Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 22, 1968 The Buckeye Schoolhouse and lot were sold Saturday to Carl Gladwell for $1,400. No bid was received on the Marlinton school. The Marlinton grades will be housed in the first floor of...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 15, 1968 Killed In Action Marshall David Wolford, 21, of Youngstown, Ohio, a native of Pocahontas County, was killed in Viet Nam last Thursday, August 8, 1968. Born February 11, 1947, at Durbin, he was...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 8, 1968 Mrs. T. D. Moore seems to have an eye for four-leaf clovers. On July 9, she found 23 four-leaf and five five-leaf clovers; on the 23rd, she found 28 four-leaf, and...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 1, 1968 Hamp Carpenter pulled in a whopping big bass last Thursday at Renick. The 20-inch fish weighed three pounds and ten ounces. He caught it with a soft crawfish on a four-pound...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 25, 1968 On Sunday, several posthumous awards were made to Mr. and Mrs. Dale McCarty, of Frost, for their son, Sergeant Douglas W. McCarty, who was killed in action, April 11, 1968, in...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 18, 1968 The Lang sisters, Mabel and Fleeta, are retiring after 32 years in business in Marlinton in Lang’s Dress Shoppe. They say they have thoroughly enjoyed serving their customers through the years,...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 11, 1968 Pioneer Days Horse Show The first Pioneer Days Horse Show will feature 16 classes for horses and ponies, with ribbons, trophies and about $300 in prize money. Bert Cence, a qualified judge,...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 4, 1968 Killed in Action Corporal Lee Roy Sprouse, aged 20, was killed in action Tuesday, June 25, 1968, in Viet Nam, when he stepped on a mine. He had been in Viet Nam...