Posted on December 18, 2014

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Downingtown area news 52 years ago


Noted below are news items originally published in local newspapers in the latter part of November 1962.

The new Downingtown Post Office, 45 W. Lancaster Ave. (now at the site of Priori’s Mattress Factory) was dedicated. Jack Welsh, longtime postmaster, said the new facility had been planned since 1938.

A new wage schedule for part-time employees was approved by the Downingtown Joint High School Board. The minimum was $1.40 an hour, and the maximum was $1.66. And Mrs. Mary C. Foreman retired after serving for 12 years as secretary of the High School Board, as well as the superintendent of school’s secretary. She received a gift from the school district’s teachers and a silver cup from the school board.

Officers of the West Bradford Fire Co., who were unanimously re-elected, were Walter Fetherolf, president; Jack Hines Sr., vice president; Clarence Moore, treasurer; M.M. Caffey, secretary; Kenneth Trimble, director. Edwin Hill was a new member of the board.

Members of the Arts and Crafts Club, supervised by Rebecca Casner at Downingtown Junior High School, were Bill Inslee, Kathy Black, Jacob Dewees, Ben Mento, Dolores Stewart, Lynn Forbes, Linda Sheesley, Patty and Cheryl Myers, Cheryl Peppernick, Alan Heugh, Martin Berkey, Bill Kline, David Emberger, Rusty Geare, Judy Slaad, Gary Hoxter, Joan Poffenbarger, and Ronald and Donald Moore.

A Book Week program was presented at Brandywine Wallace School by the following students: William Stevens, Philip Williams, Teddy Reed, Tommy McCurdy, Linda Wagner, Jimmy Dougherty, Andy Parsons, Frank Swarner and Joey Seeds. 

Officers of the Sunday School at First Baptist Church, Downingtown, were Charles Feiertag, assistant superintendent; Mrs. Benjamin Russell, treasurer; Joyce Felten secretary; and Mrs. Olin Siever, secretary. 

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