October 12, 2023

In Retrospect

By David

100 YEARS AGO

OCTOBER 12, 1923

Attendance has been very satisfactory this month. It is important that children be in school every day. They cannot be taught at home. How let us keep up this good attendance all the year. School is starting off in good shape with a splendid corps of teachers that are minded to do the very best teaching that they know how to do, and it is hoped that the patrons will second them in their efforts.

. . .

Battling grimly up and down the field, line thudding against line Richwood High School and North Lewisburg High fought through a powerful football game that tested each team’s mettle to the utmost. Due to the fact that the playing time was shortened by the non-arrival of officials, both groups opened up from the word go, giving an exhibition of foot ball playing very rarely witnessed in a High School foot ball game.

75 YEARS AGO

OCTOBER 12, 1948

Richwood opened their 1948 league season with a hard fought game at Marysville. The Monarchs seem to have a jinx on the local team. This is the fourth year in succession the county seaters have won. Again this year the Tigers had the better of the statistics as they outgained the winners by 75 yards and gathered 4 more first downs. This years game was one of lost opportunities for Richwood as they had four good scoring chances and only tallied on one. Marysville on the other hand had just three chances but turned each into a touchdown.

50 YEARS AGO

OCTOBER 12, 1973

Richwood Civic Center residents, Board members and friends attended a dedication of the newly completed shuffle board courts at the rear of the Richwood Community Apartments. Residents and their guests, eager to try their hand on the new facility will have to wait a while, as the required equipment had not arrived. (photo accompanies article)

. . .

The Initial public viewing of the state’s first multi-county juvenile detention center was held at the facility located on St. Rt. 4, north of Marysville, Ohio. Referred to as a “pre-rehabilitation” center by it’s Superintendent William H. Steffens, the Center has accommodations for 20 juveniles 12 to 18 years of age.

25 YEARS AGO

OCTOBER 12, 1998

Gray Antony, American Family Insurance District Manger congratulated Richwood’s newest agents Steve and Vicki Price for their accomplishments. Price earned recognition as the district’s #3 salesman for September and received the coveted Golden Plow Award for writing the largest number of farm policies in the district. The local office is located a mile north of Richwood on St. Rt. 47. (photo accompanies)

. . .

North Union celebrated Homecoming Friday evening at the NU Athletic Complex. Elected to reign over the festivities were Queen Marcie Burns, daughter of Judy Fasone and Rich Burns; and King Tony Hicks, son of Debi Jerew. (photos accompany)

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