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Remember When: Dec. 2

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“Mr. Avonmore,”borough Mayor Cameron Sciotti, second from right, was honored for his 21 years of service to the community on Oct. 16, 1979. The event was hosted by St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church.

100 years ago

Wage increase rejected by Valley miners

Although a 14% wage increase has been posted at the pitmouths of local mines, no men have reported to work. Mines in Creighton, Russellton and Valley Camp are said to be closed, despite the pay hike offer.

75 years ago

Springdale man awarded medal

Overseas since Nov. 30, 1942, Staff Sergeant James Darrall of Springdale has been awarded the Bronze Star for “meritorious achievement” while serving as a fighter airplane crew chief. Sgt. Darrall works daily on a 400-mile an hour P-47 Thunderbird fighter.

50 years ago

McMurtry Towers set to open

Vandergrift’s eight-story 100-unit high rise for the elderly is taking applications for one of 56 efficiency and 44 single-bedroom apartments. Building manager Mrs. Otis Thompson will sift through 170 applications for the 100 units.

25 years ago

Springdale holds off Burrell

Junior guard Bryan DePew nailed a 3-point shot with 7 seconds left in the game to lift Springdale to a 38-35 victory over Burrell in the opening round of the A-K Tip-off Tournament. Kevin Glogowski led Burrell with 17 points.

15 years ago

Valley victims claim flood review slow in coming

About 50 victims of the Sept. 17 flooding gathered at Valley High School auditorium to complain about lacking local relief efforts. The attendees said not enough aid is trickling down to local communities.

10 years ago

Sides square off over gridiron plans

West Deer supervisors weigh appealing to a youth football organization that wants to build two practice fields at Bairdford Park against those who oppose the plan. The youth teams would like fields built near the corner of Maple Avenue and Larch Street.

Five years ago

Apollo-Ridge warns scofflaws

Delinquent property owners in the Apollo-Ridge School District have less than a month to begin paying back taxes. On Jan. 1, the district will place the delinquent owners’ names on the school website.

George Guido is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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