Through the Years: 1947- Mackerel was 10 cents a can at Babbs’ Super Market

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Death: Robert “Bob” Bailey, 90,

The Purr & Fur benefit raised over $19,000 for the Owen County Humane Society.

Matt Leach was promoted to General Manager of World Arts Printing, Inc.

Jim Hamm, of Gosport, won the Spencer Evening World Morel Mushroom contest with a specimen weighing 9.4 ounces and measuring 10.5 inches long.

Five students, Riley Martin, Charlotte Schelfo, Lainey Bell, Zoe Kyle, and Emily Weddle celebrated their First Communion at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Spencer.

In a letter that holds just as true today, Laura Wilkerson urged readers to adopt one or more of the wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption at the Owen County Humane Society, especially one-eyed ones that could be dressed as a pirate or as Admiral Lord Nelson. Or a dog.

Former Owen County Auditor, Angie Lawson, was released from federal prison.

David Miller was remembered on the 1st anniversary of his death.

10 years (2012)

Deaths: Kenneth Stough, 89, Helen Ooley, 88, Herschel Hacker, 84, Delores Stevens, 67, James Hamann, 80, Larry May, 71.

Mike and Barbara Spinks retired as Owen Valley High School’s tennis coaches.

Robert “Bob” Casebeer was remembered on what would have been his 88th birthday.

Dustin Vintner Knight was remembered on the 5th anniversary of his death.

25 years (1997)

Births: A daughter born to Shawn and Sharon Hutchinson; a daughter born to Jonathan and Deanna Mullis; a daughter born to Matt and Lisa Swank; a son born to Barry Morrow and Lisa Carter; a son, Gage Scott, stillborn to Scott and Deonna Bemish.

Deaths: Cayula Carpenter, 88, Mary Hayes, 62, Lee Martin, 56, Donald Williams, 63, Fredericka Crowe, 75, Robert “red” Smith, 65, Clare McHarry, 90, Lawrence Haviland, 73, Helen McCutchen, 97.

Anniversary: Clyde and Georgia (Strunk) Keene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Keith Kline took “Best of Show,” while Ken Bucklew received “Outstanding Work in Oils” and Cynthia Richards took home a “Merit Award” from the Indiana Heritage Artist Show.

The Owen County Veterans Memorial Bridge was dedicated.

The Freedom Bridge was closed indefinitely after a large truck damaged its decking.

Ken and Pat Fowler were named Preservationists of the Year by Owen County Preservations, Inc., for restoring three buildings in downtown Spencer.

It was a mass escape as girl dogs Shadow and Maxie ran off with boy dog Stanley.

A task force recommended a new elementary school for Clay Township, that six grade be removed from Owen Valley Middle School, and that Gosport and Patricksburg elementary schools be expanded.

Dan Woodruff was remembered by family on the 2nd anniversary of his death.

50 years (1972)

Births: A son, Michael Lee, born to Jack and Teresa Sisk; a son, Christopher Lee, born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wren; a daughter, Lisa Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Johnson; a son, Christopher Allen, stillborn to John and Laura Freeman.

Deaths: Ona Hughes, 79, Flora Malicoat, 74, Charles Harlan, 70, Leafy Coppock, 89, John Bowman, 73, Edna Hays, 65, Doris Williamson, 55, Lexey Meaden, 57, Estes Crowmer, 90, Frederick Walters, 35, Sarah Lawless, 66, Richard Myers, 58, Michael Lee Sisk, 1 day.

Hershel Isaac, 65, was killed while working construction of the new Bloomington High School North when a road grader rolled over him.

Timothy Daniel “Timmy” George, 5, of Bloomington, drowned after he fell into the White River while camping with his family.

James Denny, Spencer, underwent a kidney transplant.

Burglars stole about $15 in coins from Farm Bureau Insurance, Spencer.

Veal Vermouth was featured at the North Side Inn.

John David Megenhardt celebrated his 70th birthday.

The U.S. Department of Justice was urging citizens to call 1-800-368-5363 to report heroin dealers.

Vicki Summitt underwent ankle surgery.

Bob Truesdel was seeking Ace the Siamese cat who was missing in Spencer.

Records Drive-In was showing a trio of motorcycle themed films: The Born Losers starring Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack, Evel Knievel starring George Hamilton as the titular character, and Chrome and Hot Leather starring William Smith and Marvin Gaye.

75 years (1947)

Births: A son, Randall Morrow, born to Owen and Dicy Franklin; a son, Danny Joe, born to Kenneth and Martha Marsh; a son born to John and Dorothy White; a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Winders.

Deaths: Ray Booth, 52, Claude Hoadley, 82, Sarah Vandeventer, 75, Zona McHenry, 79, Ira Beatty, 70, Katherine McDonald, 94.

The Grand Opening of the Drive-In Theater at Lake Hollybrook featured the film Hollywood Canteen starring Cheryl Walker and William Terry with onscreen appearances by 82 stars of stage and screen.

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy, starring Mickey Rooney and Lewis Stone, was playing at the Tivoli.

Weaver’s Service and Heating would clean your furnace for $5.00 or your furnace and blower for $6.00.

Hettie Bigger was conducting a sale of household goods at 159 East Morgan Street, Spencer.

The Tu-Tone Taxi Service was operating out of 182 South Main Street, Spencer.

Lester Lewis was selling a 4 room house located at 424 West Morgan Street and a 5 room house located at 428 West Morgan Street, Spencer, together for $6,500.

Betty Jane Penrose graduated nurses training at the Indianapolis City Hospital.

Mackerel was .10 cents a can at Babbs’ Super Market.

Former New York City mayor Fiorella LaGuardia sued the National Home and Property Owners Foundation, headed by Arthur Blume of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for $100,000 in damages alleging that the organization had called him a Communist.

Motors re-bored at Mitten’s Garage, 150 Jefferson Street, Spencer.

Mack Ooley was sharpening lawnmowers and re-bluing guns at his shop located at his residence, 359 North East Street, Spencer.

Goodyear DeLuxe tires were selling for $16.19 each, plus tax, less trade-in, financing available with $2.00 down and $1.25 a week at Duling’s Tire Shop, 38 West Market Street, in Spencer.

A Mercedes Benz speedster once owned by Adolph Hitler and in 1947 by Don Lee of Los Angeles, was entered in the Indianapolis 500.

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