This week in Galion history


By Deborah Elaine Evans - [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 15, 40 and 75 years ago.

The week ending in Sept. 19, 2000

Red, white and blue banners hung from the ceilings of Dawsett Elementary, characterizing the “Opening Ceremonies” theme. The event marked the beginning of the school year and the opening of the Olympic Games.

The Galion Tiger football team came back from a 14-0 deficit at halftime to beat the Norwalk Truckers 41-34 in double overtime.

Five local students were commended for their writing and artistic abilities at the Galion and Polk Township AMVETS post 1979. The students who received local and statewide recognition for their creativity were Erik Laughbaum, Blake Heinlen, Kelly Coble, Tori Frazier and Niki Durdle

The week ending in Sept. 19, 1975

A large hole and a broken wooden deck were discovered on the County Line Road bridge near Ohio 309 south of Galion by Street Dept. Foreman Jack Bell.

The Galion Community Center soccer team lost 3-1 to Temple Christian of Mansfield.

Galion Troop 319 participated in the annual Boy Scout Pilgrimage at Carey.

The week ending in Sept. 19, 1940

The first fall meeting of the Galion council of the Johnny Appleseed Boy Scout group was held at the Senior High School.

Paul F. Shuey and family have moved from Wilkinsburg, Pa., to Galion and are occupying the Shuey homestead at 368 Grove Avenue.

A pair of men’s dress shoes were on sale for $3.30 at Miller-Jones Shoes at 125 Harding Way E.

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By Deborah Elaine Evans

[email protected]

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

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