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Butch remembers “the County Tourney”

In the fall of 1931 the principals and coaches of the small county schools instituted...
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Butch visits Grandma and Grandpa Dale’s house

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Butch recalls story of the “County Keg”

In the late 1950s, the Montgomery County Coaches Association came up with a "traveling trophy,"...
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Butch says Marion Morrison was tops!

Did you enjoy watching Marion Morrison in western movies? He had a great screen presence...

Our county’s other Olympic Gold Medal winner . . . Howard Williams

By Butch Dale Last week I told you about Jim Dunbar, a Darlington graduate who...

Butch thankful for these simple things

Butch and brother in tub By Butch Dale At this time of year, most of...

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Jim Dunbar

By Butch Dale How many people from Montgomery County have ever won an Olympic medal?...

Butch remembers teacher Jane Anderson Switzer

By Butch Dale I have written a couple of articles about some of my favorite...

1940’s Linden Bulldog Sharpshooter Bob Vail

Bob Vail. By Butch Dale In the three basketball seasons of 1947, '48, and '49,...

Butch proud of his family’s veterans

By Butch Dale Veteran's Day is a special day in which we give thanks to...