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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Oct. 4, 1957-With Sherman Burch out due to being hampered by injuries, Charles Howell stepped in masterfully tonight as the MCHS Tigers' first-string quarterback, leading his Bengals to a 26-0 win over Hanceville. Additional superior play was shown by David McElroy, Jimmy Mayfield, Gary Vest, Willard Lipsey and James Ledbetter. This was also homecoming and Patty Alexander reigned beautifully as queen.
Oct. 5, 1957-Quite a few local War Eagle fans made the trip to the plains today to see their favorite team trounce Chattanooga by a score of 40-7. The game was such a mismatch that most of the first team was sidelined by Coach Shug Jordan in order to give younger players some significant game time.
Oct. 6, 1957-Seven were injured, including five in a single family, in a car-truck collision in Danville this morning. Each member of the James E. Smith family suffered some type of injury, Mr. Smith most seriously.
Oct. 6, 1957-Military funeral services were conducted for Capt. C. E. Jordan, Hartselle 3, a distinguished veteran of World War II, this afternoon at Cedar Creek church. Members of John F. Thompson Post No. 52, American Legion, Hartselle, were responsible for the honors.
Oct. 6, 1957-Tennis Sparkman characterized today's annual Sparkman-Vest-Roberts family reunion at Oak Ridge as one of the best ever held. About 250 relatives attended.
Oct. 7, 1957-A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Terry, Jr., Hartselle 2, today at Baugh-Wiley-Smith Clinic.
Oct. 8, 1957-The Morgan County Court is now in the midst of a three-day session. Many of the cases before this tribunal involve alleged violations of the prohibition law.
Oct. 9, 1957-One of the most popular features appearing currently in the Enquirer is "This and That." The enterprising society editor of the paper, Mrs. Dorothy Puckett, regularly researches back issues and compiles them in a weekly column that is great enjoyed by both old-timers and newcomers alike. (Mrs. Puckett's brilliance in doing what she did is the total inspiration for this pale imitation.)
Oct. 10, 1957-For reasons not yet fully understood, the new Edsel automobiles that went on display at McRae Motors in Decatur about a month ago are not selling as well as had been expected. This beautiful new car is available in four series-Ranger, Pacer, Corsair, and Citation, but none of them have yet caught fire with the public.

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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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City adjusts garbage routes for Memorial Day

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

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Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

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Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

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Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

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Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

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Hartselle baseball legend dies

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