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A look back

By Staff
Cold weather and illnesses of one kind or another are traditional subjects of news in local weeklies at this time of year.
1958-January 23, Robert Parker has returned to Alabama Polytechnic institute after being confined to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parker, by illness.
1886-January 24, Seemingly incessant rains seem to have dramatically increased the number of people afflicted with the "miserable grippe." They have also made Hartselle's streets just about as muddy and sloppy as they could possibly be.
1923-January 25, Catston N. McDaniel, black leader and educator, is ill at his residence. Mr. McDaniel was instrumental in raising funds for the Morgan County Training School here.
1998-January 26, Dr. Vernon L. St. John, president of the AEA during 1967-69 and a member of the State Senate from Morgan County when the education sales tax was enacted, is growing increasingly infirm. When he was younger, Dr. St. John was also very active in the state Baptist convention. On his last birthday he was 92.
1943-January 27, Rev. John D. McClanahan celebrated his 99th birthday today. Recently failing health has kept him from walking to town every day to sit on the "old soldier's bench" and talk with his friends.
1907-January 28, John M. Chenault is very ill at his home. His wife and ten children are ministering lovingly to his needs. Two of his sons, C. S. and F. L. Chenault, are prominent physicians in New Decatur. Mr. Chenault is 77.
1905-January 29, Mrs. Eliza Hartselle, one of the best known and most popular old residents of this part of the country, is said to be quite ill at the home of her daughter in Mississippi.
1909-January 29, The skies are full of snow clouds and it looks very much like North Alabama will get another coating of snow very soon. If this happens it will be the second time this winter. (Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart)

Hartselle

Cullman Regional to open first health park in Alabama

Morgan County

Habitat begins new build for county family

Hartselle

Hartselle to be fined $1,500 for landfill fire that burned for weeks

Danville

Danville teacher faces drug charge, on paid leave for second time in 6 years

Hartselle

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

Hartselle

Morgan schools to get two more SROs

Morgan County

Good boy: Morgan County K9 aids deputies in narcotics investigations, seizures

Hartselle

Hartselle robotics teams participate in statewide competition

Hartselle

Community gathers for seventh-annual egg drop

Hartselle

Alabama’s hospitals, nursing homes urge mask usage, issue reminders on visitation

Falkville

Multiple agencies respond for water rescue

Hartselle

Chamber board considers three for election

Hartselle

Hartselle youth wins big during Junior Beef Expo

Hartselle

Vote before April 12 in the Best of the Best contest

Falkville

Falkville plans town-wide yard sale

Hartselle

HACC annual meeting, awards gala slated for May 7 

News

Priceville incurs fines over sewer issues, including allegedly hiding E. coli levels

Hartselle

William Bradford Huie Library recognizes Women of Hartselle

Hartselle

Hartselle teenager earns solo wings through Redstone Civil Air Patrol

Hartselle

‘It’s a hard knock life’

Hartselle

Downtown Glow celebrates opening with ribbon cutting  

Hartselle

Main Street encourage Hartselle growth

Hartselle

One year later

Hartselle High School

Gillespie’s clutch hit helps lift No. 6 Hartselle over No. 7 Hillcrest

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