Friends gathered Dec. 18 to honor Jeanie Greathouse upon her retirement. An article in an earlier edition of the Plain Dealer & Sun chronicled how she ran her Antique Store for 36 years in the heart of downtown North Vernon. She retired as of Dec. 31. Those present when the photo was taken were, starting with the guest of honor who is standing at center right and going left around the table are Donnie Miller, Amy Thompson, Larry Greathouse; Stephanie and Bob Giddens; Reggie and Judy Ross; Wayne Stearns; "Red Ear" Perkinson; Debbie Biehle; Donna Perkinson; Judi and Scott Brown; and Mike Miller.-Submitted Photo by Wayne Stearns
* On Jan. 25, 1776, the Continental Congress authorizes the first national Revolutionary War memorial in honor of Gen. Richard Montgomery, who had been killed during an assault on Quebec on Dec. 31, 1775, one of the first generals of the American Revolution to lose his life on the battlefield.
* On Jan. 30, 1835, Andrew Jackson becomes the first American president to experience an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, shot at Jackson, but his gun misfired. A furious 67-year-old Jackson confronted his attacker, clubbing Lawrence several times with his walking cane. Wednesday, January 27, 2021