From Our Archives…
10 YEARS AGO — Gleason FFA Vice President Katie Snider was selected to perform at the 80th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Her father, Mike, had the same honor 30 years earlier at the 50th convention held in Kansas City. Katie performed “Great Balls of Fire” on the piano, while Mike had played the banjo.
*The Huntingdon Marching Mustangs placed fourth at the Tennessee Division I State Marching Band Championship, while the McKenzie Marching Rebels finished in ninth place.
*The City of McKenzie was honored prior to the Bethel Wildcat football game. Mayor Walter Winchester and other city representatives were presented a plaque on the field by Bethel President Bob Prosser.
20 YEARS AGO — The McKenzie Rebel football team was featured on commemorative boxes of Hometown Stars cereal, available for purchase at Jim Adams IGA.
*Two former professional athletes attended Bethel College’s Homecoming festivities. Joe Cribbs was a player in the NFL and USFL, and Gary Redus was a major league baseball player.
50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: Good Times starring Sonny and Cher; Around the World Under the Sea starring Lloyd Bridges; The Blue Max starring George Peppard, James Mason and Ursula Andress; and A Guide for the Married Man starring Walter Matthau.