Ten Years Ago 2007

Barnesville leaders approve the new natural gas pipeline route of Rockies Express that avoids going under Slope Creek Reservoir.

The downtown business district flower basket program is profiled.

Coaches, former athletes and friends share memories at a Shamrock luncheon held in Columbus on June 26.

Paul Anderson, 75, 36-year employee of R & F Coal, 24-year Warren Twp. Trustee, and local "barbecue king" died July 18.

Wedding anniversaries include Kenny and Aggie Timmons, 60 years on July 23, and Neal and Sandy Warrick, who marked their 40th July 9.

Twenty-Five Year Ago 1992

The Cambridge City Band will perform at Memorial Park tomorrow night as part of the SHOWCASE '92 Summer Concert Series.

Somerton resident, Larry J. Detling, 32, died of injuries in a one vehicle accident last Wednesday morning.

Village employee Mike Moorehead's vehicle is mistakenly destroyed in "jaws of life" training at the fire station. Another vehicle was intended for the training exercise.

Gene Miller is the new pastor of the Main Street United Methodist Church. The Enterprise notes he brings "a unique background" to his ministry.

Olive Virginia Simpson Burns, 85, of Bethesda, retired veteran educator, dies.

Also passing were Max Wilson, 82, retiree of Barnesville Manufacturing and Jonathan Logan, and Frank Barton, 86, of Sandy Ridge, retiree of the maintenance department of Barnesville Hospital.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

Village and telephone officials participated in ground breaking at Quaker City Friday for a new telephone exchange which will be constructed by the Southeastern Ohio Telephone Co. The building will cost $150,000.

Construction is underway for a new SR 265 bypassing the village of Baileys Mills.

Two dogs, "Rusty" from Truax Restaurant, and "Cuddles", owned by the Robert Grubb family, are devoted followers of mailman John Hall. Each day they may be seen following in his footsteps as Hall delivers mail on city Route 1, roughly the southern part of town.

O. G. Boyd's Fairview-based Costume Shop is profiled.

Kirkwood Twp.'s VFD's annual carnival will occupy the school grounds July 26-29.

Seventy-Five Years Ago 1942

Unfortunately, the microfilm copy for this week is illegible.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

There will be three big special days at the Epworth Park Chautauqua that opens next week. They are "Temperance Day", "Grand Army of the Republic Day" and "Patriotic Day".

W.B. Logan, Hendrysburg, is appointed assistant district superintendent of schools for Monroe County at a salary of $1,500.

The county will purchase an automobile for use of the county surveyor. It will benefit the work of the office which under the new road law is vitally important.

Robert N. Wald, of the state highway department in Columbus, indicates he intends to have the paving of the Barnesville-Hendrysburg Road completed by October.

Edward Price of Leatherwood Road, received a letter this week from his son, Edward who is in France as a member of the 8th U.S. Infantry.

Strahl & Strahl, electrical contractors and successor of the firm Strahl & Stewart, is opening a "first class" shop in the Acme Theatre building.


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