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“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 Oct. 23-29, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors heard the second reading of an ordinance regarding the approval of new traffic signals for the city.
The St. Marys Roughriders blanked Bluffton 20-0 in football action.
The Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, and his wife were scheduled to visit St. Mary as part of a tour of the United States.
Two sheep were found on Ed Koenig’s farm, north of St. Marys on Spruce Street, in an apparent attack by dogs.
50 years ago: Weston Paper and Manufacturing was the first industry to go over the top in the United Fund Drive. It collected $850 in donations and pledges.
Seven buildings in St. Marys were listed as public shelters in the event of an emergency. The buildings were: Bunker Hill School, St. Marys Public High School, Weston Paper and Manufacturing, St. Marys Cotton Mill, FOE Lodge, Holy Rosary School and St. Marys Light Plant.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office warned motorists to stop dumping rubbish on roadways or risk citation.
The second phase of a rip-rap project was completed at Lake St. Marys. A total of 3,219 tons of stone was delivered as part of the project.
The Kenton Wildcats defeated the St. Marys Roughriders 26-24 in football action. Jerry Slife threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Tom Walter. However, the two-point conversion attempt failed.
The New Bremen Women’s Club marked its 50th anniversary.
25 years ago: The St. Marys Area United Way reached the halfway point in its campaign goal of $65,000.
The St. Marys Roughriders used a 21-point outburst to down the Kenton Wildcats 21-14.
The Minster Wildcats clipped Montpelier 34-0 — with all the scoring coming in the first two quarters.
Coldwater downed New Bremen 14-0 — which forced a three-way tie atop the MAC standings.
The Minster girls cross country team took home a district championship.
The St. Marys girls cross country team took home a district title.
Auglaize County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry R. Longsworth announced his candidacy for county sheriff.
Moulton School marked its 50th anniversary.
AAP St. Marys Corp. received a $100,000 grant from the state of Ohio to help cover costs associated with roads, parking, water and sewer services. The company built a $27 million facility in St. Marys.