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Looking back: McElroy retired as Springfield postmaster in ‘82

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60 YEARS AGO
October 23, 1952  

The Springfield High School Panthers won their first football game of the season over St. Augustine High School 19-6.
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According to a report from Headquarters Far East Command, Lieut. Col. Charles E. Jeffries from Washington County received a citation for the Bronze Star Medal.
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Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Smith celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
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Births – a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clements (Oct. 21); George Alexander to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton (Oct. 21); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Adams (Oct. 16); Jo Nell to Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Russell (Oct. 14)
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Deaths – Ben R. Hardesty, 69; Stanley Keeling, 36; Nora Mahoney Smith, 76; Mrs Ralph L. Godfrey; John S. Mills, 63; Arthur Allen, 60

50 YEARS AGO
November 1, 1962

Dancing in the street was en vogue as the Springfield Women’s Club sponsored a street dance and the Kent Mudd Band furnished the music.
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Paula Goatley, a 16-year-old senior at Springfield High School, was crowned homecoming queen at the football game between Springfield and Bardstown.
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Births – Penna Louise to Mr. and Mrs. Glendel Elliott (Oct. 24); Jeffrey Wayne to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Spalding (Oct. 28); Christopher Jude to Mr. and Mrs. John R. Edelen (Oct. 27); Virginia Sue to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lee Brockman (Oct. 26); Sandra Louise to Pvt. And Mrs. David Medley (Oct. 28)
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Deaths – Stanislaus Moraja, 76; Eliza Spalding, 80; Hamilton Shouse, 81; William Thompson, 88; Samuel B. Thompson, 51; Lena Prather, 82

40 YEARS AGO
November 2, 1972

Kitty Jane Royalty, Washington County’s representative from the Tathum Springs section of Washington County, was crowned Queen of the Fifth District Farm Bureau Contest.
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Architects drew up plans for the new elementary school in Springfield.
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Inducted into the Phi Theta Society at St. Catharine College were Mary Ann Haydon, Viv Ellen Curtsinger, Phyllis Gartin, J.W. Mattingly and Nell Robertson.
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Births – David Allan to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas David Osborne (Oct. 27); a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph David Hamilton (Oct. 31); Stephanie Adele to Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Boone (Oct. 27); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Norris Harmon (Oct. 29)
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Deaths – Craig Anthony Smith, 10-months; Stephen Porter Smith, 90; Dr. Spalding Green; Condit B. Moore, 51; Effie Keeling Hale, 78; Bessie Lee Dennis, 82; Ruel Crouch, 68; Darwin Thomas, 80; Charles W. Holderman, 61; Mrs. Ora Driskell, 71

30 YEARS AGO
October 27, 1982

John V. McElroy retired as postmaster at the Springfield Post Office.
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Florence Cocanougher was selected as the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club Woman of Achievement.
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Fred and Lula Grigsby celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
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Donya Jeanine Noel was named a semi-finalist among 62 contestants in the Miss Teen Kentucky Pageant.
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Candidates for the 1982 St. Catharine College Homecoming Queen were Suzy Nalley, Susie Masterson, Rose Marie Carrico, Rhonda Devine, Theresa Riney, Pam Boone and Teresa Crawford.
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Births – Michael John to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jeffrey Cambron (Oct. 24)
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Deaths – Archie Thomas Colvin, 45; Jason Allen Sparrow, 2; Charlie S. Kays, 73; Zelma Lee Keeling, 88; Deborah Lynn Hood Outlaw, 26; William Cecil Barrick, 60

20 YEARS AGO
November 11, 1992

A Toyota Camry was given away during Alumni Weekend at St. Catharine College. The drawing was held during halftime. The winner was Larry Hays.
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Coach Jimmie Reed received a silver tray for attaining his 100th victory at Washington County High School.
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Senator Dan Kelly spoke to fourth and fifth grade classes at Washington County Elementary School giving them first-hand insight into the political process in Frankfort.
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Pvt. Jerry Birch completed basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
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Births – Madeline Ann to John and LeAnn Mudd (Oct. 19)
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Deaths – Elsie Hays Riley, 70; William Morrison Durrett, 72; Raymond Lewis Nally, 67; Frank Albertini, 81

10 YEARS AGO
November 6, 2002

The Washington County School Board named Larry Graves as the school’s next superintendent.
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Mike Haydon took 58 percent of the vote to become Springfield’s next mayor.
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Bradley Warren, member of the Washington County chapter of the Future Farmers of America, was the national winner in the Beef Production Proficiency contest.
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Births – Twin boys, Nathan Robert and Joseph Kendall to Joe B. and Jessica Smith (Sept. 29); Cameron Lance to Stephen Anthony Martin (Oct. 13); Caitlin Grace to Charles and Michelle Young (Aug. 5)
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Deaths – Eric Robert Cambron, 15; Frances I. Smith Johnson, 88; Mary Edith “Sis” Simms, 92; Sister Bertille Maurer, O.P., 85; Irma Ray Pile Wills, 82