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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
March 16, 1956 -Bobby Cain, a junior MCHS student best known for his trumpet playing in the MCHS band, won the American Legion oratorical contest recently. It was his second year in a row to come out first in this competition.
March 16, 1956 -The Hartselle mayor and council have decided to put the old 1927 model La France fire truck on the market. The clutch on the truck is bad.
March 17, 1956 -The MCHS senior class is holding a bake sale today in the Kyle Plumbing and Electric building on Main Street. Proceeds will be added to the fund for the seniors' trip to Washington.
March 17 1956 -His MCHS classmates are teasingly saying that Charles Howell has been "bribing" people into giving him birthday presents.
March 18, 1956 -A six months supply of Carnation milk has been gifted to the triplets born recently to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Self by Paul Lee, manager of the Piggly Wiggly super market.
March 19, 1956 -A modern photography studio will be opened in Hartselle soon, according to an announcement made this week by local camera experts Bill Dorr and James "Curly" Roberts.
March 20, 1956 -The junior class play, "We Shook the Family Tree," was presented tonight in Riddle auditorium. Cast members included Joyce Payne, Bud Gibson, Betty Wagnon, Martha Lynn Roberts, Billy Lindsey, Jon Orr Burleson, Patty Jane Montgomery, Ann Hoffhaus, Saralene Bridges, Bowes Channell, Ellen Allen, and Bill Stewart Jr.
March 21, 1956-Local business people are saying that Ollie Camp's recently completed term as president of the Hartselle Chamber of Commerce was one of the most successful leadership stints in a long while. Accolades are also being given to retiring board members M. H. Broom, G. P. Frost, and Jimmie Davis.
March 22, 1956 -President Eisenhower's recent decision to seek a second term despite the heart attack he suffered last year is the subject of a lot of local political discussion. Even without a Hartselle native (John Sparkman) on the Democratic ticket. It is still unlikely that this town will go Republican.

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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