A Glance Back in Time
By EVELYN LONG –
90 years ago, May 11, 1922:
“Irene Menges, 20, was rescued Friday from an iron sheeted shed on the farm of her father, Jacob Menges, near Galion where she was said to have been imprisoned for two years. Sheriff Edward Knappenberger of Crawford County and the county marshal released the girl from captivity.”
“Last Friday evening the annual reception, attended with all the dignity, and splendor befitting the occasion, was given the seniors by the juniors at the K of P Hall. The hall proper was decorated in the junior colors of old rose and silver and the dining room in the seniors colors of green and gold. The menu was fruit cocktail, wafers, chicken salad, sandwiches, deviled eggs, olives, nuts, coffee, ice cream and cake. Helen Johnson was toastmaster; Orville Philbrook greeted the senior girls; Rachel Vaughan greeted the senior boys; Gerald Beitler, the junior girls and Bernardine the junior boys.”
A son was born to Mr. And Mrs. George Irons on April 26.
The grocery department of The Peoples Store Company, part of what is known as the largest business house in Morrow County, was sold to V. L. Meredith of Ashley.
“The secretary of the monthly stock sales, Ray Curl, has money that belongs to a party leaving property for sale and he wishes the party would come and get it.”
60 years ago, May 8, 1952
Pictured was the 1952 May Queen and court. The court was seated on a throne on the school’s baseball field. Pictured were Donna Hart, queen, Betty McGraw, retiring queen, Diana Main, Sondra Jenkins, Carmen Sue Dennis and Julia Kay Snider, flower girls; Gary Taylor, crown bearer; Joanne Fricke, Berneta DeLong and Betty Mosher, seniors; Jeanne Rengert, Marilyn Boger and Judith Witter, juniors; Betty Bowman and Helen Ziegler, sophomores and Barbara Soulier and Ann Thompson, freshmen The Cardington Pirate baseball team blanked the Iberia Presidents 11–0 to win their eighth consecutive Morrow County High School baseball championship. The shut out was the third straight for Cardington’s mound staff. Brad Landon was credited with14 strike outs during the six innings.
Morrow County Commissioners purchased 4.67 acres of land adjoining the Morrow County Hospital from Ruth Newson as the site for the Children’s Home.
The 55 piece CArdington High School band was laying its spring concert. A trombone solo was to be played by Frank Curl and a brass quartet, Vernon Heimlich, Jeanne Rengert, Jon Sellars and David Burggraf was to play with the band accompanying.
James Murphy and Ella Stone were playing a flute and clarinet duet accompanied by Evelyn Fricke.
Rex Riddle of Iberia was named president of the Morrow County National Honor Society. Charlotte Patterson, Cardington, was vice president; Raymond Linn of Johnsville, secretary and Mildred Downs, Johnsville, treasurer.
Birdsong Auto Sales advertised a 1951 Buick Riveria with 11,000 miles at $2,395.
30 years ago, May 17, 1982
Cardington school students were preparing for their spring art show. Pictured were Diana Calbert, Rose Keller, Rod Jenkins, David Baker, Mike Smith, and Brett Lambert, making preparations.
Cardington FFA members were working on the log cabin in the Cardington Park.
They were rebuilding the porches, pouring concrete, refilling the space between the logs, etc. Pictured were David Minturn and Matt Sherman.
Kathy Mattix received the Harold Vayhinger Award at Ohio Northern University made to graduating seniors certifying in all grades, K-12, most exemplifying the ideals and capabilities necessary for future success as a teacher.
The Jeri-Ann Drive In was erecting a new facility on West Main Street. It was to have 1600 square feet of floor space and was to be operated by Mr. And Mrs. Steve Maceyko and was to be open year round.
Governor James Rhodes was planning to attend the Festival of Thanks Memorial Service on June 13. Working on the king and queen contest for the service were Roy Fox, Holly Fox, Vickie Ullom and Marilee Augenstein.
Dr. Willaim Deffinger, Marengo physician, was honored on his retirement.
Named Outstanding CHS seniors were Jeff Elliott and Maggie Flora.