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Looking Back: May 22, 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

Mary Bradshaw was presented a plaque in recognition of her 18 years as Shelby County treasurer...Jonathan Pinnick didn't think he would play any college football till he got the call from Cumberland College assistant coach Jack Arthur. He signed a letter of intent to walk on at the college...Jon Michael Marshall and Amanda Sims were first place winners in the 1999 Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp contest...Chris Montgomery, a Shelby County High School senior, won first place in the secondary division of Precision Machines at state VICA competition...Patty Meyer was picked as East Middle's full-time principal...Shelby countians raised almost $40,000 for the American Cancer Society's research at the Relay for Life event held at Shelby County High School's Doyle Stadium. Todd Heady had a 50-mile goal of walking during the 12-hour walk...Births: Cameron Scott Bruner, Deidre Brianna Wooters...I'm one: Dinelle Tre'Shaun Stalnaker...

Deaths: Ester Crawford Muncie, 86; Christine Stucker Stratton, 77; Delmer Heightchew, 79; Arthur M. "Bud" King Jr., 67; William Derrick Wells, 17; Mildred Worley Smith, 79; Nancy P. Wayne, 78; Reuben William Yount, 86.

15 years ago, 1994

Betty Hedges was named the state-wide president of the Business and Professional Women's Federation. She had since held all local BPW offices, including two years as president, and the state positions of recording secretary, treasurer, vice president and president-elect...Purina Mills inc. awarded three Distinguished Dairy of America awards to Shelby County dairies - John E. Kalmey, Bri-Lu Farms and Dairy Specialist Tom Wallace...When Josh Stiglets joined the Boy Scouts of America, he had no idea of the rewards and awards that were in store for him. The member of Troop #164  became eligible to obtain the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout...Dogwood Festival royalty were Prince Travis Curtsinger, Princess Amanda Asay, Queen Lauren Fleming and King Kenneth Edwards...Births: Travis Xavier Green, Samantha Leeann McDowell...

Deaths: Mima Jean Hornback, 92; Betty Jean Wentworth Newton, 64; JoEllen Hammonds Eldridge, 40; William Metts, 79

25 years ago, 1984

Teresa Ann Sly graduated from the Columbian College of Liberal Arts of The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. with a bachelor of arts degree in applied music (organ)...Shelby County's boys' and girls' track team both took top honors in the regional tournament at Rocket Stadium. Shelby County would send several competitors to the sectional meet in Owensboro...Even Settle, retired Shelbyville High School basketball coach, won the Kentucky Senior Open golf championship with an 83, as a competitor in the 70 and over category...Jesse Quire, a Shelby County Vocational School student, won second place in carpentry during a VICA national contest...John W. Ellis, vice president in account service with Fessel, Siegfriedt & Moeller Advertising, was named creative director of the agency and elected to the board of directors...A healthy, 65-pound male zebra foal - the result of the first-ever zebra-to-horse embryo transplant - was born to a quarterhorse mare at a farm in western Shelby County...

Births: Bradley Glenn Brown, Matthew Scott Russell, Jordan Wayne Glass...

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Newton Miller, 86; Mrs. Katherine King Martin, 71; Maurice C. Marshall, 75.

40 years ago, 1969

Shelby RECC recognized employees with an award for years of service to the Cooperative. They were Bart Gilreath, 20 years; Jonathan Morse, 15 years; Vivian Black and Thomas Barker Jr., 10 years; Guy Schroeter, 5 years...Valedictorian for the 1969 Shelbyville High School graduating class was Miss Nancy Louise Shannon; Salutatorian was Miss Judy Nell Swindler...After five years of teaching at Shelby County High School, one of the most talented instructors resigned. Robert Shy will begin work for Kentucky Educational Television (ETV) in the fall...The Shelbyville Red Devils baseball tam added another victory to their record as they defeated the Oldham County team, 7-1, winning the District Tournament...

Deaths: Mrs. Walter B. Smith, wife of Col. Walter Smith; Robert M. Giltner, 65; Rollyn Thomas Hundley, 72; Elmer Edward Burgin, 41.

55 years ago, 1954

Mrs. Edmund B. Noland, outgoing president of the Shelby County Business and Professional Women's Club, was elected vice president of the state organization at Kentucky Dam Village...According to Mr. J.R. Whitman, 80, 60 years ago snow was on the ground two inches deep. He stated that corn and wheat were waist high at that time...Miss Connie Black, member of the Simpsonville 4-H Club, was winner of the County Style Revue...Miss Shirley Pigg, senior at Shelbyville High School, was accepted to take training at Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing...Miss Katherine Hefner was named a guest editor of "Mademoiselle," women's fashion magazine in New York City...The law offices of Mayor Harold Saunders, and the real estate office of J.A. Dedman, upstairs next door to the courthouse moved to the Citizens Bank building formerly occupied by Dr. B.F. Shields...Forty-seven seniors of the Shelbyville High School will receive diplomas in graduation exercises...Miss Mary Mack Durrett, representing Christian College at the Farmer's Fair and Horse Show at Columbia, Mo., won the ladies three-gaited horsemanship class in a group of 13...Births: Rhonda Lynn Miller, Robert Thomas Davis...

Deaths: Aurelius Walker Proctor, 89; Mrs. Nina Atchison Robertson, 75; Charles O. Harper, 79; Francis Oscar Elder, 70; Dr. Oliver Perry Goodwin, 78.

60 years ago, 1949

Ryburn Weakley was elected vice president of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at the University of Kentucky...Mrs. Lindsay Logan won first flight in the Women's Golf Tournament at the local golf course; Mrs. Clayton Baker was second flight winner...The Shelbyville High School golf team was runner-up in the Kentucky prep golf championship, played at Fort Knox. They were awarded a 10-inch silver trophy with gold plaque...Harold Saunders was appointed National Blood Program chairman for Shelby County...Mount Eden School will have 10 seniors graduate...Births: Sharon Miller Kemper, Ann Rebecca Miller, Nora Antoinette Carden...

Serving our country: Col. William Barriger, Chief of Staff United States Army, Caribbean, returned to the United States to assume a new post with the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Dix, N.J...Ray Medford Quire, gunner's mate second class, USN, was scheduled to arrive in Norfolk, Va. after a five month cruise in the Mediterranean aboard the destroyer USS Gearing...

Deaths: Squire C. Moffett, 79; William B. Shouse, 80; Timothy Curtis Poole, 81; Mrs. Ida Bishop, 61.

70 years ago, 1939

Pat Eddie, sophomore in the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky was elected historian of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity...B.F. Cottrell, who succeeded Charles Neel as agricultural teacher at Gleneyrie High School, was reappointed by the County Board of Education for the ensuing year...Superintendent A.L. Townsend announced the high school valedictorians. They were Jane Patterson Kent, Bagdad; Margaret Louise Hall, Cropper; Virginia Stallard, Finchville; William Tribble, Gleneyrie; John Herndon, Henry Clay; Ruth Wilson, Simpsonville; and Alex G. Perry, Waddy...Rev. Richard Young Wallace, Atoka, Tenn. accepted a call as pastor of the Mulberry Presbyterian Church...The names of 49 seniors, candidates for diplomas from Shelbyville High School, were announced by City Superintendent W.C. Ray. Graduates at other schools were Waddy, 14; Bagdad, 16; Henry Clay, 12; Gleneyrie, seven; Simpsonville, 15; Mount Eden, nine; Finchville, six; and Cropper, five...Preliminary inspection of the new $40,000 Mount Eden school building, located one-half mile north of the town, was scheduled...A second set of twin mules in two years was the record of a Percheron mare of Jesse Harp, who lived three miles north of Scotts Station on the Antioch road...The Simpsonville agricultural demonstration team and the Simpsonville home economics practice team carried off top honors at the annual 4-H Club Rally Day program...Hello World: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morris, daughter; sons to Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Derbin Green...

Deaths: Samuel Wise, 91; Barbara Jean Hedden, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Hedden; Mrs. Mary Blakeman Brewer, 45; Jefferson Fillmore Money, 86.

75 years ago, 1934

The residence owned by Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Riner on East Main Street was almost totally destroyed by fire with a total loss of more than $10,000, with $3,500 insurance...Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Durrett announced the birth of a daughter...Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rutledge received congratulations upon the birth of a son...Mr. Salem Howerton, 82, farmer, died at his home in Simpsonville...Mrs. Elizabeth McCampbell Young, 82, widow of J.B. Young, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Estell Cline near Peytona...William Thomas Young, 79, died at his home on Midland Trail.

85 years ago, 1924

P.C. Oldham sold a house for Curtis Coombs on Third Street, near Clay, to Dr. J.L. Eggen for $3,325...The Downs-Moore Realty Company sold the residence of Dr. R.J. Eggen, at the end of Adair Ave. to J.B. Bright for $4,500...Mr. and Mrs. Morris Abraham announced the birth of a daughter...Congratulations were being extended Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Youngman upon the birth of a daughter, Helen Hackworth Youngman...Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnston received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Boyd Thomas Johnston...Born to Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Niemeier at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville was a son, D.J. Niemeier Jr...Miss Kate Hedden, 77, died at her home south of Shelbyville.