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1949 Parke County Indiana Newspaper Items

These extracted items from various newspapers from Parke and surrounding counties.  Most of these have been contributed by volunteers.  If you have access to an old newspaper and would like to share something, please contact James D. VanDerMark

Rockville Republican, January 13, 1949 


  • Mr. and Mrs. Forrest CLEARWATER are absent on a three weeks vacation. Part of the time being spent in Sarasota, Fla., and the trip includes stops in Tennessee and Georgia to attend field trips.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Earl DOWD entertained at noon dinner, Monday, Mrs. Earl Dowd, Sr., and Mrs. Iona MERRITT. The occasion was in honor of the 1st birthday of  Mr. and Mrs. Dowds daughter, Paula.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McNEIL returned, Saturday, after spending the holidays in Florida.
  • Mrs. Ella BEARD of Terre Haute is spending this week in the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred HALL.

 Rockville Tribune, March 24, 1949 


  • Mr. and Mrs. J. L. RICE and daughter were super guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer McCAMPBELL Monday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MUSSON and family of Bloomingdale were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. WOOD and in the evening they all called on Mrs. Leslie Frank of Morton, who is ill.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Homer McCAMPBELL spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lebert BLUE of Montezuma.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray STEELE and children spent Sunday with relatives in West Lebanon.