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Published 2:49 pm Monday, December 19, 2022
100 YEARS AGO — 1922
• Dr. Calvin Hays, moderator of the general Presbytery, spoke at Chapel hour to students at Centre college and the Kentucky College for Women. He talked about of the advantages to be derived and the privilege of having two such splendid Christian educational institutions as Danville had.
• Everyone in Danville and Boyle County responded generously, $1,019, to the call for help with the Red Cross.
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• The happy loafers at Crooks & Wares Drug Store in Danville donated $36 to help furnish Santa Claus and gifts for rural children.
• Attorney W.C. Wood was chosen as president of the Boyle County Bar Association to succeed the late C.C. Fox.
• A two-day mid-winter Carnival was held at the Masonic Temple on Second Street.
75 YEARS AGO — 1947
• Local Boy Scouts and Salvation Army teamed up to collect and distribute toys for indigent children this Christmas season. Trucks and drivers were furnished by the city and county and A.G. McConnell, local scoutmaster, for the city-wide pickup of toys.
• Donald Thomas Anderson of Junction City, and Wade Johnson of Danville passed the entrance exams and were enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They went to the Great Lakes Training Center near Chicago, for basic training.
• A fund for the Centre Forward Program stood at $40,780 with 252 pledges in. Centre students also raised $4,144 for the fund.
• Total deposits amounted to $11,152,990 in assets at Farmers National Bank and Citizens National Bank in December. M. Carlisle Minor was president of Farmers bank, and Milton M. Durham was president of Citizens bank.
50 YEARS AGO — 1972
• Boyle County and the city of Danville received their first revenue sharing checks. County Judge Gilbert White reported the county got $62,719, and City Treasurer George Wesley reported the city got $143,318. Another $9,424 was divided by Junction City and Perryville city councils.
• S.C. (June) White, a Democrat, was the first candidate to file declaration of candidacy as county judge for Boyle County. Judge Gilbert L. White, who had served three terms, announced earlier he would not seek re-election for county judge.
• The Little Garden Club hosted its annual tea at McDowell House when 150 people attended. More than $200 was collected for the Salvation Army Christmas fund. The event also included floral judging of the theme “Messiah” with Mrs. Wayne Dixon was sweepstakes winner in the artistic division; Mrs. Thomas Truempy was horticulture sweepstakes winner; and Mrs.H.B. McFadden won the arboreal award for the exhibits in three classes and overall award of merit.