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15 weeks 5 days ago
  Remembering Dr. Paul Mink   Kosciusko and Attala County recently lost an unsung pioneer in the field of Family Medicine with the death of Dr. Paul Mink. As was the custom, Dr. Mink began his practice in Kosciusko out of the back of a local pharmacy in the 1950s.  In 1959 in a move which many called foolhardy but which...
15 weeks 5 days ago
  Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 14, 1964 Summer activities at Jason Niles City Park will officially get under way with the opening of the pool slated for June 1, according to L.W. Jordan Jr., chairman of the Park Commission. Mrs. Howard Britt will sell...
16 weeks 5 days ago
Dancing is something our family enjoys quite a bit. It is not rare in our home for someone to break out into a dance to a song or even an advertising jingle that might happen to be playing on the television or radio. Many times we will turn on some music and our living room transforms into the dance line on “Soul Train.” My two...
16 weeks 5 days ago
According to the U.S. Census, more than 22 percent of Mississippians live below the poverty level. Thousands of families do not earn enough to afford basic necessities such as food, housing and child care, although most of those families have at least one working family member. All of us can help Saturday, which marks the 21st anniversary of...
16 weeks 5 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 7, 1964 Rev. J.C. Christian, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, announces that the David Wasson family has been selected as Methodist Family of the Year. The presentation of the award for this honor was made at the morning...
17 weeks 5 days ago
Over the weekend, thousands of people visited downtown Kosciusko to take part in the 45th annual Natchez Trace Festival. I was one of those thousands. Leading up to the festival, I had heard many things about the event. From some people, I heard it was the biggest even in Kosciusko each year, and from some people, I heard it was an even...
17 weeks 5 days ago
Thank you to festival workers   A huge “Thank You” to all who attended this year’s Natchez Trace Festival. What a great day we had to come together in historic downtown Kosciusko for a day of fun, shopping, play and great food. There is a part of the festival that you can’t see. It’s the folks that Tonya...
17 weeks 5 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   May 3, 1964 The Kosciusko Jaycees have undertaken the sponsorship of a summer baseball program for boys from ages 13-15. This League has formerly been sponsored by the VFW, which has been forced to discontinue such sponsorship, and has now...
18 weeks 5 days ago
Editor’s note: Flashbacks highlights news from The Star-Herald from 25 and 50 years ago.   April 23, 1964 Dr. W.W. McBryde was honored Saturday with a 50 year Past Masters pin and certificate. The presentation was made by W.P. Murdock, secretary of Carnot Posey Lodge No. 378 where Dr. McBryde has been a member since January 17,...
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