Happenings from the past: 1918: Watts breaks his arm cranking an auto

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
Michelle Scalf was a point guard at Coastal Carolina University.
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Mark Parris was volunteering as a football coach at East Central.
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Larry Green had painted a mural on the wall at Concepts.
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Septic system problems were threatening homes in Lawrenceburg Township.
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Phone calls favoring riverboat gambling had targeted Dearborn County residents.

50 years ago, Aug. 1968
Mike Schwing had earned a Masters Degree.
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Loretta Lynn was appearing at Winter Garden.
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 Richard Horn was commander of Legion Post 239.
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Mike LaFollette, son of Lawrenceburg Police chief LaVerne LaFollette, had enlisted in the Army.
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School was scheduled to open September 4.

75 years ago Aug. 1943
Sparta Township soldier William Gardner had died at Walter Reed Hospital.
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The Lawrenceburg High School band was going to play at the Switzerland County Fair.
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Moores Hill School had been equipped with a pressure cooker.
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There had only been five violations of the surprise blackout held earlier.
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4-H members from Bright had attended camp at Versailles.

100 years ago, Aug. 1918
George Squibb headed up the new Community Labor Board.
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A Girls’ Military League had been formed with 52 charter members.
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Moores Hill: The apple crop was expected to be short but potatoes and beans would be plentiful.
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Dillsboro: Preston Conaway and lady friend of Milton had visited  Miss Belle Morrison.
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Manchester: Albert Watts had broken his arm cranking an auto.

Chris McHenry, former Dearborn Co. Historian, is a reporter, history buff and genealogist.

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