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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 November 18, 2003

Jenny Baker was pictured with a pile of prizes for the Galion Area United Way Ohio State University vs. Michigan tail gate party. The 100th game of the Big Ten’s biggest rivalry was expected to be a close match.

Galion High School inducted National Honor Society members. The new members included Mike Boehler, Rachel Neal, Kate Plummer and Amanda Walter.

North Elementary School graduated the year’s class of DARE students. A picture was printed of Quitin Toney and Zach Rose juggling at the assembly.

Galion High School swimmer Nikki Mohrbacher was pictured at practice before school started for the day.

Larry Palmer and Nancy Green starred in the good doctor at the Galion Community Theatre beginning the 20th season.

The Christmas tree that was installed at Public Square was donated by the Scott Murphy family.

The Galion Inquirer had circulation of over 300,000 readers.

The week of November 18, 1988

The Golden Agers prepared and shared a turkey feast, pick were volunteer cooks serving potatoes and dressing. Jean Plack was the general chairman who led the effort.

Dewey Amiuck celebrate his 90th birthday.

Ka-K Café at 1227 Harding Way East advertised a Saturday spaghetti special, “all you can eat includes garden salad, $4.00”.

City water department employees were pictured tapping into a well behind the Community Center YMCA.

Continental Cablevision advertised an 88 cent installation special for basic cable only during the three day Thanksgiving sale.

Headline read: Americans rate Kennedy as greatest president.

A picture was printed of Roscoe Brown and Jim Sterling, EMTs at the East Side fire station that housed Galion EMS.

The week of November 18, 1963

Christmas club checks were in the mail. 1801 Galionites participated in Christmas clubs, the average check was for $83.39

The Galion Theatre was showing Walt Disney’s “The Incredible Journey” and “Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Bing Crosby.

Mr. & Mrs. Ben Hensley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Gledhill Lumber advertised plans for panel fireplace wall, television corner and other decorator ideas at their store on busy Bloomer Street.

Joe Urban, builder of the Swiss Village Motel and founder of Urban, died at age 57.

The new JC Penny store opened after the fire that destroyed the former building in August. The new store employed 45 people.

The week of November 18, 1938

The Ohio Theatre featured Gene Autry in “The Man from Music Mountain” .

“Olds only $777” advertised the Lincoln Way garage owner W. G. Roesch at 2315 Harding Way East.

The Galion Jr. High News page featured a series of poems honoring turkeys and Thanksgiving day dinners.

700 visitors attended the Jr. High fall festival and raised $200 for the school.

“To get fast relief from discomfort of colds, try genuine Bayer aspirin” quoted a small advertisement.

Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Tischler celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Farm market report: hogs sold for $7.65, cattle $8.00 per head, market lambs for $8.80.

NOL All League football team included five Galion players, Lawrence Maidens, Bill Durtschi, Dick Kump, Mearl Kleinknecht and Jim Ernst.

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