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Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:02 AM
With a week to go, the county had roughly a quarter of a million dollars to raise to meet the quota. Now, that’s a lot of money even today, but remember, $250,000 in 1942 is worth more than $4 million here in good ol’ 2021. Passionate editorials were written, and solicitors scoured the county in an effort to sell bonds to residents.
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:02 AM
    With a week to go, the county had roughly a quarter of a million dollars to raise to meet the quota. Now, that’s a lot of money even today, but remember, $250,000 in 1942 is worth more than $4 million here in good ol’ 2021. Passionate editorials were written, and solicitors scoured the county in an effort to sell bonds to residents.
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  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:15 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, there is about a week to go in the 1942 $9 billion victory loan drive, and Highland County has ponied up more than $600,000 of its $882,000 quota, leaving roughly $250,000 to raise to meet its goal.
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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:55 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, many of us remember the old Hillsboro High School auditorium with fondness. In December of 1942, the auditorium was a relatively new edifice and was packed on a Monday night for a meeting sponsored by the Highland County War Bond Committee. WLW news broadcaster Carroll D. Alcott was the speaker of the evening, and Miss Dorothy McVitty of WLW was the soloist.
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  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:46 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, in late 1942, the United States was in the process of raising $9 billion for a victory loan drive to help win World War II, and Highland County had a quota of $882,000 to come up with in just a month’s time.
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  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:25 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, in late 1942, the United States was right at a year removed from the attack on Pearl Harbor which led to the America’s entry into World War II. In a step to help win the war, the U.S. government kicked off a $9 billion victory loan drive, and as we detailed last time, Highland County’s quota was $882,000, which is roughly $13.4 million in today’s dollars.
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  • Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:42 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, before we visited the mysterious Fallsville Christmas Ghost, we were in 1942 and the citizens in Highland County and beyond were being asked to make financial contributions to help win the war.
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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:20 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, before we go back to 1942 and the World War II era, in the spirit of the season, let’s travel more than 150 years back in time to visit the mysterious Fallsville Christmas Ghost. I believe it was our good friend John Levo, who first shared with me this ghost story, which is set in the town of Fallsville, just north of Hillsboro off of Careytown Road.
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  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:02 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, we’re still in 1942 on account of not taking gas rationing of the time into account … and the way-back machine is a bit thirsty. Don’t worry, folks, we’ll get some gas down the road, but at this point, we may have to walk or hitch a ride.
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  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:59 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, over the past two offerings, we’ve beheld Thanksgivings and “Black Fridays” of yore, and now that we’ve had our first snowfall of the season, let’s look ahead (or back?) to Christmas.
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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:03 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, Wikipedia tells us that the day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of the United States Christmas shopping season since 1952. However, the term “Black Friday” did not become widely used until more recent decades, during which time global retailers have adopted the term and date to market their own holiday sales.
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