Historical Headlines – February 13

2/13/1969 – Henry L. Livengood was named Jaycee of the Month by the Greater Kittanning Jaycees at their general membership meeting this week.

2/13/1969 – A new executive director of the Armstrong County Redevelopment Authority was named last night at the board of director’s regular monthly meeting. Hired was Charles A. Nath, 28, a renewal representative for the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Pittsburgh.

2/13/1964 – Clarence W. Crytzer of Kittanning RD 2 today was sworn into office as a Rayburn Twp. supervisor.  Crytzer was selected by the other two supervisors, W. L. Clever, president and J. Newton Lamison, to fill the unexpired term of Arthur F. Titus who resigned recently.

2/13/1959 – Kittanning High School matmen lost a 21-15 decision to a well-balanced Grove City wrestling team on the victor’s mats.

2/13/1959 – Mrs. Robert Greenbaum of Kittanning MR 10 has accepted the position of executive secretary of Armstrong Society for Crippled Children and Adults.

2/13/1959 – An abandoned limestone mine near Worthington could become a mushroom growing center soon. An official of Butler County Mushroom Farm, Inc., confirmed that his company had made an offer for the unused workings of Michigan Limestone Corporation’s Buffalo Valley mine.

2/13/1954 – Glassers Have Easy Time Downing KHS 64-39

2/13/1954 – MIAMI The 15th annual baseball players’ golf tourney got underway here yesterday with defending champions Allie Reynolds in the national league division and Ken Yount in the minor league section favored to regain their titles. Yount is a Kittanning native, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Yount of Kittanning RD 3, who is seeking his third consecutive win in the minor loop division.

2/13/1954 – A new six-room elementary school building was officially placed in the hands of the North Buffalo Twp school board at a ceremony witnessed by over 500 township residents and other well-wishers.

2/13/1939 – Bill Kern, Carnegie Tech football coach who was voted by sportswriters the outstanding coach in the United States during 1938, will speak in Kittanning Feb. 13 at a banquet honoring Kittanning High School football and basketball teams. The event, sponsored by the 13-17 Club, will be held in the Hotel Alexander.

2/13/1939 – The US Towboat Tecumseh, blocked by heavy river ice three weeks ago in an effort to reach No. 9 dam at Rimerton with a derrick, completed the delayed trip after an ice gorge at Templeton moved out.

2/13/1939 – The Knights of Columbus will reopen their rooms in the Colwell – Arnold Building. The rooms have been made attractive and comfortable following a fire of last November.

2/13/1934 – Despite a storm and slippery roads, about 300 young people and their friends filled the Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church for an annual Christian Endeavor rally.

2/13/1929 – Ford City High defeated Kittanning High 26-20 at Ford City to gain the lead in WPIALSection VI.

2/13/1929 – Fire destroyed the five-room home of Mr. and Mrs. Delphin Walker near Nu Mine. Mr. and Mrs. Walker were severely burned in escaping the blazing structure.

2/13/1929 – Dismantling of Pittsburg Plate Industries operations at Johnetta have progressed to the point that now only 30 families remain. A few years ago the population was 120 families.