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• ‘Colonel Shanor dies at 77’
“Col. George B. Shanor, 77, U.S. Army Retired of N. Broadway St., Blanchester, died Saturday night at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center after a lengthy illness. His wife, Helen Shank Shanor, Blanchester, to whom he was married Oct. 28, 1916, survives. Col. Shanor was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Blanchester, and was the first commander of the Marion Post American Legion No. 179.”
• “Miss Debbie Haidet, an eighth-grade student in the Wilmington Schools, received a certificate proclaiming her the winner of the Bicentennial Medallion Contest from Charles Sims, committee chairman.” Finalists were also Blanchester students, fifth-grader Steve Hicks, sixth-grader Alice Harvey, seventh-grader Randy Thomas, ninth-grader Maria Bailey; and Wilmington Schools students, 11th-grader Louis Dye and 12th-grader Susan Shaffer.
• Pictured at the Wilmington-Clinton County Bicentennial Dance included Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross (Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kersey) as well as Mr. and Mrs. David Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Haworth, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Snarr, Mr. and Mrs. David Hale and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clayton Jr.
• Winners of the “Goofy Olympics” at the Wilmington Drive-in included Sack Race winners and placers: ages 5-7, Jackie Jones and Russel Huston of Blanchester, Jeff Bagford of Wilmington and Tommy Sholler of Cuba; ages 8-9, Kim Carnell, Wilmington, and Marsha Richardson, Clarksville; ages 10-11, Jeff Lechner and Susan Lechner, Martinsville, and Don Pennington and Mark Sablock, Wilmington. Warren Fields of Wilmington won the greasedd pig chase, and David Stewart of Sabina and Tom Drake of Wilmington each won, in a drawing, free airplane rides at the Clinton Aero Center.
• 4-H clubs met including: the New Vienna Spokes, Port William Challengers, Kneedle Knobbers, Soul Sewing Sisters, Sabina Super Shefs, and the Wayne Winners of Lees Creek.