The Rev. William J. Maurer, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Orwigsburg, performed a double wedding ceremony at the church parsonage this morning at 8 o’clock when he united in holy wedlock Henry L. Hummel of Schuylkill Haven to Miss Gertrude Deibert of Orwigsburg and Elmer Ahrensfield of Girardville to Miss Agnes Mae Hummel of Orwigsburg.
75 years ago — 1946The Aluminum Company of America has made an offer to purchase the government-owned plant at Cressona.
50 years ago — 1971Over 1,500 persons were on hand Sunday for the dedication of Tuscarora State Park, a new state facility, while an equal amount took part in the ceremonies from their picnic tables. Over 13,000 persons visited Tuscarora State Park over the weekend.
Some will experience tales around a cackling campfire, whirring rides and sweetly spun cotton candy at nearby amusement parks. There will be bike rides, swimming pool escapades and the simpler moments of lounging in cool, freshly cut grass, delighting in a lightning bug’s flicker or a star streaking across the night sky. It is the promise of all those simple things that brought 19 children Thursday afternoon to stay with 15 Schuylkill County host families through the Fresh Air Fund.