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Looking back: Pizza Hut construction began 30 years ago

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60 YEARS AGO
November 6, 1952

A 5-year-old girl was diagnosed with polio. There were 1,592 polio cases reported in Kentucky.
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Pvt. Lonnie E. Foster was spending an 18-day leave with his family in Springfield before he went overseas for duty in Korea.
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On the menu at the Dairy Freeze on Lebanon Hill in Springfield were a beef and pork barbecue sandwich with a milkshake for 45¢ or a turkey and chicken barbecue sandwich with a milkshake for 55¢.
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The 34th President of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower; vice president was Richard M. Nixon.
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Joseph J. Pettus of Springfield was recognized at the University of Kentucky for achieving outstanding scores on the university placement test.
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Births – a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Barber (Oct. 28); Virginia Elaine to Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Burns (Oct. 19)
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Deaths – John P. Noel, 76; Louis E. Miller; Smith Godbey, 71

50 YEARS AGO
November 15, 1962

Rusty Barber of Springfield received a citation from Gov. Bert Combs for outstanding service to the State of Kentucky on the Library and Bookmobile Program.
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On sale at The Louisville Store: umbrellas – 94¢; sweat shirts – 88¢; bath towels – 2 for $1; men’s work socks – 6 for 87¢
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On sale at the Dollar General Store: men’s pajamas - $1; ladies blouses - $1; men’s flannel shirts - $1; men’s sweat shirts - $1
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Births – Charles Ray to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cheser (Nov. 6); Gary Robert to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cambron (Nov. 6); Robert Martin to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald (Nov. 6); a son to Mr. and Mrs. James C. Riggs (Nov. 10); a son to James and Mary Culver Downs (Nov. 12); Ann Marie to Sp. Charles A. Buckley and Mrs. Buckley (Nov. 10); twin sons, Robert Lee and Ronnie to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bischoff
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Deaths – Elizabeth Bosley McElroy, 92; Thomas Cleaver Miles, 40; Mamie Key Bugg, 70; George Borders, 58; Sam T. Abell, 86; Randall G. Alberton, 22; Carl C. Yancey, 73; Edd Grigsby, 85; Joe L. Green; Emily Flanery Rowland, 95

40 YEARS AGO
November 16, 1972

The All-American Redheads, World Famous Girl Basketball Team, was at Washington County High School. They played the faculty at the high school.
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Four St. Catharine College candidates were chosen for Homecoming Queen. They were Helen Osborne, Shirley Weakley, Nell Robertson and Violet Blandford.
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Births – Twin boys, Charles Michael and Charles Martin to Mr. and Mrs. Bosley Pope (Nov. 13); Teresa Rose to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Culver (Nov. 9); Barbara Michelle to Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Stumph (Nov. 10)
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Deaths – Judge Leo Anderson; William Sutton, 63; Truman Cornish, 68; Culvin Satterly, 79; Emma Colvin Sims, 90; Ella Lee, 84; John H. Lyvers, 62; Christine Murphy Spalding, 53

30 YEARS AGO
November 10, 1982

Construction on Pizza Hut at the KY 555 and Lincoln Park Road intersection near the Catfish House was to begin.
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The 1982 Homecoming Queen for St. Catharine College was Pamela Boone. Her escort was Hal Goode. She was crowned during halftime.
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Johnny Riedel of Springfield was chosen to take special training in Milwaukee. He was a mechanical draftsman from Naval Ordinance in Louisville.
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Births – Joseph Thomas to Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Goatley (Nov. 5); Brandon Joseph to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Peters (Oct. 27)
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Deaths – Alice Spalding Montgomery, 87; Mary Ola Walker, 84; Ruel Lewis, 79; Nellie Brady Burns, 74; Sr. Berenice Doucette; Joseph R. Medley, 61; Edith Haydon, 80; Cordelia McIntyre Bennett, 82

20 YEARS AGO
November 25, 1992

Firemen spent seven hours battling the Reed’s Foodtown fire that totally destroyed the business. Firefighters from Springfield, Willisburg and Lebanon fought the blaze that caused an estimated half-million dollars in damage to the store.
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“Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York” was playing at theaters.
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Births – Brendi Christine to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Chance (Nov. 15); Daniel Forrest to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Carrico (Nov. 13)
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Deaths – Theresa Ann Piles, 53; Viola Mary Young Reed, 85; Artie Humes Lewis, 78; Roy B. Masters, 71; George Medley McCawley, 82; James C. Dean, 80; Ray J. Bird, 71

10 YEARS AGO
November 20, 2002

A Springfield plant, Parker-Keeper, announced it would be closing.
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Longtime-educator Glenn Black became the  Washington County Clerk, replacing A.H. “Bubba” Robertson, who retired after 37 years as clerk. “Hammy” Robertson, who had worked at the county clerk’s office for 30 years, retired alongside his father.
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Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Tapp celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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James Higdon Jr. of Springfield completed Army basic training and was a diesel mechanic at the Kentucky National Guard in Frankfort. His brother, John Higdon, completed Naval basic training and was stationed in California and was studying to become a cryptologist.
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Former Commander Bobby Joe Mattingly played his last regular season football game for the Georgetown Tigers.
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Births – Magdalene McGill to Eric and Marianne Hays (Oct. 25); Corey Allen Hamilton to Craig Hamilton and Jessica Lay (Sept. 24); Thomas Jack to Debbie and Martin Murphy (Oct. 7)
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Deaths – Paul H. Raley, 81; Daniel Charles Rovan, 58; Howard Settles, 53; William Roscoe Smith, 78; Alyson Lynette Hughes, 29; Sr. Charlotte Harrahill, 91; Frances W. Conder, 86; Bertha F. Grubbs, 87; Thomas Newton, 14