FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
/ Alyse Bowling, a recent Sandy Valley graduate, signed a letter of intent to play softball at Capital University. Looking on, while the pitching standout signed the letter were Sandy Valley Athletic Director Mickey Keck, Sandy Valley softball coach Jill Williams and Alyse's parents Kim and Rob. Alyse had an injury that prevented her from playing most of her senior year at Sandy Valley, but Williams said she fought hard and came back at the end of the season to help the team.
/ Jennifer (Parker) Yoder was named the 2010-11 Teacher of the Year for the Jamestown Elementary School in Florissant, Mo. Yoder, a 2003 graduate of East Canton High School, earned a teaching degree at Ashland University. This was her third year of teaching and the first year she was eligible for this award. "I was shocked, overwhelmed, honored and humbled when I received the award," Yoder said.
/ The Canton South Dairy Queen completed renovation of its building in the Southgate Shopping Center. The seating capacity has been increased to more than 45 and a new grill in the kitchen allowed for a more diverse menu. The handsome new patio made it convenient to enjoy cones, blizzards or an Orange Julius under the stars on a summer evening.
10 YEARS AGO
/ The rain did not dampen the enthusiasm for Monday Night Music in Magnolia. One of the entertainers was Joe Wigfield, who sang Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" for the crowd. Wigfield said that song was a family favorite. Speaking of family-- his little grandson, Brandon, reportedly charmed the crowd as he joined grandpa on stage.
/ Clearview Golf Course had a four-person scramble during the weekend, with proceeds going to benefit the Lincoln Highway Heritage Foundation and the Clearview Legacy Foundation. William Powell, founder and designer of the historic course, was shown shaking hands with U.S. Congressman Ralph Regula who stopped by during the event.
/ PSC Metals Inc. in Canton Township was the site of a massive fire just a day before the July 4 holiday. According to Canton Township Fire Chief Scott McKibben the fire was at least the size of a football field and firefighters worked throughout the day to get it under control. Eighteen other fire departments helped fight the blaze and keep the surrounding area safe.
25 YEARS AGO
/ The village of Waynesburg welcomed home its hometown heroes with a dinner and celebration at Cibo's Restaurant. Those who had recently returned home after military service in the Middle East were Sgt. Chuck Dulaney, SPC Cindy Milbrodt, Sgt. First Class Buster Longo, Pvt. David Huggins and Sgt. Greg Huggins. Several others were honored, but they were unable to attend the banquet. Debbie Chaddock and Carmie Swihart were chairpersons for the event.
/ Cliff Toalston was shown giving little Angie Kostka a pony ride during East Canton's first summer celebration. Holly Carson was pictured trying our one of the puppets being sold by a vendor. The proceeds from the special event would go towards building a new community center.
/ The Pro Football Hall of Fame Queen's Pageant was held and several local ladies competed. Christina Calhoun and Debra Montague, both graduates of Canton South; and Tracey Gulling, a graduate of East Canton, were three of the ladies pictured in evening gowns.
50 YEARS AGO
/ Arthur J. Shilling was the homecoming chairman in Magnolia. He was being assisted by Seth McDonald, John Joseph, Vernon Kampfer, Royal Fritz, Edgar Betz, Ray Reed and Don Shine. The Magnolia Fireman and Lions Club were hosting the event, which included a parade, carnival rides, food, entertainment, including a concert by the Magnolia Town Band.
/ Thomas Babik, 15, became the first member of the North Industry Boy Scout Troop 200 to rise from Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout, according to his Scout leader, Frank Denayer. Thomas would be a sophomore at Canton South High School in the fall.
/ Mr. and Mrs. Marion Snyder and family and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schrock and family attended the largest rally ever for travel trailers, which was held in Cadillac, Mich. More than 10,000 individuals attended and events planned included dances, movies, slide shows and religious services.
100 YEARS AGO
/°Professor Ed J. Petry of Indiana visited his cousin, Mrs. Amelia McKeys, of Magnolia. It was said that he was a good example of what a young man could do if he put his mind to it. He had worked his way through school, then through Ohio State University and finally through Cornell. He was a professor of agricultural botany at Purdue University.
/ A well-known Waynesburg business man went home late on a Saturday night and was considerably under the influence of too much watermelon. He quietly slipped into his night shirt and then into bed as not to disturb his wife and quickly fell asleep. He woke up the next morning to his wife laughing when she found him sleeping in her new gingham dress.
/°Mike Fontanelli, 29, and Francis Arizilla, 14, were married in West Virginia and Nick Mazzoo acted as chauffeur and best man. The bride's parents made strenuous opposition to the elopement and the mother was out seeking personal vengeance.