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This Week In History, 5-28-09


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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1909, 100 years ago

It is the duty of our citizens to boost the local summer normal school to be taught by Mr. Miller. The more encouragement received, the better the school will be, and our town and surrounding community will derive great benefits.


For the benefit of teachers, we will say that all teachers passing the Uniform Examinations this year, or applying for a renewal of grades now held, will be required to pass on Elementary Agriculture.


Mrs. A.H. Stump went to Parkersburg last week to be doctored. She came home too soon after her operation had been performed, and her ailment grew worse, necessitating another trip. Her friends here hope she may soon recover fully.



1959, 50 years ago

By popular demand of the young people of the area, the Calhoun Jaycees are sponsoring the second Dick Reid record hop on Saturday from nine to 12 at the high school gym.


Also to be featured will be Doug Martin and the Crystals, and possibly some local talent will be seen and heard during the evening.


Dick Reid conducts a teen- age dance party on WCHS-TV, and makes personal appearances at dances in the area.


The Jaycees say there is no age limit for the local dance, which will be a sock hop. They sponsored a similar show here about two months ago, which was well attended.



 1984, 25 years ago

When the 1984 yearbook of Calhoun County High School was distributed, some of the students and teachers were immediately dismayed.


The title of the volume on the front cover was “The Devil and His Friends.” In the center of the cover was a large caricature of Satan, surrounded by flames. When students took the yearbooks home, many parents began complaining about the association of the devil with the high school. The official logo of the school is a comic cartoon of a Red Devil.


An audience of about 40 people, including a delegation of ministers and parents, were present at the regular meeting of the board of education on Monday evening, May 21, to formally object to the depiction of a satanic devil on the yearbook.


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