Looking Back in Time 010622


100 years ago

Clarion Democrat

Jan. 5, 1922

William Sansom


-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

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PITTSBURGH - Owner of The UPS Store on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh (suburb of Ross Township) Tedd Wein was presented with the Franchise Excellence Award by The UPS Store's corporate headquarters. Given to one franchises every other year at their national convention, it is the highest award g…

CLARION Clarion University Department of Physics will present Season of Light at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 in Peirce Planetarium, located inside Grunenwald Science and Technology Center.

CLARION - The Clarion Rotary Club invited Lieutenant Colonel Ian Hurbanek, chief of current operations of the PA Air National Guard 171st Air Refueling Wing based out of Coraopolis to speak at its meeting held on Monday, Dec. 6.

CLARION - Alexis Burns, executive vice president with Burns and Burns Insurance in Clarion, was the recipient of the 2021 Insurance Agents and Brokers (IA&B) Young Agent Award.

CLARION - Author and Clarion native, Pam Selker Rak will visit the Clarion Free Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 to read her books, Sassafras Tea and Christmas Treedition for a story time to remember.

BROOKVILLE - The Department of Health announces a free outdoor, drive-up COVID-19 testing site is open for the public in Jefferson County.

LEEPER - The Clarion Conservation District will hold a free hike program highlighting resilient, local species that rely on and thrive in the harsh conditions of a Pennsylvania winter.

CLARION - Melissa Fulton, executive director of United Way of Clarion County, announces availability of the Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, which matches eligible creative entrepreneurs with existing, free, local, small business consulting services and financial resources up to $2…

CROWN The annual Christmas holiday craft and vendor show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4 at the St. Mary Social Hall located in Crown.

CLARION - Youth from the Clarion Area School District are learning an important life skill thanks to area donors who have contributed to the Michael A. Constantino Swim Lesson Scholarship Fund and the United Way of Clarion County.

CLARION - Who would like to have some extra cash this December? The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry is selling tickets for a "Cash Raffle for the month of December 2021."