100 years ago, May 14, 1914
Russell Dwight Mason, three year old child of Mr. And Mrs. Lawrence Mason of near Caledonia, was kicked by a horse Sunday while playing in the barn of a neighbor. There were no bruises or marks to show where the animal had inflicted the injury. The four year old neighbor who was playing with him said they had tickled the feet of the horse and it kicked him.
“A. C. Hart had a heifer killed Monday morning by lightning. The electric bolt struck a tree near a gate that led into the driveway at the barn and the lightning followed the wire fence. The animal was some distance from the tree but near the fence. Ernest Knackle, who drives a milk wagon, only a few minutes before, drove through the gate and the team was standing in front of the barn in shelter from the rain. When the tree was struck one of the horses dropped to the ground, either through fright or because of being stunned.”
“Webster Hubble had four pet lambs killed by a train, Saturday.”
“H. C. Long shipped a car of stove wood to Dayton last week.”
“It takes an expert to tell whether some of the new hats are for women or for men.”
“More room is needed for the Mount Gilead post office and the department will receive bids for a five year lease.’
“Joseph Kreis had a sheep killed one day the past week when it fell into one of the holes dug along the company.”
“The Decoration Program will be held at Shawtown on Friday afternoon, May 29, at 1:30 sun time by order of the committee.”
“Waldo Corporation and township last Tuesday, voted for centralized schools by a majority of 43.
Two hundred and twenty-nine votes were cast- 131 in the township and 83 in the village. As a result of the election, eight schools in Waldo village and Waldo township will be centralized at Waldo. A new building costing approximately $40,000 is to be erected.”
90 years ago, May 8, 1924
“A daughter was born Thursday, May 1, to Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Long. Mrs. Long is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs Asa Messenger of Cardington.”
“Mrs Pearl Steffey, with her mother always uppermost in her mind, left a one thousand dollar life insurance for her benefit.”
“Lewis Martin Hack of Cardington, has made application for entrance into the citizens’ military training camp at Camp Knox, Louisville, KY.”
“One year ago this month, Morrow county was passing through an epidemic of measles caused as has frequently been stated, by failure to report the case. At this time there is not a case in the county. Two cases only of carriers are still under quarantine for diptheria in the county and there are a few cases of chicken pox and mumps,”
The class of 1924 was to graduate in services held at the ME church. Florence Sipes was playing a piano solo, Mary Furbay was giving the class history and Amos Henry the school progress
“The Dear Boy Graduates” was the title of the senior class play to be given at the Dreamland Theater. (Note- the top floor of the Union School, which had served as an auditorium, had been condemned for that use- a new school was to be built beginning in the fall of 1924) Roles were being played by Hayes Ulery, Zelda Carter, Rachel Holt, Mildred Patterson, Thelma Primmer Inez Rengert, Darlene Worline, Velma Shults, Mary Steger, Thelma Porterfield, Mamie Long, Helen Kreis, Margaret Kuehner, Raymond kramer, Milton Klingle and Carl Bendle.
60 years ago, May 6, 1954:
Pictured were the Cardington Vo-Ag teacher, Lawton McClintock and David Burggraf, Cardington High School senior, who had been awarded a scholarship from the Morrow Rural Electric Co Op. Also pictured was Paul Furniss, Johnsville school superintendent with Jane Crunkitlon, Johnsville High School senior, who was also awarded a scholarship from Morrow Rural Electric Co Op.
St. Paul Lutheran Church was conducting a drive to raise $39,000 to complete the fund for a new church building.
The engagement of Forrest Skinner (CHS Class of 1947) and Jerrold Fritz of Banger, Pa was announced. Also announced was the engagement of Shirley Klingel of Waldo to Kenneth Ackerman of Cardington.
Mary Lou McCutchen was honored on her sixth birthday with a party at her home. Friends attending were Janice and Janet Maxwell, Julie McAlister, Pamela McClintock, Carolyn Cook, Carol Rhineberger and Beth Ann McCutchen.
Carol Rhineberger was honored on her sixth birthday with a party at her home- guests were Janet Brody, Nancy Rinehart, Carolyn Cook, Janet and Janice Maxwell, Julie McAlister, Mary Lou McCutchen, Pamela McClintock, Vickie Hardman, Linda Lou Bowers and Carol and Brenda Rhineberger.
Four Cardington High School juniosr headed up the Morrow County Honor Society; They were Dean Curl, president; Dale Shaffer, vice president; Ann Thompson, secretary and Margaret Byrd, treasurer.
Linda McElroy was to be crowned the 1954 CHS May Queen by Joyce Underwood, 1953 queen.
Attendants were Marlene Fricke, Helen Ziegler, Ginger Davis, Jeanene Heacock, Lacretia McClish, Dolores Lawrence, Emily Reed, Dorena Ruehrmund, Carol Betts and Doris Schorr.
Flower girls were Linda Brake, Connie McGraw, Linda Snyder and Karen Bender. Billy Benedict was the crown bearer. A Mother’s Day tribute was to be given by a girls’ trio composed of Dottie Haycook, Eilene Reed and Norita Fricke.
30 years ago, May 10, 1984
Celebrating their golden wedding anniversaries were Mr and Mrs Paul Henry, County Road 24 Cardington and Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Rengert of County Road 146, Cardington Mr. And Mrs. Virgil Shaw, Cardington residents who were residing in Florida, were celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary and Mt. And Mrs. Dwight McClarren of Mount Gilead, were celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Robert C. Chapman had retired after serving 18 yeas as Mount Gilead postmaster. He had been in the postal service for 38 years, beginning service in May, 1949 as a janitor in the Mount Gilead office. For 12 years he was city carrier, beginning in 1954.
Ashley village became the third village north of Delaware to install crossing gates. Earlier Cardington and Edison had installed them at the railroad crossings in their villages.
Clara McClenathan, primary school librarian, was spotlighted as the Cardington School employee of the week.