Looking Back June 9, 2020


25 Years Ago -March 28- April 4, 1995

    “Wanted” Wyatt’s Super Valu requests all former employees to help us celebrate our “50th Anniversary” Starting April 2 and continuing throughout the summer of ‘95. Come in say “hello” and sign the guestbook.
    Tree planted in memory of Gearin Brown. Davey Tree Company employees, Trey Webster and Bobby Vuotto, assistant district manager, planted an autumn brilliance servicecherry tree in the Pendleton County Courthouse yard on March 22.
    The Pendleton County Wildcats Team won the Fifth Grade Gallatin CountyInvitational. Pendleton defeated Grant County in overtime by 1 point with 10 seconds left and Brandon Courts went coast to coast to put the Cats up for good with seven seconds left. Team members: Danny Schoborg, Adam Crozier, Lonnie Miller, Vrad Cox, Brian Rigsby, Chris Peoples, N ick Carr, Garrad Gillespie, Brandon Courts, and J. R. Kells Coaches: Al Schafer, Dan Schoborg, and John Peoples.
    Wells Open Air Market and Sporting Goods celebrates 30th Anniversary. Joey Well started in business 30 years ago. Joey started to work in the same building in 1956, which was then Falmouth Farm Supply owned and operated by Emmitt Conrad. Today the business has two other family members in its operation. The Wells’ two sons, Dana and Stacey, grew up doing first one job and then another in the business.

50 Years Ago - March 20-27, 1970

    The Bath County Wildcats, a hungry band of basketeers from Owingsville, spotted heavily favored Pendleton County a second half 15 point lead and then came from nowhere to upset the Wildcats 72-70 in single overtime Thursday afternoon in regional play at Mason County. Another crowd of near 4000 persons set in on this one and watched underdog Bath pull off the near impossible.
    Requiem High Mass was sung Saturday, March 14 at St. Mary Church for Michael Schadler.
    James Rule Cleveland, son of of the late Newton and Julia Brann Cleveland, was born in Pendleton County on April 16, 1892 passed away on Monday, March 9, 1970.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wolfe of near Falmouth are the proud parents of a son, born Sunday March 22 at St. Luke Hospital. He will answer to the name of Marvin Douglas and weighed 6 lbs. 14 ozs. The proud grandparents are Mrs. Pearl Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dorton of Falmouth.
    Harrison “Tubby” Brennenstuhl, well known Butler citizen and veteran Kentucky State Highway Department employee passed while at the Farmer’s Market on Flour Creek.

75 Years Ago - March 24, 1945

    La Junta Army Air Field, Colorado- Silver wings of a pilot were awarded recently to George E. Ashcraft, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ashcraft, Butler, R. 2, at this advanced two engine pilot school of the AAF Training Command.
    An Eighth Air Force Bomber Station, England- Sgt. Ballard J. Yelton Jr., of Butler, waist gunner of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 95th Bombardment Group, has been awarded the Air Medal for “meritorious acheivement” while participating in Eighth Air Force bombing attacks on vital German industrial targets and on Nazi Airfields, supply dumps, and gun placements in conjunction with advances by Allied ground forces on the continent. The presentation was made by Col. Jack F. Shuck of Caper, Wyo. and Monroe, Conn., group commander. The AAF gunner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Yelton of Butler.
    15 AAF in Italy- M/Sgt. Roy L. McDowell of Newport, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville McDowell, reside on Falmouth R. 4, has now completed one year of service overseas and is entitled to wear a second gold overseas bar. Sgt. McDowell is a crew chief with a veteran B- 24 Liberator heavy bombardment group on the 15th Air Forces. A graduate of Brooksville High School in 1933, he entered the Army Air Forces on Jan. 14, 1942 in Ft. Thomas.

100 Years Ago - March 20-27, 1920

    Timothy and alfalfa hay are selling this time from $30 to $40 a ton.
    Michael Gallagher, well known ex-Federal soldier, passed Sunday, March 7 at his home on Dividing Ridge.
    In the presence of about 14 guests, including members of the immediate family, the marriage of Miss Hallie E. Hendricks and Carl E. Maham was solemnized at the pretty home of the bride’s parents on Maple Avenue , this city, Tuesday afternoon.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mains on March 9 an 11 1/2 lb. son, name Elden Williams. This is the fifth heir andfirst son.
    Born to the wife of Harry Dougherty in this city on March 13, a fine little son. This is the second heir and the fine little man will be known as Harry Jr.
    Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Colvin of near McKenneysburg have been entertaining a little son at their home since  March 1.
    Frieda Ihrig of Wesley Chapel and Dennie Fossett of Flour Creek were married Monday, March 8. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ihrig and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Fossett. Their many friends wish them success and happiness in life.