Responses from readers

By TERESA BLOUNT,

*Fred Allen Barfoot remembers that his two older brothers Jack and John began their school years at New Ireland School, which was located near his Barfoot grandparents’ farm. When Fred Allen began school at Union, his family lived on the NW corner of Decatur and Willow Streets.







First Baptist Church of Union

By TERESA BLOUNT,

Newspaper documentation shows that a Primitive Baptist Church was built on the Decatur-Philadelphia Road in the early days of Union; that area would be 204 N. Decatur Street today. Then at some point, another church called Union Church that was used by several denominations was built next to it at today’s 206 N. Decatur Street.





Union High School part 3

By TERESA BLOUNT,

In 1995, the State Department of Education required all schools to offer technology classes. Therefore, Union High School added a new Tech Prep building at the junior high school. The 8,000 square foot building had two labs, one classroom, a media center, a teacher workroom, restrooms, and two offices with a work room.





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