1924– 100 Years Ago
Va. University Stadium
On the evening of January 14th, at the Business Men’s Club in Ronceverte there will be a dinner at which all alumni and former students of the West Virginia University now residing in Greenbrier County are expected to attend. Mr. H. A. Stansbury, athletic director of the University, will present the plan for financing and building the new concrete stadium which is to be a gift from the people of West Virginia to the University.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation has elected Edward F. Albee, the Keith Albee Theatre magnate, to head its activities and drive for funds to establish the great memorial to Jefferson represented in the purchase and preservation of his home, Monticello. A movement to arouse the interest of school children and secure their cooperation in the establishment of his home as a memorial to the author of the Declaration of Independence is being started
1949 – 75 Years Ago
Payments On Bounties
A total of $15,500 had been paid out as of December 1, by the conservation commission in bounties on gray foxes and wildcats, the commission reported. The fox bounty, $4 on adults and $2 on sub-adults is paid until the funds are used up. The wildcat bounty of $4 is paid year round.
Ape Man’s Bones
South Africa has yielded the bones of another ape man, larger than the recently discovered giant man of Java, who must have stood nine feet tall. Already conclusive evidence has been obtained that these ape men are alike, and probably ancestral to man, and not closely related to living apes.
Town Sells Bonds
At a regular meeting of the Town of Lewisburg the contract for the sale of the revenue bonds was awarded. The bonds are 3 per cent and are for a period of 25 years, amounting to $137,000. The bonds will be paid off from revenue of the Town Water Works. The Lewisburg water system will be revamped and enlarged, which is badly needed.
1974– 50 Years Ago
Israel, Egypt Back At Table
Israel and Egypt went back to the bargaining table in Geneva today and ordered top officials in Washington and Moscow to discuss the progress of Middle East peace talks.
Wallace Has Started Campaign
Gov. George C. Wallace has started 2 ½ years in advance in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976.
Ford Begins Indefinite Layoffs
Indefinite layoffs began today for 2,300 Ford Motor Co. employees, the latest of more than 57,000 U. S. auto workers who have lost their jobs because of the gasoline shortage.
1999– 25 Years Ago
Ann Fort Named Volunteer Of The Year
Ann P. Fort has been chosen as Lewisburg’s volunteer of the year. Fort was nominated by the Lewisburg Foundation, with the remark, “Volunteers are the secret ingredient of Lewisburg’s quality of life.” Thanks to Fort’s outstanding leadership, Lewisburg is now the home of the long-held dream of the campus of Greenbrier Community College. Fort serves as executive director of the Greenbrier Community College Foundation, using her administrative, financial and philanthropic abilities to turn dreams into reality.
Greenbrier Officials Sworn Into Office
On December 30, Greenbrier County’s newly-elected officials were sworn into office. Circuit Judge Frank E. Jolliffe administered the oath of office to County Commissioner Steve Malcomb, Circuit Clerk Elizabeth Banton, County Clerk Sandra Morgan, and Circuit Judge James J. Rowe.
Trout Stocking Season Begins
West Virginia’s 1999 trout stocking season began this week, according to the Division of Natural Resources. During January, all biannual and weekly waters will receive one stocking. About 31,000 pounds will be stocked during the month. Anglers fishing in January are generally most successful using salmon eggs, worms and power bait.
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