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A hero to the end—Former principal dies
Sam Hoskins’ life ended Sunday but the memory of his courage, heroism and
wonderful sense of humor will live on in the hearts of those who knew him.
Hoskins dedicated his life to children in Morgan County with some 35
years as an educator. From 2001 to 2005 he served as principal of Oakdale
“I just loved him,” said Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe. Hoskins
was Ruppe’s teacher while she was a student at Oakdale. Years later she
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