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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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Salute: Hartselle High alumnus graduates from Naval Academy 

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Goodbye to a good boy: Beloved family pet, Ace, battles cancer  

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical 

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Hartselle adds two police officers 

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Hartselle bomb threat deemed hoax

Editor's picks

At 90, Carl Winton keeps on trucking

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Hartselle man with rare genetic condition headed to Grand Ole Opry

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Morgan delegation discusses recent legislative session 

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical

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HU adjusts rates for water, sewer and natural gas services

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Town Council helps Priceville Elementary furnish school 

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Hartselle City Schools hires three math coaches for 2024-25 school year 

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Crestline students rock Alabama Stock Market Games, poster contest

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New EMA director worries and plans for a living

Falkville

Jonna’s journey: Local woman battles Glioblastoma with unyielding faith 

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Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

Brewer

MCS Technology Park to host STEAM summer camp for middle school students 

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Bridging the gap: Hartselle Historical Society launches guided walk downtown bringing history to life

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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