The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Col. J.W. Pell and wife spent last week visiting friends on
Steer Creek. He devoted part of his time to killing a few dozen squirrels.
Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Craddock and a small colony of health and
fortune seekers will leave for the West on Thursday. All the final arrangements
have been made and the party will leave on schedule.
Landlord Stalnaker is having the Home Hotel painted and
We have some citizens of Calhoun County who have made money out
of their oil and gas lands, and who have looked towards Parkersburg as a
splendid place to live, own homes, and educate their children. Yet, many are
moving elsewhere. One good reason assigned is the feeble, inadequate water
supply, the quantity and quality being objectionable.
Mt. Zion Country Life group has bought a recreation site in the
community. This was announced at the meeting Monday evening at Mt. Zion Church.
The recreation site was purchased from Ernest and Pauline
Kelley, and is located back of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Kelley. A road
to the site has already been made and is being graveled. The ground has been
gone over with a disc harrow, then fertilized, and is now ready to seed,
as soon as enough grass seed can be secured. The recreation chairman and
miscellaneous chairmen are to work on arrangements of trees to be planted, so
that can be done soon. A right of way is being cut so the grounds can have
electricity run to it. A sign will be erected at the park entrance at a later
Glenville State College has become the first public college to
successfully drill a natural gas well that is expected to offset energy costs by
Glenville State College Gas Well No. 1 was dedicated last
Wednesday by the college, members of the board of regents, and oil and gas
industry officials. The college will save from one-third to one-half of the
costs of heating 13 buildings on the main campus and Mineral Road property.
Energy costs in 1983-84 were estimated at $165,000.
Hope Gas will credit the college for every 1,000 cubic feet of
gas the well pumps. GSC will pay Hope transportation costs of 80 cents for every
1,000 feet of gas that flows through Hope’s lines.
The well is located on the College farm, a 129-acre tract of
land of which the college owns all mineral rights. GSC budgeted $200,000 for the
project, but actual costs were $187,000. It expects to recover drilling costs
within two years.