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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Sept. 20, 1957-The MCHS Tigers lost more than a football game to the Athens Golden Eagles tonight. Three Hartselle athletes required a doctor's care as a result of injuries they sustained in the contest.
David McElroy fractured his elbow while Billy Don Aldridge and Willard Lipsey had knee and neck injuries. MCHS's only TD came late in the game when Buddy Roberts received an Eagles kickoff and ran it back for 95 yards.
Sept. 21, 1957-Alabama Attorney General John Patterson is on the warpath against close to a thousand small loan firms in the state that regularly charge their poor clients between 250 and 2000 percent interest on the money that they borrow. Alabama has the distinctly bad reputation of being the "loan shark state."
Sept. 22, 1957-A sister of Bev Howell, Mrs. Mary Etta Slate, passed away in Kalamazoo, Mich., today.
Sept. 22, 1957-At present the average pension being received by an elderly Alabamian averages to $43.88. The pension added to an individual's other income sources cannot total to more than $60 monthly.
Sept. 23, 1957-A teachers' workshop was held at MCHS today. Local educators playing key roles in this program included Mrs. Rachel Oden, Mrs. Beulah Y. Pettey, Mrs. Effie Lou Gilchrist, Mrs. Margie B. Long, and Mrs. Lucile P. Nicholson.
Sept. 24, 1957-According to calls received by parents of local UA students, there is a serious outbreak of Asian flu at the Capstone at present. The health service has had a massive increase in its normal caseload. A new vaccine developed to inoculate against the flu is being rushed to distribution centers so that as many people as possible can be spared the suffering associated with this virulent form of flu.
Sept. 25, 1957-The Morgan County budget will be more than $360,000 during the next fiscal year, a $15,000 increase over '56-'57. The old courthouse is in bad shape and needs extensive renovation. For the first time the building will be air-conditioned.
Sept. 26, 1957-Hugh F. Penn, acting Hartselle postmaster, is the new president of the local Kiwanis Club. Other officers include Robert Stephenson, vice-president; Scotty Stone, secretary; and Buck Strickland, treasurer.
Sept. 26, 1957-Jerry Atkins has been selected as the most outstanding student at MCHS for this month. Jerry plays end on the football team and has a perfect class attendance record.

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Salute: Hartselle High alumnus graduates from Naval Academy 

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Goodbye to a good boy: Beloved family pet, Ace, battles cancer  

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical 

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Hartselle adds two police officers 

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Hartselle bomb threat deemed hoax

Editor's picks

At 90, Carl Winton keeps on trucking

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Hartselle man with rare genetic condition headed to Grand Ole Opry

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Morgan delegation discusses recent legislative session 

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical

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HU adjusts rates for water, sewer and natural gas services

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Town Council helps Priceville Elementary furnish school 

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Hartselle City Schools hires three math coaches for 2024-25 school year 

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Crestline students rock Alabama Stock Market Games, poster contest

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New EMA director worries and plans for a living

Falkville

Jonna’s journey: Local woman battles Glioblastoma with unyielding faith 

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Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

Brewer

MCS Technology Park to host STEAM summer camp for middle school students 

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Bridging the gap: Hartselle Historical Society launches guided walk downtown bringing history to life

Falkville

Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

Falkville

Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

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