100 Years Ago – 1917:
Filled to capacity, the Pennsylvania Military College has closed its doors on the enrollment of new cadets and has established a waiting list for men to enter Jan. 1, 1918, and a year from this fall. The college’s enrollment breaks all records. Although the institution made alternations and added another Junior School building, the enlargement was not sufficient to meet the tremendous demand. The college opens Wednesday for its 56th year, with a total student body of 156 men.
75 Years Ago – 1942:
A teletype message last night requested police to be on the watch for a 19-year-old of New Road, Lenni, who is reported missing from his home since Tuesday night. The report said that he had gone to see a girl in Rockdale. It is believed that he might attempt to elope to Elkton, Md., the message said
50 Years Ago – 1967:
Several crucial defensive plays by the Garnet Valley High School Jaguars made Greg Basner’s second period touchdown run of 52 yards stand up for a 6-0 victory at home over Bishop Shanahan. The victory was the first in history for Garnet Valley after going through two winless years and 17 straight losses.
25 Years Ago – 1992:
The Chester High School Band got half of what it needs to get out of T-shirts and into proper marching attire, thanks to a $20,000 contribution from a Bensalem business owner. The uniforms the 78-member unit wore last year and shot and the band’s parents were shocked to find no line item in this year’s budget for the $40,000 needed to replace them. Joe Atkinson of Atkinson Freight Lines in Bensalem read of the band’s plight and decided to help the cause in a big way. He said he feels like he has been helped by Chester residents because he frequently deals with Scott Paper Co., which has a big work force in the city. So he decided to return the favor.
10 Years Ago – 2007:
German students bypass hectic school hallways by staying put all day, with the teachers coming to them. This was just one of the insights Marple Newtown Senior High School student Kevin Lopez gained when he traveled to Germany recently as part of a foreign exchange program. Lopez, and fellow traveler and high school student Chris Scott, talked about the district’s first full foreign exchange program at a school board meeting in August. The district will in turn host 12 German students this year.