25 years ago — 1998
Jan. 3 — The Indiana Court of Appeals cleared the way for the controversial Lake Mallard landfill in Richland Township on Wednesday. A court of appeals ruled in favor of JM Corp. on all eight of his counts filed in court. The Citizens Association of Killback Concerns and Anderson Community School, which are opposing the landfill, can request a petition for a rehearing or transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Jan. 7 — Gaither Vocal Band hopes to bring the Grammys back to their home state of Indiana. Gospel His band’s album Back Home In Indiana was nominated for a prestigious music award. Bill Gaither, who lives in Alexandria, founded the group. The album was recorded at Anderson’s historic Paramount Theater.
50 Years Ago — 1973
January 9 — The likely future of the city’s old lighting system is demolition, with the collapse of that portion of the same structure that houses the Water Authority’s pumping station and the Runny Well Control Facility. A consulting firm determined that the old facility had deteriorated beyond the point of restoration. The Water Authority is looking for a new structure to house its equipment.
January 12 — Guide Ramp officials said on Thursday that the spirit and cooperation of their employees have allowed them to significantly expand operations here to meet the requirements of the 1974 model year. Expansion includes new construction, new equipment, and increased employment. This year he has over 800 new workers.
75 years ago — 1948
January 6 — A meager paying attendance of 2,050 fans (probably the smallest crowd of the season) was snapped last night by the Sheboygan Redskins’ Never Die Band at the Anderson Packers’ phenomenal home national. We’ve almost seen the winning strings of basketball leagues. AHS Wigwam. After a slow start, however, the Packers rolled, overhauled Sheboygan, and scored in the final seconds to record their 12th straight home decision on an unbeaten season.
January 8 — The Anderson Civic Music Society presents pianist Poldi Mildner tonight at Eagles Hall. Her one of the leading female artists currently on tour, the important pianist will perform in a three-part programme. When she first appeared in New York City more than a decade ago, she was featured in her usually subdued New York Times under the headline “Furious.”
100 Years Ago — 1923
January 7 — Moose Lodge officials here come up with a novel plan to raise money to build a new home at its current location on Main Street. The first building to be built is a cement block, blocks are sold to members in quantities of 25 or more of her. The lodge’s new enrollment campaign is progressing well. Her two large classes of candidates have already started.
1800s to January. June 16, 1895 — Luther Childers, a very popular young man among women, slid in a bobsleigh with beautiful creatures until his lips sore. Luther tried to cure his chapped mouth by applying his family’s cosmetics, but he got the wrong bottle and as a result smeared poison on his bleeding lips. His house porter was swollen as thick as his steak. Appropriate medication was administered and his lips were reduced to their original size.
— Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin