Dorothy Jerse looks back at local history from 10, 25 and 50 years ago as reported in the Tribune and the Tribune-Star.
• Honey Creek Mall, which opened in 1968, completed its first comprehensive renovation since 1992.
• Vigo County Commissioner Judith A. Anderson, 67, was elected president of the Association of Indiana Counties Board of Directors. She was the first woman to serve on the Vigo County Council (1997), the first woman to be elected county commissioner (2001) and the first woman to serve as president of the commissioners (2003).
• The “Composite House for Terre Haute” by Lauren Ewing was the newest work in Art Spaces “Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection.” This sculpture in Gilbert Park was made from solid limestone.
• Twenty-seven people gathered in front of the Vigo County courthouse as part of Step It Up’s call for leadership to consider global warming. Rebecca Allen, Ivy Tech nursing student, was the organizer.
• Lewis Yoho, dean of the School of Technology from 1967 until his retirement in 1981, was the grand marshal for the Indiana State University homecoming parade.
• Popular singer Mariah Carey was on hand to accept the first minidisc produced by Digital Audio Disc Corporation when it unveiled its new $12.1 million facility at 1700 N. Fruitridge Avenue. Construction had begun in September, 1991 and production started on Sept. 15, 1992.
• Don and Janis Greenwell were closing their five-year-old 12 Points Shoe Repair at 1283 Lafayette Avenue with plans to retire in Casey, Illinois.
• The City Council again delayed action on the controversial ordinance calling for fluoridation of city water.
• A flag and flag pole were now part of the grounds of the local campus of the Indiana Vocational Technical College south of the city. Virgil Morris and John Callahan had placed more than 20 flags and poles throughout the city.
• The 10th annual Advertising Salute Dinner honored Stran-Steel, one of the city’s largest employers with a work force of 600. The plant was being expanded under the direction of Bernie Burdick, manager and vice president.
• Betty Martin of the Emeline Fairbanks Library, Margaret F. Wiggs of the Tribune-Star and Dr. Dorothy McMullan of the Indiana State University School of Nursing were given special recognition at the “Salute to Woman Who Work” dinner.
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