100 Years Ago (1917)

Several people from throughout the area gathered at Naylor's Crossing, near Beloit, to view a railroad accident in which two were seriously injured and a Ford automobile completely wrecked. The automobile was carried 150 feet after being struck by by a fast-moving freight train. The engineer of the train said the auto was driven in front of the locomotive when it was not 100 feet distant and an avoidance of the accident was impossible. It was stated that at Naylor's Crossing there is a plain view of the Penna tracks for at least a mile in each direction. The names of the injured men weren't disclosed.

The trial of Henry Milag was to begin in Canton. Milag was accused of killing Herman Jones on Front Street in September. Milag was attempting to kill Walter Dupree, but the bullet from his pistol struck Jones.

Orlando Hiltabidle, of 854 Reed Street, a veteran of the Cilvil War, died at the age of 68. He was a ember of Company A of the 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was a mason and bricklayer by trade.

The YMCA campaign in Alliance reached $5,709 — still $12,291 short.

The tag day recently held in Alliance for the Associated Charities netted $329.86. Miss Lucile Gaston collected the most money of the 40 girls who were stationed at various stations around town with a tootle of $40.33.

50 Years Ago (1967)

A windmill was erected at the New Franklin Community Park.

25 Years Ago (1992)

Taylorcraft Old Timers honored the late Russ Miller, founder of Miller's Airport in North Benton, by presenting his wife, Hattie, with a plaque. Mrs. Miller was pictured with Duke Iden, who noted that Russ Miller converted the family farm into an airport "a little at a time," and that it was the first paved runway airport serving the Alliance area.