Read it Again: Week of Sept. 19, 2002


80 years ago this week. A new cattle coliseum at the Canfield Fairgrounds was the big feature of the fair this fall. Built at a cost of more than $5,000, it can seat nearly 1,000 people.

The First Trust & Savings Company of Canton has retained the services of veterinarian Dr. Earl Kropf, who may be consulted free by any farmer in the county regarding any animal He has offices at the bank and will be available to anyone. He is a graduate of Ohio State University in veterinary medicine and surgery.

Fluid milk in August, ranged in prices from $1.37 to $4.65 a hundredweight, the average being $2.27. The range in the east northcentral states, which includes Ohio, was $1.40 to $2.54.

50 years ago this week. At the 35th Ohio 4-H Club Congress, A.B. Graham, pioneer of the youth movement, proposed that club work be expanded to include city children.

“City dwellers who observe what is being done for rural boys and girls in the science of gardening, farming and art of homemaking, frequently ask why some of their children cannot be offered such simple training if desired,” Graham said.

“To carry the work into the cities would require special legislation to permit tax money in cities to be used extensively for such a purpose,” he said.

In other news, the Board of Health of Columbiana County and all interested parties are planning a meeting to discuss an ordinance that would regulate production, transportation, processing, handling, sampling, examination and grading regarding: regrading and sale of milk and milk products; inspection of dairy herds, dairies and milk plants; the issuing and revocation of permits to milk producers and distributors; and the fixing of penalties.

This ordinance is the standard milk ordinance and code recommended for adoption by the State Health Department and the U.S. Public Health Service.

25 years ago this week. Green Pastures Farm, Berlin Center, Ohio, owned by Don and Mike McPhee, was presented the premier breeder trophy in the open class show of Hereford cattle at the Canfield Fair. The award was presented in memory of Roy Kridler, well-known Leetonia farmer and Hereford breeder. The farm exhibited both grand and reserve champion bulls and the grand champion female. The Neil Weingart family’s Circle W Farm, Salem, showed the reserve champion female.

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