Ten Years Ago 2002

Quaker City firemen want to expand the current station to accommodate a new, larger emergency vehicle.

Veterans gathered at Veterans Plaza Veterans Day before attending an assembly at the Barnesville Middle School. They also enjoyed lunch at the VFW, visited the Barnesville Health Care Center, and gathered with friends for a spaghetti dinner that evening at the Elks Lodge.

The financial forecast for Barnesville Schools in the coming year is grim, Treasurer Tim Pickena told school board members this past week.

The United Methodist Womens group is sponsoring an apple pie sale at the Main Street church basement this Saturday afternoon.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1987

Following a march through downtown to the Jr. High School gym on W. Main, members of the VFW joined students in a traditional observance of Veterans Day.

The Grand Illumination of Barnesvilles downtown Christmas Snowflake lights will take place with a special ceremony on Friday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.

Another delay in the opening of the garment factory was made known Monday by Medalist Industries officials.

Alfred and Helen Sellers Morgan will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 26 while the William Duves will celebrate their 35th on the 22nd.

Deaths reported this week include Sylvan O. Keylor, 83, N. Chestnut resident and retiree of Ohio Power.

Fifty Years Ago 1962

Traditional Veterans Day Services were conducted at Memorial Park on Monday morning. On Sunday members of the Legion and Legion Auxiliary attended Sunday morning services at the First Presbyterian Church.

The December school board meeting will be held at the Somerton Elementary School. The January meeting will take place at Hendrysburg.

Bids are being accepted to construct a new postal facility for the village of Bethesda as part of the departments efforts to provide new postal units where they are most urgently needed.

The fun-loving Harlem Satellites will perform here Thanksgiving Night for a game under the auspices of the Barnesville Boosters Club.

An open house Sunday will be held at their Johnson Ridge home for the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson.

Developing strip mined lands in Ohio into parks is being promoted by the Ohio Division of Parks.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1937

Take profits out of war, Attorney James Isberwood, leader of the Pennsylvania American Legion, urged during the annual Armistice Day program. School pupils joined with veterans for one of the largest parades in downtown for years.

Bids will be opened on Nov. 30 for the construction of Bethesdas new $111,000 high school.

At 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th day of the 11th month an 11-pound baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Toohey of 380 S Chestnut. No, it wasnt their 11th baby but Farmer No. 11 on Mr. Tooheys milk route presented the baby with its first gift. The babys name Jerry Toohey contains 11 letters!

Mrs. Martha Yarnell, for many years one of Barnesvilles most prominent women, died last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Kennard in St. Clairsville.

Celebrating Woodsfield Highs first victory in four years over Barnesville, fans from Monroe County tore down the goal post at the south end of the local athletic field following last Thursdays game and marched triumphantly up the field bearing the broken and twisted pipe on their shoulders.

Ad The Mayfair, 130 E Main: Miss Luella Perkins, managing operator; Miss Mildred Naylor, permanent waving; Miss Nausicaa Nickles, hair styling and scalp treatments, and Miss June Bohandy, facials and manicuring.

One Hundred Years Ago 1912

From the Whetstone

The wedding of Miss Mae Phillips of this place and Mr. Enfield Warrick, New Concord, formerly of here, took place at Wheelings Christian Church Tuesday. They will reside at New Concord where he holds a position with the National Telephone Co.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bradfield of Bond Avenue, a fine baby daughter on Sabbath evening. Sarah Blanch is her name.

The death of John Toohey of near Baileys Mills, Saturday, was a shock. He was in Barnesville the evening before. Burial at St. Marys Temperanceville. He was born in Ireland 69 years ago.

The Eagles Cottontail Feast mentioned last week consisted of 138 rabbits caught by club members.

Woodsfield held an after-election jollification Saturday night to celebrate Democrat President-elect Wilsons victory.

A 25th wedding anniversary celebration was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Norris Tuesday night. The home was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and palms and everything was tastefully arranged for the occasion. Mrs. Norris, dressed in her wedding gown of heavy cream satin, attracted much attention, even if the style was a little old fashioned.


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