10 years ago

From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010.

The Dawson Springs Jr./Sr. High School site-based decision-making council set May 18 as a make-up day for professional development. Because of snow, the original day, Feb. 15, was canceled. Graduation is still set for May 28.

On Friday, Jan. 8, Woodburn Pharmacy filled new prescription number 1,000,000. The business, now located on East Arcadia Avenue, has a long history in Dawson Springs.

A crime spree involving a series of home invasion robberies Saturday morning is under investigation by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department. The spree ended in a fatal vehicle accident. Joseph Aniz, 17, Madisonville, died in the accident.

A 15-year-old male students at Dawson Springs High School was charged with possession of marijuana Monday following an unannounced canine search of the school. The search was the third conducted by the Madisonville and Dawson Springs Police Departments during the 2009-10 school year.

Martha Jane Harris Borkowski, St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Dawson Springs, died Feb. 7 in St. Petersburg. She was a 1948 graduate of Dawson Springs High School.

Memorial services were held Saturday at Harris Funeral Home for Judith Kay Hibbs Gamache, 54, of Dawson Springs.

The Richland Volunteer Fire Department in Madisonville has received $75,999 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program for better equipment, training and staffing.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at the Church of God’s Blessing in Dawson Springs for J.G. “Woody” Latham, 65, of Madisonville.

Jacob Adams and Brittany Randolph represented Dawson Springs High School in the hoop shoot contest sponsored by the Hopkins County Census Committee.

Cassie Bruch of Dawson Springs won first-place honors in the 2010 Stanley Lewis Multicultural/Diversity Writing Contest at Madisonville Community College.

25 years ago

From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1995.

The school board voted unanimously Monday night to petition the Hopkins County School Board to allow the annexation of property in the northeastern section of the city into the local independent school district.

City council member Kathy Nichols said at Tuesday night’s brief council meeting that the swimming pool in the municipal park will not be opened this year unless repairs are made.

Three classroom days missed during the school year because of inclement weather are expected to be made up May 22, 24 and 25.

Spending for technology in the city school system will be adversely affected by a need to replace roofs over two buildings: the former gymnasium which houses middle school auditorium, special education rooms, FRYSC and the health clinic, and the roof of the building constructed in 1932, which houses middle school classrooms.

Holly Suzanne Redden, Russell Street, a junior pharmacy major, was honored by the University of Kentucky for outstanding academic work. She was named to the dean’s list.

Last rites for Pete Mabry, 45, East Keigan Street, were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18, at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. The Rev. Eugene McKnight officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

50 years ago

From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1970.

City schools, along with a reported 117 other school districts in Kentucky, closed down Monday, the first day of a statewide teacher work stoppage. The strike was called by the Kentucky Education Association in an attempt to get more money for teachers and for other benefits.

Bazil Morris, 72, prominent landowner and businessman here for many years, died of an apparent heart attack in his cattle barn on KY 109 Monday afternoon. He lived on South Main Street. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Jesse S. Bell officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Denzel Sizemore, Trim Street, are the parents of a baby girl born Feb. 15, in the Caldwell County Hospital at Princeton. She weighed nine poaunds and was named Denise Diana.

U.S. Army Recruiting Sgt. Kent Beshear reenlisted in the Regular Army for six years right after he completed a six-year enlistment.

Jenny Lou Franklin representing the Dawson Springs City Schools came in third in the annual Spelling Bee contest held Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Learning Resource Center in Madisonville.

The Eighth District tournament is scheduled to bring in the Hopkinsville gym on Wednesday, March 4, but Tuesday it was not known if the tournament would be played, Coach Norman Weaver told The Progress. The last two games on the Panthers 1969-70 schedule have been canceled because of the current school teachers strike.