Old Post Files: Jan. 19, 1924-2014

Published 8:02 am Friday, January 19, 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
Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Podesta took an apartment at 2918 Washington St. • Nell McDowell underwent appendicitis surgery at Mercy Hospital. • Supervisor and Mrs. Tom Mackey were on the sick list.

90 Years Ago: 1934
C.J. O’Neill Jr. was chosen president of the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce. • Mrs. Henrietta Feist died. • Adele Homburger was ill at her home on Grove St.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Thomas L. Bailey was inaugurated as Governor of Mississippi. • Mrs. Lilly Castron, who was ill at Mercy Hospital for over a month, moved into her apartment at the Colbert Hotel. • A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hammett.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Lt. and Mrs. John Bunch Jr. announced the birth of their daughter, Melinda. • Edward S. Zimmer was promoted by the National Park Service and was transferred to Richmond, Va.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Mrs. Margaret Herman died. • David Ellis was named to, “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities” as a representative of Notre Dame. • Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kaufman were visiting in Memphis.

50 Years Ago: 1974
C.W. “Bud” Tacke would soon observe his 40 years as Scoutmaster of Troop 7. • Mrs. James Schwartz was honored with a luncheon at the Old Southern Tea Room. • Jack R. Branning was elected to the board of directors of the First National Bank.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Mrs. Pearl Butts died. • James and Karen Prosser announced the birth of a son, Gabriel Justin. • Navy Seaman Recruit John F. Halpin IV, son of Mary L. and John F. Haplin III of Vicksburg, completed recruit training in San Diego.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Carol “Betty” Fowler of Grove Street Elementary and Vicki Watkins Landrumof St. Aloysius were named teachers of the year by the Chamber of Commerce.

20 Years Ago: 2004
Mayor Laurence Leyens and City Planner Wayne Mansfield asked the state to pass more stringent zoning laws. • Kyle Richards and Anthony Rector scored 22 points each as St. Aloysius rallies to beat Cathedral in Basketball.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Paper Plus opened downtown. • Vicksburg pulled together to host a state theatre festival.