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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 December 14, 2003

Saddam Hussein was captured on Dec 15.

Flu season cancelled many high school sports events. The games were rescheduled.

Mr. & Mrs. Everett Bash celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Lauren Reece, Juan Gale, Courtney Skllicorn and Kyle Mann, were pictured as Galion Middle School Tiger Tunes performing “Mr. Santa”

The weather forecast called for high temperatures near 30 with chance of snow.

Midland Insurance was announced as winner of Christmas uptown decorating contest. The residence of Terry Barre, 302 Wildflower Drive, was the winner of Chamber of Commerce residential decorating contest.

Dawsett Elementary school students were pictured building ginger bread houses.

The week of December 14, 1988

Neva Brovont, Margaret Cramer and Peggy Cooperider were pictured with some of the one ton hardtack candy made for a fund raising effort by Iberia Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Galion varsity wrestler Aaron Long was pictured after a 5-0 start in wrestling matches.

Dean’s Family Store, 200 Portland Way North, advertised Christmas gifts and health care products.

John Frazier was pictured with large pile of wood he had stacked in preparation for the forecasted 3 inches of snow.

Galion Christian School students were pictured rehearsing for Christmas program, “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Andrew Bucher, Collin Rush, Tiffany Whittacker, Jessica Monk, Nathan Keib, Jason Saunders and Mandy McLaughlin were all in costume at the rehearsal.

The week of December 14, 1963

Near zero temperatures were reported by Ohioans. 3 degrees was reported at the water treatment plant in Galion at 7 am. At 10:30 am the temperature had soared to 4 degrees.

Freshly cut Scotch pine Christmas trees were for sale $2.50 and $3.00 at the IUOE Strike Headquarters on South Market Street.

Don Paynter and Dick Reeder led a win over Mt Gilead in boys varsity basketball with a score of 57-36.

Isaly’s Sunday menu included baked Swiss steak with mushroom gravy, favorite sides, crisp salad and a dessert for $1.15 at 118 Harding Way East.

The Galion Torquers, a club of auto enthusiasts was honored to be accepted to the international car club association. Picture were club members Bob Hatcher, Bill Hatcher, Charles Gelvin, Denny Ruth, John Kellogg, John Geiger, Charles Looker, Dick Kump, Jerry Rush and Tom Tracht.

The week of December 14, 1938

Campbell’s Market, 239 Harding Way East, advertised pork chops on sale for 21 cents per pound and round steak for 25 cents per pound.

The Hub, advertised men’s fine shirts for the price of $1 - $1.94.

Studebaker’s were on sale at the Lincoln Way Garage, 315 Harding Way East, “1939 Studebaker the World’s Smartest Car”.

Ed Eiler of the Elks Bowling league had the high score for the evening with a three game total of 604.

Bucyrus Common Pleas Court reviewed a case - $5000 was asked in damages from a dog attack. The child attacked by the dog was permanently lame.

Holly Day Proclamation – Saturday December 17, 1938 was designated as Holly Say by the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary.

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