned from Denton Tx. • Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Sage left for St. Louis at attend the National Shoe Retailers Convention.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Joseph Weimer left for Wichita Falls, Tx for service in the US Army Air Corps. • George Anderson was recovering from a critical illness.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Jerry Silver was elected president of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club. • Mr. and Mrs. Karl Jabour, announced the birth of a daughter, Karlene.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Juanita Martin returned to Seoul, Korea, where she was employed with the Department of Defense. • The Mississippi River was at its lowest level since 1940, negative 5.8 feet.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Louie Williamson was recuperating from major surgery. • Victor Bobb, who was famous for his walking sticks, gave a stick to Charles A. Franck, vice president of Marathon LeTourneau Marine Division.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Thomas Pete Buford and Tamie Kathleen Forbes applied for a marriage license. • Lindsey Susan McBroom was one today.

30 Years Ago: 1993
Bad weather kept work on two bridges on Tiffentown Road from being finished. • Contractor Hunter Fordice was appointed to a five-year term on the Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport Board.

20 Years Ago: 2003
J and B Cab Co. painted its fleet to meet the city’s newest ordinance. • Two wrecks were reported within five days on US 61 North at Bowie Road.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Planet for Kids moved to a new location on Cherry Street. • Doyle beat the buzzer to lift the Vikings to victory over Germantown in basketball.