This Week In Galion’s History

January 17, 2014

Noel Lizotte

Inquirer Correspondent

Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives from years past. The focus will be items of personal or community interest from 10, 25, 50 and 75 years ago.

The week of January 17, 2004

Kym Fox was pictured working at the concession stand during the Northern Ohio League wrestling tournament at Galion High School.

Galion Police Department Dare officers Ed Moser and Jodi Booher were pictured with Brian Mead from the Attorney General’s office. The Galion Police Department was awarded a $11,579 grant for drug prevention.

The Galion Community Theatre production, Kids of Broadway was showing. Ashley Hickman and Aaron Ritchey were pictured in their featured roles.

Galion High School Swimmers took first place in tri meet against Willard and Tiffin Columbian.

Vic Noe was pictured warming up before his match against Dave Skaggs at the Gala Lanes Invitational. Noe bowled the weekend’s highest four game total with a 953 score.

Snow! Powers Reservoir sledders were out in force… pictures showed Travis Miller, Luis Manzo and Alex Manzo sliding downhill.

The week of January 17, 1989

Jenny and Erica Alguire dressed their family Bassett hound in a Brownies cap in an effort to attract more customers to their Girl Scout cookie sale.

Angelique Chill a Galion Middle School student was a contestant in the Miss Junior America Pageant.

Ray Harbaugh, city manager, pictured by a city reservoir, announced the end to city water restrictions.

Wilma Crall elementary school students were pictured performing a hands on experiment to learn about teamwork and science. Doug England studied a floating cork up close.

Servistar Hardware, 201 South Market Street, advertised savings on home improvement items including furnace filters, duct tape and paint rollers.

The week of January 17, 1964

John Glenn, astronaut, announced his candidacy to the US Senate.

Community leaders met at the Continental Motel to welcome Hart Manufacturing Co to Galion. The new company would manufacture uniforms.

Fred Smith was named Galion’s Young Man of the Year for his public service.

The Continental Motel, 920 Charles St, advertised a buffet luncheon for $2 every Sunday.

Harry McElhatten, Aldon Shearer, Dale McClarathen and Duane Reidl were pictured installing a new pump for city utilities at the old well on Railroad Street.

Weavers Galion Square Market advertised chocolate milk in a ½ gallon for 29 cents, Pepsi 6 bottle carton for 49 cents and frozen lima beans, 5 packages for $1.

The week of January 17, 1939

City League basketball teams met with championship at stake – Amalgamated Clothing Workers fought to stay on top against Globe Clothing in the first game. Canfield Oils and Bucyrus Merchants battled in the second game.

The new Studebaker sedan featured interior heating! “New Central Climatizer heating and ventilating system built into the car, under the seat, out of the way.”

The 5th & 6th grade classes from North School visited Galion Inquirer on field trip to learn how a paper was printed.

Naturalization papers were approved for Panageotis Gasuras, Bucyrus, Joseph Kittyan, Galion, Alois Staubach, Crestline.

Greyhound fares to Florida, were reduced in price! Daytona Beach $15.00. Orlando $17.29, and Miami $18.45.