This Week In Local History: Rain and recognition in headlines of the past


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Under this photo in 1977 ran the simple caption, ‘Some things never change.’


At the final game of 1967, Comets and coaches, from left, Dale Cresswell, Frank Valvano, head coach Stan Majaika, Donald Buntz, Doug Huggler and Colin Holmes.


Kevin Cognetti, then in first grade, received an award from Father John Bendik, Our Lady of the Snows, for his winning entry in the “Pro-Life, A Challenge to be Special” art/essay contest, sponsored by the Our Lady of Peace School’s Parent Teachers Guild in 1987.



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    1967 — Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail played their last basketball game of the season, with the Comets winning, 78-52.

    “Both teams ended the year better than they started, putting on steam in the last half of the season,” reported the Journal.

    “Abington Heights finished with an 11-11 season record and Trail had 7-13.”

    1977 — One may assume it was a rainy week, as the Journal published a photograph of a tractor-trailer driving through a flooded Northern Boulevard just before the Turnpike bridge in South Abington Township.

    Under the image ran a single sentence, “Some things never change.”

    1987 — Kevin Cognetti, then in first grade, and Joseph Grabowski, then in seventh grade, were winners of a contest at Our Lady of Peace School.

    Father John Bendik, Our Lady of the Snows, presented the boys with prizes for their winning pieces in the “Pro-Life, A Challenge to be Special” art/essay contest, sponsored by the school’s Parent Teachers Guild.

    Honorable mentions were also awarded to fourth-grader Shelly Crotti and sixth-grader Tina Bonaddio.

    Under this photo in 1977 ran the simple caption, ‘Some things never change.’
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-LH-0308-1977.jpgUnder this photo in 1977 ran the simple caption, ‘Some things never change.’

    At the final game of 1967, Comets and coaches, from left, Dale Cresswell, Frank Valvano, head coach Stan Majaika, Donald Buntz, Doug Huggler and Colin Holmes.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-LH-0308-1967.jpgAt the final game of 1967, Comets and coaches, from left, Dale Cresswell, Frank Valvano, head coach Stan Majaika, Donald Buntz, Doug Huggler and Colin Holmes.

    Kevin Cognetti, then in first grade, received an award from Father John Bendik, Our Lady of the Snows, for his winning entry in the “Pro-Life, A Challenge to be Special” art/essay contest, sponsored by the Our Lady of Peace School’s Parent Teachers Guild in 1987.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-LH-0308-1987.jpgKevin Cognetti, then in first grade, received an award from Father John Bendik, Our Lady of the Snows, for his winning entry in the “Pro-Life, A Challenge to be Special” art/essay contest, sponsored by the Our Lady of Peace School’s Parent Teachers Guild in 1987.

    Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

    ebaumeister@timesleader.com

    Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

    Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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