Yesteryear
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75 Years Ago - 1943 March 6 - March 12 A large Red Cross poster has been placed on the side of McLellan's store, corner of Main and Liberty Streets, by Kermit Ward's advertising and sign committee. The chairman was seen yesterday directing the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 28 - March 5 Kathleen Ellen Goodman was graduated at the Edmunds High School at the assembly program on Feb. 26. In graduating Miss Goodman, the city schools are continuing their policy of granting diplomas to seniors … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 20 - 26 Sumter High's basketball team displayed the best teamwork of the season to turn back the 456th Squadron five 32 to 15 in the first game of a doubleheader at the high school gym. In the final contest Shaw … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 13 - 19 Through an oversight, Dianne Lawson was named by the Item the high collector of tin cans at the schools last week. Little Miss Lawson, a first-grader, was second in the contest, but the title high-scorer was … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 6 - 12 Nearly 14,000 tin cans were brought in by city schoolchildren in their collection this week, Superintendent William Henry Shaw announced. Top collection was at the elementary school where 4,929 cans were turned … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 30 - Feb. 5 Hitting peak form, Sumter High's five crushed a scrappy 914th squadron five from Shaw Field on their home court, 42 to 13 in the night cap of a doubleheader. In the first tilt, the YMCA Juniors lost to the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 23-29 Pvt. George Turbeville, the former Philadelphia Athletics pitching star, who performed for Sumter a couple of seasons ago in the Palmetto League, is stationed at Shaw Field, it was revealed today. - The death … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 16-22 Funeral services for John Joseph Brennan, prominent Sumter businessman, were held today at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church and interment followed at the St. Lawrence cemetery on Oakland Avenue. The Rev. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 9-15 A fire, which firemen said might have been smoldering since early in the day, swept through the Neill O'Donnell building in the first block of West Liberty Street, leaving in its wake damage estimated by some … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 2-8 Schoolchildren, after two full weeks of holidays, will return to their books at 9 a.m. Monday, William H. Shaw, superintendent of the city schools, announced this morning. Regarding the heating problem which many … more
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