Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Colton Hunter Jett, June 1, son of David and Amber Jett; Blake Wesley McElhaney, April 9, son of Leslie Cain and Brent McElhaney.
Sosbe Sounds, Inc., 226 S. Walnut St. (behind Judy’s Flowers), will hold their grand opening June 29. Owners are Bret and Lisa Sosbe.
County’s justice center nears completion.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Brandy Shea Wright, June 1, daughter of Bonnie and Boyd Wright.
The old International Harvester building used to be located near the intersection of Bridge and Main streets. It obstructed the view of traffic on the bridge trying to turn from Bridge Street onto Main. The property was bought by Harrison Deposit Bank and tore it down to enhance the view.
Larry and Sandy Ritchie are the new owners of Western Auto on Pike Street.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Laura Elizabeth Whitson, June 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeryl Whitson; Laura Alyson Beck, June 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Beck; Beverly Rhea Hendy, June 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Hendy.
James Snapp is operating a new Phillips 66 service station on the White Oak Pike, opposite Kawneer Co. plant, and will be called James Snapp’s 66 Service. It is designed to handle a complete line of station services, greasing, oil change, washing, sale of gasoline, oil, batteries, tires and accessories.
Train-auto tragedy happens at the Renaker Alley crossing off Walnut Street.
Kawneer Company in a three-way industrial merger with American Metal Climas, Inc. and Apex Smelting Company. Little change in operations is expected here if plans for the merger is carried out.