100 years ago
Jan. 5, 1922
-After about 10 days recess or vacation the Clarion Public Schools got down to business last Tuesday.
-The decoration of the Community Christmas Tree in front of the Community Building in Clarion with many colored electric light bulbs and lighting it at night produced a beautiful effect admired by all who see it and inspires fine Christmas sentiment.
-The Auditor General of the state has appointed John S. Love of Clarion Township to be Mercantile Appraiser for Clarion County.
-Vincent Musi, the merchant tailor, has picked out a new location for his shop and residence. He has moved to the house two doors north of A.L. Allen's plumbing shop.
-Frank W. Kirkpatrick of Clarion has been appropriated a Deputy Internal Revenue Collector for this district.
-The county commissioners have made two appointments this week that will give universal satisfaction. Dr. G.B. Woods to be physician and surgeon at the County Home and C.R. Bowman to be engineer at the courthouse.
- "Goodbye 1921,
"Beat it! Here's your hat. You're done.
"Shake, old-timer! Same to you
"Here is 1922." -- Phila. Record
-Robert Holden Showers, the new Sheriff of Clarion County, appeared before Register and Recorder J. M. Smathers last Monday morning. May success attend him.
-A complimentary dinner was given to the members of Clarion Borough Council by R.H. Cyphert, a member of that body. The dinner was given at Greenawalt's Restaurant.
-A fire broke out in the ladies coach of the L.E.F.&C. No. 2 train while it was standing on the siding near the passenger station at Summerville. Quick and courageous action on the part of the crew prevented serious damage. Fred Smith the skipper of the train was in the station when a fireman burst into the station and shouted "The Toonerville Trolley is on fire." Since the company started running mixed trains between Summerville and Clarion the schedule is much like that of celebrated "Toonerville Trolley" and the traveling public no doubt are very much pleased about it.
-The first regular meeting of the Smith-Rapp Post No. 647 of the American Legion, Shippenville, was held in the Legion rooms. The supper was prepared and served in "the old Army style."
Compiled by Randy Bartley