FIVE YEARS AGO
The Osnaburg Local Board of Education honored August Oberster for his 20 years of service as a board member. Superintendent Tom Davis gave him a plaque and kind words of appreciation. "I may be leaving the board but I will be here in spirit," said Oberster.
Kayla Wagner and Dayna Bracken of the Sandy Valley gymnastics team were shown competing at Cloverleaf Pinnacle. The team came in third of four teams with 117 points. Julia Cain and Brittany Tozzi also scored for the Cardinals.
The Canton South girls basketball team split a pair of league games, falling to West Branch and bouncing back in a 44-43 nail-biter against Carrollton. Shavon Robinson led in scoring with 15 and 14 points and Holly Perkins had 10 points each game. Brittany Lyon had 11 rebounds against West Branch and Mary Pat Heckman led on the boards with nine against Carrollton. Heckman also had 10 points against Carrollton.
10 YEARS AGO
Jack and Coletta (Welker) Wendell of Waynesburg were set to celebrate 60 years of marriage on Jan. 1. The couple had three daughters, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of Magnolia.
Eight-month-old Elizabeth Dimos was shown checking out Santa Claus at the East Canton Elementary Secret Santa Shop. She is the daughter of Jason and Cathy Dimos.
The Canton South boys basketball team beat Minerva 63-57. Ronnie Bourquin lead South's scoring, with 17 points and eight rebounds. Jeremy Richards had 14 points, four rebound, four assists and three steals. Lamar Broyles had 13 points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist.
25 YEARS AGO
Herman Rugani, DDS, was honored at the Sandy Valley Board of Education meeting, which would be his last as a board member, since he decided not to run for re-election. He had been a board member for 14 years. He was thanked by superintendent William Dieringer and fellow board member Jack Sickafoose for his service to the district.
East Canton seniors were honored at the football banquet by their coach, Dave Lyon. The seniors included Eric Changet, Lamar Curtis, Chris Gibson, Ted Wahl, Chris Kline, Terry Gooch, Craig Chilson, Trell Meeks, Jeff John and Ron Puskarich.
The Canton South Wildcat basketball team upped its record to 4-1 when they defeated Louisville 56-39 and Alliance 80-78. The Alliance game went into overtime, and Kevin Paprzycki's free throws won the game. Stan Aukamp's 15 points led the Wildcats over the Leopards.
50 YEARS AGO
A front page photo showed Cadet Thomas E. Anthony of East Canton, who was attending the U.S. Miltiary Academy at West Point, NY. The picture showed him being visited by Miss Mary Jane Yoder, a teacher at Lehman High School, in Canton. She was one of 14 educators who spent three days at the academy.
The Wildcats clawed the Louisville Leopards by a score of 60-28 to make South 2-0 on the young season. South coach Charles (Red) Ash gave his entire squad a chance to play. Pacing the Wildcats was 6-4 Ronnie Young, who had 16 points.
The Famous Texas Cow Girls basketball team would play the Sandy Valley High School faculty on a Monday evening in the Sandy Valley gym. Tickets were $1 for adults and 50 cents for students.
100 YEARS AGO
A cantata titled "A Good Time with Santa Claus" would be given at the Magnolia UB Church on Saturday evening. No admission would be charged, but an offering would be taken for the Ladies' Aid parsonage fund.
The Bargain Store in Waynesburg had its Christmas ad in the paper. The items for sale included bells, balls and garlands - 10 cents each; Brazil nuts - 34 cents a pound; grapefruit - a dollar a dozen. Parents were also invited to bring their children to toyland from Dec. 21-23.
Christmas Tree Entertainment at Rose Township was planned for a Tuesday evening. The program included a Alvin Brankle giving a speech called "Poor Santa Claus" and Ethel McCartney singing "Star, Beautiful Star."A short play would also be presented before Santa made his visit that evening.