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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
April 5, 1957-The Morgan County Board of Education is borrowing $25,000 to help meet emergency school needs here. These funds, along with $20,000 previously designated for Hartselle schools, will make possible both a band room at MCHS and a lunchroom at Hartselle Elementary School.
February 28, 1957-Plant space is to be doubled at Hartselle’s Mitchell Industries. This prominent firm is now manufacturing and fabricating a large number of the metal parts which go into stage construction jobs throughout the country.
April 6, 1957-Purchase was made today of a five-room house at 1005 West Main Street to be used at present for assemblies of the Central Christian Church. Worship services are patterned from New Testament Christianity.
April 7, 1957-Floyd Anderson, Jack Hoffhaus, and Horace Roberts have been awarded honorary memberships in the MCHS chapter of FFA in recognition of their efforts to improve the standard of living of farmers in this area.
April 8, 1957-”Tornado alley,” the name given to southern Morgan County because of the prevalence of storms in this area, was struck again this morning. Two twisters touched down long enough to injure 25-30 people and inflict massive property damage. The greatest losses were sustained in the Roundtop community, Florette, Eva, Lacon, and Center Grove.
April 9, 1957-Power has now been restored in the Eva and Lacon communities following yesterday’s tornadoes.
April 9, 1957-Sgt. W. B. Little of the state highway patrol reports that approximately 400 persons were made homeless in Morgan County by Monday’s tornadoes.
April 9, 1957-Many Hartselle teens were piling into their cars tonight to take advantage of the Sunset Drive-in Theatre’s first “buck night.” During buck nights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, each vehicle gets in for $1, no matter how many occupants. There is also a double feature on each of these nights.
April 10, 1957—Shirley Walker has been selected as “Miss FHA” and Saralene Bridges as “FFA Sweetheart” by the groups’ members.
April 11, 1957—The city fathers, in response to numerous complaints, are having the police patrol West Main Street more closely to curb speeding, especially in the area of the locker plant and Piggly Wiggly.

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

Editor's picks

Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

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20 under 40: Spencer Bell

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20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

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20 under 40: Rachel Howard

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20 under 40: Mary Virgina Halbrooks

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