10 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Nov 26, 2008.)

The Christmas season in Dawson Springs will kick off Friday with an open house from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the recently renovated Darby House.. Guests will vote for their favorite rooms decorated by local merchants with a prize awarded for the winning room.

The first departmental report to the Dawson Springs Junior-Senior High SBDM Council was presented by Melissa Hust at the Nov. 19 meeting. Hust, representing the English department, told council members that the English faculty had chosen to make strengthening grammar instruction a top priority.

With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, KSP expects increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

Tryouts for the Kentucky Music Educators Association second district All-District Band were held at James Madison Middle School Nov. 15 for seventh and eighth grades and Nov. 18 for ninth through twelfth grades.

The funeral for Betty Lou Hamby, 69, Dawson Springs, was held Nov. 23 at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev.  Calvin Bryant officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

A memorial service for John Wilburn Collins, 65, Dawson Springs, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 at Beshear Funeral Home.

Military graveside services for Clifford Ray Riley, formerly of Dawson Springs, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Cemetery in Christian County.

The funeral for James Riley “Coonrod” McCord, 79, Crofton, was held Nov. 22 at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Wendell McCord officiated. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery in Christian County.

25 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Nov. 24, 1993.)

The City Water & Sewer System reports that the city’s water supply is well within the limit of .015 parts of lead per million as established by the EPA.

Among those who performed at the Living Christmas Window display by Ro Bell are Laura Beth Hillerich, Anna Marsili and Tiffany Melton. The display was held after the 7th annual Christmas Lights Dedication on Friday night, Nov. 19.

Hopkins County Health Department employees move furniture into a South Main Street building which will become a health department annex early next year. They are John Hendon, an environmental officer; Jack Morris, director of the department; and Mike Griffith, an environmental officer. Morris is a graduate of Dawson Springs High School.

The Christmas lights in Veterans Memorial Park were dedicated to Roy and Lucretia McNeely at the 7th annual Christmas Lights Dedication held Friday night, Nov. 19. Presenting a plaque to the couple is Chris Smiley, a member of the Christmas Decorations Committee. The committee also said this year’s lights are in memory of the late Jack Rhody who was a member of the committee.

Navy Seaman Recruit Justin A. Peacock, son of Elizabeth A. Slaton and stepson of Michael W. Young of Dawson Springs, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Services for Mrs. Marian Campbell, 64, were held Tuesday afternoon at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. David Fambrough officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

Funeral for Gerald Maurice Dillingham, 48, was held Friday afternoon at Beshear  Funeral Home. The Rev. Eugene McKnight officiated, assisted by Elder Russell Beshear. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery, Christian County.

Eight members of the Dawson Springs High School Band were named recently to the All-Second District Band. They are Scott, Davis, Jason Cummins, Brandy Bruce, Gary Ashlock, Mike Britt, Heather Adams, Mandi Dillingham and Christie Davis.

Elaine Davis is congratulated by her supervisor, Gale Bearden, upon her being named Operator of the Month for October at Ottenheimer & Co., Inc.


    50 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Nov. 27, 1968.)

After more than 50 years, today is the last day of school at the “old” grade school building on School St.

The new school gymnasium is expected to be ready soon after Jan. 1.

Morton Jennings, city, was elected vice chairman of the Hopkins County Red Cross Chapter at its annual dinner meeting Thursday night at Holiday Inn in Madisonville.

The Sav-Mor Discount Center will open for business Wednesday (today), Raymond Thomason, owner, has announced.

Writing outstanding Thanksgiving essays in the fourth grade class taught by Mrs. Bill Seibert were thee pupils, Rita Grisham, Timothy Jones, Pamela Weddington, Kathy Davis, Cynthia Franklin, Jennie L. Williams, Stephen Hamby, Sherri Nichols, Timothy Robinson and  Rocky Adcock.

Jon Harned, city, a sophomore at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, is among more than 300 students participating in TCU’s Honors Program during the 1968-69 academic year.