The week's good news: February 14, 2019

It wasn't all bad!

Joshua Tree National Park.
(Image credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

1. Woman reunited with purse lost at her high school 65 years ago

Workers demolishing the old Jeffersonville High School in Indiana discovered an accidental time capsule from the 1950s. While ripping out cabinets in a science classroom last month, the crew found a simple black purse containing the 1953-54 basketball team's schedule, lipstick, a ribbon for coming in first in the mile relay at a track and field event, ID cards, and a letter asking the purse's owner, Martha Ina Ingham, to prom. Greater Clark County Schools tracked Ingham, a member of the class of 1955, down, and the purse will be packed up and mailed to her. "I hope this little piece of history brings back fond memories of her year at Jeffersonville High School," Erin Bojorquez, public information officer for Greater Clark County Schools, told the News and Tribune. "I also hope to answer the community's burning question about who took Marty to prom."

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us