Historical Headlines – July 10

07/10/1969 – Calvin J. Buterbaugh, 423 N. Water St., Kittanning saw two sons leave in June for military service and is eagerly expecting the return of another son from Vietnam next month.

07/10/1969 – The Yellow Dog Six Dixieland Band of Worthington took first place honors as best band in a parade sponsored by the East Butler Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday night.

07/10/1969 – Wanda Bowser was elected “Mother of the Year” as the Ford City Eagles Auxiliary gathered at the Eagles’ Aerie Home, O’Connor St., Ford City.

07/10/1969 – Eleven-year-old Brad Crownover of Ford City is in fair condition at an Ohio hospital after being hit by a car in Poland Ohio. They boy and his brother, Jeffrey, were visiting with an aunt and uncle. They are sons of Mr. & Mrs. Emerson Crownover, Jr. of 1164 Ross Avenue. Reports said the boy apparently stepped into the road and was struck by the car, then thrown into a telephone pole.

07/10/1969 – Rimersburg Borough Council is trying to decide whether to allow a television cable system in the community.

07/10/1969 – An area fabricating company has fabricated a 40-ton flying press – the first of its kind – which will cool steel in an assembly line after the heat treatment. The press was built by Cousins Construction Corp., New Bethlehem Road, for the Van Dorn Iron and Steel in McKees Rocks. It is 10-by-28-by6 foot. The construction company is headed by Victor Cousins, who began the operation eight years ago.

07/10/1969 – An ad for businesses to lease space in the Jamesway Plaza appeared today for Armstrong County’s “largest and most modern shopping center.”

07/10/1969 – Freeport continued to hold first place in the Tri-County baseball league last night as it scored four runs in the seventh inning to beat Allegheny Twp., 4-1.

07/10/1964 – Lonnie Dovenspike, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darl Dovenspike of Rimersburg RD 1, who has been blind since 10th grade, recently graduated from Carlton College, Cleveland, with a degree in physical therapy. He is a 1961 graduate of Redbank Valley High School. Dovenspike will practice at the McNeal Center, one mile north of New Bethlehem on Route 66, under the title of Lon’s Health Center.

07/10/1959 – Two caravans totaling 24 buses will leave for Kennywood Park on July 18 for the Ford City Community Picnic. Picnic committee members were unable to engage a social train for the outing.

07/10/1959 – The Kittanning Firemen’s Band copped its third first prize in as many outings last night in competition with three other senior bands in the Point Breeze firemen’s parade. Town firemen also took a prize for having the most men in line of march.

07/10/1959 – Preliminary work is underway on scheduled construction of mining and coke oven facilities in a secluded Pine Township valley along Mahoning Creek by Sharon Steel Corporation.

07/10/1954 – Dr. Bertram B. Johnston, former New Bethlehem dentist, died at Brookville Hospital.

07/10/1954 – Dancing, swimming, softball and children’s games are scheduled next week at the Kittanning playgrounds.

07/10/1954 – A Cadogan priest and Rosston angler have taken early-season honors with large muskellunge catches in the Allegheny River. The Rev. Casimir Trzeciakowski and T. L. Klingensmtih were the fishermen.

07/10/1944 – Frank M. Flickinger, 26, died of a heart attack at Camp Hood, Tex., where he was serving as a technician, fifth grade in the U.S. Army.

07/10/1944 – The American Red Cross mobile blood center, which appeared in Kittanning five days last week, obtained 117 1/2 gallons of blood to be converted into plasma for use in saving the lives of men and women wounded on battlefronts all over the world.

07/10/1939 – Thirty-six bandsmen were on hand for the reunion of Armstrong Post American Legion Band, held at New Bethlehem American Legion Park in connection with the 27th District American Legion picnic.

07/10/1939 – Armstrong County farmers will receive soil conservation and wheat .parity subsidies totaling $34,423 this year, State Agricultural Adjustment Administration offices at Harrisburg announced.

07/10/1939 – Less than 48 hours before the opening of supervised playground areas in Kittanning, the life of a four-year-old girl was snuffed out when she was electrocuted while playing near the plant of Kittanning Brick and Fire Clay Company. Killed instantly when she came in contact with a utility pole guywire brace that in some manner had become charged with electricity was Annabelle Deloris Richard, daughter of Charles J. and Annie Shaeffer Richard, who live at Johnston Ave. beyond the borough limits.

07/10/1934 – The Nu-Way Bus Line, operating a bus service between New York and Chicago, is operating two buses each way via Kittanning. The buses stop at Brodhead’s Drug Store, Market St. at Jefferson for interstate business only.

07/10/1934 – Lee Brothers Circus is here today.

07/10/1929 – Miss Roberta Shand of Ironwood, Mich., started work as a librarian at Kittanning Free Library.

07/10/1929 – Word has been received from Harrisburg that bids will be opened for construction of an unimproved gap of Benjamin Franklin Highway at Buffalo Creek.