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100 Years Ago – 1918: A cler­gy­man of high stand­ing in the Catholic Church and around whom sur­rounds much in­ter­est will ar­rive in Ch­ester in the per­son­age of the Rev. John T. McNi­cholas, the newly con­se­crated bishop of Du­luth, Minn. It will be re­mem­bered that McNi­cholas is a Ch­ester boy, hav­ing been born and ed­u­cated here. His visit is purely a per­sonal one, his de­sire be­ing to visit his rel­a­tives and friends. Ac­cord­ing to the present pro­gram, he will visit Im­mac­u­late Heart Church, Sec­ond and Nor­ris streets, and in all prob­a­bil­ity will preach a ser­mon. McNi­cholas is the first Ch­ester boy to at­tain a bishop’s po­si­tion in the Catholic Church.

75 Years Ago – 1943: A ser­vice flag com­mem­o­rat­ing the ser­vice of thou­sands of men and women of Delaware County who are in the armed forces of the na­tion will be ded­i­cated at the court­house in Me­dia on Sun­day, Nov. 21. The flag will be placed above the main en­trance of the court­house. On it will be one blue star with the fig­ures 23,171, indi­cat­ing the num­ber from the county in the ser­vice. There will be an ad­dress by Pres­i­dent Judge MacDade, who will prob­a­bly de­velop some his­tor­i­cal facts per­tain­ing to the Brandy­wine Bat­tle­field, as a sym­bol of Delaware County’s will to over­come de­feats, hard­ships and pri­va­tions.

50 Years Ago – 1968: Mrs. Michael Kar­matz, a for­mer teacher at Colling­dale High School, has been named as­sis­tant to the dean of stu­dent af­fairs the Penn­syl­va­nia State Univer­sity’s Delaware County cam­pus. Kar­matz had been an ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant to the di­rec­tor of the cam­pus, and she had pre­vi­ous taught French for three years at Colling­dale.

25 Years Ago – 1993: For two on a bi­cy­cle to be le­gal in the bor­ough of Ed­dy­s­tone, the ve­hi­cle bet­ter be a bi­cy­cle built for two. Bor­ough coun­cil ap­proved an or­di­nance ban­ning two rid­ers on the same bi­cy­cle. Bor­ough So­lic­i­tor Jack Whe­lan said the reg­u­la­tion pro­hibits “ac­ro­batic” ma­neu­vers by bi­cy­clists as a safety mea­sure to help avoid in­juries. Bi­cy­clists are to yield to pedes­tri­ans.

10 Years Ago – 2008: The bat­tle be­tween mice and men con­tin­ues, but Clifton Heights of­fi­cials said the men are win­ning. A-1 Ex­ter­mi­na­tors have been ac­tively pur­su­ing the ro­dents since Septem­ber. “I’ve heard (from res­i­dents) that the prob­lem has got­ten bet­ter,” said Coun­cil­man Ed Martin. “It’s a uni­ver­sal prob­lem ev­ery­where,” said Coun­cil Pres­i­dent An­thony Casadei.

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