Ten Years Ago 2007

Valedictorian Ryan Schultz and salutatorian Emily Castle will lead the 2007 BHS Class at graduation ceremonies May 27.

Union Local valedictorian is Laura Griffin and salutatorian is Travis Stephens while Brittany Burkhart heads Beallsville graduates with Shea Groves as salutatorian.

Contract negotiations between the Barnesville School Board and the teachers' union that began in June 2006 continue. Teachers picketed the school board meeting a second time on May 17.

A May 18 ribbon cutting at Russell's Place on the village's east opens the new apartment complex.

The Shamrock baseball team falls in D-III district tourney play to Tuscarawas Valley, 8-2.

Local juniors inducted into the National Honor Society at Belmont-Harrison JVS are Danielle Castello, Kayla Tuller and Kara Humphry.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1992

The remaining equipment in the former Jonathan Logan- Burns Apparel garment plant on E. South Street will sell at public auction on June 5. The sale will be managed by the Barnesville Area Development Council with the local firm Pryor and Sons serving as auctioneers. The owner of the property, Medalist Industries of Milwaukee has the structure for sale priced at $125,000.

The second annual "Railroad Depot Yard Sale", a fundraiser for restoration of the old train station, will take place June 20.

Recognized recently at the annual PTO Middle School Honors Banquet for maintaining perfect 4.0 grade averages for the school year are: Amanda Butler, Sarah Hampton and John Doudna.

Mr. and Mrs. Orrison Day of Warren Avenue marked their 65th wedding anniversary May 20. Mr. Day takes pleasure telling folks they were married the day Charles Lindberg landed in France completing the first trans-Atlantic air flight.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

For the first time in school history, Beallsville will have four co-valedictorians who have maintained 4.0 averages. They are: Janet Groves, Betty Jones, Penny Mann and Sharon Baldwin.

Now showing at the Leatherwood and Morristown drive-ins "Riot on Sunset Strip" and Woodly Allen's "what's up tiger lily?"

Little Donnie Lee West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney West of Fairview, celebrated his second birthday May 23.

Somerton Sunday evening a family gathering was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Froehlich, Flatrock Road, her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Neptune of Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1942

Dr. Felix E. Held, top-flight professor and speaker, will address the BHS Commencement, Superintendent Silas T. Warfield reports.

Belmont High will issue diplomas for 26 while Bethesda will graduate 20. The Friends Boarding School will also present 20 diplomas.

Governor John W. Bricker sets aside the third Sunday of May as "I am an American" Day.

Reed Hasbrouck, son of Dr. and Mrs. St. Clair Hasbrouck, is commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserves.

Memorial Day services at Somerton will include a parade and two program sessions at the Methodist Church.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

The new Methodist Episcopal Church in Hendrysburg will be dedicated at special services Sunday. Prominent Methodist clergymen will join Bishop William Franklin Anderson of Cincinnati in the program.

Just as we go to press, we learn that Major J.W. Laughlin of Walnut Street has died following an illness of several months. He was past 80 and one of our leading citizens.

The 28th annual commencement of Barnesville High will take place Thursday evening at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The annual alumni banquet will follow Friday evening at the First Presbyterian Church dining room.

Farmers remain dissatisfied with Gov. Cox's declaration that poolroom and street corner loafers should be sent as farm hands in producing larger crops for the war effort. One farmer asks how the governor would like to have a lot of bums and loafers working for him and eating at his table. Another says increased production can hardly be effected by the employment of "bums, loafers and weaklings."


Bruce Yarnall may be reached at: bruce.yarnall@outlook.com