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This Week In History, 5-5-11


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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1911, 100 years ago


Miss Douglass, daughter of Rev. Mrs. Ware, arrived at this place Wednesday to spend the summer. She taught school in Pennsylvania this past winter.


Work on the streets has begun under the direction of street commissioner Wigner.


Bob Mollohan accompanied Harry Eismon to the eastern cities, where Eismon will purchase a stock of goods, which he will put in at Minnora.


Squire Billie Jackson of Big Springs was here on business. He has our thanks for a nice remittance on his subscription. Jackson is making a first-class justice, and his administration is a clean one, and he no doubt will be chosen in that end of the district in two years from now to succeed himself.


Fos Williams has returned home after a year’s absence. He has been working on the St. Marys Oracle.



1961, 50 years ago

WVU Extension chorus of Grantsville has developed into a community choir, and will continue next fall under the direction of Mr. Zerban from Glenville college.


The choir will perform at the beginning of the variety show on Thursday evening, sponsored by Grantsville Junior Woman’s Club, directed by Prof. Jane C. Scott of WVU, and accompanied by Stephanie Shebatovich, WVU artist-in-residence.


 Scott said that the chorus has been possible through the com-munity spirit expressed by the citizens of Grantsville and surrounding areas. She said special credit is due to Troea Morrison, school superintendent, and Mrs. David Sayre, music instructor at Calhoun High, who has assisted Scott and Spencer elementary music instructor Hadsel Ball.


 1986, 25 years ago

Dedication ceremonies were held Saturday, May 3, for Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.


A two-day event led up to the dedication, beginning Friday, May 2, with an open house. Tours were conducted by employees of Minnie Hamilton and of Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Health Dept. Refreshments were donated and served by the county Extension Homemaker clubs.


Presiding at the dedication ceremony was Randy Lowe, administrator. The invocation was given by Naomi Ball.


Presentation of the West Virginia State Flag was made by Ken Hechler, secretary of state, followed by the presentation of the United States Flag by Wes Holden of Sen. John Rockefeller’s office.


Dr. Richard Hamilton presented a commissioned portrait of his sister, Minnie Hamilton, to the center.














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