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Looking back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Dec. 22, 1955 -Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Duncan hosted a group of friends at a dinner party last night. The Duncan home was lovely, with Christmas decorations in the modern manner.
Dec. 22, 1955 -Employees of Hubert Mitchell Industries were entertained in the Pitts Motel dining room this evening for the annual Christmas party.
Dec. 22, 1955 -The Christmas spirit found expression at Baker Manufacturing Company today when Christmas hams were distributed by owner Ray Baker to the firm's 75 employees.
Dec. 23, 1955 -A sight at one time familiar to Hartsellians at each Christmastide, but missing for several years, is once more on the scene-a large lighted tree in the yard of the L &N depot.
Dec. 23, 1955 -Hartselle eight-year-old Frank Parker wants military-related gifts this Christmas. He's asked Santa for the model aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt and the battleship Missouri, an army field pack, a gas mask, and a first aid kit.
Dec. 23, 1955 -The A &P grocery store is offering Christmas turkeys at 49 cents per pound and hams for 33 cents.
Dec. 24, 1955 -The third annual reunion of the MCHS class of 1953 was held tonight in the home of Charles Ray. The Ray home on Pearl Avenue was beautifully decorated in the season's motif.
Dec. 25, 1955 -Local viewers were treated to many wonderful Christmas programs on Channel 23 today, including a special GE Theatre presentation hosted by Ronald Reagan.
Dec. 26, 1955 -Southern Bell is in the process of distributing 1,423 copies of the new Hartselle telephone directory. A call to Decatur is still long-distance.
Dec. 27, 1955 -A two-car collision in the Oak Ridge community this afternoon on the Vaughn Bridge Road had an unusual aspect. A 12-year-old was driving one of the vehicles. The Hartselle police car was rammed at about 7:45 tonight in an accident on U.S. 31, south. No one was injured in the wreck, and the other car was at fault.
Dec. 28, 1955 -Many local residents are hoping for a better year in 1956 and are reading the bestseller by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, "The Power of Positive Thinking," to get them in the right frame of mind.

Falkville

A surprise homecoming

Hartselle

Bank Independent collects more than $21,776, 970 food items

Hartselle

Police: Huntsville man has sex with 13-year-old Morgan girl

Hartselle

Hartselle Farmers Market to open Saturday

Hartselle

Cullman Regional to open first health park in Alabama

Morgan County

Habitat begins new build for county family

Hartselle

Hartselle to be fined $1,500 for landfill fire that burned for weeks

Danville

Danville teacher faces drug charge, on paid leave for second time in 6 years

Hartselle

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

Hartselle

Morgan schools to get two more SROs

Morgan County

Good boy: Morgan County K9 aids deputies in narcotics investigations, seizures

Hartselle

Hartselle robotics teams participate in statewide competition

Hartselle

Community gathers for seventh-annual egg drop

Hartselle

Alabama’s hospitals, nursing homes urge mask usage, issue reminders on visitation

Falkville

Multiple agencies respond for water rescue

Hartselle

Chamber board considers three for election

Hartselle

Hartselle youth wins big during Junior Beef Expo

Hartselle

Vote before April 12 in the Best of the Best contest

Falkville

Falkville plans town-wide yard sale

Hartselle

HACC annual meeting, awards gala slated for May 7 

News

Priceville incurs fines over sewer issues, including allegedly hiding E. coli levels

Hartselle

William Bradford Huie Library recognizes Women of Hartselle

Hartselle

Hartselle teenager earns solo wings through Redstone Civil Air Patrol

Hartselle

‘It’s a hard knock life’

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