Historical Headlines – December 3

12/03/1969 – Kittanning police are investigating a break-in and theft at the Kittanning Senior High School last night. Police said an intercom speaker and a piece of indoor-outdoor carpeting were reported missing. Entry was made by breaking a window glass and releasing the latch on the west side of the building according to police.

12/03/1969 – Major expansion is underway for the Kittanning Print Shop – but at a new location. Daniel Yapp, owner of the S. McKean St. job printing business, is remodeling a room in the former DeMore Building, 281 N. Grant Ave., to accommodate a new printing operation.

12/03/1969 – Marion Zaboski bagged his first deer in 20 years of hunting. The Cadogan man, hunting by himself, finally took a five-pointer at 7:05 AM, somewhere along Kittanning RD4.

12/03/1964 – Middle Armstrong County United Fund has reached 82 per cent of its quota in the current drive to obtain financial aid for 16 social and welfare agencies, it was reported yesterday. Solicitors, meeting at Steim Hotel here, were told by UF president E. J. Hazen that contributions and pledges total $95,836.

12/03/1959 – William Baum, 44, of Kittanning RD 3 is in satisfactory condition at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital suffering from injuries when he fell off a ladder. An employe of Kittanning Telephone Company, he was installing a telephone line when he fell.

12/03/1959 – Kittanning borough secretary George W. L. Starr, said receipts from borough parking meters totaled $1,230.92. Meters are emptied of their contents once a week by the borough secretary.

12/03/1959 – Employes of Andy’s Markets and their guests were entertained at a Pittsburgh night club with a dinner and floor show hosted by Andy Samaj, owner of the markets.

12/03/1954 – New Wilmington: Tony Stillson, former Kittanning High School basketball star, has won a starting berth on Westminster’s Towering Titan basketball team.

12/03/1954 – The Ford City Glassers dropped their opening game of the season by bowing 48-44 to Central Catholic on the latter’s floor in Pittsburgh. Pete Krukar led the Glassers scoring with 13 points.

12/03/1954 – Ford City: Hourly employes of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company here are drawing more than a half-million dollars at company pay windows today. The $510,000 record figure is a carry home of the $230,000 weekly pay and $280,000 for vacations which many workers did not elect to take during 1954.

12/03/1954 – Thomas McKee, a student at Pennsylvania State University, won the individual production judging championship at the 31st intercollegiate poultry judging contest held in Chicago. McKee has been a frequent winner in 4-H and Future Farmers of America competition.

12/03/1949 – The Kittanning Free Library topped all previous November records with a circulation of 3,159 books or an average of 182 books a day for the 24 days the library was open.

12/03/1949 – Six Autos Tangle on Icy Roads. Four Treated for Minor Hurts After Three Collisions. Damage over $2,000.

12/03/1934 – The Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol will restore a substation to Kittanning Dec. 5. The station will be at its former location in the Claypoole home, S. Water St. at Mulberry. The detail will have three officers, including Cpl. J. J. McGuire in charge and patrolmen W. A. Stile and T. E. Riggle.

12/03/1934 – John B. Caldwell, Kittanning’s sole surviving Civil War veteran, celebrated his 90th birthday at his home on Locust St. Caldwell served as an artilleryman in the war.

12/03/1929 – Snow drifts are so deep in many places in Armstrong County that motorists are forced to forsake the highways and detour through fields.

12/03/1929 – The sewage disposal plant and intercepting sewer which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has ordered Kittanning to build and have in service within five years will cost taxpayers $150,013.50, according to plans submitted at a Town Council meeting.

12/03/1929 – Taxpayers of Manor Township will have an opportunity soon to vote on a proposed bonding of the township in the sum of $50,000 for school building purposes.


BIBLE MEDIATIONHusbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. – Ephesians 5:25.  If husbands loved their wives as much as Christ loves His church, wives would be glad to “love, honor, and obey them.”