Remember When: Prof. Fox. dance lessons, church fire
100 years ago
Prof. Fox teaching Boston, other dances in Elks club house
The Boston, the one-step and other new and down-to-the-second dances will now be seen at dances soon. Prof. Fox is teaching the Elks and their families the intricacies of the new dances every Monday evening at the Elks club house.
75 years ago
Fire levels Glade Run church, stove blamed
An overheated stove was blamed for fire which destroyed the 40-year-old Glade Run Presbyterian church, four miles from Kittanning, with an estimated loss of $15,000. Lack of water supply hampered the Kittanning firemen in fighting the blaze. Rev. Frances B. Marks is pastor of the church, which had a congregation of 200.
50 years ago
Arnold patrol boys collect funds for March of Dimes
Arnold patrol boys will conduct a tag day throughout the city to raise funds for the March of Dimes campaign. Boys from St. Vladimir School and Fourth Avenue School will be stationed at various business houses in the city seeking funds for the annual drive.
25 years ago
Apollo-Ridge basketball team wins 13th straight, against Mars, 96-69
The undefeated Apollo-Ridge boys basketball team rolled over Mars, 96-69, setting a school record for most points in a game. Apollo-Ridge, top-ranked in Class AA, won its 13th straight in taking a one-game lead over the previously undefeated Planets, before a standing-room-only crowd.
15 years ago
Deer Lakes schedules school construction to begin
After years of controversy, Deer Lakes' building plan is scheduled to begin in April. The school board approved advertising bids for construction at Curtisville Elementary School, East Union Elementary School and Deer Lakes Middle School. All work is to be done by mid-July 1999.
10 years ago
Frozen gas line cuts service to numerous communities
More than 2,800 Dominion Peoples gas customers were affected when a frozen gas line in Arnold shut down service in parts of northern Allegheny and southern Butler counties. Water seeped into a main transmission line, blocking the flow of natural gas and cutting off service to customers in Brackenridge, Buffalo Township, Clinton, East Deer, Fawn, Frazer, Harrison, Jefferson Township, Saxonburg, Tarentum and Winfield.
Five years ago
Steeler Ernie Holmes dies in car crash in Texas
Ernie “Fats” Holmes, who helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls as a member of the legendary Steel Curtain defense, died in an automobile crash in Lumberton, Texas.