Historical Headlines – June 21

6/21/1968 – Judge J. Frank Graff this morning sentenced James Edward Brumbaugh to four to eight years in Western Correctional Diagnostic and Classification Center in Pittsburgh. The 19-year-old from Tarentum was charged with second degree murder in the death of Mrs. Mabel Bopp, 68, of Locust Street, Leechburg.

6/21/1968 – The temperature dipped to 40 degrees here early today to break a record established in 1963 of 44. This is the first day of summer.

6/21/1968 – Methodists at their Western Pennsylvania Conference recommended that ministers with ten years of service be given an increase in minimum salaries from $6,000 to $8,400 per year.

6/21/1963 – Hotel and restaurant owners in Kittanning are all smiles this week. Business is booming thanks to a pipeline construction firm that has temporarily moved into town.

6/21/1963 – Mrs. Emma Roberts, head cashier at Kittanning Kroger Store, received a bracelet from Glenn Knickerbocker, Vice-President of the Pittsburgh division of Kroger stores, in recognition of 20 years of employment by Mrs. Roberts at the Kroger store here.

6/21/1958 – Rev. John F. Moore, pastor of Furnace Run Union Chapel and former missionary of the American Sunday School Union was re-elected President of Armstrong County Sunday School Association at the 77th Annual Convention. The convention was held in Slate Lick Presbyterian Church.

6/21/1958 – Elderton Area Joint High School Band copped first place honors in the junior division in the Firemen’s Parade in Dayton.

6/21/1958 – Kittanning now has a name-sake. When Mrs. John F. Miller, an employee of Prell’s Broadway Shows, now appearing in West Kittanning, gave birth to a baby girl at 11:15am Monday at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, the parents decided to name her Kittani Rose, after the town in which they were playing.

6/21/1948 – East Brady Area ravaged by hard storm. Trees, field crops, telephone and power lines take beating Saturday night. Fifteen cows were reported struck by lightning during electrical storms early Saturday morning in the Apollo district. Fourteen of the fifteen died. A bolt of lightning injured Arthur McCann, 19, of Apollo RD#1, last night as he worked at an air shaft of the Avonmore Coal and Coke Company, between Leechburg and Markle. He as holding a cable when the bolt knocked him down and burned his hands.

6/21/1943 – Serving a five-day sentence in Armstrong County jail for a misdemeanor, a 38 year old Ford City man was found dead in the county jail Monday morning. He had apparently taken ill during the night and died before medical help could be summoned.

6/21/1943 – Frightened from a grove near Tarrtown just after noon Sunday, a large doe deer leaped into the Allegheny River, swam across the stream and disappeared in a wooded area on the opposite side. Onlookers said the animal had considerable difficulty in swimming against a strong current in the river channel.

6/21/1938 – Armstrong County was represented by 24 girls, a leader and the county home economics extension representatives at a five day encampment of Western Pennsylvania girls’ 4-H Club. The event was held Monday through Friday of last week at Twin Echoes, Westmoreland County.

6/21/1938 – Every section of Armstrong County was represented when Rev. Sarkis Papajian, Vice-President, called the 57th Annual Convention of Armstrong County Sabbath School Association to order in Worthington Lutheran Church.

6/21/1933 – Ford Cliff Union Sunday School tripped the strong Methodist Protestant baseball team in a church league game on the Troy Hill diamond, 4 -2.

6/21/1928 – Residents of various parts of Armstrong /County were present at a meeting here to discuss the proposed construction of a County Soldier’s Memorial Hall.

6/21/1928 – John B. Sowers of Yatesboro, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his house.