Editor’s Note: We are continuing our tradition of taking a look at some of the big, interesting, or even weird events every Saturday as they were reported during the same week over the years, along with interesting ad features from years past.
This week in 1935, The Greenfield Republican reported that Huey Long, a senator from Louisiana, was employed by the JA Harps Manufacturing Company in Greenfield as a salesman from 1914 to 1917, selling cans of oil throughout the state of Louisiana.
The 113th annual session of the SU Church Scioto Conference was planned to be held at the Greenfield SU Church, with the event scheduled to begin at 9:30 am and conclude with an address by Bishop Johnson.
A total of 1,385 people were enrolled in the Greenfield school system during the year, according to a report by FR Harris, superintendent of the school district, which represented a decrease of 81 people compared to the previous year.
Frankfort’s Robert Core won the title for tallest corn at 16.5 feet tall after the Greenfield Republican reported that he was collecting the tallest corn samples in his office.
In sports, the McClain High School varsity football team planned to open its 1935 season against the Wheelersburg Pirates, a small town in Scioto County with a population of 290, and its football program began only “a few years ago.” .
The Fayette Theatre, located in the Washington Court House, advertised multiple performances like “The Informer,” starring Vic McLaglen, with tickets priced between 10 and 15 cents.
Nichols and Row announced its fall showcase, which included items like women’s coats for $9.75 and up, new “smart” hats from 50 cents to $3.95, and kids’ sweaters for 50 cents and up.
This week in 1961, The Greenfield Daily Times reported that enrollment in the Greenfield school system surpassed its previous all-time record, reaching 2,160 people, an increase of 87 from the previous year.
The Office of Operations, Post Office Department, planned a new post office at Fourth and Walnut streets, with a building planned to measure 198 by 396 feet.
Squirrel hunting season was scheduled to start on September 15 in daylight, with an estimated quarter of a million people looking to have an “average or better” squirrel hunting season.
Greenfield was reportedly hit by the infamous bad check passers, Patricia Smith, 19, and Margaret Miller, 18, as after they were arrested, they said they passed bad checks in Greenfield, Hillsboro and Wilmington.
The Pisgah Presbyterian Church planned to celebrate its sesquicentennial from September 16-17, with the celebration scheduled to begin with a candlelit communion.
The Ranch announced multiple performances, including “Picnic” starring William Holden and Kim Novak and “The Pit and the Pendulum” starring Vincent Price.
Kroger advertised several items, including six cans of applesauce for 89 cents, two pounds of frozen peas for 39 cents, and a jar of instant coffee for 59 cents.
This week in 1985, The Press-Gazette reported that the Hillsboro City Council was trying to purchase land that would be used to build a new city reservoir.
After Governor Richard Celeste declared a state of emergency in Greenfield over a “severe” water shortage, the problem was reported to be “easing somewhat” thanks to actions such as the delivery of pipelines to Greenfield.
Sherrod Brown, then Ohio’s secretary of state, planned to visit the Highland County Board of Elections in Hillsboro, and Brown said he wanted to visit all 88 counties.
In sports, the Hillsboro golf team took fifth place in the Springfield Shawnee Invitational thanks to a 325 shot and then defeated the Miami Trace team in a different matchup.
The Chakere Colony Theater in Hillsboro announced “Fright Night,” starring Chris Sarandon and Robby McDowall.
Edmisten’s Home Furnishings, located six miles south of Seaman, advertised various products, including recliners starting at $89.95 and a Westinghouse refrigerator for $489.95.
Tyour week in 2010, The Times-Gazette reported that Brian Simmons’ big rabbit champ sold for a record $2,050, and Garrett Bissinger’s big beef champ sold for $2,000.
Deer archery hunting season was scheduled to begin Sept. 25, with an estimated 300,000 bowhunters expected to go out hunting according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Jack Hope, owner of the Parker House Hotel, announced that he could sue the city of Hillsboro again if the city threatened to tear down his buildings, and the first litigation awarded Hope nearly $10,000 for the city’s first threatened demolition.
The Hillsboro team took home the Snow Hill County Club Chad Connor Memorial Cup thanks to a score of 55, which was 15 under par, with team member Doug Price having the longest drive of the day, his other team members team are Ron Hall, Joe Shelton and Fred Jones.
In sports, the Hillsboro varsity football team lost to the Wilmington Hurricane by a score of 28-14, primarily thanks to five interceptions contested by the Hurricane defense.
Herrnstein Kia, located at 133 Marietta Rd. in Chillicothe, announced several vehicles, including a new 2011 Sportage starting at $18,295 and a new 2011 Sorento “as low as” $19,595.
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