Ten Years Ago 2002

Council adopts an ordinance increasing the number of volunteers for the fire department from 30 to 40 members.

A concert October 27th by Millard Neal and Marilyn Delman, will honor the 100th anniversary of the installation of the First Presbyterian Churchs pipe organ.

A local teen, Jason Lucas, 17, of Pfeffer Road, died in a crash on Route 379 in Monroe County just before midnight Saturday.

Millie Touvelle, 78, homemaker, member of the First Christian Church and the Eastern Star, has died.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1987

Five are seeking two seats on the school board. They are Lynn Blaney, Don E. Carpenter, Joe Hissom, Marie McCrate, and Robert D. Miller.

Two village council members will be selected this year as two incumbents, Mary L. Gibson and Virginia Waggle, are challenged by Mark McFrederick and Tim McKelvey.

The local school board votes 3-2 against a resolution supporting the Belmont-Harrison Joint Vocational School levy.

A total of $1,500 more in donations is needed by the Chamber of Commerce to complete holiday Snowflakes that will hang from street lamps throughout the downtown this year.

Family and friends are invited to a reception to honor Tom and Kathy Bailey Adkins who were recently married. They have made their home in Hickory, N.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Starr of Broadway Street, Quaker City, mark their 60th wedding anniversary on October 29.

A plaque has been installed at the Barnesville fire station in memory of the departments deceased members.

Fifty Years Ago 1962

A survey of local school patrons reveals a definite preference of operating the schools on slow time instead of splitting the year with Daylight Savings Time, or fast time.

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Supper is Wednesday evening at the Presbyterian Church. All you can eat for 75 cents, children at 50 cents.

Alfred G. Steer, well known here, died at his home in Lansdowne, Pa. He was an insurance agent and former school treasurer. His niece Mabel Edgerton of this place attended the funeral.

Mrs. Hollis Michaels, long ill, has died at the age of 55.

The Cake Walk slated for this Friday and sponsored by the Bethesda PTA, has been postponed.

The Key Club will sponsor the annual Homecoming Bonfire and Snake Dance tonight. Students are to gather at the high school then work their way to the stadium for the fire, cheers, and music.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1937

Between 600 and 700 persons visited the Barnesville Schools Tuesday night which was school night observed annually in connection with Education Week.

Urging support for the bond issue for the new school, Superintendent Schafer says it will cost an average of $1 per person each year, a real bargain.

Enrollment in the free adult night school started by the public schools reached 122 this week. Commercial courses of shorthand and typing are the most popular followed by bookkeeping, home economics and manual training.

A group of local businessmen are planning a municipal Halloween celebration here Friday evening, a real Mardi Gras Parade.

Industrial arts students at the local high school have installed a private phone system that connects the three school buildings.

The owners of the Hutchison Box Factory have filed for bankruptcy listing assets at $9,700 and liabilities of $18,600.

The first Red Cross first aid station in this county has been established at the Elliott Service Station on the west end of Hendrysburg.

William Anderson, pool room operator, is arrested after emptying his gun in Schafers Restaurant, a W. Main beer place.

One Hundred Years Ago 1912

From the Whetstone

The following county newspapers have made endorsements for the upcoming election News-Advertiser of Flushing, Belmont Chronicle of St. Clairsville, Ohio Valley News of Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville Gazette.

Two office holder hopefuls are John W. Cassells, Barnesville Democrat for Treasurer, and Frank Hagedorn, Bethesda Republican for Recorder.

The public sale announcement for the Alexander W. Ogg farm notes that it lies well, is all tillable, fertile soil in good condition, is well watered, has good fences, a good barn, plenty of good timber, and is underlain by the Pittsburgh No. 8 vein of coal. Coal in this vicinity has sold for $20 per acre.

Dr. J.W. Wellons, specialist and general practitioner, has moved his office to the rooms over the gas office formerly occupied by Dr. Kyle Miller, dentist.


Twice Told Tales is compiled by Bruce Yarnall, former general manager of the Barnesville Enterprise. He can be reached at bayarnall@yahoo.com