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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
April 3, 1958-The new Hartselle east elementary school will be built by J. E. Johnson Co. of Decatur. His firm’s bid was the lowest to construct the facility which will originally consist of six rooms. The cost to erect will be about $68,000.
April 3, 1958-MCHS student Mary Orr won $100 for her essay submitted for the “What Industry Means to Alabama” contest. Student papers were judged today and Mary’s was found to be excellent in every respect. Other awardees from MCHS were Lee Block and Jean Howell.
April 4, 1958-Rev. Junior Hill has a weekend revival in progress at Bethel Baptist.
April 4, 1958-Even though the election is still several weeks away, people who want to participate and aren’t registered must come to the courthouse on either April 7 or April 21. The mandatory poll tax must already have been paid. These requirements obviously discourage a lot of people from voting.
April 5, 1958-A tornado struck the Falkville-Eva area of Morgan County today. Communities most affected were Greasy Cove, Cold Springs, Lawrence Cove, Florette, and Union Hill. Fortunately there were no casualties although there was extensive property damage, especially to chicken houses.
April 5, 1958-J. L. Kyle has added a room and carport to his house on Hickory Street.
April 6, 1958-Bob Orr has received a Fulbright scholarship that will send him to the University of Leeds, England, next fall for graduate study. Bob is the son of Harold and Evelyn Orr and has won many academic awards dating from his MCHS days.
April 6, 1958-Marvin Griffin passed away at his residence on Hartselle 1 tonight. Funeral services will be held at Hartselle First Methodist on Wednesday. Mr. Griffin was a prominent builder.
April 6, 1958-Hartselle Chevy dealer Bill Stewart has opened a campaign office for gubernatorial candidate George Wallace in the old city hall building. Soft drinks will be available to those who visit the HQ. While relaxing, voters can listen to tapes of Wallace speeches.
April 7, 1958-Rev. D. C. Prince spoke to Hartselle Rotarians at noon today on the subject of “Service Above Self.”
April 8, 1958-The University Hospital in Birmingham, several physicians at which have strong Hartselle ties, once again ranks among the top 30 general hospitals in the U.S.
April 9, 1958-Dr. Frank A. Rose was inaugurated as the 20th president of the University of Alabama today at Denny Stadium. Local students say the ceremonies were very impressive.

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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

Future leader

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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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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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