Historical Headlines – July 11

07/11/1969 – The Kittanning Office of the Pennsylvania State Employment Service obtained jobs for 103 persons during June, according to Edmund Manganelli, manager. The majority of the job replacements were for regular full-time employment, Manganelli added.

07/11/1969 – Robert M. Fry, Armstrong County Action Agency executive director Thursday night announced plans to retire in September.

07/11/1969 – Thirty-five 4-H’ers from five counties judged horses Thursday at Sho-Mont Farms, Kittanning RD 3, competing for a chance to enter a statewide horse judging contest at State College in August.

07/11/1969 – Fifteen job vacancies exist in the Armstrong School District for the 1969-70 school term. A report was presented last night to the Armstrong School District board members in the meeting held at the Central Administration Building, Ford City.

07/11/1969 – A 16-year-old Kittanning girl was injured in a two-car accident at the corner of South Jefferson and Mulberry Streets at 4:30 PM yesterday. Pamela Scanlon of Kittanning RD1, suffered cuts and bruises, and was treated at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Police said Miss Scanlon’s car and a car driven by Barney Stoops of Kittanning RD2, collided as Miss Scanlon was making a furn from Jefferson onto Mulberry.

07/11/1969 – State troopers said a car operated by Charles Hawley, 19, of Winona, Minn. Traveling north on Route 03014 in Cowansville, skidded on a sharp curve and struck a car in the other lane driven by Lance Benton, 19, of Cowansville RD1. The mishap occurred at 3:30 PM.

07/11/1969 – An area woman and five men enlisted in the Navy at the Kittanning Recruiting Branch Station in June. They included: Helen Tanner of Karns City RD2; Tony Holland of Vandergrift RD1; Gary Bish of Templeton; Gary Raymer of Kittanning; Larry Lee Shilling of New Bethlehem; and Peter Cordera of North Apollo.

07/11/1969 – In Armstrong County, 5,654 persons receiving medical assistance will be affected if Governor Shaffer’s medical assistance cut-backs go into effect, cancelling 1,696 welfare recipients.

07/11/1964 – Kittanning took over sole possession of the Allegheny-Kiski Connie Mack League lead last night by blanking Vandergrift 4-0 on the losers field. Kittanning is now 4-0 in the standings. Vandergrift is in second place with a 2-1 record.

07/11/1959 – Excavating begins next week for a new six-room porcelaninized steel school building at Cadogan, behind the present two=story frame structure.

07/11/1959 – Armstrong County Judge J. Frank Graff will hear arguments on a petition of Joseph S. Finch Company for an order restraining picketing at the firm’s strikebound Schenley plant.

07/11/1959 – The E. H. Leech and son Lumber Company moved to 342 North Grant Ave. immediately north of the Pennsylvania Railroad station. The company’s former location at 260 N. Grant AVe. will be used as a cabinet shop and warehouse by the company.

07/11/1949 – The first two Kittanning area girls to enter the contest for Miss Armstrong County, a preliminary event of the national Miss America pageant, are Miss Carolyn Jordan and Miss Verna Schrecengost.

07/11/1949 – Swim lessons, life saving courses and bathing will be conducted by the Red Cross at Paradise Beach, seven miles south of Kittanning along Route 66.

07/11/1949 – Sunday was Homecoming Day at Gosford Sunday School at Cowanshannock.

07/11/1944 – First Lt. Clarence Louden, Kittanning airman who recently was awarded the Silver Star, was slightly wounded in action over France, according to word received from the War Department.

07/11/1944 – Marking this third action against the enemy, Thomas O. Reed, quartermaster third class of the U.S. Navy Reserve, was a member of a Naval crew in the American assault force that invaded France.

07/11/1939 – During a storm, lightning struck the belfry of Gosford schoolhouse in Rayburn Twp. The roof of the structure took fire, but the blaze was extinguished by James Hodgson and Tom Cogley.

07/11/1939 – A $1,700,000 modernization program for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company’s No. 4 Works at Ford City was announced today by H. S. Wherrett, president. The project, he said, involves reconstruction of nearly half of the furnace capacity of the plant. A portion of the pot furnace will be replaced with a new continuous tank and lehr, similar to one recently installed at the company’s Crystal City, Mo. plant.

07/11/1934 – Jacob J. Hager, widely known resident of North Apollo, died in the Kenney-Smith Hospital, Wooster, Ohio. Death was due to gangrene which resulted from injuries he received in an automobile accident near Wooster two weeks ago, when he had his arm cut off.

07/11/1934 – Jacksonville, Ill.: More than 100 persons were injured and property toll of approximately $1,000,000 damage wrought in four counties today by a tornado, hail storm and cloudburst.

07/11/1929 – Richard Lanning, 92-year-old Civil War veteran and prominent farmer of Parks Twp., died at the home of a son J. Robert at Parks Twp.

07/11/1929 – Tony Thompson was badly injured by a fall of slate in the Henry Mine, opposite town.

07/11/1929 – A new course record was set at Kittanning Country Club yesterday by Walter Johstone, Butler Country Club pro, who lowered the previous best score by four strokes. He shot a 32 on the first nine holes he played.