25 years ago

The Tatertown Special was held at Gleason. The festival featured a junior parade and a grand parade. 

Funeral services were held for Teddy R. Shankle of Cottage Grove Route 1, who had died at age 39 from cancer. He was a graduate of Henry County High School and an Army veteran. 

Twins Erah and Arah Kemp of Paris marked their 85th birthdays Aug. 28 with a potluck meal in the multipurpose room of East Wood Church of Christ.

A Tommy Priddy staff photo depicted members of the Henry County High School Patriot football team celebrating after a 14-7 triumph as the seconds ticked away in a game with the Baylor School in Chattanooga.   

 

50 years ago

The monthly meeting of the Candy Stripers was held at Henry County General Hospital. Grace West presented the program and Jan Townsend and Barbara Williams served refreshments. 

The Paris Quota club observed its ninth anniversary. Montez Jackson and Louise Moore of the club were pictured looking over a scrapbook of club activities. 

Idabelle Neumann was women’s championship flight winner at an annual H. Ray Cox Memorial Golf Tournament at Paris Country Club. Other winners were Jean McCartney, Annie Wilson, Kitty Elliott, Betty Turbett, Dot Loyd, Laureine Lasater and Anita Kirk. 

Henry County High School senior John Austin began writing a column of high school news for The Post-Intelligencer. 

75 years ago

City schools opened for the year Sept. 4, with about the same enrollment or perhaps a slight increase. 

The London Daily News reported that Gen. George Patton’s troops were near the German line and had reached the Rhine River. U.S. forces, along with British units, were knifing toward German soil. 

C.S. Russell, Pontiac dealer, was open for business. The dealership was located at 822 E. Wood St.  

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bright Sr. of Highway 69 received word that their son, S. Sgt. Alton Bright, popularly known as “Cap,” had died from combat wounds in France. He was the latest Henry Countian to offer the supreme sacrifice for his country. 

The War Production Board announced an increase in the numbers of shotgun shells available for farmers and hunters. 

 

100 years ago

The Henry County Automobile Company advertised the Fordson line of farm tractors at $750. The machine would do the work of two mules at about the same price.

The Henry County Fair was held Sept. 3-6. More than $3,500 in premiums were distributed and a grand concert and jazz band were on the job all day. Barlow’s Big City shows with a merry-go-round and other stupendous attractions also were here. Horse races caught the attention of many.

Sulphur Well was being recognized as a destination resort. After many miles of automobile travel from Paris, the sulphur water was found to be restful and relaxing. Numerous parties were there on Sunday afternoons.

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