Historical Headlines – June 12

6/12/1968 – More than 2,000 people visited Armstrong County’s first commercial-industrial exhibition last night at Bel-Mont Arena. The three-day exhibit opened yesterday afternoon with a ribbon cutting by commissioners and the Jaycees’ Miss Armstrong County Suzanne Huffmyer.

6/12/1968 – The FCC approved an application of Jud, Inc. to construct and operate a new television station, channel 25, in West Palm Beach, FL. Jud, Inc. is the owner of Armstrong Utility and Armstrong Telelee, Inc. The Florida venture will be governed by the home office located in the Sedwick Building at 219 North McKean Street, Kittanning. The company is controlled by the Huv L. Sedwick family.

6/12/1963 – Kittanning High School seniors are entitled to a pat on the back for good behavior on their recent annual bus excursion to Washington D.C., the tour director reported in a letter to the Operating Committee of the Secondary School System.

6/12/1958 – Last year’s farm receipts in Armstrong County were estimated at $6,500,000 by the Pennsylvania June Dairy Month Committee and Bureau of Crop Reporting. Of this total, $3,015,000 came in from the sale of milk and milk products, a sum almost double the next highest farm income category, livestock.

6/12/1958 – John Acierno of 267 Dwight Street in Kittanning, was announced as the winner of yesterday’s 100 gallons of petroleum awarded by A. B. Heymers Service Station, South Water Street.

6/12/1958 – A “day on the Shawmut” as a reward for boys who won the 1957 YMCA Train Races- Jim Scardina, John Dewey, Vincent Rush, Robert Sweet, Howard Taylor, Sam Himes, and John Wilson- on a tour of the railway in motor service cars 502 and 503.

6/12/1953 – An 18 year old is in the Armstrong County Jail today after hurting a dog.

6/12/1953 – Directors of Armstrong County Sheep and Wool Growers Association awarded the 1953 clip to Richard Wells Company of Philadelphia. The Wells bid was 61.51 cents for medium and 56.86 for both fine and half blood rejections.

6/12/1948 – Dr. Guy N. Harriger, former assistant superintendent of Armstrong County schools, was named assistant principal of Butler Senior High School.

6/12/1948 – Sgt. Lewis Ellsworth Blystone of Butler Junction suffered automobile injuries which resulted in his death Wednesday in a hospital in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

6/12/1943 – Wounded April 27 in North Africa, Pvt. Raymond P. McKinney of Rural Valley has been awarded the Purple Heart medal.

6/12/1943 – A veteran employee of the Woolworth company, Mrs. Beulah Bowser of Market Street, became manager of the company’s variety store in Kittanning this week.

6/12/1943 – Your shoe ration coupon #17 expires 15 June.

6/12/1933 – Taxi service on the Allegheny River will be available to many points beginning next week. A 30 mph inboard motor boat has been purchased by the owners of Ray’s Boat House, with docks at the foot of Market Street.

6/12/1933 – Flower lovers of Kittanning and the ensuing vicinity were attracted yesterday and today to the Sedwick Brothers Display Rooms on South Jefferson Street because an annual Spring Flower Show, sponsored by Kittanning Garden Club, was held there.

6/12/1933 – Elderton High School students had an all day picnic at Buffalo Valley Park.

6/12/1928 – Washington Slagle, a well known Mosgrove resident, died at his home.

6/12/1928 – The high water mark in membership of Ford City American Legion Post was reached today, with an enrollment of 253 people.