Thursday, May 14, 2015

1925 New Vienna High School Graduating Class

Thirteen students made up the NVHS Class of 1925, three men and ten women.

Brief biographical information, in alphabetical order by last or maiden name, is available below and is accurate only to the best of information known at this time. Please let me know of any corrections or additional information.

1925 NVHS Graduating Class
Top Row: Marie McVey Lewis, Helen E. Perry Menger, Mildred Wolfe Matson 
and Elsie Mae Baker.   Middle Row:  Flossie A. Deck Babb, Robert L. Dennis, 
Fred H. Mercer, Aaron Rice and Flossie K Gilbert Walters.   
Bottom Row:  Bernice M. Severs Hodson, Opal Louise Phillips Roberson, 
Doris Alice Deck Van Steenberg and Anna Wilma Mercer Bernard.

  • Elsie Mae Baker (about 1907-?)
  • Doris Alice Deck Van Steenberg  (about 1907-?)
  • Flossie A. Deck Babb (1907-1986) married Daniel Babb (1897-1981) from Wilmington.
  • Robert L. Dennis (1907-1989), married Pauline Roth (1913-2005), parents of Jane and James (1939-2013). They lived in Dayton area.
  • Flossie K. Gilbert Walters (about 1906-?)
  • Fred H. Mercer (1904-1947) married Elsie Oates (1906-1996, NVHS'24)
  • Ida Marie McVey Lewis (about 1907-?)
  • Anna Wilma Mercer Bernard (1906-1952), married Lewis James Bernard (1905-1973, NVHS'26) in 1926, parents of Gerald (1927-2014), Glenn (1930-2010) and Larry Bernard.
  • Helen E. Perry Menger (1908-1982) married Arthur Menger on New York, parents of Robert and Dorothy, they lived in NYC.
  • Opal Louise Phillips Roberson (1907-2005), daughter of Harley and Nancy Ann Johnson Phillips, married John Julius Roberson (1900-1991), parents of Nancy and John.  They lived in Michigan and retired to Florida.
  • Aaron Rice (1907-1975) never married.
  • Bernice M. Severs Hodson (1907-1941) married Harold Charles Hodson (1906-1998, parents of Harold Charles Hodson Jr.
  • Mildred Wolfe Matson (1904-1986) married Franklin Matson (1903-1984), parents of Mary Jane and Ruth.  Died in Arizona.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

1955 New Vienna High School Graduating Class

The NVHS Class of 1955 consisted of twenty-eight students.  Also pictured are ten faculty members.
Due to the (relative) youth of these graduates, not as much information is available due to privacy issues.  Please let me know of any corrections or additional information.

1955 NVHS Graduating Class
Top Row: Adrian Roberts-Fac, George Shaffer-Fac, Arlie Roush-Fac, 
Harriett West-Fac, R.W. Fenwick-Supt, Bess Stamm-Fac, Thomas Rudisill-Fac, Barbara Roberts-Fac, Glenn McElwee-Fac & Howard Short-Fac. 
Second Row: Larry Murphy, Mary Seaman, John Swingley & Rose Kratzer Roades. Third Row: Mildred Penn, Larry Ledford, Phillip Rogers, Carolyn Lemin Haney. Fourth Row: William Davis, Dorothy Hamilton, Charles Heller, Janice Credit, 
Robert Knisley, Jane Fenwick Allemang, Charles McKibben, Janet Davis Smalley, Gerald Knisley & Margery Johnson Henry. 
Bottom Row: William Masters, William Dodd, Dianne Parr Flint, Harold Baker, 
Janet Terrell Achor, Irene Sullivan Tolle, Richard Gilliland, 
Beverly Bernard Custis, Ronald Mitchell & Floyd Lee Carey

  • Harold D. Baker (1937-1991)
  • Beverly Bernard Custis
  • Floyd Lee Carey (1937-2010)
  • Janice Credit
  • Janet Davis Smalley
  • William R. Davis
  • William Dodd (1937-2010)
  • Jane Fenwick Allemang
  • Richard Gilliland
  • Dorothy Hamilton Hiestand
  • Charles R. Heller
  • Margery Johnson Henry
  • Robert Knisley
  • Jerry Knisley
  • Rose Kratzer Roades (1936-2014), married Terry Roades (1935-2014), parents of Connie Roades (1957-2011)
  • Larry Ledford
  • Carolyn Lemin Haney
  • William Masters
  • Charles R. McKibben (1937-2014)
  • Ronald Mitchell
  • Larry Murphy
  • Dianne Parr Flint (1937-1984) Married Asa Roger Flint (1936-2009)
  • Mildred Penn
  • Phillip Rogers
  • Mary F. Seaman
  • Irene Sullivan Tolle
  • John Swingley
  • Janet Terrell Achor

1945 New Vienna High School Graduating Class

The NVHS Class of 1945 photo includes pictures of the faculty and many familiar faces.  Sixteen graduates and eight faculty are pictured.

Brief biographical information, in alphabetical order by last or maiden name, is available below and is accurate only to the best of information known at this time. Please let me know of any corrections or additional information.

1945 NVHS Graduating Class. 
Top row: R.W. Fenwick-Supt. & Emily Spradling-Fac. 
Second Row: Mary B. Vance-Fac., Herbert Carey-Fac (NVHS1924), 
A.F. Roush-Fac & Margaretha Baumann-Fac. 
Third row: Gladys Knisley-Fac, William Seltzer-Pres, Gerald Bernard-V.Pres, Shirley Chaney Swindler-Sec, Marilyn Sayre Stackhouse-Treas & Anna Humphrey-Fac. Fourth row: Donald Cluxton, Betty Hamilton, Robert Huffman, 
Duane Laymon, Oris Minzler & Gerald Pierson. 
Bottom Row: Evelyn Roush Pennington, Robert Runk, Wilma Stanfield Trainer, Kathleen Stevenson Levo, Hubert Thorman & Wanda Wayland Kende.

  • Gerald Bernard (1927-2014) - Married Helen Jean Engle (1930-2011) in 1950. Parents of Debbi, Patti and James.
  • Shirley Chaney Swindler - Was 1948 Ohio Dairy Queen, married Richard Swindler in 1948,
  • Donald Cluxton (1926-2000) - Sons, Mike and Christopher; Married Rhoda Reed (1938-2002) in 1976
  • Betty Jean Hamilton Jewell (1927-2002) - married James Jewell (1924-2005) 
  • Robert Huffman (1927-1986) 
  • Duane Laymon (1926-2006) brother of Jacque Laymon, died and is buried in New Mexico; served in the Army in WW2, with a speciality in tin, copper and sheet metal work for the Medical Dept. in Hawaii.
  • Oris Minzler (1927-2010) - married Dorothy Richmond in 1951.
  • Gerald Pierson - married Thelma Wiget (1929-2014)
  • Evelyn Roush Pennnington (1927-2015) - married Code Pennington, parents of Connie, Rita, and Richard.
  • William "Bill" Seltzer - President of the Class, joined the Navy after High School, married and lived in Charleston, West Virginia in the 1950s.  Was related to the Spargur family.
  • Robert "Bob" Runk (1927-1951) Served in the US Navy during WW2, married Sue Ann Bond in 1950, fatally injured in an auto accident on SR-73 near New Vienna.
  • Marilyn Sayre Stackhouse (1927-1971), married Charles Stackhouse (1927-2004) in 1947, parents of Mike (1949-2000) and Timothy (1953-2003).
  • Wilma Stanfield Trainer (1927-2007) 
  • Kathleen Stevenson Levo (1927-2008) - married Phillip Levo, parents of John and Linda.
  • Charles Hubert Thorman (1927-2008) - Served in the army in WW2, married Imogene Newman (1917-1976), after her death married Flora Elizabeth White Morgan ((1939-2008) in 1989.
  • Wanda Wayland Kende 

Monday, May 11, 2015

1935 New Vienna High School Graduating Class

Possibly the oldest living graduate of New Vienna High School is a member of the class of 1935.  Betty Gordon Stegman, born 1917, now living in Texas, is the older sister of Virginia Gordon Walker (1919-2014).

Many of the 19 graduates in 1935 spent their adult lives in New Vienna and were the parents of later graduates of New Vienna or East Clinton.  Brief biographical information, in alphabetical order by last or maiden name, is available below and is accurate only to the best of information known at this time.  Please let me know of any corrections or additional information.
1935 NVHS Graduating Class. Top Row: Glenn Fisher, Edith Smith McKenzie, Marjorie Thompson, Louis Grey, Audrey Wolfe, John Wright, Third Row: Mary Laymon McDonald, Wanda Johnson Rice Mantley, Charles Hildebrant, Donald Linkhart, James Minzler, Virgil Cochran. Second Row: Virginia Preston Cashman, Charles Thompson. Bottom Row: Betty Gordon Stegman, Robert Stuckert, Virginia Eaton Hildebrant, John McCune, Edna Hamilton Collins.

  • Virgil Cochran - (1916-1993) Married Margaret Raps Hardman (1920-1995)
  • Virginia Eaton Hildebrant - (1917-2007) Favorite 4th grade teacher of many New Vienna students, married Charles Hildebrant also in the class of NVHS'35, mother of Joyce, David and Janie.
  • Glenn Fisher - (1916-1995)  Married Treva Davis (1919-1987), a 1937 graduate of NVHS.
  • Betty Gordon Stegman - STILL LIVING! - Grew up in Penn Township, sister of Virginia Gordon Walker (1919-2014, NVHS'1937) married Eugene Stegman (1908-1980) of Hamilton County, Ohio.
  • Louis J. Gray - (1917-1994) Was a life insurance salesman in 1940, served in WW2 in Italy as Tech. Sgt. AAF Service Command. Married Margie Marshall (1916-1971) of Blanchester.
  • Edna Hamilton Collins - (1917-1981) Married Harry Collins?
  • Charles Hildebrant - (1916-1949) Married Virginia Eaton, also a 1935 graduate of NVHS.  Father of Joyce, David and Janie.
  • Wanda Johnson Rice Mantley - (1917-2001) Married Robert Franklin Rice (1915-1944). a 1933 graduate of NVHS, who died in WW2.
  • Mary Laymon McDonald - (1917-2008) Married Dale McDonald (1915-1992), a 1933 graduate of NVHS, three children: Joel, Sandra Sue and Gary.
  • Donald Linkhart - (1916-1993) Married Cleo Harris (1916-1998), a 1934 graduate of NVHS, daughters Donna Jean and Marie.
  • John McCune - (1916-1986) Valedictorian of the class, married Berneta Hunter (1917-1986), parents of Mary, Judy and Faye. 
  • James W. Minzler - (1917-1998) Married Bernadine (Pence?) (Young?) (1918-2005), a 1936 graduate of NVHS, served in WW2, daughter Evelyn.
  • Virginia Preston Cashman - (1916-1986) Married Neil Cashman, (1911-1981).
  • Edith Smith McKenzie - (1917-2007) Married Howard McKenzie (1916-1963) a 1934 graduate of NVHS, daughter Peggy.
  • Robert Stuckert - (1917-2009) Born in Illinois, moved to Ohio in 1920s, married Carrie Elma Moore (1920-1991) in 1940 and Helen Lucille Gano Inwood (1915-1997) in 1991, served in the Army in WW2.
  • Charles Thompson - (1917-1981) Married Betty Rulon, a 1939 graduate of NVHS, parents of Bob and Judy.
  • Marjorie Thompson (1917-?) Became a nurse.
  • Audrey M. Wolfe (1917-?)
  • John Wright (1917-?)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

1965 Sabina to join New Kenton

In 1963 New Vienna schools consolidated with Simon Kenton.  In 1964 the school name was changed to New Kenton.  In 1965 Sabina schools consolidated with New Kenton as described in the article and transcription that follow.

Wilmington News-Journal, 4 May 1965, p.1-2

On Request, County Board Joins Sabina, New Kenton

Upon request of Sabina and New Kenton local boards, the Clinton County Board of Education merged the two school districts at a special meeting Monday night.

The requests were in the form of resolutions asking that the county board consolidate the two districts.  Sabina's resolution was signed by four of the five local board members Monday and New Kenton's resolution, made April 30, was the result of a unanimous vote of the five local members.

The resolution of consolidation by the county board was moved by Stanley Bernard, seconded by Carl West, and unanimously approved by the board.

The action followed n agreement by the two local boards in a discussion session March 12 at which it was decided that if a merger of the two districts takes place, such union should be formed by request of the two boards, asking that the county board consolidate the territories.

The consolidated district would include 1825 pupils, with 531 in high school.  This compares to a total of 1677 for Blanchester (443 in high school) and 1481 for Clinton-Massie (440 in high school).  The combined Sabina-New Kenton area has a valuation of $21.7 million for tax purposes.  The area has 133 square miles.

The study initiated at the request of the two local boards March 12 outlined transportation proposals:  Using Lees Creek village as approximate center (Reesville, kindergarten through sixth grade; New Vienna, kindergarten through ninth grade; Sabina, kindergarten through ninth grade).  Many of the village youngsters of Sabina and New Vienna can continue to walk to school.  From Sabina, approximately 145 to 150 pupils in grades 10-11-12 would be transported to the high school center over a short distance of seven miles in 15 minutes.  The study estimates that buildings would be sufficient for projected enrollment over the next three to four years.

Contracts of all currently employed teachers (78 in the two districts) would be binding on the newly created board of education.  "All teachers are assured of a position in accordance with their field of certification," the report compiled March 12 said.

It is suggested that athletics include two junior high and freshmen teams, one of each at Sabina and New Vienna.  Basketball could be played at New Vienna gymnasium and football – which would allow the consolidated district to enter an athletic league – could be played at Sabina, using existing lighting facilities.

The proposed consolidation would lose 1.1 mills of tax rate because of adjustments required by law when districts are reorganized, and the district would probably have to vote this millage to regain present income.

The Sabina board, faced with problems of financing repairs, the need to employ a new administrator, and plans to upgrade school curriculum to meet minimum standards, has spent several months of study, including meetings with the county board, New Kenton board and Miami Trace board of education, as well as a public meeting for Sabina patrons where the board outlined some of its findings.

Since these sessions, both the Fayette County Board of Education and Miami Trace Board of Education have taken a stand that heavy enrollment at Miami Trace high school would make it inadvisable to consider addition of Sabina School District.  

The consolidation of Sabina and New Kenton becomes effective June 2, unless a petition is filed with the Clinton County Board of elections carrying valid signatures that represent a number equal to 35 per cent of the qualified electors of the proposed district who voted in the last general election.  By unofficial estimate between 900 and 1,000 valid signatures would be required.

If such a petition is received and found to be valid by the county board of elections, the county board of education then certifies the question to a vote, probably at the November general election.

Friday, November 28, 2014

November News 1964,1974

New Vienna, Ohio local news from November 1964, 1974

1964 New Vienna News in the 
Wilmington News-Journal -Nov.25
1964 Nov. 3 Harold Baker is Mayor; Mrs. Eugene Drake hosts Mothers Club; Mrs. Ben Stepp -Always Faithful Class; Leo Watson Lions Club dinner chairman; Estel Daye, Jr. - Homebuilders Class; Mrs. Glenn Southerland -WSCS; Robert Settlemeyer - Farm Bureau; Robert Rulon celebrates 77th birthday.  --Wilmington News-Journal 3Nov1964p13

1964 Nov. 4 Names & Events: Rev. Clarence Wamsley, Albert Briggs, Mrs. Oscar Stanfield, Ada Preston, Mrs. Howard Penn, William Thornburg, George Henderson family, Geneva Cline, Alvin Clement, Carl West family, Russell Caplinger.  --Wilmington News-Journal 4Nov1964p11

1964 Nov. 7 News --Wilmington News-Journal 7Nov1964p4

1964 Nov. 9 Names include: Ada Preston, Mrs. Hamer Rice, Mrs. Harry F. Allen, Mrs. Raymond Minzler, Mrs. Homer K. Williams, Mrs. Glenn Southerland, Mrs. Gleason Streber, Mrs. Walter Drake, Irene Gray.  --Wilmington News-Journal 9Nov1964p9

1964 Nov. 10 Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 10Nov1964p7

1964 Nov. 11 Mabel Davis News  --Wilmington News-Journal 11Nov1964p11

1964 Nov. 13 News --Wilmington News-Journal 13Nov1964p8and New Vienna 4-H Achievement Held – advisors and award winners mentioned include Linda Eltzroth, Sybil Gano, Weegie Hughes, Linda Moore, Shirley Bernard, Mrs. A.W. Kettlewell, Mrs. Kyda Prickett, Mrs. Paul Eltzroth, Mrs. Jack Walker, Mrs. James Terrell, Mrs. Kenneth Mayo, Marilyn Bernard, Mrs. Orville Harner, Mrs. Glenn Bernard, Dale Roehm, Paul Eltzroth, Gayle Zimmerman, Orville Harner, Joe Eaton, Mrs. J.S. McKenzie, Mrs. Robert Nischwitz.  --Wilmington News-Journal 13Nov1964p14

1964 Nov. 17  Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 17Nov1964p5

1964 Nov. 19 Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 19Nov1964p9

1964 Nov. 20 Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 20Nov1964p4

1964 Nov. 21 Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 21Nov1964p8

1964 Nov. 24 Mabel Davis News  --Wilmington News-Journal 24Nov1964p3

1964 Nov. 25 Mabel Davis News: Family Thanksgiving Dinners  --Wilmington News-Journal 25Nov1964p28

1964 Nov. 27 Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 27Nov1964p3

1964 Nov. 28 Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 28Nov1964p4

1964 Nov. 30 Mabel Davis News --Wilmington News-Journal 30Nov1964p7

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1974 Nov. 27 Mrs. Robert Norman is now New Vienna Correspondent, Greg Dodd, Carrier.  New business opens: Ohio Seafood and Ice - located on the corner of the Shell station lot.  Owner is Dick Curtis. --Wilmington News-Journal 27Nov1974p15 & p16

1974 Nov. 29 Two new business open: Days of Yore Arts and Crafts, managed by Mildred Penn and Pat White; and P&R Fish, Pets and Flower Shop to be managed by Phyllis Minzler and Robin Griffith.  Both stores are located on Main Street in New Vienna.  --Wilmington News-Journal 29Nov1974p10

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

October News 1884, 1894, 1904

New Vienna, Ohio local news from October, 1884 

1884 New Vienna News - Oct. 4
Highland Weekly News p.8
October 8, 1884
1884 Oct. 1  Names, events & places include: Emma Malone, Hodson farm, Walter Pugsley, W.W. West, Ed Shockley, Conard's Grocery. News dated Sept. 27, 1884.  --Highland Weekly News 1Oct1884p8

1884 Oct. 1  Additional New Vienna News includes Mrs. J.C. Santee, James Nevin, E.W. Stein. --Highland Weekly News 1Oct1884p8

1884 Oct. 8 Ellsworth Abbott, a local Blacksmith has gone West to a new location; Gregg & Ervin dry goods merchants have sold out to a party in Findley who are moving the goods there; the St. George Hotel is still "to let" but is looking like a habitation for ghosts.  --Highland Weekly News 8Oct1884

1884 Oct. 15 Methodist Church to be dedicated next Sunday.  [The building at Church & 2nd Streets, would be destroyed by lightning in 2002.]  --Highland Weekly News 15Oct1884p4

1884 Oct. 22 - There were no fights of any importance on election day; the tile kiln [near RR depot] has many orders for shipping tile; Mr. Hale, popular undertaker, has been very busy; Major Asa Higgins [veteran of Civil War], has been drilling a platoon of sixteen ladies and gentlemen who make a grand appearance in local political rallies.  Gregg & Ervin who were reported to be sold out, have divided their goods instead and Mr. Ervin will remain here.  --Highland Weekly News 22Oct1884p4

1884 Oct. 22 - Mr. Gregg of Gregg & Ervin Dry Goods Merchants, has moved his share of the stock to Bellefontaine; James Ervin has removed his family from Blanchester and is now residing in New Vienna; death of Nevin infant.  --Wilmington Journal 22Oct1884p3

1894 New Vienna (Ohio) News - Oct. 4
Hillsboro News-Herald p.4
New Vienna, Ohio local news from October, 1894, 1904 

1894 Oct. 4 Mark Clark was attacked by a vicious hog, his left hand was terribly bitten and lacerated. Hillsboro News-Herald4Oct1894p1

1904 Oct. 5 Hugh Terrell improving after being severely injured by corn binder; Right-of-way is being secured for a Wilmington-Hillsboro traction line [electric railroad, this plan must have been abandoned later]; Parents of children attending the Snow Hill school are agitated on account of an epidemic of throat trouble, evidently caused by drinking water from a well adjacent to the school building.  --Wilmington Journal 5Oct1904p1

1904 Oct. 12 New Vienna needs more people but housing is in short supply.  The Harrison Hotel has been put in first-class repair and rented to families.  Dr. G.R. Conard has been in  active practice for forty years.  C.F. Irons is retiring.  He has lived in NV for 15 years and has operated his business [hardware?] for 12 years. [Irons was builder of Irons building where Daye Hardware was later located on W. Main Street.]  --Wilmington Journal 12Oct1904p1

1904 New Vienna (Ohio) News Oct. 12 Wilmington Journal p.1

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

October News 1964, 1974

New Vienna, Ohio local news from October 1964

1964 Oct. 2 Junior High School class officers and cheerleaders listed: Names include Tom Terrell, Debbi Bernard, Patti Bernard, Steve Streber, Bruce Rathkamp, Pam Thompson, Vicki Bailey, Larry Saunders, Debbie Hutchins, Robyn Streber, Marcia Woods, and Nancy Walker. --Wilmington News-Journal 2Oct1964p7

1964 Oct. 5 Methodist WSCS, Farm Bureau Advisory Council, Group takes tour to Williamstown, WV. --Wilmington News-Journal 5Oct1964p5

1964 Oct. 6 Church of Christ Homebuilders Class, A.W. Kettlewell, New Kenton administrator, speaks on the school levy. --Wilmington News-Journal 6Oct1964p8

1964 Oct. 10 Church of Christ Always Faithful Class. --Wilmington News-Journal 10Oct1964p4

1964 Oct. 10 Mrs. Leda Moyer retired after cooking at New Vienna school since 1925. --Wilmington News-Journal 10Oct1964p10

1964 Oct. 12 Church news; two sewing clubs; Farm Bureau Council; and personal news about Roy Linkhart, Clyde Wilson, and more. --Wilmington News-Journal 12Oct1964p7

1964 Oct. 14 Upcoming Halloween Carnival; Baptist Missionary Society; Lions Club Concert; Linkhart visitors. --Wilmington News-Journal 14Oct1964p15

1964 Oct. 14 Four Children Killed in Fire near New Vienna.  Killed were Timmy Turner, 2, and three of his sisters, Ronda, 6, Lisa, 3, and Quinn, 15 months.  Surviving children who were injured were Thomas Jr., 5, Paul, 4, and Cheryl, 7.  Parents, Thomas and Mary Jean Turner also survived. --Wilmington News-Journal 14Oct1964p1

1964 Oct. 16 NVHS Class of 1914 holds 50th reunion and were entertained at home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ockerman; whole village is shocked and saddened over the tragic fire and loss of four children at the Turner residence. --Wilmington News-Journal 16Oct1964p8

1964 Oct. 21  Names & events include: Mrs. Arthur Bernard; Wayne Smith birthday dinner; Penny Huffman goes to college; Mrs. Harold Thornburg; Senior Class Play of New Kenton High School. --Wilmington News-Journal 21Oct1964p11

1964 Oct. 22 Names & events: Eastern Star; Jesse Shaffer; Rev. Kuntzman; Mrs. Clair Ames; Harvey Hutchens; Charles Blackburn; William Thornburg.  --Wilmington News-Journal 22Oct1964p13

1964 Oct. 23 Elmer McKamey, Mrs. Harold Briggs, John Croghan, Lucien Pittser, Levina West, Lilian Parshall.  --Wilmington News-Journal 23Oct1964p3

1964 Oct. 24 Halloween Carnival, Careytown Homemakers Club, Boosters' Class, Woman's Club, Cub Scouts, Charles Thompsons' host dinner, C.R. Clark.  College students include Charles & John Salisbury and Linda Rudisill. --Wilmington News-Journal 24Oct1964p3

1964 Oct. 28 Nancy Henderson, Mrs. Stanley Fawley, Gayle Zimmerman, Thomas Mitchell.  --Wilmington News-Journal 28Oct1964p8

1964 Oct. 29 Duane Blackburn is new Grange Master, David Myers has Halloween Party, Richard McKibben hosts New Kenton Senior Class party, Clete King birthday celebrated, Salisbury family dinner.  --Wilmington News-Journal29Oct1964p15

1964 Oct. 30  Fund raising for Thomas Turner building fund, Auburn WSCS, Church of Christ has new building, Leo Watson is Lion's Club chairman, Polly's Restaurant site of several gatherings.  --Wilmington News-Journal 30Oct1964p8

1964 Oct. 31 Derivan reunion dinner at Blue Grass Restaurant in Wilmington, Mrs. Harold Briggs is secretary of Careytown Homemakers Club, Snow Hill Garden Club members including Mrs. John Cooper and Mrs. James Curtis attend regional fall meeting in Washington C.H.  --Wilmington News-Journal 31Oct1964p5

1974 New Doctor for New Vienna -Oct.18.  
Pictured left to right: Dr. Anders Otterland, his wife Lillemor, and 
Estel Daye Jr., treasurer of the Doctors Procurement Committee.  
Wilmington (Ohio) News-Journal clipping -18Oct1974
New Vienna, Ohio local news from October 1974

1974 Oct. 8 Mrs. Harley (Nancy Ann Johnson) Phillips celebrates her 96th Birthday.  Many of her nieces were present and her two surviving siblings: sisters, Mrs. Fay (Bernice) Oxley and Miss Ethel Johnson. --Wilmington News-Journal 8Oct1974p6 

1974 Oct. 9 - Obituary for Gleason Streber, 1903-1974, who opened his own store in New Vienna in 1931.  He was survived by his wife, Jane, [1905-1976], and four sons. --Wilmington News-Journal 9Oct1974p2

1974 Oct. 18 New Doctor in New Vienna: Dr. Anders Otterland (left), is New Vienna's new doctor according to Estel Daye Jr. (right), treasurer of the Doctors Procurement Committee.  Hours will include two evenings a week plus Saturday morning in addition to daytime hours three days each week.  --Wilmington News-Journal 18Oct1974p24

1974 Oct. 24 New Vienna Elementary Honor Students - 4th-8th Grades for the first six week grading period.  --Wilmington News-Journal 24Oct1974p11

Friday, October 31, 2014

October News 1924, 1934,1944, 1954

New Vienna (Ohio) News from October 1924, 1934, 1944 and 1954

1924 Oct. 1 New Vienna Reporter has new owners.  Gurney C. And Homer Wright have purchased the Reporter from Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Sturm who have owned and managed the paper for the past two years.  Gurney Wright is a member of the undertaking firm of Ellis & Wright in New Vienna.  His son, Homer, has previously been employed in the office of a steel company in Weirton.  --Wilmington News-Journal 1Oct1924p7

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1934 Oct. 3 Friendship Circle Sunday School class [unidentified church] members include Mrs. H.M. Southerland, Sadie Polk, Mrs. L.A. Arthur & Mrs. Frank Shepard; other church news. --Wilmington News-Journal 3Oct1934p2

1934 Oct. 9 Names include J.F. Schuler, Lillian Swingley, Geneva Phillips, Neil Carey, Dr. L.G. [Lyle] Morton, Luther Hildebrant and Judge Hugh Wright.  --Wilmington News-Journal 9Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 13 Mentioned are Mrs. Henry Sanders, Charles Southerland, Mrs. Carl Lukens and Homer Wright.  --Wilmington News-Journal 13Oct1934p2

1934 Oct. 16  Names include: Heber Runk and son, Bobby, Cleveland Bobbitt, Mildred Polk, Charles Rulon, Mrs. Burch Laymon.  --Wilmington News-Journal 16Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 20  Ed. Duncan, Josephine Williams, Glen Southerland, Earl Stockwell, School Supt. F.H. Martin, Del Carter, Burch Laymon, Dr. W.T. Matthews, and George Bernard are among the names mentioned.  Also noted is that "considerable work" has been done on the high school gym floor [the pit] under the direction of Coach Rudolph Evjen.  --Wilmington News-Journal 20Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 23  Bond family dinner; Pete Demas; I.C. Wise purchase Bobbitt property near Snow Hill; Boy Scouts work at local stores and get a per cent of the day's business.  --Wilmington News-Journal 23Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 24  Robert Bernard (NVHS '1934) receives American Farmer Degree at National Convention of FFA.  He is son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bernard, of New Vienna.  --Wilmington News-Journal 24Oct1934p3

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1944 Oct. 4 Virgil Bentley (1911-1993) celebrates his 33rd birthday; lots of visiting. --Wilmington News-Journal 5Oct1944p7

1944 Oct. 11 Names include Mrs. Wilbur Purtee, Gar Walker, Russell Caplinger, Martha Hilderbrandt, Sam Steele.  --Wilmington News-Journal 11Oct1944p6

1944 Oct. 27  Military men mentioned include Floyd Wiget, Wendell Donohoo, and Elvis Wiget.  --Wilmington News-Journal 27Oct1944p6

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1954 Avon Theater Ad -Oct.6

1954 Oct. 4 Garden Club, Lions Club, Sewing Club & Mother's Club; Florida Friends. --Wilmington News-Journal 4Oct1954p8

1954 Oct. 5 Personal mentions abound. Names include Larrick, Rhonemus, McDonald, Achor, Pugsley, Oates, Irwin, Hodson, and Ames.  --Wilmington News-Journal 5Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 7 New Vienna News tidbits with lots of names including: Mrs. William (Bill) Holmes, Wilburn Walls, Floyd Smalley, Harry Rulon. --Wilmington News-Journal 7Oct1954p14

1954 Agin Furniture Store Ad -Oct.7

1954 Oct. 8 - Teachers honored at Grange Reception. Those present included Supt. Russell Fenwick, Glenn McElwee, Thomas Rudisill, George Schaffer, James Short, Mr. & Mrs. Adrian Roberts, A.F. Roush, Mrs. Bess Stamm, Mrs. Everett Penn, Mrs. William King, Mrs. Virginia Hildebrant, Mrs. Herman Woodmansee, Miss Aleda Purtee, Mrs. Fenwick, Mrs. Carl West, who began her duties this week as vocal instructor and Clarence Caudill, band instructor. --Wilmington News-Journal 8Oct1954p6

1954 Oct. 8 - Church Services: Methodist Church, Rev. Harold Hugus, services in New Vienna & Auburn; Baptist Church, Rev. Harvey C. Black, Mrs. J.H. Stansbury, superintendent; Church of Christ: Rev. G. Hassel Justice, Raymond Saunders, superintendent. --Wilmington News-Journal 8Oct1954p5

1954 Fireman Benefit Show Avon Theater Ad 
Wilmington News-Journal Oct. 9.  
"Fuller Brush Girl" 
starring Lucille Ball and Eddie Albert.

1954 Oct. 11 Mabel Davis takes over as correspondent to the News-Journal, providing information about New Vienna.  Many events completed and planned: Sunshine Stitchers, WSCS, Baptist Missionary Society, Woman's Club, Tarry-A-While Sewing Club, Eastern Star, Fairview Monthly Meeting, Home Builders Class.  --Wilmington News-Journal 11Oct1954p14

1954 Oct. 12 Names mentioned include Donald Bernard, Ralph Ames, Ben Page, Paul Terrell, Donald Matthews, J.S. McKenzie,  Carlos Achor, Chester Ledford, Arthur McCoy, George Wiget, Walter Drake, Simkins, and Jesse Shaffer.  --Wilmington News-Journal 12Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 13 Names mentioned include Calvin Smith, Rebecca Fenner, Delbert Walls, Frank Grosvenor, Harold Lucas and Wilby Henry.  --Wilmington News-Journal 13Oct1954p3

1954 Oct. 15 Names include Laurence Terrell, Charles Blackburn, Earl Cochran, Jimmy Smith and more officers of subordinate and juvenile Granges, Achor family reunion, J.H. Stansbury, and Mrs. Henry Penn.  --Wilmington News-Journal 15Oct1954p7

1954 Oct. 18  Names include Ralph Carey, Homer Bohl, Ada Stethem, and Lyle Sheffield.  --Wilmington News-Journal 18Oct1954p3

1954 Oct. 19 Names include Russell Caplinger, Harold Briggs, Jacob Masters, Mrs. Dana Bond (celebrates 95th birthday) Parr family reunion, Elroyd Collier family motor trip.  --Wilmington News-Journal 19Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 22 Names include Rose Kratzer, Mrs. Charles McKibben, Mrs. Oscar Stanfield, Eugene Engle (Halloween party), and Douglas Pickens. --Wilmington News-Journal 22Oct1954p2

1954 Oct. 23 4-H Grades and Achievement Awards includes names of over 50 New Vienna members of the New Vienna Buckeyes (farm animal related), Tasty Club, and Junior and Senior Happy Clovers award winners.  --Wilmington News-Journal 23Oct1954p4
1954 New Vienna News Headline -Oct.25.  
Mabel Davis becomes correspondent on Oct. 11 
& the news expands exponentially.
1954 Oct. 25 Names include Mrs. Homer Williams, Mrs. Walter Drake, Mrs. Frank Davis, Lavina West, Harold Briggs.  --Wilmington News-Journal 25Oct1954p3

1954 Oct. 26 Names mentioned: Mrs. Glenn Southerland, Homer Bohl, Charles Rulon, Larry Johnson, Russell Fenwick gave talk on juvenile delinquency and Glenn McElwee told steps to take to keep the nation free from communists.  Many New Vienna people attended funeral service for Frank (Tom) Buntain in Hillsboro.  --Wilmington News-Journal 26Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 28 Everett Bernard, Charles McKibben, and Mrs. Jessie McDaniel celebrate birthdays; Baptist Church sponsors Halloween party; and Hook-Compton family celebrates five birthdays.  --Wilmington News-Journal 28Oct1954p11

Friday, October 3, 2014

September News 1964, 1974

New Vienna, Ohio local news from September 1964

1964 Sept. 2 Attendees at the Methodist Redeemers Class picnic and the Christian Service Circle picnic; Ruth Shoemaker moves to NV from Marshall to be close to her sister Mrs. Elroyd (Mabel) Collier; Linda Hughes returned home after two years teacher in Ethiopia as Peace Corps volunteer.  --Wilmington News-Journal 2Sep1964p8

1964 Sept. 4 Attendees at the St. Michael Catholic Church annual picnic; Robbins family reunion. --Wilmington News-Journal 4Sep1964p7

1964 Sept. 5 Stowe family reunion; Lions Club; Methodist Enright Circle & Flower Committee; Church of Christ Always Faithful Class. --Wilmington News-Journal 5Sep1964p9

1964 Sept. 9 - "Her Favorite Recipe" features picture of Mrs. Gary Tolle and her three daughters: Debbie, Cindy & Lisa along with recipes for Apricot-Cheese Delight and Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie. --Wilmington News-Journal 9Sep1964p3

1964 Sept. 10 NVHS Class of 1952 reunion picnic; Peelle reunion; Lawrence Terrell hosted family dinner. --Wilmington News-Journal 10Sep1964p13

1964 Sept. 11 Farm Bureau; Larrick family gathering. --Wilmington News-Journal 11Sep1964p8

1964 Sept. 12 Eastern Star, Fairview Women's Group, Sunshine Stitchers & Tarry-A-While Sewing Clubs, Robbins reunion. --Wilmington News-Journal 12Sep1964p4

1964 Sept. 14 Church of Christ Evangelist Meetings summarized; Union Grange. --Wilmington News-Journal 14Sep1964p3

1964 Sept. 15 Methodist Enright Circle; Family night at Methodist Church will feature Linda Hughes who will give program on her Peace Corps experiences. --Wilmington News-Journal 15Sep1964p5

1964 Sept. 16 Eloise Simkins featured in "Her Favorite Recipe" which highlights her career as a librarian before retiring in New Vienna. --Wilmington News-Journal 16Sep1964p3

1964 Sept. 17 Home & School League, 1961 NVHS reunion picnic, Eastern Star Golden Rule Circle. --Wilmington News-Journal 17Sep1964p20

1964 Sept. 18 Women's Group of Farm Bureau, New Vienna Twig Hospital Guild. --Wilmington News-Journal 8Sep1964p8 

1964 Sept. 19 Lions Club, Evergreen Homemakers, Republican Women, Grange, WSCS. --Wilmington News-Journal 19Sep1964p4

1964 Sept. 21 Woman's Club, Grange, Methodist Redeemers, Bicycle safety check and Lions Club white elephant auction. --Wilmington News-Journal 21Sep1964p3

1964 Sept. 22 Methodist Youth Fellowship; Judy Achor and Charles Salisbury return to their studies at Kentucky State College. --Wilmington News-Journal 2Sep1964p8

1964 Sept. 24 NVHS 1961 Class reunion picnic with nine out of 26 graduates; Grange party; Aaron Burton's birthday party. --Wilmington News-Journal 24Sep1964p17

1964 Sept. 25 Promotion Day at Fairview Sunday School; Farm Bureau; Church of Christ Boosters; Family Dinners. --Wilmington News-Journal 25Sep1964p8

1964 Sept. 29 Methodist Redeemers meet; Chartered bus takes 40 from Church of Christ to Williamstown, WV to visit Fenton Glass Works; Snow Hill Garden Club. --Wilmington News-Journal 29Sep1964p5

1964 Sept. 30 Cub Scouts Space Derby; Eastern Star; Eugene Drake has party for employees. --Wilmington News-Journal 30Sep1964p5

1964 Sept. 30 NV School Open House.  Mr Fenwick, Principal of New Vienna and Reesville, introduced teachers: Mrs. McKamey, Mrs. Fenwick, Mrs. Laughlin, Miss Purtee, Mrs. James (Norma) Allen, Mrs. Woodmansee, Mrs. Harner, Mrs. Hildebrant, Miss Linda Hughes, Mrs. King, Mrs. Penn, Mrs. Wolfe, Mrs. Dayton, Mrs. Mires, Mrs. Walker, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Rudisill, Mr. Wolfe, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. West and Mrs. Haskins.  Kitchen Staff is Mrs. Herbert McKenzie, Mrs. Croghan, Mrs. Harris, & Mrs. Mary Pinkerton. Sexton is Wendell Trenary. --Wilmington News-Journal 30Sep1964p14

1974 – though there are multiple mentions of New Vienna in the September 1974 newspapers, nothing significant is available to be shared.