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By EVELYN LONG



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100 years ago, March 12, 1914

Quotes made by pastors who led the meetings held at the Tabernacle set up for the week long visit: “If there’s anything that’s a disgrace to a town, it is to hear a lot of old blister mouthed cussers along the street. It makes me feel like I’d had a pole-cat shower bath.”


“A man down in Atlanta saw a drunk man lying beside a hog in the gutter. He said “now that’s the way a man is know by the company he keeps” and the hog got up and walked off.”


News items: “Rural carriers are greatly interested in the appropriation bill that has been introduced in Congress under which they will receive $1200 a year salary, if passed.”


“By dropping a package of dynamite he was carrying last week at Bucyrus, Frank S. Hennecke, 53, was instantly killed and his body almost blown to pieces. No one was near the man when he fell on an icy pavement. He was well known in the Fulton neighborhood.”


“Mr and Mrs. Lloyd Benedict of near Ashley are the proud parents of a daughter born March 8.”


Rev E. Kittel of the Windfall church recently lost his horse and he has been given another horse by the Windfall and Waldo congregations.”


” Lee Lowther of Cardington and Sarah Holden of Columbus were united in marriage in Columbus on March 4. They will live on the M. W. Lowther farm.”


“Last Thursday night, sixty muskrat hides and one coon hide were stolen from the Caris blacksmith shop. The front door was pried open. The hides taken were valued at $25.”


ON Monday Eve, March 9, a jolly sled load met at the home of Mrs. Amelia Denzer southeast


of Cardington where they enjoyed a delightful evening. Instrumental and vocal music were the evening’s entertainment. We were treated to fudge and popcorn. Present were Mr. And Mrs. Perry Foust, and children Harley, Cleo, Doris and Fern; Wm Henry Rogers and Edward and Charlie and Miss Carrie Worline, Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Click; Mr and Mrs. Harry Benson; Albert Benson; Mr. And Mrs. Wesley Heimlich and Amelia and Ralph and Mrs. Walter Davis and son, Carl.”


90 years ago, March 13, 1924

“February 26, 1924 will always be a pleasant memory for Harold Willey. It being his 15th birthday. His parents and friends decided to surprise him and that they succeeded there is not the least doubt. Harold was surprised and delighted when that merry, laughing bunch of young people walked in and there was not a dull moment during the whole evening. Refreshments of sandwiches, pickles, fruit salad and cake were served by the hostess, who was assisted by the Misses May Christeen and Dorothy Kingman. Present were Misses Mary Warner, Eva Elliott, Ruth and Marjory Howard, Mable Hart, Edith Opper, Dorothy and Mary Christian Kingman; Messes Kenneth Snyder, Curtis Martin, Edward Haughan, Hugh Mateer, Charlie and Delson Sparks, Herman and Darwin Coomer and Floyd and Wilber Kingman.”


“When the popcorn, peanut and entertainment social was held at the Windfall District No 4 in Richland Township, the speaker was County Superintendent C. B. Rayburn who talked on the past and future of one room schools, giving facts and details on the indebtedness of the schools of Richland Township which is in debt over $9,000 on its schools although the levy has been four mills.”


“William B Edgington, age 22 years, residing at Mount Gilead, and employed as a lineman for the Morrow County Telephone company, was electrocuted by coming in contact with a high tension wire while working on a pole just east of Iberia at 10 o’clock last Thursday morning.”


Edgington had just reached the top of the pole and fastened his safety belt and it is the opinion of the men working with him that when one of his spurs slipped he threw up his left hand and grabbed the wire which was carrying 2,000 volts. The middle finger of his hand was burned almost off and the others badly burned. Another workmen who was about to climb the pole, witnessed the accident but before Edgington could be reached he was dead. He leaves a wife, the former Miss Geneva Gattshall of near Cardington, and a son, seven months old.”


60 years ago, March 11, 1954:

Linda McElroy, Cardington High School junior, was elected May Queen for the annual May Day ceremonies. Attendants elected were Marlene Fricke, Helen Zeigler, Ginger Davis, Jenenne Heacock, Lacretia McClish, Delores Lawrence, Emily Reed, Dorena Ruehrmund, Carol Betts and Doris Schorr. Retiring queen was Joyce Underwood.


The Cardington High School was giving the operetta ‘Miss Cherry Blossom.”


The Cardington PTA’s new officers were Mrs. Delazon Sparks, president; Lester Baker, vice president; Charles Wilson, second vice president; Mrs. Charles Ullom, third vice president; Mrs. Bud Lamson, secretary and Mrs. George Ruehrmund, treasurer.


Named to attend Buckeye Girls State was Margaret Byrd and alternate was Janenne Heacock.


Named to attend Buckeye Boys State were Dean Curl and Richard Koon. Alternates were Dale Shaffer and Jon Sellars. All six were juniors at Cardington High School.


HPM announced an all time high in shipments in 1953 totaling $14,891,292. Profits before taxes totaled $2,140,478.


The weddings of Mr. And Mrs. Robert (Beverly McClaskey Cover) Whitney and Mr and Mrs. Niles Hack (Dixie Skinner) were noted on the society page.


Don Kelley, 1952 CArdington High School graduate, received his Varsity “O” letter at the annual Ohio State University basketball appreciation banquet. He had won a starting berth on the OSU team after starting the season as a reserve forward.


30 years ago, March 15, 1984:

James Trainer was named Cardington-Lincoln School’s head football coach. His term was to begin with the 1984-85 season. He was a graduate of Mount Gilead High School and The Ohio ‘State University and had been a junior high teacher in River Valley High School and assistant coach for two years under Paul Bremigan, former Mount Gilead High School coach.


Mickey Poorman a senior at Bluffton College and daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Mills Poorman, had left for Costa Rica and Nicaraugua where she was joining a college group for six weeks study of the life and customs of Central America.


Gale Slack, owner of the Cardington Packing Company, took grand champion for the second consecutive year in the boneless ham class in the cured meat contest at the annual convention of the Ohio Association of Meat Processors.


A surprise party was given by the kindergarten students of Mrs. Jane Beck. Pictured were Darla Levering, Donnie George, Nathan Collins and Susie Needles.


Joyce Landon was to give a talk on the history of Cardington to the Mildred Chapter No 85 of the Order of Eastern Stars.

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