50 Years Ago
December 26, 1961
• The home of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin L. Daws on Canal Street, and the First Christian Church on East Fifth Street were the top winners of the Mount Vernon Christmas Exterior Decorations contest.
• Construction of a proposed Interstate 64 bridge across the Wabash River is being planned by the Indiana Commission and the Illinois State Division of Highways. Advertisement for the project will appear in papers this week.