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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...

One of county’s most popular coaches . . . Pat McDowell

By Butch Dale Now here's a great guy who would undoubtedly be voted as one...

In the meantime, ain’t we got fun?

By Butch Dale Are we living in tumultuous times . . . unlike anything in...

Butch thanks great team members . . . the “subs”

By Butch Dale In the past year, I have written articles about several of the...

Butch says: Six years and you’re out

OK folks, how would you like to have a great job with stature and influence,...

Butch reviews top scorers

By Butch Dale As basketball in Montgomery County passed through the Depression and WWII years,...
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Butch shares some “Old School” memories

By Butch Dale In 1988 I wrote a book about the history of Darlington school....
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Butch says moms are ‘natural worriers’

Did your mother stay up late and wait for you to come home when you...