Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on May 24th in Franklin County, PA.
25 years Ago:
Tuesday, May 24, 1994
Chambersburg — Summertime is almost here and – an so is the new waterslide at the Chambersburg Municipal Pool. The pool – and the slide – officially opened for the summer Saturday, Memorial Day weekend, the traditional opening of the s season. “There is a lot of excitement about the slide, ” said Herb Dolaway, Chambersburg Recreational Superintendent.
(Editors note: Chambersburg completely rebuilt the aging municipal pool in 2017, reopening it as a water park on Memorial Day 2018. Herb Doloway now sits on the borough council.)
Chambersburg — Lutheran Brotherhood, a fraternal benefit society, recently presented Vaughn Erickson of Chambersburg its Presistency Award. He was chosen from more than 1,800 district representatives. Erickson is a district representative in Hendricks & Associates, a Lutheran Brotherhood ‘s Agency in Camp Hill. The Presistency Award rewards those with the highest number of contracts during a certain period of time.
50 Years Ago:
Saturday – May 24, 1969
Franklin County — School records show more students are enrolled this year in Franklin County secondary schools, than a year ago according to the State Department of Public Instruction. Franklin County ranks 29th in the state with its current enrollment. Graduates of the public school system in the county last year numbered 1,220 – 614 males, 579 females. Of the 1,200 that graduated. 350 were 17-years-old, 696 were in the 18-year-old category, 123 were 19-years-old, and 31 were in the 20-year-old group.
Greencastle –“It’s a Man, It’s a Bird, No, it’s Super Car–” A Greencastle driver received a surprise of a lifetime when a car careened over the roof of his vehicle Friday evening. No one was injured when the car went off the east berm and hit an embankment David P. Warnock, 18, of Chambersburg, was the driver of the car.
100 Years Ago:
Saturday – May 24, 1919
FRANKLIN COUNTY HONOR ROLL – Heroes Who Died in the Service of Their Country in World War – Listed are those #60 – 73 persons who died in the war. They are as follows:
# 60 – Alvin C. Sheetz – Chambersburg – Died of Disease
# 61 –George W. Dunmire– Chambersburg – Killed in Action
# 62 –Charles Roy Diehl– SDry Run – Killed in Action
# 63 –Joseph H. Stoner –Waynesboro– Died of Disease
# 64 – Clyde W. Strausner– Waynesboro– Killed in Action
# 65 -Joseph M. Stickell–Waynesboro – Killed in Action
# 66 Walter Seville – Mercersburg – Killed in Action
# 67 –Charles W Stoops – Waynesboro– Died of Disease
# 68 –Omar F. Stephy– Houserville – Died of Disease
# 69 – Patrick F. Fegan – Chambersburg – Killed in Action
# 70 –Lester W Johnson – Spring Run – Died of Disease
# 71 – Alfred Jones – Metal – Killed in Action
# 72 – John L. Armstrong – Mason Dixon – Died of Wounds
# 73 – Howard E. Kriner – Fayetteville, R.R. – Killed in Action
Lemasters — Doris Z. Ashway of Lemasters, formerly of Chambersburg, has resigned as cashier of the Lemasters Bank to enter the automobile industry. His new position will require much outdoor work. His resignation becomes effective June l. Professor Garland, former principal of Lemasters High Scool and from Hancock, Maryland has accepted the position of cashier made vacant by Mr. Ashway’s resignation and will assume his new position June 1.