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Looking back: Nixon wins presidency 40 years ago

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60 YEARS AGO
October 30, 1952


The political campaign of 1952 was rapidly drawing to a close. The election of a president of the United States was in the hands of the voters. Candidates were Adlai E. Stevenson and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Rudolph Carey returned to his home at Willisburg after undergoing a major operation.
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Major Edward H. Milburn of Springfield received the Bronze Star Medal.
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Mr. and Mrs. H.P. McChord celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Rodman Blair to Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Hale (Oct. 17); Jane Carolyn to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neikirk (Oct. 13); Alice Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gabhart (Oct. 15); Virginia Elaine to Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Burns (Oct. 19)
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Deaths – Dora Harlow Goff, 59; Mary Belle Washburn, 80; Cleavie Moore Jones, 65; James H. Edelen, 83; Prudence Jane Call, 86

50 YEARS AGO
November 8, 1962

Reed Spaulding Jr., 12 years old, was selected as one of five talent acts from throughout Kentucky to perform at the annual convention of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in Louisville.
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Second Lieutenant Ronald C. Isham of Willisburg graduated from the US Air Force electronic warfare officer course in California.
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Births – Bridget Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Hamilton (Oct. 31); John Benedict to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Taylor (Oct. 25); Angela Maria to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Speck (Oct. 25)
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Deaths – Jim G. Phillips, 81; J.D. Green, 69; George F. Snider, 42

40 YEARS AGO
November 9, 1972

Richard Nixon won the presidential election.
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Sheila Ann Buckler of Springfield, a Murray State University senior, was chosen 1972-73 Sweetheart of Sigma Pi Fraternity.
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Jo Ann Griffey and Frank Parrott were named Farm-City Week King and Queen.
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Births – Mary Denise to Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Yocum (Nov. 8)
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Deaths – Thomas Eugene Bugg, 40; Carl Pinkston, 72; Sallie Holderman Russell, 83

30 YEARS AGO
November 3, 1982

Billy Sparks Thompson, 8, placed first with his black poodle named Jerry in competition at the dog contest held as part of the Sorghum Festival.
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Grand Opening – Druther’s Restaurant in Springfield
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Two of the social sororities at the University of Kentucky announced their 1982 pledges from Washington County were Laura Keyes Haydon, who pledged Delta Delta Delta and Madelon Kelly, who pledged Kappa Delta.
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Births – Elizabeth Keeling to Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Keeling (Oct. 24); Philip Ryan to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Milburn (Oct. 25); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Patrick Mattingly (Oct. 26)
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Deaths – Mary Jane Inman Pinkston, 82; Frances Dedman Martin, 69; Mary Catharine Keene, 54; James Clarence Mudd Jr.
20 YEARS AGO
November 18, 1992
Seven cars piled up on the Bluegrass Parkway after a sudden drop in temperature glazed the county with a dusting of snow and a thin layer of ice.
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City of Springfield won the Certified Cities Gold Award plaque from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Certified Cities ceremony.
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Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Sutton and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O’Shea Brady celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries.
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Births – Megan Lorraine to Angela and Cpl. Erick John Anderson III (Nov. 8); Ryan Matthew to Kelly and Robert Penn (Nov. 12); James Rodney Eugene to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eugene Curtsinger (Nov. 7); Cody Allen to Denise and Mark Spencer (Nov. 4)
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Deaths – Raymond Lewis Nally, 67

10 YEARS AGO
November 13, 2002

Thurman Chesser celebrated his 100th birthday.
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Kathryn Wright celebrated her 90th birthday.
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The City of Springfield was feeling St. Catharine College’s growth. The enrollment doubled in five years.
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Vietnam veteran David Tingle recalled turning 21 while serving in Vietnam during his one-year term there.
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Births – Brady Reid to Mike and Lisa Graves (Oct. 1)
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Deaths – Jackie Dale “Luke” Prewitt, 38; Charles Benedict Smith, 52; Patrick Walsh Blandford, 88; Sister Bertille Maurer, OP, 85; Joseph B. O’Bryan, 84; Mary Laura Hall, 59; Joyce White Curtsinger, 64; Ethel Goode Bunch, 91; Porter Hatchett