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60 YEARS AGO (From 1955 FPS File)

A Junior Fair Board was added at the 105th annual Carroll County fair scheduled to run Sept. 28-Oct. 1. An extensive five-month remodeling was completed at The Cummings Bank Co. where a public inspection was scheduled for Sept. 27. Denny Dever, former Carrollton resident, was promoted to program director at the Canton radio station WCMW. The local Civil Defense Group was proving to be an invaluable aid to water-starved farmers whose wells and streams had gone dry.

Locke’s Market, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Denton Locke in Augusta, held a grand opening in a building the Lockes purchased from Mrs. Ralph McCartney. Members of Malvern High School’s 1955 football team, coached by Archie Hutchison, assisted by Coach Frye, were Eddie Beach, Vincent Facchini, James Evans, Joe Tokos, Ted House, Carl McAllister, Richard Pryor, Richard Miller, Bill Ferguson, Car Pearson (captain), John Walker, Pete Everhart, Tom Maske, Joel Whitehurst, William Laubacher, George Miller, Dick Sarbach, Larry Barker, Russell Peters, Bill Currie, Larry Simmons, Melvin Cole, Jack Thompson, Larry Devine and student managers Carroll and Shipp.

50 YEARS AGO (From 1965 FPS File)

Headlining the entertainment for the 115th annual Carroll County fair were Johnny and the Hurricanes, Homer and Jethro and Johnny Tilletson. Mildred Visnick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Visnick of Rt. 5, Carrollton, was named Carroll County’s 1965 Dairy Princess.

Mrs. James (Velma) Griffin of Dellroy was named the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library’s “County Chairman of the Year”. The Carrollton Warriors chalked up their second straight shutout by defeating Toronto gridders 20-0 at the fairgrounds field.

40 YEARS AGO (From 1975 FPS File) Howard Woods and his son, Bob, were recognized by the Ohio Dairy Herd Improvement Association for having one of the top dairy herds in the state. William A. Henry of the Sherrodsville American Legion Post was installed as commander of the Carroll County Council of the American Legion. Mrs. Dan (Cathy) Shawver was elected chairman of the Carroll County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

Sandy Valley’s Todd Stevens was responsible for posting Sandy Valley’s second win of the season against one loss by defeating the Carrollton Warriors 14-7.

30 YEARS AGO (From 1985 FPS File) Carrollton Village Council passed a new sidewalk ordinance requiring property owners to keep their sidewalks repaired. TRW announced that its casting division plant in Minerva was up for sale. Three Carrollton High School seniors – Amy Patterson, Cynthia Wiandt and Bryan Wilking – were designated as Commended Students in the 1985 National Merit Scholarship program.

Selected as Carrollton High School’s fall sports queen candidates were Jill Bernard, Jennifer Bolanz, Jill Lewton, Missy Moore and Debbie Stewart. Carrollton’s reserve cross country team placed second in a Dover invitational. Team members included Brad Davis, Brian Flanagan, Mike Frase, Monty MGuire, Mike Joseph, Mike Hutson and Rod Phillips.

20 YEARS AGO (From 1995 FPS File) Longtime Carrollton Councilman Rodger Barto announced he is seeking the mayor’s post. Two Dellroy residents – Grace Williams and Wenoma Long – became nonagenarians (90). Rehearsals were underway at Carrollton High School for the performance of the fall play “The Family Man” under the direction of Mary Pickens.

Conotton Valley improved their football record to 3-0 with an easy 38-13 win over Newcomerstown. Minerva’s 14-7 overtime victory over Copley kept a recent tradition alive.

10 YEARS AGO (From 2005 FPS File) Alan Walter became the new president of the Carroll County Farm Bureau, succeeding Mark Lumley. Seven new members were to be inducted into the Minerva High School Athlete Hall of Farm.

They included Jeff Wallace, Joe Mazzafero, Ray Davis, Andre Norman, Matt Kovach, Chad Nigro and Don Cross. Carrollton football fans who attended the Carrollton-Northwest game got their first good look at the new all-weather track at Community Field.

Rev. Wally Anderson, pastor of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Malvern, was on a two-week preaching tour in South Africa.L

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