FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
• The Canton Township Holiday Parade was held on Dec. 1, and many of the participants were shown in the paper. Hal Brumby was the grand marshal of the parade. He later commented, "What a great way to involve the community, especially the children. Dennis Randolph and Donna Ring did a great job pulling this together."
• A memory garden was dedicated in honor of Kylie Rock, a Canton South student who was killed in an automobile accident. She was a talented art student of teacher Chris Bergert, who along with others planned the garden and ceremony. At the base of one of the rocks, a plaque read: "In memory of Kylie Rock. May the rainbow be your palette and the sky your canvas."
•Stephanie Kramer and Barb Strawn, both Osnaburg Local teachers, had developed a friendship through their love of running. Both had run marathons, including the Chicago Marathon for Kramer and the New York Marathon for Strawn. Strawn had also run a 34.8 ultra-marathon in Cape Town, Africa.
10 YEARS AGO
• Canton South Band members Josh and Terrin Corn, Marisa and Drew Wojtaszek, Trista Medley and Bill Meininger were shown promoting the annual Christmas tree sale fund-raiser held in the school's stadium.
• Sandy Valley students had just held "Variety Show Flashbacks." Shown were Joe Sutherland, Lance Navarra and Taylor Keck as they performed a "hilarious" ballet performance. Also shown was Mitch Domer as Elvis.
• The East Canton Hornets started their basketball season 2-0 as they defeated Conotton Valley and Malvern. Kyle Arick is shown driving to the hoop. He was the top scorer for his team in the Malvern game.
25 YEARS AGO
• A group of residents attended the Canton Township Board of Trustees meeting to voice their concern about a proposed state prison coming into the Canton Industrial Park. The 100-acre site had just been annexed by the city of Canton from Canton Township. Bud Maclam was one of those who said he was opposed to putting a prison in the area. Trustee Dwight Sheffer said, about the city of Canton annexing the land and then considering using it for the prison, "We all know this is a fast shuffle to make a big profit on the land."
• The East Canton Hornets, under the coaching of Joe Pangrazio, were ready for the season. Players included Jerry Harris, Jim Young, Chris Kline, Dino Panzgrazio and Mike Horger.
• The East Canton Wizards defeated the Sandy Valley Lady Cards. 53-42, in the season opener. Jenny Cross led the Wizards with 14 points. Cardinal Alison Lebold was shown going up for a rebound against Wizard Tracy Ross.
50 YEARS AGO
• A few of the businesses sponsoring the church page in the East Canton Times were Art's Body Shop (Robertsville), Globe Dairy, East End Motors, Foltz Flowers, Ruth's Magic Mirror and Darrah Lumber & Supply.
• Top bowlers for the North Industry Women at South Bowlerama included Lois Dazey, 551; Pauline Walsh, 501; Carolyn Snyder, 493; and Barb Cush, 487. Marburger Insurance had the top team.
• Real estate sales in Waynesburg included a brand new three-bedroom ranch home for $16,900. The home was all gas, featured a birch kitchen, with a built in oven and range, a full basement and a two-car, attached garage.
100 YEARS AGO
• A Useful Christmas Gifts Club was started at Elsass & Muckley Store in Waynesburg. The ad said thousands of people were joining this club each year and drawing benefits from a "common sense" group. A few of the club's suggestions for gifts were traveling bags, umbrellas, gloves, shirts, boxed hosiery, neckwear, handbags, chain purses, underskirts, bedspreads and handkerchiefs. A candy making special was also being held one day at the store.
• An oyster supper was held at the home of Mrs. J. Long, who lives five miles north of Waynesburg. The numerous diners included Ethel McDannel, Annie McCall, Eulalie Deckard, Nola VanVoorhis, Russel Sponseller and George Welker.
• A franchise agreement was granted to R.R.. J.R. and Frank Elson for the right to set poles and wires and equip and electric light plant in Magnolia. This was granted by Magnolia Council during a Monday evening meeting.