60 YEARS AGO
(From 1954 FPS Files)
Final plans were completed by the Carroll County Fair Board for the opening of the 1954 fair Sept. 29.
McElroy’s Drug Store on W. Main St., observed its 50th anniversary and was owned by Harold “Mac” McElroy who purchased the store in 1939 after the death of his father, the late J.H. McElroy who bought the store in September 1904.
A local quartet whose members included Sam Vasbinder, Robert Cassidy, William Hutson and Gilbert Brooks appeared on Gene Carroll’s amateur hour over WEWS Channel 5, Cleveland.
A dinner honoring Vic Duvall and his Little League Indians baseball team which advanced to the state finals of the Mighty Mite league was held at the Kermit Long farm. Team members included Gary Headrick, Marion Noble, Roger Headrick, Jimmy Coffy, Johnny McFadden, Jimmy Schoch, Kenny Widder, Tim Johnston, Johnny Long, Robert Noble, Butch Fultz, Danny Yost, Larry Breckenridge, Harold Noble, Jimmy Lowdermilk, Robert Morgan, Scott Long, Butch Locke and Don Duvall.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1964 FPS Files)
A first day enrollment of 3,797 students was reported in schools of the Carrollton and Carroll County systems.
A team from Carroll County placed second in the state 4-H beef judging contest at the Ohio State Fair. The team included Don Michael, Dale Eick and Carl Michael.
An estimated $20,000 installation, including a new elevator for grain and bulk foods, was underway at the Carrollton Farmer’s Exchange Co.
A new gun club know as the Fighting McCook Gun Club was organized. Officers were Brian Fithen, Charles Goddard, Denny Brenneman, Thomas Baughman, Merle Wright and David Lumley.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1974 FPS Files)
The 11 new teachers who joined the faculty of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District included Mrs. Judith Jepson, Miss Luanna Beck, Miss Holly Smith, Mrs. Carol Sanford, Miss Carole German, Mrs. JoHanna Kelly, Mrs. Joann Baker, Douglas Schmidt, Miss Carolee Henderson, Mrs. Grace Seward and C. Daniel Evans.
Three Carroll County youths received top honors with their animals and exhibits during judging at the 1974 Ohio State Fair. They included Cindy D. Lumley, Terry Clay and Sharon Mangun.
The nine new teachers in the Brown Local School District at Malvern included Mary Meunir, Karen Hines, Diane Kinsey, Darlene Peterman, Joe Gamber, Regina Cummings, Ryan Shaffer, Gail Newbaur and Mark Wallace.
Leading the 100-piece Carrollton High School Warrior Marching Band in new uniforms were Head Majorette Kathy Guess and Majorettes Carole Houfek, Jane Yoder, Kathy Cable, Darlene Crabbs and Teri McCauley.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1984 FPS Files)
J. C. Baxter Tubing was the first tenant in Carroll County’s Industrial Park in Minerva.
Leading the cheers for the Conotton Valley rockets were Karen Huggins, Amy Anderson, Kim Wrann, Darla Shell, Dee Ann Haney and Susan Hippeth.
Mark Howell fell on the Mustangs fumble in the last 33 seconds of the Carrollton-Tuslaw football game for a 15-14 win.
Wayne Tripp was re-elected president of the Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board of Directors.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1994 FPS Files)
The new 52x44 foot addition to the VFW Hall on Chase Rd. was dedicated.
Dale and Ina Gallaher of Carrollton had a garden of giant sunflowers, ranging in height from 16 to 18 feet.
The seven new teachers who joined the Carrollton Exempted Village School District included Miss Marcia L. Raymondi, Mrs. Deborah Myers, Mrs. Cheryl Miller, Brian Clark, Timothy Saxton, David Shutt II and Mrs. Cynthia Ferguson.
Returning golf team members at Carrollton High School were Lee Thompson, Travis Ledford and Devin Pitts.
Returning volleyball letter winners at Carrollton High School were Courtney Hossler, Roz McConnaughy, Diana Yost and Jas Peterson.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2004 FPS Files)
Carrollton schools opened with a first day enrollment of 2,813 students.
Carroll County 4-Hers who received honors at the 1994 Ohio State Fair included Ryan Buck, Devin Herrington, Codie Gibson, Bethany Frew and Rachel Childers.
Four new teachers, a school psychologist and an administrator joined the Carrollton schools faculty. The new teachers were Kristin Bartlow, Mrs. Carla Hively, Jennifer Cross and David Dickerhoof; Ms. Heather Zimmer, school psychologist, and Robert Mehno, principal.
Carrollton’s Quarterback Matt Velain rolled for 174 years in the Warriors 26-0 opener shutout of the Fairless Falcons.