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 August 30, 2004
Tristan Hacker, age 7, was pictured demonstrating tricks on his scooter. He was able to do wheelies, jumps and spins.
The Galion High School Varsity Volleyball team beat Fostoria in the season opener, 4-1.
The Washington Street Station Rods car club hosted their annual Labor Day cruise in – plans included cruising uptown Galion and trophies awarded in various categories.
Temperatures were in the 80s with a chance of rain in the forecast for the week.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stirm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Deb Jeffers was pictured accepting the gift of the Finical Family History from Alan Finical in the Ohio Room at the Galion Public Library.
The week of August 30, 1989
Plans for the Pickle Run festival to be held on Labor Day weekend in Heise Park were in the final stages.
Gledhill Lumber advertised railroad ties on sale for $5.95.
Geyer’s SuperValu advertised watermelons $1.99 each.
Taylor’s Ice Cream Shop, 146 Portland Way North, advertised their Banana Split sale - $1.50 each.
Andee Barnett, Galion High School Cheerleader, was named “All American” at the National Cheerleader Association camp.
Galion High School Tennis player, Tina Lorenz was photographed returning a shot during the match against Crestline’s Julie Vogt.
Gary Whittaker, Galion High School Athletic director, was pictured overseeing the asphalt application on the track at Heise Park by Kokosing Materials Inc.
The week of August 30, 1964
The Galion Country Club’s second hole was the scene of a hole in one by Dr. Charles J. Griebling. He used a five iron to nail the 135 yard hole.
Trophy winners of the women’s competition at the Galion Country club were pictured: Mrs. Roy Kent, Mrs. Robert Kump, Mrs. James Cass, Mrs. Robert Ford, Mrs. Pete Warmdorf, Mrs. William Lott, Mrs. Earl Kubach and Mrs. Robert Melish.
Scheck’s Great Scot Food Store advertised chuck steak on sale for 49 cents per pound and Miracle Whip at 19 cents per jar.
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Seaton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
The week of August 30, 1939
James Harkinson was given a 90th birthday party by family members. An autograph book signed by all party attendees was presented to Mr. Harkinson in memory of the evening.
Deihl Beer was advertised by local distributor Galion Bottling Works, J. A. Jenksin, proprietor, 811 Harding Way West.
The Galion Produce Market advertised weekend poultry specials: heavy springers 23 cents per pound, heavy hens 22 cents per pound, eggs 24 cents per dozen. The market was located at the rear of 115 Harding Way West.
Buckeye Dairy advertised their ice cream, “it’s a Food, It’s a Dessert, It Contains Vitamins, It’s a Health Builder, It should form a part of your daily diet.” Their two stores were located at 115 Harding Way West and 502 Harding Way East.
School lunch boxes were on sale at Resch and Casey Hardware and Plumbing – 17 cents for the 7 x 5 inch box.
Approximately 1600 students were expected in Galion City School classrooms on the first day of school- September 5.