Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
May 7, 2020
April 28, 1960
The annual Clean up – Paint up – Fix up Campaign was scheduled to begin in Hohenwald on May 1. The city and its suburbs were divided into blocks with captains appointed responsibility for four blocks.
Donnie Goodman was named valedictorian of the 1960 LCHS Senior Class. Joan Lynch was named salutatorian.
Robert Patton was selected to participate in a scientific research program at New Mexico Highlands University. The program was open to outstanding high school teachers of biology, chemistry, or physics.
Harry “Buzzy” Hooper, Jr. pledged the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Theta Tau Chapter at Austin Peay State College.
Fannie Wisdom was honored for her 85th birthday with a celebration at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Pitts.
R. C. Spann was honored for his birthday with a surprise dinner party at his home on Old Schubert Road.
A dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Shults in celebration of the birthday of J. P. Shults and Russell Shults and the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Shults.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rasbury celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house at their home in the Swiss Colony Community.
Funeral services were held for Ed Barber, 64; Irene Hughes; Joe Johnson, Jr.; Arthur Peeler, 68
“Apache Territory,” starring Rory Calhoun, and “Battle of the Coral Sea” were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Highlands Drive-In and the Saturday night showing at the Strand Theatre.
April 30, 1970
Mayor Dol Willis signed a proclamation declaring May 1, 1970, as Law Day in Hohenwald.
Herb Honick was elected president of the Hohenwald Lions Club.
Christy Grimes and Kay Poore were selected by the Fred E. Lomax American Legion Post to attend Volunteer Girls State instead of one as previously announced. Delegates to Boys State were Richard Amacher and James Haley, Jr.
Douglas D. Humphreys, III was promoted to Engineering Section Head for Simulation Development with Sperry Rand, Space Support Division, working at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL.
Charles L. Potts was receiving U. S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, SC.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Hinson announced the birth of their daughter, Christy Dawn.
Funeral services were held for William Hensley, 78; Margaret Peery, 62; Parmelia Peery, 88; Usa Schachte, 77; and for Donald Voorhies, 67.
“Horror House,” starring Frankie Avalon, and “Death Rides a Horse,” starring Lee Van Cleef, was the Friday and Saturday movie at the Highlands Drive-In.
May 1, 1980
Jerry Risner was appointed to the Columbia State Community College Continuing Education Advisory Council.
The Lewis County Parent-Teachers Association announced the winners of their annual Spring Fling Carnival Poster Contest. First place winners were: Amy Denton, kindergarten; Donna Hinson, 1st grade; Ronnie Escue, 2nd grade; Hope Hensley, 3rd grade; Kevin Herrin, 4th grade; Dana Carroll, 5th grade; Joel Hutchins, 6th grade; Bernice Woodridge, junior high.
Cherry Beckett was awarded the Adult Appreciation Pin by the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council.
The LCHS baseball team defeated Collinwood with a score of 12 to 6 to keep their undefeated record of 9 to 0. Brian Hinson was the winning pitcher with Barry Hinson coming in to relieve in the third inning.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Runions announced the birth of their son, Wesley Reed.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Grimes celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house in the community room of the Hohenwald Bank.
“Coal Miner’s Daughter,” starring Cissy Spacek, was seven-night feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.
May 10, 1990
Mayor Guy Nicholson signed a proclamation declaring the week of May 6 through 12 as National Extension Homemakers Week.
Connie Cannon was named Teacher of the Year at LCES.
The Tennessee Department of Tourism announced that the Hohenwald Maifest scheduled for May 12 would be the first even in the Tennessee Tourism Week, held in conjunction with national Preservation Week.
Work continued on the high school stadium. Teague Sand and Gravel of Parsons dumped sand at the new stadium in preparation of building turn on the field.
Thirty-four participants raised approximately $2,200 in the annual March of Dimes Walkamerica held on April 29. The event was sponsored by the Lewis County Jaycees.
Hohenwald Truck Lines, Inc. announced it had been sold to Conway Southern Express, a division of CF Corporation which owned 17 different transportation companies.
Violet Louque retired from H.I.S. after 35 years of service at the Hohenwald plant.
Jane Oatts retired from the City of Hohenwald as a Police Department dispatcher with 11 years of service.
Larry Joe Hinson graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson.
Lewis Community Hospital held a Nurses Appreciation Dinner. Service pins were presented to the nurses, including Marlene Holt who had twenty years service and Eddie Herring, Debbie Melton, and Marie Tiller who had 15 years of service.
John and Connie Coblentz announced the birth of their son, Matthew John.
Lettie Ray was honored for her 84th birthday with a party held at the home of her granddaughter, Wanda Hudson.
Elsie Berry was honored for her 93rd birthday with a party hosted by her daughter, Mable Cameron.
May 11, 2000
The Lewis County Board of Education approved the addition of a Web Page Board Policy. The Board also recognized David McPherson as Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year.
Janet Williams was elected governor of the Tennessee District Pilot Club International.
Several LCHS Band students were invited to participate in various honor bands. Brandon Bates and Allison Rasbury were selected for the mid-State band. Brandon Bates, Michelle Bates, Josh Holloway, Jon Jones, Allison Rasbury, and David Stange were selected for the Festival of Winds and Percussion at Tennessee Tech University. Josh Holloway, Jon Jones, Allison Rasbury, and David Stange were also selected to participate in the University of Memphis Honor Band.
The Making Strides for Cancer walk was scheduled for May 13 at Memorial Park.
The Lewis County Museum of Local and Natural History sponsored a “Dog Day” at LCMS. Several local dog owners presented a program on sporting and hunting dogs to students. The dogs also entertained children with stunts and skills.
Funeral services were held for Retha Murry, 81.