Old Post Files: Jan. 20, 1924-2014

Published 2:51 pm Saturday, January 20, 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
Charles Bobb and Ida Glazier were married. • Mrs. Louis Switizer was visiting in New York. • Mrs. Cynthia Elmore died.

90 Years Ago: 1934
The towboat Otter, of the Houston Brothers fleet, was damaged by fire at the city waterfront. • Mrs. Lillian Caston was ill. • Mr. and Mrs. T.W. McCleary left for San Antonio, Texas.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leyens were on a trip to New York City and Chicago. • Ensign and Mrs. Francis W. Atkinson were here visiting relatives. • Otto Weimer recovered from a recent illness.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Mrs. Callie E. Jones, a Madison Parish resident, died. • Mrs. J.D. Pond was visiting in Canton. • Loren Miller, of radio station WQBC, was attending a broadcasters meeting in Biloxi.

60 Years Ago: 1964
The Rev. and Mrs. W.H. Henderson were honored with a farewell reception. • Bob Stanton was elected chairman of the Warren County Red Cross chapter for 1964. • H.A. Cannada was installed as president of the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce at the annual dinner meeting.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Burglars cut a hole in the roof of the Sunflower store on Bowmar Avenue, cracked the safe, and stole $700. • Lloyd D. Robertson received a 20-year commemorative silver tie tack for service to the Westinghouse Interior Lighting Division Plant as a tool and die maker. • Alice Katzenmeyer was elected president of the Vicksburg Country Club Ladies Golf Association.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Owners of the Vicksburg Hospital were notified to renovate or demolish the building. • Keenan Garcia, owner of Merit Hill Stables at Bovina, spoke to the Vicksburg Rotary Club. • Alma Tyler, who had been working with the Mother’s March of Dimes in Warren County for 33 years. Served as south division chairman and Ruby Hackler was in charge of the northern district of the county.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Two Kansas City Southern employees were injured when four railcars derailed near Lee Street. • John Benjamin “Billy” Wright Sr. died.

20 Years Ago: 2004
Superintendent James Price pushed for community schools. • Anderson-Tully announced it would sell the veneer mil on North Washington Street.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Group pushes disabled teen across the finish line during the 6th annual Chill in The Hills 5k. • Joshua Prewitt and Nick Harmon capped off over a decade of work to gain Eagle Scout status.