Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Sept. 11 newspaper on Page A3.
70 years ago...
From the Sept. 15, 1949 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:
- County Agricultural Agent George Brown returned to his duties after a three month leave of absence to study at the Ohio State University, where his studies focused on dairy.
- The McArthur Generals were set to open their season at Frankfort. Player Gene Chatfield broke collar bone during practice and couldn’t play again until the end of the season.
- At the movies: The Louvee played “Mighty Joe Young.”
60 years ago...
From the Sept. 10, 1959 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:
- A total of 3,000 people appeared at the Wilkesville Bean Dinner. The Post Commander at the time was Alva Mahaffey.
- After 42 years, Ray Arnett retired from his job as a mail carrier, and he celebrated his retirement with a monthlong trip to the West Coast with his wife.
- In sports, Coach Jack Osbourne’s Generals would open their 1959 season with a game against Logan. Their scrimmage against Lancaster was promising; the Generals scored four times to Lancaster’s two times.
- In ads, the Hamden General Store sold ground beef for 59 cents per pound.
50 years ago...
From the Sept. 11, 1969 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:
- Gary Swingle, of McArthur, was appointed a Cadet Lieutenant at West Point.
- In sports, the Wellston Rockets win over Vinton County Consolidated High School, 28-14. The Rockets had 202 yards rushin compared to the Vikings’ 70 yards. Bob Martin scored the first touchdown for the Vikes that game.
- At the movies: the Louvee in Wellston played “The April Fools” with Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve.
40 years ago...
From the Sept. 12, 1979 edition of the Vinton County Courier:
- Denver Perry, of McArthur, took over as Vinton County Board of Elections Director after the resignation of Gladys Morris.
- Reiden Martinson, of Norway, was staying with Art and Janet Thompson’s McArthur home during her experience with the 4-H International Foreign Youth Exchange. The Thompsons took Martinson on a tour of Southeast Ohio while she was in the United States.
- In sports, the Vikings lost their game against Waverly, 13-22. Players of the Week were Randy Prater, Chock Norris, Trent Stewart, John Peters and Paul Mitchell.