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This Week In History, 2-12-09


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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1909, 100 years ago

One of the twin girls of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Stutler sustained a severe injury on Sunday night by falling from the porch in front of the house and a cow that was passing by stepped on her stomach.


August Gherke, an aged and respected citizen of Rush Run, died at his home last Friday evening from the effects of an injury received some weeks ago. He was leading a cow, which became unruly, jerking him down and injuring him in such a manner that death resulted. Undertaker Ira Stump had charge of the interment.



 1959, 50 years ago

Marriage relations experts are increasingly turning their attention to the problem of dissolving marriages in the U.S. More and more, the conclusion is being reached that each partner in marriage must accept the other for what he or she really is.


The really successful marriages are those in which the couples learn to live, progress, and improve together. This knack of growing, learning and developing together is the key to a successful marriage, according to experts.


A trend noted in recent years is that of younger average ages for marriages, and many of today’s experts believe this is a healthy development. Early marriage is a handicap only when the couple concerned is marrying after a short infatuation, against the wishes of their parents and friends, without proper consideration of that step, or for some other reasons.


When those most likely to be closely concerned with the marriage are not opposed and when the couple concerned has been given adequate consideration, marriages among younger people are today not being discouraged.




 1984, 25 years ago

 Earth moving will soon begin at Calhoun Industrial Park, located on Rt. 5 East of Grantsville. A contract has been let, and heavy machinery will soon be grading future industrial sites, as well as building a road into the property.

Members of Calhoun Development Corp. have been working on arrangements to bring utilities to the site. This includes an extension of the sewer system along Rt. 5 into the Grantsville main line.

At a meeting of the corporation, members decided to develop a set of guidelines for uses of the property. According to Von Yoak, president, the corporation has already negotiated with several groups interested in locating at the park.


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