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Looking Back…in our files


From 1957 FPS Files

John Howard Weir and his family of Rt. 1, Carrollton, were honored as the Ohio Farmer of the Year. The Weirs lived on the original home farm of 160 acres in Washington Twp. settled by his great-grandfather in 1835.

Thomas Dean Rainsberger of Rt. 1, Amsterdam, answered Carroll County’s 91st Induction Call into the Armed Services.

The high-stepping majorettes of Carrollton High School’s marching band were pictured on the front page of the Nov. 21, 1957, issue of The FPS. They included Linda Marshall, Kay Ellen Smith, Marjorie Walton, Head Majorette Kay McCausland, Frances Shotwell, Barbara McFadden, Connie George and Sandra McCully.

The five Carrollton High School football players who received trophies at the Civic Club athletic banquet from Head Mentor Ken Funk included Bob Herron, Harold Rininger, Roger Boucher, Dick Haugh and Harold Noble.

Steeple to Street

The Case for Christ is a movie based on the spiritual journey of a young atheist and investigative reporter, Lee Strobel, who sets out to disprove Christianity. Instead, the evidence he discovered led him to a life-changing encounter with Jesus—and that was only the beginning! Strobel’s journey led him to all kinds of interesting people, with his most fascinating interview being conducted with a man named Charles Templeton.

Strobel was surprised to find out that Templeton had been an evangelist and best friend of Billy Graham in the 1940s and 1950s. But for some reason Templeton lost his faith. He even tried to talk Billy Graham out of trusting in the Bible. While Billy Graham became one of history’s greatest evangelists, Charles Templeton became Canada’s most notorious critic of Christianity.

In the interview, Lee Strobel asked the eighty-three-year-old Templeton why he no longer believed in God, and Templeton raised questions that still bother many people.

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

The general election Nov. 7, 2017, is now over. The voters spoke and the votes were counted. In a few days, the Carroll County Board of Elections will officially certify the results on the issues and candidates who ran for office.

I would like to congratulate the voters of Carroll County for turning out and voting in an off-year election where we do not have a host county, state and national candidates on the ballot.

Looking Back…in our files

From 1957 FPS files

The Carroll County Extension Advisory Council recommended to the Board of Trustees of Ohio State University that Wayne Hothem of Coshocton County be hired as associate county agent, succeeding Tom Maelay.

Rose Wickersham reigned as queen of the Augusta High School fair. The Court included Phyllis Mills, Helen Kinder, Carole Sands, Linda Bender, Carol Cooper and Ann Manfull.

Carrollton High School’s senior class presented the three-act comedy, “Books and Crooks,” under the direction of Mrs. Nilah Ankrom. The cast included Tim Cole, Paul Saltsman, Bea Allison, Linda Beamer, Mary Jane Jackman, John Adams, Charles James, Anita Kirby, Sandra Lloyd, Phillip Fawcett and Dick Manfull.

Karl Lindner was re-elected mayor of Salineville while John J. Amstutz Jr. defeated incumbent Walter Felton to become the new mayor of Bergholz.

Looking Back…in our files

From 1957 FPS Files

A grand opening was held for the newly-enlarged and modernized McElroy’s Rexall Drug Store at 24 W. Main St. in Carrollton.

A race was on for mayor and clerk in Carrollton where David C. Hemming, Council president, was challenging Robert Frampton, mayor from 1942 to 1956.

Miss Sandra Allmon was selected as Carrollton High School’s homecoming queen.

Roy D. Vasbinder, well known Carrollton hardware owner, died at the age of 65 after suffering a heart attack.

Nancy Romano was crowned Malvern High School’s 1957 homecoming queen.

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