This week in Galion history

By Deborah Elaine Evans - [email protected]

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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 15, 40 and 75 years ago.

The week ending Oct. 3, 2000

Fair weather graced the city of Galion during the 21st annual Oktoberfest with 80,000 visitors attending the Oktoberfest parade.

Member of the First Lutheran Church in Galion, 127 S. Columbus St., donated 33 handmade quilts and a lap robe to Lutheran World Relief and Community Action.

The week ending Oct. 3, 1975

Walter Saunders, was admitted to the Galion Community Hospital after being thrown off a farm tractor with a fractured pelvis.

The Galion girls’ varsity volleyball team was victorious against Tiffin Columbian.

Former Galion Mayor Francis C. Schalip died at Galion Community Hospital following a prolonged illness.

The week ending Oct. 3, 1940

The first regular meeting of the Galion Girl Reserves was held in the library of the high school. The club decided to sell Christmas cards and wrappings this year.

Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pangallo will make their home in Colonial Apartments on Harding Way East in the near future after their marriage on August 31. Mr. Pangallo is employed at the Galion Iron Works.

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By Deborah Elaine Evans

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