FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
• Election results in the Press-News area were announced on the front page. Those voted to local offices included Reggie McGee, mayor of East Canton; Don Charnetzky, trustee in Pike Township; and John Martin and Donna Ring, Canton Local Board of Education members.
• The winners of the "Take Your Hometown On Vacation" photo contest for the Press-News were the Shubert family, Frank, Chey and their daughter, Briana. They took a clever photo on a Carnival Cruise Line that earned them the top prize from Kerchner's Hallmark Store in Canton South.
• East Canton senior Caitlin Sharp earned All-Ohio honors at the state cross country meet, as she came in 10th place overall. This was her fourth All-Ohio honor during her high school years running cross. Other All-Ohioans in East Canton were James Gibson and Gabe Henning.
10 YEARS AGO
• The Canton South tennis team had a great season, with the entire starting line up being receiving all-league honors. Lady Cats honored in this way were Charita Denny, Jackie Fuller, Libby Busnick, Julie Frase, Marissa Hollinger, Renee Kovesci and Lindsey Stephens.
• The East Canton Football team qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 13 years. Kyle Arick, Jake Jacobson and Steve Orwick were some of the seniors on that team. They lost to the Monroeville Eagles.
• Two members of the Magnolia Lions Club received the Lions Club highest honor, the Melvin E. Jones award. They were John Barrick and Brady Kail
25 YEARS AGO
• A few local officials elected to office included: James Fisher, mayor of East Canton; Michael Krebs, Canton Township Trustee; and John Ionno and George DiSabato, to the Sandy Valley Board of Education. DiSabato had been on Waynesburg Council, but he turned in his resignation at the last meeting.
• The Hornet cross country team had advanced to the state meet at Scioto Downs. The team included Mike Dorto, who won a regional title to help his team advance; Joe Gorrell, Denny Snyder, Larry Johnson, Chad Carroll, Eric John and Frank Fernandez. Lee Sternberg was the coach.
• The East Canton Hornet football team was 9-1 after defeating previously unbeaten Grand Valley by a score of 21-7. QB Chris Changet started the scoring in the first quarter with a one-yard run into the end zone. Chris Gibson and Jeff John also had touchdowns.
50 YEARS AGO
• "Our Town" was being presented at East Canton High. Dale McGee was director and speaker in the senior class production of the well known Broadway play, written by Thornton Wilder. Members of the class of 1963 involved included Bob DeHoff, Becky Morrison, Denny Williams, Jerry Brown, Eugene Shearer and Chuck DeWalt.
• Dorothy Fuldheim, a radio and TV commentator and news analyst, was scheduled to have a public lecture at the Sandy Valley High School auditorium. The SV Woman's Club was sponsoring the event. Fuldheim would speak on the topic, "The Other Side of the World." The Cleveland broadcaster had traveled extensively and her broadcast from Egypt and Israel were so memorable that they were part of the collection of the Library of Congress.
• EDITOR'S NOTE; Due to missing papers, two articles are being taken from the Nov. 15, 1962 Observer).
The Canton South Wildcats broke a variety of records when they defeated Cambridge 64-0 in the final game of the year. South ended heir season 9-1. Frank Dugan, who ran all over the field, scored 50 points to set a new one-game individual record in Stark County. He also had a county season record of 192 points. South, as a team, also broke school records for points in a game and points in a season.
100 YEARS AGO
•A jolly bunch of coon hunters met at I.E. Joseph's place in Magnolia for a hunt that would last until morning. In the group was Misses Jettie Chaddock, Geraldine Burwell, as well as Will Degenhard, Mahlon Chaddock, Ralph Leichtamer and I.E. Joseph. The boys thought they could outwalk the girls, but it was a "sad mistake." The girls outwalked the boys and were ready to do the same the next night. They treed several coons but did not catch any. One of the girls fell over a fence, but she was able to get over the next one. The group came back into town about 4 a.m., "all laughing as bright as if they had just came in from an auto ride."
• Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States. The Democratic candidate received a large majority of the electoral college vote. The Republican party was actually in third place in some states, since the Progressive Theodore Roosevelt was ahead of them. President Taft, the Republican, was not re-elected.
• A Halloween party was given by the MCM Club of Magnolia for their boyfriends. The party was at the house of Miss Hazel M. Williams. The house was decorated with autumn leaves, Jacko' lanterns, witches and black cats. They ate, played games and told ghost stories. A few of those in attendance were Arthur Casper, Chester Chaddock, Rosso Weis, Mary Knotts and Ruth Downes.