Those were the days...

Oct. 18, 1962

Thirteen young boys over the age of 11 receive their diplomas in the first Firearms and Hunting Safety course, held at the Paulding County Fish & Game Club. At the present time, the classes are for boys, but if enough girls and adults are interested, classes will be held for girls and adults.

Miss Karen Rhoad is chosen homecoming queen for Paulding High School for 1962. She is escorted by two of the Panthers football stars, Dick Reinhart and Joe Ybarra.

Roger E. Duerk, president of Auglaize Country Club, announces that the board of directors has decided that “Now is the Time” for full steam ahead on completion of the long-awaited Second Nine at Auglaize Country Club. It is planned to sell at least 200 shares of stock at $100 per share as the first primary move.

Cara Lou Hyman, on her quarter horse Red Sam, won both halter and western pleasure classes at the recent Paulding Saddle Club show.

At the Charloe Store, “Charloe’s Only Shopping Center,” bananas are 7-cents a pound or 15 pounds for $1. Fresh dressed tame rabbit is 49-cents a pound, knockers are 59-cents a pound, fresh-made sorghum is $1.10 a quart and potatoes are 99-cents for 50 pounds.

From the classifieds: Lost - pet raccoon (large) nine-year-old female, brown, named Patty. Reward of $25. Lost near Coupland and Harrison streets. Phone 9-2519.

Paul Klingler has a castor bean twelve and a-half feet tall. Can you beat it?

The Western Buckeyes Square Dance Club will meet Sat. in the clubs room above Stahl’s Insurance office. Anyone interested in joining the club and learning Western style dancing is urged to attend.

The Senior Class of Paulding will present “Grandma, How Could You?” a three-act comedy by J. Vincent Barrett. The play is directed by Mrs. Iris Gallagher, the Senior English and Speech teacher.

Trick or treat days for the village of Paulding have been set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27, 28, and 29. All parents are urged to cooperate so the trick-or-treat will not be dragged out over a two- or three-week period.

Mr. and Mrs. Callie Pryor had open house with a potluck supper for a few World War I buddies.

Oct. 13, 1982

Paulding Exempted Village School Board approves a new learning program called the Saturday Enrichment Program. Superintendent Stan Searing said a brochure detailing the program will be mailed soon.

Payne Fire Department responds to the scene of a burning 1964 Cadillac at 2 a.m. The car was reported stolen from Kurtz Body Shop in Hicksville and was owned by Dan Snell of Hicksville. Authorities said the fire was intentionally set. The car was a total loss.

The urban soil judging team from Paulding FFA placed 12th in competition with 18 teams at District 9 soil judging contests. Members of the team are Mark Spangler, Pete Schlegel, Pat Brown and Dana Arend.

At the recent Barnfest sponsored by the Presbyterian Church of Paulding, Jack Carlton, Rob Constein and Bill Hartig fed apples into an old apple press, owned by Louie Levy, to make apple cider.

Len “Chip” Etter, son of Ed and Apache Etter of Oakwood, is hired as the new Paulding Community Center director.

Rooms for rent at Sprow Motel on 127 North in Paulding by the day, week or month.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Matthews and Pauline Knoll had dinner at the Oak Leaf Restaurant in Oakwood Saturday evening.

Dennis and JoAnn Thompson took a motorcycle ride to Celina, enjoying the fall leaves and Lake St. Mary’s.

George Cassel presents Les Weidenhamer with a $100 check as a donation towards the John Paulding Historical Society’s building fund. George will receive a life membership for his donation.

The closed section of State Route 613 on the west edge of Oakwood is scheduled to re-open this week.

Oct. 16, 2002

The FDIC issues checks to uninsured Oakwood Bank depositors.

A man from Marion waives a preliminary hearing on felony drug charges and is bound over to Common Pleas Court. He was arrested after a routine traffic stop just north of Wayne Trace School. He was charged with one count illegal manufacturing of drugs, a felony of the first degree; illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony; no operator’s license and speeding. A female passenger in the vehicle, also of Marion, made her appearance at county court in a separate hearing.

Closure of the Dana Corp. was the focal point of the Antwerp Village Council and its effects on the Dana employees and the village of Antwerp.

Rock-Sea Farms has tons of pumpkins for sale. They also have corn shocks, straw bales, mums, Indian corn, apples and much more. Located 4.5 miles south of Paulding on St. Rt. 127.

The Paulding County Commissioners will offer for sale at auction the site of the old county home and hospital.

The John Paulding Historical Society is holding a Harvest Festival Luncheon, featuring homemade apple dumplings Sat. at the museum.

Sheriff Dave Harrow is the guest speaker at the Paulding Kiwanis Club luncheon. Harrow talked about the upcoming levy for the jail and why it is needed.

A 38-year-old Antwerp man is sentenced to 54 years in the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections in connection with rape cases involving two juveniles.

Paulding County OSU Agricultural Extension Agent Jim Lopshire says harvest results in the county were uneven for soybeans and poor for corn this year.