Back when: Sept. 20-26


Sept. 20

In 1988, a Republican caucus chose Ed Gill to fill a seat on Greenfield City Council. The seat had been vacated by Beverly Gard when she was appointed to the Indiana Senate following a senator’s resignation

Sept. 21

In 1906, the cornerstone was laid as First Presbyterian Church began a new building at the corner of South and Pennsylvania streets in Greenfield. The cost of the project was $24,000. The church closed in July 2020.

Sept. 22

In 1977, a Laotian refugee family celebrated one year in in Greenfield and the recent arrival of more family members in a party sponsored by the Greenfield Ministerial Association at Bradley United Methodist Church.

Sept. 23

In 1913, Sugar Creek township voters decided, 278-127, to keep a saloon out of township limits for two more years. Turnout for the vote appeared high — 38 votes shy of the 1912 general election. This being 1913, all of the voters would have been men.

Sept. 24

In 1967, Greenfield police arrested four teenage boys who admitted sniffing glue and entering a church, where they drank the sacramental wine. Officers found one boy in a nearby cornfield, two walking along Jefferson Boulevard and the fourth at Burger Chef.

Sept. 25

In 1992, a two-day display of New Palestine artifacts wrapped up at New Palestine High School. The artifacts included 1880s documents written in German by Ernst Faut; IUPUI German language students had translated them, and the translations were among the items on display. The box had been discovered in a wall about six months earlier as crews tore down the old New Palestine Elementary School north of New Palestine High School and built the current elementary building to the southwest of NPHS.

Sept. 26

In 1979, Olympic gold medalist Jaycie Phelps was born in Greenfield.