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10 May 1923
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

Jack Noonan, a ten-year-old Patton boy was struck by an automobile and probably fatally injured, Friday night while playing in the street.

Richard Lytle, a six-year-old Johnstown boy, had both feet crushed when run over by a freight car on the Johnstown and Stonycreek railroad, Friday morning.

The corner stone of the new St. Bernard's Catholic church as Hastings was laid with imposing ceremonies, Sunday. About, 3,000 people were in attendance and twenty-five priests took part in the services.

As Robert Martin, a representative of a Pittsburgh paper, was stepping from a passenger train at Colver, Daturday, a runaway horse struck him and knocked him down. He suffered a fractured leg and other injuries.

State police raided the Portage House at Portage, last week, and arrested the proprietors on the charge of violating the liquor laws. Three slot machines were also seized and a charge of violating the gambling laws was also preferred against them.


11 Oct 1923
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


While Walter Ford and Louis Evans were returning from a dance at Sunset park to their home in Expedit, last Wednesday night, their car over turned and Ford was pinned beneath it. He was so badly injured that he was removed to the Spangler hospital where it was found that a vertebra, or backbone, had been fractured. He is reported as improving at the hospital.


A pipe organ recital was given in the Bethany Lutheran church in Altoona, Tuesday evening, by Prof. Sutherland Dwight Smith, of Pittsburgh, at the formal inaugural of a new $7,000 organ in the church. Mrs. G. Lloyd Plette, of Nanty-Glo, sand Fritz Kreisler's "Cradle Song" as one of the numbers on the program.


Dr. W. W. Maxwell arrived here from Pittsburgh, Saturday, and is assisting Dr. Dunnick in his practice. Dr. Maxwell was located at Pittsburgh for a number of years, but for the past few years has been living in Los Angeles, Cal.


The Nanty-Glo soccer team met defeat at St. Michaels, Sunday afternoon, the score being 3 and 1. It is claimed that some of the St. Michael players were ineligible to play, and that the game will be protested on that ground.


6 Dec 1923
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Miss Susan Frances Sakerak of Ebensburg and Otto L. Beber of Revloc were united in marriage at the Holy Name Catholic church by the pastor, the Rev. Father Hugh M. O'Neil. Mr. and Mrs. Beber will make their home in Revloc where the bridegroom is employed.


Margaret Matthews and Merrill M. Herdmann, both of Cardiff, were married last Wednesday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Herschell Davis in Ebensburg by Rev. John R. Thomas, pastor of the Congregational church. The bridal couple were accompanied by the bridegroom's father and brother. Mr. and Mrs. Herdmann will reside at Cardiff.


John C. Hudson and Olive M. Kniffin, both of Colver, were married by the Rev. W. N. Meyers of Clymer, Tuesday evening, Nov. 27. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Brant of Clymer in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. After a short honeymoon the newlyweds will make their home in Colver. Mr. Hudson is employed there as a miner.


Joseph Hopfer, a son of James Hopfer of Colver, was seriously injured Saturday afternoon about 5 o'clock when a team that he was driving from Colver to Ebensburg ran away, throwing him to the ground, the wagon passing over the right side of his body. He was picked up by a passing autoist and taken to Ebensburg where his injuries were dressed. He sustained a fractured collar bone, broken ribs and was otherwise injured. He was taken to Mercy hospital, Johnstown, for treatment.


John F. Parrish has been appointed acting postmaster at Cresson to succeed Miss C. A. Callen, who has served the past eight years. Mr. Parrish took charge immediately, and his appointment will probably be made permanent soon. The office is in the second class. Samuel W. Blakeslee has been appointed postmaster at Ehrenfeld, a fourth class office.


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