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Local news originally published 52 years ago
The following news items were originally published by local newspapers in the early part of May 1962.
Plans for a Downingtown National Bank branch, to be built on a 2.5-acre site along Route 100 in Lionville, were presented to the Uwchlan Township supervisors.
Ruth Anne Miller, a DHS junior, was the only Pennsylvania representative who was selected to play in the USA High School Band, which gave concerts in Florence, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck, Paris and London. She began playing the clarinet when she was a third grader at West Ward School.
Members of the Downingtown branch of the American Red Cross, who manned the bloodmobile at the Atlantic Refining Co. in Philadelphia, were Julia Pollock, Mary Kline, Helen Davis, Florence McGuckin, Susie Hansen, Eleanor Seneff, Elaine Hague, Betty Muskey, Adelaide Hamm, Lois Spiese, Betty Serafino and Peggy Stern.
New members of Girl Scout Troop 94, Lionville, were Kathy Baldwin, Nancy Braden, Debbie Corliss, Susan Eubanks, Betty Ann Galey, Patty Herion, Carol Koser, Judy Phipps, Gloria Walton, Betty Winkler, Maryalis Worthington, Linda Wunch and Debbie Whitely.
Officers elected to lead the Future Nurses Club at DHS were Maryanne DeMatteo, president; Anne Asparagus, vice president; Eileen Sbei, secretary; Anne Thompson, treasurer; and Helen Archie, historian.
Second graders, who presented an entertaining program at East Ward School, included Mitchell Boggs, Charles Hingley, James Hall, James LaMar, Charles McHenry, Stephen Umberger, Robert Warner, Joyce Beam, Nancy Boyd, Charlotte Carter, Megan Echols, Lois Fuller, Denise Holden, Linda Ravert, Sheila Suleski, Mary Ann Ursini, Carolyn Harris and Vicki Freas.