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Looking Back: April 3, 2009

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By Sharon Warner

Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

  10 years ago, 1999

After months of being cited repeatedly for violating state regulations, Shelby Manor Health Center was under new management, and already the changes were apparent....Tanya Barnett, Jake Wilson and Josh Martin, Shelby County High School seniors, were chosen as Outstanding Agriculture Students of the Year....Allie Hewlett, 12, won a superior blue ribbon and Best of Show for her science project in the Association of Christian Schools Science Fair with "The Real Effects of Fluoride Treatments on Teeth" as her topic....Tandy Corporation/Radio Shack awarded scholarships or certificates to the 1999 Tandy Scholars. They were Maggie O'Neill, teacher; Darrell Christopher Robinson, nominee; Ann Marie Andriot, Leah M. Aubrey, Ashley Elizabeth Hedges, Darrell Christopher Robinson and Christopher Michael Wiles received certificates....County poster winners in the Conservation contest were Maggie Bishop, Rebecca Hinkle and Ashton Satchwell; essay winners were James Osborne, Amanda Price-Walker and Billy Adams....The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management awarded $3,780 to the Shelby County Rescue Squad to buy rescue extrication equipment....Shelby County East Middle School was one of four schools to receive an award for Excellence in Economic Education for 1999....Births: Jonathan Eli Dotson, Zachary Taylor Drew, Tyler Scott Thomas McAllister, Hailey Marie Wood, Tymontheius Ajhaunte Brown, Santos Isac Belevin Ramales....

Stanley Briggs Lawson, owner of Shelbyville's Briggs-Bemiss menswear store, died at Crestview Health Care Center at the age of 93....Other deaths: Ruth Baker, 91; Evelyn Brown Hundley, 92; Raymond Sanders, 85; Davis Wilson Shouse Sr., 84; Cornelia Sallee Bruner, Romie Burgin Casey, 89; Larry David Gordon, 46; Tom B. Hayes, 71; Russell A. Knapp, 61; Woodrow Morris Pulliam, 77; Philip Lee Slaughter, 55; James W. Tinsley, 82.

  15 years ago, 1994

Last summer's fatal explosion prompted Alusuisse Flexible Packaging to spend more than $400,000 on consultants, new safety equipment and new safety managers....The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Department was one of 25 groups in the state to receive a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund -- $10,275 to improve the amphitheater in the rear of Clear Creek Park....Matt Simons' life changed dramatically since he graduated from Shelby County High School 10 months ago. Despite rumors that he would be redshirted, the 6-foot-11 freshman played in nearly every one of the University of Louisville's basketball games....William Larkin received a Toyota Camry from the Georgetown plant for his perfect attendance in four years of working for the company....Births: Jessica Lauren Tipton, Sydney Ryanne Catlett, William James Collins, Marlee Gail Samples, Landon Scott Stalker.....

Deaths: William Frank "Boo" ford, 71; Marie Wilson; Mervin Morris Fields, 75; Murtie Beatrice Redmon Figg, 88; Mrs. Geneva Moore Foster, 71; Edgar Willis Mack, 83; Vera Hartman Goodman, 84; Oakley R. "Jim" Lowden, 71; Frances Street Walters, 70; Claude Stucker, 75; C. Patterson "Pat" Denny, 46; Lola Crutcher Morris, 88; Roy Lee Eddins, 58; Frances Nash Willingham, 88.

  25 years ago, 1984

For nearly 32 years Mary Frances Bailey had her fingers to the keyboard as secretary to the Shelby County Extension agents. Those fingers were going to get a long rest as she retired from her job....Rena George was elected president of the Shelby County Woman's Club....Gary Walls, national vice president of the U.S. Jaycees, will be featured speaker at the Shelbyville chapter meeting....Rick Long, a senior in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky won third place during an open house held at the College of Engineering....Those honored with special awards at the Rockets' basketball banquet were Frank Page, Junior Stone, David Langley, Susan Davis, Bryant Chambers, Cindy Calvert, Byron Jackson, Steve May, Troy Kuhl, Diana Cottrell and Sally Taylor....Three Shelby County Vocational School students won awards at the Future Business Leaders of America. They were Teresa Eades, Kim Franklin and Jean Casey....Thirty-two years and several promotions after she first began working for Citizens Union Bank, Pauline S. Adams, retired....Mike George was promoted to the position of assistant banking officer at the Shelbyville office of Peoples Bank....The former Bill's of Shelbyville restaurant was changed to Southwind Restaurant to change the restaurant's image, according to Tom Potter, who operated the restaurant along with his father, Ernie....Births: Jessica Marguerite Tennill, Bryan Keith Johnson....

Deaths: Mrs. Ida Pearl Reasor, 78;p Earl Reed Monroe, 62; Elmer Hawkins, 67; Jeremy Breeding, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Breeding; Alisa Case, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Case Jr.

  40 years ago, 1969

Shelby County High School senior Jim Simons was named to the 12-man All-State Basketball Tournament team....Rating superior in the Regional Speech Contest in Louisville were John Kalmey and John Ellis in original oratory and storytelling....The Shelbyville High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad won third place in the state cheerleading contest. Members were Connie Duncan, Sheri Sandidge, Nancy Shannon, Cecie Pearce, Carol Crane, Linda Schmidt, Rosetta Catlett and Joy Stratton....Serving our country: John Thomas Montgomery, stationed at Camp Radcliff. An Khe, Vietnam, was promoted by the U.S. Army to SP/4....Army Specialist Four Arthur D. McDaniel, 22, was assigned to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division near Chu Lai, Vietnam....

Pfc. William Porter Thompson Jr., 23, was killed March 27 while serving in the Army in Macon Delta territory in the southern part of Vietnam....Other deaths: John David Barnett, 63; Joe Turner Thornton, 64; Mrs. Bettie Grant Duvall; Melvin Russell Black, 54; Forrest Delbert Casey, 70; Mrs. Alice Foree Mason, 80; Timothy Ellis Sanford, infant son of Glen and Constance Baker Sanford.

  55 years ago, 1954

A downtown Louisville committee was headed by William G. Frederick, formerly of Shelbyville, as chairman....The Heart Fund drive went over the top with $170,000. The goal was set at $150,000....Joe St. Charles and his son, Joe Jr. were the owners and operators of a new Firestone tire and appliance store, which was to open soon at the intersection of Benson Road and was to be known as the Highland Tire and Appliance Store....Timely Tip, a 1951 bay colt by the Doge-Door Yock, owned by Dr. A.L. Birch of Shelbyville, won the Arkansas Derby....Albert C. Bolin of Simpsonville was named city editor of The Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University campus newspaper, Bloomington....Two Shelbyville residents, students at Centre College in Danville, were named to The Cento staff at the college. Ann Jennings was named to the news staff and James Lee was named to the sports staff....Births: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bates, George Birch Kinsolving, William Hansen Bemiss II....

Deaths: Joseph R. Stinnette, 70; James Thomas Webb, 87; Rollo Wayne, 65.

  60 years ago, 1949

Messrs. Jesse and Frank Puckett purchased Andriot's Men's store located at 618 Main Street. This firm was started some years ago by William Andriot and would now be operated by the Puckett brothers under the new name Puckett's Men's Shop....Thieves broke the large window in the front of Rhoads Jewelry Store and escaped with two ladies' watches, two men's watches and a man's ring with a value at $200....Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Duvall received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Margaret Ann....Marcia Kay was born to Mr. and Mrs. Brien Risk....Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Gibbs announced the birth of a son, Rex Leo....

Deaths: Miss Sarah Hamlett Lewis, Simpsonville principal for nine years; Terrell L. Murphy, 80, husband of Mrs. Mary A. Moffett Murphy; Detmer Daniel Kemper, husband of Mrs. Dora Smither Kemper.

  70 years ago, 1939

Shelbyville's new $76,000 sewage disposal plant and lines were planned to be full operation some time between May 1 and 10....Phil Moesser was elected president of the Shelbyville Rotary Club, succeeding Dr. C.W. Elsey. Other officers were Forest Smith, vice president; and Dr. Elsey, W.G. Deatherage and William H. Hays, directors....Science Hill School, founded in 1825 by Mrs. Julia A. Tevis and her husband, Rev. John Tevis, celebrated its 114th anniversary with a buffet supper....Miss Emily Byrd, freshman at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass, was elected secretary of the Fellowship of Faiths and equipment manager as of athletic association....Hello world: Mr. and Mrs. James Hunt Chappell announced the birth of a son, James Hunt III....

Deaths: Herbert Oats, 63, uncle of Miss Mabel Oats; Miss Sallie Lowry, 91, sister of Mrs. Mattie Lee Herrick; Mrs. Emma Denson, 53, native of Bagdad, wife of James Denson.

  75 years ago, 1934

Mr. Alvin Harbison, 62, the youngest and last of a large family of brothers, formerly prominent in the business and social life of Shelby County, died at his home in New York....Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bohannon were receiving congratulations upon the birth of a daughter.

  85 years ago, 1924

Mrs. Warren Wheeler, a former resident of Shelbyville died in a fire at her home in Georgetown....Mrs. Sarah Haden, 92, died at the home of Mr. H.S. Samples near Waddy.

  95 years ago, 1914

The death of Mrs. Jane A. Fullenwider, 85, occurred at the home of her son, Mr. John W. Fullenwider at Scott's Station.