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Looking back: Reed wins 100th game in ‘92

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60 YEARS AGO
October 16, 1952

Major James R. Foster arrived in Tokyo, Japan.
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A four-year-old drowned when he fell through the wooden top of a cistern at the family home.
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Earl Spicer, a New York baritone, presented a program of American-English ballads at St. Catharine College.
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Births – Polly Ilene to Mr. and Mrs. Truman Lawson (Oct. 7); Ada Bernadette to Mr. and Mrs. Junior Inman (Oct. 2)
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Deaths – Dora L. Richardson, 82; R.B. “Bob” Graves, 75; Joseph Earl Craig, 27; Birty Branic, 58; Joe T. Bennett, 51; Elizabeth Spalding, 86

50 YEARS AGO
October 25, 1962

In Washington County, 8,367 persons were inoculated with the Type II Sabin vaccine.
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On Sale at Reed’s Key Market: potatoes – 10 lb. bag 39¢; wieners – 39¢ package; coffee – 1 lb. 59¢; biscuits – can 8¢; pumpkin pies – 3 for $1
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The first killer frost occurred in Washington County when the temperature dropped to 29 degrees.
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Births – Jeanine to Dr. and Mrs. Harold Simms (Oct. 10); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cecil Burns (Oct. 18)
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Deaths – Ruth Baker McIlvoy, 85; Bertha Haydon, 87; Freddie C. Young, 65; Alice Pinkston Carey, 88; Percy Dawson, 72; Ida May Reed, 91; Lula Allen Cornwell; Joseph Mason, 65; H.C. Robinson, 89; Grover C. Darland, 72

40 YEARS AGO
October 26, 1972

Washington County Commanders beat Bardstown 13-0 in football.
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Mary Lee VanArsdall of Springfield joined the staff of the Kentucky Air Pollution Control Commission in Frankfort as the first woman engineer employed by the KAPCC.
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Nina Belle Wilson, a senior at Washington County High School, was a semi-finalist in the Miss Teenage America Pageant.
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The first freeze of the fall season came on Oct. 20.
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Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grigsby of Springfield celebrated their 53rd  wedding anniversary.
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Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Ward, formerly of Washington County, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
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Robert S. Blandford of Springfield was stationed in Taiwan at the Taipei Air Station with the US Air Force.
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Births – Shawn Tina to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Darrol Boblitt (Oct. 14); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Noel Jr. (Oct. 24)
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Deaths – Sr. Aimo (Rose) Wiszmann; Nina Willett Fowler; Ezra Hale, 81

30 YEARS AGO
October 20, 1982

Donya Jeanine Noel of Mackville competed in the 1982 Miss Teen Kentucky Pageant.
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Winners of the Sorghum Baby Contest were Jessica Medley, 3.5 months and Johnny Westerfield, 11.5 months.
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Births – Crystal Louise to Mr. and Mrs. James Jerome Mudd (Oct. 12); Ronald Chase to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bruntz (Oct. 6)
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Deaths – Samuel J. Smith, 54

20 YEARS AGO
November 4, 1992

Mr. and Mrs. C.T. (Neal) Brothers observed their golden wedding anniversary.
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Washington County football coach Jimmie Reed won his 100th game in a thriller against Bardstown 20-19.
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Births – Beau Baylor Lake to Mr. and Mrs. William Kendall Haydon (Oct. 19); Joseph Levi to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jude Hagan (Oct. 20)
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Deaths – James Mark Daugherty Jr. infant; William Loren Case, 92; Stella Mae Hays Pinkston, 80; Joseph Thurman Nally, 74

10 YEARS AGO
October 30, 2002

Around 200 people visited the new Springfield Police Department and Dispatch Center.
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Washington County Commanders beat DeSales Colts in a 38-14 win.
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The Washington County High School seniors recognized at the last football game of the season were: Boo Hourigan, Michael Ballard, Monie Dawson, Harrison Miller, Matthew Reed, Justice Hutchins, Chip Coleman, Ron Fogle and Richard Lewis.
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Births – Caleb Steven to Steven and Lisa Taylor (Sept. 5); Devan Brianna Rayne to Chris and Elizabeth Arnold (Aug. 20); Owen Matthew to Matthew and Robbie Clements (Oct. 9); Jacob Daniel to John and Missy Yates (Oct. 4)
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Deaths – Daniel Ray Carrico, 41; Anna G. Parker, 79; Mary Lee Newby Thompson, 69; Jackie Lee Tingle, 51; James Hobert Tucker, 74; Lydia Ann Tucker, 49; Irma Ray Wills, 82; Leva Perkins Wright, 88