60 YEARS AGO
From 1957 FPS Files
Roy Beagle, a member of the Carrollton FFA chapter, received a Ford tractor scholarship to attend the Ohio FFA Camp at Leesville Lake.
Atty. Glenn L. Fortune announced his candidacy for Carroll County court judge.
A photo of the Kilgore baseball team was published in the Aug. 8 issue of The FPS. Members included Ralph Noble, Rex Henry, Judd Hall, Junior Bright, Dean Roof, Henry Shal, Scott Slates, Paul Fawcett, John Pothorski, Jack Coffy and Jim Walton. Absent were Ken Funk, Rusty Bright, Raymond Fleishour, Ken Fawcett, Jimmy Houyouse, and John DeFord.
Work commenced on laying of 1,100 feet of a 4-inch medium pressure gas line from W. Main St. to St. John’s Villa.
50 YEARS AGO
From 1967 FPS Files
Gov. James A. Rhodes visited the McCook House in Carrollton to promote tourism around the state.
The three Carroll County 4-H club members selected to attend the national 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, IL, were Phil Rutledge, Evelyn Lambert and Ray Rummell.
Carroll County commissioners announced plans to place a $300,000 bond issue on the Nov. 7 ballot for construction of and equipping a new jail.
The Quik Shop Food Mart at 200 W. Main St. opened for business under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Cleland (Bud) Guy.
40 YEARS AGO
From 1977 FPS Files
Construction of a new Senior Citizens Multi-Purpose Center got underway with the laying of a footer.
The three Carroll County vocal music students singing with the 1977 All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir included Brian Walters, Judy Evans and David Woodward.
Christine Zwick and Charlotte Cummings, both members of the Carrollton FFA chapter, attended the National FFA Leadership conference in Washington, DC, with their advisor, John Sims.
Mr. and Mrs. James Patrick were selected as the Senior King and Queen of Amsterdam’s annul firemen’s parade.
30 YEARS AGO
From1987 FPS Files
Announcement was made of the discontinuation of ambulance service effective Dec. 31 by the two Carrollton funeral homes, Allmon-Dugger and Sweeney-Dodds.
Minerva’s School Supt. Tom Walters submitted his retirement notice effective in January.
Mrs. Ruby Gilliam of Minerva was elected chairman of the Carroll County Democrat Central and Executive Committee, succeeding the late Fred H. Barnett Sr.
Death claimed the life of I. W. Abel, a Carroll County native who rose to the presidency of the United Steel Workers union.
10 YEARS AGO
From 2007 FPS Files
Carroll County commissioners approved bids for over $620,000 for county projects.
Carrollton Schools’ new assistant superintendent was the subject of an interview in the Aug. 9, 2007, issue of the FPS in which she said she had a “grocery list” of ideas she planned to tackle.
Furey Chrysler in Malvern was recognized for being a part of the Chrysler family for 25 years.
Steven Rinehart, a 2007 graduate of Carrollton High School, received the Smeltz Family scholarship.