A look back

By Staff
Dr. Bill Stewart
April 13, 1956 – One of the more noticeable improvements around town during the past several months has been the modern, handsome new buses added by Rodgers and Rodgers Bus and Taxi Service. So that it will be financially feasible to continue to offer Hartselle-Decatur bus transportation, people are asked not to give rides to their fellow commuters.
April 13 1956 – Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Puckett, Jr., are rejoicing over the birth of a son last night at Hartselle Hospital.
April 13, 1956 – Ralph Lauderdale has recently left Hartselle to assume his duties as manager of Lee-Hi Camp in the new state-developed park between Athens and Florence.
April 14, 1956 – Ed Watson and Charley Beene have volunteered as a two-man team to try to re-establish softball as a popular sport at Recreation Park. Last year's season was spiritless.
April 14, 1956 – To promote their mothproofing service, Pettit’s Cleaners and Tailors is giving away three all expense paid trips, one each to Paris, Las Vegas, and Miami Beach.
April 15, 1956 – Bentley’s Beauty Shop was opened to the public last week following redecoration and installation of all new equipment.
April 15, 1956 – Today is the day for filing 1955 income tax returns. The Hartselle post office is gearing up to handle much more than the usual volume of mail.
April 15, 1956 – The MCTS concert choir climaxed their community tours today with a concert at the St. John School in Somerville.
April 16, 1956 – Air conditioning is being installed at Kuhn's five-and-dime.
April 17, 1956 – The Sparkman twins (Ronnie and Ronald) won first place in the annual 4-H talent contest at Hartselle Elementary today.
April 18, 1956 – Garland Rollins, operator of the Rollins Rest Home on Sparkman Street, is now leasing the Falkville hospital building in order to open another nursing home.
April 19, 1956 – Hank Farris, who has been in the entertainment business all the way up to his 10-gallon hat for 25 years, has come to Hartselle to manage the Strand Theatre.

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

City adjusts garbage routes for Memorial Day

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

Editor's picks

Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

Editor's picks

Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

At a Glance

Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 

Hartselle

New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

Editor's picks

Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

High scorers: 42 Hartselle students a part of ACT 30 plus club

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

x