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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 1932, 75 years ago

Alva Yoak, well-known rig builder of Norman Ridge, was severely injured in a fall from a stub of a derrick, which he was tearing down on a lease on Lick Run on Friday.


He fell a distance of 25 to 35 feet when the scaffolding gave away. He was taken to a Parkersburg hospital where an examination revealed that both ankles were broken and he suffered other injuries about the back. At last report, he is getting along nicely and will be able to return home in a short time.



  1957, 50 years ago

The streets of Grantsville are nearly all properly marked at  the intersections, the project being just about completed this week.


In marking the streets, it was necessary to search deeds to the various pieces of property in the town to be certain of the names of the streets. The names were used as they appear in the deeds. Some are rather quaint, and their origin uncertain.


The actual work of naming the streets has been done through the years as they were established. The town council spent a number of sessions in working out the names, going over the old records to find the correct names.       

Some dissatisfaction was voiced by a few of the town’s residents who found they were living on alleys, instead of streets, but officials pointed out that this was in each case the name used in the records.


Marking the streets was a project of the Senior and Junior women’s clubs and the Civic club. Each was represented on a committee for the project, and each club has helped raise funds to purchase the markers.


  1982, 25 years ago


Even as surplus cheese was rapidly disappearing last week, the Charleston office of the Dept. of Welfare was on the telephone to Grantsville to find out if Calhoun County needed more. Earl Nicholson, Area 14 administrator, replied with an emphatic “Yes” and last Friday another shipment arrived.


This new shipment consisted of 325 crates, a total of 9,750 pounds. Committee on Aging and Community Action Association each got half for distribution through their offices.


Unlike the mad rush last week, there were no long lines in front of the offices on Monday morning. The distributing agencies had let the word out that this cheese was to go only to people who missed out on the previous distribution.


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