Historical Headlines – February 22

2/22/1969 – Greater Kittanning Jaycees stepped up the drive for entries in their Miss Armstrong County pageant today, making it as easy as possible to become a candidate.

2/22/1969 – Pvt. William L Schall, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Schall of Ford City RD 2 is station in Nha Trang, Vietnam, with Co. A. 864th Eng. Bn. Construction.

2/22/1964 – Marguerite Kropinak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stepnen Kropinak of Kittanning MR 10 (Pine Hill) is attending State Chorus, Region 1 at Fairview High School, Erie County. Miss Kropinak, who sings alto with the chorus, was accompanied by Mrs. Richard Meader, high school chorus director.

2/22/1954 – A 32-year old Kittanning RD 4 woman, Mrs. James Ortman is undergoing treatment in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital for back injuries and brush burns received when she struck by an automobile while crossing Fifth Ave.

2/22/1954 – James G. Hrabrovsky, Navy radio seaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Hrabrovsky of 533 5th Ave., Ford CIty, was scheduled to return Feb. 15 aboard the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer USS Bordelon after participation in Operation Springboard in the Caribbean.

2/22/1954 – Kittanning police are planning a dinner-dance program March 21 when they will act as host to district members of the Fraternal Order of Police. Members from Armstrong, Jefferson and Indiana Counties will assemble here on the date for a regular meeting and entertainment program.

2/22/1949 – It is difficult to recall when Kittanning’s business section streets presented such an untidy appearance. That is the sum and substance of what business people are saying as the mildest winter in years drags toward a close.

2/22/1949 – The six-mill tax levy in Armstrong County will continue through 1949. It was decided by County Commissioners as they met at the courthouse.

2/22/1949 – One chance in a million happened when a bundle of handbills, dropped from a cruising airplane, allegedly fell into the chimney of a Kittanning home, records of a civil suit at the office of Squire Karl M. Watt show.

2/22/1944 – Home for the first time in two years after serving as an Army Air Force navigator in Panama, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, Lt. James “Rusty” Creighton was guest speaker at the noon meeting of Kittanning Rotary Club.

2/22/1944 – Dan Hough of Orr Ave., a member of Kittanning Hose Company No. 6, fell from a ladder while cleaning walls of the firemen’s room. He broke a bone in the wrist of his right arm.

2/22/1939 – The hillside sporadic attempts to reclaim the Ford City-Kittanning road have been aided by recent weather. In the course of rains, one landslide blocked half of the highway several hundred feet north of the fairgrounds’ intersection. At several other points, wet ground and rock slid onto the thoroughfare.

2/22/1939 – Danger of a flood at Kittanning hinged on weather conditions during the next 48 hours. The Allegheny river crested at near flood level yesterday and receded only a half foot during the night.

2/22/1934 – J. Perry King is now officially postmaster of Kittanning. His certificate arrived here, formally signed and sealed by the President of the United States.

2/22/1934 – Seventy-five or eighty pupils in Whitesell School, situated on Worthington Road in East Franklin Township, have been excused from school indefinitely pending end of scarlet fever alarm which spread rapidly following the death of a Walk Chalk student.

2/22/1934 – In spite of reported upturns in business, rentals continue to drop in Kittanning. Owners of one of the largest apartment houses in the town have reduced rentals on all of the apartments by $10 a month.

2/22/1929 – Torrence Elmer Daugherty of New Bethlehem was killed while at work near Climax.

2/22/1929 – At noon today 31 birdhouses had been entered in a contest being sponsored by the Leader-Times.