Oct. 24

In 1986, Greenfield City Council voted 4-3 against rezoning 12 acres near West McKenzie Road and North State Street from planned business to unit development. Proponents of McKenzie Plaza said they would regroup in the effort to build the McKenzie Plaza shopping center, which eventually did open with a Marsh supermarket as its major tenant. The Marsh closed in May 2017.

Oct. 25

In 1917, Charles Downing was chosen as fuel administrator for Hancock County, appointed to help secure the necessary supply of coal.

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Oct. 26

In 1967, a former Greenfield resident pled guilty to starting a fire in the cellblock of Hancock County Jail more than a year before. He had been arrested in August 1966 on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct.

Oct. 27

In 1976, Hancock County officials and Indianapolis Airport Authority representatives conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for Mt. Comfort Airport, which was later renamed Indianapolis Regional Airport.

Oct. 28

In 1949, a 69-year-old former Greenfield resident and his four sons were indicted by a Dayton, Ohio, grand jury in connection with the sale of $156,945 worth of unregistered oil stock and gas leases.

Oct. 29

In 1924, former presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan spoke to about 1,800 people at the Memorial Building in Greenfield.

Oct. 30

In 1987, city officials met with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service and representatives of U.S. Sens. Richard Lugar and Dan Quayle amid efforts to keep the Greenfield Post Office in the downtown area. The pleas came after the postal service announced earlier in the fall it was accepting bids from property owners in an area bordered by Interstate 70 and county roads 100 South, 250 East and 75 West. Today, the post office remains at 207 N. State St.