New Vienna related news as reported in the Press Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio) from August 1942 and 1952.
August 4, 1942 - Obituary for Mrs. Clara Kinzer Caplinger, 78, at her home near New Vienna. Surviving are five children, Fred (NVHS '17), Russell (NVHS '19), and Ellen of near New Vienna, Mrs. Chester A. Williamson of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Ruth (Beryl) Noble (NVHS '22) of Sharonville, one brother, Charles Kinzer of Martinsville and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Stodgel of Hillsboro.
August 7, 1942 - Mowrystown news - Earl Davidson, wife and son, Wayne (NVHS '58), of New Vienna visited with her mother, Mrs. Resa Dolphin.
August 18, 1942 - School Gardens - Russell Fenwick, superintendent of schools at New Vienna showed off the school gardens from which they have already canned 350 quarts of beans and they are just getting started. Tomatoes, cabbage and butter beans are ready to put up for the winter. The vegetables were raised by women in the WPA and canned for use in the school lunch department. They are canned in tin and New Vienna has a machine for turning back a seam on the tin cans so it can be used a second time.
August 28, 1942 - Marriage Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Grover Storer, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Alice Mildred Storer (NVHS '42) to Mr. Kenneth R. Crummie of Martinsville. Mr. Crummie leaves for military service this week. They were married at the Methodist parsonage in New Vienna, by Rev. C. L. Wamsley.
August 1, 1952 - Bob Linkhart (NVHS x'44), who lives near New Vienna, wins the Highland County contour plowing match. In 1951 he came in 4th place. Melvin Hollingsworth, New Vienna Rt. 1 came in second place in the level land contest.
August 5, 1952 - Local Riders are winners in Horse Show - In a horse show sponsored by the Bar-None Riding Club in Leesburg, Roger Ames (NVHS '52) won fourth place in the pony class.
August 8, 1952 - Hollowtown News - The Rev. F. H. Smith of New Vienna will begin a revival meeting her next Sunday. [Rev. Smith, NV Church of Christ, was the father of Calvin (NVHS '44) and Owen Smith (NVHS '42), grandfather of Debbie Smith Woodruff.]
August 12, 1952 - New Vienna Woman Wins Top Award in Contest - Mrs. J. E. Hodson was the winner of a 17-inch Sparton television set in a scrambled names contest sponsored by Hillsboro Publishing Co. Her entries displayed unusual painstaking effort and creative ability.
August 12, 1952 - Obituary for Jessie A. Foreman, born Feb. 7, 1873 on a farm in the Mt. Olive community. She was the daughter of Lewis W. and Elizabeth Kibler Foreman. She had lived in New Vienna since 1936. Survived by two sisters, Miss Stella Foreman and Mrs. Grace L. Storer, both of New Vienna.
August 12, 1952 - Obituary for John W. Detty, 74, retired farmer, who died at the home of a niece, Mrs. Harry (Hattie) Achor in New Vienna. He leaves two half sisters, Mrs. Delbert Walls and Mrs. Perry Whitmer, both of New Vienna.
August 22, 1952 - Obituary for Mrs. Edna Driskill, 75 of New Vienna, born June 24, 1877 in Clinton County to John and Sara Matthews. Her husband, Louis, and one daughter preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, John Driskill (NVHS '22) of Silverton and three brothers, Dr. W.T. Matthews, doctor in New Vienna, Judge Stanley Matthews, and Dr. Albert Matthews of Cincinnati; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bernard, Wilmington, and Mrs. Sylvia Rhonemus, New Vienna.
August 26, 1952 - Obituary for Franklin C. Smith, 3-year-old son of Bernard Franklin and Joan Mack (or Mock?) Smith of the Mt. Olive Community. Great-grand-parents are Mayor and Mrs. C.C. Kelso of New Vienna. He was also survived by a sister, Joyce Ann Smith; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilber E. Mock and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard T. Smith, all of the Mt. Olive area.