60 YEARS AGO
(From 1955 FPS Files)
Emma Lou Johnson of Kilgore and Franklin Graham of New Harrisburg schools placed first and second, respectively, in the 1955 Carroll County spelling bee to represent the county in the Repository spelling bee in Canton.
Rehearsals were underway by the junior class at Carrollton High School for the performance of the comedy “Curtain Going Up” under the direction of Miss Jean Zasio. The cast included Larry Davis, Audrey Whitmore, John Capper, Barbara Wagner, Shirley Hardesty, Chuck McCully, Norma Ray, Dick Calendine, Wayne Jones, Jim McElroy, Gary Mandley, Barbara Sanderson, Bill Sloan, Ray McCurry, Shirley Beckley, Dorothy Yost, Jeanne Barnett, Shelva Mills, Janet Donaldson, Carol Moreland, Ruth Ann White and John Stratton.
A recently organized Wildlife Conservation Club elected the following officers: Kenneth Abrahims, president; Ralph Miller, vice president; Wendell Fawcett, treasurer, and Ben Smith, secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Price announced the opening of the Dairy Dream in Harlem Springs, where they specialized in Nightmare sandwiches.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1965 FPS Files)
Ground was broken for the new Carroll County Airport. Taking part in the ground breaking were County Commissioner Wilbur Boggs, County Engineer Donald R. Blythe, Lawrence Hogsed, Lewis Adams, Mike Smyser and Bill York.
Malcom Galbraith was elected president of the Carrollton Junior Chamber Commerce ( Jaycees), succeeding Richard Hardgrove. Other officers were Harold Noble and Vernon Brumbaugh, vice presidents; John Saltsman, secretary; Ronnie Smith, treasurer; Arthur Albaugh, John B. Mann, Dale Mallarnee and Pat Horrigan, directors.
Henry T. Myers, owner of Myers Tin Shop, purchased the former M. V. Courtright & Son building at 44 E. Main St. where he planned to move his shop and sales room from the present location at 90 N. Lisbon St. and his fabricating shop at 440 N. High St.
Rehearsals of “Oklahoma” were underway at Carrollton High School. The cast included Larry Ledford, Beverly Rogers, William Peterson, Christina Grunder, Vicky Baker, Gary Brothers and Ray Deitz.
Filling Carroll County’s April induction call were Richard L. Houze, Gary L. Hall, Charles E. Hubbard, Roy W. Ludy, John F. Griffin, Joseph G. Miron and Paul R. King.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1975 FPS Files)
Scholarships totaling $3,000 were awarded by the Bell-Herron Scholarship Foundation to the following 12 recipients: Laurie Lawson, Sue Tilmont, Cindy Davenport, Lisa Kirkpatrick, Loretta Cernava, Linda and Larry Cogan, Jim Lucas, Ralph Brooks, Robert and Cheryl Wagner and Rhonda Aston.
Construction was progressing on a 30,000 square foot addition at the Colfor, Inc. plant at 3255 Alliance Rd. on SR 183 at Malvern.
Crystal Anderson, a senior at Carrollton High School, gained four firsts individually as a member of Carrollton High School’s girls track team.
Miss Candy Bratton, a senior at Carrollton High School, was crowned the 1975-76 FFA queen.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1985 FPS Files)
Honored at the 1985 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet held at Atwood Lake Resort Lodge were Carl Saltsman, who received the Professional award; William Peterson, representing The Free Press Standard, Industrial award, and Thornton Hill, President’s award presented by Chamber president Lawrence Pontuti.
Carroll County’s five granges, Petersburg, Perry Twp., Brown Twp., Sherrodsville and Pomona Granges were featured in a story celebrating National Grange Week April 21-27.
Mrs. Anna Keys, a longtime Sherrodsville correspondent for The Free Press Standard, marked her 90th birthday anniversary, having been born April 8, 1895.
Robert McCort of Carrollton who teaches vocational agriculture at Minerva High School, was honored for his outstanding ability as an educator upon being named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the McKinley chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.
A four-member Carrollton High School team qualified for participation in the second annual Ohio Mock Trial tournament. Team members were Lori Kell, Traci Weaver, Lynn Wiandt and David Davis. Their advisor was Carroll County Prosecutor John T. Smiley.
Todd Davis and Mike Hamilton, members of Carrollton High School’s FFA chapter, earned the State Farmer Degree.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1995 FPS Files)
Receiving appreciation plaque awards at the 1995 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet were Steve Kinney and his wife, Cathy, owners of Scott Brothers store in Harlem Springs, and Dr. Jack Maffett, a Carrollton physician and former Carroll County Coroner.
Kelsey Berg as Maria and Andy Fuller, who portrayed Captain Von Trapp, had the lead rolls in the production of The Sound of Music at Carrollton High School.
Bill and Pam Grim of Carrollton were hosting a 16-year-old Rotary exchange student, Danny Delgado, from Ecuador.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2005 FPS Files)
Bud Newell of Sherrodsville, a firefighter for 56 years having joined the Sherrodsville Volunteer Fire Department in 1949, was honored as Carroll County Fire Fighter of the Year.
The Carroll County Board of Elections voted to purchase new touch screen voting machines for the 2005 fall election.
Donna Tucker was installed as president of the Carroll County Democratic Women’s Club. Other officers were Michelle Rutledge, vice president; Sara Reece, secretary, and Nancy Wheaton, treasurer.
Paloma Lopez, an exchange student from Spain enrolled as a junior at Carrollton High School, won the logo design contest sponsored by Dr. Ronald A. Stewart, a CHS graduate.
Dan Brooks, a Carrollton High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play football at Capital University in Columbus.