Back when: May 9-15

May 9

In 1917, enumeration of Hancock County schools showed 4,399 students, a loss of 61 students from the year before.

May 10

In 2007, Republican mayoral candidate Richard Pasco filed a petition requesting a recount of ballots from the May 8 primary election, after losing to Brad DeReamer by nine votes. DeReamer’s victory stood and he was elected mayor of Greenfield that November, but Pasco would defeat DeReamer in the 2011 primary.

May 11

In 1910, Wabash College president Dr. George L. McIntosh addressed Greenfield High School graduates in commencement exercises at Bradley Methodist Episcopal Church.

May 12

In 1886, a cyclone hit Wilkinson, killing one person.

In 1917, the Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross was formed.

May 13

In 1972, the Charlottesville PTO announced plans to organize a kindergarten at the school.

May 14

In 1997, house movers hoisted the Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House from a field west of Wilkinson and began the ride to downtown Shirley, close to the town’s Depot Museum and the former office of late longtime doctor Ralph Wilson.

May 15

In 1935, members of the Hancock County Bar discussed a recent Supreme Court opinion that reversed a ruling in a criminal case because no women were part of the jury. No women had sat on Hancock County juries so far. “No accommodations are provided for women in the jury room and for that reason perhaps more than any other none have been called to serve,” read the story.