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30 Years Ago (Sept. 30, 1982)
Trimble County High School’s Football Homecoming will be tomorrow night. There will be a parade at 5:30 with several units participating. The Band Boosters will be sponsoring a chili supper beginning around 5.
Insurance rates go down as Fire Department ratings go up. Milton Fire Dept. just passed an inspection and their rating went from class nine to a class Ten. This happens when a department adds equipment, puts in fire hydrants and learns how much water they can deliver.
Sheriff Howard Long and his deputies eradicated 537 marijuana plants estimated value on the street-a quarter million dollars.
Joe and Carolyn Moore of Bell’s Ridge found 18 unwelcome guests in their horse barn last Sunday. Joe first discovered a snake in the driveway about 15 inches long and when he moved a bale of hay in the barn, 18 eggs fell out. He broke the 2-inch eggs open, which were in the process of hatching and found snakes each was smokey black with a light looking diamond shaped pattern. “They came out of the egg striking, mean,” said Moore. He killed all but three, which he kept in a bucket to display for a time. “If I hadn’t seen that one in the driveway, I would have had me a barn full of rattle snakes.”
Ransdell Funeral Home has been repaired and restored after the January fire that destroyed one part of the building.
Mr. and Mrs. Serber Craig celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frost celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Birthday celebrations were in store for Harry Supplee, 90; Mrs. May Lynch, 94, Mrs. Erma Kruse, 80.
Deaths: Carl H. Richmond, 80, Madison, Ind., Reuben I. Callis, 85, Hanover, Ind., Fannie Mae Barnes, 92, Indianapolis.
70 Years Ago (Oct. 1, 1942)
Letters from Trimble Soldier Boys: Pvt. Edgar E. Adcock, Ft. Bliss, Texas; Corp. Leland W. Gatewood, Camp Perry, Ohio; John Southard, New Orleans, La.; Pvt. Vernon Hayward Pyles, of the U.S. Army, is stationed now in Australia; Pvt. Louis D. Alexander, Ft. Bliss, Texas is now in a hospital at Camp Bowie, Texas, due to a minor operation.
Coach Cantrell was honored with dinner Monday night at Hedge Inn. He will leave for naval training Oct. 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Nelson are the proud parents of a fine boy named William Ray, born Sept. 17. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Clifford had a son Sept. 24. Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Bray welcomed Miss Marcella Lou on Sept. 26, weighing 9 1/2 pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Wingham welcomed a little redheaded boy on Wednesday morning.
The Trimble County High School closed Tuesday of this week because of a breakdown in the furnace. The weather has been very chilly for several days.
Deaths: Nannie McMahan Chandler, 81, Milton.
80 Years Ago (Sept. 29, 1932)
Road 37 between Bedford and Milton is scheduled to have approximately 12 miles surfaced with concrete 12 feet wide. The contract is expected to be let on Tuesday or Wednesday and work will began in about 10 days after that.
American Legion’s second annual Trimble County Fair began this Thursday morning. For the first time, the fair is a three-days/two nights program with emphasis being placed on the saddle and pony rings with attractive premiums offered.
A hunting expedition turned deadly for Richard Mahoney when a rifle was accidentally discharged when it fell from his grasp and struck a rock. Deward Andrew, who was hunting with him, stated they had decided on a place to meet later and went in different directions. Mr. Andrew said he heard three shots before he was out of hearing distance. This was around 8 o’clock. When Mahoney didn’t show up at the appointed time, Andrew, along with Harry Mahoney went in search and found the body with two squirrels in his pocket and his shirt showing powder burns. Coroner E.B. McCain was called to the scene and gave an opinion of accidental shooting. Mr. Mahoney is survived by his widow and three children, the oldest of which is about three years of age.
Other deaths: Mrs. Lafe Perry, 59, East Trimble; Hallie Johnson Duncan, 59, Poplar Ridge neighbor, Mrs. Lula Meadows, Richwood; Joseph Ogden, New Hope neighborhood.
Hilda Parrish is office manager of The Trimble Banner. She is an avid historian and genealogist and a long-time Bedford resident.