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

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.

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