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25 years ago
November 6, 1996
The Calhoun Warriors and Pawnee Indians traded in their tomahawks for pistols Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs.
The Warriors’ Randy Bailey brought the most ammunition to table as he placed his team to a 47-35 win in an old-fashioned shoot-out at Calhoun High School.
The 5 foot-5, 170 pound junior fullback rushed for a career-high 265 on 34 carries and scored four touchdowns in one of the best performances by a Warrior running back.
The 82 points broke the old Class 1A playoff mark of 76 set in 1978 between Hampshire and Stronghurst Southern.
The Warriors, 9-1, will play Western Illinois Valley Conference rival Greenfield (9-1) in the second round Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Tigers’ Fleur-de-Lis field.
Greenfield defeated Girard 36-8 last Friday to advance to this weekend’s showdown.
Another WIVC tram, Carrollton, was nipped by Virden 15-12 in the first round.
Bailey stepped up when the Warriors needed him most.
The Warriors fell behind by deficits of 8-0 and 15-8 and had to hold off the persistent Indians (7-3) in the fourth quarter.
Leading 40-35, Bailey scored on a 6-yard run with 1:48 remaining in the game to let the Warriors breathe just a bit easier with a 47-35 cushion. Then the Warriors’ defense finally shut the door by stopping the Indians at the Calhoun 22-yard line on a fourth-and-2 play with 48 seconds remaining.
This article is abridged.
50 years ago
November 4, 1971
Greg Ringhausen, Calhoun back, breaks into the clear on a long run during the Calhoun-Routt game Friday night. Ringhausen, one of the Warriors’ most consistent runners, gained 113 yards rushing in 14 carries. Routt won the game, 14-6.
75 years ago
October 31, 1946
One of the largest crowds ever to witness the Hardin High School carnival gathered last Friday evening at the gymnasium.
The highlight of the event was the crowning of the carnival queen, Miss Beth Godar, senior candidate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Godar of Hardin.
The 1946 queen was escorted to the beautifully decorated stage, edged with baskets of flowers, by Cecil Lorsbach.
The crown was placed on the new queen by the retiring queen, Miss Norma Ringhausen, who was escorted by Charles Rulon.
Queen Beth wore a pretty blue net formal over taffeta and a corsage of pink carnations.
The retiring queen was attired in white net over taffeta.
The maids of honor were the candidates of the other classes. Wanda Ulery, freshman candidate, was escorted by Joe Ducey. She was dressed in white taffeta with a net skirt.
Audrey Crader, the sophomore candidate, wore a pink marquisette formal. Her escort was Aflred Hillen.
Audrey Miller, the junior candidate, was escorted by Charles Ducey, and she wore a lovely white jersey formal with net. All the maid wore harmonizing corsages.
The flower girl, Althea Jeanette Ringhausen, was dressed in a light blue taffeta formal with blue net and carried a bouquet of white and yellow chrysanthemums. Roger Harmon, who carried the crown on a satin pillow, escorted the flower girl.
During the coronation, Miss Mary Bo Aderton sang “One Kiss” and “My Lady Tis for Thee,” vocal solos to the queen.
She was accompanied by Kathryn Shell, who also played a piano solo, “Springtime in Vienna.”
The large attendance enjoyed the many shows and acts by the students, the feature of which apparently being an impersonation of the Andrews Sisters by Bob Evans, Kenny Parker and Gene Simon.
The amount taken in at the carnival was $838.89, and this was evidence of both the financial and social success of this annual event.
100 years ago
November 3, 1921
A Hallowe’en party was given at the Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lausseur home in Hardin last Monday evening and about 25 guests were present.
The home was beautifully decorated with the decorations of the season, such as autumn leaves and flowers.
Games of various kinds were enjoyed by those present and a pleasant evening was enjoyed.
At a late hour a nice luncheon was served.
The members of the Ladies Bible Class of the Hardin Union Sunday School, together with the members of the Men’s Bible Class of the same school, much enjoyed last Monday evening at the Presbyterian manse, in the way of a Hallowe’en celebration.
The manse was decorated with black cats, black hands, witches, skulls and cross-bones and spooky decorations of all kinds, with a gypsy fire located in a conspicuous place and a gypsy seated thereby to tell fortunes.
A ghost was stationed at the outside of the front door to direct the guests to the rear entrance, there they were met by an old gypsy lady who presented each guest with a verse of rhyme.
The guests, about 25, all dressed as ghosts or witches, were then invited to seat themselves on the floor in a hollow square and after dimming the lights, were asked to keep in mind as many articles as were passed from one to another very hurriedly, after which they were each given pad and pencil with which they were to write down as many of the articles as they could remember.
The one furnishing the greater number received a prize. This proved to be quite interesting.
The guests were then called upon to recite their piece of poetry that was given them when they entered the house.
After each had recited his or her poem the remainder were allowed to guess as to who they might be, they then unmasked. This, too, was enjoyed.
After unmasking, other games, such as “coon hunting,” “nugget hunting in the Klondike,” and other games, together with singing and music, were indulged in.
About 10:30, a light luncheon was served and after partaking thereof the many guests departed for their homes pronouncing the whole affair the best yet.
Besides the 35 or more adults present, there were in attendance about 15 or 20 children and everyone had a good time.