Ten Years Ago 2002

The new Barnesville Middle School was dedicated at impressive ceremonies this past Friday afternoon.

Ohio High School football playoff information is provided for the upcoming game between the Shamrocks and Shenandoah.

Dr. Lee-Wood, who recently returned to the States from serving in Afghanistan, is the featured speaker at the Rotary Club luncheon.

Dorothy Lynch Hardwick, local native and resident of Silver Spring, Md., has died at the age of 84. Burial was made at Crestview.

Also passing was Floyd Hall Sidwell, 87, prominent Quaker and father of Olney School head Richard Sidwell.

The engagement of Jenny Ann Hamilton of Beallsville and Jeffrey Daniel Roe of Barnesville is announced.

The BHS girls cross country team places 8th at State. Freshman Jenny Morgan places second in one contest missing first place by inches.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1987

Several area coal companies are agreeing to small group meetings on the proposed Green Belt buffer zone around Barnesville.

Tacoma resident Sam Lucas who has been in Columbus since the first week of July undergoing treatment for leukemia, is well on the way to recovery. He was welcomed home this past Friday.

Major improvements at the Walton Home including a new entrance and addition that includes a kitchen and dining room, may be viewed at an open house Sunday.

Jean Davies profiles the T. & A. Rogers North Star Washer which was patented in 1890 and manufactured at the S. Chestnut Street mill and factory of that firm.

Sharon Dollison of Quaker City is named Region 12 Director of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.

The August wedding at St. Johns Catholic Church in Miltonsburg of Robin Miller and Brent Yarnall is featured.

Fifty Years Ago 1962

Barnesville Hospital receives $45,000 in federal funds for the new addition while federal funds may also be available for the new reservoir. A local delegation headed by George Cheffy went to Chicago this week to plead the reservoir case with federal officials.

Diana Lynch is named 1962 Homecoming Queen during a cold BHS-St. Clairsville game at the stadium Friday night.

Three outstanding motion pictures plus the personal appearance of a noted organist will mark the reopening of the State Theater. Col. Robert Corbin will manage the theater and Saturday Florine Oler and her Wurlitzer organ will provide music in a program titled Music Like you Like It. Movies featured are Tarzan Goes to India, Boys Night Out staring Kim Novak, James Garner and Tony Randal, and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation starring Jimmie Stewart.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1937

Republicans sweep all local races except Clerk and Water Board. George R. Matthews is elected Mayor.

The bond issue for the school needed a 65% approval, but came up 30 votes short, 1,334 for the issue and 765 against.

Kirkwood Township stays Dry by 175 votes.

Bethesdas seven-term mayor, W.H. Jones is defeated for re-election. Attorney Dudley L. McKisson received 301 votes to Jones 161.

One Hundred Years Ago 1912

From the Whetstone

This issue of the Whetstone was not copied to microfilm, unfortunately.

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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