- BUSINESS & COMMUNITY
The Johnstown Firemen’s Parade is June 22, 2013 at noon. The parade will be combined with the Bicentennial Parade for one big parade. For entry into the parade, call Rod Bemiller (967-6394), Johnny Johnson (967-7771) or Josh Harrison (967-2976).
Monday April 1, 2013 2:40 PM
Bigelow Cemetery needs the community’s help.
Johnstown American Legion Post 254 has been trying to replace stone markers for the veterans laid to rest in Bigelow Cemetery.
“It’s a matter of normal wear and tear,” said Terry Priest, of the Johnstown Historical Society. “(The markers) are so old.”
He said the military would replace aging marker stones for veterans “at a good price,” but the veterans’ families must sign for the new markers.
Priest said descendants are sought for specific veterans within the cemetery. The veterans of the American Revolution include Elijah Adams (1756-1843), Oliver Bigelow (1759-1817), Benjamin DeWolf (1763-1846), Caleb Hill (1756-1842), Abel Jewett (1760-1821), John Jacob Martin (1744-1845), Thomas Perkins (1762-1837), Moses Scovell (1762-1836) and Thomas Scovell (unknown).
The veterans of the War of 1812 include Claudius Brittell (1794-1862), David Buston (1769-1843), Joseph Evans (1783-1863), Daniel Gardner (1790-1842), Stephen D. Grove (1795-1858), Israel Harding (1773-1816), Emmanuel Hoover (1780-1826), Samuel Hoover (1759-1842) and David Scovell (1788-1871).
Veterans of the Civil War include John S. Cummins (1848-1864), Samuel A. DeWolf (1812-1864) and Isreal H. Scovell (1828-1906).
Priest said it’s necessary that descendants of those specific veterans make requests. He said descendants (or anyone who knows one) should email firstname.lastname@example.org call 740-967-7655.
“This bicentennial project is waiting for your help,” Priest said.
There will be no Planning & Zoning Commission on April 3rd. The next meeting will be April 17th in Village Council chambers.
Work on US 62 scheduled for April 3rd and 4th had been postponed due to contractor availability. We will post once a date has been determined.
Traffic will be delayed Wednesday and Thursday (April 3 & 4) from the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm along US 62. Crews will be repairing/installing new storm sewers at Kasson St/US 62 and Meadow Lane/US 62. This repair/installation is in anticipation of the ODOT repaving project so that we do not tear up new pavement to make repairs.