FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
• Members of the Little Country Church youth group were shown spreading Christmas cheer as they caroled at the home of Bob and Betty Fallot. Pictured were Michael Fulaytar, Vince Johnson, John Harple, Meghan Eick, Larry Bonam, Morgan Eick, Kurt Stanley, Deana Carter, Taylor Diehl, Maria Diehl, Pat Ellington, Miriam Bonam, Tommy Dalton, Angie Parker, Ethan Leyda, Kenny Dalton and Morgan Dalton.
• The Canton South boys basketball team beat Carrollton 65-61. Ryan Thompson had 19 points and six boards, Marcus Lenzy had 15 points and six boards. Jerald Robinson also had a great game with 15 points, 12 of which were by way of three-pointers.
• Felicia Irwin hit 4 treys to help the Wizards in a 73-55 win over Mogadore. Now 6-0 the team out-rebounded their foe 40-19. Caitlin Sharp had 20 points, six assists and seven steals. Kristin Kelsek had 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Vanessa Grant had 11 points and eight boards. Megan Payne added 13 points.
10 YEARS AGO
The Johnstone family is shown in their new home in Alaska. Previous Sandy Valley teacher, Tim Johnstone and his wife Carolyn Johnstone had recently made the move north from Magnolia to be with their daughter, son-in-law and step daughter, Marianne, Kent and Kristen Petty. Carolyn was a long-time employee of Sparta Steel.
The Lady Cats of Canton South had a good week with a 49-39 win over Springfield. Alex Meers, Liz Salewsky and Steph Hamilton each had 10 points. Hamilton also had 11 rebounds. The team had 28 total rebounds.
The Wizards were tied for first place in the PAC-7 with a 3-1 league record. They had defeated Coventry 39-27. Contributing to the win were Katy Arick, Ashley Currence, Ashlee Mundy and Karris Kandel.
25 YEARS AGO
• Area kindergartners shared their thoughts about Christmas and Santa Claus for the Press-News readers. Stephanie Moody said Santa will come down the chimney, and since there was a little door at the end of her chimney, Stephanie said he would have no problem. Eric Schaefer, who was at Walker Elementary, said Christmas means: "not just presents, but it's about Jesus, when he was born."
• Sandy Valley High School students and teachers were sharing Christmas gifts and with the residents of St. John's Villa in Carrollton. Showing their Christmas spirit were Kay Pomesky, Rachel Kampfer, David Devine, Nicki Howard.
• The East Canton Hornets were 5-1 on the season after defeating Fairless (77-54) and Carrollton (68-53). Jim Young's 11 rebounds and Chris Kopp had 29 points, including nine three-pointers to lead against Fairless.
50 YEARS AGO
• "Frosted Fantasy" was the name of the annual formal Christmas dance held at East Canton High School. Reigning over the festivities would be queen Christine Stilianos and king Duane Gobeli. Music would be provided by the Lincoln High School Dance Band.
• Honor students at Waco Elementary School included Diana Andrews, Dwain Carver, Loretta Cross, and Jack Brewer.
• The headline said, "South hurdles Sandy" for the 58-34 AA win the Wildcats had over the Cardinals at Sandy Valley. Jim Warstler, a 6 foot nonletterman, scored 25 to help the Cats win their third straight game and stay undefeated. It was a packed house of 1,340 fans at Sandy Valley watching this hard-fought game, and according to the reporter Warstler was the only shooter for both teams who was not as cold as the temperature outside. However, Boyd, a senior guard, led the Cards, with 18 points.
100 YEARS AGO
NO PAPERS ON DEC. 26. THIS NEWS IS FROM THE PRIOR WEEK'S ISSUE.
• A Christmas editorial titled "If Christ were here"
Is Christmas a season of plenty?
Face to face with this timely question I have been thinking of the households in our cities. In many of them, I know, the tables will groan under an array of substantials and dainties, tasteful enough to make the mouth of an epicure water. There will be that lovely loan from the pretty customs of the German fatherland-- the Christmas tree-- laden with its numerous gifts for the family and friends; the little ones will rejoice in toys and candies; these a bit older-- in a wealth of books and games, while fathers and mothers will have exhausted their ingenuity in discovering each others desires and those of their children in order that all may be gratified on this anniversary of Christ's coming. ...If He in whose name it will all be done were right here in the midst of them, what more could He ask?
And I dreamed a dream-- that He had come once more upon the earth, had come right down among us and was looking with his eyes of deep questioning at what was being done in honor of his former coming.