This week In Galion’s history

By Noel Lizotte - [email protected]



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 August 15, 2005

Rite Aid Drug Stores announced plans to build a new store in Crestline.

The first traffic accident on the new US Route 30 section occurred when a semi carrying automotive batteries rolled off the highway just east of the St Rt 61 exit.

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Keyes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Members of the 2005 Galion High School football team began practice in preparation for the Aug 26 home opener game.

The Galion High School Class of 1970 held their 35th reunion. Celebrations included a cookout, airplane rides, a golf scramble and a formal dinner.

The Galion High School Class of 1965 held their 40th reunion. Future plans for a group 60th birthday party were part of the night’s conversation.

The week ending August 15, 1990

Galion Jaycees President Eric Fisher was pictured measuring space and making plans for the annual Hauted house in the former water department building at Heise Park.

Tee’s Hair Design advertised back to school haircuts for only $8.00.

The weather forecast included high temperatures near 80, lows in the 60s and a 30% chance of rain.

The Crim-Halsey family held their 2nd annual family reunion at the Pletcher-Crim family farm on Iberia Road. 70 family members attended the event.

Galion High School Majorettes were grand champs at the Marching Auxiliaries Camp at Ashland College. Pictured were: Jennifer Cramblett, Felicia Gagnon, Amy Jagger, Tara Ault and Angie Caskey.

The week ending August 15, 1965

Plumley Contractors of Marion won the bid to install a storm sewer extension on South Boston Street. The winning bid was $143,213.29.

Winners of the 4-H horse show included Gail Fetter of Crestline, Paul Blackford of Bucyrus and Barbara Rhoades of Galion.

The Galion School Board transferred ownership of Heise Park driveway to the City of Galion.

The 10th annual Deisch family reunion was held at East Side Park with 57 attendees. The Esterline family held their 16th annual reunion and 16 members gathered for a meal.

The Gorgon and The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb were showing at the Tri City Drive In movie theater.

Miss Twila Truitt graduated from Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing.

The week ending August 15, 1940

JC Penney’s advertised fine cotton print material on sale for 29 cents per yard and 30 Women’s hats on sale for 14 cents.

Bennett Shoe Co, 200 Harding Way East, advertised children’s shoes on sale for $2.95.

The Crawford County Fair announced the dates for the Junior Fair annual event – Aug 14 – 15.

The Galion Community Hospital building fund received a boost from H.H. Freese, who donated $800 to the cause.

The new 1941 license plate was on display at the Galion Automobile club. The plate featured white numerals on a maroon background.

Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio was pictured after giving an anti-conscription speech at the US Senate.

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By Noel Lizotte

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