Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Nov. 27 newspaper on Page A3.

70 years ago...

From the Dec. 1, 1949 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • Construction of the McArthur-Elk school building addition project was set to kick off in the spring of 1950, Superintendent Wallace E. Blake announced at the McArthur Board of Education meeting.
  • Gerry Frye reminded everyone of the upcoming “Snow Ball,” sponsored by the Junior Civic Club and to be held at the McArthur High School gymnasium, in her “Around Town” column.
  • At the movies: the Vinton theater in McArthur played “Village Barn Dance” and “Streets of San Francisco.”

60 years ago...

From the Nov. 26, 1959 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • Larry Faulkner, Rick Bullock, Marvin Partee, Butch Cooper and Jerry Collins would lead the Generals on the basketball court during their senior year. Then coach Bob Combs predicted the upcoming season would be successful.
  • In her “Around Town” columnist, Gerry Frye noted T.R. Boring, Vinton County representative, had a short appearance on Channel Three, as he met with then Ohio Gov. Mike DiSalle in Jackson. “I wish we could take Ted away from Vinton County permanently,” DiSalle said. “We could use him in Columbus.”
  • In ads, Gill Chevrolet sold a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air for $1,695.

50 years ago...

From the Nov. 27, 1969 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:

  • The special election was scheduled for December after the 5 mill operating school levy failed to pass and area schools were closed.
  • At the movies: the Louvee in Wellston played “Once Upon a Time in the West” and “Eye of the Cat.”

40 years ago...

From the Nov. 28, 1979 edition of the Vinton County Courier:

  • The Vinton County Athletic Booster Club announced it was sponsoring the “Magic Holiday Fantasy” event at the high school gymnasium. The event would feature the “Six Langs” acrobatic team.
  • Wrestling was introduced to the Vinton County High School sports scene; Randy Maynard was chosen as the new wrestling coach.
  • A total of 324 deer were bagged in Vinton County during the two-day gun season and the bow season.
  • In sports, the Viking girls defeated Federal-Hocking, 30-27. High scorer was Valerie Mullins, with 16 points.
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