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Looking back: $3,000 taken from St. Dominic Mass in 1992

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60 YEARS AGO
December 11, 1952

The first heavy downpour of rain in this city and county since June fell to help with the shortage of water at the reservoir.
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Private Walter E. Osborne arrived at Fort George G. Meade, Md. where he received his initial indoctrination into the U.S. Army.
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Births – Shannon Jo to Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Riley (Nov. 25); Mary Katie Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yates (Dec. 2); a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Hopper (Dec. 2); Helen Louise to S/Sgt. Joseph A. Mudd and Mrs. Mudd (Nov. 30); Crystal Gail to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Darland (Dec. 4)
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Deaths – Mary Hines; Charles M. Durham, 74; Michael Wayne Goff, 3 months; Lonnie Shewmaker, 64; Katie Moffett, 82; Maggie Hagan, 70; Anna Goodlett

50 YEARS AGO
December 20, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wright celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
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Perry C. Carrico graduated from the 120th General Course at the National Institute of Drycleaning in Maryland.
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On sale at Reeds: turkeys – 37¢ lb.; celery – 19¢ stalk; grapes – 29¢ for 2 lbs.; pies – 3 for $1; sugar – 5 lbs. 49¢; gelatin – 3 boxes 25¢
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Births – Phillip Lawrence to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Carrico (Dec. 11); Owen Lee to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Colvin Jr. (Dec. 15); Tonna Renee to Mr. and Mrs. George Kenneth Wurfel (Dec. 17); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Vize (Dec. 18); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Walls (Dec. 19); Ellen Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Montgomery (Nov. 28); Karin Elizabeth to Bro. and Mrs. H. William Peterson (Dec. 13); Timothy Alan to Rev. and Mrs. Ty Clenney (Dec. 13)
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Deaths – Garnett Arnold, 62; Dollie Dean, 55; Mary Alma Smith Carrico, 50; Sidney F. Brady, 34; Frank A. Yancey, 83; Mary Florence Blandford Osborne, 84; Arthur E. Lewis, 64; Millie Warner, 87; Ethel Brown Troutman, 76

40 YEARS AGO
December 21, 1972

A large barn on the farm of Paul Bishop on Long Run, Washington County, was destroyed by fire.
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A pack of stray dogs attacked a flock of sheep and hogs on the farm of Edd Wheatley on Bloomfield Road.
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Clifton Murphy was given a surprise party for his 50 years association with Robertson’s, Inc.
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Births – Joseph Darrell to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ronald Smith (Dec. 4); Keith Tyndale to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dixie Hill (Dec. 12); Thomas Keith to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Rogers (Dec. 13); Regina Gayle to Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Byrd (Dec. 16); Jennifer Leigh to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Mattingly (Dec. 16); Robert Ryan to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Fenton (Dec. 15); John Patrick to Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Polin (Nov. 21); Raphael Lancaster to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boldrick (Dec. 9)
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Deaths – Glenn Reed, 36; Theresa Elder Mattingly, 57; Hollie Warford Jr., 46

30 YEARS AGO
December 15, 1982

Pvt. Francis T. Churchill completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
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Mrs. Jessie Yates celebrated her 87th birthday.
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Three Springfield young people were part of the Lebanon Christian Church Bible Bowl Team. They were Mark Hoppes, Vickie Keeling and Brian Hoppes. They won the championship at the Kentucky Teens for Christ Convention.
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Births – Catherine Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leon Wheatley Jr. (Nov. 24); Corey Allen to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Allen Boblett (Nov. 26); Derek Ryan to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Dean; Christopher Wade to Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Wade (Dec. 7)
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Deaths – Alfred W. Tate, 59; Susan Carrie Thomas, 85; Ollie J. Ball, 82; Bobbie L. Gray, 62; Pearman H. Wilson, 75; Raymond Lee Carney, 81

20 YEARS AGO
December 30, 1992

A thief made off with approximately $3,000 from collections at St. Dominic Mass.
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CW3 Roger A. Milburn was presented a Commendation Certificate in recognition of sustained superior performance as a National Guard Technician.
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Mr. and Mrs. Russell Yaste celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Joseph Michael to Phyllis and Bobby Bastin (Dec. 14); Vanessa Jade to Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Nash (Dec. 18); Margaret Katherine to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Menke Boone (Dec. 21); James Michael to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Morris (Dec. 9)
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Deaths – James Evans Burkhead, 76; Mary Pauline Nally Taylor, 79; John Barnes, 97; Eunice Elizabeth (Lib) Durrett, 78; Joseph Leonard Hurrigan, 76; Francis Leo Willett, 74; Marvin Chesser, 72

10 YEARS AGO
December 25, 2002

The Springfield Sun, the voice of Washington County, brought in the new year by introducing itself to the World Wide Web at  www.thespringfieldsun.com.  
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The Dominicans of St. Catharine held an open house to celebrate the completion of the motherhouse renovations.
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Births – Jacqueline Arlene to Judy and Stephen Mudd (Nov. 5)
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Deaths – Thurman Chesser, 100; Thomas B. “Buck” Haydon, 70; John Albert Hagan Jr., 80; Robert “Bobby” Reynolds, 64; Phillip Andre Spalding, 40; John B. Smith, 48; Latonia Jo Gerton, 29; Julia C. Drury, 87