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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: Cooper and Sea were good citizens

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 9, 1961
    Votes were cast by 2,597 voters on a sunny but cold election day.
    Winning magistrate races were: Elmo Bruner, Democrat of the fourth district, beat out Everett Kays, Independent; and Elbert Stinnett defeated E.L. Shouse, Republican, as magistrate of the fifth district.
    Unopposed were: James C. Hanks, first district; Arvin W. Crask, second district; Stanley Burge, third district; all Democrats, and Walter Drury, Republican, sixth district.

  • Way We Were: Fallout shelter booklets to be mailed

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 2, 1961
    Captain J. Gilbert Franklin, native of Anderson County, retired from the US Navy after 28 years of service.

    Fallout shelter booklets were to be put in every mailbox in the nation.
    According to a national magazine, the 106-page booklet would contain tips on fall shelters.

    Christy Ann Stratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stratton, celebrated her fifth birthday with a party at her home Thursday afternoon.

  • Way We Were: Western 7th graders visit Capitol

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 16, 1961
    Hamilton Tingle of Alton Station brought some blooms from a lilac tree in his yard to The Anderson News.
    He said this was the second time in the past six years that he had lived there that the tree had bloomed in the spring and fall.

    George Fallis Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fallis, underwent a shoulder operation at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington for an old baseball injury.

  • Way We Were: Candlelight service held for girl scouts

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 19, 1961
    A candlelight investiture service for 11 girl scouts was conducted.
    The scouts had completed their tenderfoot requirements.
    Serving as the color guard was Connie Hughes, American flag bearer; Charlotte Sullivan, troop flag bearer; Nancy Ellen White, song leader; and Dana Satterly, color sergeant.
    The investees were Beverly Brown, LaKeta Cammack, Debbie Duncan, Nancy Haydon, Bonnie Hughes, Connie Huge, Jeannie Kirby, Jane Mitchell, Dana Satterly, Charlotte Sullivan and Nancy Ellen White.

  • 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.