1899: Ben Harney, one of those who came to Middlesborough when it was first established and was assistant postmaster in the early days, was reported to be gaining a national reputation for his ragtime music.
1921: The Kiwanis Club was organized with 50 charter members. L. D. Hill was elected president.
1932: Kroger’s was advertising macaroni for $.05 a package, navy beans at 4 pounds for $.15 and pork chops, 2 pounds for $.25.
1943: Saturdays were designated as general sales day and jockey day at the Middlesboro Stock Yards at the Tannery. People could bring anything they had at home or on the farm to sell or trade. There was a charge for items sold in the barn at auction, but the grounds outside were open for general trading at no cost.
1946: Kentucky’s major contribution to the Number 1 football team in the country last year, the undefeated and untied West Point, was Bell County’s Herschel “Ug” Fuson.