Historical Headlines – April 15

­04/15/1969 – A dog owned by Elmer Eckman of Kittanning RD6 was rescued by Kenneth Grates of Kittanning RD6, who went into a sewer after the dog. The pooch presumably went into the sewer chasing a rabbit and got stuck. Kittanning Borough workmen lifted an iron grate in the 100 block on Oak Avenue with a hi-lift and Grates went in after the dog. The incident happened about 8PM yesterday.

04/15/1969 – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Barbara Contrucci and Dennis Scott.

04/15/1969 – Three charter members – Mrs. Freda Blose, Mrs. Verna Cook and Miss Hazel Gibson – were on hand for 41st birthday celebration of Kittanning Business Professional Woman’s Club last night at the Elk’s Home.

04/15/1969 – The paint-smeared cannon in front of Ford City High School is being repainted by three members of the school’s student council. Hal Altman, John Brindger, and Tim Miller are covering the red and white smears which appeared on the cannon just prior to the Kittanning-Ford City grid contest. While members of student council, the three students are also Ford City football players.

04/15/1969 – The American Legion Cosgrove Post of Shannock Valley announces a benefit talent show for the Robert Skummy Fund to be held at 7:30p.m., April 26 in the Shannock Valley Spartan gymnasium.

04/15/1969 – Science Fair top three winners of West Kittanning Elementary School are Mary Lou Capone with her chart on Magnetism, first place; Bob Pryde, with his chart on paper, third prize; Tom Southworth, a demonstration of steam power, second prize. The students are in the fifth grade. Prizes were awarded by West Kittanning-Applewold Parent Teachers Association. Five others received honorable mention, and four more received special recognition.

04/15/1964 – Compensation for extracurricular activities by teachers and a professional pay schedule for the 1964-65 fiscal year, starting in July, was authorized last night by the operating committee of Kittanning Area Secondary Schools.

04/15/1964 – Right-handed Dan Leonard of Kittanning High School strode to the pitcher’s mound at Lemmon field here yesterday afternoon and (a) tossed a nifty four-hitter; (b) struck out five batters, gave up only one base on balls (c) lost to Elderton 6-4.

04/15/1959 – First ward councilman Charles J. Hoey took over as burgess of Kittanning today following his election last night by Town Council. Hoey succeeds Harry E. Himes Jr., who resigned March 30 to accept appointment as acting Kittanning postmaster.

04/15/1959 – Kittanning school officials have abandoned the McCain House property, N. McKean Street for classroom uses upon the advice of Commonwealth officials who decided the building unsuitable for classrooms due to lack of sufficient fire protection.

04/15/1959 – Dana Burnett, Armstrong County YMCA general secretary, said that $51.37 was collected from the bottom of the Y’s new swimming pool after it was drained yesterday. The Y’s Men’s Club had used the pool as a “wishing well” to help finance a hardwood floor for the gymnasium.

04/15/1954 – Detroit: Eljer Company Vice President, David J. Crane of Kittanning RD 3, will assume executive responsibility for all sales functions at the Scranton Division of The Home Appliance Division of The Murray Corporation of America, of which the Eljer Company is a subsidiary.

04/15/1954 – Miss Betty Lou Adelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Adelson of 522 N. McKean St., won the “What America Means To Me” essay contest sponsored by Kittanning-Ford City Junior Woman’s Club.

04/15/1954 – Sports Page Headline:  Leechburg Hands KHS Second Baseball Loss.

04/15/1949 – Kittanning Lions Club members said that more than 3000 eggs will be placed in the riverfront park here for the town’s first large-scale Easter egg hunt.

04/15/1949 – A Leechburg miner was crushed to death at the Armstrong Mine of the Leechburg Mining Company in Parks Township. Jesse Logero, 34, of 133 Canal St., Leechburg, was squeezed between mine machinery and the roof of the mine.

04/15/1944 – The Army is coming to Kittanning next week, it was announced, in search of Armstrong County men and women for civilian jobs at Camp Reynolds, a sprawling Army installation near Greenville.

04/15/1934 – An era in the history of Kittanning was concluded with the passing of one of the community’s first citizens, James Denny Daugherty, about 85, in a private hospital in Cleveland. Best known for his invention and subsequent development of the visible typewriter, and for his years of service as a stenographer in Armstrong County courts, the Kittanning resident had been in poor health for several years.

04/15/1929 – Bids for the gates of Lock No. 7 now under construction in the Allegheny River at Kittanning, will be received and opened May 13, by U.S. engineers in charge of the river construction. Bids will be asked for two sets of gates for the lock.

04/15/1929 – Ad in today’s paper: Having resigned my position as manager of the meat market in the J. A. Gault Company store, I wish to advise my friends that after completion of new store room in Nulton House, I will open a new meat market of my own. Will publish opening date in very near future. M. R. Bowser.