Historical Headlines – August 9th

8/9/1963 – Robert H. Doerr, an Altoona Senior High School business education teacher and supervisor of student teachers in business education for IUP has been selected as chairman of the Armstrong County Chapter of IUP.

8/9/1958 – Dayton- A Dayton rural mail carrier has hung up his mail pouch and retired after serving 2 or 3 generations of patrons on his Dayton RD 1 route during the past 41 years. His name is James C. Steffy.

8/9/1958 – Parker- Mrs. Helen Caldwell of Parker has purchased the McNaughton Clothing Store from C. A. McNaughton.

8/9/1958 – From a high of 2500 people signing for unemployment compensation during April this year, the Kittanning office of the Bureau of Employment Security announced, the figure has now dropped to approximately 2200 people signed for jobless claims.

8/9/1948 – A $25,000 paving project for Applewold Borough was authorized by borough council members in a monthly session.

8/9/1948 – Ford City- Harness racing horses from 6 states are quartered at the Armstrong County Fairgrounds, awaiting the Thursday opening of the county fair race season in Western PA.

8/9/1943 – Poultry and livestock thieves were active in the Rural Kittanning district over the weekend, PA State Police said.

8/9/1943 – Miss Phyllis D. McClain of Greensburg has been elected supervisor of special education for Armstrong and Indiana County public schools, succeeding Miss Mildred Judd, who resigned several weeks ago.

8/9/1938 – The school kids will have their innings tomorrow afternoon when they help open the Armstrong County Fair by attending a Children’s Day program at the grandstand.

8/9/1938 – Grave concern was expressed today for Arthur Germy of 1138 5th Ave., Ford City, a patient at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Germy received serious injuries to his right arm when a roadster turned turtle. It converted a family after dinner pleasure ride into tragedy.

8/9/1933 – 12-15 Sept. 1933 will mark the 54th annual exhibition of the Dayton Fair. It is the aim of the management to make this year’s event one of the most interesting ones ever held.

8/9/1933 – Final arrangements were being made today for a dinner at Kittanning Country Club honoring D. B. Heiner, local bank official one and former internal revenue collector. Three hundred and fifty reservations had been made this morning and the number was rapidly increasing.
8/9/1928 – A section of the paving of Allegheny Avenue will be resurfaced with asphalt this week.
8/9/1928 – The car in which John Freeman was riding was struck by a Pennsylvania Railway passenger train at Cowanshannock. Mr. Freeman jumped in time to escape injury.