Way back when

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Mersadeez Rowe Dietrich, March 2, daughter of Wally and Christina Dietrich; Hannah Malee Duncan, Feb. 10, daughter of Gary and Teresa Duncan; Ryan Holton Moore, March 25, son of Jason and Amber Moore.

Harrison County is included in the area of Kentucky that will be changing area codes from 606 to 859 on April 1.

Harrison County Middle School council approves standardized student dress code.

The City of Cynthiana donates $7,000 to park rehabilitation projects on Pleasant and Water streets.

A new urologist, Dr. John Saba of Michigan, started practice at Harrison Memorial Hospital in the Physician's Office Building.

Kentucky Bank opens 24-hour branch on World Wide Web. The internet banking service allows customers free access to their accounts.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Roy Douglas Sexton, March 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Douglas Sexton; Lloyd Daniel Witt, March 28, son of Lloyd and Gloria Witt; Samantha L. Ritchey, March 27, daughter of Mike and Becky Ritchey; Jeremy Shane Hill, March 24, son of Ken and Rhonda Hill; Wendalyn Rachel Prather, March 20, daughter of Wendall Mark and Connie Prather.

Waterline funding approved for city. Construction of a raw waterline (13-miles) will relieve the water shortage for Harrison County for the next 100 years. The estimated cost of the project is $1.7 million.

Sandy's Tanning Salon will be opening April 5 at 41 S. Main St. above the Style Shop. Sandy Slade is the owner.

J&S Electronics is now open at Oddville Market, US 62, 5 miles east of Cynthiana.

Birdie's Beauty Salon is now at their new location on North Walnut Street.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Richard Dale Asbury, March 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Asbury; Randall Wayne Sanders, March 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar C. Sanders; Brad Taylor Smith, March 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Smith; Gary Edward Whalen, March 29, son of A/1C and Mrs. Walter L. Whalen; David Alan Williams, March 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Williams; Cynthia Grace Walters, March 25, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Henry C. Walters; Marcellus Plezz Custard Jr., March 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Custard; James Allen Vargo, March 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vargo Jr.; April Elaine Howard, March 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Howard; Stephen Eugene Ogden, March 23, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Larry Ogden; Jefforey L. Wiglesworth, March 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wiglesworth; Gerald Wayne Dance, March 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dance; Jo Lynn Norfleet, March 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Norfleet Jr.; Patricia Gayle Sparkman, March 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eligah Sparkman.

Cynthiana Lions Club to conduct its fourth radio auction next week over WCYN Radio. A 1950 Studebaker automobile will be among the items.

Meetings are now being held to organize an Optimist Club here.

A 25-ton Army tank-like gun carrier plunged out of control, smashing through the brick wall of Cynthiana's Army Reserve Center, lumbering across two railroad tracks and ramming into the concrete block wall of the storage room of Brooks Grocery.

Harrison Countians drank about 1,790 cups of coffee to aid crippled children. Proceeds amount was $179.02.

Junior Woman's Club to sponsor the Bob Braun Dance Party at City Hall. Cost is 75 cents per person. Proceeds to go to the Cerebral Palsy Center.

Grand opening set for the new Dollar Store at 43 E. Pike St.

* Camp Nelson, a U.S. military cemetery in which 3,638 federal soldiers are buried, is in Jessamine County.