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Happenings from the past: 1918: Watts breaks his arm cranking an auto

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
Michelle Scalf was a point guard at Coastal Carolina University.
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Mark Parris was volunteering as a football coach at East Central.
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Larry Green had painted a mural on the wall at Concepts.
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Septic system problems were threatening homes in Lawrenceburg Township.
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Phone calls favoring riverboat gambling had targeted Dearborn County residents.

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Happenings from the past: 1993: Four people jailed after throwing water balloons at passing cars

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
State Police were concerned that riverboat gambling would lead to increased crimes.
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Four people were in jail after throwing water balloons at passing cars.
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The state tax board would hear objections to a planned expansion at Sunman-Dearborn Schools.
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An auction at Nowlintoft on Ridge Avenue would feature antiques.
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Phyllis Todd of Manchester had been killed in a tractor accident.

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Happenings from the past: 1918: Do not turn on the street lights before sunset

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
Greendale Life Squad had petitioned council to keep their local dispatchers.
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The Lawrenceburg Merchants Association had endorsed riverboat gambling.
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Aurora reported several thefts from cars in the preceding few weeks.
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Lawrenceburg mayor’s salary for 1994 would be $18,260.
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Holly Fehrman was hoping to become the Purdue Golden Girl for the fourth year.

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Seven brothers from ClevesJenn had their 15 minutes of fame

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I love hearing people tell stories about how they grew up and especially if they had a house full of kids. I was one of nine kids and I like to compare notes.

We all went to church, sat down at the table to eat at the same time. Everyone had to share a bed and of course do our chores. It might be considered child abuse now.

We were farm kids. There was one inside bathroom and a two-holler outhouse. It wasn’t unusual for one kid to be taking a bath, another on the pot, and another brushing their teeth.

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Happenings from the past: 1918: old Hardentown school was condemned

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
Lawrenceburg Township residents on State Road 48 had requested annexation into the city.
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Sunman Fire Department Auxiliary member Marilyn  Smith had received a state honor for her service.
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Lawrenceburg City Council denied Debbie Whitaker’s request to annex her land for riverboat gambling.
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Lawrenceburg salaries for 1991: Mayor $12,000; Council members: $2000; Clerk-Treasurer: $9450.
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Veterinarian Dr. Murl Fox had retired.

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Happenings from the past: 1993: Humane Society takes guardianship of 22 birds

25 years ago, July 1993
Judge Anthony C. Meyer gave the Humane Society temporary guardianship over 22 birds, 15 dogs and a cat found in “wretched conditions” in Moores Hill.
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Lawrenceburg residents would vote on riverboat gambling in November.
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Moores Hill Masons planned to present the Award of Gold to Charles Bigney and Preston Bloom.
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Dearborn County Hospital offered a baby sitting course to preteens and teens.
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All civilian employment was ending at the Jefferson Proving Ground.

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Happenings from the past: 1943: Markland is awarded Purple Heart after injured in Africa

25 years ago, July 1993
A group had formed to fight against riverboat gambling.
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Greendale police were conducting extra patrols to cut vandalism.
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Jill Kelly was the 1993 Dearborn County Fair Queen.
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The South Dearborn Soccer Club had a 17-0 record in its first season.
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Fire had gutted the home of the Cornelius family on York Ridge Road.

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Happenings from the past: 1918: Sugar conservation limits ice cream to 3 flavors

25 years ago, July 1993

Aurora:  Jeff Workman was playing music at the Sunnyside Inn.
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Lawrenceburg was seeking to acquire about three acres of land on the riverfront for riverboat gambling.
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Donald Shroder retired after 21 years with Greendale Police Department.
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Doug Knue was named Lawrenceburg  High School head basketball coach.
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John Ewart was Dearborn County Extension agent.

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Happenings from the past: 1993: State budget includes provisions for riverboat gambling

25 years ago, July 1993
The state budget included provisions for riverboat gambling.
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Recycling bins had been placed at five locations in the county.
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There was a possibility of a multi-screen movie theater in Lawrenceburg.
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Editorial: “Riverboat Gambling a sure loser.”
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The John Todd scholarship had been awarded to Nate Childers and Bill Brunner.

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Happenings from the past: 1943: Lightning results in house fire

25 years ago, June 1993
The state senate had passed a riverboat gambling bill.
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Sex-AIDs education would begin in grade school.
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Peter Resnick was named director of Dearborn County Hospital.
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Local unions opposed Perpetual Federal Savings for bringing in non-union construction companies.
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Pat Savage of Aurora was named Special Education teacher of the year.

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