Historical Headlines – May 16

05/16/1969 – Freeport teachers who have been on strike for the second day today over a dispute in how long it should take to reach maximum salary levels may be back on the job Monday. Richard Sasala, president of the Freeport Area Teachers Association, has been served with a court injunction to appear in Armstrong County Court on Saturday at 9AM to show cause why teachers are on strike.

05/16/1969 – Merle McClanahan of North Buffalo Township has stepped down after serving 27 years as president of the Armstrong County Township Officers Association.

05/16/1969 – Unbeaten Kittanning High stretched its winning street to eight in the Section 9 baseball race here yesterday, edging Worthington, 4 to 3.

05/16/1969 – A Kittanning serviceman, Lt. George Visnesky, has been awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritorious achievement in Vietnam.

05/16/1969 – Outstanding students of Kittanning High School received awards at the student assembly in the high school. Some of the students were Colleen Lorigan, Kathleen Mendus, Cindy Lynds, Sandra Louttit, Eugene Yee, James Yee, Dean Morey, Dave Popson, Richard Dosch, David Reef, Robert Shettel, and Charles Glendening.

05/16/1969 – The ever-changing face of Market St., Kittanning, continues the trend with the renovation of the front of the State Theater on Kittanning’s main thoroughfare. Workman removed the marquee that advertised movies and attractions for the past 31 years. A new sign holder will be built flush against the front of the building. This is part of a general renovation program now underway at the front of the theater which will have an enclosed front lobby.

5/02/1969 – Federal aid may help finance the proposed Kittanning bridge to carry the Allegheny Valley Expressway across the Allegheny River.

5/02/1964 – Mrs. Bernice Alexander, a Ford City native and former teacher for several years in Kittanning High School, has been appointed Executive Director of Bucks County Young Women’s Christian Association, Langhorne.

5/02/1959 – Kittanning Senior High School student s took over jobs of town officials in observance of Youth Day. They were Rande Volek, policewoman; Cindy John, Marilyn McCaughan, Lanny Karns, councilmen and Bill Yee and Glen Plyler, policemen.

5/02/1959 – Gary Kepple and Sandy Chapman were named King and Queen of the annual Coronation Ball of 1959, held in Freeport High School gymnasium.

5/02/1949 – Masked Gunman Slugs Lunch Room Operator in Robbery Near Dime. Woman Wrestles With Greyhaired Bandit, Takes License of Getaway Car.

5/02/1944 – Mrs. Carrie Anthony of 250 Mulberry St. received a telegram from the War Department advising that her son, S-Sgt. Floyd Anthony was reported missing in action over Germany. On Friday, Mrs. Anthony received a telegram which read: “report just received through International Red Cross states your son, S-Sgt. Floyd W. Anthony is a prisoner of war of the German government. Letter of information follows.”

5/02/1944 – James Springer, recently appointed chief assessor for Armstrong County, told Kittanning Rotarians that the new uniform assessment system now being set up in the county should be in complete operation in 1946.

5/02/1939 – When supporting straps broke, a 30-gallon gasoline tank on a transport truck owned by the Fleet Carrier Corporation of Pontiac, Mich., dropped off and rolled more than 200 feet while the truck was climbing West Kittanning hill.

5/02/1939 – District orchards, brought into full blossom by last week’s mild fair weather, are believed to have been heavily damaged by ice and frost during the past three nights.

5/02/1934 – Clyde Helm was elected superintendent of Ford Cliff Union Chapel.at an election of new Sunday School officers.

5/02/1934 – Lloyd Wilson, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Plumville, died in Indiana Hospital as a result of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile in front of Plumville Post Office.

5/02/1929 – Ross Hare of Garretts Run has purchased the Mrs. Annie Berry property on Main St., McGrann.

5/02/1929 – It is being reported here that preparations are going forward for construction of a store building on West Market Street for the Sears Roebuck Company.