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Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - – COLIN AINSWORTH

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.

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