Old Post Files: April 17, 1924-2014

Published 3:39 pm Wednesday, April 17, 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

Ida Linnie Porter died. • Mayor J.J. Hayes was on the sick list. • Mr. and Mrs. John Hennessey were visiting their son in South Bend, Ind. 

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90 Years Ago: 1934

Brig. Gen. J.H. Reeves and Col. H.R. Richmond were in Vicksburg. • Theo Ernwine and Alice Pace were married. • Nettie Hunt was ill at the Infirmary. • George Schaff was elected president of the Hill City Fishing Club.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Mrs. W.D. Hunt died. • Howard Simrall was a patient at Mercy Hospital.  • Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Duncan received a visit from Mrs Eleanor Shannon of Lexington, Va. 

70 Years Ago: 1954

Dr. and Mrs. Thurston Whitaker were visiting Houston. • Aline Marie Harris, of Yokena, died. • Horace Sheffield, a former Warren County resident, died in Baton Rouge.

60 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Conner announced the birth of their son, Gordon. • Lucille Smith of New Orleans was in Vicksburg visiting Mrs. David Clark.  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gordon announced the birth of their son, Todd. 

50 Years Ago: 1974

Keith Ford, a Warren Central High School senior, was awarded an academic honor scholarship to Belhaven. • Services were held for George W. Rozier. • Mrs. C.W. Breithaupt had, as house guests, Mrs. R.G. Gillespie, Mrs. Vera Elcano, and Staff Sgt. Gordon Gillespie. • Mrs. Joe Stone was the speaker for the Daughters of the American Revolution. • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Banks had a visit from their daughter, Sissy.

40 Years Ago: 1984

William W. “Billy” Brewer died. • Krystal Lane Lofton celebrated her first birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. David A. Downey announced the birth of their son, Christopher Neal.

30 Years Ago: 1994

Jim C. Moore, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Jackson Public Schools, was hired as the new deputy superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren School District.

20 Years Ago: 2004

A special allocation of $63,000 to enhance and beautify the north entrance into Vicksburg was okayed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

10 Years Ago: 2014

The Monte Carlo building was up for the National Register of Historic Places. • There was a tough loss for Warren Central softball when they lost to Clinton on its way to the division crown.