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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 1932, 75 years ago

 The local graded school opened Monday morning with an enrollment of 260, the largest in the history of the school. It was necessary to arrange several new seats for the incoming pupils and the rooms are crowded to capacity.

The teaching force is composed of Truslow Waldo, principal, teaching the seventh and eighth grades; Frank Ferrell, fifth and sixth grades; Mrs. Russell L. Hathaway, third grade; Miss Ora Casto, fourth grade; Miss Thelma Cox, second grade; and Miss Mary Harris, primary grades.

  1957, 50 years ago


Claude Keller, 42, of Burnt House, was injured in a fall from the top of the pier form for the bridge under construction at Annamoriah. The accident happened last Friday afternoon at about 2:00.

Keller was treated by Dr. Raymond C. Colfax of Grantsville at the scene of the accident, and he was then taken to a Parkersburg hospital. Hospital authorities said that he suffered a hip injury and termed his condition fair.

Workmen for the W.R. Orders and Son Construction Co. of St. Albans have been making progress on the piers for the bridge, being favored by the unusually low stage of water in the Little Kanawha River.

They were erecting the form for one pier, which was 34-feet high, and it was from this wooden form that the man fell. The form is constructed of plywood, built on a base of concrete. The steel reinforcement is placed in the form     and then concrete is poured into it.

Progress is also being rapidly made on the approaches to the bridge, being done by Orange Construction Co.

The bridge site is a favorite spot for many “sidewalk superintendents.” Some visit the construction site almost daily.

  1982, 25 years ago

  The second annual Bramblewood Festival will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at the housing project at Pleasant Hill.

Featured will be the Dishpan Band of Elizabeth, gymnastics by Gilmer majorettes, Little Miss Devilettes of Grantsville, singers from Braxton, Poling Boys of Stumptown, and cake walks, guess pies, games and prizes for the young and old, and square dancing.

Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish and attend the festival. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.

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