Jeffrey Brennan, 3, pointed for his sister, Julie, 5, and grandmother, Leona Brennan, when he got his first glimpse of Santa Claus in 1966. Waiting in the back of the station wagon were, from left, Dana Mauzy, 3, Debbie Mauzy, 5, and Stephanie Day, 9. From The Republic archives


Eastside Community Center’s annual free Thanksgiving meal went on as scheduled after companies and individuals bolstered meager stockpiles with enough food and supplies for the meal that annually fed about 1,600 people.


After two months of debate on what to do with youths charged with crimes, Bartholomew County Commissioners elected to operate a detention center locally with the help of state grant.


A steady stream of local people applied for assistance through the new federal food stamp program that replaced the government’s food surplus commodity program.