Ten Years Ago 2007

Kirkwood Township Trustees accept a grant of $11,600 from Nature Works/Ohio Department of Natural Resources to replace playground equipment at the former Hendrysburg School.

Dent Rhodes is inducted into the Barnesville Area Education Hall of Fame at the annual BHS Alumni Banquet.

Jana Crawford, Barnesville teacher, is awarded the "Extra Mile Award" at the alumni banquet.

Two residents of Pine Lane are homeless after fire heavily damages their home. Brenda Thompson and her 14-year-old daughter were home at the time.

Deaths recorded this past week include Mary E. Fisher, 85, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and Lena R. Gregg, 88, of Barnesville who lived most of her life in Bethesda. Gregg was a retired nurse's aide.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1992

Researcher, educator Terry Tickhill Terrell is inducted into the Barnesville Area Education Hall of Fame at the annual BHS Alumni Banquet.

Sandy Mumma has returned home as the Bethesda Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service. Mumma served in the same capacity at Barnesville for the past nine years.

Tom Cheffy retires after 37 years of pharmacy service to the community.

Virginia Reeder, widow of Dr. Paul A. Reeder, dies at the age of 86.

Also passing was Dennis M. Jenewein, 76, of Hunter Road, Bethesda, retiree of Watt Car and Wheel.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

The first mobile home completed by Community Homes, Inc. at Bethesda rolled off the production line Thursday.

The village budget of $283,244 for 1968 is approved.

The 97th Methodist Day will take place at Epworth Park Sunday, July 23 at 3 pm DST.

The Chamber of Commerce wants the town to go after "eye sore" buildings. Two downtown buildings targeted are the old Fowler harness shop on W. Main next to the Peters Insurance Agency and an old commercial frame building across from the new library on the southwest corner of E. Main and N. Lincoln.

The "Gem of Egypt" set a world's record for such machines in June when it moved 4,344,600 cubic yards of earth that month.

The annual Elks Stag picnic will take place at Wharton's Sportsman's Club Sunday, July 23 beginning at noon.

Miss Mabel Edgerton, who was accompanying by a group of children on a bird walk a few days ago, had the misfortune of falling and now she has a broken shoulder.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1942

Unfortunately, the microfilm copy for this week is illegible.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

The representative of Atlas Optical Co. of Chicago will be at the Schafer Hotel reception room/ hotel parlor on E. Main July 26-28 offering eye tests and glasses for as little as $1 a pair.

The executive committee of the new Red Cross of Barnesville consists of Mrs. John D. Spencer, J.B. Baker, Mrs. James McNiece, E.M. Wilkes, Dr. F.L. Hasbrouck, Miss Anna Turner, Miss Kate McConnell and D. C. Whitmarsh. There are now 700 local members enrolled in the organization.

The City is bidding brick paving contracts for Vine Street from S. Chestnut to Franklin and N. Broadway from Church to Laws Street.

C.T. Warrick, owner of the "the shoe store on the square" at 101 W. Main, is conducting a July Clearance sale on all stock.


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