A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
March 29, 1957-Charles Legg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Legg of the Oak Ridge community, has been selected as Future Farmer of the Year from the Hartselle chapter of FFA. Charles harvested 92 bushels of corn per acre on his three-acre plot. He also had four brood sows who yielded 20 pigs.
March 30, 1957-Folks are gradually getting used to the fact that the east-west state highway through Hartselle is now State Highway 36 rather than 33. The change was officially made last month.
March 31, 1957-A semi-annual report, covering Morgan County receipts and disbursements from October 1, 1956, through the end of business today, shows that from the general fund $190,416 was spent during this period, leaving a balance on hand of $116,027. Among the expenditure items were courthouse and jail, $8,144; sheriff, $9,139; and paupers $40.
April 1, 1957-A Hartselle man, Ferrell L. Shipp, is the new foreman in the drawing department at the Decatur Wolverine Tube plant.
April 1, 1957-An elderly Valhermosa Springs resident, Weaver Denton, suffered a fatal heart attack this afternoon while observing a fight at a neighbor’s home. The men involved in the altercation were placed under arrest by the sheriff and taken to the county jail.
April 2, 1957-Mrs. Faye K. Parker, popular English teacher at MCHS, has been named chairman of the recruitment committee for Delta Kappa Gamma, an international education group.
April 3, 1957-Local people who follow national news closely say there are rumors out of Washington that, due to his bad heart, President Eisenhower will quit the presidency before his term is up, letting Vice President Nixon take over in his place.
April 4, 1957-Hartselle author Bill Huie left today for New York City to move plans and other business connected with his journalistic work. He plans to return sometime next week.
April 4, 1957-Mayor John Burleson and four councilmen met this morning to discuss the downtown garbage and trash problem. The decision was made to go back to the old system under which merchants put their trash in cans behind their stores and garbagemen go and get. Burning of trash is permitted except in the alley back of the block between Kuhn’s and Hartselle Hardware.

Falkville

Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

Falkville

Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

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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

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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  

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

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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

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Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

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Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

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

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Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

Editor's picks

Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

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