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  • Arcadia — A century

  • One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.

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  • 100 Years Ago
    March 27, 1913
    • Village salaries were approved for 1913- The village clerk would earn $30 per month, police officers $60 a month, police chief $65 a month, and the fire team driver $55 a month.
    • Ad - Indian Motorcycles 4 HP $200, 7 HP $250 - William Rykeman Garage, 31 Colton Avenue.
    • There were 12 cases of diphtheria and 9 cases of scarlet fever, as reported by the Newark village health officer.
    • A meeting was held between the owners of the former Mora Automobile plant and representatives of a furniture manufacturing company for the sale of the plant on Hoffman St. If successful, jobs with the new company would pay between $12and $22 per week.
    • Ad - Bock Beer is Now Ready - A Springtime Treat - H.G. Miller Bottling Works - Newark.
    75 Years Ago
    March 30, 1938
    • Plans for the Wayne County Blossom Festival moved forward for May 14 in Newark.
    • Joe Gravino, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Domenico Gravino of VanBuren St., arrived in Columbus, Ga. for his debut in professional baseball with the Cardinal chain.
    • Ad - Seed for Farm and Garden - Newark Produce Corp. First National Bank Building.
    • Ad - Armstrong "Insured" Tires - Available at Ken Durfee's Atlantic Station, 176 West Union St.
    50 Years Ago
    March 21, 1963
    • Alex Eligh, Newark Community Center Director, was named Courier Gazette "Man of the Year".
    • Mrs. Irma Combes , 70, of Scott St., , community volunteer, wife of Raymond Combes, longtime shoe store owner, died in New Port Richey, Florida.
    • Newark's oldest resident, Mrs. Jane Crothers, died at the age of 99.
    • Ad - New King Size Squirt Soda - 25 cents for a carton of 6 bottles - Geneva Club Beverage.
    • At Newark High School, playing leading roles in "Happy Journey" were Thespian Club members Jim Lawrence, Jane Marsh, Bill Sohmer, Pam Palmer, Julie Lennen, and James Lipari.
    25 Years Ago
    April 1, 1988
    • The Newark-Arcadia Volunteer Ambulance Service dedicated a new base on Peirson St. and was looking for volunteers to staff the 24 hour operation.
    • Wayne Pharmacy moved to a new home on South Main St. in the former Montgomery Ward building.
    • Ad - Truckload Sale - Steel Belted Radials - $39 to $59 - Tire Spot, 330 West Union Street.
    • Ad - Milk 89 cents a Half Gallon - Ice Cream $1.99 a half gallon. Byrne Dairy Store - Corner West Union and Scott St.

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