Files from Yesteryear: 1933, 1992


From the Files of 1933

This year Easter comes on the nineteenth day of April. The seniors at Cullman High School are planning for class day and graduation. Mr. Killingsworth announced that Flora Baker is Valedictorian and Dorothy Reinstodler is Salutatorian of the Class of 193 3. Herbert Hancock ranked third highest in grades for the four years of high school. 

Charlie Montgomery knocked a knee out of place while at work this week. 

Judge Tankersley and daughters, Gladys, Evelyn and Grace made a trip to Cullman on Saturday morning. 

Miss Sara Robison was the candle lighter for the wedding of Miss Elsie Coppock and James Robison at the Baptist pastorium in Vinemont, on April 11th, 1933. 

Miss Ola Mae Canant is spending a few days in Cullman with her sister, Mrs. Herbert O. Cordes. 

Paul Pitts was the guest of Herbert King, on Sunday night. 

The seniors at Hanceville High School in 1933 are: Gertie Adams, Bill Clapp, Audie Compton, Mary Gamble, Mildred Gibbs, Allen Gray, Helen Gray, Eula Hines, Floyd Johnston, Leila Kemp, Floyd McAnnally, Alice McNutt, Geraldine Musgrove, Helen Oden, Florence Philpot, Russell Plunkett, Edna Presley, Wenonah Simpson, Lucy Florence Troxell, Bertha Vest and James Wood. Allen Gray is the valedictorian and Helen Oden is the salutatorian. Alice McNutt will receive the Balfour Medal for being the best all-around student. Elmer Plunkett will receive the Gorgas Medal for writing the best essay from a total of 55 entrants. 

Married this week were Bernard Hasenbein and Miss Clersy O. Weeks.

Laziness is nothing more than resting before you get tired.


From the Files of 1992

Hanceville Girls Softball 20

Cold Springs 2 

The Hanceville Bulldogs, coached by Lane and Nancy Horton, defeated Cold Springs, on March 24th. Hanceville had 13 hits, allowed no unearned runs, scored 20 runs and produced 20 R.B.I.’s. Cold Springs had four hits and 13 errors. April Brand was the winning pitcher. 

Individual statistics for the Hanceville Bulldogs are as follows:

– Charlotte Malcom was two for four, had three runs and one R.B.I. 

– Angie Harris reached base four times, twice by error and twice by walks, had three runs and one R.B.I.

– Shana Bagwell was three for four, including a triple and double, had three runs and four R.B.I.s. 

– Ashleigh Collins was two for four, including a homerun and triple, had five R.B.I.s and scored two runs. 

– She Saunders was one for three and reached base two other times on an error and walk, scored a run and had two R.B.I.s.

– Kerry Boren reached base three times, twice by error and once by walk and scored one run. 

– April Brand was one for three and reached base once by error and once by walk. Brand had one R.B.I. and scored two runs.

– Deanna Chapman was one for four, reached base on a fielder’s choice and an error, scored two runs and had one R.B.I.

 -April Bennefield was two for three, including a double and also reached base on an error, had an R.B.I. and scored a run. 

– Stephanie Currington was one for three, which was a triple and reached base once by error and once by walk and scored two runs.

– Charlotte Malcom made a couple of outstanding defensive plays in this ballgame.


Individual statistics for the Cold Springs Eagles are as follows: 

– Julie Morgan ground out twice.

– Lori Rollo had one hit and scored a run.

– Sandy Freeman was one for two and scored a run.

– Kari Pederssen was one for two and had two R.B.I.s. 

– Jennifer Aaron was zero for one and had a walk. 

– Carrie Davis reached base on a fielder’s choice and ground out. 

– Stephanie Hogeland flied out in the first inning and ground out in the fourth inning.

– Brandy Kilgo ground out to begin the second inning. 

– Sandra Johnson struck out in the second inning.

– Julie Freeman played defense, but did not bat.

– Cindy Freeman was one for two. 

– Nicki Brown ground out in the sixth inning. 

– Christy Campbell ground out in the sixth inning.


The Eagles are coached by Wanda Henderson.