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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 • Posted March 9, 2012 1:19 PM

March 10, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Lindeman were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at the home of their son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Alton C. Lindeman. Even though it was a very rainy day, a good many of their friends and relatives came in to visit the couple. Cake and hot cocoa were served to visitors by Laura Lindeman, Jan Hutsell and Charlene Singleton. • The Senior Class was presenting “Hessie of the Hills” (a Hillbilly comedy) as the traditional class play. Adult tickets were $0.75 and children under the 7th grade would get in for $0.50. • The Blanco Livestock Commission Co. is becoming nearer a reality each day. G.A. Rust reported $5,200 in escrow for the purchase of Preferred stock in another $2,300 promised. Mr. Rust reported that the $40,000 Common stock of the proposed Co. had been fully subscribed by three men. They were W. L. Greer, T.W. Neely, and Monroe Hohenberger.

March 5, 1971

Governor Preston Smith named Roger Zercher of Blanco to serve on the Board of Directors of the Lower Colorado River Authority for a six year term. Zercher would replace Tom Miller Jr. of Austin, whose term expired. • The Blanco Lions Club met at the Western Steak House. In line with the Campaign of the District 2-S3 Lions Clubs to express their appreciation to law enforcement officers, the program for the evening stressed the need for the silent majority to speak out for peace and freedom in the nation.• Chemical supply problems forced Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials to delay the routine treatment of Lyndon B. Johnson Reservoir at least one week. Marion Toole, inland fisheries coordinator, said the supplier had promised the liquid rotenone would be delivered from New York by April 1. The rotenone treatment was designed to kill most of the lake’s fish while the water level is low. Restocking would bring the lake back into prominence as a fishing spot, with fewer rough fish to hamper game fish production. • A new machine for sorting letter mail would go into operation at the Austin Post Office, which was the Sectional Center for Blanco. The machine worked by Zip Code only and would hopefully speed up the mail service. The customers of the Blanco Post Office had been very cooperative in using Zip Code and the percentage of letters mailed with it was very high. However, for those who were not using Zip Code, there was a directory in the lobby of the Post Office for use.

March 12, 1981

“Clowns for Christ” will have a special program for all ages at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Johnson City on Sunday, March 15. Clowns for Christ uses an entertaining and unusual approach about the teachings of Christ using professional clown tricks and Christian skits along with the performances of Skipper the Monkey and Princess the Wonderdog. • Initial reports of a stolen vehicle were determined to be unfounded following an investigation by Blanco Police Chief Lowell Barker and DPS troopers. A young man working on the roof of the Western Motel apparently borrowed a truck fro a fellow employee to mail a letter and to purchase some items at the Poor Boy, apparently tried to hide the fact he wrecked his buddy’s truck by reporting it stolen.

March 6, 1991

Thirteen students from Southwest Texas University accompanied fellow student David Harbers to the home of his grandparents Edgar and Erna Heimer east of Blanco. Ten of the group, along with their sponsor Hugh Langridge, were exchange students from Germany who had arrived in San Marcos for a four week stay. The students had expressed a desire to see a farm while in America so David made arrangements with his grandparents. • More than 140 people crowded into St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church fellowship hall to enjoy Thursday’s lunch of sandwiches and salads. Father Frank Nelan delivered the day’s message.

March 7, 2001

The Blanco Regional Clinic has added a new doctor to its medical staff, Dr. Ann Black. Dr. Black has practiced since 1987. She attended the same medical school as Dr. John Weaver, who owns the Blanco clinic. • The award-winning Blanco Middle School UIL team returned triumphant from District 26AA Academic Competition in Florence. After tallying the points from all three meets, including One Act Play, Speaking Events, and the Academic meet, Blanco Middle School came in first place with 619 points. Blanco students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades brought home awards in every category of the competition.

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