Historical Headlines – June 25

06/25/1969 – Cantaloupes advertised at three for a dollar at A & P.

06/25/1969 – Miss Barbara Bowser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bowser of Adrian, has received her master’s degree from Kent University, Kent, Ohio.

06/25/1969 – Marine Private First Class Daniel R. Warner, son of Mrs. Carl Binder of Kittanning RD6, has completed two-weeks training with the Combined Action Group school, Third Marine Amphibious Force, DaNang, Vietnam. The school prepares Marines and Navy corpsmen for duty with Combined Action Platoons.

06/25/1969 – Army Private First Class Dennis J. Kamody, 20, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Kamody Jr., of Kittanning RD4, was assigned to the 765th Transportation Battalion near Vung Tau, Vietnam, as a combat surveillance radar repairman.

06/25/1969 – Yoeman Seaman William J. McMaster, USN, son of Mr. & Mrs. James W. McMaster of 141 Oak Avenue, Kittanning, is undergoing flight training with Training Squadron 28 at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.

06/25/1969 – Capt. Nancy Bowser of the United States Air Force received her silver bars May 10 in Japan where she has been stationed a year, according to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bowser of Adrian.

06/25/1969 – Carl H. Steffen, director of Armstrong County Planning Commission, was guest speaker at a dinner-meeting of Ford City Kiwanis Club in the Latin American Club.

06/25/1969 – A total of 79 children participated in Pet Parades held at the Orr Avenue and Jefferson Street Playgrounds last week. At Orr Avenue, Terry Ferraino was awarded best decorated; Mike Westwood, best costume; Jani Altamos, most unusual; Dave Booher, largest litter; Kenny Bauer, smallest; Rick Zellefrow, largest; and Joan Harmon, honorable mention. At Jefferson Street, Keith Lash received best decorated; Sheila Lash, best costume; Janice Shannon, most unusual; Drew Lash, largest littler; Timmy Thompson, smallest; and Jimmy Greenbaum, largest.

06/25/1964 – Sharon Conrad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Conrad, won the Worthington Lions Club $300 scholarship which was presented at Worthington-West Franklin High School graduation ceremony by Dr. Donald Minteer, Lions scholarship committee chairman. Total playground attendance for the week was 1,586.

06/25/1969 – The area’s newest appliance store, Barker Appliance, is now open beside the Esso station on Route 422, one mile east of Kittanning.

06/25/1959 – The Pennsylvania Economy League will move its Armstrong County headquarters to the Keystone Building on North McKean St.

06/25/1959 – Rayburn Township Civil Defense DUKW proved seaworthy enough on its “maiden voyage” on the Allegheny River here. The amphibious war craft, busiest of all CD gear during the January flood, was tested yesterday following repair of damages caused by the flood ice.

06/25/1954 – A 59-year-old Dayton RD 1 resident, Allen Guy Powell, was killed when he was crushed beneath a tractor that upset as he was grading a roadside bank in rural Red Bank Township.

06/25/1954 – More than 5,000 district persons are expected to visit Kennywood Park for the Ford City Community Picnic.

06/25/1954 – Operations at the Cadogan mine of Allegheny River Mining Company were discontinued. Company officials indicated that the closing would be permanent.

06/25/1949 – Attorney John B. McCue of 530 4th Ave., Ford City was admitted to practice law in the courts of Armstrong County.

06/25/1949 – Election Officials To Get More Pay For Work. Schedule of Compensation Under Revised Law Announced by County Clerk.

06/25/1934 – Armstrong County sweltered in the grip of another mid-summer heat wave over the weekend. The mercury soared in the nineties and a blazing sun yellowed fields of rapidly ripening wheat.

06/25/1934 – Armstrong County’s first bathing fatality of the summer occurred over the weekend as seven-year-old Paul Arnold Roofner, son of the Sol R. Roofner, drowned in Buffalo Creek.

06/25/1929 – Mrs. Mary Smith, 34, died last night at her home in Cadogan.

06/25/1929 – Two large barns in Armstrong County were hit by lightning and destroyed during a severe electrical storm.