The Coshocton County Beacon April 3, 2019 - Page 8
Panthers came to stalk about the Lake Park dia-
mond, but CHS had something to say about that.
In the opening game of their season, the Redskins
crushed visiting Maysville 6-2. Dana Kittell and Drex-
el Scott led the Redskins’ charge hitting a single and a
double each. On defense, pitcher Jeff Speaks and relief
Dave Williams gave up only two runs.
APRIL 2, 1979
April 12 will be a very special anniversary here
in Coshocton. Forty years ago, Coshocton became
home to the fi rst organized chapter of the March of
Dimes. A dinner was held over the weekend at the Old
Warehouse to commemorate the occasion. Since its
founding in 1939 by President FDR, the organization
had fought to end polio and other childhood diseases.
APRIL 2, 1989
Anne Abbott was bowling while guns roared in
WWII, and now she is being recognized by the Ohio
Women’s Bowling Association. Th e Palace Bowling
Alley on Sixth Street was where she fi rst bowled. At
that time, it was owned by the Chacos Brothers, but
then it was purchased and moved to South Second
by Harold and Steven Th ompson. Since 1963, Abbott
had been doing just as much behind the lanes as she
had in front of it. Working at Coshocton Recreation
Lanes, she helped organize events, including bringing
the Ohio Women’s State Tournament to Coshocton in
1966. For her dedication to the sport and organization,
she was presented with the Emeritus Award by the
OWBA in early March. Anne was also the fi rst woman
to receive Coshocton’s Goodwill Ambassador Award.
APRIL 7, 1999
Tri-Valley is the latest victims of the Ridgewood
Generals. Tuesday night, Ridgewood continued its
juggernaut stride with a narrow 6-5 win over the
visiting team. Chad Lahna was starting pitcher for the
Generals, but despite his best eff orts, the Scotties lived
up to their fi erce reputation. Although RHS scored an
early lead, Tri-Valley fought them tooth and nail the
entire way. “Tri-Valley is known as a baseball power,
so anytime you beat them, you have to feel good about
it.” said Coach John Slusser.
APRIL 15, 2009
Th e 19th Annual United Kennel Club would be
returning to Coshocton that year for their Hunting
Beagle Nationals on the 17th and 18th of the month.
“We’re thrilled to host the UKC for the second year,”
said Belinda Williamson, director of the Coshocton
County Convention and Visitors Bureau. UKC Field
Rep. and Coshocton native Dave McVay said the com-
petition came to Coshocton for its excellent hunting
All information was obtained from microﬁ lm of the
Coshocton Tribune at the Coshocton County Library
and from the archives of Th e Coshocton County Beacon
8 THE BEACON
COSHOCTON - Prohibition, the next topic for the John-
son-Humrickhouse Museum’s Our Town Stories, will be
Th ursday, April 11 at noon. From 1920 to 1933, a nation-
wide constitutional ban on the production, importation,
transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages stifl ed
the country. Implemented to curb family violence and
saloon-based political corruption, the ban ultimately
created an atmosphere that tolerated crime as a means
to provide liquor to the public, even among police and
city offi cials. Come share your memories and thoughts
about this “noble experiment” with us during our hour-
long discussion. Always a great conversation!
JHM’s Our Town Stories gathering occurs month-
ly on the second Th ursday of the month at noon. Th e
conversation animates “the old days” as we conjure up
memories, share personal stories, and recall Coshocton
County as it once was. All are welcome to participate,
whether you grew up in Coshocton or not. Th e atmo-
sphere is casual and the discussion is always informa-
tive, fun and surprising. Admission for the program is
free, and beverages and cookies will be provided. Bring
your sandwich and make the most of your lunch break.
May’s topic is “Department Stores”. For more infor-
mation, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
at 740-622-8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Th e
Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N.
Whitewoman Street, Coshocton. Th e museum is open
Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. After Memori-
I n M eMory
Ca t h y Jo n e s
12-9-1947 to 4-3-2011
Husband - Gene
Daughter & Son-in-Law
Carrie & Derik Doty
Grand Daughter Raya
al Day, the hours are 12:00 – 5 p.m. daily.
Contributed | Beacon
Thank You from the family of
Lawrence E. “Larry” Fortner
8 Years have passed since you had to go,
only God knows how we miss you so.
But the memories of you
that we hold so dear,
we will keep you in our hearts
for all of our years.
Contributed | Beacon
New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A.
Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer
following a raid during the height of prohibition.
Thank you to all our family and friends for their love,
support and prayers in the loss of my dear husband Larry.
I was overwhelmed with all the food, cards, flowers, gifts,
visits, phone calls and loving support from everyone.
It meant so much to myself along with my daughter
Wendy and her family, we appreciated it all.
Also, a big thank you to our family and friends for all the
love and support you gave Larry during his illness.
He enjoyed receiving all the cards and visits from
family and friends. It meant a lot to him.
A big thank you to the emergency squad, doctors and
nurses for the loving care they gave him.
A big thank you to the Miller Funeral Home,
Pastor Dale Sutton, and pall bearers and to my nephew
Brayden for reading my thoughts during the service for me.
A big thank you to the Elks Lodge for their beautiful
service at the calling hours and to the veterans for their
service at the funeral home and at the cemetery.
It was all so very beautiful.
Also, a big thank you to the ladies and volunteers of
my church who provided such a nice luncheon after
the funeral services. Everything was delicious
Thank you to all who came to the calling hours, our
home and to the funeral. Wendy and I truly appreciated
everyone coming to pay their respects and support us.
Thank you and God bless you all!
Wendy, Dan, Alex & Zach Crist
APRIL 2, 1969
Museum to discuss prohibition during
Our Town Stories
APRIL 3, 2019