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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

United Way Honors Organizations, Businesses, Individuals during Awards Luncheon

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/31/15) — Area business and community leaders attended the United Way of the Coalfield Annual… Read More

DCPS Board of Education to Meet April 2

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Daviess County Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 11:45 a.m. Thursday,… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6220

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5639

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5319

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5247

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 5056

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 4782

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14454

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11751

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

April 01, 2015 4782

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 01, 2015 2562

Nortonville Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Child

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 2483

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1940

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 1,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 01, 2015 1895

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
March 31, 2015 1506

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1403

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1319

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1300

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1212

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - April 1, 2015

by Crime Stoppers