Ten Years Ago 2007

With area officials united against a gas transmission pipeline going under Slope Creek Reservoir, REX pipeline representatives say they will consider relocating the line.

An 86-foot sycamore owned by Rita and Randy Mellott of Quaker City is named champion of the Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District's annual Big Tree Contest.

Clara Elizabeth Froehlich Rausch, 94, of Woodsfield, passes. She and her late husband Elmer owned and operated the Monroe County Beacon for many years.

Robert M. (Bob) Orrison of Belmont, former owner of Bob's Exxon Service at the Morristown Exit of I-70, dies at the age of 74.


Years Ago 1992

The Barnesville VFW plans a traditional Memorial Day observance here on May 30 while the official federal holiday was Monday, May 25.

The June primary election will feature several county races as well as a five-year 9.8-mil operating levy for Union Local School and a 1.5-mill levy for Children Services.

High school students receiving all "A" grades during the 91-92 school year are Jason Huntsman, Ed Eberhart, Lynette Ackerman, Kevin Phillips and J.R. Yanchak.

Deaths include Robert E. Delloma, 58, who died at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State, and Joseph Orell, 85, of Warren Avenue.

Barnesville resident Kate Leasure, LPN, is named "Nurse of the Year" at the Barnesville Health Care Center.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

A photo essay titled "Barnesville's Seniors had their day (and night)" includes a photo of the west side of the Moose Building that now sports a large third-story sign "Seniors '67".

Members of the Bel-Mont Garden Club will gather at the Belmont Post Office Tuesday for a walking tour of members' gardens.

Dave Detling, son of Mrs. And Mrs. John Detling of Route 1, is Barnesville FFA member of the week.

A total of 251 alumni and guests attended the May 27th Bethesda Alumni Banquet at the elementary school gymnasium.

Marine Sergeant Marvin Wiley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wiley of Route 1 Belmont, is serving with the first military police Battalion based at Da Nang, Vietnam.

This week's column of "Birds in Your Air" by Phoebe features "Sandpipers and Swifts".


Years Ago 1942

A graduating class of 84 will receive diplomas from Barnesville High on June 3.

June 1-13 are the dates set for receiving sugar applications for rationing before canning season gets underway.

E.J. "Jinx" Walker of S. Chestnut is hobbling around after being run over by his own car which he cranked while it was in gear.

The sale of war bonds by the First National Bank just passed the $100,000 mark.

State Theater-goers gave $127 to the Army-Navy Fund during the week of May 14-20.

One Hundred

Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

Tuesday, June 5, will be a red letter day in American history. On that day, 10 million men in the country will register their names and become available for the draft as soldiers to help "make the world safe for democracy."

Monday Barnesville's Strand Theatre will present famous Mary Pickford in a film produced by her own company and released by Aircraft, "The Pride of the Clan".

The butchers, grocers and barber of the city will close their places of business at 12 Noon each Thursday during the months of June, July and August.

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