100 YEARS AGO (1920)
— A total of 110 students — 45 boys and 65 girls — graduated from Alliance High School during commencement exercises at the Columbia Theatre. Charles F. Wishart, president of Wooster University, gave the commencement address. Four members of the class gave speeches, including Wallace B. Heiser, who read his theme "A Modern Polyphemus," the subject of which was bolshevism as the modern maneater and had won first place in a state oratorical contest, earning him a scholarship to Denison University. Lois Everett spoke on "The Girl of the City," Dale Zimmer delivered "The Immigrant — Menace or Promise" and Doris Hartzell talked on the subject "Shall Armenia Perish."
— William Jones, 28, pled guilty to operating a still at his home four miles north of Alliance where he had been found with the apparatus and 12 gallons of raisin jack and four barrels of mash.
75 YEARS AGO (1945)
— Alva Tetlow Sr., 55, a former marshal of Sebring who lived in the 200 block of East Indiana Avenue, died at the Canfield Sanatorium. His wife, Alfaretta, 49, had died less than 24 hours prior to him, also in the Canfield Sanatorium. Both Mr. and Mrs. Tetlow had been ill with tuberculosis for a period of two years. The couple was survived by four children, Lt. Alva Tetlow Jr., Mrs. Alma Larkins, Mrs. Jack Myers and Alverda Tetlow.
— Sebring resident Richard C. Reedy, a civilian employee working as a field inspector in the procurement division of the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area, had earned a $75 prize for designing a gauge used across the country for the measurement of canteen cups. The device had decreased the time it took to examine the article from five minutes to 45 seconds. He was also previously cited as Inspector of the Month for his idea.
50 YEARS AGO (1970)
— Marlington named its cheerleading squad for the 1970-71 academic year, including Chris Bench, Kathy Briggs, Diane Scott, Leslie Lanzer, LuAnn Haines, Judy Breit, Judy France, Bonnie Taylor, Kathy Weekly, Beth Baugh, Leslie Haines and Deborah Chapman.
— The corn stalks in the garden of the Larry Marshall home in the 10800 block of Dot Avenue NE were well over knee high before the Fourth of July, proving the old farming adage wrong. Marshall, who worked in the consumer loan department of the First National City Bank, had planted his corn in mid-April and by Memorial Day it was already more than knee high. He was pictured amid the crop that was well over 3 feet tall.