Rocky Fork Dam, Spit and ‘Porky’s Revenge’
Editor’s Note – We continue our tradition of coming back every Saturday to some of the important, interesting, or even weird events as they have been reported in the same week over the years, as well as cool advertising features over the years. past.
This week in 1912, The Hillsboro Dispatch reported on the prediction that 65,000 automobiles would be registered in Ohio, with the state registrar saying “there does not appear to be any dampening of interest in automobiles.”
The Hillsboro Implement Company had the new 1912 Maxwell Mascotte touring car, advertised as the car of the American worker looking for a car under $ 1,000. The Hillsboro dealership had it for $ 980.
For those who hadn’t made the leap to a “horse-less carriage,” MF Carroll and Sons in Hillsboro had a huge stock of strollers, adding that “other strollers come and go, but the good ol ‘reliable Carroll still remains. with us.” New strollers started at $ 85 and up.
CR Patterson and Sons in Greenfield announced that so far this year it has done over 100 paint jobs on strollers. Paint jobs started at $ 8.
The Hillsboro Hardware Company had exactly what it took to remove the “blue” from Blue Wash-day Monday – the Wonder Washer, guaranteed to have the least noise, the least downtime, the least work and the clothes cleaned. in a minimum of time in a new wringer.
The Baptist Sunday School presented a cantata at Carroll’s Hall. Admission was 10 cents.
On Leesburg’s news, Misses Olive and Marie Ladd were recent guests of relatives in Lynchburg, Ms. Haines Huff was shopping in Hillsboro last Thursday, and Misses Binns, Burton, Eaton and Bates were introduced to Rebekah Lodge.
The Mighty Haag Railroad Show was set to take place in Hillsboro on May 8 and has been described as the only shows supported by the southern capital, owned by a southern gentleman and run by southern brains.
People on both sides of the political aisle were thrilled that former three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan was coming to Hillsboro. The newspaper reported that he would speak from 7.45 am to 8.30 am on “real political issues”.
For one day only, May 11, with every pair of 15-cent Drummer Boy casings, each boy would receive a free bag of marbles at the Feibel Brothers clothing store.
This week in 1951, The Hillsboro Press-Gazette featured a front page photo of 17 members of the Hillsboro High School Orchestra in preparation for their final performance of the year.
Construction of the Rocky Fork Creek Dam at the McCoppin Plant was underway, with construction officials reporting only 19 feet of digging left before concrete could be poured for the structure.
Fifteen men from Highland County had responded to their draft opinions, and the local Selective Service Board reported that seven had enlisted in the Air Force, six in the Navy and one each in the Army. and the coast guard.
A local man injured in the Korean War was returning home on leave. Pfc. James White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel White, arrived home Sunday for a 29-day respite after serving in the Marines.
Another war was unfolding in the homeland of Highland County: The War Against Spit. County agent Lowell Douce told farmers in the area there was an adequate supply of the insecticide to control the mossy insect.
It was a double dose of Western comedy and drama at the Forum Theater in Hillsboro, with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in “Pardon My Sarong,” starring Virginia Bruce. Then it was Whip Wilson in “Fence Riders,” as he and his loyal sidekick Winks battled a thief stealing cattle from a female rancher.
At the Colony Theater, Margorie Main and Percy Kilbride performed in “Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm”.
The Hillsboro Albers was the place to go for articles featured on the Ruth Lyons Show. Whether you’re listening to the radio or TV, you could save on two-pound containers of Chef Delight Spreadable Cheese for 73 cents, Star Kist Tuna for 33 cents a box, fresh country-style Nu-Maid margarine for 32 cents for the pound of a pound. My-T-Fine box and puddings, three boxes for 23 cents.
Old mount. Sterling football coach Richard Beltz had been selected to lead the athletics program at Hillsboro High School, and would be the new head football coach.
This week in 1985, The Hillsboro Press-Gazette reported that Hillsboro City Council had refused a rate increase proposed by TeleMedia Corporation. The cable television company said it was still within its right under Ohio law to proceed with the increase without board approval.
Hillsboro city officials have advised motorists that a full stop is required before attempting a right turn at a red light. Police issued tickets of $ 50 if the violation was found.
The Ohio savings and loan crisis of 1985 had taken its toll on Anchor Savings, which was awaiting approval to fully reopen. It was one of 17 issues that were still limiting their clients’ withdrawals due to the failure of the Home State Savings Bank in Cincinnati and the subsequent failure of the Ohio Deposit Guarantee Fund.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Huffman celebrated 50 years of married life, cutting the cake and welcoming friends to the Brushcreek Fire Hall in Sinking Spring.
If an additional disk drive was needed for this MS-DOS computer, the Hillsboro Radio Shack had the means to turn any extended BASIC computer into a disk system with 156K memory, and for just $ 299.95.
At Fiesta Hair Fashions, you can get the Sheena Easton look with a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry coupon for $ 7.
At the Colony Theater, “The Pig Strikes Back” in the all-new “Porky’s Revenge,” and you can catch the weekend’s final screening of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt.
A $ 100 drop and 8.8% interest would put Highland County drivers behind the wheel of a new car at Jerry Haag Motors in Hillsboro. This rate was blocked for qualified buyers on the new Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Fiero and Sunbird, Oldsmobile Firenzo and Buick Skyhawk.
This week in 2004, The Times-Gazette reported that high winds were to be blamed for bringing down a live power line on John Street in Hillsboro. The line was cut down by the fall of a tree that had to be felled.
Hillsboro High School students Cierra Nelson and Zach Barnhart had a direct demonstration of driving under the influence. Both students wore the new Ohio State Patrol “drunk goggles” to see what an impaired driver sees while under the influence.
“Be a model, or just look like a model” was the motto of Barbizon Modeling, and Megan Larrick was chosen to meet both criteria. Hillsboro High School had been accepted by the agency among the top 15 percent of the top 500 girls who competed.
“Cicada-phobia” was in the news in 2004, and OSU extension officer John Grimes said black bugs with red and orange eyes must be popping up throughout the Highland County countryside .
In baseball, Lynchburg-Clay fought back in their second championship game against Whiteoak, beating the Wildcats 11-4, while the Lady Mustangs beat the Lady ‘Cats 16-5. In the SCOL race, the Hillsboro Lady Indians knocked Miami Trace out of league play in a 15-10 slug festival over nine innings.
Greenfield’s Good Shepherd Church paved the way for a new addition to its facility on SR 28.
A new Ohio Historical Society marker was unveiled at the former Lincoln School site, recalling the school’s role in the national struggle for desegregation in the late 1950s.
National Hospital Week took place May 9-15, and Highland District Hospital took the opportunity to salute its 415 employees.
Contact Tim Colliver at 937-402-2571.