ADULTS
1st, Beverlee Weatherly
2nd, Mitzi Willis

HIGH SCHOOL
1st, Grace Gammon
2nd, Carlton Willis
3rd, Faith Parker

September marks the 25th Anniversary of Depot Days and this year marks the 160th Anniversary of the City of Newbern.

Twenty-five years ago, the Newbern Illinois Central Depot was dedicated after the restoration was completed. It took many years of hard work, thousands of dollars and hours of labor donated by the citizens of Newbern. It is completely restored to it’s original condition. The photo to the right is a postcard showing the depot in 1928. This was Newbern’s 3rd Train Depot. To our knowledge, the two prior depots were in the same location.

On November 1st, tickets for the second annual Newbern Depot Museum's reading of "The Polar Express," will go on sale at the Newbern Library, and the Newbern Hardware Store. The event will be a 30-minute reading of the book, "The Polar Express," and visit from Santa, with cookies and hot chocolate, in the depot's freight room.

Fall is upon us once again! With that marks several annual occasions that most everyone looks forward to. It is a time of harvest, a time of change and a time of celebration. We are able to enjoy the harvest season and outwardly show appreciation through Thanksgiving.

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The 25th annual Newbern Depot Days will be held this month, and a bit into next month, too. The main events, featuring rides, food, vendors selling items, and the museum being open, will be on Saturday, Sept. 16th, in downtown Newbern. The Miss Depot Days pageant was held on Saturday, Sept. 9th, at the Newbern Elementary School. The Jack Overby Golf Tournament will be held at the Oakview Golf Course, on Saturday, Oct. 7th. If you would like to be a vendor, participate in the Miss Depot Days pageant, golf tournament, or be a part of the Depot Days race, on Saturday, Sept. 16th, go to the Depot Days website at www.newberndepotdays.org.

The Newbern Depot Museum has recently added some new items, which will be on display at the upcoming Depot Days event on Sept. 16th. These items include an Earl Dennison duck call, which was made by Mr. Dennison many years ago.

It’s that time of year again! Depot Days 2017 is upon us. We are all looking forward to the citizens and many guests that wil l b e coming in to our annual festival, now in its 25 th year. This is a great opportunity to showcase everything that Newbern has to offer and to spotlight our downtown businesses. This year will be especially exciting as we will have many of our downtown renovations complete that will help to create a better atmosphere for this wonderful occasion.

We had a great time learning about school bus rules and safety. Children, parents and grandparents enjoyed the bus tour and listening to Mrs. Denise Flowers explain all the great things about driving a school bus. Thank you Denise for being a great school bus driver and taking great care of our kids!

This information being taken from a book written by Arahwana Hendren Ridens named the Dyer County and Newbern Tennessee, A history of the 39 earliest families in Dyer County. Part of this information was extracted from this publication, along with other documents and related stories and oral family histories. We continue with the entries of the McCorkle Diaries and what was entered about the from his perspective as a Newbern business owner. We pick up from our June 2017. We closed with the burning of the State Gazette office on Nov. 22, 1897. buildings burned in Dyersburg.

Well, it’s that time of year again. Schools are back in session and we say good bye to another summer. It is an exciting time for students and teachers alike to learn and to create new lifelong relationships. Even though it is called summer break, many of the students of our respective schools in Newbern took part in the Newbern Library’s Summer Reading Program to help grow their minds as well as their reading skills. Taking part in this program will help these students to maximize their potential as they return to school. Also, with the return of school comes the Fall sports season. I ask that you try to make to some of the events. It is a great opportunity not only to show your support but to also see our community at work.