The following is courtesy of Stan Sipe and is from March 10, 1932 edition of the Morrow County Sentinel
“A wild western drama was acted on the midnight train of the New York Central near Cardington when passengers were terrorized by a desperado sans garb who pulled a revolver and started to shoot out lights in the coaches. Occupants of the cars scrambled beneath seats to escape the bullets as he opened fire on the lights. After frightening the passengers and the conductor, the man took possession of the train and delayed it approximately 45 minutes in its run from Columbus to Cardington by pulling the emergency stop cord. The train crew was unable to capture the man at first as he fired his pistol rather promiscuously. Finally after shooting all of his shells he was taken under control, but not until he had ripped open several suitcases and dumped the contents along the right-of-way. He is said to have undressed and donned some of the clothing in the suit cases. He was calmed down only after being hit over the head with an air hose. He was bounced from the train at Cardington where he was given medical treatment at the office of Dr. C. E. Neal and allowed to go on his way. He was in an intoxicated condition when wielding the gun. He was C. W. Adams, a Columbus resident.”
90 years ago, April 17, 1924
“We have many reasons to be proud of the class of 1924, the last to graduate from the old building. They are unusually bright and good looking.”
“After all Cardington is a mighty pretty little town and the people good on the average. We keep right up in styles, go away to summer resorts and say, more automobiles are owned around here than any other place in Morrow County, allowing for population.”
“Cardington school children are very much interested in the new school buildings. One young fellow, he passes a Columbus paper, said there is only one thing he cares about and that is to see a new school building in Cardington. His whole heart is in it as are those of old and young.”
“Postmaster Smiley has a new garage taking the place of the house he sold.”
“The display of Easter gowns and hats will not be spoiled by bad weather this year. We surely deserve something from the long, steadily cold winter we have just finished.”
“A bird at the Dennis & Son Grocery saw his reflection in the transom Thursday morning and tried to fight the elusive shadow but unlike the red bird at the Inez Neal home, made no sound, waging a silent battle.”
“Leander Foust, seventy eight years old, still works, does a lot of it, too. He cut down a silver maple on the Sue Lamprecht place that contained twenty-four cords of wood. The trees on the Hanson Wagner place on west Main street have been cut down and trimmed by him until it is greatly improved.”
“Harry Carpenter and family have moved into a part of the east Main street house recently vacated by Wm Reed.”
60 years ago, April 15, 1954:
The membership and friends of St. Paul Lutheran Church were planning a congregational meeting at the Cardington school cafeteria where a $65,000 building program was to be presented following a potluck dinner. Fred Loyer was church council president; Wayne Jenkins, recording secretary; Kenneth Haycook financial secretary; Edgar Schorr, treasurer.
The Cardington Methodist Church was near its goal of $50,000 towards the first unit of a new church. They had raised $45,805.
The Morrow County Honor Society was to meet at Marengo school for a dinner. President was David Burggraf of Cardington.
The Cardington High School seniors were giving the play “Spooks Alive.” Cast members were Tom Fisher, Joyce Allegree, Helen Ziegler, Ronald Warfel, Jeane Curts, David Burggraf, Gloria Pine, Twila Rentschler, Martha Schorr, John Wells, Jack Williamson, Betty Betts, Tom Conaway, Ann Boger and Paul Ruehrmund.
Paul Fricke of Cardington, was singing special songs on WMRN radio for Easter. Included was “The Holy City.” He was to be joined in a duet with Mrs. DeJon Hassell of Morral.
30 years ago, April 19, 1984:
Mr and Mrs. Carl Walter were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Mrs Walter was recuperating in Morrow County Hospital from a fractured hip which was the result of a fall.
Attending the third annual Leadership Day at Ohio State University were Peggy McCombs and Debbie Lowther.
Selected to attend Buckeye Boys State from Cardington-Lincoln High School were Tim Perry, Mike Boller and Jeff McGraw. Alternates were John Levings, Fred Main and Jeff Tuggle.
The annual Key Ministries Easter Sunrise service was to be held at the Lutheran Memorial Camp. Participating were Rev. Charles Robinson, Robert Miller, Howard Lee and his son, Mark Lee and Fred Gliem.
James Trainer, newly named teacher and head football coach at Cardington, was the speaker at the Cardington Rotary Club meeting.
Pictured were the youths of two Lutheran churches who had experienced their own “Planned Famine,” by going without food and virtually all liquids for 30 hours as they identified with the thousands of hungry persons in the world. Cardington youths, members of St. Paul Lutheran Church’s Luther League who were pictured included Cathy Crum, Jeni Nichols, and Andy Gordon and their pastor, Ron Abbott.
The Gompf Funeral home open house had been attended by 500 persons.