60 YEARS AGO
(From 1955 FPS Files)
William Kerr, a freshman at Carrollton High School, took top state honors in the General Science test given in connection with the final District-State Scholarship test. Judith Tinlin, Carrollton High School’s 1955 valedictorian, placed 4th in the state in the English XII test and John Madison, a freshman at CHS, took ninth place in the state in Algebra I.
A grand opening was held at the new M-K Super Market on E. Main St. in Carrollton.
Robert Tasker, William Hanson, John Wohlwend and Paul Rabold, all of Carrollton, took Civil Defense training at Camp Perry.
“Moonlight and Roses” was the theme of Carrollton High School’s 1955 junior-senior prom held in the high school auditorium.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1965 FPS Files)
Judy Peterson and Diane Day were named co-valedictorians and Elizabeth Boyd was the salutatorian of Carrollton High School’s 83rd annual commencement held at the Carroll County fairgrounds.
Wade Leaman of Blomsburgh, PA, was named manager of the Carroll County Farm Bureau Co-op Assn. at 90 N. High St.
Eighth grade students who had the highest academic averages in schools of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District for 1964-65 were honored at the first awards dinner sponsored by the Bell-Herron Scholarship Foundation. They included Robert (Rocky) Smith, Rebecca Reigle, Wilma Harless, Carl Papai, Lavonne Steele, Frank Segeti and Harold Barber.
Mrs. Nilah J. Ankrom, American history teacher at Carrollton High School, was awarded a National Defense Education Act grant for six weeks of intensive study of American history at the College of Wooster.
Miss Frances Dyke was crowned queen of Carrollton High School’s junior-senior prom held at Atwood Lake Lodge.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1975 FPS Files)
Donna Mallernee and Cindy Guess were named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, for Carrollton High School’s 93rd annual commencement and baccalaureate exercises held May 30 at the Carroll County fairgrounds.
Bill Wohlwend was elected president of the Carrollton Jaycees, succeeding Gary Ray who was named the chapter’s state director.
Miss Rhonda Aston was crowned queen of the 1975 junior-senior prom at Carrollton High School by the 1974 prom queen, Miss Susan Noble.
Rick Burns, Finley Borland and Jim DiMario were named tri-captains of Carrollton High School’s football team for the 1975 fall season.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1985 FPS Files)
A Veterans Memorial was dedicated to the memory of those who served by the Fox Twp. Veterans Association at Mechanicstown Cemetery. Taking part in the dedication ceremony were Ray Hull, Chief Warrant Officer Tom Hull, John Smiley, Glenn George and Bill Smiley.
The Fighting McCook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3301 celebrated a golden anniversary, having been chartered Aug. 17, 1935, by the National VFW with Carl H. Guess serving as the post’s first commander.
Minerva High School students recognized at an honors banquet and awards program included Marcy Wyss, Kim Stahler, Martha Rice and Tom Farnsworth.
Mrs. Kathrine Simler was crowned Mother of the Year at the Leavittsville Mother-Daughter banquet by Doris Boyd
Leonard O. Boerner, former editor of the Minerva Leader, was inducted into the Minerva High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1995 FPS Files)
The Carrollton Book Club’s 50th anniversary was marked with a meeting at the home of Mrs. Evelyn Jones in Dellroy. Other members attending were Pat Hornberger, Alice Jacobs, Eleanor Long, Sandy Busler, Darlene Smith, Emma Epps, Ruby Butler, Barbara Atchison, Mary Etta Cairns, Georgette Huff, Loris Coe, Jean Ledford and Livonia McCreary.
Widder Hardware, one of Carrollton’s oldest business establishments, was sold by Mrs. Melba Widder to Blaine Strawder.
Holly A. Randle was sworn in as Dellroy’s new postmaster.
10 YEARS AGO
(from 2005 FPS Files)
The sixth attempt in getting an emergency operating tax levy passed in the Brown Local School District was successful at a May 3 special election.
Chris Jacobs was named the executive director of the Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Joint Solid Waste District.
Ronald Vrabel, who retired as a mathematics teacher at Carrollton High School, was honored for his 32 years of service to the school district.
Elizabeth Kilgore and Jacob Moore were named Students of the Month for May at Carrollton High School.