The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
President John W. Yoak of the high school board of
direction was a business visitor in Grantsville on Wednesday. He informed the
Chronicle that salaries of teachers, janitors and bus drivers were cut to the
quick in order to maintain the high school for a full year. Teachers’ salaries
were fixed at figures ranging from $110 to $200 for the principal.
Bus drivers’ salaries were fixed at $35, a low figure to
pay men charged with the responsibility of transporting hundreds of children to
and from school. No doubt it was necessary under the present circumstances.
A new bus was purchased and will run to the Calhoun-Clay
line through Washington district on Rt. 16. The Murphy district, Ritchie County,
board of education has contracted with the high school board for the tuition of
22 pupils in the Smithville neighborhood at $90 per year, and it is likely that
several more from Smithville will be arranged for before school starts. This
will more than pay the expenses of the north-bound bus.
Janitors are to receive $60 per month as S.J. Wayne will
officiate for nine months of the year and George Kirby the other three months.
1957, 50 years
“Whoever you are and what-ever you do,” said Elizabeth
Mollohan, librarian at Calhoun County Library, “all roads lead to your library.
Whenever you need to know something about anything, you have only to take the
nearest road to find the library at your service.”
Those who are not regular users of the library are invited
to take the nearest road to look at what is there. There is some-thing for
everybody--picture books for toddlers, exciting stories and fact books for
children, and guides for teenagers finding new interests.
For adults, there are business and technical materials, as
well as works on homemaking and maintenance. There are also cultural and
recreational books for all ages, and suggestions for older people who wish to
make the most of retirement years.
1982, 25 years
W.E. (Emory) Smith of Grantsville has been a golf
enthusiast for many years, and he and his sidekick, Von Yoak, have played just
about all the courses in West Virginia, plus many others around the country.
Thursday, July 15, 5:45 p.m., was an especially important
day for Smith, as that was when he made a hole-in-one while playing on the golf
course at Twin Falls State Park, near Pineville. Witnesses were his son, Carl E.
Smith, and his grandson, Curtis Edward Smith, of Florida, who were at a family
vacation party at the park.
The hole-in-one was on the second hole, which is 165 yards long. Smith said it
was 99% percent luck and only 1% skill.