Historical Headlines – October 11

10/11/1968 – It took two votes at two different meetings, but the Armstrong School District approved the Ellermeyer tract of land at a cost of $200,000 for use as a senior high school. The school would accommodate anticipated enrollment of 2,000 on the site that contains a total of 143 acres – but only 90 usable acres. The property is located in East Franklin Township near the proposed intersection with the Allegheny Valley Expressway.

10/11/1968 – The U.S. Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of David Stahl, formerly of Kittanning, as a U.S. Circuit Court judge in the Third District.

10/11/1968 – Manorville Borough notified the public that parents will be held responsible for any malicious mischief or property damage during the Halloween season. Mayor Albert B. Ridenour announced a curfew will be in place at 9PM now through October 31.

10/11/1968 – Bob Cosby and His Bobcats, “the best Dixieland Band in the Land,” will perform at Bel-Mont Arena tonight at a dance sponsored by the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

10/11/1963 – Kittanning Police Chief W. Meldren Bowers has announced he will distribute safety manuals soon to all grade school children in the Kittanning area. The manuals produced by the Child Safety Council are coloring books with simple safety lessons and warnings included.

10/11/1958 – A fire raged at noon today thru the coal tipple of the Powell Coal Co. along the New Bethlehem Rd. All 5 companies of Kittanning and vicinity were on the scene fighting the blaze.

10/11/1958 – Ford City- Work on the water system for Ford Cliff Borough and part of Manor Twp. is expected to get underway within 2 weeks after final legal action was completed by the 2 government bodies of the communities concerned.

10/11/1948 – Merchants bank will award $200 in savings accounts for thrift compositions.

10/11/1948 – A Save the Children “Bundle Day” drive to collect serviceable used clothing will be launched by the Tri-Hi-Y of Kittanning public schools on 18-21 Oct., it was announced today.

10/11/1948 – Herman B. Campbell, vice president in charge of operations of Harbison-Walker Refractories Co., retired after 44 years of service with the company.

10/11/1943 – The autumn institute of Kittanning Sub-district of Methodist Youth Fellowship will begin at 7:30 tonight at Manorville Methodist Church.

10/11/1943 – 17 women and 13 men passed car driving examinations given in Kittanning last Friday. 25 other candidates failed to make a passing grade.

10/11/1938 – A 13 year old schoolgirl is confined to her home today as the result of shock, cuts, and bruises which she suffered in a wild 50 foot plunge down a steep hillside near her home. She is June Bentley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bentley of Garfield St., West Kittanning. June was gathering up autumn leaves, along the top of the hill with several other schoolgirl friends, when she tripped over a log and rolled headlong down the steep hillside.

10/11/1933 – A contract for construction of a new 10 room brick home on the J.M. Reed property, a mile from Kittanning on the Worthington Rd., has been awarded by Reed to R.E. Booher, West Kittanning contractor. O.C. Rairigh was architect on the first new building.

10/11/1933 – The first issue of a revival of the old “Red and White”,  news organ of Kittanning HS, is scheduled to appear Thursday.

10/11/1928 – Eileen Bonstein today announced the opening of weekly classes in ballroom dancing on Tuesday evening, 16 October, and clogging, stage, and aesthetic classes Saturday afternoon, 13 October, at the Elks Home, Water Street.

10/11/1928 – Mr. and Mrs. S.B. McNutt of Leechburg Road celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with a dinner served on the lawn of their home.