June 22, 1943 . . . Sgt. Edward J. McGaharan of Cecil, who is now stationed somewhere in New Guinea, has been awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a second air metal conferred upon him by Lt. Gen. George C. Kenney, Commander of the Allied Air Forces in the SW Pacific. The award was for meritorious and extraordinary flying achievements during a running flight with Japanese surface convoy in the Admiralties.

Congressman Cliff Clevenger will appoint one cadet to the military at West Point and two midshipmen to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Selection will be made by competitive examination which will be held at Defiance, Van Wert and Wauseon on July 29, 1944 for admission to the Academies in the spring of 1945.

When he ran into the street chasing lightning bugs last Friday, Gary Williams, 5, son Mr. and Mrs Gene D. Williams, and grandson of Elmer Haines, Paulding, was struck by an automobile and suffered cuts and bruises, Defiance Police reported last Friday. The child, it was said, failed to see the car, driven by Otto Schmitt, Defiance.

Cecil now has a shoe repair shop which makes it very convenient for people.

A good many around Broughton took advantage of the nice day Sunday, and those who didn’t go fishing went to to Klinger’s Beach.

A streamlined War-Time Conference will be held by the State Association for Township Officials in Columbus at the Deshler Wallich Hotel.

June 24, 1954. . . The new lake is underway at the Oakwood Wood-U-Drive In Park. The purpose of the lake is so interest can be shown by having some casting/fishing lessons given to kids by old timers.

Two companies placed bids on the Paulding County Sheriff’s Radio System at the Paulding County Commissioner’s office. Bids of Motorola and General Electric were opened Friday afternoon, with the contract being awarded to General Electric who was several hundred dollars lower than Motorola. The General Electric bid was $2,167,34 for the main station to be located in the jail, with remote control to the Sheriff’s office in the courthouse, and two mobile units.

The Board of Trustees of Paulding County Memorial Hospital and the Paulding County Medical Academy, presented a letter to the Paulding County Commissioners last Friday requesting the commissioners to submit to the voters of Paulding County a levy tax for $705,000 at the next general election for a new hospital near Paulding Village.

Kinstle, 825 E. 3rd St., Delphos, with a bid of $64, 807.05, was awarded the contract for construction of the bridge over the Little Auglaize and Prairie Creek.

Congratulations to the swimming pool management. The pool opened early in June, just about a day ahead of the first hot weather.

June 25, 1964. . . Mrs. Paul Hartwig, Rt. 1 Haviland, proprietor of the Duchess Beauty Salon, suffered severe injuries to the calf of her right leg, her wrists, the palm and back of her left hand when attacked by a sow last Friday.

The Ohio Power Company is now owner of the Paulding Municipal Light Plant and systems. The transaction became effective at 9 a.m. Wed. June 24, when the Ohio Power Company presented a certified check to the Village of Paulding in the amount of $960,700.

First prize in an art contest held in New York City has been awarded to Mrs. Katie Stahl, wife of Paulding life insurance man, Charles Stahl. Mrs. Stahl’s oil painting took first place in the abstract category. Judges for the contest, which was open to employees of Mutual New York and families, included two college art professors, president of an art studio and retired art department chair man.

Nancy Lee & The Hilltoppers will be the starting entertainment Thursday evening, July 23 at the Annual John Paulding Days celebration. Broadcasting over WOWO, Fort Wayne, Ind., since 1945, they have also been featured coast-to-coast on every major network.