This Week In Galion’s History
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 24, 2004
Elks member Jim Wilson was pictured serving up spaghetti at the weekly Galion Elks Club supper.
Galion Varsity Basketball team defeated Fostoria 77-47. JB Shuck and Brandon Howard lead the Tigers with 12 points each.
2 inches of snow fell overnight on Jan 25 … covering Galion in white. All schools were cancelled. Steve Black was pictured blowing snow from 637 North Union Street driveway.
Steve Pollack pulled out a phenomenal win at the Gala Lanes Invitational … with a final score of 954. He was photographed with runner up Dave Skaggs.
Stocks of interest – ATT 20.15, Timken 23.23, IBM 99, Verizon 37.
The week of January 24, 1989
The old picnic shelter in the Galion Community Center y was razed. Ray Hoffman was pictured working to remove the roof.
Stocks of interest – ATT 30, Dresser 30, GTE 45, IBM 124, Timken 35.
Leah Elliot a third grade student at North Elementary was selected to have her chalk work artwork displayed in the Ohio Art Education Association’s “Young Peoples Art Exhibit “ in Columbus.
Jason Wintersteller and Holly Wilson were the winners of school geography bees.
Checker’s Pizza advertized 6” pepperoni pizza as their lunch special for $1.99.
Phil Grove named as new sports editor at the Galion Inquirer.
Galion city utilities were the lowest average in area, as found by a state study.
The week of January 24, 1964
The Galion Theatre announced that due to transportation difficulties the movie “Charades” would not be shown, however “King Kong vs. Godzilla” was still showing.
Mike Skinner was named as the Galion Inquirer student of the week.
The Galion Public Library had 8000 borrowers according to the 1963 annual report.
Pizza Shak at 129 South Market Street had a coupon for 50 cents off a large pizza.
Logan Furniture, 516 Harding Way East, advertised 1964 Redecorating Sale – 4 piece walnut bedroom set marked down from $304.00 to $200.00 and a cherry chest from $164.50 to $80.00.
First National Bank shared plans for the new drive-in facility. The addition was placed behind the bank in their parking lot off of North Market Street.
The week of January 24, 1939
A 5 cent supper at the senior high gym was sponsored by the PTA Council.
The local Iron Works Rifle Team won a match against Crestline … 1334 to 1313. Top shooters were R. Wilson, H. Hershner, F. Horness and Mrs. M. Sharrock.
Bennett Shoe Co, 200 Harding Way East, advertised their half price sale… Gaiters for 69 cents each and men’s 2 buckle rubbers only 97 cents per pair.
Families were enticed to try Parkay Oleomargarine, made by Kraft because it “tastes better than any other Margarine you’ve tried.”
Joe Louis defeated John Henry Lewis in boxing and Galion Orangemen defeated in basketball against Mt. Vernon.
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