Old Post Files: Feb. 10, 1924-2014

Published 2:06 pm Saturday, February 10, 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

Neil Callahan was named president of the Vicksburg Gas Company. • Kay Kenney was seriously ill. • Victor Montgomery died in Edwards.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

Over 500 Masons arrived for the 116th annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi. • Mrs. Georgia Tracey died. • Lorraine Rodenbaugh underwent surgery at the Vicksburg Hospital.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Staff Sgt. Victor McMullen was killed in the southwest Pacific. • Virginia Ann Sanders, a student at Bowmar Avenue School, was ill with the flu. • A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Barbay.

70 Years Ago: 1954

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Field of Anguilla announced the birth of a daughter, Rebecca. • Services were held for Katie Vaughn. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeRossette announced the birth of their daughter, Deborah.

60 Years Ago: 1964

Mrs. A.L. Bass celebrated her 90th birthday. • S.C. Lengsfield died. • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herrmann Jr. announced the birth of a son, Frederick.

50 Years Ago: 1974

Marian Pickett and Susan Hoxie were National Merit Finalists for Warren County. • Mrs. Terri E. Folino received an award for high-quality performance for the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. • Marie Harr, Susan Anderson-Smith, Patti Forsythe and Gary Gold, Vicksburg High School Band Students, were named to the Mississippi Honor Band. • James L. Stephenson died at Mercy Hospital.

40 Years Ago: 1984

Vicksburg is named a Main Street Town with Nancy Bell as temporary manager. • A Valentine’s Concert was planned for area senior citizens. • Savings Bonds Awards were presented to Abby Barns, first place, and Rickey Brooks, second place, winners in the American Legion Tyner Ford Post No. 213 oratorical contest.

30 Years Ago: 1994

Warren Central captured the Division 5-5A basketball title. • A sales agreement between Marathon and Rowan Companies was reached and Marathon-LeTourneau might reopen.

20 Years Ago: 2004

Two wrecks kill three people including Warren Central freshman, 14-year-old Jeradie Elaine Skinner. • Mike Cappaert and Russell E. “Rusty” Hawkins were appointed to the Port Commission.

10 Years Ago: 2014

Sheila Bell set her sights on The Voice. • Vicksburg Warren School District was monitoring a winter storm.• State Bound St. Aloysius Quiz Bowl team was filled with athletes.