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2008 – Austin Indiana – Austin’s First City Officials are Sworn In
Source: The Scott County Journal (2008). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

2008 – Austin Indiana – Committees appointed by Mayor
Source: The Scott County Journal (2008). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

2007 – Austin Indiana – Democrats Claim First City Election
Source: The Scott County Journal (2007). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

2006 – Austin Indiana – Town Council selects city transition committee
Source: The Scott County Journal (2006). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

2003 – Austin Indiana – Austin celebrates 150th birthday (Sesquicentennial Celebration)
Source: The Scott County Journal (2003). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

2003 - Austin Police Department reports busy year in 2002
Source: The Scott County Journal (2003). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

2001 – Austin Indiana – Scott County TV telecasts first Austin High School Basketball Game
Source: The Scott County Journal and the Chronicle (2001). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1999 – Austin Indiana – Morgan Foods Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Source: The Chronicle (1999). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1999 – Austin Indiana – Austin designated as rural ‘Enterprise Community’
Source: The Scott County Journal (1999). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1994 - Austin Man Files Suit over Exotic and Wild Animal Ordinance
The town passed an ordinance making it unlawful to keep certain wild animals, and the breeder (Chris DeHart) filed suit challenging the constitutionality of a local ordinance; he also sought declaratory judgment, an injunction against enforcement of the ordinance, damages, and attorney fees

1993 - Tempers flare at Austin Town Board Meeting
Source: Scott County Journal & Chronicle (1995). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1993 - Bomb found in Austin
Source: Scott County Journal & Chronicle (1993). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1992 - Austin's Michelle Baker is Miss Scott County
Source: The Austin Chronicle Scott County Journal (1992). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1991 - Austin High School Graduation is school's largest ever
Source: The Austin Chronicle Scott County Journal (1991). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1989 – Austin Police Officer Phil Rice saves family from burning home
Source: Scott County Journal (1989). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1986 - Austin beats Scottsburg in six overtimes to win Basketball Sectional
Source: Scott County Journal (1986). Retrieved (2005) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1985 - Austin Eagles Team Wins First Regional Title in history of boys program.
Source: Scott County Journal (1985). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1985 – Austin Indiana - Buchanan Funeral Home Celebrates 50-years of business
Source: The Scott County Journal (1985). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1985 - Austin Clerk Treasurer Clara Adkins is selected Scott County Woman of the Year
Source: Scott County Journal (1985. Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1985 – Austin Lady Eagles Basketball Team wins the semi-state and advances to the state finals.
Source: Scott County Journal (1985). Retrieved (2005) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1984 – Man wants Spicer Town removed from Austin
Source: The Austin Chronicle and Scott County Journal (June 27 1984). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1984 – Austin Town Board starts new year with tough financial decisions.
Source: The Austin Chronicle and Scott County Journal (1984). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1981 – Harold Rigel retires from Austin school district.
Source: Scott County Journal (1981). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1981 – Austin Town Board in disagreement over appointment.
Source: Scott County Journal (1981). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1980 – Austin Town Board President upset with Park Board Member
Source: The Austin Chronicle and Scott County Journal (1980). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1979 – Glenn Holland Austin Barber and School Board Member loses life in car crash with girlfriend.
Source: The Austin Chronicle and Scott County Journal (September 5th 1979). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1977 – Austin Indiana – Indiana State Police intervention needed during Morgan Packing Company Strike
Source: Scott County Journal (September 15th, 1977). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1977 – Grocery Store Prices - Austin (Morgan) Supermarket.
Source: Scott County Journal (1977). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1977 – Austin Town Board Councilman Harvey Goodin tells Regional Sewer District that Austin doesn’t want their sewer issues.
Source: Scott County Journal (1977). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1973 – Austin Town Board approves land purchase for new Town Park.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (October 6th, 1973). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1973 – Captain Hubert Buchanan (United States Air Force) is welcomed home to Austin Indiana, after 6 1/2 years in Vietnam as a POW
Source: Scott County Journal (March 1973). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1973 – Austin native Captain Hubert Buchanan (United States Air Force) a Vietnam Prisoner of War since 1966 will be released soon according to U.S. officials.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1973). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1972 – Mary Jo Shields is first girl from Austin to win Miss Scott County title.
Source: Scott County Journal (August 3rd, 1972). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1972 – Austin dedicates Town Hall Building
Source: Scott County Journal (1972). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1971 – Austin makes plans for new sewer system
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1971). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1968 – Austin Sailor Larry Marshall captured by North Korean Forces
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1968). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1968 – Austin Indiana – Austin soldier Clarence Bowman Jr. killed in Viet Nam
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1968). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1967 – Austin Vigilantes Surprise Burglars with Buckshot
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1967). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1967 – Austin’s Benjamin Ingalls is first Scott Countian to lose life in Vietnam War
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1967). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1967 – Austin’s first town election
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1967). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1967 – Austin Indiana - Fire at Morgan Packing Company
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1967). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana. -- Two pages

1967 – Berley Goodin’s Shoes Helped But Did Not Save Mitchell's Basketball Team
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1967). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1966 – Austin Citizens Petition’s County Officials for Incorporation
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1966). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1966 – Town Meeting for Incorporation called by Jack Morgan – President of Morgan Packing Company
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1966). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1964 - (Basketball) Austin beat's Scottsburg 91-86 in three overtimes
Charlie Brandenburg grabs 34 rebounds
Source: Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1964). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1964 - Austin Lions Club Celebrates 25th Year
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1964). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1963 - Austin faces serious water shortage again
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1963). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1962 - Jack Morgan President of Morgan Packing Company addresses County Council
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1962). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1961 – Austin basketball game versus Salem is on national television
Part's of game is narrated by famous CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite -
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1961) Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1961 – Outdoor firehouse basketball court built in downtown Austin
Court became part of downtown culture for over 30-years
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1961). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1958 – Austin attempts new Fire Department again
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1958). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1958 – Austin Eagles basketball team plays first game in new gymnasium
Eagles beat Saluda
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1958). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1953 - Community of Austin moves forward to incorporate
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1953). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1953 - Canning school draws 400 visitors to Austin (Morgan's) Cafeteria
Jack Morgan presents farmer with gold watch.
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1953). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1953 – Austin prepares for its 100th Birthday
Centennial Celebration Planned
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1953). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1951 – It’s a Miracle - Six Austin kids survive car crash
Car runs through wall into bedroom where kids were sleeping.
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1951). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1951 – Austin Theatre
Newspaper ad for Scott County Theatre and the Austin Theatre (Austin is at bottom of advertisement)
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1951). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1951 – Car-train collision in Austin kills four – community in shock
20-year old male and three teenage girls lose their lives on way to work at Morgan Packing Company.
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1951). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1951 - Austin Masons Celebrate 100th Anniversary
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1951). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1951 - Austin High School Star Athletes join Navy
Gary Mayfield and John Rigel.
Source: Scott County Journal and Chronicle (1951). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1949 – I.C. Morgan obituary in the Scott County Chronicle
President of Morgan Packing Company passes away just a couple of months after his father, J.S. Morgan.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1949). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1945 – Hunley Family of Austin loses son /brother in World War II
Everitt Hunley was killed in action fighting for General George Patton’s Third Army.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1945). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1944 -Austin’s Kenneth West killed in action during World War II
Lost his life in France – Was star basketball player for Austin High School in 1943.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1944). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1944 -Austin soldier’s division engages in combat for 300th day
James Deaton of Austin was with the 168th U.S. Infantry Regiment.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1944). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1944 - Austin soldier awarded Bronze Star
Hiram Johns of Austin is recognized for heroic service during World War II.

Source: Scott County Chronicle (1944). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1942 – Austin wants Fire Department
Officials consider a fire department for town of Austin.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1942). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1940 – J.S. Morgan Speech
President of Morgan Packing Company addresses Scott County Republican Party
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1940). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1937 – Strike closes Morgan Packing Company
Workers organize C.I.O. Union
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1937). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1937 - Austin girl wins Spelling Bee
12-year old Evelyn Bailey wins Scott County Spelling Bee in front of huge crowd.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1937). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1936 - I.C. Morgan to present $25.00 to married couple at celebration
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1936). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1936 – Austin Packers open semi-pro baseball season
Senator throws out opening day pitch.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1936). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1936 – Morgan Packing Company announces plans for new building
Meat Products Building
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1936). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1935 – President Roosevelt appoints Austin man as U.S. Marshall
Charles James appointed U.S. Marshal
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1935). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1935 – David Morgan Austin Merchant Robbed and Beaten
75-year old brother of J.S. Morgan robbed and brutally attacked
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1935). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1934 – American Can Coming to Austin
The American Can announces plans to open factory in Austin
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1934). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1932 – Murder at Coffee Pot Inn
Attempted robbery results in murder
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1932). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1929 – Old Austin Newspaper Found
County Clerk discovers Austin newspaper from Civil War era of 1863
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1929). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1929 – Austin Indiana - Dr. Henry Casey Passes Away
Prominent Austin Physician passes away at his home – practiced medicine for 60-years in Austin.
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1929). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1921 – Women needed at Morgan Packing Company
Tomato Season – Advertisement
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1921). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1921 – Austin Bank is Robbed
Source: Scott County Chronicle (1921). Retrieved (2011) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1918 - Eldo Buzzard Dies in France
24-Year old Eldo Buzzard of Austin was the first Scott County person to die in World War I.
Source: Austin Chronicle (1918). Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


1882 – J.S. Morgan – Store Advertisement
Source: Austin Chronicle. Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1881 - North Austin gets Grocery Store
Source: Austin Chronicle. Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.

1881 – Wife runs out on Austin man in middle of night
September 8th, 1881 - Austin Chronicle reports man loses wife to neighbor.
Source: Austin Chronicle. Retrieved (2010) Scott County Public Library, Scottsburg Indiana.


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