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LOOKING BACK

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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (May 20, 1982)
The skeleton remains of an armless and headless man found in the entanglements of the roots of a riverside tree in Spring Creek Bottom in March, 1981 has been identified as Marvin McGuffin. Forest Burkhardt found the body and called KSP trooper Phillip Marshall. McGuffin allegedly fell overboard from the Susan McBride on December 3, 1978 at about 9:30 p.m. at Carrollton. Officials say that a most peculiar circumstance was that despite the fact the body had been in the water two summers it still had a lot of meat on it. One supposition about the loss of arms was that they might have been severed in grabbing for the boat. However, the severance of arms and head gave appearance of being cut off deliberately. Investigation of the case is currently pending.
City of Bedford Commissioners announced intent to publish a list of names of residents delinquent in paying their city taxes and/or special assessment on garbage service.

First birthday was May 1 for Shannon Nicole Webster.

Gary Brent Taylor weighed in at seven pounds and five ounces and was 22 inches in length.

Deaths: Randall Andrew, 53, Madison, Ind., Lula Jones, 83, Milton.

70 Years Ago (May 21, 1942)
Ida Jean Singer won the state essay contest “Your American Duty-To Buy Defense Bonds” and won a fifty-dollar Defense Bond. Ida Jean just completed her sophomore year and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Singer.

Car-Truck collision on US Hwy42 hill sends three to hospital. George Harmon suffered a head cut and fractured kneecap; Mrs. Harmon had both legs broken above the knees; severe abdominal lacerations and eye injuries. Their five-year-old son remained in a semi-conscious condition for several days from head injuries. B.A. Nole, operator of the truck was released Wednesday on a $2,000 bond for appearance at an examining trial here next week.

Strawberry and tobacco season are in full sway here.

Master Reggie Rand, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rand, entertained the following young gentlemen on his seventh birthday: Masters Wayne Thompson, Gene Suter and Norris Wright.

80 Years Ago (May 19, 1932)
Tenth Infantry will camp at Old Bedford Springs Monday while on their way to Fort Knox for their annual maneuvers. A game of baseball has been scheduled for Monday afternoon. A band concert will be given in the Bedford public square later that evening. They will break camp early Tuesday morning and march to Liberty in Oldham County for their next stop.

The TCHS Alumni Association has set the date of Saturday evening, May 28, for their annual alumni reception. Subscription will be $1.00 for the first reception in the new and spacious gym.

Membership of the Alumni Association, totaling nearly three hundred includes graduates of each of the Classes since 1912.

Twenty-one seniors will receive diplomas and be received into the Alumni Association’s membership on that night.

Robert Stanley’s horse strayed two miles from home and ran out in front of a car driven by Robert Moore. The horse was killed almost instantly and the front of the machine was badly damaged.

A truck with 20 men employed by the Southeastern Construction Company overturned on an embankment about ten feet high, resulting in the death of George Saylor, about 28 years of age, and seriously injuring four others. The men were returning to Carrollton from work on the new Carrolton-Gratz road when they switched to one side to avoid a collision with an oncoming car.

Deaths: W. Leslie Pyles, 53, Dougherty Creek.