Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, June 12 newspaper on Page A3.

60 years ago...

From the June 11, 1959 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • The first Allensville Alumni banquet since the 1930s garnered 200 attendees. Franklin Stevens of the Class of 1934 was toastmaster. The earliest class represented at the banquet was the Class of 1926.
  • Striking Austin Powder employees and officials of the company were set to re-negotiate. The employees were in the fifth week of their strike. The Democrat-Enquirer estimated the employees were at a collective loss of $92,500 in wages.
  • In sports, Larry Kruger was named to the Junior College All-American basketball team. Kruger was playing for the Campbellsville, Kentucky. Tigers. Over the span of 26 games, Kruger scored 570 points.

50 years ago...

From the June 12, 1969 edition of the McArthur Democrat Enquirer:

  • George Edward Wells, on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for charges of murder, burglary and transporting illegal property, hid on a farm on Sivery Creek Road for nearly a year before his arrest in South Point. He went by the alias. Ray E. Neade.
  • VCHS students Patty Coyle, Diane Waldron, Dean Cottrill and David Williamson were selected to attend the Ohio Forestry Camp, located at Hidden Hollow camp near Mansfield, to learn about natural resource management.
  • In sports, both the A and B teams of the McArthur Merchants saw defeat. The A team lost to the Laughlins, 15-2, while the B team lost to Richmondale, 5-3. Leading hitters for the Merchants were Rick Hayes and Rick Partee.
  • At the movies: Cinema Louvee played “Support Your Local Sheriff.”

40 years ago...

From the June 13, 1979 edition of the Vinton County Courier:

  • Residents living near the doughnut shop on North Market Street went before village council to complain about semi-trucks parking on the street near the shop and obstructing traffic.
  • After receiving an alarming number of reports of gasoline theft, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office suggested to area residents that they should avoid parking their vehicles in dark areas and consider buying a gasoline cap lock.
  • In advertising, Gill Chevrolet offered a 1978 Ford LTD four-door for $4,400.

30 years ago...

From the June 13, 1979 edition of the Vinton County Courier:

  • Little Miss Vinton County entries were the following: Stacy Ann Howdyshell, Franchon Francees, Crystal Doherty, Shandi Ann Bobb, Briana Duvernay, Jadie Brook Caudill, Sarah Morgan and Brandi Jo Partee.
  • Vinton County’s landfill would possibly become the second largest in the nation, spanning nearly 500 acres, as Allied Landfill was considering expansion to accommodate trash collection from other counties.
  • At the movies: Louvee Theatre played “Pink Cadillac” and “Dead Calm.”
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