Through the Years: 1947 - A large box of 'Cheerioats' was selling for 12 cents at Litten’s IGA

Deaths: Elsie Doige, 95; Patricia Moehlmann, 82; Catherine Dusenbery; Cleotis Klass, 99.

Brooke Schafer was the Owen County Fair Queen.

Ernestine Reed celebrated her 104th birthday.

The Spencer Evening World celebrated its 90th anniversary.

Cindy Dowell was remembered by family and friends on the 1st anniversary of her death.

10 years (2012)

Deaths: Charles Edwards, 69; Dennis McGee, 76; Theodore “Ted” McIntosh, 80; Gerald Carpenter, 88; Ricky Wilson, 55; Floyd Jeffers, 92; Ronda Roby, 49.

Lucas Edwards, 1, died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that also claimed the life of his mother, Rikki Edwards.

Georgia Mathews, 70, of Indianapolis, was killed when an out-of-control cement truck operated by William Lindeman, 51, of Spencer, while waiting on a construction light on Interstate 70 at the 30-mile marker in Putnam County.

Brian Clark, 43, Bedford, formerly of Spencer, was listed in critical condition following his second serious motorcycle accident in the space of a year.

The Owen County State Bank Travel Group visited Washington, D.C.

Jennifer King showed off a double crooked-neck squash she and her husband, Doug, grew in their Worthington garden.

A bobcat was hit by a car and killed on SR 67S, in Spencer.

Fred Walls was Gosport’s Interim Town Marshal.

Betty Joe Marquardt was honored as Indiana’s first-ever Secretary of the Year at the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star held at the Indianapolis Marriott.

Kendall Hamilton was the Owen County Fair Queen.

25 years (1997)

Births: A son born to Rick and Tammy Blazier; a son born to Thomas and April Miller; a son born to Brian and Heather Erb; a daughter born to Ronald and Shannon Arthur; a daughter born to Tim and Rebecca Baker.

Deaths: Mearl Brown, 70; Florence Alexander, 92; Ruth Ramey, 47; Carrollin Lane, 55; Maxine Henley, 82; Ola “Duke” Truax, 49; Rosella Smith, 63; Katherine Riffel, 77; Martha Wall, 76; Rosa Wilkins, 92; George “Rex” Stearley, 80; Paul Fulk, 77; Thomas Ross, 67; Conrad Clearwaters, 94; Myrtle Sheese, 77; Ruth Hall, 83.

Anniversary: Arthur and Ethel (Honn) Fleming celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Summer McElroy, 17, Poland, was seriously injured when her GEO Tracker overturned on State Road 46 near Chafin Chapel Road, west of Ellettsville.

Anna Burks, 17, of Spencer, received a scholarship to study in Germany for a year.

Con Air, starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, was playing at the Tivoli Theater.

Paintings by Sharon King, of Gosport, were on display at The Garden On The Green restaurant located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

After one year, the murder of Byron Haltom, 18, remained unsolved.

Murville Clyde “Blackie” Black was remembered on the 3rd anniversary of his death.

50 years (1972)

Births: A son, Ricky William, born to Ricky and Jennie Shimkus; a daughter, Carrie Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stanley.

Deaths: Sam Dunn, 94; Earl Crouse, Jr., 40; Norris Spratt, 72.

Anniversary: Herman and Bliss (Asher) Fox celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Harland White retired as director of admissions at Purdue University.

Kay Malcom pulled a 17-pound, 55.5-inch, spoonbill catfish from the Gosport Gravel Company pit.

Records Drive-In was showing Goodbye Columbus, starring Ali McGraw, Richard Benjamin, and Jack Klugman, paired with T.R. Baskin, starring Candace Bergen, Peter Doyle, and James Caan.

The Tivoli was showing the James Bond flick, Diamonds are Forever, starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, and Lana Wood.

Stuart Becker was returned from Canada.

Larry Frye, Patricksburg, was stationed with the U.S. Marines at Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

The Charm Beauty Shop, owned by Judy Abrams, moved from West Jefferson Street to South Main Street, Spencer.

A sweet and tender Jelly Roll was .69 cents while a large, fresh, homemade, Angel Food was .89 cents at Babbs Red & White Food Stores.

Carl Leffler hit a grand slam in the 5th inning to lead the Owen Valley stars to a 5-3 baseball victory over Terre Haute.

Artwork by Isabel Goldberg was on display at the Robinson House Civic Center.

Dressed rabbits were .79 cents a pound at Schneider’s Meat Market.

The average family income for Owen County was $7,798 a year compared with $9,970 for the entire state.

A 1967, 2-door, Chevrolet Chevelle with a V8 engine and factory air was selling for $895 at Becker Motors, Incorporated located on Highway 46, west of Spencer.

An injunction filed by the May Development Corporation sought to keep Eldon and Sandra Cassida from placing mobile homes on lots approved for single-family dwellings in the Mayfair west addition, Spencer.

75 years (1947)

Deaths: Charles Hall, 58; Noah Grant, 76; Isaac Newton Matkins, 93.

Troy Stimpson underwent kneecap surgery after being injured while working at the Mid-West Stone Quarry.

Meldona Snyder celebrated her 83rd birthday.

Mary Ashley celebrated her 87th birthday.

Denzil “Bill” Gentry was hired as a Deputy Sherriff in Spencer.

A shorted-out radio caused Sherriff Don Franklin’s Spencer home to fill with smoke.

Popular brands of cigarettes were $1.39 a carton at Koger’s.

Marvel cigarettes were advertising that they sold for 10 – 20% less than popular brands.

A large box of “Cheerioats” was selling for .12 cents at Litten’s IGA.

A large box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes was .15 cents at Johnson’s Complete Food Service.

Admission was .35 cents, with children under 12 admitted free, to see City Without Men, starring Linda Darnell, Glenda Farrell, Margaret Hamilton, and Edgar Buchanan at the Hollybrook Drive In Theater.

Admission ranged from .15 to .40 cents to watch The Sea of Grass, starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, at the Tivoli.

Wandalee (Kay) Fulk was traveling with their son, Mickey, to join her husband, 1st Lt. William Fulk on Kyushu Island in south Japan.

The Spencer Christian Church was being redecorated by Watson and Son, interior designers.

In response to the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act, coal miners across the country staged wildcat strikes with President Truman calling for “Tolerance and fair play.”

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