FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
• Thanksgiving was celebrated at Amos McDannel Elementary school and a few of the kindergartners were shown singing their "Pow Wow Song." They were Alexis Gardner, Michela Halsey, Zachary Stewart and Kamara Steiner.
• Confirmation was held at St. James Church and 11 young people who were confirmed were pictured with Bishop George V. Murry. They were Mitch Neisel, Briana Schubert, Andrew Showalter, Jordan Fonte, Josh Shortt, Michael Endicott, Lincoln Shaw, Meredith Hamsher, Elissa Prazer, Steven Miller and John Miller.
• The East Canton Wizards opened their season with a 57-36 victory over Tusky Valley. Three Wizards were in double figures: Kristin Kalasek, Caitlin Sharp and Vanessa Gantz.
10 YEARS AGO
• Newborn Trevor Lindenbaum of East Canton, was shown in two five-generation photos. He is shown with Laura L. Lindenbaum, Jeremy E. Lindenbaum, William H. Lindenbaum, and Robert W. Lindenbaum in one photo. In the other he is shown with Viola C. Dobransky, Jeremy E. Lindenbaum, Robert W. Lindenbaum and Delores R. Lindenbaum.
• Ashley Metz was shown in the season opener of the Sandy Valley girls basketball team. The team lost to Coshocton 33-24. Brandis Withers led scoring for the Cards with 14. Metz had seven points.
• Canton South wrestling coach Carl Busnick was interviewed for an article featuring area coaches. The South grad was an assistant coach at McKinley for four years and the head coach for four years before coming to South where he had two years under his belt. His advice to grapplers was "Trust your coaches."
25 YEARS AGO
• Adriana Mundy, a kindergartner and daughter of editor Karen Mundy, wrote her recipe for roasted turkey as a school assignment. This is what was shared with the readers of the Press-News in Mundy's Thursday column: 1. Put the turkey in the pan. 2. Put it in the oven for 15 minutes. 3. Take it out and put grease on it. 4. Cover it with silver plastic so it doesn't get yucky. 5. Put it in the car and take it to grandpa's. "I'm sure she will be a gourmet cook some day, said the editor!"
• Pilgrims and Indians at Magnolia Elementary School enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast, which included "Stone Soup." The soup recipe came from a book the students were reading. A few of the students involved were Sara Conner, Susan Davies, Ryan Hamilton and Josh Kennedy.
• Canton South had three volleyball players named to the All-Federal League first team. They were Belinda Wilson, Sherry Miller and Michele Hall. Mike Miller, the football coach, was named coach of the year at the 43rd annual WHBC radio awards.
50 YEARS AGO
• The East Canton PTA passed a resolution to support the establishment of a local branch of the Stark County Library. During the meeting, special entertainment was also presented by a boys ensemble that included Dave Edwards, Benny Morrison, Ralph Toalston, Paul Sprankle, Roby Douglas, Dick Anders and John Motts.
• Four Canton South graduates were playing for the Malone College Pioneers. They were Jarod Long, 5-10; Deane Booth , 6-1; Alfred Filliez, 6-1 and Jim Zimmer, 5-11. Filliez, the paper said, had the best chance of regular duty for the Pioneers. He entered Malone after a stint in the United States Army. He had a successful career at South and held a record of scoring 40 points in one game.
• Lt. Phyllis J. Elsass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Elsass of Canton, returned home from a two-year tour of Guam and Japan with the United States Navy Nurse Corp. Prior to going overseas she served for two years at the US Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Md. A dinner was being held in her honor at the Fulton House. Lt. Elsass also had relatives in Waynesburg.
100 YEARS AGO
On Saturday, Nov. 30, Elsass & Muckley in Waynesburg had a special Christmas day of shopping when all the "holiday goods" were out for purchase and display. There was also a contest for boys and girls to win "The big doll, the moving picture machine and more." Rules were at the store for the contest.
• Burwell's Opera House in Magnolia was presenting "Romeo and Juliet." The play was being presented by Thomas J. Jeavons, who was also playing most of the parts in the play. Miss Irene Jeavons was Juliet.
• A paved highway between Canton and Canal Dover was expected by 1913. The distance between the two cities was 22 miles. The commissioners, auditor and others in Tuscarawas County held a conference with Stark officials on a Wednesday to talk over plans.