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Owensboro Rotary Club
Lawrence Hager, Sr.
Lawrence W. Hager, Sr.
Owensboro Rotary Club
Larry Hager on 50 years of membership in the Owensboro Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Owensboro - Impetus
Larry Hager is a long time member of the Owensboro Rotary Club.
His support for Education and Children in our Community is well known.
He lives out the Rotary philosophy of Service above Self.
Introduction of Guests: Frankie Hager and Keith Sanders guests of Larry Hager
, Mary Ann Medley guest of Charles Medley and 50 special guests of the club including the Willis Combest and Larry Hager award recipients, award recipient family members and school representatives.
messenger-inquirer.com - 125th Anniversary
Lawrence Hager left legacy of civic involvement.
If Lawrence W. Hager Sr.
had stuck to the career path he
mapped_out in college , chances are there wouldn't be an Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer today.
Goodfellows Club part of legacy
Mention the Goodfellows Club
and most people think of Christmas , but this 84-year-old charity started by Lawrence W. Hager Sr.
is active all year long.
Glover H. Cary Bridge a important goal for Hager
For years , Lawrence W. Hager Sr.
dreamed of a bridge over the Ohio River.
Inquirer pushed 1915 gravel road project
Today , the idea of driving on a gravel road conjures thoughts of flying pebbles , dust and slow going.In_fact , county leaders take pride in the fact that few gravel roads remain in Daviess County
.Even in remote areas , smooth , paved roads are the norm.When paved roads are not present , the driving surface is often chip and seal , a type of surface a step below asphalt but much better than gravel.
worked hard to bring airport to town.
The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport was originally a gift from the federal government that the city almost refused.
Paper pushed to bring KWC to Owensboro.
Owensboro became a two-college town in 1951 , after local residents raised $ 1 million to move Kentucky Wesleyan College from Winchester
...Hager was a charter member of Owensboro Rotary Club
In 1915 , Owensboro wasn't the type of town in_which the International Association of Rotary Clubs
looked to locate -- the association rarely considered a city with a population less than 30 , 000 , while only about 20 , 000 people lived in Owensboro.
As with many of Owensboro's early organizations , the Hager family played a role in the development of the Owensboro Chamber_of_Commerce
, with Lawrence Hager Sr.
serving on the original board_of_directors.
A Family Tradition
Hager brothers third-generation publishers
came home from World War II , Larry Hager
considered becoming an engineer.
led charge to establish OCC.
messenger-inquirer.com - About M-I
A young newspaper editor named Lawrence W. Hager was assigned to write a story.An organization called The Charity Girls had sponsored Christmas parties for needy children in Owensboro since 1911, but the organization was disbanding because the members were settling into marriages and raising families.Hager
, then editor of the Owensboro Inquirer, and later editor of the combined Messenger-Inquirer, decided not to write a story about the end of Christmas parties for poor children.Instead, he
decided to start his
own.Christmas for children, he
said, and no child should be forgotten at Christmas..
The Goodfellows Club was born that day in 1916, and the newspaper has kept this tradition alive for 81 years and counting.
Today as then, the Goodfellows Club annually provides a Christmas party with toys, candy, and fruit for needy children.Invitations to the party are issued to children from a list submitted by school administrators.Usually there are approximately 2000 children in attendance.
Past laureates include : the late Roy Burlew, owner of the former Kentucky Lamp Company and founder of the Ken-Rad Corporation (now MPD) ; William M. Elmer, former Chairman and CEO of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation ; the late Charles E. Field, founder and former owner of Field Packing Inc. ; Morton Holbrook, senior partner of the law firm Holbrook, Sullivan, Mountjoy and Stainback ; William H. Thompson, founder and chairman of Thompson Homes ; and Lawrence Hager
, Sr., former publisher and editor of the Messenger-Inquirer and founder of Owensboro Publishing and Owensboro Broadcasting.