A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
May 25, 1956 -Eighty sixth-graders (41 boys, 39 girls) were awarded certificates of elementary school graduation by Professor F. E. Burleson this morning. Suzanne Drinkard is the class president.
May 25, 1956 -Foodstuffs for free distribution were made available in Hartselle today for the needy people of Morgan County.
May 26, 1956 -Brownie Dean, Raybon Roberson, Jerry Putman, and Marion McAbee pruned and sprayed fruit trees and other shrubs on the MCHS campus recently. Charles Rowe supervised the project.
May 26, 1956 -Bobby Ray Hicks, sophomore UA student, will serve as business manager for the Corolla, the Capstone yearbook, during the 1956-57 school year.
May 26, 1956 -Rhona Howell and Virginia Roberts of Hartselle, freshmen at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, have been awarded medals as winners of the women's doubles tennis tournament at the school. Rhona will also serve as student adviser to the freshmen during the coming academic year.
May 27, 1956 -Apparently organized softball as a summer night pastime at Recreation Park is a dead dodo.
Very little interest has been demonstrated on the part of potential team sponsors or players.
However, the swimming season opened today at Recreation Park here to an enthusiastic line of swimmers. Coach Tony Daniel will again manage the pool.
May 28, 1956 -Hank Farris, new Strand Theatre manager, is planning some real wild west doings around the time the Strand changes over to the Rodeo Theatre.
May 29, 1956 -The film version of Hartselle author William Bradford Huie's "Revolt of Mamie Stover" is doing big business throughout the country and, in fact, is being held over at most cinemas.
May 30, 1956 -William H. (Billy) Evans was recently honored with the outstanding cadet MS 1 ribbon in the Signal Corps for the 1955-56 academic year at API.
May 31, 1956 -Hartselle Cub Scouts are currently holding their monthly pack meetings at the Joe Roberts farm.
May 31, 1956 -June 20 has been set as the date on which Hartselle's pride, its modern $120,000 municipal building, will be dedicated.

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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