FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
* Heroes in the East Sparta Class of 1940 were highlighted in the newspaper in the Veterans Day issue. The World War II heroes were Robert McVann, Marvin Archinal, Lee Roy Dine, Richard Fry, Roy Rice, Donald Hartzell, Harold Stahleker and Garry Patterson. Fry, Patterson and Stalheker were all killed while serving their country.
* Caitlin Sharp, a freshman at East Canton High School, finished 19th at the state cross country meet to earn All-Ohio honors. Other Hornet runners at the meet were Adriana Novelli, 64th , and Nicholas Dysle, 51st.
* "Grease" was being presented at Canton South High School. The cast included Mitch Marku as Danny, Amber Scott as Sandy and Meredith Mariol as Dottie, one of the Pink Ladies.
10 YEARS AGO
* Starring in "Godspell" at East Canton High School were Andrew Bailey, Matt Flanagan, Cliff Varian, Megan Lawson and Miriam Anderson, Mrs. Jolene Moody was the director.
* Nathan means "gift from God," and that is what Harvey and Liz Guilliouma thought about their 15 year old son. A year before, on Oct. 15, on Nathan's birthday, he received a not-so-welcome gift when he was diagnosed with lupus. However, with the support of his family, friends and medical doctors, as well as Nathan's bravery, his chances of recovery were looking good.
* The Cardinal fall baseball team, coached by Dave Kenney, finished second in the Marlington Fall Classic, held at Thurman Munson Stadium. Team members included Jeremy Kenney, Justin Swihart, Jake Bowman of Sandy Valley and Ryan Storch and Andrew Hussar of Canton South.
25 YEARS AGO
* The East Canton Hornets defeated the Sandy Valley Cardinals in the final game of the season by a score of 35-0. Hornet players included Bryan Cheek, Mark Wardle and Don Shhimek. Sandy players were Brian Neice and Greg Rennie.
* Winners in the Magnolia Halloween costume contest included Ryan Brickwood-best monster and most unusual were Chris and David Schoeppner and Ryan and Bart Remark, who were dressed as a barbershop quartet.
* Cosmetology students at Canton South High School, who included Tammy Lewis, Becky Thompson and Layna Kaser were giving make-overs to Waco School Primary students. The students included Paul Thomas, Janna Nicholas and Eddie Poland.
50 YEARS AGO
* A record number of people came out to vote in Waynesburg, and for the first time in many years, two candidates were vying for the office of mayor. Incumbent Dean DelCorso edged out J. Blain Wise, 246-230, to keep his seat. Eight ran for council, and the winners were John L. Brown, Harry J. Kuntzman, Louis DiDente, Hugh A. Swinehart, Herb Roof and Don Widder.
* Pvt. Kenneth L. Halsey, a 1957 graduate of Canton South High School, participated with the 101st Airborne Division's 187th Infantry. They took part in a special strategic Army Corps alert at Fort Campbell, Ky.
* A Veterans Day winner, held at East Canton High School, was attended by 150 Legion and auxiliary members of the Lowell D. Oberly Post 557 and their guests. Commander Richard Shepherd Jr. presided. Carl Krause, past commander of Post 44 in Canton, was the special speaker.
100 YEARS AGO
* "School children should eat Quaker oats twice a day," said an advertisement in the Sandy Valley Press.
* "Gee, but I''m disappointed that I was not with (Frederick ) Cook and (Robert) Peary when they reached the North Pole. (Both claim they "discovered the North Pole, and Peary is credited with it, but to this day no one knows if either was really there. It was announced in the papers in September of 1909.) It would have been a nice chance to light up the pole with a "Prisco" (a lantern)." These were the words of the reporter from Waynesburg.
* In a Magnolia report-- "Hearing screams in a barn near Carrollton Street one day, a couple men rushed there and on entering the barn were surprised to see a foot and other anatomy protruding through the floor. Going upstairs, they assisted the lady from her unpleasant position. She had stepped through a hole in the floor and was unable to get out."