Monday, March 10, 2014
The Bantz Drug Store was at 211 East Main Street but later moved to Washington Street. In the 1963 City Directory there is a Jas A (Martha), Jas (Christine), and Jas C (June) all listed under Bantz. According to the information received, the gentleman in the photo is the James (behind the counter) who was married to June. Jimmy Parsons is the young man leaning on the counter. Further research shows Bantz in business by 1949 and well into the 1960s.
|Appears to be cigarettes over Irene Grabman's head|
|Notice the first-aid supplies and presumably "spirits"|
on back wall
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A narrow escape occurred in Sugar Creek in August of 1883. Miss Nannie Wilson, 15, fell into Sugar Creek while camping with friends. Mr. Schuyler Kennedy (age 23) heard the screams of her friends and saw Ms. Wilson barely visible bobbing in the water. If not for her clothing pooling about her, she would have died. Kennedy's quick thinking by diving into the water and pulling her to shore made him a hero! Web Talbot and Edward Parker also helped rescue the young lady. In future years, Schuyler became an attorney, was partner with his brother Dumont (who also became a Crawfordsville Mayor), and passed away in 1917.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
|Names of the players are listed at their positions on the diamond, |
unfortunately, the photograph doesn't state their names.
The 1905 Ladoga High School baseball team was managed by James L. Murray and coached by Cecil Gray. It is mentioned that Cecil Gray was a league ball pitcher well known in the state. Lebanon, Greencastle, and Lafayette teams were defeated by these players.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Dr. James O. Rhea served in the Spanish American War and World War I. This physician began his practice in Linden in 1904 and was also a member of the Eminence Baptist Church and the Linden Masonic Lodge. To honor this man a quartet, of Mrs. W.E. Smith, Mrs. Bernard McCay, Floyd Fraley and L.H. Little, was formed to sing The Old Rugged Cross and The City Four Square at his funeral service in 1938.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In 1911 N.R.H.S. formed an athletic association for the first time. The purpose of the association was to get athletics organized and under one head. Roy Hanawalt was elected president, John Miller the secretary and treasurer, and Prof. Kesler was named manager.
|1911 badminton fun at New Richmond High School|
|Girls basketball team, 1911|
Nettie Hanawalt (Captain) - R.G.
Grace Livingston - L.F.
Helen Miller - L.G.
Ruth Dunn - R.F.
Gertrude Frame - C.