60 YEARS AGO
(From 1955 FPS Files)
Six Carroll County young men answered Induction Call No. LVII. They included Leroy A. Beadnell of Rt. 1,Kensington, Assistant Leader Gayle L. Cargill of Rt. 1, Minerva, James R. Mills of Lamartine (Perrysville), Leader Howard M. Miller of Rt. 1, Minerva, David O. Casper of Malvern, and Benjamin S. Lambert of Rt. 3, Carrollton. Casper, Cargill, Beadnell and Lambert were volunteers.
Vocal selections by the Grenadiers were to be presented at Carrollton High School’s April 1 spring musical. The vocal group included Sam Vasbinder, Bill Hutson, Bob Cassidy and Gilbert Brooks.
Jack Rutledge was elected president of the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Victor Headrick of Rt. 2, Carrollton, found a Crusade for Freedom balloon on the farm of James McIntire near Amsterdam, which was released on Lincoln’s birthday by the Flint, Michigan, Aerie of Fraternal Order of Eagles.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1965 FPS Files)
The first Science Fair, conduced by the Carrollton schools proved to be a successful display of various biology, chemistry, general science and physics projects of nearly 350 students. First place winners were Robert Couch Jr., Lee Newbold, June Brooks, Bill Peterson and Elizabeth Coe.
Five members of Carrollton High School’s Chapter of Future Homemakers of America earned the State Homemaker Degree to be presented at the state FHA convention in Columbus. They included Marvis Hull, Carole McKarns, Karen Lash, Linda Groves and Donna Rutledge.
Marine Corporal Lawrence Emery, son of Grace M. Emery of Carrollton, was serving with the Marine Corps Task Element stationed at Da Nang, Republic of Viet Nam, as part of the United States Military Assistance Command.
Donald Hugh Sweeney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sweeney of Carrollton, was one of 18 students who graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
The Conotton Valley Rockets won the sectional Class A basketball tournament by defeating Dennison St. Mary’s 62-61 in three overtimes. Coached by Errol Jacobs and Allen Kennedy, team members were John Whitehair, Bruce Milhorn, Larry Smalley, John Conner, Tim Stearns, Neil Tope, Jim Monigold, Jim Sell, Ken Beamer, Greg Kurtz, Neil Cadle and Ron Oneacre.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1975 FPS Files)
A large cistern was uncovered between the Carroll county courthouse and the former jail as excavation began for the county’s’ new jail building.
Richard C. Walton began a new four-year term as Carroll County auditor.
Mrs. Richard (Sally) Toot, a home economics teacher at Carrollton High School, was selected for honorary membership in the Ohio Association of Future Homemakers of America.
Augusta Masonic Lodge No. 504 held its 100th inspection in the Minerva Masonic Temple.
The Carrollton Warriors wrestling team, coached by Rusty Bright and Ralph Lloyd, won their first district wrestling tournament since 1972.
30 YEARS AGO
(From1985 FPS Files)
Contracts of six Carrollton School District administrators were renewed by the Board of Education. They included Mrs. Margaret Blosser, elementary supervisor; Patrick Peterman, assistant high school principal; Thomas Davis, CHS principal; Michael Maiorca, assistant superintendent; James Gow, principal at Augusta and Willis schools, and Roy Ray, principal at Dellroy school.
Gary L. Hall became the newest member of Dellroy Council and Kay Onstott was named acting clerk.
A science project on increasing the egg production time of domestic hens won Gregg Cunningham, a Carrollton High School junior, a Governor’s Award certificate in Carrollton’s school fair.
The Sandy Valley Cardinals, coached by Steve Loy, won the sectional basketball tournament by defeating Minerva 57-49.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1995 FPS Files)
Confirmation on the move of the first business to Carrollton’s Industrial Park was received by commissioners from Gary Hall, Carroll County Economic Development director, presented a letter from Norris Equipment & Fabricating stating the company would like to start site preparation soon.
Kim Speedy, a senior at Carrollton High School, had the distinction of being Carrollton High School’s first state speech tournament winner.
Six Carrollton High School students spent the week in Washington, DC under the Close Up Foundation program. They included Alyzan Yost, Julie Pridemore, Maria Barber, Katrina Lashley, Angie Youngen and Justin Ray.
Mark McCort, a junior at Carrollton High School in the 130-pound weight class, qualified for the state wrestling tournament in Dayton.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2005 FPS Files)
Denny Roudebush of Carrollton was appointed to the Development Advisory Committee of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.
Jonathan Olivito of Carrollton and JD Miller o East Sparta were selected as Scouts of the Month in the Netawatwes Scouting District.