100 Years Ago (1918)
It was reported that Pvt. John Fuchs, a former employee of the Manhatten Company in Alliance, was one of the soldiers aboard the ship America that was sunk in Hoboken Harbor.
Charles Clark, an area soldier who had been serving with the British Army in France since 1914, was reported as being severely wounded.
An Anti-Cuss League was organized in the Student Army Training Corps at Mount Union. The object of the league was to get rid of the idea that cussing goes with the army. A fine of one cent was assessed to those using profane words or strong slang. Officers of the club were President Alva Knoll, Vice President Thomas Purviance, Secretary Blair Hoover and Treasurer George Chappell.
Charles Fryfogle, 20, the New York Central Railroad fireman who was injured in the Oct. 12 accident at Mount Union, died following an operation at the city hospital. A resident of North Benton, he had worked at Morgan Engineering prior to joining the railway service in the spring.
A red fox known as Rex that served as the mascot of Alliance’s Company K of the Eighth Ohio Infantry (made part of the 146th Infantry in 1918) was killed while foraging in a chicken coop at Bolton. The fox, who had been the company’s mascot since soldiers returned from service along the Mexican border, was an attraction at Rockhill Park where Mrs. Wetzel had fed it, but Rex broke his collar and escaped a few night before his natural instinct for foraging led to his demise.
Fire Company No. 1 was called to Broadway and South Webb Avenue when gas in a street manhole became ignited.
75 Years Ago (1943)
The award of All-American was conferred by the National Scholastic Press Association upon the Red and Blue, Alliance High School’s newspaper.
Catherine Dussell, Mrs. Kirk Smith, Velma Workman and Everett R. Chandler were awarded Alumni Awards for service to Mount Union.
50 Years Ago (1968)
Richard M. Cheski, who had served as Librarian of the Rodman Public Library for four and a half years, resigned to become assistant director of the Columbus Public Library.
Wayne E. Walter, president of Alliance Drop Forging and the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, was to become the sixth man from Alliance to be a 33rd degree Mason. The others, all deceased in 1968, were William Scott, C.O. Glenwright, C.B.Ketcham, J.E. McFadden and Dillon Crist.
25 Years Ago(1993)
Kellie Cardinal was crowned Sebring McKinley High’s homecoming queen.