“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: Efforts to establish a Kiwanis Club in St. Marys were launched by members of surrounding clubs because the city was the only one of its size in the state without a Kiwanis Club.
The Minster Eagles approved a $4,000 project to build an addition to the dance pavilion at Eagles Park.
ST. MARYS — Locals Weston Hirschfeld, of New Bremen, and Gene Knox, of St. Marys, are woodworkers who turn patterns into art, but when it comes to process, the men use wildly different techniques.
While Knox carves in his cozy kitchen at a home in Otterbein, Hirschfeld, 17, works in a barn with a small electric heater on his parents’ farm.