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 March 29, 2004
Registration for both Galion Youth Baseball and Galion Men’s Softball was open and participants encouraged to get signed up.
On March 26 Galion City Finance Director, Bill Bauer, was reported missing. He was discovered at the PECO II baseball fields with a gunshot wound to the head.
City Council President Denny Little and City Manager Phil Honsey requested an audit of city finances. City Council appointed Ron Welly as interim finance director.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Flick celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
North Elementary students in Amy Grogg’s 4th grad class were pictured walking the halls in a paper Chinese dragon they made in class.
The week of March 29, 1989
Five generations were pictured: Great-great-grandmother Pauline Polson, great-greandmother Lareitta Ginder, grandmother Karen Sterner, mother Christina Wokd and son Justin Ray Wolf, 3 ½ months old.
Galionites were paying more for gas after the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. Prices for self serve unleaded regular increased by 12 cents per gallon in the week – up to $1.05.
A Bowl-a-thon was held at Gala Lanes, pitctured bowling with Jym Ganal (Channel 10 weatherman) and Ohio Rep Dick Rench were Marty Swain,9 and Tony Gibsen, 10.
Mr. & Mrs. Riley O Larue celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
The Olentangy River overflowed its banks after 1.28 inches of rain fell on already saturated ground.
The week of March 29, 1964
Steve Deihl was photographed in his baseball outfit at Heise Park for his April Calendar picture. The 15 month old was the son of Mrs. And Mrs. Carroll Diehl.
March rain totals were in and 8.5 inches of rain fell on Galion during the month. March of 1963 had 5.52 inches and was the year’s wettest month.
Carl Davis bowled 616 in the Pangallo Sportsmans League, he was followed by Dick Weis – 608 and Jim Stineman -607.
A semi truck skid 145 feet on icy US Route 30 before flipping over on its side and sliding into a field. Temperatures for the week ranged in low 30s and one-half inch of precipitation was expected.
President Paul B. Gillette acted as chairman for the Galion Toastmasters meeting that featured a speech by Boy Scout Jim Hinkle.
The week of March 29, 1939
Over 400 Boy Scouts, Cubs and their families attended the first banquet for all scouting participants. The banquet was held at the Jr. High school.
The Galion Softball Committee met to discuss plans for the upcoming season. Businesses, industries, fraternal organizations and churches were invited to organize their teams.
Bianchi’s Walgreen Drug Store advertised rubber baby pants 2 for 15 cents and a pint of peroxide for 19 cents.
The Sixth grade students at East Building held an Easter party. Refreshments included ice cream, cake, and Jello.
2400 Auto tags were sold in Galion to date in 1939. This was 200 more than were sold in 1938.
Chief of Galion Police, Frank Cook began his 30th year with the force. He became chief of the department in 1926.