100 Years Ago (1918)

The entire office force of the McCaskey Register Co. gave a farewell banquet to O.W. Albaugh, a six-year assistant sales manager leaving for Camp Gordon in Georgia, and Ralph Haycock, who resigned as head of the credit and collection department to take a position in Schenectady, New York,  with General Electric. Each man was presented with an autographic camera.

After being found guilty of intoxication for the fourth time, Judge Moore sentenced Charles Williams to serve one year in the workhouse under the habitual criminal act.

A middle-aged and well-dressed woman, who was not named, was the victim of a sneak thief while shopping at the city market house when she placed a hand bag on a counter near a cash register at one of the stands while she made some purchases. The woman, who claimed to have stashed in the purse diamonds, money and jewelry valued at $1,000 for safe keeping, left the bag on the counter as she stepped across an aisle to look at an item. When she returned to get money to make the purchase, she discovered that the bag was completely empty. Even her handkerchief had been taken.

75 Years Ago (1943)

Joseph F. Votaw, 65, was fatally injured at the city sewage treatment works. An employee of the Broomall Construction Co. based in Salem, the Guilford resident fractured his skull and suffered a deep scalp wound when he fell from the first floor of a pump house into the basement when he lost his balance while some blocks were being unloaded.

Sanford O. Slifkin was one of eight to qualify for an instructor spot after completing training at the University of Minnesota. The Alliance native was assigned to Randolph Field in Texas.

50 Years Ago (1968)

Approximately 450 area Democrats held a mock convention at Memorial Hall on the campus of Mount Union, choosing Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota as the Democratic candidate for president on the second ballot and Texas Gov. John Connally as his running mate on the first ballot.

Junior Rosemary Schilling was elected queen of the Marlington Future farmers of America chapter.

25 Years Ago (1993)

Maria Coalizzi Henning, an immigrant who taught American government, was honored as Marlington High School’s Teacher of the Year. Born in San Pietro, Italy, Henning and her family moved to the United States when she was 14. By her senior year, she was on the National Honor Society at Alliance High School and had earned a scholarship to attend Mount Union. A Jenning’s Scholar, Henning had been a teacher for more than 20 years when she was honored.