Historical Headlines – December 14

12/14/1968 – Ernest Waltenbaugh of Crooked Creek shot an eight-point, 175-pound buck near his home. Mrs. Shirley Shankel of Kittanning RD5 killed a seven-point, 118-pound buck near Rural Valley.

12/14/1968 – There wouldn’t be an HBO or any other Pay-TV service if the FCC hadn’t approved cable systems’ carriage of them today – paving the way for satellite channels as well.

12/14/1963 – Union lost a battle in Rimersburg last night and Kittanning may have won a war. Union’s undefeated basketball record went into discard as invading Kittanning romped to a 74-63 win.

12/14/1953 – Rain and sleet which dominated Armstrong Co. weather is expected to change to snow as the mercury tumbles towards subfreezing levels tonight.

12/14/1953 – Thirty-three people were placed in gainful employment during November by the Kittanning office of the State Bureau of Employment Security according to office manager Edmond Maganelli. All placements were made in retail stores, restaurants, homes, garages, and other small establishments. Industrial hiring continued at a standstill.

12/14/1948 – Santa Claus can have his ride on a fire truck. Officers of Kittanning Men’s Chorus made the arrangements today. Chorus officers, planning a “Community Christmas Carol Sing” in the pre-holiday season, invited the jolly one to join in the singing.

12/14/1948 – Ford City page headlines- Councilmen talk over with police criticism of Dept.’s work. Conference ends on harmonious note, after police describe some of issues.

12/14/1943 – All units of the Citizens Defense Corps of the Kittanning District will participate in a statewide mobilization and exercise to be held Wednesday night, Chief Air Raid Warden R.J. Caretti announced.

12/14/1943 – Lapel buttons for American Army personnel honorably discharged from military service since 9 Sept., 1941, are now available at Deshon General Hospital, Butler, and at the Army General Dispensary and the Recruiting and Induction District in Pittsburgh.

12/14/1938 – Twenty Democrat ones have transferred their allegiance to the Republican party since the election, registration records at the courthouse show.

12/14/1938 – Mrs. S. Roy Henry of Apollo was detained at Indiana Hospital today for treatment of leg fractures received Friday when she leapt from a runaway car in Elderton.

12/14/1938 – Invitations for bids on the first one of a series of supplementary contracts for the construction of Mahoning Creek flood control dam, near Dayton, were issued by American Army engineers today.

12/14/1933 – A meeting of Kittanning men was held Wednesday in the office of George H. Burns Jr.  Action was taken relative to building a swimming pool at the south end of the municipal park.

12/14/1933 – Funeral services for John W. Hawk, who died in a car accident late Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at the family home, 200 Arthur St., West Kittanning.

12/14/1928 – An operetta, “Miss Cherry Blossom”, was presented last night at Ford City High School.

12/14/1928 – Forty-one Kittanning Kiwani ones and 21 guests went to Worthington last night, to be guests of the Booster Club there.