Ten Years Ago 2007

A microburst storm last Wednesday afternoon dropped more than 50 trees and damaged an equal number of structures in Quaker City.

A delegation of Barnesville teachers attend the school board meeting imploring the board of education to return to the bargaining table.

A juvenile is facing a multitude of charges after an early Thursday morning fire at Barnesville Commons Apartments.

After more than four years of planning, ground is broken for the Lynn- Hunkler Memorial Park in Morristown.

Twenty-one members of the First Christian Church fly out of Pittsburgh to the Yakama Native American Reservation in Washington State on a mission trip.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1992

The operation of Cheffy Drugs is taken over by 24-year employee Jim Circosta.

With two companies interested in the former Jonathan Logan garment factory, the village will allow the firm wanting to purchase the building outright to move forward. The other firm would only engage if the village purchased the building and rented it to them.

The 88th edition of the Ohio Hills Folk Festival arrives July 8. Frank Morgan will open the old newspaper and print shop for tours during the event.

Hallmark House employees Juanita Yockey, Judy Carpenter (owner), Lydia Wallace and Jean Harris are pictured with this week's business profile of that store.

Dorothy C. Fisher, 84, member and past deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, dies.

BHS standout tailback Levi Lucas, will further his career at Waynesburg State College. He is the son of Mark and Bonnie Lucas.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

Chap Talbott, manager of Barnesville Auto Supply for the past 14 years, is moving on to a new position at Doan Ford, Inc.

Tacoma youths, Mark Dietrich, 15, and Rusty Phillilps,12, set a new world record after completing a 100-hour stay in their Tacoma 1 space station located in the rear yard of the Phillips residence.

Veteran garment factory employee, Mrs. Dolly Starr, a resident of Vine Street, retires after a career of 21 years at various garment industries here. She started with the former Hansley Mills.

Barnesville Boosters are seeking volunteer laborers to construct a new field house at Barnesville Stadium.

State champion Elks Bowling League winners are feted. Members of the team are Max Plumly, George Reinacher, Jim Carpenter, Dave Gabel and Chap Talbott.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1942

The scrap rubber drive in Barnesville produces 61 tons more than 1° the quota for the entire county.

Both Methodist ministers return for the coming year Rev. C. Clare Davis to the First Methodist and Rev. F. B. Gilhousen to Main Street.

There will be three services Sunday at the Bethel A.M.E., the occasion being the dedication of the remodeled and redecorated church building. New pastor Rev. A.R. Johnson will be in charge.

Equipment for the former Cook Restaurant on W. Main, closed since the town voted dry, was sold at public auction to Farland Ball who plans to open a restaurant and beer place near Ebenezer Cemetery.

Doc Williams and The Border Riders, WWVA Radio stars, will appear at the Somerton Grange Hall Friday night sponsored by the Youth Fellowship of the Methodist Church.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

Kennard's auto livery and taxi service is now occupying its new location in the Kennard garage block on N. Chestnut. The former repair department has been converted into a convenient taxi station.

Mr. Lee Bushala of Beruit, Syria, has been visiting his cousin, Mrs. Nicholas Khoury on Walton Avenue for several days. He only recently came to this country and the journey afforded him quite a lot of new experiences.

S. T. Grier of 221 Franklin Avenue is discontinuing his "elaborate pen work" due to ill health. Currently offered are miscellaneous drawings, lodge emblems, mottoes, all at special clearing prices.

While the family was at supper the residence of Mr. James Hardesty about two miles west of town was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. Nothing was saved and there was little or no insurance.

Bridgeport has postponed the 4th of July celebration because a threatened epidemic of smallpox.


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