100 Years Ago (1918)
Two more deaths due to influenza were reported in the city, but new cases were decreasing, according to health official Dr. P.C Ramsey. The names of the deceased were not reported. It was also announced that the emergency hospital was being equipped at the Purcell property on South Union Avenue that was formerly the Atwell residence.
Well-known to Alliance residents, Arthur Leroy Floyd, who had attended Mount Union for two and half years where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau and later married city resident Mae Caldwell, was reported as having died from flu at Camp Colt in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he was assigned to the tank corps.
75 Years Ago (1943)
Joseph Govern Jr. 6, of the 100 block of East Pike Street, died as a result of shock brought on after being hit by a car in front of the a neighbor’s home while playing with Ronald Bezon and Richard Seronie. A witness said Govern, a first-grader at St. Joseph School, ran out in the street and into the path of a car going down the road at a low rate of speed.
50 Years Ago (1968)
Sebring native Rose Mary Woods, personal secretary of presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon, visited with family in an Akron hotel while on a campaign tour through the area.
Beloit sisters Virginia, 7, and Kimberly, 8, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. David Bradley, were given roses by Nixon’s wife, Pat, when the campaign party reached Akron-Canton Airport. The Bradley family went to the airport just to see Nixon and were given the roses from Mrs. Nixon’s bouquet.
Word was received that Sebring native Donald Eckelberry, a noted bird artist, ornithologist and writer who was living in New York, was honored at the opening at the Frame House art gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. The conservation lecturer had also been chosen as one of the two most outstanding bird artists in America.
Benjamin H. Temple, a teacher in Alliance for 36 years, died at the age of 83. Temple taught physiology and chemistry at the high school as well as general mathematics at Statnon Junior High. He retired in 1954. When Fall Varieties was created, he played the role of Broadway Ben for many years and was a highlight of the early shows.
25 Years Ago (1993)
Kristi Sina and Andy Wolpert were crowned as the Marlington High duchess and duke during homecoming festivities.
Michael Fiegenschuh, a member of Boy Scout Troop 57, attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Shannon Haddox and John Smith were crowned queen and kind during Mount Union’s homecoming festivities.
Lee E. Call, 24, of Atwater, died from injuries sustained in a one-car crash on Easton Street. Call had been one of four passengers in car that hit a pole and then another vehicle.