Thursday, November 29, 2012

November news from old Hillsboro newspaper

A selection of New Vienna news items from the November 1862, 1872, 1882 Highland Weekly News; 1912 Hillsboro News-Herald; 1942, 1952 Hillsboro (Ohio) Press-Gazette and the 1982 Blanchester Star-Republican.  1892 news from the Clinton County Democrat as abstracted by Joyce Pinkerton and Josephine Williams.

Nov. 27, 1862 - Mr. Albert Elster, of Hillsboro, was accidentally shot while in the company of Provost Marshal Black and others.  They had gone the the neighborhood of New Vienna to search for a drafted man named William Brown, who had refused to report himself for duty.  After searching his brother's house without finding him, Mr. Elster's pistol dropped from his belt, hit the wagon wheel and discharged, with the ball entering his shot.  He was severely wounded but will probably recover.

Nov. 21, 1872 - Train time table shows four trains a day each direction passing through New Vienna on the Marietta and Cincinnati (M&C) Railroad.

Nov. 1, 1882 - Luther Nordyke, formerly of Snow Hill has started a livery stable in Leesburg.

Nov. 22, 1882 - A railroad connecting Columbus and Cincinnati is closer to reality.  New Vienna would be the terminus for the railroad from Columbus, which would then travel over the M&C line on to Cincinnati.  Right-of-way has been mostly secured for the road, to be called the Columbus and Cincinnati Midland RR, to run through Harrisburg, Grove City, Mt. Sterling, Washington C.H. and thence to New Vienna.

Nov. 10, 1892 - James Haynie, teacher at Snow Hill, married Lucy Bowers on November 5, 1892.  [They had eight children, most of whom graduated from NVHS.  The youngest, Eleanor Haynie Bentley, 1913-2004, graduated in 1931.]

Nov. 14, 1912 - Glenn Fox, of New Vienna, has opened a saloon in Lees Creek.  Opposed citizens have prepared petitions and Wayne Township will vote on Nov. 23 whether to be "wet" or "dry."  Mr. Fox will be able to run his place until 60 days after the election if the result is "dry."

Nov. 24, 1942 - Youth shot by companion dies - Dale Woods, 19, [NVHS'42] was accidentally shot while hunting pests on the Ralph Carey farm near Careytown.  Dale was the son of Alva and Lillian Carey Woods of rural New Vienna.  Though the wound was considered minor, Dale died six days later of peritonitis.

Nov. 4, 1952 - Stan West, owner of the New Vienna Grain Company for the past several years, announces that he has sold part of his interest in the firm.  His new partner is James Curtis of Lees Creek.

Nov. 7, 1952 - Ad for Agin & Son Furniture - "one of the progressive firms of ... New Vienna."

Nov. 7, 1952 - Ad for Curtis Shell Service at New Vienna "can serve you to your complete satisfaction."

Nov. 11, 1952 - Auction!  Robert L. Riley and Margaret E. Preston announce the auction of livestock and farm machinery at the Preston farm located four miles west of New Vienna and one-half mile south of SR-28, on the Hildebrant Road.

Nov. 11, 1952 - Wedding announcement - Mrs. Lillian Parshall announces the marriage of her daughter, Mary Eleanor, of New Vienna to Kenneth Kier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Kier of Hillsboro.  The bride attended high school at New Vienna.

Nov. 11, 1952 - Zane Gray (NVHS'38) of New Vienna is selling a 1950 Buick Riviera hardtop convertible.
Nov. 14, 1952 - Plowmen - Winners at the third annual Highland County Plowing Matches were left to right, Duane Mootz, Hillsboro, Melvin Hollingsworth, New Vienna, Floyd Caplinger, New Petersburg and Bob Linkhart, New Vienna.

Nov. 14, 1952 - Ad for New Vienna Grain Co., Jim Curtis, Mgr.  "Top prices for new corn."

Nov. 14, 1952 - New Vienna clobbers Lynchburg 79-43 in basketball.  Top scorers for NV were Jim Turner (NVHS'53) with 30 points and Dean Cluxton (NVHS'54) with 18.

Nov. 21, 1952 - Death of Mrs. Lillie Mae Cade, 81, of New Vienna, born July 2, 1871.  Her husband Arthur L. Cade, died in 1930.  Survivors include son Everett S. Cade of NV, and four daughters, Mrs. Paul Purdin, Greefield, Mrs. Charles Chaney, Hamilton, Miss Maggie Cade and Mrs. Jessie Binegar of New Vienna.

Nov. 25, 1952 - New Vienna's basketball team hit high mark in victory over Jefferson, 117-40.

Nov. 29, 1982 - "Family Christmas" theme for NVUMC Christmas Bazaar.
1982 NV UMC Christmas Bazaar clipping - Nov. 29. Picturing Charlotte Hause, Wilma Crogham, Virginia Walker, Virginia Hildebrant, Opal Nussbaum, Grace Fite, and Nellie Thornburg.

1 comment:

  1. awesome post--enjoyed the info about the draft dodger, the train info, the Lees Creek Saloon, a guy named Zane Gray, my Dad--the great plowman, etc.

    my favorite though was the family christmas entry from 11/82---several of those women helped me when I was a boy and had a positive and lasting impact upon me, I will never forget them

    Thanks much!