50 Years Ago Today August 30, 1962
San Saba County is listed among eight counties for the Fort Hood Maneuver area land acquisition. According to the Army Post information office at Fort Hood, 650 owners with 238,000 acres in San Saba County have agreed to the use of their acreage.Capt. Louis Rochat, Jr. has recently returned from South Korea where he was stationed for sixteen months with the U.S. Army, as Rotary Wing, and Fixed Wing Pilot. Capt. Rochat is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rochat, Sr.The yard of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Kuykendall, located on Highway 190, just west of the city limits, will receive the plaque for the Yard-of-the-Month during September, according to Mrs. John Alexander, San Saba Garden Club member.Misses Helen and Edith Lidstone left Sunday, August 26th for Big Spring where both will teach in the public schools there.At the Corral Drive-In Boys' Night Out, starring Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall; co-starring Patti Page and Howard Duff.
69 Years Ago TodaySeptember 2, 1943
Because of the labor shortage, it is impossible for the farmers of this community to get help to gather their crops, and must necessarily depend upon boys and girls of school age to do their work. It becomes necessary to change the opening date of school to September 20th, it was announced Tuesday by Supt. Vernon Thomas of the Cherokee schools in a letter to the News.E. Guy Risien, well known pecan grower, brought to the News office Tuesday morning the first fully filled samples of the new 1943 pecans from his orchard, just east of town.A good sized and interested crowd attended the meeting at the District Court Room Thursday afternoon of last week when Congressman O.C. Fisher of San Angelo, was here to discuss pertinent problems with his constituency in the county.
100 Years Ago TodayAugust 29, 1912
Everything is shaping up in Cherokee to be ready for the opening of the College next Tuesday. Prof. Sirmons and wife from Georgia, both of whom will teach, Mr. Sirmons as principal, arrived last Saturday and are now to be found at the dormitory.Mrs. B. Thompson of Temple spent last week visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Harkey and other relatives at Harkeyville. She was formerly Miss Lillie May Thornton.J.C. Campbell has returned from St. Louis where he bought lavishly for his fall and winter trade. Mrs. Campbell accompanied him on the trip and reports a pleasant time of it.Miss Fannie Kirkpatrick will teach in Rochelle school this winter. School will start some time next month.