Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Oct. 9 newspaper on Page A3.

70 years ago...

From the Oct. 13, 1949 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • A Hendry Duc monument was placed in Wilkesville’s cemetery to honor the village’s founder. Columbus Dispatch columnist Johnny Jones and retired Ohio University professor Joshua H. Morton were speakers at the monument’s dedication ceremony.
  • In sports, the McArthur Generals defeated Coalton, 56-6. This was the second Buckeye League victory of the season for the Generals.
  • Pearl Robbins was named acting mayor of Hamden after Fred Rowe moved to Athens.
  • At the movies: the Louvee in Wellston played “In the Good Old Summertime.”

60 years ago...

From the Oct. 8, 1959 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • Congressman Walter Moeller, representing District 10, stopped at Lake Hope during a “U.S. Government Day” event. He met with Sheriff Harold Steele and Rep. Fred Rice of Jackson, as well as Mayor Rupert of Wellston.
  • The 165th installment of the “Vinton County Living Pioneers” series featured Hamden’s Charles Davis, 96, who had held a job since he was 7. He was also a skilled banjo player.
  • In sports, the Generals beat Wamaha 30-0. Gene Barnes and Larry Harkins scored for the Generals.
  • In ads, the Hamden General store sold boiling beef for 39 cents a pound.

50 years ago...

From the Oct. 9, 1969 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • The Vikings beat Rock Hill 28-0. Limited to punting because of an injury, regular quarterback Mark Bullock yielded his duties to Rick Maurer.
  • In ads, Dodrill Ford Sales sold a 1967 Mustang four-speed trans for $1,995.
  • The September robbery at Sohio Station was solved. The bank pouch holding $2,000 worth of cash and checks stolen by a man who was delivering gas to the gas station.

40 years ago...

From the Oct. 10, 1979 edition of the Vinton County Courier:

  • In sports, the Vikings won their game against the Warren Warriors, 9-7. Tim Hale and Jeff Priest led the Vikings’ defense: Hale had 10 tackle assists and Priest had five solo tackles.
  • In ads, Remy’s Used Cars sold a 1978 Chevrolet Nova for $3,895.
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