Looking Back…in our files

60 YEARS AGO
From 1957 FPS Files

Wayne Hothem of Coshocton County assumed his new duties as associate county agent to Carroll County Extension Agent Howard R. Showalter.

Leland Smith of Carrollton achieved the desire of all golfers by making a hole-in-one while golfing at Edgewater Golf Course near Minerva.

Cecil K. James of Magnolia was re-elected president of the Carroll County Association of Township Trustees and Clerks.

Atty. Glenn L. Fortune, who was elected county court judge Nov. 5, was sworn into office by Clerk of Courts Joe S. Kerr.

 

50 YEARS AGO
From 1967 FPS Files

Staff Sgt. James A. King, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. William V. King of Rt. 1, Malvern, received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving as an accounting supervisor in the 96th Composite Service Detachment in Vietnam.

Receiving grid trophies at Carrollton High School’s football banquet were Tackle John Kempthorne, Fullback Bill Carpenter, Quarterback Denny Hoobler, Halfback Bill Rutledge, Tackle Larry Vahalik, Halfback Perry Stone and Quarterback Doug Hutchison.

The eight young men who filed Carroll County’s Induction Call No. 312 into the Armed Services included Franklin Albery, John Plott, Robert Long, Barry Adkins, Ralph Russell, Don Locke Jr., Kenny Edwards and Glenn Clark.

Members of the seventh grade basketball team at Carrollton school, coached by Roy Ray, were Randy Leslie, Mike Guess, Rodney Miller, Mike Miller, Scot Dowell, Ralph Turkson, Roy Shotwell, Richard Finnicum, Wayne Baughman, Ronnie Fox, Larry Dayton, David Fuss, Jim Atchison and Chip Johnston.

 

40 years ago
From 1977 FPS Files

It was a “family affair” for the Max Cotton family of Harlem Springs at the installation meeting of Carroll Chapter 315 Order of Eastern Star when the Cotton’s (Max and Mary) installed their daughter, Mrs. Betty Russell and their son-in-law, Joe Russell as worthy matron and worthy patron.

Mrs. Joseph (Sue) Chiurco of Malvern resigned as Malvern village treasurer, citing a conflict with her full-time job at Colfor, Inc.

Carrollton’s cross country award winners and seniors honored at a banquet included Kyle Kent, Glenn McConnell, Tim Muldovan, Scot Wade, Brett Harsh and Barry Gaines. Members of the CHS girls volleyball team also honored were Kelli Owens, Stephanie Seich, Barb Toot, Patty Heckman, Amy Rutledge, Sandy Booth and Nancie George.

 

30 YEARS AGO
From 1987 FPS Files

Proposals for the takeover of the Carroll County Community swimming pool were presented to the Carrollton Board of Education with a decision to be made at the Board’s January meeting.

The former Van Horn building on the corner of N. Lisbon St. and W. Main St. in downtown Carrollton was entered into the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, Department of U. S. Interior.

Eight area police officers completed a 338-hour Traynor’s Police Academy training course. They included Douglas Dixon, Jeffrey Tipton, Thomas W. Campbell, Roy W. Ludy, Craig Bryan, Cindy Farris, John A. Campbell and Thomas Berry.

Sonia roof of Carrollton bowled a 600 series at Carroll Lanes during the City Meat Market Classic.

 

20 YEARS AGO
From 1997 FPS Files

Approximately 500 people strolled into the back of the former C&K Shoe Store on W. Main St. in Carrollton, to mark the 10th anniversary of the closing of Coleys’ Stag.

Sgt. Kevin Larke, a Malvern police officer, was credited with saving the lives of four in the Gary Lane family when fire broke out at the family’s home on W. Main St. in Malvern.

William Clark served as grand marshal of Carrollton’s Christmas parade, riding in an open convertible with his wife, Donna.

Lettermen returning to Carrollton High School’s 1997-98 basketball team were Brian Cogan, Steve Pridemore and Mark Davis.

 

10 YEARS AGO
From 2007 FPS Files

In spite of hearing comments from nine people representing 175 residents of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District, the Carrollton Board of Education voted unanimously to close Willis and Harlem Springs schools.

Trevor Howard and Taylor Wells were named Students of the Month for November at Carrollton’s Bell-Herron Middle School.

Returning letterman for the 2007-08 Carrollton Warriors varsity wrestling team were Chris Young, Dan Martin, Travis Plavka, Cody Rector, Curt Cline, Andrew Whaley, John Cooper, Kevin Malone, Ronnie Hepner, Sam Hamilton and Tylor Hendrie.

The Malvern Hornets improved to 2-0 by their big 71-40 win over the Sandy Valley Cardinals basketball team.

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