From the Vault: '59, '69, '79
From the Vault
To commemorate the 125th year of publication of the Copperas Cove Leader-Press in 2019, every Friday the Leader-Press will share snippets from the community’s history over the past 60 years in From the Vault. Through August 16, Copperas Cove school and student news will be featured.
40 years ago, in the Copperas Cove Leader
The Exchange Club of Copperas Cove presented a Freedom Shrine to Martin Walker Elementary School, displaying reproductions of original historical papers such as the Mayflower Compact to the World War II Instrument of Surrender.
Eighth grade students at J.L. Williams Junior High heard from guest speakers on career awareness, to include John Guinn, attorney; Ron Jefferson, district sales director for Zales stores; Rosemary Orsak, social worker; Mike Guidash, fireman; Larry Letzer, photographer.
50 years ago, in the Copperas Cove Press
Chris Gilbert, Texas University All-American, was the guest speaker at the annual Cove High School All-Sports banquet, with numerous athletic awards presented. The dinner was held at the high school cafetorium.
60 years ago, in the Copperas Cove Courier
It was announced that the new six-room Fairview School would open in September to house grades 5 and 6, as well as a library and an office. Future plans are to eventually expand the building into a high school if the school’s enrollment continues to grow. The Fairview school is located on an 18-acre site which will allow plenty of room for future additions to the school plant.