This week in Galion’s history


By Noel Lizotte - [email protected]



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 ending August 30, 2005

The opening football game for the Galion Tigers was played against Cincinnati Harmony Community School.

Galion Tigers tennis player Christin Conti was pictured in action during a match against Tiffin Columbian.

Firelands Federal Credit Union in Galion added a customer service friendly ATM machine to the drive thru window area.

The city of Galion held an auction of surplus city owned equipment. Over $200,000 was raised for the city during bidding.

Galion sixth graders entered the Galion Middle School for the first time and were welcomed by Principal Andy Johnson during and assembly.

Hurricane Katrina blew across South Florida.

The week ending August 30, 1990

Members of the Galion High School Marching Band were pictured performing at the halftime show during the Friday night football game against Ashland. Tigers won 33-6.

The school lunch menu for the week featured hot dogs, chicen patty sandwich, tacos and pizza.

Mr. & Mrs. Tyco Brady and Mr. & Mrs. Lester Thatcher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Citizens were invited to come to the Galion Pickle Run festival Sept 1-3 for a fun time over Labor Day Weekend.

The Music in the Park event featured Sweet Adelines and Country Gentlemen at the Heise Park Band Shell.

Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s were forecast.

The week ending August 30, 1965

LK Famous Foods advertised the Family Night Specials: 3 piece chicken dinner with dressing, fries and slaw for 99 cents, Perch – all you can eat for $1 and Steak for $1.75.

A train and car accident just west of Galion proved fatal to a Bucyrus man and a teenager.

Robert Marks, Jr of rural Galion was servicing on board a ship in the projected Gemini-5 landing area. The engineer was on an anti submarine warfare aircraft carrier in Lake Champlain.

School notebook filler paper was on sale 300 sheets for 47 cents and 500 sheets for 77 cents at Krogers’ back to school sale.

Dedication ceremonies for the new East Side Pack swimming pool were held Thursday August 26.

Five generations were pictured: Mrs. Richard Barr, mother, Mrs. Don Crissinger, her grandmother, Mrs. Curtis Cutler, great-grandmother Mrs. Richard Looney, little Mistress Jennifer Barr 3 months old.

The week ending August 30, 1940

Michael MacDowell, a five year old English war refuge, arrived in Galion to stay with the Eric Brooke family for the duration of the war. Mr. Brooke had taken his nephew under his wing at New York, meeting the boy’s ocean liner at the docks.

The Cline Recreation Center, 234 Harding Way East, announced their season opening on Saturday Aug 24 for bowling.

The 90th annual Ohio State Fair opened on Aug 24 and expected to draw more than 250,000 attendees during the weeklong event.

A “very realistic permanent wave” could be obtained at the Reece Charm Salon in the State Theatre Building, for only $3.50.

Saul’s on the square advertised Wednesday morning last and final clearance of all summer dresses, formerly prices $3.95-12.95 on sale for $1-3.00.

Congress disputed the age limit on a nationwide conscription law. The Senate bill would draft men between ages 21-31.

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By Noel Lizotte

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