VALLEY OF YEARS PAST|
Huey elected to third term as Hillsboro mayor
75 Years Ago
Sept. 15-21, 1930
Dr. J.F. Huey has been elected to serve a third term as mayor of Hillsboro.
All members of the American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary and their families have been invited Thursday evening to the basement of the Tennessee Valley bank to listen to the national Legion broadcast.
Through courtesy of the McGehee Funiture Co., a receiving set was installed in the building in preparation for the broadcast which will include stations WSM of Nashville and WAPI of Birmingham.
Decatur Kiwanis Club won the attendance trophy by a close margin after a three-month competition with the Cullman Kiwanis. The trophy was presented to the club by J.W. Clopton, Kiwanian trophy donor.
Enrollment in Decatur city schools has increased to 2,930, a gain of 176 over the enrollment on the first day of school announced by Superintendent W.W. Benson.
50 Years Ago
Sept. 15-21, 1955
Randy Troup cut the ribbons for the grand opening of the Decatur Coca-Cola Bottling Co.'s new plant on U.S. 31 before the open house began. Approximately 2,000 people toured the modern building during the afternoon and evening.
P.W. Robson, plant manager, Wolverine Tube, Division of Calumet & Hecla Inc., announced the promotion of Paul H. Blackwell to methods engineer at the Decatur plant.
Blackwell has been with Wolverine Tube since August 1950. His initial assignment was time study observer in the industrial engineering section.
A native of Decatur, he is a graduate of Decatur schools and holds a degree in industrial management from Alabama Polytechnic Institute.
Winners of the third annual Junior Dressmaking Contest sponsored by Singer Sewing Center were Janet Nungester, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Garold Nungester, and Linda Linderman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Linderman, all of Decatur.
Miss Nungester was winner in the senior division and her cotton frock featured burnt orange and lime cording from the shoulders to the hemline. The dress was light yellow with tiny flowers in the background. Bows complemented the shoulder lines and the neckline was round.
Miss Linderman's winning frock was light blue, made with a full skirt and tight bodice. Flower appliques and ties complemented the neckline, which also was round.
The two winners will now compete in the regional contest in Memphis.
25 Years Ago
Sept. 15-21, 1980
Monica Vogt of Decatur has been elected vice president of the Student Government Association at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing for the 1980-81 academic year. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Vogt of Decatur.
Students at Oak Park and Brookhaven displayed winning posters for competition in recognition of Constitution Week. Winners were Donnie Cowan, first place at Brookhaven; Renee Dawson, second place at Brookhaven; Mandy Rogers, second place at Oak Park; and David Smitherman, first place at Oak Park.
Morgan County Volunteers kicked off the annual drive Thursday with a Dutch treat breakfast. The drive will fund 22 local United Way agencies and five national agencies.
The goal is $633,220.
Workers in businesses and industry will be solicited by volunteers for contributions during the next few weeks.
Guest speaker will be Orbert T. Baggott Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church in Opelika, who will discuss the importance of United Way in order to motivate volunteers.
Ernest Smith of Medical Care Products accepts a membership in the Decatur Chamber of Commerce from volunteer Linda Richardson. Smith became the first member to join the chamber Tuesday, which was the initial day of its 50th anniversary membership drive.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 14-19, 1995
The American Heart Association kicked off its Health Choice American Heart Walk drive with T-shirts and promotional caps. Some who participated were Max Sconyers, chairman, John Thornton, Melissa Bibbee, Tim Esslinger and Carl Hale.
The National Conference of Christians and Jews will have its third annual Brotherhood Awards Dinner on Tuesday in Decatur, honoring three residents for their civic and community work.
Those receiving a Brotherhood Award are Vernon Lane, president of Mid-South Testing; Patricia J. Nordmark, treasurer of Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County; and Gary Redus, baseball coach at Calhoun Community College and retired major league baseball player.