Historical Headlines – July 12

07/12/1969 – Freeport Council discussed 10 incidents of vandalism to traffic signals and parking meters. Discussion was held of enforcing the town’s curfew requiring anyone under age 18 to be off the streets by 10:30 PM.

07/12/1969 – The newly organized Armstrong County Mounted Posse has been invited to ride in the Dayton Fair parade, and in a centennial celebration in Marion Center.

07/12/1969 – Producers of eligible 1969 crop which will get $1.52 per bushel soon after July 14, 1969, 14 cent s more than the 1968 crop certificate value, Arthur Rupp, chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, said today.

07/12/1969 – The new Manorville United Methodist Church minister and his family are enjoying their new residence along the Allegheny River on Water Street. The Rev. John Clark arrived in Manorville from Bradford. He is charge of Manorville and Rogers Chapel at McVille. He pastured throughout Pennsylvania and New York, specifically for four years in Chicora and Karns City Methodist churches.

07/12/1969 – Katherine Slee, 15, of Templeton RD2, a non-swimmer, drowned yesterday in Red Bank Creek in Madison Township. She and a companion, Debra Hulsey, 15, were wading in Red Bank Creek where the stream empties into the Allegheny River, when Slee stepped off a ledge into deep water.

07/12/1969 – A parade of balloon-toting children promoted First Church of the Nazarene’s Vacation Bible School yesterday, seeking recruits in the Kittanning Fourth Ward neighborhood.

07/12/1954 – A water safety course, under direction of Armstrong County American Red Cross Chapter will be taught every Tuesday and Thursday at Crooked Creek Dam.

07/12/1954Mrs. S. B. Shenk of Hidden Springs (Kittanning RD 5) will have her oil painting Release shown at the William Penn Playhouse Honors Exhibit.

07/12/1949 – Mahoning: Bruce Helm of this place who was badly burned in a natural gas explosion July 1 near Sheffield and who has since been a patient in a hospital in Warren, Pa., was able to be up twice yesterday.

07/12/1949 – Approximately half of Armstrong County’s 45 school districts are raising revenue under the tax anything act of the Pennsylvania legislature.

07/12/1944 – Scaffolding in front of the two-story Boarts building, North McKean St., was removed Tuesday after workmen had completed repointing the cornice and straightening a brick wall.

07/12/1944 – The distance of Berlin from the advance Allied battle lines today: Russia – 435 miles; Italy – 640 miles; France – 630 miles.

07/12/1944 – Washington: Civilians will probably continue to get plenty of cigarettes – but they will have increasing difficulty in obtaining popular brands, authoritative government sources asserted today.

07/12/1939 – Armstrong County liquor license quota under the population ratio act was near the saturation point, it was revealed today in a state-wide Liquor Control Board survey. Under provision of the new law in which retail permits may be granted only where the ratio is more than one liquor license to 1,000 population, only five taverns may be opened in four communities; two in North Apollo, and one in each in Applewold, Atwood and Ford Cliff boroughs.

07/12/1939 – West Kittanning and Kittanning firemen were summoned shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday when a small blaze damaged wall paper and a mattress in the Bernard Hoffman home, near the top of West Kittanning hill.

07/12/1934 – Ford City’s Slovak Sokol Gymnastic Union team, of Assembly 20, captured fourth place in a national competition at Philadelphia last week. Complete results were announced here today.

07/12/1934 – Plans for an Armstrong County Field Day, to be held in the fall, were discussed by representatives from eight sportsmen organizations of the county at a meeting held here last night.

07/12/1929 – Announcement has been made a new front will be built on the Gruskin store at Ford City.

07/12/1929 – Bids for construction of the unimproved Kittanning – Elderton section of Benjamin Franklin highway will be opened Friday.