Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July News from "3" years

1873 and 1883 news from the Highland Weekly News, published in Hillsboro, Ohio 1853-1886; 1893 and 1913 news from the Hillsboro News-Herald; 1943, 1963 news from Hillsboro's Press Gazette. Other sources as listed below.

1873 July 31 - Granges organized at New Vienna and Pricetown [Highland County].  Names of the officers of the New Vienna Grange were unavailable but are "men of great energy."

1873 July 31 - Rev. William D. MOORE [1824-1917], of New Vienna, commenced a series of discourses in the [Highland County] Court House, to large and attentive audiences.  He is a follower of Alexander Campbell and the Restoration Movement which was the beginnings of the Church of Christ.

1883 July 4 - IMPORTANT RAILROAD NEWS: Wilmington Jubilant – New Vienna Disappointed.  The Columbus Syndicate and directors of the Columbus & Midland Railroad voted for the location of the road to run from Washington C.H. through Sabina, Wilmington, Cuba and Clinton Valley.  This will put Sabina on the the line of two of the richest railroad corporations in the US, viz: the Pennsylvania Central and Baltimore & Ohio.  The New Vienna Record reported on the sad disappointment of losing the line and blaming the money available in the county seat which "our little village" could not match.

1893 July 20 - Ad – RACES! at New Vienna August 3, 4, & 5. The Board of Directors of the New Vienna Racing Association has prepared at attractive program for their next meeting. There will be three days of good racing.  Send for programs.  R.M. WILLIAMS, Sec'y, New Vienna.

1903 July 1 - Death of James H. West, born 1821 in Martinsville.  His son, Edwin P."Professor" West, was Supt. of New Vienna Schools from 1887-1901.  --Wilmington Journal July 1, 1903 as abstracted by Joyce Pinkerton.

1913 July 10 - Henry Brown, M.D., son of Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Brown of New Vienna, promoted from private to sergeant in the First Field Hospital Corps., O.N.G. [Ohio National Guard?].  He is an intern in the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati.

1913 July 10 - The New Vienna Baptist Church is to receive $5000 from the estate of Penn  Township farmer, William H. Burnett [1839-1911, Burnett never married but was an uncle to William "Bill" VanWinkle 1866-1959.]  James Greathouse, a cousin, is administrator of the estate.  

1943 July 6 - Highland County Sheriff Cleo Shaffer, Deputy Wesley Kelly, New Vienna Police Chief Grover Dennis and Clinton County Deputy Floyd Foote arrested one army and one marine corps straggler near New Vienna Thursday evening.  The two "stragglers" were taken to Patterson Field by military police.

1953 July 18 - Clayton Terrell of New Vienna, will speak at the sixth annual Sheep Day on July 17 on his philosophy of sheep farming.  --Sandusky Register July 18, 1953 p.6.

1953 July 23 - New Vienna mentioned in an ad for Ohio Consolidated Telephone Company, known as Clinton Telephone Company until 1944, now serving over 49,000 customers in 40 cities including New Vienna.  --Times Recorder (Zanesville) July 23, 1953 p.19.

1963 July 1 - Marriage Announcement of Jane McKibben [NVHS'59], daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John McKibben, to David Puderbaugh on June 23. --Sandusky Register July 1, 1963 p.22.

1963 July 2 - Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) Nixon offered contract to teach vocal music in the Greenfield McClain Junior/Senior High School.  [Elizabeth Ann Sayre Nixon 1926-2000]

1963 July 5 - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Carey announce the birth of a son.

1963 July 12 - Don Bernard, New Vienna, was appointed as delegate to the Ohio Farm Bureau and will serve as part of the Policy Development Committee.

2013 July 27 - New Vienna Friends of the Library Golf Scramble.  News release can be read here.  Friends of the Library members planning the event were Richard and Kim Hiatt, Wendell and Linda Compton, Rhonda Crum, Sally Orihood, Sue Reynolds, Wayne Ames, Cathy Fox, Deb Lewis, Lisa Dean, and Lanasue Carey assisted by Mary Ledford, Keith Collins and Randy Thompson.  For more information about donating to the Library building fund contact one of these people or a donation form can be found at this link:

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