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Scotts Hill College Newspaper Articles

from the clipping collection of Brenda Fiddler

Decatur County Herald
September 28, 1900

The people of Scotts Hill have arranged with Prof. B.A. Tucker to remain with them as principal of the Scotts Hill College for a term of five years. The Herald congratulates its fortunate neighbors.  Prof. Tucker is a teacher whose soul is in his work, whose conduct has never yet been shaped by selfish motives, and the continued success of the Scotts Hill College is assured.

Lexington Progress
August 5, 1910

Firebugs at Work

Incendiaries made an unsuccessful attempt to burn the Scott’s Hill College building in which school is now going on.  Coal oil is was used, but in spite of that the fire went out and the people of Scott’s Hill were by that accident saved the loss of their school edifice.

Lexington Progress
September 11, 1974

Progress Report by W. T. Franklin (Progress editor and publisher), in part:

We include an item about the “Scotts Hill Banner”.  Mrs. Clara Rimmer brought an April 7, 1903 copy of the paper—yellow and crumbling and falling apart, but interesting.  It listed B. A. Tucker as proprietor and W. F. Tucker as editor.

One of the larger ads was for Scotts Hill College, which said, “board and tuition will not exceed $7.50 to $8.50 for a month of four weeks”.  The tabloid-size paper was issued every Tuesday.

J. M. Brasher was advertising 20th Century Men’s Suits and the Scotts Hill book Store was “located west of W. D. Pierce’s Shop”.  There were ads for the Rock Island and Missouri Pacific railroad ads.  A story on the front page had this headline:  Rheumatism cured at last.

And in the style of yesteryear, firms advertised single lines in the “locals”.  Here are three:  Bananas at the Book Store.  Fresh lemons at J. H. Fanning’s.  Apples—six for 5c at the Book Store.

The paper was addressed to John Chumney, great-grandfather of Mrs. Rimmer.

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