Looking Back June 2, 2020


25 Years Ago -March 21, 1995

        Phone customers can choose to have extended phone service. Residents that were upset over being forced to take the extended telephone service proposed by Cincinnati Bell can breathe easy. The extended service will be offered on an optional basis.
    Department of Transportation is looking at cist estimates to have Wright Road as entrance to new middle school. Architectsvwere present and explained that in order for Wright Road to used as an entrance it would have to be brought up to US 27 at a 90 degree angle.
    BP gas pumps take on new look at Wells Open Market. They have a new look at the gas pumps as the Owners recently installed new BP gas pumps and a large canopy over their pumps.
    Learn the fundamentals of golf by enrolling in the community education golf class. The class will be held at the Pendleton County Country Club from 6-7. Instructor Steve Houchens will teach the fundamentals of golf such as stance, grip, and etiquette.
    Talent and Variety Show March 25 sponsored by the Falmouth Lions Club. Local talent will highlight the evening and Pendleton’s own Marvin Sullivan will master the ceremonies.
    1995-96 deer season laws: stepping up hunter orange requirements and providing more deer opportunities were the major topics discussed by KFW.

50 Years Ago - March 13, 1970

    Pendleton County Wildcats are the 38th District Champs, crowned Saturday afternoon and are again expected to go to the state tournament in Louisville this year. They have just finished the season with a 25- 2 record. Phillip Wood is the coach of the Wildcats and tom Woofter is the assistant coach.
    Pendleton County Wildcats are favored to win the 10th Region tournament at Mason County this week and represent the area in the Kentucky State Basketball Tournament at Louisville next week.
    The Junior Varsity Cheerleader’s trophy at the 38th District Tournament Saturday was won by Bracken County. In the varsity division, Pendleton County won second place and Bracken County first. The judges were cheerleaders from Thomas More College.
    Lt. and Mrs. Terry L. Florence of Fort Eustis, Va., are the proud parents of a son, Anthony Lee, born February 28. Mrs. Florence was formerly Diana Fardo. The proud grandparents are  Mr. and Mrs. George Florence, Falmouth and Mr. and Mrs. Obie L. Fardo, Butler.

75 Years Ago - March 10, 1945

    The collection of household fats has decreased to the point where rationing of all types of soap may be necessary.
    Serving with a Medical Unit of Patton’s Third Army on the Western Front, John H. Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bishop, has been promoted to first lieutenant.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dawson of Peach Grove have received official word that their son, Pfc. Merril D. Dawson, who is serving with the American forces in Belgium and on the German border, has been promoted to sergeant and awarded the Bronze Star for heroic action in connection with the military operations in Belgium on December 13.
    Andrew W. Shipp, serving with the Third Army in Germany, has been promoted to sergeant. He has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action against the enemy on November 9, 1944. He has also received the Infantry Combat Badge.
    Cpl. Denzelle Arnold, husband of Mrs. Betty Lemmon Arnold of this city, has been awarded the Bronze Star for gallantry in action. Corporal Arnold has been serving with the United States Infantry in Belgium. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Arnold.

100 Years Ago - March 13, 1920

        Unexpectedly the death angel crept into the home of Mrs. Frank Hedgecock near Willow, and claimed her beloved father, Noah Johnson, on Tuesday evening.
    Tobias Fralis, aged 81 years, died near Petra on February 24. Deceased was a veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War.
    William Bell was born October 17, 1820, died February 29, 1920, aged 89 years, 5 months and 12 days. He was married to Elizabeth Hutchinson. To this union were born two children, Sally and Agnes, who survive him. He made his own coffin more than 30 years ago out of walnut timber which he sawed.
    Dennis Fossitt of near Butler and Miss Frieda Marie Ihrig of near Peach Grove were married Monday in this city. County Judge M. S. Mills performed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ihrig, and the groom a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Fossitt.
    Oscar Redden, who conducted a store on Perkins Ridge, died on Tuesday March 2. He was married and was son of William Redden.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hurley McCane of near Johnsville on February 23, a baby girl. This little girl, who is named Gladys, is their seventh child.