This Week In Galion’s History


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 ending June 13, 2005

Kyle Evans was pictured plunging into the Heise Park pool from the water slide on opening day.

Mansfield’s 179th Air Wing welcomed home members of a team who had been deployed to Afghanistan.

The Fairway Waycraft Chargers volleyball team placed 4th at the National Championships. The team’s picture was printed in the Galion Inquirer on June 8.

Gas prices appearing on the computerized sign in front of the Marathon station shocked drivers by announcing $3.12 per gallon. The actual price was $2.01 and the sign was under repair.

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Flowers celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Dr. John R. Shuler DVM was honored to deliver the veterinarian’s oath to the 2005 graduating class from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The week ending June 13, 1990

Rain was in the forecast. Temperatures were expected to be 73 degrees.

Hundreds of area residents turned out to the opening of the Galion Lions Club’s 36th annual “Summer Celebration” at Heise Park. Attractions included concession stands, rides and games.

A comparison of school days in several countries: USA 180, Canada 186, Britain 192, Hong Kong 195, USSR 208, Japan 243.

Pearl Jones was pictured adjusting a flag on the grave of US Veteran Private James M Ray, who died in battle in France during WWI.

Severe storms tracked across the area and a tornado was sighted in northern Richland County.

The Iberia Volunteer Fire Co. celebrated its 25th year in service. Chief Robert Hoffman and former chief Charles Cramer posed in front of a fire truck.

The Skinner Piano Studio students presented the first recital. Instructor Jean Skinner introduced solos and duets. The recital was followed by refreshments.

The week ending June 13, 1965

Galionite Clyde W Jackson, Jr., from South Street, was aboard the ship USS Wasp. The USS Wasp was the ship planning to rescue Astronauts James McDivitt and Edward White from the Atlantic Ocean after splashdown.

A new Whirlpool Frost Free refrigerator-freezer was on sale for $319 at G&M Electric, 894 Bucyrus Rd.

Mr. Kenneth E Bodkins married Miss Sherry Lynne Geib.

The Galion American Legion baseball team won a series against Shelby at a tournament in Upper Sandusky.

Wanted: Two Men for part-time work in local Hardware Store. Will consider retired men. Write Box LHS c/o Galion Inquirer.

Jack Lemmon starred in “How to Murder Your Wife” at the Sunset Drive In Theatre.

Vosser’s Farm Market on Summit Street advertised home grown fruits and vegetables.

The week ending June 13, 1940

Tillie’s Beauty Shoppe offered permanent wave for $2.50 at the 143 S Columbus St shop.

The Bennett Shoe Co advertised Spectator Pumps on sale for $2.95.

A building permit was issued to J.S. Boyd for a colonial design frame duplex on Boyd Boulevard.

Robert Epley, age 14, won the city marbles tourney and was selected to represent the city at the Cedar Point Tournament. Runner Up was Jim Boydston.

The Wednesday Night ball game at Heise Park was Galion vs. Marysville in the N.C.O. League Hard Ball.

An article about the 158th anniversary of Col. William Crawford being burnt at the stake explained the death of George Washington’s friend at the hands of Indians in Wyandot county.

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