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Wind Storm Causes Damage

50 Years Ago

 


Herald of April 9, 1970

The Herald marks its 85th birthday today.

A mechanic at the Wineland Equipment Co., Fredericksburg, was burned when fire broke out on a tractor that he was repairing.

A severe wind storm last week caused heavy damage throughout the district. Many trees were toppled, a number of barn roofs and shed roofs were ripped loose, some house trailers were shifted from their foundations and there were interruptions in electric and telephone service.

Joseph E. Robinson Jr. of Irwin, former policeman in Altoona, was named chief of police in Roaring Spring.

Lightning struck the steeple of the Gibson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg last Wednesday, ripping off shingles and weakening the superstructure of the 60-foot spire.

Bill Houck, senior division, and Charles Frua, junior division, were the top winners in the Easter Egg Hunt at Williamsburg. They were presented with live rabbits by Melvin Wyland of the sponsoring Jaycees.

 

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