60 YEARS AGO
(From 1956 FPS Files)
Carrollton High School’s 74th annual commencement was set for May 29. Speakers included Barbara Wagner and Beth Fife, both co-valedictorians, and Neal Anderson and Carol Moreland, co-salutatorians.
Alice Stryffeler, a senior, was crowned queen of the Augusta High School junior-senior prom.
Margaret Longsworth and Donna Tucker were named valedictorian and salutatorian of Augusta High School’s graduation class of 1956.
Sonia Galay and David Schandel were valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Malvern High School’s graduating class.
Co-valedictorians of Conotton Valley High School‘s graduating class were Judith Penn and Patricia Marshall.
Leading Salineville High School’s graduating class were Myrna McLain, valedictorian, and Suzanne Griffith.
Top academic students in Minerva High School’s 1956 graduating were Guy Meek, valedictorian, and Gloria Wyland, salutatorian.
Karen Kirkland and Irene Prisbylla led Springfield High School’s graduating class as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
50 YEARS AGO
(From 1966 FPS Files)
Richard E. King was named the new basketball coach at Carrollton High School, succeeding William LoPresti.
Sofia Simmons was crowned Malvern’s first May queen.
Lynn Poplin, a senior at Carrollton High School, received the John Philip Sousa band award from Band Director Arthur Thomas.
Mrs. Mac (Betty) Guess was installed as president of the Carrollton Junior Women’s Club.
Commencement exercises for the 76 members of the senior class at Springfield High School was held May 20 with Jesse Newburn and Richard Waggoner serving as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
40 YEARS AGO
(From 1976 FPS Files)
Michael Fawcett and Diane K. King were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Carrollton High School’s 1976 graduating class of 205 members.
Terry Nape placed first in the 1976 Ohio Special Olympics art contest.
Chuck Lutton was installed as president of the Carrollton Jaycees at a dinner held at the Carroll County Veterans Club.
Jan Michel, a senior at Carrollton High School, reigned as queen of the 1976 junior-senior prom.
Sharon Carter and Kathleen Hutton were valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Springfield High School’s 1976 graduating class.
Tom Mesler was elected president of the Carroll County Firemen’s Association.
30 YEARS AGO
(From 1986 FPS Files)
Carroll County Sheriff William Offenberger received a prestigious Silver Star for Bravery award from the Ohio State chapter of the American Federation of Police for the capture of a 27-year-old Mechanicstown area man following a “stand off”.
Carrollton High School students honored as the most improved at the 1986 Bell-Herron Scholarship Foundation’s awards program included Connie McGonagle, Dawn Hively, Debbie Schoch, Maryann Whipkey, Carol Cattrell, Angie Bennett, Shane Steele, Missy Schoch, Vicki Brumback, Amber Wells, Marc Cox, Danny Bryan, Laura Miller, Renee Zwahlen, Jennie Baxter, John Homer, Brenda Brown, Debra Phillips and Jennie McAbier.
Reigning as king and queen of Conotton Valley High School’s junior-senior prom held at Atwood Lake Lodge were Sam Bente and Kathy Haney.
The Carrollton girls track team took second place at a Senate League meet when Minerva’s Kathie DiNarda broke the school’s record in the 300 hurdles.
20 YEARS AGO
(From 1996 FPS Files)
Dwayne Bigler was appointed to fill the vacant council seat at Malvern to fill the unexpired term of Mike Pennick.
Kathy Hutson was honored as Carrollton’s Mother of the Year and was featured in a full page of photos with business owners who presented her gifts.
Nita and Ralph Hawk were featured in a Young at Heart story honoring Senior Citizens.
Five Carrollton School District bus drivers qualified to compete in the state School Bus Driver Road-e-o. They were Linda Derby, Rhonda Baker, Glenn Rossey, Vicki King and Jeannie Irwin.
10 YEARS AGO
(From 2006 FPS Files)
Doyle Hawk won the county commissioner’s race by a 4-vote margin, defeating his opponent Betty Gray.
Brad Eick, a senior at Carrollton High School, received the John Philip Sousa band award.
Mrs. Marilyne Shanks and Mrs. Donna Long were honored at the April Carrollton Board of Education meeting for their longtime service as a teacher and cook, respectively.
Selected as the top academic students for Edison High School’s May 25 graduation exercises were Lucas Craig Grafton, John Ross Walters and Sarah Rachael Snider, all valedictorians, and Angie Michele Viltro and Marjorie Michelle Grafton, both salutatorians.