by Noel Lizotte
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 February 24, 2004
Clay Bowman and Matt Dicus were filmed in appearances on the Ohio Lottery Cash Explosion Double Play Game TV show.
East of Chicago celebrated their 10th anniversary in Galion with $9 large pizza – any style.
At Galion City Council, Finance Director, Bill Bauer explained that the Crawford County Parks District levy did not provide funds to city parks.
Joel Addision and Michelle Gerth were pictured after winning state honors with visual art at the Assembly of God Fine Arts Competition in Westerville.
Michael Mason, Skip Hursh, Meghanne Phillips, Amy Skinner and Heather Wagner were pictured as honored high school students with artwork that was submitted to the Governor’s Art Show.
The week of February 24, 1989
Joe Ebel named as the new Crawford County disaster services director.
M&S Carryout & Pizza, 141 South Jefferson Street advertised two medium cheese pizzas and 2 liters of Pepsi for $8.99.
The Galion Inquirer printed a picture of Billy Blubaugh, dressed as a tiger, as he participated in circus day at St. Paul United Methodist Church nursery school in the 4&5 year old class.
Galion High School Senior diver, Jenny Kent was pictured in action at the district meet. She advanced to the state meet after winning 1st place at district.
The movie, “Twins”, starring Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenger was showing at the Bucyrus Cinema. Admission was $2 per ticket.
The week of February 24, 1964
The farm bill was being debated in congress. The wheat and cotton bill debate turned into a civil rights debate and potential filibuster.
Mrs. Orrie Ruhl saved her parents when she discovered a gas leak at their house. The cause of the gas leak was escaping Freon from the refrigerator.
Michael Hawkins of Crew Avenue was a featured tuba soloist at the Ohio State University Band Concert – he was a senior member of the University Buckeye Band.
Neff Brothers Royal Blue Supermarket, just off Fairview Avenue, advertised whole stewing chickens for 15 cents per pound and ground beef for 39 cents per pound.
The Galion Chamber of Commerce announced the arrival of an engineering firm to Galion. The Varo Engineers specialized in bridge and highway engineering.
The week of February 24, 1939
Pfiefer’s Market, at 225 South Market Street, advertised “Extra Special! Saturday Only! Our delicious homemade liver pudding: 2 pounds for 25 cents.”
Johnson Service Station located at Harding Way East and East Street advertised 1 gallon free with 6 gallons purchased of regular leaded or ethyl gasoline on Saturday the25th and Sunday the 26th.
Used tires were on sale for 50 cents and up at Jackson’s Texaco, Harding Way West and South Boston street corner.
St. Joseph’s received two properties as the result of a will. The estate of Willam A. Bleily left $150 for masses and real estate including property on Harding Way West to the parish. His household goods and $100 was left to Betty Jane Crawford.
An open meeting was held to education the public on “back syphonage”. The speaker, Mr. Edward L. Penphrase of New York City was hosted by the Sanitary Committee and Master Plumbers.