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  • 30 Years Ago (Feb. 11, 1982)
    Milton customers may be served by Carrollton Utilities. The Carrollton Utilities Co. may purchase the franchise whereby the Indiana Gas Co., Inc., sells natural gas to customers in Milton, according to information given to Gary Rowlett, Milton Mayor. Spokesman for Carrollton Utilities said there would be no hike in charge and that rates could be a bit cheaper. It is not a done deal, but speculations are pointing in that direction.

  • Crest of 72.75 feet reached at Milton January 26

    February 25, 1937-the most disastrous flood in the 138 years of this country’s history crested at 72.75 feet on Tuesday, January 26 and on Wednesday, January 27, began a slow recession of .1 of a foot an hour and by the week of February 8 the Main Street business section of Milton, the farm homes in Cooper’s and Trout and Hunter’s bottoms, the business section of Wises Landing, and the rural community of Patton’s Creek were clear of water and the work of restoring normal activities was begun.

  • By WILBUR GINN
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    A strike day starts early in the morning with the bombs being loaded in the planes. The planes had to be tied down at all times expect during takeoff. While these aircraft were being prepared and fueled, the pilots were in the ready room studying maps and targets to hit on Japan. These pilots were equipped with life jackets and parachutes and their gear was so heavy they had to have help to get up in the planes.

  • 30 Years Ago (Feb. 4, 1982)
     Annual rainfall for Jan. is 3.5 inches. Trimble County had had about 6.5 inches and Saturday another 2 inches of rainfall was added, sending creeks romping again. While rain was in this area, a 200-300 mile stretch about 50 miles wide had 12 inches of snow for St. Louis to Indianapolis. One-tenth inch of rain equals one inch of snow, thus we could have awaken to a snow-paralysis state on Sunday morning.

    Homecoming King and Queen Friday night were Junior Terry Howerton and Freshman Traci Brierly.

  • By WILBUR GINN
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • 30 Years Ago (Jan. 21, 1982)
     Below zero temperatures for the past week has caused a fruit kill across the county. But it is  not a complete kill reports local fruit marketers J.C. Bray and Clarence Callis, The wind chill factor at times  in the past week was –40 degrees.

    The county has let bids for sand and gravel dredging. The court decided not to accept any of the bids submitted for petroleum service because of the fluctuations in bid prices. Bidders have been notified to meet Friday morning to clarify their bid prices.

  • 30 Years Ago (Jan. 14, 1982)

  • War had been raging for several months in various parts of the globe when the Japanese attacked United States military installations in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. Most young Americans knew the handwriting was on the wall. It was only a matter of time before military duty would call.

  • 30 Years Ago (Jan. 7, 1982)

  • 30 Years Ago (Dec. 31, 1981)

    Keith Ball, ASCS manager, said this week that 80 percent of the Trimble county tobacco crop has been stripped. Sales commence again on Monday.
    A 2-percent penalty will go on all unpaid taxes January 1, 1982, according to Sheriff David B. Craig.

    Chantel Courtney, daughter of DeeDee and Shane Courtney is one year old and doing what any normal one year old would do. Chantel was born two months early and weighed only 3 pounds, one ounce.

  • A Trimble County man was among more than 2,400 Americans who were killed in the Japanese attack on U.S. military installations in and around Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 70 years ago this month.

  • I love a good reunion story.

    A few years ago The New York Times ran a story about then-New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel and a young man named John Mathieson.

    Thirty-four years prior to Fassel and his wife Kitty meeting Mathieson they had been 19 and unmarried — and the parents of a baby boy whose birth and adoption they kept secret from all but their immediate families.

    And for 34 years, every April 5 the Fassels privately wished their baby boy a Happy Birthday, adding, “Wherever you are, we hope you’re OK.”

  • 30 Years Ago (Dec. 24, 1981)

    Melissa Miller won the honor of All State Band Person and will be going to Cincinnati, Feb. 4-5-6 to participate in a musical clinic under direction of a guest conductor, who will conduct a concert as a climactic crescendo.

    It was a jolly ole Santa Day Friday at the Farmers Bank of Milton as kiddies came by the score to talk with Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas

  • This week I turned 57.

    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing. The Protestant definition of a saint is simply a follower of Jesus.

    However, that doesn’t seem enough. There should be more to it than that. For instance, by now I should have at least the beginning buds of a halo or be able to say no to temptation eight out of 10 times — or two out of 10!

    But the truth is, I still struggle.

  • Years Ago (Dec. 17, 1981)
    Glen Perkinson took over the duties of Property Valuation Administrator on Dec. 7. His office staff includes Shirley Ginn and Tammi Hatton.
    Northbank Ski Management plans to open Dec. 16-18 depending on the weather and the snow machines. This will be the first major alpine ski slope in the Bluegrass State and it can be used at Butler State Park.

    Trimble County Bands from 5th grade through high school and Jazz ensemble had a concert Dec. 13.