A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
March 10, 1955 -For the first time in school history, all the top student officers at MCHS are females-Nancy Jo Burleson, president; Mary Orr, vice-president; and Jan Ward, secretary-treasurer.
March 10, 1955 -The Hickory Street-Sparkman Street traffic light has been out of order for several weeks.
March 11, 1955 -Bobby Ray Hicks, Bob Orr, and Ralph Pattillo, U of A students, spent the weekend here with homefolks.
March 11, 1955 -Local black leaders report that a new NAACP top executive was selected today, Mr. Roy Wilkins.
March 12, 1955 -Hartselle fisherman "Cotton" McDaniel is making frequent trips to Second Creek, below Wheeler Dam, and is catching a lot of small-mouth bass at this site.
March 12, 1955 -The current issue of the Saturday Evening Post has already sold out at local drug stores. It features 12 pages of previous Post Norman Rockwell covers.
March 13, 1955 -Salk polio vaccine to protect Hartselle children from this dreaded illness is expected to be available locally within the next several weeks.
March 14, 1955 -Former Hartselle furniture dealer Monte Black is currently building a tourist court at Destin, Florida.
March 14, 1955 -According to a report received in Huntsville today, a U.S. satellite launch is definitely feasible within the near future. Several Hartselle men are involved in this program.
March 15, 1955 -Ross V. Ford died. He served as principal of Morgan County High School during the 1953-54 term. Before this he was principal of Falkville High School.
March 15, 1955 -Morgan County's number one 4-H Club entertainer is 13-year-old MCHS student, Skipper Drinkard. His first place victory over 24 other finalists puts him in the state finals at Auburn in July. He won with a sax medley of "Tenderly" and "I Don't Hurt Anymore."
March 16, 1955 -Rev. Darryl Harris began preaching a revival at West Hartselle Baptist Church tonight. The church is located on Highway 33 (Danville Road), one mile west of Hartselle.

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

Editor's picks

Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

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20 under 40: Spencer Bell

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20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

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20 under 40: Rachel Howard

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20 under 40: Mary Virgina Halbrooks

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