10 years ago

From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

The Dawson Springs City Council held its February meeting Tuesday. The regular Monday date was changed because of the President’s Day holiday. Representing the Hopkins County Humane Society, Judith Johnston thanked the council for their help with the steps taken to provide an overflow shelter for stray animals in Dawson Springs before being transported to the county facility.

At Monday night’s meeting of the Dawson Springs Board of Education, Superintendent Alexis Seymore told board members the district has been awarded a $22,500 grant to be used for technology. The competitive grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will purchase all computers and wiring for the second floor of the elementary school.

The Hopkins County Humane Society Board of Directors has announced the hiring of a new shelter manager, Misty Payne of Beech Grove.

The funeral for Annetta Boyd Jones, 84, of Dawson Springs, was held Monday at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Graham officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

The funeral for Norma Jean Adams, 71, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Dawson Springs, was held Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Randall Rogers officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

The funeral for Jeffery Allen Jackson, 47, of Dawson Springs, was held Friday at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. The Rev. Willard Walls officiated. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton.

Emily Michelle Turner and Joshua William Winfrey were married Dec. 19 at the Lexington Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Michael Gowens performed the ceremony, assisted by Elder Jeff Winfrey, uncle of the groom.

Hours at the Dawson Springs Branch Library are changing to better serve the public. Beginning Feb. 20, the library will be open from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturdays. New Friday hours will be 1 to 5:30 p.m. effective Feb. 26. The library will continue to be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carl and Eva Wilson, Dawson Springs, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 17. A vow renewal ceremony and a reception will be held at a later date. The couple were married Feb. 17, 1950, at the groom’s home in Madisonville. The late Rev. Thomas Wilson, the groom’s father, officiated.

Kylie Brooke Laffoon, daughter of Brandon and Brittany Laffoon, celebrated her first birthday Feb. 1 in the party room at Godfather’s Pizza in Madisonville. The room was decorated in a cupcake theme.

25 years ago

From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Feb. 16, 1995.

A local man died in a one-vehicle accident Friday night. Randal Jay Hicks, 36, Carroll Lane, was killed as a result of the accident, which occurred on KY 109, about 4 and 1/2 miles north of here. His funeral was held Monday afternoon, Feb. 13, at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Davis officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Warren of Dawson Springs will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Feb. 19. Terry Warren and the former Barbara Bourland were married Feb. 26, 1970, at Lake Grove Church with the Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating.

Michael S. Krautheim, Park Avenue, was recognized as one of about 5,800 Purdue University students who earned academic honors for the fall 1994 semester.

Rihana and Ryan McKnight, twins of Mr. and Mrs. Mike McKnight of Dawson Springs, celebrated their first birthdays on Dec. 30 at their home. The kitchen was decorated in a Minnie Mouse theme.

Beginning this spring, Woodlands Nature Center, located in Land Between the Lakes, will open its doors with a new name — The Nature Station.

50 years ago

From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Feb. 19, 1970.

A 17-year-old high school junior girl and the director of Outwood Hospital and School have been honored by the Kentucky Commission on Employment of the Handicapped. An essay written by Patty Furgerson on “Help the Handicapped” won first place in statewide competition and Dr. Chris S. Jackson was selected as the Kentucky “Physician of the Year Who Did Most to Help the Handicapped,” both sponsored by the KCEH.

The annual Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association, was held Thursday morning, Feb. 12, in the basement of the First Christian Church. Two students from each class, fourth through sixth grades, participated. The winner was Jenny Lou Franklin, a sixth-grade student in Mrs. Scotty Parsons’ room.

Mensers’ Fabric Shop will open for business at 109 Hunter St. this week, it was announced by the owners in today’s issue of The Progress. The new firm is owned by Mrs. Glen Menser and Mrs. Billy Menser.

Funeral services were held for Arch A. Purdy, 76, Saturday afternoon at the Beshear Funeral Home. Elders Eddie and Russell Beshear officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. He was a former mayor.

The greatest part of Monday night’s city council meeting was used to discuss the large number of vehicle owners not purchasing city stickers and parking problems on the city streets. A list had been prepared with over 100 names of vehicle owners who had purchased licenses last year but had not bought them this year.

On Monday, Feb. 23, 1970, Rotary is 65 years old and 660,500 strong. Although it is an age when many men retire from active life, 65 is just another milestone for Rotary International, which continues to expand in numbers and in the variety of its activities. The Dawson Springs Club started in 1946.

Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Egbert, Route 3, are the parents of a son, born Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Caldwell County Hospital at Princeton. He has been named Leonard Marcellis.

Mr. and Mrs. Fay Buntin, East Walnut Street, announce the engagement of their only daughter, Kathy Sue, to Mr. Joe Allen Redden, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Redden, Route 3. A fall wedding is planned.

Celebrating their eleventh birthdays with a party Saturday afternoon at Clarkdale Court were Don Oldham and Tammy Bratcher. Refreshments were served, a door prize was given and the boys won in a game between the boys and the girls.

Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Wagner, South Main Street, were married 62 years Tuesday, Feb. 17. They were married by a judge at Clarksville, Tenn., on Feb. 17, 1908. They lived in Todd County until 1920 when they moved to Dawson Springs.

Rex D. Parker, city, has won the top agents award in the Hopkinsville-Madisonville Agency again for the year 1969. This makes the fifth straight year Parker has earned this honor.

A Dawson Springs mother and her son attending two separate universities were both given scholastic honors for the fall semesters at their respective schools. Mrs. James H. Harned, a senior at Murray State University, was named to the Dean’s List with a 3.53 standing. Her son, Jon M. Harned, a junior at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, was named to the Dean’s List with a 3.571 standing.

The first annual Dawson Springs High School king and queen event, sponsored by the junior class, will be held Friday night in the high school gymnasium.

Linda Rambo earned a medal for coming in fourth in the high school girls 70-yard dash at the Mason-Dixon games in Louisville last Saturday. Linda is a 17-year-old junior.