A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
June 7, 1957-A 20-year-old Hartselle girl, Sarah Ann Thompson, was crowned Morgan County maid of cotton for 1958 tonight at the conclusion of a week-long county-wide cotton promotion. The alternate maid, Rhona Howell, is also from Hartselle.
June 7, 1957-People locally as well in the rest of the country were pleased to learn today that President Eisenhower’s condition, despite two heart attacks, is still regarded as good by his physicians. Harry Truman, Eisenhower’s predecessor, is celebrating the birth of his first grandson yesterday.
June 8, 1957-Don Lee, Joe, Hart, and Gerry Holmes, Falkville, and Eddie Roy and Marion McAbee, Hartselle, are now back at home after attending the state FFA convention in Auburn.
June 8, 1957-Parties unknown cut the guywires holding up the tower of Hartselle’s radio station WHRT last night. It is hypothesized that the criminals who did this also were responsible for the crash of the tower of WEZB in Birmingham two months ago. Entrepreneur Gene Newman owns both stations.
June 9, 1957—-July’s issue of the nationally syndicated Focus magazine has an article about our neighboring county of Limestone. The feature is entitled “Limestone’s 12-Hour Divorce Machine” and discusses just how easy it is for unhappy mates to get unhitched in Athens these days.
June 10,1957-A new way of handling incompleted long-distance calls has been adopted by Southern Bell. If the called party is not reached when the call is placed, then the calling party is given the choice of having the operator continue trying the call or of placing it himself at another time. The telephone company is totally committed to providing the highest level of personal service for its valued customers.
June 11, 1957-Bob Gilchrist, Hartselle’s representative in Montgomery, has a bill under consideration by the Legislature that would require the State Department of Pensions and Security to pay for all phases of the state welfare program.
June 12, 1957-Hartselle football fans will be delighted to know that a committee of the irritated Southeastern Conference is seeking means of getting more SEC football games televised in the future. SEC teams have drawn a blank on the nation’s television screens as far as this upcoming fall season is concerned.
June 13, 1957-Martha Stewart will edit “The Riddle,” the MCHS newspaper, for the school year 1957-58. Jimmy Millwood will be the associate editor.

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

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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 

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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

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Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

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

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Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

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