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

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 on social media.

In Other News...

May 2015 In-House Rabies Clinics' Schedule

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/5/15) — There will be no rabies clinics out in the county this year. The local vets will conduct… Read More

Madisonville Man Goes to Hospital after Single-Vehicle Accident

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/5/15) — A 62-year-old man was injured early this morning when his vehicle went off the road,… Read More
1 DOW 17,786.03
-142.17 (-0.79%)    
2 S&P 2,068.97
-20.49 (-0.98%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,890.56
-48.77 (-0.99%)    

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4310

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3466

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
May 05, 2015 3327

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 3194

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2947

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15848

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8583

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 3327

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 3194

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 06, 2015 1375

Gant Chosen as Pupil Personnel Director

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1139

Madisonville Man Goes to Hospital after…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 971

Two on Moped Injured in Collision with Car

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 909

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 5, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 831

Baptist Health Madisonville Establishes Foundation

by Kristy J. Quinn
May 05, 2015 539

SurfKY Spotlight: First Kentucky Bank

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 470

May 2015 In-House Rabies Clinics' Schedule

by Barry L. Franklin
May 05, 2015 438

Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday May 4, 2015

by Kentucky Lottery