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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Feb. 22, 1957-Parties unknown broke into Groover Tractor Co. last night and stole two flash cameras, several women's garments, a sheep-lined coat, a couple of stamp holders containing about $5 worth of stamps, and an indeterminate number of advertising matches.
Feb. 23, 1957-Art 303, Oil Painting, an FSTC extension class, met for the first time tonight. The local coordinator is Mrs. K. L. Swafford.
Feb. 24, 1957-Hartselle Scouts went on a camping trip to Horace Roberts' lake this weekend. This morning they packed up their gear and came back to town to participate in the 11 o'clock worship service at Hartselle First Baptist.
Feb. 25, 1957-It seems as if most every resident of Hartselle was watching NBC's very popular quiz program, "21," last night. Current champion Charles Van Doren is facing stiff competition from Vivienne Nearing. (This game show was later shown to be fixed.)
Feb. 26, 1957-The Hartselle city council listened sympathetically tonight to a plea from Flint City that it get back the full capacity of its water supply that existed before the construction of the four-lane Highway 31. The town's attorney, Albert Brewer, made a strong case for more water for Flint.
Feb. 26, 1957-Four Lacey's Spring families had telephones for the first time today. By 5 o'clock tomorrow nearly 100 more of these rural Morgan Countians will have phones.
Feb. 27, 1957-Charlie House, who has been homebound due to illness since Christmas, enjoyed his 61st birthday today a lot more than would be expected because he received 218 greeting cards, $182 in cash and checks, and a new TV set. Mr. House obviously has many loving friends and relatives.
Feb. 27, 1957-Three Illinois men lost their lives instantly a few minutes before noon today when their private passenger plane plummeted to the ground in a plowed field north of Cole Springs, spewing the fragments and sections over some 10 acres.
Feb. 28, 1957-Diana Ward, 14-year-old eighth grade student at MCHS, received head injuries this morning when she stumbled and fell as she was turning a corner of the main building.

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Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

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Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

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Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

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Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

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Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

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‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Winter window wonderland  

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Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

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Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

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HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

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Lovely landscape

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Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

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Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

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Stadthagen supports

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Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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