MHS shares title, 36 eggs for $1, ‘Sink the Bismark’


Editor’s note — We’re continuing our tradition of taking a look back each Saturday at some of the important, interesting or even odd events as they were reported during the same week throughout the years, along with interesting advertising features from years gone by.

This week in 1935, The Greenfield Republican reported that Greenfield’s second annual bridge tournament was scheduled to open at the Elks Hall with the finals planned for the week after. The event was sponsored by the Greenfield Republican alongside the Elks.

“Crocodile Island,” directed by Ralph Price and Margaret Norton, was to be the next McClain High School operetta, with the performance held at the McClain Auditorium, as it looked to be “one of the biggest hits in years.”

Two newly minted wells on the Hout farm, located across Paint Creek from the “water and light plant,” each were able to give around 350 gallons of water per minute, making them the best water producers the city offered.

Homer Hudson, the new secretary for the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce, announced a new sales tax stamp for Greenfield merchants, with people wanting the stamps asked to bring their code and vendor’s license to purchase them.

In sports, the McClain Tigers played their penultimate game of the season against the Wilmington Hurricane, winning the matchup by a score of 31-16 thanks to a game-high 15 points from Jimmy Hull.

The Fayette Theatre, located in Washington Court House, advertised multiple showings, including “Sequoia,” starring Jean Parker and Russell Hardie, and “Wednesday’s Child,” starring Edward Arnold and Karen Morley.

The Greenfield Furniture Co. advertised multiple products, including full or twin-size beds for $4.79, footstools upholstered with tapestry for 98 cents and end tables for 98 cents.

This week in 1960, The Greenfield Daily Times reported that Charles Mains, from Lexington, Kentucky, told Greenfield officials that he couldn’t accept the office of clerk that he was appointed for, with Ollie Cook planning to replace him.

The Hobby Club’s annual campaign for public support for the battle against cancer was renewed as an organization meeting was held at the home of Winston Price to plan the Cancer Crusade in Greenfield.

The Greenfield Board of Education announced the awarding of a contract for the supply of furniture and equipment for the Duncan McArthur Primary School Building to seven bidders for 13 contracts worth of supplies, with the products totaling $17,459.35.

A meeting in Greenfield was held where “initial steps” were taken to form a Highland County Ohio Information Committee that would work for “independent, nonpartisan, grassroots political action.”

In sports, the McClain Tigers defeated Franklin Heights by a score of 55-32 at the McClain Gymnasium thanks to a 17-2 third-quarter run, giving McClain a share of the South Central League title alongside Circleville, Washington Court House and Wilmington.

The Rand Theatre advertised “Sink the Bismarck,” based on the 1959 novel “The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck” written by C.S. Forester. The movie was directed by Lewis Gilbert and starred Kenneth More and Dana Wynter.

Flynn’s Market, located at 125 S. Washington St., advertised multiple products, including eight pounds of “pure” lard for 79 cents, three dozen eggs for $1 and three pounds of “the good kind” of bologna for $1.

This week in 1985, The Press-Gazette reported that Kelly Shelton, the Hillsboro safety service director, announced that the city planned to “go by the law,” according to a ruling by Judge William Stapleton, who stated that Corp. Aaron Taylor should be appointed as a sergeant of the Hillsboro Police Department.

Southern State Community College celebrated the 10th anniversary of its chartering from the Ohio Board of Regents informally at its north campus near Wilmington and its south campus at Fincastle.

State Senator Cooper Snyder (R-Hillsboro) announced his introduction of legislation to the Ohio Senate, Senate Bill 67, that would “impose mandatory fines for those convicted of felony drug trafficking.”

The band program in Greenfield urged students, parents and friends to support its “Winter Finale of Bands Concert,” where the Greenfield Junior High Band and the McClain Symphony Band planned to play multiple songs.

In sports, the Whiteoak Wildcats fell to the Georgetown G-Men by a score of 75-61 due to a defensive letdown in the final quarter from the Wildcats which allowed the G-Men to score 23 points in the closing quarter.

The Colony Theatre, located in Hillsboro, advertised multiple films including “Nightmare on Elm Street,” starring Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp, and “Tuff Turf,” starring James Spader and Robert Downey, Jr.

The Men’s Shoppe, located at 123 E. Main St. in Hillsboro, advertised multiple products including Oxford button-downs for $12.99, blazers by McGregor for $49 and Lee boot and regular cut jeans for $17.88 per pair.

This week in 2010, The Times-Gazette reported that the city of Hillsboro broke ground on an estimated $18.1 million upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant, with the upgrades scheduled to be finished in 2012.

Nancy Stranahan, the co-founder and co-director of the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, was scheduled to speak on “The Invisible Forest” at Southern State Community College.

Ralph Holt, the Hillsboro safety and service director, announced that the modular building on Governor Trimble Place was purchased for $15,000 and was planned to be taken down, with the building formerly being used to house the Hillsboro Fire and Rescue firefighters.

The Greenfield Elementary PTO and Michael Douglas Youth Foundation were scheduled to host the Harlem Legends, former Harlem Globetrotters, for a celebrity basketball matchup at the Greenfield gymnasium against the Greenfield All-Stars, former McClain High School alumni players and staff.

In sports, the Fairfield Lady Lions lost to the Eastern Meigs Lady Eagles by a score of 58-49 in the Division IV district tournament semifinals, ending the Lady Lions season with an 11-9 record.

Bill Marine Vehicles, located at 1182 W. Main St. in Wilmington, advertised multiple vehicles including a 2010 Ford Focus SE 4DR with cruise control for $13,800 and a 2010 F-150 with a V8 and air-conditioning for $18,220.

Reach Jacob Clary at 937-402-2570.

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