100 Years Ago – 1918: Thomas P. Fennel, hotelman and secretary of the State Liquor Dealers’ Association, has been using his automobile to help get things necessary for the emergency hospitals during the urgent need. Tom said his place is closed for the time being and he wanted to make himself useful, so he is acting as an errand boy for the doctors and city officials. The retail liquor dealers in Chester took up a “camptown” the other day and gave to Mayor McDowell several cases, all told, of good whisky for use where needed.
75 Years Ago – 1943:
Lt. John Burney, home on furlough for the first time in 10 months, witnessed the christening of his son, Jack, Jr., at the Trainer Methodist Church on Sunday. Relatives and friends attended the ceremony. Lt. Burney left last night to return to his base in Michigan.
50 Years Ago – 1968: Chester Water Authority fluoridated its water supply to approximately 28,500 customers in mid-August, Executive Manager Victor Appleyard announced Friday. He said the delay in announcing the action was caused by CWA’s desire “to be sure everything was working correctly. He said the CWA board voted about six months ago to fluoridate the water supply. Since then, the authority has purchased about $8,000 in equipment and installed it at the Octoraro Reservoir in Chester County.
25 Years Ago – 1993: A
22-year-old borough man who spat at Brookhaven police officers from inside his holding cell and threatened to kill them and their children was charged with disorderly conduct and terroristic threats, police reported. The man was screaming and cursing when borough officer Randolph G. McGoldrick and William Kiley responded to the intersection of Edgewater and Trimble Boulevard for a report of a loud and disorderly group at 1 a.m. The man resisted being handcuffed and several officers were needed to place him in custody. A
20-year-old-man and two
17-year-old juveniles were also arrested on disorderly conduct charges.
10 Years Ago – 2008: The Aston Township Board of Commissioners recently named Bruno Micun as Aston Township Citizen of the Year. Micun, 85, is a 51-year resident of the township. The Valley Green Drive resident has been active in many township organizations, including the Aston Lions Club, where he served as president and “Lion Tamer.” He was one of the members who organized the Lions Club telephone directory book and many years ago dedicated much of his time to developing a street map of the township.