Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Old Anton School Steeped in History

ANTON, Ky. (9/20/13) – The old Anton School has seen more than six decades of students within its walls. Hopkins County Schools will offer it at auction at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 on site. The 27,875 square-foot building represents fond memories for former students.

anton school 500

Val Hargis, who attended the school during her third through eighth-grade years, fondly remembers teachers like Dixie Martin, Anna Moore, Mildred Vannoy and Principal Byron Watkins.

"Dixie Martin taught fourth-grade for a while but then moved to fifth through eighth as a science teacher," said Hargis. "She taught me to love education. She was so creative and ahead of her time."

Hargis also recalls Joe Hicklin, who was the coach and also taught math and physical education.

The Anton school property includes seven acres of land. The building was constructed in 1949 and an addition made in 1962.

According to Hopkins County Schools Assistant Superintendent Steve Gillum, who is in charge of facilities, the building is suitable to be occupied but will require scattered repairs on some areas like the leaking roof in the old gymnasium. A portion of the window air units still function, he said.

The school was a kindergarten through eighth-grade until 1994, when James Madison Middle School was built. Until two years ago, the facility was used as the Adolescent Day Treatment center for Hopkins County Schools, said Gillum.

While the school building is being auctioned in the morning, other surplus school system property is being auctioned later that afternoon at 110 Sugg St., Madisonville. The second auction includes school buses, a pickup truck, kitchen and cafeteria equipment and school furniture.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

City of Madisonville Holiday Schedule

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/20/14) — City of Madisonville offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the… Read More

Land Between the Lakes Upcoming Programs and Events

KENTUCKY (12/20/14) — The following are the upcoming programs and events at Land Between the Lakes: Dec. 17 - 23 Daily… Read More

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 10557

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 17, 2014 7477

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 6751

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 5077

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 15, 2014 4534

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 19, 2014 4287

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 19, 2014 4094

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 18, 2014 4066

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 3870

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 16, 2014 3695

Highway Crews Pre-Treating Roadways for Potential…

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd

Stories Trending Today

December 19, 2014 3182

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 19, 2014 1204

Greenville Mayor Honored during Final Council…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 20, 2014 1033

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 20, 2014 882

New Trial Sites Added for U of L's Brown Cancer…

in General News For All Sites by Health Sciences News
December 20, 2014 805

Farmers' Markets, Vendors; Sign Up for Free…

in General News For All Sites by Ted Sloan
December 20, 2014 797

WKU Public Affairs Claims 17 Statewide Awards

in General News For All Sites by WKU News
December 20, 2014 792

'When the Universe Was Young' Opens Jan. 4 at…

in General News For All Sites by WKU News
December 20, 2014 788

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

in Hopkins News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 20, 2014 779

Law Enforcement Officers, Agencies Honored for…

in General News For All Sites by Erin Eggen
December 20, 2014 714

City of Madisonville Holiday Schedule

in Hopkins News by Leslie Curneal

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss