This Week In Galion’s History

February 7, 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 February 3, 2004

The Galion High School Gymnastics team was pictured: Devan Stief, Molly Fairchild, Stephanie Dixon, Tiffany Grimes, Allison Gody, Jennifer Skillicorn and coach Terry Godby.

Galion High School swimmer, Nikki Mohrbacher, was on track to compete at the state swim meet.

7th gradre Matt Powell won the Galion Middle School’s spelling bee with the word “Barracks”.

Galion High School Bowlers competed in the Crawford County Championship match. Bowling team members Brian Kleinknecht and Seth Williams were pictured at the end of their lane.

Galion Public Library held a chocolate candy making class for teens. Pictured was Diane Brown demonstrating dipping chocolate as part of the lesion.

Brian Wollard, Dominoes pizza owner, stood next to his new ovens at the store.

The week of February 3, 1989

The Galion Community Center YMCA basketball for 5 & 6 years olds was a success! A defensive swarm of 8 players surrounded the ball in one photo. In another picture, Jason Jones concentrated on getting the ball up to the 8 foot hoop.

Ron’s Magnavox announced that customers would be able to rent movies videos until 8pm at their store Monday- Saturday.

Barbara Quaintance was named office manager of the Bucyrus branch of Sluss Realty Company.

Andy Tyo was pictured retrieving a wild ball in the girl’s basketball game against Upper Sandusky. The Tigers lost 57-43 in spite of her efforts.

A small airplane crashed shortly after take off from Galion Municipal Airport. Pilot Tom Hall was pictured surveying damage at the crash site.

The week of February 3, 1964

Dr. Mansfield sought the county coroner’s post … if re-elected, this would be his third term.

Bucyrus telephone callers were able to direct dial their own long distance calls, no operator needed.

Galion Lions club hosted “The 1964 Home Talent Minstrel show, with its roaring twenties theme and good clean fun for the entire family”.

Galion city council decided to locate a power substation in the extreme northwest corner of Heise park.

Rolland Laughbaum announced his candidacy for the Crawford County treasurer’s position.

The Senior Youth Fellowship of the First Methodist Church met and held a discussion titled “Something for Nothing” about the evils of gambling.

First Federal Savings & Loan advertised 4.25% earnings rate on savings accounts.

The week of February 3, 1939

Eckstein’s Market, advertised Jello – 4 boxes for 19 cents and coffee 1 pound for 22 cents.

Grace Episcopal Church – services were announced for Sunday morning at 9:00 o’clock.

Corwin’s Canfield Service station at 329 Harding Way East invited Galion motorists to stop in and see the completely modern station.

Bob’s News Depot, 209 Harding Way East, advertised Valentine chocolate boxes on sale from 60 cents to $3.50.

Ohio River cities were threatened by flooding as waters surged 50 feet over flood stage. Flooding was due to rain, snow melt and run off.

George Klahn celebrated his 86th birthday on Friday with a group of neighbors providing a potluck dinner.