By EVELYN LONG
100 years ago, August 6, 1914
Because the old franchise of the Logan Gas Company expired several years ago,, Cardington village council learned that a new franchise was being presented in which the rate of gas was increased to 33 cents per thousand feet with three cents off for payment by the 10th of the month. Another new provision of the ordinance is a provision that there will be a minimum charge of 60 cents a month - that is if you only burn 1000 feet during some of those hot months you will have to pay for 2000 anyway. The only way to get out of it is to have the gas shut off at the curb.”
“One hundred seventeen people gathered at the home of Mr and Mrs. Frank K. Green three miles west of Marengo to remind them they had spent thirty-five years of wedlock together. During the party, the children of Dr. DeVol and wife, returned missionaries from China, who are staying at E L Benedict’s for a few days, sang several songs in the Chinese language.”
Morrow County has 4,248 children of school age, according to the enumeration just completed. “Two children of Mr. and Mrs.Mart Gattshall have been ill with typhoid fever.”
“Mr and Mrs F. M Curl this week received a box of cherries from Pearl D. Moore of Clinton, Montana - The cherries are twice the size of the Ohio fruit.”
90 years ago, August 7, 1924
W. B Sterritt has been employed as janitor of the three school buildings in Mount Gilead to succeed Chas.Apt.
“Cecil Haycook, six year old son of Charles Haycook, is suffering from lockjaw with several doctors on the case. He was stung on the foot by a bee. Dr.Sherman administered serum. Dr Collins, chiropractor, worked on his spine and two other physicians are on the case. Strange to relate he is improving slowly, wearing out the germ that is causing all the trouble.”
Mrs. Paul Campbell of Mt Gilead had been appointed as Morrow County Chairman for the popularity contest to be conducted for selection of “Ohio’s State Fair Queen.”
The reporter for the Independent had been given a detailed tour of the Morrow County jail and describes in detail the physical jail and the “tenants.” He noted the sheriff’s house and jail were combined near the courthouse, a red brick building, imposing structure and exactly fills the bill for what it was made.” He said there was a dungeon under the jail.
“A small but jolly crowd enjoyed a very happy day in August in Beatty’s woods where people were sweltering in town this lucky bunch enjoyed to the fullest the shade trees and breezes. Present were Mr.and Mrs.Charles Nulk, and son, Jack; George and Elsie Nulk, Mrs Stella Callahan and daughters Hilda and Janet and son Paul, Mr and Mrs Dell Thompson and Ed Hymes.’
60 years ago, July 29, 1954
Mrs. H H Curl had returned from a visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Lt and Mrs John Forbes (JoAnne Curl) and her sister and brother-in-law. While there Mrs.Curl was interviewed as a guest on an informal program over TV station KFMB, the program called “Breakfast With Ace and His Friends.”
The Cardington High School Class of 1909 had met at Long’s Lake to celebrate their 45th anniversary reunion. Lawrence Barry was elected president. A memorial was held for deceased members H H Curl and Dr Frank Hartsock.
The Cardington High School Class of 1949 had met at the home of Mrs. Jean Winchell for a picnic. Doyle Smith presided. Greetings were sent by Ensign Kent W Curl stationed in Japan and from Mrs Robert Brandenburg in Glenwood City Wisconsin. Bill Maxwell was elected president for the coming year
30 years ago, August 2, 1984
LaCreta McClish Wilson, 1955 CHS grad was pictured with her three daughters all of whom were members of the Alpha XI Delta Fraternity. She was honored at their national convention for her support of the fraternity
Rev Howard Stroble, pastor of St John Lutheran Church, Windfall, was being recognized on the 30th anniversary of his ordination into the Christian ministry. Dr. James Schaaf from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus was to be the guest pastor at the service.
Richard Cullen, 34, was given a two year contract as Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School Principal. Linda Thomas Brown was employed as high school secretary succeeding Jane Fuller who resigned to accept a position as secretary in the guidance department of Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School.
Twelve 4-H members participated in the annual 4-H Bicycle Rodeo to determine who would represent Morrow County at the Ohio State Fair. Pictured were winners in their age brackets: Luke Standley, Brent Johnson, Allen Johnson, Kraig Shipman and Tim Yaussy.