Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Aug. 14 newspaper on Page A3.
60 years ago...
From the Aug. 13, 1959 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:
- Earth-moving began at the site for the “long-awaited” McArthur post office.
- In addition, Twin States Mining Co. began strip mining operations at a new mine located on Old Route 50 four miles east of McArthur.
- In ads, Dodrill Ford Sales sold a 1957 Mercury Turnpike cruiser for $2,995.
50 years ago...
From the Aug. 14, 1969 edition of the McArthur Democrat-Enquirer:
- Earl Park, a member of the Generation Gap 4-H club, received first place in beef showmanship during Jr. Fair. Tom Hagerty placed second in beef showmanship.
- Three local youth — Linda Maeker, David Williamson and Laura Huntley — were selected to participate in the Ohio 4-H Conservation Camp at Camp Ohio near Utica.
- At the movies: Chakeres Louvee played Walt Disney’s “Peter Pam” and “Blackbeard’s Ghost.”
40 years ago...
From the Aug. 15, 1979 edition of the Vinton County Courier:
- Tammy Karns represented Vinton County at the Area 4-H Safety Speaking Contest in Jackson. She competed against 4-Hers from eight different counties.
- Earl Cecil and James Bower were appointed to new terms on the Athens, Vinton, Hocking 648 Board.
- Pocket Pet’s Shop announced its opening in Wellston (now Penn Station — Furniture and Home Decor).
- In sports, the Allensville Little League “B” team celebrated their 7-2 season at a party at Wyman Park, where they presented a thank-you gift to Coach Jerry Hawk.
30 years ago...
From the Aug. 16, 1989 edition of the Vinton County Courier:
- As a part of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), Vinton County Sheriff Delno McClure flew around the county in a helicopter along with agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Ohio National Guard to search for marijuana plants. By the end of the weekend, the campaign seized 1,760 plants in Vinton County alone.
- Sister Sugar and Spice opened in McArthur (now WesBanco). The bakery, owned by sisters Jan Wright Lucik and Cheryl Wright Tolbert, featured muffins, bread and other baked goods. The owners’ mother, Alice Wright, prepared the bakery’s pies.
- In ads, Tom Gill Chevrolet sold a 1988 Chevrolet Corsica for $7,995.