Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
June 25, 2020
June 30, 1960
The Hohenwald Rotary Club announced they would construct a new adult shuffleboard slab at Memorial Park.
The 32nd annual reunion and picnic of all former residents of Hohenwald was held at Lowell Park in Dixon, Illinois. Fifty-one people attended the event.
Photos were published of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Holden on West Main Street and the home of Jennie Brown on Swan Avenue. Both homes were painted as part of the Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up campaign.
The following births were announced: Tony Lynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Constant; and Connie Lou, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garvis Hensley.
Funeral services were held for Herbert Dye, 47; Hattie Johnson, 17; Presley Mattox, 65.
Hassell Kelley Used Cars advertised that free gas would be given if the automatic nozzle stops on $3.33, $4.44, or $5.55. Frank Allen of Nashville was the first day winner of $3.33.
Advertised specials this week at Piggly Wiggly included a dozen lemons for $0.29, a pound of fresh ground beef for $0.49, Mrs. Armstrong’s German chocolate cake for $0.59, a half-gallon of sweet milk for $0.41, and a 16-ounce jar of sliced dill pickles for $0.25.
“The Wonderful Country,” starring Robert Mitchum, and “Warrior and Slave Girl” were the Saturday double feature movies at the Strand Theatre and the Friday and Saturday features at the Highlands Drive-In.
July 2, 1970
Lewis County Broadcasting Company began operation this week of the Hohenwald radio station, WMLR. The station would go on the air at 6 a.m. on July 4. Ronnie Lane served as station manager. An ad ran elsewhere in this issue inviting residents to “listen to the new sound of Hohenwald…. Start your holiday with news on the hour, farm report at 6:05 a.m., Trade Time at 12:05, local news, and music, music, music.”
The Lewis County Herald published another report from Mayor Dol Willis about the agricultural goodwill tour. “We left… the airport at Manila for the flight to Bangkok. We flew over South Vietnam and Cambodia. We didn’t feel very safe, but were 39,000 feet high…. The Thailand people are very friendly.”
Landis Turner became president of the local Bar Officers Conference of the Tennessee Bar Association, moving up from vice-president—an office to which he was elected in 1969. As president of the conference, Turner would serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the Tennessee Bar Association for 1970-71.
John Barber won his second tournament in a week as he gained the championship of the Mt. Pleasant Country Club Invitational Tournament in a four-way sudden death playoff. Barber won the Graymere Invitational in Columbia a few days before.
Neil Thompson was named champion in the second annual Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Hohenwald Recreation and Golf Club.
Robert Mansfield was named new pastor of the Hohenwald United Methodist Church, replacing Paul Allen who moved to Nashville to assume the pastorate of the Glendale United Methodist Church.
Gregory Wise graduated from U. S. Army basic training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Pearle Poore was honored with a retirement party hosted by her children at the community room of the Hohenwald Bank and Trust. Poore would retire after serving 24 years as Registrar of Lewis County. Over 200 guests attended.
Funeral services were held for Enola Tharpe, 83.
“Marooned,” starring Gregory Peck and David Jansen, and “The Gay Decievers,” starring Keven Coughlin and Larry Casey, were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In.
July 3, 1980
A group of County Commissioners, City officials and County officials toured the construction site of the new high school. The tour was conducted following a special breakfast held at LCHS for the officials. The school on Linden Highway was projected to be ready for use in 1981.
Pat Dabbs, Hohenwald Police Chief, informed residents that speed limits in the City of Hohenwald would be radar enforced using moving radar and speed guns. Residents were asked to observe speed limits for safety.
The annual Lewis County Fair was scheduled to open on July 7. The fair was sponsored by the Lewis County Jaycees.
The following crime items were reported: Thieves entered Kimmins Grocery store, taking approximately $300 in merchandise. Two Mt. Pleasant men were arrested and charged with arson and a third person was sought in connection with a house fire on North Pine Street. A juvenile was arrested in Columbia and charged with burglary and possession of stolen property in connection with the burglary at Hank’s Handi Mart. A Lewis County resident was charged with second degree murder and driving while intoxicated in connection with an automobile accident.
Mr. and Mrs. John Powers announced their purchase of Quik Serv Station from Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Potts.
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Downey celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception held at the community room of Hohenwald Bank.
Funeral services were held for John Barnes, 78.
“Friday the 13th” was the weekend feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.
July 5, 1990
Three of five nominees to the Tennessee Supreme Court were in Hohenwald on June 28 to visit with attorneys, judges and local clerks of the court as part of their county-to-county campaign effort aimed at listening to citizens’ concerns and finding ways to improve the state’s court system.
Lewis Community Hospital utilized NES (National Emergency Services) doctors to allow local doctors time off on weekends and for vacation. A schedule of the emergency room schedule ran elsewhere in this issue.
A Grand Opening was held for Triangle Shell, owned by Bob Weeks. The convenience station would begin providing 24-hour service on July 6.
Alice Tubbs won the “Country Showdown” songwriting contest held by Wayne County’s WTNR radio station. Tubbs would go on to compete for the state title at the Tennessee State Fair in September. This event was nationally sponsored by GMC Truck and True Value Hardware Stores.