60 YEARS AGO
(From 1954 FPS Files)
City Meat Market, represented by Joe and Allen Johnston, purchased Barbara Folk’s reserve champion 4-H steer for 37 cents a pound or a total of $318.
Bob Anthony of RD Carrollton had the FFA Brown Swiss breed champion, Bob Anguish of Mechanicstown showed the FFA Hereford breed champion and Bill Campbell of Rt. 3, Carrollton, had the FFA Guernsey breed champion at the 1954 Carroll County fair.
A grand opening was held for the new Home and Supply Store located in the Helfrich building in downtown Carrollton.
Springfield’s new high school between Amsterdam and Bergholz and new grade school in East Springfield were completed and opened for the 1954-55 school year.
The Carrollton Warriors won their third game of the season by defeating Cadiz 19-0.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1964 FPS Files)
Creation of a new voting precinct – Precinct E – and changes in existing precincts A, B, C and D in Carrollton were made by the Carroll County board of elections.
Mrs. Franklin (Marjory) Fuss of Rt. 4, Carrollton, was elected president of the Ohio Farm Vacation Association.
Three Carrollton High School seniors, Elizabeth A. Boyd, Judith L. Peterson and Paula D. Sauers, along with David R. Shafer, an Augusta High School senior, were honored for their high performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.
Jane Staley, a senior, was crowned the 1964 homecoming football queen at Malvern High School. Members of her court were Carol Furey, Marsha Stocker, Kathy DeDent and Karen Gamber.
Warrior Fullback Mike Karns and Stan Frey scored the lone touchdown and extra points in Carrollton’s 8-6 win over Cadiz.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1974 FPS Files)
The five young girls vying for Carrollton High School’s 1974 homecoming queen were Pam Anderson, Cindy Guess, Kim Mann, Darcy Ocel and Janice White.
Seven members of the Future Farmers of America chapter at Carrollton High School, an advisor and former FFA member left to attend the National FFA convention in Kansas City, MO. The local delegation included Sue Morsheiser, Betty Shipley, Susan Oyer, Paula White, Keith Oberlin, Harold Walters and Jim Piecynski, all FFA members; their advisor, Charles Flint and Rick Miller, a 1972 CHS graduate who was nominated to receive the American Farmer Degree.
Carrolton’s fullback Ron Pritchard rushed for 134 yards in 17 times for the Warriors 28-0 win over East Canton.
30 YEAR AGO
(From 1984 FPS Files)
Officials turned earth for a $2.2 million nursing home on Carolyn Court in Minerva. Ground breaking ceremonies were also held for the Baxter Tube facility in the Minerva Industrial Park.
The five candidates for the 1984 Carrollton High School homecoming football queen were Denise Crowl, Cheri Dugger, Teri Dugger, Lisa McLean and Dawn Montgomery.
Kris Brown was crowned the 1984 homecoming football queen at Springfield High School when the Tigers posted their first win of the season by defeating Southern Local 20-14.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1994 FPS Files)
Over 22 miles of county highway was repaved representing a total of $864,879 tax dollars.
Donald Eugene Bright, 36, of 6210 Quince Rd., SE, Amsterdam, was charged with kidnapping and aggravated burglary in the Sept. 2 kidnapping of a Lee Twp. woman.
Nathan Jones, a freshman at Carrollton High School, was selected through the 4-H Extension Service to attend a 4-H National Summit in Huntsville, AL.
The Minerva Lions shut out Akron Springfield 42-19.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2004 FPS Files)
Dave George of Minerva was featured in a front page story and photo promoting the 34th Algonquin Mill Festival where he and his wife, Diane, manned the Sauerkraut House.
Kyle Tharp, who turned 18 Nov. 1, 2004, was among the 18-year-olds who registered to vote in the November 2004 election.
Forrest Patterson and Kail Oliver, both members of Carrollton’s Cub Scout Pack 143, received trophies for reeling in the most fish (17) and the largest fish (a 12-inch Bass) during the Pack’s annual Fishing Derby held at Camp Gideon.
Carrollton senior cross country runner Jessica VanScoder ran a time of 21.05 to lead the Warriors to a first place finish at an Invitational held at Claymont High School.