Old Post Files: Jan. 13. 1924-2014

Published 10:31 am Saturday, January 13, 2024

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: 1924
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hossley returned from New Orleans. • Mrs. Lottie Lowry died. • L. Baer and her daughter left for New York.

90 Years Ago: 1934
Mrs. Betty Langford returned from a visit to relatives in Tennessee. • Nell Preston returned to Washington D.C. • The Culkins Blues beat the S.F.X.A. Blue Streaks 28-27. • Students at All Saints College presented “Princess Chrysanthemum,” a Japanese Opereretta.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Lawrence Hennessey was elected president of the newly organized Lions Club. • Mrs. Mary Musgove died. • A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Ables.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Mrs. Elmer Austin was ill at the Infirmary. • Services were held for Tom Scott. • Mrs. Francis Leyens was visiting in New Orleans.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnston announced the birth of a son, Edward. • Navy Ensign Robert K. Purks was now stationed aboard the carrier U.S.S. Hornet. • Lt. Col. and Mrs. C.H. Mackey returned to make their home in Vicksburg, following Lt. Col. Mackey’s retirement.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Don C. Banks was elected president of the Engineers Club. • Jerome Polk Booth and Marilyn Muffuletto announced their wedding plans. • Mary Frances Hughes received a 20-year commemorative charm at the Westinghouse Interior Lighting Division Plant.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Auston Wilkerson Jr. and Reynard Gray took advantage of good weather and rode their bikes in a front yard on Cherry Street. • Tonia Sellers and Teresa Morrison, both of Troop No. 433, advertised that they were taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies. • Berdon Moody, a former resident of Vicksburg and Bovina, died and was buried here.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Six Flags planned to bring one of its Pennants theme parks to the planned Rainbow Park at Rainbow Casino. • Madelyn Edwards celebrated her 101st birthday.

20 Years Ago: 2004
About 400 people attended the unveiling of the Sisters of Mercy mural at The City Front. • Janis Beach taught a 43-year-old Warren County inmate to read.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Confederate Ridge Apartments were condemned. • Thief held at gunpoint by homeowners. • The Chill in the Hills r