100 years ago,
February 13, 1913:
“Mills Brothers, the local flour mill, had shipped in over 45,000 bushels of wheat besides the grain brought at near by towns and taken in at the mill door — and have shipped out 40 cars of flour besides what has been gone out locally by rail and by wagon. Just this week, they unloaded a car of hard wheat from Montana, the freight amounting to over 37 cents per bushel and at that cost less by 11 cents per bushel then they are paying for wheat here.”
“The Cardington Post Office is in the hands of the paper hangers and its appearance has been much improved.”
Russell and Curl this week purchased the automobile formerly owned by Mrs. H. S. Green.
“Cardington is to be congratulated on her clean stores and the attractive manner in which food is presented for purchase. The old open barrels where dust and germs formerly held picnics are gone and not only that, but the windows are trimmed in such a manner as to not only sell the eatables but stamp them as artistic also.”
“Howard Neal has received $5 from the Cleveland Plain Dealer for the best picture submitted by an amateur photographer. The picture was printed in Sunday’s Plain Dealer and is an excellent view of the mill dam and the home of Minella Mills. The Plain Dealer gives these prizes every week and the awards are made by a committee of artists.”
90 years ago,
February 8, 1923:
“An inspection was made of the Marengo school building on January 17, 1923 by Inspector Welling and in consequence an order has been issued which prohibits the use of the building for school purposes after the present term of school. Insufficient lighting in the present building, cross light, lack of ventilation, narrow aisles, lack of fire protection, faulty condition of the basement heater room, are among the more important reasons given for the prohibition.”
“Lowell Patterson and Earl Farrington are the new agents for the Columbus Dispatch taking over the circulation Thursday, February 1. They have been for some time, the carriers and know the business. Both are all right and give faithful attention to their business. Try them.”
“Marilyn Virginia is the name of a new daughter which arrived Saturday night at the Alva Cox home east of town.”
“Everett Kirkpatrick, Friday morning, shipped by railway express, three large type Poland China sows to Chagrin Falls.”
A birthday party for Richard Wallace Baker, six year old grandson of Mr. And Mrs. Harry Wallace of East Walnut Street, was attended by Elmer, Mildred, Robert, Illine and Virginia Smiley, Dorothy , Helen and Bobby Neal; Margery and Betty Newcomer, Delbert and Helen Riggs, John Wilson, Harold, Mary, Everett, Leona May and Aldine Paterson; Mr. And Mrs. A. A. Vail, Mrs. John Wilson, Miss Nellie Scott, Miss Carrie Mathews, Mr. And Mrs. Clyde Patterson
60 years ago,
February 12, 1953:
June Haver, 26, screen actress and granddaughter of the late Frederick Stovenour of Cardington, announced her retirement from movies to become a nun in the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity Order.
Miss Haver was the daughter of Fred C. Stovenour, Jr. Her grandfather, Rev. Frederick C. Stovenour was one of the best known Protestant ministers Morrow County ever produced. He was licensed to preach in the Christian Church in 1891.
Rev. Stovenour died at the age of 86 in Indiana. He served several denominations and at one time studied law under Judge Powell of Delaware and Judge McCoy of Cardington. The Stovenour home is east of CArdington and now the residence of a niece, Mrs.Elizabeth Warner and her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. C. H. Thompson and daughter, Ann, a student at Cardington High School and a son, Dick, now in the U S Navy.
R. J. Dennis of Cardington was elected captain of the auxiliary to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. T. A. Campbell of Mount Gilead was named adjutant and Herbert Terry, Paul Jackson, and Fleet Jackson, of Mount Gilead and Don Healea of Cardington were named lieutenants.
Jeanne Rengert, a senior at Cardington High School and vice president of the FHA was named 1953 FFA queen.
George Frew, 76, Cardington’s oldest retailer, died in his jewelry store on the corner of South Marion and West Second Streets. Mr. Frew was found at 2 pm in the afternoon by R. E. Sanderson, mail carrier. Mr. Frew was stricken with polio at the age of 10 months and never walked. He conducted his jewelry business from a wheel chair.
Winner of the Ohio D. A. R. Essay contest was Charlotte Patterson, Cardington High School senior. Patricia Long, also a senior, who had the second highest score in the county, was declared the county winner.
30 years ago,
February 10, 1983:
Pictured was Rev. Charles Naylor, Cardington native and pastor of the New Haven United Methodist Church, and three month old German Police pup, Blepo. They had been featured on the religious page of the Willard Junction. Naylor was temporary owner of the pup which was destined to be trained as a guide dog.
William Hack was appointed by Mayor Cecil Maxwell as the village’s clerk treasurer effective March 1. He was succeeding Charles Jackson who resigned.
Joe Fox was opening a barber shop at 310 Center Street, Cardington.
Kevin Hickman, a Cardington-Lincoln seventh grade student, was the spelling bee champion. Runner up was Cam Stephenson. Other top ten spellers were Matt Hall, Tim Maceyko, Chris DeVol, Kim Calbert, Christine Lorella, Audrey Wilson, Sharon Gayheart, and Sherri Pace.