Old Post Files: April 10, 1924-2014

Published 7:37 am Wednesday, April 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

The supervisors named Dr. Ira Edwards to be the dairy, meat and milk inspector. • Mr. and Mrs. L. Dudley were visiting friends in Jackson. • John W. Flanagan died.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

A total of 51 Boy Scouts were awarded merit badges here in Vicksburg. • L.B. Harris, train dispatcher, spoke at the meeting of the Supervisors Club. • Ruth Doiron was ill.

80 Years Ago: 1944

James G. Hutchins Jr. graduated from Engineer Officers Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Va. • The Crawford Street Methodist Church was dedicated with impressive services. • Henry Rickey was elected president of the Tallulah Rotary Club. 

70 Years Ago: 1954

Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Jr. of Rolling Fork announced the birth of a daughter, Peggy. • Mrs. Nancy Gordon, a former Vicksburg resident, died in New Orleans. • Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Brown, of Port Gibson, announced the birth of their son. • Mrs. Ben Fitz-Hugh was visiting relatives in New Orleans. 

60 Years Ago: 1964

Capt. Rhea A. Fuller Sr., veteran Vicksburg riverman, died. • A.K. Goff passed away. • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond May were in Greenville visiting friends.

50 Years Ago: 1974

Albert Tucker Hossley, the distributive education teacher at Vicksburg High School, was named Mississippi’s outstanding DE Teacher of the Year. • Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lee Sr. returned from a visit to Texas and a two-week tour of Mexico. • Mr. and Mrs. Pat Bingham were the parents of a son, Patrick Jr. 

40 Years Ago: 1984

Sister Mary Henrietta Berger R.S.M., a Vicksburg native died. • Ashley Nicole Breland celebrated her first birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hayward Jolly announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Leigh.

30 Years Ago: 1994

Air Force 2nd Lt. Mark A. Baroni of Vicksburg received silver wings upon graduation from pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base.

20 Years Ago: 2004

City officials continued to wrestle with plans to develop a downtown art park that could include a $200,000 bathroom, more that the cost of most area homes.

10 Years Ago: 2014

Arturo Sandoval played in Vicksburg for Jazz Fest. • Leadership program added Dana Road Elementary.