The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
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.
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
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