Out Of The Past

50 Years Ago

Feb. 11, 1970

Lexington City Council voted to allow the sale of beer and wine in the city on Sundays.

Rep. John O. Marsh Jr. announced he would not seek the Democratic nomination for a fifth term in Congress. This announcement came as a surprise to party leaders and fueled rumors Marsh was switching parties. But Marsh said he had no intention of becoming a Republican.

Newcomer Ford invited the public to see and test drive the newest Ford Falcon. “Styling and size is similar to that of the Fairlane 500, but it is priced down,” the ad read. Base price for the Falcon was $2460.

Schewels was advertising “black cat bargains” on Friday the 13th.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 15, 1995

President Clinton’s 1994 crime bill resulted in the funding of two new police officers in Buena Vista and Lexington. The cities were among several localities chosen to share $34 million over the next three years. Buena Vista received $63,447 and Lexington $52,807.

The News-Gazette

The News-Gazette Corp.
P.O. Box 1153
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-3113

Email Us

Facebook Twitter