Old Post Files: Feb. 02, 1924-2014

Published 9:47 am Friday, February 2, 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
Construction of the Aeolian Apartment Building was to start soon. • The Rev. J.C. Greenoe concluded his sixth year as pastor of the First Baptist Church. • Charles Fife died.

90 Years Ago: 1934
Ester Speed was the guest of Mrs. Annie Duncan. • Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Howard returned from a motor trip to Florida. • Mrs. Charles Feldman was visiting in New Orleans.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
James Palermo was seriously wounded in action in Italy. • John Stephens arrived safely in India, according to word received here. • Pfc. Jack Graham returned to his post at Needles, California.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Paul L. Polk was named a member of the Vicksburg Bridge Commission. • Mrs. Frances Mammelli passed away. • Betsy Cameron and Mary Lou True were visiting New Orleans.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Robert L Goings died. • Services were held for Malone Goza of Tallulah. • Troy Stedhan died.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Ray Bolmes was re-elected president of the Heart of Vicksburg Association. • The Attic Gallery featured an exhibit of works of artists Dale Rayburn and Mamie Joe. • Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas returned from Point Clear, Ala., where they attended Lakewood’s Annual Senior Golf Invitational Tournament.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Mr. and Mrs. Waverley C. Artz Jr. announced the birth of a son, Waverley Conway III. • James R. Keathley died. • Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Buell announced the birth of their daughter, Toni Michelle.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Laurie Ledbetter, a 17-year-old Warren Central High School student, received the highest honors of any Warren County student during the Mississippi Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

20 Years Ago: 2004
Enrollment was soaring at Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. • St Aloysius soccer player Michael Head signed to play with Virginia Military Institute.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Local officials headed to Washington D.C. to discuss county needs. • Good Shepherd got a crash course on new GED standards. • Bethel AME Church celebrated 150 years of worship.