30 YEARS AGO
A 79-year-old widow who had escaped death from her blazeridden home three weeks previously was again fighting for her life after being caught in a second fire.
Rutherglen Community Council members claimed that parents carried a lot of the responsibilty for the increasing violence in local school, and that more‘social education’was required to change attitudes.
Fears that local nursery schools could close with the introduction of a new pre-school sub committee were allayed.
Work began on the £1.1million old folk’s home in East Main Street six months ahead of schedule.
A 19-year-old Blairbeth girl managed to raise nearly £600 for Rutherglen Maternity Hospital by competing in a five mile fun run.