This Week In Galion’s History

January 31, 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 31, 2004

Crawford County groups placed funding issues on the March ballot; MR/DD and parks funding were first in the line.

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Strohm, Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Garverick celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Kevin Murphy was photographed shooting the basketball in a game against Bellevue, which the Tigers won 50-42.

February 2 was Monday and the ground hog said … 6 more weeks of winter.

The local weather forecast – mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow, temperatures projected in the 30s.

Bryan Tuscan, Joey Rabel and Misty Knight were slated to attend National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine for students who planned to attend college to be doctor.

The week of January 31, 1989

Galion Building and Loan advertised a 6 month CD with 8.25% interest.

Michael Wilson was promoted to vice president at Peabody Galion.

A Harding Way East building, ravaged by fire previously, was demolished. The Roberts Furniture Store was destroyed by fire so hot, the concrete foundation was unsafe.

Galion High School girl’s basketball player Andy Tyo was pictured capturing a loose ball in the game against Upper Sandusky.

Battling crack cocaine was a challenge local police and the Galion Police Department asked for community help in identifying offenders.

The local weather forecast – 50% chance of rain or snow – temperatures were projected to be high of 61 and low dropping to 30 overnight.

The week of January 31, 1964

A course in basic seamanship and safe boat handling was offered in the Galion Adult Evening Education program.

Dr. B.P. Mansfield announced his candidacy for county coroner, his third term.

Galion High School announced students who had earned all A’s – seniors Don Brumfield, Colleen Corbin and Trudy Svala, Juniors – Judy McCombs and Ed Ruhl.

Photos were printed of a garage being demolished to make room for the new Drive In banking facility. The 50 year old cement garage housed Carter Machine Company during WWII.

Connie Peterson and Linda Thomas were pictured trying on costumes for the Lion’s club performance.

The week of January 31, 1939

Actor George Burns was fined $8,000 for smuggling jewelry.

E.W. Seemann & Co, druggists, were the people to see for “trusses”. They carried a full line, including abdominal supports, and elastic hosiery.

Mr. & Mrs. Galion were invited to attend the grand opening of the Quality Market at 356 North Market St, by O.G. Miller, proprietor. Opening specials included 6 rolls of toilet paper for 25 cents and Jello 5 cents per package.

Pfeifer’s Market at 225 South Market Street advertised their 9 cent sale on the following items: Kidney Beans, Baked Beans, Tomato Juice, Peas, Corn, Jellies and 3 Minute Oats.

The Eagles annual frog leg dinner was held at the Galion Elks hall.

Galion farmer, Claude Shelton, was named vice president of the Ohio Vegetable Grower’s association.