Chelsey Berkey, 7 years old, attended two national dance competitions recently and took high honors at both. In Cincinnati on June 28, she attended the Encore Talent Nationals. Chelsey placed first overall high points in the junior division, 12 years and under. She also received two high gold trophies and a fifth overall for her second dance solo. She also attended Fabulous Talent Dance Nationals in Gatlinburg, Tenn. She received another first overall high point, along with two high gold trophies and a third overall for her two solos.
Members of the Malvern Rotary Club and host families welcomed Belgium exchange student Quinten Burghartz. Among those at the welcome were Rotary President Tom Shearer, host family Jackie, Carol and Terry Sunders and host family Vickie, Trent, Cory and Nelson Ullom.
A secret service man flipped a pen into the hand of Vice President Dan Quayle who, in the company of Minerva Mayor Jim Waller, prepared to sign an autograph. Quayle stopped unexpectedly in Minerva on his way to a rally in Hanoverton. He was also given a key to the city by Mayor Waller.
Laura Aguredakes and her pony, Cinnamon, claimed first place in pole bending at the Ohio State Fair 4-H Horse Show in the 9-18 age group. The 12-year-old Malvern girl finished the pattern in 22.2 seconds for the win to place ahead of 47 other entrants. She is an honor student at Hazen Junior High School in Minerva.
Parked along Burns Cold Forge, Ohi-Rail Engine 135 prepares to start up with five men aboard and is instrumental in resumption of short-line rail traffic from the south end of Minerva to Hopedale, and a section from Grant Boulevard south to Pekin. The five men are D.L. Snoot, R. Powell Felix, of Indiana Hi-Rail, David Unkefer, Tom Campbell and Tom Barnett of Ohi-Rail.
Judy Deininger of Malvern is representing Carroll County at the Washington Focus Citizenship Conference. The conference is being held at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C. The focus is part of an ongoing citizenship program at the local and state levels. The goal is to share ideas and suggestions of ways in which to strengthen, support and enhance the local 4-H citizenship program.
Concrete was poured for the 75- x 50-feet basketball court sponsored by the Minerva Community Association. The court is located opposite the Rotary pavilion and southwest of the high-school parking lot. The length of the court is facing north. The area was excavated and six inches of gravel provided the base. The court is six-inch reinforced concrete.
Father Norbert Connelly was named the administrator of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Father Connelly was ordained 16 years ago and his most recent position was that of administrator and part-time teacher at St. Bernadette's in Mingo Junction. Father Dale Tornes, temporary administrator at St. Gabriel's the past two months, will remain as assistant administrator and instructor of social studies and religion at St. Edwards Central High School.
Ralph Hodgson, famed English poet who resides with his wife on a farm in Brown Township southeast of Minerva, is listed in the recently published book, "Ohio Authors and Their Books." Hodgson, who has resided on this farm since 1941, was one of three writers listed from Carroll County, who were born elsewhere and then came to Carroll county. The book lists seven writers who were born in Carroll County. Hodgson was born in 1871 in Yorkshire, England. His wife is a native of Canton.
The Minerva Local Board of Education will sell at public auction its farm property, which is located at the intersections of Fox Avenue and Freed Street in Paris Township. The 38-1/2 acre farm and building was formerly known as the Ira Youtz farm and is located four miles north of Minerva. The board purchased the farm in March 1960 for $12,500. The farm was bought for the purpose of building a proposed centralized township elementary school. The bond issues for the funds was defeated in two elections.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Harsh have purchased the Davison's News Depot, 109 N. Market St., Crowl Building. Mr. and Mrs. Harsh assisted by their son, Dick, will operate the well-known business under the name of Davison's News Depot. Davison's News Depot has been owned by the Davison family for 40 years. The late Thomas Davison purchased the business when it was located in the building, now occupied by the Minerva Food Market. Edward L. Davison, son of the former owner, took over the business in 1925. His son, Jack, was the manager since 1945.
Construction was started last week on the 28- x 38-foot cement block building, which is to house players rooms and restrooms at the high-school stadium. The project will not be completed in time for the first home games. It will provide men's and women's restrooms and separate half-time rooms for both the visiting and home teams. Although it will be impossible to install showers this year, ultimate plans for the building include these facilities.
Rev. Harold L. Merchant of Butler, Pa., will assume the pastorate of the Homeworth Presbyterian Church, when he preaches at the morning service. He replaces Rev. S.W. Seeman, who has retired and is now located in Florida. Rev. Merchant will be ordained as a pastor at the Second Presbyterian Church in Butler, Pa. He graduated in May from the Western Theological Seminary at Pittsburgh.
Minerva is to be served with a new councilman in Robert C. Larkins, cashier of The Minerva Banking Company. Mr. Larkins was named by the five councilmen in regular meeting to fill the unexpired term of C.E. Larson, who has moved to Canton. Mr. Larkins, who came to Minerva six years ago, has been quite active in civic affairs, having served as secretary of the Community Association for four years.