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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By By Dr. Bill Stewart
April 22, 1960-Hayden Riley has been named as the new head basketball coach at the University of Alabama. His predecessor, Eugene Lambert, had a mediocre record overall and last season won only 7 games while losing 17.
April 23, 1960-The Morgan County 4-H talent contest was conducted tonight at Hartselle Elementary. The big winner was Brenda Pirkle of Eva who sang and played the piano. The Sparkman brothers, Ronald and Ronnie, won second place.
April 23, 1960-Martha Cornhill of MCHS was presented with the Future Homemakers of America degree of achievement at a meeting at Cullman High School today.
April 22, 1960-MCHS lost decisively to Decatur in baseball this afternoon by the score of 10-0. Ted Holland pitched a no-hitter for the Red Raiders.
April 23, 1960-Daylight Savings Time (DST) went into effect in some parts of Alabama at midnight tonight. This includes Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal where many Hartselle people work.
April 24, 1960-All Falkville and Massey telephone numbers were changed this morning. Calls between Falkville and Massey are now charge-free. The prefix for Massey numbers is 462, for Falkville, 784. At present, about 140 Massey residents have telephones.
April 24, 1960-Dr. Roland King is now back at home in Hartselle following his attendance at the annual meeting of the
state dental convention.
April 24, 1960-Tommy Ed Roberts, a star football player at MCHS until he graduated last year, has been awarded an athletic scholarship to Jacksonville State. After graduating from high school, Roberts did an Army stint and has recently been working in his dad’s clothing store.
April 25, 1960-Dr. James S. Martin is in Montgomery for the annual meeting of the Alabama Optometric Association.
April 26, 1960-The Morgan County 4-H Club, FHA, and FFA fat stock show was held today at the Decatur livestock coliseum. The county cattlemen’s association of which James E. Peck is president sponsored it. Members of the awards committee included Lester Wooten, Guy Roberts. Robert Peck, Harry Houston, Scotty Stone, Harvey Pickens, Horace Roberts, Bill Lindsey, and Leo Pettit.
April 26, 1960-State, county, and city offices were closed today in observance of Confederate Memorial Day.
April 26, 1960-W. H. Stewart, owner of Stewart Brothers Motor Co., is currently in Biloxi, Miss., for the annual meeting of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama.
April 26, 1960-John Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Warren, won the award for the best Hereford cow shown at the Decatur coliseum tonight. Participating in judging competition from Hartselle were Hoyt Cheatham, Seth Ballew, and Vaughn Pettit. Dwight Pettit won an award for the best lightweight Aberdeen Angus. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Pettit. Hartselle award winners for lightweight Herefords were Robert and Skip Drinkard, sons of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Drinkard, Jr.
April 27, 1960-Gambling is on the increase in Alabama. Federal authorities arrested two men in Birmingham today for betting on baseball games.
April 27, 1960—Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Way, Hartselle 2, are the proud parents of a son born today at Baugh-Wiley-Smith Clinic in Decatur.
April 28, 1960-The Crescent Motel opened today where the Sunset Drive-in Theatre used to be. Each of the 52 rooms will be air-conditioned and have TVs along with wall to wall carpeting. Hartselle event planners will be interested to know that the new motel has a spacious banquet room available for private parties.
April 28, 1960-Mrs. Robert C. Yarbrough, Tanner Heights, was well enough to go home from Decatur General today. Willis Proctor, Sparkman St., was admitted.
April 28, 1960-A Hartselle filling station on West Main Street was robbed of approximately $100 tonight.

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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