Ye Olde News
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.