Ten Years Ago 2007

Barnesville Hospital wins two national awards for environmental performance at a recent summit hosted by the group Hospitals for a Healthy Environment.

Beallsville celebrates its Heritage Days Festival.

The Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library Summer Reading Program concludes with over 8,000 books read.

Kenneth Smith, 88, Consol retiree long active in the Bethesda United Methodist Church, died July 28.

Annie K's Restaurant will sponsor a musical comedy, murder mystery dinner theater.

The Epworth Center hosts South Carolina volunteers for SOWER work missions at area churches and communities.

Twenty-Five Year Ago 1992

The First National Bank of Barnesville purchases the vacant G.C. Murphy Building returning the Bradfield Building to single ownership. The Murphy Store closed in January after 63 years of operation.

First National also welcomes a new vice president in charge of operations. He is Gregory A. Dugan, Jefferson County native who lives in St. Clairsville.

Barnesville village cemetery caretaker Roy Beckett is profiled.

Freda V. Frazier Plumly, 91, died. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Also passing was Mary R. Squibb, 88, widow of former BHS industrial arts instructor David B. Squbb. Survivors include Mrs. Jean English of Tacoma.

Somerton golfer Curtis Roe aces a hole in one at the Lake Seneca Golf Club.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

The Ohio Fire Marshall orders the former Stephen's Arts Store building located at the corner of E. Main and N. Lincoln torn down or repaired.

Enterprise subscription rates go up one dollar Sept. 1. The new Ohio rate is $4, out-of-state is $5.

Three Belmont youths Brad Hinkle,16, Howard Abel, 17, and David Abel, 11, have just returned home after a two-week 5,917-mile camper trip to Phoenix AZ. The trip cost just under $400, and fulfilled their parents' faith in their responsibility.

Hendrysburg native Donald M. Burson will be featured speaker at the 88th Pennyroyal Reunion August 18 at Fairview.

Somerton Bobby Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillips, was surprised Saturday with a 9th birthday party. Joining him were many family members and classmates from Somerton Elementary School.

Seventy-Five Years Ago 1942

BHS Coach Joe Austin resigns to take a job in Canton Schools.

Paul Fisher quits the police force to take the caretaker's job at the school. Fisher replaces Francis Wilcox who has accepted a job at Blaw-Knox Foundry in Martins Ferry.

The first supply of V-Mail Letters to write to servicemen arrives at the local post office.

Water consumption here is now double what it was just a few years ago.

Belmont Grange will travel to Egypt Grange Hall east of Hendrysburg to present a Traveling Program.

The Barnesville Garden Club's annual Garden Show is slated for August 12-13 at the Presbyterian Church.

Due to travel restrictions, Fairview's Pennyroyal Reunion is reduced to a one-day event this year.

A new Stanton Co. furnace, manufactured at Martins Ferry, is installed in Belmont Grange Hall.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

The issues of street improvement bonds were sold Monday by City Clerk Hilles. The First National Bank was the purchaser in the amount of $3,715. The money will pay for brick paving of Vine and N. Broadway. The bonds are payable in 10 years at 5 per cent interest.

Miss Vena Anderson of Baileys Mills died at Ohio Valley Hospital, Wheeling last Thursday. For many years, she was employed at Dr. W.E. Stephens's hospital. Burial was at Bethel Methodist Cemetery.

Also passing was Mrs. Milton Dix of Chicago who died on July 23. She was about 75. The family resided in Barnesville on E. South Street where Mr. Dix conducted a blacksmith shop. The remains were brought here for interment in Southern Cemetery.

The Damsel Ice Cream Co. has the thanks of the entire Whetstone force for a supply of their famous product Saturday afternoon when the heat was so intense that the mercury ran away up over 90.


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