The Way it Was

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

100 years ago

Schools open next Monday

The Nevada public schools will open next Monday for the 1906-'07 term.

The ward school buildings and grounds have been greatly improved this summer and an unusually good term of school is expected. Supt. Storms, backed by a good school board has done much toward raising the standard of the Nevada schools. One of the greatest improvements that has ever been made is the building of the new high school which has been greatly demanded for many years. The Nevada schools are among the very best of the state. Many needed improvements have been made at the various ward schools and everything now points to a term of splendid work.

50 years ago

Robert L. Huff, Jr. died in crash here last night

Vernon County chalked up its fifth traffic fatality of the year last night when Robert Lee Huff, Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Huff, Sr., Nevada, as killed instantly in a three car accident 4 1/2 miles west of Nevada on Highway 54 at 8:10 p.m.

Sheriff Les Hunt, who investigated the fatal accident and another one involving five other east bound vehicles about 100 yards west of the fatal crash, said young Huff was killed outright when he was thrown from his machine by the impact of the crash.

Sheriff hunt said the fatal accident occurred as near as he could determine from testimony of those involved, when Huff, who was westbound car driven by Mrs. Naomi Holland, 42, Moundville. Mrs. Holland told officers she was riding alone at between 40 and 40 miles and hour.