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By Evelyn Long



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90 years ago, April 10, 1924

A son was born Tuesday to Mr and Mrs.Troy Burggraf, northwest of Cardington.


“This Wednesday evening the Cardington high school championship team of 1922 will play the Mt Gilead championship team of 1924 at the Mt. Gilead high school gymnasium.”


“The Gandee Bakery has been remodeled and many improvements have been made. This is one of the finest, cleanest business rooms in town.”


“Harry Shunk goes fishing occasionally and has good luck, tells the truth about the size of his catches and enjoys the result of his hard work. When done, Harry is a practical camper and knows how to enjoy every minute when commuting with nature.” (Note: Harry Shunk was a popular vaudeville entertainer who was a Cardington native and resident.”)


The Cardington junior class play,”Patty Makes Things Hum,” was to be given two nights in the Dreamland Theater. Roles were being played by Suzanne Miller, Isabelle Ruehrmund, Lowell Patterson, Wilbert Miller, Evelyn Moore, Margaret Smith, Hazel Ruehrmund, Ethel Haycook and Victor Shaw.


“Blood poisoning received from a colored shirt rubbing on a boil caused the death of J. Franklin Spenger, forty four, of Marion, last Wednesday.”


Rev R. T. Smith was severing his relations with the Cardington Presbyterian Church.


60 years ago, April 8, 1954:

The Cardington School won the county one-act play contest. Cast members of “The Storm” were Jim Curts, Betty Bowman, Joel Shaffer and Roberta Long.


John McCutchen, William Johncox, John Reed, William Conaway and Frank Jones were members of the Crusade Committee that was raising $50,000 toward the first unit of the new First United Methodist Church building.


A Holy Week service, jointly sponsored by the Cardington Ministerial Association and the Cardington Community Parent- Teacher Association, was to be held at the Cardington School. Ministers participating were Rev. E W McNary, Rev. V. W. Jenkins, Rev. L. A. Muehlbrad, Rev. T C Partridge and Rev. A. J. Fryhoff.


The Marengo junior and senior bands were planning a concert. A new curtain had been installed on the Marengo Auditorium stage by the PTA.


Cardington’s National Honor Society had elected new officers: Tom Conaway, president; Bob DeBolt, vice president; Twila Rentschler, secretary and Joyce Lorimer, treasurer.


Cardington servicemen who had new addresses included Pvt Steve Maceyko, Pvt Raymond Shipman, and Cpl Clyde Shaw. Cpl Donald Ostrom had arrived home for a 30 day furlough. Pvt Virgil Dutton of Marengo had also arrived home for a leave.


The wedding of Wayne and Jane Fuller was noted on the Society page.


Mr. And Mrs. E. B. Kirkpatrick, of South Marion Street, hosted a dinner honoring the 16th birthday of their son, Ronnie. Present were Mr. And Mrs. Newt Fate, Tommy and Nancy; Mr. And Mrs. William Turner, Terry and Kay and Mr. And Mrs. Jim Yates.


30 years ago, April 11, 1984

Adah Fricke was pictured on the front page. Also pictured was Jim Spires, president of the Morrow County Board of Realtors, and on behalf of that group, had presented Mrs. Fricke a plaque recognizing her 28 years as a Realtor in Morrow County.


Mr. And Mrs. Weldon Bender of Cardington, were celebrating 40 years of marriage.


Pictured were the following Cardington-Lincoln High School students donating blood during a visit by the Bloodmobile to the school: Steve Davis with Ferne Wetzel, volunteer nurse; Scott Long, Shelley Jividen; Willard Smith and Chris Carsner.


Marine Lance Cpl Brian Yake had participated in “Teamwork “84” at Camp LeJeune, N C where he was a member of the Eighth Motor Transport Battalion, Fourth Marine Amphibious Brigade. His parents are Mr. And Mrs. Donald Yake.


The Macyekos were to return to selling pizza from their business at Rainbow 7.


They had sold the item from 1965 to 1977 but later specialized in the sale of soft service ice cream and sandwiches. They had added an oven and dough roller to their equipment.

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