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Looking back: Reed named to Rotary International BOD in ‘82

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60 YEARS AGO
October 2, 1952

An extra deputy was hired for Mackville in an effort to stop reckless driving and other law violations.
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Two new cases of polio were reported to the Washington County Board of Health.
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ElMar Motejl, a 16-unit motel, was being built by the O’Nans on East Main Street, Springfield.
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On sale at Cunningham’s – Ladies knit suit, a real bargain at $22.50.
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Births – a son to Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Mudd (Sept. 27); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spencer Osbourne (Sept. 19)
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Deaths – Pope Lawrence, 76; James R. Kidwell, 66; Caroline Barker Mayes, 80; Charles D. Brown; Virgie Sparrow Best, 69; James A. Mudd, 83

50 YEARS AGO
October 11, 1962

In a pigeon shoot in Springfield, approximately 100 pigeons were killed and an unknown number wounded. The purpose was to reduce the huge flock that was using the roof of the Walton Hotel and courthouse as a roosting place.
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Playing at the Bel-Vista Drive-in was “Bird Man of Alcatraz” starring Burt Lancaster.
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Army Pfc. Henry A. Wright was assigned to the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Aviation Company in Germany.
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Births – Terry Lynn to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Powell (Oct. 2); Timothy Allan to Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. McIlvoy (Oct. 3); Frances Theresa to Mr. and Mrs. James Bernard Smith (Oct. 3); Shirley Carol to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leo Carrico (Oct. 4); Clara Pearl to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Arnold (Oct. 5); Fred Keith to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Benham (Oct. 8); Robert Allen to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny R. Curtsinger (Oct. 6); Cecilia Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Abell (Sept. 26); Billie Casey to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bottom; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Jones (Oct. 8)
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Deaths – Edd Jenkins, 77; Mary Settles Petway, 56; Mary Willis Raybourne, 45; Mary Larkin Pardee; Frank Sanders, 63; Sr. Martina Blake, O.P., 75; Ida Herb Smothers, 91; Richard O’Daniel, 52; Mary Sutton Sallee, 72

40 YEARS AGO
October 12, 1972

Pfc. Joseph E. Mattingly of Springfield completed AIT Training at Fort Gordon, Ga. and was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., where he worked as a military policeman.
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Jack Raybourne was elected president of Property Valuation Administrators of Kentucky in Louisville.
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Mr. and Mrs. Billy Curtsinger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Kimberly Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Drury (Oct. 11)
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Deaths – Herbert Nelson Graham; Ben Simms, 90; Roman Moraja, 83; John L. Harmon; Clara Shehan Bishop, 88; Otis Goff, 67

30 YEARS AGO
October 6, 1982

Kathy O’Nan Fields, a learning and behavior disorders teacher at Washington County High School, was selected for the annual Young Career Woman award by the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club.
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Tom Duncan Reed of Springfield was the first Kentuckian in 40 years to serve on the board of directors of Rotary International.
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Airman John R. Carrico Jr. of Springfield graduated from the US Air Force security police specialist course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
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Two new businesses opened in Springfield. They were Druthers Restaurant and Springfield Auto Sales, owned by Donnie Craven and his father, John Craven.
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Tom Harmon was honored as a 50-year Mason at the Masonic Supper Club meeting.
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Larry Smith, a Washington County Commander senior fullback, was the state’s leading scorer in the Washington County-Anderson County game. He had 170 yards, giving him 1,244 yards for the first seven games of the season.
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Births – Matthew Scott to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Smith (Sept. 28); Derek Gregory to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gregory Kelly (Sept. 29); Jeremy Lance to Mr. and Mr. Barry D. Simpson (Sept. 29)
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Deaths – Billy Joe Smith, 22; W.A. Murphy, 78; Estrella J. Cheatham, 44; James W. Mattingly, 65; Sr. Rosalia Woods

20 YEARS AGO
October 21, 1992

Ninie Glasscock was named editor-manager of The Springfield Sun and The Lebanon Enterprise.
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Robert F. Goodlett of Springfield was named president of Armour Food Ingredients Co.
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Mr. and Mrs. Carl Burns celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cheatham celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Emily Therese to Mr. and Mrs. John Cecconi (Oct. 3); Meghan Nicole to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Erena; Sarah Beth to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Colvin (Oct. 9)
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Deaths – Georgia Shewmaker Gabhart, 90; Hambleton Tapp, 91; Sr. Timothy Regan

10 YEARS AGO
Oct. 16, 2002

Five generations of the Scruggs family converged on Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center to celebrate the 100th birthday of Emma Scruggs.
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Tom McDonald from Arkansas was named editor/general manager of The Springfield Sun.
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The Washington County High School Commander Band marched into first place at regionals and was to compete in the state semi-finals.
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The Washington County High School Commanders won 22-8 over Louisville Western.
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The Washington County High School Commanderettes beat Bethlehem in the district volleyball opener.
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Births – Keith Patrick II to Keith and Katie Vanover (July 26)
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Deaths – Norma Jean Simpson Nalley, 66; Katherine Keene Johnson, 93; Nora Miller Phillips, 88; Betty Coyle Nalley, 69