This week in Galion’s history

Staff report

Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives.

The week ending September 4, 2002

The four corners of Galion’s square were filled with 283 classic cars for the Washington Station Street Rods club 16th annual Heavenly 1950’s Cruise In and Car Show.

Children three years old to sixth grade enjoyed horse rides, game time, prizes and trail food at the AWANA fall roundup at Gospel Baptist Church in Galion.

According to Galion Health Department Director Karen Miller, Ohio averages about 26.2 percent adult smokers in the general population, while the county sits at 28.5 percent.

The descendents of Edgar and Opal Devore held their Devore held their annual reunion in Heise Park.

The week ending September 4, 1987

Galions girls tennis team beat the Crestline team 5-0, for their first win of the season.

During the Pickle Run Festival in Galion, Domino’s Pizza advertised free pickles with any order of pizza.

The week ending September 4, 1962

Galion firm Egner received an award for steadily improving its fleet safety record in the ATA Truck Safety Contest.

Scheck’s Shop Rite advertised pork liver for ten cents, a five pound bag of yellow gold onions for five cents and slab of bacon for 39 cents.

Galion became a cow town over the weekend as 20 black cattle were roaming the backyards on the west side of Portland Way South and the Rosewood Drive area.

The week ending September 4, 1937

The first practice for teams was held in the Heise Park Recreation League. Over 100 boys responded to his call for players.

A 1935 Graham two-door sedan was advertised for $310 at 513 North Market St.

Candidates for the Galion city school board are Dr. P.A. Murr, Harry W. Sanderlin, Franklin J. Craun and Ivan L. Cass.

The annual business meeting of the First Baptist Church was held at the church following the Sunday School picnic at Heise Park. Over 50 attended.

Staff report