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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 1932, 75 years ago


Lyle S. Ayers is making extensive improvement around the Bridge filling station. When completed, it will have one of the best outfits between Wheeling and Charleston. Retaining walls have been constructed to hold the stone fill, which brings the lot up level with the street and a seven-inch concrete slab will cover all around the building.


The stone and cement work is being done by Joe R. Janiero, master stone contractor. He has done a lot of beautiful work in this county, but he says this job is going to surpass them all.



  1957, 50 years ago

A three-day special showing of the 1958 models brought large crowds each day to Burch Chevrolet. Door prizes were given each evening and refresh-ments were served all during the showing.


Winner of an electric clock the first night was Miss Jean Wright. Friday night, an electric coffeemaker was given to Donald Kelley. The Saturday night prize, a clock radio, went to Lewis Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Smith.


For the fine response to the showing, A.G. Burch, owner, and his staff, expressed their appreciation to the many who attended.


  1982, 25 years ago


The Calhoun High School band will participate in the Putnam County Invitational Band Festival on Oct. 9. The festival is sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.


The band will participate in Class B with the number of playing members ranging from 46 to 60. There will be several awards given, one of which is for “Best discipline and dress.”


Bill Gorrell, Calhoun band director, said, “With the fine group of people in the band, there should be no reason that Calhoun doesn’t come back with this award.”


Gorrell also said that he is “pleased to see that the public and the parents are beginning to recognize the superb discipline of the band.”


The band is using comments from the last competition it attended to polish up and to learn that a competition is fun, not just a lot of hard work.

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