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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: Perry has tea with the president’s wife

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 12, 1961
    Tom Cotton was named president of the Alton Ruritan Club. Other officers were: Cecil Cinnamon, vice president; Hodges Crutcher Jr., secretary; Allen Herndon, treasurer; and Urban Wilson, director.
    Wilson was to serve with two hold-over directors — William Elliott, and Winfrey Best.
    They also announced that another Jamboree would be held on the George Cotton farm on Saturday night featuring country music, food and fun.

  • Way We Were: Work on Alton Bypass to begin

    50 YEARS AGO
    October 5, 1961
    A building permit was issued to Herbert Hahn for construction of an additional room to the dwelling on South Main Street. The estimated cost of the construction was $2,300.

    Regina Cunningham reported that the Anderson High 4-H teenage club elected officers.
    They were: George Fallis, president; Jeanne A. Chilton, vice president; Rosie Tindall, secretary; Regina Cunningham, reporter; Linda Chilton, song leader; Patty Toll and David Crawford, recreation leaders.

  • Way We Were: Hanks first local banker at state post

    Correction
    In the picture of the students at the Marlowe School last week, the last student in the third row should have been listed as Donnie Stratton.
    The News regrets the error.

    50 YEARS AGO
    September 28, 1961
    Brenda Cammack, daughter of Mrs. Allen Cammack and the late Mr. Cammack, was crowned homecoming queen before the football game between Anderson High School and the Lancaster Green Devils.

    Billy Crawford and Allen Hutton were enrolled as freshmen at Eastern State College in Richmond.

  • Way We Were: Sisters up to their old tricks, again

    50 YEARS AGO
    September 21, 1961
    Jimmy Phillips, 8, son of Mr. aThe Junior Eagle Club of Western met for the first time this year, according to reporter Edwinna Cook.
    Officers elected were: Jane McGuire, president; Loretta Hupp, vice president; Shirley Wilson, secretary; Edwinna Cook, reporter; Mary Lou Corley and Ira Lee Blakeman, song leaders; Earl Puckett Jr. and Elizabeth Satterly, recreation.

  • Way We Were: Sisters up to their old tricks, again

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 14, 1961
    Two Anderson County sisters were up to their old tricks again in walking off with canning honors at the Kentucky State Fair.
    Mrs. Elvin Burgin, the state sweepstakes winner last year and not eligible to win the highest honor again this year, placed second with her 65 entries.
    Her sister, Mrs. E.B Sparrow, the Sweepstakes winner of the Anderson County Agricultural Fair this year, walked off with third place in the state with her 54 entries at the Fair.

  • Way We Were: Big Crowd Attends Water Ballet at Pool

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 7, 1961
    The first water show held at the pool drew a crowd of more than 500 and more than $250 was cleared for the installation of tennis courts, according to pool manager, Charles Grote, who was in charge of the show.
    Mrs. C.T. Ward, superintendent of schools, did the make-up for the performers. Hugh Brooks was the announcer and Allen Carter and Jimmy Hawkins handled the lighting effects for the show.

  • The Way We Were: Blackburn Champion in 4-H Electric

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 31, 1961

  • Way We Were: Johnson and Murphy win pageant

    Carolyn Casey called recently to correct some information that ran under  the photo of the dairy calf demonstration Aug. 3.
    Carolyn says David Flynn was actually Wayne Flynn and James Flynn should have been listed as Ray Flynn.
    Thanks, Carolyn, for correcting that 50-year-old mistake.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 24, 1961
    Plans were under way to rebuild Pleasant Hill Christian Church that was destroyed by fire a few weeks before, when struck by lightning.

  • The Way We Were: Byrd brothers found interesting bottles

    50 YEARS AGO
    August 17, 1961
    A special section of the paper reported the words from the kid’s point of view.
    Just for the asking . . .
    Adelia “Deede” Huddleston, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Huddleston had a new baby brother and her aunt, Mrs. Sherman Sims, took her to the hospital nursery to see him.

  • Way we were: Williams hitchhiked to Florence (Italy)

    50 YEARS AGO
    August 10, 1961
    Bobby Satterly, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Satterly, suffered an injury to his right eye when he was struck by a ball while trying out Thursday morning in Versailles at the Pittsburg Pirates camp.
    He hit a home run the first time at bat and the second time up he was struck. Eight stitches were required to close the deep cut above the eye. He was admitted to Versailles Hospital and then taken to a specialist in Lexington.