Historical Headlines – May 14

05/14/1969 – The Armstrong School District moved ahead on plans to build an 1100-pupil elementary center, at a site to be determined by June 12.

05/14/1969 – Lenape Vo-Tech will receive an Appalachian grant totaling more than a million dollars toward expanding their current building.

05/14/1969 – Sen. Ernest P. Kline of Beaver Falls, Democratic floor leader of the Pennsylvania Senate, will be the featured speaker at the Armstrong County Young Democrat-sponsored Spring Gala on Friday (6:30pm) at the C.U. Club in Ford City.

05/14/1969 – What future there may be in Madison Township, in a large part, will have to be related to recreation, according to the planning commission.

05/14/1969 – Mrs. Sharon George Jerome, daughter of Russell George of 321 N. McKean St., Kittanning, and the late Henrietta George, was graduated from The Louise Suydam McClintic School of Nursing of St. Margaret Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh.

05/14/1969 – If Ford City and Ford Cliff Borough voters decide to consolidate the two towns at the May 20 Primaries, a political change is in the offing for the two communities, according to John B. McCue, solicitor for both boroughs.

05/14/1969 – Scholarships and outstanding awards were presented to Ford City High School students. Recipients included: Tonya Smith, Karen Johns, Darlene Crawford, Debby Demchik, Pam Gray, Shelly Thomaswick, Lindy Swigart, Chris Onofrey, Dave Ortmann, Kirk Ziegler, Hal Altman, John Krukar, Denny Ortmann, Ira Lefton, and John Yount.

05/14/1969 – John D. Barrett, Army Specialist Four, 20, son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Barrett of Templeton RD1 is home on leave after completing 16 weeks at communications school and four weeks at Autodin School at Fort Lardon, GA. He is a 1966 graduate of Kittanning High School.

05/14/1964 – Armstrong County today was designated by the U.S. Agricultural Department as eligible to receive $70,000 in federal assistance because of the March flooding.

05/14/1959 – Rege Cordic, Pittsburgh radio personality, will serve as master of ceremonies at the Y Men’s “Salute to Jill Corey” program, Bob Shaw, a member of the board of directors of the Y’s Men’s Club said.

05/14/1959 –Tom Boylstein of Ford City was elected president of the Young Democratic Club of Armstrong county during an election meeting at Schenley Union Hall, Leechburg.

05/14/1954 – Cub Scouts of Allegheny District will hold their annual track meet at Ford City field with more than 100 Cub Scouts participating.

05/14/1954 – Contest Winners Named For “What Ford City Needs Most.” Marilyn L. Turko Cops First Prize With Community Center Suggestion.

05/14/1954 – Jimmy Dargue, 14, of 1015 N. McKean St., was pulled from Allegheny River last night after he slipped while fishing into the turbulent waters immediately below the dam at Lock No. 7.

05/14/1949 – An automobile struck the rear of a farm tractor at Nu Mine last night and injured the tractor driver, Donald McMasters of Nu Mine. He was admitted to the hospital at Kittanning with lacerations to the head.

05/14/1949 – Fifty-three Rejected as Drivers. Forty-six Others Qualify in State Police Examinations Given Here Friday.

05/14/1949 – Area Has 28 Area Deaths.

05/14/1934 – Injured when he tripped at the curb near the Farmers National Bank as he hurried to catch a bus. W. B. Colwell, 74-year-old Kittanning RD ma,n was being treated for a broken knee cap at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

05/14/1934 – Expanding river transport operations were evident on the upper Allegheny River over the weekend. Lockings at No. 7 dam here were carried on three times Saturday and Sunday.

05/14/1929 – Jerry Bowser of near Worthington was injured when his car was hit by another as he was turning into the driveway of his home.

05/14/1929 – The Charles F. Irwin has has accepted a pastoral call of the First Presbyterian Church of Rural Valley.

05/14/1929 – The Union Baptist Church of near Cadogan held a farewell reception for the pastor, The Rev. Mr. Hoyle, who is leaving to take up evangelistic work.