Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago: Feb. 2-8

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, February 8: Representatives of the Indiana Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, the Council of Jewish Women, the Catholic Women’s Association, the Local Council of Women, and the Young Women’s Christian Association have organized a branch of the National Travelers’ Aid Association to be established at the … Read More

Auld Lang Syne

The holidays are past but fresh memories remain of Indianapolis traditions celebrating the season — the Circle of Lights on Monument Circle, luminaries in Irvington, glowing house and lawn displays, and neighbors inviting neighbors over for cookies and a cup of egg nog. Yes, neighbors and neighborhoods; that’s what makes … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, January 28: Dr. Harry Barnard Federal food administrator for Indiana, announced a new daily “eatless” program for Indiana. The New Weekly Food Calendar is: Monday – Wheatless; Tuesday – Meatless; Wednesday – Wheatless; Thursday – Fat-Saving Day; Friday – Meatless; Saturday – Porkless; Sunday – … Read More

100 Years Ago: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, January 31: Indianapolis likely will have 500 new cases of smallpox next month if the power of compulsory vaccination is not given to the board of public health by the city council within the next few days, according to Dr. Henry Morgan, board of health … Read More

Warren Central Wins County Title!

Warren Central basketball defeated Ben Davis on Jan. 15, 55-43, clinching the Marion County Championship title. The team, lead by coach Criss Beyers, has a perfect record of 14-0.    The next game for the Warriors will be Fri., Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence Central. Lawrence Central’s overall record … Read More