From The Calhoun Chronicle - Daniels Run News

The Calhoun Chronicle, a weekly newspaper published in Grantsville, West Virginia, has for many years published news from various communities. "Daniels Run News" has been an occasional to semi-regular feature. Here are some transcripts. We hope to add more as time and occasion permit.


1950

Daniels Run News
February 2, 1950


Rex Maffet was taken to a hospital in Marietta, O., last Friday evening where he underwent surgery. He is getting along good at this time. He was accompanied to the hospital by his wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Carpenter of Barberton, O., and H.M. Maffet were visiting Rex Maffet last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Starcher of Barberton spent the week end here and were visiting his mother Mrs. Icie Starcher who remains ill at the Boling Clinic. Her many friends wish her a speedy recovery.

Judy and Homer Rader were selling garden seeds last Saturday.

Mrs. Rex Maffet and granddaughters Judy and Janet were visiting her husband in Marietta Wednesday. It is expected that Mr. Maffet will be able to come home Monday or Tuesday.

Cleo Summers was bailing hay for Allen and Melvin Starcher Thursday.

Mrs. Glada Maffet was calling on her mother Mrs. Laura Nitz Thursday.

Dee Nitz was a business visitor in Spencer Friday.

Allen B. Starcher was attending to business in Spencer Friday.

H.M. Maffet was calling on Wesley Nester Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Starcher and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Boatright and son Larry all of Barberton spent the week end with their mother Mrs. Icie Starcher at the Boling Clinic and their father Allen B. Starcher.

The roads in our vicinity are almost impassible in places. This being election year it looks like the people of Daniels Run would have better roads for we mostly get our roads improved a little in election years.

Daniels Run News
February 16, 1950


Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cogar of Stumptown were calling on her brother Allen B. Starcher Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz had for their guests Sunday their daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Vere Price and son Loren.

Melvin Starcher and Henry Marks were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marks Sunday.

Russell Nester and daughter Emma were visiting relatives here Sunday.

Mrs. Allen B. Starcher was brought back to the Boling Clinic Monday from a Charleston hospital where she had spent six days. Her many friends wish her a speedy recovery.

Some men of our vicinity were working ton he road here Monday and Tuesday.

Allen B. Starcher and son Melvin were business callers in Spencer Monday.

Mrs. Oma Nester of Cabin Ridge was calling on relatives here Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz and Paul Leach were business shoppers in Spencer Friday.

H.M. Maffet was shopping at Roy Morgan's store Saturday.

Allen B. Starcher and daughter Justine were shopping in Grantsville and also visiting with Mrs. Starcher at the Boling clinic Saturday.

Delbert Starcher of Barberton spent the week end here with relatives and was accompanied home by his wife who has spent the past two weeks visiting here.

Roads got so bad here that the farmers had to fix them so they would be passable. This reporter wonders why the road commission laid off all of the workers with the roads in such bad condition. I think the citizens can thank rotton piolitics for this. This reporter was told that the head of our road commission here in Calhoun county said there was money allotted to rock base the main fork of Daniel's Run road.

Daniels Run News
March 30, 1950


Allen B. Starcher sold a nice hog at the Spencer livestock sale March 17.

H.M. Maffet had a sale here March 18 and a pretty nice crowd attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Starcher of Barberton, O., spent last week end here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Starcher. Mrs Starcher remained here for two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs Vere Price and son Loren were visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz Saturday.

A revival meeting started at the Stoney Point church last Sunday night at the Stoney Point church.

H.M. Maffet moved to the Casto Hardway farm Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Matheney moved into the Gene Starcher house where Mr. Maffet had been living.

Miss Justine Starcher was a business caller in Grantsville on Monday.

Roy Morgan delivered some wire to Mrs. Grace Barr Tuesday.

Henry Marks was calling on Melvin Starcher Wednesday.

Among those shopping in Spencer Friday from here were Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz and Allen B. Starcher.

Mrs. Rex Maffet and granddaughters Judy and Janet have been ill with flu.

Dr. Boling was called to see Mrs. Starcher Saturday evening. Mrs. Starcher remains ill at this time. Her many friends hope she will feel better real soon.

Luther Booher was bailing hay this past week.

From The Calhoun Chronicle
April 27, 1950


Services Last Sun. For Mrs. Allen Starcher


Funeral services were held last Sunday, April 23, for Mrs. Icie May Starcher, 63, wife of Allen B. Starcher of Daniel's Run, who died April 21, at her home after a long illness. L.L. Miller was the officiating minister in services held from the Millstone Church of Christ and burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Starcher was born on Sept. 7, 1888 in Ritchie county. Daughter of the late John Driscoll (ed note, error), and Bertie Everson. In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children: Melvin H. Starcher, Millstone; Delbert Starcher, Barberton; Victor Starcher, Sistersville; Richard Starcher, Barberton; Denver Starcher, Middlebourne; Mrs. Opal Nitz, Mt. Zion; Mrs. Beulah Carpenter, Millstone; Mrs. Nina Boatright, Barberton and Miss Justine Starcher, at home; five sisters; Irene Duvall, Michigan; Mrs. Blanch Sharp, New Martinsville; Mrs. Rose Minney, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Pearl Laughlin, Beech; Mrs. Melva Wagoner and Mrs. Dora Carpenter of Letherbark; and 18 grandchildren. Four children preceded her in death.

Daniels Run News
May 11, 1950


Allen B. Starcher and daughter Justine were Sunday dinner guests of his daughter and family, Mrs. Woodrow Carpenter.

Several young folks in our vicinity have had the measles and whooping cough.

A.J. Hughes of Telsa, W. Va., was selling herb medicine in this vicinity last week.

The State Road Commission has been working on our roads and we appreciate this very much.

Allen Starcher lost a horse Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz were shopping in Spencer Friday.

Those shopping in town Saturday from here were Mrs. Helen Naylor an brother Lou, Allen B. Starcher and daughter, Justine, Jimmy Carpenter , Mrs. Vena Marks and Clyde Allen.

Miss Starcher, Mr. Miller Wed
July 6, 1950


Announcement is being made of the marriage of Miss Justine Starcher, daughter of Allen and the Late Mrs. Ice B. Starcher of Daniels Run to Corley Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Miller of Shock.

The single ring ceremony took place on the lawn of the bride's home Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m., with Blaine Cook, minister of the church of Christ officiating.

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Victor B. Starcher of Sistersville, wore a simple summer dress of white embroidered eyelet pique, white accessories and a shoulder corsage of red rosebuds. She carried a small white Bible borrowed from her niece, Miss Seva Starcher.

Previous to the wedding a luncheon was served to members of the bride's and bridegroom's families.

A reception was held immediately following the wedding. Centering the brides' table was a three tiered wedding cake, topped with a miniature bride and groom. The cake was cut by Mrs. J. Harry Smith and served by her aides, Mrs. Greely Nitz, Mrs. James W. Carpenter, Mrs. Richard Starcher and Mrs. Denver Starcher. Mrs. Victor C. Starcher served the punch and Miss Paula McCoy registered the guests.

The couple left later for a wedding trip through Ohio after which they will reside with the bride's father.

The new Mrs. Miller is a graduate of Calhoun high school and attended West Virginia Institute of Technology. Mr. Miller attended schools in Gilmer county and served in the United States Naval air force during World War II, with 21 months overseas duty. He is employed at the Glenville Auto-Craft , Glenville, W. Va.

Those present at the wedding and reception were: Mr. Allen B. Starcher, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Starcher, Mrs. Hattie Booher, Mrs. Opal Booher, Han Maffett, Mrs. Velma Wood, Miss Ilene Allen, Mrs. Madeline Carpenter, and Lenora Starcher and daughter, all of Daniels Run.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor B. Starcher and family of Sistersville, Mr. and Mrs. Denver Starcher of Middlebourne, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Starcher of Barberton, O., Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Moran, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Dotson, Mrs. Greely Nitz and family, Miss Francis Moore, and Miss Ilee Moore, all of Mt. Zion; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cogar of Normantown, Mrs. Luanne Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Dane Frame, Mr. and Mrs. Gale Miller and family, Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Miller, Bly Miller and Douglas Norman, all of Shock.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bancroft and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Eversonn of Millstone, Mr. and Mrs. Dale F. Levering of Russett, Mrs. J. Harry Smith, Mrs. Margaret C. Smith and Mr. Robert Reynolds of Grantsville; Mrs. Beulah Carpenter, Miss Paula McCoy and Ray McCoy of Clinton, O., Miss Loretta Ann Starcher of Spencer and Jessie Beaver.

Daniels Run News
August 3, 1950


Allen B. Starcher was Sunday dinner guest of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Greeley Nitz.

Mr. and Mrs. Rex Maffet and Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Carpenter and daughter, Judy and Janet were Sunday guests of H.M. Maffet.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Queen, Mrs. Anna Parsons, H.M. Maffet and Casto Hardway were calling in Spencer Monday.

Sylvia Mitchell was visiting with Lenore Starcher Thursday evening.

Guy Wood has been cutting filth for Dee Nitz this past week.

Cecil Mitchell is now employed in Barberton, O.

Dee Nitz was a business caller in Spencer Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller spent the week end in Preston county guests of his brother and family.

Mrs. Grace Barr was shopping at Roy Morgan's store Saturday.

H.M. Maffet was visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burns Saturday.

Allen B. Starcher was shopping in town Saturday.

Daniels Run News
August 17, 1950


Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller were visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Grover Miller of Shock Sunday.

Brookzene Reed, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carrie Reed fell out of a peach tree and broke her arm this week. She was taken to a doctor in Grantsville and is getting along fine.

Allen B. Starcher and Henry marks gathered their potatoes this past week.

H. M. Maffett was calling on Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burns Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Vere Price and son were visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz one day this past week.

Allen B. Starcher was a visitor in Grantsville Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz and Allen B. Starcher were business callers in Spencer Friday.

Cecil Mitchell came home from Barberton, O., Saturday.

Folks shopping in town Saturday were Mrs. Opal Nitz and son Donald, Mrs. Henry Marks, Allen B. Starcher, Rex Maffett and Cecil Mitchell.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller spent the week end with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Denver Starcher of Middlebourne.

Our roads are still in bad shape. It is a disgrace to our county that the roads are let go in the condition they are in.

Daniels Run News
August 24, 1950


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marks and Roger Paul, Mrs. Anna Parsons, H.M. Maffett and Allen B. Starcher were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Archie Rexroad and family of Grass Run, near letter Gap Sunday.

Holly Sampson moved his family in the Luzern Booher house this past week. He is still working in Charleston.

Mr. and Mrs. "Coke" Gainer of Barberton, O., have been visiting her grandfather Allen B. Starcher and other relatives. Mrs. Gainer is the former Miss Paula McCoy.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz were business callers in Spencer Friday.

Allen B. Starcher sold a nice veal calf at the stock sale in Spencer Friday. Mrs. Hattie Booher and son Donald were business visitors in Spencer Friday.

Henry Marks was calling on Melvin Starcher Friday.

Rev. Harrison Marks of Arnoldsburg passed through this community Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller was calling at Shock Friday evening.

Allen B. Starcher and daughter, Mrs. Corley Miller were shopping in Grantsville Saturday.

Ferris Barr was shopping at Roy Morgan's store Saturday.

Henry Marks purchased some corn of Wesley Nester Saturday.

Allen B. Starcher has a nice bunch of six week old pigs ready to sell.

Daniels Run News
September 14, 1950


Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Queen, Miss Gae Parsons and Ray Summerfield all of Cleveland spent the week end visiting relatives in Weston, Glenville and here.

A large crowd attended the Hardway reunion last Sunday at the Casto Hardway home. Some of those attending included: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ice, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert May and three children, Mrs. Glennis Carter and three daughters, all of Gip, Mr. and Mrs. Auther Lambert and son of Strange Creek, Dempsey Ice of Cabin Creek, Ray Hardway and children of Strange Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Hardway and children of Palestine, Carol and Gene Hardway of Gip, Mr. and Mrs. Cary Reed and children of Daniels Run, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Santy and son of Spencer and Lee Mollohan of Floe. There was plenty of good eats for every one and everyone had an enjoyable day.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller took Ray McCoy and Robert Nitz to Charleston Monday where they boarded a bus for an Army base in Virginia. They had spent a ten-day leave here and in Barberton with relatives.

J.P. Van Camp, Dorsie Blair, Brady Whipkey and David Barr, all of Grantsville, were building a rig on the Rex Maffet farm here Labor Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Vere Price and son Loren of Altizer were visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz, Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Nitz and son were visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz, a few days this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marks and son Roger Paul, Mrs. Anna Parsons, H.M. Maffet and Allen B. Starcher were all attending the county fair Saturday.

The revival meeting is still in progress at the Stoney Point church. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rev. Glendon McKee is the pastor.

Farmers in this section are trying to get their second growth hay put up. Some are cutting corn.

Allen B. Starcher was a business caller in Grantsville Tuesday.

Daniels Run News
September 21, 1950


Mrs. Grace Barr had as her week end guests her daughter Betty and also her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Burns Barr, all of Akron.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller spent the week end with his brother and family in Preston county.

Mr. and Mrs. Vere Price and son Loren were visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz Monday.

Mrs. Grace Barr was a business visitor of Mrs. Vena Marks Tuesday.

Mrs. Madeline Carpenter was ill this week but is feeling better at this time.

Allen B. Starcher was a business visitor in Spencer and also Grantsville Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Carrie Reed and children spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Ms. Jim Hardway of Gip.

H.M. Maffet was a caller in Grantsvillle Tuesday.

Mrs. Betty Sampson has been ill but is better at this time.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz were shopping in Spencer Friday.

Harold Allen is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lovell Allen. Harold is employed in Barberton.

Those shopping in Grantsville Saturday from here were Allen B. Starcher, Mrs. Corley Miller, Mrs. Vena Marks and son Roger Paul, Mrs. Anna Parsons and Miss Lenore Starcher .

Mrs. Lovell Allen was visiting her daughter Mrs. Ira D. Hathaway Saturday.

Paul Leach lost a cow this past week when lightening struck a tree close by the cow and killed her.

Daniels Run News
October 5, 1950


Mr. and Mrs. Vere Price and son Loren were visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz Sunday.

Larry Reed was calling on Henry Marks Sunday evening.

H.M. Maffett left Tuesday to spend a week or so visiting his daughter Miss Retha Maffet of Barberton.

Carrie Reed went to Cleveland Tuesday after a load of furniture for Gala McKown of Arnoldsburg.

Allen B. Starcher and Henry Marks were visiting with Melvin Starcher Wednesday night.

Virgil Marks was calling on his brother Henry Thursday.

Allen B. Starcher was attending the livestock sale in Spencer Friday.

Mrs. Clifford Bailey and children were visiting Miss Leona Starcher one day this past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller were visiting Rev. and Mrs. Blaine Cook of Spencer Friday.

Miss Loretta Starcher spent the week end with her grandfather Allen B. Starcher.

Major Stalnaker of Nicut was a business caller in this vicinity Saturday.

Melvin Starcher was helping Henry Marks cut corn Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz were shopping in Spencer Friday.

Mrs. Pratt Barr was attending the public sale at Dewey Naylor's Saturday.

Those shopping in Grantsville Saturday from here were Mrs. Corley Miller, Mrs. Vena Marks, Allen B. Starcher and granddaughter, Loretta, Miss Lenora Starcher and Russell and Geraldine Starcher.

Daniels Run News
October 12, 1950


A large crowd attended the homecoming and baptizing at the Stoney Point church Sunday.

Virgil Marks and Willard Marks were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marks.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller and Allen b. Starcher were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Greely Nitz.

Mr. and Mrs. Vere Price and son Loren were calling on her parents, Mr. and Mrs .Dee Nitz, Sunday evening.

Mrs. Una Allen was visiting Mrs. Ferris Barr Monday.

Verdis Marks was visiting his brother Henry Marks Monday.

Allen B. Starcher was calling on his daughter Mrs. Opal Nitz Wednesday.

Mrs. Murl Price and son were visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary Nit5z Thursday.

Allen B. Starcher took first place in the dog show with a three months old hound puppy Thursday night.

Pratt Barr is spending a two week's vacation with his wife and two daughters at this time. Mr. Barr is employed in Akron.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Nitz were shopping in Spencer Friday.

Those shopping in town Saturday from this community were Mrs. Vena Marks, Allen B. Starcher, Lenora Starcher and daughter and Corley Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. Corley Miller spent the week end in Preston county with his brother and family.

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