Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 4, 1968 Viet Nam Casualty Word was received Wednesday of the death of Sgt. Watson Underwood, Jr., in Viet Nam, from wounds received from a hostile mine. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs....

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 28, 1968 Silver Star Mrs. Cora VanMeter, of Slaty Fork, was presented the army’s Silver Star, which was awarded posthumously to her son, Staff Sergeant Jacob VanMeter, who died in action in Vietnam, October...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 21, 1968 Spring officially arrived March 20, at 8:22 a.m. This is the vernal equinox, when the sun is directly over the equator. - - - A welcome sign of spring was the chorus...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 14, 1968 Killed in Action Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Rider received word that their son, Sp4 Samuel Dewey Rider, Jr. was killed in a combat operation at Cua Lai in Viet Nam Sunday, March...

Fifty Years Ago

Tournament Marlinton High School won the Greenbrier Valley Tournament last weekend by defeating Green Bank 95 to 61; Hillsboro 82 to 64; and Frankford in the finals, 81 to 61... At White Sulphur Saturday the...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, February 29, 1968 On Saturday, February 24, at 12:30 p.m., 104 students from the Hillsboro fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades were scheduled to participate in the first of a series of 10...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, February 22, 1968 Boys in Service Specialist Four E-4 Douglas W. McCarty, United States Army has been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in the Republic of Viet Nam on 22 December 1967....

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, February 15, 1968 COLD Nobody locally needs to be told it has been cold the past week. But for the record it was 10 below at Mace on Saturday, 25 below at Bartow Sunday, 6...
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