25 years ago
The Cottage Grove High School Class of 1965 held a reunion at the Crow’s Nest. Attending were Robert Miller, Benny Fries, Betty Lampkins Stephenson, Eddie Martin, Curtis Jones, Jerry Shankle, Anne Paschall, Gail Kemp Morris, DiAnn Neal Tackett, Brenda Paschall Owen, Joe “Speedy” Skeen and Sally Bratton Jenkins.
Keith Chilcutt announced his retirement as principal of Inman School after serving 25 years in the Paris Special School District. He would be succeeded by Mike Brown.
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 18 of Atkins-Porter School bridged to junior-age level in a ceremony. In the troop were Maghann Lane, Melissa McDaniel, Ashley Elliott, Anna Miles and Megan Whitehead.
50 years ago
The Chickasaw Garden Club met with Mrs. Jimmy Williams on Cowan Street. Mrs. Joe Witzofsky presided and Mrs. George Sonka brought a devotional. A study concerning wildflowers of this section was conducted.
Three young Henry County men were among winners of awards at a 4-H demonstration day at Buford Ellington Assembly Hall at Milan. Included were Robert Comer, Mike Robins and Jerry Bedwell.
Bob Gibson, 34-year-old fireballing right-hander for the St. Louis Cardinals, pitched a one-hitter as the Cards defeated the San Diego Padres. It was Gibson’s second one-hitter in his career.
75 years ago
Claudine Browning returned here from New York City, where she visited several weeks with Pfc. and Mrs. Robert Bomar.
Dr. C.H. Nichol, noted traveler, lecturer, author and preacher, was leading a meeting at the Church of Christ here. One of his books had been translated into Chinese.
He was the brother of D.W. Nichol, minister of the Paris Church of Christ.
A maid was available for children and R.E. Maxwell was leading singing.
An advertisement for Maplewood Baptist Church suggested that everyone on the home front man their battle stations and all would be welcome at the church’s services. H.F. Paschall was pastor.
100 years ago
The crowds were growing at Sulphur Well. Among Sunday afternoon visitors were J.I. Holland and family, Susie Ragland, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Beadles, J.H. Elliott, Mary Spicer, and S.P. Fitzhugh and family.
The Rev. J.E. Reynolds, pastor of the Christian Church here, tendered his resignation. He would move to Princeton, III., to assume a pastorate there.
With the hot weather prevailing, the Cottage Grove news budget reported farmers busy with saving hay.
Ruby Humphreys, who had been attending Randolph-Macon, returned home.