1932, 75 years
According to figures released by deputy assessor Hayden
Bower and from certificates by county clerk R.C. Hardman, valuation of property
for purposes of taxation have been decreased in Calhoun County by nearly one
Last year, the total valuation $9,549,173. Taxes will be
collected this year on $8,505,660. Of this amount $4,086,200 is charged by the
state board of public works against public utility properties, Hope Natural Gas
Co., Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc., United Fuel Gas Co., West Penn System, and other
corporations rendering public service.
The decrease is partly due to a clause in the new law which
exempts household furniture from taxation and to a general lowering of the value
of property in the county. The assessment of public utility property was raised
more than $250,000.
The entire assessment plan for West Virginia was torn up by
the classification amendment, which placed all property into four groups.
1957, 50 years
This is a story of pigs in a parlor--but isn’t a story of
two pigs running through the house. Instead it’s about the Calhoun County hog
Several years ago, the local bank helped to launch a drive
to improve the breed of hogs raised in the county. Registered Duroc gilts were
given to worthy growers to raise, breed and care for. They also purchased a
registered Duroc male for service.
At weaning time, two sow pigs were returned from the first
litter to be given out to others. This was a big step to improve breeding stock;
however, it was agreed by those in the know, that it takes more than good
breeding to improve stock.
Proper feeding, careful sanitation and good management are
points stressed by county agent B.A. Hensley and vo-ag teachers Lloyd Vaughan
and Clyde Gibson.
These three problems have brought about the united effort
of leaders of the county to launch a pig parlor group meeting at the courthouse
to show the latest advancements in the hog industry.
The bank will give a registered Duroc gilt as a door prize.
Other valuable prizes will be given away by the local Purina feed dealer,
Farmers Feed and Supply Center.
1982, 25 years
Two Calhoun artists have received cash awards for their
woodwork in a special exhibit at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling.
Jude Binder of Five Forks won an award for “The Rosewood
Mare,” a sculpture. She studies woodworking with R.T. Geho of Pleasant Hill. She
is artistic director of Heartwood Dance Center.
Connie and Tom McColley of Chloe received an award for a
white oak basket. They work from natural materials which they gather themselves.
Another Calhoun artist, Thomas Kellam, had three pieces on
exhibit in the show.