Note: This feature appears in the Wednesday, Dec. 5 newspaper on Page A3.

60 years ago...

From the Dec. 4, 1958 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • Jeanette Grim joined the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library staff, replacing Lawrence Huber.
  • Jobless claims increased in both Vinton and Jackson counties over Thanksgiving weekend; 109 new claims were made in Vinton County, while 13 were made in Jackson County.
  • In sports, three Hamden Engineers hit double digits during their win against North Gallia, 80-25. Bud Bethel scored 19 points, Red Salts pitched in 18 and Don Mullins added 16.
  • In advertising, Simms’ Restaurant on West Main Street opened for business.

50 years ago...

From the Dec. 5, 1968 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • The Vinton County Sheriff’s office arrested 10 teenagers suspected of being members of the “Red Skull,” a club with an initiation process involving theft. Each man was charged with damaging property and stealing goods.
  • Gene Engle was honored as an “outstanding citizen” by the Southeastern Ohio Regional Council (SEORC).
  • In sports, the Vikings lost their opener to Bishop Hartley, 66-60. Meryl Myster scored 19 points.
  • At the movies: Chakeres Louvee played Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

40 years ago...

From the Dec. 6, 1978 edition of the Vinton County Courier:

  • John Knox of McArthur was named SEORC’s “man of the year.”
  • After falling from a tree while deerhunting and fracturing both legs, Maurice Hardy was rescued by Lee Crates of Zaleski, a division of forestry pilot.
  • In sports, Vinton County won its game against the Trimble Tomcats, 84-46, but lost its game against Wellston, 71-56. Kim Graves led the Vikes in scoring with 17 points.

30 years ago...

From the Dec. 7, 1988 edition of the Vinton County Courier:

  • Larry Clary, Steve Hunter and Bob Will met with ODNR Director Joseph Summers to discuss the restoration of Lake Hope Lodge.
  • In sports, the Lady Vikes upended Kyger Creek 48-27. Michelle Crouse led Vinton County with 12 points.
  • At the movies: the Louvee Theatre played “Ernest Saves Christmas.”

sdawes@vintoncourier.com; @sydneydawes_95

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