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This Week In History, 7-1-10

     

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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 

1910, 100 years ago

 

A mad dog in the vicinity of Pleasant Hill last Monday caused quite an excitement and several shots were fired before he was killed.

 

It is not known whether the dog bit anything or anyone or not, but Ira Yoak said he seemed to like lead pretty well, judging from the amount of bullets he fed him from his “trusty rifle.”

 

Our village blacksmith, Silas Patterson, has been confined to his bed for several days past with the measles.

 

A.W. Hallenbake, master mechanic at the Withers and Vandevender stave yard, has been away from our town for several days, having gone down on the Reliance. This is his first absence from this place for many years.

 

Jasper Elliott of Pine Creek returned last Saturday evening from Akron, Ohio, where he has been working in a rubber factory. He looks hale, hearty and prosperous.

 

1960, 50 years ago

The ground breaking ceremony of First Baptist Church of Grantsville, which had been scheduled for June 19, was postponed for a few weeks.

 

The decision was made by the building committee, because the architect has not yet completed all plans. Another date will be announced later.

 

Oldest in membership, Ruby Johnson will have the honor of breaking the ground for the new church. She was baptized by Rev. J.S. Kelly in 1901.

 

 

 1985, 25 years ago

When Congressman Bob Wise came to Grantsville last Saturday, he brought with him a Purple Heart Medal to be for­mally presented to Elah Gainer, daughter of the late Everett Lee Hartshorn. Her father, a private in Co. D, 119th Infantry Regiment, American Expeditionary Forces, was wounded in the St. Quentine offensive in World War I. Drexel Ice, area Veterans Administration representative, assisted Mrs. Gainer in the paperwork necessary to correct the oversight on the part of the War Department.

 

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