100 Years Ago (1918)

The Anna L. Madden Store was taken over by Pearl Williams and would be known as The Bonton Hat Shoppe. Williams was to be assisted by Pearl Davis.

It was reported that there were more than 40 cases of smallpox in Lisbon.

75 Years Ago (1943)

In one week, St. Joseph’s School reported selling $1,500 worth of stamps and bonds in the Second War Loan drive — the highest total in any given week.

Blood ties across continents brought the war very close to home for the family of Aristides Karditzas, a junior at Alliance High School who lived in the first block of South Webb Avenue. At the outbreak of the war, he had 17 relatives living in Greece. The family had received word that five of their family had been killed in action and had filed an inquiry with the American Red Cross to learn the fate of six other cousins who were in service.

Emaline Harsany, a biology major and member of Kappa Delta sorority, was elected president of the student council at Mount Union, while the YMCA, another campus organization, elected Robert Bond, a member of Phi Kappa Tau who was planning on entering the ministry, as president.

The Bonte Club of Alliance High School, which posted a weekly record $3,181.35 for any club in sponsoring a Second War Loan drive sale, crowned Jean McConnell as Bond Queen during a dance. She was pictured being crowned by club president Julia Temple and surrounded by her court, which included Louella Henschen, Goldie Szasz, Mazine Santschl and Erma Viola.

50 Years Ago (1968)

Ten Alliance residents were among those inducted into the National Honor Society at St. Thomas Aquinas, including Michael Moushey, Steven Znosko, Mary Rogel, Susan Sell, Brenda Sovero, Mariibeth Twark, Mary K. Wulf, Dennis Dawson, Richard Lolli and Michael Peroz.

James Riesen was re-elected commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1036.

Herbert Blazer, 58, of Canton, was arraigned in Alliance Municipal Court for the Oct. 9, 1966 traffic deaths of five that occurred on Route 153, a mile and a half west of Freeburg. Blazer pleaded innocent to all five counts of second-degree manslaughter in the deaths of his wife, Luella, as well as Louisville residents Arthur Brown, 66, and his wife, Stella, 59, and brothers William Wilder, 7, and Terrance Wilder, 6. Investigating officers said Blazer, who was severely injured in the crash, had attempted to pass another vehicle when it struck the Brown vehicle.