The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Postmaster Smith has purchased the building known as the Knotts
property on Main St. from O.J. Stump, and will move the post office there at
once. This is a much better room for the office than the one now occupied.
A terrible tragedy occurred near Normantown on Saturday, when
two children, one of four months and the other two years old, were burned to
death. The mother of the two children had gone to a neighbor’s house for a
minute and left the children alone, and in some manner, the house caught fire
and burned. All household effects belonging to the unfortunate couple were
destroyed, and the distracted mother is in very critical condition. It is feared
that her reason is dethroned.
A landfill operation will be started Apr. 1 by Richard Whipkey
to take care of Grantsville’s garbage and rubbish problems.
Whipkey is to haul trash from the town to the old Heiney farm,
off Rt. 55, at the top of Nicut hill. He was given exclusive rights to haul
trash by the town council, after the town decided to stop hauling services. The
town dump has been ordered closed by the health department, making it necessary
to find a new way of disposing of trash.
The entire student body of Calhoun High School was evacuated
early Friday after-noon, Apr. 6, following an anonymous bomb threat.
At approximately 1:20 p.m., an unidentified male adult
telephoned the school with the message that a bomb was set to go off at 1:30
p.m. The student volunteer who had answered the phone notified principal Robert
Bonar, who switched on the public address system and instructed all students and
personnel to leave the building im-mediately. Within 10 minutes, the building
was emptied, with the students being bussed to the gymnasium at Pleasant Hill
Members of Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. cordoned off both
entrances to the school. State trooper Don Carder, with the help of staff
volunteers, searched the building. By 2:35 p.m., with no bomb found, the search
was secured. Students were transported back to the high school later that
afternoon to retrieve books and outer wear before the busses began their regular
runs to return the students to their homes.