Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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

In Other News...

‘Independence Day in September’ Planned at Botanical Garden

OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/15/14) — Western Kentucky Botanical Garden has announced its plans to host 'Independence Day in… Read More

Owensboro Police Department Activity Reports

OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/15/14) — Owensboro Police Department reported the following recent arrests and citations: James… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 12, 2014 17676

Woman's Body Found in Theater Day After…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 15, 2014 3782

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 13, 2014 3702

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 3652

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 12, 2014 2162

Paradise Residents Plan First Reunion…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 13, 2014 3702

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 12, 2014 1972

Madisonville Man Arrested for Disturbing…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 1962

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 1875

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 12, 2014 1693

Earlington Woman Jailed for Trying to…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 12, 2014 1449

Ursuline Presentation 'Spirituality of…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 13, 2014 1168

The Gift of Aging Oct. 16

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 12, 2014 1121

Owensboro Police Investigate Accidents

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 13, 2014 1115

Audubon Bon Harbor Area Alliance to Host…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 13, 2014 1101

Dogwood Azalea Neighborhood Alliance to…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 3782

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 15, 2014 3652

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 12, 2014 2162

Paradise Residents Plan First Reunion…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 16, 2014 1894

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 12, 2014 1483

Chamber Program Speaker Re-enforces…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


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

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06