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From our files; Sept. 4, 2016

100 YEARS AGO — 1916

The Smith Show will exhibit in Danville for one week beginning September 18th. The show has its own train of 20 cars and carries a large number of wild animals. The miniature circus will attract the children. The show will be held under the auspices of the Danville Military Band.

There will be an auction on Saturday, September 9th, 1916, at the Bedlow Restaurant on Beatty Avenue. The owner will take bidding for the restaurant and hotel furniture and fixtures that belonged to K.F. Guthrie. Articles to be auctioned off include 50 iron beds, springs and mattresses, two large ranges, a large number of pillows, sheets and blankets, ice boxes, electric fans, chairs, dressers, a steam table, a complete pool room outfit including two pool tables, balls and chairs, even a refrigerator.

A delightful program and interesting session has been arranged for the unveiling of the marker of the old Logan’s Fort iin Stanford this afternoon in the front yard of the home of J.B. Camenisch where the old fort stood.

Danville High School will open on Monday, September 11 for the ensuing year. The rearrangement of the curriculum, the introduction of new courses and the elective system, which provides a greater variety of studies, are special features and should appeal to a larger number of students than ever before. Students may choose between a classical course designed for students going to college, and English-Scientific course, primarily for the practical training for those who will not go to college. In the classical course, two years of Latin are required, but not in the English-Scientific course. German may be elected in either course during the junior and senior years.

75 YEARS AGO — 1941

Here are some tips on how to pack for school lunches offered by the Kentucky College of Agriculture and Home Economics: set aside in the cupboard a section for wax paper, paper napkins, small covered jars, paper cups, thermos bottle, rubber bands for holding sandwich wrappings in place, and paper spoons and forks. In preparing the family meals, keep in mind the school lunch for the next day by preparing enough dessert to have some left over; by wrapping in oilpaper, store in a cool place bits of cheese, meat and vegetables for making sandwich fillings; keep the lunch box sweet and clean by washing it every night. To make sandwiches, use thin slices of bread cut in different shapes and spread it with an entire slice of softened butter to keep the filling from soaking into the bread and making it soggy; mix the salad dressing with sandwich filling and spread it on the bread and wrap neatly in waxed paper.
In order to give local residents a better postal service, the Danville post office will remain open until 5 o’clock every Saturday. James Bean, local postmaster, said that business has increased to the extend that he believes the patrons demand more hours of service. The mail delivery will remain the same with only one complete delivery of mail on Saturday.

G.H. Jarvis, a prominent Boyle County farmer, is the proud possessor of a unique ear of sugar corn, which has 12 individual ears on one cob. The strange growth is now on display at The Advocate-Messenger office. It was grown on Jarvis’ farm on Lexington Road near Chenault Bridge. The ears on the corn cob are joined together at the bottom and are all perfectly shaped.

An advertisement from Kentucky Utilities asked if people remember when the electric bill was called, “the light bill… then, we were mighty proud to have just electric lights, and in those days we paid about as much every month as we do now, and all we got was light. Sometimes we weren’t even too sure of that…Maybe a better name for it would be the ‘living bill.’”

50 YEARS AGO — 1966

The SS. Peter and Paul parochial School on East Main Street will open on Sept. 6 for students in first through seventh grades and have 135 pupils. Sister Alberta Wolfe will again serve as principle. Sister Bernadette McNamara, Sister Hildegarde Ricken, Miss Janet Ziblut, Mrs. Carlton Brown Jr. and Mrs. Mary Sanders will be teaching.
Master William Daniel Stallard celebrated his fifth birthday at his home on East Drive. Cake, ice cream cones, Koolaide, lolipops and balloons were enjoyed by the young guests including David Milburn, Christie and Randy Sheene, Lois Delong, Bill VanArsdale, Joe Vest, Steve and Kenneth Cross, Christie Sagar, Quin Griffin, Deresa and Teresa Wilcher, David Evans, Darrell Coffman, Tina Carter, Mike Osborne, Rusty Elmore, Debbie Curtis, Stewart Wigglesworth and Dougie, Chuckie and Beckie Stallard.

For many years people attending football games at Farris Stadium have been asked to refrain from sitting, running or leaning on the small retaining wall that separates the walk of the stadium from the track and playing field. Anyone who refuses to get off the wall can now be cited by police officers.

25 YEARS AGO — 1991

A plan to add a miniature golf course to a soon-to-be opened convenience store has been denied by Planning and Zoning. The owners of Thoroughbred Mart on Bluegrass Pike asked the P&Z to approve the final development plat for the store so it can open this weekend. But their desire to amend the plan at the last minute to add an 18-hole miniature golf course was opposed by the commission. The golf course currently is on Whirlaway Drive in Bluegrass Estates and is called Churchill Miniature Golf Course. The owner, Thomas Byerly, plans to sell it to Thoroughbred Mart and move it there.

A recent action by the Boyle County American Legion post to protect cutbacks in Veterans Administration medical benefits not only has angered VA officials, but also has drawn a negative response from state Legion headquarters. A few weeks ago, American Legion Post 46 in Boyle County voted to tell VA officials to stop sending their mobile outpatient clinic to the post’s meeting hall on Burgin Road. Post officials were angered because they said the vast majority of veterans who came to the clinic were told they were not eligible for medical care.

Centre College has 14 new faculty members this academic year. Four have been hired in tenure-track appointments including Anthony Haigh and Daniel Manheim.