10 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, May 21, 2009.)

The Dawson Springs Board of Education met in a special called meeting May 26 to learn whether it will be possible to include the ground floor of the 1958 and 1968 sections of the elementary building in the renovation project scheduled to begin June 1.

Panther high jumper and senior Jessica Budd competed in the state high jump competition Saturday, May 23. She had the fourth-highest jump at 4-8. With ties, she ended up in ninth place.

Two teachers were hired by the elementary council. They are Tracy Collins and Holly Peters.

Joe and Tana Roberts announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Britney to Byron Marlowe, son of Wayne and Sandra Marlowe of Lexington. The outdoor wedding will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.

Amanda Carlton, a 2005 graduate of Dawson Springs High School, was honored at Western Kentucky University's 165th commencement May 17. She was among 22 students who had the highest grade point averages in their colleges while completing at least 64 credit hours at WKU.

The 100th commencement features 30 students with Rachel Donaldson and Carson Labrado as valedictorian and Felicia Jones and Daniel Galloway as salutatorian.

25 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, May 26, 1994.)

The swimming season this year at the pool in the municipal park is threatened by a crack in the bottom of the pool and damage to fiberglass walls.

Youngsters took flowers to the volunteers who were honored at a luncheon held Monday, May 16, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The volunteers gave 3,821.50 hours to the school system this year which at $6 an hour, saved the system $22,929.

Police Chief Danny Heggen said Tuesday morning that two male juveniles are suspects in a Sunday night fire in a mailbox on Ramsey Street in front of the U.S. Post Office building.

An Indianapolis, Ind., oil and gas company believes its natural gas field near here in Christian County will be a major producer for Kentucky. The firm has drilled two wells on about 80 acres of land owned by Scotty Parsons Sr. about seven miles south of here and about 500 feet north of KY 109.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Castle, 514 Keigan St., are the parents of a girl bron Tuesday, April 26, at the Regional Medical Center at Madisonville. The seven-pound, seven-ounce baby was named Nikki Marie.

Funeral for Shirley R. Sherman, 62, 485 Frederick Road, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. James Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Funeral for Nelson Glenn Reynolds, 72, Danville, Ill., was held Satruday morning, May 21, at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Eric Nelson officiated. Burial was in Lafayette Cemetery.

Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon for Williams "Bill" Hays, 69, 209 Oak St., at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Eugene McKnight officiated. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery.

Funeral for Dewey J. Stallins, 90, 404 Franklin St., was held Tuesday afternoon at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Donnie Howton officiated. Burial was in Lafayette Cemetery.

Rex Parker Insurance Agency of Dawson Springs has earned Sales Leader with Meridian Insurance, an honor awarded to agencies which meet high levels of sales performance for Meridian's property-casualty insurance products. A trip to Cancun, Mexico, was recently enjoyed by the agents who contributed the most to the Rex Parker Insurance Agency Sales Leader Award, along with other Meridian agents who also achieved Sales Leader during 1993.

The annular solar eclipse, which occurred Thursday, May 10, left crescent-shaped shadows under a tree on South Main Street.

Dawson Springs High School's 85th commencement features 39 members of the Class of 1994. Cory Davis is valedictorian, while Jason Cranor and Sherri Moore are salutatorians.

50 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, May 29, 1969.)

Dawson Springs voters went to the polls in waves at Tuesday's primary and elected Deward Stallins as the city's next mayor.

Precinct No. 13 (West Dawson) voters voted at the DX Service Station.

Precinct No. 14 (East Dawson) voters voted at Jennings Chevrolet Co., Inc.

Precinct No. 15 (South Dawson) voted at the city courthouse.

Linda Rambo won two gold medals in the Hopkins County Junior Olympics held Friday and Saturday. She was the only representative of the local schools to win two first place awards. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rambo, 308 Hickory St.