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10 Years Ago

July 30, 2003

A Wawa con­ve­nience store look­ing to open shop on the cor­ner of ooute 113 and Beth­le­hem mike in eill­town Town­ship UHFHLYHG finDO DSSURYal by the town­ship’s board of su­per­vi­sors Mon­day night.

A 41-year-old merkasie woman faces more than 10 years in jail on ar­son charges re­sult­ing from last Tues­day’s apartPHnW fiUH DW 0LULDP Wood Brown sil­lage in merkasie that dam­aged sev­eral units and forced the tem­po­rary evac­u­a­tion of 16 res­i­dents.

If you visit a merkasie area ceme­tery this sum­mer and hap­pen to no­tice a lack RI $PHULFDn flDJV DnG vet­er­ans’ mark­ers on graves of de­ceased mil­i­tary vet­er­ans, it’s be­cause those memo­ri­als no longer re­main up for six months or longer as they had in the past. A new law has OLPLWHG ZKHn WKH flDJV FRuOG EH flRZn Rn WKH graves.

20 Years Ago

July 28, 1993

Af­ter a num­ber of plans and three years in and out of court, the Bucks County eous­ing aevel­op­ment Corp. Mon­day night re­ceived ap­proval to con­vert the for­mer mierce iibraryie­gion build­ing at 109 S. Sixth St. into 15 el­derly apart­ments.

Cit­ing med­i­cal re­im­burse­ment caps, a slow econ­omy and in­creased costs of op­er­a­tion, drand siew eospi­tal is tak­ing steps to trim its work­force, lower pay UDLVHV, UHGuFH EHnH­fiWV, cut over­time and work sched­ules and re­vamp other poli­cies as cost­sav­ings mea­sures.

An Ea­gle Court of eonor was held Sun­day af­ter­noon in iake ien­ape mark at which Christopher a. wiegenIuVV ZDV RI­fiFLDOOy GHVig­nated an Ea­gle Scout, Scout­ing’s high­est honor.

40 Years Ago

Aug. 1, 1973

iight­ning struck a West oock­hill Town- ship home for the sec­ond time in a year early Sun­day morn­ing, caus­ing scat­tered dam­age as plas­ter was knocked from walls in sev­eral URRPV. 1R fiUH UHVuOWHG, VDLG 6HOOHUVYLOOH fiUH Chief goseph E. euf­na­gle.

Ex­ca­va­tion for the new $6.9 mil­lion men­nridge Se­nior eigh School be­gan cri­day as heavy equip­ment and great earth movers con­verged on the site to be­gin the mam­moth pro­ject.

A dou­ble wed­ding in Cal­vary Church of Soud­er­ton united Miss Tina Thomp­son with Terry i. Moyer and Miss matti Moyer with Steven gerome hirk­patrick gune 30. Terry and matti are the chil­dren of Mr. and Mrs. Wal­ter h. Moyer, of Sil­verdale.

News from the New­sHer­ald ar­chives is pos­si­ble in part thanks to the Spru­ance Li­brary of the Bucks County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Doylestown, where a large por­tion of the news­pa­per’s ar­chives are main­tained.

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