Ten Years Ago 2007

Jean Davies profiles the Somerton Community Park, a heavily-utilized community asset in the nine years since its development.

The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July chicken barbeque is a huge success. The "chicken crew" Joel Bradio, Brad Hudson, Ron Bischof, Roy Beckett, Bill Knox, Jim Cook and Bill Morgan is pictured.

Georgia L. Woodland, 75, retired employee of First National Bank and Wesbanco, died Monday. She was valedictorian of the BHS class of 1949.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1992

Last Friday a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening of Warren V & S at 102 E. Main. The variety store is owned by Edward Parsons and Sandy Saffield.

The 4th annual Chautauqua Homecoming at Epworth Park will roll out Saturday and Sunday.

A $600,000 Community Development Block Grant is approved for housing upgrades in the southern part of the village.

A third public meeting on the proposed Barnesville Downtown Streetscaping Project is set for the 13th at the Senior Center.

Charlotte Stubbs Cheffy, 91, former teacher at Bethesda and Barnesville schools and former librarian at Hutton Memorial Library, died July 5. Also passing was Josephine Bond, 90, of Belmont-Morristown Road, who along with her husband Dewey L. Bond, were owners of Bond Orchards.

The seven sons of the late couple Mr. and Mrs. Girdon J. Brown led the Batesville Memorial Day Parade. The men have a combined 102 years of service in the armed forces.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

High School band director Terren Frenz resigns his post to accept the band directorship at Canton McKinley High School. The Canton native has been associated with the local school system for two years.

Effective July 15 hair cut prices at the Barnesville Barber Shop (formerly Stonebraker's) and Wilcox Barber Shop increase from $1.25 to $1.50.

The Belmont-Bethesda Rotary Club completes a house numbering project for the village of Bethesda.

The Barnesville School District budget for 1968 will be $747,000.

A 22-year career with the Western Auto Store is capped by Mrs. Dwight Reed who was honored by co-workers at a retirement party.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1942

Unfortunately the microfilm copy for this week is illegible.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

The Whetstone office has relocated to the Hanlon Block on S. Chestnut Street just south of Boswell Monuments.

The recent addition of a motor delivery wagon of the Ford variety to the U.S. Laundry of Barnesville is further evidence of the modern methods employed by this establishment.

Horse drawn vehicles must display lights fore and aft, as the law last winter so provides. Exemptions are wagons hauling hay and straw.

The State Highway Department awards the contract for brick paving of the National Pike through Morristown to C. E. Wilson of this city. His winning bid $37,456.

The birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hanse of E. Main on July 4, added zest to the Independence Day celebration at that home.

Alex Martin is the new mail carrier between the depot and post office, having assumed the duties on July 4. The job pays $500 a year.

Thursday last young people picnicked at Day's Grove south of town. The group consisted of Marie Gibson, Fred Bonnell, Ruth Barrett, Edith Johnson, Mary Stubbs, Raymond Smith, John Wilson, Roy Barlow, Herman Chapman and Orion Carpenter.


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