Okay, identification time. Can anyone e-mail us or call us to tell us who these players, coaches and cheerleaders are from the 1969 Rensselaer Central High School boys basketball sectional championship team? In keeping with the theme from Armchair Almanac, the Republican wishes to recognize the ’69 team as the current Bombers’ season is about to begin (the football team has some unfinished business to take care of first). According to the Rensselaer Central High School Chaos yearbook, the 1969 Bomber basketball team captured the North Newton Sectional with two thrilling victories over Lowell in the afternoon semifinals and in the evening by beating Benton Central. “The main reason for both Rensselaer victories was the attitude of the players – they never gave up,” said the Chaos staff. It was the school’s first sectional championship since 1963. Photo provided. Rensselaer Republican 11/10/03
Online Records to help your research.
Indexes and Lists
Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Records Table of veterans who fought for the north in the Civil War (1861-1865), Jasper County Post #84
Standard Atlas Index - 1909 Standard Atlas Index of Jasper County, searchable by name
Local Obituary Index A collection of spreadsheets listing obituaries that can be found in the Rensselaer Republican (1910-1939 - other years to be added) and the Kankakee Valley Post-News (1938-present).
Jasper County Cemetery Records at Find a Grave.com Records added by community volunteers. Extensive records for the DeMotte area.
Jasper County Cemeteries at Google Maps A map of existing and former Jasper County Cemeteries, based on library records.
1840 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1850 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1860 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1870 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1880 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
1900 Census Index - Jasper County, Indiana
Genealogy and Local History books at JCPL
A list of non-circulating books available in our branches
Vintage Views Index
Copies of the local history publication available for browsing at the Rensselaer Library.
Other Records available at the Library
For highlights of our collection, please see our main genealogy page.