Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 17th, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.
25 YEARS AGO:
Tuesday, May 17, 1994
DUSTIN JOHN BENEFIT SET — A benefit softball and baseball game will be held for Dustin John, who is a 14-year-old suffering from a bone marrow disease, on Sunday at the Greenvillage fields. At 2:30 the Greenvillage Ladies Auxillary and Team Mothers will play the Colt girls team. And at 5 p.m. the boy’s managers and coaches will take on the Colt boys team.
50 YEARS AGO:
Thursday, May 17, 1969
PTA HONORS PRINCIPAL – “Forty-three years is a long time. If you teach school, you’ve probably seen, that in the span of time, children and their children parade through your classroom, pausing a bit to learn. In 43 years you can store up a lot of memories on rainy days. It wasn’t rainy Thursday night but was a day for Earl J McElhaney to walk down memory lane. He did it graciously. On meeting the principal of Mary B. Sharpe Elementary School, it was easy to see why he is loved. He is all dignity, a firm pillar and what many have come to hail as a “fine respected teacher.” Thursday night, members of the Sharpe PTA honored him with a “This is Your Teaching Life” program. He will retire at the close of the current school term to relax with his wife Daisy, and a “good life of his favorite sports, fishing, and hunting.” A reception followed in the Fourth Grade Classroom for Mr. McElhaney.
Editors note: (THE MARY B. SHARPE ELEMENTARY WAS CLOSED IN 2008.)
100 YEARS AGO:
Saturday, May 17, 1919
“Miss Grace Coe of Broad Street was a visitor in Harrisburg this week.”
“Miss Grace Branm of Fayetteville has resigned her position with the C.V.R.R.”
“George Reed is critically ill at his home as the result of a paralytic stroke he suffered about ten days ago.”