Historical Headlines – May 10

05/10/1969 – Jack Bower Jr. of the Kittanning Police Department, has been awarded a West Penn Motor Club scholarship to the 29th Annual Traffic Officers Training School at Pennsylvania State University.

05/10/1969 – Kittanning Wildcats, ignoring rain, hail and ace Jim Long’s first singles defeat of the year, whipped previously unbeaten Highlands 3-1 in an abbreviated tennis match here yesterday go gain a share of the Section 5 lead with the Rams.

05/10/1969 – Thirty-three Kittanning Senior High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society at a student assembly at the school.

05/10/1969 – Two persons were killed in a car crash. Police identified the victims as driver Thomas W. Shultz, 17, of Chicora RD1, and Air Force Sgt. William J. Steiner, 20, of East Brady RD1, who was home on furlough before beginning second tour of duty in Thailand. The car was traveling at a high rate of speed up a steep hill on Route 68, lost control, hit the embankment, traveled another 180 feet, hit another embankment, traveled another 130 feet, hit a concrete culvert, and overturned. A third passenger, James J. Mellish, 21, of East Brady RD1, escaped with minor injuries.

05/10/1969 – Six policemen of Armstrong County completed a special study course with the Pennsylvania State Police on motor code and traffic problems. The ten-week study was taken by: Harry Walter, Manor Twp Chief of Police; Stanley Sadeski, Ford City Chief of Police; Blair Stroup, South Buffalo Twp police officer; Stephen Palczer, Manor Twp. policeman; Jan Lysakowsky, Ford City parttime patrolman; and Samuel Schreckengost, Lieutenant of Manor Twp. Police.

05/10/1954 – Parade enthusiasts turned out en mass Saturday afternoon as the first process of the season wheeled through downtown streets during Veterans of Foreign Wars Loyalty Day activities. The patriotic celebration was climaxed with an evening dinner and program in the VFW home here.

05/10/1949 – Vans Clinch Schoolboy Section Diamond Crown Defending Champions of WPIAL Trump Glassers 12-3 in Circuit Finale. Forders Commit Five Errors Behind Woyten As Lancers Reach Him for 13 Hits in Seven Inning Clash.

05/10/1949 – The remains of the late Sgt. Stephen E. Levcik, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kahat of Ford Cliff who died in France Sept 13, 1944, were interred in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

05/10/1944 – Grouting work is being done at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital by Groomes Construction Company of Springdale, to raise the basement floor from a sunken position. It is anticipated that about one week will be required to complete the work.

05/10/1944 – The War Production Board in Washington D.C. has granted permission to the First Brethren Church of West Kittanning to construct a new church building, replacing one gutted by fire last November. A construction contract has been awarded to West Kittanning Lumber Company.

05/10/1939 – H. S. Metcalfe, director of public relations for West Penn Power, Pittsburgh, will deliver the commencement address to Kittanning High School seniors of the 1939 class at graduation exercise in the high school auditorium June 1.

05/10/1939 – Leechburg: The 50th anniversary of the constitution of a Masonic Lodge here will be marked by a reception, banquet and meeting tomorrow night.

05/10/1934 – Freeport school taxes were set at 14 mills, an increase of two mills, at a meeting of the board of education.

05/10/1934 – The Armstrong County Trades and Labor Council organization was completed last night at a meeting of representatives of 13 separate unions. Elected president was J. R. Merwin. The council will have a combined representation of approximately 15,000 men in the county.

05/10/1929 – Cowansville has purchased a half-mile square tract of land for a public playground.

05/10/1929 – Rural residents reported one of the heaviest frosts of the year this morning. The temperature touch the 30-degree mark.