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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Feb. 14, 1958-Husbands who forgot that today was Valentine’s Day were in hot water as their wives were concerned. (Most remembered.)
Feb. 15, 1958-Many Joe Wheeler EMC customers are without power today. These outages were caused by yesterday’s heavy snow. Co-op manager Floyd Anderson says his crews are working around the clock to get everyone’s power restored.
Feb. 15, 1958-An altercation took place at the Falkville jail today. An inmate allegedly attacked the chief of police who responded in kind, causing severe head injuries to the prisoner. The prisoner’s family deny that the attack of the chief was in self-defense but instead was unprovoked.
Feb. 16, 1958-Local Howard College alumni were interested to learn today that a new president had been selected for their alma mater. He is Dr. Leslie Wright, who will move from Montgomery soon to begin his duties at Howard.
Feb. 16, 1958-Hartselle stores were quickly selling out of their inventories of boots, galoshes, portable heaters, kerosene lamps, and tire chains due to the heavy snow that still makes getting about, whether on foot or in a vehicle, very treacherous.
Feb. 17, 1958-Bob Freeman, former Decatur Red Raider and Auburn QB who is now with the Cleveland Browns, spoke to the Hartselle Civitan Club tonight. He said most pro players realize this isn’t a lifetime job so they want to make as much money as possible while they can.
Feb. 18, 1958-Auburn’s board of trustees is doing everything possible to get the school of engineering’s accreditation restored. Faculty salaries will be increased while student loads will be reduced. These actions were welcome news to local API alumni.
Feb. 19, 1958-Stiefelmeyer’s in Cullman has long been a popular shopping destination for southern Morgan County residents. The store founder, C. A. Stiefelmeyer, died at Cullman Hospital tonight at the age of 92. The merchant was born just a year after the Civil War ended.
Feb. 19, 1958-Cigarette smokers everywhere were warned by a congressional committee today that filters won’t necessarily provide protection against lung cancer, which smokes are increasingly alleged to cause.
Feb. 20, 1958-Dr. Gilford Quarles, a man familiar to many Hartselle workers at Redstone, says that interplanetary travel will be an accomplished fact sometime between 1993-1998. Dr. Quarles is a top aide to Gen. John Medaris, ABMA commander.

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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  

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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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SALUTE

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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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Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle crash

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