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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 1932, 75 years ago

A force of trucks and men have been at work for several days this week treating the South Grantsville main road to a surface of oil and limestone chips. The chips are being hauled by local trucks from Ellenboro and the oil treatment is furnished by contractors from the Arnoldsburg-Minnora state road.


The surface will greatly improve the road, which was becoming badly damaged in spots where the stone base was wearing out.



  1957, 50 years ago

Six old school buildings of the county, no longer in use, were sold at public auction by the county board of education.


Bids were accepted, according to superintendent Troea Morrison, and purchased by the following: Cottrell, sold to Woodrow McClain; Matheney, sold to W. M. Matheney; Knight, sold to Ralph Mace; Fairview, sold to Ott and Mollie Poling; Annamoriah, sold to John S. Marshall; and Goose Nest, sold to Noah E. Mowrey.           

  1982, 25 years ago


Mayor Don Harris and town council members of Grantsville announced that, effective Oct. 2, there will be free parking in the town limits the first Saturday of each month. This will last through Jan. 8.


Harris said, “We feel that the success of this program relies heavily on cooperation from the business owners themselves. We suggest that they encourage their employees not to park their vehicles in front of their respective places of employment. This can only serve to inconvenience those whom we seek to attract.”

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