Twice Told Tales

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Ten Years Ago – 2002

A series of five photos taken by Steve Phillips of the demolition of the smokestack at the old dairy is printed on the first anniversary of its demise.

Village Council was informed Monday that their objection to a liquor permit for Dutch’s Restaurant was denied by state liquor officials.

The Farmer’s Feed and Supply which recently opened in the old Barnesville Newsstand location is closing. The owners have decided to focus their attention on their Woodsfield store.

Wayne D. and Betty Parker of Belmont will mark their golden wedding anniversary on November 27.

Jean Davies profiles a “hidden treasure,” the old cut-stone S bridge over Spencer Creek west of Hendrysburg. The original structure was flattened and covered over the DDOT in 1933, then part of the National Road, but the old stone arch is still evident from below the current Route 800 roadbed.

The estate of the Vernon Burkhart benefits the Rotary Club of which he was a longtime member and Barnesville Memorial Park.

Twenty-five Year Ago – 1987

Former BHS grid mentor and current Meadowbrook High football coach Bill Dowler, 40, of Woodland Drive, was killed in an auto accident on I-70. He was laid to rest at his native Powhatan Point following a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church Sunday afternoon.

Ted Huntsman is rebuilding/restoring a 145-year-old log house near his home on South Highland Street. The structure originally stood near Powhatan Point.

Wendell Moxley, father of OSU gridder Tim Moxley, suffered a massive heart attack at The Ohio State-Michigan game in Ann Arbor Saturday. He is currently in critical condition at an Ann Arbor hospital.

Marie Renner Kemmerline, 97, of Mogadore, died Thursday. She lived in Barnesville for 57 years before her marriage in 1947 when she moved to Mogadore. She was an elementary school teacher here until her retirement that year. Burial was made at Southern Cemetery Monday.

Harold G. and Una Jefferis Hall will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27.

The Barnesville Rotary Club welcomes its first women member in 64 years of local service. She is Laurie Rinehart, medical records director at Barnesville Hospital.

Fifty Years Ago – 1962

Members of the Alpine Women’s Club of Beallsville have secured some $2,173 in pledges for the Barnesville Hospital Addition fund.

Palmer Laughlin was presented a 50-year gold pin in the Scottish Rite at ceremonies at Columbus last week.

Former BHS football star Larry Marmie is one of the leading performers for Eastern Kentucky this season as they battled to a tie for the championship of the Ohio Valley Conference.

The state fire marshal has been called in to investigate a barn fire at a Sandy Ridge farm operated by Ditmar Greathouse, the second barn destroyed at this farm in the in the past five months. The first barn was destroyed on June 27.

The State Theater stage will be the site of a special presentation of Handel’s Messiah by the BHS chorus under the direction of Mr. Richard Yates on Sunday, December 9.

Seventy-five Years Ago – 1937

Local industries have been hard hit by the business slump. Both Hansley Mills and Watts are feeling the effects of the new “Recession” as operations of both are just a fraction of last November. Customers are simply not buying.

A census of unemployed here shows 600 without jobs.

The new Ohio Theater will close Saturday. It will be dark until improvements in the economy justify reopening, owner Edward Modie says. At the time the Ohio was launched business conditions seemed to be on the upswing.

William H. Fowler, 96, Barnesville’s oldest citizen who conducted a livery stable here for many years, died Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke last week.

Somerton Postmaster and storeowner James S. Wilson has died at the age of 70.

Jack, little five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross English, has been the winner of two amateur contests this month. Playing the Hawaiian guitar and accompanied on the Spanish guitar by his teacher, H.E. Hall, he played on Nov. 13 at a contest at Graysville and this week at Caldwell. Each time he won first place among the 20 or more contestants. His winnings were $3.00 and $10.00 respectively.

One Hundred Years Ago – 1912

From the Whetstone

Mrs. Kyle W. Miller, gave a large reception Saturday afternoon at her home on N. Lincoln in honor of Miss Clara Rogers who is to be married Wednesday evening to prominent Cambridge manufacturer Charles Casey. The house was decorated with roses, chrysanthemums, and other cut flowers, presents from her brother, Hon. C.D. Hilles at the White House.

Richard E. Hiatt, former Barnesville boy and National bank examiner of West Virginia, has been offered the presidency of a new National bank to be organized in Charleston.

Mrs. G.P. Rinehart entertained about 20 ladies at a turkey dinner last Friday at her pleasant home near Somerton.

This interesting item comes from Sewellsville concerning the Hibbs Cabinet Shop. It was established by Amos Hibbs, Sr. in 1833 and he conducted business until his death. He was succeeded by his four sons, J. R., Barclay S., William G. and Amos. A grandson Lincoln B. Hibbs is now in charge. In olden days the factory made furniture and was a thriving industry, and does considerable business now.

Mr. I.A. Foglesong of the Hibbard Furniture Co., and Miss Cora Campbell, daughter of Mr. William Campbell, slipped one over on us Sunday night, boarded the No. 8 train and traveled to Oakland, MD where they were married early Monday. After the wedding they proceeded east to visit Washington, Baltimore, and other eastern points before their return to Barnesville.

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Twice Told Tales is compiled by Bruce Yarnall, former general manager of the Barnesville Enterprise. He can be reached at bayarnall@yahoo.com

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