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100 Years Ago

Local Teacher Honored

Herald of May 2, 1924

About 150 patrons and friends attended the surprise reception at the high school for Miss Emma Benson, a retiring teacher 42 years of service in school work. Twenty -seven were spent in the borough schools. A purse of $150 in gold was presented by her pastor, Rev. D.L. Shaffer. A black and gold banner with her named the number of years was made by the freshman girls and given earlier that week.

While loading a railroad car in the Hollidaysburg shops. Charles Reighard of Bakers Summit was struck and killed by a shifting train.He left a bride of a few months and his parents...


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