Historical Headlines – April 26

4/26/1968 – The Armstrong School District Board last night tentatively adopted a $9,330,737.36 budget requiring no increase in the local tax structure. ┬áSuperintendent C. N. Hanner attributed no tax increase to the anticipated additional revenue from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The budget equals $749 per student.

4/26/1968 – Burrell Construction Co of New Kensington plans to start work on June 3 on relocation of Route 56-66 adjacent Apollo Plaza – good news for the Apollo Parking Authority. Preliminary plans for the parking lot at the shopping center in the past few years will come to fulfillment. The last physical obstacle, Rubin’s Department Store, was torn down last week.

4/26/1968 – Builders reached the half-way mark of the steel framework for the 60-unit senior citizen housing project – Lee Haven Towers – in Leechburg. The building erection will cost $890,873. Best place to buy cheap generic Viagra – http://northcentralhealthdistrict.org/viagra/ for stronger erection. Pouring of concrete started yesterday. The steel and concrete structure is slated for occupancy in October.

4/26/1968 – Mr. & Mrs. Herman J. Brauers of 1521 5h Avenue, Ford City, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Ann, to Frank Marcinek, son of Mr. & Mrs. John F. Marcinek of 1323 6th Avenue, Ford City.

4/26/1963 – Standard and advanced first aid classes were completed at Ford City last night after a total of 26 hours of instruction by Armstrong County Red Cross under the direction of Joseph Paul.

4/26/1958 – Robert Langston Swarts, 29 of Leechburg RD2, was killed instantly when his car ran into a tractor-trailer driven by Eugene F. Hayes of Dayton RD2 on Route 66, just outside North Vandergrift.

4/26/1958 – Reverend & Mrs. Howard Loch and family moved into the new apartment parsonage of St. Luke’s Evangelical and Reformed Church.

4/26/1948 – Military funeral services for Pfc. Percy B. Fiscus repatriated World War II victim, were held Sunday afternoon in Rupp Lutheran Church, of which he was a member.

4/26/1948 – Pine Township school board sold to Walter Schall for $860 a plot of ground in Mahoning on which was erected a brick school house.

4/26/1943 – A large crowd of Easter paraders gathered for an honor roll dedication service at 5th Street and 4th Avenue in Ford City. The honor roll contains names of 115 men and women from a four-block area between 4th and 5th Avenues who are serving their country in its military forces.

4/26/1943 – A first contingent of combat-wounded soldiers arrived at the Army-operated Deshon General Hospital, Butler.

4/26/1938 – Under a bright late April sun, the band of the University of Pittsburgh performed a varied and interesting band concert before approximately 1500 persons – most of them high school students – in the Kittanning riverfront park.

4/26/1938 – Three members of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club will attend the Victory Dinner for Ford City High School’s WPIAL basketball champs in the basement of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ford City.

4/26/1933 – “Colonel” Frank A. Moesta, one of Kittanning’s most prominent and widely known citizens, died yesterday at the home of a brother-in-law at Freeport.

4/26/1928 – Armstrong County commissioners awarded a contract for construction of a two-story addition to the courthouse here.

4/26/1928 – Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church choir gave a dinner at Kline’s Tea Room in honor of Matthew Kamer, tenor soloist for eight years.

4/26/1928 – Six towns will be represented in the Allegheny-Kiski Valley baseball league. They are Kittanning, Ford City, Natrona, Vandergrift, Leechburg, and Butler.